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 future.
MINI’s Scooter E effort is based on the current production MINI cars, with 11-inch wheels and a “powerful and robust appearance,” which, combined with the large, round front light and radiator grill, evokes the MINI four wheelers.
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 the Gran Coupe presented at the Beijing auto show earlier this year but with less two doors.
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 detailed in the press release after the jump.
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 Automobile Manufacturers.
The luxury market, although only accounting for a tiny proportion of overall sales, is rapidly gaining traction with Indians seeing a rise in income levels, thanks in part to foreign automakers making more vehicles easily accessible in the country.
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, Lichtenstein and Stella.
Three hundred VIP guests watched him unveil the design in the exact same spot that Roy Lichtenstein presented and signed his Art Car back in 1977.
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 units will be buit, each coming with a Polaris Metallic matte finish, blacked out front grill, an M aerodynamic kit and 19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome.
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 the “exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car,” sits some ten centimeters lower than the BMW 5 Series, with a sleek roof that tails off towards the rear.
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 very Teutonic, tech-heavy lounge-style cabin with lay-flat seats, deployable tables, and muted lighting.
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 dating back to 1975 in which famous contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney, have painted BMWs ahead of Le Mans.
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.
The BMW M Bikeâ€™s fiâ€™zi:k saddle is made from the highest quality leather with a red inlay. This ensures extra riding comfort and superior grip.
Other features include a built-in Shimano SLX gear system and a Manitou Match suspension fork on the front wheel.
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 conference in Munich, southern Germany.
“We want to be more present, not just with Mini but also with BMW,” he said.
“On the frame of future Mini generations, we could imagine building a BMW,” development director Klaus Draeger added, without giving any launch date.
German rival Audi rolled out this year its A1 model to tap into growing demand for high-end autos that consume less fuel.
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 50% and 100% versions are limited to 3,000 pieces and 1,500 pieces respectively, whilst the 400% is produced in a limited run of 50 pieces only.
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, BMW claims a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds”
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 this trend in December,” BMW sales chief Ian Robertson said in a statement.
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 side view of the car, and at the muscular rear end.
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: Bentley is the favorite in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, while Virginia’s elite favor Aston Martin.
These new headsets are expected to be available starting December 2009 as part of the Original BMW Accessories and Original MINI Accessories.