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BMW, an eminent name in the category of luxury cars is always busy launching new models. The company’s designing team understands the market needs and comes out with highly elegant models every now and then. BMWs reputation as the elite car manufacturer facilitates in launching new cars with full poise.
2014 will be a big year and with numerous number of car launch in the markets, BMW is sure to sweep all hearts. BMW is going to unveil two new high performance SUVs in 2014. Let us have a quick review as to what is there on the platter.
The first SUV will be revealed at the New York Auto Show this April. It is the BMW X4 production model. It has a super stylish design with a coupé-like sloping roof. It is one of the concept SUVs launched by BMW. Here is a small review of the X4.
BMW X4 will be equipped with:
- Engine- This all-new BMW X4 will be available in an array of engines suiting the requirements of different markets across the globe.
- X4 xDrive28i- turbocharged, 240-hp, 2.0-liter four
- X4 xDrive35i- turbocharged 300-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six
- Four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Variable sports steering system
- Stop-start systems
- Brake-energy recuperation
- Enhanced aerodynamics
- 110.6-inch wheelbase
- Length 183.0
After the success of BMW previously launched SUVs, the management and designers have high hopes with the X4 model. The rest of its interior features will be undraped with its launch but it is sure to inherit the luxuries of a BMW make.
Besides X4, the next in the league of luxury SUVs is the upcoming model X6. It is a midsize SUV. The first look of this will be previewed at the 2014 Moscow motor show in the month of August. This one is the second-generation X6 with its first-generation already been launched in the year 2008. The designers claim the X6 2014 model to be sportier with an all-new improved athletic structure.
BMW X6, complete with all its features will be launched later this year. As per the reviewers, X6 has weight and height of an SUV but the interior are of a sporty car.
The model will be equipped with:
- Engine- Twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine (This might differ for different models of X6)
- Power and torque has been increased from the current 547bhp and 69.4kgm
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway
As per those who have taken a test drive of X6, it is a car which offers controlled handling and has a set of powerful brakes. Also, it has advance emission systems.
BMW X6 is loaded with all the lavish features like:
- Spacious seats
- Cargo space is typical for the class
- Advance infotainment system
- Moon roof
- Front and rear parking sensors
- 10-speaker sound system
- Head-up display
- Rear-seat entertainment system
- Adaptive cruise control
X6 is all in all a luxury SUV to look forward to. BMW is known to deliver outlandish range of cars and these two SUVs are much awaited.
There hasn’t been any automaker in the history to regret stepping into the premium market of SUVs. BMW is one more automaker to prove just that with its BMW X5. As soon as the vehicle set its feet or rather wheels in the market it became an instant success which was about 13 years ago. The BMW X5 2007 underwent quite some upgrades to increase the “sport utility” of the SUV and was also enhanced with the M Treatment and a tri-turbo M Performance for the European version.
The new BMW X5 2014, as the brand claims, is aerodynamically slipperier and has shed some weight, about 200 pounds. The new X5 will be set free with two gasoline engines. A 3.0 liter, single turbocharged inline-six engine will be features in the sDrive35i and xDrive35i. The engine holds a power of 300 hp and can produce 300 pound feet of torque. The second is a 4.4 twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing a massive 445 horsepower producing a whopping 480 pound feet of torque in the xDrive50i. The brand claims that the stunning new SUV is capable to reach a speed of 60 mph from rest in 6.2 seconds for the six and in mere 4.9 seconds for the V-8. Moreover, a 3.0 liter diesel six will be added to the lineup in the early 2014 and will once again be branded as the xDrive35d offering 255 horsepower and 413 pound feet of torque and a sprint time of less than seven seconds to attain 60 mph from 0.
For the very first time in ever, since the launch of X5, BMW is going to offer a rear wheel drive model which will be the xDrive35i model. A breakthrough in the history of X5, this model has been brought up by the brand to break the doctrine of presenting only front wheel drive versions on the X5.
Each and every engine of the new 2014 BMW X5 is mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. The behavior of the SUV as well as its chassis is managed by a series of settings set by the “Eco Pro” mode which is present for the love of efficiency and the “Sport+” mode which is for a more aggressive drive. While the Eco Pro mode decouples the driveline as the driver lifts off the accelerator without hitting the brakes and alters climate control and heated seats for better energy saving, the Sport+ mode is responsible for heightening shift and throttle response, firming up the optional adjustable suspension and remapping the steering. Normal and Sport models are also available.
The new X5 features a bold and protruding front grille visually meeting with the xenon or LED headlights and a great deal of air vents and breathers adding to the aero-dynamism of the brawny new BMW X5. A rather tough competition to Audi Q7, the Cadillac SRX, the Mercedes Benz M-class and the Lexus RX, the new 2014 BMW X5 is soon to hit the showrooms with lost weight and gained style.
The creator of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) Segment and segment bestseller – BMW X5 plunged into a newer sphere in its golden history with the launch of third generation featuring leisure and adventure simultaneously with a powerful engine and along with spacious interiors, luxury and vivid innovation. The 2014 X5 presents an all-rounder package catering demands of different customers. Eager buyers for ready customization can have variations made in the beast’s basic setup with M Sports Package, Pure Excellence and Pure Excellence Design World packages which include exterior visual enhancements and luxurious upgrades in the interiors.
BMW’s smart all-wheel x-Drive is integrated with Dynamic Performance Control included in various Dynamic and Professional suspension upgrades. The promotion also includes stability controls for better sporty handling. The choice of engine includes a V8 engine which produces 450 horsepower for X5 xDrive50i and a 258 horsepower diesel engine animating the xDrive30d. This is further added with M Performance upgrades in the format of the X5 M50d. Efficient Dynamics Technology by BMW enriches the fuel economy and reduces CO2 effluence. This optimization has been achieved by streamlining the new X5’s body by smart light weight build and better aerodynamics. The SAV is impressive with its load capacity ranging from 650 to 1870L after rear split seat folding.
BMW X5 likely to other X series model offers plenty of robustness, brilliant presence and vividness when it comes to looks recently updated in the new generation for catching multiple eyes. The muscular kidney grille, included within the quadrilateral of fog lamps and twin circular LED headlamps and the X-molded profile lines marks it as a member of the family. The three-dimensional underline of the lights adds a pinch of sophistication. The front shield is set to draw attention with air intakes placed at the sides while the robust underbody armor adds character to the versatility. The drag reducing curtains are added in the latest generation. The vertical hole guide air to create padding over the wheels before exiting through side panels. Large windows provide ample ambiance and pure vibe to passenger compartment along with clear vision. The L-form rear lights are strikingly appreciable.
The interiors are rich in art as well as appropriately sized. Distinctive contrasting shades and large dash board, along with elegant instrument panel add feel to the interiors. The bright and beautiful lighting available in the lighting packages bring detail and distinction between door panel and instrument panel. LEDs outlining the curvatures are bound to charm the passengers. “Design World” customization package enable buyers to provide a sense of individuality in the vehicle for both interiors and exteriors. The X5 offers and optional seven seat availability along with seat heating and multi-way seat adjustment configurations.
The Drive Assistant Plus Package provides safer drives by additional Active Cruise Control and Stop & Go Traffic Control which maintains a safe distance from any other vehicle upto a speed of 210kmph (13mph). In case of severe collisions active assistance system transmits vehicles location rendered by Intelligent Emergency Call system. BMW ConnectedDrive technologies assist drivability in poor vision and low light. Adaptive LED lights and anti-dazzle High Beam assistance enhance night driving.
The SUV buyers’ world has set its eyes at November 2013 when the new X5 will roll out in Germany along with other markets around the globe following high anticipation. The brilliant combo of leisure and off-roading thrill is alluring for many.
2014 BMW 2-Series
As a spin-off from the 1-Series, BMW will add a new member to its family in 2014. The 2014 2-Series will be available as a coupe and convertible, and will most certainly be turning heads for all the right reasons. It will use the rear-wheel drive platform of the 1-Series and similar underpinnings of the 3-Series; you really can have the best of both worlds.
Although the 2-Series will be inspired by the design of its 1-Series sibling, it will offer a sportier overall look.
- Powerful shape with short rear deck
- L-shaped tail lights with LED light rods
- Adaptive xenon headlights that can illuminate the most important part of the road for increased visibility and safety
- Iconic BMW grille
BMW is typically very competitive with rivals, when it comes to design and material quality. This should hold true in the 2-Series.
- Convertible should have sun-reflective leather
- Technically a four-passenger vehicle, but rear seat is more practical for small children
- Suggested to be optional wood or aluminum trims
The engine lineup in the 2-Series should consist of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines.
- Choice of a four-cylinder and inline-6, when opting for a gasoline option
- M Performance model rumors to deliver 360 horsepower
- Choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions, but there may be a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic available
- Should offer the responsive steering and sporty ride of the 1-Series
Don’t expect BMW to reveal all its secrets quite yet, but there are a few features that are being seen pretty standard across the line.
- Navigation system should integrate seamlessly with Google™ Services to provide the latest information at all times
- BMW ConnectedDrive lets you and your passengers surf the internet from your car as it acts as a mobile hotspot
- BMW Assist gives you an intelligent navigation system, reliable information service and personal emergency switchboard
- Possible Harman Kardon® sound system
BMW has thought of everything to keep you safe on the road.
- Pop-up rollover hoops on convertibles
- Park distance control
- Self-leveling headlights
- Emergency interior trunk release
If the 2-Series is not exciting enough for you on its own, there is also rumor that BMW may be planning a Gran Coupe to watch for, with a longer platform and sport-short overhangs in the front and rear.
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2013 BMW M6 Coupe
Although one of the sexiest cars on the road; the newly redesigned BMW M6 Coupe is more than just a pretty face. It offers comfort with its interior, compassion in its safety features and a whole lot of attitude, when it comes to performance.
You can’t help but swoon over the exterior of the 2013 M6. Its chiseled body and aerodynamic styling allow it to look like it is in motion, even at rest.
- Low slung front apron
- Oversized air inlets enhance aerodynamics
- Double kidney grille with an M6 emblem
- M air vents with integrated indicators
- Flared wheel houses
- M twin tailpipes
- Standard 19-inch wheels; 20-inch optional wheels
World-class craftsmanship and exceptional materials are what you get in the 2013 M6.
- Aggressively bolstered sport seats
- Carbon fiber trim strips
- M leather steering wheel
- M emblem on instrument panel
- Anthracite roofline
It’s nearly impossible to walk away without a huge smile after a test drive in the M6; this vehicle was made to perform.
- Twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque
- Seven-speed automatic manual with shift paddles
- Start stop engine
- Zero to 60 mph in a lightning fast 4.2 seconds
The varied M6 systems are all managed competently through the iDrive electronics interface.
- Available premium Bang & Olufsen® sound system
- Navigation system
- Universal remote transmitter
- Available concierge service, roadside assistance and destination guidance
In addition to a long list of safety features, the M6 has fantastic braking abilities, taking only take 106 feet to stop from 60 mph.
- Knee airbags
- Hill-hold control
- BMW Assist emergency telematics system
- Night vision with pedestrian detection
The 2013 BMW M6 has the performance to back up its sharp styling. With a flawless transmission, comfortable front seats and aggressive acceleration, this is one that will make your heart beat a little faster.
BMW, the German auto company overseeing several brands, including Mini, which is renowned for its stylish little British hatchbacks/coupes, will soon be offering brand-new types of vehicles to its dedicated drivers according to Inside Line magazine. Among the new Mini models being considered is a sedan, a small sports car, and a small SUV, which could take the brand’s total range up to 10 vehicles. Recently, the brand introduced its seventh model, the Mini Paceman, which is a restyled, three-door variant of the existing five-door Mini Countryman.
Harald Kreuger, a recently appointed member of the Mini auto brand notes that though these models have yet to be confirmed for creation/production, they seem to make sense for the brand. He explains the idea behind a larger model Mini, stating, “A lot of customers would like to stay with the brand when they need something bigger . . . and a Volvo or a BMW will not do.” He also adds that all of the new Mini models will feature ‘go-kart handling, emotional design, exude Britishness and be profitable.”1
With the creation of its 2011 Rocketman concept, BMW also began the process of exploring a much smaller Mini, though the idea has been shelved for the moment, as the brand discovered it was too costly to make. Because the Mini models are already rather petite, building more compact models that are still profitable could be a task that’s rather impossible anytime in the near future.
The new Mini SUV would be rather similar to the current Countryman crossover, which has proven its worth (judging by sales), despite the fact that its sheer size can’t really be considered miniature (“Mini”). Currently, this sales of the Countryman make up about 30 percent of the brand’s global sales –only slightly behind sales of the traditional hatch (35 percent).
As stated, there will be a continuing emphasis on the “Britishness” of these vehicles, and Kreuger and his colleagues are considering opening a U.K.-based design center to keep this spirit alive. This certain British element is one of the Mini brand’s main selling points in the U.S. and other global markets, and it’s important for BMW to keep this intact. However, we must note that, presently, all Mini models are designed and built in Munich, with consideration from the BMW DesignworksUSA studio located in sunny California.
Of course, production is a different story. BMW is in the process of investing an additional $1.2 billion in its Oxford, England plant. Once the project is complete, it will have the capacity to produce 250k units, though this number could increase with different work schedules. Some of the new Mini vehicles will also make their way to BMW’s Mitsubishi-Volvo Nedcar factory in the Netherlands by 2014.
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Weekly Automotive Wrap Up – June 23, 2012 – BMW, New Bentley Speedster, Dodge Dart 2013, Nissan LEAF and More.
BMW Launch of i-Series in Rome. Luxury automaker BMW began its worldwide road show of the BMW i Born Electric Series in Rome this week. The road show will visit 6 cities in the next year including New York in November 2012. The i-Series are low impact environmentally friendly vehicles boasting zero emissions, an all electric engine and long traveling ranges between charges. The need for sustainability and clean energies is being embraced by luxury product manufacturers and BMW seems to be leading the charge. The two i-series models are the BMW i3 Concept and the BMW i8 Concept.
BMW Official Sponsor of UN Sustainability Conference. BMW again hit the headlines this week becoming the official sponsor of the UN Rio+20 sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro. BMW will present its management milestones in sustainability in the “BMW Group Sustainability Lounge” at the conference. The lounge is a 400-square-meter pavilion made of lightweight white nylon, is supported by air pressure and contains fabric that allows for optimal utilization of daylight. Who said that sustainability couldn’t be luxurious! Delegates and visitors will be able to test drive Mini and BMW electric vehicles on the “BMW Group Electric Vehicle Test Drive Circuit”.
Bentley Introduces Continental GT Speed Coupe. The Continental GT Speed coupe is the fastest production model released by Bentley hitting speeds of 205 mph or 329 km/h. Orders for the new coupe can be placed now for delivery in October 2012. The Bentley W12 engine develops 625 PS (616 bhp/460 kW) at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm of torque with acceleration of 4.2 seconds from -100 km/h. A new gearbox improves fuel economy by 12%. The look is sporty and muscular with the style and class that only Bentley can offer.
Dodge Dart 2013 Hits Dealerships in Michigan. The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan was packed with nearly 300 dealers for Dodge’s event to mark the release of the 2013 Dodge Dart into dealerships across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. This was a good opportunity for dealers and Chrysler reps to get together to celebrate the launch. Chrysler hopes that the Dodge Dart will be racing out of the Palace straight into the hands of new car buyers.
Fisker Hits Wall Street. Leading manufacturer of luxury electric vehicles, Fisker, launched a huge multi-page advertisement on Friday’s (June 22, 2012) edition of the Wall Street Journal. For those of you that missed it, the text of the ad contains some inspirational quotes that epitomizes Fisker as a new car company, developing a new concept, the luxury electric car. I really loved the piece and wanted to share some lines that got to me:
“…they don’t care that not everyone is behind them.
Because they know the doubters aren’t the builders.
The critics are never the creators.
And the skeptics, rarely the inventors.”
Nissan – A Turn On for a Million People. Nissan’s online campaign to get one million people in 100 days ‘turned on’ to electric vehicles reached its goal with 15 days to spare. On behalf of Nissan Europe, Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Nissan in Europe said “It shows that more and more people are realising that cars like Nissan LEAF are a real alternative …the Big Turn On will continue to spread the word about the 100% electric LEAF.” The city with the most drivers turned on to electric vehicles will be given 30 Nissan Quick Chargers. Also, the person who promotes the most people to turn on to the Nissan LEAF will win a Nissan LEAF. This aggressive marketing campaign by Nissan seems to have hit the mark and captivated the hearts and minds of drivers all over Europe.
To participate in The Big Turn On, go to http://www.thebigturnon.com/ or take a test drive of the Nissan LEAF.