M-Power.com has just published a new video of the F10 M5 at BMW’s own racetrack in Miramas, France. BMW gives us another glimpse at the testing procedures they perform, including high speed (> 300 km/h or 190mph), launch control vs. smoky burnout, wet handling course and general performance testing. They have obviously also reworked the launch control function of the M DCT and gives us a neat demonstration. The BMW engineers are optimizing the new BMW M5 even for extreme conditions. This video documents the testing of the new BMW M5 at the test-track in Miramas, France.
BMW suggests that testing on the wet handling course shows that “the BMW M5 can be perfectly balanced with the gas pedal – whether in M Dynamic Mode of with … CONTINUED
The 2011 Tuning World Bodensee aftermarket tuning show took place this weekend in Germany. M3POST member TobiasMUC attended and brought back some photos of the BMWs to share with us. Photo gallery inside.
With the arrival of spring in Germany, has come a torrid pace of BMW prototype testing. The F34 3-series GT (Gran Turismo) is once again out doing its testing runs in public. The camouflage remains the same as before, but additional angles gives us a better idea yet of its size, proportions, stance, and shape. Check out the newest set of spy photos inside.
We bring you the most revealing F30 3-series FEP (final evaluation phase) test car video yet — 2 minutes of spy footage. The video reveals the following things: Fixed piston calipers, Possible lightweight calipers being tested, LED turn signal indicators, Regular bulb brake lights, Appears to be undergoing sound check/testing. Enjoy the video inside.
BMW will start selling parts and accessories direct to owners for the first time, thanks to a new partnership with eBay, the leading online retailer.
The first 1M US owner to take delivery and post about it online is 1Addicts member “AW 1M”. His car, appropriately, is an Alpine White 1M that he took delivery of recently. He shares his honest and fair assesment of his latest aquisition. Read on…!
Martino Auto Concepts and Active Autowerke have teamed up to produce two custom M3s. The first has been completed and it’s a stunner! Featuring an eye catching Lamborghini Verde Ithaca Pearl Green paint, the first of the two M3s features plenty of both “go” and “show.”
The power comes from AA’s E9X M3 Stage II supercharger kit with methanol injection kit, full exhaust system, and custom tune. Suspension and brakes are now a KW V3 coilover system and a StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kit in matching Vede Ithaca Green. Custom bodywork features a widebody quarter panel conversion, Lamborghini Verde Ithaca pearl green, dry carbon fiber roof, host of Vorsteiner body kit components, a roll cage, and custom headlights (featuring real carbon fiber … CONTINUED
Worldwide deliveries of the 1M coupe started recently throughout Europe and the first black 1M coupe has now been delivered in the UK. Congrats to 1addicts owner nieue on taking delivery of his brand new little black beast!
US owners should begin taking deliveries as early as next week so stay tuned to our site for announcements!
The BMW 1M coupe press test fleet vehicles have hit US shores (along with many US owners’ 1Ms we hear). These BMWNA (NJ) bound 1M coupes have been spotted throughout the east coast.
Look for 1M reviews by the US publications soon!