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03/06/2012    9:40 AM
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The BMW M550d xDrive, one of the first offering in BMW’s new M Performance vehicle lineup is making its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, together with the X6 M50d. Both vehicles, together with the F11 touring M550d and X5 M50d, will be launched into the market in just a few weeks. The M550d sedan has been receiving rave reviews from the automotive press who have tested the vehicle.

The M550d sedan and touring feature the following specs:

- Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, aluminium crankcase, three turbochargers (high-pressure, with variable turbine geometry), common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, maximum injection pressure: 2,200 bar.
- Displacement: 2,993 cc,
- Output: 280 kW/381 hp at 4,000 – 4,400 rpm,
- Max. torque: 740 Nm (546 … CONTINUED

03/06/2012    8:42 AM
COMMENTS: 18

The 2012 Geneva Motorshow is now underway and making its world debut is the BMW X6 M50d. The X6 M50d (along with its X5 brother) will have their market launch in just a few weeks.

The M50d models feature the following specs:

- Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, aluminium crankcase, three turbochargers (high-pressure, with variable turbine geometry), common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, maximum injection pressure: 2,200 bar.
- Displacement: 2,993 cc,
- Output: 280 kW/381 hp at 4,000

03/05/2012    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 83

One of the BMWs Hamann has trotted out to showcase at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is their new M5 F10.

While we can’t say that it’s an improvement exterior-wise, there’s certainly no lack add of aero parts for the Hamman F10 M5 cosmetic program as one can see from the photos below. The suspension is lowered by 30mm on Hamann springs and this M5 sits on Unique Forged II wheels (21×9.5F 21x12R + 265/30 ZR and 325/25 ZR tires).

As for power upgrades, Hamann’s custom exhaust system and an ECU tune bumps the M5′s power to 720hp and an incredible 900Nm (664 lb/ft) of torque.

We’ll bring you live pics and more details tomorrow from the auto show.

03/05/2012    12:15 PM
COMMENTS: 126

The AC Schnitzer F10 M5 has made its public debut today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. We bring you live photos. See inside for all the photos and details.

03/02/2012    9:19 AM
COMMENTS: 126

AC Schnitzer has revealed its ACS5 M5 Tuning Package ahead of its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow next week. The ACS5 package features both cosmetic and performance enhancements.

The F10 M5′s already potent S63Tu motor receives a power increase (via ECU tune) to 620hp / 790Nm (582lb-ft) torque. The growl coming from the M5 is enhanced via the AC Schnitzer twin sports silencer with valve control, with its chrome tailpipes.

The M5 is lowered on AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit and wheel options are the Type VIII racing and forged alloy rims in 21 inch, Type V forged alloy wheels in 20 inch and Type IV BiColor rims in the same size.

The ACS5 is covered in a matte blue color they call “Magic Blue” and extra bodywork … CONTINUED

02/24/2012    2:29 AM
COMMENTS: 115

BMW presents the concept study of a BMW M Performance automobile featuring a six-cylinder petrol engine – consistent further development of the new BMW 1 Series’ dynamic characteristics – world premiere at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show.

Munich. Simultaneously with the world premiere of the first BMW M Performance automobiles, BMW’s concept study of a further model from this new product category will be showcased on the media days (6 – 7 March 2012) at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. The BMW Concept M135i consistently utilises the dynamic potential of the new BMW 1 Series for the concept of the first BMW M Performance automobile featuring a straight six-cylinder petrol engine. The body design of the BMW Concept M135i assigns the youthful and sporty looks … CONTINUED

02/16/2012    6:01 PM
COMMENTS: 127

It’s official: Only a couple of days after the first teaser, BMW announces their new M Performance Parts. Think of this program as the successor of the Performance parts avaiable for E8x 1 series and E9x 3 series.

Intitially, M Performance parts will be available for the F30 3 series, the F10 5 series, and the F20 1 series (not available in the US). Available are:

- Black kidney grilles
- M Performance exhaust systems
- M Performance brakes
- Carbon fiber front splitters
- M Performance steering wheel

Premiere: BMW M Performance Parts and Original BMW Accessories

The Geneva show also marks the premiere of new accessory division for BMW vehicles: BMW M Performance Parts. BMW M Performance Parts are designed in close collaboration with BMW M … CONTINUED

02/16/2012    6:00 PM
COMMENTS: 9

Driving pleasure, emotion, captivating design, premium quality and groundbreaking efficiency characterize the model range which keeps the BMW brand on track for success in 2012. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, BMW presents several new production models as well as groundbreaking vehicle concepts whose design and technology pave the way to forms of mobility which are both exciting and sustainable. The innovative strength of the world’s most successful premium automobile manufacturer enables the development of vehicles which combine an exceptional level of charisma and continuously increasing driving pleasure with a consistent reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels. With its current model program, BMW sets the benchmark for technological advancement, groundbreaking design style and sustainability in the automotive sector. The continuation of this development strategy … CONTINUED

01/24/2012    1:50 PM
COMMENTS: 47

On display at the 2012 Qatar Motor Show is the very first BMW F10 M5 in Melbourne Red. Melbourne Red isn’t offered as a standard color on the F10 M5 so this is a BMW Individual product.

It’s being shown with matt aluminum window which is part of the “Individual exterior line” no-cost option for the M5 F10.