God bless forums, you have to love them. The occasional flame war aside (who are we to talk?), they’re often the repository of choice material like this, what appears to be the first official images of the BMW M3 sedan scanned from a brochure. The main shot is large enough to appreciate how well the M3 style plays with the proportions of the 3-Series sedan, while the tiny pic gives us a profile comparison between the M3 coupe and sedan. Continue reading Official shots of BMW M3 sedan leaked
We’ve been waiting a long time for BMW to snap out of its haze and bring us a four-door version of the venerable M3 coupe. That time has officially come. And it turns out the leaked photo from earlier today was probably from BMW itself, as even though it wasn’t included in the official batch of images released tonight, it’s the same car you’re looking at here. Continue reading 2008 BMW M3 Sedan unveiled
Longtime BMW riders would hardly recognize the motorcycles coming from the Bavarian bike maker these days. Starting with the redesign of the R-Series models and their bump in displacement to 1200cc’s a few years ago, BMW has been making a statement that it’s going to be moving the brand up in the performance ranks. The four cylinder K1200 series has given BMW an image-bike that further cements it into the high performance race, and now the R1200S HP2 Sport will take the BMW brand back to the race track in style. Continue reading BMW HP2 Sport
The Goteborgs Posten daily reported on its website that a source within Ford said BMW has been studying a possible purchase of Volvo.
The Financial Times also reported last Friday BMW was in informal talks to buy Volvo. Continue reading BMW buying Volvo
Autocar says BMW seriously considered taking Volvo off of Ford’s hands earlier this year, going so far as to request financial data about the company, which is surprising on several levels. First, does this mean Volvo is for sale? Bill Ford has said nothing in Ford’s Premium Auto Group is sacred, but Volvo seems to be one of the company’s shiniest jewels. Continue reading BMW reportedly interested in buying Volvo?
We’ve been trying to avoid reporting on the rampant rumor mongering that seems to take place every month in some of the European buff books. One month you’ll have tales of a new rear-engined V-Dub, while on the other end of the newsstand you can read all about the supposed new flagship from Skoda. Don’t get us wrong, there are a few mags from across the pond that we devour, but some are the automotive equivalent of the Weekly World News. Autocar isn’t one of them. Continue reading BMW 1-series cute ‘ute still planned
The BMW brand is celebrating its 90th birthday at the Techno Classica 2007. Selected highlights, such as the BMW 507 and the BMW Turbo study, provide impressive evidence of technological expertise, ground-breaking design and innovative power as traditional mainstays of the brand. The cars, motorcycles and aero engines on show span the entire history of BMW – from the BMW IV aero engine to today’s BMW M6. Plus, BMW Group Mobile Tradition charts the history of the company’s Convertibles from the 1930s to the new BMW 3 Series Convertible under the banner “Bracing Breeze Worldwide. BMW 3 Series Convertibles.” Continue reading Bmw at Techno Classica: highlights from 90 years of hystory
BMW just dropped the full press kit on its stunning CS Concept unveiled yesterday in Shanghai. In case we didn’t see it before, these diagrams clearly show similarities to class competitors, including the Quattroporte, Rapide and Panamera, with an overall BMW 7-Series flavor. Continue reading Even more details on the BMW Concept CS, including VIDEO and official PR
At the Chicago Auto Show, Maserati PR man Jeffrey Ehoodin said “We are not an exotic.” In case that didn’t get the message across, Maserati has put its money where its mouth is, pricing the new GranTurismo at $95,000. That slots the Maser in above the Jaguar XKR convertible and below the BMW M6 Coupe and Mercedes CL. Continue reading Maserati GranTurismo priced at $95K
Hamann, the same German aftermarket house that created a 673-hp Ferrari 599, has turned its tuning attentions to a milder coupe, BMW’s Z4 M. The result is the Hamann Z4 M Coupe Renn Taxi. Continue reading Faster 4: the Hamann Z4 M Coupe Renn Taxi
At first we thought it had to be a mistake. General Motors is already paying customers to take the 2008 Buick Enclave off their hands? It’s not even on dealer lots yet, but Automotive News reports Buick is offering $1,000 “Conquest Bonus Cash” and 4.9% financing available on the $32k+ CUV. Continue reading Buick Enclave comes to market bearing $1,000 rebate
We were wondering why BMW made such minimal changes to the new facelifted 2008 5-Series they just released, but it seems it was because BMW is planning a total overhaul for the 2010 BMW 5-Series. For some reason we donâ€™t see much 5-Series here but if this is what the 2010 5-Series will look like, we have nothing to complain about. From the picture it seems to be a mixture of the BMW 3-Series coupe front facia and the back of the BMW 7-Series. Continue reading Photo Rendering: 2010 BMW 5-Series