BMWs Rosslyn Plant in South Africa is currently closed due to the strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, and will remain closed until the strike is over. The Rosslyn plant currently produces BMW 3-series vehicles for the local market and for export to the USA, Canada, sub-Saharan Africa, Japan, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 3-series are however produced in other BMW plants around the world, including Leipzig, Munich, Jakarta, Regensburg, Chennai, and Selangor.
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Here is the first visual of the upcoming M3 Tiger Edition which is expected to be introduced to the Chinese market. As previously reported, the headrest will feature this tiger head emblem in fire orange to match the M3′s exterior color, as well as the orange stitching which will be used throughout the black leather interior.
Many 18 year olds have lofty car dreams, but few have accomplished what a young 18 year old Bulgarian BMW enthusiast has by transforming a junked Z3 M Coupe body into a V10 442rwhp M Coupe racer, powering just 3,086 pounds. Check out the photo build journal inside.
Autobild has pitted the M3 GTS against the 911 GT3-RS, arguably one of the best handling street cars currently available. According to the test’s scoring system, the M3 GTS took second, but by a mere 5 points (out of 300 total). The GT3-RS was stronger in off the line acceleration, but the M3 proved faster for in-gear acceleration. Full results inside.
Speaking of special edition M3′s, the US version was the Frozen Gray M3. Most of these 30 limited edition M3′s have now been delivered or accounted for and many owners are M3POST members. Being as fanatical as they are, M3POST members have compiled this list showing where/whom each Frozen Gray M3 was delivered to.
There’s word that BMW has plans to release a Limited M3 Tiger Edition to the Chinese market, to commemorate the current Year of the Tiger. Appropriately, the M3 Tiger Edition will feature the M3 GTS’ fire orange metallic paint with black accented elements. Blacked out parts will include its style 359M 19″ wheels, hood air inlets, kidney grills, and black chrome exhaust tips.
The interior will feature black leather Novilla with contrasting orange stitching. The front seat headrests will be embroidered with a unique tiger head emblem. … CONTINUED
Seen here is the most recent sighting of the upcoming 2012 F20 1-series 3 door hatchback. Compared to the last set of 1-series 3 door photos, this prototype has dropped some of its lighting camouflage in front and rear. Compared to the current E81 1-series, this prototype appears more squat, with a wider stance a sportier and more angled tailgate.
Andrei Arvarvarii has produced this rendering of the future all electric BMW Megacity Vehicle. Based on the official BMW Megacity concept teaser image, this interpretation seems to inject some production practicality, such as a higher roof, door handles, smaller wheels, and antenna. But overall, it stays true to the BMW teaser image.
The twin turbo V8 F10 550i sounds fairly aggressive from the factory, but never ones to leave stock alone, our members have begun to their F10 exhausts. These electronic exhaust cutouts have given this 550i some added rumble without the need for a full exhaust swap.
As cars grow ever bigger, weight reduction through materials has become an important aspect of auto manufacturing, particularly for performance oriented brands such as BMW. To that end, BMW continues to use more lightweight materials in their cars, such as aluminum and carbon fiber.
We’re getting used to seeing stunning photos from John Zhang, but no less impressed every time. This shoot features John’s own car at a SoCal wind farm. Epic shoot? Obviously yes, as John proclaims in the associated video
Insideline undertakes this fascinating direct head-to-head comparison of the iconic 1986 E30 M3 against a 2010 E92 M3. What has gone forwards (or perhaps backwards) for the M3 in the 25 years spanning these two cars? See for yourself inside.