Distinctions, prizes and awards for BMW in 2015. Position confirmed as worldwide trendsetter in innovation, design, quality and sustainability.

Munich. 2015 was a highly successful year for the BMW Group and this is confirmed by overwhelming worldwide acknowledgement. This year BMW vehicles won numerous national and international distinctions in categories as varied as innovation, design, sporty flair, quality, sustainability and intelligent vehicle connectivity. The prize-winners in the various categories were chosen by juries made up of automobile journalists, readers of car magazines, international automobile experts and market researchers.

 

Outstanding international recognition.

Four top ratings in the renowned "International Engine of the Year Award" underscore the BMW Group's engine expertise. A specialist jury of 65 automobile journalists from 31 countries voted the BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder in the BMW i8 as the class winner. A second class victory went to the integrated drive system of the BMW i8, and this hybrid drive also won the overall prize. The M TwinPower Turbo in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW M3 Sedan and the BMW M4 Coupé also received the award in the 2.5 to 3.0-litre category for the fifth time.

 

The BMW i8 was voted "World Green Car of the Year" as well as receiving the "Paul Pietsch Prize" awarded by the automobile magazine "auto, motor und sport" for the most innovative technology concept. The BMW i8 was also named "UK Car of the Year" and was voted "most environment-friendly luxury car" by "The Washington Auto Show".

 

The BMW i3 likewise gained international recognition. In China, the successful electric car was pronounced best compact car as part of the "Best Cars 2015" awards, as well as being voted "Car of the Year" in Australia. In addition, the BMW i3 won the "Company Car of the Year" award presented jointly by the magazine "Firmenauto" and DEKRA.

 

The new BMW 7Series -more than 20 awards in China alone.

The new BMW 7 Series attracted the most positive response worldwide. In China alone the new BMW 7 Series won more than twenty prizes. These include the "Technology Innovation Award" presented by the renowned "China Business Journal" and "Luxury Car of the Year" awarded by the influential daily newspaper "The Beijing News". In the USA the new BMW 7 Series received the 2015 "Best of What's New" award in the automobile category from the magazine "Popular Science" And in Germany the new BMW 7 Series also won the 2015 "Golden Steering Wheel" award presented by "Auto Bild" and "Bild am Sonntag" in the luxury performance category –just as the BMW X1 and the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer did in their respective categories.

The BMW Group's innovation leadership was also confirmed by 550 body construction experts from 24 countries, who gave the BMW 7 Series the "EuroCarBody Award 2015" for its pioneering body structure with Carbon Core.

 

Outstanding honors for BMW design.

The International Forum Design "iF design awards" are among the very highest distinctions for achievements in design. This year the BMW Group won a total of 13 of the highly coveted "iF design awards 2015".The unique character of BMW design also impressed readers of the car magazine "Auto Zeitung": here the elegant and sporty BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé won the "Design Trophy" in the categories "Sedans/Coupés/Vans". In the compact class, it was the styling of the BMW 2 Series Convertible that received the highest distinction. And as the most outstanding design innovation of 2015, the new BMW 1 Series won the "autonis 2015" award as part of the readers' vote held by the car magazine "auto motor und sport". Meanwhile in the "Concept Cars" category of the "Auto Bild Sportscars" readers' vote, a clear majority went to the BMW 3.0 CSL Homage, which was created by the BMW Design Team in recognition of the classic BMW coupé icons of the 1970s.

 

Driving fun with the power to thrill.

Sheer driving pleasure is the top priority for readers of sports car magazines -and it is the sporty BMW models that best embody this. This was certainly the opinion expressed by readers of "Auto Bild Sportscars". In the "Serial Production Coupés" category, the BMW M4 GTS was voted "Sports Car of the Year 2015".

 

Its 500 hp 3-litre 6-cylinderpetrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology is the first serial-production car to be fitted with innovative water injection (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2emissions: 199 g/km)*.

 

The result of the readers' vote held by the magazine "sport auto" likewise confirms the sporty aspirations of BMW: in as many as four categories BMW models were placed at the top of the rostrum. For the third time in succession, the BMW 335i received the "Sport Auto Award" in the class of sedans up to EUR 50,000. And for the second time in a row the BMW M3 finished first in the category of sedans/estate cars up to EUR 100,000. The same was true of the BMW M135i in the compact class and the BMW M235i in the ranking for coupés up to EUR 50,000.

 

Recognition of pioneering role in the area of car connectivity.

42,520 readers of the automobile magazine "auto motor und sport" and the computer magazine "CHIP" cast their votes for the "Car Connectivity Award 2015": in doing so they confirmed the BMW Group's pioneering role in the networking of driver, vehicle and environment. The BMW i8 was the outright winner of the "Connected Car 2025" award, attracting 30.3 percent of the votes. The magazine's knowledgeable readers were impressed with the car's extensive range of driver assistance systems, services and apps. Additionally, 56 percent of participants regard BMW as the brand with the best car connectivity.

 

Readers of the automobile magazines "Auto Bild" and "Computer Bild" voted on which manufactures offer the best innovations relating to automobile connectivity, for which the winners receive the "Connected Car Awards". The new BMW 7 Series was voted "Connected Car of the Year". In addition to its optimum connectivity, the gesture control function and "remote-control parking" were two particularly impressive features which the new BMW 7 Series is the only car in the world to offer. For the "remote-control parking" function, BMW also received the "Connected Car Award" in the category "Assistance Systems -Comfort". BMW also impressed readers most in the category "Assistance Systems -Safety", being honored with the "Connected Car Award" for the "Driving Assistant Plus" system available in the BMW 7 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW i3.

 

The "GreenTec Award" -one of the biggest and most important European distinctions for environment-friendly technology -went to the intermodal route planner developed for the BMW i models. The system incorporates other means of transport in navigation guidance where this means that the destination can be reached more quickly and efficiently.

 

The BMW Group also received the United Nations "Momentum for Change Award" for its innovative fast-charging network to cater for electrically powered vehicles.

 

Confirmation of sustainability and quality. The car magazine "Auto Bild" determines the "ValueMaster" based on forecasts made by the German market analysis institute Schwacke relating to the resale value of vehicles. In the category of electric cars, the BMW i3 received the "Value Master 2015" award due to having the highest resale value. For the third time in succession, a BMW 3 Series model clinched this title in the hotly competed category of mid-range cars -this year it was the BMW 325d Touring. There was even a double victory in the compact SUV category: the BMW X3 xDrive35d was the winner, very slightly ahead of the BMW X4 xDrive30d.

 

With its premium quality, reliability and top-class ergonomics, BMW also did well in the "Initial Quality Study 2015", a survey of 84,000 North American new car buyers conducted by J. D. Power and Associates. The winner in the segment of small premium cars this year was the BMW 2 Series. The BMW 4 Series won in the class of compact premium cars, and first in the category of mid-size premium cars was the BMW 5 Series. J.D. Power and Associates also assess the production quality of automobile plants. The "Platinum Plant Quality Award 2015" for the best plant in the world went to BMW Plant Rosslyn in South Africa. BMW Plant Dingolfing came second in the Europe/Africa region, making it the best automobile plant in Europe.

 

* The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on the ECE test cycle, dependent on tyre format.

 

Here is a summary of the main awards won by BMW in 2015:

 

Distinction conferred by the United Nations:

 

"Momentum Change Award" for establishing the world's largest fast-charging network for electric cars.

 

Distinctions conferred by World Car Awards:

 

World Green Car for the BMW i8

Engine of the Year for the Turbo 3-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW i8

Engine of the Year for the drivetrain of the BMW i8

Engine of the Year overall award for the BMW i8

Engine of the Year for the BMW 3-litre in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine

 

Distinction conferred by GreenTec Awards:

 

"GreenTec Award 2015":

BMW i for multimodal route planner in the Automobility category

 

Distinction conferred by "EuroCarBody":

 

"EuroCarBodyAward 2015":

BMW 7 Series for innovative body construction

 

Distinctions conferred by "auto motor und sport":

 

"Best Cars":

BMW 5 Series in the Upper Mid-Range category

 

"Paul Pietsch Prize":

BMW i8 as the most innovative technology concept "autonis":

 

BMW 1 Series as the best design innovation in the compact class

 

Distinction conferred by "auto motor und sport" and "CHIP":

 

"Connected Car 2015":

BMW i8 for the best vehicle connectivity

 

Distinctions conferred by "Auto Zeitung":

 

"Auto Trophy":

 

BMW 5 Series in the Upper Mid-Range category

 

"Design Trophy":

 

BMW 2 Series Convertible in the Compact Class category

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé in the Sedans/Coupés/Vans category

 

Distinctions conferred by "Bild am Sonntag" / "Auto Bild":

 

"Golden Steering Wheel":

 

BMW X1 in the Mid-Range SUV category

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer in the Vans category

 

Distinctions conferred by "Auto Bild" / "Computer Bild":

 

"Connected Car Award":

 

BMW 7 Series as the "Connected Car of the Year"

BMW in the "Assistance Systems - Safety" category

BMW in the "Assistance Systems - Comfort" category

 

Distinction conferred by "Auto Bild Allrad":

 

"All-Wheel Car of the Year":

 

BMW i8 in the All-Wheel Hybrid category

 

Distinctions conferred by "Auto Bild Sportscars":

 

"Sports Cars of the Year":

 

BMW M4GTS in the Serial Production Coupés category

BMW 3.0 CSL Homage in the Concept Cars category

 

Distinctions conferred by "Auto Bild" /Schwacke:

 

"Value Master 2015":

 

BMW i3 in the Electric Vehicles category

BMW 325d Touring in the Mid-Range category

BMW X3 xDrive35d in the Compact SUVs category

 

Distinctions conferred by "sport auto":

 

"Sport auto Award 2015":

 

BMW M135i in the Compact Cars category

BMW M235i in the category Coupés up to EUR 50,000

BMW 335i in the category Sedans/Estate Cars up to EUR 50,000

BMW M3 in the category Sedans/Estate Cars up to EUR 100,000

 

Distinction conferred by "Motor Klassik":

 

"Motor Klassik Awards 2015":

 

BMW 4 Series Coupé in the Classic of the Future (Mid-Range) category

 

Distinctions conferred by International Forum Design:

 

"iF Design Awards" 2015:

 

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, BMW M4 Coupé, BMW X6 and BMW i8 – all in the category "Product – Automobiles, Vehicles, Bikes"

 

Distinctions conferred by "Firmenauto" / DEKRA:

 

"Company Car of the Year":

 

BMW i3 REX in the Small Cars category

BMW 118d in the Compact Class category

 

Distinction conferred by DEKRA:

 

"Used Car Report 2015":

 

BMW Z4 in the category Convertibles/Sports Cars (Reliability)

 

Distinctions conferred by J.D. Power and Associates:

 

"Initial Quality Award 2015":

 

BMW 2 Series in the Small Premium Cars category

BMW 4 Series in the Compact Premium Cars category

BMW 5 Series in the Premium Cars category

 

"APEAL Study 2015":

 

BMW 4 Series in the Compact Premium Cars category

BMW 6 Series in the Mid-Size Premium Cars category

BMW 2 Series in the Small Premium Cars category

 

"Platinum Plant Quality Award 2015":

BMW Plant Rosslyn, South Africa

 

"Silver Plant Quality Award 2015":

 

BMW Plant Dingolfing

 

Distinctions conferred by "UK Car of the Year":

 

"UK Car of the Year":

 

BMW i8 as the best car of the year

 

"Best Performance Car of the Year":

 

BMW i8 in the category of best sports cars of the year

 

Distinction conferred by "Popular Science":

 

"Best of What's New" 2015:

BMW 7 Series in the automobile category

 

Distinctions conferred by "Blogger Auto Awards":

 

"Blogger Auto Awards 2015":

BMW i3 in the Small Cars category

BMW i8 in the Sports Cars category

 

Distinction conferred by "Schweizer Illustrierte":

 

"Swiss Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the "The most stylish car in Switzerland" category

 

Distinction conferred by "Freie Fahrt":

 

"Big Austrian Automobile Prize" 2015:

BMW 7 Series in the "Premium" category

 

Distinction conferred by "Car Styling Magazine":

 

"the golden marker trophy":

BMW i3 for best automobile design

 

Distinction conferred by "The Washington Auto Show":

 

"Luxury Green Car of the Year":

BMW i8 in the category Most Environment-Friendly Luxury Car

 

Distinction conferred by "Coty Australia":

 

"Car of the Year 2015":

BMW i3 as the best car of the year

 

Distinction conferred by "L ʼ árgus":

 

"Trophée Argus":

BMW 218d Active Tourer in the Compact/Family Car category

 

Distinction conferred by „J-COTY“:

 

"Car of the Year Japan”:

BMW 2er Active / Gran Tourer als Import Car of the Year

 

Distinction conferred by "China Business Journal":

 

"Technology Innovation Award":

BMW 7 Series in the Innovative Technology category

 

Distinction conferred by "The Beijing News":

 

"Luxury Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "auto, motor und sport China":

 

"BEST CARS 2015":

BMW i3 in the category Best Compact Car

 

Distinction conferred by "West China City Daily":

 

"The Most Anticipated":

BMW 7 Series in the D Class category

 

Distinction conferred by "163.com":

 

"Luxury Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "yiche.com":

 

"5 Best Imported Cars of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Import Vehicles category

 

Distinction conferred by "National Business Daily":

 

"2015 Luxury Car":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Car of the Year category

 

Distinction conferred by "emao.com":

 

"2016 Large Luxury Car Recommendation":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "youcheyihou":

 

"China Mobile Internet Annual Model Series Award":

BMW 7 Series in the Mobile Internet category

 

Distinction conferred by "Auto Headline":

 

"Annual Top New Media Communications Case":

BMW 7 Series

Distinction conferred by "Auto World":

 

"Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series

Distinction conferred by "Tencent":

 

"Imported Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Import Cars category

 

Distinction conferred by "ifeng.com":

 

"Global Luxury Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "Nanfang Metropolis Daily":

 

"Imported Luxury Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "China Business News":

 

"Elite Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series

 

Distinction conferred by "12gang.com":

 

"Luxury Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

Distinction conferred by "Zaker":

 

"New Car Appreciation":

BMW 7 Series

 

Distinction conferred by "21th Century Media":

 

"Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series

 

Distinction conferred by "Motor Trend":

 

"Imported Car of the Year":

BMW 7 Series in the Import Cars category

 

Distinction conferred by "chexun.com":

 

"The Most Popular Luxury Car":

BMW 7 Series in the Luxury Performance category

 

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BMW Group In America 

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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BMW Group at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas. BMW presents the principle of the contactless touchscreen with AirTouch.

Munich/Las Vegas. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES, 6 to 9 January 2016) in Las Vegas, the BMW Group is presenting a Vision Car to demonstrate what the interior and the user interface of the future might look like. The rapid advance of networking between driver, vehicle and environment is becoming increasingly intensive and is facilitating new services. One example of new technologies in seamlessly networked vehicles is provided by AirTouch. This feature empowers intuitive control of entertainment, navigation and communication functions using simple gestures made with a flat hand. AirTouch allows the display in a vehicle to be operated like a touchscreen without actually having to make contact with the surface. Sensors record the hand movements in the area between the central console and the interior mirror. This enables drivers or passengers to change the focus on the surface of the large panorama display. Simple confirmation selects the relevant menu item or activates an icon.

 

Sensors on the instrument dashboard permit 3D control.


One year ago, BMW already presented the new gesture control at the CES. This enables simple movements of a finger to carry out actions such as adjusting the loudness or accepting phone calls. Meanwhile, this technology is available as BMW Gesture Control in the new BMW 7 Series. AirTouch is now taking another big leap forward. Sensors are installed in the area of the instrument dashboard which respond to hand movements here and therefore permit three-dimensional control. A movement of the hand or a gesture activates the surfaces on the large panorama display.

 

AirTouch has another option to confirm an action. A concealed AirTouch button is located on the rim of the steering wheel. It is on the left and easy to reach with the thumb, and it lights up when a menu or icon can be activated. One tap is sufficient to activate the desired program or change a setting. The passenger also has a button like this positioned on the side sill in the door area. Passengers are therefore able to use one hand to navigate through the menu and the other hand to confirm inputs very quickly.

 

The intelligent AirTouch menu control reduces the number of steps needed to make a selection. For example, when activating the phone pad, the system automatically brings up contacts or call lists to the top select level so that a call can be made with just one further action. AirTouch recognises which selection and control steps are required next and displays them in advance. This allows the driver to focus all their concentration on the road ahead or offers additional convenient control options when the vehicle is travelling in highly automated mode.

 

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BMW Group in America

 

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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MINI USA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL ROUTE FOR MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 24 – After much anticipation, MINI USA today announced the official route for the 2016 running of MINI TAKES THE STATES . The legendary biennial cross-country owners rally will kick off at Road Atlanta in northeast Georgia on July 9, 2016 and finish at the Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA, on July 23, 2016.

 

In true MINI TAKES THE STATES fashion, the route will not take a direct path from point A to point B. The more than 4,000-mile “track-to-track” adventure will travel up the east coast, across the Great Plains and over the Rocky Mountains before arriving in Southern California.  The legendary adventure, which attracts thousands of MINI owners and enthusiasts every other year, will pay tribute to the brand’s motorsports heritage by stopping at several professional race tracks to host driving experiences along the way.

 

“MINI TAKES THE STATES is one of the most anticipated experiences that the MINI community takes part in every other year,” said David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas. “Owning a MINI is about being a part of a community and never is that more evident than during MINI TAKES THE STATES.  We can’t wait to hit the road this summer!”

 

MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 will leave Atlanta making stops in Charlotte, NC, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD. The route then turns slightly west heading towards stops in Pittsburgh, PA, and Detroit, MI.  The group of owners and MINI employees will then head north and cross over the legendary Mackinac Bridge, considered to be a rite of passage for thousands of MINI owners who have participated in the biennial MINI on the Mack event before arriving in St. Ignace, MI.

 

After crossing over into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula the route heads along the banks of Lake Michigan to Green Bay, WI, before heading west for stops in Minneapolis, MN, and Sioux Falls, SD. The rallying MINI owners will then motor across the Great Plains and through the Black Hills where they’ll make a pit stop in Sturgis, SD, home of the legendary motorcycle rally. The route then heads south for the final legs of the epic journey making stops in Cheyenne, WY, Park City, UT, and Las Vegas, NV, before finally crossing the finish line in Palm Springs, CA.

 

Stay tuned for more updates or visit MINITAKESTHESTATES.com to receive email updates. For blog posts and press images from MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014 please visit the MTTS 2014 page on MINIUSANEWS.com. Media interested in updates on MINI USA can also follow us on Twitter at @MINIUSANEWS.

 

About MINI in the US

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 124 MINI passenger car dealers in 39 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of six unique vehicles.

BMW E30 (3 Series)

BMW E30 Coupe

BMW E30 Coupe

BMW E30 is a compact executive car which was produced by BMW from 1982 to 1993. All variants used a rear-wheel-drive layout with the exception of the all-wheel-drive 325iX. The BMW M3 was first introduced on the BMW E30 platform. The BMW E30 was released in 1982 and was replaced by the BMW E36 in 1992. BMW continued to produce the cabriolet (convertible) BMW E30 well into 1992 and the Touring until June 1993.

The cars were powered by a range of inline 4-cylinder and inline 6-cylinder engines. The E30 BMW M3 was fitted with a high-revving 4-cylinder petrol engine (BMW S14) which produced 175 kW (238 PS; 235 hp) in its final European-only iteration.

BMW E30 Body styles

The BMW E30 3-series was penned by Claus Luthe in 1978, the designer of the NSU Ro 80. It was produced as four- and two-door saloons, two-door convertible (the M3 cabriolet was only offered for the European market), cabriolet by Baur, and a five-door estate (marketed as the “Touring”).

The BMW M3 utilised a widened and heavily redesigned variation of the two-door body style. The M3 shares few body parts with other BMW E30 models; however, many M3 parts can be used on the other body styles and are interchangeable offering the consumer an OEM upgrade.

BMW E30 Production history

BMW E30 Sedan

BMW E30 Sedan

Initial release (1982)

Externally, the appearance is very similar to the E21 predecessor, however there are various detail changes in styling to the BMW E30. Major changes over the E21 include interior features and revised suspension (to reduce the oversteer which the E21 was criticised for).

The primary distinctive feature of the BMW E30 models produced for the North American market in 1984–1987 are the elongated front/rear aluminum bumpers. These bumpers are commonly known as “diving boards.”

Minor update (1985)

This update included changes to exterior and interior trim. The 323i model was replaced with the 325i at this time. This was also when the diesel-engined 324d was introduced.

Major update (1987)

At Frankfurt in September 1987, BMW introduced a major update to the BMW E30 (often called “Series 2”). The changes to the lineup were the addition of the touring (station wagon) variant and removal of the 325e model. The M10 4-cylinder engine was replaced by the M40.

External styling changes included a new front bumper, redesigned rear lights, rear apron, headlight reflectors, and licence plate frame, while the window frames lost their chrome trim. Rust protection was improved with the update. Various mechanical changes were made, including updating of the engine range. In 1988, the anodized aluminum bumpers for the North American market were shortened by revising the cover/fillers and shortening the shocks. In 1989 (again, for North America) the aluminum bumpers were replaced with shorter plastic bumpers in body-colour. In the rest of the world the 1987 facelift changes remained largely unchanged until the end of production.

BMW E30 Engines

Following on from the E21, at the launch of the BMW E30 range in 1982 it was fitted with the M10 straight-four and the M20 straight-six engines. Over the production run, the M10 was replaced with the M40 and M42, the M20 received various upgrades and the BMW S14 engine was introduced in the M3. A six-cylinder diesel was also introduced later, originally only in naturally aspirated form.

Four-cylinder

BMW E30 Sedan

BMW E30 Sedan

At the launch of the BMW E30 range in 1982, the 316 used a 1766 cc M10 fed by a carburetor and producing 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp), this engine allowed BMW to offer a cheap, entry-level car in the range. The 318i had the same M10 engine, but with Jetronic fuel injection, pushing power to 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) while also improving fuel economy.

The 1987 “Series 2” update introduced a new four-cylinder SOHC engine, the 1796 cc (M40B18) with 85 kW (116 PS; 114 hp). This engine incorporated Motronic fuel injection . The 316 was replaced by the 316i, which used a 1596 cc M40B16, producing 75 kW (102 PS; 101 hp). This was not quite as torquey as the 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) 1766 cc M10 it replaced – nevertheless, it offered superior performance overall. In South Africa and perhaps some other markets, the old M10-powered 316 continued until 1991, gaining the new bumpers when the range was updated. The 316i model (and previous 316 model) was not sold in Australia, where the base model continued to be the 318i.

The 318iS coupe was released in 1989, soon followed by the 318i sedan and 318iC convertible. These models introduced a new engine, the chain-driven DOHC M42 1.8 L 16-valve engine w. This is the most modern engine available in the BMW E30 range, incorporating the updated Bosch Motronic 1.3, hydraulic valve adjusters and four individual coil packs which resulted in a very high hp per liter as well as reasonable fuel economy (33mpg) and CO2 emissions (190 g/km). The excellent weight distribution of the 318iS & 318ic has led to frequent comparisons with the famous BMW E30 M3. Nicknames include “mini M3” or “poor man’s M3.”

The M3 is powered by the BMW S14 engine, a high-revving motorsport engine.

Six-cylinder

At the launch of the BMW E30 range, the 320i (2.0 L M20 with 92 kW (125 PS; 123 hp)) and 323i (2.3 L M20 with 105 kW (143 PS; 141 hp)) were available, both using Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection. These models were not sold in North America, presumably for emissions reasons. In 1985, the 323i was replaced with a 2.5 L version of the M20, which produced 126 kW (169 hp) and used Bosch Motronic fuel injection. This engine was available in the 325i variants (including the all-wheel drive 325iX).

An economy version called the 325e (the e signifying efficiency) was released as a lower revving, more fuel efficient engine. To maximise low-rev torque, the engine was the largest available in the chassis (aside from the rare South African version which was available with the 3.2 L M30). The 2.7 L had a longer stroke than the 2.5 L, with a more restrictive head, four cam bearings instead of seven (less internal friction), and single valve springs where the 2.5l had doubled up springs. This resulted in 90.22 kW (123 PS; 121 hp) at 4250 rpm and, more importantly, 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) at 3250 rpm (peak torque for a 325i is 215 N·m (159 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm).

The 1987 “Series 2” update boosted the 320i to 95 kW (129 PS; 127 hp) and the 325i to 126 kW (171 PS; 169 hp) and improved fuel economy.

Diesel

In 1985, BMW introduced the 324d, which used a 2443 cc diesel inline-six that produced 86 PS (63 kW). In 1987 a turbocharged version called the 324td with 116 PS (85 kW) arrived. This model also had an all-new electronically controlled injection pump (DDE) developed by Bosch, which provided higher power and smoother running.

Drivetrain

In total, eight transmissions were available for the various models of the BMW E30: five manuals, and three automatics.

Manual transmissions

The standard gearbox for the 316 and some 318i models is the Getrag 220 4-speed, these models had the option of the 5-speed Getrag 240. The Getrag 220 does not have synchromesh on reverse.

The 5-speed 318i models use the Getrag 240 gearbox. This gearbox is also used on the 320i, however with a different bell housing to suit the M20 engine.

The 323i and 325i use the stronger Getrag 260 5-speed. It is suggested that the 323i may have had a sports manual as an option.

Some European market facelift M20 cars (320i and 325i) were also available with a ZF manual transmission, however this was not a listed option, or specific to any particular market or factory, and is thus very rare to find.

The M3 was fitted with a Getrag 265 five-speed manual gearbox. This featured a dogleg shift pattern for European models and a standard H-pattern for North American models.

Automatic transmissions

Both automatic transmissions were manufactured by ZF – they were the 3-speed 3 HP 22, which was available on the M10 316 and 318i models until year 1985, and the 4-speed 4 HP 22, which was available on all models later. 320i and 325i have the option of the sport automatic, that was an electronic box rather than the usual fully mechanical box. This is much less common to find in USA than Euro market cars, though it is still fairly uncommon in Euro market cars too.

BMW E30 models and production volumes

  • 1982-1987 316e – 1.6 L M10B16 I4, 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp)
  • 1982–1987 318i – 1.8 L M10B18 I4, 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp)
  • 1982–1988 325e – 2.7 L M20B27 I6, 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)
  • 1988–1992 316i – 1.6 L M40B16 I4, 99 PS (73 kW; 98 hp)
  • 1988–1992 318i – 1.8 L M40B18 I4, 113 PS (83 kW; 111 hp)
  • 1989–1992 318is – 1.8 L M42B18 I4, 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)
  • 1982–1985 320i – 2.0 L M20B20 I6, 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp)
  • 1986–1990 320i – 2.0 L M20B20 I6, 129 PS (95 kW; 127 hp)
  • 1982–1986 323i – 2.3 L M20B23 I6, 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)
  • 1984–1990 325i – 2.5 L M20B25 I6, 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)
  • 1986–1992 320is – 2.0 L S14B20 I4, 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp)
  • 1986–1990 M3 – 2.3 L S14B23 I4, 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp)
  • 1988–1990 M3 Evolution – 2.3 L S14B23 I4, 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp)
  • 1989–1990 M3 Evolution Sport – 2.5 L S14B25 I4, 238 PS (175 kW; 235 hp)
  • 1985–1990 324d – 2.4 L M21D24 I6, 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp)
  • 1987–1990 324td – 2.4 L M21D24 I6, 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp)

Global BMW E30 production totals by year

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Production * 15,580 218,201 285,134 297,886 329,460 316,075
Year 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Production 269,074 257,307 246,818 56,363 26,913 18,440 *

The first BMW E30s were produced in December 1981 (323i models only), but the numbers are not known. The total production from 1982 to 1993 was 2,339,520 units.

Special models of BMW E30

BMW E30 M3

BMW E30 M3

In addition to the famous M3 there were other special models of the BMW E30. For Portugal and Italy only, due to considerably higher VAT and vehicle tax for cars with engines exceeding 2000 cc, a special model was created: the 320is. This model was produced both in 2- and 4-door versions and was equipped with a 2.0 L (1990cc) version of the S14 engine from the M3, with stroke reduced to 72.6 mm (sometimes described incorrectly as being “sleeved” or of reduced bore), and power output of 192 hp (DIN). The 320is shared the same dogleg Getrag 265 gearbox of the non-US M3 while it had a limited slip differential with the same 25% lock up rate but with a closer ratio. All the 320is were left hand drive and without catalytic converter; ABS and power steering were also fitted as standard equipment. The saloon version appeared in the dealers’ showrooms on September 1987 while the 2-door version arrived on March 1988. The 4-door was equipped with 14″ alloy wheels and foglights only, while the 2-door model was further equipped with the complete M-Technic II Aero package (identical to the one fitted to the UK-spec 325i Sport and available as an accessory on all other BMW E30 3 Series models), which consisted of a deeper front airdam, additional lower side body panels, an extended valance under the rear bumper and a two-piece rear spoiler. In addition, the two-door BMW E30 320is sported body-colour side mirror housings, shadowline (dechromed) window trim and 14-inch cross-spoke alloy wheels. The springs, shocks and anti-roll bars of all two-doors (as well as four-doors produced from September 1989) are of the more aggressive “Sportfahrwerk” specification. The interior of the 320is was identical to that of other 3 Series models with the sole exception of its unique instrument cluster that utilized the same M3 dashboard with integrated oil temperature gauge at the bottom of the rev counter instead of the econometer present on all other BMW E30s. The car was sold for three years only and produced in 3748 examples (1206 saloon cars, 2542 2-door cars) and for this reason is now becoming a collectors’ item.

BMW South Africa’s Motorsport division created the 333i in 1986 by fitting the 3210 cc M30 “big six” (“M30B32” of the 733i E23/ 533i E12/ 533i E28/ 633CSi E24) engine to a 2-door BMW E30. The resulting 333i was a major success in saloon car racing in that country and is now a collectors’ item. These cars, built with help from Alpina in Buchloe, Bavaria, Germany, featured some interesting compromises like forcing the buyer to choose between air conditioning (vital in South Africa) or power steering (because of lack of space due to the large M30 engine). They were only built in small numbers in 1986. BMW South Africa provided the following specifications for the 333i: Powerplant – M30B32 6 Cylinder 3210 cc 145 kW (197 PS; 194 hp) at 5500 rpm. 285 N·m (210 lb·ft) torque at 4300 rpm. The cars were fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential. Braking was enhanced by 296 mm (11.7 in) Alpina dual ventilated grooved front disc brakes. ABS was optional. The cars were fitted with 16x7J Alpina wheels and Pirelli P7 (195/50/VR16) tires. BMW provided performance figures were impressive, with a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph). 0–100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and a standing kilometer in 27.7 seconds at sea level. Actual South African Car Magazine road test figures were a top speed of 231 km/h, 0–100 km/h in 7.23 seconds and a standing kilometre in 28.08 seconds. The test was carried out with a driver, passenger and a full tank of fuel. Only 204 of these cars were produced.

Later when it became clear that South Africa would not be getting the M3, the 325iS was created. Initially this was merely a 325i 2-door fitted with a bodykit and a close-ratio gearbox (improving acceleration at the expense of top speed and economy), but more changes were made to keep the car competitive in South African saloon car racing. Nevertheless, these cars were always sold to the public. This resulted in the 325iS of late 1990. By now several body panels were made of aluminum and the M20 engine grew to 2.7 L and now produced 145 kW (194 hp) and a 0-62 mph in a mere 6.9 seconds as claimed by BMW South Africa. Due to increased competition in the production car race series it was competing in, another version was released in late 1991 called the 325iS Evo. The main revisions were a front aerofoil to smooth underbody airflow, shorter stiffer springs, thicker rear anti-roll bar and changes to the throttle body, exhaust manifold and inlet valves. It produced 155 kW (211 PS; 208 hp) and BMW South Africa claimed a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph) with a 0–100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. It did win the 1993 Group N race series under Robbie Smith and set various track records in the process.

The cabriolet version continued to be built to the end of April 1993 and the touring version continued to be built to the end of June 1994.

John Player Special – JPS – Bathurst Edition. Built to celebrate Bathurst (Australia) wins by BMW in 1980’s – there were 8 special edition BMW E30 John Player Special cars brought into Australia. Signified by the Schartz Black body, gold pin stripe and gold coloured weave wheels. Other than sharing the 323i motor and gearbox, the cars also came with: – Recaro sports seats, JPS badging, a limited slip diff, m sports suspension, sunroof and unique body kit.

BMW E30 Alpina

  • Alpina C1/C2/B3

The Alpina C1 was based on the 323i and was among their most popular models, providing superior performance over the unmodified car. The C1 made 125 kW / 170 hp and 225 Nm of torque. 0–100 km/h was achieved in 7.8s. Top speed was 213 km/h. Only 35 C1 cars were built, making it one of the rarest Alpina cars. As BMW released the 325i, Alpina responded with the C2 2.5 and later the 2.7 models, providing between 190-210 horsepower. The brakes and suspension were also upgraded.

The C1 2.5 and early C2 / 2.6* models used the M20B23 (2,3L) engine, but bore and stroke were increased to achieve a capacity of 2552 cm3. Alpina reworked the head which was ported and polished, installed harder valve springs and a hotter cam. The intake manifold was also reworked, and Alpina used a larger throttle body. Max power was 136 kW / 185 bhp, with 246 Nm of torque. Alpina claimed 0–100 km/h acceleration in 7.1 seconds. Top speed was 220 km/h. Only 74 cars were built.

Later C2 2.5 models (C2 /3 2.5) were based on the 325i. Alpina used the M20B25 engine with very few modifications compared to earlier models. Again the cylinder head was decked to increase compression ratio, and it was ported and polished. The ECU was also remapped. Max power is 140 Kw / 190 bhp, with 235 Nm of torque. 0–100 km/h was achieved in 7.2 seconds. Top speed is 220 km/h. Only 50 cars were built.

The C2 /1 2.7 used the 325e eta model engine block, crank and rods, but with custom flat head pistons provided by MAHLE. Originally Alpina modified the “200” casting number cylinder head specific to the 325e with bigger intake valves, larger air intake ports, and redesigned the valve chamber for better flow. A more aggressive camshaft was used, with higher lift and duration, and harder valve springs were installed. Compression ratio was increased to 10.2:1. The C2/1 2.7 made 210 bhp with 267 Nm of torque and was the fastest BMW E30 available at the time (227 km/h top speed). 108 cars were built.

Later C2 /2 2.7 (and early 1987 B3 2.7) used the M20B25 block with ETA (325e) crank and rods. The intake manifold was also redesigned for better flow. The head was decked to improve compression ratio ( 10.1:1 for models with the 731 head, 9.6:1 for later “885” head models with catalytic converter ) and matched with custom pistons – flat MAHLE pistons for engines equipped with the 731 head, and domed KS pistons for engines equipped with the 885 head. Larger throttle bodies were installed (the C2/2 version uses the same throttle body as the M20B25 325i). A total of 309 cars were built between 1986 and 1987. The C2/2 2.7 makes 204 bhp and 266 Nm of torque. Top speed is 224 km/h and 0-100 kp/h is achieved in 7.5 seconds.

The B3 2.7 is similar to late C2/2 2.7 cars. It uses the M20B25 block with M20B27 crank and custom rods. The 885 head is exclusively used for the B3 model. The head is decked ~ 1mm to improve CR to 9.6:1 and matched with custom domed KS or MAHLE pistons. Intake and cylinder head are ported and polished. Custom ECU mapping is used. Engine management is Bosch Motronic 1.3. The B3 2.7 is equipped with a catalytic converter to conform to emission standard of the time. performance numbers are similar to the later C2/2 2.7 cars. 254 cars were built from 1987 to 1992.

  • Alpina B6 2.8

The B6 2.8 is based on the 323i, but uses the same B6/2 engine used in the B6 E21. The car makes 210 bhp and 270 Nm of torque. Top speed is 230 km/h. 0-100 is achieved in 7.2 seconds. 259 cars were made from 1983 to 1986.

  • Alpina B6 3.5

The Alpina B6 3.5 is based on the 325i chassis, but uses the M30 “big six” 3430 cm3 engine, upgraded to 261 bhp (192 Kw) and a whopping 346 Nm of torque. 0–100 km/h is achieved in 6.4 seconds. The engine uses custom MAHLE pistons and rods. The cylinder head was ported and polished, and a hotter cam was used. Top speed is 250 km/h. Suspension and brakes were upgraded. Bigger ventilated disks and progressive springs were installed at the front. Only 210 cars were made from 1986 to 1990.

  • Alpina B6 3.5 S

The Alpina B6 3.5 S uses the M3 chassis. The 3.5s like the 3.5 uses the B10/2 M30 “big six” which makes 261 bhp and 346 Nm of torque. Displacement is 3430 cm3. 0–100 km/h is achieved in 6.4 seconds. Top speed is 250 km/h. The gearbox used is the famous Getrag 260/6 sport known as the “Dogleg Gearbox” with reversed 1st and 2nd gears. Only 62 cars were made from 1987 to 1990.

Suspension

One of the features that added to the roominess of the BMW E30 was the suspension. The front MacPherson struts and rear semi-trailing arm suspension were a compact arrangement that left a lot of cabin and boot space for the car’s overall size. The semi-trailing arms have been criticized for the dynamic toe & camber changes inherent to the suspension geometry, causing bump steer in hard cornering situations (such as racing and autocross). This has contributed to the BMW E30 as having a reputation for “tail happy” handling, where rear grip is reduced in certain situations, leading to oversteer.

The M3 model has unique suspension compared to the rest of the BMW E30 range, including 5 lug wheel bolts.

A widened version of the BMW E30 front suspension and the drivetrain from the BMW E30 325i were used in the BMW Z1 roadster. The BMW Z3 (E36/4) and BMW Compact (E36/5) rear suspensions are also very similar to the BMW E30, but utilizing five-lug hubs. The BMW M Coupe (E36/8) uses a widened version of the same rear semi-trailing arm suspension.

Top Gear appearance

The episode aired 13 February 2011 contained a challenge for a 4-seat convertible costing under £2000. All 3 presenters purchased BMW E30 325i convertibles. Modifications to the cars included Clarkson’s car (the only fitted with an automatic gearbox) having a large paving slab in the boot to improve handling, and Hammond’s car (which handled the worst) having aftermarket wheels and lowered suspension. May’s car was un-modified, and subsequently won the challenge by a significant margin.

BMW Dealership in USA

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1. A & L BMW

3780 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA 15146-2126

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2. Advantage BMW

305 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002-2215

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3. Advantage BMW of Clear Lake

400 Gulf Fwy S
League City, TX 77573-3528

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4. Apple BMW of York

1370 Roosevelt Ave
York, PA 17404-2208

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(717)845-6689

5. Athens BMW

3040 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA 30606-6967

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(706)549-5340

6. Autogermana BMW

298 Avenue Chardon
Hato Rey, PR 00918-1409

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(787)474-7000

7. Autohaus BMW of Maplewood

3015 S Hanley Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63143-3613

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(314)727-8870

8. Autoplex BMW

4600 Canyon Dr
Amarillo, TX 79109-6010

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9. Bachrodt BMW

7070 Cherryvale North Blvd
Rockford, IL 61112-1002

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(815)332-4700

10. Baron BMW

9010 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Merriam, KS 66202-2820

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(913)722-5100

11. Basney BMW

52203 State Rd 933
South Bend, IN 46637-3849

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(574)272-8504

12. Bert Ogden BMW

3201 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501-1925

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13. Beverly Hills BMW

5070 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036-4381

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(310)358-7800

14. Bill DeFouw BMW

320 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN 47905-4741

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(765)449-2800

15. Bill Jacobs BMW

2495 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL 60540-1023

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(630)357-1200

16. Bill Pearce BMW

11555 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89511-9307

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17. Bluegrass BMW

3235 Park Ave
Paducah, KY 42001-4007

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(270)444-0660

18. BMW Cleveland

6135 Kruse Dr
Solon, OH 44139-2375

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(440)542-0600

19. BMW Concord

1967 Market St
Concord, CA 94520-2626

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(925)682-3577

20. BMW Encinitas

1302 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024-2844

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21. BMW Fresno

7171 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA 93650-1082

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22. BMW Gallery

920 Boston Providence Tpke
Norwood, MA 02062-4742

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(781)762-2691

23. BMW Mt. Kisco

250 Kisco Ave
Mount Kisco, NY 10549-1008

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24. BMW North Scottsdale

18018 North Scottsdale Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054-6139

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25. BMW Northwest

4011 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424-1819

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26. BMW of Albany

801 E Oglethorpe Blvd
Albany, GA 31705-2752

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(229)883-2040

27. BMW of Alexandria

499 S Pickett St
Alexandria, VA 22304-4705

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28. BMW of Anchorage

730 E 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501-2733

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(877)583-5028

29. BMW of Ann Arbor

501 Auto Mall Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1811

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(734)663-3309

30. BMW of Annapolis

31 Old Mill Bottom Rd N
Annapolis, MD 21409-5431

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(410)349-9312

31. BMW of Arlington

1105 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76011-4344

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(817)436-5700

32. BMW of Asheville

649 New Airport Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732-8619

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(828)681-9900

33. BMW of Atlantic City

6037 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-4801

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(609)568-9200

34. BMW of Austin

7011 McNeil Dr
Austin, TX 78729-7687

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35. BMW of Bakersfield

5400 Gasoline Alley Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93313-3216

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(661)835-8900

36. BMW of Bayside

24721 Northern Blvd
Douglaston, NY 11362-1168

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(877)244-9910

37. BMW of Beaumont

1855 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, TX 77701-4761

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38. BMW of Bel Air

1705 Conowingo Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014-1815

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39. BMW of Bellevue

13617 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98005-2031

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40. BMW of Bend

1045 SE 3rd St
Bend, OR 97702-2142

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(541)382-1711

41. Alderson European Motors

1210 19th St
Lubbock, TX 79401-5030

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BMW E21 (3 Series)

BMW E21 is the body designation for the first BMW 3 Series compact executive car, produced by the German automaker BMW from 1975 to 1983. This series was the immediate successor to the BMW 2002 and was superseded by the BMW E30.

BMW E21

BMW E21

BMW E21 Development and early history

Under the direction of its 51% percent shareholder, Herbert Quandt, BMW decided upon a replacement for their aging 2002. Without it, there was the distinct possibility of BMW leaving its core mission of building driver oriented cars, and alienating an existing customer base long enamored with the company’s 2002 model.

Paul Bracq, Director of Design at BMW from 1970 to 1974, is credited with setting the design direction of the BMW E21 3 Series, while Wilhelm Hofmeister is credited with first drawing the small forward wedge at the base of the C-pillar, a strong design trait of the first Three-series.

In July 1975, BMW’s Board of Management first presented this new model series in the Munich Olympic Stadium for public appraisal. The frontal view of the new car was dominated by the BMW trademark kidney grille standing out clearly from the radiator cover. The styling of the new car bore a resemblance to the BMW E12 5 Series.

The wedge shape of the two-door model was distinctive, extending all the way to the unusually high rear end. In response to criticism of the tail design, a black plastic trim panel between the tail lights was added.[citation needed] The car’s styling was otherwise well received. Measuring 4355 millimeters (171.5 inches) in length, 1610 millimeters (63.4 inches) in width, and 1380 millimeters (54.3 inches) in height, the BMW E21 Series continued the tradition of the New Class. With the wheelbase measuring 2563 millimeters (100.9 in), there was little body overhang in the rear-wheel-drive design. The track measured 1364 millimeters (53.7 in) at the front, and 1377 millimeters (54.2 in) at the rear.

The suspension incorporated rack and pinion steering and MacPherson strut suspension at the front, and semi-trailing arm type independent suspension at the rear. The power assisted brakes were discs on the front wheels, while the rear wheels had drum brakes. Initially, a Getragfour-speed manual was the standard transmission fitment. Five-speed overdrive Getrag gearboxes were fitted as standard in 1980, but close ratio ‘sport’ gearboxes were available at the car’s release as an option. Alternatively, purchasers could opt for the ZF 3 HP-22 three-speed automatic transmission.

The cockpit design of the BMW E21 marked the introduction of a new design concept, with the center console and central dashboard area angled towards the driver. This feature has become part of BMW’s interior design philosophy for many years. As a sign of passive safety, all edges and control elements within the interior were rounded off and padded.

At the BMW E21’s release, three models were available: with 316 (1.6-litre), 318 (1.8-litre) and 320 (2.0-litre) versions of the BMW M10 four-cylinderengine. To draw clear visual distinction within the new model series, the 320 models came with dual headlights, while the 315 – 316 and 318 had single round headlights.

At the end of 1975, the 320i was introduced; the engine was fitted with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection, delivering 125 bhp (93 kW; 127 PS) on premium grade gasoline.

Ongoing evolution

In the mid-1970s, BMW had invested DM 110 million in a new engine series, designated as the M60, but later renamed as M20 upon the introduction of the E30 in late 1982.

At the 1977 International Auto Show in Frankfurt, BMW unveiled its new variants of the BMW E21, featuring the new six-cylinder M20 engines. The four-cylinder 320 model was replaced with the 320/6, featuring a two-litre version of the M20 engine. The 323i model was introduced, featuring 2.3 litres and 143 bhp (107 kW; 145 PS), empowering this car with a top speed of approximately 190 km/h (118 mph). The braking system was also upgraded, with the 323i featuring disc brakes on all wheels.

In the meantime however, a performance gap had developed between the 98 bhp (73 kW; 99 PS) 318 and the new 320/6 delivering 122 bhp (91 kW; 124 PS). For the 1979/80 model year, the four-cylinder models were upgraded: the 1.8-litre power unit was revised and entered the market as a 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) carburetor engine in the 316, while addition of Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection to the 1.8-litre engine raised the 318i to 105 bhp (78 kW; 106 PS) .

Since there was now also room for a new entry-level model, the 315 powered by a 75 bhp (56 kW; 76 PS) 1.6-litre M10 engine made its appearance in 1981.

Motorsports

The Group 5 version of the BMW 320, introduced in 1977 as a replacement to the already obsolete BMW 3.0 CSL and became nicknamed as the Flying Brick in reference to the blocky bodyshape, was powered by a Formula Two engine that was tuned to 300 bhp (220 kW) by BMW Motorsport.

Other than the main factory team and McLaren who ran the IMSA operation in the US, the car was notably used by the BMW Junior Team, who had the likes of Manfred WinkelhockEddie Cheever, and Marc Surer as drivers. They would help to win the 1977 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft and would later go into Formula One.

The car was also used to win the Macau Guia Race in 1981 and 1982.

Summary: model range

  • 315: The most economical model, introduced to the market in 1981, as a reaction to the second “oil crisis” in late 1979, with a 4-cylinder M10 1.6 L 75 bhp (56 kW; 76 PS) engine and a single downdraft carburetor. More spartan than the other BMW E21 models, it was the last BMW E21 to be built and shared production with the E30.
  • 316: The original 3-series base model with M10 1.8 L engine, 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS).
  • 318: Slightly more powerful version 98 bhp (73 kW; 99 PS) with 1.8 L engine.
  • 318i: An upgraded version of the 316 featuring the M10 1.8 L engine fitted with a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system – 105 bhp (78 kW; 106 PS), introduced in 1979 as successor to the carburetted 318.
  • 320: Featured an M10 four-cylinder engine with a Solex 2-barrel downdraft carburetor, 109 bhp (81 kW; 111 PS).
  • 320i: Upgraded version of 320 with an M10 engine; Bosch K-Jetronic (LambdaO2) fuel injection, 125 bhp (93 kW; 127 PS) and limited slip differential also as an option.
  • 320/6: Featured the new BMW 6-cylinder engine, the M20 2.0 L, and a Solex 4-barrel downdraft carburetor; replaced the 320/4 from 1979 on.
  • 320is: The 1980 320is for North America offered Recaro seats, a rear antiroll bar, a limited-slip differential, cross-spoke wheels, a larger-diameter front antiroll bar, a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a special front air dam.
  • 323i: Featuring the M20 and Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection, the 323i was the top model of the line with 143 bhp (107 kW; 145 PS) and four-disc power-assisted brakes. Options include power steering, a 5-speed close-ratio ‘dogleg’ sport gearbox, and 25% limited slip differential.

Variants

USA market variants featured different headlights to the European and other export versions. The 320i was available in the United States market and was remarkably different from the European models. Department of Transportation (DOT) safety regulations required larger bumpers, different headlight sets, and DOT marker lamps on the sides. Adapting the engines to meet US exhaust emissions regulations resulted in a smaller engine in the 320i (downgraded to 1.8 L) and less horsepower output compared to the European market versions.

A cabriolet conversion was offered by Karosserie Baur GmbH, based on regular BMW E21 models. The cabriolet conversion was composed of a targa roof and an independent rear soft-top. Production of the Baur TopCabriolet began in 1978, and were sold via the BMW dealership network. All TopCabriolets included the BMW warranty. A total of 4,595 vehicles were manufactured before production ended in 1981.

BMW of North America Reaches Resolution With NHTSA on Investigation of Timeliness of a MINI Noncompliance Recall

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 21, 2015… BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) today announced it has entered into a Consent Order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which resolves issues raised in NHTSA’s Special Order issued to BMW NA on September 28, 2015 in regards to its execution of a MINI noncompliance recall campaign. The Consent Order also includes an admission by BMW NA that it did not comply in a timely fashion with various reporting requirements under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

 

Pursuant to the Consent Order, BMW NA has agreed to make a $10 million cash payment to NHTSA and to spend $10 million on enhancing internal processes and technologies to more rapidly detect emerging safety-related issues and developing increased measures to maximize recall completion rates. An additional $20 million shall be in the form of a deferred amount and held in abeyance, pending BMW NA’s satisfactory completion of the obligations in the Consent Order.

 

BMW NA has also agreed to execute certain performance obligations to improve its recall execution and reporting processes and will work with a consultant to develop best practices to do so. The Consent Order will remain in place for two years subject to NHTSA’s right to extend for an additional year.

 

The company is committed to further improving its recall processes to better serve its customers. BMW NA respects the role of NHTSA and looks forward to working with them to develop solutions for the future.

 

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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BMW AND NISSAN PARTNER TO DEPLOY DUAL FAST CHARGERS ACROSS THE U.S. TO BENEFIT ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVERS

  • A total of 120 dual-port 50kW DC Fast-charging stations have been installed across 19 states to support longer distance electric vehicle travel for Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 drivers.
  • These publicly available Greenlots-networked charging stations include both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors, suitable for all DC Fast charging-capable electric vehicles in the U.S.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ and NASHVILLE, TN - December 21, 2015… BMW and Nissan are joining forces to offer public DC Fast charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an effort to support Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide. With this partnership between two of the top EV manufacturers, BMW and Nissan address the growing demand for additional public DC Fast-charging options in markets spanning the country, giving drivers the ability to easily extend the length of their electric travels. The breadth of Nissan and BMW’s fast-charger buildout is expansive, with fast chargers now available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. “BMW continues to pursue new ways to support the development of a robust public charging infrastructure that will benefit current and future BMW i3 owners across the country. This BMW-Nissan project builds on BMW’s ongoing commitment to participate in joint partnerships designed to expand DC Fast charging options nationwide for all EV drivers,” said Cliff Fietzek, Manager Connected eMobility, BMW of North America. “Together with Nissan, we are focused on facilitating longer distance travel so that even more drivers will choose to experience the convenience of e-mobility for themselves.” “Nissan takes a three-pronged approach to growing public EV charging options for LEAF drivers by installing quick chargers in the community, at corporate workplaces and at Nissan dealerships,” said Andrew Speaker, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “By working with BMW to increase the number of available public quick-chargers, we are able to further enhance range confidence among EV drivers across the country.” Each of these new locations will offer a dual 50 kW DC Fast-charging station with both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors, serving owners of both Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 electric cars, as well as all EV drivers in the U.S. whose vehicles are equipped with quick-charge ports. These 50 kW stations can charge EVs from Nissan and BMW up to 80 percent in about 20-30 minutes, as compared to the longer time required to recharge at a Level 2 (240V) charger, currently the most commonly available public charging station. Drivers can easily locate the chargers with ConnectedDrive in the BMW i3—either using the in-vehicle Navigation or by using the BMW i Remote App—or via the Nissan EZ-Charge smartphone app. Additionally, these chargers are compatible with the Nissan EZ-Charge cards. Since the launch of Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric car – Nissan has reinforced its commitment to zero-emission mobility with investments in EV charging infrastructure to serve the needs of LEAF drivers in markets across the U.S. Nissan also recently introduced the new 2016 LEAF, which has available best-in-class range of 107 miles, making it the first affordable EV to get more than 100 miles on a single charge. Nissan LEAF gets 126 MPGe city and 101 MPGe highway on S models, and 124 MPGe city and 101 MPGe highway on SV and SL trim levels. All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience. BMW i is focused on the development of visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design, and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. The BMW i3, the first all-electric vehicle from the BMW Group and winner of the 2015 Green Car of the Year award, has been the standout in the electric vehicle field since its launch in 2013. With a 170 horsepower synchronous electric motor powered by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, the BMW i3 can travel emissions free for 80-100 miles. With a combined rating of 124 MPGe, the BMW i3 is the most efficient EV as rated by the U.S. EPA.  About Nissan Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/ About Nissan North America In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at NissanUSA.com and InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com. BMW Group In America BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com.

Media Alert: BMW M2 AND BMW X4 M40i TO MAKE WORLD DEBUTS AT THE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT.

Additional Featured BMW Vehicles include: BMW 330e, BMW X1, BMW 7 Series and BMW i8, among others.

 

The BMW M2 and X4 M40i will make their world debuts at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on Monday, January 11, at the BMW Stand at 10:05 a.m. in Detroit’s COBO Center (One Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226). In addition, BMW will feature the new, BMW X1, BMW 7 Series, the plug-in hybrid BMW 330e, the high-performance BMW i8 and the all-electric BMW i3 among other BMW models at the BMW Stand. English, German and Spanish speaking BMW representatives will be available for interviews throughout the day.

 

Making its highly anticipated world debut, the 2016 BMW M2 features the renowned BMW M Performance complimented by a sleek interior and exterior design. A newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine produces 365 bHP and 343 lb-ft of torque, catapulting the high performance vehicle from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Inspired by its motorsport history and enhanced by BMW EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW M2 sets the pace in its segment when it comes to agility, driving feeling, directional stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit, without any compromise in everyday use. The 2016 BMW M2 will be available in US showrooms in spring 2016. Pricing will be announced shortly. BMW M2 Press Kit.

 

The BMW X4 M40i also will make its world debut in Detroit. The cutting-edge drive technology in the new BMW X4 M40i guarantees the free-revving thrill typical of a BMW M engine and its outstanding power delivery. With 355 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, the newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology inline 6-cylinder engine will also be making its world debut. Reaching an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph, the BMW X4 M40i delivers best-in-class acceleration, traveling from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Design and technology are also at their peak in the BMW X4 M40i and include a powerful yet efficient exterior chassis tuned to M Performance specifications, BMW ConnectedDrive, intelligent xDrive and TwinScroll turbo technology. The BMW X4 M40i will be available in US showrooms in February 2016. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date. BMW X4 M40i Press Kit.

 

The BMW 330e features a plug-in hybrid drive system offering typical BMW driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency. The innovative use of an electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine results in a total system output of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft torque. BMW 330e accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. In everyday driving condition, a total range of up 373 miles is attainable with 22 miles in all-electric mode. The 2016 BMW 330e will arrive in US showrooms in spring 2016 for $44,695 including $995 Destination and Handling. BMW 330e Press Kit (Global).

 

The BMW 740e, the flagships plug-in hybrid model will be available at dealerships in summer 2016. Its eDrive powertrain technology and the 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology combined with an electric motor generates a combined system output of 326 hp. A total of 23 miles in all-electric mode with a top speed of 75 mph can be achieved. Core features like the BMW EfficentLightweigt concept, allowing for 190 pound weight reduction in comparison to its predecessor carries over from the new 2016 BMW 7 Series. Groundbreaking Carbon Core passenger cell technology is the key element on the body structure by the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the strategic application of the lightweight design to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness. Featuring BMWs newest and pioneering technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging, Active Kidney Grills and the optional Display Key. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. BMW 7 Series Press Kit.

 

The BMW X1 is the second generation of its successful predecessor model and features more robust overall proportions, more interior space for passengers and luggage alike, and additional innovative connectivity and groundbreaking BMW EfficientDynamics technology that is unparalleled in the segment. The BMW X1 xDrive28i will feature a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, enabling the newest X family member to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The engine is coupled with the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology, which enhances sporting ability and ride. Currently in showrooms, the MSRP for the BMWX1 xDrive28 will be $35,795 including Destination and Handling. BMW X1 Press Kit.

 

The BMW i8 is the first eDrive 2+2 sports-car from BMW. It sits at the pinnacle of the BMW i lineup of visionary vehicles which are purpose built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric, constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber. Currently in showrooms and priced at $140,700 plus Destination and Handling, the MY2016 BMW i8 features Laser Lights available as an option for the first time in the US, enhancing its athletic design and sleek, low slung exterior. The BMW i8 operates with extremely high fuel efficiency boasting a US EPA rating of 76 MPGe combined. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. BMW i8 Press Kit.

 

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DATE:            Monday, January 11, 2016

 

TIME:             Press Conference: 10:05 a.m.; Interviews: All Day

 

PLACE:         COBO Center

BMW Stand

1 Washington Blvd.

 

 

BMW executives and experts available for interviews include:

 

  • Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG

Dr. Ian Robertson is available to discuss global BMW sales and marketing. Dr. Robertson will have limited availability for interviews at NAIAS.

 

  • Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America

Ludwig Willisch is available to discuss overall company business and strategy of BMW of North America.

  • Hildegard Wortmann, Head of Product Management Automobiles and Aftersales, BMW AG

Hildegard Wortmann is available to discuss current and forthcoming featured vehicles and global BMW sales.

  • Franciscus van Meel, President, BMW M Division, BMW AG
    Frandiscus van Meel is available to discuss the global BMW M brand, overarching strategy of BMW M, as well as the entire BMW M product portfolio. Mr. van Meel will have limited availability for interviews at NAIAS.

 

  • Karim Habib, Head of Design, Automobiles, BMW AG
    Karim Habib is available to discuss the design elements of featured BMW vehicles.

 

  • Trudy Hardy, Vice President of Marketing, BMW of North America

Trudy Hardy is available to discuss BMW’s marketing efforts in North America.

 

  • Fritz Steinparzer, Director Development Diesel Engine

Fritz Steinparzer is available to discuss the technical specifics of BMW Diesel Engines including the world premiere of the new inline 6 cylinder TwimPower Turbo engine featured in the BMW X4 M40i.

 

  • Matthias Klietz, Vice President Drive Train Research BMW Group

Matthias Klietz is available to discuss H2 Full Cell Research and the future of Drive Train.

 

  • Krzysztof Szews, Head of BMW M Design

Krzysztof Szews is available to discuss the design elements of featured BMW M vehicles.

  • Dirk Häcker, Head of Product Development, BMW M

Dirk Häcker is available to discuss BMW M Automobiles.

 

  • Carsten Pries, Head of Product Management BMW M Division , BMW AG

Carsten Pries is available to discuss the BMW M product portfolio.

 

  • Hussein Al-Attar, Design Exterior BMW M2

Hussein Al-Attar is available to discuss the exterior design of the BMW M2.

 

  • Dieter Buchhauer, Head of Project BMW X4 M40i

Dieter Buchhauer is available to discuss the BMW X4 M40i.

 

  • Rich Steinberg, Manager, Product Planning & Strategy, BMW of North America
    Rich Steinberg is available to discuss current and forthcoming product portfolios as well as BMW i products in the United States.

 

  • Kate Alini, Product Manager, BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series, BMW of North America

Kate Alini is available to discuss the technical specifics and details of the BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series.

 

  • Jose Guerrero, Product Manager for BMW i, BMW M, BMW Individual and BMW ALPINA, BMW of North America

Jose Guerrero is available to discuss the BMW X1, BMW i and M products, BMW Individual, BMW M4 GTS, BMW ALPINA, Plug-In-Hybrids and Electric Vehicles and strategy in the U.S. market.

 

  • Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager, BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW of North America

Alanna Tracey-Bahri is available to discuss overarching product strategy and technical specifics for the BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series and Plug-In-Hybrids and Electric Vehicles.

BMW B58 Engine win Wards 10 Best Engine

BMW B58 Engine

BMW B58 Engine

Wards’ 10 Best Engines competition recognizes outstanding engines and electrified propulsion systems, as well as the technology and engineering behind them.

The Class of 2016:

3.0L BMW B58 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW 340i)
3.6L DOHC V-6 (Chevrolet Camaro/Cadillac ATS)
1.5L DOHC 4-cyl./120-kW Drive Motor (Chevrolet Volt EREV)
5.2L DOHC V-8 (Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang)
2.0L DOHC 4-cyl./50-kW Drive Motor (Hyundai Sonata PHEV)
3.5L DOHC V-6 (Nissan Maxima)
3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. Boxer (Subaru WRX)
1.8L DOHC 4-cyl./53-kW Drive Motor (Toyota Prius HEV)
2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volvo XC90)

This is what Wards’ Auto had to say about the BMW B58 engine:

BMW remains the most-honored automaker, with 32 Wards 10 Best Engines trophies since the competition began in 1995. The latest comes for the new BMW B58 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 that resides in the 340i sedan and is destined for numerous BMW applications in years to come.

The 320-hp BMW B58 replaces the N55 turbo 3.0L, which earned three trophies from 2011 to 2013. With a larger twin-scroll turbocharger, higher compression ratio and the impeccable balance afforded by an inline layout, BMW proves once again an engine need not make outrageous horsepower or torque numbers to be enormously rewarding and thrilling to drive.

The 340i loves to stretch its legs in the upper reaches of the powerband, which didn’t stop a number of editors from topping 25 mpg (9.4 L/100 km) during our evaluations.

The BMW B58 springs from a new modular architecture that begins with the 6-cyl., then lops off pistons to make 3- and 4-cyl. variants. Those B38 and B48 engines, evaluated in Mini Hardtops in this year’s competition, also impressed the editors, but not quite like the BMW 340i.