At the premiere of the 17th BMW Art Car Jeff Koons unveiled and signed his car in front of 300 international VIP guests on June 1 in the Centre Pompidou, one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions for modern and contemporary art. It is the same place where Roy Lichtenstein back in 1977 first presented and signed his Art Car.
In the spirit of Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol, BMW announced this year that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first rolling pieces of art by legendary artists raced – at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12-13, 2010. Koons’ canvas is a BMW M3 GT2, which was homologated to compete at this year’s running of the … CONTINUED
The BMW 5-Series are now solidly flowing out of BMWs grasp and into the hands of lucky owners across the country. Yesterday another 5Post member in New Jersey took delivery of a brand new 550i in Titanium Silver. Have a hop over and share some congrats!
Edmunds.com has launched a pretty interesting voting system for the 5 most popular and important import coupes on the market today, namely the BMW E92 3-Series Coupe, Mercedes Benz E Class Coupe, Cadillac CTS Coupe, Audi A5 and Infiniti G37.
Its sad to say but the 3 Coupe is lagging behind the Benz and A5 in most segments right now, so take a second and cast your vote!!
Link to the voting booth: http://www.insideline.com/features/d…rt-coupes.html
BMW M division has launched the M Power Drivers Cup and M Power Circuit Training for BMW M owners, each of which lasts two days. Unfortunately for North American M enthusiasts, these two driving events appear to take place only in Germany. Hopefully some of our European members will participate and allow us to enjoy the experience vicariously.
Rallye BMW on Long Island, NY recently hosted a BMW show in which many Tri-State Bimmerpost members gathered to show their cars. New and classic, and large and small BMWs were all on display. Check out the beautifully processed photos from the event inside.
We bring you the first photos of the F13 6-series convertible confirming that the 2012 6-series convertible will indeed have a traditional folding soft top (but a factory fitted optional hardtop will be available). These 650 convertible photos are also the most revealing yet of the body, which loses its plastic camoflage cladding to reveal most of the production body. What’s being revealed slowly is a stunning looking BMW which retains the shape and sleekness of the previous 6-series cabrio, while losing some of its more criticized design.
[Updated with new video.] Well, as many of you know the new F10 5-Series is a big hit around the world making its way into customer hands slowly but surely. So naturally, the next big thing on the horizon is this F10 M5 that we’ve all been musing about. Ill let the video and the engine noise do the talking… BTW dont forget to check out our complete M5 coverage here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m5/
Check out this great writeup from our friends at Bimmerfile, which gives a special look into BMW’s state of the art Energy and Environmental Test Center (ETC). It’s BMW’s willingness to invest in state of the art facilities such as the ETC which allows BMW cars to continue being some of the best engineered cars in the world.
Here’s a great detailed walk-through video of an F10 523i, showing details large and small including lighting elements, convenience features, etc. Perfect for those of you awaiting your new 5-series to be delivered.
The DCT dual clutch transmission and N55 engine has come to the 2011 1-series and Car and Driver takes their first drive of the 135i with this new motor and transmission configuration. Check out their initial assessment inside.