Insideline reports that there is no BMW M1 coming. This comes after the nonappearance of the M1 concept at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow, at which it was expected. Instead there will be a hopped up 135is version of the 1-series. But, BMW insider Scott26 maintains that the M1 is coming. Who really knows? Nobody but Rumplestiltskin!
Over the next year, a leasing program for the ActiveE electric car (based on the 1-series) will be launched worldwide. 600-700 units of the ActiveE car will be available for lease in major cities around the globe. The ActiveE runs off a synchronous electric motor which produces 170hp / 184lb-ft torque. A full charge takes about 4.5 hours allowing a driving range of 100 miles.
Want to communicate with the BMW Performance Accessory group? On March 16th, an E90post member will be representing the community and bringing your questions to Eric Riehle, the Accessory Development Manager for BMW Performance. Submit your questions inside.
The F10 M5 seen currently in winter testing has shed some of its front end camouflage to reveal more of the M5 than recently seen. If you look closely, you can make out the lower front fascia design behind the remaining black tape, which appears to cover the entire front bumper. Other external parts may yet remain preproduction version — the final hood will likely see a power bulge (a signature ///M feature), the fenders may yet be widened, the mirrors become sleeker, and the wheels will certainly be larger and a sportier design.
See these PREVIOUS PHOTOS for what the final front bumper and wheel design will likely be.
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AC Schnitzer has debuted their X1 and 5-series GT at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Details and photos inside.
The long-wheelbase-version of the F10 5-series has just been spotted in Sweden. Approximately 12 inches longer than the standard F10 5-series sedan, the LWB 5-series will approach 7-series length. It will be produced in China only for the Chinese (and possibly also Middle East) market.
The extra length is in the rear doors, which lends itself to a roomier passenger compartment. The LWB F10 5-series is expected to bow at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show.
Still photos are great, but nothing gives a better impression than walking around a car and seeing it in person. We’ve brought this to your desktop with a video walk-around of the M3 ZCP Competition package model now at the Geneva Motor Show. Enjoy.
The 2011 F10 5-series microsite is now available on BMWUSA.com for the upoming American market F10 5-series. While the F10 configurator is not yet available, the microsite provides plenty of exploration and eye candy. Check it out!
The M3 ZCP Competition model has been spotted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show! This Monte Carlo M3 ZCP looks stunning in the dark room with dramatic overhead lighting, room soundtrack, and wall graphics.
Things are looking up this year for the BMW Group in the U.S. as overall car sales improved 13.7% over February of last year. The increase was driven mostly by very large increases in sales of the X5 and the X6. In the large premium sedan segment, the BMW 7 Series has led the category for the last two months.