Watch how an F80 M3 and F82 M4 with upgraded turbos (on their S55 engine) perform in the latest Shift Sector races.
Today, BMW officially premiered the new, 60-second spot for the all-electric BMW i3 that will air during the first quarter of NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015. After a 4-year hiatus, BMW will be returning to the big game with “Newfangled Idea,” featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel. The spot juxtaposes the famous 1994 Today Show clip of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel’s initial confusion surrounding “what is the internet?”, to Katie and Bryant in 2015 grasping the newfangled … CONTINUED
BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Daytona 24 Hours on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL.
With car numbers chosen to honour that car, the no. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the no. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the chequered flag fourth. Bill Auberlen (US), Augusto Farfus (BR), Bruno Spengler (CA) and Dirk Werner (DE) completed 725 laps … CONTINUED
Supersprint has released its F80 M3 / F82 M4 exhaust system. The stock exhaust system, diameter 2x
BMW drivers began the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season at today’s 2.5-hour BMW Performance 200 with a fourth place finish in the Grand Sport class and third, fifth and sixth place finishes in the Street Tuner class. A total of nine BMWs were entered in the race.
Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg were the top finishing BMW drivers in the race, with finishing driver Hindman – the 2014 GS driver’s champion, taking the checkered flag in fourth place. Driving the No. 46 Fall-Line … CONTINUED
A rare look at this unique BMW Individual colored Dakar Yellow M4 coupe.
We’ve updated with more M2 photos, this time of an advanced prototype body testing in Sweden. The black M2 prototype wears the same body as the red M2 spied back in September, which shows the production bound M styled front bumpers, rear diffuser, fender flares, and quad exhaust. There may be other bodywork yet to come, but you should expect to see kidney grilles with double slats and M2 badge on the production car.
Sleep well M4 owners, your cars are now safe. The valet joyrider who posted his transgressions on his youtube channel and announced his actions on his twitter page has been identified and terminated from his job.
Read on inside for how this unfolded and came to be.
At the 2015 Washington Auto Show, two of the top automakers, BMW of North America and Volkswagen of America, together with ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network, announced an initiative to create express charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the East and West Coasts. Designed to increase the number of fast charging locations, the initiative will help meet the large and growing demand for convenient, publicly available electric vehicle fast chargers, including direct current (DC) Fast charging locations, and support the adoption of … CONTINUED
As we’ve shown you in recent spy photos, BMW is currently conducting cold climate testing for its prototypes in Northern Sweden where the F10 M5 has made an unexpected appearance. At first glance, there’s nothing unique about this M5, but a quick peak underneath shows the big secret that it’s hiding – an all-wheel-drive drivetrain! The undercarriage photo shows a driveshaft at the front wheels.
Does this mean that the F10 M5 will see an AWD xDrive model in its lifetime? Skeptics would say unlikely … CONTINUED
Here is the U.S. 2016 model year production map for your reference.
Some of the notable changes:
• 340i to replace 335i beginning with July-August production
• 550i GT stops production
• All new 7 Series (G11) begins production in August
• All new X1 (F43) begins production in August
• First X5 eDrive (xDrive40e) begins production in June
SOP = Start of Production for demo and initial stock cars.
Start of … CONTINUED
Gintani has announced the release of their full F80 M3/ F82 M4 ECU tune. With full access to the DME (Engine ECU), they’ve achieved impressive power gains and unlocked features such as cold start delete and cat delete.
The stage 1 tune on a stock car produced over 60WHP & 70WTQ on their DynoDynamics Dyno with 91 octane and only a small PSI increase. This tune is a full ECU flash with no piggyback unit/Plug in box.
A great F80 M3 european delivery and performance center delivery journal by Doctor///M.
We’ve spotted the BMW M2 (F87) prototype testing in Northern Sweden! Why has the M2 prototype seemingly gone backwards in development compared to the prototypes we’ve shown you with more final M2 styled parts? Well, most of the differences we can see with our eyes are merely cosmetic in nature – front bumper styling, fender styling, wheels. BMW is still able to test mechanical components (engine, suspension, differential, etc.) without the cosmetic bits that we’ve seen on the more ‘advanced’ looking prototype (see red … CONTINUED
This video made by a valet attendant and involving an M4 may make you think twice the next time you valet your BMW.
Official launch film and commercial for the LCI facelift F20 / F21 1 Series hatchback.
We’ve been reporting since last Summer that the 335i would be replaced by the 340i to coincide with the F30 3 Series LCI facelift and changeover from the N55 engine to the new inline 6 turbo B58 engine.
And now the 340i has officially appeared on BMWUSA’s official production map for the 2016 model year. As the schedule indicates, production of the 340i begins in July-August 2015, with the Munich plant starting production in July and Rosslyn plant in August.
Its sibling, the F32 435i coupe … CONTINUED
For reasons unknown, BMW has advertised the US i3 as having 1.9 gallon fuel tanks instead of 2.4 gallons as they have in Europe.
Seems that this is in reality not the case. i3 in both markets actually have the same fuel tank capacity, but BMW has programmed the US i3 to run out of fuel at 1.9 gallons when in fact it has 2.4 gallon capacity and there is still fuel remaining in the tank when the gauge shows