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07/12/2010    10:30 AM
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This information is from BMW insider Scott26. According to him, on the heels of the BMW X6s success, they have been investigating downsizing the range and bringing the Sport Activity Coupe idea to the X3 range but with a bit more functional flair added and BMW would use the term Sport Activity Sedan. Such a car would likely be dubbed the X4. Internally, the car is known as the X-Style. The same ideas that went into the X6 would be translated to the X4, namely a more sloping and sleek roofline as well as bulging fenders giving the car a wider and lower look compared to its X3 counterpart. The car would also get a two way hatch similar to the … CONTINUED

07/11/2010    10:30 PM
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It seems that not only did US folks have to act fast in getting onto the exclusive 30-spot reservation list for the Frozen Gray M3, but they are now being required to sign a paint disclosure. Whether this is due to the sensitive nature of the matte finish paint or to avoid potential litigation from Frozen Gray M3 owners is not known.

The following recommendations are on the paint disclosure:

Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it could lead to a glossy surface.
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07/11/2010    4:30 PM
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Bimmerpost members gathered for the BMW Meet Uptown Park yesterday in Houston, Texas. The star of the gathering was Navfaz’s newly matte black vinyl wrap E93 M3.

07/11/2010    10:55 AM
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By all accounts, the F01/F02 7 Series has been a success for the company in terms of sales. 2012 will mark mid cycle of the lineup and according to BMW insider Scott26 the top of the line car will get a few slight changes to bring it into line with the rest of the range.The overall headlight shape will be unchanged but incorporate LEDs.

The front bumper lower air intake will be modified and will be brought more inline with the original BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid Concept and upcoming BMW 6-Series.
Reprofiled rear spoiler
8 Speed Transmission and new more powerful engines (power boost for the V8).
To be shown at the 2012 Beijing Autoshow

07/10/2010    5:46 PM
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The M3 GTS is probably the most highly coveted M3 out there right now. Never mind that every example of the car has been sold out, or that its only available to select customers in Europe, we still think about this car on a daily basis. That of course only feeds the desire to get behind the wheel of this rare beast. A few journalists from around the globe were given rare seat time in the car, and the first of these writeups is now trickling down the internet. Here is Autobild’s article…

07/10/2010    9:00 AM
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BMW has introduced a limited model BMW X6 called the X6 Performance Unlimited edition for the Japanese market. Only 20 will be made. The X6 Performance Unlimited is based on an X6 xDrive35i and has the following special upgrades:

BMW Individual silver pearl color paint
Special BMW Performance aerokit (front bumper, blackout grills, skirskirts, rear diffuser)
21" alloy wheels with sport tires
Shadowline black window trim
Aluminum pedals
Special leather seats and Chateau Nevada leather interior
Brushed aluminum trim
Numbered plaque inside
No performance upgrades have been listed.

The BMW X6 Performance Unlimited is available for order in Japan with pricing set at 9,450,000 Yen (about US$108,400 or €86,300).

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07/10/2010    8:45 AM
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After its public unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, the Alpina B5 has now been officially released with a press release and a few wallpapers to accompany the amateur photos taken at the show.

Press Release

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The finely honed balance between athleticism, comfort and every-day luxury that has defined ALPINA automobiles for decades reaches a new dimension in the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo. Five different generations of 5 Series-based ALPINA automobiles have been … CONTINUED

07/09/2010    5:00 PM
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Here are some more pictures of the 1-series M, including the first interior shots. This is still the prototype, so its subject to changes, but so for we have M3 seats, M3 steering wheel and different gauges (not sure if the two-tone dials are here to stay). Fuel cutoff appears to be at 7,000 rpm. Contrary to some reports, you can also see a proper LSD.

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07/09/2010    2:30 PM
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Car and Driver was given a ride in the prototype 1M Coupe at the Ascari racetrack in Spain and shares that even in prototype form, it was almost everything they had hoped for. They were treated to a very fast lap which demonstrated the handling prowess of the 1M Coupe. Check out their experience.