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BMW 530Le Plug-in Hybrid Unveiled at 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

The BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid has been finally unveiled at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show, in China, being specifically manufactured for the Chinese market and being based on the long-wheelbase BMW 5-Series, also built in China.

The model will be launched on the Chinese market next year and will be produced in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

BMW 530Le Plug-in Hybrid

BMW 530Le Plug-in Hybrid

Since we are mainly interested in the car`s powertrain, the BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid will fit a four-cylinder IC engine, hooked to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is also hooked to an electric motor, developing an overall 272 horsepower.

BMW M4 Gets Crashed in South Africa

The almighty BMW M4 Coupe is popping-up in our news again, this time the model getting completely crushed in South Africa.

We are talking here about a terrible road accident, taking place in Klerksorp, South Africa, where the BMW M4 Coupe`s driver apparently lost control of the car and ended up on the side road. Luckily, the driver wasn`t hurt, but he was immediately rushed to the hospital.

BMW M4 Coupe Crashed in South Africa

BMW M4 Coupe Crashed in South Africa

I fell it is my job to warn all drivers that own such a model, as the BMW M4 Coupe is a nasty mean machine and obsessive care must be carried out when handling it on the roads.

Vorsteiner Tunes-up BMW M4 GTRS

I am truly fond of the Vorsteiner German based tuning division, as they are real masters in handling BMW cars, especially when we are particularly talking about the gorgeous BMW M4. But this time, the guys from the tuning division have proved their craftsmanship of the BMW M4 GTRS.

The BMW M4 GTRS was just recently unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Motor Show and it didn`t take long for Vorsteiner to upgrade this particular model in terms of visuals and interior design. No power upgrades have yet been made.

BMW M4 GTRS by Vorsteiner

BMW M4 GTRS by Vorsteiner

Talking about powertrain, the Vorsteiner tuner has kept the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo unit, which develops 431 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. The sports car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, at a top speed of 250 km/h.

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: BMW i3 – The 2015 Green Car of the Year

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show seemed to have proven a real success for the BMW German based premium carmaker, as it scored twice, by launching extraordinary high-class models, like the long-expected 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M, as well as gaining an important award.

We are talking about the 2014 BMW i3 electric model, which has received the 2015 Green Car of the Year, thus managing to outrun other green cars, like the VW e-Golf, Audi A3 TDI, the Honda Fit, or the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel.

2014 BMW i3 - The 2015 Green Car of the Year

2014 BMW i3 – The 2015 Green Car of the Year

Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com publisher and editor, stated that the BMW i3 electric is the green icon model of the next generation of electric vehicles.

BMW 740i Executive Edition Unveiled in Japan

The 740i based BMW Executive Edition has finally reached the shores of Japan, where the model will become available from 11,300,000, which is the the equivalent of 76,600 euros. Unfortunately for BMW lovers in Japan, only 110 units will be offered for sale.

Even if it is based on the 740i version, the Executive Edition will come with its own personality, meaning some slight changes at the body, complemented by the one-off 19-inch Style 235 alloy wheels.

BMW 740i Executive Edition

BMW 740i Executive Edition

In the cabin, the BMW 740i Executive Edition is also special, as it wrapps the Dakota leather upholstery, making the car truly luxurious. Apart from the high-end materials, this particular model has also received a lot on interesting tweaks.

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Officially Launched

Dear BMW lovers, today a new chapter is written, as the long-expected 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M, the most powerful SUVs ever built, have been finally launched at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. This event would mark the existence of all SUVs worldwide and would lead to new technology enhancement, due to these formidable machineries created by the one and only, BMW German carmaker.

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M have been long rumored and caught on spies, have been seen around us in some unofficial events and extraordinary photo gallery or impressive videos.

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M

But now, the two SUVs are here to enchant your eyes with their extraordinary designs, featuring more aggressive body styles, which stands on a tuned chassis, and also easily distinguishable through their large intakes, sporty bumper, or the side functional vents at the front. At the rear end, the twin tailpipes preview the massive torque they are coming with.

2015 BMW X5 M and 2015 BMW X6 M – Unveiled at West Hollywood Event, CA, Ahead 2014 L.A.

The BWM German carmaker is preparing its latest creations, the 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M, for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is just about to debut early tomorrow morning.

But before that, BMW has already unveiled the two models ahead L.A., during a private event in West Hollywood, CA, an occasion for journalists worldwide to come and admire the most powerful SUVs from BMW.

2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M

2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M

What we know about the two SUVS is that they will come with high-end prices, meaning $99,650 for the 2015 BMW X5 M, while the 2015 BMW X6 M will come with an MSRP of $103,050, including the $950 destination and handling fees.

BMW 2-Series 228i and M235i Might Switch Places with New Monikers

A recent report released from the 2Addicts community of Bimmerpost, has claimed that BMW carmaker would lose the 228i and the M235i nameplates and switch places with other monikers, like the future 230i and the so called 240i, which would come with new and more powerful engines under the hood.

The BMW German carmaker hasn’t confirmed the report, but the 2Addict member who posted it, claimed to have talked to some officials inside, so we might incline that the so called 230i and the 240i might be coming soon.

BMW 2-Series 228i

BMW 2-Series 228i

I think that the plan of changing names for the 2-Series would be a welcoming decision and a good intention of the carmaker to refresh the engine lineup. In fact, why not doing it?

Video: F80 BMW M3 Competes BMW 1M Coupe in Drag Race

A video with a drag race between the hot ride F80 BMW M3 and the little BMW 1M has recently popped–out on the web, showcasing the two sports cars racing against each other.

Well, let`s have a look at the specifications of the two models and mind that even if the 1M is the smaller brother, don’t think that it doesn’t come with suitable power for the almighty M3 Sedan.

F80 BMW M3

F80 BMW M3

First off, the big difference between the two of them is that the F80 BMW M3 is packing a 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, and that on the stock model, without any engine upgrades, which develops 425 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque, hooked to a 7-speed M DCT.

2016 BMW M2 Announced for 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

According to some recent reports, the BMW German based carmaker is preparing the 2016 BMW M2 for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

When it will come, the 2016 BMW M2 will set the standard for all sports cars, no matter the category and will encourage other car manufacturers to improve their own wheels in terms of performance.

2016 BMW M2

2016 BMW M2

Now, in terms of visuals, the 2016 BMW M2 will come with some interesting upgrades, like an aggressive splitter, new hood, blacked out kidney grille as well as a set of new wheels. More tweaks involve the BMW`s M quad tailpipes at the rear.

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