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PostHeaderIcon The Future of the BMW i8 is Still in Limbo

The BMW i8 is still making a good case as a desirable model. The debut of the facelifted i8 in Detroit comes a month after the i8 Roadster showed up in Los Angeles. But just because the electric sports coupé remains relevant today, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be around in the not-so-distant future. There are ongoing discussions in Bavaria over the fate of the i8, and there’s growing sentiment that the coupé will end up becoming a one-generation wonder.


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“At this point, BMW has yet to make a concrete decision on the i8’s fate, as well as that of the i3.”

At this point, BMW has yet to make a concrete decision on the i8’s fate, as well as that of the i3. According to Autocar, BMW believes that both models have served their purpose in this world. In the case of the i3, it was to show that the company can develop an electric car. The i8 has also achieved its purpose, which was for BMW to showcase its abilities in marrying performance and electrification into one package. The i3 and i8 both succeeded in their respective objectives, leaving Bimmer execs to ponder what the future holds for both models.

“We’re still deciding [about] the i8,” BMW i boss Robert Irlinger told the publication. “We see a market for new kinds of sports cars. Whatever it’s called, or if it’s a new kind of sports car, is still in discussion.”

There is the possibility that the i8 becomes a long-standing model for BMW. On the other hand, it’s equally plausible that the electric coupé becomes a legacy model in the vein of the BMW M1.


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“Sales of the electric hatchback have tapered off in recent years, culminating in a less-than-stellar 2017 sales year when only 6,276 units of the i3 were sold in the U.S.”

It’s the same story with the i3, though, one that will be determined more by how popular it remains in the coming years. Sales of the electric hatchback have tapered off in recent years, culminating in a less-than-stellar 2017 sales year when only 6,276 units of the i3 were sold in the U.S. That’s a significant drop from the 7,625 i3 units BMW sold the year before.

If that trend continues, the i3 could be living on borrowed time, where it could join the i8 in BMW’s retirement facility.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW Shows Off Its Updated 2 Series Tourer And Gran Tourer

BMW is giving its MPV duo, the 2 Series Tourer and Gran Tourer, the traditional mid-life refresh, adding in a few select tweaks to the exterior styling and features, as well as new tech in the cabin and small improvements to the powertrain. The people movers won’t see sales here in the U.S., but will continue in the U.K., Germany, and China as soon as March of this year.

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For those of you who may be unaware, the BMW 2 Series isn’t relegated to the coupe and convertible we get here in the states. Across the pond, Bimmer also sells the nameplate in Active Tourer guise with a five-seater MPV, or alternatively, as the longer-wheelbase 2 Series Gran Tourer packing a seven-seater interior. The duo are framed as a combination of expanded interior space and practicality, plus a good deal of comfort and engaging driving qualities to boot. BMW made the move to the MPV segment in 2014 as a means to combat the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, and so far, it’s been doing pretty well, selling some 380,000 units as of the end of 2017.

Now, the Bavarians are divulging details on refreshed models that offer updates on par with Bimmer’s traditional mid-cycle refresh.


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“Outside, we find headlight housings that are chunky and solid looking, and come equipped with optional adaptive LED lighting elements.”

Outside, we find headlight housings that are chunky and solid looking, and come equipped with optional adaptive LED lighting elements, plus an adaptive “dazzle free” feature. There’s also LED elements in the horizontal fog lights, as well. The nose of the two models uses a tweaked front air dam and rear apron, while the sporty M models are more aggressive thanks to pronounced creases that lend the whole thing a much meaner expression. Higher up, the usual kidney grille intakes are now larger, while in the rear, the twin tailpipes get a larger diameter, once again adding a little extra spice to the whole package (yes, we know these MPVs aren’t exactly tire-shredding track monsters, but they aren’t total snore-fests when it comes to the styling deparment, either).

The body panels are now offered in two new paint options, including Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange. In the corners, buyers can choose between six new and different styles for the wheels, with sizing between 17 and 19 inches in diameter. These are mostly composed of complicated multi-spoke designs, with the simplest of the bunch being a split five-spoke look applied to the 766 M option.

Moving inside the cabin, there’s a new instrument display located behind the steering wheel, offering a simplified two-gauge layout that shows road speed on the left and engine rpm on the right. Complementing the gauges is a new shifter in the center console. The sitters get new covers focused on enhancing comfort, plus there’s Sensatec and cloth upholstery in two different color schemes. If you’re feeling saucy, you can also get yours in attractive mocha leather.

BMW ConnectedDrive is once again included, and arrives with updated features. Adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist lead the list of optional driver tech, while further options include a navigation system with a central screen measured between 6.5-inches and 8.8-inches. Voice control is tossed in as well.


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“Meanwhile, under the hood, the powerplant options get minor updates focused primarily on enhancing efficiency. However, in addition to a 5-percent fuel mileage increase, there's a few extra ponies and pound-feet for motivation as well.”

Meanwhile, under the hood, the powerplant options get minor updates focused primarily on enhancing efficiency. However, in addition to a 5-percent fuel mileage increase, there’s a few extra ponies and pound-feet for motivation as well. The drive type will once again continue to be FWD. Both diesel and gas options head the list, while updates include tweaks to the crankshaft, heat management systems, valve train, and turbocharger, all in the name of increasing efficiency. Power levels range between 109 horsepower and 231 horsepower for the Active Tourer, while the Gran Tourer ranges between 109 horsepower to 192 horsepower. There’s also a plug-in hybrid offering 28 miles of all-electric range and 224 horsepower.

Finally, there are two automatic transmission options, including either a seven-speed or an eight-speed. There’s also a six-speed manual on the table, depending on your trim of choice.


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All told, the MPVs sell quite well in Germany, the U.K., and China, but won’t see dealers in the U.S. However, interested buyers overseas will have a shot at one as soon as March of this year. Pricing is expected to slot in at around 26,000 pounds in the U.K., or $35,114 at current exchange rates (1/10/2018).

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PostHeaderIcon Breaking: BMW 8 Series Leaks With an Ugly Rear End

We’ve seen too many spy shots of the upcoming 8 Series for its exterior design to be a mystery, but some important details were still hidden under wraps. And needless to say, the concept car looked way to aggressive for a production model. The flagship coupe is still a few months away from going public, but we can already have a look at its design thanks to a batch of photos that just surfaced the Interwebz. The 8 Series shown in Bimmer Post’s leak is white, camo-free, and confirms that the new coupe will be just a slightly fancied-up 6 Series.


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“The rear end is indeed unique thanks to its long and slim headlamps, the massive license plate recess in the bumper, and the black trim around the diffuser-like element”

Its front fascia is far from surprising. We’re looking at the same design cues seen on most current Bimmers, especially the slim, angular headlamps and the three-piece intake in the bumper. The grille is the only feature that’s slightly different, being wider and having sharp outer edges, but we’ve seen that too on some of the brand’s concept cars. The long hood and the roof seem similar to the outgoing 6 Series in terms of shape size, so the 8 Series is far from being a full-sized competitor for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.

The rear end is indeed unique thanks to its long and slim headlamps, the massive license plate recess in the bumper, and the black trim around the diffuser-like element. But it’s still ugly. Okay, it’s not as ugly as the Bangle-era 6 Series, but that massive recess makes the rear fascia look unfinished. Seriously now, maybe BMW forgot to add something in that area?

The 8 Series will probably make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show so make sure you stick around for updates.

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PostHeaderIcon Chinese Businessman Pays for a BMW With Coins: Video

A Chinese man bought a BMW. That’s not exactly news-worthy, right? What makes this worthy of the news is that the man paid for the first installment for the Bimmer entirely with coins that added up to almost $11,000. Our parents did say that the loose change from our piggy banks would come in handy at some point in time.


“The customer was in the wholesale business and had accumulated a staggering amount of five mao coins that added up to 70,000 yuan”

If this looks like it’s one of those silly hoaxes that always seem to pop up at the start of every year, it’s not. This actually happened in the Putian province over in China. According to local reports, an unnamed man went to a BMW dealership last December 18 to buy a BMW with the intention of settling the first installment of the car using coins he had collected over the years. The dealership’s sales manager, a man, identified as Mr. Go, explained that the customer was in the wholesale business and had accumulated a staggering amount of five mao coins that added up to 70,000 yuan. That’s around $10,800 based on current exchange rates.

Fortunately, the customer found an accommodating dealership that not only agreed to the peculiar downpayment but also helped transport over ten boxes of coins from the customer’s house to the dealership. Video footage also shows a group of salespeople sitting in the dealership counting all the coins.

Before you start getting any ideas, it is important to remember that here in the U.S.; there is no federal statute that mandates a person, private business, or an organization to accept all amounts of currency or coins as payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether to accept cash unless there is a State law that says otherwise. That’s one of the reasons why gas stations and convenience stores don’t accept large denominations of currency. So, if you any of you decide to buy a BMW using quarters, you might want to check with the dealership first.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Priced from £89,000 in the UK

90 grand is a lot of money for what’s, in its essence, a BMW 5 Series saloon. But then this is no ordinary saloon car. The new 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo is, in the tuner’s own words, the most affordable 200 mph production car in the UK. Now that is some good justification!

We have to point out the £89,000 is for the 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo sedan. The Estate version kicks off at £91,000. But as you may have already guessed, it is the fastest wagon out there. Powering both of these German monsters is a 608 horsepower Alpina-tuned BMW V8. This engine is altogether sweeter and more civilized than the one you get in BMW’s own M5. It is also capable of generating 670 Nm (494 lbft) of torque, swelling to an astonishing 800 Nm (590 lbft) from 3,000 – 5,000 rpm. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission also improved for this car.

As a result the B5 Bi-turbo Saloon will hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, with the Touring just 0.1 seconds behind, before clocking 205 mph flat out. Other performance highlight of the 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo include Active Rear Steering, active roll stabilisation (Dynamic Drive), ALPINA light-weight 20” forged alloy wheels and ‘ALP’ labelled Pirelli P-Zero tyres. The B5 is also a world apart from the M5 in terms of exquisite looks and luxury. This recipe is not to everyone’s taste, but those who like it are often very high class people.





“Our cars are for driving enthusiasts who value a blend off qualities that can only be delivered by immense attention to detail and a single-minded focus on one type of owner,” explains ALPINA GB’s Jonathan Noy. “The B5 Bi-Turbo is built with just one powertrain and one chassis specification, which allows our engineers to calibrate every component and every control system to work perfectly together without compromise. ALPINA’s dynamics specialists have spent months honing the chassis, not hurling it around a race track but simply driving as customers would, on roads, enjoying every mile however fast or slow. The result is a pin-sharp driving experience combined with remarkable ride quality.”

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PostHeaderIcon DHL Sources BMW i3 Battery Modules For Electric Delivery Trucks

Vehicular electrification is expanding in a big way, going from eco-conscious mpg bubbles, to luxury sedans, to super sports cars, and now, to the world of freight transportation as well. As such, delivery giant DHL hopes to add a dash of EV efficiency to its expansive fleet of vans and trucks, and BMW will provide the parts necessary with components sourced from the i3.

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The Full Story


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“DHL's strategy will include both the purchase of new EVs, and the creation of its own vehicles as well”

Based out of Bonn, Germany, DHL Express is the largest logistics company in the world, delivering packages globally thanks to its vast collection of airplanes, ships, and ground transport. Now, the company is looking to the future, and sees EVs as the way forward for its various four-wheeled delivery vehicles.

DHL’s strategy will include both the purchase of new EVs, and the creation of its own vehicles as well. To that end, DHL purchased Streetscooter in December of 2014. Streetscooter is a German-based producer of electric vehicles, and as the company ramps up production to meet DHL’s electrification goals, it was just announced that BMW will provide the required battery modules for the new fleet, sourcing parts developed for its i3 city cruiser to do so.

“The BMW i3 high-voltage modules are exemplary for extraordinary reliability and performance in the car sector. They enable us to use state-of-the-art electric drive technology and integrated energy management even in demanding supply and distribution traffic,” said Achim Kampker, CEO at Streetscooter GmbH.

“The batteries are made up of 8 modules at 12 cells a pop, offering a 33-kWh capacity. Range is expected to be around 50 miles, but larger packs (the modular design allows packs up to 90-kWh) will allow up to 124 miles.”

Elektrek is reporting that Torqeedo, an electric boat manufacturer, is also sourcing its battery components from BMW. The batteries are made up of 8 modules at 12 cells a pop, offering a 33-kWh capacity. Range is expected to be around 50 miles, but larger packs (the modular design allows packs up to 90-kWh) will allow up to 124 miles.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about DHL dabbling in eco-friendly, alternative transport solutions. For example, a small portion of its fleet already runs on compressed natural gas. Following its purchase by DHL, Streetscooter has produced roughly 2,000 EVs (as of the end of 2016). The goal is to eventually replace all 70,000 DHL ground fleet vehicles with Streetscooter alternatives.

The announcement of DHL’s collaboration with BMW follows the debut of the Tesla Semi back in November. DHL already has 10 examples of the new Tesla on order.

Which begs the question – with the expectation that electric vehicles will become even more entrenched in 2018 with regards to the passenger vehicle segment, how will the freight industry respond? We could very well be seeing a new trend emerging as EVs seep into every segment out there.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car

BMW M GmbH has been the partner of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports for nearly two decades now, and is recognized as the “Official Car of MotoGP.” That means every time the top-rung motorcycle racing series needs something four-wheeled to help out on tack, Bimmer is there to provide the ride. Now, BMW has revealed a new safety car for the series, pulling the sheets at the 2017 MotorGP finale at Valencia. Based on the brand-new F90-generation M5, which was revealed earlier in 2017 at the gamescom trade fair in Germany, this spiced-up four-door is destined for duty in the 2018 MotoGP series scheduled to kick off March 19th. Rocking the same 4.4-liter V-8 as the road-going variants, this is also the first BMW Safety Car to run the M xDrive AWD drivetrain, and it’s got a good deal of M-branded Performance Parts to go with it. Read on for the details.

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What Makes The BMW MotoGP Safety Car Special


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“The exterior design was inspired by the BMW M8 GTE race car. Carbon was added for the roof, side sills, rear diffuser, and more. In front is a prototype diffuser.”

Taking up the responsibility for prepping the M5 for life as a safety car was BMW M Manufaktur in Garching. The engineers started with the standard street car, then proceeded to add a variety of M Performance Parts, which, as BMW points out, “are available as retrofit parts for the BMW M5 production model.” The group also upgraded the styling, aero, cooling, and safety systems, while simultaneously cutting out a weight where possible.

The exterior design was inspired by the BMW M8 GTE race car, a competition-spec vehicle destined for the harrowing 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018. In terms of weight reduction, the M team added loads of composite material, such as with carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the roof panel, as well as carbon components for the side sills, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, grille, side view mirror housings, and air breather slats. It looks pretty good, and it’s decently functional as well.


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“It looks pretty good, and it’s decently functional as well.”

Take a peek behind that weave-laden kidney grille intake, and you’ll find the M5 Safety Car is powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, which just saw an increase in power to 600 ponies total with the latest F90 generation changeover in August. Torque is rated at 750 Nm (553 pound-feet). The output numbers match those of the road car, as do the acceleration figures, with the 0-to-62 mph sprint completed in 3.4 seconds. Swapping the cogs is an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission equipped with Drivelogic, once again mirroring what you get in the road car.

BMW also saw fit to throw on a fresh BMW M Performance sport exhaust, a nice upgrade that’s made from titanium and tipped with carbon fiber end pieces. Up front, there’s a prototype front splitter, which you unfortunately can’t buy from the dealership. There are also new hood latches for the sake of safety, and up top, there’s a new light bar with LEDs, plus front-facing blue LED flashing lights and flashing corona rings in the headlights.


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“One of the big headlines for the new M5 was the addition of the M xDrive AWD system, a first for the nameplate, and the MotoGP Safety Car retains the system for extra grip on track.”

One of the big headlines for the new M5 was the addition of the M xDrive AWD system, a first for the nameplate, and the MotoGP Safety Car retains the system for extra grip on track. Handling is helped thanks to the inclusion of M-tuned suspension pieces, while inside, there are new buckets seats plucked from the BMW M4 GTS.

“A MotoGP Safety Car faces enormous challenges,” said BMW M GmbH President, Frank Van Meel. “It is vital to lead a field of unique, high-performance race prototypes through all sorts of conditions. Innovative motorsport technology is an essential part of this. The new BMW M5 forms the perfect basis for a safety car, as its technical features ensure perfect handling, even at the limits of driving dynamics – on the road and on the racetrack.”

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PostHeaderIcon St. Nick Picks A BMW X5 M To Send Holiday Cheers to One and All

Another day, another holiday-themed commercial from BMW. Remember the dad who ruined his daughter’s Christmas by getting too caught up with his BMW M3 pick-up’s performance abilities? Well, the German automaker has released a follow-up video featuring Santa Claus, or at least a different version of him, driving a brand-new BMW X5 M.

A BMW X5 M is a good choice for Santa Claus in the event he wants to give Rudolph and the rest of the reindeers a night off. The high-performance SUV packs a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 567 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque. It also makes use of Bimmer’s xDrive system, which has proven to be very useful this time of the year. St. Nick made a smart choice in using the X5 M, something that he wasn’t bashful about showing off to the sheepish father and his BMW M3 pickup from the previous commercial. The ad closes with the Richard Branson-looking St. Nick putting a small Christmas tree on the dashboard of his X5 M. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it is a nice nod to the coming holiday season.

The continuity of the story also makes me think that BMW has more commercials in store for us in the coming days. We’ll keep an eye out for those ads.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW’s Holiday Video Features Rarely Seen M3 E30 Pickup

With Christmas literally being a few days away, automakers have started rolling out their holiday greetings for the masses. BMW’s M Division is the latest to do so with a holiday-themed ad that features a vehicle that was never sold to the public. We’ve seen it a handful of times over the years, but this is probably the first time Bimmer is using the pickup version of the BMW M3 E30 for any of its promotional videos. Consider it a treat then that BMW is doing it for the holidays. Merry Christmas, indeed!

“If you’re not familiar with the BMW M3 E30 pickup, it’s because the German automaker never put it up in the market”

If you’re not familiar with the BMW M3 E30 pickup, it’s because the German automaker never put it up in the market. History points to this particular vehicle as a skunkworks project created by BMW M all the way back in 1986 to serve a variety of purposes, including transporting parts and other work equipment. Unbelievably, BMW M continue to use the M3 pickup until 2012 before retiring it for good.

Five years later, the performance brand dusted off the M3-based model to serve as the start of this Christmas-themed commercial. The ad itself is pretty straight-forward. It starts with a mother and a daughter making final preparations for their Christmas decorations. The father is noticeably absent because he’s bringing home the Christmas three, all wrapped up in the M3 pickup’s bed. It turns out; dear ‘ol daddy had far too much fun power sliding the M3 pickup that he forgot about the tree at the back. Once he gets home, beaming with pride over his road exploits, he turns to see what was left of the Christmas tree. It wasn’t a pretty sight, and his daughter’s face has “disappointed” written all over it.

“For better or worse, the ad does a good job touting the performance abilities of the M3 pickup.”

For better or worse, the ad does a good job touting the performance abilities of the M3 pickup. The vehicle started its life using a 2.0-liter engine sourced from the 320iS before being replaced by the 2.3-liter unit powering the M3 E30. The latter was capable of producing 200 horsepower, so it’s understandable for the dad to go a little crazy with it in the snow. If only he remembered there was a Christmas tree in the back…

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PostHeaderIcon BMW X7 Goes into Production, First Teasers Released

If you were hoping to see the upcoming BMW X7 in the metal at the Detroit Auto Show in January or the Geneva Motor Show in March, it’s time you change your plans because the large SUV won’t be unveiled until late 2018. The news comes from BMW, which just announced that the first pre-production models have entered the production phase at the Spartanburg plant in the U.S. with twelve months of testing to follow.


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“The official presentation is scheduled for "the end of 2018"”

The official presentation is scheduled for “the end of 2018,” but BMW didn’t say whether this will happen at an auto show or sometime between two major events. The end of 2018 could very well mean a December unveiling with a public debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. On the other hand, BMW could eventually decide to show the X7 at the Paris Motor Show in October or the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

BMW’s announcement also comes with a few photos from inside the factory, but the SUV is wearing camouflage in all but one of them. The only picture that shows the X7 without camo only unveils the headlamp design and part of the front grille and bumper. And there isn’t much to say beyond that the grille will be massive and that the headlamps are very sleek for such a big SUV. But these details aren’t exactly new, as they are visible through the camouflage as well. And we’ve seen plenty of camouflaged X7s in recent months.


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“The vehicle will undergo various tests under partially extreme conditions”

BMW also said that the vehicle would undergo various tests under partially extreme conditions, which will include the desert regions of Death Valley and the ice and snow-covered slopes of Scandinavia.

As a brief reminder, the X7 will slot above the X5 and X6 in the lineup and will become the company’s biggest SUV yet. The U.S.-built SUV will compete against the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Lincoln Navigator. The X7 is supposed to look like a larger X5, and all spy shots and photos of camouflaged vehicles suggest that this will be the case. However, the X7 will get a few unique styling cues. Inside, BMW will aim to make the X7 the most luxurious Bimmer yet. After all, it’s supposed to compete with the Escalade. The design might be based on the 7 Series, but it should also include features similar to those seen in the X5. Expect it to include the company’s latest technology. The engine lineup should include the 4.4-liter V-8, the 3.0-liter inline-six, and maybe even a six-cylinder diesel. Pricing should start from around $70,000.

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PostHeaderIcon 2019 BMW X7 Pre-Production Begins at Spartanburg Plant

Before you get too excited about the prospect of driving the all-new BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle in teh coming year, we have to point out the first batch is, as the title says, pre-production models. These are basically production cars produced for real-world tests. Thefinal version will be released some time close to the end of 2018. 

So there is still about a year to go before you can have this ginormous BMW with its massive grilles and narrow eyes which gives it the look of a mutant sea creature. Mind you, the pre-production BMW X7 is still not final final in terms of design, which is why the test units will be heavily camouflaged as they travel around the world, putting the vehicle’s driving dynamics as well as features and equipment to rigorous test. BMW says they have put together an especially trained team for the testing and production of their full-size SUV.

BMW X7 is an strategic product for the German company, not just because it competes in a lucrative, though highly competitive, market. The X7 is going to be the lifeline of the BMW Group Spartanburg plant where they produce the BMW X models for the USA and the global market. The plant hit record production figures of more than 411,000 units in 2016, and is set to bring that up to 450,000 this year. It employs more than 9,000 people, with another 1,000 to be added by 2021. So there is a lot riding on the success of the X7 and other X models produced at this facility.






Knudt Flor, head of the BMW Group Spartanburg plant: “We are proud to produce the BMW X7 here in Spartanburg, the home of our X models. This is a very special vehicle and our employees are looking forward to yet a further member of the X family. Together with the BMW X7, a total of five BMW X models will be exported from Spartanburg to all four corners of the globe.”

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PostHeaderIcon Wald BMW 7 Series Black Bison G11 and G12

Japanese tuner Wald International has finally released a preview of their latest Black Bison package, tailored for the BMW’s flagship sedan. The new Wald BMW 7 Series styling package fits both G11 and G12 variants of the 7er which are the short and long wheelbase models respectively. 

This generation of the 7er has a unique and angry kind of design which seems to respond well to subtle improvements. But that is just what Wald BMW 7 Series is not, at least in its upcoming version. The tuner has done a diet version of this car which we will get to in a minute. What they are previewing here is a full body kit with completely revised bumpers and skirts and some old-fashioned wheels which make the car look like it’s been customized by a teenager in a video game.

Still, this kind of look might appeal to some people. They may find the Japanese design of the front bumper with its unusual vents and grilles intriguing, and the slammed suspension just the thing to make the car sportier. We have to while we are not a huge fan of the face on Wald BMW 7 Series, we find the design of the rear bumper with its massive diffuser and exquisite lines right on the money. It complements the taillights beautifully and goes well with the dynamic side skirts as well.

If you find this package a bit much, though, there is a less extravagant treatment you can get. As shown in the photos below, you can style your 7er with blacked-out grilles, gloss black trim pieces on the bumpers, and a set of cool aftermarket wheels. Make sure you also get the roof black-out if your car is white. It looks pretty awesome like that.



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PostHeaderIcon BMW X4 xDrive35i Turbo Performance Parts Upgrades

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This blog hasn’t beamed out much enthusiasm in the past regarding the BMW X4. The last mention was regarding BMW finally making the X4 look decent. In that post, the X4 of years’ past was described as looking like a baby hippo stepped on by its own mother not to mention lacking adequate tuning options. It exemplified a problem which faces many BMW models: an attempt to achieve sporty, family, and luxury all in one.

Yet the main focus of that last post covering the X4 was to give BMW praise for an improved X4– an xDrive35i Turbo to be exact – which has helped to redeem the missteps made during the model’s original manufacturing.

The kit we originally discussed didn’t delve into the X4’s engine or transmission, and the lack of under-the- hood BMW tuning options for the X4 remains an issue. Still, when you browse for BMW performance parts at retailers like eEuroparts.com you’ll now find plenty of part-types available for the X4, from a more powerful cooling system to upgraded exhaust parts. Not only will they get you what you need, but they offer a whole bank of resources that provide tips and step-by- step instructions on how to do a repair or upgrade yourself. The BMW parts outlined below each has the potential to improve your vehicle’s power, endurance and handling.

Cooling System

-Intercooler: Many drivers of the turbocharged X4 xDrive35i notice reduced power per the manufacturer’s specifications. The problem is oftentimes rooted in a poorly performing factory intercooler, suggesting preemptive repair or replacement may be required.

-Silicone hose couplers: Pushing a turbocharged X4 to the limit will no doubt put strain on the cooling system, requiring fortified parts such as hose couplers made from silicone to withstand the harsh environment under the hood during peak performance.

-Heat defense tape: Similarly, heat defense tape helps to protect hoses and connectors from damage associated with long-term hot temperatures. A big advantage of this tape is its ability to help treat literal hot spots throughout the cooling system.

-Coolant temperature gauge: It’s not enough to know that any engine parts aren’t overheating.Having a dashboard instrument to give you the exact temperature of the coolant is a critical piece of information during performance activity.

Electrical

-Racing battery shutoff switch: The demands of a vehicle at peak performance on the electrical system often require a second and even third battery on board. A dash-mounted shutoff switch can be useful to prevent a surge when the extra power is no longer needed.

-Horn upgrade kit: While the car horn is most often used to vent frustration, it’s ultimately a safety tool which can be the difference between a major collision and avoiding one. Those driving a vehicle like the turbocharged X4 would benefit from the dual origin horn system to warn other drivers before disaster strikes.

-Race data logger: This is in many ways the nerve center of a race car – whether amateur or professional. When combined with a legacy bridge to communicate with the vehicle’s native computer and synced to sensors, a race data logger provides drivers with the information they need to properly assess their vehicle’s status and performance. For those with a modified X4turbo, it’s a must-have if taking it to the track.

Exhaust

-Stainless steel piping: Whipping through large puddles of water can be a whole lot of fun,especially during sharp turns – unfortunately this wreaks havoc on a vehicle’s exhaust system underneath, causing premature rust and deterioration. BMW performance parts like stainless steel exhaust piping are worthy upgrades to reduce the unbalanced wear-and- tear that happens while pushing an automobile to its limits.

-Heat wrap kit: Just like the heat defense tape and upgraded silicone coupler for the coolant system, performance-grade exhaust heat wraps help to reduce the damage associated with consistent elevated temperatures.

Suspension

-Sport-grade coil spring set: Navigating tight turns and bumps in the road are critical skills for the accomplished driver. However, they wear out a car’s suspension system, even in a stock M3that’s equipped with performance BMW parts off the assembly line. This demands regular tune-ups to springs and shocks, bushings and ball joints, and even the sway bar in order to maintain peak performance. Whether you drive an X4 or an M3, for a longer-lasting high-performance replacement option, you should opt for a sport-grade coil spring set.

We haven’t thought very highly of the BMW X4 in the past, but that’s changing, thanks to the innovations and cutting-edge technology improvements made in BMW’s automotive design studio and then brought to life at the factory. The automaker is clearly making an effort to bring theX4 up to par with its other model-lines and their performance upgrades. Ultimately, it’s a good sign for a model which has struggled to find its footing in a competitive market.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW Is Poised To Become Best-Selling Luxury Car Brand in China

BMW is in the last stages of taking victory in China as the top-selling luxury brand in 2017, narrowly edging out rivals Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Through November 2017, the Bavarian automaker has sold 542,362 units in China, barely a hair over Mercedes, which has sold 539,728 units in the same time frame. For its part, Audi fell from being the top-seller in China to third on the list with 528,706 sold units in 2017.


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“Through November 2017, the Bavarian automaker has sold 542,362 units in China”

If you want to see how competitive the automotive market has become in China, this is the race you want to watch. Audi has been entrenched as the top-selling luxury car brand in the market for several years now. But the German automaker met controversy earlier this year for planning to launch a second distribution channel in China, angering dealerships who prompted to boycott the brand until the Audi canceled the controversial plan. That little blip was more than enough for BMW and Mercedes-Benz to usurp Audi from its lofty position.

Let’s be clear, however. This race is far from finished because sales from this month are still ongoing. We’re not going to find out the final results until sometime in January. That means Mercedes can still overtake BMW if it manages to outsell its rival in the last month of the year. It’s unlikely that it does so if you look at their respective sales numbers in November. In that month, BMW sold 55,293 vehicles in China, almost 5,000 more than Mercedes, which finished the month with 50,813 units sold. Audi has rebounded nicely from its mid-year controversy, registering 56,028 units sold in November.


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Audi could have had a chance to catch up in the race, but with only a month remaining in 2017, it’s probably a little too late for the company to keep its title as the top-selling brand in China. As for Mercedes, it can still beat out BMW for that title, but it’s going to take a mammoth sales effort in December to get the job done. So it looks like it’s BMW’s title to lose at this point. It’s been a great race so far, and it’s clear that these three brands are already preparing for what could be a close race in 2018.

For its part, Bimmer is already taking a number of steps to increase its sales volume in the market. There are already reports that the company is engaged in talks with Great Wall Motor to create a joint venture to produce cars in China for Mini. Likewise, BMW is also launching a car-sharing program in Chengdu that involves a small fleet of i3 models.
If BMW does become the top-selling luxury brand in China, you can be sure that Mercedes and Audi will become even more aggressive in pushing their respective products once the calendar flips to 2018.

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PostHeaderIcon Don’t Like the Urus? Check Out This Custom BMW X6M

The new Lamborghini Urus SUV has not received, at least so far, the warm welcome the company was hoping it would. Some don’t like the way it looks. Some aren’t happy with the specs. And to some it is just not extreme enough. If you belong to the latter group, this custom BMW X6M garnished with all sorts of extra goodies may just be what you are after. 

Prepared by BMW Abu Dhabi’s tuning arm, this X6M features a full assortment of very high-end aftermarket parts. The way they are put together, too, is something to savour, since the parts match each other nicely and create a whole that does not really look aftermarket. It almost fulls you into thinking it’s come out of the factory wearing all those jewelry and cool clothes. And then, of course, there is the unique shape of the X6M itself which adds to the visual drama brought on by the carbon parts.

As for the ingredients used to make this delicious custom BMW X6M, the body kit comes from 3D Design, a renowned Japanese specialist, and it comprises front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear tailgate spoiler. These carbon parts are complemented with a Manhart carbon fiber vented bonnet, M Performance carbon mirror caps and black kidney grilles as well as side M stripes, black fender vents and black roof finish. Other notable mods include a high-end Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system and a set of AC Schnitzer 23” AC1 Forged Racing wheels.





















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PostHeaderIcon Good News: BMWs of the Future will have Driver Controls

Every automaker has different ideas on what the future of autonomous driving is. Volkswagen views its future cars as having no driver controls, a sentiment shared by a few others in the business. For its part, Lamborghini has no plans to go autonomous at any point, arguing that doing so would completely rob the driver of the very essence of what a Lambo is all about. Then there’s BMW. The German automaker has no intention of removing the steering wheel on their future autonomous vehicles. Apparently, Bimmer wants the wheel, and the driver controls to remain in its cars to give drivers the best of both worlds. Hard to argue against that sentiment.


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“The whole point of autonomous driving is to make drivers and occupants trust the car to do the driving for them”

It’s hard to argue against BMW’s position. The whole point of autonomous driving is to make drivers and occupants trust the car to do the driving for them. But just because that’s the case, that doesn’t mean drivers can’t take control back of the car when they want to. An autonomous car without a steering wheel and driving controls effectively rob drivers of that option. Robert Irlinger, the head of BMW’s i division, said it best when told Autocar the importance of giving the driver the opportunity to drive his car if he wants to. “By giving the driver the choice, then they can have the best of both worlds – the convenience of autonomy when they want it or the opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of driving when it suits them.”


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“Having a steering wheel and driver controls won’t impact the other aspects of its autonomous car”

Irlinger added that having a steering wheel and driver controls won’t impact the other aspects of its autonomous cars. Given their self-driving capabilities, these cars will also feature comfort and luxury amenities on the cabin to accommodate the expectations of its future owners. BMW’s goal is to design a system that allows driver controls to be accessed when they’re needed and stowed when they’re not.

It’s an interesting position to take, but one that isn’t surprising given the number of automakers that are pushing to be different with their autonomous driving offerings. That said, Irlinger didn’t say that this position would remain the status quo forever. There’s a chance that BMW could also develop a steering wheel-less self-driving car, but in his words, “it’s not our goal.”

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PostHeaderIcon Watch the BMW M550D Bounce Off the Speed Limiter

Ever wonder what an odometer looks like if it reaches its threshold? We don’t often get to see that because it rarely happens when we’re looking at it but take a look at this video of aBMW M550xd xDrive get pushed to its performance limit. We don’t see anything other than the instrument cluster, but that’s exactly the point. Our focus is squarely on the numbers, and it shows the exact performance ability of the M55d xDrive. It’s no wonder that this car’s engine is billed as the “world’s most powerful six-cylinder engine in the automotive area.” The display even shows the odometer’s needle bouncing off the limit, a clear sign that the car can go faster if the speed limiter is removed.

Before anything else, let’s look at the optics first. The BMW M550d xDrive is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that has no less than four turbochargers in it. Yes, four. All of that translates to a car that can produce a staggering 400 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Mind you; this is a diesel engine; the power figures speak for themselves. Even the car’s 0-to-62-mph acceleration time of just 4.4 seconds is impressive.

Now move beyond BMW’s reported numbers and pay attention to the video presented by YouTube page AutoTopNL. You’ll see the car actually hit 0 to 62 mph in around 4.7 seconds. It’s not exactly accurate relative to Bimmer’s own claims, but it’s close enough to still be quick in its own right. You’ll also notice the speedometer’s needle reach its full threshold when the car achieved its top speed limit. Take a close look, and you’ll see the needle steadily move towards the edge as the car goes faster, ultimately hitting the 260 kmh (155 mph) limit with relative ease. The needle then bounces a few times, a clear sign that even if the M550d xDrive’s top speed is limited, there are still enough horses under that hood to help elevate the car’s performance beyond its own self-imposed limits.

Put all these elements together, and you have a car that can live up to its billing as the hottest trim of the M5 that runs on diesel power.

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PostHeaderIcon Pops’ Rants: Dear Lincoln and BMW, Please Stop Being So Pathetic

Man, this has been a rough week. Automotive-wise. The Los Angeles Auto Show sucked on so many levels. I haven’t seen so many crossovers in one place since the Soccer Mom Annual Meeting. Oh wait, that doesn’t sound right. Give me a minute here… Since the… uhm… wait, I got it… since the… Ah, screw it, I’m not in a mood for jokes. It just sucks! Then there’s the Urus, which isn’t a real Lamborghini and everyone gets excited as if they just launched the second-generation Miura. Do millennials even know what a Miura is? But the worst thing about this year’s L.A. show is that some automakers were set to remind me that press releases have more bullshit than a dairy farm.

Stop calling mild facelifts “brand-new,” you half-baked hippies! You’re not fooling anyone.

Yeah, they’re at it again. Especially Lincoln and BMW. The American brand, which is struggling to stay afloat these days, just launched a mid-cycle facelift for the MKC with a new front grille. That’s it, a new grille! And they call it “new” with a “commanding new design.” Hello?! It’s a new grille, not a new car. Now repeat after me: a new grille doesn’t make the entire car new. But wait, there’s more. Lincoln also introduced the Nautilus, a brand-new SUV according to the company’s PR division. Except it’s not new. It’s the MKX with a new grille and a new name. Hey, I like the fact that you’re using actual names now Lincoln, but it’s not a brand-new car! I can’t change my name and pretend I’m a new person. Okay, I can actually do that, but I may be spending my final years in a nuthouse. And trust me, the nuthouse isn’t good for business; there’s no room for a car production line in there.

But Lincoln isn’t the only company pretending customers are stupid. BMW also called the facelifted i8 new. Sure, the Roadster version is new indeed, but the coupe is identical to the car launched in 2014, save for the wheels, mildly revised headlamps and taillights, and the 12 extra horsepower. This is the most pathetic facelift I’ve seen in years. It’s not a new car, just a BRAND-NEW way to be lazy and pathetic! Go home BMW; you’re drunk!

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PostHeaderIcon BMW Confirms M8 And X7 Coming In 2018

Lovers of high-end German luxury, fear not – the new M8 and X7 are on their way. That much was confirmed by Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW AG, Harald Kruger, who just released a statement on Bimmer’s upcoming product plans for the 2019 model year.

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The Full Story


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“The brand will release 40 new or revised models between 2017 and 2018, as well new drivetrain tech and autonomous systems”

Kruger’s statement launches with a few interesting tidbits on BMW’s focus for the next year or so, including the promise of further electrified “i” models, plus the declaration that “2018 will be the year of the X” with a double-down approach on moving BMW’s successful SUV line.

In total, Kruger asserts the brand will release 40 new or revised models between 2017 and 2018, as well new drivetrain tech and autonomous systems. More concretely, 2018 will also include the release of two critical models in the “luxury” segment – the M8 and X7.

Kruger had this to say about the brand’s luxury crossovers and SUVs: “The segment is growing in all major global regions. That is why I call 2018 the year of the “X”! The cool X2 in the compact segment and the X7 in the luxury class are great examples.”

And although Kruger also confirmed 2018 will see the release of the M8, he left it as a bullet point and didn’t provide any extra info.


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“Although Kruger also confirmed 2018 will see the release of the M8, he left it as a bullet point and didn’t provide any extra info.”

But that’s okay, because we’ve got the skinny for you right here. We expect the M8 to be a speedy two-dour grand tourer that will go up against competitors like the Mercedes-AMG S-Class Coupe and Bentley Continental GT Speed, with around 600 horsepower from a turbocharged V-8. Acceleration specs will include a 0-to-60 mph time of roughly 3 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, plus oodles of high-tech in the cabin and loads of comfort features as well.

Meanwhile, the BMW X7 will come covered in leather and Alcantara inside, plus get seating for seven. Infotainment will be top-notch across the board, and there should be options for rear-seat entertainment as well. Power will come from either a 3.0-liter six-cylinder or a 4.4-liter V-8, with the range-topper hitting the 60-mph mark in less than 5 seconds.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW Trademarks i1 Through i9 in Preparation for its EV Onslaught

BMW has now trademarked all names from i1 to i9, adding it to a list that also includes iX1 through iX9 – signifying that German brand is about to unleash a furious lineup of electric vehicles to combat those from rivals like Mercedes which will be boasting its EQ brand in the coming years. Along with these new trademarks, new reports from BMWBlog imply that the entire BMW range could, indeed see full electrification. This new strategy, it seems, will see BMW present as many as 25 electrified vehicles, at least 12 of which will be all-electric within the next decade, or 2025 to be more specific.

Chairman of the Board for BMW, Harald Kruger, has confirmed that BMW does own the rights to all 18 names. “Our i story enters the next round. Going forward, all electrified BMW models will be under the BMW i brand. And I can tell you one more thing: We have not only secured the naming rights for BMW i – from i1 to i9. We also hold the rights for BMW X – from iX1 to iX9,” Kruger told press member at a sneak preview of upcoming BMW products.

Furthermore, you can expect to see an all-electric Mini hitting the market in 2019, which will ultimately be followed by a battery-powered version of the BMW X3 in 2020. Just one year after that in 2021, the new iNEXT should come in 2021. There will also, with near certainty be an i5 added to the mix somewhere in the next 5 years as well. The all-electric future is here folks. We might as well, sit down, buckle up, and make the best of it.

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