The BMW 1-series has achieved 1 million units produced after five years of production. The 1 millionth 1-series produced was delivered to its proud owner today at the Leipzig Motor Show, the Auto Mobil International (AMI). The car, a three-door BMW 118d built at BMW Plant Leipzig, was handed over jointly by Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the Board of BMW AG for Production, and Stanislaw Tillich, the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, to a customer from Leipzig.
BMW maintained its place as the world’s #1 premium brand as it outsold #2 Audi by 1,709 units globally in the first quarter of 2010. In the first quarter, BMW Group reported sales of 315,614 cars, a 13.8 percent increase compared with the same period last year.
We have updated our Official F10 5-series info thread with new info, reviews, pricing, photo threads, ordering info, and more! The info thread will be continually updated throughout the F10 5-series model’s life.
Le Castellet, 11th April 2010. In the first round of the 2010 Le Mans Series, BMW Team Schnitzer finished sixth in the LM GT2 class with the no. 78 BMW M3 GT2. At the “Circuit Paul Ricard” in Le Castellet (FR) the BMW works drivers, Jörg Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), completed a total of 225 laps over the course of the eight-hour race. Marc Lieb (DE) and Richard Lietz (AT) claimed victory at the wheel of a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR.
From 13th on the grid Müller and Werner consistently worked their way up the leader board. They were running in third, when a 15-minute pit stop for repairs became necessary after more than four and a half hours. The BMW Team Schnitzer crew changed … CONTINUED
The BMW 335is coupe and convertible are now up on the BMWUSA website and available for configuration. Head on over and spec out your own 335is.
Here’s the latest F30 3-series sedan rendering by Auto Motor und Sport. Expected to debut in two years (2012), but buzz surrounding the BMW F30 is that it will be a revolutionary (rather than evolutionary) change from the E90.
Get a load of this eye catching 1-series coupe. This “Power Green” custom colored 120i was spotted recently in Leipzig. The color seems to have been a special custom order as we all certainly would have noticed if this flashy color was in any BMW’s color palette.
Dinan tries its hand at building it’s own 1-series M with its Stage 3 135i. Dinan has pumped the 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 up to 380 bhp and tuned the suspension to be more agile while reduce the factory understeer.
Here is the new BMW F11 Touring as it debuted @ the AMI Leipzig. On display was the 535i in Imperial Blue, 530d in Tasman Green with optional accessories and the 520d.
Inside is the full F10 5-series accessories catalog. The nearly 20 pages of accessories covers the range from exterior cosmetic parts, to wheels, to trim, to interior convenience items. We will post the english version as soon as it becomes available.