Tim Jones - Executive Editor

Tim Jones is the Executive Editor at Bimmerfest and has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years. Tim has owned and driven many different BMWs on the street and track over his career.

The most recent articles by Tim Jones are listed below.

BMW i8 Wins International Engine of the Year Award

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 12:26:00 PM
BMW i8 Wins International Engine of the Year Award

For the third year in a row the BMW i8 takes home the International Engine of the Year Award. With it's hybrid electric and 1.5 liter gasoline engine the i8 goes 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds while getting 76 MPGe. The hybrid powertrain gives the i8 sports car performance, all wheel drive and the fuel economy of a smaller car. The three-peat is a well deserved win for BMW i.

BMW ConnectedDrive Combox Retrofit Solution

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 04:39:00 PM
BMW ConnectedDrive Combox Retrofit Solution

Did you lose access to ConnectDrive features when the 2G cellular system was disabled? Did BMW not offer a retrofit of your system because you didn't qualify? BMW has realized that many BMW owners want to have the ConnectedDrive systems enabled and are offer a paid retrofit option.

Model Year 2018 Base Price Increases Leaked

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 01:12:00 PM
Model Year 2018 Base Price Increases Leaked

BMW is raising base prices on certain BMW models effective July 1st 2017. In the US, most of the 4 Series pricing is increasing anywhere from $900 to $1,300. The 530e models are seeing a $1,000 increase and the M550i is up $1,300.

BMW's Global Sales Trend Continues - Sales Up 5.3% for May

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 07:16:00 PM
BMW's Global Sales Trend Continues - Sales Up 5.3% for May

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five months, up 5.7%.

Official Bimmerfest 2017 California Photos Galleries

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 05:35:00 PM
Official Bimmerfest 2017 California Photos Galleries

Thank you to all the BMW enthusiasts that came to Bimmerfest 2017 California sponsored by ESS Tuning. It was another great Bimmerfest and a very special weekend for everyone. Bimmerfest returns to California in 2018. Stay tuned for info on dates and ticket information for next year. If you're on the east coast don't miss Bimmerfest East July 29-30 at Raceway Park in NJ.

Bimmerfest Video/Photo Coverage by Parts Score

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 03:56:00 PM
Bimmerfest Video/Photo Coverage by Parts Score

Bimmerfest 2017 California is over but the photos and video are just starting to come out. Check out this great video and photos of the show from Parts Score. Follow them on instagram @partsscore for more photos and video work like this.

Complete 2018 Model Year BMW Pricing and Ordering Guides

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 03:14:00 PM
Complete 2018 Model Year BMW Pricing and Ordering Guides

Bimmerfest.com brings you the 2018 model year BMW pricing and ordering guides. Use the guides to put together your order and calculate invoice pricing to get the best deal. Work with a Bimmerfest sponsor dealer for the best pricing and service available.

The All-New 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 06:08:00 PM
The All-New 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo picks up where the 5 Series GT leaves off. Available at BMW dealerships this fall offered exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive model starting at $69,700. BMW is moving the 5 Series GT into a 6 Series as part of the model lineup shuffle. Will there continue to be a 6 Series Coupe/Convertible and Gran Coupe?

Clarion Builds BMW 850Ci First Drive

Posted on June 09, 2017 at 01:03:00 PM
Clarion Builds BMW 850Ci First Drive

The Clarion Builds 1993 BMW 850Ci finally gets the royal treatment! Watch 3x Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg take our Bavarian beauty out on a street test!

Audi A8 rocks hybrid 48v hybrid drivetrain as standard - Is the 7 Series behind?

In the next model generation, the flagship will for the first time feature an electrified powertrain as standard.

AutoSpies: Bimmerfest is just around the corner

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 09:29:00 AM
AutoSpies: Bimmerfest is just around the corner

Bimmerfest 2017 is this weekend! Take a walk down memory lane with AutoSpies gallery of some of the best pictures of past Bimmerfests.

The BMW Concept 8 Series - Official Photos

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 01:28:00 PM
The BMW Concept 8 Series - Official Photos

The BMW Group is using this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to unveil the BMW Concept 8 Series.

New BMW 8 Series spawns M version #M8

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 08:49:00 PM
New BMW 8 Series spawns M version #M8

Alongside the ongoing development of the standard 8 Series, the engineers at BMW M are also working flat out on the M model.

Food Truck Festival Line-Up for Bimmerfest 2017!

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM
Food Truck Festival Line-Up for Bimmerfest 2017!

We're please to announce the food truck line-up for Bimmerfest 2017 sponsored by ESS Tuning.

The BMW Concept 8 Series - Official Details & Photos

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 01:28:00 PM
The BMW Concept 8 Series - Official Details & Photos

While still in concept form BMW says the BMW Concept 8 Series reveals much of what is to come. This is the hottest design from BMW in a while and a much needed boost to the brand image.

Barn find BMW M1 featured in URO's Bimmerfest booth

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:05:00 PM
Barn find BMW M1 featured in URO's Bimmerfest booth

On display at Bimmerfest in URO Parts booth (#403) this is an unrestored BMW M1. With only 2,356 miles on the car it is in surprisingly good shape after sitting for 30 years. The M1 was BMW's first supercar attempt and posters hung on the walls of many young BMW enthusiasts. You won't want to miss this or anything else at Bimmerfest 2017.

30+ BMW 8 Series at Bimmerfest 2017

Posted on May 08, 2017 at 03:54:00 PM
30+ BMW 8 Series at Bimmerfest 2017

Bimmerfest 2017 will feature over 30 BMW 8 Series as part of the Heritage Corral sponsored by Pelican Parts.

BMW i3 Service Action for Low Cost Charging function

Posted on May 02, 2017 at 02:31:00 PM
BMW i3 Service Action for Low Cost Charging function

BMW has released a Service Action that impacts 1,698 I01 i3 BEV and i3 Rex vehicles produced from 11/05/2015 to 03/30/2017.

BMW i8 now available for European Delivery Program

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 06:18:00 PM
BMW i8 now available for European Delivery Program

BMW has released a series of updates to their European Delivery Program. The standout change is the inclusion of the i8.

2019 3 Series M340i testing on the Nurburgring

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 04:53:00 PM
2019 3 Series M340i testing on the Nurburgring

The 7th generation 3 Series, due out late in 2018 and on sale as a 2019 model year was spot flying around the Nurbrugring.