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BMW unveils 328 Hommage concept – ready to debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW decided to create a special concept in order to properly celebrate the 75th anniversary of BMW 328, the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s, as the Bavarians claim. Therefore, the 75th anniversary will be celebrated with a special concept, called 328 Hommage, a model that is set to be unveiled in front of the audience at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

BMW 328 Hommage concept

BMW 328 Hommage concept

At the exterior, the BMW 328 Hommage concept benefits from some parts found on the original model such as the old BMW double kidney grille, leather straps on each side while there are no doors, exactly as the originally BMW 328. Under the hood, the new German concept benefits from a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine but there is no word about the performance.

G-Power releases full details on the BMW M3 GTS tuning package

The German company specialized in tuning BMW models decided to reveal all the important details on their tuning kit specially developed for the current BMW M3 GTS. Even the GTS version of M3 brings nothing but increased performance comparing to the standard model, the tuners from G-Power decided that even the GTS variant needs some extra horses under the bonnet while the appearance is still good enough.

BMW M3 GTS by G-Power

BMW M3 GTS by G-Power

With this been said, G-Power brought no exterior or interior tweaks, leaving the original body kit and of course, the famous orange finish that somehow signifies a tradition for the performance models bearing BMW’s badge.

BMW announces detailed information on the ActiveE limited series

As you probably know, the electric model known as ActiveE which is based on the current 1 Series Coupe will be available starting this fall in a limited series of around 700 units. Earlier this year, the Bavarians from BMW released the official pricing for the new electric ActiveE, and in the same time, announced the interested customers that the only way to get one of these units is in leasing.

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE

Therefore, if you want to drive one of the zero-emission ActiveE you have to make a down payment of $2,250 for 24 months while you’ll have to pay a lease of $499 every month. Unfortunately, the first information about the availability of the new BMW ActiveE confirms as the Germans will offer this model just in leasing.

BMW to extend its driver assistant range with two new systems

The Bavarians from BMW are continuously looking forward to increase the driver and passengers’ safety through a range of safety systems able to prevent any accidents. The driver assistance systems play a very important role, therefore, BMW seeks to provide at least a preventing system for any possible threatening situation.

BMW left turn assistant

BMW left turn assistant

Even the two systems that we are talking about are still under development, the first one can be easily implemented into the current models while the second one which implies car-to-car communication still needs some time as it requires a special infrastructure.

The new BMW i3 rumored to start at a price of $35,000

It seems that new details regarding the BMW i3, more or less official, are emerging as the debut date approaches. The BMW i3 is part of the new i sub-brand, a range of electric models that will bear BMW’s badge, the first models being scheduled to debut starting 2013.

BMW i3 and BMW i8

BMW i3 and BMW i8

More exactly, we talk about the BMW i3, a three-door fully electric model that fits best the crowded cities, its small dimensions consisting an advantage in this regard. The 2013 BMW i3 features a new drivetrain with an electric engine able to produce 134 horsepower, power which will be sent to the rear wheels. A hybrid version of the model might enter the range later.

BMW M5 Touring F11 rendered but not officially confirmed yet

We talked several times about the new BMW M5 F10 from the first reveal at the Shanghai Auto Show, in form of a concept, to the latest video featuring the M version of the current 5 Series generation being tested on the track in France. If the new BMW M5 sedan is very likely to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, a possible Touring version is rumored to make its appearance next year but however, the opinions are divided and the details are few.

BMW M5 Touring F11 rendered

BMW M5 Touring F11 rendered

To make things clear, the prototype unveiled at Shanghai was actually a pre-production model named M5 Concept while the big reveal is programmed for Frankfurt. While some voices claim that a more powerful version of the current BMW 5 Series Touring is a must considering the range of the German rivals from Audi or Mercedes, BMW released no official details about the possibility to see the M5 Touring on the streets.

Bonhams puts on auction a rare 1979 BMW M1 Art Car

Bonhams is one of the largest auction houses these days being founded in 1793 and holding a lot of unique events from art auctions to rare vehicles or jewelry. At this year’s edition of the Quail Lodge auction held in Carmel, California, a special and very rare Bavarian model will be put on auction and lastly will make a BMW fan happier.

1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Frank Stella

1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Frank Stella

More exactly, we talk about a 1979 BMW M1 Art Car, a model painted by Frank Stella, actually a unique vehicle considering that it was the only model from a total of 16 units manufactured by an authorized artist. Initially made for a private client, the German model is now ready to be put on auction, the people from Bonhams estimating that the final price will spin around $450,000.

BMW presented emergency vehicles at the 2011 RETTmobil event in Germany

The 2011 RETTmobil show is one of the most important European events regarding emergency services and a variety of well-known manufacturers displayed models in range specially fitted with emergency medical equipment. Among Volkswagen and Mercedes, BMW also decided to unveil four specially prepared vehicles at the event which had been held in Fulda, Germany and ended yesterday.

BMW Emergency Vehicles at the 2011 RETTmobil show

BMW Emergency Vehicles at the 2011 RETTmobil show

BMW closely works together with people and institutions in the domain in order to develop efficient and high end emergency vehicles. The first emergency vehicle that had been revealed at RETTmobil was a specially prepared BMW 5 Series Touring (F11) which received the appropriate features such as a set of flashing lights, special graphics at the exterior and also new technology inside.

BMW 5 Series Touring (F11) enhanced by Hamann tuners

The German specialists from Hamann decided to release details on their new tuning package specially developed for the Touring version of the current 5 Series generation. If few months ago, the sedan version received a styling package from the Germans, this time, the Touring version, codenamed F11, gets few aesthetic tweaks.

BMW 5 Series Touring (F11) by Hamann

BMW 5 Series Touring (F11) by Hamann

As expected, Hamann offers just a styling package without improving the engine range, exactly the same story as the tuning kit developed for the sedan variant.

BMW 6 Series Convertible (E64) receives a new styling package from Lumma Design

The German specialists from Lumma Design decided to release details on a new styling package specially prepared for the previous generation 6 Series Convertible (E64). Even if the new BMW 6 Series recently debuted, Lumma Design is not rushing to the new generation and tries its best for the old 6 Series Convertible.

BMW 6 Series Convertible (E64) by Lumma Design

BMW 6 Series Convertible (E64) by Lumma Design

This package brings nothing but few aesthetic tweaks able to give a fresh air and make the German model more attractive. The aerodynamic kit includes front and rear bumpers, a quad-pipe exhaust system, carbon fiber side mirrors, 21-inch alloy wheels fitted with 255/30R21 and 295/25R21 tires.

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