We bring you the worlds first look at the next generation F30 3-series sedans interior! The interior looks to be a big departure from the E90/E92 interior – the dash seems to be more driver-centric and also becomes less upright, with a very smoothly integrated screen unit. Overall the look reminds us more of the current 1-series than the newer BMWs (F10 5-series, F01 7-series), especially the trim area.
The popularity of the of the 2011 5-series is very apparent so far. BMW AG has sold out of all current 5-series stock in all markets and new customers are waiting 3-4 months for deliveries. This report by BMW is supported by Yahoo Auto’s recent analysis of the hardest cars to get a hold of in the U.S.
The next generation BMW 6-Series (designated as F12 for the Coupe and F13 for the Cabriolet editions) has been ramping up its facetime with the cameras. Thankfully, so far the car has been absolutely stunning from any angle its been photographed at so far, but dont take my word for it, you can see all the photos in our on-going coverage of the car: http://www.bimmerpost.com/6-series.
Just to re-cap the all new 6-Series is said to arrive officially sometime in 2011 as a 2012 model with some believing we could see it at the upcoming Paris Autoshow. Most likely the coupe and cabrio would be revealed at the same time or in very short succession.
Here are some great photos from the Mid-Ohio Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series which took place this past weekend. The Bimmerworld 328i won the ST class in the Continental Race and the Turner M6 won the GT class in the Rolex Race.
BMW oldtimer cars at Schloss SeeHof… Photos of this classic car show are brought to us by forum member Dackelone! He happened upon some old classic cars in his town on Thursday. I was over at the Esso gas station buying some gas and I kept seeing all these classic cars drive past me. I kind of figured out where they were going…
When’s the last time you saw a 5,300+ pound car (stock) run 12.5 in the quarter mile? That’s exactly what this 2010 X6M did in Bahrain. See and listen to the ferocity that is the X6M jet down the track. Do NOT mess with these trucks on the road!
Watching BMW’s strip tease of its upcoming vehicles is always fun, especially when its the next 3-series (F30), and even more especially when the testing advances stages. In this case, the 2012 3-series has moved on to track testing on the Nurburgring! Which signals that we should hopefully see some of that body cladding start to come off.
We can also start to peek at the front bumper underneath the heavy camoflage bodysuit in one of the photos below.
Expect the next 3-series to be launched sometime in 2012.
It seems the big tuner hauses in Germany have been increasingly in a rush to get their work on the newest BMWs out into the wild. The pattern for the last year or two has been that the tried and true wheels from each of these companies first appears on the car and is paraded around the internet while the company continues its work on the interior/engine and exterior styling parts, which would be revealed at a later date. And so, here is Hartge with their aptly named "Classic" set of wheels on the BMW 5-Series Sedan. Hartge "Classic" (Classic 1-3) wheels will be available ranging in sizes from 18-20" (20" pictured).
Andy Priaulx claimed his third win of the season in the second race on home soil for his BMW Team RBM based 150km from Circuit Zolder.
Priaulx started from pole position thanks to his eighth place in the opening race. He started from 9th because of costly delay in qualifying, setting his time in the rain.
Lucky M3POST member technik1 is our first reported member who has reserved a special edition Frozen Gray M3. Lucky not only for being an eventual owner, but also one of the 30 owners-to-be who managed to put in their order in the 15 minutes which it took for all 30 units to sell out!