Tag Archive for 'BMW'

BMW celebrates its awesome ’80s M535i

Filed under: Videos, BMW, Automotive History, Germany, Sedan, Classics, Performance

In a new video, BMW is taking a glance into the rearview mirror to reminisce about the M535i. With a 218-horsepower 3.5-liter inline-six, the model qualified as a super sedan in its day. Also, despite being made for only a couple of years, it brought the Bavarian brand’s touring car racing success to the street and sowed the seeds for the M5.

BMW solar roof helps i3 drivers even when sun isn’t shining

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Technology, BMW, Electric, Hybrid

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, BMW has announced that it’s i Wallbox Pro will be available in 2016. The BEV recharging system can deliver both solar and electric-grid power at the same time to recharge a vehicle’s batteries.

BMW i8 pitted against M4 in sibling rivalry track battle

Filed under: Green, Videos, BMW, UK, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance

After seeing how they perform at the drag strip, the BMW i8 and M4 are now at Castle Combe circuit to see how they feel on the track. It’s the modern hybrid versus the traditional sports coupe in this inter-brand rivalry. Check out the video to see which is better ’round a track.

What you missed on 1.6.15

Filed under: BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Emerging Technologies, Crossover, Sedan, Autonomous, Performance

BMW X4 reviewed; Lexus GS F shows its face; Mercedes’ self-driving F 015 concept breaks cover. All that, and more, in the automotive news headlines on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

BMW reclaims US luxury sales crown from Mercedes

Filed under: Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury

BMW has reclaimed the luxury-sales crown from Mercedes by a margin of 9,347 cars. Mercedes ruled 2013, but last year BMW sold 339,738 units – a 9.8-percent increase year-on-year – while Mercedes saw its sales go up by 5.7 percent to 330,391 units.

Reverse-engineering i3 shows BMW profits after 20,000 sales

Filed under: Green, BMW, Hatchback, Electric

The black art of reverse engineering is explored by Forbes, in this fascinating piece that tears down BMW’s cutting-edge i3 electric car.

2015 BMW X4 xDrive28i

Filed under: BMW, New Car Reviews, Crossover, Luxury

BMW’s X6 has proven to be an unlikely hit – so much so that the Bavarians have followed up with this kid brother X4 for 2015, a genre-splitting model that promises to be all things to all people. We spent a week with it to find out if it’s worth the extra dough over the X3 upon which it’s based.