M is for monster, more specifically, in this case, the Diesel fed Torque kind that dwells in the Bavarian countryside. So says E90post member Kamando who embarked on 1,300 mile journey in his new 335d from the Bavarian farmlands to the beaches of Normandy and back. Two things became readily apparent throughout this trip. The 335d was built for the open road, and torque is your friend. Check out his great review inside.
Berk Technology’s BMW 135i with GIAC custom software won first for the Street Tire RWD class, a new class track record and a new track record for a BMW 135i in the 2010 Redline Time Attack at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on Sunday. The Berk entry had a fast lap time of 1:58.839 and was the only one to break the 2:00.000 barrier.
5post member Alpine325ci (Gerald Alvarez) continues his stunning M5 photoshops. What we’re seeing are not only beautiful impressions of the F10 M5, but also some of the most life-like versions we’ve seen. Full set of new images inside.
Roadside, the group handling BMW roadside assistance, will be making their roadside assistance smartphone app available on April 8, 2010. Once the user is registered, the VIN, GPS Coordinates and type of service requested is electronically transmitted to a roadside call center. This has the potential to reduce the call time by 60% leading to quicker dispatching and an overall better experience.
The Key Features:
Roadside Services – Get connected with Roadside Assistance by selecting the service you require including: Towing, Battery, … CONTINUED
Many of our 5POST members have been wondering what exactly makes the F10′s suspension and handling so frequently praised. This interview with Jos van As, lead of the F10 chassis and suspension tuning team, provides some great insight!
Has BMW M lost its direction? Seem so according to Kay Segler, chief of BMW’s M brand. He has recently let on that the M brand needs to shift directions – to make M young again. Segler’s goal “is to go towards affordability and freshness.” More inside.
Lucky ZPOST member s2000jan is the first of our members to take delivery of a Z4 sDrive35is! Congrats to him!
To celebrate the election fever currently under way in the UK, BMW has decided to allow customers to show their true political colors by color coding their BMW’s roundel. The Political Roundel Attachment Tag comes in 3 prime colours – red for Labour, blue for Conservative, yellow for Liberal Democrats. This allows alignment with the major UK political parties.
Well, as some of you may remember, Mr. Clarkson made a point of showing how poorly the BMW SAVs performed off road. BMW shot back quickly with their snow driving youtube videos, but now Clarkson’s own magazine, Top Gear now seems to approve of the off road capabilities of the X6.
The 400+ horsepower twin-turbo V8 2011 550i (F10) (all details here) made its U.S. debut today at the 2010 NY Int’l Auto Show. It made its appearance in style by being driven into the spotlight during the press conference. Sophisto gray is a hard color to capture, but we think we’ve got some pretty good representations of it in our photos.
Here are exterior and interior photos of E92 335is coupe world debut today at the 2010 NY International Auto Show. See here for 335is official specs. The 335is was truly a stunner in person! Hopefully it shows in the photos.
The 2010 NYIAS BMW Press Conference goes live at 3:05pm EST. Follow the link to watch it live. Introduced will be the North American debuts of the new BMW F10 5 Series, 335is Coupe, LCI BMW X5, and Alpina B7 xDrive.