BMW Performance parts for both the BMW X5 and X6 have been out now for some time, with a few scant images distributed around the internet. In fact, to date, the best photos have been the ones captured live @ autoshows (check out our autoshow coverage of the geneva show where we were lucky enough to get some great alone time with the car), but now BMW has updated us with some new photos at some great angles and in high resolutions!
American fans of the BMW X1 SAV will soon get their turn as the X1 is expected to hit U.S. dealerships in late May to early June of 2011 according to our sources. The X1 has been on sale in Europe since Oct. 2009 and is produced at the BMW Leipzig plant. Its main rivals will be the upcoming Audi Q3 and Mercedes B-Class.
The X1 has been a sales success so far, recently overtaking the Audi … CONTINUED
This is a short but very tantalizing clip of the upcoming F10 M5! Drifting around a wet corner at the Nurburgring, the M5 sounds like it’s in the upper RPM range as it powers out of the corner. That’s the tweaked version of the S63 V8 twin turbo motor from the X5M/X6M you’re hearing, and we expect it to make 585-600hp in the new M5.
The 2012 M5 is expected to premier at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA autoshow in September 2011.
The cover of the latest auto moto, a french auto magazine, features their prediction of what the 2012 F30 3-series sedan may look like. This render seems to draw heavily on cues from the newest BMWs such as the F10 5-series, F07 5-series GT, F01 7-series, and even E89 Z4. Opinions?
BMW design chief Adrian Van Hooydonk speaks about the upcoming Megacity vehicle coming in 2013, BMW’s first volume production car to use carbon fiber in the structure and panels. He says that the car will be attractive but not controversial and will be priced at a premium to the Tata Nanos of the world.
CAR Magazine undertakes an examination of which BMW M3, all editions considered, is the greatest ever. The shortlist considered includes the E92 M3 GTS, E46 M3 CSL, or E30 M3 Sport Evo, each representing the highest performing and most focused editions of their generation. See verdict inside.
Here are the first clips we’ve seen of the BMW Performance Exhaust matched to a N55 motor and it sounds terrific! N55 BMWs come from the factory with a throatier exhaust than the N54 due to the absence of two mid cats. Paired with a Performance Exhaust, the N55′s growl is amplified beautifully.
BMW’s goal is to implement fuel efficiency improvements so that its entire lineup avoids the gas guzzler taxes (on cars failing to achieve 22.5mpg). This could happen as early as the launch of each current model’s next redesign. Currently, the M3, 550i, 650i, and 750i incur a gas guzzler tax.
BMW’s color offerings are fairly standard throughout its cars. But owners do have the option of choosing a BMW Individual color, which are always a joy to see. E90POST member tbensous has taken delivery of a Diopside Black Individual E90, the first we’ve seen of this color and we’re in love.
If you’ll be in the NY – Long Island area on Sunday, September 12th, be sure to check out Bimmerstock 2010. The entire downtown of the city of Glen Cove, Long Island will be shut down for the event. Should be a fun event!