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According to Autocar, a BMW 3-series long wheelbase version is coming for the next generation BMW F30 3-series. Just as the F10 5-series long wheelbase version, the stretched 3-series main market will be China, where many Chinese prefer to be chauffered. It will compete with the newly revealed Audi A4L.

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The BMW Group continues its upward trend in sales: The company increased global sales of its three premium automobile brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, by 10.8% (120,843 / prev. yr. 109,049) in May. Deliveries for the year to the end of May climbed 13.3% to 552,864 vehicles (prev. yr. 487,914).

Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing: “The sales trend remains positive – we reported healthy double-digit growth once again in May. Thanks to … CONTINUED

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On June 12 at three in the afternoon the legendary the 24 Hours of Le Mans will officially begin. A highlight will surely be the participation of the Jeff Koons’ 17th BMW Art Car which has been presented in Paris just a week before. In April 2010, BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen announced the driver line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk M

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OMG what can I say, this is a great video and its pretty much true :) Definitly follow the link and watch this video!

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BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina recorded another milestone in their 15 year history as the 1 millionth BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle® rolled off the production line today at BMW Manufacturing Co. The Black Sapphire X5 xDrive 35i with Cinnamon Brown Nevada Leather interior is bound for a customer in China.

This is a significant achievement for the BMW Group’s only U.S. manufacturing facility at a time when the manufacturer is just months away from completing a $750 million expansion to prepare for production of the … CONTINUED

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The BMW X1 has been marketed as a lifestyle vehicle, perfect for those who lead both an active outdoor and social life. But, as this video shows, its xDrive system also makes it plenty capable for light rugged uses, such as navigating rougher terrain. A stylish lower slung SAV with some off-road capability

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The 2011 F10 5-series has scored a full 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash tests. According to the results, the 530d tested was safest for the adult and child occupants, managing to score a 98% and 83%. It received a full 100% score in the Safety Assist Technology criteria. Full results inside, including photos and video.

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Jay Leno drives the E92 M3 in his latest episode of Jaylenosgarage. Although he gets some of his facts wrong (as our M3post members unrelentingly point out), he appears to enjoy the car greatly and grasps the essence of what makes the current M3 so great.

BMW M3 GTS-R rendering

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Based on the information leaked out about this street version of the successful BMW M3 GT2 racecar, Jon Sibal created a rendering of how the new BMW M3 GTS-R might possibly look like.

Silver F10 M5 rendered in profile

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Alpine325ci works his magic on the upcoming F10 BMW M5 once again, this time rendering what the side profile may look like, by mixing elements of the current E60 M5 and the new F10 5-series to come up with a very sleek and refined rendering of what the car will look like.

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Bimmerpost member SkipSauls provides a great review (and photos) of the 2011 535i against the new X5 and the N54 335i. His perspective from being a long term 335i owner should provides some nice insight for those of you coming from the E90/E92 335i or another N54 based car.

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Its been a little bit quiet on the BMW 1M / M1 front in the last week, so here are so more spyshots to keep the juices flowing Word is that the cars will begin filming for its advertising spots soon (I assume while it continues development work in Germany and in US hot weather testing). In any event, take a peak at the pictures and enjoy.

You can follow our full 1M / M1 coverage @ … CONTINUED

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