Picked up our 2009 M3 sedan last Saturday in Munich. I very happy to see that the space gray and red fox novillo leather combination worked well together, as we had not been able to see a good example of it in person (a couple of shots attached). Delivery at BMW Welt went well, the building is really impressive and since ours were the first delivery that morning, I had the place almost to myself for about an hour. As some others have noted, the technical briefings and the like are not very sophisticated, but the technology employed to make the show is pretty neat. Ours was one of two M3s being delivered that morning, along with an M5. It was really nice to have the keys handed over and … CONTINUED
Spent the long weekend down at the Ring. On Sunday the track was supposed to open at 0800 but due to heavy fog, it didnt open until around 1300. I was only able to get one lap in due to the large number of people who turned up. I found out real quick that the PS2s are no good on a partially wet track and had to turn down my aggressiveness in some of the corners (basically where ever the track was shaded, it was wet and slippery). Monday was much of the same, parts of the track was still damp, took it easy. Enjoy the videos. See you at the track next year!
Camera = Sony Cybershot strapped onto my TomTom GPS mount.
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s photos of the Z4 come these new images of the Z4 in Orion Silver kicking some tires at the track with the 19″ wheels and likely OEM sports package.
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EDIT: Added more pics. One of the giant press machine and the press molds, another one that shows the robots, an assembly line shot, and a final “marriage” shot.
Just got back from a trip to the Regensburg BMW Plant. I wanted to do a review with some pictures and facts. Overall, the tour was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area or who ever visits Bavaria. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours, and it is relatively easy to schedule a time with BMW via email. It was awesome to see exactly how BMW makes our cars, and I am definitely more appreciative of my car now after seeing how it was brought to life. The amount of robots and people that are employed, … CONTINUED
Here we have a single image, albeit a high resolution one, of the upcoming BMW X1 interior. Good news is that the car has a manual transmission. Bad news is that the rest of the interior seems to be a transplanted 1-series interior.
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Here are some exclusive photos of the BMW Z4 in red with minimal camoflague on the streets of Germany. This car will be with us soon enough and BMW has been kind enough to basicly show us the entire shape of the car in these photos
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Here is a beautiful render of what the upcoming Z4 may look like. The car is nearly upon us!!!
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BMW has announced that it will team up with Neiman Marcus to display a limited-edition of its new 2009 BMW 7-Series in the company’s 2008 Christmas Book. What’s so exclusive about this 7-Series?
Well for one, if you have the money, you can purchase the 2009 BMW 7-Series before it arrives in showrooms next spring and even before its LA Auto Show stateside debut. Based on the 2009 BMW 750Li, the car has been designed by the team at BMW Individual. Only 31 units will be made available for sale through BMW dealerships starting Oct. 16.
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According to insiders BMW is working on an X4 - a baby X6 if you will. It’s still un-named but insiders say that the SAC, SAV, SUV or whatever you want to call it, will borrow styling from the X6. Sources say that it will be a tall five-door fastback with all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive available. Makes sense since we just heard the X1 will be available with rear-wheel-drive as well.
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