While the BMW i3 might be on its way out in a couple of years (at least in the current shape or form), the futuristic i8 hybrid sportscar will get another successor. The second-generation i8 is still in the planning stage and it looks it will be another PHEV instead of a fully electric sportscar. Ever since their introduction, the i3 and i8 have influenced many cars in the BMW portfolio, but now the knowledge transfer might be reversed
While hardly any news now, Road and Track reports that BMW won’t be making a new M version of the Z4 Roadster. In the BMW circles has been known for quite some time that the Z4 M is not on the table, mostly because of its small segment and demand. The last Z4 M Coupe/Roadster was introduced in 2006 and it was powered by the S54 straight-six engine from the E46 M3, a wonderful engine for an equally exciting and fun car
German football team Bayern Munich is reportedly in talks with carmaker BMW to replace Audi as the club’s official car sponsor. First reports of a possible marriage between BMW and Bayern appeared a few months ago , but at the time, the talk was in its early stage. Audi’s contract with Bayern does not expire until 2025, however, BMW has reportedly persuaded the famous football team to replace its German rival
The guys fro G-Power took their time to bring out an upgrade for the new BMW F90 M5 but they sure did quite a number on us when they announced it. The German tuner is known for squeezing ridiculous amounts of power out of engines, but most of the time, this implies some rather difficult changes being done to the cars, like engine swaps and even turning atmospheric units into supercharged ones.
The BMW Vision iNext Concept is one the most important creation released by the Bavarian company in the last 10 years and maybe for the next few decades as well. And while that alone should lead to all sorts of debates among petrolheads, everyone seems to be concerned with only one other thing instead: its design.
As of October 1, 2018, the M division of BMW M will get a new boss. Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel . Austrian-born Flasch will take over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles from Franciscus van Meel, while van Meel will head the BMW Group’s “Total Vehicle” development unit. Motorsports enthusiast Flasch is currently head of development for the new BMW 8 Series models and was previously responsible for quality management for BMW Group vehicles in the upper-luxury class segment.
The biggest thing in the car industry today isn’t the electric powertrain. Instead, the biggest thing everyone is focusing on these days seems to be autonomous driving. We’ve said it a number of times and so have all the manufacturers, autonomous driving will bring forward changes that will revolutionize not only the way we use our cars but a whole lot of different adjacent industries and sectors as well
Decide for yourself if the new 2019 Audi A7 is a luxury sedan or the world’s premier four-door coupe.
We’ve recently seen BMW’s latest electric concept, the Vision iNEXT , and it sports the brand’s latest Kidney Grille design, even if the term “grille” is used loosely with the iNEXT. It’s a very radical change from the brand’s traditional Kidneys, as it’s essentially just one large piece of black trim and it isn’t even separated in the middle, as all previous Kidney Grille’s have been.
Now that the BMW Vision iNEXT Concept has been revealed, the fanbase has been in a bit of a tiff. While some fans really like the new electric Bavarian, most of BMW’s fans feel that it’s a bit too funky looking and that it lacks excitement.