Here is an account of a couple of BIMMERPOST member’s visit to the official BMW Paint and Body Center and the M Studio located in the BMW M headquarters at Garching, Germany.
The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.
Check out the massive set of photos inside.
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 … CONTINUED
Sunday, August 19th was the BMW Car Club of BC’s Concours, held at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Overcast sky made for an unspectacular backdrop but the neutral lighting also granted the ability to take pictures from almost any angles.
Rosenthal comes in with another great review, this time on the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe! Steve takes us on a tour of BMW’s new 640i gran coupe. He explores the interior and exterior of the Gran Coupe and reviews how well the car feels to drive in person.
Prior Design has released their aerodynamic package for the F12 6 Series Convertible and F13 6 Series coupe. The kit parts included and shown in the photos below are:
- Prior-Design PD6 front bumper (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)
- Prior-Design PD6 side skirts (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)
- Prior-Design PD6 rear bumper (fits all BMW 6-Series F12/F13 models.)
See more aftermarket 6 Series @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/6-series/tuned/
After achieving record sales in the first half of 2012, the BMW Group reported its best-ever sales result for July. With a total of 135,537 (prev. yr. 129,102) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide last month, the company increased its sales by 5.0% compared to the previous year. It was also the first time in the company’s history that over one million vehicles had been delivered in the first seven months. From January to July the number of deliveries climbed 7.6% to 1,036,088 vehicles … CONTINUED
BMW Group remains on successful course in second quarter
- New record figures for sales volume and revenues
- Second-best quarterly earnings in the company’s history
- Profit before financial result amounts to € 2.27 billion
- Automotive Segment second-quarter EBIT margin of 11.6%
- BMW Group reaffirms targets for financial year 2012
Munich. The BMW Group continued its success during the second quarter as well as in the six-month period to June 2012, achieving new record figures for sales volume and revenues and the second-best Group operating profit in the company’s … CONTINUED
Here are some better looks at the new BMW color Tanzanite Blue Metallic in bright/sunny conditions, on a 6 Series Gran Coupe 640i.
Here’s our first 6 Series Gran Coupe delivery! Congrats to this 6POST member for taking delivery of his 640d Gran Coupe. This also represents our very first live look at Tanzanite Blue Metallic, a new BMW Individual exterior color available for the 6 Series and new 3 Series.
Check out this car’s specs and photos inside.
AC Schnitzer has debuted their BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe tuning program featuring a host of exterior aero parts (front spoiler, a rear bumper diffuser, chrome trim bits), sport exhaust system, big brake kit, wheels, interior upgrades (steering wheel, aluminum pedals, iDrive knob), and ECU software tune good for 355hp in the 640i and 640d.
With the official announcement from BMW of the New Navigation Professional and iDrive/ConnectedDrive, many of you have inquired when the technology (both a software and hardware [cpu, graphics processor, hard drive] upgrade) would be implemented on the various models.
Below is the scheduled rollout for the new navigation and iDrive. These dates do not apply to the new iDrive Touch system, which will have a separate rollout and application schedule.
[b]]July 2012 Production:[/b]
3 Series touring and Activehybrid 3 (F31/F30h)
5 Series, 5 Series GT, 5 Series LWB (F10/F11/F07/F18)… CONTINUED
BMW’s latest full-length global TV spot “Feeling Remains” captures the feeling of how driving a BMW never leaves you.
Sport Auto has released a top speed run video of the Alpina B6 Biturbo, powered by BMW’s 4.4L V8 engine rated at 507HP / 700Nm torque and top speed of 334 km/h. For comparison, the new F12/F13 M6 features 560hp and 680Nm torque with a top speed of 305 km/h.
Sales increase by 8.1% to 900,539 vehicles in the first six months. Robertson: We have a new sales record for 2012 well in sight
Munich. BMW Group achieved record sales for the first six months of the year, with a total of 900,539 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 8.1% over the same period last year (prev. yr. 833,391). The company also achieved its second highest sales volume ever in a single month, with 172,516 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide in June (prev. yr. … CONTINUED
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 27,720 vehicles, an increase of 3.2 percent from the 26,865 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 10.5 percent on sales of 158,563 in the first six months of 2012 compared to 143,521 in the same period in 2011.
“The June numbers continue the solid, consistent growth we predicted but, most important, the first six months of the year are setting the stage for even … CONTINUED
A BMW 6 Series Gran Touring variant is rumored to have recently received a green light and is expected to debut in 2014. This will be the fourth variant in the 6 series lineup, following the coupe, convertible, and Gran Coupe. An M6 Gran Touring or M Performance 650d may also be spawned off the 6 Series Gran Touring.
Here are the full details:
When designing the BMW 6er Gran Coupe alongside the replacements for the BMW 6er Coupe and Cabrio.
Creativity inspired another design off-shoot … CONTINUED
Good news for iPhone users. iOS6 is finally supporting iDrive Office integration via Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile). Bluetooth MAP is the protocol used to retrieve email messages through iDrive, which currently only works with Blackberry and a few other devices.
Here are a few photos showing a iPhone 4S connecting via Bluetooth MAP (wireless non-USB connection) using iOS6 Beta 1.