The auction for the last unsold 30th Anniversary BMW M5 took place on January 15 at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ. In the end, NASCAR team owner Mr. Rick Hendrick took home the car for $700,000. The money goes “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation of BMW history.
Mr. Hendrick is an avid car collector, owning over 200 cars in his North … CONTINUED
BMW M has a new boss, Franciscus van Meel, and he recently shared his first public statements with Auto Express on some topics regarding BMW M.
Van Meel, the former head of Audi Quattro GmbH, is of course well versed with all-wheel drive, and he seems to be favoring the use of all-wheel drive in future M5 and M6 models.
“If we continue the power increases in the future – especially regarding torque and also horsepower – then probably the next generation M5 and M6 … CONTINUED
Want a chance at owning one of only thirty “30 jahre M5″ (30 year anniversary M5 edition)? You can have your chance at the Barrett-Jackson auction taking place on January 15, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The BMW CCA Foundation has announced that they will be auctioning the last unsold 30 Jahre M5. Proceeds will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation … CONTINUED
Check out this most unique BMW M5 in Sepia Violet Individual paint.
Have a look at what the $10,000 Pure Metal Silver BMW Individual paint looks against Silverstone, a standard color on the BMW M5.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member sealionbeast for taking delivery of his very unique and special F10 M5 in Pure Metal Sliver!
Pure Metal Sliver is the most expensive paint available from BMW as it requires a very hands-on bespoke production method.
GM has just revealed the 2016 CTS-V, a clear competitor to the BMW M5. Here’s how the two compare on paper and in the styling department.
M5 Engine: 4.4L Twin Turbo V8
CTS-V Engine: 6.2L Supercharged V8 direct-injection
M5 Horsepower/Torque: 560-575 / 500
CTS-V Horsepower/Torque: 640 / 630
M5 0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
CTS-V 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
M5 Transmission: Manual or DCT
CTS-V: 8 Speed auto with paddle shifters
M5 Weight: 4354 pounds
CTS-V Weight: 4145 pounds
BR-Performance claims to have cracked the Fxx generation of BMW ECU, resulting in some very impressive tuning numbers. Their latest results are from the F10 M5, which net a 200hp gain from the factory 560hp.
BMW M5 30 Year Anniversary Edition review by Autoblog.nl.
Fun photoshoot featuring most of the current BMW M coupe and sedan lineup.
The latest issue of Sport Auto was a smorgasbord for BMW enthusiasts. It contains this lengthy interview with outgiong BMW M boss Nitschke about the future of M, a M supercar, AWD, Hybrid and other topics.
Check out our translation inside.
Video feature documentary on Steve Dinan, his company and their 675hp S1 F10 M5.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member chris5150 for being just 1 of 30 owners of an F10 M5 30 Year Anniversary limited edition.
He shares his photos and first impressions with us inside.
Nice photoshoot featuring M4, M5 and M6.
BMW is hosting 8 days of BMW M Track Days event at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA. BIMMERPOST member SEWELLGT (Chris) shares a great recount of the whole experience:
I’m always appreciative of the members who take the time to sit down and write up trip summaries, event summaries, etc. Typically, I read those posts and enjoy living vicariously through them. I was fortunate enough to get an invite to the BMW M Track Day being hosted out at The Thermal Club … CONTINUED
The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring?
SimonMotorSport’s 800hp BMW M5 at the Challenge 2014 Rally.
Some sweet BMW toys assembled for this photo shoot.