BMW Land│Issue #123
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First Tease of the 2024 BMW i5 Before October Launch
BMW has released its first teaser image of the next-gen 5 Series, revealing the all-electric and wagon versions. It is due to launch in October 2021 and will also include an electric M model. The range will include plug-in hybrids, petrol and diesel engines with mild-hybrid tech, and the BMW iDrive 8.5 infotainment system.
New-Generation “F70” BMW 1 Series Hatchback Spotted Road Testing
The upcoming BMW 1 Series ‘F70’ is set to debut in 2024 and is expected to stick to a front-wheel drive layout. It will have a rounder and softer rear end, a slim greenhouse, and a premium cabin similar to that of the X1. It is likely to have four-cylinder gas and diesel engines with 8-speed Aisin automatics and both front and all-wheel drive options.
Official Announcement of the BMW iX2’s Late 2023 Launch
BMW has announced the upcoming launch of the first ever fully electric iX2, a second-generation X2 crossover-coupe. The EV is set to be produced in Germany and is expected to have a dual-motor configuration with 313 horsepower and a 0-62 mph run in 5.6 seconds. It will also feature a new iDrive system with dual screens and the latest Android Automotive software.
Family SUV Feud: BMW X3 M Competition vs. X5 M Competition Drag Race
BMW has a wide variety of SUVs, including the X5 M Competition and X3 M Competition, which are both performance vehicles with different engines and weights. The X5 M Competition has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine delivering 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and the X3 M Competition has a 3.0-liter inline-six engine delivering 503 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. A drag race between the two vehicles can be influenced by several factors, including the surface and the temperature.
Watch the 600-horsepower BMW M5 F10 duel the Mercedes-AMG GT S in drag races.
Two cars with similar power and transmission were put up against each other in a series of drag races. The Mercedes-AMG GT S was lighter and won the first race, while the BMW M5 F10 won the second race. The third race was a close one, with the Mercedes winning overall. The AMG GT S completed the quarter mile in 11.87 seconds, while the BMW M5 took 12.48 seconds.
BMW M3 Touring, driven by Chris Harris
Chris Harris tested the BMW M3 Touring on a track and showed off its duality by turning off the traction control and all-wheel drive system. According to Harris, it was comfortable on the road and can still do what an M3 should – perform well on the track. Despite not being available in the US, the car is receiving stellar reviews.
Review of the 2023 BMW X3 xDrive30d
The BMW X3 is a top-selling mid-sized luxury SUV that comes with a range of powertrain options, including four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-electric version. It comes with an updated design and infotainment system for 2022, and can be purchased with an interior colour other than black. It has a range of rivals with similar powertrain options and prices, and the interior includes a classic BMW design, several features, and comfortable seating.
The 2022 BMW 330e xDrive A discussion on the plug and a sporty video review
The details of the 2022 BMW 330e xDrive are dissected in this episode of Autoblog Garage. This plug-in hybrid 3 Series has traveled over 10,000 miles in its more than a year-long residence in the Autoblog long-term garage.
BMW M3 Touring vs Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Not precisely comparable are these two vehicles. Based on a four-door sedan, the BMW M3 Touring is a five-door wagon. The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is an SUV that has received some significant engine upgrades. The F-Pace begins life as a family hauler, whereas the M3 begins life as a performance sedan. But how are these two automobiles even supposed to compare?
Nurburgring lap time for the BMW M4 CSL is 7 minutes, 17 seconds.
The M4 CSL driven by Jorg Weidinger completed a lap of the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 15.67 seconds, making it the quickest production BMW ever. Test driver for Sport Auto Christian Gebhardt lapped the difficult Green Hell in 7 minutes, 17 seconds, coming very close to the official time.
Not Anytime Soon: New BMW M2 Competition
In a recent interview with BimmerToday, Markus Schroder stated that no M2 Competition is presently in the works. What’s more, it’s not even anticipated for the foreseeable future, which may indicate that it either won’t arrive at all or will come together with the model’s makeover. According to the senior BMW M manager, an M2 with an all-wheel-drive system likewise doesn’t appear realistic at this moment.
BMW Offers Drift Instruction for Electric M-Cars
Using controlled drifts, a new instructional film demonstrates how owners of electric BMW M-badged vehicles may have fun on a racetrack. The video was shot on a tail-happy i4 M50 on a wet skid pad, reminding us of the M5’s long-standing Guinness World Record for the longest drift, which was achieved many years ago when the car was refueled by another M5.
In 2022, the BMW Group sold 2,399,632 vehicles.
The number of deliveries for the BMW Group declined significantly in 2022 compared to the year before, as expected, with 2,399,632 units delivered (a fall of 4.8% from 2,521,514 cars).
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