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A great trip journal featuring a visit inside Supersprint Exhaust’s headquarters in Italy.
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With 141,093 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 133,631/ +5.6%), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result. A record number of 273,999 (prev. yr. 256,933) automobiles have been delivered to custo...
With 141,093 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 133,631/ +5.6%), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result. A record number of 273,999 (prev. yr. 256,933) automobiles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year – an increase of 6.6% compared with the same period last year. “February was another record month for us,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “The innovative new models coming out this year, such as the 2 Series Active Tourer and 4 Series Gran Coupé we just premiered to great reviews at the Geneva Motor Show, will give us the momentum to keep growing in 2014.” Robertson added. BMW enjoyed its best ever February: 124,839 BMW brand vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 8.6% (prev. yr. 114,909). Year-to-date sales rose 8.9% with 242,017 BMW brand vehicles delivered compared with the same period last year (222,211). Demand for the BMW X3 was high in the first two months of 2014 with a total of 23,980 vehicles delivered to customers (prev. yr. 20,767/ +15.5%). The BMW 5 series was another significant growth driver with sales rising 11.4% to 55,758 (prev. yr. 50,057). February saw 15,975 MINIs delivered to customers (prev. yr. 18,527/ -13.8%). The sales slow-down is due to the model change-over with the new MINI, which will go on sale from mid-March. Sales of the MINI Clubman remain strong: in the first two months of the year, a total of 2,532 vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 22.5% on the same period last year (2,067). The BMW Group maintained or increased sales in almost all regions in February, in line with the corporate strategy of balanced growth worldwide. Deliveries of BMW and MINI models in Asia increased by 22.8% to 45,292 vehicles (prev. yr. 36,879). Sales for the region in the first two months of 2014 rose 20.2% to 96,133 (prev. yr. 79,993). In mainland China, sales in February rose 29.1% with 30,281 deliveries (prev. yr. 23,449). Japan also saw growth of 29.1% with 5,622 vehicles delivered to customers (prev. yr. 4,355) and in South Korea 3,435 BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered in February, an increase of 17.3% (prev. yr. 2,928). In the Americas, a total of 30,490 BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers in February (prev. yr. 30,902/ -1.3%). Sales for the year-to-date rose 1.0% to 56,467 models delivered (prev. yr. 55,923). In the USA, sales for the first two months of 2014 remained stable, with a total of 45,272 deliveries (prev. yr. 45,808/ -1.2%) compared with the same period last year. Sales in Brazil for the year-to-date increased by an impressive 54.0% to 2,420 (prev. yr. 1,571) and deliveries in Mexico in the first two months of 2014 rose by 14.3% to 2,194 (prev. yr. 1,920). The continuing headwinds in Europe continue to make themselves felt with 60,321 BMW and MINI models delivered in February (prev. yr. 61,253/ -1.5%). Sales for the first two months of 2014 are on a par with the previous year with a total of 111,654 deliveries (prev. yr. 111,870/ -0.2%). Sales in Scandinavia continue to grow significantly, increasing 15.2% compared with the first two months of last year with a total of 6,551 vehicles delivered in the year to date (prev. yr. 5,499). BMW Motorrad sales in February increased by 18.3% compared with the same month last year (8,098 / prev. yr. 6,847) with a total of 13,536 motorcycles delivered worldwide in the first two months of the year (prev. yr. 11,665/ +16.0%).
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At the 2014 Geneva Salon, Rolls-Royce unveiled the Ghost Series II to the world. The facelifted luxury car offers a discreet and considered update of this iconic car’s exterior appearance, as well as the latest technological advances. The new Ghost...
At the 2014 Geneva Salon, Rolls-Royce unveiled the Ghost Series II to the world. The facelifted luxury car offers a discreet and considered update of this iconic car’s exterior appearance, as well as the latest technological advances. The new Ghost stands out with its re-sculpted headlights, with unbroken daytime running lights framing a new, more dynamic shape, giving Ghost Series II a distinct visual signature from the front. This blends perfectly with revised surface treatments to the front of the car. A tapered ‘wake channel’ on the bonnet, emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy’s wings, evokes the sight of a jet’s vapour trail, hinting at the car’s dynamism.
Subtle re-sculpting of Ghost’s bumpers creates a stronger stance and a sense of extra width and height, whilst the contemporary aesthetic is further enhanced with the addition of chrome inserts to the front air intakes, which now feed more air cooling to the front brakes. Interior comfort and style are enhanced with re-designed seats. Electronically adjustable thigh supports for front seat passengers complement a new seat structure, enhancing Ghost’s unchallenged interior comfort levels. A revised rear seat design ensures absolute comfort for those wishing to conduct business or simply relax. In ‘lounge seat’ configuration, the seats are gently angled towards each other to create a more intimate setting, allowing passengers to communicate more easily. The instrument dials and clock have also undergone subtle enhancements with individually applied polished metal chaplets around the dials evoking the precision design of hand-made, luxury wrist watches, whilst the matte chrome centers ‘float’ in the middle of each instrument. Here are the full specs and a photo gallery:
Ghost Series II SWB Dimensions Vehicle length 5399 mm / 17 ft.9in Vehicle width 1948 mm / 6 ft 5in Vehicle height (unladen) 1550 mm / 5 ft 1in Wheelbase 3295 mm / 10 ft 10in Turning circle 13.4 m / 44 ft Boot Volume (DIN) 490 ltr / 17.3 ft3 Weight Unladen Weight (DIN) 2360 kg / 5203 lb Engine Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48 Fuel management Direct injection Max power @ engine speed 563bhp /570 PS(DIN)/420 kW@ 5,250 rpm Max torque @ engine speed 780 Nm / 575 lb ft @ 1,500 rpm Fuel type Super unleaded1 Performance Top speed 250 km/h / 155 mph (governed) Acceleration 0 – 60 mph (UK) 4.7 sec Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 4.9 sec Fuel Consumption Urban 21.2 ltr/100 km / 13.3 mpg (Imp.) Extra urban 9.8 ltr/100 km / 28.8 mpg (Imp.) Combined consumption / range 14.0 ltr/100 km / 20.2 mpg (Imp.) CO2 emissions 327 g/km TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Ghost Series II EWB Dimensions Vehicle length 5569 mm/17 ft.3” Vehicle width 1948 mm/6 ft 5” Vehicle height (unladen) 1550 mm/4 ft 11” Wheelbase 3465 mm/10 ft 2” Turning circle 14 m/45.9 ft Boot Volume (DIN) 490 ltr/17.3 ft3 Weight Unladen Weight (DIN) 2420 kg/5335 lb Engine Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48 Fuel management Direct injection Power output @ engine speed 563bhp/570 PS (DIN)/420 kW@ 5,250 rpm Max torque @ engine speed 780 Nm/575 lb ft @ 1,500 rpm Fuel type Super unleaded1 Performance Top speed 250 km/h/155 mph (governed) Acceleration 0 – 60 mph (UK) 4.8 sec Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 5.0 sec Fuel Consumption Urban 21.4 ltr/100 km/13.2 mpg (Imp.) Extra urban 9.8 ltr/100 km/28.8 mpg (Imp.) Combined consumption / range 14.1 ltr/100 km/20 mpg (Imp.) CO2 emissions 329 g/km The article Rolls Royce Ghost Facelift comes to Geneva Motor Show appeared first on BMW BLOG
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The article first appeared on BMWi3blogspot. Hello, I’m Jon from Norway and I was Born Electric on February 13th. Until now I’ve been “partly electric” by cycling once a week (not in winter) to work with an electric bike. It’...
The article first appeared on BMWi3blogspot. Hello, I’m Jon from Norway and I was Born Electric on February 13th. Until now I’ve been “partly electric” by cycling once a week (not in winter) to work with an electric bike. It’s 17km each way and I’ve done 1000km in total. Living in the southwest of Norway, in Sandnes and working in Stavanger, nearby. Electric or hybrid?
I first started looking for a hybrid vehicle that could go electric to and from work. Toyota and Lexus could just go a few kilometers in electric mode which wasn’t enough for me. Then Volvo came up with one, but it was too expensive. The i3 was the first all-electric that I found interesting. In the past two years the most we have driven at any time was about 100km. If we need to travel longer than that, we go by air. After reading just about everything I could find about the i3, I decided to sign an informal agreement to buy one on July 11. Since then, Audi and VW have announced a few interesting hybrids, but the Norwegian tax system gives the all-electric cars some advantages (at the moment). That meant the all electric BMW i3 is actually less expensive then the competing hybrids, plus it gets toll free passage and is free on ferries! Buying it: In October, BMW put an i3 in front of the Oslo Marathon to serve as a pace car. The BMW shop Bavaria in Stavanger lent it for a day and had it on exibition in town. I went there, took a glance, and felt in love. Unfortunately the salespersons knew even less than I did (Hi Tom, It’s the same mess in Norway!), so I spoke with two engineers that came to look at the charging system. Together we agreed that BMW needs another type of way to sell these electric cars. Speciliasts that have been properly trained for these unique vehicles. My experience earlier was that coming in to the BMW car shop speaking Oslo dialect got them to believe that I worked with Statoil and was looking for an expensive model. The salespersons focus on status models with big engines is not suitable for electric cars! These cars are different and the sales processes should be different as well. When i3 was introduced in November, I took it for a spin and was convinced. I was about the 50th person to sign a contract out of the 550 in total in the southwest of Norway. After seven long months of waiting, I finally have it! Driving it: It is a pleasure to drive! It is fast when you need it, yet with smooth and easy ride. Small and quick in town and with an impressive turning radius! Many Norwegian families have two cars because both parents use a car to come to work and the i3 can be a perfect second car for many of them. Quite often they will have a large car to go to their cottage in weekends. However from now on, the second should be all-electric like the i3! Moreover, for some of us it is the primary car, the one that gets the most use. The one foot driving is perfect! In the morning rush, I used to step on the brake pedal hundreds of times to avoid crashing. Now I just regulate the speed by the accelerator pedal. Even better, I go into the line of cars on the motorway and turn on the adaptive Cruise control. It’s possible for me to travel the whole 15 km on the motorway just steering, not touching the any pedals! (Try that, Tesla!) I have a very good second car, a Saab 9.3 automatic, but I will now use it only if we decide to go by car to Oslo (500km, We have only Japanese fast charging system here now) or if I need to fetch something with a trailer. Last week we went to visit some relatives in the Archipelago north of Stavanger. The car did fine on the 80km drive, even with 5 degrees Celsius and strong winds. I was worried about the distance and how much air conditioning (heating) I could use, but was relieved when the car showed 55km to go after driving the 80km. Since the i3 is a tall car, strong winds do affect the steering more than I am used to, but it is not a big deal once you get used to it. Perfect choice? As a city car, I believe the best choice for the i3 is the all-electric car version now. Agile, quick and fun to drive. I like the narrow tires because they will not float in snow and they will not follow tracks in the asphalt. Norwegian roads have often tracks from cars with studded tires. The i3 REx would definitely make my range anxiety disappear, but here in Norway, it is too expensive because of the special tax system. To have the newest in security, you must add much of the extras BMW provide! I paid 36% extra to get the essentials! (Tyre Pressure Monitor is free). I believe i3 is the only all-electric car with adaptive Cruise Control. That is a great, but soon the electric VW Golf comes with it as a standard feature! Relative to the range anxiety, both Audi A3 and VW Golf comes with 204hk hybrid cars that uses 0,15l/10km! If BMW does not come up with wider range of electric cars, or hybrid 4×4, then VW-Audi will achieve their European goal, being the leading automaker here, also in electric and hybrid cars. As for the sound system, the car is a virtual concert hall with the Harman Kardon loudspeakers. I have a lot of music stored on the hard disk in the car. To listen to quiet parts of classical music without disturbance from the petrol motor is perfect. The extras are from the ordinary BMWs, and suits the i3 well. To give i3 the right premium feel along with the rest of the BMWs, I think you need optional equipment like adaptive Cruise Control, stop and go and Harman Kardon loudspeakers. However, as said before, these features do cost a lot! In Norway the base i3, the Leaf and Golf cost about the same without optional equipment. For me, i3 wins even though you do not buy optional equipment. Two practical things about the i3 that I’d like to recommend: Floor mats in white velor are nice to look at, but not to use in winter. Also do not put the electric cables under the bonnet. The wet environment might damage it, they said. Therefore, I recommend using a waterproof bag for them like I do. The article Meet Jon – A BMW i3 Owner appeared first on BMW BLOG
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With the completion of the development work and final preparations for production at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch of the BMW i8 approaches its peak. Delivery of the first customer cars will start in June 2014, beginning with the main E...
With the completion of the development work and final preparations for production at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch of the BMW i8 approaches its peak. Delivery of the first customer cars will start in June 2014, beginning with the main European markets. Beforehand, special public events will be held in various regions all over the world to meet the enormous interest in the BMW i8. For this purpose BMW i agents will be equipped with separate demonstration vehicles. The start of series production of customer vehicles will commence in April. Customers have already been able to place pre-orders for the BMW i8 in all major markets since autumn 2013. However, demand for the BMW i8 is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up. Further improvements to the BMW i8 specifications In parallel to the completion of the statutory type approval the BMW engineers were also able to achieve a further improvement of key driving performance and fuel consumption data. Thanks to its novel powertrain concept BMW eDrive in plug-in hybrid configuration, the i8 combines a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 4.4 seconds with an EU test cycle average fuel consumption of 2.1 litres/100 km (134.5 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The related electricity consumption was measured at 11.9 kWh per 100 km . Every-day fuel economy substantially better than all conventional sports car concepts Although the results achieved in the EU test cycle allow for quick comparisons with other vehicles and despite their relevance for a favorable taxation in many countries, the BMW i8 engineers hat a particular focus on low fuel consumption in real life. As a result the BMW i8 shows extraordinary efficiency not only in standardized testing procedures, but also in the practice of everyday traffic: In typical everyday commuting, with the battery fully charged at the beginning, the BMW i8 can return a fuel consumption below 5 litres/100 km (more than 56 mpg imp) around town. If the commute includes extra-urban or motorway driving less than 7 litres (more than 40 mpg imp) are achievable.. Even in longer-distance operation at higher speeds, drivers can keep their average fuel consumption below 8 litres/100 km (more than 35 mpg imp). Overall, the fuel consumption of the plug-in hybrid model therefore works out around 50 per cent better than that of conventionally powered sports car models. World’s first production car with laser light. Introduction of the optional BMW laser headlights is scheduled for autumn 2014, when the BMW i8 will become the world’s first production car to offer this innovative lighting technology. BMW laser headlights are around 30 per cent more energy-efficient than the BMW i8’s standard LED headlights and provide considerably more powerful road illumination, with a range of up to 600 metres. Highly concentrated beams of light from high-performance laser diodes act on a fluorescent phosphor material inside the headlight, which projects a sharply focused beam of light onto the road. The laser headlights produce a light similar to natural daylight and are therefore always easy on the eye. BMW eDrive: Sports car powertrain of the future. The BMW i8’s plug-in hybrid system comprises a 170 kW/231 hp, 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 96 kW/131 hp, 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) hybrid synchronous electric motor. The BMW eDrive system also includes a lithium-ion high-voltage battery (with a usable capacity of 5,2 kWh) and intelligent energy management that uses the combined output of 266 kW/362 hp to provide breathtaking performance and maximum efficiency, while always taking into account the driving situation and driver requirements. The excellent balance between driving pleasure and fuel economy is aided by a low vehicle weight of 1,485 kg (DIN kerb weight) and an unusually good drag coefficient (Cd) for a sports car of 0.26. In zero-emission all-electric mode, the BMW i8 has a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a range of 37 kilometres (23 miles) within the EU test cycle. Depending on whether the plug-in hybrid sports car’s lithium-ion battery is recharged at a household power socket or BMW i Wallbox, or at a public charging station, charging times range from less than two up to three hours. In Sport mode the BMW i8 offers mid-range acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) in 2.6 seconds. The electronically governed top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph).
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The launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has left many wondered if BMW will follow suit with a similar model. Just last year BMW previewed a concept car, the Gran Lusso, which in essence could compete with the beautiful and elegant S-Class Coupe...
The launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has left many wondered if BMW will follow suit with a similar model. Just last year BMW previewed a concept car, the Gran Lusso, which in essence could compete with the beautiful and elegant S-Class Coupe. So is BMW working on a 8 Series model based on the Gran Lusso? Just last year new rumors surfaced indicating that a new, elegant and sporty 8 Series Coupe is on the drawing table in Munich. BMW insiders told Automotive News that the company is weighing a return to the high-end coupe segment. “We want to send out the message the future is not all about electric cars
Other BMW sources hint that the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe revealed at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a conceptual version of the future 8 Series. The spacious and bigger coupe than BMW’s current 6 series is the first project the Italian design house Pininfarina has done with BMW. Photo Comparison: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe vs. BMW Gran Lusso By using the high-tech G11/G12 platform of the upcoming 7 Series, the 8 Series Coupe would be the Munich’s flagship and its first foray into this niche segment. But what would the 8 Series Coupe look like? The folks over at xtomi have put together an interesting rendering. The article BMW 8 Series Coupe – What If? appeared first on BMW BLOG
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MotorTrend puts together an interesting comparison between BMW’s entry-level into the U.S. market, 320i, and some other models that are not in the same segment. One is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, a front-wheel drive four-door coupe. The other two...
MotorTrend puts together an interesting comparison between BMW’s entry-level into the U.S. market, 320i, and some other models that are not in the same segment. One is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, a front-wheel drive four-door coupe. The other two are products not usually considered premium, VW CC and Buick Regal. Sporting a TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine, the new 2014 BMW 320i Sedan went on sale last year and it is the most affordable BMW in the U.S. lineup. The 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 180 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 200 lb-ft of torque from 1,250 rpm – 4,500 rpm. 0-60 mph acceleration for the 320i Sedan
Here is an excerpt from their review which puts the BMW 320i ahead of its competitors. That the CLA250 was the only one to show an external stress marker wasn’t totally surprising. Before leaving on the road trip, each car had been sent down a quiet but beat-up-in-sections road at 65 mph to judge ride quality. The CC and Regal were plush all around, able to float over dips and bumps, with the Buick heaving up and down a little more than the Volkswagen. Even though the 320i came fitted with the passive M sport suspension — unique springs, shock absorbers, and bushings, with 0.2/1mm thicker front/rear anti-roll bars — as part of the $1300 Sport Package, it rode confidently on its staggered 18-inch wheels. The BMW suspension delivers a reassuring ride that’s more adept than those of the Regal or CC at snuffing motions after the wheel impact, rather than letting the car oscillate on its own. The purest of BMW purists have harangued that the current F30 3 Series isn’t as laser-focused on handling and as rewarding a driver’s driver as the E30, E36, E46, and E90. We counter the F30 is still an admirable all-around vehicle. …. First and second place were clear. First goes to the 320i, with its easygoing, composed chassis. It’s the most eager to go driving in by a long shot. Knocks against it: It’s weaker on wind-noise abatement and doesn’t come with as many features, although there are plenty of a la carte options to inflate the final price. Second sits the Regal, exceptionally outfitted with goodies including a heated steering wheel and AC power receptacle and boasting ride comfort for all ages. There’s no embarrassment in (inadvertently) taking it through a canyon. 4th Place: Mercedes-Benz CLA250 It’ll be a star when rough-riding luxury cars become all the rage. 3rd Place: Volkswagen CC 2.0T R-Line Beauty craving more substance. 2nd Place: Buick Regal T Nearly bucked the “3 Series always win” trend. 1st Place: BMW 320i Prepared for any road, anywhere, any time. The article Comparison: BMW 320i vs. Buick Regal vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA250 vs. Volkswagen CC appeared first on BMW BLOG
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More photos of the clear see-through M4 exhibit model currently on display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
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The online configurator for the BMW X4 is now available. The color palette is pretty standard on the X4, similar to the other X-models. The second Sports Activity Coupe can be ordered in Mineral White, Glacier Silver, Mineral Silver, Melbourne Red, D...
The online configurator for the BMW X4 is now available. The color palette is pretty standard on the X4, similar to the other X-models. The second Sports Activity Coupe can be ordered in Mineral White, Glacier Silver, Mineral Silver, Melbourne Red, Deep Sea Blue, Sophisto Grey, Sparkling Brown, Black Sapphire, Alpine White and Black. Inside the cabin, customers also have a wide selection of trims and leathers to choose from. It can also be ordered with two pre-defined packages, xLine and M Sport.
Remarkable satin-finish Aluminum elements make the xLine exterior equipment package really stand out. They add a distinctive look to the underbody protection in the front and rear, as well as design elements in the right and left air inlets. The side sills, BMW kidney grille, tailpipes and window frames are also finished in satin-finish Aluminum. In contrast, the B-pillars and C-pillars are in high-gloss Black. The 18″ light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style 607 and the 19″ light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style 608 with mixed tires are exclusively available for the xLine. Real Life Photos: 2015 BMW X4 Upon opening the doors, passengers are greeted with door sill finishers featuring the “BMW xLine” logo. The cloth/leather seat upholstery Carve in Amber/black with contrast stitching in Active Red promises high comfort in the interior.
Black Nevada leather with grey contrast stitching, Mocha Nevada leather with Active Red contrast stitching or Ivory White Nevada leather with contrast stitching in Sport Red (Nevada leather headrests each have appliqué and imprint) or Nevada leather in beige, Saddle Brown or Oyster are available. The interior trim is in elegant high-gloss Dark Copper. Stainless steel trim on the loading sill rounds out the xLine equipment. In Europe, the xLine package for the X4 costs, depending on the engine, between 1400 and 2200 euros.
The M Sport package for the exterior includes the M Aerodynamics package with front and rear bumpers in the body color and the diffuser insert in Dark Shadow metallic. The sill covers, wheel arch trim and door trim are in the body color. The sporty appearance is rounded out by the Individual Shadow Line with trim strips, side frames, window recess finishers, mirror triangle and exterior mirror frame in high-gloss Black. The characteristic “M” logo on the sides and the tailpipe in high-gloss chrome finish off the look. Exclusive in the M Sport package: 18″ light alloy wheels in Star-spoke style 368 M; 19″ M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 622M with mixed tires or 20″ M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 310M with mixed tires. The paint finish in Carbon Black metallic is exclusively available with the M Sport package. Other available paint finishes are Alpine White matte, Sapphire Black metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Melbourne Red metallic and Sophisto Grey metallic.
The M Sport package brings a sporty, exclusive ambiance to the interior: Sport seats for driver and passenger in cloth/leather upholstery Pearlpoint Anthracite offer perfect lateral support and great comfort. They’re also available in Nevada leather black, Savannah Beige, Oyster and Saddle Brown, as well as Mocha and Ivory White with appliqué and imprint. Thanks to the M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, the M gear lever (only with 6-gear manual transmission) and M footrests, many different functions are within close reach. The sporty-dynamic appearance is apparent in the whole car, from the BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite and the M door sills, to the interior trim in Fine Brushed Aluminum. The car key with blue detailing rounds out the exclusive design. Alternatively available: fine-wood trim light or Anthracite Fineline, each with accent line in Pearl-Gloss Chrome or fine-wood trim in Burled Walnut with accent line in Pearl-Gloss Chrome.
Prices for the BMW X4 2014 start at 45,600 euros for the X4 xDrive20d with the 190 hp B47 engine. Then at 46,100 euros base price we have the gasoline-powered X4 xDrive20i with 184 hp. 61 hp more under the hood of the X4 xDrive28i will set you back at least 51,700 euros. For the top-line six-cylinder petrol engine with 306 hp BMW asks 58,000 euros. The 258-hp BMW X4 xDrive30d costs a minimum of 55,100 euros while the xDrive35d has a price of 60,100. In the US, the X4 will be offered with a choice of two TwinPower Turbo engines. The X4 xDrive28i, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $45,625 (including destination and handling), will feature the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder engine while the top-of-line X4 xDrive35i, with an MSRP of $48,925 (including destination and handling) will output 306 hp.