Quick, but very telling video showing the BMW M2 against the M235i coupe.
Video showing the evolution of the BMW 7 Series, encompassing 1977-1986 BMW 7 Series (E23), 1986-1994 BMW 7 Series (E32), 1994-2001 BMW 7 Series (E38), 2001-2008 BMW 7 Series (E65), 2008-2015 BMW 7 Series (F01), 2016 BMW 7 Series (G12).
2015 represents the 50th anniversary of Alpina, founded in 1965.
As most of you know, Alpina works closely with BMW and their processes are integrated into BMW’s production lines. For example, the Alpina B7 is produced at the same plant (Dingolfing) as the 7 Series.
Some history via Wikipedia:
The beginnings of Alpina found its roots in 1962 as the Weber dual carburetor was developed for the new BMW 1500. The company would not be officially founded until a few years later as the Weber dual carburetor … CONTINUED
BMW Group sales continue to grow with 208,813 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered to customers in June, an increase of 8.0% compared with the same month last year and a new record for the month. The company achieved its best-ever first half–year sales, up 7.8% to total 1,099,748.
“We are pleased with the growth achieved in the first half of 2015,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “Despite headwinds in some markets, we … CONTINUED
Since its inception in the 1970s, BMW’s M badge has come to symbolize big time, motorsport worthy performance. But can an SUV truly be worthy of such an honor? Justin takes the 2016 BMW X6 M to the track to find out.
The first G11/G12 Alpina B7 prototype has been spotted at BMW’s M test center at the Nurburgring.
The G11/G12 BMW 7 Series has just been launched and the tuner Alpina is already testing its hot version. It receives Alpina aero parts at the front and rear – with a front bumper with lower lip and trunk spoiler. The new Alpina B7 may feature more than 600 horsepower (vs 540 hp of current B7).
The BMW M CEO recently reaffirmed that there will be no M7 coming, … CONTINUED
Autovisie interview with BMW M chief Frank van Meel.
- Definitely no M3 Touring and no M7 !
- M2 will be presented before its presumed debut at Frankfurt IAA auto show!
- BMW M analyzing prospects of more M Performance Automobile models, including hints about X3 M and X4 M.
First uncovered interior photo of the BMW M2 prototype, which confirms some features that we’ve shared earlier — DCT, blue contrast stitching, and M steering wheel.
6 Days, 6 Countries from Munich to Monaco. That sums up the BMW Canada M European Delivery Tour 2015 program.
All the M3 and M4 delivered Individual Launch Editions and as such, fully equipped with every M3/4 option available including Individual Paint, Individual Full Leather Merino Interiors, CCB’s and a complete suite of Carbon Fiber M-Performance and M-Performance exhaust.
Check out the 100′s of photos inside!
Check out the first beautiful Imola Red F80 M3.
More closeup shots of the BMW M2 from the BMW M Nurburgring test center.
According to BMW M CEO Franciscus van Meel, the future of the manual transmission in M cars is bleak and M cars may top out at 600HP, for now.
Can Merc’s new V8 bruiser stick it to BMW’s hybrid and the screamingly rapid Porsche? That’s the question Top Gear asks in this head to head drive review.
BMW M2 prototypes have been spotted throughout California this past weekend, including a caravan of them in San Francisco.
Josef was chief instructor and head of the BMW Driving Experience. He started in the 1950`s with his first BMW vehicle. Later he planned and developed the driver trainings. So he had the chance to test-drive almost every BMW of the time. What a job!
Annabelle from France is a professional scent maker. She worked for three years at BMW to create the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series. This is her #BMWstory.
Here’s a great resource library for the X5 (F15) assembled by a great contributing BIMMERPOST member.
Included are the following:
The BMW Group presents pioneering drive technologies during a driving event at the Miramas proving grounds in southern France.
The BMW Group’s largest testing facility offers the ideal environment for the intensive, real-world testing of drive systems and driving dynamics.
BMW eDrive technology from the BMW i cars continues to find its way into series production models from the BMW brand.
The prototype of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with plug-in hybrid drive system demonstrates the high flexibility of BMW eDrive technology; first plug-in hybrid vehicle … CONTINUED