What’s flashier than a 555hp / 501tq SUV with flaring fenders and a snarling bumper? How about one that’s totally GOLD?! Check out this before and after video featuring this one of a kind gold X5M by some showy Russian owners. Not our taste, but bet you can’t help but stare.
The ever growing M Club of China celebrated its 1 year anniversary with a cruise and meet. The full day event started with a group cruise, then came the meet at a Shanghai park, followed by paintballing in the afternoon, and some partying at night. Lunch and dinner was sponsored by local BMW dealers.
The 2012 M6 (F12) has now been spotted with its production bumper for the first time. Spotted at the Nurburgring, this M6 prototype wears its M bumper, as well as showing its LED lights in action. We believe that the shape of the bumper camouflage may be intentionally deceiving and that the bumper fins will slant outwards just as seen on the M5 prototype.
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We have added over 30 new wallpapers of the M3 GTS to the Official M3 GTS Info Thread. Click on the thumbnails for full hi-res versions of each image.
Another N54 turbo upgrade is underway. The specific upgrade plan has not yet been determined, but upgraded turbine and compressor wheel, bearing and waste gate are being considered. We hope this project will be an exception and see a successful ending. Be sure to subscribe and follow the project.
Here are the best F10 vs. E60 5-series comparison photos we’ve seen yet. Despite being visually larger, based on actual dimensions, the F10 is actually very slightly larger, being only 2 inches longer, .5 inches wider, .2 inches lower in height, with a wheelbase that’s 3.2 inches longer.
The E90 sedan has turned 5 yrs old and members have already reported hitting 100,000 miles (some as early as last year). Impressively, these original owners have mostly reported no unexpected major issues and have indefinite ownership plans. Have you turned 100k miles on your E90 or E92? Chime in.
What does the future of the BMW X portfolio hold? According to insider Scott26, BMW is keen on a potential X4 (think smaller X6) which shares technology with the X3, an X3 35iS sharing engine from z4 35iS and 335iS, and an X3M with motor from upcoming 1M Coupe.
This photo posted by insider Scott26 shows a camera rig being used to shoot the 1M Coupe for a promo spot or commercial. The use of a motorcycle for a camera rig is interesting and we predict that it will result in some very exciting angles and perspectives of the 1M in the resulting video.
This is certainly becoming a predictable pattern and result. AMS Magazine stacks the deck against the M3 ZCP by pitting it against the RS5, C63 Performance Package, and the ALpina B3 S. The M3 ZCP is touted for its performance as well as its driving comfort. Full performance results inside.