01/28/2010     1:15 PM

Here’s official details of the 2011 M3 Competition (ZCP) Package for the US: the Competition Package will cost $2,500 and further enhances the highly responsive chassis by installing 19″ wheels with greater offset for a wider track, and a 10mm lower suspension. Combined with Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control, both remapped for better corning, this makes the M3 Coupe or Sedan with this package about the best handling production M car ever built. There are also matte color options available – details inside.

01/28/2010     12:00 PM

Supercharged V8 (ASA supercharger)
6-Speed Automatic transmission
700Nm torque
Top Speed 300km/h
0-100km/h in 4.5s
Hood with design in carbon fiber towards air ventilation
Cosmetic modifications available in CF or more resiliant PU-Rim
23" Wheels (11" F and 12" R)
Shod with massive 315/25 23 Michelin tires

The full press release:

The G-POWER TYPHOON "Black Pearl" arrived! At the end of the jubilee year "25 years G-POWER", G-POWER introduces an exclusive special model of the G-POWER X5 TYPHOON to the market. Driven by the 625 hp / 460 kW strong G-POWER SK III RS Eight Cylinder Compressor Engine, the Black Beauty darts over the motor-way with more than 300 km/h.

Brawny wing extensions and … CONTINUED

01/28/2010     9:00 AM

A new generation of straight-six diesels featured in the BMW X6 xDrive40d and the BMW X6 xDrive30d, as well as the first straight-six petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo (N55 engine), High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC in the BMW X6 xDrive35i, following the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, will give these models an even better balance of performance and fuel economy. The newly developed 3.0-litre diesel engines now featuring an all-aluminium crankcase raise engine output by 7 kW to 180 kW/245 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive30d and, respectively, 15 kW to 225 kW/306 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive40d & together with a reduction in average fuel consumption in each case by approximately 10 per cent versus the former models. Both power units come with … CONTINUED

01/27/2010     6:26 PM

Here are the latest photos of the F30 3-series that has been spending its time working hard in snow/winter testing. This car was previously caught on video leaving a gas station and now we can see the car in deep snow. If you havent seen it, here is Miis wonderful detailed evaluation of the F30 body based on the spyshots available so far. And now, onto the new pictures…

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01/27/2010     12:50 PM

We’ve added a new review to the growing list of journalists who were @ the event in Portugal with the car. So far everyone has said very positive things about the car, and it seems most of the journalists come in with their own unique set of perspectives. I think it was a good read.

01/27/2010     8:51 AM

Sorry everyone in Europe and the UK, looks like the GTS is completly sold out. Despite the very high price tag and talk that the price may be too high, it seems that BMW had it right and were able to move everyone of these cars very quickly. The actual production volume for this car has not been revealed but production will begin in May 2010.

To Recap: This is the M3 GTS

Source: TopSpeed ( http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new…t-ar84193.html )

01/27/2010     7:00 AM

For the second year in a row the BMW Group has cut its average CO2 emissions per car by more than any other automotive manufacturer. According to an independent report published by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, the average reduction across the industry was 3.3 per cent, while BMW Group achieved 10.2 per cent.

BMW Groups success in reducing CO2 is thanks to its EfficientDynamics programme which incorporates a wide variety of fuel-saving and emissions-reducing measures across the whole vehicle range as standard. Many of its competitors sell fuel efficiency packages as options.

EfficientDynamics technology includes Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, amongst a wide range of other features. This technology gives BMW and MINI … CONTINUED

01/26/2010     4:00 PM

Follow the lofty goals of M3 owner Pencilgeek as he shoots for 200MPH in the standing Texas Mile and 225MPH in the flying Bonneville Mile in his ESS supercharged RS-46 stroker M3! According to Pencilgeek: acheiving 225MPH in the flying Bonneville mile looks like it’s much more achievable than 200MPH in the standing mile. With only 6MPH margin of error — assuming we hit my projected horsepower targets — everything must be dead perfect in order to hit this goal. Therefore, I’m under no dilusion that we will hit it. I think it’s far more likely that we’ll top out around 197MPH, than it is we’ll break 200.

Even though it’s hard to tell what the class record is in the Texas Mile, as best I … CONTINUED

01/26/2010     1:10 PM

The BMW 130i is the big winner of the long-term test ranking by one of Germany’s leading car journals, Auto Bild. Covering 100,000 kilometres or more than 62,000 miles without the slightest problem, BMW’s sporting compact not only achieved the best result throughout the whole of 2009, but also took over overall leadership among all cars ever tested over this distance. In response, the professional car testers gave the BMW 130i their 1+ grade (equal to AAA) and acknowledged BMW’s sporting performer as the “Best Auto Bild Long-Term Test Car of All Time”.

01/26/2010     12:00 PM

Heres a compilation of all the BMW X1 videos Ive come across so far, some old ones mixed with some brand new ones here. Definitly a good watch.

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