September 2013: bmw and mini in germany slightly below previous year

In September 2013, BMW did not achieve the same level as last year on the German home market: The core brand BMW alone had 21,042 vehicles sold in Germany, 3.9 percent below the same month last year. With 2,657 new cars, MINI was 33.8 percent below September of the previous year, but suffered from the strong month of the previous year – the absolute figures are on par with August.

Further impulses are to come in the fourth quarter from the BMW 4-series and the BMW X5 F15, which are newly launched on the market and have large target groups in their sights.

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The sales figures of the bmw group in july 2009

The BMW Group’s minus in July 2009 was slightly lower than in the previous months. At 12.6%, it is at the level of the previous month and one can at least notice a stabilization.

A total of 109,923 vehicles were delivered, compared to 125,792 in the previous year. It is encouraging that at least the MINI brand is back in the black – even if only with 57 more sales or 0.3%. The MINI One models from Hatchback and Clubman as well as the MINI Convertible made a major contribution to the total of 19,281 vehicles.

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September 2013: bmw and mini increase us sales by 8.3 percent

After enormous growth in August, the BMW Group in the USA returned to more normal growth spheres in September 2013: 28,874 BMW and MINI brand vehicles sold represent a solid increase of 8.3 percent compared to the same month last year. It just so happened that the sales figures for both the core brand BMW and MINI are exactly 8.3 percent above the previous year.

However, the increase in absolute numbers is considerably greater for the core brand BMW. The 3, 5 and 7 series as well as the X1 and X5 have developed particularly positively. In October, the new BMW X5 F15 and the BMW 4 Series Coupe should provide further momentum.

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Videos: the bmw 7 series active hybrid in moving pictures

The press releases on the BMW X6 Active Hybrid and BMW 7 Series Active Hybrid have barely been published than the first videos on the two hybrids from BMW.

In addition to some rather unspectacular driving shots, which you can find at the end of this article, there are also videos about the technology, the interior and the instruments, which are quite interesting to look at.

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First video about the new bmw 6 series coupe f13

In addition to the first round of photos, there are now the first moving images of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe F13. We see the 407 hp top model BMW 650i, which will go on sale in Germany from autumn at prices starting at 85,700 euros. The video shows us the vehicle in motion, some exterior details such as the full LED headlights, the kidney slats slightly angled in the upper area and of course the side line with the classic Hofmeister kink.

Towards the end of the video we see the adaptive LED headlights in action for a short time, but even more important than the night optics of the vehicle – which can hardly be assessed in the short sequence – is of course the driving impression at night with a brightly lit lane. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of this yet and probably no video could show the personal experience.

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Videos show bmw m6 coupe f13 and m6 cabrio f12 in southern spain

A few days ago we reported on the media launch for the new BMW M6 Coupe (F13) and the new BMW M6 Cabrio (F12) at the Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain and, in addition to numerous photos, BMW also made several videos on this occasion to make it easier for international media representatives to prepare their driving reports. Excerpts from the driving and standing shots should therefore soon be shown on televisions all over the world.

As in most photos, the two 560 hp four-seaters can be seen in the presentation colors Sakhir Orange and San Marino Blue, which also represent the different positioning of the two vehicles and visually underline the sportier and more aggressive character of the BMW M6 Coupe.

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Videos: on the racetrack with bmw 335is, bmw 135i & bmw m3

Just a few days ago, MotorAuthority, like our friends from, was invited to an event at the New Jersey Motorsports Park and was able to test some of the newer models from BMW. In the process, three short videos were created that give us a brief impression of the BMW 335is Coupe, which will only be offered in North America, the BMW 135i Coupe with 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the BMW M3 with Competition Package.

The power range of the three vehicles thus ranges from 306 to 340 to 420 hp and all three models have a certain sporty claim, which also justifies a visit to the racetrack. While the BMW 135i and BMW 335is represent the respective top models from BMW AG, there is no need to say any more about an icon like the BMW M3.

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First video about the new bmw 6 series convertible f12

After the pictures and information, there are also the first moving pictures of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible F12, as usual. Here we get to see the light elements at the rear in action for the first time, which, as usual, are characterized by two evenly illuminated light strips.

We also get a first, unfortunately extremely brief, impression of the second generation of the Head Up Display. This should be even more brilliant than before, be able to display a complete color spectrum and also offer three-dimensionality.

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to see the opening or closing process of the fabric top, which can be operated at speeds of up to 40 km / h while driving. The front turn signals, which are designed in the form of a light strip below the main headlights, are unfortunately not shown to us yet.

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Unique piece: bmw 1 series m coupe in dakar yellow with carbon accents

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe (E82), which can no longer be ordered, could only be ordered ex works in the colors sapphire black, alpine white and the Valencia Orange variant, initially offered for the first time and initially exclusively for the new M series. Of course, the color palette, which is quite manageable ex works, does not prevent anyone from later adapting their car to individual taste, which a customer in the USA made extensive use of.

The vehicle, which was initially painted in alpine white, was given a new color as the most noticeable change, with Dakar yellow, a classic known primarily from the BMW M3 of the E36 generation, having found its way onto the 1 Series M Coupe. There are also numerous other modifications such as a carbon roof in the style of BMW M3 and BMW M6 as well as various components from BMW Performance and tuner SL─ôK.

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Videos show the acceleration and variability of the bmw 520d touring f11

The BMW 520d Touring F11 was able to convince us pretty much on our first test drive, because it combines completely sufficient driving performance with plenty of space and low consumption. The 5 Series Touring is ideal for people who regularly have to transport a lot of small or a few large pieces of luggage. Our small speedometer video from 80 to 160 km / h shows that the 5 Series is also good on the road.

Another video is intended to illustrate the variability of the luggage compartment. The rear window, which can be opened separately, can be opened with the remote control as standard, and the roller blind over the luggage compartment then also retracts as standard, enabling the vehicle to be loaded. For a surcharge, you can also open the entire tailgate with the key and load large items of luggage without any problems. The rear seat can be folded down in two easy steps and the luggage compartment floor can be folded up to stow smaller things in such a way that they do not slide around.

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