Owners of the E82 1 series who want the aggressive looks of the BMW 1M coupe now have a full aero kit package option.
Prior design has released its 1 Series PDM1 Widebody Kit, a full bodykit which gives a standard 1-series the look of the BMW 1M coupe.
The PDM1 package includes:
Prior-Design PDM1-WB front bumper (fits all bmw 1-Series E82 models except 1M)
Prior-Design PDM1-WB side skirts (2X) (fits all bmw 1-Series E82 models except 1M)
Prior-Design PDM1-WB rear bumper (fits all bmw 1-Series E82 models except 1M)
Prior-Design PDM1-WB front fenders (fits all bmw 1-Series E82 models except 1M)
Prior-Design PDM1-WB rear widenings (fits all bmw … CONTINUED
Have a look at the designing process of the new BMW 3 Series (F30) together with the designers. They explain the ideas behind the car-design. Karim Habib (head of exterior design at BMW), Christopher Weil (exterior designer), and Christian Bauer (interior designer) explain the process of bringing the F30 3 series to life.
From 2D sketch, to 3D clay mockup and computer modelling, see how the F30 3 series goes from idea to product.
BMW i, the BMW Group’s e-mobility brand, is pioneering new approaches to marketing. BMW i is implementing innovative online activities and incorporating three new digital channels in its online communications concept through foursquare, Mashable.com and iAd. iAd is Apple’s mobile advertising network, reaching millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users right in their favourite apps.
BMW i is running an iAd campaign in Europe reaching iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users in Germany, England and France. As launch partner for iAd on iPad in Europe, BMW i will be initiating an innovative campaign, which will exploit the advertising potential of the iPad and open the door to a three-dimensional world of mobility images and experiences. The BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept cars will form the … CONTINUED
One of only two F10 M5s rolled into a NJ Cars and Coffee meet this weekend, showing off its 6 speed manual transmission and posing with its M5 predecessors. The M5 was driven to the event by the US M division product planner.
It was affirmed that the release date will be around August. With the US making up almost 50% of world-wide M5 sales, the factory has to be in full swing and the kinks worked out - given the intolerable nature of the US customer when it comes to faults.
The BMW X3 was rated a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In order to be considered a Top Safety Pick a vehicle must receive a rating of “Good”, the Institute’s highest rating in all tests including frontal off-set crash, side impact, rear impact and roof crush. It also must have electronic stability control as standard equipment.
“Safety has always been a top priority at BMW and our vehicles have always done well in IIHS tests,” said Tom Baloga, Vice-president Engineering (US) for the BMW Group. “As well as the X3 will protect its driver and passengers in a crash we believe that it is even more important that the X3 has been engineered to help the driver avoid the crash in the … CONTINUED
This is a most impressive E28 528i to custom E28 M5 CSL build powered by an S38B38 Evolution engine. Full specs:
Body: BMW E28 w/o sunroof, rebuilt to coupé, extended FIA safety rollcage, raceweight aprox ~1100kg with driver. Vented body - 200mm (8″) wider in rear, 160mm (6.3″) wider in front.
Engine: BMW S38B38 (6-cyl 3.8l-24v 365hk/8000rpm)
Gearbox: Getrag 260, shortshifted 5-speed.
Final drive: BMW M3 Group A limited slip, 4 different gear ratios available.
Front brakes: 6-piston aluminum calipers, 330mm (13″) rotors.
Rear brakes: 4-piston aluminum calipers, 303mm (12″) rotors.
Wheels front: 10×17” BBS (rain), 10.5×16” BBS (slick).
Wheels rear: 12×17” BBS (rain), 13×16” BBS (slick).
Tires front: 275-17” rain, 11,0-23,5-16” slick.
Tires rear: 335-17” rain, 12,5-25-16” slicks.
Chassie / suspension front: BMW Motorsport/Schnitzer 635CSi Grp.A. Suspension arms extended to allow more aggressive settings, wheelbase … CONTINUED
EVO UK magazine’s January issue features their full review of the F30 2012 328i and 320d. Improved refinement and first-rate handling grace the review’s headline.
EVO rates the 328i a 4.5 stars and gives the 320d 4 stars (out of 5). The 328i is called an impressive machine which manages to pull off the difficult trick of improving refinement and ride quality without diluting the dynamic entertainment.
If the F10 5 series is not flashy enough for you, the Russian aftermarket has a cure. We’ve already seen projects such as the gold X5M and matte silver 135i from Russia, so why are we not surprised to see a green chrome F10 M Sport
This F10 5 Series M Sport came from the factory in alpine white. It first had a chrome wrap applied and the second step was the application of a translucent green wrap, which combine to result in the green chrome of the final product.
The aero parts seen on the car include the factory M sport package with some Hamann and AC Schnitzer parts.
Download the official 6 Series Gran Coupe catalog inside. This beautiful brochure (in PDF) features all the specs, details, features, and options for the new 6 series sedan “coupe.”