The first two cars in BMW’s new i range, the electric i3 city car and hybrid i8 coupe, will be offered for sale on the internet.
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.
The London space is designed to be a showroom for the carmaker’s new premium brand BMW i, based around electric and hybrid engines.
According to a recently released study by global brand reputation consultancy Reputation Institute, car manufacturer BMW is the most reputable company.
BMW has opened a flagship store in Paris, set to be the first of an Apple-like network of ‘experience stores’.
BMW will sell 1.76 million vehicles in 2015, compared to 1.68 million for Mercedes-Benz and 1.63 million for Audi.
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
BMW revealed the 328 Hommage concept just before its show debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este near Lake Como, Italy last weekend. Based on the Vision Connected Drive Concept revealed in Geneva, the 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of the classic sports car from the 1930s. Bathed in that distinctive diagonal carbon fiber … Continued
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a radical overhaul of its A-Class compact at Auto Shanghai. The German automaker said that the new Concept A-Class was “the first heartbeat of a new generation.” It signals a major departure from the boxy outline of the current A-Class, popular in cities because of its small size, in favor of a … Continued
While most people are worried about what the exterior of a car looks like, it makes sense as a driver to pay at least a little attention to the interior. Ten cars were honored last week in the prestigious “10 Best Interiors” list from US publication Ward’s Auto, ahead of the magazine’s Interiors Conference next … Continued