For a long time now, BMW has hung its hat on the fact its cars are the Ultimate Driving Machines. All of its vehicles – including the big SUVs and front-drive minivans – are billed sharp handling sports cars. That same mentality is writ large in the new X4 M40i, a "sporty" SUV with big wheels, uprated brakes and stiff suspension ... oh, and it will also hit 100 km/h in under 5 seconds.
BMW’s Concept Stunt G 310 is, in its own right, a pretty funky machine. But it’s also our first glance at the German brand’s new 300 cc, single cylinder entry-level bike platform. Beyond the crazy paint job and stunt god Chris Pfeiffer’s antics, it’s a handsome looking machine – and its vertically mounted exhaust is a very cool touch.
A world first for motorized two-wheelers stands out among the typical upgrades announced for BMW Motorrad's 2016 scooter line-up. Side View Assist is a system that monitors the scooter's blind spots and prevents the rider from choosing a trajectory that crosses paths with other vehicles.
Minis have not been that mini for some time now. Similarly, the firm's description of its new Clubman as a "shooting brake" also feels like poetic license. Nonetheless, it's designed for everyday and long-distance usage and looks both practical and comfortable for those purposes.
Based on the R nineT roadster, BMW Motorrad's Concept Path 22 was created with the co-operation of renowned custom builder Roland Sands, artist Ornamental Conifer and famous board maker Mason Dryer. Initially built to spearhead BMW's presence at the Wheels & Waves meeting in France and currently on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the surfboard-hauling scrambled R nineT may well be the forerunner of a new model.
BMW will unveil its new BMW M6 Coupe Competition Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. The Competition Package supes up the existing M6 Coupe. A 4.4-l V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces 441 kW (600 hp), a maximum torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) and a top speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph).
The sixty fifth anniversary of the first Pebble Beach auto racing weekend is now much greater than anyone could have envisaged when California's Monterey Peninsula community began this journey. Originally a race and low-key concours boasting European style racing cars, it has now evolved into what is known as Monterey Car Week. Camera in hand, Somer Hooker attended almost everything of significance at the 2015 event.
BMW hasn't been playing around at this year's big concours events. Following the 3.0 CSL Hommage from Italy's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in May, BMW brought both a more race-ready version of that design and the all-new Concept M4 GTS to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over the weekend. The new M4 concept must have been quite antsy on its dais; this two-door silver bullet clearly yearns for a hunk of open, twisty asphalt.
Earlier this year, BMW revealed a tribute to its legendary 3.0 CSL, the Hommage. Now the company has used the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the official world premiere of another. The 3.0 CSL Hommage R has been designed to celebrate 40 years since BMW landed in North America.
Besides building luxury cars and motorcycles, BMW has made some pretty impressive sports gear, including an Olympic bobsled that drove Team USA to men's bronze and women's silver and bronze medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. BMW of North America announced today that it is now focusing attention on the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games. It's reaching into its deep well of mechanical know-how to develop a racing wheelchair for the US track and field team.