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In 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that was fast and powerful yet unassuming. In all its unassuming four-door glory the E28 M5 is often overlooked, but this sedan packs the same amount of power as Ferrari 308 GT and if not respected will surprise you in the turns of your favorite road. Randy has had this car through … CONTINUED

F15 X5 M Sport versus E70 X5 M Sport

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A visual look at the 2014 X5 (F15) M Sport against the outgoing X5 (E70) with M Sport package.

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BMW brand sales up 13.8 percent
MINI brand sales down 3.4 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales up 61.1 percent; best May ever

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 3, 2013… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 31,174 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 28,321 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 6.3 percent on sales of 139,142 in the first five months of 2013 compared to 130,843 in … CONTINUED

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Here’s a great self-shot documentary by a Gran Turismo game fanatic who makes the pilgrimage to the Nurburgring and is able to cross something off his bucket-list.

Contains some great footage, history, and facts about the Nurburgring you may or may not have known.

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BIMMERPOST member swamp2, an engineer, updates his F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance simulations and predictions, based on the latest info, rumors, and speculations.

The result predicts an even faster M3/M4 than he previously simulated!

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Odd comparison huh? Well, this race is part of a segment by Auto Express in which hero cars of generations past are stacked against some of the more mundane offerings of today, to see whether the hero car’s performance has stood the test of time.

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Fresh off his 4th place finish in Long Beach, Chelsea looked to Road Atlanta for a podium finish to continue his great success in 2013. Chelsea’s PSI built 2000 E46 sedan featuring a 777-HP turbocharged S52 tuned by Active Autowerke, has been a solid performer this season
Check out our Formula Drift Road Atlanta episode of Say Howdy! Get Rowdy! Video Series! Where Chelsea DeNofa puts it down in the BC Racing NA, Nitto Tire, U.S. Air Force Recruiting, BMW 3 series built by Precision Sport … CONTINUED

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BMW claims its tenth one-two-three in the DTM – Spengler leads Wittmann and Glock home in Spielberg.

BMW Motorsport has added another chapter to its remarkable success story in the DTM: at the end of 47 laps, reigning champion Bruno Spengler (CA) crossed the finish line first in the BMW Bank M3 DTM to win the third race of the 2013 DTM in Spielberg (AT). Marco Wittmann (DE, Ice-Watch BMW M3 DTM) came home second, just 1.550 seconds later. He was followed by Timo Glock … CONTINUED

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First introduced on the new BMW 7 Series (July 2012) as part of the optional Adaptive LED Headlights, this functionality is now also supported with Xenon headlights on all new BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring models specified with a Visibility package.

BMW Adaptive Headlights are combined with BMW High-beam Assistant technology to provide an intelligent headlight system that optimises the illumination of the road ahead without glaring on-coming traffic and other road users. This ensures improved visibility and safety during night time and poor weather … CONTINUED

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We noticed an interesting phenomenon with the latest set of 4 Series spy photos – how negative the reaction was compared to the very positive reaction to an earlier set of spy photos featuring the same model (a 435i Sport Line). The only difference between these cars? The camouflage, the color, and the setting/lighting.

Goes to show that camouflage really can have a profound effect in how a car looks and is perceived by a viewer. As you can see in the comparison photos below, the … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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We previously spotted the production 4 Series Coupe (F32) bare it all during a commercial shoot, but this newest sighting gives us the best and closest look yet at the prototype F32 still in testing.

Previously reveal 4 Series Lines, Options and Packages [see dealer's demo order guide] show that the F32 will come in Luxury Line, Sport Line, and M Sport Lines.

Sport Line

The Glacier Silver 435i prototype is a Sport Line model with a sportier front bumper, black high-gloss elements (bumper accents, air intakes, kidney … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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BMW has launched its M PowerSource Website, which it calls its new online home for all things BMW M. Here, you

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BMW and Pininfarina are two of the most tradition-swathed names in the motoring world. Fabio Filippini, Head of Design at Pininfarina and Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design discuss the new concept. With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, the two time-honoured companies are unveiling the outcome of their first collaboration at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe is a one-off and represents the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupe as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. Working … CONTINUED

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A review by a M5POST member of the Watkins Glen 2-Day Track Event with his F10 M5.

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Some more looks at the 2014 X5 F15 in M Sport form, including a look at the new style key fob, with M Stripes!

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We’ve taken a look at the new X5 (F15) versus the outgoing X5 (E70), so we now pit the new X5 against one of its direct competitors – the Mercedes ML (ML350 and ML550).

Below are tables comparing the physical specs, powerplants and performance between the new X5 and the ML, as well as the comparison photos.

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Another F30POST member shares his impressions of the production F32 4 Series Coupe from a media preview event held in London, England. Per MEGA:

Hi All,

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a What? Car “Special BMW Event” yesterday (28th May 2013) in Teddington, West London at the Haymarket media group HQ.

I’d had several email exchanges with a lovely girl there named Emma about the nature of the event, and I guessed long before getting the “unofficial” nod (as Emma was sworn to secrecy) that … CONTINUED

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We have added new X5 F15 wallpapers, along with some videos.