12/18/2013     2:00 PM
COMMENTS: 187

We compare the upcoming 2015 F80 M3 against the predecessor E90 M3, from a styling and technical view.

12/18/2013     12:05 PM
COMMENTS: 112

First production M4 Coupe spotted in public, in Yas Marina Blue.

12/18/2013     10:28 AM
COMMENTS: 15

XCAR takes the F10 M5 to Wales to see what it could do.

12/18/2013     7:50 AM
COMMENTS: 97

With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the laser light technology.

12/17/2013     5:30 PM
COMMENTS: 24

Ward’s Auto has announced the winners of its 10 Best Engines Award. BMW’s N57 3.0L Turbodiesel Inline-6 was named as one of the 10 winners.

The N57 in the 535d outputs 255 hp @ 4000 rpm and 413 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm, while getting EPA MPG of 26/37-38 mpg (city/highway).

Of the 10 winners, 8 featured direct fuel injection, 6 were forced induction and 1 was electric.

Here’s the list of winners:

3.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC I-6 (BMW 535d)
3.0-liter TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S5)
3.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
83-kilowatt Electric Motor (Fiat 500e)
1.0-liter EcoBoost DOHC I-3 (Ford Fiesta)
2.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC I-4 (Chevrolet Cruze Diesel)
6.2-liter OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
3.5-liter SOHC V-6 (Honda Accord)
2.7-liter DOHC H-6 boxer (Porsche Cayman)
1.8-liter … CONTINUED

12/17/2013     1:50 PM
COMMENTS: 17

We’ve just learned from our source that BMW has officially approved the production BMW i8 Spyder for a late 2015 introduction. The approval came last Friday and a production intent model was shown internally at BMW. It was an i8 Spyder in Solar Orange (same color as on i3) with blue highlights, of which we’ve produced a preview rendering below.

Mechanically, the i8 Spyder will share the i8 Coupe’s powerplant and drivetrain. Stylistically, it will be identical to the i8 Spyder Concept, but with the production styling aspects of the i8 Coupe.

12/17/2013     11:30 AM
COMMENTS: 158

Here are the latest rumors on a BMW M3 GT, M7 and AWD M5/M6.

12/17/2013     10:06 AM
COMMENTS: 63

RECALL Subject : Front Seat Occupant Protection Mat

Report Receipt Date: NOV 12, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V564000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 76,565
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should … CONTINUED

12/17/2013     8:30 AM
COMMENTS: 40

Autoexpress compares the BMW M6 Gran Coupe versus the Audi RS7.

12/16/2013     8:05 PM
COMMENTS: 103

Congrats to BIMMERPOST member Nightcreature for taking delivery of his X5 M50d.

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