In celebration of the 70th anniversary of BMWs history victories at the Mille Miglia, BMW has marked the occasion with a few events and restoration cars. However, now BMW has gone one step further and taken its top of the line roadster, the Z4 sDrive35is, and created a limited edition Mille Miglia edition.
What makes this car unique?
Run limited to 99 units
Polaris Metallic matte finish
Black front grill
M aerodynamic kit
19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome
Unique leather and Alcantara with red stitching
M sports steering wheel and paddles with red stitching
Mille Miglia badges
Photos and Wallpapers Click on the thumbnails below … CONTINUED
Heres a very cool and detailed tech article from motoiq.com.
Some selected quotes
If you do a google search on these cars, you will not find much information on them because until now, no one that cares has gotten a really close look at these amazing machines.
The teams engineers were very quiet when we asked them about the engines specs and we were not allowed within 20 feet of the engines or any internal components.
The engine is forced to breathe through two tiny 29.4mm restrictors by homologation rules. This is the main … CONTINUED
Munich/Brescia. 70 years ago, the BMW motor racing department had a single aim in mind: the 1st Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Miglia. A total of five racing cars from Munich had registered for the big event. Preparations did not run entirely smoothly, and ultimately the BMW team very nearly ran out of time. But when the silver BMW racers crossed the finish line in Brescia on 28th April, they accomplished what few had dared hope for: overall victory, team victory and third, fifth and sixth places.
That April day saw BMW celebrate its greatest racing triumph so far on four wheels. To this day it epitomises the essence of the brand: "Victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia remains a landmark in … CONTINUED
World Premier in Beijing: The BMW Concept Gran CoupeNew BMW Design concept aimed at giving direction to future BMW design trends in the midsize and premium markets
The underlying theme is the most sporty and elegant high performance 4-door on the market
Flat and coupe like proportions
Over 16 feet long (5 meters)
4.6 ft tall (1.4 meters) [this is 3" lower then a 5 series]
Attachment 376505 Attachment 376506 Attachment 376507 Attachment 376508
Press Release … CONTINUED
1addicts member John-Q shares with us his latest project, his M1 hatch. This “M1 hatch” features M3 vents and hood, AC Schnitzer front bumper lip, and BMW Performance Parts goodies. It will also receive a built E92 M3 motor at year end. Whether this is your taste or not, it’s hard not to applaud the amount of work put into this project car.
Check out this great looking professionally edited video feature of Germany’s fastest SUVs – the BMW X6M, ML63 AMG, and Cayenne Turbo.
The second generation BMW X3 is due to be shown off fairly soon, atleast on the internet. This has been a car a long time in the making and there are many anxious fans out there waiting to see what the car will delivery stylisticly, technically and from a quality standpoint. These are areas the car was deemed to be subpar when compared to the rest of the BMW lineup, and so BMW has given alot of attention to the car to bring improvements to market. For now, we have these renders to go by until the official pictures are released.
There will be a new generation of BMW X3 that will be revealed in early 2011. Somehow, this model will be a direct competition with Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and probably the forthcoming Land Rover LRX.
BMW X3 has struggled to match the sales of BMW X5, though BMW has still sold more than 600,000 units globally since the model was initially launched in 2003.
The engines that will be use by BMW X3 include four and six cylinder turbo diesels and a 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder gasoline engine that similar to the one on BMW 535i Gran Turismo. The gearbox mated with the engine is likely to be the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox as well.
The overall size of the car will be slightly bigger as BMW aims … CONTINUED
Heres the link Insideline longterm test on M3 click<<<
The M3 E46 coupe proved to be a stunningly good car, yet the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package that is compatible with everyday life, then the E90 is the best M3 ever, because it is both very, very fast and very, very refined.