Hockenheim (DE), 2nd May 2015. The 2015 DTM is up and running: BMW drivers Maxime Martin (BE), Timo Glock (DE), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Augusto Farfus (BR) ended the first of two races in Hockenheim (DE) in the top ten to score their first DTM points of the year.
Martin finished seventh in the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, making him the best-placed BMW driver. Farfus worked his way from 23rd on the grid to complete the race in tenth place. Sandwiched between Martin and Farfus … CONTINUED
BMW has consistently denied the possibility of an M7, with BMW M stating that it was not in the plans as of late 2013. The reason has been that the 7 Series’ goal of providing the ultimate comfortable large sedan is incompatible with the racing roots of the M division. But, we now have the X5 M and X6 M so there goes that problem.
As many before them, Autobild is claiming that the M7 is coming to take on the likes of the Mercedes … CONTINUED
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 6.9 percent in April for a total of 26,952 compared to 25,202 vehicles sold in April, 2014.
“A good April result with a BMW sales record is the perfect set-up going into what are typically the even stronger sales months of May and June,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “All of us at BMW are excited about this season because starting right now, in May, we are celebrating 40 years of an icon, the … CONTINUED
BMW has reportedly decided to kill several projects that were started under outgoing CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer.
According to Automobile’s sources, these doomed models include the 9-Series Coupe, the Z2 Roadster, the i8S and the highly-anticipated M8 which was rumored to be a modern day successor to the iconic M1.
While the news is unfortunate, the cancellations haven’t affected the i5 which is scheduled to be green-lighted in October. It will reportedly ride on the company’s new rear-wheel drive platform and be about as long as … CONTINUED
Introducing 12 limited edition BMW M4, a unique request exclusively for loyal customers of BMW M Owners Club Indonesia (MOCI). Equipped with BMW Individual paints – which some are derived from other car manufactures, such as Rolls Royce and Porsche:
Santorini Blue II
Purple Silk metallic
Additional options include M Carbon Ceramic Brakes, 19″ style 437M Black wheels, Full Merino leather (Black, Sakhire Orange, Sonoma Beige, and Silverstone)… and last but not … CONTINUED
Automobile Magazine speculates on the next generation G20 3 Series (and the M3 / M4).
A look at the impressive hardware out in force for the April 2015 Shift Sector event.
Interview with the M Product Manager Carsten Pries, on many things M.
Video summary of the BMW M235i Racing Cup Belgium held at the famous Spa – Francorchamps track.
BMW M4 featuring Enlaes body kit, including carbon fiber front lip, side skirts and rear center diffuser.
Unique colored 2015 435i M Performance Edition, in Battle Ship Gray vinyl wrap paired to all the M Performance Parts trimmings.
First F80 M3 in Space Gray Individual.
Space Gray Metallic
Silverstone Full Merino
Executive Package., Driver Assist Plus, Lighting, Silver 19s, DCT, Moonroof, Park Assist, HK Sound, some other minor things.
The BMW Performance Center, with partners BMW Manufacturing, BMW Performance Parts and IHG Rewards Club today announced that it will compete in the 2015 One Lap of America with the all-new 567 horsepower 2015 X6 M starting May 2, 2015. This year’s team will be co-piloted by BMW Performance Center Driving Instructor, Michael Renner, BMW Powertrain Engineer Michael Broad and One Lap veteran Tom Lappin. The trio will compete in two classes, Truck/SUV and Stock Touring. The 2015 One Lap of America competitors will … CONTINUED
IND gives us a look at the new X5M / X6M’s air intake system.
The F30 3 Series LCI (facelift refresh) is coming soon, with production beginning in July — when the 335i will be renamed the 340i. Naturally, one of the biggest questions surrounding the upcoming 340i is how much power its new B58 3.0L turbo 6 cylinder engine (replacing the current N55 engine) will deliver.
Based on a 340i prototype’s information, courtesy of trusty member ynguldyn, that figure should be approximately 321 HP. The following chart shows a 340i prototype’s power as 240kw, which translates roughly to … CONTINUED