BMW is to show off a concept version of an M5 sedan at next month’s Auto Shanghai show, it confirmed April 4. The latest designs for the four-door performance sedan will be showcased at the Chinese show and are expected to hint strongly at a production model slated for later this year, to be the … Continued
BMW is to launch a plug-in hybrid model in China next month, designed specifically for the Chinese market, it has emerged. The company’s boss Norbert Reithofer said recently that the new “new energy vehicle” model would be based on the 5-Series and unveiled at Auto Shanghai, describing it as “our e-car from China for China.” … Continued
BMW has unveiled the production version of the 6 Series coupe ahead of the car’s debut at Auto Shanghai 2011. To be released in 2012, this car has a 4.4 litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine. It goes from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Designed to be the ultimate “dream car,” the coupe features a “shark … Continued
Italian fashion house Trussardi celebrates its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion has teamed up with BMW for a special edition 5 Series Gran Turismo. For the exterior look, the choice fell on an exclusive color – a characteristic warm metallic brown that has been named Heraldic Brown. The paintwork is executed in three … Continued
BMW has unveiled a new brand for its electric vehicles, confirming the first models at a press conference February 21. BMW i was announced in BMW’s home town of Munich with the promise that the first two models would be launched from 2013, with the names i3 and i8. The i3 concept was previously referred … Continued
Brazilian yacht maker Intermarine has collaborated with BMW DesignworksUSA to develop an ultra luxury yacht that has been dubbed Intermarine 55. Intermarine 55 is inspired by modern architecture and automotive surfacing, such as the BMW X6, and is scheduled to go on sale this July. Highlights of the new yacht include two head compartments along … Continued
BMW has teamed up with piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons to create the Individual 7-Series Composition. Deliberately reminiscent of the piano keyboard, the colour schemes reflect the contrast between black and white. The Composition features a hand polished paint job with three-stage clear coat, high-gloss Shadow Line trim, a gold coachline and 20-inch alloy wheels.
German automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz have released details on the electric scooter concepts they plan to unveil at the Paris Motor Show next week. The scooters, which will be presented by BMW and Mercedes-Benz under the MINI and Smart brands respectively, are hints at the direction both companies could take with electric mobility in the … Continued
BMW has just released the 6 Series Coupe Concept, a model that is scheduled to be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show and is believed to enter production in 2011. Honoring its coupe tradition, BMW took its current 6 Series and gave it a newly sculpted body. The 6 Series concept evokes the image of … Continued
BMW has launched the 2010 BMW Lifestyle Collection that includes gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. There are surprises for adults and children alike – from Snow Racer sleds to USB sticks, from watches to back packs. The BMW Lifestyle Collection is available online and at selected BMW dealerships. The whole list of products is … Continued
Sales of luxury cars produced by German marque Mercedes-Benz surged by 69 percent in India during the first six months of 2010. The figures are a sign of the growing market for luxury car brands in India, where overall passenger sales are expected to grow by 12-13 percent this year by the Society of Indian … Continued
Jeff Koons has unveiled his Art Car at the Centre Pompidou in Paris ahead of its participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12-13, 2010. On June 1, Koons unveiled and signed his BMW M3 GT2, making him the 17th BMW Art Car artist, following in the footsteps of Warhol, … Continued
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of BMW’s history victories at the Mille Miglia, BMW has marked the occasion with a few events and restoration cars. However, now BMW has gone one step further and taken its top of the line roadster, the Z4 sDrive35is, and created a limited edition Mille Miglia edition. Only 99 … Continued
BMW, Ford and Volkswagen have joined General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and other leading Western brands in unveiling concept vehicles for the Chinese market at the Auto China 2010 motor show in Beijing. Following in the footsteps of German competitor Mercedes-Benz, BMW showed its own four-door coupe, the BMW Concept Gran CoupÃ©. The concept, intended to combine … Continued
BMW DesignworksUSA have teamed up with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, to present a new generation of the company’s executive jets. This interior is intended for the company’s line of medium-range jets. Featured on the Phenom 100 and 300, the cabin blends modern styling with futuristic design. It features a full galley and lavatory and a … Continued
Talk about pimping your ride. US pop artist Jeff Koons’ latest work is a BMW M3 GT2 decorated with exploding, multi-colored rays. Unveiled by Koons in New York on Tuesday, the car will compete this June at the Le Mans 24 Hours road race in France. The garish work is number 17 in a series … Continued
The motorsport division of BMW doesnâ€™t limit itself to producing cars and has developed a new speed bicycle for more serious cycling enthusiasts. The BMW M Bike features disc brakes and an elegant matt anthracite frame with the M logo, combined perfectly with the leather saddle, stunning rims and handles, and shiny red seat inlay. … Continued
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.