The BMW X1 is set to be a hit for BMW in the compact SUV market, especially in europe where a presense in this market is becoming more and more important.
Since September 1st, 2009 the plant has begun churning out 75 of these cars per day, which will ramp up to 300 per day at the end of the year.
The folks at the IAA blog bring us exclusive pictures of the X1 being produced in the plant.
Please visit the IAA blog for the complete set of photos here: http://www.iaablog.com/stories/ein-e…on-des-bmw-x1/
Follow this awesome build of a 1999 Z3 M Coupe featuring a Precision PT6262 turbo. The goal is 500rwhp on 93 octane and 600+rwhp on 100 octane and methanol.
The parts list is extensive to say the least: – Precision PT6262, Billet Wheel, 4
BMW — "Experiencing Joy."
BMW has historically always had a strong presense at the IAA, but this year looks like it may be the biggest show for BMW yet.
September 15 marks the start of the show and BMW will be situated in the all new Hall #11. This is a newly constructed addition to the IAA and BMW is making the most of the new space. First and formost, BMW will finally be able to display all of is brands next to each other, in past years MINI and RR have had to be in a separate building because of space issues.
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To commemorate the X5′s 10th birthday, BMW has released the X5 xDrive 10-year Commemorative Edition, limited to only 2,000 cars.
Featured in this video are various F10 5-series in motion. Until now we have really only seen the 5-series with the minimal camoflage in still photos. While the video isnt of the greatest quality, you can clearly tell that the car looks great in motion… IMO.
One of the new colors seen in the video is a new Amethyst Silver color for the upcoming F10.
We bring you the first photos of what appears to be a 6 cylinder twin turbo F20 1-series 5-door hatchback in testing. Until now, the only F20 1-series prototypes we have seen have featured a single exhaust outlet. This newly spotted F20 features split dual exhaust outlets, which, judging by BMWs current models, usually signifies the presence of the 3 liter twin-turbo engine under the hood. The wheels featured on this F20 test mule have also not been spotted before and may very well be the standard (or optional) wheels we will see on the next 135i hatchback.
Bimmerpost members participated in the Performance Day @ Sentul International Circuit put on by the ///M Owners Club of Indonesia. BMWs and exotics galore.
On 9/8/1994, the first US made BMW rolled off the line at Spartanburg. 15 years to the day later, the 1.5 millionth car rolled off the line.
Security in embedded IP-based systems
Munich. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany recently launched a research project headed Security in Embedded IP-based Systems (SEIS) as part of the federal governments high-tech strategy and the research support programme ICT 2020. The initiative sets out to develop a universal security solution for internal and external vehicle networking based on the Internet Protocol. The aim is to reduce the complexity of todays in-vehicle IT architecture and at the same time guarantee operational security. The Innovation Alliance for Automotive Electronics (E|ENOVA) project brings together 12 partners from the German automotive industry and six research establishments. This support initiative is able to draw on an overall budget of approximately EUR 18 million spread over the … CONTINUED
The BMW X1 Catalog is now available in an interactive flash format, with specs, facts and images. Also features audio and video.