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04/05/2011    7:30 PM
COMMENTS: 34

Count me as one of the people who strongly believes that the F10 5-Series comes out of the box with a beautifully sculpted look. The M-Sport and new M5 of course take that sculpted look to the next level.

Now, i’m not against body kits by any stretch, but in my opinion, this new concept from Prior Design takes things in the wrong direction. Their designs rests on the use of the E90/E92 M3 center grill design grafted onto the F10 5-Series bumper with a row of horizontal LED foglamps along the top part of the brake ducts. The front fenders have been modified with designs lifted straight from the 1M, including an M-like bar that crosses the design crease. Larger wheels and a blacked out roof … CONTINUED

03/29/2011    11:30 AM
COMMENTS: 63

Wald International has announced its F10 5-series package, dubbed the F10 Black Bison Edition. As is apparent in the photos, the package gets a cosmetic aero kit which includes a replacement front bumper with aggressive lines and air inlets, and LED DRL, and modified sideskirts. The stock bumper has been replaced by an aggressively styled full replacement rear bumper which surrounds the Porsche-style quad tip exhaust, as well as adding another lower brake light. Bespoke wheels, a unique trunk spoiler and roof spoiler finish off the exterior kit components.

No word yet on any performance or interior upgrades in this package, but past Wald Black Bison edition cars have included such components.

03/03/2011    10:45 AM
COMMENTS: 5

Well folks, we’re all done here at the 2011 Geneva auto show and hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed sharing it with our community. Geneva is always an exciting show because of all shows, it’s arguably the largest in the world and always features an unrivaled number of exotics and tuning companies on display. Geneva is also traditionally one of the most important shows for BMW due to its proximity to BMW’s home market and prominence among the auto show circuit events.

This year again featured several debuts of BMW models, packages, and technologies, as well as plenty of aftermarket tuner models. As a show wrap-up, we’ve summarized our coverage below, enjoy!

03/02/2011    7:30 PM
COMMENTS: 38

Making its first official public appearance is the full Hamann F10 5-series. The Hamann F10 aero kit seen on this model includes:
AERO:

* HAMANN FRONT BUMPER UNIT (Including 4 LED-daytime running lights) – Part No. 10 010 105
* HAMANN REAR SPOILER SMALL – Part No. 10 010 131
* HAMANN SIDE SKIRTS
* HAMANN REAR CENTER PANEL (w/ cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipe rear muffler)
* HAMANN ROOF SPOILER
* BMW F10 whiteline tail lights (to which Hamann has applied a light smoke tint)

03/02/2011    2:15 PM
COMMENTS: 24

The F10 5-series appears to be the darling of the BMW tuners this year at Geneva. Kelleners Sport brought only one car to the show – their Kelleners 520d M-sport. At a glance, Kellener’s F10 program features:

· Enhanced performance for petrol and diesel engines
· Comprehensive aerodynamics package creates a sporty appearance
· 20-inch alloy wheels in “Hamburg” and “Berlin” designs
· Interior enhanced with added accessories

Kelleners Sport engineers have unleashed around 20 per cent more engine power for petrol and diesel models. The 520d (the car on display at Geneva) now reaches 218 hp (160 kW), instead of the standard 184 hp (135kW), and maximum torque reaches 450 instead of 380 Newton metres. The performance of the 535i jumps from 306 hp (225 kW) to 367 hp … CONTINUED

03/02/2011    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 20

Renowned BMW tuning house Alpina has brought its latest F10/F11 creations to the Geneva auto show. Both the Alpina F10 sedan and F11 touring boast 507hp / 700Nm torque from the 4.4L V8 twin-turbo motor, mated to a ZF 8 peed sport automatic transmission (“Switch-tronic”). 0-100kmh (62 mph) is accomplished in 4.7 seconds for the F10 B5 and 4.8 seconds for the F11 B5.

02/28/2011    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 30

With the new BMW 5-series saloon and the new BMW 5-series Touring, in 2011 two new 5-series models have been awarded the prestigious iF Award for outstanding product design. Equally prizeworthy is the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Saloon based on the BMW 5-series saloon, which celebrates its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show from 3rd to 13th March.

With this concept vehicle, the Aachen-based tuning specialist AC Schnitzer is demonstrating new and unusual aspects of driving pleasure. With a performance upgrade from 407 to 540 HP, the AC Schnitzer engineers are pushing the boundaries of the possible – for greater dynamics and efficiency. The driving performance is at thoroughbred sportscar level: the sprint from 0 – 100 kph takes just 4.5 seconds, and the top speed … CONTINUED

02/25/2011    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 24

AC Schnitzer has released its aero package for the M-sport F10 and F11, add-ons to supplement BMW’s factory M-sport package.

F10/F11 M-Sport Parts Include:
Chrome front grille
Carbon fiber front spoiler lip
Carbon fiber rear wing or painted rear spoiler (F10 only)
Rear roof spoiler
Carbon fiber rear skirt diffuser
Twin sports silencer with 2 chrome “Sports Trim” tailpipes
Type V forged wheels

02/24/2011    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 24

AC Schnitzer will be debuting its F10 550i ACS5 Sport S tuning program at Geneva next week. Improving on the already potent turbo powered standard 550i, Schnitzer turns up the power to achieve 397 kW / 540 hp + 750Nm torque. The ACS5 Sport 5′s 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds would give the upcoming M5 a run for its money. Top speed runs out at 320kmh.

AC Schnitzer will also be debuting its Z4 320d at Geneva.

More specs, details, and pics to come from Geneva.