Did BMW Just Release a Small Minivan or the Next Big Thing?

The 2 Series Active Tourer is a front wheel drive, tall space efficient vehicle designed for families. Sounds familiar? Ingredients of minivan you say? We’d agree. While we have yet to drive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...

The 2 Series Active Tourer is a front wheel drive, tall space efficient vehicle designed for families. Sounds familiar? Ingredients of minivan you say? We’d agree. While we have yet to drive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW Motorrad Introduces ABS Pro: Cornering ABS for the HP4

Motorcycle riders know that especially at the limit, grip is everything. Every action we take, every input on the controls or shift of our body position has an effect on how much stick we’re getting… [[ This is a content summary only. Vis...

Motorcycle riders know that especially at the limit, grip is everything. Every action we take, every input on the controls or shift of our body position has an effect on how much stick we’re getting… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Prototyping Company Builds "Medusa" SRT Viper Convertible

Unavailable from the factory, so Prefix built conversions. ...

Unavailable from the factory, so Prefix built conversions.

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2015 Volvo XC90 Active Safety, Self-Parking Systems Detailed

Making it even harder to have an accident. ...

Making it even harder to have an accident.

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Watch a Member Pilot His M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 RS and F10 M5 on the Nurburgring

Watch a member pilot his E92 M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 RS and F10 M5 on the Nurburgring. ...

Watch a member pilot his E92 M3 GTS vs. 911 GT3 RS and F10 M5 on the Nurburgring.

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2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, R/T, SRT Review

The real challenge? Picking the right one. ...

The real challenge? Picking the right one.

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Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

Around Munich, one could spot these days a BMW 3 Series with its typical camouflage. At a first glance you would assume that the prototype spotted is either the facelifted 3 Series Sedan coming up or potentially a different variant being tested. But ...

Around Munich, one could spot these days a BMW 3 Series with its typical camouflage. At a first glance you would assume that the prototype spotted is either the facelifted 3 Series Sedan coming up or potentially a different variant being tested. But all it turns out this is a marketing gimmick by Jaguar who uses camouflaged already-launched production cars from its rivals to promote their upcoming XE model. Jaguar camouflages a BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, then they add a URL on the side of the car: der-neue.com. Clicking through and the visitors will be greeted with a sign up form where they can enter their email to receive more information on the XE model.

Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

The midsize premium sedan will be launched by Jaguar on September 8 and will debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. With an aluminum-intensive architecture and a front suspension setup derived from the F-Type, Jaguar XE should be a viable competitor to the class-leading BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Audi A4 line. The XE will also likely feature engines from Jaguar-Land Rover’s new “Ingenium” family, so expect a line of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, and possibly the supercharged V6 from the F-Type in a sport-focused “R” model. Rear-wheel-drive will likely come standard, with available all-wheel-drive as an option on some trim levels.

Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

Clever Advertising From Jaguar By Promoting XE Model, 3 Series Competitor

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review

Wild thing. ...

Wild thing.

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BMW: “Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent”

BMW’s head of product management for front-wheel drive vehicles, Frank Niederlaender, told Automotive News Europe that the company estimates around 75 percent of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer customers will be first-time BMW buyers. “We are ...

BMW’s head of product management for front-wheel drive vehicles, Frank Niederlaender, told Automotive News Europe that the company estimates around 75 percent of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer customers will be first-time BMW buyers. “We are expecting the Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent,” said Frank Niederlaender, head of product management for BMW’s lower model range. BMW’s first minivan and front-wheel drive vehicle will help lure to the marque younger families, who often stay customers of the brand as they get older. BMW also forecasts demand for luxury compact cars like the Active Tourer will grow faster over the next 10 years than for the overall premium market.

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW: Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent

BMW will offer three gasoline and three diesels engines to European customers for the model. The 2-series Active Tourer will go on sale in Europe in September with prices starting at 27,200 euros in Germany. The model launches in China in January and in the United States early next year. TEST DRIVE: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer The topic of a BMW-like feel and drive has come up during the interview.  Niederlaender said developing a minivan that is sporty enough for the brand despite the lack of rear-wheel drive was significantly easier because of the know-how gained from group’s smaller Mini brand. “Through Mini we have more than 10 years experience with front-wheel-drive cars,” Niederlaender said. The five-seater 2 Series Active Tourer launched in Austria this month is the first of its kind. A seven seater 2 Series Active Tourer will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October. BMW will offer three gasoline and three diesels engines to European customers for the model. The 2-series Active Tourer will go on sale in Europe in September with prices starting at 27,200 euros in Germany. The model launches in China in January and in the United States early next year   The article BMW: “Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent” appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2016 G30 BMW 5 Series Spotted At Nurburgring

The next generation 2016 G30 BMW 5 Series was spotted during testing trials at Nurburgring. Featuring the typical BMW camouflage, aided at this stage by fake body panels that hide its design lines, the G30 5 Series Touring gives us an overall look at...

The next generation 2016 G30 BMW 5 Series was spotted during testing trials at Nurburgring. Featuring the typical BMW camouflage, aided at this stage by fake body panels that hide its design lines, the G30 5 Series Touring gives us an overall look at how the 5 Series family has evolved. The test mule here comes with prototype lights while the kidney grille and side skirts are borrowed from other cars and are not the final product.

2016 G30 BMW 5 Series Spotted At Nurburgring

What do we expect from the 5 Series is to continue along the design lines of the current F10/F11 generation, a soft rounded design that it is immediately appealing to mass customers. We do anticipate some of the current BMW design features to trickle their way into the 5 Series looks as well, starting with the headlights flowing into the kidney grille and the dynamics side panels. The hood lines will continue to be aggressive and dynamic looking, giving the car a road-focused look. The front and rear bumper will certainly be bumped a notch in sportiness as well. READ ALSO: G11 BMW 7 Series Coming In 2016 Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models. The G30 BMW 5 Series is built upon the BMW’s next generation platform called “35up”, a codename for a new platform that will bring lightweight materials and construction to mass production cars. CFRP will play an important role here. Powertrains will include a selection of four cylinder 2.0 liter engines and 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid drivetrain based on the one seen in the X5 eDrive Concept. An entry-level G30 5 Series might feature the small, yet potent three cylinder 1.5 liter engines. The first of the G30 generation models should arrive in the Summer of 2016. [Source: TopSpeed] The article 2016 G30 BMW 5 Series Spotted At Nurburgring appeared first on BMW BLOG

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