What a great story this is! A guy with no previous WRC experience buys a $500 1991 BMW 318i beater off Craigslist, swaps in a M3 engine, and enters into the WRC Rally Mexico race. He has no pit crew, a co-driver that he never had any driving time with, and course notes from a Peruvian team in Spanish. He comes in third place in his class!
This is the story of a dream come true. Mark Carson wanted a BMW M6 with Hawaiian Koawood in the interior. Together with BMW Individual he created his own, very special, BMW M6. These completely custom Individual cars are done for customers only once or twice a year.
Hamann has released their full tuning program for the E89 Z4, including engine tuning, exhaust, aero kit, suspension, and wheels for the E89 Z4. Parts include:
Hamann Front Bumper Unit (including 2 LED daytime running lights)
Hamann Side Skirts
Hamann Rear Spoiler
Hamann Rear Bumper Unit 4-tailpipes
Hamann Lowering Kit – 4 progressive springs, lowering by approx. 30 mm FA / RA
Hamann Light Alloy Wheel EDITION RACE "MATTE BLACK"
Hamann Light Alloy Wheel HM … CONTINUED
According to Automobile Magazine, the next generation F30 / F32 3-series will spawn 5 variants, including a Gran Turismo (GT) version. Also, the next gen M3 will no longer come in sedan form, leaving only a coupe and convertible version.
5POST member Rich535d is our first lucky member to take delivery of the F10 2011 5-series! He picked it up this past Saturday and the car has already exceeded his high expectations. See inside for photos of his F10 525d and his initial impressions!
BMW has announced that Carbon Motors Corp. has ordered 240,000+ diesel BMW engines for its upcoming E7 law enforcement car, which will allow it to achieve 28mpg and 155mph top speed.
According to a local Washington State TV station BMW and partner SGL are looking at several locations in North America to build a plant specifically for producing carbon fiber material likely for the upcoming iSetta range of cars. According to sources BMW is looking at a location near Moses Lake Washington (US) and an unnamed Canadian city. The project is so secret that those inside the Washington county where Moses Lake resides are only calling it
The first photos of F10 5-series official BMW accessories have now been released. These are of course not the only accessories that will be available for the F10 5-series sedan, and more will be revealed in due course. Seen here are blackout grill, clear tailights, car cover, rear CF spoiler, and chrome mirrors. Source: BMW.de
The BMWNA ordering guide for the F10 2011 535i and 550i sedans are now available for reference! Courtesy of 5POST member pharding, the ordering guide lists all standard and available options, packages, and wheels. Absolute necessity for anyone planning on ordering an F10. Check it out inside.
M3post member (and GT racecar driver) Kingleh (Leh Keen, picture on the right) won the GT Challenge class at the Sebring 12 Hour race today! Driving an Alex Job Racing Porsche together with his co-drivers Butch Leitzinger and Juan Gonzalez, Leh won by three laps over the sister car of Bill Sweedler, Romeo Kapudija and Jan-Dirk Lueders. Congrats to Leh!!
BMW Rahal Letterman’s two GT2 class cars (#90 and #92) finished 2nd and 3rd at today’s Sebring 12 Hours ALMS race! BMW cars lead for large portions of the 12 hour race, but the 1st place finish ultimately went to Risi Competizione in their Ferrari F430 GT. Congrats to BMW Rahal Letterman for a great start to the season! See inside for details and post-race reactions from the drivers.
Many sites are making broad proclamations of the M1′s life or death based on assumptions and statements from BMW contacts. Here, moderator southlight takes a closer look and breaks down the factors which backup both the believers and non-believers of the M1.