Forum member Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness brings us up to date with photos from the Goodwood Festival of Speed which he has dubbed “probably the best car show in the world”. Included are pictures of BMWs at the event, including a large ALPINA display, but his full flickr gallery actually has some extensive coverage.
Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.
BMW cockpits have always looked great in the dark with its amber lighting, and that continues with the F10 5-series. Seen here is the ambient lighting option (standard in U.S. spec F10) in action. Looks like the F10 provides a great looking environment for both driver and passengers.
Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.
The German Red Cross recently introduced its F10 525d for “Emergency Doctors.” We are not sure if this car is a one-off for promotional purposes only, or if the F10 5-series will actually be put into widespread duty for the German Red Cross. If the latter, we are jealous of German Red Cross doctors!
Inside is the 3rd installment of BMW’s Joy Is Racing video series. This is an inspirational look at the actual drivers/crews running BMWs in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. Watch the video and you’ll discover that their passion for racing BMWs is definitely infectious.
MWDesign has unveiled their project E89 Z4, dubbed the “Slingshot”. This beautifully customized Z4 not only features power upgrades good for 400hp/400tq, but also a full compliment of handling and cosmetic upgrades - full list inside. Make sure to check out the major eye candy!
From Homepage: We bring you the first official photos of the F10 5-series sedan M-sport aero kit! Shown in these photos is the F10 5-series with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options - the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. The M-sport package may be ordered with seven exterior colors (in Europe), so we expect that there will be additional colors not currently available on the F10.
Inside, the M-sport package comes with sports seats, ///M steering wheel, anthracite roof liner, and special aluminum hexagon trim.
Expect an October release date in the US.