The 2012 BMW M5 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which is taking place this week in the UK. Along with the F10 M5 was the 1M coupe on display, as well as a bevy of other BMWs and other generally cool cars.
Even more coverage from last week’s Nurburgring 24 Hour Race, with a huge batch of photos from all over the Nurburgring facilities and grounds - including some exclusive access to the race paddock areas, race cars, public visitor’s areas, etc.
M3POST member shawrf1 brings us amazing photo coverage of the entire Nurburgring 24 Hour race weekend, including photos from the race, BMW’s M Festival, and the race paddocks.
Our coverage from M Festival continues. BMW had an awesome lineup of cars at display during M Night, but besides the new M3 CRT and the new M5, there were also the M3 GT2 race car, an E46 M3 GTR and the E90 M3 Ring Taxi on display.
We’ll have our fingers crossed for BMW at the 24h race this upcoming weekend. In the meantime enjoy these photos! Thanks to Dackelone!!
We’ve covered the M3 CRT reveal at the M Night event, and now for the F10 M5, which was the second vehicle to make its appearance at M Night. Appearing in the beautiful monte carlo blue color that we’ve seen in the M5’s marketing materials, BMW’s new super sedan was certainly more beautiful in person than in online print (as usual). Its color was actually more vibrant and even more impressive in person. It even shows in the photos we took.
BMW M Festival has officially kicked off tonight with M Night, where we participated in the first public viewing of the 2012 BMW M5 and the just revealed BMW M3 CRT [Official Info Thread].
The event took place in BMW’s building at the Nurburgring track. The building itself had stadium seating on the side of the building facing the track to observe cars and races running on the famed ‘ring’. The event took place on the ground level in the event hall.
Brian Watts, BMW M GmbH’s General Manager Sales and Marketing, provided the english language details to each of the two cars.
The M3 CRT was introduced first. The most impressive thing about the M3 CRT to us (besides its obvious unique styling) was its sound. The 4.4L … CONTINUED
The fifth generation of the world’s most successful performance saloon, the BMW M5, will be seen for the first time at The Goodwood Festival of Speed 1-3 July 2011. The new car will make its UK debut in the BMW pavilion along with a selection of the Bavarian manufacturer’s hottest current cars and some famous racing cars celebrating anniversaries from its glorious heritage.
For more than 25 years the BMW M5 Saloon has defined the high-performance saloon. The new model raises the concept of the premium executive saloon, combining track-car dynamics and supreme touring comfort to an even higher level.
It features the most potent engine ever devised by BMW’s high-performance M division along with race-bred chassis technology that includes, for the first time, an Active … CONTINUED
Here’s a first video of the BMW 328 Hommage, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como, where 50 historic and iconic cars built between the twenties and seventies are displayed in a celebration of automotive past. No engine rev unfortunately, but it does have a nice burble.
The 2011 Bimmerfest event was held yesterday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. BMW enthusiasts of all ages and types, as well as BMWs of all ages and forms were in attendance.