Andy Priaulx claimed his third win of the season in the second race on home soil for his BMW Team RBM based 150km from Circuit Zolder.
Priaulx started from pole position thanks to his eighth place in the opening race. He started from 9th because of costly delay in qualifying, setting his time in the rain.
Lucky M3POST member technik1 is our first reported member who has reserved a special edition Frozen Gray M3. Lucky not only for being an eventual owner, but also one of the 30 owners-to-be who managed to put in their order in the 15 minutes which it took for all 30 units to sell out!
Thanks to a reader at Bimmertoday, we can now see what the M-sport aero kit for the F10/F11 5-series will look like. Pictured in these catalog scans is the F11 touring, but expect the front and rear M-Sport lower bumpers to be the same for the F10 sedan. Also pictured are the two M-sport wheel options – the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels The dark chrome tail pipes finish off the exterior changes. 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 … CONTINUED
The same guys (Rosenthal Automotive) who brought you the 2011 550i video we featured over the weekend has also produced a small feature of the 2011 E92 Coupe LCI w/ N55 engine. The cinematography is once again impressive, as is the direct comparison they provide between the facelifted and original E92.
This is far from a performance or technical review, but nevertheless provides some nice eye candy for fans of the E92 LCI model. They do get something right though — that BMWs are addictive for their car-driver connection and the 3-series epitomizes that feeling.
In a celebration of the 400hp, 500hp, and 600hp milestones, Car and Driver editors picked their favorite cars from each group. Their pick for the 400hp club was none other than our beloved M3, getting the nod over some heavy hitting competition such as Aston Martins, Ferrari California, Maserati, Nissan GT-R, and various Porsches.
To all our members who are lucky enough to be both a father and BMW owner, we wish you a happy Father’s Day. We hope you have kids who grow up (if not already) to share in your passion for BMWs, just as this 7POST member does for his dad’s stunning new 750xLi M-Sport. The F01 M-sport kit has been seen more commonly on black F01, but it looks equally great, if not better, on this white 750xLi.
Tonight I had the privilege of seeing a 2011 Frozen Gray M3 in person. The color looks spectacular in person, and the Competition wheels look amazing! Sorry about the poor picture quality…my battery was dying, and there was a huge crowd around the car.
Here is the best F10 5-series video we’ve seen besides BMW’s own official videos. Featuring some nice visual/audio effects a la Top Gear, the video shows off the stunning 2011 550i nicely, with some humor thrown in. Somewhat surprising is the fact that it’s produced by a BMW dealership – BMW of Alexandria. Make sure to check it out.
535i xDrive and 550i xDrive to arrive in October 2010.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 18, 2010…Just as BMW enthusiasts across the nation begin taking delivery of the new 2011 535i and 550i Sedans, BMW is pleased to announce pricing and availability for the xDrive variants of the sixth-generation 5 Series. Arriving in October 2010, the 2011 535i and 550i xDrive Sedans will retail for $52,775 and $62,875, respectively, including $875 Destination and Handling. These prices represent a $2300 premium over their traditional rear-wheel drive counterparts.
For the new 5 Series, xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive has been updated to match the performance and character of the 7 Series xDrive models introduced last year. BMW’s Integrated Chassis Management (ICM) is able to identify and limit understeer by shifting torque … CONTINUED
Here’s a comparison many of you have been eagerly anticipating – the M3 ZCP competition versus the Audi RS5! We will say no more and let you see the results for yourself inside