Unique Take on Matte M3

08/26/2010 at 12:30 PM
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Truth be told, the matte paint look has begun to lose its luster with us (pun intended). Maybe it’s the rarely seen stripe on a BMW or maybe it’s just the great photography, but whatever it is, this unique matte black M3 has managed catch out attention.

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Seems like its gone on forever, but the 6-series convertible continues testing. Spotted recently was a 650i and 640i convertible. As before, not much camouflage remains on these test mules and it doesn’t take much imagination to picture the final production 6-series convertible. Here is the BMW announced production schedule for the F12 / F13 6-series coupe and convertible.

MY 2012:

March 2011 – 650cv

July 2011 – 650cp

September 2011 – 640cp/cv

September 2011 … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot

335is Review by Winding Road

08/25/2010 at 8:00 PM
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Winding Road Magazine undertakes the latest review of the 3-series ranging topping 335is and asks whether it might be the best all-around 3 there is (M3 included).

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What’s the secret to building a reliable 1000rwhp daily driven S54 engine (from the E46 M3 and Z4 M Coupe)? Horsepower Freaks shares this 4 part feature giving us some great insight behind the teardown, upgrading parts, and assembly of the S54. Set aside 50+ minutes for this great series.

2011 535i Track Test by Inside Line

08/25/2010 at 10:00 AM
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Edmunds Inside Line has taken the F10 2011 535i out to the track for some testing. Here are the video and performance results they managed to achieve with the 535i. Performance measures recorded include 0-60 time, 1/4 mile, slalom speed, skid pad lateral acceleration (G’s), and braking distance.

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This past weekend over 170 BMWs attended one of Washington state’s largest BMW events – the BMW CCA M-Car Day. TONS of photos inside by Johnny Lin. Plenty of eye candy for fans of all BMW M generations.

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A popular modification on late model BMWs is swapping the chrome factory kidney grilles for blacked out versions. But, every model requires a slightly different method for the swap. 5POST member LACSTER has put together this great easy to follow DIY guide for the F10 grille swap.

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The BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman are similar in several physical dimensions, as well as its intended owner demographic. Here is a size and photo comparison between the two BMW made SAVs. The X1 is longer and has a longer wheelbase while also having a larger cargo capacity.

Future FWD BMW Model Lineup Preview

08/24/2010 at 1:00 PM
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Automobile Magazine speculates on the upcoming front wheel drive BMW lineup, including a 1-series GT, compact activity tourer, family activity sportster, each intended to utilitarian vehicles. BMW development boss Klaus Draeger has previously confirmed that the new FWD architectures will debut in 2014.

Although only a few models are discussed below, sources say that at its peak the new FWD architecture will underpin up to 20 different BMW and Mini model variants.

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No car has had as much consistent appearances on C&D’s Top 10Best list as the BMW 3-series, but did you know that this means that the 3-series is currently carrying a 19 year consecutive title on C&D’s annual Top 10Best List? So, naturally the 3-series makes C&D’s latest 10Best of the decade list.

New Z4 sDrive35is Wallpapers

08/23/2010 at 11:00 PM
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We have posted a few new wallpapers of the Z4 sDrive35is, the range topping Z4. Download hi-res versions inside.

Official BMW New Vehicle Release

Studie 335i Widebody Endurace Racer

08/23/2010 at 4:00 PM
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Studie AG has a history of producing custom BMWs mimicking genuine BMW Motorsport race cars. Their latest project is converting the 2009 335i sedan to an endurance race car look, complete with Schubert carbon fiber widebody parts, BMW Motorsports sideskirts, Active Autowerke ECU, Arqray exhaust, and aFe’s intakes. Full list of modifications, details, and photos inside.