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BMW ahead Mercedes-Benz in the US on the Luxury Segment

The BMW is yet again the leader in the US on the luxury segment, managing to bit up Mercedes-Benz, as it had record sales in June.

The BMW luxury automaker is strengthening its position as the leader on the luxury market, having a 12 percent increase in the US, increase which was possible due to the huge selling of the 5-Series sedan, with around 7,940 units to be delivered.

BMW ahead Mercedes-Benz in the US on the Luxury Segment

BMW ahead Mercedes-Benz in the US on the Luxury Segment

Its main competitor, the Mercedes-Benz luxury automaker managed to sell 26,505 units in June, with only an 8 percent increase, a positioned insured by the E-Class sedan, with 6,500 units.

Upcoming BMW 7-Series LWB Caught on Shots

The upcoming BMW 7-Series LWB was caught on camera while undergoing some tests in camouflage, the model promising to come with a new body style and a long wheelbase.

The BMW is currently working on a long wheelbase 7-Series model, which will seemingly come with a new body style, being aimed to compete against the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

BMW 7-Series LWB

BMW 7-Series LWB

The next-gen BMW 7-Series LWB caught here on camera in the United States, will be probably launched in 2016, but until then, the company must ensure that everything is in the right place with the model.

BMW Decides Not to Build the M4 Gran Coupe

With the recent launch of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, everybody was expecting an M4 Gran Coupe version coming this fall, based on the statements that Norbert Reithofe, the CEO at BMW, had launched on a press release.

To further confirm the misinterpretation of Reithhofe, Jorg Bartels, the M sales boss from BMW, also declared in Australia during the launch of the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe, that the company would not built an M version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe.

BMW Decides Not to Build the M4 Gran Coupe

BMW Decides Not to Build the M4 Gran Coupe

The reason of not building an M4 Gran Coupe version was due to the massive production volume of the 4-Series Gran Coupe, as the model is built “in a different factory to both the 3 Series (sedan) and 4 Series (coupe), so there is a lot of challenges there,” to also quote Bartels.

Vorsteiner Starts Tuning Program on BMW M3 and M4

The famous Vorsteiner Californian tuning company has turned its head on the newly BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, planning a step-by-step tuning program.

The aftermarket specialists will first start carrying out a 3D scan of the two vehicles, including scans at the front bumper, front fenders, side skirts, rear bumper hood and more.

Vorsteiner Starts Tuning Program on BMW M3 and M4

Vorsteiner Starts Tuning Program on BMW M3 and M4

Having the digital renderings in their hands, the specialists from Vorsteiner will then start shaping, modifying and perfecting the drawings, to make sure that they are fitted precisely for an everyday use on the tracks as well as on the roads.

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.

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