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Geneva 2011 Live: Lumma CLR X650

02/28/2011 at 5:30 PM
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While touring the Geneva autoshow, you come across all sorts of BMWs, not just the OEM products BMW has on display, but a whole array of cars from aftermarket tuners. Here is the Lumma CLR X650, based on the BMW X6.

The massive bodykit widens the SUV by 5 cm on each side with an accompanying front bumper that means business. Carbon fibre is on tap a plenty to give the pure aftermarket look to BMW’s most sporty SUV. In the end, this isn’t my cup of … CONTINUED

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The F12 6-series Individual Program is making its public debut at the 2011 Geneva autoshow. On display in the BMW exhibit is a stunning Transite Blue Metallic 650i Individual equipped with Aluminum Satinated Trim, BMW Individual rear lettering, optional 20″ wheels. Its interior features piano black trim with full fine-grain leather merino leather seats, center console, door trim, and instrument paneling, in opal white color.

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After seeing the 1M at Geneva, to our surpirse we got to see the new Vision ConnectedDrive Concept. No doubt, BMW will have a huge intro for this car at the official Press Event in Geneva tommorow, but for now we got a few photos of the car while they prep the car and stand.

The car looks amazing in person, the stance and color really work in the show car atmosphere, and no doubt this car will be a hit at Geneva. And to that extent, … CONTINUED

Geneva 2011 Live: Alpine White BMW 1M

02/28/2011 at 11:55 AM
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We have touched down in Geneva and took a stroll around the booths. The official press annoucements from BMW aren’t until tommorow, but we did manage to get some photos of a beautiful 1M in Alpine White minding its own business. The car is still ‘semi’ wrapped up, with a clear plastic protective wrap over the roundel, the front grills and the wheels.

What I can tell you about Alpine White compared to the Vallencia Orange that BMW has been showing off at other major autoshows is … CONTINUED

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A beautiful silver X3 M-sport currently on display at the 2011 Chicago Autoshow represents the first time that the X3 M-sport has been displayed at a U.S. autoshow and first time that BMW has shown a silver X3 M-sport. Photos inside.

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The valencia orange 1M coupe continues to make its rounds at the U.S. autoshows, this time on display at the 2011 Chicago Autoshow which kicked off yesterday. Although the valencia orange 1M has already been photographed often, these are the first photos showing the 1M coupe’s full undercarriage (by use of a full length under-mirror).

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Confirming the importance of the Chinese market to BMW, the F10 M5 Concept Car will debut at the Shanghai Autoshow in April, rather than at the Geneva show where it was originally intended to be debuted. Geneva will instead feature the debut of the BMW Connected Drive Roadster Concept.

The first details of the M5 production car will be launched in mid-summer and the
production F10 M5 will be shown at the IAA Frankfurt for it’s World public Premiere. US Public Premiere will be at the … CONTINUED

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Here are the best photos yet of the Alpine White 1M Coupe, courtesy of forum member Rob Shaw from the Brussels Motor Show. These high quality hi-res photos show as much details as we have seen of the white 1M coupe. Rob, an M3 owner remarked how the seats are very comfortable and sporty – like M3 seats.

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Here it is, the muscles in brussels. The Alpine White 1M has been photgraphed here by the boys over on Autoblog.nl. In all honesty, the Alpine White is really growing on me. Generally, I think photos never portray Alpine White quite the way it looks in person, but in this case, the photos came out nice and I have to say, I’m becoming a fan on AW 1Ms. Hopefully someone can get out there and get some video as well? If you follow the source link, … CONTINUED

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As the 2011 NAIAS press days have wrapped up, BMW has provided this overview of the 1-series family debuts at the auto show. Most notably, Dr. Kay Segler speaks a bit about the 1M coupe.

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Head of BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, provides some insight in this video behind the design philosophy of BMW’s newest top of the line convertible, the all-new 6-series cabrio, which just made its world premiere at the 2011 NAIAS @ Detroit

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We have posted yesterday’s full BMW press conference from the 2011 NAIAS at Detroit. Ian Robertson presented a state of the company address, as well as introducing the all new 6-series cabrio, 1M coupe, 1-series LCI, and the 2011 X3. View the press conference inside.

2011 Detroit NAIAS Wrap-up

01/10/2011 at 8:00 PM
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The first press days of the 2011 Detroit North American International Autoshow is now over and done. The BMW stand was somewhat non-descript relative to their usual digs at places like Paris, Geneva and Frankfurt. Despite this, BMW made a very strong showing with several new World Premiers, which were more then premieres in name only.

BMW 1-Series M Coupe: World Premiere
First and foremost has to be the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. This was the star of the BMW stand, the bright orange color, beefy bodywork and … CONTINUED

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More updates have been streaming through. Here is the latest, a video of the Vermillion Red 128i LCI cabrio that we saw early this morning. Enjoy!

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As promised, here is more video of the BMW 135i LCI in Alpine White. You can see the new Gloss White interior trim as well!

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Here is a late addition to the 1M Coupe @ NAIAS thread which has been blowing up. Exclusive HD video of the car on the stand. Enjoy!!

Detroit Autoshow: BMW 550i M-Sport

01/10/2011 at 2:11 PM
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Not to be outdone by the stars of Detroit, the BMW 1M and 6-Series, is a Space Gray 550i decked out with the factory equipment M-Sport package which includes a new front apron, rear apron and sideskirts. The car also comes with factory standard 19″ double spoke 351M wheels.

On the inside, there are sports seats featuring Alcantara / fabric upholstery especially developed for the M Sports Package give the interior a particularly sporting ambience. The upholstery’s exclusive character is underlined by high-grade materials, contrasting seams and … CONTINUED

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This is it! The official World Premiere of the BMW 6 Series Convertible. This car is the real deal production car. What was shown previously was the 6-Series Concept car. While the look of the car is basicly identical to the “concept” car, this is now an official production vehicle. In many instances, BMW likes to show off a “concept” version of a car first in order to acclimate the public to the new offering before making it official, so thats the major distinction between the … CONTINUED