2016 BMW 1-Series: first spy photos

February 14, 2015 at 17:08

A few spy shots sedan BMW 1-Series were took during the test model in China.
This small sedan with premium should compete with Mercedes-Benz CLA, as well as the Audi A3 Sedan. Completely camouflaged car is a prototype of a compact sedan in the spirit of Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3, scheduled for release in late 2015. The world debut of the model may be held in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and sales will start later this year or in early 2016.

It is expected that the novelty will have front-wheel drive system, as it is developed on the platform UKL1. True, the surcharge will be available all-wheel drive. The engine range is likely to be transferred to the fellow on UKL1 – 2-Series Active Tourer.

2016 BMW 1-series image

2016 BMW 1-series pics

A new rechargeable hybrid 5 Series for China

November 29, 2014 at 22:58

At the auto show in Guangzhou, which was in China, BMW presented the new 5 Series sedan with rechargeable hybrid engine. New car with 530Le index will be collected in a joint venture in China, for the market of which is presented a new modification. Bavarian novelty is based on an extended version of the sedan 5 Series. In the BMW did not make changes in the appearance of the car presented, the only difference is the badges “530 Le”, which are placed on the front fenders of the car.
Plug-in hybrid “Five” is equipped with a new power unit, consisting of a petrol 3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine N20 with capacity of 242 horse powers, and an additional electric motor developing 30 hp Transmission in Le-version of the 8-speed automatic.

BMW rechargeable hybrid 5 Series pics

BMW rechargeable hybrid 5 Series picture

BMW will test unmanned vehicles in China

November 17, 2014 at 23:36

European road conditions were too simple and predictable for the Bavarian autonomous vehicles. In this regard, BMW began a large-scale project to test and improvement of self-vehicles in China, famous for its breathtaking traffic.
The BMW Company noted that when testing autonomous vehicles in Europe, engineers and programmers faced mainly technical limitations. For example in tunnels the signal of mobile networks and GPS disappears, there are other obstacles like toll-roads and so on. At the same time, China has completely different complexity.

BMW unmanned vehicles in China pics

BMW unmanned vehicles in China picture