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Mobileye 560 Accident Prevention System

One of the most important technology breakthroughs last year was in accident prevention systems.  The Mobileye 560 is just the newest version of their outstanding product line.  As an OE supplier for manufacturers such as BMW, Cadillac, Volvo and more, Mobileye is the world’s leading supplier of accident prevention products. (more…)

Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL, Audi e-tron.
Power: 3-cylinder 3.0l, 220 hp (rear wheels), electric motor 129 hp (front wheels).
Transmission: Dual-clutch automatic.
Performance: 0-60 in less than 5 seconds.
Pricing: Probably more than your house.
Availability: Production model due in 2014.
BMW has been hard at work with their sustainable living projects, which have ultimately spawned the i3 city car and the new i8 concept. And to keep up with its exposure, BMW has just unveiled the i8 Concept in North America today at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Power for the BMW i8 Concept comes from a modified electric-motor found in the i3. It drives the front axle while a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine making 220-hp and 221 lb-ft of torque moves the rear axle. Working together, the system makes 349-hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a twin-speed transmission, the BMW i8 runs from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Click here for more news on the BMW i8.
On a full charge of its lithium-ion battery, the BMW i8 can go 20 miles in full electric mode. While no total range has been provided, rumors say that the i8 is capable of going more than 400 miles on a full tank of gas and full charge. Estimated fuel-economy for the BMW i8 Concept comes in at 78 mpg.

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BMW has been hard at work with their sustainable living projects, which have ultimately spawned the i3 city car and the new i8 concept. And to keep up with its exposure, BMW has just unveiled the i8 Concept in North America today at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Production of the 2012 BMW 3 Series recently kicked off at the German automaker’s Munich plant. Following the Euro market, the new 3 will be headed to the stateside in February 2012. So, what can you expect when you head to the dealership to order one?
Lucky for you our sources have handed us the BMW 3 Series ordering guide for the 2012 model year.
According to the ordering guide, the 328i and 335i Sedan feature BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the 8-speed automatic transmission (205) with the 6-speed manual (ZMT) being offered as a no charge option. Compared to the previous generation (E90), the new 3 Series will feature enhanced standard equipment including: 6.5-inch color display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, one inch wheel upgrade (17” standard on 328i and 18” standard on 335i), Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode, Automatic Start/Stop on all engines and transmissions, Brake Energy Regeneration, Two cup holders in front of the gear lever and two bottle holders in the front doors and finally floor mats will no longer be an option.
The 2012 BMW 3 Series three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line – of course, an M Sport Package will follow. According to the ordering guide, the M Sport Package won’t be available in the United States until July 2012.
The 2012 BMW 328i is powered by a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 240-hp at 5,000 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque between 1,250 and 4,800 rpm. That allows 0 to 60 mph to come in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (155 mph with Sport Line package). Power for the 2012 BMW 335i comes from the same N55 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine making 300-hp at 5,800 rpm with a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft between 1,200 rpm and 5,000 rpm. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (and 155 mph with Sport Line package).
Check out more details in our leaked ordering guide below.

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Production of the 2012 BMW 3 Series recently kicked off at the German automaker’s Munich plant. Following the Euro market, the new 3 will be headed to the stateside in February 2012. So, what can you expect when you head to the dealership to order one?

Lucky for you our sources have handed us the BMW 3 Series ordering guide for the 2012 model year.

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept was the star of the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and carried wide range of completely or virtually production-ready components. After debuting with an overwhelming positive response and a huge desire to put the car in production, BMW announced today that it will produce a fully road-ready technology showcase vehicle based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept. (more…)

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BMW Concept C

Press Release:

BMW Concept C. The scooter of the future made by BMW Motorrad.

Munich. Recent years have seen radical changes in the world of individual mobility, specifically in the conurbations, and the number of registrations has rocketed for virtually all individual transport concepts. However, the space available to traffic has not grown to the same extent, so individual mobility must come to terms with the new circumstances.

Against this background, BMW Motorrad will be expanding its present motorcycle adventure world to include the big scooter. This new product segment will first give rise to two innovative premium scooters with internal combustion engines. The differing characteristics of this concept will appeal to a broad target group. In addition, some thought is being given to a future alternative drive with electric motor. (more…)

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What would the 2011 BMW 7-Series look like if it was worked on by BMW GmbH? Well, it would look like the BMW Alpina B7 of course. But what if you’re not looking for all that extra power that the 500-hp B7 provides? You might want to check out Lumma Design’s new 7-Series bodykit that gives the large luxury a sedan a wider and more aggressive look. (more…)

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The BMW 1-Series M Coupe will be hitting dealers in Spring 2011 and we’ve been eagerly waiting on some more details on the new pocket rocket. (more…)