Archive for the ‘Concepts’ Category

2016 BMW M6 GTLM to Make US Public Debut at Nov. 17-18 IMSA Daytona Test


2016 BMW M6 GTLM to Make US Public Debut at Nov. 17-18 IMSA Daytona Test Front AngleBMW Team RLL will participate in the Nov. 17-18 IMSA test at Daytona International Speedway marking the first public test of BMW’s latest endurance racing challenger, the BMW M6 GTLM. As announced during last season’s Petit Le Mans weekend, BMW Team RLL is expected to campaign two M6 GTLM race cars in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The M6 GTLM recently completed its first US test at Sebring International Raceway in late October along with a M6 GT3 machine that will provide the foundation for BMW’s worldwide customer racing program. 2015 season drivers Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner and John Edwards participated at Sebring along with 2014 GTLM driver champion Kuno Wittmer, who has signed with BMW of (more…)

BMW to Unveil Two World Premier Concept Cars During Monterey Car Week


BMW to Unveil Two World Premier Concept Cars During Monterey Car WeekBMW is pleased to invite credentialed media to the ‘BMW at the 2015 Monterey Car Week’ preview press conference on August 13th at 6:00pm.

In celebrating of its 40th anniversary, BMW of North America will unveil two world premier concept cars during its annual press conference at the BMW Villa in Pebble Beach. Public showings later that weekend are planned for The (more…)

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage – Racing Flair with a Touch of Class


2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Front AngleAmid the audacious design studies and automotive beauties from a bygone era gathered at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the BMW Group presents its new BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage – and in the process makes a pretty formidable statement of its own. This model is the BMW Design Team’s tribute to the 3.0 CSL, a timeless classic and iconic BMW Coupé from the 1970s.

“Our Hommage cars not only demonstrate how proud we are of our heritage, but also how important the past can be in determining our future,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage represents a nod to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. With intelligent lightweight construction and modern materials, the 3.0 CSL Hommage brings the character of that earlier model into the 21st century, showing it in a new and exciting guise,” he says, summarising the approach the design team took with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. (more…)

2014 Mini Superleggera Vision Concept


2014 Mini Superleggera Vision ConceptThe BMW Group celebrates the meeting of the time-honoured and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special concept: the MINI Superleggera™ Vision. This exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, a compact and agile two-seater, expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera™ has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal. (more…)

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept


BMW-Vision-Future-Luxury-Concept-t1BMW has officially unveiled the Vision Future Luxury Concept. The car is quite interesting and stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation. It boasts unique driving experience combining nice emotions and exclusivity. All this is conveyed through the outstanding exterior and interior design of the BMW Vision Future Luxury.

“We use visionary concept vehicles like the BMW Vision Future Luxury to show where we may be going with these themes in the future, and to give us new inspiration and motivation. The BMW Vision Future Luxury – with its innovative technologies and with meticulous precision and quality in every detail – takes our thinking on modern luxury a logical stage further.”, said BMW’s Senior Vice President of Design, Adrian van Hooydonk. (more…)

LUMMA Design BMW CLR i3 and i8 Design Concept


bmw-i8-lumma-651-tLumma Design is going to introduce CLR packages for the i8 Sports car and the i3 Electric Vehicle. The tuning company will install only styling upgrades on both vehicles.

Lumma CLR i8 is going to get a new front spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper with diffuser, while CLR i3 is going to receive a front spoiler lip, a specially designed hood and side skirts, which are all made of high-strength and ultra-light carbon. (more…)

BMW i8 Concept Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Concept Driving Experience

A New BMW iConcept will Make Its World Debut


A new BMW i Concept vehicle will make its world debut and the BMW i8 Concept Roadster will make its North American auto show debut at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show on Wednesday, November 28th at the BMW Stand at 3:10 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. PST at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street) in Los Angeles. The new BMW i Concept and BMW i8 Concept Roadster vehicles are the next generation of vehicles from BMW i, BMW’s brand dedicated to sustainability and future mobility. In addition, BMW will unveil the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride for cold weather sports enthusiasts. (more…)

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive – Jewellery spot


BMW has released a nice video of the amazing Vision ConnectedDrive.

The vehicle concentrates on communication, infotainment and safety. It is a two-seater roadster with aggressive lines and a flat sporting and dynamic silhouette. There are some transparent surfaces providing a cool light show.

Vision ConnectedDrive resembles a Vision EfficientDynamics roadster and features a wide grille, huge air intakes, a frameless windscreen and a transparent area in the hood.

The interior is split into two main sections as the driver and passenger are separated by a flowing center console. The Passenger Information Display in the instrument panel can come to life with a single touch. (more…)

BMW i8 and i3


BMW i – A New Understanding Of Mobility. (Long Version)

BMW i is about the development of visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services. (more…)

BMW E92 M3 DTM Concept Car


BMW has introduced the new M3 DTM race car, which will be on show to motorsport fans and visitors to BMW Welt at the weekend. The car offers an initial impression of what the BMW M3 DTM will look like when it lines up at the start of the 2012 season.

BMW M3 DTM race car is powered by the powerful V8 engine equipped with the air restrictor as detailed in the technical regulations. It develops 480BHP (353 kW), which is enough to catapult the car to 100 km/h in about 3 seconds and to hit a top speed of 300 km/h.

“It is good to see how our DTM project is picking up speed,” said Dr. Draeger. (more…)