A M5POST member and F10 M5 owner shares with us his experience from the 2 Day BMW M School which teaches performance driving in BMW’s newest M models.
BMW at the NAIAS Detroit 2013.
Captivating looks laced with premium quality and groundbreaking innovations are the standout features of the models charged with continuing the success of the BMW brand into the future. The NAIAS 2013 in Detroit will see BMW presenting visitors with new models now entering series production and pioneering vehicle concepts combining technological progress, innovative forms and exemplary sustainability in a single package.
Look for BIMMERPOST coverage of the NAIAS 2013 to begin next Monday - January 14, 2013.
Announced model highlights so far include:
BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
BMW Z4 LCI
BMW 1 Series Coupe and BMW 1 Series Convertible Limited Edition Lifestyle
Sport Auto’s Christian Gebhardt in the BMW M135i by Versus Performance with 384hp (factory M135i has 320hp). Laptime Hockenheim and acceleration 0-259 km/h High Speed with Michelin Cup tires.
Bonus video clip of the M135i fitted with Bastuck Exhaust System.
Autoblog shares their review and impressions from some time behind the wheel of a 1 Series powered by BMW’s new 1.5L 3 Cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine (the “B38″ engine).
This is the engine you will see in many of BMW’s forthcoming FWD models, including the recently revealed Concept Active Tourer, and MINI models.
In this particular application - in a prototype F20 1 Series, the B38 is quoted at 175hp @ 5000 rpm and 200 lb-ft torque @ 1500 rpm. The officially quoted 0-62mph (0-100kmh) time is 7.0 seconds. How does it drive and feel though? Read on inside.
Sport Auto takes the BMW 1M coupe and M135i to the Hockenheim track for a track and performance showdown.
Video of the Hamann exhaust system for the F10 M5. Together with its ECU software tune, it bumps the M5’s power to 720hp and 900Nm (664 lb/ft) of torque.
Listen to a back-to-back comparison of the factory F30 3 series 335i exhaust versus the F30 335i M Performance Exhaust System.
By BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone (David):
The other night I was at the BMW Welt and spotted BMW’s Active Tourer Concept [official info thread] on display. The spot lights were turned off (since it was at night) so I just HAD to go back for a better look!
One of the things I found most striking about the Active Tourer Concept are the lines of the car - especially the car’s hood and side body. I found the curves to be very sexy. The hood lines reminded me of the way the F30 hood (lines) flows. I really liked the way that there wasn’t a flat panel to be found. It made me want to run my hand across it. I also liked the way the body … CONTINUED
The BMW 3 Series has taken the sales crown for the compact luxury sports sedan segment for the year 2012. BMW sold 99,602 3 Series in 2012 compared to 81,697 C-Class sold by Mercedes Benz. The 3 Series figures include sales of the E92, E93, F30 and F31 models.
BMW managed this feat even with some supply constraints on the F30 3 Series experienced during earlier parts of 2012.
Here is the full list of the segment’s sales figures.
Now here’s a shade of color that’s rare even among the custom BMW Individual colors that we’ve seen ordered for late model BMWs - Oxford Green, a color that hasn’t been offered as a standard BMW color for years now.
We would never have guessed that it would look so good on the 2013 M6 (F13) coupe, but it actually works pretty well in our opinion. Not many exterior colors can pull off a champagne tan interior such as this, but Oxford Green happens to be one of them.