Ever wonder how the BMW’s Navigation System compares to other systems? Cars.com undertook a comparison of the BMW Navigation against the Nissan G37 and Acura TSX. Which NAV took top honors? Check out the results inside.
C&D drives the 2011 335i with N55 motor, focusing specifically on comparing the N55 to the N54 engine (of the earlier 335i model years). 0-60 times were equal, N55 was 1/10 sec. slower in quarter mile and N55 was 1 sec. faster to 140mph.
The F10 aftermarket is starting to fill in and Eisenmann is in on the market early with their F10 535i exhaust system. Featuring quad rolled exhaust tips, this system gives some serious grunt to the N55 motor. Check out the preview photos and videos inside.
Autocar.uk has published a rendering of the upcoming Mini Sport Activity Coupe (or what some have dubbed the Countryman Coupe or Mini X6).
According to Scott26, “Such a vehicle is being worked on which will be seen soon as a Concept.”
The idea for the Mini Sporty Activity Coupe comes in response to Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque, with its two-door coupe styling and configuration. According to Autocar, if the Mini SAC makes production, it would hit the market around 2013, in a 4 door layout (rear doors being suicide doors to maintain the coupe-ish shape and form). Compared to the Countryman, it would have shorter rear overhangs and shorter side windows.
Our resident photoshop wizard, Gerald Alvarez, has again produced some great renders to share with the Bimmerpost community. These are of the upcoming1M Coupe – front and rear view. Check out the stunning renders inside!
CAR Magazine takes its first drive of the E92 M3 Competition Package and comes away with a glowing reaction, calling it one of the best cars on sale today. No surprises there!
BMW has begun a new series called “Unscripted” which will feature regular BMW owners, talking about their life, passion and joy with the BMW brand and cars. This one features Murray, owner of a 2800 CS with over 413k miles!
This white 2012 M5 was spotted out testing today and is the first non-black F10 M5 we have seen. This signals that the M5 is now in FEP stage. Its camouflage remains similar to recent F10 M5 test mules, but its LED angel eyes are showed off nicely. The front and rear bumper remain covered, but we have posted the previously spotted mostly revealed M5 front bumper below for reference. All the other body panels you see, including mirrors and wheels are production intent.
The 2012 M5 is expected to premier at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA autoshow in September 2011.
Be sure to follow our complete F10 M5 coverage here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m5/
Onyx Concept is best known for their work in the SUV market, most notably as a Range Rover tuner. But they have now expanded their portfolio to include a E92 M3 featuring their performance and cosmetic package. This includes Onyx Concept bumpers, sideskirts, and carbon fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser, spoiler lid, and hood. Buffalo hide leather and carbon fiber trim adorns the interior.
As for performance upgrades, this includes a tuning package producing 630 PS (621 hp). No details on this have yet been released, but no doubt forced induction is involved. No pricing yet, but the Onyx Concept E92 M3 will be available beginning 10/31.
BMW’s August sales saw a decrease of 1.6% from the same period last year. Year-to-date, the BMW Group sales volume is up 5.6% from last year. However, sales in the second half of the year is not expected to be as strong as the first half.