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2016 F48 BMW X1 is Naked in China

May 15, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

2016 F48 BMW X1 is Naked in China

The best Spy Shots so far of the all-new 2016  F48 BMW X1, the second generation of the successful BMW X1 SUV series. The 2016 BMW X1 will debut on the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Most notable changes are: a new rounder front with a larger grille, new headlights, a new bonnet, new bumpers, new taillights, and an updated interior.

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Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 22, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the new Zinoro Concept Next, it debuted earlier today on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. . Zinoro is a sub-brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars. The Concept Next is a concept car previewing a future electric SUV.

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Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next will launch on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 14, 2015 by Joey Wang

Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next will launch on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the first teaser for the new BMW-Brilliance Zinoro Concept Next concept, set to debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Zinoro is a sub-brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars.

Their first car was the BMW X1-based Zinoro 1E EV, which is currently only available as a rental or lease car. The Concept Next will have an electric power train as well but details have not been disclosed. It appears to be a mid-sized SUV so it is possibly based on the BMW X3.

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BMW 320Li is matte light green in China

October 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 320Li is matte light green in China

A very froggy BMW 320Li sedan, Spotted in China in far east Beijing. The good Bimmer is wrapped in an eye sweetening matte light green wrap, and beamed up even more with an extra shiny grille, a black roof, black windows, glittery license plate frames, and brilliant multispoke matte purple alloys.

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Sweet Chinese Girl is Sexy with a BMW 320Li

September 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Sweet Chinese Girl is Sexy with a BMW 320Li

Today in China Car Girls a very sweet Chinese girl being very sexy with a BMW 320Li. The girl is dressed in a very hip and very short cartoon-colored skirt, stockings, finish flag high heeled shoes, and not much else. The BMW 320Li is painted in white and fitted with sporty five-triple spoke light gray alloys.

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Spotted in China: the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E

July 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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This is the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E, Spotted in China in Beijing by Reader MB4Ever, thank you for the pictures! Zinoro, Zhinuo in Chinese, is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars. The 1E is their first car, a full-electric vehicle based on the BMW X1.

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BMW 328Li is yellow gold in China

May 30, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 328Li is yellow gold in China

A very flashy BMW 328Li, Spotted in China in a faraway suburb in east Beijing. The good Bimmer was wrapped in an eye hitting yellow hold wrap, and further bumped up by extra shiny chrome strips around the windows, white strips on the roof, a white antenna, and white doorhandles.

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Why BMW won’t buy more of Brilliance – at least not now

May 9, 2014 by Bertel Schmitt

10 years - Picture courtesy China Daily

BMW is investing heavily into a raft of new models to dust rival Audi, but it won’t buy more shares in its Chinese joint venture partner Brilliance. This week in Munich, BMW’s CFO Friedrich Eichiner blew off a Bloomberg reporter who asked whether BMW would. “The market is regulated,” Eichinger snapped. “This question is not relevant, it is legally not possible.” Indeed, it is not. If you want to build cars in China, you need a Chinese joint venture partner who must own no less than 50 percent of the shares.

This system was put in place decades ago when China opened its doors to foreign automakers. The idea was that Chinese would learn on the job everything about developing, manufacturing, and selling cars. Once China was developed into an auto giant, one could dispose of the cumbersome laowei.

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BMW 5-Series sedan is shiny blue with a Bit of Pink in China

May 9, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 5-Series sedan is shiny blue with a Bit of Pink in China

A very beautiful BMW 5Li-Series sedan, Spotted in China just east of the eastern section of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The good Bimmer is wrapped in an eye-murdering shiny blue wrap, and sexed up to the max with Pink air vents in the bonnet, Pink mirrors, Pink door handle beds, black door handles, a black grille, black fourteen-spoke alloys, and a BMW M-style body kit that seems very similar to one we saw in Suzhou.

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BMW 3-Series sedan is matte Pink in China

March 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW 3-Series sedan is matte Pink in China

A very happy BMW 3-Series sedan, Spotted in China near the Solana mall in Beijing. The good Bimmer is wrapped in en eye-smoothing matte Pink wrap, and further sexed up by a black grille, darkened windows, black window frames, and very speedy 5-spoke black alloys.

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