The M Performance Exhaust for the E90/E92 M3 has been a hotly anticipated product and we bring you the first sound clips of it (paired with photos we took of the exhaust system from the Paris Motor Show). Specs can also be found after the jump.
The MINI Countryman will start at a base price of $22,350 (only $550 more than the 3-door Clubman wagon). A well-equipped Countryman in a Cooper S trim with optional all-wheel drive will cost just under $30,000, Jim McDowell, head of Mini USA, said today during the media launch for the vehicle. The prices include destination charges. The Countryman, the biggest model in Mini’s U.S. lineup, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late December.
We bring you the first significant 2012 M6 video from on and around the Nurburgring. Although its still heavily camouflaged, much of its looks have already been revealed with 6-series Concept Coupe from the Paris Motor Show. The new M6 Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The M6 Cabrio will follow later in 2012. An M6 Gran Coupe (4 door) will arrive in late 2013. A Possible M6 Shooting brake is under consideration.
The 2012 M6 will share the same motor and drivetrain as the upcoming M5 – … CONTINUED
AMS reports that BMW’s board has decided to green-light the Vision Efficient Dynamics for production at the Leipzig plant. The BMW VED is scheduled to hit the market in 2013 using a regular combustion engine. The drivetrain concept shown at last year’s unveiling of the VED (1.5l Diesel engine + two e-motors) is said to follow later. In other news, this report also mentions that the Leipzig plant is said to produce the new entry level BMW car.
Video to Part 2 of the 1M strip tease has been posted on M-power.com. The uncovering was conducted by the General Manager Marketing BMW France. Not much more is revealed, but it’s interesting to see the environment in which the uncovering takes place. Looks like onlookers were free to photograph as they pleased.
According to insider Scott26, an M version of the current second generation Z4 is inevitable. By late 2012 there will be no compact-medium car for the M division as the 1M and current M3 will both have stopped production and new versions not yet here. That is why the Z4M may be back on the drawing board.
The F10 5-series comes from the factory with an elegant executive look, but as 5POST members are showing, it doesn’t take much to dial up its sporty looks. As member Shamim shows, the F10 looks absolutely sinister in a blacked-out look. Check out this aggressive look inside.
The next stage of the BMW 1M Coupe tease has been officially revealed on the M-power.com site. Seen clearly in these official photos are parts of the rear bumper and fender. Also new in the photos are the camouflaged headlights, which cover the life cycle impulse (LCI or “facelift”) headlights which were seen on the ActiveE photos we recently posted. There may be additional info or video posted shortly or sometime this week, so stay tuned.
More photos of the next stage of the 1M coupe reveal (coming tomorrow) have been posted. The LCI headlights are now exposed with some camouflage tape and the rear quarter bumper/fender is seen clearly in these photos.
An 1addicts member was recently in Munich when he spotted this 1M coupe. We’ve seen many camouflaged 1M coupes in the past but what makes this one interesting is its color – blue. Stay tuned as there’s rumors that the next stage of the 1M reveal may be imminent.