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2014 Paris Motor Show: BMW 2-Series Convertible Goes Official

The BMW German based luxury automaker has pulled the wraps off the 2-Series Convertible version, which is the official replacement of the former 1-Series Convertible.

The BMW 2-Series Convertible will pack the same fabric roof as the 1-Series Convertible, as it will take around 20 seconds to open and close, coming available in three shades, the black, anthracite with silver and Brown with silver.

BMW 2-Series Convertible

BMW 2-Series Convertible

The soft top roof has been also insulated, to decrease the noise inside the cabin, reaching thus 5 dB at the front and 7 dB at the rear.

Video: BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe vs. 2015 Chevy Corvette in Drag Race

FastLaneCar has recently set up a drag race that would put face to face two of the most powerful sports cars in the world, like the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe and the 2015 Chevy Corvette.

Both sports car come with an aggressive body style and high performance under the hood, with different powertrain details that make them stand out from the crowd.

BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe vs. 2015 Chevy Corvette

BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe vs. 2015 Chevy Corvette

First off, the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is powered by a 4.4-liter ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 unit, which develops 540 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque.

2014 BMW M4 Convertible in Austin Yellow

The 2014 BMW M4 Convertible was seen in a world premiere wearing the Austin Yellow paintjob, with the model sitting at the BMW Abu Dhabi Motors.

The Austin Yellow body paint was first seen on the F80 BMW M3 and the F82 BMW M4 Coupe, and now the M4 Convertible version is also benefitting the color.

2014 BMW M4 Convertible in Austin Yellow

2014 BMW M4 Convertible in Austin Yellow

More colors can be ordered with the 2014 BMW M4 Convertible, like the famous Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic or Mineral White Metallic.

BMW M4 Convertible Available in Australia from Huge 178,430 AUD

The one-off BMW M4 Convertible is coming big time in Australia, with a base price of 178,430 AUD.

Even if the tag price might be too high, the BMW M4 Convertible is in fact 2,000 AUD cheaper than the first generation model.

BMW M4 Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible

However, for that money, you will get the M4 Convertible sports with an aluminum power domed bonnet, flared guards, metal folding roof opening in less than 20 seconds, or the 19-inch forged alloy wheels.

BMW M6 Coupe Purple by G-Power

A BMW M6 Coupe in purple paintjob was recently spotted in Zurich, Switzerland, the powerful sports car wearing the label of the famous G-Power tuning company.

As seen in the photos, we might consider this M6 Coupe being rather odd, as it sports an odd and flashy color, under which stands some hidden power upgrades.

BMW M6 Coupe Purple by G-Power

BMW M6 Coupe Purple by G-Power

The G-Power tuning is well-known for its powertrain upgrades, and besides the purple color, this BMW M6 Coupe has also been tuned up under the hood.

Watch BMW M4 and i8 Compete against Porsche 911 Turbo S, Camaro Z/28 and others at the World`s Greatest Drag Race Event

You are just about to witness one of the most important drag races ever to be organized in the world, lining one of the best cars in the world, in a race that would decide the fastest sports cars ever seen.

We are talking about the annually World`s Greatest Drag Race event organized by MotorTrend, lining up the BMW M4 and i8, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Alfa Romeo 4C, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Jaguar F-Type Cope R, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Ford Fieste ST, Subaru WRX STI or the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

BMW M4 and i8 at the World`s Greatest Drag Race

BMW M4 and i8 at the World`s Greatest Drag Race

We are talking here about ones of the most powerful road sports cars ever to be built, each one coming with its own personality in terms of styling cues and high-performance.

BMW i3 Police Car First Seen in Geneva, Switzerland

The BMW i3 was seen in a world premiere in Geneva, Switzerland, equipping the local police and replacing thus of the BMW X3 Authority Vehicle.

The BMW i3 Police Car will become a highly efficient police vehicle, watching over the 200,000 people living on a area of 5.93 km2, with other European countries soon following the Swiss example.

BMW i3 Police Car

BMW i3 Police Car

The reason the Geneva police decided to equip the local authorities was because the BMW i3 has already proven its efficiency in terms of power and performance.

2015 BMW M3 and M4 Coming with Power Upgrades from Dinan

The American aftermarket specialists from the Dinan Engineering tuning have recently announced some power upgrades for 2015 BMW M3 and M4.

We are talking here about the Dinar`s Dinantronics Performance Tuner, which would maximized the increase of torque on both M3 and M4.

2015 BMW M3 Coupe by Dinan

2015 BMW M3 Coupe by Dinan

Dinan Engineering have also announced that their customed performance tuner would not affect the performance or the “long term dependability” of the M3 and M4.

BMW M Division Changes Chairman

The most prominent figure that has been keeping the engines running at the BMW M Performance division ever since 2001, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, as soon declared that his retiring is almost imminent, and that the German based carmaker must find a suitable replacer, that would carry on with the perfect job.

With the retiring of the “father” of the present BMW M3 Coupe and M4 Sedan, a lot of other important figures from the leading positions from BMW have announced their intentions of taking over the presidency of the M Performance division.

Franciscus van Meel - New Chairman of BMW M Division

Franciscus van Meel – New Chairman of BMW M Division

But the true winner seems to be Franciscus van Meel, pictured here, the former managing director of Audi Quattro GbH, the BMW`s direct rival which manufacturers the Ingolstadt`s performance versions, including the R8 as well as the RS lineup.

BMW 6-Series Stormtrooper by Vilner

The upcoming BMW 6-Series, dubbed the Stormtrooper, has been recently revealed in some pictures thanks to aftermarket specialists from the Vilner tuning company.

This particular customized BMW 6-Series is taking its inspiration from the newly BMW 6-Series Bullshark, coming with rather the same visual features, especially at the front.

BMW 6-Series Stormtrooper by Vilner

BMW 6-Series Stormtrooper by Vilner

We are talking about a revised front fascia with headlights that resemble those previewed on the Infiniti FX, while the standard kidney grille was also dropped to make room for the one-off black slimline grille, with fresh air intakes.

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