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The 2011 Shanghai Auto Show kicked off yesterday and this year’s show highlights the importance BMW now places on the Chinese market. The F10 M5 concept and the 2012 6-series coupe both made their world public debuts. Also being shown for the first time was the F10 5-series plug-in hybrid prototype.

Check out the BMW sights and sounds from Shanghai in this video.

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The F10 M5 concept has made its first public debut at a 2011 Shanghai Autoshow pre-show press event. The F10 M5 concept has previously only been shown in a private event hosted by BMW M GmbH at the Garching headquarters.

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Dackelone once again brings us some great show coverage, this time from the Techno Classica Essen show where BMW brings out many of its finest classic and vintage cars. Check out the full large gallery inside.

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The NYIAS will be upon us next week and there will be two exciting BMW premieres coming to the show: 1) New generation TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and the first vehicle to carry it, and 2) New BMW 6 Series Coupe (F13).

The new TwinPower Single Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder N20 motor has already debuted in the European X1 xDrive28i. At the 2011 NYIAS, this new motor will be presented with the first BMW model to receive it in the United States. The N20 motor features direct injection … CONTINUED

Geneva 2011 BMW Wrap-Up

03/03/2011 at 10:45 AM
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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.

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Geneva 2011 Live: Hamann F10 M-Sport

03/02/2011 at 7:30 PM
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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
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Watch the entire BMW Press Conference from the 2011 Geneva Autoshow below. The the press conference focused on the X1 xDrive28i powered by BMW’s newest motor – the twin-scroll turbo 4-cylinder motor (N20), the ActiveE, and the Vision ConnectedDrive Concept Roadster. Here are some related threads on these products:

- X1 xDrive photos from Geneva
- BMW X1 xDrive28i and N20 Engine Reviews and Info
- ActiveE Info
- Vision ConnectedDrive Concept photos from Geneva
- Vision ConnectedDrive Concept Info

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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 … CONTINUED

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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.

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New on the Geneva show floor today is this 120d 3-door featuring the full array of BMW Performance parts. Although the E81 hatchback will soon be replaced by the next generation F20 1-series hatchback, this remains a hot little hatch, especially with the BMW Performance parts installed.

This particular model also had certain BMW Individual parts adorning it – such as the high-gloss shadowline trim and headliner anthracite.

The full list of packages and Performance parts on this car are extensive, please refer to the image below for … CONTINUED

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More photos of the 6 series convertible Individual, including some detailed shots of the interior – the most impressive part of the 6-series Individual program.

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We had a chance to get up close and personal to the Vision ConnectedDrive Concept roadster today. It was the star and focus of today’s press conference and the BMW exhibit. Enjoy the additional photos.

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We have added more photos of the Alpine White 1M coupe on display at the 2011 Geneva autoshow. Check inside for the updates.

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We have now posted live photos of the Design Pure Balance Z4 sDrive35is. The mineral white metallic plus cohiba brown interior is a classy and beautiful combination in person.

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The M-sport package for the BMW X1 was announced just last month and it is currently making its world premiere at the Geneva autoshow. Featured on a handsome white xdrive28i powered by the latest BMW N20 motor (twin-scroll turbo 4-cylinder), the M-sport package seen here features:

* Sports Suspension
* Optional 18-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels (17-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels are the standard wheels)
* M aerodynamics package including M door sills and … CONTINUED

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The BMW X3 equipped with M-Sport has been making the rounds to all the recent autoshows I can think of. A magnifient Alpine White example was at the Paris autoshow, then a sharp Titanium Silver one was at the Chicago autoshow, but now BMW has graced the X3 with my favorite color for the show here in Geneva, Deep Sea Blue Metallic! This particular model is equipped visibly identically to the M-Sport xDrive35i’s we can get in the US, down to the 19″ wheels. Enjoy!

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The AC Schnitzer 99d generates only 99g/km CO2 – that’s less than any standard BMW vehicle available at present.

And despite this, driving pleasure is guaranteed thanks to 190 HP / 140 kW. The 99d accelerates from 0 – 100 in an electrifying 6.9 s and has a top speed of 235 km/h – a vehicle with all the sporting genes, in fact a true AC Schnitzer. And with a fuel consumption of just 3.8 litres diesel per 100 km.

So how does this Concept Car by AC … CONTINUED

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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, … CONTINUED