Currently, BMW/MINI engines are supplied from a partnership between BMW and Peugeot, and now BMW have signed an agreement with PSA Peugeot to continue the relationship indevelopment of a next generation 4 cylinder engine which would likely be found again in the MINI, but the application there is certainly not limited.
Paris. The BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citro
Larry Koch, M Brand Manager of BMWNA, finally shares the reasons why the M3 GTS will not be available in North America (namely, high cost of preparing the GTS to be US-compliant). Also discussed is the just announced M3 competition package (which will be coming to NA).
Here is the full pricing information for the 2011 BMW 3-series coupe, sedan, cabrio, touring, and 335is, including MSRP and INVOICE pricing for the base model and all options and packages.
Check out this absolutely stunning restoration and engine upgrade by the loving owner of this 1979 BMW CSi (E9) coupe. The car has been upgraded with a 3.5 (M90) motor with CR dogleg and 3.07 lsd.
Its not clear if these are very well done photoshops or real photos which have been slightly degraded, regardless, the result is the same. This is the X5 LCI which is coming very soon. Photos leaked from the MOTOR-TALK forums
On the heels of their 2011 pricing structure press release, BMW now has listed pricing for the exclusive 2011 BMW Alpina B7 and B7L.
Standard wheelbase sedan: $122,875. Long wheelbase sedan: $126,775. Debut at the Chicago Autoshow. Onsale Spring 2010. Just to recap: 4.4L V8
515 lb-ft torque (@ 3,000 to 4,750 rpm)
electronicaly-adjustable suspension with Active Roll Stabilization
21" Alpina Classic Wheels
New front and rear spoilers (reduce lift by 30% front and 15% rear).
New exhaust with two double pipes (a-la ///M)
Blue illuminated door sill trims
Switchtronic heated steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, center console, multi-contour front seats (heated and cooled) and rear seats (heated) all wrapped in hand-stitched Lavalina leather
Heads up display… CONTINUED
We previously showcased press photos of the E89 Hartge Z4 35i, but here are in-the-flesh photos from a ZPOST member of the newest Hartge Z4. Changes include add-on front spoiler lip / bumper, carbon fiber mirrors, hartge wheels (different set on each side), Hartge suspension, Hartge wind deflector, rear trunk spoiler, and Hartge quad exhaust.
We’ve added a few more updates to the official F10 5-Series thread. We’ve added a new gallery of an Titanium Silver F10 with multiple action shots, and a new video of the design sketches that went into the design of the F10.
There are some very talented videographers out there. Luckily, some of them also own BMWs and can really marry two hobbies with some amazing results. Check it out. Well worth it!