The 2015 season marks the 17th season of BMW M as “Official Car of MotoGP” and the BMW M4 [see Official Thread] will be serving as the safety car. This year’s safety car is fitted with a full array of M Performance Parts, and also features some new technology under the hood — a water injection system.
The water injection system helps to lower temperatures in the combustion chamber, which helps prevent uncontrolled combustion (knock) and a loss in performance. In BMW’s words: cooler supercharged … CONTINUED
Also making its world public debut at the 2015 Geneva auto show is the F20/F21 1 Series LCI. Here are the highlights of the LCI update and our photos from the show.
One of the headlining BMW models at the 2015 Geneva auto show which just kicked off is the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, making its public debut.
The 2-series Gran Tourer [Official Thread] is a derivative of the Active Tourer and features both a taller and longer body. It also comes with third-row seating.
On display are the 220i M Sport and 220d xDrive models. Have a look from the show!
The ultimate drift challenge: man vs. machine. A self-drifting car vs. a drift champion.
The F52 1 Series sedan has been spotted cold climate testing in Sweden. Check out the newest spy photos inside.
We don’t often see the X5 in Individual color, so this one’s a treat. Of course it helps that the color is so gorgeous. Here’s an X5 in Azurite Black Individual. It’s also been spec’d with:
Soft close doors
21″ 310M wheels
M Performance brakes
Alcantara roof liner
6WB LCD instrument cluster
M Sport grills
Another F80 M3 European Delivery journal, this time of a Silverstone M3.
Today in the ETK (Electronic Parts Catalog, as the Germans say: Electronik Teile Katalog) an interesting thing popped up! Looks like BMW AG will offer GoPro mounts in the near future. I say near future because while these two mounts are shown in the ETK, the part numbers are not. That comes later. So for now this is confirmation that BMW will offer special BMW specific GoPro mounts.
First looks at the F80 M3 in Individual Grigio Telesto, a factory Lamborghini color.
Its a difficult decision, but I go i8 in the end..
This F80 M3 gets a gorgeous satin white vinyl makeover.
The aftermarket never seems to let factory limitations stop it. Some folks in China and Russia managed to fit the LCD gauge panel from either the 5 or 7 series into the F30 3 series.
The one-millionth vehicle, a BMW 3 Series Sedan, rolled off the assembly line at BMW’s South African manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, earlier today. The production anniversary was celebrated during a visit by member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production, Harald Krüger.
“Globalization has been an inherent part of our corporate strategy for more than four decades. Established in 1973, plant Rosslyn was BMW Group’s first foreign plant and represents a cornerstone of our global production network with presently 30 sites … CONTINUED
The BMW M4 Iconic Light Concept is now available for public viewing at the BMW Welt. We bring you the first pics and videos from the display.
What do you think of this updated rendering of the F87 M2 coupe?
If you were watching the oscar’s this past weekend, the jovial director of “Birdman”, Alejandro González Iñárritu, took home an oscar for Best Director and movie also won awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. Quite a feat.
But for us BMW fans, you may also remember a small little game changer called BMW Films: The Hire, starring Clive Owen. Well each short film was directed by a different director, each of amazing talents in their own right.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s contribution was … CONTINUED
Car and Driver magazine recently took the BMW i8 on a road test through the famed Angeles Crest Highway, a nearby canyon road in the Los Angeles area. This is one of the slightly removed canyon areas that car enthusiasts go to blow off some steam and take in the joys of tight curves on the side of a cliff. On a good weekend you can see a nice collection of drivers’ cars going up and down this pass, especially BMWs. So why not … CONTINUED