BMW M GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and they have released a video reviewing the motorsports roots of BMW, a history punctuated by the iconic 3.0 CSL, M1 and E30 M3.
As a luxury car maker, BMW places heavy emphasis on the comfort technologies in its cars. Since the fifties, BMW engineers have worked to make driving each new BMW model more comfortable and an easier experience than before. Watch the evolution of comfort technologies in BMW automobiles in the video inside.
Cars I See has released its second installment, following the first which featured an enthusiast’s love for his E30 through 20 years of ownership.
This new installment again features a BMW - this time a classic 1972 BMW 2002. It’s owned and loved by Patrick Burns, who inherited and shares his love for BMWs from his father Wendell. How much love? Father and son own six BMWs between them.
All in all, it’s a great story, proving that BMWs (and automobiles) can help bring people together. Afterall, isn’t that why we’re all here on a forum community full of other BMW enthusiasts?
Check out this never before seen relic that BMW M posted on its Facebook page today. It’s a Z3 shoehorned with a V12!
No information was given on the car other than the 3 photos titled “V12 BMW Z3 Prototype,” but given the Z3’s production run from 1996-2002, we can surmise that the engine seen is the M73 5.4 liter engine from the E38 750i and E38 860Ci coupe from the mid 90’s (it also matches visually). The M73 featured 322hp / 361 lb-ft torque. The actual engine that the the Z3 M Roadster and Coupe received was the 3.2L S54 from the E46 M3, good for 321hp / 261 lb-ft torque in Europe and 315hp in North America.
Coincidentally, we got some information on this car back … CONTINUED
July 29th, 2012 was the 32nd Annual BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance & Heritage Picnic at Cedar River Park. The show, along with music, arts & crafts and many other family activities were all be part of the IKEA Renton River Days festival annual event. BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance presents part of the history and beauty that make up the heritage of BMW. It is a special day for BMW enthusiasts of all levels to come together and enjoy each other
BMW Classic prepares historic M racers for the Nürburgring Oldtimer-Grand-Prix held on August 11th and 12th… next weekend.
2012 is a special year for all BMW M fans with BMW M GmbH – formerly known as BMW Motorsport GmbH – marking its 40th birthday. BMW Classic is celebrating the anniversary with an array of highlights at this year’s edition of Germany’s largest classic car race at the Nürburgring. BMW M is not alone in reaching an important landmark; the event itself also has its 40th birthday this year. Organisers are once again expecting in excess of 60,000 spectators to flood to the circuit in the Eifel from 10 – 12 August 2012 for the double anniversary.
The BMW Museum had a special exhibit last month. They had many Glas scooters and cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Many people do not know that Glas was part of the BMW Group. The Glas factory was closed in 1969 and made over. In 1973 the former Glas factory now produced 5 series in Dingolfing. The rest as we say, is history.
The BMW Art Drive! BMW Art Car Collection Exhibit has kicked off in London. The ICA, in partnership with BMW, the Mayor of London and the London 2012 Festival, has taken over a landmark car park in Shoreditch for two weeks only from 21 July to 4 August for a unique exhibition of the BMW ART CAR COLLECTIONon show for the first time in the UK. Admission is free.
BIMMERPOST member Roger Lightness was very lucky this morning to have access to the setting up of BMW’s ICA Art car exhibition in London and has shared these photos with us.
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it’s Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. Find out which homologation special is the most special of all.