Unexpected debuts have been rare so far at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but one car which we didnt expect to see was a new Alpina B3 based on the LCI (facelifted) E92 coupe. Power has been bumped up to 400hp / 397lb-ft tq and the car has been fitted with some beautiful aero parts and a stunning interior. Check out the B3 S and the other Alpinas present inside.
Before this morning’s BMW Press Conference came and went, we had already accepted the sad fact that no BMW M1 concept would be making a surprise appearance. So why no M1 appearance? If a certain insider is to be believed, it’s because a higher-up at BMW recently drove and was disappointed by the M1 prototype, and has requested changes which the M1 concept is currently undergoing. Another reason is supposedly that BMW wishes to concentrate its marketing on products coming to market sooner than the M1 would.
The 2011 LCI (facelifted) X5 was officially announced by BMW just a month ago and it is not making its live world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
You can find official wallpapers, videos, and technical data in our Official 2011 X5 Thread.
The world wide premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept is not until the official BMW Press Conference tomorrow, but we bring you photos today of BMW’s newest hybrid concept. As you can see by the scene, the 5-series hybrid is a main part of a presentation that will be held by Dr. Reithofer, which will stress BMW’s EfficientDynamics concept.
BMW recently announced a full lineup of BMW Performance Parts for the X6, including both power upgrades and cosmetic enhancements. As you can see, the Performance Parts aero parts is a stunning and aggressive upgrade to the regular X6. We almost mistakened it for an X6M upon first glance! Here is the list of X6 Performance Parts available:
Retrofitable (Available June 2010)
xDrive50i: Power increased to 448 hp and 479 lb-ft.
xDrive35i: Power increased to 326 hp and 332 lb-ft.
xDrive50i: 0-60: 5.2s
xDrive35i: 0-60: 6.5s
Sport Exhaust system
Insert for the rear bumper
All finished in body colour
Optional: rear spoiler, rear fins in matt black and a front grid finished in high-gloss black paint
21×10 Front on 285/35 R21 tires and 21×11.5 on 325/30 R21 at the … CONTINUED
We’re live at the Geneva Motor Show where BMW is displaying for the first time the LCI (facelifted) E92 coupe with M-sport package. BMW recently announced that the regular (non 335is) E92 coupes and E93 convertibles can now be ordered with the optional M-Sport package. Also making its debut here in Geneva is the LCI E93 convertible.
Bimmerpost is coming to you LIVE from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. We share with you the first pics of the E92 coupe with M-sport package, E93 LCI, X6 with Performance Parts, Z4 sDrive35is, X5 LCI, and world premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept! Tune in all week as we bring you more.
A 5post member has shared this great set of F10 5-series photos from a F10 VIP launch event held in Sweden. See inside for the full set.
The Japanese auto tuning scene is arguably the most dedicated and developed in the world. WSTO recently visited several Japanese tuners with whom they have partnered with, including Dort, Bond, and Studie. Check inside for their great write-up on Dort and the Japanese tuning scene. Coverage of Bond and Studie will follow.
Two millionth engine to be built at BMW Hams Hall
Today, a four-cylinder 2.0L petrol engine will be the two millionth power unit to be built since production commenced nine years ago at the BMW engine production plant in Hams Hall, North Warwickshire.
The engine, will be transported to the Regensburg vehicle plant in Germany, built to order and ultimately destined for a British customer purchasing a 318i Saloon – the UKs best selling BMW model.
Coinciding with the celebration of this key milestone is a visit from Harald Kr