The BMW Group celebrates the tenth anniversary of the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom. To mark this occasion they are dedicating a special exhibition in the BMW Museum to legendary Rolls-Royce automobiles.
The special display of RR will be of one year - from March 21st - to the end of March 2014 - the BMW Museum will be displaying 15 of the most outstanding Rolls-Royce automobiles under the title “Strive for Perfection”: from the first Silver Ghost dating back to the 1910s through to today’s Phantom and Ghost models.
The history of the brand from 1904 to the present day is illustrated on a surface area of square 1,000m. Other highlights are rare archive items as well as art and design objects of British origin. … CONTINUED
Another eye catching E92 M3 build by IND, in their words:
Our Portfolio program once again proves my long-held belief that the folks we get to meet through our time at IND are the absolute best single perk of this job. To earn and modify a BMW M3 is no easy task and takes effort and dedication. Each of our clients has an amazing story to tell, and the opportunity to tell their story through their M3 is unique to our industry.
We are pleased to present Jason’s interpretation of the perfect M3. This BMW Individual Signal Green M3 is a reflection of Jason’s passions, experiences, and life, and his personality is clear in every part added.
Jason is no stranger to modified cars, having previously owned a … CONTINUED
We had the good fortune to attend the Techno Classica car show in Essen this past weekend. BMW had a HUGE display(again) this year. What I always love about BMW’s display is that they bring their old classic cars from BMW Classic while they also invite the “creme dela creme” BMW car clubs thru out Germany, to come out and represent the brand. I think this is what makes this show special for me. Members from the various BMW car clubs are on hand to answer any questions you might have. As are Representatives from BMW Classic and Motorsports Dept.
The Techno Classica is a HUGE event, much liker the Frankfurt autoshow (IAA) - you could spend several days there and NOT see every car on … CONTINUED
At the inaugural fair of Paris Photo at LA’s Paramount Pictures Studios, BMW is proud to present the M1 BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, created by the pop artist in 1979, as well as rare making of footage of this work. Originally raced in Le Mans, Warhol in his own words meant to “give a vivid depiction of speed. If a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.”
Since 1975, prominent artists from throughout the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, all making extremely different artistic statements. The seventeen exhibits created for the Art Car Collection until now include works by well-known artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff … CONTINUED
The highlight of the BMW display at the 2013 Auto Shanghai show is the BMW Concept X4 [full gallery], but there are other highlights and (Asian) debuts at the show.
Here is a gallery showing some of these other models.
F30 with M Performance Parts
Concept Active Tourer
3 Series GT M Sport
M6 Gran Coupe
The streets of Long Beach, California continue to be the favorite stomping grounds of BMW Team RLL as they finished 1-2 in today’s American Le Mans at Long Beach race. In only the second race for the new BMW Z4 GTE, the team beat a very competitive GT class field with excellent strategy set in place during the first hour of the two-hour contest around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. BMW Team RLL has finished with at least one car on the Long Beach podium, including a win from the pole in 2011, for five consecutive years. Today’s victory puts BMW in a tie with Chevrolet at the top of the GT Class Manufacturer points. The win was also the first for the new … CONTINUED
We were on hand to witness the BMW X4 Concept making its world debut today at the 2013 Auto Shanghai. As the X4 Concept draws heavily on the design of the X6 SAC, it looks very much like a mini-X6. Expect certain elements on the concept model to be changed when the production version hits the market next year - notably the headlight lighting elements, front bumper, mirrors and door handles.
The interior was not showcased, but expect it to share an interior with the current F25 X3. Enjoy the images from the show below.
For more official details and images of the X4 Concept, see our Official Thread @ http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823889
The F10 M5 LCI model with Competition Package shows off its new power, exhaust, and handling at the Nurburgring.
Official details have not yet been released, but the M5 Competition Package is said to be introducing the following upgrades:
• HP increase (approximately 15hp)
• Top speed increase
• M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
• Sport suspension
• Sport exhaust with black tips
• Enhanced steering
• 20″ competition wheels
We’ve given you live action looks of the M235i and 228i during winter testing, now have a look at the M235i coupe undergoing testing at the Nurburgring this week.
The M235i mule is seen in Estoril Blue II and shares its wheels, M Sport brakes, and double black exhaust pipes with the M135i hatchback. A trunk spoiler lip can also be seen clearly.
M235i and 228i coupe production begins in November. There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup. The M235i will feature the same powerplant and mechanicals as the highly touted M135i hatchback [reviews].
We’ve also reposted below the first interior photos of the M235i, as well as some up-close photos of the exterior.
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First drive reviews of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe are now rolling in and here is one of the first - from Autocar.