Tag: BMW World News

Extra images of the G20 BMW three Collection Lengthy Wheelbase

Two different BMW three Collection lengthy wheelbase fashions have been in show on the BMW exhibit in Shanghai. We simply noticed yesterday a pink 325Li mannequin and at the moment, we’ll get the prospect to see a Portimao Blue three Collection with the M Sport Bundle and one other 325Li with the Luxurious Line. The brand new G20 BMW three Collection is accessible in long-wheelbase type solely within the Chinese language market, whereas no different market will get it. This isn’t new and it’s not unique to the three Collection, as each Audi and Mercedes-Benz do the identical with the A4 and C-Class, respectively. The automotive was developed alongside the usual mannequin with the assistance of Chinese language engineers. The wheelbase was prolonged by 11 centimeters and comes with unique tools options which can be solely accessible on the three Collection in China. The rear doorways are 11 centimeters longer....




New BMW three Sequence launches in Shanghai in Galvanic Gold

Together with the China-only BMW three Sequence Lengthy Wheelbase, BMW has additionally launched in Shanghai their normal three Sequence fashions. One of many fashions displayed there was a 325i in Galvanic Gold, the colourful yellow colour made well-known by the BMW X2. In keeping with BMW, the colour is obtainable normal for Chinese language prospects, but it surely’s solely obtainable as a person colour within the US or Germany. What’s much more fascinating is the truth that it reveals fairly completely different on the three Sequence than on the X2, one thing that even BMW guys have observed. The yellow shade is sort of vibrant and provides the automotive a extra unique look. The 325i mannequin can also be particular to China, so it’s powered by a 2.zero liter turbocharged engine making 184 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. There’s just one alternative of transmission obtainable, the sensible Eight-speed....


BMW Will get New Boss of Worldwide Company and Particular Gross sales

Late final 12 months, the person in command of Worldwide Company and Particular Gross sales over on the BMW Group, Martin Thiel, determined to name it quits and retired from the place. This month the place might be stuffed as soon as once more and the Bavarians selected Uwe Holzer to take up the reigns. He’ll formally take up the function of Vice President after collect a few years of expertise within the automotive business, having beforehand led groups of individuals from different angles. Holzer has been main the group of BMW department workplaces based mostly in central Germany for fairly a while now, together with these in Darmstadt, Kassel and Frankfurt, which collectively are accountable for 20,000 automobiles a 12 months. Even earlier than than, Holzer held various administration positions at main BMW department workplaces throughout Germany. Having been a BMW worker since 1992, the brand new VP did....




2019 NY Auto Present: 2019 Audi Q3 is right here to tackle the BMW X1

The 2019 NY Auto Present is a no-show for BMW. We don’t know why however the Bavarians simply didn’t see match to make it out to the Javit’s heart this yr. Nonetheless, we’re nonetheless right here to report something attention-grabbing we would discover and there are a number of attention-grabbing automobiles right here, together with the brand new Audi Q3. We didn’t just like the previous-gen Q3. In truth, it was putrid. Nonetheless, this new automobile is right here and it’s a lot improved over its predecessor and it has its crosshairs set on the BMW X1. Whereas we haven’t pushed this new Audi simply but, it looks like it could possibly be very steep competitors for the X1. The place the Audi Q3 dominates the Bimmer is in type. Its exterior type design won’t be the prettiest but it surely’s sharp, trendy, muscular and athletic trying. There’s no query,....


Rolls-Royce Workers Select their New Favourite Charity: Residence-Begin

Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles has been providing its workers the possibility to decide on a charity they like to assist yearly for fairly a while now, dubbed Home Charity. Supporting charities is one thing to be happy with and the British producer definitely does so. This yr, the workers voted for his or her new Home Charity and Residence-Begin Arun, Worthing & Adur was chosen. This implies Residence-Begin can be supported in plenty of initiatives by the Goodwood-based producer. The aim of Residence-Begin is to assist households by means of their difficult instances and assist them to have a happier and extra secure dwelling for his or her younger kids to develop in. One Rolls-Royce worker nominated the charity for a really particular motive. Phil Gregory, Leathershop Affiliate, has often volunteered for Residence‑Begin and has seen the optimistic affect the group has had in the area people. Phil stated, “I’ve supported....




Video: Alpina B7 Drag Races Mercedes-AMG GT63 S Four-Door 4Matic+

So that you thought a few of BMW’s automobile names are too lengthy and sophisticated, huh? You thought BMW M760Li xDrive or BMW M850i xDrive is simply an excessive amount of and needs to be shorter? Effectively, you in all probability by no means heard of this different automobile maker from Germany although, referred to as Mercedes-Benz. They’re the creators of a automobile referred to as the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S Four-door 4Matic+. Sure, that’s the total title of the Four-door model of the AMG GT principally, a automobile that may be seen within the footage beneath drag racing an Alpina B7. Not fairly truthful, you’re saying? Effectively, who cares? On this echelon, these two behemoths have loads of energy to rival even supercars in a straight line and it’s fairly unbelievable that every one of that is attainable as we speak. And but, the developments made with reference to inner....


2019 NY Auto Present: Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class debuts to tackle BMW X7

Some pictures of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class not too long ago leaked on the interwebs however now it’s been formally revealed on the 2019 NY Auto Present. After its literal unboxing (Mercedes actually took it out of  a huge picket field), we had the possibility to poke across the latest BMW X7 competitor. We’ve already mentioned the automotive’s appears to be like, each in and out, and the way they examine with the X7. Like most BMW/Mercedes comparisons, there are some areas the place every is superior. Nonetheless, we needed to get within it and take a look at its luxurious, high quality and passenger house. When it comes to high quality of supplies, each vehicles are about on par with one another and each are glorious. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is full of wealthy supplies and financial institution vault-like construct high quality. It’s a really premium feeling automotive. Identical to the....




Video: 2019 BMW X3 xDrive30d and Audi Q5 TDI Instrumented Comparo

It’s onerous to discover a higher combine when contemplating a compact SUV lately apart from the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Get them with Three-liter diesel engines and they’ll additionally present loads of miles on one tank whereas acceleration spurts will make your head swirl quite a lot of instances. However how carefully matched are they when testing them in opposition to exact equipment? How actual are the claims each German producers are making? Effectively, it depends upon who you’re cheering for and the way lengthy you’ve been watching the auto business and the way it works. It’s a identified incontrovertible fact that some automobile makers are understating the specs and efficiency figures of their vehicles. Some are saying that’s solely true for high-performance vehicles just like the M5, for instance, however my private expertise has proven me that’s not the case. In most of my take a look at....


Reside Pictures: 2019 BMW three Sequence Lengthy Wheelbase on the Shanghai Motor Present

For years now, the Chinese language market has obtained long-wheelbase variations of automobiles that don’t in any other case are available long-wheelbase type. As an illustration, the brand new G20 BMW three Sequence is now accessible in long-wheelbase type solely within the Chinese language market, whereas no different market will get it. This isn’t new and it’s not unique to the three Sequence, as each Audi and Mercedes-Benz do the identical with the A4 and C-Class, respectively. The rationale for this Chinese language-market unique on long-wheelbase fashions is that Chinese language clients worth rear passenger area above all else. However since not each Chinese language clients can afford one thing as massive and opulent as a 7 Sequence or S-Class, they like to have longer variations of extra inexpensive automobiles, comparable to the three Sequence. Marking its return with a brand new era, the brand new BMW three Sequence Lengthy....




LIVE PHOTOS: BMW X4 M Competitors exhibits of its curves in Shanghai

Alongside its X3 M sibling, the BMW X4 M Competitors was additionally available on the 2019 Shanghai Auto Present. Identical to with its near-identical twin, that is the primary time many fanatics are seeming the X4 M in particular person. From the B-pillar ahead, it appears principally similar to the X3 M however transfer rearward from there and issues get a bit totally different Its roofline tapers way more aggressively towards the again, clearly, thus making a kind of “coupe” impact. Admittedly, it appears extra like an X3 M with a mullet but it surely does look a bit sportier than the X3. It’s additionally a bit extra fascinating to have a look at. Some fanatics love its funky appears, some hate them. Both approach, although, it’s actually an attention-grabbing automobile and one that can flip heads. You do sacrifice rear passenger headroom and trunk area, although. Which is probably....


LIVE PHOTOS: BMW X3 M Competitors stay from Shanghai

The BMW X3 M Competitors has already been revealed, so it being readily available on the Shanghai Auto Present isn’t a debut. Nevertheless, it’s the first time lots of journalists and lovers are seeing it in particular person and we expect they’re going to be impressed. We had been among the fortunate journalists who had been capable of see it i particular person, sit in it and poke round it throughout our closed room expertise at The Thermal Membership. I bear in mind considering, after sitting within the X3 M Competitors, that I want me one. Seen right here on the auto present ground in Shanghai, that sentiment hasn’t left. It seems merely superior, with its aggressive roof spoiler, large wheels and lowered journey peak. It additionally has an superior inside, with implausible seats and little distinctive touches to make it really feel extra particular than a normal X3. For....




World Premiere: 2020 MINI Clubman Unveiled

The time has come for the present MINI Clubman to get a mid-cycle refresh, as is the case with all BMW Group automobiles. The brand new MINI was unveiled as we speak and contains small design adjustments each in and out, following within the footsteps of the MINI Hatch on this regard. The main focus was extra on infusing the Clubman with the newest expertise and connectivity capabilities fairly than give it a brand new face. What you could discover, in the event you squint actually laborious, is the brand new entrance design that features a newly designed radiator grill. Nonetheless on the entrance you’ll see LED headlights with Matrix operate for the excessive beam and new LED fog lamps that include a driving mild ring. Around the again you’ll discover a brand new design with the Union Jack motif however it is best to know that’s an non-compulsory function.....


Australia Will Get Solely eight BMW M850i xDrive First Version Fashions

Introduced again in February, the BMW M850i xDrive First Version mannequin was proven by the Bavarians as a good way to begin your life along with an eight Collection. Again when it was proven for the primary time, the bosses in Munich introduced that it’s going to solely be made in 400 models, to maintain its unique character intact. With availability so restricted, it’s solely pure that some markets may really feel missed and a kind of may very well be Australia. It was introduced at the moment that the allocation for the land down underneath is simply eight models. Which will seem to be a small determine at first however, contemplating how excessive costs are in Australia for luxurious 2-seaters such because the eight Collection, it is sensible. Likelihood is even these eight potential homeowners is perhaps onerous to search out within the first place. It’s additionally fairly poetic....




Video: 2020 G80 BMW M3 Noticed Doing Heavy Testing on Nurburgring

Now that the BMW G20 Three Sequence is out and even the extremely anticipated M340i xDrive M Efficiency model is nearer than ever, the world is trying in direction of Munich in anticipation of the G80 M3. The high-performance, full-M mannequin is now in improvement and testing has already begun, on the basic Bavarian proving grounds, the Nurburgring. The most recent sighting reveals us the automobile nonetheless beneath heavy camo however we are able to nonetheless make out a few particulars. The upcoming M3 will comply with the identical recipe we’ve seen employed within the final couple many years. The G80 model is predicted to lose some weight in comparison with the F80 M3 although BMW all however confirmed the truth that the brand new mannequin could have all-wheel drive. There’s additionally numerous studies coming in from numerous sources saying we’d even get a ‘purist’ model with rear-wheel drive and....


WORLD PREMIERE: Lengthy Wheelbase BMW three Sequence debuts in Shanghai

Although we’ve seen the lengthy wheelbase BMW three Sequence a few instances already, this week marked the automotive’s world premiere in entrance of a dwell viewers on the Shanghai Auto Present. The brand new automotive might be delivered to its first clients beginning this summer time and it’s, because it occurred earlier than, destined for the Chinese language market alone, the place clients place extra emphasis on the rear seat room their passengers get above all else. There’s extra to the LWB three Sequence than chances are you’ll suppose at first. Other than being longer, the 3er additionally comes with particular modifications for the particularities of the Chinese language market. The automotive was developed alongside the usual mannequin with the assistance of Chinese language engineers. The wheelbase was prolonged by 11 centimeters and comes with unique tools options which can be solely out there on the three Sequence in China.....




VIDEO: Client Reviews approves of the BMW X5

The brand new BMW X5 is an fascinating automobile. It won’t be as sharp to drive as a Porsche Cayenne, nor as luxurious as a Volvo XC90. However it’s a beautiful mix of each consolation and sport, mixing the road brilliantly. Now, usually, fence-sitting automobiles aren’t extremely fascinating, as they find yourself not being nice at something. However the brand new X5 is so good at every little thing it does, even when it isn’t at all times the very best at anybody factor, that it makes for an excellent all-rounder. No less than that’s what Client Reviews thinks. Most automotive publications use typical tropes and speaking factors about dealing with, dynamics and really feel. Client Reviews is a little more pragmatic and, of their findings, the BMW X5 is a superb all-around SUV. What’s extra, the automobile they examined was the BMW X5 xDrive40i, which comes with a three.zero....


Picture Gallery from BMW Fanatics CAR-FINATED ’19 present

Only recently, BMWFanatics in South Africa held a automobile present in Cape City known as CAR-Finated. It’s similar to a Automobiles & Espresso you may discover right here in America, simply with solely BMWs. It’s a terrific occasion and stuffed with a ton of automobiles. Fortunately, we got a terrific gallery of the automobiles on the occasion, due to an area photographer who shared them with us. On the CAR-Finated meet, there have been some really particular Bimmers. These types of occasions all the time deliver out probably the most distinctive and fascinating fans who’ve a number of the most fascinating automobiles and builds. Every thing from slammed BMW i8s to fully-restored classics to beautiful ALPINAs, the CAR-Finated present had all the things a BMW fan might ask for. There have been even a handful of MINIs and an errant Audi R8. We’ll let the R8 slide as a result....




CATL BMW M4 DTM Mannequin Unveiled, That includes New Motorsport Companion

BMW is getting a few new companions on board this yr within the DTM. The revealing course of continues as we speak with the brand new CATL BMW M4 DTM, the brand new livery showcasing the colours of BMW Motorsport’s newest premium associate. CATL is a Chinese language firm specialised in making batteries, with which the BMW Group had already been doing enterprise for fairly a while now. Beginning this season, one of many DTM M4 automobiles can be sporting its livery. Joel Eriksson can be driving the brand new mannequin, this being the fourth livery unveiled to date for the 2019 season. Other than the CATL M4 we’ve additionally seen the ZF, Schaeffler and BMW Financial institution variations to date. Beforehand, the vitality storage system producer was concerned in works-supported buyer racing and within the FIA WEC however they determined to enter the DTM as nicely. “With CATL, we’ve....


Video: Driving the BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo Is Principally Time Touring

What number of instances have you ever wished you had a time machine? What number of instances have you ever really wished to journey again in time to repair one thing that didn’t actually go your method? Moreover, what number of instances have you ever dreamed about driving a model new E30 M3 as if it simply left the manufacturing facility? I do know I’ve and the fellows from Carfection really went forward and drove one. It’s not model new however not far off both and it’s a particular mannequin, the Sport Evo. The fellows set off to drive 5 iconic BMW M3 fashions made over time and, in fact, they needed to begin with the automotive that created the M3 badge within the first place: the E30. What they drove although is taken into account by many the very best model of the E30 M3 ever made in any....




Revival Birdcage Is One Hell of a Customized BMW Bike from Revival Cycles

Some time again we have been telling you about “Departed”, a customized bike created from scratch by Customized Works Zon to showcase a brand new, massive, boxer engine from BMW Motorrad. Immediately, one other customized bike builder, this time from the US, offered their tackle the chassis round this new engine, underneath the Revival Birdcage title. Achieved by Revival Cycles, this new bike has been launched to the wold final Thursday on the unique Revival Get together on the eve of the yearly held Handbuilt Present in Austin, Texas. The body of the “Revival Birdcage” is made from titanium and was developed by Revival Cycles itself. “This was our first time to construct a body with titanium, that alone was already a big problem”, stated Alan Stulberg, head of Revival Cycles. “Regardless, the body got here collectively very effectively in the long run and we’re very happy with the consequence....


BMW M8 GTE Finishes Seventh and Eight at Lengthy Seashore Grand Prix

This previous weekend issues acquired heated at Lengthy Seashore with two BMW M8 GTE vehicles ending within the high 10 on the IMSA Bubba Burger Sports activities Automotive Grand Prix. Automotive quantity 25 pushed by Tom Blomqvist and Connor De Phillippi completed seventh whereas automotive quantity 24 pushed by John Edwards and Jesse Krohn crossed the end line eight. It wasn’t precisely the end result BMW Crew RLL was aiming for but it surely was a superb show anyway. The tip end result might’ve been higher, with Edwards being fifth earlier than the one pit cease of the race. Nevertheless, an issue with a unfastened wheel-nut on the tire change value the group a while to repair and resulted in a drive by means of penalty. Subsequently, the 100-minute race was gained by automotive quantity 912 from Porsche. “A disappointing end result however the automotive was a lot improved over....




MINI Survey claims clients are pleased with 75 miles of EV vary

MINI is making a giant push in direction of electrical mobility. With a brand new pure EV on the best way and plug-in hybrid variants for all new fashions, the well-known British marquee goes to grow to be one of many market’s greatest makers of electrified autos. To determine what its clients may need from an EV MINI, the model lately sponsored a survey to determine simply how a lot vary it’s going to wish. On this survey from MINI USA, the model requested 1,zero04 adults over the age of 18 (502 males and 502 ladies) a collection of questions to find out what a crucial common vary. Whereas the questions requested weren’t disclosed to us, the model claims ensuing common vary of 75 miles was deemed “adequate”. MINI additionally realized from this survey that almost all of shoppers discover EVs to be finest utilized in metropolis driving or for....


Does M Sport make sense for the BMW X7

There’s no query that the BMW X7 is a comfortable, luxurious SUV. With seven real adult-sized seats and leather-based in every single place, the X7 is a luxurious luxo-barge able to being an excellent household automobile. Nobody goes to debate that. What may be up for debate, although, is whether or not or not it’s a correct BMW and whether or not or not equipping an M Sport package deal makes any sense. It might sound counter-productive to suit a BMW X7 with an M Sport package deal. The X7 is huge, heavy and opulent, so giving it stiffer suspension, bigger wheels and a barely decrease journey peak is just going to make it worse, proper? Certainly it can simply make the journey worse and nonetheless deal with like a barge? It should, it’s large? Nicely, in keeping with Autocar, it really works surprisingly nicely. Even with the M Sport....




That is the BMW M135i xDrive earlier than its official debut

Whether or not you want the concept of a front-wheel drive 1 Collection or not, it’s taking place. Not solely is it taking place but it surely’s going to be crucial for BMW. The 1er is an enormous vendor the place it’s accessible (which it’s sadly not in America) and a fan favourite amongst BMW fanatics. So if it may possibly nonetheless ship on what followers love as soon as it goes front-wheel drive, whereas rising inside area and being higher worth, it ought to proceed to be a large hit. The one that actually issues, although, is the BMW M135i xDrive and it’s simply been revealed a bit in some new photographs. In these new photographs, we are able to clearly see the entrance and rear ends of the upcoming BMW M135i xDrive, utterly sans camouflage. However let’s begin with the entrance, the place it will get a well-recognized....


Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class leaks forward of official debut

There’s fairly a little bit of hubbub in regards to the BMW X7 for the time being, because it’s the primary uber-large SUV within the model’s historical past. Nevertheless, it’s a newcomer to an already established class of automobiles and, whereas spectacular, may have some very tough competitors. Particularly within the type of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, which has simply been leaked forward of its official debut. Whereas that is all-new, the GLS-Class has been round for awhile (beforehand often called the GL-Class). In actual fact, together with the Vary Rover, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has been the principle participant within the phase. So now that the X7 is right here, it’s set to tackle the latest model of a longtime contender, which isn’t any simple job. It’s truly an particularly tough job with the GLS as a result of Mercedes-Benz has been making SUVs for lots longer than BMW has....




We carry you a brand new picture gallery of the BMW X7 from the UK

The UK market is now making ready to just accept the newest and largest BMW SUV ever made – the X7. After its world introduction in February and March, particular person markets are internet hosting their very own native press occasions. The picture gallery beneath reveals two diesel fashions a part of the X7 household – the M50d and xDrive30d. The enjoyable one of many two is the X7 M50d, a seven seater SUV powered by a three.Zero liter inline-six quad-turbo diesel making a formidable 400 hp and much more spectacular – 560 lb-ft of torque. That is adequate to propel BMW’s largest and heaviest SUV up to now from Zero-62mph in a claimed 5.4sec and on to a restricted prime pace of 155mph. Its mixed gasoline consumption is 40mpg whereas CO2 emissions are rated at 185g/km. The X7 M50d options an electronically managed M Sport differential as a part....


VIDEO: BMW M8 seen on the Nurburgring sounding imply

We’ve seen the upcoming BMW M8 in particular person, within the flesh. No camo, no pretend physique panels, simply pure M8. After having seen it up shut, we will say that we’re very enthusiastic about it. It appears to be like superb. Whereas it’s not drastically completely different wanting than the usual eight Collection on which it’s based mostly, its lowered journey peak, bigger wheels, M mirrors and quad exhausts all add as much as make a a lot angrier, sexier automotive. Judging from this new spy video, it ought to have a growl to match. Seen on this spy video, the BMW M8 does some testing on the famed Nurburgring and we will hear plenty of its exhaust. It sounds superb, with a deep, burbly v8 noise. It’s not too dissimilar to the sound of an AMG V8 and, regardless of what many BMW fanboys would possibly suppose, that’s....




Rome ePrix: António Félix da Costa completed ninth

António Félix da Costa (POR) completed ninth to select up extra factors for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in an eventful seventh race of this season’s ABB FIA System E Championship. Alexander Sims (GBR) was unfortunate and ended the Geox Rome E-Prix in 17th place. Because the chief within the Drivers’ Championship, Félix da Costa went out within the first group in qualifying. Though he was the quickest in that group, he in the end needed to accept 13thplace. The primary group as soon as once more needed to cope with the hardest monitor situations, which prevented any sooner lap occasions. Grid penalties awarded to 2 opponents noticed Félix da Costa promoted to eleventh place on the grid. The E-Prix was suspended as early as lap two, nonetheless, following a crash. It was 45 minutes earlier than the automobiles had been capable of return to the monitor behind the BMW i8 Coupé....


VIDEO: The BMW Z3 M Coupe was a splendidly odd little automotive

As automotive fanatics, we frequently speak about sports activities vehicles fairly critically. Whether or not or not it’s supercars and how briskly they’ll go or hardcore sports activities vehicles and the way rapidly they’ll lap a given monitor, fanatics can usually get labored up about their vehicles. Nevertheless, there are some vehicles to which none of that stuff issues. The BMW Z3 M Coupe is one such automotive. Whereas it’s quick and it’s succesful, neither of these issues are what it’s about. As an alternative, it’s only a foolish little automotive that was designed for enjoyable and actually nothing else. On this new video from Jalopnik, we get to see why the BMW Z3 M Coupe is such a beautiful oddball. Its design, properly, was barely designed. It began out life as a roadster however when the engineers wished to make a greater driver’s automotive out of it, they only....




MINI Analysis Reveals Folks Need EVs for Metropolis Driving

A brand new analysis carried out by MINI within the US reveals how individuals typically suppose electrical automobiles ought to be used. In line with the findings, 63% of the customers stated one of the simplest ways to make use of an EV is for commuting or metropolis driving. On the identical time, 73 % of customers surveyed stated that the battery vary of as much as 75 miles was ample for his or her each day use. That is fairly fascinating, particularly because the trade considers vary to be the most important motive why EVs aren’t adopted on a wider scale. On the different finish of the spectrum, the survey discovered that there’s a want for added client schooling round EVs, particularly in relation to charging expertise and maximizing electrical mobility options. Almost three-quarters (74 %) of customers surveyed didn’t know the place their nearest EV charging station was....


SPIED: New spy images catch the MINI JCW GP up shut

Just a few days in the past, we noticed some spy images of the upcoming MINI JCW GP. After we first noticed the idea GP, it seemed outrageous and we by no means although a lot, if any, of its design would make it to manufacturing. We had been unsuitable, although, as loads of its design components are on the manufacturing automobile, as evidenced by the spy images we noticed the opposite day and these new ones. (We don’t personal the images however you may see them right here) The earlier images confirmed off the MINI JCW GP and a few of its fascinating styling cues, most of that are pulled proper from the idea. Whereas there’s no new proof in these new images, we do get a more in-depth have a look at the funky new hot-hatch. MINI JCW GP Idea In manufacturing car-guise, the MINI JCW GP isn’t....




BMW i8 Roadster will get tuned up like a correct racing automobile

Simply a few years in the past, Japanese aftermarket firm Power Motor Sport launched their tuning program for the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Bought beneath the EVO i8 title, this system centered on visible and efficiency upgrades for the unique hybrid. Extra not too long ago, they launched the BMW i8 Darkish Knight Version as  a tribute to the enduring “Batman Darkish Knight” film. The Batcar began as a primarily based BMW i8 plug-in hybrid which was paired with the aggressive and dynamic package made by EVO. The i8 Carbon Version package features a extremely redesigned entrance bumper, entrance and rear over fenders, an enormous rear wing and rear flippers. Quick ahead to April 2019 and the tuning store has a brand new styling package for us. This time, the bottom mannequin is the BMW i8 Roadster, an equally beautiful and unique plug-in hybrid. Working with native tuner Eve.ryn, the Japanese firm launched....


SPIED: BMW 840i caught on the Nurburgring

Whereas Europe has had two mannequin variants of the BMW eight Sequence for a short while now, the BMW M850i and the 840d, the US market has solely had one — the M850i. Nonetheless, we’ll quickly be getting one other mannequin variant and it’s simply been caught testing on the Nurburgring — the BMW 840i. On this new spy video, we get to see the BMW 840i doing a little sizzling laps on the ‘Ring and even following behind an M850i for some parts of it. For these of you not aware of BMW’s nomenclature and what all of it means, the BMW 840i’ll pack a three.zero liter turbocharged I6 engine (codenamed B58) and it is going to be the entry-level mannequin within the US market. It would even be making its method to Europe and certain all different world markets but it surely’s huge information for America because it’s....




Rumor: Upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get All-Electrical Model

The age of the electrified automotive is upon us. After enhancing the effectivity of inside combustion engines for over a century, the automotive business is now extra within the subsequent step: electrification. That is already occurring, with gross sales figures displaying a rising urge for food from clients for hybrids and all-electric fashions, however to what extent? May you envision a Lamborghini or a Ferrari going electrical? How about Rolls-Royce? Fact be informed, an all-electric drivetrain would match the ultra-luxurious badge higher than it will the Italian thoroughbreds. When you concentrate on it, automobiles made by Rolls-Royce are often outlined by the serene environment you’ll be able to take pleasure in inside, in utter quietness and luxury, with a silky clean trip that feels such as you’re hovering over bumps. That’s not what you’ll be able to say a couple of Ferrari or Lambo, which are extra alongside the strains....


VIDEO: Evolve Automotive tunes their F90 BMW M5

Again within the day, if you happen to wished to tune a automobile, you needed to do fairly a little bit of wrenching to get it accomplished. Need your ’69 Camaro to go sooner? You’d higher have a socket set prepared. These days, although, tuning a automobile to go a lot sooner is a lot simpler. All you want is a laptop computer, the right cable and an web connection. On this new video from Evolve, they present us the best way to improve your F90 BMW M5 to their Stage 1 tune. Now, Evolve truly already tuned their BMW M5 to Stage 2, which gave it a cat-less downpipe, Eventuri consumption and the Stage 2 ECU tune. Nevertheless, after testing that and being accomplished, they’ve now moved onto testing a Stage 1 tune, which simply has an ECU tune and the Eventuri consumption however a inventory downpipe. So how....




Video: BMW Components E Drivers Turn into Gladiators Forward of Rome Race

This weekend the BMW Components E contingent will journey to Rome for the subsequent stage of the present season. This would be the seventh race of the 2019 championship and BMW i Andretti Motorsport has loads of work to do attempting to defend driver Antonio Felix da Costa’s lead within the standings. The Geox Rome E-Prix can even be a superb alternative to see precisely the place the 2 automobiles from BMW stand in the mean time. To get folks’s consideration forward of the occasion and perhaps rating some factors with the followers, the 2 BMW drivers racing in Components E filmed a spot, posing as gladiators. In any case, they are going to be racing within the metropolis the place these historic, formidable fighters used to wow the crowds with their expertise. The spot is relatively humorous although as you possibly can simply see that the 2 should not....


Gross sales for U.S. Luxurious Automobiles – BMW pulls forward of Mercedes-Benz after Q1

After operating behind Mercedes-Benz within the U.S. luxurious vehicles race for the previous three years, BMW is now forward of the pack. Gross sales of BMW model autos elevated 2.9 p.c in March 2019 for a complete of 32,228 over the 31,311 autos offered in March 2018. Prime-selling autos in March included the BMW X3 and BMW X5 Sports activities Exercise Autos, together with the all-new BMW three Sequence sedan and the BMW X7 Sports activities Exercise Automobile, each of their first full month of gross sales. Due to the two.9 p.c enhance, BMW ended the primary quarter with a luxurious gross sales lead of two,717 models. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz offered almost 5,000 extra autos in the USA than BMW. The low demand for the GLA crossover and GLE sport utility car despatched Mercedes gross sales down 9.three p.c for the primary three months of the yr. Gross sales of the....




BMW i3 EV has probably the most profitable first quarter but

Demand for the BMW i3 retains on rising and based on the newest gross sales report, the BMW i3 gross sales within the first quarter of 2019 have been up 16.2 p.c, for a complete of 9,227 models. This makes it by far probably the most profitable first quarter ever for the compact electrical automobile, which was launched in 2013. In Norway, one of many world’s main markets for electrified automobiles, pure electrical and plug-in hybrid automobiles account for round three-quarters of complete BMW and MINI gross sales. Usually, the gross sales pattern goes upwards as a brand new automobile is launched, reaches a peak after about two or three years after which begins dwindling as the brand new technology begins growth and will get prepared for market launch. It’s not the case with the i3 although, as the electrical car has seen a gradual rise in demand in recent....


2019 BMW Final Driving Expertise Tour Expands to Extra US Cities

Yearly, BMW units off on what they name the Final Driving Expertise tour within the US, bringing some slightly superior automobiles to numerous cities to permit individuals to witness they glory. This 12 months, the occasion has grown because it has over the previous couple of years. In 2019, 16 cities might be a part of the tour and a few of them will get a particular expertise with new program elements. Subsequently, the tour will go from coast to coast and invite everybody to participate. The roster of automobiles contains the model new three Sequence, the brand new X7 and a lot of different fashions as effectively, unfold on some specifically ready programs. These embrace: autocross, avenue drives, teen driving faculty, improvements space and the M Automobile Management Clinic. The final one might be probably the most fascinating selection for true fanatics because it permits them to get behind....




2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible – Watch new movies

The second, however no the newest member of the eight Sequence household – the convertible – was simply reviewed by us final week whereas in Portugal, however as we speak, we want to offer you one other have a look at the gorgeous cabriolet via a collection of recent movies (Subscribe now to BMWBLOG channel http://bit.ly/bmwblog_subscribe). The footage under reveals the BMW M850 xDrive Convertible highlighting its design options, each exterior and inside, whereas taking us for a experience as properly. Within the US the drop prime mannequin will solely be provided in M850i xDrive guise at first. An extra 840i will likely be on supply in a while however for now, we’ll concentrate on the M Efficiency mannequin, which is definitely the one you need, with a robust V8 below the hood. So it’s packing a four.four liter twin-turbocharged with 530 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That helps....


VIDEO: Joe Achilles drives the BMW X2 M35i

We have been among the first US journalists to drive the brand new BMW X2 M35i after we have been in Palm Springs a few months in the past. It was a shock to see it there and we didn’t know we have been going to get to drive it till we arrived. So it was a pleasing shock. It was enjoyable as a result of we have been capable of drive it on observe however we weren’t given the prospect to drive it on the street. So after we noticed that Joe Achilles had the prospect to take action, we determined to test it out. Achilles is definitely an fascinating individual to assessment the X2 M35i as a result of he’s owned two M Efficiency 1 Collection hatchbacks; the M135i and the M140i. Now the BMW X2 M35i isn’t a substitute for the M140i however it will be comparable,....




BMW Motorsport Boss Jens Marquardt talks in regards to the BMW i drivetrain’s key function in Components E

Forward of the Rome ePrix (which we attended final 12 months), BMW Motorsport Boss Jens Marquardt talks in regards to the the extremely environment friendly Racing eDrive01 drivetrain, which powers the 2 BMW iFE.18. Mr. Marquardt, the message #Electrifying might be seen on the BMW iFE.18 this weekend. What’s the significance of BMW Group’s experience in electrification for BMW i Andretti Motorsport? Jens Marquardt: “Naturally, BMW Group’s expertise in the case of electrification is of nice significance for our BMW i Motorsport undertaking. At the beginning of the event course of for the E drive in Components E we have been confronted with the query: can we construct up our personal experience at BMW Motorsport, or can we use the intensive BMW i expertise on this space. We quickly arrived at a solution. Naturally, it made sense to utilize the wealth of expertise of our colleagues in manufacturing. We established....


2019 BMW 7 Collection Facelift – New Movies

Now that the New BMW 7 Collection opinions are out, it’s time to replace our video gallery as effectively (Subscribe now to BMWBLOG channel http://bit.ly/bmwblog_subscribe). The footage under reveals the BMW 750i xDrive, together with the extra eco-friendly 745Le xDrive. We had the prospect to check each fashions and you could find our opinions right here and right here. The brand new 7 Collection hybrid is a part of the just lately unveiled new PHEV household which spans throughout a number of collection – from the three all the way in which to the 7, and to the high-end X fashions as effectively. The brand new 745Le, or just 745e in the USA, will arrive within the Spring on this aspect of the pond and brings a big drivetrain improve over the outgoing 740e. As an alternative of the two.Zero liter four-cylinder engine, the brand new 7 Collection PHEV makes use....




Video: BMW Z4 M40i Stars in Newest M City Function

The BMW Z4 M40i is likely one of the finest vehicles I drove this yr. I had the prospect to get behind its wheel final month and it was really a pleasure, particularly for the reason that motion befell on a race observe more often than not.There might be a future overview, however the purpose why I discussed it’s as a result of I understand how the folks within the newest M City video really feel like. The Z4’s design wasn’t embraced by everybody at first. As a matter of truth I keep in mind some BMW ‘purists’ saying it was both too small or not completely different sufficient or invoking no matter purpose simply to hate on it. The most important challenge some discovered with it was the way in which the headlights look and the implied reinterpretation of the trademark ‘corona rings’. Nicely, after spending a while with....


March 2019: Finest-Ever Worldwide Gross sales in BMW Historical past

The previous month marked the all-time gross sales within the historical past of the BMW Group worldwide. The German consortium bought a complete of 263,319 models over the past month, a rise of two.eight % over the identical month in 2018. This marks a pivotal second within the historical past of the group as most analysts are involved gross sales will begin to dip attributable to quite a lot of causes within the close to future. Total, for the primary quarter, the BMW Group did nicely, simply barely beating the document set final 12 months by zero.1 %, including as much as a complete of 605,333 models bought. BMW model automobiles noticed a rise of three.7 % final month. In complete, 221,631 automobiles with the blue and white roundel have been bought which, including up the February and January gross sales figures, brings the full to 519,307 models for the....




2020 Audi S6 is right here to tackle the BMW M550i

For awhile, the one actual risk to the BMW M550i used to be the Mercedes-AMG E43. These two have been one of the best semi-hot luxurious sedans within the section. Neither automotive needed to actually fear in regards to the Audi S6, their different German rival, as a result of it was fairly outdated and critically missing as compared. Now, although, the brand new Audi S6 is right here and it looks like a tricky competitor to each automobiles. What’s fascinating in regards to the new S6 in comparison with each its predecessors and its opponents is that it is available in two completely different flavors, relying available on the market. In Europe, the brand new Audi S6 will are available TDI taste, sporting a three.Zero liter V6 turbo-diesel. That diesel sixer makes 349 hp and a really wholesome 516 lb-ft of torque. Whereas it’s down on horsepower in comparison....


2020 BMW X5 M caught dancing on the Nurburgring

After having pushed the brand new BMW X5, we have been very excited in regards to the prospect of a correct M model. Its new chassis is sorted, agile and greater than succesful sufficient to deal with a whole lot of further energy. So we’re impatiently ready the arrival of such a automotive. Fortunately, to semi-quench our thirst, some new spy pictures have surfaced, displaying off the BMW X5 M having some enjoyable on the ‘Ring. (We don’t personal the spy pictures however they are often seen right here) From what we are able to inform in these pictures, the BMW X5 M seems to be about as we anticipated it to. So it takes an ordinary X5 and provides a extra aggressive entrance fascia with bigger air intakes, huge wheels, a lowered trip top, a roof spoiler, M-style mirrors and quad exhausts. So it seems to be correctly M-ified.....




BMW CCA Declares the Monterey Weekend Registration Opening April 17

BMW CCA Monterey Weekend registration—together with Legends Of The Autobahn and the Festorics Flip 5 Corral and Hospitality Space—will open Wednesday, April 17, at 11 am EDT. The registration course of would be the identical as earlier years—with just some tweaks to make it even simpler! In preparation for registration, be sure that to have your BMW CCA web site login credentials useful, and double-check to make it possible for your membership is present. The dates for this 12 months’s BMW CCA Monterey Weekend will probably be August 16-18, with Legends happening on Friday, August 16, and the BMW CCA Festorics set for Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18. When you’ve by no means been to Monterey, it’s an absolute should for any BMW fanatic! Legends Of The Autobahn is North America’s premier all-German concours d’magnificence and show present held on the fairways of the gorgeous Nicklaus Membership at Pasadera. Members have the possibility....


Video: BMW X7 Will get Reviewed Towards 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Deliveries of the BMW X7 are kicking off and so are the evaluations. The blokes from Throttle Home nevertheless determined comparability between the BMW X7 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon can be a good suggestion. To me although, these items will not be direct rivals in any approach however I can see why they’d pit them in opposition to one another on the identical time. Each of them are commanding respect on the highway and each SUVs have unbelievable presence. The actual rival from Mercedes-Benz for the X7 is the GLS-Class although. As a matter of truth, some are saying BMW solely launched the X7 to verify the GLS doesn’t go unchecked within the larger echelons of full-size luxurious SUVs anymore. In the meanwhile, Audi is lacking from this phase however within the US the X7 has to ‘do battle’ with the likes of the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade,....




BMW eight Collection vs Lexus LC — Auto Specific Take a look at

We examined the Lexus LC500 as a BMW M850i competitor awhile again and located that it was a very good however flawed automobile. So we’re very curious to see the way it really holds up towards a brand new, comparable eight Collection. On this new comparability check from Auto Specific, we see the BMW 840d tackle the Lexus LC500h. Each of these vehicles are the environment friendly fashions in each’s respective lineup. The 840d is the environment friendly diesel mannequin within the eight Collection vary and the LC500h is the hybrid mannequin of the LC lineup. So, powertrain-wise, they’re fairly completely different. In addition they use very completely different transmissions. The BMW eight Collection makes use of an eight-speed computerized and the LC500h makes use of a soul-sapping CVT. The 8er can also be all-wheel drive, whereas the Lexus is rear-wheel drive. So neither of those two vehicles are their....


Procar Race Scheduled for July, Includes 14 BMW M1 Vehicles

The brand new DTM season might be spicing issues up with a extremely uncommon occasion: a Procar Sequence race. BMW introduced right now that it is going to be bringing out a minimum of 14 BMW M1 Procar automobiles on the 5-7 July weekend to stage a recreation of the races Motorsport followers loved again within the 1970s, on the Norisring circuit. Some 40 years after its debut on the monitor, the BMW M1 makes a comeback because of the BMW Group Traditional division. Again when the M1 was launched, BMW wished it to race within the World Sportscar Championship which required the automotive to abide to Group 5 laws. Nevertheless, so as to be allowed to race within the WSC, BMW additionally needed to construct 400 BMW M1 mannequin to Group four spec. Lengthy story brief, BMW determined to begin its personal championship, made up solely by BMW M1....




World’s Greatest Fleet of BMW i3 Vehicles for Automotive-Sharing Arrives in Warsaw

A car-sharing app from Poland determined to go inexperienced this yr and managed to order the biggest BMW i3 fleet ever assembled for its drivers. 500 BMW i3 automobiles had been delivered within the capitol metropolis of Poland this week to take town by storm with their eco-friendly character and wow the individuals utilizing the car-sharing app on the identical time. The individuals behind this challenge have additionally invested closely within the improvement of town’s charging factors, creating 30 fast-charge stations rated at 50 kW. The system is put in place by Innogy, the main power supplier on the Polish market. The corporate determined some time again to create a car-sharing app in hopes of lowering congestion throughout rush hours within the Warsaw visitors. Subsequently, a challenge was put in movement that in the present day involves fruition. The 500 BMW i3 automobiles might be obtainable for hire at actually....


Picture Gallery: The BMW i8 Roadster Designed by Khalid Revealed

This yr BMW joined forces with the Coachella Music Pageant as soon as once more to maintain the #roadtocoachella hashtag alive for another yr. This time spherical they did so with none apart from Khalid, a veritable pop star by now, despite the fact that he’s solely beginning off. For this yr’s festivities, BMW and Khalid determined to create a novel BMW i8 Roadster designed by the pop star himself, a automotive that can then be pushed to the venue, in California. Though we noticed a first video of the ultimate creation some time again, the automotive wasn’t really introduced intimately till at present. The picture gallery under incorporates all the small print you wish to find out about. The hanging look options flames and the picture of a wolf and is impressed by the present album cowl of Khalid. He impressed the pageant fleet of autos for BMW i based....




The BMW Z1 was the whole lot nice in regards to the ’80s

The ’80s have been odd. It was a decade stuffed with over-sized clothes, popped collars, hilariously corny and superior music and, in fact, a number of the most over-styled, overly-ambitious automobiles of all time. A type of automobiles was the BMW Z1, the primary Bavarian roadster for the reason that 507. It was an oddball of a automotive and represented the whole lot that made the ’80s nice. On this new article from Jalopnik, we get a extremely good deep-dive on the Z1, in all of its quirky ’80s glory. To explain the silliness of the BMW Z1 is a troublesome job. The place does one start? There’s the plastic physique panels, which was a wild thought on the time. Or the truth that these very physique panels have been designed to be taken off and changed, in order that homeowners may successfully change the colour of their automotive. Or,....


2020 Bentley Flying Spur will copy Rolls Royce’s retractable hood decoration

Each Rolls Royce is chock full o’ cool options. With every part from energy side-window curtains to energy closing doorways to the pop-out umbrellas within the doorways themselves, Rollers could make automobile nerds faint from nerdery overload. Nonetheless, the best characteristic on each Rolls because the first BMW-back Phantom has been the retractable hood decoration. Not solely is the hood decoration essentially the most stunning within the business however it could actually really conceal away underneath the hood and pop again out. It’s superior. So superior that Bentley is copying it. For the upcoming 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, the different British luxurious model might be utilizing a retractable hood decoration as effectively. Whereas not as fairly as Rolls’ Spirit of Ecstasy, it’s really fairly cool trying. It’s a ‘Flying B’ and its wings appear to have a cool pearl impact in them that makes the decoration look fairly and costly.....




Picture Gallery: Examine Out the Privateness Suite on the Rolls-Royce Phantom

The present Phantom from Rolls-Royce is a jewel on wheels. The British model delivered on its promise of delivering one more chief within the ultra-luxury phase and that’s precisely what the eight era of the Phantom is. Aside from a brand new design and a brand new engine, there’s numerous new tech infused within the present mannequin, most of it meant to cater to the wants of the ultra-rich. A kind of is the brand new Privateness Suite. That is principally a separator that isolates these within the again (or patrons as Rolls-Royce calls them) from the occupants within the entrance. Figuring out how a Rolls-Royce is often used, more often than not there can be just one particular person within the entrance and that’s the driving force. For these on the lookout for probably the most privateness, this elective characteristic looks like an ideal providing and the photograph gallery....


TEST DRIVE: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible

The second member of the brand new BMW Eight Sequence household is now able to enter the market with an beautiful, luxurious and sporty design. The 2019 BMW Eight Sequence Convertible is becoming a member of its coupe brother in a brand new luxurious phase the place BMW goals to be an necessary participant. Regardless that BMW bought the Eight Sequence for nearly ten years, because it ended manufacturing in 1999, a drop-top mannequin was by no means produced. So this new BMW Eight Sequence Convertible is actually the primary of its type. Not solely is the brand new Eight Sequence Convertible the primary of its type however it’s additionally the most effective wanting drop-top BMW because the Z8. To spotlight the choices within the UKL phase – or quick for the higher luxurious class – BMW has invited me to Algarve, Portugal to check drive the brand new M850i xDrive....




SPIED: BMW M135i xDrive seen on the Nurburgring

Regardless of the rage-comments from lovers on the interwebs in regards to the upcoming 1 Collection hatchback going front-wheel drive, it’s certain to be an excellent automobile. The Bavarians have confirmed they know a factor or two about front-drive vehicles and the brand new 1er needs to be no totally different. However the mannequin variant we’re truly fairly excited for is the BMW M135i xDrive and it’s simply been caught on the Nurburgring. (We don’t personal the pictures however test them out right here) These new spy pictures truly present us fairly a little bit of the brand new BMW M135i and, I’ve to say, it seems to be fairly good. Once we first noticed spy pictures of the brand new 1er, we had been nervous that it might seem like a bland econobox however it doesn’t. At the least in M Efficiency-spec, it seems to be sharp and offended,....


All future MINI fashions shall be provided with electrified powertrains

MINI has made a fully-electric automobile earlier than and it additionally at present has a plug-in hybrid mannequin. Nonetheless, it’s by no means actually been a model enormous on electrification. That’s not totally shocking, given the model’s small mannequin portfolio but it surely’s price noting as a result of it’s about to roll out a ton of electrified fashions sooner or later. In reality, all future MINIs shall be provided with electrified powertrains. What does that imply? Effectively, it signifies that all future MINIs can have at the very least the choice of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Some fashions could be fully-electric, some may solely be plug-ins. However all fashions will at the very least have the choice of some type of electrification. We all know fully-electric three-door MINI-E is on the best way and that shall be a pure BEV (Battery Electrical Car). Nonetheless, each new mannequin after that....




Rolls-Royce Cullinan Wins ‘Finest Extremely-Luxurious SUV’ Award

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan gained one more prestigious award for the ‘Finest Extremely Luxurious SUV’ on the 2019 Golden Steering Awards. The occasion befell on the 29th March on the Al-Enna camp on Qatar’s Sealine Seashore. The awards, that are operated by Arab Motors journal in affiliation with Xtork journal, celebrated the British SUV for making luxurious off-road journey easy all over the place. The ‘Finest Extremely Luxurious SUV’ award was certainly one of 16 classes that have been acknowledged on the ceremony and is taken into account probably the most prestigious. The judges think about an in depth guidelines that screens the whole lot from design and high quality, dealing with and driveability, off-road functionality, consolation and practicality to security and sturdiness. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s mixture of all these traits noticed it come out on prime. Tarek Moataz, Rolls-Royce Model Supervisor, Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles Doha, stated: “Luxurious is not an....


Video: Joe Achilles Drives the BMW Z4 M40i

The BMW Z4 is sort of a fascinating automotive. Contemplating the adjustments the automotive business goes although, the Z4 shouldn’t even exist at present, when individuals desire shopping for enormous SUVs with much more than simply two seats. And but, BMW pulled by way of and, because of a collaboration with Toyota, created yet one more roadster for everybody to get pleasure from, following within the footsteps of automobiles just like the 570 Roadster and the Z8. The brand new Z4 is most fascinating in its prime mannequin guise, the M40i M Efficiency model. Sadly, proper now, the M40i has two completely different variations on sale around the globe. There’s the US-bound mannequin that has extra energy and the EU model coming with 335 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque which is, after all, the one Joe Achilles is testing within the video posted beneath. His evaluation is relatively....




Photograph Gallery: The BMW Z4 Via Brooklyn Beckham’s Lens

BMW and Brooklyn Beckham began working collectively for the primary time final 12 months. Again then, Brooklyn traveled to the BMW Group Design Studio and was allowed to take some photographs of the Z4 in Idea guise. After that, him and the crew behind the Z4 design labored on his personal private automotive and from then on issues kinda merely unfolded. This 12 months he determined to create a galley of the brand new Z4 by means of his personal lens. Due to this fact, again in December, Beckham began work on his creation that was supposed not solely to seize the automotive but additionally himself. In doing so, he selected the Hasselblad 503 as his ‘device’ and set off. The motion befell within the Califonian desert, as even throughout winter time the temperatures there common round 21 levels Celsius and also you get at the very least 5 hours....


A BMW M1 world report breaking automotive present in a storage in London

An astonishing “Barn Discover” comes this week from London within the type of a modified BMW M1. In line with Coys.co.uk, this M1 was constructed to plain specification in 1979 and delivered to its first proprietor in Berlin. Then in 1981 the automotive was bought by famend racing driver, Harald Ertl, and undergone an entire makeover. Developed together with British Petroleum who had been trying to promote their new Autogas product, this distinctive M1 hoped to interrupt 300km/h to set a brand new report. Utilizing Gustav Hoecker Sportwagen-Service GmbH, Ertl had the M1 engine fitted with twin KKK turbochargers growing within the area of 410bhp. On 17th October, 1981, Ertl managed to realize a report breaking 301.four km/h. Sadly, although, there aren’t any official information to show it. This particular M1 has been misplaced for almost 25 years but it surely’s now coming to the marketplace for the primary time....




Video: Examine Out How the brand new BMW G20 three Sequence Is Made in Munich

The brand new three Sequence is popping out with a few very fascinating upgrades to take the battle to its rivals. Apart from a brand new design and spectacular tech, even the manufacturing strains on which the brand new three Sequence is made have modified in comparison with the F30. That’s principally because of Trade four.zero. BMW not too long ago introduced a brand new collaboration with Microsoft that goals at stimulating industrial innovation much more. On prime of that, the Bavarians have been utilizing robots and enhancements for his or her employees for a while now, resulting in an extremely quick and dependable manufacturing course of. The video under exhibits how the brand new three Sequence is made and issues are wanting spectacular in BMW’s Munich plant. Some improvements may be seen in nearly each stage. From the brand new approach that doesn’t use welds or bolts any extra,....


Video: Examine Out How the brand new BMW G20 three Collection Is Made in Munich

The brand new three Collection is popping out with a few very attention-grabbing upgrades to take the combat to its rivals. Other than a brand new design and spectacular tech, even the manufacturing strains on which the brand new three Collection is made have modified in comparison with the F30. That’s principally as a result of Trade four.zero. BMW lately introduced a brand new collaboration with Microsoft that goals at stimulating industrial innovation much more. On prime of that, the Bavarians have been utilizing robots and enhancements for his or her staff for a while now, resulting in an extremely quick and dependable manufacturing course of. The video beneath reveals how the brand new three Collection is made and issues are wanting spectacular in BMW’s Munich plant. Some improvements could be seen in nearly each stage. From the brand new method that doesn’t use welds or bolts any extra, changing....




BMW Staff Studie Wins Two Races in Blancpain GT World Problem Opener

BMW Staff Studie managed an ideal begin of the season within the Blancpain GT World Problem Asia sequence this previous weekend in Malaysia. Automotive quantity 81, pushed by Takayuki Kinoshita and Sunako Jukuchou managed not solely to assert pole place on each days however additionally they managed to win each phases, on Saturday and Sunday behind the wheel of their M4 GT4. It was fairly the weekend on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit. Proper from the beginning, the 2 Japanese drivers gave an impressive efficiency within the #81 BMW M4 GT4 and ensured that their rivals had no likelihood of reaching the highest spots. The 2 BMW drivers first claimed pole place and adopted this up with the primary race win on Saturday. Jukuchou was the quickest in qualifying, the pole place being received after a 2:17.309s run on Saturday, the quickest of all the weekend. The 2 drivers have been....


BMW Group Studie Wins Two Races in Blancpain GT World Problem Opener

BMW Group Studie managed an ideal begin of the season within the Blancpain GT World Problem Asia sequence this previous weekend in Malaysia. Automotive quantity 81, pushed by Takayuki Kinoshita and Sunako Jukuchou managed not solely to say pole place on each days however in addition they managed to win each phases, on Saturday and Sunday behind the wheel of their M4 GT4. It was fairly the weekend on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit. Proper from the beginning, the 2 Japanese drivers gave an excellent efficiency within the #81 BMW M4 GT4 and ensured that their opponents had no likelihood of reaching the highest spots. The 2 BMW drivers first claimed pole place and adopted this up with the primary race win on Saturday. Jukuchou was the quickest in qualifying, the pole place being gained after a 2:17.309s run on Saturday, the quickest of your complete weekend. The 2 drivers have....




SPIED: MINI JCW GP caught testing with some wild concept-style aero

The ‘GP’ moniker is reserved for probably the most excessive, track-oriented variations of the MINI John Cooper Works. Awhile again, the well-known British model launched a MINI JCW GP Idea, which featured some actually wild aerodynamics and a few quirky design parts. Whereas we by no means figured any of these designs would make it to a manufacturing automobile, as a result of ideas by no means appear to go that approach, a check mule for the MINI JCW GP has simply been caught testing and it options some very concept-like aero. (We don’t personal the spy pictures however they are often seen right here) Whereas this tester isn’t fairly as excessive because the idea, in fact, it’s about as shut as we might hope a manufacturing model to get. So it lacks the Idea automobile’s loopy, and big, entrance lip and rear diffuser, in addition to the funky aspect....


Iconic Rolls-Royce and MINI Fashions to Be on Show at London Concours

This 12 months’s London Concours will revolve round a fairly attention-grabbing theme. Developed beneath a robust motto ‘The Icons’ plans to wow the gang with automobiles that actually wrote historical past. And since this can be a British venue in any case, two of essentially the most revered manufacturers from the Island will probably be featured as properly: Rolls-Royce and MINI. Each producers will probably be represented by a automotive that has wowed crowds and followers earlier than. The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is probably the earliest automotive icon ever to be created because it was a automotive that gained international notoriety for working nearly continuous over 14,000 miles way back to 1907. In that very same 12 months, solely 14 of 104 automobiles managed to complete the 748-mile Scottish Reliability Trials, bringing into sharp focus simply how spectacular the Silver Ghost’s feat actually was. However attaining ‘Icon’ standing doesn’t essentially require....




Bernd Körber takes over as the brand new head of MINI

MINI will get a brand new boss for its subsequent electrical chapter. On 1 April, Bernd Körber (44) took over as the brand new head of MINI. It’s a return to the model for Bernd, who labored in MINI model administration when he first joined the BMW Group in 2003. Following roles in MINI advertising and marketing planning and product administration, he took on duty for MINI model administration internationally, earlier than transferring to the BMW model in 2010. At BMW, he led the product portfolio technique crew earlier than transferring to China, the place he was accountable for Enterprise Growth. Following his return to Munich, Bernd was in control of international model technique and model administration for BMW. “Bernd Körber is each skilled and educated on the subject of the MINI model,” mentioned Pieter Nota, BMW AG Administration Board Member for Buyer, Manufacturers and Gross sales. “I’m trying ahead to....


BMW Financial institution Livery for 2019 DTM Championship Unveiled

After asserting the collaboration with a brand new accomplice, Schaeffler, BMW is now unveiling its different liveries for the 2019 season, beginning with the BMW Financial institution one. This season will see the normal black automotive racing as soon as once more, with BMW Financial institution supporting the automotive pushed by Bruno Spengler. It appears to be like just like the matte black BMW M4 DTM with Spengler behind the wheel is changing into a type of custom. To most of us, the BMW Financial institution looks like a small, BMW Group owned firm however in actuality it’s removed from it. In the intervening time it serves about 1.2 million prospects and has places of work in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal alongside Germany, the place is without doubt one of the main vehicle banks. Getting again to the DTM, this would be the eighth season in a row that....




BMW G20 three Collection: What I’ve realized since taking supply

A BMWBLOG reader and proprietor of a brand new BMW G20 three Collection is sharing with us a really detailed and technical evaluate of his new automotive. My preliminary impression on G20 since taking the supply is constructive. Because the proprietor of a number of 3er generations (M and non-M) since E46 period, G20 didn’t take lengthy to heat up, it’s an prompt allure upon seeing it each in exterior and inside. The design language and styling made it stand out in all exterior colours. Mannequin: 330i US Specs Manufacturing Construct: Feb 2019, Munich Meeting Plant Shade: B39 – Mineral Gray Upholstery: MAH7 – Black Vernasca Leather-based w/distinction sew/piping, (silver-grey sew colour) Trim: 4KL – Inside trim finishers Aluminium Mesh Wheels: 1PN – 791M 19″ Jet Black, Non RFT, Entrance: 19×eight.zero, 225/40 R19 Rear: 19×eight.5, 255/35 R19 (Michelin Pilot Sport 4S) Choices: ZMP – M Sport Package deal (2VF –....


A Swiss firm could have developed a 621-mile vary battery pack

On the earth of electrical mobility, the one with essentially the most vary is king. With electrical vehicles, the horsepower conflict is over and the vary conflict has begun. Automotive corporations are always combating to extend their pure EV vary by even only a few miles to allow them to have greater than the subsequent firm on paper. Even with all of that competitors, it’s nonetheless uncommon to see manufacturers crest the 300-mile mark. Nevertheless, what if a model was capable of develop a battery pack with a variety of 621 miles? That’s precisely what the Swiss firm Innolith AG claims to have developed. In response to Innolith, it’s created the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg (watt-hours per kilogram) battery pack and it’s stated to be able to 1,000 km (621 miles). If true, that will greater than double the subsequent furthest electrical vary. This tremendous high-range battery can also be....




Greatest Used Purchase: BMW M3 vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Ever because the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio debuted, it’s been endlessly examined towards the BMW M3, it’s foremost rival. The outcomes have been a bit blended, with some critiques claiming the Alfa the winner as a consequence of its superior driving dynamics and a few giving the Bimmer the nod for being the higher general machine. Nonetheless, it’s arduous to not love each of those automobiles. Nevertheless, what occurs once they get a bit older, a have a number of miles placed on them first? Which automotive holds up higher over time and is the higher used automotive purchase? WhatCar came upon. Let’s face it, shopping for efficiency automobiles new isn’t an awesome monetary thought. They depreciate so shortly that it’s usually higher to attend a number of years and purchase one second hand. What’s attention-grabbing is how the worth proposition adjustments on the used market. Within the UK, the....


Lexus LC F could possibly be taking over the BMW M8

Awhile again, we take a look at drove the Lexus LC500. With the BMW eight Sequence now on the street for the primary time in twenty years, we need to see the way it stacks up in opposition to its rivals and the LC500 is one in all its largest ones. So we gave it a whirl. It was an attention-grabbing automobile, the LC500, and one which had a ton of potential. Nevertheless, it was additionally missing in a variety of methods so, ultimately, we’d nonetheless take the M850i. Nevertheless, it appears as if the Japanese model is seeking to take its flagship automobile one step additional, with the upcoming Lexus LC F. Whereas there actually isn’t a lot info confirmed concerning the Lexus LC F, we all know it is going to be the quickest, most aggressive mannequin within the LC lineup. When it will definitely debuts, it is....