The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a newcomer in the premium compact class and features comfort, functionality, dynamism, style and elegance. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is being launched with a choice of three powerful, light and fuel-efficient three- and four-cylinder engine.
BMW says that the new three-cylinder petrol unit stands out for its exceptional efficiency and great performance abilities. This engine has a displacement of 1.5 liters and generates 136 hp. This engine will be mounted on the BMW 218i Active Tourer. The 225i Active Tourer comes with a 4-cylinder/ 231 hp engine, while the BMW 218d Active Tourer comes with an 150 hp diesel engine.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the first model in the premium compact class to be made available with a Head-up Display, which projects all relevant driving information into the driver’s field of vision in full colour.
The production of this model is expected to start in May, 2014.
The 2012 BMW 3-Series is offered in 328 and 335 models. The 2012 BMW 3-series sedan has been fully redesigned while the 2012 3-Series coupe, convertible and wagon models are unchanged and still belong to the previous generation. The 3-series from BMW competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers a special mix of sporting performance, practicality and luxury in a compact package.
The 2012 BMW 3-Series is available in sedan, coupe, hardtop convertible and wagon body styles. The sedan is an all-new model for 2012. Every body style starts in 328i trim level. The 2012 BMW 3-Series 328i sedan comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, adjustable drive settings, automatic wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, eight-way manual front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth and a premium sound system with a CD player, HD radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. The coupe differs with a sport-tuned suspension and the convertible gets a fully powered retractable hardtop and 10-way power front seats with memory function. The 2012 BMW 3-Series 328i wagon differs from the sedan’s equipment with 16-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
The 335i sedan adds a more powerful engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic high beams, adaptive xenon headlights, a sunroof, a eight-way power front seats and an auto-dimming mirror. The coupe and convertible are similary equipped. The 335i trim level is not available as wagon body style. The 335is coupe and convertible get an upgraded engine, a sportier suspension calibration, sport exhaust, 18-inch wheels, sports seats and sport steering wheel.
The BMW 3-Series Sedan is an iconic figure in the sports sedan segment and over the years has come to symbolize the aesthetic appeal, dynamics and sporting capability of BMW. With its dynamic lines and athletic overall presence, the sixth generation of the world’s best-selling premium vehicle highlights the sporting character of the brand’s mid-size model. Although the new BMW 3-Series has grown moderately in all dimensions compared to its predecessor, it retains a perfect balance of sportiness and elegance. As in previous generations, the sedan’s dynamic proportions are shaped by the sweeping hood, short front overhang, long wheelbase and set-back greenhouse typical of BMW.
The interior of the new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan is straight out of the BMW design handbook. The driver-focused cockpit wraps around the driver and puts all the important controls within easy reach. The surfaces and lines flow over the instrument panel towards the front passenger side of the cabin, where they form a smooth, protective border. In the driver’s area all the lines converge on a single point behind the steering wheel and guide the eye towards the road.
The 2012 BMW 328i sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are standard. An eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2012 BMW 328i is 24 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway with the automatic and 23 mpg city / 34 mpg highway with manual.
The 2012 BMW 328 i coupe, convertible and wagon come with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder inline that produces 230 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmission are standard while a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are optional.
All 2012 BMW 335i models get a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Each body style gets same transmission and drivetrain choices as 328i. The 2012 BMW 335is has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a seven-speed automatic is optional.
The experts of thecarconnection.com say about 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan:
The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
The BMW X3 is a small crossover vehicle that offers standard all-wheel-drive along with a good blend of luxury performance. This five-seater combines BMW’s signature driving prowess with the utility of a crossover. The 2012 BMW X3 competes with other luxury crossover like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti EX35 and Volvo XC60.
The 2012 BMW X3 is a luxury SUV available in two trim levels that correspond to the engine: the xDrive28i (starting at $37,100 MSRP) and the xDrive35i (MSRP from $42,700).
Standard features of 2012 BMW X3 xDrive 28i include 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, cruise control, Bluetooth, BMW’s iDrive electronics interface and a 12-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface. The 2012 X3 35i is similar but has 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights and wood interior accents.
Options are largely grouped into packages, but several of the items are available separately. The Sport Activity package includes 18-inch (28i) or 19-inch (35i) wheels, sport front seats, a sport steering wheel and a sport transmission with paddle shifters (35i). The Premium package for the 28i includes auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, additional lighting and more storage features. The Premium package for the 35i adds keyless ignition/entry and rear window sunshades. A rearview camera with top view, front and rear parking sensors and a navigation system are disponibles on the Technology package.
The profile of the 2012 BMW X3 is characterized by flared wheel arches and short front and rear overhangs. Three creases in the car’s side add detail to the silhouette with the X3’s signature upper contour line rising steeply from the front wheel arch area, then tapering toward the rear light clusters. This line is echoed by two subtle lines following the contour line above the wheel arches. When compared to its predecessor (pre-2011), the new 2012 BMW X3 is a half-inch taller, 3.36 inches longer, 1.1 inches wider and features a half-inch more ground clearance.
The interior of the 2012 BMW X3 is welcoming, with tasteful surfaces and a tidy arrangement of components. Dark dashboard moldings contrast with lighter lower sections and carpet colors. High-grade wood trim accents are used sparingly on the center console, door cappings and above the glovebox. The view out the windscreen is commanding. Big mirrors provide a good spread of rearward visibility to deal with the inevitable blind spots that occur in cars with vertical D-pillars. A fourth-generation iDrive Multimedia controller keeps control-button proliferation to a minimum, and the dashboard looks tidy and organized.
In a class that puts sporty performance before practicality, the 2012 BMW X3 offers good cargo and passenger space. With the second row in place, the X3 has 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space. With all seats folded, there is 56.6 cubic feet of space.
The BMW Mobile Office system can provide calendar updates while you’re on the road, making it easy to keep the entire family on schedule.
You can also opt for a backseat iPod holder, which attaches an iPad to the back of the front seats, allowing kids in the back to watch videos or play games.
A 3.0-liter 6-cylinder in-line engine powers both 2012 BMW X3 models. The engine in the xDrive28i makes 240 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, while the turbocharged variant in the xDrive 35i is rated at 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard on both models, as is all-wheel-drive.
EPA fuel economy stand at 19 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway for BMW X3 28i, while the X3 35i actually achieves 19/26 mpg.
The 2012 BMW X3 comes with standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes, hill descent control and brake fade compensation. Passive safety features include front airbags and front side-impact airbags. The X3 also has a crash sensor that disconects the starter, fuel pump and alternator, unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard and interior lighgts in an accident.
The automobile.com website says about 2012 BMW X3:
This “soft-roader” has become the luxury standard when it comes to family wagons. It combines the off-road performance and horsepower of sport utility vehicles with the size and fuel efficiency of station wagons.
The 2011 BMW X6 is a tallish fastback SUV that the BMW company calls a Sport Activity Coupe. With seating for four, it is basically a midsize SUV with four doors, extroverted styling and a choice of three powerful engines. The 2011 BMW X6 competes with Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes M-class and Infiniti Fx.
The 2011 BMW X6 is offered in three trim levels: X6 xDrive 35i (starting at $58.900 MSRP), X6 xDrive 50i (starting at $ 69.500 MSRP) and ActiveHybrid X6 (starting at $88.900 MSRP). The high-performance X6M (starting at $ 89.500 MSRP) is considered independently model. The term “xDrive” refers to its standard all-wheel-drive system. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 2011 xDrive models and replaces old six-speed automatic. The ActiveHybrid X6 uses its own seven-speed gearbox with sport and steptronic manual shift modes including steering-wheel paddle shifters.
Standard equipment on the 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i includes 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, a sunroof, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, cruise control, 10-way power front seats, driver memory function, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the iDrive electronic interface and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player, auxiliary audio jack and HD radio. The 2011 xDrive 50i adds 14-way multicontour front seats, BMW Assist emergency telematics, Bluetooth and a navigation system with voice control and real-time traffic.
The optional Premium Sound package adds a 16-speaker surround system with an iPod/ USB adapter and a six-CD/DVD changer. The Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and retractable headlights washers. The Rear Climate package adds four-zone climate control, tinted glass and manual rear side window shades.
The 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i is powered by a 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24 valve in line 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, valvetronic, piezo direct fuel-injection and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy estimated for 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i is 23 mpg highway/ 17 mpg city.
The 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 50i is powered by a 4.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, piezo direct fuel injection, 4 overhead camshafts and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 14 mpg city/ 20 mpg highway.
The ActiveHybrid X6 2011 is powered by a 4.4-liter, V8, 480 hp engine and 2-mode active transmission with an electrical continuously variable mode (ECVT) optimized for low and high speeds and a fixed transmission ratio.
Standard safety features on the 2011 BMW X6 include antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, hill descent control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. BMW Assist emergency telematics is standard on 50i and optional on 35i.
Thecarconnection says about 2011 BMW X6:
A beefy V-8 engine and a smooth inline-six give the 2011 BMW X6 serious performance chops, and the X6 M takes it to near-sports car levels-but it’s still a big, heavy SUV.
The BMW X5 is a luxury crossover SUV introduced in 1999 as the first generation E53. It was BMW’s first SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). It features all-wheel drive wich is branded as the ”X” drive system and is available with either manual or automatic transmission (new 2011 BMW X5 is available only with automatic transmision).
BMW is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It also owns and produces the Mini brand. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. BMW is know for its performance and luxury vehicles, and it is a global leader in premium car sales.
More dynamic, efficient and luxurious than ever, the new BMW X5 continues to strengthen its leading position within the competitive environment of four-wheel driven premium vehicles.
says conceptcarz.com about BMW X5 2011.
Competing with Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Audi Q7, the new 2011 BMW X5 looks almost like the old BMW X5 model but most updates are under the hood. The disponible drivetrain is: 265 horse-power 3.0-liter six-cylinder with six-speed automatic; 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder; 400-hp twin-turbo V-8 with eight-speed automatic, all wheel-drive.
Using the most modern technology, BMW has created engines that lead the way. As the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce V8 engines, BMW is producing the best V8 engines.
Available in 5 trims levels, the basic New BMW X5 2011 has an MSRP of $46.300 and includes a popular profile of standard equipment often specified by X5 customers, including BMW’s Xenon Adaptive headlights, Rain Sensor with automatic headlights control, HD Radio, automatic climate control, cruise control and anti-theft alarm system. A Convenience Package is optional and adds the large panoramic roofs and other options. A Sport Package includes anti-roll stability control and run-flat tires.
Safety features of new 2011 BMW X5 include dual-front impact seat-mounted side-impact and two-row side curtain airbags. Three-row curtain air bags come on models with the optional third-row seat. Antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are also standard. Park Distance control, automatic high beams, rearview camera with Top View and BMW Assist are optional.