Munich/Brescia. 70 years ago, the BMW motor racing department had a single aim in mind: the 1st Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Miglia. A total of five racing cars from Munich had registered for the big event. Preparations did not run entirely smoothly, and ultimately the BMW team very nearly ran out of time. But when the silver BMW racers crossed the finish line in Brescia on 28th April, they accomplished what few had dared hope for: overall victory, team victory and third, fifth and sixth places.
That April day saw BMW celebrate its greatest racing triumph so far on four wheels. To this day it epitomises the essence of the brand: "Victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia remains a landmark in … CONTINUED
World Premier in Beijing: The BMW Concept Gran CoupeNew BMW Design concept aimed at giving direction to future BMW design trends in the midsize and premium markets
The underlying theme is the most sporty and elegant high performance 4-door on the market
Flat and coupe like proportions
Over 16 feet long (5 meters)
4.6 ft tall (1.4 meters) [this is 3" lower then a 5 series]
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1addicts member John-Q shares with us his latest project, his M1 hatch. This “M1 hatch” features M3 vents and hood, AC Schnitzer front bumper lip, and BMW Performance Parts goodies. It will also receive a built E92 M3 motor at year end. Whether this is your taste or not, it’s hard not to applaud the amount of work put into this project car.
Check out this great looking professionally edited video feature of Germany’s fastest SUVs – the BMW X6M, ML63 AMG, and Cayenne Turbo.
The second generation BMW X3 is due to be shown off fairly soon, atleast on the internet. This has been a car a long time in the making and there are many anxious fans out there waiting to see what the car will delivery stylisticly, technically and from a quality standpoint. These are areas the car was deemed to be subpar when compared to the rest of the BMW lineup, and so BMW has given alot of attention to the car to bring improvements to market. For now, we have these renders to go by until the official pictures are released.
There will be a new generation of BMW X3 that will be revealed in early 2011. Somehow, this model will be a direct competition with Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and probably the forthcoming Land Rover LRX.
BMW X3 has struggled to match the sales of BMW X5, though BMW has still sold more than 600,000 units globally since the model was initially launched in 2003.
The engines that will be use by BMW X3 include four and six cylinder turbo diesels and a 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder gasoline engine that similar to the one on BMW 535i Gran Turismo. The gearbox mated with the engine is likely to be the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox as well.
The overall size of the car will be slightly bigger as BMW aims … CONTINUED
Heres the link Insideline longterm test on M3 click<<<
The M3 E46 coupe proved to be a stunningly good car, yet the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package that is compatible with everyday life, then the E90 is the best M3 ever, because it is both very, very fast and very, very refined.
On 5/2/2010 at Gulfstream (Casino/RaceTrack) Park Hallandale, Beach Florida – next session from 11am-1pm. Go figure I didnt receive any info in the mail, nor anything from my dealer. Luckily I live right down the block. I am going to see if I can get some seat time in the new 5.
Of all the ways to find out about this .. the morning news (WSVN 10). As I am sure many of you, I have attended several of these ride and drive events in the past- they are usually pretty fun. Looks like they have a few competitors on hand to drive as well – Lexus GS, Mercedes E, etc.
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Why BMW is building an M version of the 1 series coupe, and not just a 135iS.
The need for a sporty 1 series car
Its been a difficult time for fans of BMWs 1 series coupe, the compact and agile whippersnapper from Munich. Why? News, rumors and spyshots filter through the internet on a daily basis, enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated BMW fanatics. Many of us have been left asking, "What does this all mean?".
Actually, comments have also started to sound like this, "It cant be a real M model, this must be a 135iS. I mean, BMW has already laid down a path with the 335iS … CONTINUED
BMWs lineup of high security vehicles is larger then ever, which revolve mainly around the X5 and 7 Series cars (and has included the 5 series with the previous generation). BMW has put together this video highlighting what goes into and what happens behind the scenes with these cars.
Here is the official BMW website for BMW Security vehicles: http://www.bmw-security-vehicles.com…/en/index.html
You can see our related articles here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=+security
Or directly jump to the 7-series security: http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290141
and 5-series (E60) security: http://e60.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171326