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BMW’s Mexico Plant Rumored to Build 150,000 Cars Each Year

The opening of a new BMW facility in Mexico has been long debated, and now the plans are ready to be put into action, as the German based will built a location there.

More than that, rumors from Reuters have also been leaked, stating that the BMW is actually set to go at full capacity, meaning to reach a staggering 150,000 units every year.

BMW’s Mexico Plant Rumored to Build 150,000 Cars Each Year

BMW’s Mexico Plant Rumored to Build 150,000 Cars Each Year

Since the news don’t seem to stop here, an official spokesperson from the Mexican government, declared on Monday that the BMW was just about to make the official announcement about the investment of more than 1 billion Euros in the facility.

US and Australian markets not yet ready for BMW’s laser headlights

BMW is not the car maker that pioneered laser headlights, but they managed to become the first manufacturer to fit them on production vehicles.

In fact, they were neck in neck with Audi for a while, but manage to deliver the vehicles first.

BMW

BMW

This is a step forwards for the automotive industry, albeit not a very big one, as this is not such a leap forward. Still, there are a couple of markets out there that are not ready to receive such vehicles. Surprisingly enough, these are two of the larger ones, namely the US and Australian markets.

MINI 5-door Hatch Already on Production Line

The MINI five-door Hatch is already on the production line, with the company`s plant at Oxford and Swindon to deliver the car on the market starting this November.

The MINI 5-door Hatch will complete the company`s lineup, opening a “new market segment” at the same time, the model promising to offer great performance and high-tech advancements.

MINI 5-door Hatch

MINI 5-door Hatch

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary at MINI, stated that the official launch of the MINI hatch will also be a good opportunity for the company to ensure jobs in Oxford and Swindon, being an important investment on the BMW`s behalf.

2014 BMW M3 Sedan Seen in a POV Driving Experience

The 2014 BMW M3 Sedan is ending up in our news again, as it was seen on a video showing off with a POV run on tracks.

With the model being unveiled just a couple of months ago, the journalists from Winding Road have posted a clip while riding the BMW M3 Sedan in a POV driving experience, inside the car.

2014 BMW M3 Sedan

2014 BMW M3 Sedan

The 7 minute clip is the ultimate experience and the idea of using this video mode has given us a clue on the excitement of driving such an extraordinary sportscar.

Watch This BMW M4 Coupe Going for a Drifting Session at Spa Francorchamps

The famous Spa Francorchamps has been the host of many interesting auto events, out of which one particular one has caught our attention.

It is about a video showing the new BMW M4 Coupe going for some drifting sessions at the event, the two-door coupe being driven by an amateur driver and not by a professional.

BMW M4 Coupe Drifting at Spa Francorchamps

BMW M4 Coupe Drifting at Spa Francorchamps

To be a reminder, the BMW M4 Coupe seen here in the video, showing off at Spa Francorchamps, was unveiled a couple of months ago, the model coming as the replacement of the M3 Coupe.

Thursday will bring the final decision on BMW Mexico plant

BMW is still expanding, as business is going rather well, and the region that seems to need some more production capacity is America.

For a while now, there have been rumors about a new BMW plant in Mexico, but no official confirmation has been issued yet.

BMW in Mexico

BMW in Mexico

However, Thursday promises to bring the certainty of the German manufacturer’s next move, as Mexican official stated. It seems that BMW is set to invest some €1 billion into this new plant, with plans to get it up and running by late 2017. Once it will be operational, it is expected to churn out 200.000 vehicles by 2020.

BMW Scores High with iDrive System for User Experience

Recent user experience tests being carried out in Europe, have shown that the iDrive system that the BMW German based automaker is using on its high-end cars, has ranked one of the highest score, with an overall human-machine interface score of 4.3 out of 6.

The user experience tests are based on how easy a driver can learn to use the human-machine interface (HMI), look and feel at the same time when driving, and especially how to use it on different emergency situations along the road.

BMW Scores High with iDrive System for User Experience

BMW Scores High with iDrive System for User Experience

The test took place in Germany, Italy as well as in Japan and in the United States, being conducted on 14 brands, out of which, the BMW`s iDrive system managed to score a well-deserved 4.3.

Video: 2015 BMW X6 M Caught in the Act at Nurburgring

A video with the 2015 BMW X6 M has caught our attention, while the long-expected SAC debuting at the beginning of this month, was seemingly undergoing some tests at Nurburgring.

The 1:3 minute video with the 2015 BMW X6 M showing off on the track, is revealing at the same time the formidable driving experience when handling the vehicle in tight corners, then running the full length in high speed.

2015 BMW X6 M

2015 BMW X6 M

In terms of performance, the 2015 BMW X6 M SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) is taking its power from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder inline diesel unit, which is equipped with the M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, making the vehicle reach a total output of 381 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque.

2017 BMW X3 G01 Gets Rendered Online

A rendering with the 2017 BMW X3 has just been launched online by Autobild, with the model coming under the codename GO, becoming thus the direct rival of the upcoming Audi Q5.

As you can see in the rendering, the 2017 BMW X3 GO1 is following the footsteps of its siblings F15 BMW X5 and F16 BMW X6, as it will be coming with a slight transition from the headlights to the kidney grille, with round squared shapes that makes the vehicle look more powerful.

2017 BMW X3 GO1

2017 BMW X3 GO1

Other similarities with the bigger X5 concern the size of the 2017 BMW X3 GO1, which will basically remain identical with its older brother.

BMW M235i Takes Tour in Romania

The BMW 2-Series M235i received a special treat, as it showed up in Romania, on the Transfagarasan roads to be exact, where the sportscar was taken for a spin by the guys from Auto 23.ro publication.

The BMW M235i has the chance of being driven on the second-highest paved road in Romania, which is the Transfagarasan, being built by former president of Romania Ceausescu, as a strategic military route.

BMW M235i Takes Tour in Romania

BMW M235i Takes Tour in Romania

The BMW M235i had the chance to test its indurance on the Transfagarasan road, which might have been a little bumpy at a certain point, but it seemed that the sportscar handled just fine.

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