The next generation 1-series is expected to spawn off additional variants not present in the current 1-series lineup. Autobild speculates and illustrates the six 1-series models it believes are slated to introduced from 2011 to 2013, including 3-door, 5-door, coupe, convertible, sports van, and GT variants.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 12, 2010… The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has won the 2010 Ward’s Auto Interior of the Year award for Design Versatility. This unique automobile was designed to expand on the original gran turismo concept, which was a luxurious and sporty car for two with room for luggage. The 5 Series Gran Turismo offers luxury seating for four (or five) with plenty of room for luggage. For those times when larger items will be along for the ride, it offers maximum flexibility including a two-piece tailgate.
“We’re very pleased to receive this award,” said Jim O’Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America. “With the 5 Series Gran Turismo, our engineers and designers set out to create a vehicle that combined … CONTINUED
We recently published a great review from E90post member Kamando of his 335d M-sport as a highway cruiser. There was however a more important question he had yet to answer: Can the 335d possibly be any fun to drive on the Nürburgring? His answer is a resounding “Hell Yes!” Review inside.
Spotted during testing on the Nurburgring today was the BMW M1 test mule! This test mule doesnt wear the more advanced prototype M1 body as we posted earlier, but is out testing powertrain, chassis, suspension, and handling properties. We also see for the first time what could be the carbon fiber roof.
Resident photoshop guru Gerald Alvarez has almost hit the BMW M1 design on the head with his latest beautiful render. So close in fact that BMW insider Scott26 thought that he was looking at official pictures when spotted Gerald’s latest M1 impression!
Techno Classica Essen
This past weekend I went to Essen (Germany) to go see the Techno Classica Essen. It is a very cool and eccentric classic car show. I saw some really cool cars and a ton of memorabilia and collectables. I have been wanting to go to this event ever since I heard about it way, way back when! I am glad I went!
I tried to concentrate on BMW cars. But there was really so many cool cars it was hard to edit my photo essay. I am glad I took two cameras with me because my first camera ran out of battery life right as I got to the BMW … CONTINUED
M3post member and friends traveled recently to the Nurburgring for a week long experience of The Green Hell. They brought back what most of us can only dream of seeing in a week’s time on the track – everything from your standard M3 and M5′s to the M3 GT2 and Z4 GT3 race cars.
The boys over @ Jalopnik have put together a nice article on Jeff Koons art history.
Jeff Koons isnt just the artist behind BMWs latest art car
Sales of the BMW 5 Series already amount to more than 5.5 million units in five model generations – and now a new chapter is starting in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.
While the sixth generation naturally follows the great heritage of its predecessors, its roots go back much further. As early as in the 1960s, BMW developed a strong and distinctive profile as a manufacturer of sporting but elegant, powerful and technically innovative midrange four-door sedans. Introducing a four-door notchback body, engines fitted lengthwise at the front, rear-wheel drive and an elaborate suspension, BMW established a classical principle at the time which remains highly attractive and fully endorsed to this very day.
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The Need for Speed Schubert Racing BMW Z4 GT3 is taking part in the FIA GT3 European Championship and recently spent time at the beautiful Dijon-Prenois circuit in France to enable the FIA to establish the balance of performance for each of the ten makes of car taking part in the twelve race series.
The ten cars that will take part in the FIA GT3 European Championship are –
• Aston Martin DBRS9
• Audi R8 LMS
• BMW Alpina B6 GT3
• BMW Z4 GT3
• Corvette Z06R GT3
• Ferrari 430 Scuderia
• Ford GT
• Ford Mustang Marc VDS GT3
• Lamborghini Gallardo LP560
• Porsche 911 GT3 … CONTINUED