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2015 BMW X4 [spy photos]


  2015-BMW-X4-tWorldcarfans has published several spy photos of the all-new BMW X4. The compact crossover is in its final testing phase and look pretty much production ready.

The new X4 draws inspiration of its big brother (the X6) and rides on X3 platform. The SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) boasts aggressive design and bold appearance. The engine range will be taken from the latest X3 model, so it will feature a number of petrol and diesel engines. (more…)

Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on BMW 4-Series 335i Convertible


Alpina-B4-Bi-Turbo-Convertible-tAlpina has announced the B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on the all-new 4-Series 335i Convertible. The stylish drop-top will make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next week.

Outside, the B4 Bi-Turbo boasts a complete body kit including front and rear aprons, a sports exhaust system and a set of 20” alloy wheels. The interior features heated leather sport seats, a sport steering wheel and Alpina branded door sills plates. Other highlights include embroidered headrests and special floor mats. (more…)

Duke Dynamics BMW Z4 Wide Body


Duke-Dynamics-BMW-Z4-Wide-Body-Kit-ttDuke Dynamics has announced their latest project based on BMW Z4 Facelift.

The roadster boasts a complete wide body kit including a new front bumper, a pair of bigger side skirts as well as front and rear wheel arch extensions. There is also a new rear bumper with a diffuser. Last, but not least is the ventilated front hood and a set of 20” SSR Executor CV01 wheels fitted with Nitto Invo tires.

Upon request, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a “CSL” trunk also from carbon fiber can be installed. (more…)

MB Individual BMW E91 335i Touring – 400HP


MB-Individual-BMW-E91-335i-Touring-ttMB Individual Cars has unveiled their latest project based on BMW E91 335i Touring. The estate comes with styling and performance ugprades.

The 3.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine is boosted to 400HP (294 kW) – an increase of 94HP. The result is thanks to a new piper cross air filter, sports middle muffler and tail-pipes as well as an ECU re-map.

Other upgrades include a matte blue metallic exterior wrap and tinted windows. There is also a bi-color wrap for the rear diffuser and partial wrap for the interior. The front of the car gets a new bumper from the 1-Series Coupe, a hood from the facelift model and ///M side sills as well as LED headlamps and Blackline taillights. (more…)

AC Schnitzer ACS4 based on BMW 4-Series 428i Coupe


AC-Schnitzer-ACS4-BMW-4-Series-428i-Coupe-ttAC Schnitzer has unveiled the ACS4 2.8i Coupe based on the all-new BMW 4-Series 428i. The coupe was tested on a racetrack in Barcelona by a DTM driver named Bruno Spengler, who made several laps in extremely wet conditions.

The 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine is boosted to 294HP (216 kW) and do 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and 80-180 km/h in just 12.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).

Otherwise, the exterior boasts front and rear bumpers extensions, new wheels, police lights and police decals for the sides, hood and mirrors. (more…)

KTW BMW 1-Series Black and White


KTW-BMW-1-Series-Black-and-White-ttKTW Tuning has announced two tuned cars based on BMW 1-Series 116i model. The White and Black versions come with slightly different upgrades and prices.

The 116i Black boasts Essen TN-9 Black aluminum rims – 8.5J x 20” ET35 with 235/30ZR20 88Y tires. There are also red coated brake calipers, H&R lower suspension settings, foil wrapped BMW kidneys and interior ledges. The side and back windows are tinted black. The price is €22,999. (more…)

2014 BMW X5 M Performance


2014-bmw-x5-m-performance-parts-ttBMW US is going to present a new range of ///M Performance accessories for the 2014 X5. The third generation of X5 will also benefit from the nice upgrades offered by the manufacturer. Currently, BMW is offering /// M Performance Parts for a wide variety of models and now it is turn to the new X5 to join them.

The exterior comes with carbon fiber mirror caps, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear aero flaps. A rear spoiler, high-gloss black kidney grilles and M Performance rocker panel decals are also available.  Double-spoke 21” wheels with performance tires complete the aggressive look.

The interior boasts some carbon fiber parts and an Alcantara steering wheel as well as a set of stainless steel pedals. (more…)

BMW X6 Spotted Loping Across Germany in Test Phase


There’s a new and powerful predator ranging its way across the snowy landscape of Germany: the all new BMW X6 has been seen stretching its legs prior to its official debut.

The X6 is not your average SUV, or even SAV (Sports Activity Vehicles) or SAC (Sports Activity Coupes) depending on your qualification of the terms. Regardless, this third-generation X5 is sure to impress onlookers when it is officially unveiled at the Moscow motor show scheduled to take place later in August this year.

For those who simply can’t wait until then there’s an early present in the form of some sexy snaps from photographers who managed to catch sight of it in its test phase and even got a sneaky close-up of the interior. Check the carsales.com.au link for more details on this snazzy, snowy treat. (more…)

2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer – Front Wheel Drive and Something More


2014-BMW-2-Series-Active-Tourer-ttThe scandalous 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel-drive car by BMW is here. For some, this is the natural way of things happening and for others, it is a real disappointing news. This is the first FWD vehicle that BMW has ever produced. What is more, it comes with three-cylinder engines… just “impressive”!

We don’t know how to comment such vehicle. Yes, it is a typical BMW with nice interior, good engines and performance, but why they did it with FWD? Nobody knows!

Still, the 2-Series Active Tourer can’t be mistaken – kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the well-known Hofmeister kink. The dimensions are 4,342mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,555mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The interior is also pretty much the same like in all new BMWs – driver-centric design, a lot of good-positioned buttons and switches.

There are three styling packages – Sport Line, Luxury Line and ///M Sport Package.

The engine range includes a 218i – a 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 136HP (100 kW) and 220Nm (162 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). It will return 57.6 mpg UK – 4.9 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.

The 225i has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 231HP (170 kW) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

The diesel variant is only one – 218d – a 2.0 liter turbodiesel – 150HP (110 kW) and 330Nm (243 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph).

BMW will also produce a super-efficient 216d as well as 220d and 220i. There will be xDrive versions of the 220d and 225i.

2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer [first official pic]


2014-BMW-2-Series-Active-Tourer-ttThe first official picture of the all-new 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has been published online. Actually, the image is awful, but still we have a slight idea, how the Active Tourer will look.

The interesting model, which is planned to have FWD (for first time in BMW’s history) was previewed back in September 2012 at the Paris Motor Show with the Concept Active Tourer.

The five-seat 2-Series Active Tourer model which will be joined later this year by a seven-seat version likely to be called 2-Series Gran Tourer.

The news doesn’t sound so good, because all BMW fans and owners will be a lot disappointed by these vehicles. (more…)

2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe Individual


2015-BMW-4-Series-Gran-Coupe-Individual-ttBMW is ready with the Individual program for the recently unveiled 4-Series Gran Coupe.

Outside, it comes with a Moonstone Metallic paint, a set of new 19” light alloy wheels with an attractive V-spoke design fitted with low-profile tires. Inside, there is a leather-wrapped dashboard and Ash Grain White wood trim. Upon request, customers can get  Merino leather seats with contrast stitching. (more…)

Vorsteiner BMW E92 M3 with Flow Forged V-FF 101


vorsteiner-bmw-e92-m3-coupe-tVorsteiner has unveiled their latest project based on BMW M3 E92.

The sports coupe rolls Flow Forged V-FF 101 wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. The dimensions of the wheels are 10J x 19” and 11J x 19” front and rear, respectively.

There is also a GTS-V front spoiler and a Type II rear diffuser. Last, but not least is the new boot lid. (more…)