Mini will shortly add the Paceman to its arsenal with new reports suggesting production to begin in 2012 ahead of its launch in 2013. The Paceman will be the seventh member of the Mini family and is dubbed as a ‘sports activity coupe’. Prices or any other detail for that matter is now unavailable.
The upcoming X1 crossover of BMW has delayed its U.S launch by almost one year. BMW spokesman Tom Plucinsky said the X1 won’t be coming “until fall of 2011 at the absolute earliest.” The stated reason is that the Leipzig, Germany plant can barely keep up to the extreme demand for the vehicle in the European Markets. Hence the plant is struggling to meet its European orders. Amidst this, US launch is not possible at the moment.
The outline for 3 new BMW upcoming front-wheel drive models is out. The manufacturer is expected to market these in the next few years. The new front-wheel drive range, as mentioned in the site is likely to be a Compact, a Compactive Sport Gran Tourer and a Family Activity Sports Tourer. This will mark a new segment or series of the company.
Automaker BMW is considering the i8 moniker for its hybrid supercar Vision EfficientDynamics. The manufacturer has recently trademarked various “i” names and logos. BMW plans to create a sub-brand from its “Project i” set of vehicles.
Renault has reaffirmed that its engine formula for 2013 will even out the playing field in the auto industry. This was following suggestions that its existing 2.4 liter unit was not in the same league as that of Mercedes and Ferrari.
After a series of teasers that had enthusiasts restless with anticipation, BMW has finally released a video that gives a full glimpse of the 1-Series M Coupe. The vehicle had a quiet unveiling at the Autosport Awards ceremony in London, with Dr. Kay Segler and WTCC driver Andy Priaulx present.