miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

BMW Active Tourer will go on sale in the United States in early 2015


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BMW’s first front-wheel-drive vehicle, the BMW Active Tourer, will go on sale in the United States in early 2015. At the 2013 LA Auto Show, …

BMW’s first front-wheel-drive vehicle, the BMW Active Tourer, will go on sale in the United States in early 2015.
At the 2013 LA Auto Show, Ian Robertson, BMW AG’s board member for sales and marketing told Automotive News the Active Tourer will be the first of several new front-wheel drive vehicles. You will see BMW push into segments where we haven’t been before,” said Robertson.
The Active Tourer will take on the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover which debuts in September 2014. The Active Tourer will share the FWD platform and the three and four cylinder engines with the new F56 MINI.
BMW Active Tourer will go on sale in the United States in early 2015
BMW will offer the Active Tourer with a short and long wheelbase. The longer-wheelbase version comes with a third row of seats.
Robertson said BMW is looking to conquest buyers with the new platform.
“If I look at the first generation 1 series in 2004, 80 percent of the customers were new to the brand,” he said.
Robertson said: “With the Active Tourer, we will get a lot of new customers again. They will come out of the premium segment and from some of the volume players.”
With an exterior length of 4,350 millimeters, width of 1,833 millimeters and height of 1,576 millimeters, the Active Tourer makes the perfect companion for those that enjoy outdoor and sports activities. Optionally, an all-wheel drive setup will be offered as well. for almost all UKL-based models.

lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013

BMW i8 sold out for 2014


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At the 2013 LA Auto Show, Ian Robertson, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW, said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to …

At the 2013 LA Auto Show, Ian Robertson, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW, said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold out for its first year of availability. Robertson did not say how many the company will sell in that first year.
In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.
BMW’s first hybrid sportscar will be introduced in early 2014.
BMW i8 sold out for 2014
BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
We have recently test drove the BMW i8 and you can read our first driving impressions.

viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2013

Real Life Photos: BMW 220i


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Before its debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the new BMW 2 Series Coupe goes on a tour around the globe. At …

Before its debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the new BMW 2 Series Coupe goes on a tour around the globe. At a private presentation, BMW brought out the 220i Coupe model that goes on sale in Germany next year. The F22 220i is showcased with the Sport Line and the launch color, Melbourne Red.
The car also comes with the light-alloy wheels double spoke 384 in 18 inches, a 900 euros extra charge. The images below also show black inserts in the front and rear bumpers, as well as mirror caps in black.
With a base price of 29,950 euros, the BMW 218d model is priced slightly below the 220i. The BMW 220i will be launch in March 2014 and with an eight-speed automatic it costs 32,050 euros. The 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine produces 184 horsepower that can accelerate in 7.0 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and has a top speed of 235 km/h.
Real Life Photos: BMW 220i
The consumption of the BMW 220i depends on the transmission andtires, ranging from 5.7 to 6.3 liters per 100km, and the CO2 emissions are 134-148 grams per kilometer.
In addition to the engines already mentioned, at market launch BMW will offer a 220d (184 hp) and the 225d (218 hp) four-cylinder diesels as well.

martes, 12 de noviembre de 2013

Stunt Driver Sera Trimble Drives a BMW M3


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Stunt driver Sera Trimble works on shows like the Hawaii Five-O and does Kia commercials, among other stunts, but in her free time, the California …

Stunt driver Sera Trimble works on shows like the Hawaii Five-O and does Kia commercials, among other stunts, but in her free time, the California native enjoys driving her BMW M3.
So why the M3? “For my 30th birthday in January I bought myself a present—a BMW M3,” says Trimble. “I’ve been in almost every car that exists. So why this one? I love the handling, and it fits me. (I’m small.) Besides, I’ve loved M3s ever since I first got in one, back when I was parking cars in Seattle.”
How did she get to be a stunt driver? While working as a valet for Hotel Sorenta, Trimble parallel parked a car at 40 mph, a stunt observed by a director of a car commercial.
Stunt Driver Sera Trimble Drives a BMW M3
After a few odd jobs on small car commercials, she is know part of a selective group of stunt drivers that do fun things for a living.

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

2014 BMW i8 – Real Life 

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The new BMW i8 will make its debut next Spring and after its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show several prototypes are still being …

The new BMW i8 will make its debut next Spring and after its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show several prototypes are still being tested across Europe and North America.

BMW i8 can be specified in a choice of four colors, three of which have been created exclusively for BMW i. All the paint finishes provide a striking contrast to the black belt: Ionic Silver, Crystal White and Sophisto Grey.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.


The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

We have recently test drove the BMW i8 and you can read our first driving impressions.

In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.
2014 BMW i8   Real Life Photos

viernes, 1 de noviembre de 2013

6 cars worth making an 
investment in


The folks are Yahoo Autos have put together a list of six cars might be worth making an investment in.  Out of the six cars …



The folks are Yahoo Autos have put together a list of six cars might be worth making an investment in. Out of the six cars listed as future classics, two of those are BMW models.

BMW 1M

In a way expected, the BMW 1M sits at the top of the list. The “baby-M” went on sale in 2011 and was sold out before it even reached out the local dealerships. Listed at $47,030, the 1M sold either for sticker price or significantly higher, reports at the time mentioned some dealers charging a premium of $10,000.
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There were 740 units sold in the United States with some of those units being reported totaled after unfortunate accidents.


In a little over two years since it went on the market, the BMW 1M sells on various car listings websites from $60,000 to $70,000 (with a pretty base configuration), a significant increase over the base price.


The BMW 1M is one of the best cars BMW has ever made. Ever. It hit the market in 2010, and its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine delivered some 340 horsepower. But it wasn’t the sheer power that made it what it was, it was the overall feel behind the wheel. Total driving bliss.

At a starting price of $46,000 brand new, the 1M ran in limited numbers before it was off the market for good in 2012, with just over 6,300 units sold worldwide. Want a grab a used one for sale on the web today? You’ll be dishing out close to $70K.

If that wasn’t validation enough, in 2011, Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson said “BMW 1M Is The Most Fun Car of the Year.” Clarkson placed the BMW 1M ahead of the McLaren, Ferrari FF and 458, Nissan Skyline and the Lamborghini Gallardo Performante.

E92 BMW M3


Second BMW to be listed as a future classic and money maker is the outgoing E92 M3. The V8 engine found in the M3 might be the last ever seen in the super sporty M car, a naturally-aspirated beauty that has received many accolades over the years. The F80 and F82 M3/M4 will make use of six-cylinder turborcharged engine, a more potent unit but with a different sound and behavior.


Like any great automaker, BMW is moving on to bigger and better things with the new 4 Series — the much-anticipated successor to the 3 Series coupe. But it’s the high-performance E92 M3 coupe that will leave enthusiasts tripping over themselves to get one in a decade’s time.

The base price for a 2013 E92 M3 Coupe is $60,100 and while the car didn’t see a price spike, it continues to hold a good value. While the 1M is tougher to find around you, the E92 M3 should be available at most dealerships around the country.

The list goes on and cars like the Fisker Karma, Lexus LFA, Ford Mustang Boss 302 and Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are being labeled as future classics.