Our colleagues from WCF have managed to grab a couple of spy shots with the upcoming 2012 BMW 3-Series, wearing less camouflage and we are able to see that it has grown a little bit in size, looking more like a 5-Series. As you can notice, it will feature a prominent grille, a V-shaped bonnet, [...]
The German car manufacturer BMW has confirmed that a four-wheel-drive version of the M5 will eventually be released. The company’s new and highly anticipated rival to the Mercedes E63 AMG was revealed last week at the Shanghai Auto Show, in the form of a concept, packing a V8 twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 552 hp. BMW [...]
It seems that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics will be a star of the upcoming Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol movie, which will be launched on December 16th this year. A member of the Team-BHP forums managed to grab a spy shot of the concept on the movie’s set. As a reminder, this concept previews the [...]
According to our colleges from Auto Bild, BMW is working on the Z2 roadster which should be out sometime in 2014, although nothing is set in stone at the moment. Reports say that the Z2 will not be developed as a baby Z4 and it will feature its own DNA, We might expect to see [...]
You all know the GT version of 5-Series, a car that I really don’t like. Following that same recipe, BMW is working on the 3-Series GT, a car that should be out in 2013. From these spy shots we can clearly see that it is going to be a baby 5-Series GT, featuring a higher [...]
To be honest, I’m not that enthusiastic regarding the upcoming “i” models from BMW, because from the spy shots that we’ve seen lately, the cars look kind of ugly. Anyway, the German automaker recently acquired the services of Frank Weber, who was the lead engineer of the Chevrolet Volt and the boss of Opel/Vauxhall’s product [...]
Back in March 2010, BMW revealed the Z4 GT3 racer, and now they’re back with the updated version of the car, featuring improved aerodynamics efficiency along with other various tweaks to make it more competitive in the GT3 class.
[youtube width="470" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmvoPh3EIsw[/youtube] This video explains the extensive development necessary every time a new seat is created. For the German automaker, the seat is considered a part of the car’s suspension and is designed in order to bring the driver into a perfect position. Extensive testing is conducted, on various driving conditions, and the final [...]
Despite the fact that the concept version of the BMW M5 hasn’t been unveiled officially, information about the production model has surfaced the Internet this week, from which we’ve learned that we will see the car in all its “M” glory at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Until then, we’ll have to settle with [...]
How clever? Well, it will be able to adapt its shifting pattern and power delivery in order to suit road conditions. How is it going to do that you ask? By using a lot of nerdy stuff, like GPS mapping, a wireless data connection, the car’s DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), along with front and rear-mounted [...]
You all know BMW, right? Well, they’ve teamed up with joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. in order to develop a brand new plug-in hybrid model based on the LWB (long wheelbase) version of the China-spec 5-Series sedan model. Later on this month we will see the prototype model at the 2011 Shanghai [...]
BMW has decided to be generous with car fans and revealed its very sexy 2012 6-Series Coupe in Munich, ahead of the car’s official debut at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show. Talking with the guys over at Autoblog, the company’s head designer Karim Habib says that he drew most of his inspiration from the 3.0 [...]
[youtube width="470" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLKH1k12Ayk[/youtube] At the beginning of this week the German automaker BMW has released a very cool CGI animation promo for its EfficientDynamics family of engines featuring TwinPower Turbo. This video kicks off with an android that builds an engine, demonstrating the company’s “Perfect Cylinder” combustion with the help of the turbo, Valvetronic and [...]
[youtube width="470" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCwWR1BD-8[/youtube] This time, we’ll let the video do the talking.
At the company’s Group Innovation Day 2011 in Munich, the German automaker BMW has revealed new technologies meant to maximize efficiency. The new lightweight construction techniques that use materials like CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic), aluminum, along with other hybrid materials will replace previous components that were made out of steel. These components include seat [...]