Just months prior to the 2012 Olympic Games kicks off in London, BMW has unveiled its new pavilion that will be constructed in the host city.
The winning design came from the British architectural company Serie immediately after bids from six various companies. As the sole automotive sponsor of the worldwide occasion, BMW has been provided permission to create its pavilion at the Olympic Park where it will stay for the duration of the Paralympic Video games as properly. It is anticipated to appeal to about 8000 visitors per day.
Created for the functions of entertaining VIPs, the pavilion is also available for anyone who enters into the Olympic Park. The best floor of the double-story constructions will showcase the most up-to-date models and the reduce floor will have future mobility exhibitions and occasions with BMW-sponsored athletes.
The 800sq m website of the pavilion will be situated over the Waterworks River, among the Olympic stadium and Aquatics Centre. As witnessed in the picture above, river water will be utilized to cool the constructing prior to cascading down in a ‘water curtain’ back into the river. Unsurprisingly for a brand like BMW, sustainability is at the heart of this venture.
BMW is delivering 4000 cars during the event to transport athletes and Olympic officials to and from different areas. Though the exact makeup of the fleet, that consists of Minis, BMWs and Rolls Royces, has not been officially announced, the use of electric, hybrid and clean diesel engineering will guarantee that it creates an average of much less than 120g/km of CO2.
Vans are cool. The A-Group had a van, rock bands drive them, and Shaggy and Scooby rode in the Mystery Machine. So it’s with a smile that we watch the sliding-door offerings in this nation expand and enhance from Bronze-age chariots of sadness to Euro-bred hyperhaulers. Ford was 1st to launch a compact van right here, with the Transit Connect, which hit the industry in early 2010. Now, the competitors has arrived in the type of the tiny Nissan NV200.
New For Us, At Least
At the 2012 Chicago Car Show right now, Standard Motors unveil the first redesign of its Lambda platform based SUVs with the new 2013 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali. This is the 1st total redesign and revamp of GMC’s initial crossover considering that it was launched in 2007.
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“With an award-winning blend of space, capability and fuel-efficiency, Acadia epitomizes GMC’s ‘never say never’ attitude,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Advertising and marketing. “For 2013, our engineers and designers applied that exact same attitude to producing the new Acadia.”
While issues have been upgraded within out, the GMC Acadia keeps its interior roominess and performance – including the well-liked SmartSlide seating program that allows simple entry to the third row. The 2nd and third row nonetheless fold entirely flat allowing for class-primary cargo space.
The exterior of the 2013 Acadia has been totally redesigned and I believe it seems quite amazing. The front fascia has a more chiseled and prominent search with premium seeking LED running headlamps. The rear also gets some great touches such as a G shaped taillamp.
The BMW Group improved its product sales significantly in January. A total of 112,163 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles had been delivered to consumers (prev. yr. 105,193) – an increase of 6.six%.
“We created a profitable begin to the new 12 months, promoting a lot more BMW brand vehicles than ever before in the month of January. The BMW Group reported sturdy revenue gains in the Asian and North American markets, amongst other people,” said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, accountable for Revenue and Marketing. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan, scheduled for globally release in mid-February, will develop constructive impetus for growth going forward. “We expect the positive trend in sales to carry on more than the coming months. In fact, we anticipate even more dynamic development in the 2nd half of the 12 months in light of the launch of further new designs,” additional Robertson.
BMW with new January higher
The BMW brand reported the strongest January in its historical past. Revenue climbed 5.9% to 96,183 (prev. yr. 90,858) cars. With a complete of 13,070 (prev. yr. 10,976/+19.one%) provide-ies, the new BMW 1 Series registered considerable growth. In spite of the coming model change, revenue of the BMW 3 Series remained at a higher level with 22,710 (prev. yr. 23,475/ -three.three%) units.
The BMW X1 volumes rose 5.6% to 7,445 units (prev. yr. 7,050). The BMW X3 also began the new year effectively with 9,348 autos sold (prev. yr. five,984/+56.two%). The identical applies to the BMW X5, which reported an eight.three% increase in product sales to 8,872 (prev. yr. eight,194) units. Deliver-ies of the BMW X6 also rose 5.% to three,372 (prev. yr. three,211) autos. Sound demand for the new BMW 6 Series drove product sales to 1,106 (prev. yr. 168) units. The flagship BMW seven Series also continued to complete well, with revenue climbing 37.one% to 5,844 (prev. yr. four,263) cars.
MINI tends to make a robust start off to the year
The MINI brand also remained on its productive course globally. A total of 15,768 (prev. yr. 14,125) cars had been delivered to consumers – an increase of eleven.six%. The MINI Coun-tryman was among the models to post substantial development, with revenue growing 59.% to 5,575 (prev. yr. three,506) units.
Robust gains in Asia and North America
The BMW Group made strong gains in a quantity of markets, including North America and just about all of the Asian markets, in January. In Asia, deliveries climbed 25.six% to 36,422 (prev. yr. 29,006) cars. The dynamic development also continued in China, the BMW Group’s third-biggest market final 12 months: A complete of 26,505 (prev. yr. 20,308) autos have been sold there last month – an improve of 30.five%. Other Asian markets, this kind of as Japan (2,731/+22.9%) and South Korea (two,100/+twelve.9%), also reported substantial prices of growth.
A complete of 22,443 (prev. yr. twenty,751) cars have been delivered to consumers on the American continent in January. This represents an improve of 8.two%. In the US, the company’s greatest single marketplace, sales improved by 5.8% to 19,739 units (prev. yr. 18,656) in the month beneath assessment.
Photographs of the rumoured substantial efficiency F21 M135i have appeared on German on-line publication BimmerToday.
The M135i will almost surely take its spot in a new item category for BMW, called M Performance Automobiles, and alongside what should be the mighty impressive M550d xDrive, M550d xDrive Touring, X5 M50d and X6M50d.
At first, at least, the petrol powered M135i will be rear-wheel drive in the two three and 5-door configurations. Later in 2012 an xDrive version will also be launched, the report says.
Plainly visible in the spy shots is a more aggressive front bumper than is offered with the ‘M Sports’ package for the existing (F20) one Series. The rear styling is also a lot more overt, with the diffuser encompassing two split exhaust tips one on each and every side.
Opel/Vauxhall revealed their plans for this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and while there are some nice cars in there, the main features is an e-bike.
Here’s it is, revealed partially in the image below, the Vauxhall/Opel’s RAD e concept vehicle. It is a a futuristic e-bike that designed to look like Opel cars, powered by a 250 watt motor. How many people you think will bother to visit Opel’s stand to see a weird-looking bicycle? Fortunately, they’re also bringing their best cars along.
The best highlight of Opel’s booth, for us at least, is the new Astra VXR/OPC. It’s a sportier version of the gorgeous GTC, featuring a 280PS and 400Nm of torque 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine. This 155mph mega hot hatch also inherits the GTC’s sophisticated HiPerStrut (High Performance Strut), and the LSD to keep it in check.
Opel Mokka is also worth a look at if you are planning to visit the Geneva show. The European version of Buick Encore might be named after Mochachino, but it’s a serious contender in the compact crossover segment. It comes with three efficient engines, all equipped with fuel saving Start/Stop technology. The petrol range comprises a 115PS, 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated engine or a 140PS 1.4-litre Turbo with 200Nm of torque. The diesel is a 130PS 1.7 CDTI turbo with 300Nm of torque. Both the 1.4 Turbo and the 1.7 CDTI can be combined either with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
Celebrity Automobiles, Lamborghini, Spain — By Lawrence on February eight, 2012 at 2:48 pm — 2 Comments
A member more than at BMWFaq just lately spotted a Lamborghini Aventador outdoors a club in Madrid, Spain. It is believed to be Christiano Ronaldo’s new ride, a present to himself on his 27th birthday last Sunday!
His Aventador is a matte black instance, possibly one particular of the very first in this colour to be delivered in Spain. According to Motorpassion, immediately after the Real Madrid game against Getafe, the Portuguese striker went to dinner with his loved ones. The vehicle was delivered to the door of the restaurant!
The Aventador joins Ronaldo’s white Audi R8 Spyder V10 and blue Audi RS5.
[By means of Autoblog.nl]