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2014 BMW i3: It looks like the first all-electric vehicle from BMW's i brand is set and ready for production, and will be ready for BMW Dealers to sell in 2014! With a tip of its hat to Mother Earth, the 2014 i3 Coupe boasts an extremely strong, yet lightweight, carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body. It weighs just 2,700 lbs. Starting at $41,350, this mini racer can charge fully in about three hours and has a driving range of 80 to 100 miles.
2013 BMW 135i: A smaller but still full-flavored model, BMW's 1 Series coupe throws down plenty of power with decent fuel economy and heaps of style. NYDailyNews.com had this to say about the new entry-level vehicle: "In some ways the 135 is a return to BMW's first hit in America, the 2002. That car too was predicated upon a lightweight and compact build with an emphasis on handling dynamics, backed by adequate power from the engine bay. Far from being a 'shrunken 3' the 135 is rather like an unofficial homage to the earlier car."
2013 BMW 335: For the 2013 335i, Bavarian Motor Works pushes the envelope even further. Adding peak performance to the M Sport Package (which mostly focuses on aesthetics), the German automaker unveils its new M Performance Power Kit for the 335i sedan. This equipment raises the BMW's horsepower by 20 dyno digits, while automatic-transmission models enjoy a rise in torque of 32 lb.-ft. Manual-equipped models jump 17 lb.-ft. These power increases improve the BMW's 0 to 60 mph tallies by 0.2 seconds. The kit also re-maps the accelerator pedal calibration, giving the 335i a more dynamic throttle response. It enhances the car's exhaust, too, giving the 335i a "highly emotional burble."
2013 BMW M5: Look, there's no easy way to put this so we're just going to come out with it . . the BMW M5 is completely redesigned for the 2013 model year! You know what, don't even ask. Simply call your accountant, remove all of the funds from your child's college tuition (hey, that's what scholarships are for!) and go scoop one up. Zero to 60 specs, we're told, list 4.2 seconds. If you need further details to justify your child's appointment at the financial aid office, then read on.
2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe: In April of this year, halfway across the globe, thousands of flood lights at the Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar was the backdrop for the season-opener of the fastest boys on the fastest bikes in the world. And leading the warm-up lap was an all-new 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe--light bar and all. For the last 15 years, BMW has both sponsored and participated in MotoGP, the premier class of motorcycle racing. This season it adds the new 2014 M6 four-door coupe to the GP's safety-car fleet.
2013 BMW 328 xi: Let's get right to the heart of the 328i xDrive: The Bavarian Motor Works' 3 Series sedan utilizes the German manufacturer's all-wheel-drive setup. This system assures drivers better traction with its rear-wheel bias and, when necessary, seamlessly shifts torque to meet changing conditions. Regarding the 328i's power, one reviewer notes: "The four-cylinder is by no means apologetic when it comes to power. Employing a single, twin-scroll turbocharger, the little 2.0-liter enthusiastically erupts with 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque--58 lb.-ft. more than the old six-cylinder it replaces. ?"
2013 BMW 528i: There's not much we wouldn't do for the BMW's 5 Series: leave our wife, cut off an arm . . . Though the good folks over at Bavarian Motor Works would never ask this of us. We just want it on record that we really love this series. When discussing the first vehicle in the lineup, the 528i sedan is anything but entry-level. For the 2013 model year, this hunka German love receives BMW's fabulous 240-horsepower, 2.0-Liter twin-turbo four-cylinder engine under its hood. Cutting-edge features include the automaker's ConnectedDrive system.