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.
The 2011 Tuning World Bodensee aftermarket tuning show took place this weekend in Germany. M3POST member TobiasMUC attended and brought back some photos of the BMWs to share with us. Photo gallery inside.
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 time” at the M Night. We already know, as previously announced, that one of the M cars will be the lightweight M3 sedan which is supposed to be called M3 EVO. The only other M car we could speculate as … CONTINUED
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.