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2018 BMW X3 (G01) offers new design, more room, and choice between Luxury and M Sport packages

All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors.

For more cabin space, the wheelbase has been extended by an additional 2.2 inches (5.5 cm). The length and the width of the new X3 are also slightly longer, thanks to the optimized package.

The S in Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is emphasized by its more dynamic design such as the sharper adaptive LED headlights and a more muscular hood. Here, we also witness BMW's new 3D front grille. The rear fascia, on the other hand, gets a pair of exhaust tips and a nice set of taillights.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW X3 (G01) offers new design, more room, and choice between Luxury and M Sport packages

BMW’s marvelous collection of vehicles is featured in 'Overdrive' movie

The Fast and Furious franchise is known to spark various car themed action movies, and one movie is geared to follow in the footsteps of the highly-successful American film franchise. The movie in question is the French action thriller Overdrive that will feature the Hollywood star Scott Eastwood that works alongside cool BMW vehicles on set. Fans had the chance to see an early screening of Overdrive at exclusive movie houses in Paris and Berlin that will be attended by Eastwood and BMW, as the German marque continues to broaden its partnership with the film industry.

A lot of BMW releases have been seen during the movie, including the M3 in a major opening sequence, the 6 Series Gran Coupe as a getaway car, the upgraded 4 Series convertible, the i8, a vintage BMW 327 and the R nineT bike. Eastwood revealed that shooting alongside the BMW vehicles is always “incredible.” He went on to describe the BMW 327 as a truly gorgeous vintage unit that always impresses everyone.

He further commented that riding the M3's hood was another beast and by this you can distinctly experience the car's dynamism, akin to the new BMW 5 Series he worked on. The German marque has previously worked alongside the notable actor on the international Business Athlete campaign that featured the latest 5 Series. Uwe Dreher, BMW head of brand communications, said that reuniting Eastwood with various BMW models in the south of France was an awesome method of showing a genuine story for the BMW Brand.

Read the entire article BMW’s marvelous collection of vehicles is featured in 'Overdrive' movie

2017 BMW 750i looks amazing in Fire Orange but comes with a serious price tag

As though many would think the Fire Orange is already synonymous to BMW Motorsport, Century West BMW in Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City California went above and beyond in customizing the new 7 Series.

By having it appointed with $38,000 worth of add-ons, the Los Angeles luxury car dealership has raised the bar of this Fire Orange 2017 BMW 750i in near astronomical levels. The mighty 2017 BMW 750i comes with several packages such as the M-Performance, M-Sport, Executive, Ambient Air package, Drivers Assistance Plus I & II and Autobahn Package.

Thus, it includes M Performance Rocker Decals with 21” Style 650M Wheels, stainless steel pedals and carbon fiber mirrors among the list of available options. But these are just for the aesthetics. For comfortable and enjoyable interior amenities, it has Wi-Fi Hotspot with enhanced USB & Bluetooth, Gesture Control system, Wireless charging for your mobile device as well as Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround sound system with remote control.

Read the entire article 2017 BMW 750i looks amazing in Fire Orange but comes with a serious price tag

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

Goodbye to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and say hello to the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. BMW has finally announced the impending arrival of the new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, its highly distinctive and highly luxurious four-seater with coupe-inspired aerodynamic design.

The Bavarian manufacturer will have the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo available in the US this fall exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo model.

According to BMW, the all-new 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) has a starting price of $69,700 plus $995 in Destination and Handling charges.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

We may remember the BMW Z3 M Coupe from 1998, but if you never got your hands on one, it will probably just stay as a memory for you - a memory you hope would come to life again. The coupe came in a powerful 3.2 liter engine, technology that was pretty advanced for its time, and a quirky design - a classic indeed. The sad part is that the Bavarian company only built 6,000 examples of the M Coupe and it was discontinued in 2002.

It truly is an icon, being in the market for only four years, the M Coupe got a number of recognitions from different people and companies from Automobile Magazine’s “Design of the Year” award, Car and Driver’s “Ten Best”, to Richard Hammond’s list of “Icons” on Top Gear - quite impressive for a car that was only around for a few years, and up until today, people remember it. So now, imagine if the M Coupe was never discontinued. How would a present-day M Coupe look, and what features will it give?

If you have asked yourself the same question before, then you are not alone. This Finnish artist, Esa Mustonen created a rendering of a modern interpretation of the iconic Z3 M Coupe, and all I can say is that is looks pretty impressive. His take on the classic coupe combines both the classic shape that we recognize from the past, as well as current BMW cues - pretty much the best of both worlds. Mustonen’s goal was to combine modern design while injecting elements from the i performance range, focusing more on the lines of the i8 and i3.

Read the entire article Modern BMW Z3 M Coupe looking classier than ever

German car tuner Manhart Performance is famous for its extraordinary BMWs. In typical Manhart fashion, the team amps up the BMW X6 M by giving it an extra 123hp and 111lb-ft of torque. Dubbed as the MHX6 700, Manhart’s powerful tuning totals the output of the 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 engine by up to 690hp (700PS) and 664lb-ft (900Nm).

To achieve this, the sports activity coupe benefited from the auto tuner’s 300-cell downpipes, new stainless steel muffler with valve control, software optimization and massive new tailpipes measuring 4x 100mm. The MHX6 700’s enhanced V8 engine is hooked to an eight speed M Steptronic gearbox with Drivelogic. Despite not disclosing the sprint time, Manhart’s superb tuning abilities will surely take a few seconds off the standard’s 4.2-second acceleration.

For improved handling and to keep the car closer to the ground, Manhart has also performed some adjustments on the chassis including the use of an H&R lowering kit.

Read the entire article Manhart MHX6 pushes the BMW X6 M power to 700 PS

A new BMW commercial from China captures Bruce Lee’s striking words about the power of water. BMW has taken an excerpt from a 1972 interview by Pierre Berton for the advertisement where Lee talks about the water’s significance to flow and crash. The meaningful words he left were beautifully interpreted in a span of 1 minute and 5 seconds.

During the entire 1:05 minute commercial, the iconic martial artist was speaking his mind in the background while the video of the M4 GTS’ new water injection was being played in slow motion. In his exact words, Lee can be quoted as saying “empty your mind…be formless…shapeless …like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. If you put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. If you put it on a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow on it…or it can crash”. The commercial ended with “be water, my friend” as Lee’s parting words. The idea may be entirely philosophical but it makes perfect sense in the automotive context.

The new water injection system on the BMW M4 GTS was actually derived from Bosch. It works by spraying adequate amount of water into the engine’s intake manifold to improve performance. The liquid evaporates and cools down the chamber letting the turbo run at higher boost. As a result, the 3.0-liter biturbo 6-cylinder engine produces up to 464 hp (368kW) and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of powerful torque. Once the 5.0-liter (1.3gal.) is totally consumed, the engine’s computer redials the power output until such time the tank is refilled. The water should take up to 2,896km (1,800 miles) between refills as estimated by BMW.

Read the entire article Bruce Lee is featured on BMW M4 GTS new water injection video advertisement

After a prototype version of the BMW 1 Series 120i sedan – sans any disguise – was spotted in Munich, Germany early this year, many interested and potential customers had their hopes up that the German premium carmaker would offer the front-wheel-drive 1 Series Sedan in Europe. But to their dismay, BMW doesn’t plan to immediately bring the 1 Series Sedan from China to Europe, according to Autocar, citing a source from the German luxury carmaker.

While the new 1 Series Sedan is part of the BMW’s offering, it is not being offered in Europe since this so-called baby Bimmer is an exclusive product targeting affluent customers in China. BMW officially introduced the 1 Series Sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, hoping to take advantage of a new generation of car buyers that might shy away from larger premium vehicles that are currently the trend in the country.

BMW has already made it clear that the BMW 1 Series Sedan will only be offered in China. Autocar’s BMW source said the carmaker won’t be rushing the introduction of the 1 Series sedan outside of China, even though rival saloon model from Audi (Audi A3 saloon) managed to achieve much success in the global stage. Likewise, BMW’s reluctance to launch the 1 Series Sedan in Europe bears quite a contrast to a recent confirmation from rival Mercedes-Benz that its A-Class line-up will feature a saloon model in 2018.

Read the entire article BMW won’t offer the new 1-Series Sedan in Europe for fears of cutting into 3 Series Sedan sales

BMW Group has released further details of plans to release its first fully automated series vehicle by 2021, the new and futuristic BMW iNext.

Earlier this year, the BMW Group announced that it – along with partners Intel and Mobileye -- is planning to introduce a series of new highly automated and fully automated prototype vehicles. Derived from the BMW 7 Series, these prototypes will serve as the progenitor of the new BMW iNext, the BMW Group’s first highly automated series vehicle with Level 3 of autonomous driving capabilities. The BMW Group intends to release the BMW iNext fully autonomous vehicle as early as 2021.

According to BMW, the new iNext will also have Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving capabilities, when viewed from a technical perspective. The company remarked that whether the new iNext would be able to achieve such levels (4 and 5) of autonomous driving would depend on several external factors.

Read the entire article BMW releases more details about iNext, its first fully autonomous vehicle

Almost all of us see various BMW cars as running works of art. That’s no surprise as the German automaker is always in the lookout for ways to further boost the cultural credentials of its releases. Ever since 1967, the German marque has been releasing vehicles to act as real life canvases for notable artists, but the finished outputs are mostly physical pieces. Recently, BMW's history of devoted Art Cars has reached new heights of creativity with their latest iteration. Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei made a one of a kind design for the BMW Art Car #18 that requires you to download a specific app to be able to immerse in the beauty and uniqueness of her modern creation.

BMW unveiled an Art Car that is unlike the previous ones, and it recently debuted at the Minsheng Art Museum. Cao Fei, the youngest ever to be commissioned for a BMW Art Car, utilized the M6 GT3 as its base. The new GT3 Art Car is set to mirror the speed of change in China, following Jeff Koons’ and John Baldessari’s creations before it. Although it does not look dramatic at the first glance, it will blow your minds once the augmented reality is used by the viewer. Various mediums that includes video, virtual and augmented reality were utilized in the production of the project. The smartphone app that was specifically used for this art installation is named the BMW Art Car #18, which makes use of augmented reality to project various colourful light particles above and around the car.

The non-reflective carbon body of the M6 race car was voluntarily chosen to blend flawlessly with the digital elements to further boost the immersion experience. The swirl of lights that surrounds the BMW vehicle in augmented reality not only looks awesome, but it also represents an Asian spiritual ceremony in which brand new objects including vehicles are being blessed, in this situation wishing good luck to both the car and driver. The Art Car required nearly 3 years to fully complete.

Read the entire article BMW M6 GT3 Art Car by popular Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei is unveiled in Beijing

Here it comes, the much-awaited exclusive limited-run special-edition model of the new BMW M4. Filling the gap between the M4 Coupe with Competition Package and the track-focused BMW M4 GTS, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS is the latest of its successful M special editions.

This limited edition M4 model is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine, which thanks to the M TwinPower Turbo technology, could deliver 338 kW (460 hp) of max output at 6,250 rpm and 600 Nm (442 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 4,000 rpm and 5,380 rpm. Compared to the BMW M4 with Competition Package, the new M4 CS delivers more power with its additional 10 hp of output and 50 Nm (37 lb.-ft.) of torque.

With this level of power on hand, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS could dash from zero to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, on the way to reaching an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). Power is sent to the wheels from the engine -- as standard -- through a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M4 CS shows up in Lime Rock Grey Metallic color

The guys at BMW Abu Dhabi are notoriously famous for being unconventional in all sorts of things. These guys have this quirky way of customizing a car ---whether with the choice of color they apply, the aftermarket upgrade they use, or actually nearly every aspect of the vehicle that touches their hands.

Speaking of which, BMW Abu Dhabi recently unveiled an M-Performance-equipped BMW M2 at their showroom. Other than the carbon fiber aero kit, the BMW M stripe-wearing M2 gets an Akrapovic exhaust system with Akrapovic downpipes for better sound. As it goes, everything else here will get a taste of the wild carbon fiber treatment--- starting with the trunk lid spoiler, the skirt winglets, the front spoiler, and even the rear diffuser up to the M2’s side mirror casings.

To further highlight the M Performance package, the BMW M2 wears the hardcore M Graphics with black M wheels. This complements not only the kidney grille’s gloss finish but also the black accents along the exterior.

Read the entire article BMW M2 peppered with M Performance and Akrapovic bits

The automotive community is now anticipating what BMW will do next after it unveiled the Concept 8 Series a few days ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy as a preview of the 8 Series production model anticipated to arrive in 2018.

The resurrection of the notable badge, which is slated for next year, will have the 2-door coupe variant heading up the lineup. Nevertheless, more body styles will later join the range in the future. According to different sources, a Convertible and a Gran Coupe will see the daylight soon. But will a shooting brake be included?

It was an ecstatic few days when the German automaker unveiled the adorable 8 Series concept and afterwards someone skilled with Photoshop removed its roof to showcase an imagined convertible, one that might actually occur in real life. The person in question is now delving into the idea of other hypothetical derivatives for the sophisticated coupe by envisioning a Gran Coupe model that is made with an unexpected shooting brake and an unanticipated pickup truck. After the 8 Series concept was revealed, renderers just couldn’t resist the urge to come up with their various examples of the said concept.

Read the entire article X-Tomi Design renders BMW 8 Series as Gran Coupe, shooting brake, pickup truck

If you thought that last year was the year for the BMW fanboys, then you might want to reconsider this year's offer. 2017 is upping the game after the 8 Series Concept was spotted at the Villa d'Este recently this week. At Pebble Beach is where the BMW followers’ dreams will come true, in a sense. According to sources, the upcoming BMW Z4 from the German automaker can finally be previewed after having been clouded in secrecy. We will be expecting this year to be a BMW fest, and we can't wait.

BMW axed the Z4 around August 2016 and probably, in the latter part of this year, the automobile will be given a second lease with the same label. To the surprise of everybody, a concept will be shown at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that is scheduled on August 16-20, and we are counting down the months before we can see how the roadster will transform into what will be known as the 3rd gen.

Produced under the "G29" moniker, the new roadster is conceived under the collective work between BMW and Toyota, with the Japanese automaker set to unveil its own version of the car, likely resurrecting the legendary "Supra" codename and released as a coupe. Prototypes of the said vehicles have been spotted various times, albeit in camouflage, so it’s very hard to decipher. However, the recent batch of spy photos did provide us some preliminary tech details of the revived Z4.

Read the entire article BMW Z4 (G29) Concept, a joint project with Toyota, will be unveiled at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

German automaker BMW has recently announced that its most hardcore 4 Series, the 2018 BMW M4 GT4, can now be acquired, for a corresponding fee of course. The German automotive company primarily revealed plans for a GT4-spec M4 Coupe last year and recently after testing the vehicle over 12,00 miles, BMW confirmed that the hardcore M4 GT4 is ready.

A year has passed since BMW Motorsport revealed its specific plan in doing a GT4-spec M4 Coupe race car, and now the factory-built vehicle is being unveiled in full following the 20,000 km (12,472 miles) of gruelling tests.

Positioned between the M235i Racing and the M6 GT3 flagship vehicle, the upcoming M4 GT4 is considered as a mishmash of the regular road savvy M4 Coupe and the bulkier sold-out GTS version, all combined in a lighter vehicle. The inline 3.0 L turbocharged engine that can produce around 431hp and 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission have been solely based on the road version car and accustomed for the new track made application.

Read the entire article Track-ready 2018 BMW M4 GT4 has a starting price of 169,000 euros

There is an ongoing rumor going around the automotive community, and it’s aimed at BMW. The rumor? The German marque has reportedly axed the i5 Electric vehicle concept. These supposed rumors seems to come from "unnamed sources" at BMW, according to BMWBLOG. So is this finally goodbye for the BMW i5 electric vehicle?

Since BMW's i division was revealed in 2011, it only offered 2 models to customers, specifically the i3 hatchback and the i8 supercar. Around last month, the German automobile magazine Auto Bild reported that the 3 model in the line-up of the German marque is already in production and is set to be debuted at the end of the decade. However, several unnamed sources have allegedly claimed that the German automaker is cancelling its supposed plans for producing the i5 vehicle, which was reported to be a higher-range, larger and more cost efficient compared to its predecessor, the i3.

As of now, there is no official announcement coming from BMW, but BMW Blog indicated that the German marque will instead set its priority on the electrified version of the next-gen X3 and the 4 Series GT, as well as the future forerunner of the iNext lineup. Furthermore, until it will be made available in the start of the next decade, the German marque will only have 3 models- the 13, 18 and the up and coming 18 Spyder.

Read the entire article Rumor: BMW scrapped the i5

BMW just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, in terms of their lineup I mean. Just after unveiling the 8 Series Concept, they are now teasing us with an M8 variant. As of now, the closest we have to the M8 variant are just camouflaged photos and a video since BMW won’t give out any information just yet.

The camouflaged variant looks similar to the 8 series in terms of design, but it comes with the signature trimming we have expected on the M’s go-fast models. Though we know that this isn’t at all close to the final production version, note that it has enlarged air intakes in the fascia, enlarged wheels with low profile tires, brake calipers finished in blue, and at the rear end are quad exhausts.

BMW M Division president, Frank van Meel, said that the upcoming BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and feature enhanced track ability and “generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility”. He added that it flows into a driving experience that has the highly recognizable BMW M hallmarks” and that meets the most challenging demands of its customers.

Read the entire article BMW confirms that an M8 and M8 GTE are on their way

A lot of people are excited for the BMW 8 Series Coupe Concept to make its debut. And now, it is at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which will then be followed by a production model under the same name probably after just a few months. Like any other cars, the 8 Series will probably have some minor changes here and there from the concept to the production model. Having said that, the production model may include the addition of a removable top.

Nothing has been confirmed yet in terms of the production model, but as you can see on this rendering by X-Tomi design, the 8 Series Coupe has lost its roof. Though it looks pretty awesome, it seems just like the artist literally erased the roof from the original photo without modifying the car that much. Another thing that has been added to the design is the Valencia Orange finish, along with a few added cues for the production ready design.

The BMW 8 Series Coupe has been given a set of 21-inch light alloy wheels with multi-spoke design and aero elements, an aggressive front fascia with air vents visible in both bumpers as well as the front fenders. For a touring car look, it was designed to have muscular flared wheel arches, sleek headlights and taillights, and dual exhaust tips.

Read the entire article BMW 8 Series Concept rendered as a convertible

One thing a lot of countries have in common is the increasing number of vehicles every year. As automotive companies come up with new vehicles every few months, people continue to upgrade their rides by purchasing new cars. This definitely does not help countries in terms of traffic. But one thing people are considering now to avoid being late for a meeting would be buying alternatives, in this case, that would be scooters or motorcycles since these are easier to drive around crowded streets.

So to tackle this issue, BMW came about with the new Concept Link from BMW Motorrad. The concept is not just like any other motorcycles - offering the agility of a motorcycle accompanied by the convenience only a car can give. Firstly, it is designed to give comfort to the riders, the Concept Link has a stretched body that is totally different from the current models of the company’s motorcycle division. The overall height is reduced which makes hopping on to the seats much easier. The seats are then finished in Liquid Metal Titanium and sits two passengers.

To say more about the seats, it’s not like your regular seat. It can be adjusted to cater to the rider’s needs. For instance, the bench can be configured so that the scooter only sits one person, but it can also be extended lengthwise to comfortably sit two people. These seats are functional too as underneath the bench is a spacious storage compartment that is also quite easy to access as it opens via a sliding door.

Read the entire article BMW Concept Link is a sneak peek to our future mode of transportation

Aside from the officially confirmed BMW 8 Series, the next generation BMW M5 (F90) is getting a lot of attention from the fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers around the world. Just recently, more details have surfaced about the sixth generation of the BMW M5, courtesy of a leak from a preview event in Belgium.

According to one of the attendees who leaked the information, BMW M Belux hosted the event – a celebration of the launch of the “BMW M League" loyalty program -- on May 23, 2017, in a warehouse in Belgium. Attendees didn’t know they were up for a big surprise when they were whisked into a well-lit discovery room where a new BMW M5 (F90) was being displayed.

However, there were no pictures of the previewed M5, since all visitors have to place their smartphones into a pouch before entering the discovery room. Likewise, organizers implemented a strict security to ensure that no one would take a picture of the new BMW M5. However, all visitors were given the freedom to touch, tinker the iDriver and even sit in the new M5. They could even pop the hood and open the cargo space.

Read the entire article More info about the new M5 (F90) leaked from BMW M League launch event in Belgium
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