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  1. zhehao

    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    Hi all, Was looking around to find a thread for the new BMW X1 but couldn't find one. Any bros driving or have drove the new X1 before care to share? Old Car COE almost up, looking at Passat, 3series, C-Class and X1. 3 series and C Class rear space maybe a bit small so considering X1 which seems like a very nice car!
  2. Sexy is the word. @mercury1 @vratenza this one for your consideration? Munich. BMW consistently continues to pursue the brand’s current model offensive whilst developing an innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment. During the annual results press conference, BMW AG CEO Harald Krüger will announce the presentation of the first BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. With the sporty and elegant four-door coupe, the premium automobile manufacturer is adding to its range in the compact segment a particularly designoriented model for modern, urban target groups. The concept of a four-door coupe, already successful in higher vehicle classes, will in future combine a dynamic charisma and an expressive design with a high degree of everyday suitability also in the premium compact segment. The first BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will make its word debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, with the worldwide market launch beginning in the spring of 2020. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sets new accents in individuality, aesthetics and emotion in the premium compact segment. It combines an emotive design with sportiness and the latest innovations in operation and connectivity technology. Therefore, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers the ideal prerequisites to attract new target groups to hallmark BMW driving pleasure. BMW already offers a unique range of compact models for various different requirements and target groups that is unmatched within the competitive environment. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will once again create fresh impulses in this class. It builds on the latest BMW front-wheel drive architecture and shares a multitude of technological developments with the new BMW 1 Series, which will also be presented during the course of 2019. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been conceived as a global offering that constitutes an attractive enrichment, especially for markets in which car buyers show a strong affinity for notchbacks. As an exclusive alternative to the classic saloon, the four-door coupe addresses all target groups that prefer a sophisticated design and a self-assured look in the compact segment as well. Some video & spy shots to quench your thirst.
  3. i have been waiting for this car to arrive if the front grille looks like this sibei sianz liao kia grille looks better ...
  4. inlinesix

    BMW IX3

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2018/04/24/world-premiere-bmw-ix3-the-beginning-of-a-new-era/ WORLD PREMIERE: BMW iX3 — The Beginning of a New Era
  5. This concept was shown early part of last month, and there is only 1 reason I did not post it till date: Its ugly nose job, which I hope it is an one off design effort, BUT... BMW Concept 4: Chris Bangle Come Back, All Is Forgiven BMW has previewed the design of the forthcoming M3 and M4 with the launch of the BMW Concept 4 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It shows that the new 4-Series will be a radical departure from its predecessor and have a face dominated by a kidney grille so big it could swallow two children. If only Chris Bangle (who, at the time, got his fair share of flak) was still designing Bimmers… The German car manufacturer’s press release appropriately starts out by discussing that grille. According to BMW, “the vertically oriented grille fits seamlessly into both the proportions of the front end and BMW’s illustrious past” and it evokes classics such as the 328 and 3.0 CSi. “The kidney grille has always been a signature feature of BMW cars,” added head of BMW Design Domagoj Dukec. “The BMW Concept 4 presents a confident and classy take on this iconic feature. At the same time, the BMW Concept 4 offers a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range.” Looking past the vertical kidney grille are slim and aggressive laser headlights as well as huge air intakes to gulp down air. The Concept 4 also features particularly expressive sides and slim, two-section mirrors that are partly finished in polished aluminium, as well as 21-inch wheels with a five-spoke pattern. As controversial as the design of the front may be, we suspect people will be more accommodating for the rear fascia. The most noteworthy feature out back are the flowing LED taillights, an angular bumper with a gloss black diffuser and large, rectangular-shaped chrome tailpipes.
  6. ccsgl1900

    All New BMW 1 Series

    Read the newspaper this morning, saw this advertisement on BMW 1 Series. The list price is $133800. I am not sure with the performance of the BMW 1 series and it specifications. Is there anymore discount and over trade off from the list price. Need more information before going for a test drive. Thanks.
  7. Compared to the current X1, the grill seems to be wider by not as tall?
  8. MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
  9. Hi all, Am looking for used car and had narrowed down to 2016 Mini Cooper 1.5 & 2016-2018 BMW 118i. Both having same engines while one is Aisin 6 speed auto and the other is ZF 8 speed transmission. Will maintainance, repair cost and cost for spare parts be around the same since both are actually BMWs? I think both are prone to oil and water leakages as well? Also, which car can withstand creeping/inching while in heavy traffic congestions? Because I will be travelling to JB almost 2 days a week (of course not during the CB now) so would like to know which one can actually ‘tahan’ traffic jam for long hours. Am not looking at DSG transmission as this one confirm cannot withstand creeping/inching for long duration. Your inputs to help me decide which of these 2 cars will be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
  10. BMW and Apple Are Teaming Up to Make Your iPhone a Car Key, iOS Leak Reveals source: https://gearpatrol.com/2020/03/26/bmw-and-apple-are-teaming-up-to-make-your-iphone-a-car-key-ios-leak-reveals/ Next time you go to kit up before heading out of the house — y’know, loading your everyday carry equipment like wallet, keys and pocketknife into your pockets — take a second to notice the weight of your car keys in your pants. Do they feel awkward or excessive? Is the combined weight of your EDC threatening to overwhelm your belt? Do they feel like you have just one item too many? Well, if so, BMW and Apple may just have the answer. When the next generation of iOS rolls out later this year, it will apparently include the ability to use your iPhone as a car key. That’s the word from 9to5mac, which found the code for buried in a beta version of iOS. According to the report, the feature — cleverly dubbed “CarKey” — will be available in iOS 14, which is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2020; while it’s still unclear exactly what features it’ll feature, 9to5mac‘s deep digging into the technology involved and the known facts has them believing that the CarKey system will enable BMW drivers to lock, unlock, and drive their cars just like a regular key would. Unlike a regular car key, however, CarKey would also enable users to share their virtual fobs via Messages if they want to give a friend access to their ride; it’d also keep the keys in your phone’s Wallet, enabling you to use Face ID or Touch ID verification to open or start the car. While the CarKey system, presumably, would eventually roll out to other automakers, the report suggests BMW will be the first car company to offer the tech when it goes live. It’s not a surprising choice, as Bimmer and Apple have partnered to launch automotive technology before; after all, the Bavarian Motor Works was the first brand to offer wireless Apple CarPlay, even if they chose to do so with an irritating subscription-based plan for quite a while. Now, this isn’t a wholly new idea. Tesla has been offering it on the Model 3 for years; in fact, your Bluetooth-enabled, Tesla app-equipped smartphone is the default key for the car. (A thin NFC chip-enabled card serves as the backup.) Other carmakers like Buick and Volvo don’t go quite as far, but they do offer certain app-based functions, such as the ability to lock and unlock your car via your phone from a distance (assuming, of course, your car has a cellular connection). If this seems like another case of tech trying to replace something that doesn’t need reinventing, well, you’re not alone. “I feel like you’d have to be insane to do this!” tech editor Eric Limer says of the idea. A fair point; then again, we’re not sure if he’s ever had to grapple with one of BMW’s giant, newfangled LCD screen-packed key fobs.
  11. Hi guys, would like to know your views on the two top brands of quality and reliability over the years. It can be any model whatsoever. Would like to hear owner experiences. And customer Service experiences with AD's. thank you!
  12. Ralliart99

    BMW 320i ED or Volvo S60 T5

    hi all, have narrowed my choices to these 2 cars there are probably other better cars out there but would like to hear regarding these 2 need a second opinion here which one will you choose and why ? many thanks !
  13. Carbon82

    2019 3rd Generation BMW Z4 (G29)

    World premiere on 23 August 2018 at Pebble Beach, California. The most intense form of new dynamic roadster performance is embodied by the BMW Z4 M40i. A new, extremely powerful in-line 6-cylinder engine, a lowered sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, a newly developed front axle, M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres, an M sports brake system and an electronically controlled lock in the rear axle differential create an overall package that sees the BMW M Performance model setting a whole new benchmark for driving pleasure in the roadster segment. "The vehicle concept of the new BMW Z4 is geared consistently towards agility and driving dynamics," explains Jos van As, Head of Application Suspension. "The high level of body stiffness and the very rigid suspension attachment provide the perfect basis for a set-up that guarantees the performance qualities of a genuine sports car in terms of steering precision as well as longitudinal and transverse acceleration." The new generation will particularly introduce effective enhancements in terms of agile handling, spontaneity and precision when changing direction and accelerating in dynamic style out of bends – without losing out in the comfort disciplines. Key Specifications (Z40i) Engine: 3.0-litre straight six, twin-turbo, petrol Horsepower: 340bhp Torque: 500Nm Transmission: 8-speed automatic 0-100kph: 4.5 sec (est.) Top speed: 250kph (electronically limited) ​Other engine options: Z20i (195bhp) and Z30i (255bhp)
  14. Vratenza

    BMW 2 Series Coupe (F22/F23)

    The BMW 2 Series Coupé is the quintessence of automotive individuality and creates its own class. The revolutionarily sporty design exudes motion even while standing still. Its radical dynamics with a decidedly lively rear-wheel drive and a high degree of comfort in the exclusive interior round off the uncompromising driving experience. It is apparent from the very first moment: when you take your seat behind the wheel, there is only way to go – straight ahead. Wild, rebellious, unique. The BMW 2 Series Coupé has everything that defines a sporty coupé. Its unmistakeably athletic design emphasises the driving dynamics that make it the best in its class. Perfectly-balanced 50:50 weight distribution, powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics measures all define the coupé. Its dynamics culminate in the M240i, an engine capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in next to no time. Faithful to its slogan: Less rules. More performance. Laid-back look, compact proportions – the first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible. Its extroverted design language with short overhangs, powerful contours and a muscular rear reflect its self-confident nature. The Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport packages as well as a comprehensive range of Original BMW Accessories add further spice to this character. The BMW 2 Series Convertible follows nobody; it strikes out on its own. And the BMW M240i is even more impulsive. With its M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, it unleashes the dashing side of the BMW 2 Series Convertible and not only speeds up the airstream, but also takes driving pleasure to a whole new level.
  15. Sp4wn

    BMW M Cars

    Quick question - looking at Munich automobile's price list ... am I right to say a 4 door M3 can be had for about $300k?? (including COE?) since when did ///M cars come down so much in price? http://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/pricelist/60/2014-06-30.pdf
  16. Carbon82

    2nd Generation BMW X4 (2018)

    Very GLCish... @Vratenza & @adrianli, the GLC Coupe or this look better? Honest opinion needed.
  17. so how many unit of the i8 do we have in Singapore now?
  18. I created this thread just for the BMW 3 series, many threads were opened on variants of 3 series but I thought be great to have one just for the 3 Series variants. Ever since I had a E46 I have always loved the 3 series more than any car I owned. This video sums up what this model is all about, practical, well balance, well sized sports saloon. I'll do a write-up on a ride soon enough. Hope other owners do the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildXLLfm23o
  19. Hi guys, Need some advice on whether it's worthwhile to self import 5 series (G30) or X3 (G01) from UK to Singapore... I am looking at it purely from the perspective of cost savings. I have business there, so I am familiar with the import process (not cars though), the savings seemed to be quite significant, although there's no local warranty / maintenance included: 520i G30: S$150k-160k (vs S$240k+ locally) X3 G01: S$170k-180k (vs S$210k+ locally) Hopefully someone with experience can shed some light on this? My primary concern is the repair / maintenance costs of BMW, which seem to be the highest among continental cars, with the lowest reliability.
  20. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this short writeup are those of the one man and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of anyone else. mlmlwm. #fakeinfluencer #preasenoticemoi #noidontgetpaidforthesethings @#freepetrolthough Being a one-man driven hobby, it's not often (or ever) that I've had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It's not exactly what you'd call, economical, especially given its intended target audience. Of course being that it has quite a number of BMW badges on the body, it should command a premium. But this premium also means it has to square off against some very strong competition. Ladies and gents, here comes a new challenger, the Volvo XC40. And indeed it is new, the XC40 is Volvo's first foray into the now very hotly contested small luxury SUV segment. It isn't just a new car built on existing underpinnings either, the XC40 is Volvo's first car to be built the new CMA platform (To be shared by future compact Volvos, Geely and Lynk & Co models). It might seem more natural to bring an X1 to the fight, the last time we drove one was back in 2015 and it wouldn't be fair to pit a 3-year-old car up against Volvo's latest baby. And while these two are pretty much polar opposites in their approach to the baby luxury SUV market, their local selling prices tell a slightly different story because these two cars are pretty much sandwiched between each other. With the X2 coming in just above the XC40 Momentum but below the range-topping R-Design, which means cross shopping between these two is inevitable. Let's see what we've got. In the (Galvanic) yellow corner, we have the eager beaver from Bavaria, the BMW X2 sDrive20i. Weighing in at 1,535 kilos with 2 litres of turbocharged power. Enabling this X2 to pump out a cool 189 German horses coupled with a twisting force of 280Nm. And...... in the (Ice) white corner, we have Thor's very own (rather small) chariot, the Volvo XC40, also with a turbocharged 2-litre heart but Volvo has managed to kraft out quite a bit more juice. For a total of 248 Swedish Horses and 350Nm of torques. While these numbers might paint a rather unflattering picture for the BMW X2, they only really tell half the story and one only needs to drive either of these to understand why. But first, let's take a step back and marvel at what we have brought together in front of us. The BMW sits low and wide with a high shoulder line heavily tapered towards the front with a multitude of supporting elements to create a rather dynamic visual. Coupled with numerous creases to create a taut and more athletic aesthetic. The Volvo, on the other hand, is unashamedly chunky. Straight, clearly defined lines and a very clean exterior design with minimal fussiness. It is as restrained as the BMW is flash. If there was one automotive segment where Volvo's much loved "boxy" aesthetic can once again shine, the SUV demographic is it. It is a very handsome design with just the right touches to make it interesting. For those wishing to inject a bit more Scandinavian sauciness into their ride, the XC40 can be paired with a contrasting roof colour for that extra splash of contrast. My pick would have to be Tiffany colour combo of Amazon blue and white. Unfortunately for the Volvo though, what you see here is not exactly what you get when you buy an XC40. We've matched up the X2 with an XC40 Momentum spec which comes in at a slightly lower price point than the BMW and while Momentum trim allows you to choose a contrasting white roof to go with your choice of body shade, it does also come with a rather boring (ugly?) set of 18-inch wheels which let's be honest, are absolutely engulfed by the car's generous wheel arches. Should you choose to pony up the extra cash (beyond the X2's asking) for the R-Design, 19-inch rollers will come standard. But then again, in most of the promotional images, the R-Design cars wear 20s. Don't even ask us how much those options cost, it's quite mind-boggling. While most of the promotional material shows the car running on a set of cool mirror finished 19s, to have a set of those fitted from the dealer is a cool S$9,000 option. We really think not. Those fitted on this car here are a set of lovely 19s from Japanese Volvo Tuner ERST. Really sets off the car don't you think? The X2, on the other hand, is pretty much what buyers will be getting. Trick 19-inch alloys, M Sport X trim and even an additional M Sport rear roof spoiler which isn't on our test car. Aesthetically, these two really are chalk and cheese don't you think? Things start to get more interesting when we get into their interiors. The BMW, while featuring very high-quality fit and finish is once again high on flash, featuring at least 3 distinct textures in upholstery and trim. Alcantara, Fabric and Aluminium are all fighting for your attention in the cabin amidst the contrasting thread stitching and colour coded floor mat trimmings. There are of course some redemptive areas, the seats are amazingly huggy, the M Sport steering is a joy to hold and behold, and the interior lighting system is a nice touch. All switches and buttons feel good to use. There's probably an engineer somewhere in BMW measuring push buttons for weeks just to make it feel "right". Unfortunately, because the X2 was built on the underpinnings of the BMW X1, much of the basic interior layout was carried over to the newer car. And it is starting to look quite dated, this is especially apparent when we swap over to the XC40. If you only needed to know one thing about the XC40's interior. It is that it looks and feels like a car that's almost one segment above what it is competing against. It is spacious, airy, beautiful and feels like a generation ahead of every other car it is up against. With its giant touchscreen in the centre, ala Tesla, and the lovely materials used throughout, the interior of the XC40 is a fantastic place to be in. And whereas the X2 utilizes a traditional analogue instrument cluster (one that sadly no longer has BMW's trademark night-time amber lights), the XC40's readouts are clearly shown on a wide digital screen. There are of course some drawbacks, the steering wheel is not as tactile as the BMW's and some of the XC40's interior trim pieces lack the Germanic "feel" that its rival possesses. The interior cabin lighting on the XC40 also pales in comparison to the BMW X2 with only front map lights as standard equipment on the Momentum trim. In a day and age where rear cabin lights are a given, having them omitted in a car competing in the luxury segment is quite simple, a joke. Thankfully the local dealership is looking into this issue as we speak and will be offering rear cabin lights as an option. (Again, don't ask us how much THAT will be!) Space-wise it really is a no-brainer with the XC40's slightly larger footprint equating to more head and leg room overall with a larger boot space. So those needing that extra room, do take heed! On the go, once again, these two cannot be any more different. The BMW is like we mentioned earlier, an eager beaver with an engine that responds very keenly to inputs with a fantastic 7-speed dual clutch gearbox to egg punters on each time they get behind the wheel. The X2 just wants to go and progressively nudges you to take each corner quicker than the last. The official figures quote a 0-100 time of 7.7 seconds but it really does feel quicker than that. Prod the throttle in sport mode and the engine just wakes up. It's not a revvy heart though with power tapering off towards the upper regions of the rev band, but with the quick DCT gearbox shifting cogs as and when required, getting back into the torque band is just a simple paddle shift away. The best way to sum up the driving experience of the X2 sDrive20i? Think of it as a Golf GTi on stilts. The XC40 might have quite the power advantage on paper, with a cool 350Nm on tap and a quoted 0-100 time of 6.4 seconds but it actually feels slower. Perhaps this could be down to the extra weight it carries, you really can feel it or maybe, it's due to the slightly lazier Aisin 8-speed automatic mated to the engine. Either way, it just doesn't feel like it wants to be rushed. The engine is also more vocal than the X2's and not in a good way. Push it hard and it starts to sound rougher, almost agricultural, unlike the X2's rather smooth crescendo pull. The XC40 might have an extra power advantage over the BMW but it just doesn't feel like it wants to use them as often and if the roads ahead were anything other than straight or long flowy bends, a Volvo XC40 wouldn't stand a chance against the BMW. Instead, drive the Volvo sensibly and everything will start to fall into place, relax, enjoy the journey and arrive at your destination free from the stresses of attack angles and cornering lines. In the end, do we really have to choose which is better? These two cars might compete in the same segment and share the same price bracket but each marque has tackled this new category in their very own unique way that you can't help but appreciate each car for excelling at their chosen path. To arrive quicker or to enjoy the journey? That's the final question potential buyers will have to answer for themselves. I know we did. The XC40's ours.
  21. Anyone went? Saw the carbuyer article. The Z4 looks like a Kia!
  22. Soya

    New BMW318

    Check it out!
  23. adamlevine

    E87 120d no spare wheel, question

    E87 120d no spare wheel, question Hi Bought 120d as a daily, currently on winters but worried about no spare. I have seen e87 space savers advertised but looking in the boot - where the he'll do they go? Any help most welcome.
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