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Classic

Wheeler Dealers restores a BMW Z1

02/21/2015 at 9:20 AM
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The classic BMW Z1 appears on Wheeler Dealers, a UK TV show featuring restorations/improvements on enthusiast cars.

BMW i8 vs M1 track battle review

02/17/2015 at 2:40 PM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp and … CONTINUED

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Very unique BMW build from Germany. This is an E9 CS body mated with E39 M5 drivetrain (S62, 6MT), complete with the contemporary interior (Nav) of the E39 M5 and technology bits (ABS, air bags), all functional.

M235i and 2002 photo shoot

02/06/2015 at 6:30 AM
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Beautiful photo shoot featuring a M235i and a 2002.

25 minute tour of the BMW Museum

02/01/2015 at 10:15 AM
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25 minute video taking you on a tour around the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

Detroit 2015: BMW 3.0 CSL

01/12/2015 at 2:15 PM
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The legendary BMW 3.0 CSL made a rare auto show appearance today at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Some history via wikipedia:

In 1973, Toine Hezemans won the European Touring Car Championship in a 3.0CSL and co-drove a 3.0CSL with Dieter Quester to a class victory at Le Mans. Hezemans and Quester had driven to second place at the 1973 German Touring Car Grand Prix at Nürburgring, being beaten only by Chris Amon and Hans-Joachim Stuck in another 3.0CSL.

3.0 CSLs would win the European Touring Car … CONTINUED

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In 1980 BMW presented the BMW M535i, a family sedan combined with a sports car. It became a success. The 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engine produced 218 HP. Five years later the BMW M5 was developed on the base of this car.

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This is the story of Hervé Poulain, the inventor of the BMW Art Car. He tells us how it all started.

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A great look into BMW’s hallowed sanctuary car collection of cars past, including everything from race cars, to one off cars, to cars featured in movies.

BMW i8 vs BMW M1 Track Battle Video

11/28/2014 at 9:00 AM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express we took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp … CONTINUED

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Check out this EPIC (not hyperbole in this case) project car – a 1933 Ford Roadster with the S65 M3 V8 engine and manual transmission.

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Photoshoot of some of BMW’s most exclusive (and expensive) cars produced to date – the BMW i8 and Z8. And one lucky owner owns both.

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Motorweek gives us a blast from the past look at their review from years ago for the 1999 BMW M Coupe review, a nostalgic darling among BMW enthusiasts.

Some background on the M Coupe for those unfamiliar:

The M Coupe, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the Board of Directors to approve the model for … CONTINUED

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Documentary on the E30 3 Series and its devotees.

Underground e30: Short Film

10/06/2014 at 5:15 AM
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Great little short film featuring e30 by Max Daines.

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The BMW Coupé 1600 of 1967 is a rare exotic. The origin of the car is the former Glass Company in Dingolfing, which was taken over by BMW in 1966 and is now one of the most important locations for BMW. The 1600 GT was equipped with a new transmission, a faster engine and embodies Italian design. It stands for the foresight of expansion from BMW of the 60′s.

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For the first time in history 2 drift cars made it up to the most impressive road in the world.

The romanian Transfagarasan. Built in the 70ies. 6k tons of dynamite were used to make it and 40 lifes lost. But from above it looks like every great corner from every great race track in the world has been nitted together to create one unbroken grey ribbon of automotive perfection.