Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Interesting | December 31st, 2008 by 8
2009 BMW Z4 photos

We are just a few hours away from entering a new year and as many of you know by now, we had a great year …

We are just a few hours away from entering a new year and as many of you know by now, we had a great year here at BMWBlog. Many of our articles constantly made the news on major blogs and website and we established ourselves as the “one-stop shop” for all the BMW  news, rumors, photos and anything related to BMW.

With over 1,100 articles written this year, it was difficult to choose the best ones and most important, to be totally unbiased. So, I based my decision on the amount of clicks each articles has received, the internet buzz it has created and the amount of comments left on them. There were definitely more than ten amazing stories this year, but we’ll stick to the popular and catchy Top Ten format.

1. A great comparison between some of the most popular models from BMW, Audi and Infiniti.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Photo Comparison: 2007 BMW 335i, 2008 Audi S5 and 2008 Infiniti G37

2. What went behind the scene of the all new 2009 BMW 7 Series article was one of our articles that created the biggest buzz on the internet and it was reprinted by many designing websites as well. Great marketing material from BMW.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Behind the design of the BMW 7 Series

3. The unveiling of the M1 Hommage, a concept that pays tribute to the original M1.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

BMW M1 Hommage

4. Giom’s renderings of the next generation 2012 BMW M6 were the highlight of our blog in May. An interesting approach that has equally drawn admiration and criticism.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

2012 BMW M6 Renderings

5. But we were wrong also and not afraid to admit it. We announced in April that the new Z4 will come with both soft and hardtop, based on inside information. BMW was indeed testing both versions at that point to calculate aerodynamics parameters and performance between the two.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year
2009 BMW Z4 will have both a hard and a soft top

6. Josh drove one of the first new BMW M3 Coupe that was available in the U.S. He shared with us his findings and some great photos

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Test Drive: BMW M3

7. BMW unveiled their urban vehicle, part of the X series, and named X1. A vehicle that was heavily bashed when the first spy shots surfaced, but received well after the official unveiling in Paris.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

BMW X1

8. The BMW Gina Concept made the bimmer fans regret that it won’t become a production car……at least anytime soon.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

BMW Gina Visionary Concept

9. The highly-awaited redesigned, all new, etc…BMW 7 Series finally took off its covers. Beside the exterior redesign, the new 7er impressed by its high-tech technology and beautiful interior design.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Review: 2009 BMW 7 Series

10. Last but not least, one of the best designs that came out of the BMW’s factory doors in the past few years: BMW Z4. Designed by a team of female designers, the new BMW Z4 impressed everyone from the get-go, a vehicle that is expected to boost the BMW sales and win the battle of supremacy in the roadsters class.

Highlighting The Top 10 Stories Of The Year

2009 BMW Z4

I hope the above top serves as a refresher of what happened in the BMW world in 2008 and I can assure you that 2009 looks even more promising. The roadmap laid ahead of us is quite impressive and it will give us a lot of subjects to talk about.

Once again, thank you for all the support you’ve given us and we wish you a Happy New Year!

  • Auday

    Hey, where is the CS concept? it’s the first thing that got me excited from Munich not just this year but for the last 8 years!

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Auday: It was shown first time in 2007. :)

  • Auday

    doh! my bad. Lets go back to to 2007 then :)

  • Gragop

    It’s still too bad the M1 Homage isn’t going to be a production vehicle. It shows what BMW is capable of in terms of design when they want to be bold but tasteful.

  • Marc

    Not a single thing about the 1er being released in America???? I have seen the 335i comparo with the 135i and the press release photos consistently be in the top 10 articles listed on the sidebar of this very blog…what gives?

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Marc: Marc, I agree and I did say I was a little biased. But the 135i was unveiled last year, so I tried to focus on 2008 articles and news.

    But you’re right, that was and is still big news.

  • Marc

    @Horatiu B.: Ahhh….my bad. I JUST NOW noticed that article comparing 135i to the 335i was written in July…of ’07…DOH! Well in my defense I didn’t start visiting BMWBlog until July/Aug of this year…..ah well…

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Marc: Marc, no need to apologize…I hope you’ll hang around from now on :) This year was indeed booming and we became very popular…I hope :)

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