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01/10/2011    2:11 PM

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 the M emblem applied to the seat. Further interior features included in the M Sports Package comprise, an M leather-clad steering wheel, an M gear lever knob, the M footrest, an anthracite BMW Individual roof lining and M aluminium hexagon … CONTINUED

01/10/2011    11:03 AM

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 two.

Too the more trained eye, subtle changes between the concept and production can be seen, especially around the mirrors and door handles. These are must needed changes to allow the car to be street legal.

The car comes in the bespoke … CONTINUED

01/10/2011    10:30 AM

In the same vein as the BMW 128i Convertible showcased at the Detroit Autoshow, here is the 135i which comes with the M-Sport as standard kit. The updated LCI headlights and tailights look just as fresh against the Alpine White as they did on the Vermillion Red of the Convertible counterpart.

Because of the M-Sport kit (which is unchanged from the pre-LCI models), the Air Curtain technology featured on the 128i and 1M could not be incorporated into the 135i. However, the idea of air curtain does seem interesting, and I would expect to see it incorporated into the next generation 1-Series, the F20.

Other then these subtle changes, no significant changes are noted in these cars.

Look out for pricing details later today!

01/10/2011    9:31 AM

Here it is, the all new BMW 1M, in Vallencia Orange and the first in the flesh photos. The official press conference hasn’t yet taken place, but the covers on this car were drawn back and everyone was allowed to take photos of the car.

The first words I can use to describe this car are: Its amazing

In fact, almost everyone who is walking by the stand right has to stop, take a turn and look at the car. In a car show filled with some truly exotic machinery, that says alot.

Going a little deeper, its obvious the first thing anyone notices is the paintwork. The Vallencia Orange is a color that cannot be properly captured in pictures. In photos it always seemed like a dull version … CONTINUED

01/10/2011    9:00 AM

Here is the all new facelift’d BMW 128i Convertible. This is a so-called LCI car aka Life Cycle Impulse aka facelift. The new car has been brushed in a stunning Vermillion Red and prominently feature the updated headlight clusters and tailights.

The new headlights have a sharp “eyebrow” with a lighted LED component embedded within them. The overall shape of the cluster is unchanged, but the addition of the eyebrows brings the 1-Series styling inline with the current generation of BMWs, most of which have been released within the last 3 years. Surprisingly, the new eyebrows do make a noticeable difference and give the car a decidedly aggressive attitude.

The truly sharp eyed among you may have immediatly noticed one difference between this car and the car shown … CONTINUED

01/10/2011    8:00 AM

Welcome to the first autoshow of 2011, in Motor City, Detroit USA. Detroit is going to be the site of the first public showing, the world premiere, of the new BMW 1M. The BMW Press conference will be held at 11:55 and we’ll be providing coverage of the show and the official press conference. We’re hoping to catch as many photos and videos of the event as possible, so keep your eyes peeled today!

Heres a quick run down of what to expect today:

World Premiere: BMW 1M
Detroit stands to be the World Premier site for the BMW 1M. We expect BMW to make this the center focus of their press conference, and since this even takes place in the USA, we are hoping to see Pricing details … CONTINUED

12/23/2010    12:00 PM

At the Detroit NAIAS in just over two weeks time, BMW will premiere the all new 6-series convertible, 1 series M coupe, and the updated/facelifted 1 series coupe and cabrio. See inside for our official info and media threads for each vehicle.

11/22/2010    4:20 PM

To help celebrate BMW winning the 2010 ALMS GT Manufacturer and Team Championship, the BMW exhibit at the 2010 LA Autoshow has the actual M3 GT2 car on display, flanked by the E92 M3 Competition and X6 M.

11/19/2010    7:00 AM

The 2011 Alpina B7 sedan and the 2011 740i M-sport package are on exhibit at the 2010 Los Angeles Autoshow. The Alpina B7 features an enhanced 4.4L V8 engine producing 500hp and 516lb-ft torque, good for 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.