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VIDEO: BMW releases details on the new three-cylinder 1,5-liter unit

The Bavarians from BMW released an interesting video presenting the new three-cylinder engine that follows to be introduced soon. Specially designed for BMW and MINI models, the new 1.5-liter unit, which has a 500 cc displacement on every cylinder.

BMW's new three-cylinder engine

BMW's new three-cylinder engine

The new 1.5-liter engine will most likely develop somewhere around 150 horsepower and will be fitted on the front-wheel drive models that are ready to debut.

BMW X5 M and X6 M upgraded by Romeo Ferraris

If the results achieved by the M division of the Germans at BMW are not very convincing, then you can opt for the tuning packages developed by Romeo Ferraris for the current X5 M and X6 M. The Italian specialists decided to release the first details on their latest tuning kits starring the M versions of X5 and X6.

BMW X6 M by Romeo Ferraris

BMW X6 M by Romeo Ferraris

Sadly, the photo gallery is composed just by one photo revealing the Romeo Ferraris BMW X6 M, a model that gets no major aesthetic improvements, the official press release telling us that a variety of exterior colors are available alongside interior tweaks such as a new leather upholstery and Alcantara.

VIDEO: Junior Strous taking the BMW E92 M3 for a lap

Junior Strous, a well-known GT racer uploaded on his YouTube account a footage while driving a modified E92 M3 on the Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. The onboard video shot with a GoPro HD camera offers a very interesting view of the track.

BMW E92 M3 at Spa Francorchamps track

BMW E92 M3 at Spa Francorchamps track

The video in question is largely a raw one, making you feel every corner and every revving of the engine. The best laptime achieved by the Dutch race driver on the Spa Francorchamps track is 3:04:962 but watching the video and enjoying the sound of the engine makes these kind of figures irrelevant.

Spy Photos: 2013 BMW 3 Series GT (F34) spotted on the road

After a series of renderings and speculations on the new BMW 3 Series GT, codenamed F34, today we get the first touch with the new Bavarian model scheduled to enter the market somewhere in 2013. The prototype caught in testing has its camouflage wear but however we can make an idea in terms of dimensions and shape.

2013 BMW 3 Series GT (F34) spied

2013 BMW 3 Series GT (F34) spied

As the model is in its first testing stages, I’m afraid I have to tell you that we have to wait a little more to get certain details on the new 3 Series GT besides what the spy photos tell us.

VIDEO: Oliver Heilmer explains the interior of the new BMW 5 Series F10

BMWUSA released a new video starring the new generation BMW 5 Series but also its interior designer Oliver Heilmer, the man who thought the interior appearance of the model in question. More exactly, we talk about the interior design of the new 5 Series F10 which is influenced by the movement but also his passion for vintage watches could have been influenced the cabin.

BMW 5 Series interior

BMW 5 Series interior

Oliver Heilmer claims that the new 5 Series wants to be both an elegant and business sedan but also a sporty model that inspires aggressiveness.

Frank Weber to take care about the i range from now

If Frank Weber sounds not very common to you, maybe Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is the keyword. Frank Weber was the lead engineer of the Americans from General Motors. He took care of the development process for the well-known Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.

Frank Weber

Frank Weber

Earlier this month, General Motors announced that Weber quitted the company as he received few proposals from another big manufacturer. At that time, there weren’t any details but today BMW confirms that Frank Weber will join the team and will take care of the i range.

BMW reports sales increase of 17% in March, best month ever for the Germans

BMW proudly announces that March 2011 has been the best month in terms of sales in the history of the brand. Comparing to March 2010, the overall sales of the BMW Group which also include Rolls Royce and Mini sales raised by 17%, a total of 165,842 unit being sold in just 31 days. This means that the old record of 152,271 units set in 2007 is no longer available.

BMW

BMW

The new BMW 5 Series F10 is the best selling model in 2011 with 30,954 units while a total of over 200,000 units have been delivered since the model’s debut.

BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle arrives at Shanghai

The Germans from BMW alongside their Chinese folks from Brilliance will reveal at Shanghai a special hybrid version of the current 5 Series generation, a model dedicated to the Chinese market. The BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle as they called the model, comes with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo developing 215 horsepower but also with a 93-horsepower electric engine that offers a full-electric driving range of 75 kilometers.

BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle

BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle

However, using the model as a plug-in hybrid, the petrol engine increases the driving range to more than 400 kilometers, quite enough considering the average distance that a driver travels every day.

The Bavarians introduce the 2011 BMW Z4 GT3

With a price of €315,000 including VAT, the new BMW Z4 GT3 is already available for orders and gets revealed in depth today. The German race model features components made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) such as the bonnet, fenders and wings, a safety cell made of steel tubing and other aerodynamic components able to improve the performance.

2011 BMW Z4 GT3

2011 BMW Z4 GT3

Under the hood you get a 4.4-liter V8 unit coupled to a six-speed sequential transmission, gearshift paddles being available. For now, BMW decided to keep the mystery on the performance developed by the new V8 engine that fits the Z4 GT3. BMW claims that the new model managed to impose by winning the Dubai 24 Hours for Team Schubert earlier this year.

The BMW M3 E90 GTS Concept gets spied

We recently talked about the new BMW M3 GTS Sedan Concept bringing also some live photos from a private event held in Munich this month, an event where the M3 pickup and the M5 F10 Concept had been revealed too.

BMW M3 E90 GTS Concept spied

BMW M3 E90 GTS Concept spied

Today, we got some spy photos with the M3 GTS Concept spotted somewhere near Nurburgring, a prototype which however is not the final model, some aesthetic components missing at the moment. Under the bonnet we expect to see a 4.4-liter V8 unit developing around 444 horsepower.

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