Just a few updates. We’ve added a whole host of new high resolution wallpapers of the new X5 LCI which are in the typical BMW style of stunning photography in a stunning location with top notch lighting. In addition an all new video has been released on top of the ones from this weekend, which we have added to the thread as well. Check it out and enjoy!
The F20 1-series 5-door hatchback continues its winter cold weather testing in Arjeplog, a town in Northern Sweden. The new 5-door hatch 1-series is expected debut sometime next year.
With the LCI X5 photos released this weekend it was only a matter of days, or hours until the first photos of the M-Sport package were to arrive. Here is the first official photos straight from the BMW website. We are hoping some larger resolution pictures come out so we can further dissect the car, but as of now it just seems like the bumpers are fully painted and the stylistic details of the LCI are further massaged.
Certified Pre-owned sales account for 45% of all BMWNAs sales, so to boost such an important part of BMWs business, BMWNA is extending the maintenance plan on all CPO 2007 3-series, 5-series, and 7-series models sold between Feb. 2 – Mar. 31, to 6yr/100k miles.
C&D guesses at what the M3 will be like in 10 years. They believe that by 2020 BMW has gone direct injection and turbo crazy and that the 2020 M3 will feature a tuned up version of the turbocharged six cylinder engine used in other BMW models. Or, if the engineers are able to seriously lighten the M3, a sub-400hp turbo four cylinder could also be a possibility. So what’s your prediction?
Here are the first photos of the new Frozen Black edition color to be offered for the M3. This color will join Frozen Gray and Frozen Sepang as BMW’s factory flat/matte color edition options.
It’s always fun to get some insight into the manufacturing process behind the beautiful final BMW products. For F10 5-series fans, here are some behind the scenes photos of the production line at the Dingolfing plant in Germany.
Details surrounding the all new BMW X5 LCI for 2011 have been officially released along with new wallpapers, videos, technical details and pricing and package information. Well worth the look.
Its Official BMW has been given two invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans under the banner of BMW Motorsport (works team). See below for the entire list. Notable new additions (in addition to the BMWs) is the return of Ford in GT1 and Jaguar in GT2.
2010 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List (with nominated driver)
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We recently brought you photos of the F30 3-series during winter testing, and here is a video of an F30 out making its round in the snow and cold. Seeing it in motion and from different distances really gives a great perspective into its shape and proportions (which looks great). The little bit of exhaust note we can hear also sounds pretty aggressive.
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Here are the first official photos released of the 2011 BMW X5 LCI (facelift) model! Enjoy the set of photos, courtesy of Autobild.
Format67 can always be counted on for their stylish automotive videos. They have just released their Alpina B3 feature, which has stylized footage of a B3 exploring parts of Munich, Germany. Check it out.