This week at the Shanghai International Auto Show, BMW reveled the exterior of what they’re calling the 2014 BMW Concept X4. Taking a number of design cues from it’s older and larger brother, the X6, the X4 is BMW’s newest 5-door Sports Activity Coupe. The X4 is slated for a likely 2014 model year release and will be produced at BMW’s Spartanburg, SC facility.
Sharing a platform with the BMW X3 means a reliable chassis, but each body panel is constructed unique for the X4 giving the distinctive styling that typifies the BMW Sports Activity Coupe body style.
Although interior options and power train details have not yet been released we expect the power plant offerings for the X4 to include the TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder motor and the turbocharged 3.0 inline 6-cylinder. We’re also hopeful for a diesel offering from BMW on this smaller, sleeker SAC.
We also expect the X4 will share many of the high end interior components it’s cousin the X3 has. The Spartanburg, South Carolina production facility recently underwent a multi-million dollar expansion, allowing it the capacity to produce more models, such as the X4.Share on Facebook
When people think about the BMW brand, they don’t think about it as a collection of vehicles. Rather, BMW represents a spirit that values quality, attention to detail, and a rich history. The BMW Spirit is captured perfectly in this episode of Cars I See, in which David Duran showcases his classic 1987 BMW 325i, explaining that to him, it is more than just a car.
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BMW has begun offering a much more personalized, intimate way to listen to radio for BMW drivers with BMW Apps and Mini Drivers with Mini Connected. This new update comes in the form of a fully-integrated Stitcher SmartRadio™ App experience for any compatible vehicles. More than just a simple radio app, the Stitcher SmartRadio™ App allows BMW and Mini Drivers to create their own personal talk radio stations by selecting content and programs that they enjoy to form a seamless radio listening experience that is expertly tailored to the driver’s interest. In addition to providing access to programs that the driver already enjoys, the App will make suggestions about possible programs that the driver might be interested in, based on the preferences that he or she has already expressed. This groundbreaking partnership between Stitcher and BMW is, in part, an attempt to allow BMW and Mini Drivers to have access to the same functionality in their cars that they possess in their smartphones.Share on Facebook
More pictures have arisen of BMW’s new M4 during testing. According to reports, the new vehicle will replace the M3 Coupe, and will feature 19-inch wheels, the signature M series quad exhaust, and no sunroof.
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Since we know you are all thinking about what the next BMW model could look like, why don’t you share some of your ideas with us! If you are an art-savvy car fan, then this is the contest for you. Just draw us a picture of what you think a future BMW model should look like, and you could win two free passes to the Bing Lounge to see one of your favorite musicians perform live! Just submit it to us at email@example.com to be entered.
If you can’t draw, don’t worry! We don’t care how you create your vision, so long as it’s your original work. Send your entry along with you full name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received before 11:59pm on Wednesday July 18th, and the winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday July 20th. Be sure to check out the official contest page here.
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Kuni BMW is excited to announce the latest addition to the Kuni BMW Blog: desktop wallpapers. Now you’ll be able to instantly download the BMW sensation directly to your computer, allowing you to experience the thrill without going outside. Kuni presents their new wallpapers as a way to further live a BMW lifestyle. The first release in the series is the BMW M3, an auto-enthusiasts favorite. With undeniable aesthetic beauty, paired with the performance of a true sports car, this wallpaper is sure to catch attention.
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