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The folks at Autogespot have spotted the F10 Alpina B5 biturbo sedan on local streets. Alpina has tuned the F10 to produce an impressive 507bhp and 516lb/ft torque, which takes the car from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, up to a top speed of 191mph. The B5 is fitted with an 8-speed automatic jointly developed by Alpina and ZF. Its exhaust is specially developed for ALPINA in partnership with Honeywell-Garret

Full official specs/details of the F10 B5 – http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406378

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We bring an update on the ongoing saga surrounding 1M availability/production figures. Since the 1M was first announced, BMW USA had stated that the 1M will be available ‘in limited quantities’, which prompted rampant rumor and speculation. We have recently received some some clarification from BMW North America on the matter.

The official word from BMWNA currently on the 1M availability is that will be “unlimited but hard to get.” We can confirm that the reason for this is due to the production capacity at the Leipzig … CONTINUED

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BMW provides a video overview of its long roadster history – spanning the period from BMW’s first roadster in the 1930′s to the current E89 Z4.

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The F10 has been named the highest scoring car (safest) in the executive category of EURO NCAP’s crash test results. It exceeded the minimal thresholds for a 5 star overall rating by the largest margin of all cars in its category. See results inside.

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For one of their Superbowl ads, BMW decided to simultaneously highlight the new X3 and the plant in which its built, the famed Spartanburg South Carolina factory. BMW had a point to make, they are deeply involved in manufacturing in the USA, and they are here to stay.

BMW USA has now put out this new short behind the scenes look at the making of the commercial. Whats most interesting to me and really highlights their dedication, is that the people on screen were not actors. These … CONTINUED

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New Options to be available:

* 20″ Wheels
* BMW Apps
* Optional 3-Seat Rear seat configuration on the X6.

Press Release

Superior handling, commanding traction and characteristic styling are key contributors to the stand-out position the BMW X5 and BMW X6 models enjoy among the premium all-wheel-drive vehicles of their segment. Spring 2011 sees the introduction of specific additions to the range of special options to ratchet up the appeal even further. Among other features, new 20-inch light-alloy wheel rims are available for both models, while the choice of BMW … CONTINUED

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M-Power.com just released the first out of three articles about the technical details on the 1-series M Coupe. Here are the highlights at a glance:

“Newly designed piston rings are used in the engine. The two turbo chargers use turbines made from high tensile steel and will easily withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius.”

“The compact six-speed transmission with dry sump lubrication is a new development and has a weight of just 43 kg – much lighter than similar gearboxes.”

“Because the drive shaft is also … CONTINUED

dzenno’s N54 Turbo Upgrade Journal

02/08/2011 at 4:00 PM
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E90POST member dzenno is yet another E90 owner to upgrade his turbos, but his build actually appears to be running successfully. He has posted a journal of his RB Turbo upgrade, experiences during install and on the road, pricing of parts and labour costs incurred. The thread will continue to be updated with dyno charts (Feb. 26th 2011 at Champion Motors) and various racing slips/vids as the year progresses. Check it out!

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theage.com is reporting that BMW has confirmed the reveal of a small roadster concept at the Geneva autoshow next month, one which will preview an eventual production roadster which slots in under the Z4. Could it possibly be the long rumored BMW Z2, or just a description of the BMW Connected Drive Roadster Concept?

If so, could this possibly mean that there are two concept roadsters headed for a Geneva reveal? BMW insider SCOTT26 has stated that the BMW Connected Drive Roadster Concept will be unveiled at … CONTINUED

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It appears that the next generation 1-series (F20) will be the first BMW to feature integrated side view mirror lights. We first suspected this when the F20′s latest stage of camouflage was first spied. Here was the circumstantial evidence:

* BMW test mules often have the orange tape/stripe on its side view mirrors, as camouflage/decoy. However, this decoy tape has always been removed once the heavy camouflage on the car’s lights are removed. With the F20, the heavy camouflage on the test mules’ … CONTINUED