Hamann has completed its work on the 5-Series GT and involves an impressive list of exterior and dynamic changes.
Their kit includes first and foremost a lowering kit for the models 530d, 535i and 550i (including air suspension).
The product range also includes a front spoiler to be mounted on the standard front spoiler of the series, side skirts and a rear spoiler in a ""subtle" or "striking" design. Both provide reduced lift force at the rear axle and thus considerably improve the driving dynamics. A new rear apron makes room for the HAMANN mufflers. The muffler system itself is composed of four stainless steel exhaust pipes measuring a massive 90 mm.
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Autoexpress test drives the M3 ZCP Competition Package model and comes away calling it the ultimate M3 experience. The reviewer also considers the M3 ZCP against the Audi RS5. See inside for his verdict.
Extolling the virtues of station wagons is something we at C/D love to do; after all, they combine sedan-like driving dynamics and fuel efficiency with increased utility. But we have to face the reality that the wagon is as endangered in the United States as its ever been, and our raves likely serve as eulogies more than anything else.
Dynamically, the wagon is every bit as rewarding to drive as the sedan. Both feel solid and display the same great body control and harmony among the primary controls. The steering, handling, and ride feel exactly as good as a 328i … CONTINUED
For BMW fans in North America, there is now an alternative to the European Delivery experience in Munich. BMW has now launched “The BMW Experience” in Spartanburg, SC. Combining BMW’s resources along Highway 101 in Spartanburg, SC: The BMW Performance Center, The BMW Zentrum, as well as, BMW’s Manufacturing Plant, “The Ultimate BMW Experience” extends the ability to offer a more customizable, personal approach to all visitors and will become a destination for many enthusiasts and will give BMW a forum to tell BMW’s story in the US.
This has been a big week for the BMW 328! Now it seems that a classic modified version of the car has sold at auction for an undisclosed amount that is north of 5.5 million dollars. Nice!
This is a great story with some excellent videos to go with it, so make sure to read the full article @Jalopnik ( http://jalopnik.com/5532676/ )
Heston Blumenthal, the mad scientist of contemporary British cuisine, cooks with liquid nitrogen and serves food with built-in iPods. Hes also got a thing for M5s
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of BMWs history victories at the Mille Miglia, BMW has marked the occasion with a few events and restoration cars. However, now BMW has gone one step further and taken its top of the line roadster, the Z4 sDrive35is, and created a limited edition Mille Miglia edition.
What makes this car unique?
Run limited to 99 units
Polaris Metallic matte finish
Black front grill
M aerodynamic kit
19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome
Unique leather and Alcantara with red stitching
M sports steering wheel and paddles with red stitching
Mille Miglia badges
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Heres a very cool and detailed tech article from motoiq.com.
Some selected quotes
If you do a google search on these cars, you will not find much information on them because until now, no one that cares has gotten a really close look at these amazing machines.
The teams engineers were very quiet when we asked them about the engines specs and we were not allowed within 20 feet of the engines or any internal components.
The engine is forced to breathe through two tiny 29.4mm restrictors by homologation rules. This is the main … CONTINUED
Munich/Brescia. 70 years ago, the BMW motor racing department had a single aim in mind: the 1st Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Miglia. A total of five racing cars from Munich had registered for the big event. Preparations did not run entirely smoothly, and ultimately the BMW team very nearly ran out of time. But when the silver BMW racers crossed the finish line in Brescia on 28th April, they accomplished what few had dared hope for: overall victory, team victory and third, fifth and sixth places.
That April day saw BMW celebrate its greatest racing triumph so far on four wheels. To this day it epitomises the essence of the brand: "Victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia remains a landmark in … CONTINUED