Testing on the second generation BMW X5 M continues while the prototypes shed some camouflage. This is the first red F85 X5 M we’ve seen and as with earlier prototypes, it wears the signature M components – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also have a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, unlike the current X5 M, feature a new angled design (same as the upcoming M3 and M4).
We now see double-slatted kidney grilles fitted to the X5 M prototype for first time. This has become another signature M styling bit for the latest M models, including the M5 LCI facelift, M6 and the … CONTINUED
Year-to-date, the BMW Group U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) is up 9.2 percent on sales of 331,801 in the first eleven months of 2013 compared to 303,728 in the same period in 2012. In November, BMW Group U.S. sales (BMW and MINI combined) totaled 36,327 vehicles, a slight decrease of 0.4 percent from the 36,461 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.
“Holiday shopping added fuel to our sales giving us the best November ever for BMW and the best year-to-date numbers ever for BMW, for MINI, for Pre-Owned, and for the BMW Group in the U.S.” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “With availability improving on some of our most popular new models, the X5 and 4 Series … CONTINUED
Present at Ronda and Ascari Race Resort for the launch of Gran Turismo 6 was a camouflaged version of the yet-to-be-launched BMW M4 Coupé. The stunning new car – shown publicly only as a concept until now – will go on sale in 2014. Thanks to an innovative collaboration with BMW “M” GmbH, Polyphony Digital enjoyed unprecedented early access to the car during its development phase in order to meticulously recreate the M4 Coupé for Gran Turismo 6. It will be made available through a free update shortly after the release of GT6, allowing car enthusiasts around the world to drive it before it arrives in BMW showrooms. More news on the unveiling is expected soon!
Here is the game’s creator Kazunori Yamauchi with the … CONTINUED
In the wake of Paul Walker’s tragic passing, have a look back at Paul Walker’s supercharged E92 M3 coupe.
Photos from the SoCal chapter F30post gathering/coding meet at the LA zoo.
In a recent interview (read at http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho…d.php?t=915648) with the M division chief engineer, Albert Biermann, the article lists various performance characteristics of the car.
The speed and fuel consumption numbers are metric based in the article and when they are converted to the English system they come out 26 MPG and a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds.
While the term (est) is thrown in next to them, the fact the numbers come from the head man means to me they are reasonably accurate.
BIMMERPOST Member and M3 owner John just took delivery of his all new 2014 X5 xDrive35i. He shares with us his lowdown on general impressions of the car, along with order and option opinions.
AC Schnitzer’s take on the F11 Touring LCI facelift.
The BMW i3 recently had its North American press drives and auto show debut in Los Angeles (currently at the 2013 LA Auto Show).
Hence, the reason why many of you have reported seeing Solar Orange i3 cars around LA. Here are some views of how the i3 looks in the environs of of LA.
BMW Motorsport has released a new sketch of the BMW M235i Racing, which will be available for racing programs starting next year.
BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme: from 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.
The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Looking ahead, the BMW M235i Racing should also … CONTINUED