EfficientDynamics

BMW Introduces 114d Entry-Level Model Diesel

BMW Introduces 114d Entry-Level Model Diesel

BMW announced a new entry-level model, the BMW 114d, available in three-door and five-door variants.  The new 1er gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.  The engine, which has a supercharging system with variable turbine technology and Bosch Common Rail direct fuel injection operating at a maximum …

BMW Confirms Plans to Launch New Line of Diesels in U.S.

BMW Confirms Plans to Launch New Line of Diesels in U.S.

BMW will expand the number of diesel models it offers and introduce two new diesel engines in the U.S. starting in calendar year 2013.
The Munich-based automaker currently offers one diesel model in the U.S., the BMW X5 xDrive35d.  Until the end of 2011, BMW also sold the BMW 335d, which …

First Look: BMW 640d xDrive Coupe

First Look: BMW 640d xDrive Coupe

In March 2011, the BMW Group introduced the third generation of the BMW 6 Series.  The 6 Series Coupe and Convertible are playing a key role in the strategy of the Bavarian automaker in the top-class luxury segment. With an elegant and sportive design language, BMW is trying to continue …

BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible Announced

BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible Announced

In the run-up to the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show, BMW announced two new models in the BMW 6 Series line-up. The BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible will be available in the spring and join the current model variants of the 6 Series, namely the 640i, 650i, and 640d. …

2012 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition (F30) – First Drive and Review

2012 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition (F30) – First Drive and Review

In 1975, BMW introduced the 3 Series, a model that has consistently set the standard for sports sedans.  The 3er  was introduced as the successor to the BMW Neue Klasse (BMW New Class), which included the BMW 1602 and 2002, among other models. Together with the 5 Series, which replaced …

BMW Introduces Next Generation 2012 3 Series with 320d, 328i, 335i – 2 More Diesels and ActiveHybrid 3 to Follow

BMW Introduces Next Generation 2012 3 Series with 320d, 328i, 335i – 2 More Diesels and ActiveHybrid 3 to Follow

Christian Stampfer reports live from Munich
With great fanfare, BMW introduced the sixth generation 3 Series at the BMW plant in Munich with a white 320d EfficientDynamics Edition sedan leading the way.
In quick succession, driven by apprentices at the BMW plant and paraded past thousands of cheering BMW employees, we saw …

BMW unveils i3, i8, 640d, 525d, 118d, and 3 EfficientDynamics Edition models at Frankfurt Show

BMW unveils i3, i8, 640d, 525d, 118d, and 3 EfficientDynamics Edition models at Frankfurt Show

The Frankfurt Internationale Automobile Austellung (International Automobile Show) is so important to BMW that the company built its own exhibit hall last year, complete with a track built into the permanent stage. BMW, Mini ,and Rolls Royce traditionally unveils their new car concepts in Frankfurt and the 64th IAA was …

BMW Announces the BMW X3 xDrive35d

BMW Announces the BMW X3 xDrive35d

Starting in autumn 2011, the BMW X3 model range will be expanded with two new engines, one petrol and one diesel. European customers will then have a choice between three petrol and three diesel engines.
The new BMW X3 xDrive20i will become the entry model of the X3 lineup and features …

BMW Announces the BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition

BMW Announces the BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition

Diesel fans got a reason to celebrate recently with the unveiling of the newest BMW EfficientDynamics Edition model, the X1 sDrive20d EDE.  The new diesel will be available for European customers in autumn 2011.
The X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition is the third model within the EfficientDynamics Edition model sub-range. BMW currently …

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

Year two with the BMW 335d is well underway.  It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 18 months since our Montegoblau metallic 335d was delivered at the BMW Welt in Munich but the car has not only ventured to multiple countries and continents but it has endeared itself to its …

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

Year two with the BMW 335d is well underway.  It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 18 months since our Montegoblau metallic 335d was delivered at the BMW Welt in Munich but the car has not only ventured to multiple countries and continents but it has endeared itself to its …

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Frankfurt am Main, Europe’s largest and most important financial center, is situated along the Main River in the south-western part of the German state Hessen (Hesse). Germany’s fifth largest city is home to over 672.000 people and was named one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world by …