2010 BMW X5 Twin Turbo undressed

06/26/2008 at 5:32 PM
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Someone must have gotten lazy at the Nordschleife and didn’t remember to cover up the new nose on the twin-turbocharged V8-powered 2010 BMW X5. In this latest round of spy shots from the folks at KGP, we can clearly see the dramatic, M3-inspired front air dam and big new wheels to match the upgraded styling. This marks the second application for the twin-turbo eight cylinder which debuted in the BMW X6, and in the X5 it will be making 408 HP and providing … CONTINUED

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Its summer time and now the BMW has moved from winter testing to the ring for some good ole fashioned track testing. The new X1 has already been confirmed to be produced in Europe (Leipzig) rather then the traditional home of BMW SAVs (Spartanburg) and so most guesses are on this car being an uber eco-friendly vehicle using engines in the 4-cylinder flavor. The emphasis should be on people moving, european style, rather then speed and sport. Expect a very mainstream car out of BMW with this model.

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The BMW group is set to invest a total of one billion US dollars over four years in the American market. The resources will be channelled towards a new adminstrative and training centre in New Jersey, increasing the sales network and broadening production in the Spartanburg facilities.

These are all strategies that should take advantage of the current weak dollar compared to the euro. Currently the BMW factory in South Carolina assembles about 160,000 vehicles a year, but with the new investment estimates are … CONTINUED

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The Tristate Bear Mountain meet was a resounding success and here is the official meet photos and video gallery!

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BMW has taken its new 7-series (F01) to the Ring for some final tests before
its reported July 5th unveiling.

Here are images of both the standard and the long-wheelbase versions running in short succession on the track for some nice comparison shots.

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In March BMW announced that it would establish a new research division called Project i, whose task will be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of vehicle or another, but to come up with a range of technologies BMW could introduce across its fleet or even under a rumored fourth brand (the first three being BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce).

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BMW Future car launch timeline

06/16/2008 at 10:14 AM
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BMW is planning on launching three very important cars in the lineup this year, heres the word ….

7-Series

Chasis code F01, the first vehicle of the new “F” designation will arrive with a dramatic change in styling and improvements all around. The most notable change will be that the car will be much more elegant after the much discussed criticisms of the current cars styling. To be seen at the Paris Autoshow this fall.

X1

The 1-series based Crossover/SAV/SUV has already been confirmed to be built at Leipzig and is being planned to … CONTINUED

BMW X5 Twin Turbo Engine spotted?

06/11/2008 at 10:35 AM
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These are the first engine shots of that mysterious BMW X5
prototype which started all those X5M rumors. Although the rather
roughly finished engine bay doesnt give away the cylinder count and
the displacement, it looks to us that this prototype is twin-
turbocharged. The dual air-intake treatment looks similar to the
ducting on BMWs 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. Given all of this X5
prototypes high-octane modifications, were assuming this is a larger
displacement engine, perhaps even a twin-turbo V8. Regardless of the
specifics, were just glad to finally see a little deeper inside this
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BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

06/10/2008 at 10:47 AM
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The latest concept car out of BMW is the GINA Light visionary car. This car will shape BMW styling for the next generation of cars much as the Z9 concept car shaped the Bangle era vehicles

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Official BMW New Vehicle Release
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FAST: G-POWER M6 HURRICANE Convertible with 635hp
One of the worlds fastest and most powerful convertibles is made by G-POWER. 635hp and 635 Nm torque; these are the attributes of the latest G-POWER development for the BMW M6.

Being a straight offshoot from the legendary G-POWER M5 HURRICANE BI-Kompressor system with 730hp, the G-POWER BI-Kompressor system EVOI is a less radical alternative to achieve the desired increase in power output for all current V10 engines coming from the M-GmbH.

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BMW took its FIRST EVER win as a constructor just a few moments ago at the Canadian Grand Prix!!!

Robert Kubica took 1st place and Nick Heidfeld took 2nd, BOTH are BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers!

This puts BMW Sauber right behind Ferrari(3pts) in the constructors championship, and Kubica is number one in the drivers championship!

Also Kubica is the FIRST ever Polish driver to win an F1 race.

A day of firsts for Formula One.

A awesome day for BMW racing!

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New X3 and X1 prediction impressions

06/05/2008 at 11:01 AM
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These are the latest rendering by Huckfeldt of what he thinks the upcoming X1 and X3 redesign could be. These seem to be off-base IMO as they are not inline with BMWs current styling trend

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These are the first shots/video of a partially revealed “GINA Light Visionary Model Concept.” Were not exactly sure what it is yet, but it resembles the shape of a one or two-seat roadster. Z9/10??? ///M1?? Hrmmm..

The full reveal will occur on June 10th so stay tuned!!

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Its expected that the next generation BMW 7 Series (F01/F02) will come with turbo power. If true, BMW wouldn’t put the turbo in for efficiency, but rather for POWER. So expect to see a large displacement, big horsepower turbo engine under the hood of the car :)

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Black X6- Hartge Sport Package

06/04/2008 at 11:02 AM
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Hartge begins its tuning program for the BMW X6 with a set of its Classic wheels

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New Hartge Body Kit for BMW X5

05/28/2008 at 8:17 PM
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Well known BMW tuner Hartge doesn’t just modify the road cars but has turned its sights onto the X5 as well. And they decided to shed all conservatism and equip the Sports Activity with a very loud body kit

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The recently released Performance parts for the BMW 135i are beyond cool. Here is a short video clip from BMWs division that showcases the car in “action”

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Hamann has taken a piece of the current LED foglamp trend from Porsche and Mercedes and placed a set of high power lamps on its newest E92/E93 M3 bodykit. You be the judge…

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