This is the mother of all reports on BMW’s Performance Center Delivery experience, by M3post member ase2dais. Although it was from nearly 2 years ago, after reading this thread, if you don’t feel like ordering a new BMW right now just to experience PCD delivery, you probably have no soul (j/k)!
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AC Schnitzer has debuted the ACS X6M at the AutomodEx Tuner Show in Dubai. Currently, they are only showcasing the cosmetic aero kit, but have plans for engine tuning as well. The centerpiece of the aero parts is the hood, which contains a see through window allowing a view of the engine (as seen on other cars such as Corvette ZR1, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis). Other parts include full bumper and fender replacements, sideskirts, 22″ wheels, rear diffuser, and rear wing.
This matte black Hamann styled E92 coupe was spotted in Geneva Switzerland. It seems to combine elements of a regular E92 coupe and an M3. There’s an M3 hood bulge and high performance rotors, but the rest of it appears to be a regular 3-series - mirrors, fenders, etc. Ok fine, it’s a regular 3-series, but we figured it’s cool enough a car to show and feature anyway
Top Gear online has great things to say about the F10 535i after their test drive. Calling it a “serious return to form”, with an excellent ride, smart details and lovely quality throughout. Check out their review.
BMW inside Scott26 provides some updates on BMW M1 development (full info inside), including introduction & production timeline, pricing, convertible version, and more. Whether the information is accurate is for you to decide, but it’s certainly somewhat assuring to continue hearing M1 details.
The latest installment of BMW’s JOY marketing campaign features their motorsport division - specifically the BMW GT at Sebring ALMS. The Rahal Letterman race team is featured.
BMWNA has just announced the names of the top performing BMW dealerships in the U.S. 24 out of 338 BMW dealers nationwide were awarded the “2010 Center of Excellence” (COE). The Centers were selected based on the criteria of customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability. Did your dealer make the list? Check inside.
The F10 5-series will be manufactured in BMW’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany. As part of its website, BMW has set up a page dedicated to the plant, including a Virtual Plant Tour feature, which includes a view into the F10 5-series production process.
Despite the 2009 recession year and auto sales being down by volume, the BMW Group managed to post positive earnings for 2009. Worldwide the BMW Group increased its market share in the premium segment while retaining its position as the world’s leading premium manufacturer. In the US, BMW remained the best performing European premium car brand in the USA, and forecasts that sales in 2010 will increase.