Seen here is the most recent sighting of the upcoming 2012 1-series hatchback undergoing testing in southern Europe. The dual split exhausts out back hints at a turbo engine. It could be the rumored Tri-Turbo Petrol 4 cylinder engine, or perhaps the N54 6-cylinder twin-scroll turbo motor. The split exhausts, the extra cooling ducts up front in the camouflage, larger wheels, and what appears to be large brakes, all point to this potentially being a range topping F20 1-series.
The last sighting of a turbo F20 1-series was nearly 10 months ago.
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We bring you photos of the F13 6-series convertible sporting a tan color soft top for the first time. We have not yet seen confirmation of the soft top colors to be available on the upcoming F13. If this tan top is one of those colors, it certainly matches Milano Beige (as pictured), but were not sure it will work well with other exterior colors.
The soon to be outgoing 2010 6-series convertible is currently available in a black or gray soft stop.
The V8 biturbo 550i (F10) notched a 1st place win against the E500, Audi S6, and Jaguar XF in Autobild’s latest issue. The impressive 400+hp 550i rocketed from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds and 0-200km/h in 16.7 seconds (close to the M3).
We have the latest planned BMW 1M Coupe launch and sale-date schedule for your reference and planning. The 1M Coupe’s official launch will take place this December 2010. World premiere at the Detroit NAIAS in January 2011. World press drives in March 2011. European Public Premiere at 2011 Geneva autoshow. European sale date begins Spring 2011. And US sales begin in Summer 2011.
Many feel that the spirit of the E46 M3 lives on in the 135i, so the two cars are often compared. 1addicts member PKumarM3, longtime owner of a track prepped E46 M3, recently shared why he feels the 135i not only matches but exceeds a stock E46 M3.
Hamann has released its F10 5-series parts lineup. The Hamann F10 program includes front lip, sideskirts, rear apron, trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, LED lighting, lowering springs, exhaust systems, and a carbon fiber interior kit. Full photo set inside.
Brands Hatch, 18th July 2010. Andy Priaulx (GB) and Colin Turkington (GB) scored BMWs second one-two in the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship in Brands Hatch (GB). In the 12th round of the season, Priaulx crossed the line after 16 laps 0.399 seconds ahead of BMW privateer Turkington of Team ebay Motors, claiming his fourth victory of the season. It was the triple world champions 16th career win in WTCC. No other driver has scored more wins than Priaulx. His fellow BMW Team RBM driver, Augusto Farfus (BR), dropped back to 13th following a collision with Chevrolets Alain Menu (CH), but managed to improve back to eighth over the course of the race.
Priaulx secured eighth in race one
The boys at Autogespot have outdone themselves with these gorgeous photos of the Z4 sDrive35is set in the Netherlands. This car doesnt need much help in the looks department, but the beautiful photography certainly does not hurt.
Heres a lighthearted cautionary warning for your Sunday morning — your BMW may do a lot of things well, but that doesnt include floating! Check out this disastrously amusing video of a BMW owner treating his BMW as a boat.
The current crop of BMW turbo cars do not come with boost gauges. Available solutions have ranged from A-pillar gauges to vent displays. There’s now an in-dash solution which turns the factory fuel gauge into a boost gauge. Check out the sleek implementation inside.