Here is a great set of photos showing the 2011 X3 assembly process as well as photos of BMW’s South Carolina Spartanburg plant after its $1 billion expansion to 1.2 million square feet.
The most anticipated BMW Unscripted episode, featuring famed Nurburgring M5 Taxi pilot Sabine Schmitz, is now online! See how she got into racing (yes, she started in a BMW) and the Queen of the Ring’s thoughts on the M5.
Speed Channel recently aired an episode of its Battle of the Supercars which pit the E92 M3 against the Lexus IS-F. The cars competed in 4 different competitions, a 0-100-0 contest, 60-100 race, half-mile acceleration, road course, driven by Paul Tracy and Tanner Foust. Results inside.
Some weeks ago, we brought you news that the Vision Efficient Dynamics was approved for production. This has now been reconfirmed by another report from Autobild which reports on the progress the VED is making on its way to production. They also mention again that an M version is being evaluated.
Earlier this year, BMW released a viral video of the BMW S 1000 RR superbike performing an acceleration-tablecloth trick to show off its massive acceleration. It made for an impressive visual, but did BMW fake or doctor the video? Mythbusters puts it to the test by trying to replicate the results.
Here are a series of new videos just released of the X3 xDrive35i and 20d in various environments and showing off new features. Just navigate to the Videos tab and then scroll down for the new videos and enjoy!
Follow along as E90post member Morgan transforms a damaged E92 320d to a full M3 look inside and out using all factory body panels and interior parts. It will be finished off in Frozen Gray paint.
The US 2011 X3 configurator just went live! No word yet on the Canadian configurator yet, but just follow the attached link to the USA configurator and enjoy!
Bill Caswell made headlines earlier this year by buying a $500 E30 and placing 3rd in the WRC Rally Mexico. He’s back at it and has a new challenge: the Baja 1000. Caswell’s heading to SEMA, welding together a Baja E30, then heading to Mexico. He took a break from construction to share his plans with Jalopnik.
Car Enthusiast provides their first drive review of the 2011 BMW X3, giving it high marks across the board, even calling it a capable and desirable alternative to the acclaimed X5.
Autoblog was recently given a private behind-the-scenes tour of the multi-story BMW Classics warehouse, which is closed off to the public. What they come out with is a depot of classic BMW eye candy.
The next generation 3-series lineup (expected beginning 2012) will include a Gran Turismo (GT) model. Scott26 provides a preview of the F3x 3-series GT, calling it a shrunken down CS Concept. Details and preview renderings inside.