Have you wondered when, if ever, BMW would put out another i model to go along with the i3 and i8? There has been talk of making this happen, but recent announcements lean toward more than just an i division sub brand, but a full electrification of the brand. BMW expects to take more than just a couple models to the electric powertrains but hopes to create an entire lineup of electric vehicles that offer the power and efficiency desired. To do this they have a few hurdles to jump over.
While most of us can easily recognize many of the automotive logos we see on vehicles around us, many don’t know the meaning behind them. Why does Ford have a blue oval, where did the Chevrolet bowtie come from and what in the world does the snake mean on the Alfa Romeo logo? These are all questions we can ask ourselves and maybe only wonder about on those long nights with nothing else to do. While this may not be a topic of everyday conversation you can impress your friends with your knowledge of what different car logos mean. You can also see this list in the form of a video, if you want.
There’s no doubt that expected delays and added scrutiny would be in place after the Volkswagen diesel scandal of last year. Any diesel powered vehicle would have to pass more stringent and comprehensive testing by the EPA and other agencies who also received a black eye for allowing Volkswagen to have vehicles on the road that could defeat the emissions testing needed for vehicles to be sold in the US. Because of these expected delays it seems the diesel models from BMW aren’t able to be sold yet, but there’s more to this story than it seems.
For many years the standard engine for fuel mileage was a four-cylinder but there has always been a trade-off when you purchase a car with a four-cylinder engine; boredom. These cars often brought in minimal excitement on the road and from under the hood which meant we would not have the feeling or the sound we wanted. Of course, with any rule there is an exception and there have been some exciting four-cylinder cars that gave us the engine note we wanted to hear. These beauties have given us the sound we wanted to go along with an impressive fuel efficiency to enjoy as well.
As a company that has been around for nearly 100 years, BMW offers us the best ten vehicles in their history to admire and be amazed by. The difficult part of this particular list was to pair-down the list to only ten choices. So many amazing vehicles have worn the badge that has made BMW one of the signature names in luxury and performance for so many years. With that in mind, here are the ten best BMW vehicles in the history of the company which has a long and storied history as one of the best companies in the automotive industry.
For several years the Z4 roaster has been a highly admired model from BMW. The sporty style, luxury features and great performance have made the Z4 a car to be watched and desired. As a roaster this little car could be one of the best cars to take on a road trip by yourself or with one other person. No way will you seek out the interstates in this baby, you will be looking to drive on the curviest, windiest roads you can find while you have a great time admiring all the scenery and attractions along the way. Read more
For a vast majority of us, we will never drive a car that is our own that has over 200 horsepower. There are a few reasons we are going to be left out of the high-powered class of vehicles. First of all, most of us will certainly scoff at the idea of spending the money on a car that offers a high horsepower number because the shear price tag turns us away. Second is the lack of need, what will this additional horsepower be for and where can we drive it, so with practicality in mind it just doesn’t make sense. Third is fuel mileage. Less power typically equates to better fuel mileage, making it an easy choice between the two as we don’t want to be pumping gas 3-4 times a week for our power hungry V8 beast.
Because of all these reasons doesn’t it make sense to have something fun to drive that falls in our range of driving? Certainly many car manufacturers feel that way and offer several models that are both fun to drive and fall in the under 200 horsepower club to give us the fuel mileage (at least most of them) that we desire. Read more
When money is not a consideration and quality and performance are the key factors in deciding which car to buy, what is the choice going to be? Looking at coupes offers a style and shape that is easy to enjoy and sporty in design. Not to mention these coupes have a great deal of performance, handling, and power built in for any owner to really get excited when behind the wheel. For 2015 these are the top ten highest priced coupes on the market, built for most to dream of and only a few to actually own. Read more
A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.
For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy. Read more
Did you know that the people who love BMW also love art? It’s true. They even have a collection of “art” cars to prove it. They asked various famous artists to design the cars. Artists like Andy Warhol painted these gems and now these vehicles are on display in the BMW Museum. They even get to travel around the world in various shows. This program has been in place since 1975 when BMW commissioned 17 artists to paint and design some of their racing cars.