The coupe and sedan, displayed in their world premiere at this year’s North American International Auto Show, go on sale simultaneously early this summer with a more powerful engine, aggressively bolstered seats, bold styling and an emphasis on lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber.
On a long road trip, we’re convinced 40 mpg (5.8 L/100 km) is within reach in this spacious luxury cruiser with its 8-speed automatic transmission, because diesels, unlike gasoline engines, routinely outperform their stated mileage estimates....More
The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
The 4-Series coupe is a new nameplate, which means WardsAuto will count it separately from the 3-Series. Subtracting coupe sales from the 3-Series tally will open the door to Mercedes’ C-Class becoming America’s best-selling luxury car....More
One of the earliest applications of the 2-cyl. engine under development is for the next-generation Mini Hybrid, expected in 2015. The small mill eventually may migrate to other BMW Group hybrids....More
BMW stages its Can-Am Fall Launch in the Pacific Northwest for journalists to experience the new 4-Series coupe, 3-Series Gran Turismo, 535d sedan with a new 6-cyl. turbodiesel, updated high-output M5 sedan and M6 coupe and redesigned X5 CUV....More
The Concept X5 eDrive does away with 6- and 8-cyl. powerplants in favor of an all-new 4-cyl. engine featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology that is mated to an electric motor developed and built within the BMW Group....More
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