AMS reports that BMW’s board has decided to green-light the Vision Efficient Dynamics for production at the Leipzig plant. The BMW VED is scheduled to hit the market in 2013 using a regular combustion engine. The drivetrain concept shown at last year’s unveiling of the VED (1.5l Diesel engine + two e-motors) is said to follow later. In other news, this report also mentions that the Leipzig plant is said to produce the new entry level BMW car.
Video to Part 2 of the 1M strip tease has been posted on M-power.com. The uncovering was conducted by the General Manager Marketing BMW France. Not much more is revealed, but it’s interesting to see the environment in which the uncovering takes place. Looks like onlookers were free to photograph as they pleased.
According to insider Scott26, an M version of the current second generation Z4 is inevitable. By late 2012 there will be no compact-medium car for the M division as the 1M and current M3 will both have stopped production and new versions not yet here. That is why the Z4M may be back on the drawing board.
The F10 5-series comes from the factory with an elegant executive look, but as 5POST members are showing, it doesn’t take much to dial up its sporty looks. As member Shamim shows, the F10 looks absolutely sinister in a blacked-out look. Check out this aggressive look inside.
The next stage of the BMW 1M Coupe tease has been officially revealed on the M-power.com site. Seen clearly in these official photos are parts of the rear bumper and fender. Also new in the photos are the camouflaged headlights, which cover the life cycle impulse (LCI or “facelift”) headlights which were seen on the ActiveE photos we recently posted. There may be additional info or video posted shortly or sometime this week, so stay tuned.
More photos of the next stage of the 1M coupe reveal (coming tomorrow) have been posted. The LCI headlights are now exposed with some camouflage tape and the rear quarter bumper/fender is seen clearly in these photos.
An 1addicts member was recently in Munich when he spotted this 1M coupe. We’ve seen many camouflaged 1M coupes in the past but what makes this one interesting is its color – blue. Stay tuned as there’s rumors that the next stage of the 1M reveal may be imminent.
Tommy Milner, BMW GT2 driver, was invited by BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle to experience and discuss BMW Performance Parts on the 135i, 335i, and X6. Video inside.
Our F10 owners can drive with the ultimate peace of mind as the 2011 5-series has received the top score on new, more stringent crash tests by the NHTSA. Although this comes as no surprise given the F10s full 5-star crash test results on the european EURO NCAP crash tests.
BMWs 5 Series and Hyundais Sonata received the highest scores for passenger cars and trucks under a new, more stringenet U.S. crash safety rating system. The two cars were … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer has released videos of its various exhaust systems for the F10 550i, Z4 sDrive35is, X6M, 135i, 335i, M3, including comparisons to the BMW factory exhaust.