Sam Hall discovers the German brand’s spiritual successor to the iconic E36 M3.
BMW LIGHT DAYS WORKSHOP
Last night we at BIMMERPOST were invited to test the new headlight features of current BMW models and also to take a look into the future of BMW lighting at BMW’s Light Days Workshop. We share the info and experience with you below.
To start, BMW AG gave us a little history of BMW headlight design on past BMW models. BMW has been using the double round headlights since 1963 on the e3 and e9 models. In 1990 BMW was the first … CONTINUED
Check out this Arkym equipped M6 Gran Coupe, featuring:
Akrapovic Evolution Titanium Exhaust System
Arkym Carbon Fiber AeroSport Front Lip Spoiler
Arkym Carbon Fiber AeroSport Rear Diffuser
Arkym Carbon Fiber AeroSport Side Skirts
Arkym Carbon Fiber AeroSport Trunk Spoiler
BC Forged 21″ BE Series Wheel Set
BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Center Diffuser
H&R Sport Lowering Springs
IND Painted Cosmetic Pacakge
The BMW Group sold 212,908 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in March – the company’s best-ever monthly results. It’s a significant 11.3% increase on the previous all-time monthly high in March last year (191,269 units). A new high for the first quarter of the year was also achieved with a total of 487,024 vehicles delivered in the first three months of 2014 (prev. yr. 448,200 / +8.7%).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, said: “This is the first time … CONTINUED
We’ve added new wallpapers of the 4 Series Gran Coupe and a feature launch film.
Video of the next gen BMW X6 (F16) from the Nurburgring.
More photos of the BMW M4 Safety Car, this time with interior and undercarriage (BMW M Performance Exhaust) photos.
Finally, some more looks at the F80 M3 in Mineral White. This particular car is equipped with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and a sunroof (no carbon fiber roof).
The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i’s 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F’s 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.
According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).
The BMW 1M coupe remains as desirable as ever, and perhaps even more so, as its current market value is even higher than the retail price when sold.
Of twenty 1M coupes currently on sale, by way of major used auto sales websites, they were listed at an average asking price of $61,670 with an average mileage of about 11,600 on the clock. That’s more than $15,500 over the MSRP when new!