Munich. Sun, rain, ice and snow “at the push of a button” – all climate zones of the world in one building in northern Munich. This piques curiosity and provides for optimal conditions for a special type of photo shoot. “I heard you can make weather here.” With this sentence, the two-time Olympic champion Katarina Witt greeted the Manager of Efficient Dynamics at the BMW Group, Dr. Johannes Liebl, during her visit to the BMW Group’s Energy and Environmental Test Centre (ETC). “I’d like to have … CONTINUED
The Calder car was the first BMW Art Car in a 35-year tradition of turning cars into canvases. In 1975, Hervé Poulain commissioned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) to paint the BMW 3.0 CSL Poulain to drive in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. BMW continued this tradition and has sponsored 16 works from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. The Calder BMW Art Car will be on display in the lobby of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art from May 10 to … CONTINUED
We previously brought you the first real life photos of the official BMW frozen black matte color for the M3, but BMW has now released the first official photos of the frozen black matte color option for the M3 ZCP competition package (including optional BMW accessories carbon fiber splitters & trunk spoiler).
The F10 M5 continues its performance testing while sheeding some camoflage to reveal much more of its front end design. The beautiful front bumper shape and lines are now very clearly visible, as well is most of the hood. The upcoming M5 will be powered by a twin turbo V8 rumored to produce 578hp.
Be sure to follow our full 2012 F10 M5 coverage
German mega-tuner AC Schnitzer does one thing very well, that is leaving no stone unturn when it comes to BMW tuning. They will do their work on every model that BMW churns out, no matter how low volume the car is. In this case, they’ve taken the BMW X6 M and added their unique spin to the equation. Compared to recent modifications available from AC Schnitzer, their program for the X6M is refreshingly more reserved and more tasteful.
BMW insiders are now pointing to the development of a flagship Z car (Z6, Z8, Z9, Z10?) – the Spyder Stradale, which receives its inspiration from the original BMW California Spyder Project. The Spyder Stradale picks up where the Z8 left off and retains an aluminum structure while adding a carbon fiber folding hardtop. The production car will not arrive until 2014.
Jeremy Clarkson has developed (rightfully so) a reputation as a bit of a sourpuss when it comes to BMWs. Thats why BMW owners take notice when he reviews a BMW favorably. And he does so very favorably in his review of the F10 BMW 535i, which he calls the "absolute best of absolutely everything we know." Pretty darn good endorsement if you ask us.
The F31 2012 3-series touring variant of the next generation 3-series has now been spotted for the first time! Although not much of the cars details are yet revealed, the overall shape and proportions are very attractive, much like those of the stunning F11 5-series touring.
Follow Klaus Deuser as he pushes the boundaries in this BMW produced series featuring the BMW X5. On the road in Europe and America in the X5, he comes across exceptional people, amazing locations and remarkable challenges. A passion to travel born of pure driving pleasure. Follow along inside.
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BMW M3 GTS-R
All eyes are on the Ring for this weekends 24hr race and expectations are high particuliar for the M3 GT. If success beckons the next phase into the scaling down of the E92 could become apparent after the incoming M3 GTS stakes its claim in history. Plans are in the running for another ltd edition to eclipse the current and sold out GTS , success in this race is one factor , but also continuing success … CONTINUED
The #25 BMW M3 GT2 driven by Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen and Pedro Lamy has won the Nürburgring 24 hour race!
In second place was the one and only Ferrari in the race, the #43 F430 GTC with Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, Lehman Keen and Marco Seefried at the wheel. Crossing the line in third was the #97 Audi R8 LMS driven by Dennis Rostek, Luca Ludwig, Marc Bronzel and Markus Winkelhock.
Autocar is reporting that the upcoming FWD sub 1-series BMW will actually be badged as a 1-series, which means that future 1-series BMWs will come in both RWD (next generation of current 1-series lineup) or FWD option (the additional FWD models that will be added to the 1-series lineup beginning in 2013.