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 multiple throttle-bodied designs. The 2012 F10 M5 with its S63 engine is the first M model engine to utilize Valvetronic technology in lieu of the individual throttles found on its equivalents in the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The … 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 will keep on challenging you, I’ll just deal with it.” The silver lining here is that no one was injured.
Although this crash was nowhere as severe as last month’s 300km/h M5 wreck, this M5 looks to be totaled as well. … CONTINUED
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. Responsible for transferring all that power to the road was a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports mounted on optional 20
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
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.
Chris Harris dusts off his 1986 E28 M5, the first M5 ever built (and by hand too), which he hasn’t driven for years. It still feels nuts to him today, so what the hell was it like for him in 1986? See inside.
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.
Along with the M3 M Performance Edition models, BMW has also released this video teaser for the new limited BMW M5 M Performance Edition models for the UK. The centerpiece of each M5 M Performance Edition model is the Frozen (matte) paint, which will include Frozen Blue, Frozen Red, and Frozen White. Only ten units of each color will be produced, for a total of just 30 cars.
BMW recently launched the M Performance Parts catalog for the F20 1 series, F30 3 series, and F10 5 series, but has yet to announce its full M Performance catalog for M cars. From the teaser, you can see M Performance trunk spoiler, black kidney grilles and side gills trim, but we hope the M Performance Parts will also … CONTINUED