After a two decade hiatus, Alpina returned to motorsports last year with the Alpina B6 GT. Here are some behind the scenes look at the Alpina B6 GT during its first racing season. Based on BMWs 6-Series coupe, the B6 weighs under 3,000 pounds and gets a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that gives more than 520 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque.
Although non-German speaking folks may not be able to understand the conversation, sometimes race cars like the B6 GT are best observed … CONTINUED
BMW has released these wallpapers of the gorgeously vicious looking E89 Z4 GT3. Private racing teams will be able to purchase the Z4 GT3 starting in the second half of this year, with an estimated price of approximately 298,000 Euro / 405,000 USD.
As of the end of last year, BMW Motorsport made available the BMW Z4 GT3 (powered by the M3′s V8) to private teams. Seen here in photos by Jon Sibal is the first E89 Z4 GT3 to be fielded by a race team —
Schubert Motorsport. The stunning Z4 racer is doing runs at the Paul Ricard High Test Track in France.
Today, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team began the 2010 American Le Mans season with a new livery on both BMW M3 racing cars, helping to tell BMW’s worldwide Story of Joy. The 2010 BMW M3 GT debuted at the traditional pre-season ALMS Winter Test in Sebring, Florida. The new livery features words and phrases emblematic of the spirit of the campaign, which was launched in North America on February 12th during coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games.
Michelin and BMW will be tackling the series with the same three riders who will be flying the two firms colours in the Endurance World Championship, namely Matthieu Lagrive, the reigning French Champion S
One of the writers over @ Jalopnik was allowed into one of BMWs many secret warehouses while in Germany. What he was treated too was a true medly of some of BMWs greatest vehicles. Heres a quick quote from the article but follow the jump to read the entire story
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BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program for BMW cars and BMW-powered cars in the 2010 GRAND-AM series races. They have fared very well so far in the 2010 GRAND-AM series. BMW race cars took #1-2 positions in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and #2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona held Jan 29-31.
BMW Posts 2010 GRAND-AM Contingency Program
2.11.2010 | Press Release
Its Official BMW has been given two invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans under the banner of BMW Motorsport (works team). See below for the entire list. Notable new additions (in addition to the BMWs) is the return of Ford in GT1 and Jaguar in GT2.
2010 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List (with nominated driver)
LMP1Team Peugeot Total – Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Alexander Wurz
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Team Moore Racing has announced that it has signed Junior Strous (JuniorM3) to drive its number 2 Xtreme Coil Drilling – Shell car for the 2010 season. The 23 year-old Dutchman will drive for TMR in his second season in the Firestone Indy Light Series as part of the Shell Driver Development Program.
His first season in Indy Lights included only five starts, but an impressive two wins. A veteran of the Atlantic Championship, Strous has been a successful driver since his childhood karting days. … CONTINUED
Some great detailed photos of the M3 GT4, which runs in an amateur racing series with emphasis on carryover of production parts, reduced running costs, and high reliability. Notable changes to the stock M3 include carbon fiber fuel tank, front brake cooling channels, strut suspension, AP racing brakes, Akrapovic full exhaust.
BMW Motorsport has announced the Z4 GT3, featuring the M3′s V8 engine, bumped up to 480hp!
Here’s a recap by Berk Technology of their 2009 race season and their 135i race car, which has undergone many modifications in the past year.
As many of you may know, this past weeks F1 race in the UAE marked the end of BMWs generation long stint in F1 racing. In order to commerorate the good times, the BMW Sauber F1 YouTube channel has put up this video for all of us fans to enjoy.
Heres to the good times..!
RIP BMW F1 (2000-2009). Nick Heidfeld places 5th in the final race and BMW bids farewell to F1 racing. This is certainly a bitter sweet moment for everyone involved, but BMW has commited itself to other forms of racing from this point forward and F1 is taking a new direction as well. Although, BMW is racing to sell off all its remaining F1 assets, I think most of us know that BMW will probably make a return to F1 some day in the future when … CONTINUED
Okayama, 1st November 2009. Andy Priaulx (GB) and Augusto Farfus (BR) scored wins for BMW in rounds 21 and 22 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Both races in Okayama (JP) were held in the wet, and Priaulx claimed victory for BMW Team UK in the first one. BMW Team Germany
Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller powered the BMW GT2 to a 1st place finish at the first round of the Asian Le Mans Series. This win marks the second 1st place finish for the BMW GT2, which previously won the ALMS race in Road America.
Check out this most impressive production BMW 335i purchased and prepped specifically for the Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Australia.
Heres some footage from this weekends ALMS race at the Nurburgring where the M3 placed 4th.