BMW CCA is dropping some seriously strong hints that the 1M Coupe may be “sneak peek” introduced at this year’s BMW CCA Oktoberfest at Road America in WI. Using words such as “fast, light, nimble car” to refer to the yet unknown car, and drawing references to other M-cars, as well as saying that the head of BMW M GmbH will be in attendance, these could not be stronger hints to a 1M Coupe intro!
BMW’s M-power site has posted this in-car track video of the 1 Series M Coupe prototype on the Ascari Race Track from last month. This is perhaps the best sound bite yet of the 1M Coupe that we have seen/heard.
We’ve only previously seen the Power Green individual color on a 1-series, but a Power Green Metallic M3 has now been spotted. And you thought Dakar Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue were flashy individual colors for the E92 M3!
BMW has announced the F10 5-series sedan and F11 touring M Sport package available starting this September. There are also new BMW Individual options which will become available for the F10 and F11 5-series this Autumn.
The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car is currently on display at the BMW of San Francisco dealership. No confirmation yet as to why the VED Concept is at the dealer, but here are plenty of photos of the concept car, with some great close-up details.
Starting in the autumn of 2010, the BMW M GmbH product range will increase for the M3, F10 5-series, new X3, X5M and X6M, and the 7-series. Full details inside.
To celebrate 25 years of the BMW M3, BMW South Africa is releasing 25 special edition M3′s boasting a 30hp and 20nm increase over stock, in frozen black or frozen gray matte finish. It also features red brakes, 19″ gloss black wheels and black leather interior with red stitching.
The Center for Automotive Research is hosting its annual Management Briefings in Traverse City, Michigan this week. BMW Manufacturing Vice President of Assembly Rich Morris spoke on the subject of World Class Manufacturing. In this video segment, Rich talks about the expansion underway at the Spartanburg plant and how the changes will strengthen BMWs build-to-order system.
Motorsport24 has released two track versions of the E92 M3 – the M3 E92 Club Sport and M3 E92 Widebody. The former is a clubsport version fit for dual street / track use, while the E92 Widebody is intended for professional racing use. Full details and photos inside.
Dackelone once again provides some great coverage, this time of the cutaway views of runflat tires versus normal tires. Although RFTs have proven unpopular with many, it’s clear that the RFT is much more reinforced than the traditional tire.
The BMW Group recorded a significant increase in sales volume, revenues and earnings in the second quarter of 2010. Group revenues increased by 18.3% while the profit before financial result (EBIT) rose to euro 1,717 million. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 11.2%. BMW is targeting an overall 10% increase in sales for 2010.
Unsatisfied with the tamer look and sound of the factory split dual exhausts of the 2011 535i, 5POST member Lacster has gone the aftermarket route and replaced the stock exhausts with a quad tipped exhaust producing a more aggressive sound and look.