2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

The next generation 2016 BMW 7 Series was spotted once again. Near Nurburgring, a reader of Bimmertoday has taken the time to closely photograph a G11 7 Series test mule. Still carrying some heavy camouflage, the 7er prototype reveals some interestin...

The next generation 2016 BMW 7 Series was spotted once again. Near Nurburgring, a reader of Bimmertoday has taken the time to closely photograph a G11 7 Series test mule. Still carrying some heavy camouflage, the 7er prototype reveals some interesting things. First, there are two cameras back the interior mirror which along with the external cameras give the car a 360 degree view of the road. This is a clear indication of some advanced assistance systems which can also detect cross traffic and warn the driver. If the current rumors are correct, the BMW 7 Series G11 will also have a system similar to the Mercedes’ Magic Body Control systems which detects and scans the road ahead so the adaptive suspension can be adjusted accordingly before driving through a pothole.

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

Earlier this year, we reported on BMW’s plans to launch a new rear-wheel drive platform by 2016. Dubbed “35up”, the new platform will debut alongside the next generation 7 Series. The platform will be used for both rear-wheel drive and xDrive vehicles and mixes high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. BMW says the G11 BMW 7 Series will make use of modern materials with a lot of carbon fiber. The high-end limousine will set new luxury-class standards not only in terms of lightweight construction, but also in driving dynamics.

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

With the new G11/G12 platform, BMW managed to shed some weight off the previous 7 Series models. The weight of the base 740i model is said to dramatically drop below the 1900kg kerb weight. The new 2016 BMW 7 Series features a mix of materials that allow for considerable weight savings

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

: carbon fiber parts were added to the aluminum and steel used in today’s car. The roof, bonnet and bootlid are most likely to be made from CFRP. The 2016 BMW 7 Series will come with the latest and greatest gadgets from BMW R&D, including optional laser headlights.

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

Under the hood of the new BMW 7 Series we will find an economical four-cylinder engines, at least one model with plug-in hybrid drive and six-cylinder and V8 engines .The new drives are designed to provide unprecedented low, in this class, CO2 emissions. A V12 6.0 liter might still be offered for the flagship 760Li. The new BMW 7 Series will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show and go on sale in the United States in late 2015 or early 2016.

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

2016 BMW 7 Series photographed in detail

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E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

BMW takes us to their photo studio to showcase the M3 generations: E30, E36, E46, E93 and now F83. Since 1988, the M3 convertibles were part of the M3 family and have become a staple automobile. E30 M3 Convertible The first generation E30 M3 Converti...

BMW takes us to their photo studio to showcase the M3 generations: E30, E36, E46, E93 and now F83. Since 1988, the M3 convertibles were part of the M3 family and have become a staple automobile. E30 M3 Convertible The first generation E30 M3 Convertible was powered by a four-cylinder engine and came with a soft roof. The S14 four-cylinder with 2.3 liter displacement was initially available with 195 hp, later developed 215 hp. The sprint from 0 to 100 came in 7.3 seconds.

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

E36 M3 Convertible

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

In 1994, BMW debuted the E36 M3 Convertible with an inline six-cylinder engine and again a soft top bu this time opened and closed via an electric switch. The engine power ranged from 286 to 321 horsepower and BMW used an SMG transmission. E46 M3 Convertible

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

The E46 M3 Convertible, first introduced in October 2000, appeared worldwide with the new 3.2 L S54 M-tuned engine. At the time of the car’s introduction, this engine had the highest specific output naturally aspirated of any engine ever made by BMW (except in the McLaren F1), producing 343 horsepower (256 kW) and 365 N·m (269 lb·ft). It was only available in coupe and convertible bodies as the saloon version has been dropped. The E46 M3 was offered with a standard 6-speed Getrag transmission, but optionally came with a SMG drivelogic transmission (also known as the SMG II). E93 M3 Convertible

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

Similar to the previous M3 generations that introduced a new engine, the fourth generation M3 did the same: the BMW S65 V8 engine. The engine produces 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8300 rpm,[36] with peak torque of 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) at 3900 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. As of April 2008, BMW offers a new seven speed Getrag double-clutch gearbox, called M-DKG (Doppel-Kupplungs-Getriebe) or M-DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) as an option, which reduces shift pauses to less than a tenth of a second and shortens the car’s 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time by 0.2 seconds vs. manual. It features both automatic and manual modes similar to the SMG gearboxes in the E36 and E46, but with more speed and efficiency. F83 M3 Convertible

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together

he third addition to the new M3 and M4 family made its debut earlier this year and brings an emotional design to the powerful looking M4 Coupe. Built atop the elegant and beautiful 4 Series Convertible, the BMW M4 Convertible will join its siblings, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, this summer. Under the hood, it features the same S55 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower engine producing 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed or an optional 7-speed M DCT transmission.  What’s your favorite BMW M3 Convertible? The article E30, E36, E46, E93, F83 M3 Generations All Together appeared first on BMW BLOG

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F83 M4 Convertible Reviews Are In

The BMW M4 convertible reviews are in. See what the first reports have to say. ...

The BMW M4 convertible reviews are in. See what the first reports have to say.

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BMW and Startnext challenge international fans, innovators and developers for car app ideas

The innovation team of BMW and Startnext, Germany’s largest Crowdfunding-Community, are teaming up for an open innovation campaign this summer. The Mobility Experience Challenge is a contest that welcomes participants from across the world. The cha...

The innovation team of BMW and Startnext, Germany’s largest Crowdfunding-Community, are teaming up for an open innovation campaign this summer. The Mobility Experience Challenge is a contest that welcomes participants from across the world. The challenge is open to app developers, mobility experts, innovators or purely fans of BMW. Participants can submit and present their app innovations in the categories ‘car’, ‘travel’ and ‘search & scout’ within the submission phase. During the public voting phase, fans have the chance to decide over their favorite ideas in a 2-month voting process.

BMW and Startnext challenge international fans, innovators and developers for car app ideas

The top 10 crowd favorites will be presented to the official BMW App Jury. This jury is the final committee to determine which 3 app ideas will win the contest and might be chosen to be developed together with the app developers at BMW. The winning 3 contestants will also receive prize money of 2,500 US$ in total, as well as the chance to visit the BMW innovation teams in Munich (Germany) or Mountain View, CA (USA). The top 10 finalists will receive a certificate which acknowledges their success in the Mobility Experience Challenge. The goal of the campaign is to involve the public crowd to invent and conceptualize app ideas, as well as receiving feedback from the community on all submitted proposals. “We want cars to be recognized as an integral part of a person’s lifestyle. We want to share this passion with everyone and open up for ideas. Our goal is to do the impossible by breaking down traditional barriers between companies and the public. Let’s open doors together!” says the initiator of this challenge, Bastian Bansemir. More info at www.bmw.startnext.de. The article BMW and Startnext challenge international fans, innovators and developers for car app ideas appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2015 BMW M4 Convertible – Videos

New videos of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible have just been uploaded on our Youtube channel. We’ve also just returned from Munich where we had the change to sample a Moonstone Metallic painted M4 Convertible and shared our impressions here. The th...

New videos of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible have just been uploaded on our Youtube channel. We’ve also just returned from Munich where we had the change to sample a Moonstone Metallic painted M4 Convertible and shared our impressions here. The third addition to the new M3 and M4 family made its debut earlier this year and brings an emotional design to the powerful looking M4 Coupe. Built atop the elegant and beautiful 4 Series Convertible, the BMW M4 Convertible will join its siblings, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, this summer. Under the hood, it features the same S55 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower engine producing 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed or an optional 7-speed M DCT transmission.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible   Videos

The new M4 Convertible has grown in size when compared to the E93 model, it measures 183.9 in length compared to the 181.8 in for the E93. The F83 is also wider than the M3 Convertible, by 2.6 inches (73.6 in vs 71.0 in). As expected, the F83 wheelbase is also longer than the predecessor due to the larger base car, the 4 Series Convertible – 110.7 vs. 108.7 inches. Here is a series of videos showing the exterior and interior design: The article 2015 BMW M4 Convertible – Videos appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

At the International Media Launch of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, BMW brought out different models to showcase the color palette of the new cabriolet. Shown below is the M4 Convertible in the Sakhir Orange color which first debuted in the M6 Coupe. T...

At the International Media Launch of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, BMW brought out different models to showcase the color palette of the new cabriolet. Shown below is the M4 Convertible in the Sakhir Orange color which first debuted in the M6 Coupe. The M3 and M4 Coupe/Convertible come with a variety of well known colors as well as two new ones: Yas Marina Blue Metallic and Austin Yellow Metallic. The other exterior colors are: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic. The new F80 BMW M3 and F82/F83 M4 will officially only get a frozen paint in 2015. According to the our sources, even the additional $5000 or 5,000 euros for the BMW Individual color will not get the customers the frozen colors in this year’s production.

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

Under the hood, it features the same S55 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower engine producing 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed or an optional 7-speed M DCT transmission. BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible in the US will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible.

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

BMW M4 Convertible in Sakhir Orange

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Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR-163 Wheels

Seems that Vorsteiner is releasing more builds lately that involve high-performance BMW models. We showed you a BMW M4 with their Vorsteiner VSR-163 wheels earlier, while now we have the chance to show you the same wheel design on a BMW M3. Specifica...

Seems that Vorsteiner is releasing more builds lately that involve high-performance BMW models. We showed you a BMW M4 with their Vorsteiner VSR-163 wheels earlier, while now we have the chance to show you the same wheel design on a BMW M3. Specifications are the same. Fitment is the same. Finish is the same. Our fans will appreciate the racing inspired ten-spoke wheel design, fittingly curvy. Thanks to the wheels, the M3 gets a better stance and appearance overall. Made in a single piece forged monoblock layout, these are fully compatible with the Brembo brakes which means they are completely tested and fitment is perfect allowing any aftermarket big brake kit to be added.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

This Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 setup incorporates sizes of 20×10 in the front and 20×11 in the rear, where they are finished in a beautiful Gloss Shadow Black finish. While some may argue that larger wheel sizes on performance cars like these will ruin performance, I can only remind you that the BMW M3 is more than capable of producing excellent performance figures. Powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo engine developing 425 horsepower, it is more than capable of handling any aftermarket wheel setup you install.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

It can do 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual gearbox while it takes 3.9 seconds with the optional DCT gearbox. In today’s age of high performance cars, where the 0-60 mph time is heavily dependent on traction, the new M3 and M4 will run the standing kilometer – considered now to be an essential figure in performance claims – in 22.20 seconds. When you add some aftermarket wheels and drop it a bit, the looks are entirely where a lot of owners would like it to be at.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW M3 With Vorsteiner VSR 163 Wheels

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Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

This Alpine White BMW F10 M5 is rocking a set of PUR Wheels featuring a color finish combination that looks somewhat incredible with the white paint job. It’s a combination of matte black centers and bronze lips, something we don’t see ve...

This Alpine White BMW F10 M5 is rocking a set of PUR Wheels featuring a color finish combination that looks somewhat incredible with the white paint job. It’s a combination of matte black centers and bronze lips, something we don’t see very often. But it looks good! These are part of PUR Wheels’ luxury line. The wheels are custom manufactured from forged aluminum with a three-piece configuration. This allows for greater customization options regarding the wheel setup and fitment. With sizes available in 19, 20, 21 and 22 inches, they are certainly a good selection for various high-performance tuning projects. Wheels shown here are 21×9 and 21×11, front and rear respectively.

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

As you may already know, a BMW F10 M5 is powered by a 4.4 liter V8 S65 twin-turbo engine producing some 560 horsepower and it propels the 1,945 kg (4,288 lb) heavy car from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.7 seconds. A BMW F10 M5 comes stock with wheels sized 20 inches in diameter, so adding a custom aftermarket forged wheel setup can be done within the overall dimensions of the stock wheels and tires. Whether this impacts performance, handling and overall driving comfort entirely, we’ll leave that up to the owners to decide.

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

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Videos and Images of BMW M4 Convertible in Moonstone

Some beautiful photos and videos of the BMW M4 (F83) Convertible in Moonstone color. ...

Some beautiful photos and videos of the BMW M4 (F83) Convertible in Moonstone color.

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2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

One special color from the BMW Individual catalog is Pyrite Brown. The dark shaded brown was shown to us on the new 2015 BMW M4 Convertible. The color was first introduced for the F15 X5. The new BMW M4 Convertible come with a variety of colors, incl...

One special color from the BMW Individual catalog is Pyrite Brown. The dark shaded brown was shown to us on the new 2015 BMW M4 Convertible. The color was first introduced for the F15 X5. The new BMW M4 Convertible come with a variety of colors, including two new ones: Yas Marina Blue Metallic and Austin Yellow Metallic. The other exterior colors are: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic. Frozen/matte colors will be offered as well, and we have already seen the M4 Convertible in Frozen Red.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible in the US will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible. See the photo gallery below:

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

2015 BMW M4 Convertible in Pyrite Brown

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