The official catalog for the F10 5-series is now available, which lists all standard and optional equipment, as well as some eye candy photos. Excellent reading for the weekend!
Automobile Mag picks its 10 favorite new cars, including the 335d, which it says is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd.
BMW 335d | Our kind of fuel sipper.
By Ezra Dyer
Can we have a bit of fanfare, please? The BMW 335d is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd. While the 335i and the M3 always show up in comparison tests, the 335d is an outlier – because, really, what would you compare it with? Theres no other car that combines performance and fuel economy at this level. Sure, there are many cars that do 0 to 60 mph … CONTINUED
Happy holidays everyone. Make your own X-mas card online courtesy of BMW AG
I posted this in another forum, but I thought Id have a little fun and post it here too.
Since the Holidays are here, I figured Id start a thread with Holiday-ish pics. Please post any holiday pics with your rides here!
For those inquiring… picture was taken with my 1:18 scale Z4M in front of my Christmas Tree. Lighting on the car came from 2 flashlights. Squint a little and imagine the carpet as snow.
Here is BMWs first official commercial for the new Concept ActiveE car, based off the 1-series coupe.
Here is the official release and technical info behind the ActiveE: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332082
Nice! Hope the ActiveE gets introduced in other BMW lineup.
The F10 has certainly been making the rounds through the automotive press and AutoExpress was smart enough to take the car into the studio and get these awesome shots of the car in its more pure form. Take a peek!
Bill Auberlin, Joey Hand, Boris Said!!! Piloting an M6 for Turner. Oh Dayum! The BMW M6 Rolex GT car will run at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with the above named "dream team" of BMW factory drivers at the famed racing event this coming January 22-23 (catch it on Speed channel).
Although TMS are a champion road racing organization with wins in the ST and GS classes, they are now bringing an M6 to go after the GT class.
BMW X5 M vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
I have to say, this is one amazing lineup of vehicles for a road test. Hats off to Car and Driver magazine for putting this together! You have to read this road test. Here are some select quotes
Astoundingly quick, period, come to think of it. The slowest of the lot—if slow is the right word—rumbles to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
The 740i has traditionally been an 8-cylinder variant of the 7-series. But in this age of increasing horsepower and cylinders, BMWs top 7-series has risen up to become the 760i. This has left an opening in not only nomenclature but also in offerings available in the USA.
BMW has now thankfully decided to offer a 6-cylinder variant under the name 740i in the USA.
The idea behing this car is something called "virtual displacement". This is part of BMWs EfficientDynamics program. Whats this mean? Basicly, BMW is offering turbocharging on smaller displacement engines in order to put out similar power to larger displacement engines. This seems to be an ideal fit with the … CONTINUED
BMW Concept ActiveE
BMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.
For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this car to follow-up the VisionED concept car.
BMW maintains its goals of combining the green energy push with its own motto of "sheer driving pleasure" or "joy". They have aimed to make this car fun to drive, with a good amount of torque and power.
The Engine and Drivetrain
The engine itself is a uniquely derived unit that produced 170hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. … CONTINUED