BMW Classic offers the first classic BMW cars for sale. A BMW M1 and a BMW 3.0 CSL will be auctioned by auction house Bonhams in October in Dubai. The two rarities are from the plant’s own collection and are among the icons of the BMW automotive history.
Motortrend test drives the 2011 X5 xDrive35is with its new N55 motor, calling it an athletic, balanced, and finely tuned SUV, with a roomy passenger compartment and elegant interior to boot.
West Coast Racing recently recorded its BMW Z4 GT3 assembly process and shares it with the world via a time lapse compressed video. In reality, the car took 600 man hours to assemble!
Here is a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works (JCW) accessories for the Countryman. The parts are expected to available later this year. JCW Countryman Aero Kit, JCW 19″ Wheels
JCW Rally Stripes, JCW Steering Wheel
JCW Shifter, Red Mirrors, Red Brake Ducts.
Car and Driver has posted their quick drive impressions for both the 2011 335i sedan and coupe, with some attention paid to how the new N55 engines compare to its predecessor N54 motor. See their quick impressions inside.
Automobile Magazine reviews the 2011 Z4 sDrive35is, calling it a blast to drive on any type of road. Overall, the reviewer was very impressed with the Z4, although he also pines for a smaller lightweight BMW roadster.
Businessweek undertakes a review of the 2011 535i and comes out thinking that it’s just plain better than ever. See how they come to such a conclusion inside.
Here’s the first video of the upcoming MINI Countryman WRC prototype testing in Portugal. The sound of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder BMW Motorsports engine can be heard screaming way before the car comes into view. Sounds great and we can’t wait to see it in final form and action!
This isn’t the first time we’ve spotted an F30 335i in testing, but it’s been quite a while. This next generation 335i prototype was recently spotted testing in public in Germany. The interior remains a dummy interior (from the 1-series) fitted for testing purposes only. We’ve yet to spot the production F30 interior.
Compared to the E90 3-series, the F30 will feature a longer wheelbase, but shorter shorter overhangs, for a sporty squat look. It will also have wider and lower kidney grilles. Engine options will include a full range of turbo and naturally aspirated 6-cylinder motors, 4-cylinder motors, and possibly even a new 3-cylinder motor. The F30 335i will again be powered by a turbo 6 cylinder motor.
The F30 3-series sedan will make its world public … CONTINUED