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.
The 2010 BMW 3-series and 5-series are the most “appealing” cars in their respective classes according to the 2010 J.D. Power APEAL Study. This year’s study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after purchasing their 2010 model-year cars “how gratifying their new vehicle is to own and drive.” As a brand, BMW placed near the top at #3.
Here are the newest F10 M5 spy photos, featuring a new set of wheels which have yet to be spotted on the new M5 test mules. The next M5 is expected to utilize a turbo charged V8 engine derived from the motor used in the X5 and X6 M.
Bimmerpost F10 M5 coverage: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m5/
Have an F10 (or any BMW) on order or plan to soon? If you’re like most of us, you’ll be tracking its status and location compulsively. Be sure to reference our Order Tracking Guide from beginning to end. Congrats on your future deliveries!
The all new BMW X3 has proven to be very positively recieved by the BMW community at large. We continue coverage in our official BMW X3 thread with some new videos and new wallpapers!
This is the best 1M coupe in-car video we have seen yet. Chris Harris captures the sounds and experience from inside during a hotlap at Ascari circuit, and the 1M sounds better than in any previous clips. The driver reveals little, but does estimate a Nurburgring lap time.
BMW 1M Coupe first ride reports keep flowing in, this time from Autocar UK, which calls this a truly exciting car which feels every bit as agile as the standard M3 (at least from the passenger’s seat). Autocar reports that the 1M will be approximately 350bhp, with 6 speed manual and 7 speed DCT options, and will be lighter than the 135i.