Here’s a fun little preview for BIMMERPOST members and readers. Can you guess what new BMW model is seen in this photo?
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The BMW X4 (F26) is being rumored to be debuting at the 2013 Detroit NAIAS in January. That the X4 is coming is no surprise as BMW previously officially announced its intention to build the X4. What wasn’t known however, was the timing of its debut.
The X4 is said to be coming in concept form at the NAIAS, to be followed in 2014 by the production model. The X4 will be built on the same platform as the X3 and is reportedly also the same length as the X3, at 183 inches. They will also share powerplants - a range of 4 and 6 cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
What will be different however, will be the X4’s sportier coupe-like styling. Think of the difference between … CONTINUED
The latest issue of EVO magazine features the EVO Car of the Year feature. The BMW M135i makes the short list of great cars under consideration.
The results are as follows (from best to worst), according to EVO:
1) Pagani Huayra
1) Lotus Exige V6 (tie)
3) Porsche Boxster S
4) Mclaren MP4-12C
5) Porsche 911 Carrera
6) BMW M135i (8 speed auto)
Other contenders that didn’t make the final shootout:
Mercedes C63 AMG Black
Alpina B3 GT3
Morgan 3 Wheeler
Toyota GT 86
Congrats to site member Cyba on the delivery of his F10 M5 in Taiwan. Wasting no time at all in modifying his Alpine White M5, it’s already been fitted with HRE wheels (lowered on H&R springs) and Akrapovic exhaust system.
The white M5 is a perfect addition to an already beastly garage - joining Cyba’s Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458.
Karim Habib has been in charge of BMW Design since June 2012. The Lebanon-born Canadian heads a team of designers and developers working to constantly enhance and redevelop the designs of current and future BMW models. A sophisticated designer who grew up in five countries with vastly different cultures, he is committed to the idea of evolving design and is always striving to expand his range of skills. To this end, he doesn’t merely apply himself to his immediate field; he also appreciates the more technical aspects of his work. The art of continuous self-improvement is one he developed early on as a member of the Canadian U-20 national fencing team and has put to use in various roles throughout his career. Apart from a … CONTINUED
Buttonwillow Raceway Park, CA, November 7, 2012: The Global Time Attack series pits drivers and cars against the clock to see who can run the fastest lap time in their respective class. The invite only event catered only to the fastest time attack teams in the country and the event saw a stacked field. The EAS Supercharged BMW M3 fit into the Limited RWD class, marking its first time within the series.
Buttonwillow Raceway Park is one of the premiere road racing and testing facilities in The United States. The track’s versatility has made it popular among club racers, track day clubs, motorcycle racers, professional race teams, car manufactures, tire companies, publishers and media outlets, commercial production companies, and go karters. The track is located … CONTINUED
If you recall, September 1,2012 was the European Delivery kickoff day which saw an epic 24 M5s delivered [see our journal thread]. That was just on a single day and many more M5s continued to be delivered in the next three days until the date of the M Studio reception event.
To enhance the BMW European Delivery experience for this group of lucky M5 owners, BMW hosted a reception at the BMW M Studio at M headquarters in Garching, Germany.
The group met at the M Studio where they were given a presentation on the M5, checked out the M and Individual models on display in the M Studio, and mingled with other owners as well as BMW reps. The group then caravaned to a meal hosted … CONTINUED
We have been in attendance at the 40 Years of M event at the Nurburgring for the past few days. Besides all the awesome M cars here for driving and ogling (more on those later), BMW M brought out a special treat sneak peek during M Night - the BMW M6 Gran Coupe! Also revealed at the event was the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Coupe.
Though technical details were not provided at the sneak preview, it will obviously be powered by the same S63Tu engine from the F10 M5, F12 M6 convertible, and F13 M6 coupe, likely with the same output (560hp).
As seen in its most recent spy pics, the M6 Gran Coupe features the same sculpted carbon fiber roof as the M6 coupe and … CONTINUED
The 40 Years of M event we attended this week at the Nurburgring presented not just one surprise (M6 Gran Coupe debut), but also the reveal of the limited edition BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.
This limited edition E92 M3 coupe commemorates Bruno Spengler’s championship in the recently concluded DTM 2012 season. As you can see, the car mimics Bruno Spengler’s matte black BMW Bank M3 race car. It will be limited to 54 units.
Vitals on the car:
• BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition
• 54 units (BMW has won 54 DTM races in its history)
• Frozen Black (matte black paint)
• Bruno Spengler decals at the rear windows
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