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BMW picks Shanghai to unveil the 6 Series Coupe (F12)

According to some information published by the Dutch people from AutoWeek, the Coupe version of the new BMW 6 Series generation. If you missed it, I invite you to check out the spy shots where the new 6 Series Coupe (F12) gets revealed, surprisingly, without any camouflage.

2011 Shanghai Auto Show

2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Lately, the German model revealed its new panoramic glass roof which is borrowed somehow from the concept version but however is slightly smaller.

BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification, BMW and PSA collaboration

BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification, this is the name of the latest agreement between BMW and the French people from PSA. They decided to join their forces in order to create hybrid components, and why not, we can assume that the financial situation was also a decisive reason.

BMW PSA

BMW PSA

By building together the hybrid systems both BMW and PSA will reduce the costs and probably will be able to share their knowledge and achieve new innovations. The new hybrid system will debut somewhere in 2014 and will be available, of course, for the BMW, Peugeot and Citroen eco-friendly vehicles.

Kelleners upgrades the 5 Series F10 M for Geneva

The Germans from Kelleners decided to create a tuning kit for the current 5 Series generation, but not for the standard model, the 535i F10 fitted with the M sport package being picked. Regarding the exterior improvements, we can notice the 20-inch alloy wheels in various styles and colors, revised front bumper with new air intakes, a set of side sills and also a redesigned rear with carbon fiber air diffuser and a dual-pipe exhaust system.

BMW 525i M by Kelleners

BMW 525i M by Kelleners

On the other hand, a new sport suspension which lowers the ground clearance by 30 mm is also available together with some serious performance touches.

BMW temporarily quits the Egyptian market

In the last ten days we saw at every single news program footage from Cairo where hundreds of thousands of people intense protest. Of course, the chaos from Egypt which most probably will not end too early affected the automotive market and drew the attention of the biggest car manufacturers which already took drastic decisions.

BMW Headquarters

BMW Headquarters

The Germans from BMW, alongside other big companies such as Volkswagen, Nissan, Daimler and General Motors decided to quit the Egyptian market until the tensioned situation will disappear. As you are reading an automotive related post we will focus more on the decisions that BMW and the other manufacturers were forced to take.

VIDEO: BMW M5 Hurricane RS hits 359 km/h (224 mph) on Autobahn

G-Power is certainly not an unknown name when it comes to BMW tuning, contrary, the Germans from G-Power are well known for the Hurricane packages developed for various models within BMW’s range. Late 2008, G-Power presented the M5 Hurricane RS, a model based on the E61 M5 Touring.

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS

The Germans from m5board decided to force the performance that the M5 Hurricane RS offers and decided to accelerate at maximum while running on the German Autobahn. The result is a very good one, indeed, especially considering that we talk about a Touring model.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) with Panoramic glass roof spied

Somewhere in Sweden, the Germans from BMW are testing the new 6 Series Coupe, codenamed F12, but a new version, the one benefiting from a panoramic glass roof. The new panoramic glass roof is inspired from the 6 Series Concept revealed last year at the French auto show in Paris but however it is slightly smaller.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) with Panoramic roof

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) with Panoramic roof

There is also a camouflage layer and this is why we can expect to see more differences compared to the other roof versions. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) will be available at the launching event with two petrol engines, a 3.0-liter 320-horsepower unit but also a more potent 4.4-liter engine able to develop 408 horses.

BMW to share a new hybrid powertrain with Mini

Mainly trying to reduce the production costs or for any other reason, the Germans from BMW will create a new hybrid powertrain that will be shared with the British sub-brand Mini. According to the first details, the new hybrid powertrain will use of course the electric engine and the 1.6-liter petrol unit able to develop 122 horsepower, a unit that is currently under the bonnet of Mini Cooper.

BMW

BMW

However, as we currently talk just based on few assumptions, the incoming three-cylinder engine which is under development now might be the right one for the new hybrid system.

BMW officially introduces the new 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo unit to the U.S. this year

Shortly after we talked about the new 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine, the Germans from BMW officially announce that the unit in question comes to the U.S. market later this year and replaces the naturally aspirated 3.0-liter six-cylinder propeller.

BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo

BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo

The new 2.0-liter turbo engine develops around 245 horsepower and the Germans say that it’s a good replacement to the 3.0-liter engine already equipping the a wide range of models such as the 328i, 528i, X3, Z4 or the smaller 128i Coupe.

BMW Z5 Concept renderings revealed by Turkish designers

Thanks to two Turkish designers, İsmet Çevik and Fatih Tezel we get the opportunity to see how a future BMW Z model will look like. In fact, they called it BMW Z5, which should be the very next model bearing the Z badge but it is clearly that the model presented in these renderings approaches a very bold design typical for a concept.

BMW Z5 Concept

BMW Z5 Concept

The BMW Z5 concept is a sporty mid-engine coupe with a bunch of innovative features and attractive lines starting from the stretched front part with an aggressive grille and a set of LED lights instead of the usual BMW headlights.

BMW M3 Touring E91 most probably to be produced – rendering available!

According to some rumors there is a very big chance to see in the future a Touring version of the BMW M3 E91. Developing a Touring version of the M model which is of course not designed for the circuit but fits best a family driver is not that spectacular mainly considering that the Germans from BMW are not doing very well in this case and I will explain you why shortly.

BMW M3 Touring (E91) Rendering

BMW M3 Touring (E91) Rendering

The main reason I state this is that the eternal German rivals from Audi and Mercedes are already a step ahead in this segment, considering the Avant version of the current RS4 but also the Estate version of Mercedes’ C63 AMG.

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