Tag Archives: BMW

2019 BMW Z4 spy shots and video

It was in 2011 that we first caught wind of BMW and Toyota's plans to jointly develop a "mid-size sports car platform" to spawn replacements for their respective Z4 and Supra models. Today we have new spy shots plus video of a prototype for the BMW which was previously thought to be called a Z5. BMW has since confirmed the car will be...

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E30 M3 does hill climb with screaming 440-HP E46 M3 engine

You'll often find builders of hot rods and muscle cars talking about upping the displacement on a given engine. Taking a Ford 390 and turning into a 428, for example. Are there times when destroking an engine is more appealing to increasing displacement? Yes, and we have the perfect example for you in the form of this BMW hill climb beastie. It's an E30...

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2019 BMW X4 spy shots and video

The current BMW X4 was only introduced for 2015 but a redesigned model is already in the works. And judging by the lack of camouflage gear on prototypes, the debut can't be far. The quick replacement rate is due to the X3, from which the X4 is derived, having just been redesigned itself, as a 2018 model. The new X4 should arrive next year, meaning...

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BMW M3 CS spy shots and video

All you M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW's sport sedan benchmark. Our spy photographers this week spotted a lightly camouflaged M3 at the Nürburgring, and some subtle modifications made to the tester suggest that it's for a new M3 CS model. Yes, BMW seems to be making use of its multiple CS trademark...

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BMW Alpina XD3 spy shots

BMW has just launched a new generation of its X3 and soon there will be a hotter version cooked up by Alpina. Alpina is a semi-official BMW tuner that's been in the business of making Bavaria's best go faster for over 50 years. We only get to sample Alpina's talents in two models—the 6-Series-based B6 and 7-Series-based B7—but...

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Your next Mini could come from China

Your next Mini could be sourced from a plant in China if a report from Bloomberg proves accurate. Mini's BMW Group parent is allegedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor over a deal to start Mini production in China, for local sale as well as export. The majority of Minis are produced at a plant in Oxford, United Kingdom, with the...

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Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario Spitzner, is working on a new sports car and on Tuesday signed a deal to source V-8 engines from BMW M—most likely the BMW tuner's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. "Our co-operation...

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2020 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots and video

BMW is preparing replacements for its 6-Series coupe and convertible but will be positioning the cars higher, into 8-Series territory. The automaker confirmed the move in May with the unveiling of the 8-Series concept at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. However, the car was hardly a secret as prototypes for the 8-Series have been...

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