Published on December 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very coolio BMW 3-Series sedan, Spotted in China on a parking lot near the Dongfang car market in east Beijing. The bobbly Bimmer was wrapped in a purple wrap and further sexed up by tinted rear windows, but otherwise tandard. The vehicle was very dirty with dust making matte almost shiny in the sun at this particular time of day.
Published on December 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very hip BMW 3-Series sedan, Spotted in China on a parking lot in a dusty and faraway suburb of east Beijing. The happy Bimmer is painted in black and partly wrapped in white. The vehicle is further sexed up by a China-made M-style body kit and slightly tinted windows. Sadly, the wrapping artist kinda lost his way around the grille, where things look messy and which he anyway forgot to put back.
Published on December 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very flashy BMW 5Li, Spotted in China in central Beijing. The bimmy Bimmer is wrapped in an eye-bleaching Pink wrap, and much further sexed up by an M-style body kit, racy tires with sporty alloys, a black roof, a black wing on the back, a black BMW grille, tinted windows, and tinted head lights.
Published on November 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first live shots of the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E, a full-electric vehicle based on the BMW X1. The Zinore E1 debuted yesterday evening in Guangzhou, two days before the start of the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show. Zinoro, Zhinuo in Chinese, is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars. The 1E is their first baby, it will be launched on the China car market in March 2014 under a lease-scheme.
Published on October 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the brand new Zinoro 1E, a full-electric car based on the BMW X1. Zinoro, Zhinuo in Chinese, is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars and the 1E is their first baby. Debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November, and it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014 for about 400.000 yuan (65.000 USD) without subsidies.
Published on August 6, 2013 by Joey Wang
BMW-Brilliance Automotive Ltd., a joint venture between Brilliance China Automotive and German luxury carmaker BMW, is to recall more than 140,000 cars in China due to defects in their steering systems, China’s top quality watchdog said Monday.
Published on July 23, 2013 by Joey Wang
China sales numbers of the German Three over the first six month of 2013 have just arrived, showing Audi is the big winner and Mercedes-Benz a small loser. The numbers are sales-totals for the brands, including sales of locally made cars and sales of imported cars.
Published on July 8, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots showing the facelifted BMW 5Li in China. The facelift will bring the China-made 5Li back in line with the European-made 5-Series that was updated earlier this year. The facelifted BMW 5Li will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and it will be launched on the China car market before the end of this year.
Published on June 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very cool BMW 3-Series sedan, seen near the Third Ring Road in Beijing. The vehicle is a bit of a Leopard, with leopard-skin-inspired wraps on the wing on the back, on the fuel cap, and under the doors. The front wing was skinned too but I couldn’t get a good shot at it. Driver was a male, somewhat surprisingly. The E90 BMW 3-Series was made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Earlier on we met a: not a Cruze, black & orange, and a low rider.
Published on June 20, 2013 by Joey Wang
A sweet BMW 5Li seen in the great city of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province. The fine vehicle is painted in white and made more pretty by a bit of Pink on the mirrors, door handles and alloys. A looker she is. The BMW 5Li is a stretched variant of the BMW 5-Series made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Price starts at 428.600 yuan and ends at 797.600 yuan. A few other special Fives we met in China: psychedelic purple, baby blue E60, confused 535Li, E34 lowrider, E34 540i, E34 540i no.2, and a 523Li police car.