07/31/2010     1:20 PM
COMMENTS: 55

In AutoBild’s latest issue they have a nice photo spread on BMW’s new M100 sports car. There will be even a “green” model called the “BMW i100 Coupe ActiveHybrid”.

The M100 will compete with Audi’s R8 V10 and MB’s SLS. AutoBild reports that BMW will show the M100 at the 2011 IAA (Frankfurt Auto Show). Production will start two years later, in 2013. The car will cost MORE than 100,000 euros. The magazine says the M100 will cost a good 170K euros! Planned production numbers are 35,000 units over five year product life. 450 PS (Hp) and a little as 3L per 100kph (86 mpg!) with the i100 model.

The M100 is known internally to BMW as “Project 442”. The M100 is just a part of … CONTINUED

07/31/2010     9:22 AM
COMMENTS: 37

JLeviSW has moved into a new location and putting the finishing touches on the showroom and rest of the office area. And today they are hosting an official grand opening celebration (July 31 2010). Check it out if you are in the area!

07/30/2010     4:30 PM
COMMENTS: 2

Here are real life photos of the beautiful F10/F11 M Sport alcantara and cloth interior with hexagon aluminium trim. Also some bonus shots of the M-sport front bumper and 18″ wheels.

07/30/2010     1:33 PM
COMMENTS: 41

Resident photographer Palbay has done it yet again, his spy shots have so far shown off the X3 from all different angles and in different colors, and now he managed to catch shots of the car without anymore camo and in two colors, one of which has not been seen on a test mule yet. Follow the link and check out all of his pictures!

07/30/2010     9:25 AM
COMMENTS: 30

While visiting the famed Nurburgring, our own forum member Dackelone decided to hang around ring side and snap a few photos (you can see his entire Nurburgring trip thread here), and what he cought here is quite interesting.

This looks to be a Deep Sea Blue BMW X1 which was fit with an engine sounding like the new turbo inline 6 cylinder engine from BMW that is making its way through the entire -35i lineup (aka the N55). Not only was this car fit with the N55, but it was wearing orange turn signals in the front headlights, something not yet seen on an X1, and something that could only be needed for a US spec vehicle.
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07/30/2010     12:20 AM
COMMENTS: 36

BMW of Australia has announced a new speed limit detection and warning system which will use BMW sat nav data and compare your current speed with the posted speed limits in your area and then send out a warning to you if youve mistakenly gone above said limits.

How does ths system know what the speed limits are exactly? Well using cameras mounted on the side mirrors of course Once the camera picks up the speed limit from a road sign, the information is displayed for the driver and also sent to the OBC to compare to your current speed.

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07/29/2010     6:00 PM
COMMENTS: 94

An amazing set of cars, settings, and photos are witnessed in this shoot. Featuring two Eurowerkz cars, including project R3DBULL by WSTO, the cars are shot among the various dream garages of Auto Motorplex, a garage condo complex for those whose passion has outgrown their own garages.

07/29/2010     2:45 PM
COMMENTS: 15

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the 2011 BMW 5 Series as a Top Safety Pick. The F10 earned the top rating of “Good” based on its performance in each crash test. The F10 previously received a full five stars in EURO NCAP’s tests

07/29/2010     10:55 AM
COMMENTS: 20

The new BMW ALPINA B7 was presented to selected members of the American press and the BMW dealer family, at an exclusive event held from the 5th to the 11th of June in California. Participants were able to sample the ALPINA flagships comfort and sport orientation at both Infineon Raceway and while driving through Californias scenery, including the renowned Highway One. Presentations were made regarding the B7s technical subtleties, deep insights were given into ALPINAs unique and storied history, and the distinctive philosophy of this small family-run business from Buchloe was explored. All this was framed by … CONTINUED

07/29/2010     7:43 AM
COMMENTS: 22

In a rather strict interpretation of BMWs Concept AciveEs advertising message, the European Advertising Standards Alliance has banned BMW from advertising "Zero Emissions" with respect to its electric cars. Their basis is that this is a false claim by BMW. See the following explanation:

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LONDON (AFP) – A second BMW advert has been banned for claims about the low levels of carbon dioxide emissions produced by its cars, Britains advertising watchdog said on Wednesday.

The Advertising Standards Agency said the German luxury car makers newspaper ad claiming that the BMW Concept ActiveE electric car as "100 percent joy, zero percent emissions", … CONTINUED

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