For 2011 BMW has made some substantial changes to the E92 and E92 BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible.
The first and foremost and probably biggest change is the introduction of the much debated N55 engine to the 335i3.0l
Single Turbo "TwinPower" Dual Scroll
300HP and 300LB-FT Tq.
Improved torque band and overall engine responsiveness
Introduction of VALVETRONIC
All aluminum construction
StylingRedesigned headlights (new shape and "graphics").
Brighter LED "corona" rings (angel eyes)
Bi-Xenon now standard
Adaptive Headlight and the Adaptive Headlight Range Control are optional
New tailight "graphics" (overall shape is unchanged) now with LED
New sideview mirror design
New front and rear bumper design which actually increase the overhangs to make the car look slightly longer
Wider kidney grill with … CONTINUED
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 1 - Extreme Drifting
As a counterpoint to Clarksons recent review of the X6, BMW shows us that the X5 M and X6 M can have fun in the snow too. Two BMW professional driving instructors talk us through their snow experience with the X cars.
Make sure to watch these videos in HD!
I thought it might be interesting to have a direct comparison between the pre LCI E92 and the LCI E92 next to each other. I used the press pictures of both, some angles are wrong, but you get an idea as to what was changed and how it changes the car (for better or for worse). I like the new styling cues.
EDIT: Side profile added
Thats it for now. I might do some more angles later.
For 2011 BMW has made some substantial changes to the E92 and E92 BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible. The first and foremost and probably biggest change is the introduction of the much debated N55 engine to the 335i
Here are some more renders of the upcoming M5 published by Auto Motor und Sport in Germany (link). Nothing really new here that hasnt been covered by other renders out there, but I thought id throw this out there
The long awaited official photos of the E92 / E93 LCI facelift model has arrived! These camera captured photos reveal a beautiful and subtle update to the original E92 / E93!
Car Magazine has published pictures of the M1 undergoing cold weather testing in Scandinavia. While the guys at Car Magazine are assuming that this is a mule for the next gen 1-series coupe (F2x), its safe to say this actually is an M1 prototype. Why? The very same car was spotted around the BMW M headquarter in Garching (near Munich) before: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311113
BMW 3 Series beats itself to retain What Car? Awards Best Compact Executive crown for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth year in a row the BMW 3 Series has been awarded the What Car? Best Compact Executive crown beating off stiff competition from…..other members of the BMW 3 Series range. It was a clean sweep in the Compact Executive category with the 316d ES, 320d SE and the 330d SE Saloons all winning their price category, but in the end it was the 320d that reigned victorious, winning the overall title.
The BMW 3 Series dominated the Compact Executive category in recognition of it leading the pack and remaining miles ahead of the competition. … CONTINUED
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 14, 2010… Yesterday, BMW of North America accepted the Ward’s 10 Best Engines award for its groundbreaking 3.0-liter BMW Advanced Diesel engine at the North American International Auto Show. For the 2010 model year and the second year in a row, BMW’s sequential twin-turbo inline-6 diesel engine was elected to the 10 Best Engines list by the Ward’s AutoWorld panel of expert judges. To win a place on the 10 Best Engines list, an engine must score highly in measures of horsepower, torque, refinement, technical relevance, and comparative data.
“When we accepted this award last year for BMW’s then-new Advanced Diesel engine, no one could predict for certain how Americans would adopt BMW Diesel in the coming months,” said Hans Hohenner, General … CONTINUED