With growing vehicle sizes and increasing weight from advanced technology and safety features, manufacturers are turning to the use of advanced materials to reduce vehicle weight. BMW is looking to the more widespread use of carbon fiber in its future cars (here’s a great video about it), but is already currently considered an industry leader in the use of advanced steel in its cars.
Famous Nurburgring Taxi pilot Sabine Schmitz gives her initial feedback after testing the Frozen Black M3 edition on the Zwartkops racetrack in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, which will feature 12 hot cars. Of the M3, Sabine calls it “bloody fast,” “unbelievable,” and “my favorite.”
Here are the first photos ever of the 1M coupe in Alpine White. Quite a beauty we must say! The Valencia Orange of the 1M coupe used in BMWs marketing materials was often polarizing, so this color should sit a lot better with most fans.
BMW AG has officially filed a registration for a new trademark and logo for their project-i vehicles such as the electric Megacity car and hybrid Vision EfficientDynamics sports car. The trademarks i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, and i9 have also been registered.
The Ferraris, long time owners of the BMW Isetta describe their experience and love affair with the diminutive bimmer. They even traced the 1,000 mile Mille Miglia race route around Italy with their Isetta.
Video describing the roots of the BMW M3, from the E30 M3′s motorsport beginnings to the E92 M3 and its return of BMW to DTM racing.
With today’s opening of 1M coupe order submissions in the US, the official options and package list and codes have been revealed. Making it easy for 1M owners, there are not many packages or options to choose from. There are only 3 colors, a convenience package, premium package, heated front seats, smartphone integration, sat. radio, and premium sound.
M3post member swamp2 has put together this technically based prediction of the next generation F32 M3′s performance specs. His predictions are 0-60mph of 3.7-3.9s, 0-100mph of 8.6-8.8s, 1/4 mile time of 11.9-12.1s, Nurburgring lap time of 7:53-7:58. These numbers are based on certain assumptions and unknowns, but it’s still a fun topic to discuss and digest.
Here is the BMW Unscripted story of Tiffany, rider of a BMW R80GS Motorcycle, who has circled the world with her motorcycle. Her life experiences through her motorbike is something which most of us can only dream of.
This particular episode is a favorite among the Unscripted series’ production team as they had the chance to camp with her in Turkey.
Here is the BMW Unscripted story of Grant, the “Meerkat Man” and owner of an E34 5-series, who has used his longterm BMW in the wild to observe and interact with Meerkats.