Alrighty folks, the crew over at BimmerFile have strong evidence that the 2011 1er will offer a 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission as an option. They are sure that a 6 speed manual transmission will remain. Many have speculated that a DCT would only be offered in the upcoming performance variant of the 1 series. It would feature the same transmission from the current Z4 and a few European-market BMW products. Strong birdies have pointed at the builds starting in March.
Here is a photoshoot with telling photos of the BMW X1 stacked up against the size of the Audi A4 Allroad.
Vorsteiner M-tech Aero Package for the E92 and E93 has been released, including a front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser and rear trunk spoiler. Check it out on an E93 convertible.
Part 3 (last) of the 5-series GT feature series, showing how BMW conducts high speed and final testing, wrapping up a 5 year development period.
This information is as per BMWs inside man Scott26! Here is a summary of whats to come in 2010
BMW Concept Active E NAIAS (01/10)
BMW Active E Production Car (eDrive) Paris (08/10)
BMW Z4 sDrive35is (link) Paris (08/10)
BMW 3-Series Coupe/Cabrio LCI (Life Cycle Impulse aka Facelift) (link) to be revealed early January with official Autoshow debut at Geneva (03/10)
BMW 5-Series Sedan (link) Geneva (03/10) and New York (04/10)
BMW 5-Series Concept ActiveHybrid 5 Geneva (03/10)
BMW 5-Series Li (long wheel base) Shanghai (04/10)
BMW 5-Series Touring (F11) (link) Spring 2010
BMW 5-Series M-Sport Packages Spring 2010
BMW 6-Series (link) to be revealed late November with official Autoshow … CONTINUED
This titanium F10 5-series was spotted on the highway to Munich. Its one of the final production prototypes given to BMW employees for testing and subjected to every day use and every aspect is logged and submitted to the project team.
road to Munich(Germany 12/4/2009)
The ActiveHybrid 7 was just spotted in an attractive blue color with black wheels. Reports are that the very first Activehybrid 7-series cars will be delivered to celebrities, ahead of deliveries to public customers in the Spring. We could possibly be looking at one of these first cars to be delivered.
Pics courtesy of Christian Wimmer.
Happy 2010 everyone! Heres a nice little nugget. BMW actually has an M Power App for the iPhone. What does it do? Well, its like a G-Tech, it uses the iPhones sensors in order to calculate:
Lateral acceleration (Lateral g)
Travel time for a specified distance
Acceleration to a specific speed
The App comes with three different skins: "Sport", "Lava" and "Midnight"
Here is the link to BMWs M Power iPhone App Page: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…9/g_meter.html
Here is the direct link for the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/m-per…344494968?mt=8
Hartge has launched its full E89 Z4 program with these photos of its full aero kit package and wheels. Performance details to come.
Racing Dynamics has already set its sights on tuning the upcoming F10 5-series 550i and 535i. Initial modification plans and initial peek inside.