The 2010 autoshow in Detroit saw the official presentation of a few cars that are very important to rounding out BMWs vehicle portfolio, especially in the United States.
Notably, the all new BMW Z4 sDrive35is which is the first car to feature the new uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine mated to specifically tuned DCT drivetrain and suspension. This car is the closest one will get to an ///M Z4.
In addition, BMW brings its ActiveE … CONTINUED
Would naming the upcoming 1-series “M” model as an M1 be sacrilege or natural and appropriate? Cast your vote now.
More members are taking delivery of their X1′s, some even through snow storms, such as this white X1′s maiden voyage home.
BMW Concept ActiveE
BMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.
For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this car to follow-up the VisionED concept car.
BMW maintains its goals of combining the green energy push with its own motto of "sheer driving pleasure" or "joy". They have aimed to make … CONTINUED
The Z4 sDrive35is which features the uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine makes its US debut at the Detroit Autoshow. Here is a collection of photos from the show!
Changes to the 1-Series in 2011 confirm what has been widely speculated:
Engine change to the new TwinScroll Single Turbo 6-cylinder engine (N55)
300HP @ 5800
300lb-ft @ 1200-5000
Now with Valvetronic
New 7-Speed DCT is now optional
Optional Harmon Kardon sound system now available
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BMW 740i/Li740i = $71,025
740Li = $75,425
Turbo I-6 Engine
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These are renderings of the upcoming 2011 F10 BMW M5 from a german car magazine. The specs are the same as already posted here and it comes in 2011 according to the magazine. 578 HP, 0-62 in 4.4 sec, 531 lbf ft torque, Optimized DKG from M3. It will kill RS6/RS7, AMG E63..
The N55 is the second turbo engine out of BMWs new push towards EfficientDynamics and increased use of turbos as a replacement for displacement. The unit has been has been reviewed and people are generally happy with it, but whats interesting is that now it seems official: BMW will use the N55 as its main workforce with only a few notable exceptions
There is certainly no lack of spy photos when it comes to the F11 (touring) version of the upcoming 5-series. link1, link2, link3, link4, link5, link6. (See what I mean!). Combining the knowledge of what we know the sedan to look like wth these barely covered up test mules, the people at spyshots.nl have come up with fairly accurate renderings of what the car will look like.
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According to Autocar magazine, BMW has filed a patent for a hybrid car that actually uses a split engine for its powertrain.
What is this exactly?
Ok, a traditional hybrid car basicly has a gasoline engine mated to an electric motor. The electric motor will either add extra power to the gasoline engine, or actually sometimes take over from the gasoline engine and run the car on its own.
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The guys at BimmerFile have scored an exclusive interview with the development manager for one of BMWs most interesting divisions, BMW Performance.
I dont want to steal the fire from the interview, so check it out yourself where they cover topics such as BMW Performance kit development, marketing strategies and what the future holds.
I have to admit that I have the biggest soft spot for Alpina vehicles. I was estatic when the Z8 was sold in Alpina trim in the US (well except for the slushbox). I was even more excited when the previous generation 7-Series was sold in Alpina B7 trim. The sheer power and style of this car, combined with the rarity in the USA combine to make a droolworthy vehicle on every level.
Now its back in F01 trim. … CONTINUED
First and foremost. The photos are only renderings based on what the magazine believes the car will look like. (If you want to see what the car will likely look like, our collection of spy photos are here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=f10+m5&…bimmerpost.com. The most revealed of the spyphoto sets is this one: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303014).
But on to the guts of the story. The car itself is destined to arrive in late 2010/2011 as … CONTINUED
The sister publication of Autobild "Allrad" has a new Huckfeldt interpretation of the forthcoming BMW X3 Sport Activity Vehicle. As of all the publications who have created illustrations of the X3 , This interpretation stands out as the closest to the production car which this time around will be built at BMWs Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.
Taking as many of the characteristics from the E83 and refining them such as the rising glasshouse towards the rear of the car coincides with … CONTINUED
C&D recently conducted its 2009 Lightning Lap Test where the BMW M3 once again proved itself as one of the best performing cars available today, besting out most of the other mainstream performance cars participating in the test. Here is a list of the results:
1. Corvette ZR1, (2:51.8)
2. KTM X – Bow, (2:52.3)
3. Lamborghine LP670, (2:53.9)
4. Ariel Atom 3 (2:57.6)
5. Corvette Grand Sport (2:58.8)
6. Audi R8, 5.2 (2:59.5)… CONTINUED
Now that the BMW M1 has been confirmed, the natural next question would be: What’s on everyone’s M1 wishlist (performance, features, options)? Come share your list.
We believe this to be an F30 3-series in testing, though Autocar claims it as a F30 body on top of the future 3-series GT’s mechanicals. According to them: