It’s teaser time again. BMW is speeding up their newly founded M Performance division. Some days ago, BMW announced the first M Performance vehicles powered by the triturbo N57 Diesel engine. Now it’s time to put their effort on the smaller cars.
Seen in this video is a teaser for the new lineup of M Performance accessories for the F20 1 series (we expect the F30 to follow shortly). We got a first glimpse at this lineup back at Frankfurt. The interesting parts are still blurred in the video, so expect unique M Performance front and rear bumpers, M Performance Brakes comprising of red calipers, slotted and drilled brake discs, carbon rear view mirrors, interior CF trim (feels incredibly good) and other goodies.
Just to be sure, the … CONTINUED
From Tuesday to Thursday the BMW drivers completed a total of 969 laps, amounting to almost 4,000 kilometres. Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR), Bruno Spengler (CA), Martin Tomczyk (DE), Dirk Werner (DE) and Marco Wittmann (DE) were all in action. Test and development driver Wittmann took the place of Joey Hand (US), who was on duty for BMW Team RLL in Sebring (US) as it continued its preparations for the 2012 American Le Mans Series.
Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “Every test is very important for us, particularly in the current phase, as we are fast approaching the homologation deadline. After this point, much of the development work on the car is subject to a freeze. Furthermore, improving the car’s performance is another central issue. We … CONTINUED
The F30 3 series accessories brochure (US edition) has been released. Available for the 3 Series F30 as accessories wheels are five different designs - Style 361 (in two designs/colors), Style 404, Style 413 (winter wheels) and Style 396 (winter wheels).
Also in the catalog are mudflaps, indoor/outdoor car cover, interior accessories, and many styles of floor mats (carpeted and all-weather).
View and download the full PDF inside.
There’s a little rush that comes from getting a first peek at a yet-to-be-revealed model’s styling, especially if it’s an M model, and even if it’s just a diagram. We’re happy to share with you the first look at the upcoming 2013 M6 coupe/convertible’s external styling bits, from official parts diagrams.
These M6 parts diagrams give us a good view at the upcoming 2013 M6 front and rear bumpers. As M6 spyshots suggested, the M6 follows the latest M styling cues with its inverted-mouth front bumper design previously seen on the E9x M3 and F10 M5 models. The lower edge of the outside front bumpers (splitters) appear sportier than that of the new F10 M5. The spoiler lip seen in spy photos will also form part of … CONTINUED
BMW of North America today announced pricing for the all-new 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe. The $76,895 (including $895 Destination and Handling Charge) TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder powered 640i Gran Coupe is the initial model of the range, and arrives early this summer. Later in the summer, the TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will join the line. Pricing for the V-8 powered models will be announced closer to the time of launch.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that successfully combines the stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five … CONTINUED
6,624 horsepowers (at least) from 16 M3POST member’s M3s gathered for a meet recently at the facilities of MORR Wheels. Check out the beautiful M3 rainbow lineup, with several BMW Individual M3s.
Watch these triple tire killing machines from BMW burn up some rubber in a drift/burnout demonstration in Mexico.
Here is the very first spy video of the 2014 BMW i8 production prototype, giving us the first live motion look and listen at the upcoming i8 hybrid sports car. Also confirmed in the video is the retaining of the gullwing doors as seen on the concept i8 car.
Check out the video and all details on the BMW i8 inside.
During our US press launch drive of the 2012 3 Series (F30) we took the opportunity to meet with an E90POST member (SharkH8R) who is local to the Monterey area and owner of an E90 325i (on lowered suspension). We had the chance to photograph the F30 and E90 in various angles for a great comparison of the styling and visual differences.
Here is how F30’s physical dimension compares to a factory E90:
0.31 inches (8 mm) taller
3.66 inches (93 mm) longer body
1.96 inches (50 mm) longer wheelbase
1.45 inches (37 mm) wider track [front]
1.85 inches (47 mm) wider track [rear]