The exterior is influenced by the F01 7 Series and especially the F10 5 Series. Technology currently available in the 7 Series and 5 Series is expected to feature in the 2012 3 Series, such as a lane-departure warning system, night vision, a system to prevent the driver from falling asleep, and radar-based adaptive cruise control with collision-mitigating automatic braking.
All-New 2012 MINI Roadster - Interior & Beauty shots [HD]
The driving fun sewn into the fabric of every MINI can now be enjoyed with
the roof up or down in the all-new MINI Roadster, the only open-top
two-seater in the brand's history. The MINI Roadster will be the sixth
model in the British premium carmaker's current line-up when it goes on
sale in the USA in February 2012. Three powerful engine options and
sophisticated chassis technology with model-specific tuning see to it that
the characteristic MINI go-kart feeling is always on tap. And the MINI
Roadster's classical soft-top roof, which can be easily opened and closed
manually, ensures open-top driving pleasure can be soaked up at every
2012 BMW M5 - F10 - Beauty and Driving [HD]
The new M5 uses the S63 biturbo 4.4
Litre V8 with twin scroll turbocharging
technology that is found in the BMW X5 M and X6 M, and the version in the
M5 is expected to have an output of 560 hp. turbocharging the M5 has not gone unnoticed, with
long time fans of the M series being disappointed that BMW seems to be
moving away from traditionally high displacement naturally aspirated
high-revving engines. Increasingly stringent international CO2 emissions
and fuel consumption regulations are cited as the cause of death of the
outgoing model's V10 engine, and the F10 M5 will cut CO2 emissions by 25%.
The other advantage of turbocharging is
that it generates considerably more low-end torque.
While the X5 M and X6 M currently have a 6-speed automatic transmission
with Steptronic transmission, a dual clutch transmission will be used on
the F10 M5, dropping the Getrag SMG III single-clutch 7-speed
semi-automatic transmission used in the previous E60 M5. A manual gearbox
option has been confirmed for the US market only.
All-New MINI ROADSTER - Driving & Details [HD]
MINI unveils the new MINI Roadster, the first open-top two-seater in the
MINI model range. A contemporary take on the compact, open-top sports car
concept, the MINI Roadster boasts advanced drive and chassis technology,
and a classical, manually operated soft-top roof which can be opened and
closed quickly and easily.
All-New BMW 328i Sport - F30 - Details/Driving shots [HD]
The exterior is influenced by the F01 7 Series and especially the F10 5
Technology currently available in the 7 Series and 5 Series is expected to
feature in the 2012 3 Series, such as a lane-departure warning system,
night vision, a system to prevent the driver from falling asleep, and
radar-based adaptive cruise control with collision-mitigating automatic