bmw News Stories
BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climbby Tim Jones on July 10, 2014 at 11:28:00 AM
BMW's halo car, the i8 took on the Goodwood hill climb this past weekend. The track has an elevation change of 305 feet and with an average gradient of 4.9%, it puts a car to work. Watch the i8 rip up the hill climb.
The BMW i8 is powered by a three-cylinder gasoline, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The 231 hp engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 hp electric motor powers the front wheels. With both drive systems engaged, as was used for the hill climb it gives you road-hugging all-wheel-drive performance with powerful acceleration.
Your next BMW could be built in Mexico - New plant in San Luis Potosíby Tim Jones on July 03, 2014 at 01:49:00 PM
The BMW Group will build a new plant in Mexico in close proximity to the city of San Luis Potosí in the state of the same name. This move is in line with the company's clear strategic policy of ensuring globally-balanced growth.
How does BMW adding a plant in Mexico make you feel about the future of the brand?
Get Ready for Your BMW i8 with Pricing and Ordering Guidesby Tim Jones on July 02, 2014 at 05:10:00 PM
The launch of the revolutionary BMW i8 is upon us. That means that we now have our hands on pricing and ordering guides for the upcoming BMW hybrid that goes on sale at US dealership starting this fall.
The BMW i8 starts at $135,700.00 plus $950 destination and handling fee and for 90% of the deliveries they will be pre-spec'd with the optional Pure Impulse World pushing the price up another $10,800.
Premiere: First BMW X4 Commercial - Overdone or just right?by Tim Jones on June 25, 2014 at 10:29:00 AM
Be one of the first to see the premiere of the BMW X4 commercial. It shows a world that is constantly changing, shown as the city moves like waves, and invites exploration in the X4.
BMW blew their CGI budget on this commercial, creating some impressive scenesthat look straight out of Inception. Do you like the CGI and the custom soundtrack or does the commercial fall flat for you?
BMW i3 wins Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014by Tim Jones on June 25, 2014 at 09:58:00 AM
BMW is on a roll with the all electric i3. Just a few months into production and they are already ramping up product to meet unexpected demand and winning awards.
At the Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014 the jury handed the electrically powered BMW i3 the title of Production Interior Vehicle Design of the Year.
GoPro iDrive integration from BMW Appsby Tim Jones on June 12, 2014 at 11:42:00 AM
Integrate your GoPro into BMW iDrive using BMW apps. In BMW vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMWs iDrive controller and high-resolution screen.
In addition to aiming the camera using BMW's large central screen, users may quickly choose between six pre-set camera modes: Leisure Drive Facing Out, Night Driving, Sport Drive Facing Out, Drive Camera Facing In, Winding Road Time-lapse, and Straight Road Time-lapse. The camera's RECORD function may be started and stopped by the driver at will, and vital camera status indicators are displayed, including recording elapsed time, battery life, and Wi-Fi signal strength. The user may also toggle the camera's SLEEP mode to prolong battery life between shots.
First Drive: 2015 BMW M3 & M4 Street and Track Reviewby Tim Jones on June 10, 2014 at 02:38:00 PM
What better way to get to know the all new 2015 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe then a day of track driving at Road America and street driving in Elkhart Lake?
We put the 2015 F80 M3 and F82 M4 through their paces on the track and street to see if this M3 and all new M4 measures up. Read on to find out what we think.
MY 2015 3 Series: Pricing and Ordering Guidesby Tim Jones on May 27, 2014 at 04:28:00 PM
Thinking about purchasing a new BMW 3 Series? Check out the 2015 BMW 3 Series Pricing Guides to get an idea of what you might spend.
Spied: 2016 BMW M2 out Testingby Tim Jones on May 08, 2014 at 02:47:00 PM
The speculation about the M2 can be put to bed, these spy pictures are proof that it is indeed coming. Arriving as a 2016 model year in 2015 we have some time to wait before the M2 hits showrooms.
BMW is attempting to camouflage the wider fenders on this early M2 test car, it's not very hard to see they are wider than the standard M235i. This particular mule looks to have borrowed the front fenders from the M235i Racing car while the rear fenders are slightly different.
Concept BMW Vision Future Luxury - Next Gen 7 Series Preview?by Tim Jones on April 19, 2014 at 06:00:00 PM
At the Beijing Auto Show BMW pulls back the cover on a new concept car, the BMW Vision Future Luxury. Ridiculous naming aside this appears to be a preview of the next generation 7 series.
High tech construction,a including use of carbon fiber and aluminum for weight savings. Sleek modern design language and a sporty luxurious interior round out this concept car.