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

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.

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Bmw unveils new performance packages for the 135i Coupe and 335i models

BMW North America is presenting two performance packages for the 135i Coupe and 335i vehicles. The brand’s slogan “power to the people!” refers to the two power levels that it is offering. The stage 1 Power Kit comes with an ECU remap that boosts power by 20 hp to 320 hp and raises the torque from 300 (406 Nm) to 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) for the auto transmission models. Meanwhile, the manual or DCT gearbox versions will have their torque raised to 317 lb-ft (429 Nm).

This kit is available as well for the X6 built until April 2010. BMW asserts that the 335i could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph faster by 0.2 seconds and cut its 50 (80 km/h) to 75 (120 km/h) mph sprint time by half a second.

It also results to a more visceral exhaust note during engine overrun. What the stage 2 Power Kit offers are improved engine cooling due to an extra water cooler and a new radiator fan that are only available on the 135i and 335i.

Read the entire article Bmw unveils new performance packages for the 135i Coupe and 335i models

BMW wants no bad media reviews for the all-new 3-Series G20

BMW regards the latest generation – the seventh – of the 3 Series as its pride. After all, the 3 Series represents one of the cores of its sales, being one of the best-selling models at BMW. Thus, it is only natural for the company or its people to react if bad things are to be said about the all-new 3 Series.

Klaus Frohlich, the head of development at BMW, seemingly has been tired of hearing auto journalist and other people comparing the fifth and sixth generation of the 3 Series to the fourth generation. The fourth-gen 3 Series – with the codename E46 – has been regarded as the last true 3 Series, bearing the attributes that defined this model such as sportiness and dynamism as well as luxury and elegance. Many consider the generations after the E46 – like the E90 and the F30 – as not living up to the promise of the 3 Series.

Now, Frohlich is having none any of the complaints saying that the latest generation of the BMW 3 Series – the G20 – as inferior to the 3 Series E46. These bad reviews would be injustice to BMW’s development team headed by Frohlich. After all, the bad reviews on the E90 and F30 generations were what prompted BMW to make the newest generation much better, even surpassing the E46 models. In its press release for the all-new 3 Series, the carmaker said that the all signature characteristics of a BMW -- modern design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative features -- have been raised to a higher level.

Read the entire article BMW wants no bad media reviews for the all-new 3-Series G20

Patent Images of BMW 3 Series Wagon (G21) show up in design registration in Brazil

BMW is just fresh from unveiling the all-new seventh generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan (G20) at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Bringing the promise of being much better than its predecessor, the all-new 3 Series Sedan is poised to meet the expectations. Nonetheless, BMW isn't finished yet, as the German carmaker will also offer wagon variant of the 3 Series.

As to how the new BMW 3 Series Wagon (G21) would look like, perhaps a design registration with Brazil's Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial could help. The images may not be as sharp as those released by BMW for the 3 Series Sedan, but they offer a good glimpse of the exterior of the upcoming 3 Series Wagon.

From the front end to the B-pillar, the BMW 3 Series Wagon looks identical to the 3 Series Sedan. The front end of the upcoming 3 Series Wagon is likewise marked by the large BMW kidney grille framed by a single surround. In addition, the bonnet of the 3 Series Wagon features four contour lines all flowing towards the BMW kidney grille.

Read the entire article Patent Images of BMW 3 Series Wagon (G21) show up in design registration in Brazil

We all saw this coming, but the all-new seventh generation of the 2019 BMW 3-Series (G20) is virtually stunning in several elements as it was unveiled in metal at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

It boasts of a new generation of design, engines and suspensions as well as modern technologies. Available in three equipment lines or variants -- Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport -- the new BMW 3 Series luxury sports sedan certainly lives up to expectations.

Read the entire article 2018 Paris Motor Show: 2019 BMW 3 Series (G20) unveiled as an all-new seventh generation

Interested customers only have to wait for a few months until March 2019 to get behind the wheel of the new BMW 3 Series (G20). But for clients eyeing the new BMW M3, the wait is much longer as the performance-laden luxury sedan isn't up for grabs at the same as the 3 Series. Some are willing to wait; for those who cannot, the carmaker is introducing a new extensive range of M Performance Parts as Original BMW Accessories for the new 3 Series.

These new BMW M Performance Parts just for the new 3 Series – comprising no fewer than 10 components -- won't actually make the premium class sedan much faster or quicker as they entail no modifications with regards to its power and closely related components. Customers would have to wait for such modifications to happen with the new M3. However, the range of M Performance Parts for the 3 Series can make the limousine feel sportier, more dynamic and more responsive.

The secret of these new BMW M Performance Parts – available in high-gloss black or carbon fiber -- lies on the fact they were directly inspired by and derived from motor racing. They include components not just for the exterior and the interior, but also for the drive system and chassis engineering of the 3 Series. They are designed, for instance, to augment the car’s lightweight construction concept or make the 3 Series more aerodynamic. Likewise, these components can make the 3 Series look more dynamic and sportier.

Read the entire article Paris Motor Show: M Performance Parts to be offered for the 2019 BMW 3 Series (G20)

After going through a number of tests in Germany, the BMW 320d was deemed to be fully compliant will all legal requirements by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The extensive test-bench and road tests were a result of accusations back in December 2017 from environmental lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (Environmental Action Germany).

Klaus Frohlich, BMW board member said that their vehicles are not manipulated and comply with the country’s legal requirements. He then says that the public and the policymakers should rely on the fact that their diesel engines are clean. But he also emphasized that its customers as well as their employees can also rely on this guarantee.

Furthermore, after going through tests, the KBA did not find that BMW was involved in any illegal activities or technical provisions of any kind that influenced the test results for recording emissions. In other words, the BMW 320d had no defeat device installed to it. In fact, the KBA’s tests were pretty much the same as what other authorities worldwide have proven repeatedly after several tests.

Read the entire article Germany agency finds BMW 320d to be compliant of emissions rules

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya has presumed the entire (BMW 3 Series) business will “go to zero” judging by the number of pre-orders made for Tesla Model 3. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money Half Time Report, Palihapitiya claims that orders for the 3 Series are already being hit significantly by Tesla’s more affordable EV, adding that people do not know anything about the level of demand surrounding the popular Tesla Model. Adam Jones of Morgan Stanley has opposed the claim, citing both political and international contexts to the businesses.

Palihapitiya is a former member of Facebook’s senior executive team and has just attended the 2017 Delivering Alpha conference in New York last September 12. Earlier this week, the investment analyst pointed out there is not one person in his right mind who would choose BMW 3 Series over Tesla.

Despite this, BMW i3 has received a makeover in the hopes of competing with Tesla’s long ranging, lower priced sedan. The revamped i3 will be featuring a host of optional driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control though we know it won’t make the range any better. Like before, the i3 can only run up to 160 kilometers per charge plus it comes with an extended range of about 290 km. In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 boasts a range that goes somewhere between 350km and 500km.

Read the entire article Investment analyst foresees Tesla Model 3 market domination over BMW 3 Series

BMW has given the 2018 1-Series a facelift, and they have just released a ton of new photos and a couple of videos to show us what it’s got. Nevertheless, the people at BMW continue to remind us of the three- and five-door, rear-wheel-drive model from Bavaria that is available in three-, four-, and six-cylinder powertrains if the upgrades do not interest you. Now, going back to the all-new 1 Series, the Mini-like hatchback will have a front-wheel-drive setup this time.

The range-topping trim of the 1 Series will be getting a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine under its hood, where it can bring out 300 horsepower. This is quite a downgrade from the previous model year which has a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six, that produces 340 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 500 Newton-metres (368 pound-feet) of torque like the M140i. Plus, the older model has a sweet-sounding soundtrack, while the facelifted model will be more silent.

The current 1 Series may start to show its age already based on how it physically looks; however, its engine still seems better than that of the facelifted model. A new M140i is on its way, though it might have a smaller engine that will be paired with the xDrive.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 1-Series Facelift revisions are so subtle you might not spot them

There have been rumours going around about the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. At the moment, it does look like we won’t be seeing its next gen model in the coming years. Oh yes, we find it hard to believe too as BMW had come up with a revamped, all-new 3 Series G20 last June. But according to some reports, the GT is about to be phased out after the newest model goes out on sale.

This is probably because of the 4-Series Gran Coupe, which offers the same space and practicality altogether. Besides, if you have to put these two side by side, the 3 Series GT would turn out to be the less popular choice even if both practically look the same.

But then when it comes to the replacement of the current F30 model (or the G20), we probably have to wait until 2018 to see what the Bavarian marque has to offer. The new 4-Series Coupe’s debut meanwhile will likely soon follow after the 3-Series is launched.

Read the entire article Talk of the town: BMW may soon phase out the 3 Series GT

Needless to say, the new BMW 1-Series Sedan is part of the premium carmaker’s offering. However, it should be noted that the so-called baby Bimmer is not being offered in Europe as it is an exclusive product targeting affluent customers in China.

Just recently, a new BMW 1-Series Sedan was seen being driven on roads in Europe. In particular, a reader of BimmerToday was able to take a good glimpse at a BMW 1 Series 120i sedan – in a prototype version without any disguise – in Munich, Germany.

BMW officially launched the BMW 1 Series Sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, hoping to take advantage of the propensity of more people in the event who may want to buy any of the premium compact cars. While the demand in China is still mainly for larger premium vehicles, especially those with spacious interiors, a new generation of car buyers is on the rise.

Read the entire article BMW 1-Series Sedan seen in Germany, raises speculation of possible Europe launch

BMW has officially launched its newest sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The BMW 1-Series Sedan made exclusively for the Chinese market is the first compact sports variant under BMW. Since more and more people opt for the premium compact car segment not just in China but globally, BMW has explored a new product range to attract its targeted consumer group.

Jochen Goller, senior sales marketing for BMW, said that the smallest sedan is built for China’s “young generation”. Despite the small size however, the new BMW 1 Series’ build quality and performance has never been compromised.

Just like the BMW 2 Series, the 4-door variant’s main attraction goes to the LED dual headlights and double kidney grille. In other words, there is no shortage of BMW’s iconic styling cues with this one. Moreover, the compact sedan’s short overhangs and extended hood design make it a good competitor to other cars in its class. Some of which include Citroen DS5, Volvo S40, Mercedes Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3.

Read the entire article BMW hopes to draw in young Chinese customers with smallest-ever 1-Series sedan

When driving on the road, you might want to watch out for a red BMW 3-Series Coupe (E92). This BMW might transform itself into a true robot, just like those featured in the 2D and 3D animated franchise Transformers. But wait, isn’t Transformers a science fiction film? However, a red BMW 3-Series Coupe (E92) that could transform into a big robot isn’t fiction. It is a real thing; it is science – made to come true by Ankara, Turkey-based start-up r&d company Letvision.

This red BMW 3-Series Coupe (E92) robot is named Antimon, the first and the leader of a group of robot-transforming cars called Letrons. Antimon the Letron is being displayed at the Big Boys Toys the Luxury, Innovations and Technology Expo that is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) (November 23 to 26, 2016.

Powered by gear motor that provides 400 Nm of torque, Antimon is currently the center of attention at the Big Boys Toys Expo is Abu Dhabi, mesmerizing men – as well as boys – with its ability to transform from a car to a 15-foot robot and back to a car. A one-way transformation takes around 30 seconds, which is way slower from the sci-fi Autobots of the Transformers franchise – but at least, it transforms.

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As a driver reaches 115 miles per hour (around 185 kilometers per hour), he or she is already moving at high speeds. However, this speed pales in comparison to how fast a high-powered car could really get. Some cars could even go beyond 250 mph like the Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph) and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph).

But when you do a two-wheeled side wheelie at 115 mph, that’s another story. It is a crazy stunt considering such speeds. But recently Finnish stunt driver just managed to do it as he set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest two-wheeled side wheelie.

Vesa Kivimaki, with the support of Finnish winter tire specialist Nokian, managed to reach a top speed of 115.742 mph (186.269 km/h) with his BMW 335i Coupe, thereby setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest two-wheeled side wheelie. The record attempt required a run – each way -- over a 100-meter (328 feet) road. Take note that this had to be completed within an hour. Although the record-breaking attempt was conducted at the end of August, Guinness World Record recently made it official.

Read the entire article Finnish stunt driver Vesa Kivimaki breaks side wheelie speed record [w/video]

One of BMW’s most celebrated vehicles is the BMW 3 Series, a compact executive car that has been in the market since 1975. There have been six generations of the said vehicle, all of which come with a unique quality and charm. Now, another generation of the 3 Series is in the making that will take on challengers like Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes and even the leading automaker in electric vehicle development, Tesla. What does BMW have in store for us? Let’s take a sneak peak.

As far as what has been made known, the next generation 3 series will come with three, four and six-cylinder engines that will compete with the Audi A4 and Jaguar XE in terms of CO2 emissions. There are also plans to make a plug-in hybrid version and an all-electric version which will take on the Tesla Model 3. This next generation 3 Series will be codenamed G20 and will follow the current trend in using carbon fiber construction technology.

To further reduce weight, the G20 3 Series will adapt a new platform called the Cluster Architecture technology (CLAR) which was used in the 7 Series and will soon be used on the X7. It will make use of a combination of carbon viber and different kinds of metals.

Read the entire article Next-generation BMW 3-Series to have all-electric variant

The BMW 3 Series is adding a new groundbreaking variant to its line-up with the launch of the BMW 330e iPerformance. Equipped with the latest plug-in hybrid drive system, the 330e iPerformance will mark the first time for these BMW i technologies to be part of a premium model. Even with the use of traditional combustion engines, the BMW 3 Series Sedan had long set the benchmarks in its class when it comes to performance and fuel economy.

There are a number of factors that contribute to this, including the wide-ranging use of its BMW EfficientDynamics technology, built-in as a standard. It also has outstanding aerodynamics for a vehicle in its segment and it uses a lightweight design.

The BMW 330e iPerformance is priced starting at $44,695, which includes Destination and Handling. It will be available at authorized dealers by the summer of 2016. Inside the 330e iPerformance, the combustion engine is one that is based on the brand’s four-cylinder gas unit but has the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

Read the entire article BMW adds 330e iPerformance to line-up, has a starting price of $44,695

The BMW 1-Series may not look like a vehicle that could dish out a dynamic performance. But now, the 1-series could, thanks to the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer.

To power up the BMW 1-series, AC Schnitzer took an engine that powers the 5-series and further tuned how the vehicle performs. The new core of the BMW 1-series was afforded with the "Diesel M-Technik" that is originally designed for the 5-series.

Now, the BMW 1-series has become the ACS1 5.0d. This engine develops up to 294 kW (400 hp) in output and 800 Nm of torque, allowing the ACS1 5.0d to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and from 80 km/h to 180 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer squeezes a 3.0-liter tri-turbo diesel into the BMW 1-Series

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show becomes the first event ever to showcase three new vehicles from BMW in North America. On November 18, attendees to the said event will have an exclusive first peek at the new eDrive BMW 330e, BMW M4 GTS, BMW X1 and the BMW 7 Series.

They will be joined by the BMW 7 Series (G11/G12), the eDrive BMW X5 xDrive40e, the new BMW 3 Series, the high-performance eDrive BMW i8, and the all-electric BMW i3.

The BMW 330e is a hybrid machine that makes use of both an electric motor and a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine to power the car’s propulsion. The use of these two components results to a power rating of 248 bHP, which also produces a 310 lb-ft. of torque.

Read the entire article BMW booth to feature 330e, M4 GTS, X1 and 7-Series at Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW has reached a new milestone in its already wildly successful vehicle production history. Around forty years since BMW unveiled the 3 Series at the IAA Cars Show, the German carmaker marked the roll-off of the 10th million unit of the 3 Series Sedan from the assembly line at its Munich plant.

The model -- a BMW 320d in Imperial Blue -- was received by its owner at BMW Welt. Vehicle handover has been one of the main functions of BMW Welt, which since 2007 has been the ideal place where customers could fully enjoy the last stage of the new vehicle purchasing process.

Thus, it is only appropriate that it was in BMW Welt that the automaker marked this very significant milestone in its history. Receiving the 10-millionth BMW 3 Series Sedan was Xaver Bittl of Eichstätt on the Premier stage at BMW Welt.

Read the entire article BMW marks production and delivery of 10 millionth 3-Series sedan

To achieve sheer driving pleasure, drivers need not go the conventional way. They could instead tread on another path that offers the same driving dynamics but presents less impact on the environment and on the fuel budget. That is the philosophy behind BMW’s unveiling of the latest member of its 3 Series, the new BMW 330e.

Electric power is stored in a high-voltage lithium-ion battery placed underneath the boot. This battery features a very efficient refrigerant cooling, including an integrated low-temperature circuit. With a total capacity of 7.6 kWh, the battery could allow an all-electric driving of up to 40 kilometers (25 miles), which means the BMW 330e is ideal for those living in urban areas.

When the juice runs out, 330e owners could recharge its battery through a conventional power socket (three hours and 15 minutes of charging) or via a BMW i Wallbox (two hours and 15 minutes). Amazingly, the load compartment floor of the BMW 330e remains flat thanks to the neat integration of the battery in the compartment under the boot.

Read the entire article 2016 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid offers dynamic yet eco-friendly driving pleasure