Jeremy Clarkson has previously reviewed the BMW 1M Coupe on Top Gear, but he’s now got BMW M’s hot new small coupe in his DVD feature “Powered Up.” We won’t spoil the review and results for you, but suffice to say, BMW 1M owners and fans will not be disappointed.
The BMW i8 and i3 vehicles were shown for the first time in New York at a private press event. The i8 will be a hybrid electric sports car and the i3 will be BMW’s entry into the city EV (electric vehicle) segment. Both strive to offer not just efficiency but performance to boot.
Posted to our facebook page by artist Jacek Kolodziejczyk are these beautiful renders of a BMW F82 M3/M4 coupe. Although the F82 M3/M4 coupe won’t receive the same front fascia as the F80 M3 sedan (as depicted in these renders), this is nonetheless a fun and imaginative look at what the next M3 coupe could somewhat resemble, at least in size and proportioning.
There are some things you can’t get enough of, and seeing the new BMW F10 M5 in motion surely is among them. BMW UK has just released a new video showing a Black Sapphire Metallic F10 M5 playing in the countryside on some twisties. As an upscale executive sedan, black works really well on the new M5 and it will likely be one of the most popular colors.
The 2012 M5 will be available in Europe later this month, while US customers will have to wait until summer 2012 to get their hands on the first cars.
Follow along an M3POST member’s epic Germany roadtrip journal featuring a massive set of automotive related photos. He takes us from the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums to a BMW owned dealership in Munich, to the Nurburgring and finally to the BMW Museum and Welt.
Future updates are still coming so be sure to check in on the thread.
The F10 M5 is powered by the lethal BMW bi-turbo V8 S63Tu motor outputting 560hp and 501 lb-ft torque. The specs signal that new M5 is good for some fast top speed runs, but how fast? This video demonstrates how quickly the F10 M5 achieves 196 MPH (315 kmh) - in just under an impressive minute.
This model is obviously top speed unlimited as the regular top speed of the F10 M5 is 250kmh (155mph) and 305kmh (189mph) with M Drivers Package.
The 2012 3-series sedan product planning and strategy bulletin and ordering guide has been released (scans below).
Retails sales will launch on February 11, 2012. The first two months of production will be used to produce dealer’s initial stock - two 328i and one 335i. Here’s a breakdown of the ordering info available so far:
STANDARD EQUIPMENT on both 328i and 335i sedan will include:
8 speed auto transmission (6 speed manual is a no charge option)
6.5″ color display with iDrive controller
One inch wheel upgrade (17″ standard on 328i and 18″ standard on 335i)
Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO … CONTINUED
Just a few weeks after its market launch, the new BMW 1 Series has already won its first internationally significant automobile award. The edition of the BMW compact model is the winner of the “Golden Steering Wheel” awarded by “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag”. The coveted trophy was presented to BMW AG Board Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer at a gala event in Berlin yesterday. The BMW 1 Series asserted itself in the class of compact automobiles. The second BMW model to compete for the “Golden Steering Wheel”, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible, likewise achieved an outstanding result with second place in the category of open-top vehicles.
It was the 36th time “Golden Steering Wheel” has been awarded, making it one of the most important and … CONTINUED
Here’s a few beautiful wallpapers featuring the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) at the hands of Top Gear’s Stig and James May, as well as some nice images featuring previous generation M5s.
The full F10 M5 review by James May can also be found inside.