The 1M coupe is often described as a throw-back M (as much as possible this day in age), so how would it look with some throwback striping? One owner decided to see for himself by putting on these traditional M racing stripes which first debuted on the 3.0 CSL. Check out the photos and videos inside.
BMW M Festival has officially kicked off tonight with M Night, where we participated in the first public viewing of the 2012 BMW M5 and the just revealed BMW M3 CRT [Official Info Thread].
The event took place in BMW’s building at the Nurburgring track. The building itself had stadium seating on the side of the building facing the track to observe cars and races running on the famed ‘ring’. The event took place on the ground level in the event hall.
Brian Watts, BMW M GmbH’s General Manager Sales and Marketing, provided the english language details to each of the two cars.
The M3 CRT was introduced first. The most impressive thing about the M3 CRT to us (besides its obvious unique styling) was its sound. The 4.4L … CONTINUED
BMW M3 CRT Update - we’ve posted our M3 CRT info thread with the first video and additional photos sets of the M3 CRT in development and film shoot. Click through to check them out.
Just announced: the BMW M3 CRT lightweight sedan with enhanced power! Weighing in at only 3,483 pounds and powered by an upgraded 450hp V8, this lightweight E90 M3 sedan features BMW’s latest CFRP production process. The M3 CRT is 100 pounds lighter than the standard E90 M3 sedan and 154 pounds lighter when the equipment on board is taken into account.
Check out our full set of M3 CRT info inside!
Here is a little preview of what they will show at tonight’s M Night from the M Festival at the Nurburgring, where there the 2012 BMW F10 M5 will make its public debut, along with the M3 lightweight sedan. This is the first fully uncovered production level 2012 M5 spotted on the roads. Follow our site along today and throughout the weekend for our entire coverage of the M Festival!
What most folks have not realized so far are the extensive modifications BMW has made to the F10 M5 engine. We point those out for you below, referencing BMW’s released info. Compared to the S85 engine of the E60 M5, BMW claims that “VALVETRONIC has also sharpened the responsiveness of this engine [S63Tü].
Here are the highlights of the new M5’s S63Tu engine and how it’s different from the S63 engine used for the X5 M and X6 M.
Two more innovations of the S63Tü:
- Innovative solenoid valve injectors in the new BMW M5 engine use multiple injections to achieve an extremely precise mixture preparation.
This is the biggest difference. As BMW puts it:
“Throughout each of its four previous generations, the heart of the BMW M5 has … CONTINUED
Introducing for the first time - the production BMW 6-series gran coupe spied during testing! The beautiful 6-series gran coupe is a sedan-coupe take on the F13 6-series coupe and features frameless windows. As earlier patent images revealed, the Gran Coupe shows the same front and rear bumpers as the existing 6-series models F12 and F13.
The 6-series Gran Coupe is quite a bit longer than the 6-series coupe and convertible. The Concept Gran Coupe unveiled back in 2010 has a length of over 5m (197 inches) while the 6-series coupe is 4.9m or 192.7 inches. These spy shots suggest a similar increase in size.
BMW apparently is so fond of the Gran Coupe idea that they’re already looking into a Gran Coupe version based on the next … CONTINUED
We bring you a realistic look at the upcoming 2012 3-series F30 sedan’s rear view, revealed by reference to real life spy photos and using our talented artists’ skills. What’s revealed is a not-revolutionary, yet stately and handsome rear.
The F30 3 series will feature rear tail lights in the classic L-shape, lit by LED light bars. The trunk will feature a very slight integrated bill, toned down from the E90 3-series’ more aggressive trunk bill. All F30 3-series have been spotted with the same rear lower bumper trim as seen in this render.
From this rear 3/4 view, the side double character lines are again evident and provide a smooth transition for one’s eyes from the rear lights all the way into the front fender and hood.
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Top Gear returns for season 17 this Sunday, the 26th and one of the first features will be their BMW 1M coupe review, the review everyone has been waiting for. It looks like Jeremy Clarkson will be the reviewer so expect plenty of entertainment and extreme opinions, as well as the some great looks at the 1M, as only the Top Gear produces can do.