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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...

This week BMW officially announced the BMW M4 convertible which makes its world premiere at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16. Today the company released a statement confirming a starting price of $73,425 (INR 44.11 lakh) in the US, with deliveries commencing this summer. Power for the BMW M4 convertible comes from the familiar 3.0-liter V6 engine, featuring M TwinPower...

Alongside the launch of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe in New Delhi, the company also inaugurated its first training centre in India in Gurgaon. The training centre can account for a maximum of 18,000 training man-days in a year. Built at a cost of Rs 16 crore, the facility sits on a 2.2 acre site. It will eventually act as a training ground for not only BMW’s Indian employees, but its overseas operatives...

BMW India today launched the BMW M6 Gran Coupe in New Delhi at INR 1.75 crores (ex-Showroom). The performance oriented four-door coupe competes with the Audi RS 7 in India. Power for the M6 Gran Coupe comes from the same engine used on the M5, a 4.4-liter V8 TwinTurbo motor producing 560 hp between 6,000-7,000 rpm and 680 Nm of torque between 1,500-5,750 rpm. Using a 7-speed M double-clutch gearbox,...

Germany’s Auto Motor Und Sport magazine claims that BMW will showcase an all-new 9 Series concept at the upcoming 2014 Beijing Motor Show which commences on April 19. The concept will be more of a design study, to judge the business case for a flagship model positioned above the 7 Series, yet below the Rolls Royce Ghost. The 9 Series will be positioned above the BMW 7 Series. The move to show...