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 decided to release details on the new model year X5, a model which won’t receive significant improvements, only few additions such as new exterior finishes and extra equipment. To begin with, BMW will offer a new Citrine Black Metallic finish, new trim and the M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles for the X5 Sport Package. The 2012 BMW X5 will receive the Exclusive Edition as well, the special models coming with unique features such as 20-inch alloy wheels, front door sill engraved with the logo and the Platinum Bronze Metallic paint.
Besides the minor styling improvements, the Bavarians plan to fit the X5 xDrive30d with the BluePerformance technology able to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions, making the model eligible to the Euro 6 standards.
The BMW 3 Series take part of the compact cars and is the most appreciated BMW by the customers because of its good reliability. In a study done in 2005 it shows that the BMW 3 Series is the best selling vehicle from BMW, namely 40% of BMW’ sales.
BMW is not wasting time and prepares the debut of the new 3 Series Touring, a model which is a must in the current range, rivals such as Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-Class Touring being ready to conquer the segment. The new BMW 3 Series Touring will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September while the model will enter the showrooms somewhere next year. This set of spy photos show the German family model with less camouflage, which means that is quite close to be revealed.
We have got some new details about the next-generation BMW M3, information coming from a BMW insider which confirmed few changes in the model’s engine range along other interesting details. To being with, it seems that the new M3 will adopt a new six-cylinder engine able to return a better fuel economy while dropping the current 4.0-liter V8 engine unit. We talk about a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine which is currently under development.
BMW 1 Series was born in late 2004 and is the second most successful model for BMW.
BMW 1 Series is manufactured in three versions, namely the BMW 1 Series hatchback since 2004 (5 door – codenamed E87, 3 door – E81), 2 door coupe (E82) since 2007, respectively 2 door convertible (E88) since 2008. BMW offers the following engines for BMW 1 Series: 1.6 liter (116i, 118i), 2 liter (116d, 116i, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i), 2 liter twin-turbo (123d), 3.0 liter single turbo (125i, 128i, 130i), 3 liter twin-turbo (135i).
Here we have a spy video with the upcoming BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, a model scheduled to enter the market somewhere in 2013. The four-door coupe model has been previewed by the Concept Gran Coupe, a model unveiled last year at the Beijing Auto Show. The upcoming German model has been caught on tape while undergoing tests on the streets of Germany. Most likely, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe uses the same platform with the current 5 Series Sedan/GT and 7 Series.
The new BMW 3 Series sedan is undoubtedly very close to debut in front of the audience, new photos with the German model surfacing, this time, without any camouflage layers. Actually, the new BMW 3 Series (F30) is scheduled to enter production somewhere in November this year while it should see the model on streets next year. In terms of appearance, the new 3 Series generation showcases an evolved design with influences from the new 5 Series F10 generation.
The model pictured in this article is painted in Mineral Gray while the interior features a beige finish. These photos are not the official ones of course, but they help us to get an idea on the next-generation 3 Series.
The Germans from BMW decided to create a new software program for their customers, this information coming shortly after the company released the “Ultimate Drive” mobile application which lets the drivers to share their favorite routes or roads in over 50 countries. The application is now available for free in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, more details on this subject being available at this link.
BMW Group Financial Services recently revealed “The Ultimate Drive” mobile application which allows the drivers to share the best roads to drive and their favorite routes in over 50 countries, the application being sharing-friendly with networks such as Facebook or email. “As a company, we pride ourselves on our ongoing uses of technology to build stronger relationships with our customers,” said Ed Robinson, President and CEO for BMW Group Financial Services.
The new app for the BMW owners is available for both iPhone and Android devices and as mentioned above, it is presented by BMW Group Financial Services, the development process the job of the San Francisco-based company, SocialNav.