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2020 BMW M2 CS Noticed Testing Close to Arctic Circle

Discuss an enhanced model of the BMW M2 has been going round ever for the reason that unique got here out. And I’m not essentially referring to the M2 Competitors right here however a special automobile, one which’s much more track-focused. The title is but to be revealed by BMW however sources are adamant on both BMW M2 CS or CSL, which might make sense and match within the present BMW M naming scheme that units automobiles aside with completely different combos of letters caught on the boot. The BMW M2 CS goes to be an enhanced model construct atop the Competitors mannequin. The automobile is not a rumor however has been noticed quite a few occasions out testing, most lately this week, near the Arctic Circle (you’ll be able to see the pictures right here). From the seems to be of issues, the identical recipe as on the M4....




FIRST DRIVE: BMW X2 M35i — Can a Crossover be a Scorching Hatch?

When BMW first launched the X2, plenty of eyebrows had been raised amongst fans. It wasn’t fairly a hatchback however it wasn’t fairly a crossover. It was kind of one thing in between; smaller than a standard crossover however nonetheless a bit too giant to be a hatchback. Then we drove it, ultimately yr’s Check Fest, and it stunned us with its nimble dealing with and exact steering. Regardless of the heresy of it being a front-wheel drive-based ‘tweener, it was truly actually fulfilling to drive. Now, BMW has taken that odd, but surprisingly fulfilling, bundle and injected it with some extra efficiency. Welcome the BMW X2 M35i. Paradoxically, we had the prospect to pattern the brand new BMW X2 M35i at this yr’s Check Fest, nearly precisely a yr after the earlier one. It was the primary time any fans had the prospect to drive the brand new X2....


FIRST DRIVE: BMW X2 M35i — Can a Crossover be a Sizzling Hatch?

When BMW first launched the X2, a whole lot of eyebrows have been raised amongst lovers. It wasn’t fairly a hatchback however it wasn’t fairly a crossover. It was form of one thing in between; smaller than a standard crossover however nonetheless a bit too massive to be a hatchback. Then we drove it, ultimately yr’s Take a look at Fest, and it stunned us with its nimble dealing with and exact steering. Regardless of the heresy of it being a front-wheel drive-based ‘tweener, it was truly actually gratifying to drive. Now, BMW has taken that odd, but surprisingly gratifying, bundle and injected it with some extra efficiency. Welcome the BMW X2 M35i. Satirically, we had the prospect to pattern the brand new BMW X2 M35i at this yr’s Take a look at Fest, virtually precisely a yr after the earlier one. It was the primary time any lovers had....




BMW to open tech workplace in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been a tech heart for years now, with new startups arriving on the tech scene yearly, so it’s solely fitted that BMW will faucet into the Israeli expertise for his or her upcoming Tech Workplace. “Tel Aviv has one of many quickest rising startup scenes on the planet – particularly within the necessary future fields for us reminiscent of autonomous driving or connectivity”, defined Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, Improvement. “By establishing a presence in Tel Aviv, we’ll safe even quicker entry to the related developments and applied sciences, be it with startups or universities.” The BMW Group Know-how Workplace in Tel Aviv is because of open in Israel’s expertise hotspot halfway by means of 2019. The small, agile group consisting of specialists from varied disciplines will community intensively with native startups, consider and drive ahead related developments, applied sciences and....


Montblanc and BMW Unveil A Dear Baggage Set

BMW and luxurious items maker Montblanc unveiled a brand new five-piece baggage set tailor-made for the BMW eight Sequence Coupe. The thought behind the brand new set was sparked by the multifaceted spirit of California nevertheless it was crafted in Florence, utilizing high-quality, perforated black or crimson leather-based with black darts. This unique set in a restricted version of 15 includes a guitar bag, a surf bag, a duffel bag, a go well with bag and a leather-based case.   The skilled guitar bag stands out with its hanging, distinctive characteristic – a removable shoulder strap. Worn to the facet or as a backpack, the strap provides the bag a contemporary twist. The guitar bag is lined inside with neoprene, providing dependable safety for its helpful contents, whereas two sensible pockets on the entrance supply area for music notes and guitar equipment. The spherical surf bag is available in a assured,....




Rumor: Future BMW 7 Sequence Vary to Be Electrified, V8 and V12 Mills Might Be Axed

The Geneva Motor Present, set to open its gates subsequent month, goes to host the world premiere of the refreshed BMW 7 Sequence vary. The brand new automotive will likely be proven in entrance of a stay viewers for the primary time because it was digitally unveiled and lots of people will have the ability to type a definitive thought as as to if these grilles are too massive or not. Nevertheless, the 89th version of the venue will imply much more for the 7 Sequence moniker than some might imagine. Because the solar is setting over this present 7 Sequence era, the brand new mannequin that’s at the moment within the works might mark a brand new daybreak for the German model, one that can adapt to this ever altering world. Whereas we like the prime quality variations at the moment obtainable in 750i and M760i monikers, they could....


Rumor: Subsequent-Technology Lexus IS Could Be Getting BMW’s B8 6-cyl engine

In response to a report from Japan, the following era Lexus IS sports activities sedan might make use of what’s arguably BMW’s greatest engine. The B58 is a three.zero liter six-cylinder straight engine which may produce totally different energy outputs. The B58 is at the moment utilized in a variety of recent BMWs, from the M340i to the 540i and 740i. The present Lexus IS produces 350 horsepower from a three.5 liter V6 engine. As you most likely already know, the B58 within the M340i has two totally different energy outputs, relying available on the market. European clients will get their fashions with an Otto particulate filter put in, which suggests their vehicles will develop 374 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. US-bound fashions get a bit extra energy, rated at 382 HP and the identical quantity of torque. BMW B58 engine Each specs would supply an honest....




VIDEO: Rolls Royce Phantom featured on Petrolicious

Automobiles might be a lot greater than 4 wheels bolted to a field of metallic. Automobiles might be emotional, sentimental and reminders of misplaced family members. Which is strictly what David Lee’s 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom is — a reminder. On this new video from Petrolicious, well-known Ferrari collector David Lee drives his Rolls Royce Phantom and talks about how a lot it means to him. Lee’s Phantom is a reminder of his father, who he misplaced to most cancers. The explanation Lee’s Phantom reminds of of his father is as a result of he purchased it for his father again in 2005. Lee’s father fled communist China and ultimately got here to America and labored extremely laborious to lift his household and look after them. Lee clearly grew to become very profitable due to all the pieces his father was capable of present for him and taught him, so....


TEST DRIVE: 2019 BMW M340i xDrive — A Few Laps on Observe

As you could have learn in our evaluation of the BMW Z4 sDrive30i, we only in the near past spent a while at The Thermal Membership with BMW, throughout its “Take a look at Fest”. Of all of the automobiles I drove on observe at Thermal, the BMW M340i xDrive was the final one. Possibly it’s simply because it was the final one I drove however it was additionally the one which left the largest impression. Although, I’ve to confess, as I approached the first-ever M Efficiency three Collection, I used to be a bit apprehensive to take it out on observe. Not as a result of I used to be afraid of driving on observe (though, I’m not the world’s greatest observe driver, it should be mentioned) however as a result of I used to be afraid of being upset. Regardless of all the actually particular BMWs I get....




Report: BMW and Daimler set to announce their joint city mobility enterprise this week

Based on a report by Autocar, BMW and Daimler are set to announce their joint city mobility enterprise this week, after being granted approval by the European Union in January. As introduced earlier than, the three way partnership shall be known as Jurbey, changing the businesses’ present Car2Go and DriveNow short-term rental companies. The European Fee gave the inexperienced gentle for this merger again in November 2018 and the businesses are actually engaged on integrating either side into one single app. BMW and Daimler will put collectively their DriveNow, Car2Go, Intelligent taxi, ParkNow, ChargeNow and ReachNow divisions amongst others, to create one complete assortment of mobility companies. The ensuing effort shall be headquartered in Berlin, a ‘impartial’ location avoiding the apparent Munich and Stuttgart headquarters of the 2 German giants. The brand new workplace will apparently have sufficient area for about 500 workers and is presently being ready for its new....


The brand new BMW G20 three Collection 330i M Sport in Mineral Gray

In France, too, the brand new BMW G20 three Collection has now formally been proven to the press, which brings us some new photographs. The main focus is on the BMW 330i with M Sport bundle and painted in Mineral Gray Metallic. Expertise has proven that the darkish gray end is among the hottest coloration choices in Europe and enjoys the best recognition alongside silver, black and white. Mineral Gray was out there on the outgoing F30 era as nicely and now makes its means into the G20 coloration palette. Within the US, the usual colours are Alpine White and Jet Black, whereas for $550, you get further choices – Black Sapphire Metallic, Melbourne Pink Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic ,Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Sundown Orange Metallic, Vermont Bronze Metallic, Portimao Blue Metallic and Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic. The coating in Mineral Grey is mixed with....




Right here is the beautiful BMW E31 M8 Prototype!

I keep in mind it because it was yesterday. It was September 2010 when BMW has invited me to the BMW Museum in Munich for the official model launch of the BMW i sub-division. It was for the primary time the corporate acknowledge their electrical plans and whereas this was a defining second in BMW’s historical past, there was one other automobile that stole my coronary heart. For the primary time, BMW has weirdly determined to indicate a legend – the BMW M8 Prototype – throughout an occasion targeted on electrical mobility and effectivity. The M8 was none of these issues. The legend of the M8 one-off prototype has been informed many occasions earlier than the “official unveil” however not one of the media has ever seen the automobile earlier than. So when the chance introduced itself, naturally, I jumped at it with two cameras and quite a lot of enthusiasm. The....


SPIED: BMW M235i Gran Coupe caught testing in snow

There is probably not a single criticism amongst BMW lovers bigger than the truth that their favourite Bavarian now makes front-wheel drive car. Bimmer followers hate the truth that BMW is now placing out front-drive-based vehicles, no matter what they’re truly like. Now, the Bavarians have the audacity to slap an M badge on some? The blasphemy. Some new spy photographs have surfaced (which we don’t personal bt may be seen right here), exhibiting off the upcoming BMW M235i Gran Coupe doing a little winter testing within the snow. Admittedly, the BMW M235i Gran Coupe isn’t a correct M automobile. Nonetheless, it’s a front-wheel drive-based BMW with M badges on it, even when M Efficiency vehicles don’t truly come from the M Division. So although it’s going to look nice and doubtless drive nice as properly, based on followers it’s tantamount to heresy. In these photographs, the M235i Gran Coupe seems....




Slammed Rolls-Royce Cullinan Appears to be like Actual in Newest Rendering

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is proving to be fairly in style, with the Goodwood-based producer discovering it arduous to maintain up with demand today. The primary ever high-riding automotive from Rolls-Royce has a design that follows the strict guidelines arrange within the firm years in the past and that led to some odd strains popping up right here and there on its physique, relying on the angle you’re trying from. Even earlier than the automotive got here out, renderings of it confirmed attention-grabbing takes of the place an excessive amount of creativeness can take you. The ultimate product is right here now although and a few are dissatisfied in how the automotive turned out. Admittedly, it does appear like a tank on wheels beneath the appropriate mild however then once more, what did you count on? Opulence and arduous shapes do meet within the center more often than not. The factor....


Video: DINAN BMW X5 M Drag Races Scat Pack Challenger

The BMW X5 M is about to get changed with a brand new model, based mostly on the lately unveiled G05 X5. The brand new mannequin will most definitely be unveiled someplace in the direction of the tip of 2019 and till then we’ll nonetheless need to make due with the F85 incarnation. To be trustworthy, the present X5 M delivers all the pieces you may probably need from a high-performance SUV, however will probably be fascinating to see how the brand new mannequin shapes up. Because the F85 X5 M has been round for fairly a while now, tuning kits have been developed by corporations all over the world. One of the vital prolific is DINAN, the US-based specialist in creating spectacular BMWs. The fellows provide all kinds of components for the X5 M, not simply energy upgrades however for the sake of this video we’ll give attention to....




BMW to Concentrate on PHEV Fashions at Geneva Motor Present

BMW introduced a part of its line-up for the upcoming Geneva Motor Present right now. The listing of automobiles highlighted by BMW is generally made up of electrified automobiles which suggests the principle focus of the BMW Group shall be on hybrids for the 89th version of the Swiss venue. Whereas we’re seeing a few already introduced automobiles making their first look in entrance of a dwell viewers talked about within the press launch, we even have a hunch others will present up as properly, shocking the group within the course of. The facelifted 7 Sequence shall be celebrating its world premiere in entrance of a dwell viewers, despite the fact that the automotive has been revealed again in January on-line. The brand new 7er shall be showcasing its plug-in hybrid variations, all of that are utilizing the identical tech beneath however are differentiated by size and transmission decisions. The....


BMW Share of Electromobility Market Will increase in 2019

By means of a brand new impartial examine, BMW is claiming that their share of the electromobility market is on the rise as 2019 rolls in. The Bavarian model revealed a few fascinating statistics in regards to the electromobility market late final yr, highlighting simply how a lot of it the BMW model accounts for. As 2019 got here by, new numbers are being crunched up and it looks like BMW is additional strengthening its place. In Germany, on the very least, BMW is the most effective promoting model of electrified vehicles since January 1st. The info compiled in Munich reveals that BMW accounts for 20 % of the market, whereas final yr it stood at 19 %. Volkswagen, alternatively, misplaced 1 %, dropping from 17 % in November final yr to 16 % in February 2019. Third place goes to Sensible, unsurprisingly so, because the Daimler-owned firm presents a....




BMW and MINI Plug-in Hybrid Fashions to Get New Batteries This Yr

BMW is focusing so much on its plug-in hybrid fashions and gross sales appear to replicate it. As proven in latest market analysis, prospects are steering away from diesels and shopping for extra electrified vehicles than ever, gross sales rising at double-digit tempo within the final 12 months. Due to this fact, BMW is investing closely within the tech associated to the sphere, from electrical motors to batteries, for which a whole analysis and growth campus has been arrange. Now, we now have simply realized that incremental upgrades are going to be rolled out this yr for all plug-in hybrid fashions within the BMW Group. Supply inside Munich say that the Bavarians are planning on upgrading the batteries provided on all plug-in vehicles at the moment on sale to make them a extra tantalizing proposal. Over the course of 2019 we’ll see a bunch of latest plug-in fashions being launched....


TEST DRIVE: 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i — No Straight-Six, No Downside

Relating to the BMW Z4, the model everybody needs to learn about is the Z4 M40i. It’s the primary M Efficiency variant of the Z4 and it’s the one which famously shares its engine with the Toyota Supra. That engine is BMW’s wonderful B58 three.Zero liter turbocharged I6 engine and it makes a whopping 382 hp in North America. Nevertheless, the model of the Z4 that appears to take a backseat, one which’s typically forgotten by fans, is the brand new BMW Z4 sDrive30i. I’m right here to let you know, although, that it shouldn’t be forgotten. We not too long ago attended BMW’s Take a look at Fest in Palm Springs, California, on the great Thermal Membership. If you happen to’ve by no means been to Thermal, you must test it out. It’s mainly a rustic membership for wealthy automotive fans and it’s superior. Whereas there, we have been....




Unique images of the refreshed BMW i8 Security Automobile

Reside from Mexico, we carry you the primary stay images of the just lately refreshed BMW i8 Security Automobile. In 2014, BMW i turn into the official car associate for the FIA Components E championship. For this partnership, BMW has developed a collection of Security, Medical and Emergency Vehicles, one in all which being a BMW i8. Ever since, the BMW i8 Security Automobile has been the spotlight at each Components E race. Practically yearly since its inception, the i8 Security Automobile has gone by means of a collection of technical revisions, some mandated by the Components E governing physique, whereas others merely launched by BMW for testing functions. First up to date model of the BMW i8 Security Automobile arrived in 2015 with a tweaked suspension and quite a few different enhancements over the street going version, adopted this yr by one other improve. An apparent distinction in comparison....


Dieter Might, Senior Vice President Digital Companies leaves BMW

BMW is dropping yet one more government. Dieter Might, 53, at the moment senior vp digital service and enterprise fashions for BMW, is leaving the corporate to turn out to be the Chief Working Officer of Optical Semiconductors (OS) group, beginning Might 1, 2019. Might has been with BMW since 2014 in command of Digital Companies. For the 10 years previous to that, he held a collection of government positions with Nokia in areas together with cloud-based cell Web companies, digital companies, and rising enterprise items. He has additionally labored with Infineon, Booz & Firm, Motorola, and IBM. “For me, a brand new chapter in my profession will begin on Might 1. I’ll return to my roots within the semiconductor trade and after 13 years within the Web house I’ll be doing digital detox,” Might stated. Skype coming to BMW automobiles Osram OS is making each LEDs and laser chips throughout a....




BMW X5 Was the Most ‘Stolen and Recovered’ Automobile within the UK in 2018

Yearly rankings of all kinds are made up by numerous establishments or events within the automotive discipline. One of the attention-grabbing ones I discovered pertains to the automobiles that get stolen essentially the most. To me, such rankings present how fascinating a automotive is and the way impervious its tech may be to thieves. In line with one firm within the UK, the BMW X5 is the king of a relatively particular phase, the one devoted to automobiles ‘stolen and recovered. The blokes from Tracker all the time preserve monitor – pun very a lot supposed – on which automobiles are hottest with thieves. In spite of everything, their job is to be sure to all the time know the place your automotive is, even when it will get ‘knicked’ and in line with them, the BMW X5 was essentially the most stolen and recovered automotive within the UK in....


Marco Wittmann’s DTM Helmet Raises 5,000 Euros for Charity

Final week, Marco Wittmann was on the BMW and MINI Driving Expertise in Maisach to current the helmet from what he say was ‘the race of his life’ to a brand new proprietor. The 2-time DTM champion had a particular helmet design produced for the fourth race weekend of the 2018 season, on the Norisring. Wittmann was carrying that very helmet as he crossed the road to take victory at his residence circuit in Nürnberg for the primary time on that Sunday afternoon. Along with the BMW and MINI Driving Expertise, a draw was organized for the helmet, individuals having the ability to enter offered they donated to charity. Over 5,000 euros in donations was raised and all earnings went to the charity ‘Stiftung Kinderhilfe Fürstenfeldbruck’, which has been dedicated to integrating and supporting folks with disabilities since 1969. On Tuesday, Wittmann introduced the helmet, which options varied photographs of....




Prime Gear evaluations the BMW i3S in Britain

The BMW i3S isn’t precisely a brand new automobile, having launched final yr. Nonetheless, it’s simply launched in Britain with its bigger 120 Ah battery and Prime Gear’s given it a go to see how it’s. And it’s truly fairly good. We all know that the BMW i3 will get a little bit of flak for having much less vary than virtually all of its opponents, whereas additionally trying funky and never being low-cost. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless a really gratifying electrical automobile to personal and dwell with on a regular basis. On this TG evaluate, we see precisely why. The BMW i3S is the sportier model of the usual i3, however don’t anticipate it to be some hot-hatch rivaling model. It’s solely barely hotter than the usual automobile. It’s actually not way more highly effective however it does make a couple of further ponies, pumping out 184 hp. However as....


Apple to probably use Face ID to unlock automobiles

You probably have any of the brand new iPhone fashions that lack the well-known lone bodily button, you understand about Face ID. It’s Apple’s new means of unlocking the cellphone, now that the button-mounted fingerprint scanner is gone. The Face ID tech makes use of the entrance digicam to scan your face to be sure you’re you after which it unlocks. It really works surprisingly effectively and I exploit it myself (regardless of my distaste for the web realizing my face. Now the federal government goes to make a robotic clone of me and I’m going to must kill it) Now, although, Apple has filed patents to make use of its facial recognition tech to unlock automobiles. In line with this report from Futurism, Apple has two concepts for the best way this may work. One in every of which is to have an precise digicam on the outside of....




Extra enjoyable with the BMW X7 on an off-road course

The BMW X7 press drives are simply days away, however forward of these, BMW of North America has invited us to Palm Springs to pattern a complete fleet of latest fashions, and to experience in a number of the upcoming ones, just like the X7 proven beneath, and the all-new X3 M and X4 M. The experience and driving impressions gained’t be out till late March, however for now, you get to take pleasure in some photographs of the X7 going off-road at The Thermal Membership. As we’ve seen prior to now, the X7 isn’t just the biggest BMW SUV so far, but additionally a fairly succesful off-roader. We took a prototype X7 on an off-road again within the Summer time of 2018 and we got here again impressed on the time. To “compete” with the true off-roaders, the BMW X7 really will get an non-obligatory Off-Highway Bundle. The pack....


Rolls Royce scrambling to maintain up with Cullinan demand

As a lot as automobile fans may complain about them, SUVs promote. Not solely do they promote however they make manufacturers tons of cash. It’s why manufacturers that don’t historically make SUVs are actually making them. It’s why BMW, Porsche, Bentley, Maserati and even Lamborghini have all jumped on the SUV practice. Rolls Royce is among the newest, with its monstrous Cullinan and it’s a automobile in such excessive demand that the Double-R model can barely sustain. In keeping with Automotive Information, the only Rolls Royce manufacturing plant in Goodwood is already at max capability and its limits are being stretched. “I wish to have somewhat bit extra provide,” mentioned Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles Americas CEO Martin Fritsches. “And I don’t get it as a result of we’re working on 100 % of manufacturing capability, growing the manufacturing capability all through the weeks and months, however nonetheless not with the ability to catch....




VIDEO: BMW M2 Competitors vs Audi RS3 Sportback

When the BMW M2 first debuted, it was tasked with taking up a couple of completely different automobiles. It could compete with conventional rivals, such because the Porsche Cayman S, whereas additionally competing with extra unconventional ones, just like the Audi RS3 Sportback. The latter of which is considered one of its greatest rivals, regardless of being fully completely different in nearly each waye. It was additionally at all times a lot sooner than the M2, because of its further energy and all-wheel drive grip. Now, although, the BMW M2 Competitors is right here, packing extra energy and efficiency. So can it now cling with its Bavarian rival? We discover out on this new video from AutoTopNL. These two automobiles are extraordinarily completely different machines. The BMW M2 Competitors is a two-door, rear-wheel drive coupe with a twin-turbocharged I6 below its hood that places out 405 hp and 406 lb-ft....


Method E: BMW i Andretti Motorsport will get second place in Mexico Metropolis

António Félix da Costa (POR) completed a turbulent Mexico Metropolis E-Prix (MEX), the fourth race of the ABB FIA Method E Championship season, in second place, to take his second podium of the season after his win in Advert Diriyah (KSA). Within the dramatic remaining stage of the race, the BMW works driver benefitted from sturdy power administration and moved up from fifth to a podium spot on the ultimate lap. By way of no fault of his personal, Alexander Sims (GBR) was concerned in an accident, which resulted within the race being interrupted, and completed the race in 14th place.   Because the quickest driver in qualifying group one, Félix da Costa made it to the Tremendous Pole and began the race from fifth on the grid. He remained in that place for nearly your complete race and saved sufficient power to have the ability to go on the....




Picture Comparability: BMW X3 M Competitors vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Now that the BMW X3 M Competitors has been revealed, most fanatics are very impressed. It’s arduous to not be, with 503 hp (510 PS) coming from its three.zero liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine. It additionally has the products to correctly deal with and — whereas I’m not at liberty to say why or how I do know this — it’s astonishing. Nevertheless, there’s additionally one other terribly spectacular efficiency SUV in its phase, one which’s additionally fairly lovely. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s savagery continues to be imprinted onto my mind. I drove it final summer season and it was probably the most violent SUV I’d ever been in. Ever. Nothing even comes shut. It’s out of its freaking thoughts. Which is implausible. It’s additionally fairly good trying. There are some angles the place it seems to be a bit odd however, general, it’s very fairly. So....