If BMW insider Scott26 proves accurate, the decision behind switching to FWD or retaining RWD for the next generation 2 Series based on the UKL platform is still being debated within BMW. Per Scott26:
Interesting update – UKL platform is a modular chassis and can be adapted/subtracted as FWD or RWD.
Full decision on the next 2 Series is not final yet (full decision will be taken by the end of the year) and can use the UKL chassis but can adapted for RWD. (BMW … CONTINUED
Some sweet BMW toys assembled for this photo shoot.
Dinan has just announced new applications for the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner, with the goal of having the majority of the BMW lineup covered by year’s end.
Their latest releases are the DINANTRONICS for the F32/F33/F36 435i and the wastegate compatible versions for the F30 335i and the F10 535i. These applications join the growing list of vehicles already in the DINANTRONICS compatible stable that include the F22 M235i, F30 335i, F07/10 550i, F06/12/13 650i, F01/02 750i, F10 M5 (STD & Competition Package), and the F06/12/13 … CONTINUED
A look at the very unique BMW Individual color Pyrite Brown on a F80 M3 belonging to BIMMERPOST member millwagner.
Video of the latest BMW M2 prototype running at the Nurburgring.
The previously boxy flared front fenders have been ditched in favor of traditional flared and molded fenders as we no longer see a large body gap from the earlier prototypes. As the fenders have been so widened compared to the standard 2 Series, the sideskirts do not yet fit properly.
There is no sign yet of a potential hood bulge (that’s a M235i hood), carbon fiber roof, special trunk/spoiler, nor mirrors, but those … CONTINUED
Preview of this weekend’s upcoming DTM Race – Round 8 at Lausitzring.
145,902 vehicles sold worldwide in August, up 4.5%
Year-to-date sales total 1,330,077, rise of 6.7%
Munich. The BMW Group saw its most successful August ever with 145,902 vehicles delivered to customers around the world (prev. yr. 139,650 / +4.5%). Sales for the first eight months of the year are also higher than in any previous year with a total of 1,330,077 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold, an increase of 6,7% over the same period in 2013 (prev. yr. 1,246,502).
“Our worldwide sales continue to grow, with … CONTINUED
We’ve just spied the rumored M4 GTS prototype testing at the Nurburgring today.
Using MotoGP M4 Safety Cars as a basis (or as decoys), we see a large front spoiler lip and high trunk wing on the prototype. These parts are different than the M Performance front lip and trunk spoiler featured on the MotoGP M4 Safety Car and instead resemble the protuding front spoiler lip and elevated trunk wing from the E92 M3 GTS.
The prototypes also features M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and race bucket … CONTINUED
GTHAUS introduces their F80 M3 / F82 M4 flagship exhaust — the Meisterschaft GTC, featuring 100% manually operated electronic valve control to provide the most convenience to the user. Aggressive when you want it, quiet when you dont.
Full details inside.
Few new cars have been more anticipated than the BMW 2 Series Coupe when it arrived in early 2014. Hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed BMW 228i and M235i Coupe, BMW announces the new BMW 2 Series Convertible. Available in the US as the 228i and M235i, the 2 Series Convertible blends the style and dynamic driving character for which the 2 Series Coupe is already renowned with the open-air pleasure of a folding soft-top. The BMW 2 Series Convertible will make … CONTINUED
Even more dyno and weight scale results of the BMW M4 – this time producing 415 rwhp, and 415 rwtq and weighing in at 3461 pounds.
2 Series 220i gets fitted with aftermarket aero kit and M135i exhaust.
Photos and coverage of the M Car Day at Griot’s Garage – BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter by Sir Loin:
Today was BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter’s M Car Day at Griot’s Garage. Lups’ AY M4, Tocoma290′s SO M4 (with Sonoma Beige leather, pictures of it included in this post), my SSII M3, and another gentleman’s AW M4 (I missed his name) were there to represent the F8x cars. We got to park our new cars right in front of Griot’s Garage shop. There were also all … CONTINUED
Scott26 gives some insight into the next generation 6 Series:
There are several ideas on where to take the 6er visually and there is a lot of ideas being communicated in the design process. Some ideas are progressing ideas showcased within recent concepts. Some can be interpreted as the Vision Future Luxury turned into a smaller mid-sized Coupe but with a more dynamic roofline and shallow glasshouse which creates problems but offers other solutions for a Gran Coupe model.
The outline remains as sport-orientated as it … CONTINUED
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member UK_ for being our very first F83 M4 convertible owner! And he did it in style by receiving one in Tanzanite Blue Individual.
Check out photos from the lucky new owner inside.
2015 BMW X5 M colors, packages, and options have now been spotted in the BMW computer system. Two new colors are coming – Long Beach Blue and Donington Grey Metallic.
Great looking photos from a recent shoot of a BIMMERPOST member’s Yas Marina Blue F80 M3.
Drive Magazine takes a Mineral White F80 M3 up to the Grossglockner, the highest road in Austria and one of the most demanding for both the car and the driver.