I didnt think theyd make a real car out of the concept so fast
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Olympic Champion Usain Bolt tests the BMW M3 / “Love at first sight”. The world record in the men’s 100 meters stands at 9.69 seconds, whilst a BMW M3 Coupe is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Starting today, three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt knows what it feels like to travel at both speeds
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This here is the 2009 7 series in the safest and heaviest edition. It looks almost the same as the regular new 7 series. What gives it away are the wide fail-safe tires and flag holders on the fenders.
BMW 5 Series and X5 are rated VR4 level, new 7 Series Security is very likely rated as VR6/VR7. Windows are at least 22 mm thick, body panels are made of ballistic-resistant armored fiber.
The car can resist most firearms from .44 and 357 Magnums to 9 mm Luger. There are also different … CONTINUED
BMW to abandon high-revving engines in M cars; X6 first M to get turbo
Tough emissions standards worldwide and soaring manufacturing costs in Germany are behind BMWs decision to switch from high-revving, naturally aspirated engines in its M high-performance vehicles to turbocharged direct-injection powerplants, beginning as early as next year.
The move, which could alter the character of BMW M models, places question marks over the immediate future of the M3s 4.0-liter V8 and the M5s 5.0-liter V10. Both engines will make way for forced-induction engines in coming years, according … CONTINUED
The BMW M3 is widely acknowledged as one of the best sports cars in the world, but the interior is only so-so. To correct this German turner Zwickenpflug created a special version called the M3 Leather Edition.
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The date is set: December 15, 2008. That is when the Z4 will be revealed to the world. In modern BMW style, theres an eerie teaser video online right now.
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The newly released BMW Performance Parts division is proving to be a viable alternative to the traditional tuners. Here are some nice high quality photos of the parts they have on initial offering.
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BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access. “As part of our research project we first integrated a security chip into the key casing, which communicates across short distances by radio with a card reader,” says Hans-Jorg Vogel, project manager at BMW Group Forschung und Technik. In future the key could also be used for other transport systems. Indeed, electronic tickets for bus, train and air travel could all be stored on the chip. The credit … CONTINUED
Autoblog: Motorsports fans are eagerly anticipating the 2009 ALMS season where Ferrari, Porsche, Panoz, Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and now BMW will be competing for the GT2 title. BMW Motorsport unveiled the new M3 racing program back in February of this year and have been developing the car in Europe since then. They recently handed off the car to Rahal Letterman Racing who tested the car this past week at Road Atlanta and are currently running laps at Sebring International Raceway. BMW also announced the first two drivers for the program, … CONTINUED
M3Post member picks up the very first Laguna Seca Blue E92 M3. Yes, although this color is not offered in BMWs official offerings, it was a very unique and popular color for the E46 M3. So much so, that there is obviously demand for this color on the newest M3.
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No matter how much people complain about each M3 getting heavier and more “fail”, its good to see it still a favorite! And for the 335i it’s very impressive considering a lot of people think the 1 series does the same for less money in a tighter package
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Wide body kit LUMMA CLR X 650: The massive bodykit is broadening the Sports SUV 5cm per side by fender extensions, the front bumper with it’s day light running lights is adding the CLR X 650 a sportive look, the individual rear bumper with Carbon diffuser, a Carbon sport look front hood with air ducts and the sportive side skirts are rounding up the whole package. Design mirrors, aerodynamic optimized, in Carbon, headlight eyelids and tanned tail lights, replenish the sportive look of the LUMMA CLR X 650.… CONTINUED
Report Date : November 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM NHTSA Campaign ID number : 08V595000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): BMW / M3 2008-2009
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After the recent unveiling of the facelifted BMW 3-Series Sedan and Touring, AC Schnitzer’s design team went back to the draw board to create a new aero package for both variants of the German firm’s best selling model. Schnitzer’s cosmetic kit consists of a new front bumper with a lip spoiler, side sills, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, a tailgate spoiler for the sedan, a roof spoiler (Sedan and Touring and of course, new alloy wheels.
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The BMW 7 Series including the ActiveHybrid makes its debut at the LA AutoShow today. The U.S. will get two variants of the new 7-Series including the 750i and the 750 Li. The outgoing 360-hp 4.8L V8 will be replaced by the 4.4L twin-turbo V8 from the X6 xDrive50i.
That makes an outstanding 400-hp with a maximum torque of 450 lb-ft for the very-large sedan. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, BMW says that fuel-economy was also improved but wouldn’t give us any specific numbers. What they did tell us was … CONTINUED
Note! This is a photoshop and not an actual picture of a real car!!
Well, believe it or not, BMW is already working on the next generation 3-series just as the new facelift E90s are coming out.
The 3 series accounts for about 44% of BMW sales, so suffice it to say its important and BMW has to get it right every time. BMW is taking its cues from the CS concept and will incorporate both dynacism and elegance all in one.
BMW will also go headstrong with their EfficientDynamics push with the … CONTINUED
I figured this deserved a new thread, but for those of you who own an N54 car and are familiar with the dreaded turbo lag issue cropping up from the 29.2 and above software, youll be delighted to hear the following…
Thanks to our friend Satch Carlson at Roundel who took my letter and others regarding the turbo lag, he was able to track down details on the problem and actually get BMW to admit the problem and announce a software updare.
BMWs official statement is below after Roundel threatened to run … CONTINUED
7Post member Andy745i takes delivery of one of the first F01 7 Series out there this weekend. In his words the car is amazing to drive. Here are some of his iPhone pictures
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