BMW Land│Issue #51
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The 3 Series will be getting the brand’s usual mid-cycle LCI refresh treatment, which will bring some updates to that same face. In these new spy photos, though, we can see that, thankfully, those updates will be minimal.
In an interview last month with Autocar, BMW’s design boss Domagoj Dukec said new designs from Bavaria have to be “Bold and meaningful.” We’re not so sure about the latter in the X7’s case, but the facelifted version is certainly going to look bold.
In case you were thinking that the ALPINA XB7 would to fix the split-headlight design BMW is seemingly going to run with on the next-gen X7, you are mistaken.The upcoming high-performance, full-size SUV from Buchloe was recently spotted out testing and it looks like it is also wearing a split headlight design on its front end.
Meanwhile, prototypes of the next 7 Series have been spied lumbering around the Nürburgring while still stubbornly wearing full camo attire. These appear to have the production body, although all seem to lack the final headlights and a few also carry provisional taillights.
The man created Dinan Engineering, one of the first tuning outfits for BMWs in the US. He has been personally tuning BMW models since 1979 and his legacy will live on for decades. Even though he’s no longer in charge of the tuning company, he’s still a car guy at heart and doing his own thing, driving and modifying a BMW M8 Competition.
Combined with a good all-wheel drive system, just about any electric car can become a blur down the road in a hurry. That said, what chance could a rear-wheel drive BMW M3 Competition stand against a car like the Tesla Model 3 Performance? Well, quite a good one, as we’re about to see.
While the X3 may be the most mainstream of all BMW models – it’s the company’s best-seller in the United States – that doesn’t mean it strays too far from the pursuit of the “Ultimate Driving Machine.”
BMW PRO Driver Bill Auberlen takes us around the track in the all-new BMW M4 xDrive all-wheel drive. Bill goes for a few hot laps while also chasing another BMW M4 xDrive, driven by BMW PRO Driver John Edwards.
Due to popular demand, BMW had no other way but to increase production of the M4 GTS from the original 700-unit run to 803 cars, plus 27 built purely for promotional purposes. One of the cars recently visited G-Power’s tuning shop for a few modifications before heading to the dyno and laying down some impressive numbers.
Former BMW M CEO Markus Flasch sat down and had a chat with Auto Motor und Sport for an extended interview, and one of the topics was the hotter M4. When asked whether he would be willing to confirm the M4 CSL, the man who was in charge of the M division for three years – now running the large car division – referred to it as an “Open secret.” In other words, it’s definitely coming.
According to British media, the actor went into a rage when he learned that the thieves had taken the car with much of his belongings inside, valued in thousands of dollars. The thieves had cloned digital car key that he was able to recover shortly thereafter, but no sign of Cruise’s luggage.
Top Gear held their usual Speed Week contest recently and compared some 26 cars in the process, to find out which is best overall. The main goal here wasn’t to establish what car can simply go fastest around a track, contrary to what many may believe. The main goal here was to find out which car was the best overall and that includes both on and off the track sessions. The BMW M3 was one of the competitors.
Introducing, the Manhart MHX3 600 – based on the pre-facelift model of the current BMW X3 M Competition, the German tuner gave the small SAV more oomph, along with other upgrades on the exterior, interior, and other oily performance bits.
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