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BMW X6 receives its 2012MY improvements

Following its smaller brother in the range, namely X5, the 2012MY BMW X6 will suffer some modifications too, improvements which should attract more customers for the next year. The Germans from BMW prepared almost the same improvements for the 2012 X6 as for the X5 model, the main change being the introduction of the Exclusive Edition. This special edition brings a new exterior finish for the X6, called Mineral Silver Metallic but also a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

2012 BMW X6

2012 BMW X6

The Exclusive Edition also bring custom front door sill bearing the “BMW Edition” badge while inside the customers will enjoy Bamboo wood trim, a pair of sport seats with Nevada leather, heating and electric seat adjustment and black seams.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 is the smaller brother of BMW X3 and is a compact executive luxury car based on the BMW 3 Series Touring’s platform but borrowing elements from the BMW X3, BMW X5 and BMW X6.
We can mention that the location of the BMW X1’s assembling is: Leipzig, Germany… and the production started in 2009.

Spy Photos: 2012 BMW X6 facelift prototype

The Germans from BMW started testing the facelift version of the current X6, a model which is basically the 2012 model year X6. As a revised model, the German crossover receives some aesthetic tweaks, even the prototype wears almost no camouflage. In fact, the main changes suffered by the model are the front and rear optical blocks. At the front, the 2012 BMW X6 will sport the well-known “angel eyes” along with daytime running LED lights.

2012 BMW X6 facelift

2012 BMW X6 facelift

In the rear, BMW also prepared new optical blocks as you can see in the spy shots. For now, these seem to be all the improvements prepared for the X6 facelift but expect to see more changes and obviously more camouflage on the next prototypes.

2014 BMW M3 (F30) spied for the first time

The Germans from BMW started testing the new M3 (F30), a model scheduled to be introduced in late 2013 and go on sale somewhere in 2014. The spy photographers caught the next-generation M3 sedan during tests on the German roads, also reporting that under the bonnet sits a new tri-turbo unit developed by BMW. The new six-cylinder 3.2-liter engine is rumored to develop somewhere around 450 horsepower.

2014 BMW M3 (F30)

2014 BMW M3 (F30)

As mentioned above, these are the first spy photos where the new BMW M3 is present, the Germans starting the tests for the new M model even there are still around two years until its debut. As expected, the new M3 sports the standard M components such as the front and rear bumpers, wider wheel arches, a larger braking system and the dual exhaust system.

BMW 8 Series

The BMW 8 Series is a luxury 2 door coupe produced since 1989 and is the successor of the BMW 6 Series E24. It was one of the most memorable and unique BMW and was manufactured in 30,621 units until 1999 when the production was finished.
The BMW 8 series is codenamed E31 and was conceived as a new proposal with a higher value which was addressed to a different market segment of the 6 Series. As we all know, the BMW 8 Series were powered with V8 and V12 engines.

BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series’ codenames are the following: E23, E32, E38, E65/E66 and F01/F02.

All E23 BMW 7 Series models (with the exception of the 745i) were constructed with 12 valves M30 six-cylinder type, as used in the E3 and higher as E9. Although most E23 engines to direct fuel inyeción two models (728 and 730) has a four carburetors until 1979, when fuel injection is replaced by the 728i.

BMW 7 Series

BMW E32 is the second generation for the BMW 7 Series was introduced in 1987 and had 730i and 735i with a 3.0 L engine, 3.5 L 6-cylinder in line, respectively a new 5.0 liters engine which delivers 300 hp (220 kW) and a V12 engine for the 750i. In 1992, the engines of 3.0 L and 4.0 L V8 were added to the range (730i and 740i). All models also had a version of “L” (long), which had more than 10 inches of legroom for rear seat passengers.

BMW 7 Series

The E38 7 Series was introduced in 1995 and remained on sale until 2001. It was available in both short and long body. As for transmissions, in Europe the manual gearbox 5-speed was standard on all versions except for the BMW 740iL, BMW 740d and BMW 750i/iL, available to a gearbox 5-speed automatic, optional for other versions.

BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series E65/E66 was available in four different platforms: the E65 with the normal wheelbase, the extended-wheelbase E66, the High safety E67 version and the version of the E68 hydrogen. The E65/E66/E67/E68 BMW 7 Series iDrive system offered the first consisting of a video screen on the dashboard and a control unit mounted on the center console that is used much like a computer mouse.

BMW 7 Series

BMW plans to offer a car using gasoline and hydrogen, to be called the BMW 7 Series Hydrogen. Drivers can switch fuel at the touch of a button. However, only 100 units were built so far is a limited edition.

BMW 7 Series

The new BMW 7 Series F01/F02 was introduced in 2009. All models have a 6-speed ZF transmission. Five variants are presented, the 750Li, the 740Li, the 750i, the 740i and 730d.

BMW 7 Series

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BMW almost confirms the new M550dX

I really don’t know if this is good or bad news but it seems that BMW is truly developing a diesel version of the new M5 F10 while an all-wheel drive version could be in works too. According to the first details, the new BMW M550dX will be powered by a tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine able to reduce the fuel consumption while the power amount will be slightly decreased over the gasoline V8 unit, which means fewer than 560 horses.

2012 BMW M5 F10

2012 BMW M5 F10

The new BMW M5 diesel model will benefit from BMW’s Valvetronic system, direct injection and revised cylinder head. A BMW insider confirmed that the M5 diesel is currently under developing, this being a crucial decision as BMW never offered a diesel M model before.

BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series is the second most successful and selling model after the BMW 3 Series, it is an executive model produced since 1972 and is offered in two-variants: sedan and touring.

Before the appearance of the BMW 5 Series in 1972, BMW manufactured the BMW 1500 that was called The New Class appeared in 1961 and has great performances of that time.

BMW 6 Series

The BMW 6 Series is a grand tourer produced by German automaker BMW. It is based on the BMW 5 Series and as this is a luxury car large, available in coupe and convertible body styles. There are now two generations of the 6 Series, which were put on sale in 1976 and 2003, but in November 2010, BMW officially released the third generation, presenting a 650i convertible.

An abandoned BMW dealership found after 23 years

The people from a BMW dealership in Oakville recently reported that an abandoned building somewhere around the neighboring town of Ajax hides a former dealership with two legendary BMW models. Inside the abandoned building was sitting a BMW 635CSi (E24) along a 5 Series (E28), Citation Motors, the owner of the BMW dealership abandoning it in 1988. Citation Motors abandoned the building in late 1980s as they lost the license to sell BMW models and moved to Toronto.

BMW Dealership

BMW Dealership

At that time, the dealership was given to a German businessman but it was abandoned for unknown reasons. The models in question were unused for more than 20 years but they still look like brand-new.

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