Change is something that often takes us by surprise, it is something that many have difficulty with as to put it plainly- we are creatures of habit. In the not so distant future BMW fans will be given a significant dose of change as BMW is once again revamping its naming system.
The earliest the new DTM series would begin would be 2015, possibly running as part of United SportsCar Racing event weekends- what GRAND AM and ALMS have combined to become. Will a DTM class eliminate the need of say the current GTE class?
<a href=\"http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/BMW-4-series-coupe-2013-scooped-undisguised/\">Car magazine</a> has the tantalizing first images of the production 4 Series as it appears in the buff. Worth a click if you want to see the subtle and natural evolution from the concept 4er that debuted in Detroit.
<a href=\"http://www.bimmerfile.com/2013/02/10/4-series-us-line-up-uncovered-with-n26-n55-engines/\">A few months back</a> we brought you an early look at the BMW 4 Series based on reverse engineering VINs that were being used on test mules. This gave us a glimpse at options and engines that otherwise wouldn\'t have been made public until later this Spring. However now we\'ve hit the mother-load.
After a tip from a very crafty <a href=\"http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797907\">forum user</a> and BF reader who had claimed to have uncovered 4 Series production info, we started to do some digging ourselves. Here\'s what we uncovered.
NAIAS 2013 represented a big show for BMW in several ways. Most importantly was the introduction of the 4 Series coupe concept. But production cars also had their time in the spotlight with the M6 Gran Coupe and Z4 LCI both debuting in Detroit. The US market also saw the debut of the 320i and the 3 Series Touring. And on top of that there was the press conference with a handful of new details around BMW\'s future in the US and current production status. All told well worth the trip for us. And while we couldn\'t take you with us, we have the next best thing with a full video recap of the show.
The 2013 NAIAS will be remembered for a lot of things. The debuts of both the Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50 – both serious 3 Series competitors. The updated NSX concept and the Audi RS7. And of course that fiberglass superhero the C7 Corvette Stingray.
But for BMW it was a major show for both production and concept cars.
Next Monday marks the beginning of the 2013 auto show season with the famed North American International Auto Show. It\'s not only the most important show in the US but easily one of the biggest in the world. As always BimmerFile will be on hand to cover the show and this year, the following debuts...
Adding new dimensions of aesthetics, dynamics and elegance to the qualities of the renowned BMW 3 Series Coupe, the BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe will make its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.