BMWNA has just announced the names of the top performing BMW dealerships in the U.S. 24 out of 338 BMW dealers nationwide were awarded the “2010 Center of Excellence” (COE). The Centers were selected based on the criteria of customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability. Did your dealer make the list? Check inside.
The F10 5-series will be manufactured in BMW’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany. As part of its website, BMW has set up a page dedicated to the plant, including a Virtual Plant Tour feature, which includes a view into the F10 5-series production process.
Despite the 2009 recession year and auto sales being down by volume, the BMW Group managed to post positive earnings for 2009. Worldwide the BMW Group increased its market share in the premium segment while retaining its position as the world’s leading premium manufacturer. In the US, BMW remained the best performing European premium car brand in the USA, and forecasts that sales in 2010 will increase.
Indycar driver (M3post member) JuniorM3 is organizing a hospitality program for Indycar race weekends for all interested Bimmerpost/M3post members. The package would include a 1, 2 or 3 day pass, Indycar paddock access, special hospitality area to relax in with free breakfast, lunch and open bar, team access, paddock and team tour, Bimmerpost hostess, a meet and greet of course, goody bag, and for the race some grand stand seats. If you are interested, please see inside.
Steve Dinan introduces their latest creation, the Dinan S3-R M3, a stroker 4.6L V8 527hp/407lb-ft E92 M3. The larger displacement engine is complimented by an underdrive pulley, high flow intake, high flow throttle body, middle racing exhaust, and high flow exhaust. Handling upgrades include a CF strut brace, Dinan wheels, F/R spring perch, short progressive bump stops, larger, front anti-sway bar, racing rear toe links, Brembo 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers, with slotted rotors.
In one of the only reviews so far of the Z4 sDrive35iS, Autocar asks the question whether this beefed up E89 Z4 is hardened enough over the standard sDrive35i. They came to the conclusion that this car does indeed reaffirm BMW’s commitment to the enthusiast driver.
The Japanese auto tuning scene is arguably the most dedicated and developed in the world. WSTO recently visited several Japanese tuners with whom they have partnered with, including Dort, Bond, and Studie. Check inside for their great write-up on BOND.
Check out this beautiful Vorsteiner VR-7 Sportiv aero package for the F01 and F02 7-series. The kit adds an aggressive look to the 7-series factory form, but without overdoing the look with an overabundance of vents and lips and lines. Full info and a set of press pics inside.
Press Release: Vorsteiner is proud to announce the release of the BMW VR-7 Sportiv Aero Package for the BMW F01 & F02 7 Series. Vorsteiner specializes in developing aero enhancements that complement BMWs line of vehicles and the VR-7 Sportiv Aero Package continues Vorsteiners philosophy of sporty yet understated elegance. The Vorsteiner Package enhances the shape and form of the BMW 7 Series with the addition of the VR-7 Carbon Fiber Add-On … CONTINUED
The a-workx M3 won its saloon class at the 2009 Tuner Grand Prix over competitors such as C63 AMGs, proving that the M3 with some modest handling upgrades can beat out even HP monsters on the track.
Going back to last year, it was rumored that BMW is developing a FWD entry-level model (0-series ?) based on Mini architecture. This has now been confirmed by BMW chairman Norter Reithofe at the Geneva motor show! Speaking to Autocar, the chairman officially acknowledged plans to produce an Audi A1 rival under the BMW marquee.
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The new model is being developed as part of plans to help increase parts sharing and bolster the potential for production savings between the BMW and Mini brands, thus bringing an end to the era of rear and … CONTINUED