BMW didn’t reveal much info on the 1M this past Friday, but notable confirmed details include its color (Valencia Orange Metallic, a new exclusive color), transmission (manual 6-speed only), and the wheels to be M3 competition wheels. Other info include that the front air intake, sideskirts, and rear view mirrors are all very similar to the M3′s.
These pics include the best photos yet of the F10 M5 interior. We have yet to see an M5 with a manual transmission shifter. The M5 test cars continue to be spied and have already been showing their production interior, wheels, side mirrors, trunk spoiler, among other features. Its hard to believe that the new M5 will not be premiered until the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September 2011, but it’s true.
It’s been a long while since we’ve had word on the hotly anticipated Z2 Coupe and Roadster, but BMW insider Scott26′s confirms that the Z2 twins are underway and have been designed by Designworks. He has also stated that the Z2 is currently expected in 2013.
Forum member elfhearse has provided the best undercarriage photos yet of the 1M Coupe. From these photos it’s easy to see the M limited slip differential with its large cooling fins, as well as the M suspension bits. This car is very much ///M.
Only 1/4 of the 1M Coupe was actually revealed at Oktoberfest, but Bimmerpost members are masters of details and imagination. The very observant member Shinobi has spotted what looks to be the edge of a front fender vent peeking out from under the cover.
Our friends at Bimmerfile have posted these photos of the 1-series M Coupe from earlier in the day at Oktoberfest. Under the sunlight it’s much easier to see the true hue of the Valencia Orange color. Not much more of the car is revealed in these photos, but we do get to see the same car from different angles.
The BMW 1M Coupe has now been unveiled (partially) via this video!! The video was just posted on M-power.com and shows the highly anticipated 1M Coupe’s stunning front 3/4 view! Stay tuned tonight for more info/coverage from BMW CCA Oktoberfest.
The head of BMW M Division, Dr. Kay Segler, will be making a presentation at 7pm CST from BMW CCA Oktoberfest and all signs are pointing to some type of 1M Coupe teaser (or dare we dream, a reveal) at the presentation. Stay tuned in a few hours!
Insideline has strapped a 2011 535i onto the dyno. This is the first we have seen an F10 5-series on the dyno and its N55 motor produced 277rwhp / 283lb-ft torque, translating approximately to BMW’s claimd 300hp / 300 lb-ft torque figures for the 2011 535i.
Autobild magazine has a new rendering of the 2012 F20 1-series, as well as what it believes is a full list of models and engines, including 5 body styles, 7 gasoline models and 4 diesel versions. The 3-door and 5-door models should debut at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September of next year.
We regretfully share the news that Jack Pitney, VP of Marketing for BMWNA has died today in a tragic accident while on vacation at his farm. His most recent significant accomplishment (at least publicly) was helping BMW to secure a 6-year partnership with the US Olympic Committee.
The much anticipated F10 5-series whiteline tail lights have finally been spotted on an F10. They are an option for F10 owners wanting a colorless look by replacing the red tail light parts with a “whiteline” replacement. There is a groupbuy underway in our F10 classifieds for interested F10 owners.