It’s been confirmed that the 2011 M3 will receive a competition package (ZCP) just as with the E46 M3. Exact package details are not yet available, but the E46 M3 competition package should provide some good direction as to what enhancements the ZCP package will include.
Here are the first official BMW images of upcoming 2011 335is coupe and convertible! The 335is features an uprated N54 engine (322hp/369tq), available DCT option and aggressive styling. More details and photos inside.
Now it’s official the MINI Cooper S Countryman pictures and information are out! Follow the jump to MINIForum for all the photos and information…
Its no secret. We love Alpina cars But love affair aside, it is a rare sight to see an Alpina car on the road. The guys at Autogespot have done just that and spotted a B7 while refuelling somewhere in Belgium. This car will be arriving in the USA soon enough and I have a feeling there will be quite a few people queing up to buy this car.
Just to recap. 4.4l twin-turbo V8 producing 500HP. More information on the Alpina B7 can be found here.
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It seems BMWs Concept ActiveE isnt just a showcar. Following their sucessful MINI-e lease program in the US BMW will start a similar program for the electric 1-series. This means that the car will be available in select cities and you will have to apply to own the car.
The actual number of cars which will be available is unknown. But if history is any guide it wont exactly be easy to get your hands on the car. Looking at the MINI-e program, there are currently 450 of the cars on the roads out of an applicant pool of over 1800.
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This is a video released on an official level by BMW with a really nice tour of BMWs stand and technologies at the NAIAS. They basicly go over and show you the main features at the show: the Z4 sDrive 35is, the Concept ActiveE (electric 1-series) and the ActiveHybrid cars including the 7 series and X6. Enjoy!
Check out this M3post member’s ESS supercharged brilliant white M3 which just dyno’d at 600hp / 400tq at the crank! Also must see are the 0-120mph in 10.4 second acceleration videos!
Surpirse of the day. Real photos of the upcoming MINI countryman leaked to the web today. Seems like this is the week of leaks. These three photos are spreading pretty fast this morning, so we wonder if BMW will move the release of the full photo collection forward more?
For 2011 BMW has made some substantial changes to the E92 and E92 BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible.
The first and foremost and probably biggest change is the introduction of the much debated N55 engine to the 335i3.0l
Single Turbo "TwinPower" Dual Scroll
300HP and 300LB-FT Tq.
Improved torque band and overall engine responsiveness
Introduction of VALVETRONIC
All aluminum construction
StylingRedesigned headlights (new shape and "graphics").
Brighter LED "corona" rings (angel eyes)
Bi-Xenon now standard
Adaptive Headlight and the Adaptive Headlight Range Control are optional
New tailight "graphics" (overall shape is unchanged) now with LED
New sideview mirror design
New front and rear bumper design which actually increase the overhangs to make the car look slightly longer
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Time marches on and the F10 BMW M5 continues its cold weather testing ahead of its scheduled launch for 2011. To recap, this car is expected to utilize a turbo charged V8 engine derived from the motor used in the X5 and X6 M. Power outputs are still unknown but I would bet on it being higher then that of the X5/X6M. Other M5 Spy pictures can be seen here.
Photo Source: Auto Motor & Sport (DE)