Here are some details for the F10 5 Series LCI facelift update, via VIN information found by a BIMMERPOST member. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there may be details and models not listed here, or the information may be outdated.
The first VIN below shows the LCI 550i touring with uprated N63Tu 445-bhp/480-lb.-ft engine (just as the 650i Gran Coupe and 5GT already received last year), good for +45hp / +30 lb-ft torque over the N63 engine.
The second VIN shows the 535d coming to US.
VIN long WBAHR92090D000000
Type code HR92
Type 550I (EUR)
Dev. series F11 (MUE)
Body type TOUR
Door count 5
Cubical capacity 4.40 … CONTINUED
Revozport has released its F10 M5 RZ aerokit, which includes:
Carbon Front Grill
Carbon Mirror Cover
Carbon Fender Grill
Carbon Front Splitter
Carbon Rear Adjustable Diffuser
Carbon Trunk Lip Spoiler
Our Singapore F30POST members recently gathered for a proper photoshoot to show off their F30 M Sport, M Performance, and BBS wheels adorned cars.
Car and Driver sets some great M5 and M6 drifting to slow motion action and music in this hypnotic compilation from their recent shootout test.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 20,195 vehicles, an increase of 2.3 percent from the 19,739 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.
“After an historic December, January produced a good result showing our growth continuing,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC. “In 2013 we’ll have more new models, the right mix and better availability, so I’m very positive about the eleven months still ahead.”
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.7 percent in January for a total of 16,513 compared to 16,405 vehicles sold in January, 2012.
In January, best performing vehicles include all of BMW’s light trucks. The X3, X5, and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) continued to show … CONTINUED
The countdown has begun in preparation for the 2013 World Car Awards winners’ press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The 2013 World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at this time.
The top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013.
A jury of sixty-six (66) distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following top ten finalists in both categories by secret ballot, based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work. The jury members constitute a balance of representation from Asia, Europe and the … CONTINUED
According to a report out of Autoblog, the US may finally see some specialized M models soon. The latest desirable special M hardware, such as the M3 CSL, M3 GTS, M3 CRT have not been available in the US due to homologation issues, but BMW recently said at the Detroit auto show to expect “an interesting year” and that buyers can expect one or two products aimed specifically the C63 AMG Black Series. We have our fingers crossed!
Check out M5POST member Bokke’s beautiful F10 M5 as he gives his already eye catching Sakhir Orange M5 some upgrades - 20″ satin black B18 wheels, IND Cosmetic Package (frozen black front grilles, frozen black side gills, OEM Performance Spoiler and finally an Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust system with carbon fiber tips.
Our crafty F30POST member reveals the potential 2014 BMW 4 Series model lineup by use of a VIN search, which has uncovered either all (or most) of the upcoming 4 Series Coupe (F32) lineup. Of note was that there was no 440i found, and the 435i is listed with the N55 engine (and not a successor engine as speculated).
Here is the list of F32 models found (separated by US and European market):
US 428i manual - F712500
US 428i auto - F710500 (N20) and F718000 (N26)
US 428i xDrive auto - F715500 (N20) and F720000 (N26)
US 435i auto - F729000
US 435 xDrive auto - F730000
US 435i manual - F774000
US 435i xDrive manual - F784500
EU 428i auto - F785500
EU 428i manual - F778500
EU 428i xDrive - F715000
EU 428i … CONTINUED
Formula 1 driver, 30 year old German Timo Glock, has signed on with reigning DTM champ BMW, as its eighth and final driver for the upcoming 2013 DTM season.
Glock recently left the Marussia Formula 1 team by musual consent. The team cited economic considerations as a key reason behind the split. Glock had competed in 55 Grand Prix for Marussia since the team’s debut season in 2010, with a best finish of 12th.
Six years ago, Glock served as a test driver for the BMW Sauber Formula 1 team, so he is no stranger to BMW Motorsports. BMW has not yet announced which of its four DTM teams (Schnitzer, RBM, RMG, or EMTEK) Glock will drive for in 2013.
“It is very exciting for me to drive … CONTINUED