Get Up Close With The New BMW X4 – VIDEO

BMWBLOG brings you a new video of the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe which was recently unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Like its larger sibling, the BMW X6, the X4 offers a unique and unmistakable presence on the road. BMW designers describe t...

BMWBLOG brings you a new video of the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe which was recently unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Like its larger sibling, the BMW X6, the X4 offers a unique and unmistakable presence on the road. BMW designers describe the X4 as a blend of style, driving dynamics and all-road capability. Built on the same platform as the X3, BMW X4 measures 184.3 inches (4,680 mm) in length, it is 0.6 inches (14 mm) longer than the X3, but is also 1.5 inches (37 mm) lower (height: 63.9 in./1,624 mm).

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

Get Up Close With The New BMW X4   VIDEO

The X4’s body is mounted 1.5 inches (37 mm) lower than that of the BMW X3. The driver and front passenger sit 0.8 in. (20 mm) lower and the rear passengers 1.1 in. (28 mm) lower, creating the feeling of a classic sports coupe. Equally impressive is the load capacity available, 17.7- 49.4 cu. ft. (500–1,400 liters), which can be used in a wide variety of ways thanks to the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat bench. At launch time, the BMW X4 will be offered in the following variants: xDrive20d, xDrive30d, xDrive30d, xDrive20i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i. Here is the video: The article Get Up Close With The New BMW X4 – VIDEO appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

In 2012 BMW has started a pilot of the ‘BMW Genius’ program. At the time, the pilot was conducted at 10 BMW dealerships who collectively employed 14 Geniuses, and produced an extremely high level of customer satisfaction. Two years later BMW is r...

In 2012 BMW has started a pilot of the ‘BMW Genius’ program. At the time, the pilot was conducted at 10 BMW dealerships who collectively employed 14 Geniuses, and produced an extremely high level of customer satisfaction. Two years later BMW is ready to launch the new i3 in the United States and the dealerships are beginning to hire their Product Geniuses. A latest report from Automotive News says BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker’s Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. According to BMW, the tech-savvy employees’ no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW’s vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent.

BMW Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

The Future Retail program started rolling out at all of its 3,250 dealerships worldwide this year. The total number of Product Geniuses will rise to 2,000 in early 2015 from about 1,000 now. Dealers who were the early adopters of Product Geniuses have seen such an increase in revenue and margin that they plan to change how they staff their showrooms. “We were originally thinking of having one Product Genius per dealer, but some dealers now have four or five,” says Ian Robertson, BMW Head of Sales and Marketing. “One big dealer group recently told me that they want to completely rebalance their sales force: from the current four sales guys and one Genius, they are planning to move to three Geniuses and two sales guys.” Each BMW Genius will be steeped in the increasingly sophisticated technologies and personalization options available from BMW to help guide customers through every step of the ordering, buying, test drive and handover process, and will be on call to help with any subsequent queries or service updates. The Product Geniuses, who are paid a fixed salary, do not sell cars. Buyers who want to make a purchase are handed over to a sales person. The average age of BMW’s Product Geniuses in Europe is 23 and their backgrounds are mixed. The article BMW Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

After nearly 20 years of stops and starts, Italian automaker Alfa Romeo is returning to the US market. Alfa Romeo debuted its 4C model at the 2014 New York Auto Show this week. Alfa Romeo 4C is an ultra-lightweight, mid-engined, turbocharged car with...

After nearly 20 years of stops and starts, Italian automaker Alfa Romeo is returning to the US market. Alfa Romeo debuted its 4C model at the 2014 New York Auto Show this week. Alfa Romeo 4C is an ultra-lightweight, mid-engined, turbocharged car with non-power-assisted steering. The 4C Launch Edition is the official name of the car returning to the U.S. and the 500 Launch Editions will be limited to three colors – Alfa Red, Rosso Competizione or Madreperla White. The car showcases a carbon-fiber spoiler and mirror caps and unique forged wheels.

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show

To meet the expectations of a sports car, the 4C comes with firmer suspensions, performance-tuned shocks and stiffer front and rear sway bars. Meanwhile, a racing exhaust should help the turbocharged, four-cylinder engine make its presence known. A new generation turbocharger features a pulse-converter exhaust manifold to exploit pressure waves and boost torque at low-engine speeds. A waste gate valve adjusts turbo pressure and improves the engine’s efficiency. Advanced scavenging technology enables the Alfa Romeo 4C to maximize torque at low engine speeds and deliver more response to driver input by increasing combustion efficiency and turbine speed, all while eliminating turbo lag. As a result, torque delivery is instantaneous, with a peak of 258 ft.-lb. (350 N•m); 80 percent of which is available at only 1,700 rpm. Teamed to the all-aluminum engine is a paddle-shifting Alfa TCT twin-clutch transmission, which has been specifically tuned for the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C. With its uniquely calibrated software that adjusts with the Alfa DNA selector system, the Alfa TCT’s gearshifts are designed to become most aggressive in the Dynamic and Race modes. The Alfa TCT system also integrates a “launch control” mode – delivering the utmost acceleration possible as soon as the driver releases the brake. Jump into the Comments section and let us know if you think of the latest Alfa to be sold in the US. The article Alfa Romeo returns to the New York Auto Show appeared first on BMW BLOG

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LEAKED: BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

Ahead of its official unveil today, the BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept has been leaked on the web. In a teaser press release issued this week, BMW says the Vision Future Luxury Concept is an exclusive design study that provides a long-term outlook ...

Ahead of its official unveil today, the BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept has been leaked on the web. In a teaser press release issued this week, BMW says the Vision Future Luxury Concept is an exclusive design study that provides a long-term outlook on its perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. This concept car portrays luxury as a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, with the focus on outstanding exterior and interior design quality, select materials, seamlessly integrated control units featuring pioneering technology, an innovative lightweight construction concept and a driving experience that is optimally tailored to the needs of all occupants.

LEAKED: BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

More on this in just a few hours! Stay tuned! Leak via Autonews1

LEAKED: BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

LEAKED: BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

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F80 M3 Scale Weight – 3562 lbs (no driver, full tank, 6MT, CF roof, 19″ wheels)

With the different methods of weight measurement used for the US and EU markets, there’s been some confusion as to the actual weight of the F80 M3 / F82 M4 (versus the published weights), even after our recent interview. Luckily, Axis of Overs...

With the different methods of weight measurement used for the US and EU markets, there’s been some confusion as to the actual weight of the F80 M3 / F82 M4 (versus the published weights), even after our recent interview. Luckily, Axis of Oversteer got their hands on a F80 M3 and put it on the scale. It weighed in a 3562 pounds. This weight was measured with a full tank (60 liters / 15.9 gallons) and without driver. Options include: standard (non-ceramic) brakes, carbon fiber roof, 6 speed manual transmission, 19″ wheels, LED headlights, HUD. Axis of Oversteer also recently had a E90 M3 on the same scale and it weighed in a 3736 lbs (fully optioned, DCT, full tank, no driver) – 174 lbs heavier than the F80 M3. On the same scale, a E92 3 Series weighed in at 3585 lbs (no sunroof, manual transmission).

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BMW Photo Gallery – 2014 New York Auto Show

The press days of the 2014 New York Auto Show are over and the international car event now opens its doors to the public to showcases the latest automobiles and design trends. In its hometown, BMW North American and BMW AG have displayed an impressiv...

The press days of the 2014 New York Auto Show are over and the international car event now opens its doors to the public to showcases the latest automobiles and design trends. In its hometown, BMW North American and BMW AG have displayed an impressive array of vehicles, as well as two world premieres: BMW X4 and M4 Convertible. From the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, to the award-winning i3 and the hybrid sportscar i8, BMW is showing us the latest and greatest in their lineup. The gallery below will give you a closer look at models like the 2014 BMW 328d xDrive M Sport Package, 2014 535i xDrive M Performance, 435i Convertible M Sport and a 650i xDrive Sakhir Orange.

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

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BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Photo Gallery   2014 New York Auto Show

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How Not to Drift a E90 M3

Cringe-inducing look at a drift contest gone wrong for this E90 M3. This driver did redeem himself with some decent drifting before and after the accident however. ...

Cringe-inducing look at a drift contest gone wrong for this E90 M3. This driver did redeem himself with some decent drifting before and after the accident however.

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BF First Drive: X5 eDrive Concept

For years BMW has been carefully honing it’s hybrid technology and offerings. From the first X6 ActiveHybrid (which sold very small numbers) to the recent 3 and 5 Series six cylinder hybrids it’s not… [[ This is a content summary only. Visi...

For years BMW has been carefully honing it’s hybrid technology and offerings. From the first X6 ActiveHybrid (which sold very small numbers) to the recent 3 and 5 Series six cylinder hybrids it’s not… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW M235i Hot Laps At Laguna Seca

The Smoking Tire Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about. The BMW M235i Coupe is the latest member of the BMW M Performance Automobile family and it is powered ...

The Smoking Tire Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about. The BMW M235i Coupe is the latest member of the BMW M Performance Automobile family and it is powered by the N55 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged inline-six engine also found in the M135i. It produces 322 hp and 332 lf-ft of torque taking the M235i from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds when optioned with the 8-speed sport automatic. Top speed is 155mph and MPG is 22 city/32 hwy for the auto and 19/29 for the 6-speed manual.

BMW M235i Hot Laps At Laguna Seca

While in Vegas to test drive the new M235i, BMW samples us and other journalists only with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The review can be found here. The article BMW M235i Hot Laps At Laguna Seca appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW Individual Frozen Bronze M5 Competition w/ Nutmeg Interior

Check out this beautiful BMW Individual Frozen Bronze F10 M5 Competition with Individual Nutmet interior. Specs as follows: Frozen Bronze Nutmeg interior with Piano Black finish B&O Carbon Ceramic Brakes Competition Package ...

Check out this beautiful BMW Individual Frozen Bronze F10 M5 Competition with Individual Nutmet interior. Specs as follows: Frozen Bronze Nutmeg interior with Piano Black finish B&O Carbon Ceramic Brakes Competition Package

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