The 2011 Dakar rally is likely to have a Mini participating. The MINI All4 Racing has been developed by the X-raid Team for the Dakar rally season. The car is based on the MINI Countryman and was completed in ninety days in a partnership between the MINI Design team, Magna Steyr and with X-raid. The frame and chassis were designed by Heggemann Autosport GmbH.
A hint of the possibility that BMW may be considering reviving their supposedly discarded plans for a big SUV, has been glimpsed in a few sentences that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Speculations are that the vehicle is likely to be the X7.
Spy photos of the BMW X1 M Package have surfaced. Not too many details were visible, thanks to the extensive, well done camouflage that was in place. What’s obvious from the pictures is that the M Package has modified the side sills, redone the rear bumper and also added a revised front fascia. Also spotted were unique wheels, a paint job in monotone and Shadow Line trim.
BMW has come out with more information about the 1 Series M Coupe, which is touted to be the one that will bring back BMW’s distinct style back to the market. The model will be shown to the public at the Detroit Motor Show in December, say sources. This is much awaited by hardcore BMW fans who were disappointed with the look of the previous offering, the V8 model.
We have been hearing a lot about the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The car even made it to the Paris Auto Show, but had quickly drove away leaving us to wait in anticipation again. The latest is that a set of pictures – teasers in fact , have been revealed. And, gosh, look at them, by any standard, they really fascinate us.
G-Power had last year introduced their BMW X5 M, with 600 hp and a small Typhoon body kit. Now it’s become clear that the BMW tuner was hard at work on a larger wide body kit. The new offering has up to 15% more cooling, thanks to the optimized airflow and an increase in power output by 170 PS (125 kW) over the standard X5 M with 555 PS (408 kW) taking it to a total of 725 PS (533 kW).
Mazda has unveiled the Shinari, a new four-door coupe concept, at a private press event held in Milan. The car indicates the future design direction for the Japanese brand. “Kodo”, Japanese for soul of motion, is the nickname that Mazda has given the new design language.