BMW Zagato Roadster

BMW and Italian coachbuilder Zagato debuted their first roadster, dubbed Z4 E89, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, on Sunday, August 19.

BMW X5 Wrapped In Gold

A Russian owner of a BMW X5 decided to give its car an exotic and expensive look, and wrapped up the high-selling SUV in gold!

MINI Rocketman Concept

BMW announced this past week that its Mini Rocketman Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 is headed to London for the Olympic Games.

BMW launches Mini Cooper in India

German carmaker BMW on Thursday launched its iconic Mini Cooper in India, the latest luxury auto maker to expand in one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets. BMW established a presence in the country in 2006 and has since seen steady growth in sales in India where growing affluence is producing a new upper class … Continued

World’s largest BMW showroom opens in Abu Dhabi

The BMW Group has opened the world’s largest showroom for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and BMW motorcycles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Motors, the BMW Group’s long-standing importer for the region, has invested around AED 300 million (approx. $82 million) in the new 35,000-square-metre showroom over its three-year construction. Located … Continued

BMW electric i5 for 2015?

BMW will launch a mid-range MPV aimed at larger families in 2015, to complete its ‘Project i’ series of upcoming electric vehicles. Although the first ‘i’ model — the i3 — hasn’t even hit the roads yet, BMW executives are already planning to augment the range. Essentially, the proposed i5 is designed to compete with models … Continued

BMW to launch M Performance sub-brand

German luxury automaker BMW will launch a new range of M Performance Automobiles during the Geneva Auto Show in March. These models are intended to bridge the gap between the full-fledged M models, such as the M3 or M5, and the lesser standard models with current sport packages. The idea is to deliver more engaging, … Continued

BMW overtakes Mercedes for US luxury car crown

Update: BMW announced January 5 that US sales totaled 247,907 throughout 2011, beating Mercedes-Benz to the top spot by just 2,715 vehicles. In a first, two German manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz and BMW — are dueling for the honor of being the top luxury brand sold in the United States. Right now, BMW holds a slight lead, but … Continued

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

BMW has unveiled the 6-Series Gran Coupe. Designed to battle the Mercedes CLS, the sedan measures 4.4 inches (111 mm) longer than the 6-Series Coupe. The exterior styling is instantly recognizable but highlights include xenon headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels. The car will hit USA showrooms with three models: a 3.0L 315 hp Twin Turbo … Continued

BMW To Replace LED Lights With Laser Headlights

BMW will introduce the next generation of head lights – laser lighting on its BMW i8 – that could cut energy use in half compared to LED lights. The laser beam headlights will be twice as efficient as LEDs, and can be up to 1,000 times stronger. BMW will use miniscule 10-micron long laser diodes, … Continued

BMW reveals i3 and i8 concept vehicles

BMW has given out the first details and images of its i3 and i8 models before the concepts are shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show One of the most notable features of the new design is a bodywork largely made of carbon fibre, described by BMW as a “revolution in automotive design.” The new material, … Continued

The new BMW M5

BMW has officially unveiled its new M5, the fifth generation of its popular performance sports saloon. Sporting a newly-developed high-performance M-series engine, the M5 has been eagerly awaited since a pre-production model appeared earlier this year. The high-revving 4.4-liter engine has “typical M car thrust,” says BMW, with a power rating of 412kW (552hp) from … Continued

Fairmont rolls out BMW bike scheme globally

Luxury hotel chain Fairmont is to roll out BMW bikes to all of its worldwide hotels, it confirmed this week. The bikes program, which was introduced last year at some of the chain’s North American hotels, appears to have proved so popular that it will now be rolled out around the world in time for … Continued

BMW i3 set for September debut

BMW is gearing up to unveil its first electric car under the new BMW i brand, according to reports from Germany. The Munich-based automaker is set to unveil the i3, the first of two initial all-electric models, this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model will feature a 100 kW electric motor and … Continued