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BMW has unveiled the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The concept is what BMW calls as the meeting of its xDrive and eDrive, describing it “the logical next step towards bringing about a radical reduction in fuel consumption and emissions”. The concept is equipped with two engines – a BMW 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 245 hp at 5,000 rpm...

The official unveiling of the BMW M4 Convertible was held at the ongoing New York Auto Show today. Prices start at $73,425 (INR 44.11 lakh) in the US, with deliveries commencing this summer. The 3.0-liter V6 engine, featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology with two mono-scroll turbochargers, that produces 431 hp between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm and peak torque of 550 Nm between 1,850 and 5,500 rpm powers...

BMW today unveiled the BMW X4 for the American market at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The X3′s bigger brother X4, in the USA, gets 3 petrol engines and 3 diesel engines, with power outputs ranging from 184 hp to 313 hp. While the new generation 2.0-liter diesel engines do duty for the xDrive 20d, the four-cylinder 2.0-liter petrol engines are found in the xDrive 28i and xDrive 20i. For the...

The successor to BMWs entry-level crossover, the X1, is reported to go on sale next year. The second generation X1 will ditch the rear wheel drive architecture (borrowed from the previous generation 3 Series) and will instead use the new front wheel drive UKL platform. The 2016 BMW X1 will launch next year. First seen on the new Mini, and then on the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, this platform will underpin...

2014 will be the year of ‘M’ models in India, said Mr. Philipp von Sahr, president of BMW India, at the launch of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Having launched the M6 Gran Coupe in the Indian market last week, BMW India has plans to launch the M4 and M5 LCI this year, Indian Autos Blog has come to know. The M4 is essentially the new M3 coupe and is powered by a six-cylinder twin-turbo engine. The...

BMW India is gearing up to launch the next generation of its X5 SUV this year. The 2014 BMW X5, shown at the 2014 Auto Expo, will have its market launch in June this year, as communicated to Indian Autos Blog by Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW India. The new X5 is being shown to customers through an experience program. Unlike the older X5 which was brought into the country via the CBU (Completely...

The complex world of BMW was opened to us just a little bit at a tour of the BMW Plant, BMW Welt and the BMW Museum in Munich last month. Here’s a first-hand account of how the German manufacturer makes its cars, shows off its history and gives each of its customers a chance to be treated like royalty. BMW Plant BMW’s plant in Munich has been rolling out cars since 1922, surviving a World...

Last month, the BMW Driving Academy at Maisach, Germany hosted us for a day. The academy opened its doors to BMW’s customers on 14th September 2012. It is built on an old World War II air strip and covers some 130 hectares (1.3 million square metres), of which only 100,000 square metres is being put to use at present. The academy offers asphalt and concrete surfaces, apart from four watered...