Is This The New BMW X7?

Some spy photos of what seem to be the BMW X7 just popped up on the interwebs. The alleged BMW X7 prototype was spotted in Munich and shows a large SUV that accommodates full third row seating. Our sources say that the new BMW X7 will come to market ...

Some spy photos of what seem to be the BMW X7 just popped up on the interwebs. The alleged BMW X7 prototype was spotted in Munich and shows a large SUV that accommodates full third row seating. Our sources say that the new BMW X7 will come to market in late 2017 and will be built upon the new car architecture that BMW announced recently. The large premium SUV will share many of its components with other X models. Early projections put the sales of the BMW X7 between 40,000 and 50,000 units a year.

Is This The New BMW X7?

Is This The New BMW X7?

Is This The New BMW X7?

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A Look at Yas Marina Blue vs San Marino Blue Inside the BMW M Studio

Here’s a look at Yas Marina Blue (on F80 M3) vs San Marino Blue (on M6 Convertible) inside the M Studio at the BMW M headquarters in Garching, Germany. ...

Here’s a look at Yas Marina Blue (on F80 M3) vs San Marino Blue (on M6 Convertible) inside the M Studio at the BMW M headquarters in Garching, Germany.

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More Impressions, Photos and Videos of Delivered F80 M3

See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3. ...

See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3.

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BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

Parallel to the BMW i8 press drives taking place this week in Los Angeles, BMW reveals updated performance stats of the first progressive hybrid sportscar. According to the i8 microsite, the BMW i8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, almost as fast...

Parallel to the BMW i8 press drives taking place this week in Los Angeles, BMW reveals updated performance stats of the first progressive hybrid sportscar. According to the i8 microsite, the BMW i8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, almost as fast as the new M3/M4 with manual transmission. With the i8 BMW introduces into production their new B38 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine. The little but potent combustion engine is transversely mounted behind the cabin and delivers 228 horsepower and 236 lb ft-of torque. That’s 152 hp per liter, an impressive figure by any standards. BMW engineers confirmed that there is room for a bit more power, but the current level delivers the best efficiency. Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox and a conventional torque converter.

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

At the front, but closer to the wheels, BMW placed an electric motor developing 129 horsepower and 184 lb ft-of torque. This is the same electric motor as in the BMW i3 but with less power (170 hp in the BMW i3).  The electric motor drives the front wheels via a GKN two-speed automatic gearbox which always run in first gear while in eDrive mode but switches directly to second gear in the mixed modes. The energy is drawn from a 5 kWh lithium-ion pack placed along the central tunnel right behind the electric motor. BMW i8 – BMWBLOG First Drive

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

An additional e-motor is placed in the rear adjacent to the combustion engine. It produces 13 hp and 81 lb-ft of torque and while it can provide additional power to the rear wheel, BMW says that it’s main functions are to recharge the battery, start the combustion engine and in hybrid mode to smooth out power delivery and match up the revs when switching driving modes. Therefore the typical lag mode found in hybrid or combustion setups is removed. All these add up to a combined 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, 44 percent of it available from the moment you floor the throttle. The U.S. market will get the BMW i8 in June 2014 at a base price of $135,700.

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

BMW says 4.2 seconds for the i8 from 0 to 60 mph

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Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car

For Paris Photo’s second edition at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW is proud to present the 850CSi Art Car by David Hockney. Almost 20 years after its creation in 1995 the Art Car returns to its roots in LA, the city that has bee...

For Paris Photo’s second edition at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW is proud to present the 850CSi Art Car by David Hockney. Almost 20 years after its creation in 1995 the Art Car returns to its roots in LA, the city that has been Hockney’s home town for more than 40 years. “It would be good to perhaps show the car so you could be looking inside it”, Hockney described his approach to the project. He put the idea into practice in his very own style of pop art that became as popular as Andy Warhol’s. BMW Group is the official partner of Paris Photo Los Angeles and the night before the start of the fair will celebrate the US-launch of its BMW Art Car book. The first publication regarding the BMW Art Car Collection will be presented on April 24. The book published by Hatje Cantz is a richly illustrated catalogue of the legendary BMW Art Cars’ history.

Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car

Since 1975, reowned artists from throughout the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, all making different artistic statements. The seventeen exhibits created for the Art Car Collection until now include works by exceptional artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff Koons, who has also illustrated the cover of the book. The Art Cars reflect the cultural and historical development of art, design, and technology and have been presented by major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim and the Louvre. On 200 pages with 148 pictures portraits and interviews show the motives and the approaches of the artists as well as the historical development of the collection in a descriptive way.

Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car

In its 11th year of partnership with Paris Photo, BMW once again provides the VIP shuttle service. Besides the David Hockney Art Car, BMW will display its i8, introducing a new era of sustainable performance. With its futuristic design and groundbreaking technology, the i8 is the world’s most forward looking sports car made out of carbon fiber and BMW’s first high-performance plug-in hybrid. The fair will be open from April 25 to 26 from 12 to 7 p.m. and on April 27 von 12 to 6 p.m.

Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car

For over a decade now, BMW has been an active partner of the most established international art fairs including Frieze NY and London, as well as Art Basel in Hong Kong, Miami and Basel, the Berlin Gallery Weekend and TEFAF Maastricht.   Paris Photo LA Paris Photo Los Angeles, the second US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios offering the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. The fair will be held April 25-26, 2014 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm and April 27 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. For more information, please visit http://losangeles.parisphoto.com The article Paris Photo Los Angeles presents David Hockney’s BMW Art Car appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

Here is one of the first BMW M235i with a wide range of M Performance Parts. Available as of market launch in March 2014, the M Performance Parts were developed in close collaboration with BMW M and the catalog offers upgrades to the drivetrain, susp...

Here is one of the first BMW M235i with a wide range of M Performance Parts. Available as of market launch in March 2014, the M Performance Parts were developed in close collaboration with BMW M and the catalog offers upgrades to the drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics and design. In the power department, BMW offers an M Performance Power Kit for the 220d Coupe increasing the output of the 4-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and maximum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm. A BMW M Performance silencer system is available for the BMW M235i Coupe. BMW M Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo.

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

An optional BMW M Performance limited-slip differential is available for the BMW M235i Coupe, and the 4 Series Coupe. BMW M Performance sports suspension is offered including a lowering of 20 millimeters as compared to the standard version. In the design department, a BMW M Performance rear spoiler in carbon is offered as well as a BMW M Performance Aerodynamic Kit available for the front apron. M Performance wheels were also fitted to the owner’s car, along with plenty of carbon fiber parts.

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

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BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

BMW M235i with M Performance Parts

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F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

While most of the European and U.S. dealerships won’t get their first M3 and M4 models until June, Abu Dhabi Motors already has a new M3 in stock. The 2014 F80 M3 comes painted in the Alpine White color with a Sakhir Orange leather interior. In...

While most of the European and U.S. dealerships won’t get their first M3 and M4 models until June, Abu Dhabi Motors already has a new M3 in stock. The 2014 F80 M3 comes painted in the Alpine White color with a Sakhir Orange leather interior. Instead of the manual transmission, the Alpine White F80 M3 uses the 7-speed DCT and comes equipped with all options available in the ordering catalog. No pricing was mentioned for this special M3, but one can assume is quite high. In the U.S., the F80 2015 BMW M3 Sedan will cost $62,000 and 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925.

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

After ditching the amazing V8 naturally-aspirated engine, the new M3 and M4 use a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 425 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). From 0-100 km/h (0-62), the 2014 BMW M4 runs in 4.1 seconds with DCT while the M3 runs the same distance in 4.3 seconds, with the same transmissionBMW M4 Coupe with M Stripes SPOTTED. Here are the full engine specs.

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

F80 BMW M3 in Alpine White at Abu Dhabi Motors

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2015 BMW X6 (F16) Demo Order Guide Reveals Colors, Lines, Options, Packages, Wheels

The next generation BMW X6 (F16) will be revealed this Summer and dealers have just recently received ordering forms for their demo/initial models. As before, these demo ordering guides have proven to be a good predictor of what options, packages, e...

The next generation BMW X6 (F16) will be revealed this Summer and dealers have just recently received ordering forms for their demo/initial models. As before, these demo ordering guides have proven to be a good predictor of what options, packages, equipment will be made available for the regular customer ordered models. The 2015 model year guide we posted yesterday shows that the F16 X6 will come to the US in xDrive35i and xDrive50i models for the 2015 model year. Demo/initial models will begin production this August and regular customer models will be produced beginning this November. The new X6 will share styling cues from both the new X5 and the upcoming X4. It shares the X5′s new headlights-meet-grilles, enlarged kidney grilles and more forward leaning front fascia. Like the X5, the X6 also features air breather vents behind its front wheels. With the X4 it shares the distinctive rear upsweeping character line which extends from the front of the rear fender upwards to meet the rear tail lights. The next gen X6 M (F86) will join the lineup a few months later when it begins production in December 2014.

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An Inside Look at BMW’s Latest Concept: the Vision Future Luxury

Based on sources and our favorite public/private source Herr26, we have pulled together the best look yet at both the new 7 and 9 Series. And since both of those cars will debut key technologies for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...

Based on sources and our favorite public/private source Herr26, we have pulled together the best look yet at both the new 7 and 9 Series. And since both of those cars will debut key technologies for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Supercharged E92 M3 Sets World Trap Speed Record and Wins BIMMERPOST BMW/AMG Trophy

Congrats to BIMMERPOST member DLSJ5 (Drew) and his ESS VT3 Supercharged E92 M3 for setting the world trap speed record and winning the BIMMERPOST BMW/AMG Shootout Trophy at the Airstrip Attack 5 event. ...

Congrats to BIMMERPOST member DLSJ5 (Drew) and his ESS VT3 Supercharged E92 M3 for setting the world trap speed record and winning the BIMMERPOST BMW/AMG Shootout Trophy at the Airstrip Attack 5 event.

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