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The F10′s interior design Olive Heilmer and exterior designer Jacek Fröhlich explain their inspirations and philosophies behind their designs for the hot selling F10 5-series. As the video explains in more details, the F10′s interior drew inspiration from fine vintage watches and the exterior goes after a strong and muscular impression, drawing from BMW’s motorsport heritage and Munich’s surrounding mountains.

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The F12 6-series convertible may not yet be in owner’s hands, but the owner’s manual is already available for all you eager owners to ratchet up your anticipation prior to delivery. Owner’s manual in PDF form inside.

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Fifth Gear’s Vicki Butler-Henderson undergoes what we’d imagine a religious experience would look like when she drives the M3 GTS, calling it one of the best cars she’s ever driven (and she’s tested A LOT). Her enthusiastic reaction to the car is infectious and you can’t help but share in her excitement. Video inside.

What exactly is BMW Group Classic?

04/09/2011 at 7:00 PM
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Quality in automobile construction can only be created where tradition and progress are combined.” The idea of BMW Group Classic can hardly be expressed any better. And even this idea has already developed into a tradition. The concept originates from a BMW advertisement to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the automobile – 50 years ago.

BMW Group Classic coordinates all the activities of the BMW Group which are associated with the history of the company, its products and three brands. The relevant classic activities of BMW, MINI … CONTINUED

New York Times reviews the BMW X3

04/09/2011 at 4:45 PM
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Many times when reading reviews on cars, we get caught up with 0-60 times, handling, looks, the typical things that are REALLY important in any car. But its good to take pause, take stock of what any given car is intended to do, and judge the car by those factors. And this is exactly what the New York Times has done when reviewing the X3, there is no doubt this is a family vehicle, and they go into their review with that mentality. And so I … CONTINUED

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50 years ago, BMW had a revolution. It was the initial presentation of the BMW 1500 at the IAA in Frankfurt, a car that began BMW’s so called “New Class” (Neue Klasse).

The New Class was a new line of compact sedans that began with the BMW 1500 and ended in the late ’70s with the famed 2002. The New Class vehicles were the ones who really established BMW for what it is known today, namely small sporty cars. BMW’s skill with creating such cars was instantly … CONTINUED

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MINI has officially kicked off the MINI Countryman Wanderlust campaign, an initiative that encourages fans from all over the world to get away from the everyday routine to discover something new and risk an adventure.

“The MINI Countryman embodies the Wanderlust feeling like no other MINI model,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA. “And the company is launching this interactive campaign to demonstrate how anyone, not just MINI Marketing, can take part in the fun and express what Wanderlust means to them.”

As a premium small car … CONTINUED

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I know many of you guys have used the feature offered by BMWUSA.com to be able to watch your new X3 being built on video. In fact a few of you have posted up your vids. Well if you ever wondered what went into creating the system behind the system, this video does a great job explaining it all.

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Many have said that the F10 M5 makes an impression closer to the E39 M5 than the immediately preceding E60 M5, by ditching the E60′s more avant garde lines and styling for the more direct and linear lines of the E39 generation. To us, this observation certainly has some merit, as borne out by the photo comparison below. To our eyes, the concept F10 M5 seemingly occupies the space between the E39 and E60 iterations – toning down the at-times controversial E60′s curvacious and nontraditional cutlines, … CONTINUED

Beautifully Custom Modified F10 530d

04/08/2011 at 3:00 PM
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Using a mix of factory and custom parts, along with some ingenuity, 5POST member andreastrones has put this together this beautifully modified F10 530d. Check out his equally impressive photos inside.

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Here is Part 1 of an in-depth look at the N54 fuel system by Vishnu Tuning. The N54 motor’s fuel pump issues have been no secret, so Vishnu has undertaken a look into the fuel system and why it is that the N54 fuel pumps have had such issues. Even if you have had no issues, this is a good primer on how fuel systems work.

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Derek comes in with update #3 to his 1M coupe european delivery journal, this time posting the first owner videos of the 1M coupe, as well as his own personal reactions to the car after some more time in the pilot seat.