The BMW X1 Concept will make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show, but the embargo has been broken and the first official images surfaced on the internet. At this point it, this is exactly what we expected from the spy shots and renderings we have been going through. Much of the shape suggests we are looking at a almost production ready version of the X1.
The X1 will be placed under the X3 and its main competitors will be Volkswagen Tiguan and Toyota RAV-4. Technical details has not been released yet, so stay tuned, they should be out soon.
BMW will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the X1 Concept, which should be almost production-ready version of the 1-Series based SUV. Until official debut in Paris here’s an official teaser of the concept. It’s not much to go on for right now, but stay tuned, Paris is only two days away!
Yesterday we showed you BMW’s teaser video for the X1, but that really didn’t reveal much. Now here’s a little more detail courtesy of a rendering from AutoBild. The X1 will go into production in the fall of 2009 and will compete with SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan.
In America we will see the 2.5 liter version delivering 218 hp. Europe on the other hand will also get the X1 30i with 265 hp and the 30d, whose engine delivers 245 hp.
More details on the future small SUV from BMW will likely be available after the concept is officially shown at the Paris Auto Show in October.
BMW will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the 7-Series ActiveHybrid, a concept that comes with hybrid components tailored precisely to the character of this unique saloon, offering driving comfort, everyday motoring qualities and driving safety of the supreme standard only the BMW 7 Series is able to provide.
In addition, the BMW ActiveHybrid technology featured in the Concept Car reduces both fuel consumption and emissions by 15% versus the same car with a combustion engine and offers a standard of driving dynamics clearly exceeding all series models with hybrid technology presented so far. The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid combines an eight-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor developing 20 hp and maximum torque of 155 lb-ft as a mild hybrid concept.
Electric power is generated by a particularly powerful variant of Brake Energy Regeneration already featured in the BMW Group’s regular production cars. The energy generated in this way is then stored in a lithium-ion battery fitted in accordance with the package of the car beneath the luggage compartment.
Press release after the jump.
BMW will unveil at the Paris Auto Show updates for the entire 2009 line-up, including a Sports Package available on both the 6 Series coupe and convertible. As with all sport packages from BMW, this is used to not only enhance looks, but it will also enhance the driving dynamics of the car.
The Sports Package comprises an M Sports Suspension, 9-inch light-alloy wheels, an exhaust system with tailpipes in dark chrome, and a newly contoured engine compartment.
More details in the press release after the jump.
BMW will be pretty busy in the next month preparing its debuts at the Paris Auto Show. It is expected to bring the refreshed 3-Series and the all-new 7-Series (including an ActiveHybrid version.)
Another new introduction includes the new X1 small SUV concept based on the architecture used for the 1 and 3 Series. The X1 will take its mechanical parts from the X3 and the 1 and 3 Series cars. The X1 is hinted to make it to U.S. showrooms, although this is still unofficial.
BMW’s new car reveals don’t stop in Paris. It will also unveil the all-new Z4 coupe and convertible at the Los Angeles auto show in late November.
Even if BMW will unveil the facelift 3-Series in autumn at the Paris Auto Show the first official images already started to surface online, meaning that in no time BMW will also reveal the official specifications, so stay tuned!
As you can see the design is inspired by the newly launched 7-Series, featuring a new heavily profiled bumper, the revised headlights and the new grille that lost the chrome “eyebrows”. But I still prefer the old 3-Series!
BMW will offer two versions: the 328i with a 3.0-liter, 230-hp inline-six and the 335i with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, 300-hp inline-six.
Four days before the official informations will be launched (on July 7th), we found on Flickr the official images of the 2009 7-Series. And we have to admit it looks... well, lets just say not what we have expected!
As you can see the exterior design is clearly inspired by the CS Concept (headlights,rear lights with LEDs).
The 7-Series will make its world debut in autumn at the Paris Auto Show.
An official teaser of the F10 7-Series appeared at the Golf Tournament, and from the image we can say it looks very promising! The headlights are clearly inspired by the CS Concept. Also rumors say official images will be released on Thursday. So, stay tuned!
The future 7-Series will make its world debut this autumn at the Paris Motor Show and sales will begin in 2009.
At the beginning of this month we reported that BMW will unveil a concept version of the future X1 in autumn at the Paris Motor Show. Today we bring you a few more details about the future small SUV.
It will be offered in both FWD and RWD versions. Under the hood there will be a range of four and six cylinder engines, in both diesel and petrol, but a four cylinder turbo petrol is also a possibility.
The X1 will first be offered on the European market an will be priced bellow the X3.