Archives for May, 2013

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BMW’s Amazing BMW M5 “Bullet” Video Features Manual Model Likely to Eliminated

The current-generation BMW M5 might have a U.S.-market-only manual transmission, but that special treatment is likely going to end soon: we hear that the next-generation M5 will be automatic-only no matter where you buy it. Ironically, a manual-equipped BMW M5 is featured in a new commercial called “Bullet” showcasing the ...
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BMW, Toyota outline new tech joint venture, new sports car

Back in June, Toyota and BMW announced a 'memorandum of understanding' outlining plans for the two companies to join forces on future products and technology development. On Thursday, they signed a more formal and binding agreement that goes further into detail about the partnership, and it all sounds pretty exciting. ...
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VW, Ford, Chrysler Earn High Marks in Strategic Vision Quality Survey

The Volkswagen Group scooped up the most awards in research consultancy Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Index (TQI) study, topping five segments including “luxury car” and “entry utility” vehicle. Ford and Chrysler were tied for second place with three wins each. Strategic Vision touts its TQI as a well-rounded study combining ...
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BMW Zagato Coupe: Dynamic German-Italian Creation Debuts at Villa d’Este

BMW says its one-off BMW Zagato Coupe, which was just revealed to the world at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, is a handcrafted design that pays tribute to the tradition of coachbuilding that companies like Zagato – the famed Italian designer and collaborator on the project – have been practicing ...
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BMW X6M vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo – The Heavy Weight German Comparo – BMW BLOG

This is the pinnacle of pure all wheel drive hooliganism. The BMW X6M versus Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Combined, these two bring an astounding 1055 hp and 1016 ft-lbs of torque to this heavy weight German comparo. Since its introduction as a 2010 model, the BMW X6M looks have been polarizing. Why ...
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Detroit 2013: 2013 BMW 320i Drops 60 Horsepower, Saves $4300 Over 328i

Is there room for a sub-328i model in the 3 Series lineup? BMW apparently thinks so, as it’s introducing the new 2013 320i here in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Mechanically, there’s almost no real difference between this car and a comparable 328i. Power still comes ...
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