Autocar India conducts its annual Autocar Trackday 2012, pitting India’s 11 best driver’s cars against each other at the hands of Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
Three BMWs were included in the competition, including the 2013 F10 M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe. See the results inside.
The segment for each car starts at:
F30 328i - 5:57min
640d Coupe - 7:36min
F10 M5 - 9:54min
F30 328i - 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1
Here’s how the 328i, 640d, and M5 compare on paper (factory quoted specs):
F30 328i - 240hp / 255lb-ft / 0-60 5.4s
640d Coupe - 315hp / 465lb-ft / 0-60 5.2s
F10 M5 - 560hp / 501 lb-ft / 0-62 4.4s
The BMW Group has extended its premium car sharing program DriveNow to the US. DriveNow launched in San Francisco with 70 BMW ActiveE electric vehicles. The innovative mobile parking solution, ParkNow, will debut in the Californian city in September.
Here is a video detailing the DriveNow and ParkNow programs.
The summer season always brings BMW enthusiasts together and this past weekend saw yet another meet and greet gathering BMW fans and owners in the hotbed of BMW and M enthusiasm - Southern California.
Steve Thomas BMW hosted its BMW and MINI meet at its location in Camarillo, California. Check out some of the great rides in attendance, which at one point reached nearly 200 cars and over 300 people.
BMW maintains that the sometimes maligned 5-Series GT is a good seller despite the public perception, so much so that a scaled down 3-Series iteration has been under development for some time. Now it seems the development of this car is nearing the point of public release and so BMW has dropped the typical body cladding and now only covers the car up in a minimal amount of camouflage tape.
While the general shape of this car has been known to follow the 5-Series GT lines, what has not been known until now are the details. First and foremost, this car should not be confused with the upcoming 4-Series Gran Coupe. The 4-Series GC will be a ‘four door coupe’ in a similar fashion to the 6-Series … CONTINUED
F30POST member ScheerSpeed realizes a dream and has his new 2013 F30 M Sport delivered via European Delivery. Check out the great photo journal inside.
BIMMERPOST member Powerbeast has a penchant for Dakar Yellow apparently, as he is now the owner of the only Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan (BMW Individual order) in the country (U.S.). This follows after his Dakar Yellow 1M coupe, which was also quite a hit among BMW enthusiasts.
In addition to the great comparison review between his new 2013 F10 M5 and F10 550i, M5POST member kamichael now shares with us a great set of comparison pics between the M5 and 550i. See inside.
On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).
The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.
The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They even let us take turns driving their project 1M! How cool was that! And… we even let them drive some of our highly mod’d 1er’s for their expert opinion.
One thing that I was not aware of is that Manhart also … CONTINUED
Many of our M5POST members took delivery of their brand new M5 beasts this weekend and one of them - a former F10 550i owner gives us his initial impressions of the M5 against the 550i, in particular the steering and ride comfort (suspension) settings.