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BMW and Brilliance Auto to develop together the 5 Series F10 EV for China

Considering the tremendous increase of 87% saw last year by the German manufacturer on the Chinese market comparing to 2009, BMW decided to give more and more attention to this market and to manufacture an electric version of the current BMW 5 Series F10.

BMW 5 Series F10

BMW 5 Series F10

At this moment, BMW is building the standard 5 Series F10 together with the increased wheelbase version but also the 3 Series E90 at the Shenyang plant in China and the new 5 Series EV is ready to join the production line. The new electric model specially designed for the Chinese market will be sold together with the Brilliance Automotive Co, the official partner of the Germans from BMW.

VIDEO: BMW ConnectedDrive concept teaser

Expected probably at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the Germans revealed a teaser where we can subtle admire the new ConnectedDrive concept which follows to be fully unveiled soon. This German concept comes also as an anniversary one, the automobile industry celebrating this year “125 years of the automobile”.

BMW ConnectedDrive Concept

BMW ConnectedDrive Concept

Also, BMW has quite enough reason to consider welcome the ConnectedDrive concept as they unveiled many systems related to connected driving such as the iPod system in 2004 and the on-board internet access later in 2008.

BMW 1 Series E87 controled through a Nokia C7 mobile phone

Nokia together with two young developers teamed up and managed to develop a software and also a system which fitted on a BMW 1 Series transform it into a remote control car. The software has been created for the Nokia C7 Symbian smartphone in around 20 days, which is fast, indeed.

BMW 1 Series Remote Control

BMW 1 Series Remote Control

The results speak for themselves, in a small amount of time they’ve managed to fully control the main features of the German model, such as the acceleration, braking and steering wheel, transforming the 1 Series hatch into a full size remote control car.

2012 BMW 1 Series (F20) spied in Northern Europe

Somewhere in some frozen lands, the Germans from BMW are testing the future 1 Series generation, tests which seem to be pretty advanced as they are forcing the model’s abilities in difficult road conditions. The new BMW 1 Series F20 is expected to debut somewhere next year or late 2011 at a major auto show.

2012 BMW 1 Series F20 spied

2012 BMW 1 Series F20 spied

The German five-door hatch gets rid of some camouflage especially in the upper part and give us a sneak peek regarding the design way which will be followed. The headlights seem to be more aggressive but the camouflage layer can give us a wrong idea on this.

BMW introduces X1 M Sport Package, ready for Geneva Motor Show

Here is a set of photos and also few details on the new M sport package prepared for the BMW X1 E84, a sport package scheduled to debut in front of the audience at the incoming Geneva Motor Show. No improvements can be seen under the bonnet but the M package manages to improve the appearance of the model at least.

BMW X1 M Sport

BMW X1 M Sport

Outside you can opt for 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels, new side sills, wider wheels arches and revised front and rear bumpers. A new sport suspension which manages to improve the ride is available to for the X1 M Sport Package.

BMW introduces the new 2.0 TwinPower Turbo 245HP unit

The new 2.0-liter petrol unit will debut on the BMW X1 xDrive28i while many other models are on the waiting list to benefit from the new engine. The new 2.0 TwinPower Turbo unit is able to develop 245 horsepower at 5000 rpm while the Germans announced a torque of 350 Nm available at 1250 rpm.

The new 2.0 TwinPower Turbo 245HP unit

The new 2.0 TwinPower Turbo 245HP unit

The new four-cylinder engine is able to meet the Euro5 requirments as the average fuel consumption stops at 7,9 liters/100 km while the CO2 emissions reach 183 g/km. The new petrol unit also offers a system which recovers the braking energy together with the well-known Start/Stop system, all these in order to make the new engine more eco-friendly.

ADAC awards BMW 5 Series F10 with the “Car of the Year” distinction

The current BMW 5 Series generation managed to gain the biggest amount of appreciations from the German journalists from ADAC but also from about 19 million people who participated at this contest. ADAC Motorwelt together with its readers even we talk about the printed version or the online webpage decided to award the BMW 5 Series F10 with the “Car of the Year” distinction, in Germany indeed.

BMW 5 Series F10

BMW 5 Series F10

This is one more proof that the German model is a trustworthy premium model which provides outstanding quality and innovative technology.

BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) camouflage free prototype spied

Shortly after the convertible version of the new generation 6 Series had been unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the latest spy shots reveal us the coupe version of the new generation, codenamed F12.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) prototype

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) prototype

Even the new BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) will be unveiled at the incoming Geneva Motor Show or later at Frakfurt, we know for sure that the model is very close to debut, especially considering that its testing process rechead an advanced stage as we see the model undistinguished.

BMW Megacity to come with a price tag of €30,000+

According to a statement made by someone within the German manufacturer which said that the new BMW Megacity will have a slightly big price tag than the Nissan Leaf, we assume that the new electric model known as Megacity will have a price of more than €30,000 considering Leaf’s prices.

BMW Megacity rendering

BMW Megacity rendering

Even the German official within BMW decided to keep its identity secret, we find a key detail on the new BMW Megacity which is expected to debut somewhere in 2013. Even this information is not very welcome as anyone would want a more affordable price, the German innovative model may offer something more than we expect, something to justify this price.

The competition version of BMW 1 M Coupe to take shape very soon

Back in December 2010, we talked about a rendering made by Jon Sibal based on the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, a well-known designer and BMW fan in th same time. At that time we thought that we won’t see this model as a real car too soon but the designer just contradicted us recently.

Jon Sibal's rendering of BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Jon Sibal's rendering of BMW 1 Series M Coupe

We have some fresh details coming up exactly from his blog according to, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe competition version will take shape thanks to a massive collaboration with a large number of tuners.

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