For the first time this year, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported an increase in sales compared to the same month last year.
Following the Competition Limited Edition M6, BMW also decided to offer another limited edition for the E9x M3 painted in Frozen Grey Metallic. Here are the first pictures of an E92 painted in said stunning color:
I really enjoyed this article posted on examiner.com. Its a nicely worded review of the Z4 which briefly hits on all the important points of the car
"Steering is very precise. The only learning curve for me was the massive distance from the front wheels to the steering wheel. Sitting so far back, it’s hard to triangulate exactly where the front wheels are – at first. In time, I was able to precisely position the Z4 … CONTINUED
BMW has released a series of videos of the BMW X1 being produced at the Leipzig plant giving us a welcomed behind the scenes look at the production of a modern BMW. BMW has targeted 300 as the number of X1s to produce per day with Europe targeted as the primary market. Prices are expected to span a wide range correlating with the wide variety of engines available that should be available in Europe (18i and 20d up to 30i).
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Using the same base X6 xDrive 35d (diesel), the two famed German tuning houses AC Schnitzer and Hartge have put together their own take on where to take these cars. And were glad to see that German magazine AutoZeitung has gotten their hands on both of these vehicles and thought to put together a head-to-head. If you are german speaking, make sure to read the entire article by following the link below.
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This is a new marketing clip from bmw.tv called "Jump for Joy". DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME
Production of the BMW X1 has begun for the European market, for deliveries starting next month. The US will get the X1 in 2011.
Here are some more photos caught once again by the guys over at spyshots.nl. Its still unclear if this front bumper will be the standard new bumper on the X5 or if this represents an M-Sport edition bumper for the X5. At the rear, there will be similar matching changes to the rear bumper and LED taillights which would likely be the most obvious of all the changes.
A M3post member was stranded in Montana with an unfixable flat tire, but luckily BMW Assist proved its worth by coming to the rescue.
BMW has released english versions of the “Story of Joy” marketing spot (which was previously only in German) as well as behind-the-scenes video of the spots.
Seen here is the next gen Alpina B5 already in testing. That Alpina already has a F10 5-series to work with shows the close relationship that the Germany manufacturer/tuner continues to have with BMW. This continues a trend of Alpina having access to still-in-development BMWs prior to the models debut. We most recently saw the Alpina B7 in development prior to its introduction.
BMW insiders have confirmed that the next F10 M5 engine will be BMW’s turbocharged 4.4L V8 as seen in the current X6M / X5M, good for 555hp/500tq.
The topic is dyno cheating – how it’s done, and how to prevent it. Come share your expertise and opinions on different dyno machines, or come and learn about dyno cheating.
Motor Trend discusses some of the technology highlights behind the upcoming 5-series Gran Turismo “GT”, including the engine, 8 speed tranny, brake re-gen, active steering, LED lighting.
These E90POST t-shirts now available is the product of a collaborative effort among E90POST members who put their creative minds together throughout the design process.
The 231hp M54 engine from the E46 330i & E85/E86 Z4 3.0 is getting a boost (to 306hp) from G-POWER’s SK Plus NG supercharger system.
This interview with the President of the BMW M division at Frankfurt IAA provides great insight into the future of BMW ///M cars.
The entire model year 2010 BMW lineup of cars is now online at the BMW website and available for build-your-own.