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2010 Paris Motor Show: BMW revealed new X3 and 6 Series Coupé concept

Here we got photos from the first day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show. BMW decided for the first day to reveal the 6 Series Coupé concept but also the new X3 SUV. BMW introduces the concept based on 6 Series as a design study for a premium-class 2+2-seater that offers impressive aesthetics but also great dynamics thanks to the flowing lines. The German manufacturer announced the Control Display of the iDrive system and LED headlights for this concept.

BMW X3 xDrive20d

BMW X3 xDrive20d

Regarding the new generation BMW X3, Germans characterizes the model as a versatile vehicle that comes with enhanced comfort, space and dynamics.

BMW X3 xDrive35i

BMW X3 xDrive35i

Saab and BMW agreement for engines supply gets official

We talked a couple of days ago about the agreement made between Saab and BMW, in order for Saab to borrow engines from BMW for the future models. At that time, we were talking based on a confirmed rumored by an official source but now the agreement was finished and its official that the future Saab models, more exactly the next 9-3 generation expected to debut in 2012 will be the first to benefit from the Bavarian engines.

BMW

BMW

Jan Ake Jonsson and Victor Muller from Saab and the BMW executive Ian Robertson signed the contract today, Wednesday, in Trollhattan. It seems that Saab will get from BMW the four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-liter engine equipped with the start/stop technology.

BMW launched dedicated Project i website

Project i – A Future Mobility Think Tank – This is the slogan that the new website dedicated to the BMW’s electric models is facing us. It seems that the Bavarian manufacturer wants to have a certain place to publish news on the electric models that are under development (such as Project i). Also, if you are intereted into, you will find news and details on the actual “green” projects developed by BMW as the BMW 1 Series ActiveE or Mini E.

BMW Project i Website Homepage

BMW Project i Website Homepage

This website developed by BMW Group, more exactly www.project-i.com will host all the information of the well-known and probably the biggest electric program under development, the Megacity project.

New details on BMW and Saab Engine Deal

Spyker revealed new and official details on the engines deal between BMW and Saab. There were some rumors that the German manufacturer will share some engines with the people at Saab but now it got official. From the last press release issued by Spyker we find that the discussions are advanced.

BMW

BMW

the next Saab 9-3 is rumored to be the first model from the Swedish manufacturer to benefit from the new BMW engines but the information is unofficial for now. By far the most important rumors is the introduction of a new BMW engine, developed firstly for the future Saab models but following to be introduced on BMW models in the future. The engine in question is a new 222-horsepower propeller that is under development for now.

BMW M1 and 3.0 CSL put on auction in Dubai

People from BMW announced their intention to put on auction two BMW models, more exactly we are talking about two models belonging to BMW Classic since 1990. Meanwhile, BMW M1 and BMW 3.0 CLS, because these are the models in question, were checked and repaired if was needed in order to have no technical or aesthetic issues.

BMW M1

The Germans at BMW will say goodbye from a M1 and a 3.0 CLS somewhere in October, when the auction in question, Bohnams, in Dubai, will be held. Karl Baumer, head of BMW Classic department claimed that isn’t the first and last time when we see BMW to put on auction classic models.

BMW X5 M benefits from Mansory tuning kit

Here we have the first tuning kit created by the people at Mansory for BMW. This tuning kit created by the Swiss tuners brings significant aesthetic improvements. They made the Bavarian model more agressive by mounting a front bumper with huge grilles, new side skirts, a carbon fiber air diffuser in the rear together with the four-pipe exhaust system and also widened fenders.

BMW X5 M prepared by Mansory

BMW X5 M prepared by Mansory

The tuners fitted mono-block cast wheels and a new high performance sport brake system. In the interior features a new sport steering wheel. The tuners prepared some technical improvements, the X5 M’s propeller being able now to develop 670 horsepower and 950 Nm of torque. The acceleration time was improved to 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100 km/h sprint.

BMW X5 M prepared by Mansory

BMW X5 M prepared by Mansory

BMW N54 and N55 Engines Head-to-Head

Car engines, car engines. They surely are one of the most important parts of a car and for good reason. That’s why people have always been interested in their performance and especially how new engines fare against their older siblings whenever a new engine upgrade is announced. This is just the case for the N54 and the N55 engines. Automobile magazine wanted to get an answer for this question, especially since many dyno tests were made to the N54 engine, so a lot of data was available.

N55 BMW Engine

N55 BMW Engine

BMW announced a partnership with Bang & Olufsen sound systems supplier

Introduced on the early presented BMW 6 Series Coupe concept, a concept inspired by the BMW Gran Coupe concept unveiled at Beijing, the sound systems provided by Bang & Olufsen will be present more and more on most of BMW’s models, as the German manufacturer announced a partnership with the people behind the Bang & Olufsen brand.

Bang & Olufsen sound system

Bang & Olufsen sound system

The BMW 6 Series Coupe concept revealed by BMW two days ago features a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen high performance sound system. If you thought that such a sound system can be available just as a concept you were wrong. The German at BMW just announced a partnership with Bang & Olufsen in order for the future German models to receive sound systems from this manufacturer.

BMW Unveils the X3 M Sport Package Ahead of Time

BMW is always looking for new design solutions and is ready to experiment or to try new concepts before actually embarking on a full time commitment with one or the other. Having announced its intention of launching a X3 M version in the future, the German car manufacturer has decided to firstly try an M Sport package for the X3 model so it has released a couple of details about it (photos included).

BMW X3 M Sport Package Front

BMW X3 M Sport Package Front

VIDEO: BMW releases new commercial: “Story of 3 Series”

It seems that the Bavarian manufacturer is somehow continuing the “BMW is Joy” commercial campaign that we talked so many times until now. In this case, the Germans at BMW suggest in several ways that owning and driving a 3 Series model is a joy.

BMW "Story of 3 Series"

BMW "Story of 3 Series"

This commercial video can be considerated as an anniversary one, commemorating the BMW’s 34-year history of the 3 Series models. The “Story of 3 Series” commercial was revealed on the BMW of North America, bmwusa.com more exactly. Someone managed to rip the video from the BMW USA website and upload it to youtube.

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