To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp and … CONTINUED
AWE Tuning announces and introduces its BMW performance line. The catalog starts with AWE Tuning BMW exhausts and will move into intakes and intercoolers. Plus a hand-picked suspension and braking collection.
EAS weighs the F80 M3 / F82 M4 M Performance Exhaust system and compares its weight against the OEM factory exhaust and Akrapovic exhaust.
The World Car of the Year awards’ initial finalists for each of five categories have been announced and several BMW models are up for multiple categories.
The judging is performed by 75 automotive journalists and each candidate (car) for the award must be new and available for sale on at least two continents during the time period between January 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.
Three finalists for each category will be named at the Geneva show next month and the winners will then be revealed … CONTINUED
The upcoming BMW X7 continues testing, disguised as a 7 Series.
BMW has added weights to the roof (and inside the car) and raised the hood to accommodate a different engine/intake setup in order to “test” the basic X7 drivetrain package.
The X7 will be a seven seater SAV and has already been announced for production at the Spartanburg plant in the future.
Top Gear (Jeremy Clarkson) reviews both the BMW i8 and F80 M3, independently and compared to the other.
Which does he prefer at the end of the day? See inside!
We preview of BMW models and technologies making their debuts at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.
A strong partner for the new season: when BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) in 2015, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner.
From 2015, Shell is also the only “recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil” and “BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils”. This exclusive cooperation is now being extended to the racetrack, where the teams will race on Shell Helix Ultra and … CONTINUED
Hey guys & gals,
I was very fortunate to be one of the select few asked to participate in BMWs, very first, "M Performance Driving School, Thermal Club" event.
For those that arent aware, The Thermal Club is a very high-end, exclusive track, located in the Palm Springs, CA area. Thermal, CA is mainly a farming community which is, for the most part, isolated from the rest of the Palm … CONTINUED
Is the BMW i8 exotic enough to pull off neon green? BMW Abu Dhabi thought so in wrapping this i8 in a color usually reserved for Lamborghinis and the like.
Great guide to wireless adapters for your OBD2 port, allowing for wireless diagnostics and monitoring of your BMW.
Very unique BMW build from Germany. This is an E9 CS body mated with E39 M5 drivetrain (S62, 6MT), complete with the contemporary interior (Nav) of the E39 M5 and technology bits (ABS, air bags), all functional.
Part II of Rick F’s BMW trip journal of the Virginia Fort Valley and fortified houses.
The 2015 season marks the 17th season of BMW M as “Official Car of MotoGP”. Ever since 1999, MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports has been able to rely on a dependable partner in the form of BMW M when it comes to ensuring the highest possible degree of safety at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. This successful partnership has grown consistently over the years. Last autumn, Dorna Sports and BMW M Division extended their cooperation up to and including 2020. This means we will be … CONTINUED
Steve Dinan is leaving the company he founded 36 years ago to accept a management position in the worldwide sports car operations of Chip Ganassi Racing. Dinan and all of its programs for BMW will continue under the leadership of new President and CEO Brian Applegate.
Steve will continue in a consulting role; that enables him to stay connected to the company.
Dinan says, “Those of you who know me well know that my heart has always been in racing. From my days as a competitive … CONTINUED
A truly bespoke Individual BMW F80 M3, insider and out, featuring a Fashion Grey exterior with a Fjord Blue / Silverstone two-toned interior.
Duel Pursuits: a photoshoot and showcase by PSI of their shop/project F80 M3 vs F82 M4.
Part 2 of the interview regarding the development of the new M3/M4, with two central members of the development team, product manager Christoph Smieskol and project manager Michael Wimbeck.