Had a nice lazy sunday today and decided to dream up what an M-Performance parts equipped 3-series GT could look like in various stages of kit. What do you all think?
Compare with the stock car photos which are all on the Official 3-Series GT Thread
On the first weekend of May 2013 the Hockenheimring will host the curtain-raiser to the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) season – and the opening salvo in BMW Motorsport’s title defence. Following the drivers’ and manufacturers’ title-winning exploits of Canada’s Bruno Spengler and BMW in the brand’s comeback season of 2012, all eyes are now on the latest version of the victorious BMW M3 DTM. However, the undercard for the first of the season’s ten races will also be worth a look, as BMW Group Classic sends two legends of the track back into the limelight. The BMW M3 DTM – winner of the 1987 edition of the DTM – and the BMW M1 Procar racer driven in 1980 by Formula One world-champion-in-waiting Nelson Piquet … CONTINUED
According to the China Car TImes, “Zhi Nuo” translates into “The Promise”, which will be the name of a new joint venture between BMW and China’s Brilliance car company.
They expect the new Zhi Nuo cars to be based on existing BMW platforms, namely the E90 3-Series. Chinese media are basing their reports on registration data about a new brand which was established jointly composited with simultaneously floating rumors about an E90 3-series and X1 platformed car to be used by a new joint brand. No official announcement has been made as of yet, but all eyes are on the upcoming Shanghai autoshow for more details.
BMW has apparently already revealed the plans for its sub brand to dealers in China in order to gain feedback … CONTINUED
BMW’s rich heritage will be showcased at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in an exhibition called “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.” The exhibition, which will feature a retrospective of BMW cars and motorcycles, will run from May 6 – November 3, 2013. The array of BMW automobiles will include road cars and race cars, both from the modern era, as well as pre-war. The exhibition will also celebrate 90 Years of BMW Motorcycles.
“This exhibition at the Saratoga Automotive Museum will provide visitors a great look at BMW’s long heritage and provide a sense of how the company has evolved to become the leading premium automobile and motorcycle manufacturer in the world,” said Ludwig Willisch – President and CEO of BMW of North America. “It will … CONTINUED
Just a programming note: 3 new videos have been added to our 3-series GT official thread.
An extraordinary motor sport experience.
18–20 May 2013 at the Nurburgring.
24 hours. 190 teams. 800 racing drivers. 235,000 fans. The 2013 Pentecost weekend will be all about endurance, teamwork and fighting spirit as part of the 41st long-distance classic at the ‘Green Hell’. All visitors once again get the guarantee to experience high sporting performance and excitement during the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring!
An adrenalin-filled package.
Burnt rubber and rumbling engines promise intoxicating excitement. Between the blueness of the heavens and the ‘Green Hell’, you have the opportunity to experience the 24-hour race as part of the M Community. With our M FESTIVAL Package, you can look forward to three unforgettable race days at the Nurburgring – full of adrenaline and intense passion.
The M Festival package:
Entry ticket … CONTINUED
The Great American Roadtrip in the 1m Coupe, by 1ADDICTS member sergeremi.
So a few months ago I had solicited some ideas on a road trip during a free week I had in October. The thread can be found here. Originally I had planned to drive up the East Coast to the Vermont/New Hampshire area to do some leaf peeping and driving around the country back roads. But then there was a mention of US 129 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rest as they say was history.
After 69 driving hours, 3362 miles, 8 states and 2 countries, below are the results.
More on BMW i: http://www.bimmerpost.com/bmwi/
The best of both Worlds: BMW presents the new plug-in-hybrid-technology, built into the BMW Concept Active Tourer. For the first time, BMW combined two different drive concepts in one car: A BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine [more info] and an electric engine. The concept vehicle combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style.
133,630 vehicles delivered, an increase of 4.7%
Year-to-date sales climb 7.1% to 256.929 vehicles
Robertson: We intend to continue the positive development
Munich. With 133,630 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide (+4.7% / prev. yr. 127,638), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result. A record number of 256,929 (prev. yr. 239,802) vehicles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year
F22 2 Series coupe (228i) prototype spotted in SoCal. First prototype sighting in the US.
The M235i coupe (315 HP) is already confirmed for the US (see VIN details and spy photos). Production will begin in November 2013 in the Leipzig plant, for an 8 month first-model-year production run (until June 2014). There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup.
The M235i will be joined by the 228i coupe in the US. The 228i coupe will also begin production this November. The production 2 Series will be revealed in the Fall, with its public debut potentially coming at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show in September).
As the VIN thread linked above shows, Europe will see … CONTINUED