Insideline has strapped a 2011 535i onto the dyno. This is the first we have seen an F10 5-series on the dyno and its N55 motor produced 277rwhp / 283lb-ft torque, translating approximately to BMW’s claimd 300hp / 300 lb-ft torque figures for the 2011 535i.
Autobild magazine has a new rendering of the 2012 F20 1-series, as well as what it believes is a full list of models and engines, including 5 body styles, 7 gasoline models and 4 diesel versions. The 3-door and 5-door models should debut at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September of next year.
We regretfully share the news that Jack Pitney, VP of Marketing for BMWNA has died today in a tragic accident while on vacation at his farm. His most recent significant accomplishment (at least publicly) was helping BMW to secure a 6-year partnership with the US Olympic Committee.
The much anticipated F10 5-series whiteline tail lights have finally been spotted on an F10. They are an option for F10 owners wanting a colorless look by replacing the red tail light parts with a “whiteline” replacement. There is a groupbuy underway in our F10 classifieds for interested F10 owners.
Truth be told, the matte paint look has begun to lose its luster with us (pun intended). Maybe it’s the rarely seen stripe on a BMW or maybe it’s just the great photography, but whatever it is, this unique matte black M3 has managed catch out attention.
Seems like its gone on forever, but the 6-series convertible continues testing. Spotted recently was a 650i and 640i convertible. As before, not much camouflage remains on these test mules and it doesn’t take much imagination to picture the final production 6-series convertible. Here is the BMW announced production schedule for the F12 / F13 6-series coupe and convertible.
March 2011 – 650cv
July 2011 – 650cp
September 2011 – 640cp/cv
September 2011 – 650xi cp/cv
Follow our full 6-series coverage here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/6-series/
Winding Road Magazine undertakes the latest review of the 3-series ranging topping 335is and asks whether it might be the best all-around 3 there is (M3 included).
What’s the secret to building a reliable 1000rwhp daily driven S54 engine (from the E46 M3 and Z4 M Coupe)? Horsepower Freaks shares this 4 part feature giving us some great insight behind the teardown, upgrading parts, and assembly of the S54. Set aside 50+ minutes for this great series.
Edmunds Inside Line has taken the F10 2011 535i out to the track for some testing. Here are the video and performance results they managed to achieve with the 535i. Performance measures recorded include 0-60 time, 1/4 mile, slalom speed, skid pad lateral acceleration (G’s), and braking distance.
This past weekend over 170 BMWs attended one of Washington state’s largest BMW events – the BMW CCA M-Car Day. TONS of photos inside by Johnny Lin. Plenty of eye candy for fans of all BMW M generations.