BMW itself says it is making “Precise modifications to the design” of the facelifted, sixth-generation 5 Series, and this is the result. The 2014 5 Series will come in four flavors – sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo and ActiveHybrid 5 – the biggest news probably the addition of a diesel engine for the US market. When they go on sale in August, [...]
The 2014 BMW M5 has hit the web a little early thanks to an employee who accidentally uploaded the car’s configurator ahead of schedule. Looking instantly recognizable, the updated model has a new grille with larger vertical slats that echo those on the M6. There doesn’t appear to be any other major changes but the headlights could receive some [...]
These spy shots show the new BMW 4 Series coupe completely undisguised, ahead of the car’s expected debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2013. Mixing Concept 4 Series proportions with regular 3 Series details, the 4 Series replaces the current 3 Series coupe, and will spawn a high-performance M4 version.
What It Is: A prototype 2014 ATS-V, the upcoming high-performance iteration of Cadillac’s rear-drive 3-series competitor. Just as BMW’s M cars represent the pinnacle of performance in Munich, Cadillac’s V models are the burliest to wear the wreath and crest. Similar to the V treatment applied to the CTS-V, the super ATS will get a full suspension, [...]
This comparison represents a peek into three heavyweight luxury German carmakers’ state of the art. The Audi S7, BMW 650i Gran Coupe xDrive, and Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4Matic represent a good chunk of their respective brands’ best thinking. But what are these swoopy four-door coupes?
Audi, which is now the world’s second-largest luxury auto manufacturer, said that it plans on spending close to $17 billion through 2016 to develop new models and increase production capacity in a move to surpass BMW in sales. The Volkswagen AG owned luxury brand will spend a chunk of the money on new vehicles and [...]
What It Is: The next-generation BMW X5, which is rapidly losing its camouflage. We last saw BMW’s big SUV almost a year ago, when it was more difficult to recognize. Now the production headlights, taillights, and grille have been applied, and are only partially hidden beneath the psychedelic graphics.
The future for BMW starts here. New car, new name, potentially a new benchmark. The images of the 4 Series Concept that have been released today are a hint that BMW is taking this new generation of their hottest selling coupe very seriously.
This 1986 BMW Hartge H35 is said to be a 2-owner genuine Hartge that still wears all original paint. Compared to a regular e30 325, the Hartge features the larger ‘big six’ M30 3.5L motor, upgraded brakes and suspension, and Hartge wheels and badging. While perhaps not as famous as Alpina, Hartge has its own following, and this example [...]
If you don’t remember the batty G-Power G1 Hurricane RS, here’s a little refresher: imagine 600 horsepower from a supercharged version of the 4.0-liter V8 that powers the BMW M3, shoved into the engine bay of the 1 Series M Coupe. G-Power says the creation is good for a top end of 205 mph, and the crew at Auto [...]
It’s the next M3, and it’s driving on a race track. Which track? Guess.
Warning: This is not going to end well. What you’re about to see is a young man driving a very fast car – an E46 BMW M3, it appears – down a deserted road in the desert. We can’t say for certain where it took place, but it looks a lot like Arizona.
For those you waiting for BMW’s new compact SUV and the all-wheel-drive 328, today is your lucky day. The 2013 BMW X1 and the 328i xDrive sedan are now available to test drive and purchase at your local dealer. The 2013 BMW X1 sDrive28i will be the only rear-wheel-drive model offered and will be powered by [...]
Let’s face it: The BMW 3 Series is more vulnerable now than it has been in over two decades. The poster child of the sports sedan community is currently in the throes of some unpleasant growing pains as it tries to balance efficiency, mass-market appeal and the machine’s impressive heritage. Though lighter than its predecessor, the F30 [...]
This 1973 BMW Bavaria 4-speed is said to be in very good and almost entirely original condition. According to the seller, the Bavaria spent most of its life in Arizona and California, and as such is nearly rust-free with most of its original paint. Unlike many E3 sedans today, this one still sports its original 3.0L motor and [...]
BMW first introduced the North American market to diesels way back in 1983, with the introduction of its 524td. Under the hood of the E28 5 Series was the automaker’s M21 turbocharged diesel, a 2.4-liter inline-six rated at 115 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. It was mated to a standard four-speed automatic transmission.
We featured this 1991 BMW E30 Touring back in 2008 when it looked totally different and was at a dealer in Canada (BaT link). Since then it has gone through a total transformation, and is now a flared M3 thanks to a noted East Coast BMW builder.