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BMW’s March car sales break all monthly records

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — BMW said first-quarter new-car sales were the highest ever on the back of March sales that broke all previous records as its three largest markets posted double-digit growth. Read more at Automotive News

2013 BMW X1 Spy Shots

BMW is planning an update for its compact X1 crossover in time for the 2013 model year, a prototype for which has been caught once again in the wild.  The good news is that this ‘updated’ model is the one that’s expected to finally arrive in U.S. showrooms around the end of the year.  The […]

BMW Releases Details on M6 Coupe and Convertible

After a two-year absence, the BMW M6 coupe and convertible are returning to the German automaker’s lineup, with the hardtop scheduled to be unveiled at the Geneva auto show next month. The drop-top variant arrives at the New York auto show about a month later.  Powered by a 560-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine, which is […]

BMW Plants Seeds of Silicon Valley in the West Village

BMW iVentures, an investment arm begun in tandem with the automaker’s i subbrand, has established a start-up incubator on Morton Street in the West Village.  The space was inaugurated with a party and panel discussion on Tuesday. With the brand’s recent dalliances in smart-grid management in Mountain View, Calif., and the incubator opening party, the […]

The All-New, Completely Redesigned 2012 3 Series

ITS ROOTS HAVE BRANCHED OUT. Since introducing the sports sedan concept to the world more than 35 years ago, the BMW 3 series has been a perennial favorite of owners, enthusiasts and critics.  But there has never been a 3 Series like the all-new, sixth-generation 3 Series for 2012.  For the first time, in addition […]

BMW M goes diesel, introduces M550d, X5 M50d, X6 M50d

Rumors of BMW M launching a diesel model have been circulating for over a year, and confirmation has finally arrived in the form of not one, not two, but four M-fettled oil-burners, each sporting all-wheel drive and the oft-rumored tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six. And before you get excited, none of them are slated for sale […]

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback M Performance Spy Shots

Seen here testing on the streets of Munich, Germany, for the first time is the upcoming M Performance version of the latest BMW 1-Series Hatchback.  Set to debut in March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, this sporty variant of the regular 1-Series Hatchback is just one model from a new range of M Performance […]

2012 BMW M3 DTM Safety Car Revealed

The six race-prepped BMWs won’t be the only M3s on the track, however, since the series will also get a specially-prepared BMW M3 as a safety car. BMW isn’t releasing a lot of details just yet, but it did post these images of the new DTM safety car on its BMW Motorsports Facebook page…. Read […]

2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Spy Shots

No, this isn’t a regular 2013 6-Series Gran Coupe equipped with its M Sport package. Rather, it’s a fully-fledged M version of the new four-door coupe, spotted testing by one [of] our sleuth spy photographers [at the] new BMW headquarters in Germany… Read More from MotorAuthority.Com

BMW tops Mercedes for U.S. luxury car sales crown

(Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) grabbed the top spot in the U.S. luxury auto market in 2011, edging out Daimler AG’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes-Benz brand, as both German automakers took advantage of inventory problems for Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) Lexus lineup, according to company figures issued on Thursday. Read More from Reuters