BMW M100 — Project #442

07/31/2010 at 1:20 PM
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In AutoBild’s latest issue they have a nice photo spread on BMW’s new M100 sports car. There will be even a “green” model called the “BMW i100 Coupe ActiveHybrid”.

The M100 will compete with Audi’s R8 V10 and MB’s SLS. AutoBild reports that BMW will show the M100 at the 2011 IAA (Frankfurt Auto Show). Production will start two years later, in 2013. The car will cost MORE than 100,000 euros. The magazine says the M100 will cost a good 170K euros! Planned production numbers are … CONTINUED

Jlevi SW new location Grand Opening

07/31/2010 at 9:22 AM
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JLeviSW has moved into a new location and putting the finishing touches on the showroom and rest of the office area. And today they are hosting an official grand opening celebration (July 31 2010). Check it out if you are in the area!

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Here are real life photos of the beautiful F10/F11 M Sport alcantara and cloth interior with hexagon aluminium trim. Also some bonus shots of the M-sport front bumper and 18″ wheels.

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Resident photographer Palbay has done it yet again, his spy shots have so far shown off the X3 from all different angles and in different colors, and now he managed to catch shots of the car without anymore camo and in two colors, one of which has not been seen on a test mule yet. Follow the link and check out all of his pictures!

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While visiting the famed Nurburgring, our own forum member Dackelone decided to hang around ring side and snap a few photos (you can see his entire Nurburgring trip thread here), and what he cought here is quite interesting.

This looks to be a Deep Sea Blue BMW X1 which was fit with an engine sounding like the new turbo inline 6 cylinder engine from BMW that is making its way through the entire -35i lineup (aka the N55). … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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BMW of Australia has announced a new speed limit detection and warning system which will use BMW sat nav data and compare your current speed with the posted speed limits in your area and then send out a warning to you if youve mistakenly gone above said limits.

How does ths system know what the speed limits are exactly? Well using cameras mounted on the side mirrors of course Once the camera picks up the speed limit from a road … CONTINUED

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An amazing set of cars, settings, and photos are witnessed in this shoot. Featuring two Eurowerkz cars, including project R3DBULL by WSTO, the cars are shot among the various dream garages of Auto Motorplex, a garage condo complex for those whose passion has outgrown their own garages.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the 2011 BMW 5 Series as a Top Safety Pick. The F10 earned the top rating of “Good” based on its performance in each crash test. The F10 previously received a full five stars in EURO NCAP’s tests

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The new BMW ALPINA B7 was presented to selected members of the American press and the BMW dealer family, at an exclusive event held from the 5th to the 11th of June in California. Participants were able to sample the ALPINA flagships comfort and sport orientation at both Infineon Raceway and while driving through Californias scenery, including the renowned Highway One. Presentations were made regarding the B7s … CONTINUED

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In a rather strict interpretation of BMWs Concept AciveEs advertising message, the European Advertising Standards Alliance has banned BMW from advertising "Zero Emissions" with respect to its electric cars. Their basis is that this is a false claim by BMW. See the following explanation:

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LONDON (AFP) – A second BMW advert has been banned for claims about the low levels of carbon dioxide emissions … CONTINUED

3D Design F10 5-series Released

07/28/2010 at 3:00 PM
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Japanese tuner 3D Design has released its F10 5-series. Upgrade parts include a front lip spoiler, rear trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, black grills, rear diffuser, and 20″ forged wheels. Quad tip sport exhaust system is also available for the 550i and 535i.

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BMW recently announced a “Dynamic Edition” 3-series exclusively for the South African market. It will be a limited run 3-series and only 300 units will be produced. Three colors will be offered – Blue Water Metallic, Alpine White, and Space Gray. BMW Performance Carbon Fiber parts will be used extensively to compliment dark chrome wheels and tailpipes. The interior will be adorned with Blue Shadow Cloth and alcantara upholstery with royal blue stiching. Special floormats and door sills also come with the Dynamic Edition. … CONTINUED