Archive for the ‘Brilliance-BMW’ Category
Published on June 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Published on May 30, 2013 by Joey Wang
A mysterious single spy shot from what appears to be a BMW X1 with a new front. Chinese media speculate it is a green-energy vehicle for the new Brilliance-BMW sub-brand Zhi Nuo (Zinoro). When it will be launched on the Chinese car market is yet unknown.
Earlier on we heard the first Zinoro would be based on the E90 BMW 3-Series which was made in China by Brilliance-BMW. A clean and green Zinoro based on the X1 is sure possible, but relations between BMW and Brilliance are kinda strained when it comes to the X1…
Published on May 23, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing a BMW 328Li with an M Performance Packet. BMW will launch the sporty set on the Chinese market later this year, the very first time BMW offers an M-package on a China-made car. The set consists of a carbon fiber front lip, an M-style bumper, carbon fiber mirrors, sporty alloys, racy 20 inch wheels, and a small wing at the back. Power and set-up wont be changed.
Published on May 9, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A very funky E90 BMW 3-Series sedan, seen in the great city of Shanghai. The fine vehicle was originally painted in black, but has been made much more pretty by some orange wrapping, orange alloys, and black door handles, altogether making for a great combination of things.
Published on May 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A brown & blue BMW X1, seen parked on the pavement in my very own street in Beijing. The brown is painted and the blue is wrapped, making for an interesting combination of colors. The wrapper was clearly a very creative man; the blue bits sit in surprising places, and we especially like the strips on top of the head lights.
Published on April 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A BMW X1 SUV and a Brilliance V5 SUV, parked back to back in an underground parking lot in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, where they were spotted by reader Josh F., thank you for the pic! Well, easy it ain’t, but the brown car is the BMW. The white Brilliance V5 is the copy.
The Germans were very unhappy when the V5 launched in late 2011, especially because they normally work happily together with Brilliance in the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Brilliance-BMW makes the 5Li, the 3Li, and… the X1. Price for the Brilliance V5 starts at 110.000 yuan, price for the BMW X1 at 280.000 yuan.
Published on April 15, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Brilliance-BMW joint venture will launch a new sub-brand for the Chinese car market on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show that starts next Saturday. The brand will be called ‘Zhi Nuo’ (之诺), best translated as ‘Promise’.
Published on March 26, 2013 by Joey Wang
Car makers involved include Beijing-Benz, Brilliance-BMW Automotive and the FAW-Volkswagen. Asphalt was found in the damping plates of some of their models. Damping plates are used to absorb vibrations and noise. Read more »
Published on March 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A sleek BMW 1-Series in matte black and some green, seen on an early morning in Beijing, only seconds after a met a baby blue Mazda 6, which is still visible in the background. The matte black wrap seems of high quality and extends neatly over most of the bumpers. The mirrors however, are sadly still painted in their original gray-ish color.
Published on February 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
These are the very first spy shots of the facelifted F10 BMW 5-series. The vehicle on pics is the China-only 5Li, the stretched variant of the F10 5-Series. The facelifted BMW 5-Series is expected to be launched on European markets in the summer, the China-made 5Li will be launched on the second half of this year. The facelift includes slightly redesigned bumpers and redesigned bodywork around the grille. Read more »