BMWBLOG visited the Porsche display at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show during the press days. What follows is a brief summary of what we saw and what Porsche’s up to. What I find most ironic in all of this is how Porsche and BMW are now true market competitors their lineups now directly compete for some of the same customers.
Porsche still sells crazy expensive autos but also has moved down market where as BMW has moved up market with some models breaking into six figures (US prices) and Porsche’s lowest base price is $ 48,800.
2012 was a very, very big year for Porsche and started with customer deliveries of the seventh generation 911, internal code 991. To date, Porsche has released the Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S and the Targas.
Model overkill? Nope according to Porsche because, the 911 Turbo, Turbo S and 911 GT3, GT3RS, the most anticipated models, are still yet to be unveiled. In 2012 Porsche also started selling a whole new Boxster and then at the end of November, Porsche unveiled the all new Cayman at the LA Auto Show.
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We will now take a break from some April Fools Day news (we’re truly hoping you can figure out which posts are a prank and which are true), to bring you some critical breaking news.
The first two pictures of the Fisker Atlantic, a model becoming built under the company’s Venture Nina line, have been leaked via Czech website Autoforum. The Fisker Atlantic will be the first model (out of the three) beneath the Nina umbrella and will debut at the 2012 New York Automobile Display subsequent week.
Test out far more news on the 2012 New York Automobile Display.
We have no official particulars on the technical specs of the Atlantic, nevertheless, we do know that it will be the very first model to use BMW’s two. liter four-cylinder turbo engine. In Sept. 2011, Fisker and BMW agreed on a deal in which BMW will provide Fisker with up to one hundred,000 four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engines. The engine will of program be hooked up to an electric-motor, making the Atlantic a plug-in hybrid sedan.
So far, reports recommend that Fisker is hunting to offer the Atlantic as an reasonably priced plug-in hybrid in contrast to its $ 100,000+ Karma sedan. The Fisker Atlantic should hit markets by subsequent year.
GM has exposed a new Touring Package deal for the Cadillac CTS, intended to give the normal CTS a bit of its greater brother CTS-V’s styling. The touring package will include HID headlights, sport-tuned suspension, spoiler for the taillight, 18- or 19-inch wheels, and interior accessories.
Two packages are readily available, 1 for the 3.0L V6 found in the CTS sedan and wagon, and another for the 3.6L V6 that’s identified in the CTS coupe and optional on other models. The 3.0L V6-equipped CTS will get 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust ideas, darkened front grille on the outdoors whilst the interior receives suede trim on the seats, steering wheel and shifter, dark wood trim, and metal sport pedals. The 3.0L V6 package is priced at $ 2,065.
The three.6L V6 package consists of the previously mentioned components but upgrades them with 19-inch wheels and Recaro bucket seats. That package deal runs $ two,810.
Initially appeared on: Autoguide.com
BMW have always been a big fan and supporter of concept cars. They love the damn things, and 2011 has been no different. With the recent demand for economical and ‘green’ motoring, BMW have been forced to go down the route of miles per gallon, but does that mean they won’t be giving us cars that still fondle down below? Hell no!
The German’s have thankfully kept their priorities in order – just with a few amendments like turbo engines instead of naturally-aspirated ones – and with a whole host of new concepts, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the best that BMW never put into production.
BMW M1 Hommage
The original, beautiful, over-priced M1 was the blueprint for all modern M-cars. Without that first flop – sales wise – the new BMW M5 would not be the car it is today. The M1 was a lovely looking car, technically brilliant and as quick as Gandhi in slippers, but it was ridiculously expensive compared to its rivals, and as a result, nobody bought one.
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Jaguar is expected to ‘sportify’ its lineup over the next couple of years with a bunch of new additions including a new sports car based on the new C-X16 Concept that was shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Jaguar officials say that work is also under way on a new compact sedan but that model is still a few years away from hitting your local Jag dealership.
All this is a part of Tata Motors $ 2.45 billion investment in Jaguar and Land Rover over the next 5 years to produce new vehicles, engines and beef up the two brand’s production facilities.
The new Jaguar compact sedan that we’ve been hearing about forever will compete with the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS and the upcoming Cadillac ATS. The model is expected arrive sometime in 2014.
Click here for our original post on the Jaguar C-X16 Concept.
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Final week, a rumor was floating close to the new F10 BMW M5 saying that diesel and all-wheel drive variants could be in the works. The rumor was sourced soon after an official document talked about a model designated as the “M550dX.” After breaking down the structure and meaning of the nomenclature of the designated model, we pondered the idea that the M5 variants may possibly or could not be a break in tradition. Nonetheless, the most recent news for the M5 says that BMW and its M-Division has supposedly confirmed that they will in truth make a diesel variant as effectively as an all-wheel drive model. Sigh…
The supposed diesel M5 engine will be an unusually triple-turbocharged setup employing BMW’s 3.0L straight-six diesel. It will be designated as the BMW 550dM or 550dXM and will be the 1st oil burners to ever obtain an official M-badge from the factory. A super little turbo will be utilised to construct boost for launching while two bigger twin-scroll turbos will supplement for the rest of the engine band. The diesel for the 550dM will acquire a revised cylinder head and will use BMW’s present list of engine technologies, which includes direct injection and BMW’s Valvetronic technique.
In terms of electrical power, the sources mentioned that the 550dM will deliver slightly fewer horses than the standard gasoline V8 M5, which is rated at 560hp and rather expected from a diesel. Also expected from a diesel is monumental torque, which the sources say could push 650 lb-ft of torques.
Click right here for a lot more news on the BMW M5.
“To handle that amount of torque and the prospective in tire-spinning forces, you have to go to all-wheel drive,” mentioned the source, “other wise you’ll be spinning your tires all day.”
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2012 BMW 1-Series will hit the UK market on 17 September 2011, with a selection of 3 diesel and two petrol engines. The cost tag is £19 375 otr for a BMW 116i ES. This is the second generation 1-Series as the 1st had enormous accomplishment all over the world.
Nevertheless, this is a totally diverse auto featuring a special and rewarding combination of agile, precise handling, improved aesthetics and innovative technologies.
As we speaking for technologies, the new 1-Series will be accessible with the excellent 116d EfficientDynamics, which breaks the 100g/km mark.
2012 BMW 1-Series remains the only rear-wheel drive car in its class and with its extremely potent and efficient TwinPower petrol and diesel engines, presents a sporty but fuel-efficient proposition boosted by BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as normal.
The earlier generation BMW 1 Series has had huge good results selling a lot more than 2.2 million units globally, as properly as being the 1st vehicle in the premium compact segment.
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