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Here is a photo set of various BMW Individual M5, M550d and 5 Series seen at the BMW factory owned/run dealership in München, Germany.

The colors seen are Frozen Bronze Metallic, Frozen Blue Metallic, Azurite Black, and a Alpina B5 touring.

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A F30POST member shares his feedback and review of the F30 3 Series M Sport Adaptive versus M Sport Passive suspensions, on otherwise identical cars.

The test cars were both F30 330d M Sport, Servotronic Steering, 18″ Wheels, Bridgestone tires, and in Sport Mode.

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BMW and Toyota recently inked a deal to partner on fuel cell, sports car, and lightweight Technology [more on deal here], which should see synergies in engineering and development.

In a report about the Toyota Supra successor, Motor Trend suggests that the agreement will form the backbone to the development of both the new Supra and the next Z4. They speculate that both sports cars will ride on a revised and beefed up version of the Toyota 86 (AKA GT86, FR-S, BRZ) platform.

Should this rumor prove … CONTINUED

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Besides our earlier spy photos, here is the first factual confirmation (via VIN search) of the US bound M235i F22 coupe, together with a preview of some (perhaps not all) of the upcoming 2 Series Coupe and Convertible model lineup.

VIN long WBA1J7C52EVX33501
Type code 1J7C
Type M235I (USA)
Dev. series F22 ()
Line 2
Body type COUPE
Steering LL
Door count 2
Engine N55
Cubical capacity 3.00
Power 235
Transmision HECK
Gearbox MECH … CONTINUED

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Watch as a member’s F13 M6 Coupe takes down a Nissan GT-R from a roll (at 50km/h or 31mph) and in second gear. The GT-R may be godzilla from a dig (standing start), but the M6 eats godzilla on this day from a roll.

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EVO takes a look at four greats from a soon-to-be old school group of cars. They will be considered ‘old school’ not just because of their age, but because of new technology and the changing demands on performance cars.

Why has EVO gathered these cars up for a day of driving fun, but also lament? Because the M3 and the others cars in this group are “united under a dark cloud of recent or imminent death. Of course there will be another GT3, another M3 and … CONTINUED

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French automotive magazine Motorsport takes a Competition Package equipped BMW M3 to the track for some lap time testing on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France. Spoiler results below video.

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Watch 2 x 1M RAZE 1M Coupes drift against each other as the team prepares the two baby Ms for a Japanese D1 Drift competition.

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A four year old nephew of a Jalopnik reader recently submitted a request to the site’s readers to draw up the 4 year old BMW enthusiast’s dream BMW – a 42 wheels, 19 engined Bimmer.

BMW surprised everyone by taking up the request themselves and producing this design mockup of the “4219ELi.”

Here is the result.

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The BMW Group continued its positive momentum into the new year with sales increasing by 9.9% in January. A total of 123,276 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 112,164).

“We made a successful start to the new year, selling more BMW Group vehicles than ever before in the month of January. We remain true to our strategy of balanced sales across the globe by achieving growth on all continents last month,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, … CONTINUED

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Bulgarian auto customizing company Vilner reveals their latest creations – a bespoke F10 5 series and F13 6 series coupe.

The centerpiece of the exterior customization is the matte white vinyl wrapping both cars. For the high contrast look, the 6 Series is fitted with a carbon fiber front lower apron with integrated splitters; and both cars get carbon fiber trunk spoilers, rear diffusers, black kidney grilles, and graphite/black wheels complete the contrasting look.

The interior is where the two cars gets the highly bespoke treatment. There … CONTINUED

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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)
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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 … CONTINUED

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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 … CONTINUED

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New videos featuring the first BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) commercial ad spot, together with some product overview feature videos.

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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.

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You’ve seen the photos, now watch the BMW 3 Series GT in action, in these first videos.

Video: The First BMW 3 Series. 1975.

02/07/2013 at 9:15 AM
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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.