Audi has confirmed the pricing and specification of its third generation Audi RS 4 Avant, which at £54,925 will cost £200 more than BMW’s M3 Coupe, £2,800 less than Mercedes’ C63 AMG Estate and even undercuts Audi’s RS 5 Coupe by £3,800.
The new generation of high-tech, 3-cylinder petrol engines for the forthcoming BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be produced exclusively at the BMW engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham.
Would you like one? BMW are producing a limited run of M Performance Editions for the BMW M3 and BMW M5 – just for the UK market. Fitted with their familiar 414bhp and 552bhp V8 engines, the new BMW M3 M Performance Edition will cost £74,080, while the BMW M5 M Performance Edition will set you back a cool £95,140.
A lot of people ‘inside’ BMW were unhappy about their brand team ditching ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ tagline from the car maker’s ads and replacing it with.. JOY.
That’s like Audi dropping ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ and replacing it with ‘Well-built & Reliable’.
Even if you’re not a classic car buff, there was still plenty to feast your eyes on at The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2012 this past weekend.
BMW and Zagato have collaborated on a stylish new coupé which will premiere at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Although purely a one-off, the last car Zagato created for Villa d’Este was the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which enters production later this year.
“LCI” or Life Cycle Impulse is BMW’s terminology for a mid-life facelift and with the 7 Series now half-way through its 7-year lifespan BMW engineers have been hard at work sprucing, fettling and updating their flagship model.
Ferrari were the innovators in this space back in 2007, led by their Head of Sales, Marketing and Communications at the time – Dany Bahar. The Ferrari Store was then joined by Ferrari Artelier – providing an area within flagship stores where customers could feel and experience its products and the type of customisations on offer.
The 40th running of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race is well underway, with the BMW Z4 GT3 of Team Schubert currently in the lead after 23 laps. But just a few hours earlier, the front row was dominated by no less than six Bentleys.
Porsche’s 918 Spyder has entered a critical phase in its development as the first prototype vehicles begin a period of driving trials on the road.
Up until now, to be included in BMW’s M Performance range required a strict anti-gasoline policy, but with the M135i we finally have an ‘M Performance’ car that sounds (and smells) more like an M car should.
It’s the first 1 Series to receive the ‘M Performance’ treatment, which is intended to bridge the gap between ‘full’ M cars (such as M3, M5, M6) and BMW’s standard range of performance cars.
After two rounds of the 2012 championship the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) makes its first visit of the season to Snetterton this weekend, for a third three hour race of the year.