As announced yesterday, BMW’s N20, N54, S65, N18 engines have each picked a best engine award at the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards [Full Award Results].
Here’s a brief overview of two of the technologies featured in most of the BMW engines available today – TwinPower Turbo and VALVETRONIC (variable valve timing) technology. Valvetronic was first introduced by BMW on the 316ti compact in 2001, and has since often been coupled with BMW’s double-VANOS.
Until 2012, no M model used Valvetronic, but instead continued to feature … CONTINUED
Here’s a first real life look at the Frozen Blue Individual BMW M5 F10 M Performance Special Edition, which is currently on display at the Canary Wharf MotorExpo in London.
Photos and details inside.
Russia is developing quite a pattern of originating some flashy (yes, understatement) colored BMWs. In the past two years, we’ve witnessed a gold leaf wrapped X5 M and a green chrome F10 5 series originate from the country.
Someone has now decided that Monte Carlo Blue, the flashiest F10 M5 color currently available from the factory, is still not eye catching enough. Why bother fooling around with traditional metallic paint colors or the matte paint options that are all the rage these days when you can just … CONTINUED
Here is a first look at the Kelleners Sport aero kit and exhaust system for the F10 M5. The cosmetic parts include a carbon fiber front spoiler lip, carbon fiber mirror covers, sideskirts, black rear bumper diffuser with carbon fiber fin, and carbon fiber trunk spoiler. Black 20″ Kelleners Hamburg wheels are fitted on the car.
For performance and sound, the Kelleners Sport full exhaust system with valve control has also been fitted. The valve system has been integrated in the rear silencer and can be opened … CONTINUED
Yet another M5 gone. The M5 belonging to Dutch DJ Headhunterz (featured in the drift lesson video below) was recently crashed. Despite what the drift video below might lead one to guess, the DJ was not responsible for the accident as he was traveling in the U.S. at the time. Four people were in the car when it lost control and crashed into a tree.
DJ Headhunterz posted this message to facebook: “Just received the news That crashed my car. Noone got hurt, thats what matters. Life … CONTINUED
Our first Frozen Black F10 M5 has now been delivered to lucky M5POST member mmmmm5. While the exterior is a very aggressive matte black, the interior is a classy and beautiful Platinum Individual leather with sporty aluminum trim. Check out the photos inside.
M5 and M6 owners-to-be will have to wait just a bit longer for upgraded stopping power.
We have confirmed with BMW that the M Carbon Ceramic Brake system originally set for availability beginning with the 2013 Model Year M5 and M6 (starting July production), has been delayed until sometime in calendar year 2013.
There’s no indication yet of when exactly in 2013 it will become available, and the new availability date applies not just to North America, but in all markets worldwide.
Autoblog.nl takes the AC Schnitzer F10 M5 with its upgraded 620hp / 790Nm (582lb-ft) torque and pits it against the standard factory F10 M5 in an acceleration and top speed run test. Check out the video inside.
The recently concluded 2012 One Lap of America competition featured the BMW Performance Driving School Team driving the new BMW M5 entered by BMW North America.
The Monte Carlo Blue 2013 BMW M5 competed in a totally stock configuration (in showroom floor form), with the exception of high performance brake pads and high temperature brake fluid. Powering the M5 was the new twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine offering 560 horses and 500 lb. ft. of torque through a 7-speed M DCT transmission. … CONTINUED
We’ve previously posted preliminary information and photos of the special edition frozen BMW M3 and M5 M Performance Editions, but now here’s the full official release information and gallery from BMW UK.
Two exclusive new M Performance Editions for the BMW M3 and BMW M5 are being built by BMW M GmbH solely for the UK market. Just thirty of each model will be available costing £74,080 OTR for the M3 M Performance Edition and the M5 M Performance Edition is priced at £95,140 OTR.
Showcasing BMW Individual, … CONTINUED
BMW releases a new commercial focusing on the mantra for some of the latest current M models (F10 M5, 1M Coupe) and certainly for future models – high performance with efficient dynamics. Being able to have one’s cake and eat it too.
Their official message: Efficient dynamics, high performance, fuel efficiency; you can have it all when you drive a BMW M. Some people say it’s having your cake and eating it too. We say, it’s The Ultimate Driving Machine
BMW had a 40 Years of M display for all to see at the Ringwerk during the 24 Hours Nurburgring race weekend. On display was a gorgeous Moonstone Metallic Individual F10 M5 (with Champagne Merino Individual itnerior) and Citrin Black Individual F12 M6 convertible, along with X5M / X6M, an M3, and an M1.
The 24 Hours Nurburgring race was run last week and we bring you our photo coverage (by moderator Dackelone) from the event, showing the various sights and experiences to be had at the weekend long event, which is also a party and celebration in addition to the actual race.
Many M Flight members had the opportunity to attend the 2012 M Festival at the Nurburgring during the 24hr Race (18-20 May 2012), which celebrated BMW M’s 40th anniversary.
The first day started out for the group at Pentagon Car Sales in Ramstein-Miesenbach, which they set out from for the Nurburgring. Upon arriving at the Ring, all members parked their Ms in the M Parking Garage. The M Shuttle then brought the group to the M Gallery where they were received by Brian Watts (BMW … CONTINUED
Check out some looks from the BMW M Driving Experience at the Monza Circuit in Italy, featuring the latest and greatest from BMW M GmbH – the F10 M5, F12 M6, M3, X5M and X6M.
Some early photos from the 2012 M Festival at the 24 Hours Nurburgring race. The MotoGP M6 safety car was revealed at the event, where it led the M Corso parade. The F13 M6 coupe was shown at M Night.
BMWUSA.com has added the “Explore” M5 and M6 sections to its website. Along with the new sections chock full of M5/M6 media and information, the F10 M5 Build Your Own configurator has come back online (after a couple weeks outage) and the F13 M6 Coupe configurator is online for the first time.
Click below to enter the BMWUSA M portal.
M5POST member GTR-Dad took european delivery of his F10 M5 and shares with us his enthusiast perspective (review) on his experience with the M5 in Europe. He provides some great feedback on the M5′s gearbox, steering, suspension, driver aids, and overall real-life experience with the car.