We bring you the first look at the 2012 M6 cabrio (F13) in testing. Previous M6 sightings have all been of the M6 coupe. This M6 test mule features a cloth top and still wears the bumper from the regular 6-series, but features the signature M quad exhausts, large wheels, and huge brakes. Although we have gotten a glimpse at the production bumper previously here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420642
The F12/F13 M6 will share the same engine as the upcoming F10 M5 – the turbocharged 8 cylinder motor from … CONTINUED
Saab has confirmed the previous rumors that future Saab models may be powered by BMW engines if negotiations between Saab and BMW are successful. The 2012 Saab 9-3 may be the first model to be powered by BMW, with a completely new 222hp BMW engine.
Project i now has an online presence. The BMW Group has launched a website for Project i, the think tank program for developing environmentally conscious solutions for congested city motoring. The site is located at www.project-i.com and will feature information and news on BMW’s automotive sustainability development. Facebook and Twitter pages for Project i have also gone online.
The internationally oriented, English-language website provides a detailed overview of the approaches and solutions regarding the challenges of sustainable mobility – from the basic vision of electric vehicles on … CONTINUED
Although we previously reported on SportAuto’s M3 GTS Supertest on the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, they have now posted their full impressions online, including photos and video feature from the test. Link inside.
M-Sport package equipped 5-series have begun to be delivered. The package includes M sport bumper, M-sport rear bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options – the 18″ double spoke 350M wheels or the 19″ double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes.
The F30 3-series is due in a year and a half so its details and features will gradually come to light, but for now it’s interesting to speculate on its likely features. Have some thoughts on possible F30 equipment and features? Share them and see how accurate you are come 2012.
It may be a while until we see the 6-series coupe in various colors, but thanks to the talents of philip, here is a preview of the beautifu new coupe in some likely production colors.
With its second contest/project, BMW has now permanently established its Co-Creation Lab, which will be the central platform for all customer integration projects for the BMW Group. The current contest is for the customization of vehicle interiors and will end on October 13.
With some encouragement from fellow M3post members, Green///Hell has finally put the supercharged Green Hell M3 on the dyno. Flat out power was never the sole focus of this car (it was put together to best maintain balance and trackability), but see inside for the results nonetheless.
Autoblog provides their full length review of the 2011 BMW 550i.
Here’s a fascinating look into the day-to-day life at BMW in the birth of a new car. This 3 part series is longer than the original 3 part series on BMW.TV. covering the initial design concepts. As Scott26 says – pay attention because you will see some of these ideas and design elements in the future.
BMW of North America has announced an average base price increase of 1% for many BMW vehicles sold in the U.S. effective October 1, 2010. The F10 5-series, 5-series GT, ActiveHybrid X6, and ActiveHybrid 7-series not affected by this increase. Pricing for the all-new 2011 BMW X3 will be released in October with vehicles arriving in BMW Center showrooms in late December.