BMW is now floating rumors that they might take another shot at the iconic M1. In 2008 they created the BMW M1 Hommage. Several design studies have been produced, but now the M division wants another crack at it.
New Rare Porsche Club Coupe, BMW Zagato Coupe
Porsche has introduced an ultra rare edition of it's Carrera S called the
Club Coupe. Only 12 customers will get one and at nearly 200,000.00 they'll
have to draw from a lottery. Zagato introduced it's version of the BMW
Coupe. Zagato has produced brilliant cars in the past such as the Aston
Martin Zagato series, but the BMW concept misses the mark.
2012 Cadillac XTS CUE
Cadillac has upped the software game when it comes to creating a central
information point for the driver known as the CUE, or the Cadillac User
Experience. The 2012 Cadillac XTS, which will replace the STS and DTS, will
be seen in its final form at either the LA Auto Show in December or the
Detroit Auto Show in January 2012. We hope it doesn't stray far from the
New BMW MINI Roadster W/New Video
BMW is hell bent for leather not to let the any niche get away from the
MINI brand. The Hatchback, Countryman, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe and now
the new Roadster. This little two seater has taken aim at the Mazda 5 as a
direct competitor. In the John Cooper Works form, it develops 211 hp. Next
up, the SEMA Show.
2012 BMW M6: Welcome Back
The BMW M6 has been one of Bavarian Motor Work's greatest halo models
throughout the years. The new M6 shows promise to take that next step in
technology and keep the BMW design in constant evolution. Michele Rahal,
with The Drive Channel and http://www.thedrivechannel.com breaks it down.
GT3 RS 4.0: Last Drive Before Hibernation - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
English winters and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres don't mix, so I'm taking
one last drive before putting the car that is rapidly bankrupting me into
storage - special storage.
Written and presented by Chris Harris
Shot and edited by Neil Carey
Additional shots by David Litchfield
BMW M1 Hommage
Surprise at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2008. To mark the 30th
anniversary of the M1, BMW showcased the M1 Hommage. This model is a design
study to celebrate its predecessors, their specific body features and the
middle engine concept. Watch an introduction to a magnificent project,
which reflects the creativity and the potential of BMW's designers.
BMW M1 (Top Gear) HQ
Top Gear review - BMW M1. And in this time - James May tries it out!
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2014 BMW i8 Review
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What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a
five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011
Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics
offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
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Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett
BMW 1 Series M Coupe: US launch video
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe, combines the 135i engine and with the M3 chassis
to create an incredible road and track car. Read our full report and road
test in the August 2011 issue of eurotuner magazine, or see it at
This US launch video was shot at Moticello Car Club in NY and is completely
different to the UK launch video you can also see at www.eurotuner.com or
here at www.youtube.com/eurotuner.
We will also have a special video where our Project E90 M3 takes on the 1M
at Willow Springs Raceway, which you will find at www.eurotuner.com or here
Dream Cars for Wishes: Artega, BMW M1 Hommage, Exagon, Fisker & More!
Last sunday I went to the Brussel Motor Show where a special show was
organized called Dream Cars for Wishes. Around 50 exclusive sportscars
where showed, like the McLaren MP4-12C, the new Bentley Continental GT, BMW
M1 Hommage, Ferrari 599 GTB GTE edition, Audi RS5 / R8 V10, Maserati
GranTurismo MC Stradale, Mercedes-Benz SLR 722S and many many more!
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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2012 BMW 335i: Still the Benchmark? - Ignition Episode 5
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago finds out if BMW's latest 335i
still remains the sports sedan benchmark. Does this larger, longer and
taller 3 Series mean the icon has finally gone soft?
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