Jon Sibal shares his latest renders of the 2012 3-series (F30) sedan, which is said by BMW insider Scott26 to be the closest example yet. Said to be an evolutionary jump from the E90 and taking cues from the F10 5-series, the main face and rear are supposed to be considerably sharper than the 5-series.
We bring you the first official photos of the F10 5-series sedan M-sport aero kit! Shown in these photos is the F10 5-series with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options – the 18″ double spoke 350M wheels or the 19″ double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes finish. The M-sport package may be ordered with seven exterior colors (in Europe), so we expect that there will be additional colors not currently available on the F10.
Inside, the M-sport package comes with sports seats, ///M steering wheel, anthracite roof liner, and special aluminum hexagon trim.
Expect an October release date in the US.
The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.
Its been months since the F20 1-series has been spotted in testing, but here it is in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, perhaps undergoing high altitude testing. No word yet on whether the F20 will make it to the North American market.
Not much is known about the next generation 1-series, but what is known is that BMW sees this car as a core vehicle to its lineup in the future. Potentially, this car would be as important to them as the 3-series and so similar coupe and sedan variants are on the table. Even a stretched wagon varient has been rumored at one point. With the current E82 1-series confirmed to be … CONTINUED
5POST member HossNY provides a 1500 mile report update on his 535i, from performance, to comfort/convenience, to safety and looks. Check out the thoughts and impressions from an actual 5-series owner inside.
We generally frown upon street racing, but once in a while even we can’t help but be impressed by a certain video. This one features a stock F10 550i easily taking a modified Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from a dig. SRT8′s are no slouches, especially in acceleration, so this speaks volumes for the 550i V8 4.4L Twin Turbo engine.
BMW Car Club “M-Flight” in Germany convoyed this past weekend to a fund raising event at a local school, with a donation made by Pentagon Car Sales. Some 35 members of the club joined in the convoy, including owners of all 4 generation of M3′s!
Its coming soon. I swear
Another new and well done BMW X5M review has made its way onto the internet, this time by way of the guys over @ Autoblog.com. And reading this really well done review, it becomes obvious they had a hell of a time behind the wheel of this beautiful Monte Carlo Blue Metallic example.
Here are a few select quotes, but as always make sure to follow the link and read the entire article and see all the photos
No one ever said that evolution is pretty. Take the best-of-breed BMW M Division product: the E30 M3. Little more than … CONTINUED
BMWNA has announced the availability of 3 BMW performance carbon fiber M3 aerodynamic parts at authorized BMW parts dealers – rear deck lid spoiler, mirror caps, and front splitters. Every part is functional, based wind tunnel testing, and serve to reduce lift and minimize drag.