Later this month, BMW plans to debut their new M4 Convertible for 2015. Along with the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe, BMW’s M4 Convertible will sport a new inline-six M TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter engine good for 431 horsepower, a 0-60 MPH time of 4.2 seconds, and a top speed of 155 MPH. The car’s main attraction is its hardtop, which can effectively fold away in around 20 seconds.
Ahead of next month’s official unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show, BMW leaks some choice imagery as well as the specifications to its 2015 M3 and M4 models. On the outside each sedan sports a subtle power dome in its hood, M3/4-branded strakes on each front fender, split-five-spoke 19-inch wheels, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Under the hood, both cars pack a 430-horsepower, twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine with the choice of a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission. The cabin of the M3 and M4 will include a new steering wheel, bolstered heated seats, carbon fiber trim availability, side and top-view cameras, and LED lighting. Lastly, both models will be available in different color options. [See More]
Sienna Miller stars in an advertising campaign for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ($24,000 USD). This is the first time the classic car is available in Europe in its 50 years of production. The actress says “Every time I am in America I’ve always rented a Mustang to drive so I’m very excited it’s coming to Europe. It’s a completely iconic car and it’s beautiful in real life.” Photographer Rankin, who created the imagery and film to unveil the new car in Europe, adds “The Ford Mustang is the ultimate boys car, growing up my dream was to get one. Now it’s in Europe I may have to make that a reality.” Enjoy.
German BMW tuner Alpina recently unveiled the 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show. The coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 435i’s 3.0-liter straight-six engine, producing 410 ponies and 443 lb-ft of torque. Capable of a 0-62 mph sprint in just 4.2 seconds, the B4 is capable of reaching an eye-watering top speed of 189 mph. Additional details include quad exhaust, 20″ wheels, high-performance brakes, lavalina leather-lined interior, and a 31 mpg rating. The 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe will be available beginning May, 2014 starting at approximately $78,102 USD. [See More]
BMW has unveiled the 2 Series, the German marque’s newest coupe and the successor to the 1 Series. At launch, the car will be offered in two variants: the 228i and the M235i. The 228i is powered by a 240 horsepower, 2.0 liter turbocharged engine and can do 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The range-topping M235i features a 3.0 liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine good for 322 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of just 4.8 seconds. The 2 Series is set to make its real world debut at the North American International Show and will go on sale soon after with prices starting at $32,100 USD for the 228i and $43,100 USD for the M235i. [See Photos]
American car manufacturer Cadillac presents the latest version of their popular Escalade SUV for 2015. Essentially the car’s main design cues remain the same although several subtle details have been added or altered including clean LED headlights, and a cut-and-sewn and wrapped leather interior. The vehicle is powered by a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine and comes with standard 20″ wheels although 22″ wheels are an option as well. Look for the 2015 Escalade to hit showrooms in the first half of next year. [Watch & See More]
In need of a worthy vehicle to protect his alter ego on the crime-ridden streets of Gotham during the first installment of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight saga, Bruce Wayne acquired a decommissioned military vehicle – called the Tumbler – from Wayne Enterprises and its genius designer, Lucius Fox. Though the Christopher Nolan trilogy included its fair share of CGI moments, Batman’s Tumbler was and still is fully operational to the point it performed many of its own stunts, including jumping over buildings and hitting speeds of up to 90 mph in the Chicago streets of where it was filmed. To prove this wonderful piece of engineering is as real as it gets, Warner Bros. linked with car loving comedian Jay Leno to take the six-wheeler for a joyride around the streets of California after taking some time to discuss its design and specifications.
BMW is generally known for making refined, elegant silhouettes – cars that combine both performance and luxury into stylish, functional roadsters. With the release of the i8 though, the German automaker lets its proverbial hair down. The sport-focused vehicle takes cues from the canon of great sports cars in the past, but more importantly, strikes a balance between sustainable energy consumption and high speed performance. All this is thanks to the 131 horsepower electric motor on the front axle, combined with the 231 horsepower in the rear. Options for charging aren’t especially synonymous with the athleticism of a butterfly door system, but the BMW i8 seems to pull it off without seeming contrived. A wealth of technical info can be found on BMW’s mini-site for the car, while an introductory video is featured below. [See & Watch More]
How much money does Floyd “Money” Mayweather have? Well, enough to allow him to have a set of cars that he just keeps in Las Vegas. He also has collections in Los Angeles and Miami. It’s pretty easy to see why he is the leader of The Money Team. After watching this video, balling out of control is the first thing that comes to mind. Enjoy.
Remember the paparazzi that died chasing Justin Bieber's white Ferrari 458 Italia and the other one who was hit by it? Well, it looks like the Beebs just pulled a Grand Theft Auto move and got a paint job to confuse the cops. Ok, that was a joke, but Bieber did paint his 458 a cool blue color with black accents and wheels. It's flashy, but not as flashy as his chromed-out Fisker Karma. Maybe the new paint job (and the good karma of giving money to the woman on the street in the second slide) will make the car less-unlucky. [See Photos]