The rumormill and speculation for the second generation X6 has begun cranking. Autocar starts us off with many morsels of preliminary details/rumors. Here is a summary list of the details:
Introduction within next 18 months
Will feature even more aggressive styling than current model
Styling and look will move even further away from X5, for more individual look
Length to increase approximately 1.3 in / 33 mm (for extra interior room)
Longer wheelbase and wider track
Weight savings expected from:
Composite steel structure platform, which uses a higher percentage of hot-formed high-strength alloys
The 514hp Tuningwerk 1M Coupe was on display BMW’s factory run dealership in München. Enjoy our photos.
What they’ve done with the factory 335hp / 332lb-ft N54 engine is given it a ECU tune, modified its turbos, customized cooling system with additional secondary cooler, and replaced factory exhaust with custom titanium exhaust system. This all works to produce 514hp (521PS) and 453 lb-ft torque (614Nm) (from 2800 RPM). Top speed is 186mph.
Its transmission now has a 3.25 ratio (with 3.45 ratio available) and the 1M RS also features a locking differential with a Drexler lock, as well as a new clutch (with a racing clutch offered as an option).
The 1M RS sits on lower and stiffer club sport suspension with optional H&R lightweight stabilizer bars. Braking … CONTINUED
It was a miserable day. Rain, sleet, and snow, mother nature was not kind to us that day! The closer I got to Regensburg the worse the weather got. The weather really makes one question one’s own sanity… but it was well worth the drive. As I rolled into the BMW Factory parking lot… I was surprised to see so many M cars driven in the snow(w/snow tires of course!). And they came from far away too! Four to five hours driving time. These M Flight guys were serious! As our tour time approached… we over whelmed the small little office that BMW had at the factory gate. We had over 63 people who came for the tour. We proceeded into the building were you … CONTINUED
New videos featuring the first BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) commercial ad spot, together with some product overview feature videos.
Review by Chris Harris pitting the BMW M6 (F13) against the Mercedes SL63 AMG.
With over 1100hp combined these are the ultimate super-heated GT cars. Fast enough to match a 911 Turbo, comfy enough to cruise a continent.
You’ve seen the photos, now watch the BMW 3 Series GT in action, in these first videos.
Per BMW: The first BMW 3 Series followed the successful and sporty BMW 2 Series in 1975. It is the beginning of a success story, that continues to present day. This is how it began.
Now that we’ve posted the F34 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) official photos and info, here’s a look at how the GT compares against its smaller and older brothers – the F30 Sedan and F31 Touring, physically and visually.
The GT’s physical stats are:
200 mm (7.87 in.) longer than 3 Series sedan and touring
180mm (7.08 in.) longer wheelbase than 3 Series sedan and touring
81mm (3.18 in.) taller than 3 Series sedan and touring
17mm (0.66 in.) wider (without mirrors) than 3 Series sedan and touring
1,715 kg / 3,780 lb (335i – unladen EU)
1,645 kg / 3,626 lb (328i … CONTINUED
We introduce to you the BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo).
BMW Press Release:
The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo adds an innovative new concept to the successful BMW 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model family combines the Sedan’s dynamic, sporting genes with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, qualities which are backed up by a palpable increase in space and driving comfort. The Gran Turismo exudes aesthetic and emotional appeal, boasts a distinctive presence on the road and offers similarly pronounced driving pleasure. All of which allows the new Gran Turismo to make a compelling case for itself as both an elegant business carriage and a dynamic, comfortable tourer.
Typical BMW proportions, four doors with frameless windows, a … CONTINUED
Here is an E92 M3 coupe looking ultra smooth in a custom Satin Pearl vinyl wrap.