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BMW is considering adding a 4th model to be produced at the Spartanburg, S. Carolina plant, to further compete with Lexus and Mercedes in the U.S. The 3-series may wind up being that extra model, given its high volume and Mercedes announcement last year that its Alabama factory would also begin building its C-Class.

BMW has just completed a $750 million expansion of the Spartanburg plant to make room for the all new X3, which will join the X5 and X6 … CONTINUED

HK E90POST Meet – Saturday Oct. 16

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Hong Kong E90post members meet as frequently as members from any other region and always manage to share some great photo coverage of the event. The group met earlier today. Some event coverage inside.

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2011 BMW X3 first drive reviews have now hit the web. Road and Track, Car and Driver, and Motor Trend have each weighed in on their initial impressions of the all new X3 (F25). We will be compiling all reviews as they are released, so make sure to check in for updates.

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BMW shows how it is able to produce lighter weight, stronger strength materials with its super heated / water cooled press methods. Also some interesting insight into how it manufactures the actual tooling used to stamp and produce BMW auto parts.

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Autobild is reporting that a carbon fiber roof will be an available option on the upcoming 1 series M coupe, the first we have heard of this. The lack of denial by BMW insider Scott26 who chimed in on the topic makes us think this one potentially has some solid credibility.

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Think the 1M Coupe has Alpine325ci’s attention and interest? He has been prolifically rendering 1M coupes, and the latest (and best) render updates the front view of the 1-series M coupe to include the LCI (facelift) lights which have already been spied and confirmed to be featured on the 1M.

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We love Jzhang photos, but we love Jzhang photos of twin widebody 335i coupe and sedans that much more. Check out the beautiful cars and photography inside, featuring nearly identical 335i coupe and sedan each featuring fender and BBS LM eye candy.

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The return of BMW to the DTM starting in 2012 is official! This was confirmed by the company during the DTM race weekend at the Hockenheimring. BMW last competed in the DTM in 1994. The BMW M3 will be used as the basic DTM vehicle, a car that has enjoyed unique successes in the field of touring and sports car racing in the past. Eric van de Poele (BE) and Roberto Ravaglia (IT) celebrated two DTM titles with the racing version of BMW’s most sporty … CONTINUED

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Here is the first official sketch preview of the upcoming BMW X4. The sketch features the rear view of the X4 concept and reveals a sleek SAV with many of the design aspects already mentioned by BMW insiders.

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The dedication ceremony for the all-new 2011 BMW X3 and the Spartanburg Plant Expansion Completion was held yesterday at BMWs Spartanburg plant in South Carolina. On hand were various members of BMW management as well as important dignitaries. On hand and making speeches were:

President of BMW Manufacturing – Josef Kerscher

German Ambassador to USA – Dr. Klaus Scharioth

Governor of South Carolina – Mark Sanford

BMW CEO – Dr. Norbert Reithofer

South Carolina US Senator … CONTINUED