Here are some updates on the upcoming BMW 1M — “1M” appears to be settled name for the new M-level 1-series. It is currently shooting on Lanzarotte, a Spanish volcanic island, but will shoot in LA later this summer. Look to AutoBild’s latest issue for a feature on the BMW 1 Concept M.
The official U.S. F10 5-series brochure / catalog is now available in electronic format. It features great info on the 5-series design and technologies and lists all standard and optional equipment, as well as some eye candy photos. See inside to download.
1-series enthusiasts gathered in Hannover, Germany over the weekend for a greet and drive. Check inside for a set of great photos of both 1-series coupes and hatchbacks.
We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing - no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.
A new BMW interface for controlling the iPhone and iPod Touch is coming! BMW will soon be utilizing the new iPod-OUT feature of Apples new operating system (iOS4) for these devices. Future BMW owners will be able to use the infotainment system to display and control iPhone/iPod Touch music playback features in the vehicles main display.
iPod Out enables BMW and MINI infotainment systems to display and control the music playback feature in iPhone and iPod touch in the vehicles main display. The on-board monitor in BMW and MINI provides users with the simplicity and … CONTINUED
We bring you the most revealing top-down photos yet of the F13 6-series convertible - a 640, as well as a top-up 640 convertible in a new color. The 2012 6-series convertible will have a traditional folding soft top (but a factory fitted optional hardtop will be available). Production of the 640 convertible will begin in September 2011.
Here is the BMW announced production schedule for the F12 / F13 6-series coupe and convertible.
March 2011 - 650cv
July 2011 - 650cp
September 2011 - 640cp/cv
September 2011 - 650xi cp/cv
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After being on sale on the global automotive market for five successful years, the BMW M5 has ended its production lifespan with a new record high. The BMW M GmbH produced a total of 20,548 of the charismatic high-performance sports car featuring a V 10-cylinder power unit. The BMW M5 Saloon is accountable for 19,523 of these, with the BMW M5 Touring, which was first launched in 2007, contributing a further 1025 units towards the overall result. This means that even the production figures of the predecessor model, which was manufactured for a period of six years, have been surpassed. The BMW M GmbH sees this record result as a further chapter in the success story of a remarkable automobile, which reaches back as far as … CONTINUED
A lucky customer attending Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend had a chance to test drive the F10 B5 Bi-Turbo around a track. Check out the walkaround and some of the furious acceleration from this 500+hp / 700tq monster F10. You can actually hear the rear passenger exclaim in delight during acceleration.
The Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013 will soon be the world’s first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon fiber. The weight savings will allow an offset of the extra 250 to 350 kg of weight typically found in electrically powered vehicles