Automobile has published its first drive review of the all new 2011 BMW X3. As with most other reviews and first impressions, the 2011 X3 is considered a vast improvement upon the first generation X3. Automobile calls it swifter, more agile, and significantly more refined than its predecessor.
Autoexpress previews the 2012 F30 3-series sedan and 2014 F32 M3 coupe. Not much info is new here than what we have previously posted, but their renders are a fun look at what the next generation F30 and F32 3-series and M3 may resemble.
Consistent with what we have posted in the past, the front fascia features a more upright angle, consistent with BMW’s current designs seen in the Z4, 5-series and 7-series. The F30/F32 3-series is also expected to be slightly larger in size, but with … CONTINUED
Still no accessories brochure available on the .co.uk site (dealer says they havent had any yet either) but you can download the brochure from the .com site (see copy attached)
I will order (will post prices when I hear from the dealer)
Titanium Grille (hopefully a DIY fit or it will be expensive)
Chrome Exhaust Trim (definatley a DIY push on fit)
Snap in adaptor for Blackberry
Thinking about interior chrome package … CONTINUED
Alpina GB have announced the release of 20" Wheels for the new X3…
Adrian van Hooydonk, chief of design at BMW, chimed in on a very interesting New York Times article about the car spy photo business and the interesting patterns that adorn the cars.
Here is a clip, but make sure the read the entire article. Its a short but good read!
The new patterns are often created by designers, according to Adrian … CONTINUED
The 2010 Essen Motor show wraps up this weekend, but not before Dackelone posts his mega show gallery. Between this and the previous set of photos we posted, we have been given a virtual tour of the Essen Motor Show.
BMW just released a new video on an interesting way to say happy holidays from all from BMW.
XBimmers member SKY_BIMMERS has put together a simple, but well edited and mixed video featuring his White on Black BMW X6 xDrive35i with performance parts. Keep at it SKY_BIMMERS, your talent really shines through this video!
Jzhang brings some highly stylized photos from the first 5POST meet to us. We previously posted these photos, but not in this stunning of a look.
Remember the E30 Based Rally Car build we reported about during SEMA? The one which was surprisingly far from race form at the end of SEMA. Miraculously, Bill Caswell was able to complete the project and run it Mexico’s Baja 1000! He was unfortunately forced to retire 180 miles into the race due to a broken steering rack, but this entire project and story has been both fun to follow and pretty amazing to witness. Our hats off to Bill Caswell!
Here is Wired’s account of Caswell’s … CONTINUED
The TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative by the Verband Deutscher Automobil Tuner e.V. (VDAT)
impressively shows the future of tuning with its sixth campaign vehicle – an electric MINI in Police
Look. Every year since 2004, a special concept car has been presented which meets both the
high demands of tuning fans and maximum safety standards.
The campaign, supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development,
shows that the yearning for individualisation can continue to be met in the future.
Curious how realistic (or not) Gran Turismo 5 actually is compared to real life? Check out this great video of an E92 M3 running both virtually and in real life on the Nurburgring, in synchronized speed.