Autobild takes the AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe on the Sachsenring to record some best runs. The car features 400hp / 560 Nm torque, custom brake kit, exhaust system aero kit.
The AC Schnitzer 1M laptime of 1:35,84 seconds on the Sachsenring makes it the fastest BMW ever to go round this track. The laptime is:
- over 4 seconds faster than stock 1M
- faster than 997 GT3 and M3 GTS
- 1.0 sec slower than Lambo Aventador
- 1.5 sec slower than Ferrari 458
Coverage by site moderator David (Dackelone):
Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting the Lamborghini Museum is located in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. It is quite close to Modena, Italy. I had traveled to Modena to go visit the new Enzo Ferrari Musuem (opened just this year) and also to visit the (old & and still open!) Ferrari Museum in Maranello. I did not schedule any tours… I just got in my car and drove down to Northen Italy. The first day I visited Ferrari and the next day I visited Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. - and what a day THAT was. I have never considered myself a Lambo man… but I must say I totally enjoyed the Lambo Museum - much more than either Ferrari Musuem … CONTINUED
Christophe Jourd’hui, a graduate from the International School of Design (ISD) (France) and Benjamin Baron, a fellow ISD student who spent 8 months interning at BMW DesignWorks Munich, have put together this design thesis featuring what they call the MZ8 Concept.
Jourd’hui says that the MZ8 design “commemorates the 40 years of Motorsport department… I decide to work on a spyder in honor of the Z8 and 8 series. Modern interpretation of the Motorsport philosophy.”
Unlike many unofficial BMW concept designs we’ve seen in the past, this one is restrained in comparison and could even be credible as an official concept design. Check out the images and video below and tell us if you agree.
BMW fans have been starved for a halo supercar and something like this … CONTINUED
Although the comparison is unexpected, its very well done! And as expected our M135i continues to steamroll and draw up the accolades from the motoring press.
Some beautiful pics from the most recent Airstrip Attack event held on April 6-7, 2013.
Check out this epic project by a 3 Series touring owner for his E91 wagon - a custom built trailer using an E36 3 series as a donor car!
BMW Japan has announced the availability of 300 limited edition 5 Series “Exclusive Sport” models.
There’s actually not much exclusive about these models other than the packaging together of already existing options/packages and BMW Individual options.
The 5 Series sedan or touring can both be ordered in the Exclusive Sport model, and in either 523i (2.0L) or 523d (2.0L diesel). These models all feature the M Sport package (exterior aero kit, steering wheel, seats, and wheels).
The interior features Individual Cinnamon Brown leather with Individual Black Piano trim, upgraded audio and is finished off with a Exclusive Sport badge.
The cars can be ordered in white or Individual Carbon Black and retails at from ¥ 7,190,000 - ¥ 7,490,000, which equals approximately $72,200 - $75,200 USD.
Will we be seeing the F32 4 Series coupe make its public debut at the 2013 Shanghai auto show in just over a week?
These photos are purported to be production stage 4 Series coupes at the airport waiting to be loaded for a plane to Shanghai. They may look like they are wearing the usual pre-production prototype camouflage, but per insider Scott26, the camouflage is just protective vinyl for the trip.
Although the production 4 Series coupe has recently been spotted completely revealed [pics below], we have not yet seen the M Sport version (which is represented by the Estoril Blue 4 Series seen below).
The 2013 Shanghai auto show begins on April 20th. Keep your fingers crossed
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BIMMERPOST members often post and share their excited experiences with their BMWs - from first placing an order, to delivery, to moments throughout ownership.
When we read these posts, we often imagine the smiles and expressions on the faces of the happy folks experiencing moments of pleasure at the BMW Welt seen in the video below. Do you remember yours with your bimmer?
BMW today launched the Electronaut Effect, a new digital tool that gives consumers access to key aggregated data about the range, cost savings and positive environmental impact that actual BMW ActiveE drivers – called “Electronauts” – are experiencing across the country. This unfiltered information, updated weekly, will help inform consumers’ decision about purchasing an electric vehicle.
The Electronaut Effect at www.bmwusa.com/ElectronautEffect features aggregate car data for the 700 BMW ActiveEs – the first fully-electric BMWs – and their drivers, participating in the BMW ActiveE Field Trial that began January 2012. This streamlined data is presented in three basic categories: Range (i.e., most miles driven in one day), Savings (i.e., total money saved), and Environment (i.e., gallons of gas not used).
As of today, Electronauts have driven approximately … CONTINUED