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We’ve reported before about the M Festival taking place at the Nürburgring from June 23rd through June 26th 2011. It’s a four day event comprising of many highlights like the M Night on Thursday evening, an M parade on the Ring on Friday and of course the Nürburgring 24h race on Saturday and Sunday.

What caught our attention in a recent interview about the M Festival is an announcement that they “will be taking the opportunity to exclusively present two brand-new M automobiles for the very first … CONTINUED

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SCOTT26 provides a wrap-up and his reflections on the 2012 Shanghai Auto Show, including how the show has gone from a strictly local affair to to a full global event for manufacturers around the world. The focus is on the BMW presence at the show, but there are also some interesting mentions on other manufacturers/cars as well.

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Here is the BMW press conference for the 2011 New York International Auto Show, held two days prior to the actual show – at BMW of Manhattan. The various products showing at the NYIAS are discussed. There is also a separate introduction video to the new N20 turbo 4-cylinder engine.

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Reporting LIVE from the 2011 New York International Autoshow (NYIAS)! The show has officially kicked off its media days and we can tell you already this show is better with more variety of cars on display then usually seen at the NYIAS.

The BMW display was in its normal place with its typical hardwood floors and a wide array of vehicles on display. Of course, the really important vehicles on display at the BMW stand are:
New BMW 6 Series Coupe
New BMW ActiveE
BMW 1M Vallencia Orange
BMW Z4 … CONTINUED

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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.