BMW Land│Issue #34
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The first nameplate to receive the all-new powertrain is the X8 M Competition, which is expected to launch for the 2023 model year to mark the 50th anniversary of Motorsport GmbH. Clearly a PHEV based on the charging port door, the go-faster colossus may also get a brand-new engine.
The current BMW 5 Series is scheduled to be replaced in 2024, seven years after its launch, and spy photographers have caught the first glimpse of its completely redesigned successor.
After rumors and renderings about BMW adopting a new split headlight design, the latest spy shots of a facelifted X7 prototype appear to confirm the bold design direction.
How much has our perception of performance cars changed over the past two decades? Carwow tries to illustrate it by pitting a 2000 BMW E46 M3 up against a modern Toyota GR Yaris.
The compact executive 3 Series has been a stalwart of the up-and-coming for 50 years since the model’s inception in 1975. As for the 3 Series’ performance derivative, the M3, it’s been a segment benchmark for accessible performance since it hit the market in 1986.
This new video features the BMW M2 Competition, driven by Tiff Needell, the Porsche Cayman GTS, driven by Paul Woodman, and the Alpine A110, driven by Italian racing driver Vicky Piria. All three cars are sports cars, but they’re a bit different.
The guys from Chasing Cars took a BMW M550i xDrive out for a spin and during their time with the car, some interesting ideas started popping up: Could this car be a better choice than the M5? The answer will depend exclusively on the potential owner.
In case you didn’t know, the BMW M division is now also enhancing motorcycles. The first ever BMW M Series motorcycle made was and still is the BMW M 1000 RR, and it’s truly a sight to behold.
In what seems to be a very peculiar test, the BMW M5 CS came out slower on the Sachsenring than the M8 Competition, as the guys from Auto Bild Sportscars found out during their latest Supertest on the famous track. That’s their usual proving ground, and it seems like on that particular day, the BMW M5 CS didn’t really rise to the extremely high expectations people have of it.
The current generation BMW M3 and BMW M4 range is quite complicated, at least compared to the older models. Whereas in the past the Competition version used to be more of an optional package, today we have two completely different models to choose from, be it M3 or M4.
The second-generation BMW 2 Series has been revealed, and the news is excellent in the styling department. Over that, we are ever so grateful to BMW that the new 2 series sticks to roots as a rear-wheel-drive two-door compact coupe, but an all-wheel-drive will also be available.
BMW isn’t the first to bring an all-electric SUV to market. The new BMW iX has only just entered production and won’t be on sale until around March of next year. However, the brand has thrown all of its efforts into making the iX the most technically sophisticated EV SUV.
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