The 2014 5 Series (LCI refresh) receives both cosmetic and mechanical updates [full details] and many of you have wondered what effects the updates to the suspension and steering will have.
Edmunds shares their first drive review of the 2014 5 Series and gives their take on this:
The 5′s chassis has also seen a light rethink in the form of retuned dampers for improved comfort, quietness and reduced roll, besides some fresh mapping of the electric power steering to sharpen its precision.
These dynamic upgrades are subtly apparent on the admittedly shelf-smooth Bavarian roads we sampled it on. The ride is smoother, the cabin is a little quieter and body sway, never a big issue in a 5 Series, is tightly controlled. The natural balance that comes … CONTINUED
Autocar’s hot hatch shootout featuring the BMW M135i, Mercedes A45 AMG and the VW GTI.
A BIMMERPOST member shares this video with us detailing the steps needed to properly launch an M5/M6 using the factory Launch Control feature.
See our photo gallery from the “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.” exhibition at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
We’ve all been impressed by the first E91 M3 Touring conversion by 63NP, and now be impressed by another full touring conversion!
This Mineral White E91 M3 was built by M3POST member HAMDAN1000 and also features a full S65 V8 and DCT transmission fitted into what was originally a 335i touring.
As you can see, it features full M3 body panels, hood, mirror and a custom rear M3 bumper. The interior features BMW Performance seats and BMW alcantara steering wheel.
Total build time and cost for this radical conversion? Nearly 5 months and over
A group of Indonesian BMW M customers flew in to Malaysia to participate in BMW M Track Days 2013 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. They got the chance to drive a fleet of BMW M cars (M3, M5, M6, M6 Gran Coupe) lead by BMW Driving Instructors. Most of the cars have BMW Individual special paintwork and upholstery, which looks AMAZING in person!
Great video feature of a beautiful Silverstone E90 M3 by IND.
By IND: Jesal has been a member of the Chicago European Car community for so long, it seems like he has been involved since the very birth of the Euro scene here in the Midwest. As a moderator of our local EuroTeknik forum and an active member of our community for almost two decades, Jesal is a key part of the IND team. His perpetually flawless Silverstone E90 M3 doesn’t hurt, either.
This past week we had an opportunity to flog Jesal’s M3 in an attempt to truly capture the sound of his Eisenmann Sport exhaust as combined with the Challenge HFC x pipe. We travelled from the IND offices to a closed section of road … CONTINUED
Now that the 4 Series Coupe (F32) has been revealed, it’s no surprise that we’ve now spotted the 4 Series Convertible (F33) with less camouflage than ever, essentially fully revealing itself. As with its predecessor (E93 3 Series convertible), the 4 Series Cabrio features a folding metal roof.
Earlier spyshots show the hard top operation and the design is largely similar to the current E93 convertible (video in action below). The Mebourne Red model features the M Sport Package.
The F33 will share the same engine and transmission options as the F32 coupe, as well as the coupe’s styling. As you can see in the photos below, the two differ only in their markedly different rooflines – the F32 taking on a more fastback-like rear roofline while … CONTINUED
BMW has posted some real life photos of xDrive50i on facebook.
The xDrive50i features:
4.4L V8 (N63Tu)
445 hp between 5500-6000 RPM / 480 lb-ft torque @ 2000-4500 RPM
0-60 mph: 4.9 sec (0.4 sec faster than predecessor)
Its 2014 pricing was just announced to start at $69,125.
Follow our 2014 X5 coverage at http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/
BMW rolled out some very unique BMW M3 individual models for the BMW M Track Days in Singapore (at the Sepang track).
On hand were Java Green, Suzuka Grey, Sakhir Orange, and Frozen Monte Carlo Blue M3s.
Check out some photos inside.