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2017 BMW M760Li xDrive recalled due to oil leaks

Bad news for BMW, their new flagship sedan, the 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive is already being recalled not so long after its release. Why so soon, you ask? Well, an oil line in the engine compartment is leaking oil.

The worst part though is that it leaks down to the front brakes, which is highly dangerous for the car and the driver since this could affect stopping power. Especially since it packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine, that yields up to 601 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque. The four-wheel drive comes with an eight speed automatic and can sprint to 60 miles per hour from zero in just 3.6 seconds. Imagine having to stop a car that fast with brakes that don’t work well due to an oil leak.

The premium sedan has a top speed of 155 miles per hour, and if customers got the M Driver’s Package, it can be stretched up to 189 miles per hour. M760Li, like the standard 7-series, has an “Executive Drive Pro” suite as well. With Dynamic Damper Contolled air springs and Dynamic Drive that reduce roll and increase comfort while driving.

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2018 BMW M4 CS limited to only 3,000 examples, more CS variants will follow

Well, this is clearly not good news for everyone. Ever since the new BMW M4 CS rolled out in Shanghai last week, several reports about its limited production have quickly surfaced. CarBuzz earlier reported that the BMW M4 CS will be limited to only 3,000 units worldwide. In line with this, the production period for the said model will be running for only two years.

According to Peter Quintus (BMW M’s Head for Marketing), they weren't actually expecting such kind of overwhelming response for the M4 GTS. For those who can recall, all 700 examples have been sold out fast in just four weeks. Quintus added they can no longer build much more than the amount that was stated. But since customers are also looking for more M model varieties to come by, this is how the M4 CS came into the picture. Also, they are looking to add a new CS to the current M Performance lineup. Judging from his statement, we strongly believe it is going to be an M2 CS no less. Of course, the marketing chief did not confirm if it is indeed a BMW M2, but it is very likely to be coming up next.

Going back to the subject, the M4 CS will be available in the showrooms by the middle of next year. Pricing for the UK market will be starting at 89,130 pounds while it will go around at 116,900 euros in Germany.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M4 CS limited to only 3,000 examples, more CS variants will follow

BMW: Time to say goodbye to manual and dual-clutch gearboxes

The BMW M model, as of today, offers their buyers two transmission options: either a six-speed manual or a seven speed dual-clutch automatic. But rumours have been circulating that these models will be the last few of its kind. Don’t worry though, the BMW M model will not be abandoned, but just the transmission options they are currently offering.

In fact, Peter Quintus, vice-president of sales and marketing of the said model supported the rumours regarding the manuals and DCTs when asked about transmissions as he stated “It’s more of a question of how long has the DCT got to go, how long will it last?” in an interview with Australian magazine The Drive. From what we know, this only applies to the M models, since he did not specify.

According to Quintus, what concerns them the most is the durability of the three-pedal and DCT options in the M portfolio. Specifically, the manual can only hold up to 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton-metres) of torque. If power goes past that, then durability and longevity cannot be promised.

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2018 BMW M4 CS debuts with 460 hp and 3.9-second 0-62 mph sprint time

Now, it is official. The BMW M4 CS (Club Sport) is the real thing. Since BMW has already ended the production of the track-focused M4 GTS, the M4 CS – for now – is the new top-of-the-range model of the BMW 4 Series. While BMW unveiled a BMW M4 CS in Spain a year ago, this was only a project of BMW Spain, and not created by BMW M GmbH.

This Spanish version was basically a BMW M4 with the Competition Package (M4 CP) with a massive carbon fiber wing on the rear. Then in January this year, a slightly camouflaged M4 test mule was spotted. We were sure it isn’t the M4 GTS, since its production has already ended. However, this test mule is laden with features from the M4 GTS like its bonnet. It also comes with some cosmetic tweaks from the recent Life Cycle Impulse of the BMW 4 Series.

Then, an M4 CS looking similar to the test mule in Sweden was seen doing a commercial shoot in California with BMW’s factory DTM driver Augusto Farfus Jr.  Apparently, this is the real M4 CS that BMW is now introducing officially to the global market.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M4 CS debuts with 460 hp and 3.9-second 0-62 mph sprint time

BMW’s hybrid sports car, the i8, is guaranteed to catch everyone’s attention no matter where it is and no matter what color it may be.

First released to the market back in 2014, the brand revealed that it will be redesigning the BMW i8. Even with the possible change in the design, the combination of a compact shape, use of flowing lines, and a unique style, meant that the i8 would remain to be one of the most futuristic looking models available on the market.

One owner in particular decided to share his own version with the i8 having that unique camo wrap giving it an appearance of a spaceship mixed with a snow leopard. This feeling is heightened once the butterfly doors have been raised.

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BMW is well known for its premium aesthetic releases and a compelling performance in the upper mid category. And now it can add another achievement to its long list of successes: the German automotive company's latest BMW 5 Series (G30) bagged a 5-star rating safety in the Euro NCAP Crash Test, securing a solid 81% overall score.

The midsize sedan got an impressive 91 percent rating in adult occupant safety, while getting a splendid 85 percent in the child occupant safety. The premium car also bagged an 81 percent rating in the pedestrian safety evaluation. The impressive performance of BMW gained the respect of the Euro NCAP body, which remarked that the sixth-generation model series' performance in the pedestrian safety assessment was remarkable due to its classic active hood and "Person Warning" setup that has a city braking duty.

Euro NCAP also lauded the BMW 5 series' autonomous breaking tech and remarked that it was effective in guiding the driver dodge a crash with another vehicle or a pedestrian. With its superior results on vehicle occupant protection made for children and adults, standard safety features and pedestrian protection, the BMW 5 series automatically clinched the top spot within its segment. Furthermore, it is now considered as the 1st BMW vehicle series to obtain a perfect score on the Euro NCAP crash test rating for its impressive safety features.

Read the entire article 2017 BMW 5-Series (G30) bags impressive 5 stars in the Euro NCAP Crash Test

Get outta my dreams, get into my car! By simply staring at those cars will either make you want to go gaga again for some 80s music or want to throw them out of your mind once and for all.

Garage Italia Customs is reviving the 80s with BMW’s i3 and i8 models. Why the eighties? Well, as it turns out, the design house has taken its inspirations from Memphis Design, a furniture designer based in Italy.

Any guy or gal who grew up in Milan during the 80s probably knew a thing or two about this furniture company, which by all means has a knack for making eccentric combinations.

Read the entire article Garage Italia’s Shockingly colorful MemphisStyle BMW i3 and i8 are inspired by the 80s

The upcoming 2017 Shanghai Auto Show will be the first venue for the newest member of BMW’s Chinese lineup – the new long-wheelbase 5 Series Li. This premium sedan will be exclusively available in the People’s Republic for the meantime.

Compared to the standard 5 Series (G30), the 5 Series Li (G30) is longer by 5.2 inches (13.3 centimeters) but slightly shorter compared to the 7 Series. It exudes a business-like aura while elegantly showing off the harmonious blend of its stretched proportions and contemporary looks. The increase in its length allows more space, thus, there’s additional leg room for the passengers at the back.

Aside from a more spacious leg room, the 5 Series Li also boasts optimized soundproofing as well as a variety of innovative features which include electrically adjustable comfort seats, Ambient Air package and Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof. These features further elevate the 5 Series Li to a whole new level of comfort for back seat passengers.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 5 Series Li (G30) long wheelbase to make official debut in China

Most of the car enthusiasts perceive the BMW M4 Cabrio as a posh sports car, but the brand never rests on its laurels and focuses instead on offering top performance.

Some vehicle owners like to keep their wheels in check but the individuals behind this open top car is determined to raise the sleek aesthetic by further modifying the automobile. There’s some disagreement on whether it’s working. The stock wheels of the M4 were replaced with blood red Vossen VPS 314T forged directional concave wheels, which gave the sports car a more rugged look.

When compared with the BMW M4 coupe, the roofless car weighs 250 kg (550 lbs) more and is not as fast or as dynamic. Nevertheless, just like its BMW M4 Coupe kin, the M4 Cabrio is powered by the ever impressive forced induction which powers its rear wheels. In place of the M3's convertible that is equipped with 4.0 liter V8, power for the M4 convertible comes with a 425 hp and 406 lb/ft of torque from 1,850 rpm all the way to 5,500 rpm. For its transmission, the variants include a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed dual clutch automatic.

Read the entire article BMW M4 Convertible rocks blood red Vossen wheels and looks amazing

There is no doubt that our future will be electric cars. Earlier in March during the Geneva Motor Show, most car companies introduced new models to the public, with high hopes that the consumers will like their innovations. BMW, on the other hand, did not reveal any new models, deciding instead to focus on updating and electrifying what is already in the lineup.

So at the next international auto show, don’t be surprised if you spot a wagon version of the 5 series, or perhaps a subtly adapted 4 series. Harold Krüger, CEO of BMW believes in making their top-selling cars, even better. This strategy is to make customers happier than they already are with their current products.

In an interview, Krüger mentioned that they are transforming the company into a tech company and a mobility service provider. And as the company transforms, BMW will continue to focus on helping customers and providing them with what they desire. He further added that they do have plans on electrifying, and that they will be offering some sweet deal for the customers by bringing electric mobility to a new and unprecedented level. Their plan should not be a problem for the company it has more than enough funds to cover the costs it will be needing for future technologies. However, he believes that it takes time to develop something like this. He goes as far as compare it to a long-enduring marathon.

Read the entire article BMW shifts focus to building electric versions of current lineup, next i car is pushed back to 2021

Doing more than just tuning shiny new cars, G-Power rolls out with a new line of Hurricane RR wheels for certain BMW M and Mercedes-AMG models. The new set of Hurricanes come in 23-inch, 22-inch and 21-inch wheel sizes. Unlike most conventional aluminum wheels, the Hurricane forged wheels are predominantly more lightweight because of the higher strength forged aluminum material.

According to the German-tuning specialist, the Hurricane’s lower mass, lightweight components will improve road traction to give the driver a better control of the vehicle. Since road traction performs an important role in driving, it also means there will be lesser weight transfer towards the outer wheel when taking corners.

Nevertheless, the G-Power Hurricane wheels are made with T6 6061 aluminum grade material. The T6 is a heat-treatment technology that spreads the “forces” within the aluminum to restore the characteristics of the alloy wheels. In fact, these strong yet lightweight alloys that come out of their CNC-Controlled milling machine are similar to those being used in aerospace industry.

Read the entire article G-Power offers new Hurricane RR wheels for BMW M and Mercedes-AMG

BMW Blog recently announced on its site that the new X3 will hopefully be unveiled this year in June, and the next-gen automobiles will be rolling out to the public shortly afterwards. The high-performing 2018 BMW X3 (G01) M40i variant will also be available at U.S. dealerships around October this year.

Cruising on the ever dynamic CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, the third-gen of the highly popular X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, X3 codenamed "G01" is made bigger, lighter and more solid compared to the recent model. The interior and trunk space are also upgraded with increased capacity and area and 220 lbs (100 kilograms) lesser curb density compared to the current X3. A redesigned seating system is also offered to assure higher variability paired with increased comfort. Although the interior and exterior design will involve a metamorphic approach, under the hood is where the magic happens.

A wide array of diesel and gasoline choices will be made accessible but it depends on the market, not to mention the M40i and M40d options. The gas-fueled automobile will be sold in the United States around the latter part of the year, particularly around October. But so far, BMW hasn’t released pricing details. The BMW X3 M40i will be powered with a tweaked version of BMW's 3.0 liter turbocharged variant.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW X3 (G01) M40i will arrive on US shores in October

In April, the 2017 New York International Auto Show will set the stage for BMW’s iPerformance lineup. This will showcase the sub-brand’s new plug-in hybrid models including the 2018 530e, 740e xDrive as well as the X5 xDrive40e.

One of the upcoming iPerformance models, The BMW 530e has a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and electric motor. Its powertrain is similar to the current BMW 330e which provides up to 248hp (185kW) and 310 lb-ft (420Nm) of total output. Unlike the 14 miles of fully electric range that it has on the 3 Series, this powertrain now has up to 15 miles of range on the 5 Series. BMW’s iPerformance 530e will be coming to the US showrooms this spring. Prices start at 51,400 USD while it’s set at 53,700 USD for the xDrive all-wheel drive variant.

Meanwhile, both the X5 xDrive40e and the 740e xDrive iPerformance models will be using the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder electric motors. The 7 Series’ powertrain is capable of delivering up to 322hp (240kW) and 369 pound feet (500Nm) of torque. On the X5, the same powertrain can produce a total output of 308 hp (230kW) and 332 pound feet (450Nm). When fully charged, these two iPerformance models can deliver up to 14 miles of EV range.

Read the entire article 2017 New York Auto Show will have the entire BMW iPerformance models on display

If you could remember the first time that the F82 generation of the M4 was introduced by BMW in 2014 – the performance version of the 4 Series – it was wrapped in a beautiful yet sporty exterior color finish. Thus, as the BMW M4’s official launch color, Austin Yellow has been one of the most-sought color finishes simply because it appropriately matches the performance coupe’s dynamism and athleticism.

While Austin Yellow may have become one of the most sought and most common finishes for the BMW M4, it didn’t stop customers – even those seeking for something unique and bespoke – from opting for this hue.

Now, BMW Abu Dhabi Motors – the largest BMW dealership in the world – has managed to take a hold of this special kind of BMW M4 (F82) as wrapped in Austin Yellow exterior color. Well, the exterior color might be one of the most common exterior finishes for the BMW M4, but when combined and complemented by a number of specially made elements from M Performance, Austin Yellow stands out very well. These components are finished in gloss black and carbon fiber, both helping accentuate the sporty appearance of the BMW M4.

Read the entire article BMW Abu Dhabi Motors gets hold of Austin Yellow M4 with M Performance parts

The BMW M4 (F82) has been a favorite subject of modifications among many tuners as well as individual fans and enthusiasts. Wheels Boutique is joining this fray by implementing a couple of simple yet attention-grabbing tweaks on the BMW M4.

By itself, the BMW M4 is already good looking – solid yet dynamic. But Wheels Boutique customized the BMW M4 in a pretty straightforward manner. It wrapped the BMW M4 in a customized exterior paint finish called Silverstone Metallic II. This exterior paint finish may look like your typical shade of silver when viewed from afar or in pictures. However, when viewed closely on some particular angles, Silverstone Metallic II further accentuates not only the lines but also the curvy surfaces of the BMW M4 – thanks to its light blue hue. This is certainly true on the BMW M4’s character lines that flow down on both sides and its seemingly building front bonnet.

Of course – as its name indicates -- Wheels Boutique’s specialty is on vehicle rims. So, the main point of this customization is to show how grand Wheels Boutique’s wheel selection for the BMW M4 could be. For this particular BMW M4, Wheels Boutique decided to employ a set of HRE P101 wheels finished in matte black.

Read the entire article BMW M4 gets stunning makeover from Wheels Boutique

In the last few years, the advent of compact sedans and crossovers has become quite overwhelming. Even two of the major manufacturers that “started it all” have to admit that there is not enough space left in their lineup.

Mercedes-Benz and BMW have finally realized that their coupes and cabrios are quite too many. This made them come onto a decision to get rid of some of their models in the near future. In a separate interview with Car & Driver, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW admitted that a great deal of their convertibles and coupes are becoming endangered with newer, more in-demand body styles.

Ian Robertson, BMW’s head for Sales and Marketing, explained that though the company may still have the upcoming X7 and X2 along with a few more models, BMW has also decided that they will be removing some body styles in the coming years. The segment, he said is “rather full”.

Read the entire article BMW and Mercedes-Benz will narrow down their special segment models such as coupes, cabrios

Who would not want a matching sports car and a super bike? Oh, and a matching watch to complete the package! In celebration of BMW’s partnership with Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, the French and Bavarian companies put together a special deal dubbed the M4 Competition Package. It is set to be offered this spring and costs a whopping €180,000 (or around $190,100). Being stylish doesn’t come cheap nowadays.

So the Competition Package comes with a special edition M4 Magny-Cours Edition. Its exterior is painted all white, accented with its signature red, blue, and black (typical M colour) stripes that run on the sides of the car. It comes with a rear wing and front lip made of carbon fiber, and the best part – a set of 20 inch multi-spoke alloy wheels (this is probably my favourite feature). Sounds very much like another outstanding lightweight car fitted with plenty of goodies. There’s everything to like about this offering.

Just like the standard BMW M4, it is provided with a 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine under its hood, producing 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) to the rear wheels. In just four seconds, it can speed up to 62 miles per hour from a standstill (0-100 kilometers per hour). But that’s only for the variant that comes equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, which is optional.

Read the entire article Special edition BMW M4 Magny-Cours comes with matching motorcycle, watch

BMW’s Designworks division collaborates with John Deere to create “the backhoe of the future”. The concept was showcased at the recently held CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas. The German car manufacturer as we know continues to work on new innovations which also involves drastic new changes.

With the use of advanced technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, the backhoe concept has been developed with sustainable building materials including lightweight metal matrix exoskeleton.

Perhaps to suit the ever-changing needs in the industry, the backhoe of the future nevertheless comes with more lightweight and flexible design. Part of their objective is to cut down on the vehicle’s weight by 20%. This will make their concept significantly lighter as compared with the normal equipment we see around today.

Read the entire article BMW and John Deere develops futuristic backhoe concept

With rumors swirling that German premium carmaker BMW is working hard to reincarnate the 8 Series -- its biggest two-door ever made – it can’t be helped that another resurrection related to the 8 Series is now being speculated.

We are referring to the long-dead M8 which BMW never really produced and which was only seen as a single prototype. BMW originally intended the BMW M8 to be a rival for Ferrari’s sports cars. To that end, BMW developed a special version of the S70 engine – which is in turn a bored out version of the M70 powerplant -- and made it so that it could generate at most 550 hp (410 kW or 558 PS).

Incidentally, the M8 was born in 1990, although in pre-production form. But since BMW realized that a market doesn’t exist for the M8, it decided to drop the project indefinitely. By the time the M8 project was thrown to the trash bin, BMW has only created one prototype, which according to reports, wasn’t even safe enough to be driven on the roads. It doesn’t even have headlights! This M8 prototype was eventually locked away in BMW’s so-called poison storage (Giftschrank).

Read the entire article BMW is rumored to build the mythical M8 in coupe, convertible and gran coupe versions

Karim Habib, former Head Designer of BMW, replaces Alfonso Albaisa as Head of Infiniti Design, effective July 1. As Albaisa has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Design for Nissan.

The 47-year-old Habib, who went to the Art Centre College for Design in Switzerland, has been an automotive designer for almost 2 decades. He began his career with BMW, and spent a few years working for Mercedes, and back to BMW, before deciding to join Infiniti. Some of his works while at BMW are: the 7 Series, the X2 concept, the 3.0 Hommage concept, and his most recent one, the 4 Series (launched in January).

Albaisa seems quite ecstatic that the Canadian designer will be joining the Infiniti team as he could be an influence for the next generation. [Albaisa] even said in an interview that Habib was “skilled at capturing the heart and passion of the brand” while giving each model its unique characteristics. He is good at creating “modern and inspiring designs”.

Read the entire article Former BMW head designer Karim Habib moves to Infiniti
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