Luxury car maker, BMW, said Wednesday it planned to launch its own small car that might be based on its Mini model to serve a sector that is developing rapidly. “We expect by 2020 growth of between four to six percent” in the market for small, high-end automobiles, BMW boss Norbert Reithofer told a press … Continued
Global carmakers have been unveiling concepts that could shape the future of automobiles for the next decade, with a focus on lean, green models. Hybrids and electric cars took center stage on day one of the show, which is open to the public March 4-14.
China has unveiled the world’s largest chocolate wonderland in Beijing. Among the 500 life-size figures exhibited in the fair there are chocolate shoes, clothes and also a life-sized BMW 1-series car. According to a report in the official China Daily newspaper, 10 craftsmen needed four tonnes of chocolate and six months to make the car.
To commemerate the opening of the new BMW Studio One space in Tokyo, Medicom Toy collaborated with the German automotive manufacturer to create a limited edition series of Bearbricks. The toy, which carries the BMW logo on the front, is made with plastic ( 30% of the plastic used in the creation are recycled). The … Continued
The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car was showcased las week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The newly unveiled Vision Efficient Dynamics car from BMW is mainly here to show us BMW’s new diesel-based plug-in hybrid drive system. “Conceived with the idea of melding the performance of an M3 with exceptionally low fuel consumption, … Continued
BMW is poised to retain the crown as the world’s best-selling luxury car maker in 2009 after it reported an 11% rise in sales at its core brand in November. “Since September, sales have been back on the growth track. In November we achieved another substantial increase in our global deliveries.” “We intend to continue … Continued
BMW has revealed the new 5 Series Sedan, a beautiful midsize car with a modern design, athletic and executive looks, driving dynamics typical of BMW, and innovative comfort and safety features. Design features emblematic of BMW are to be found at the front with its kidney grille inclined slightly forward, in the stylish and elegant … Continued
Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Maserati is the overwhelming best-seller in the US among niche luxury car brands, according to business magazine Forbes. Maserati is the top-selling brand among cars that sell at least 1,200 models a year in 47 of 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Three states prefer less flashy English automakers: … Continued
These new headsets are expected to be available starting December 2009 as part of the Original BMW Accessories and Original MINI Accessories.
In the latest TV commercial for the BMW Z4, artist Robin Rhode uses the roadster as a 306hp paintbrush to create a colorful and unique performance. Now, thanks to 3D technology, itâ€™s possible for you to recreate the artistic experience. If you have a webcam you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of your … Continued
BMW released an unexpected preliminary earnings release showing that the Munich-based company made a â‚¬330m net profit, down 90% from 2007. The car makerâ€™s total production fell by 78% during 2008 producing 1.44m cars. The statement cited bad debts, one off costs and risk provision costs on used car markets. Company chief executive Norbert Reithofer … Continued
BMW DesignworksUSA, an independently operated studio owned by the BMW Group, in collaboration with Thermaltake, creates a futuristic PC case for games and cars lovers. Presented at the CEBIT in Hanover (March 3-8, 2009), the BMW-designed PC case is titled “Level 10” and looks like a chassis with its computer’s individual components mounted in separate … Continued
A BMW is always a special car, but you can make it even more special, by choosing BMW Individual, a programme that allows customers to personalize the interior of their 7-Series. These new 2009 Individual exclusive combinations of unique equipment will be rolled out at the Geneva Motor Show. BMW Individual is an unique car, … Continued
Bmw’s new 5-Series Gran Turismo Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) is expected to debut at the Geneva Auto Show as a concept
Open-air version of the iconic British city car, the new 2009 Mini Convertible will be delivered into dealerships in March 28. The evolutionary design maintains the unmistakably Mini appeal with hidden roll-bar that pops up during a rollover and a sliding roof that takes just 15 seconds to automatically open and close the soft top.
Retro-style automaker Wiesmann is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a limited-edition GT MF4-S. The closed two-seater is powered by a BMW-sourced 4.8L V8 engine but output has been lifted to 420hp (309kW) – the standard GT MF4 produces 367hp (270kW). This pretty coupe comes with the option of six-speed manual or dual-clutch auto transmission, and … Continued
One of the many interesting things occur when you bring together something thatâ€™s known for elegance and speed, and a form of expression that holds no boundaries. BMW uses their new Z4 as a brush on a canvas the size of a football field. Bringing in modern artist Robin Rhode along with a group of … Continued
BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international design studio and subsidiary of BMW Group, announced yesterday that it has developed a new coffee machine for Saeco called Xsmall. The BMW Saeco Xsmall is the smallest model in the company’s portfolio and comes with a two-color combination of the machines with a strong color contrast. The operating elements … Continued
Cristiano Ronaldo – the man who brought you such comments as â€œThe possibilities of me going to Real Madrid are great,â€ and â€œIâ€™ve said a million times that Iâ€™d love to play in Spainâ€ – has celebrated his decision to stay at Manchester United by splashing out on a Â£350,000 ($700,000) Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. … Continued
To mark the launch of the all-new 7 Series, BMW presented its flagship model with a unique installation on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. For two days, a real-life 2009 7-Series was hidden in 180,000 silver balls that filled a giant glass-and-acrylic hourglass, at almost twelve meters high (40 feet), that had been built … Continued