The BMW K 1600 GT gets the top vote of the international motorcycle press jury at the Brussels Motor Show.

BMW Press Release:
  • 18.01.2012
Munich. The BMW K 1600 GT has won the vote for the “International Bike Of The Year 2011 (IBOTY)" award. This was announced at a press conference given by the Belgian motorcycle magazine Motor Wereld at the Brussels Motor Show. The award for the K 1600 GT comes from an international jury representing 25 motorcycle magazines.

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Audi exec reconfirms plans for BMW X6 rival

On December 8, 2011, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Autoblog
Audi Q6 rendering It's been a spell since we caught wind of the rumored BMW X6 fighter from Audi, but Automotive News Europe reports the vehicle is still in development.

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2012 BMW 640i Coupe First Drive from Car and Driver

On October 31, 2011, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Car and Driver
2012 BMW 640i Coupe All the 6-series one needs—even though no one needs a 6-series.

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BMW i3 Rendering

You’ve no doubt by now heard about BMW’s i3 electric city car. The tiny runabout, which will have a rear-mounted electric motor and batteries located under the floor, has been somewhat of a hot topic among both greenies and fans of the roundel. To the conversation we now add pricing and power information, thanks to a deep inside source in München. The base sticker will be around $35,000 and the car will boast 150 fully electric hp.

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Review: 2011 BMW Alpina B7

On January 14, 2011, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Autoblog
Alpina Delivers Its Best Impression Of An M7 2011 BMW Alpina B7
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Try as it might, the BMW M3 Coupe can't lose the Alpina B7. The two of us are an unlikely automotive pair, playing cat-and-mouse on one long road to nowhere deep in the reaches of an unincorporated area of the California coastal mountains. The air is cool and the canyons are mostly quiet. Only the sound of two wailing V8s breaks the silence. While the M3 dives into the corners with confidence, the B7 launches out with ferocious conviction. The M3 pulls energetically on the short straights, but the B7 puts its power down with resolve and steadily reels the smaller coupe back in. Even mid-corner, when the M3 is in perfect step, the B7 clenches a slightly wider line but still holds its ground. We've been at this game for more than an hour, and neither of us is willing to raise a white flag. Only the illumination of the low fuel light in the smaller coupe has us calling it quits. Want to learn what it takes to harass an M3 owner? Continue reading... Photos copyright (C)2011 Michael Harley / AOL Continue reading Review: 2011 BMW Alpina B7.
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Detroit Auto Show: 2012 BMW 650i Convertible

On January 10, 2011, in CARS, DWU, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Autoblog
2012 BMW 650i Convertible
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In addition to the scorched orange 1 Series M Coupe at the BMW booth in Detroit was the new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible. Under the sharply creased (and rather long) hood lies a 400-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, direct injected V8 that manages to shove out 450 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. All that grunt will be sent to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe and Convertible

On January 10, 2011, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Autoblog
BMW 1 Series M Coupe
BMW 1 Series M Coupe (above) and 650i Convertible (below right) - Click either image for high-res image galleries
BMW rolled out the excitement this year at the Detroit Auto Show with new debuts like the 1 Series M Coupe and the new 650i Convertible. But while we knew most everything about these powerful new Bavarian two-doors, we were missing one thing - the make-it or break-it factor for many potential buyers: pricing.BMW 650i Convertible So with the veils lifted on both these models, BMW North America has announced official pricing for each. The compact, six-cylinder 1 Series M Coupe will start at $47,010, while its much larger eight-cylinder, drop-top counterpart, the 650i Convertible, starts out at nearly double that: $91,375. Of course, options on either will take you far beyond their listed MSRPs, but the prices quoted include destination and handling charges. BMW's official announcement - including pricing on the updated 1 Series coupe and convertible range - can be found in the press release after the jump.   [Source: BMW] Continue reading 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe priced from $47,010, 650i Convertible from $91,375
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Quick Spin: 2010 BMW 760Li

On January 2, 2011, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Autoblog
If You Have The Means, Then By All Means... 2010 BMW 760Li
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$66,350 is a significant sum. In the automotive world, it can buy you a variety of delicious drivables, including the BMW M3, Cadillac CTS-V or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. It can buy you exactly 4.67 Mazda2 hatchbacks, if that's more your style, but no matter how you look at it, $66K isn't chump change. So when you consider that the 2010 BMW 760Li commands a wallet-gouging $66,350 over an entry-level 7 Series, which itself starts at at a lofty $70,650, you'd be right to expect the standard BMW flagship treatment with a heaping helping of sport sedan prowess thrown in for good measure. And that, folks, is exactly what you get. Continue reading... Photos copyright (C)2010 Steven J. Ewing / AOL Continue reading Quick Spin: 2010 BMW 760Li
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2011 BMW 535i – Long-Term Road Test Intro

On October 26, 2010, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Car and Driver
2011 BMW 535i We hate the steering, but like pretty much everything else about this long-termer. Date: September 2010 Months in Fleet: 4 months Current Mileage: 18,000 miles Average Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Average Range: 444 miles Service: $0 Normal Wear: $9 Repair: $0 When it comes to ordering long-term test vehicles, we often choose stuff that’s fared well in previous evaluations, and we usually load them up with options—case in point: our $100,000-plus long-term BMW 750Li xDrive. The idea, of course, is to see if our infatuation with a new model can stand the test of time; and to test the newest and best gadgets and technologies. Keep Reading:  2011 BMW 535i – Long-Term Road Test Intro Related posts:
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2011 BMW X3 – First Drive Review

On October 15, 2010, in CARS, LUXURY, RIDES, Syndicated, by SOURCE: Car and Driver
2011 BMW X3 More refined and larger, the X3 still satisfies. The essence of BMW’s ongoing success is the creation of a vehicle that’s good out of the gate, followed by continuous refinement and improvement. The 3-series, a perennial 10Best winner, is of course the ultimate example of this formula. And the new BMW X3 seems to be the latest case in point. Keep Reading: 2011 BMW X3 – First Drive Review Related posts:
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