AC Schnitzer has begun its work on the all new E84 BMW X1 and as usual the first order of bussiness are the wheels. ACS have adapted their familiar line of wheels in terms of fitment to the X1 without any new designs. The wheels are seen ranging from 18"-20" with a variety of widths.
Attached is the official fitment guide: Attachment 314705
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Photographer Mario-Roman Lambrecht has posted up his work in shooting the 5er GT while on scene at Lisbon. Visit Mr. Lambrechts page for the complete set of photos:
People continue to take deliveries of their spanking new E89 Z4s. ZPost member lightning shares a night time photoshoot of his car with everyone and promises more to follow
1addicts member John-Q (producer of past popular tii video feature) shares with us photos from his latest production.
Here is the latest rendering of the BMW 5-Series due to be unveiled at the Geneva show. This rendering is inline with what the majority of automotive pundits think the car will look like. This rendering is interesting in that it seriously tackles not only the front end but the side profile view of the car as well.
Laurenz Schaffer New President of the BMW Groups Subsidiary DesignworksUSA
Munich. Germany, California, Germany, and back to California again: Laurenz Schaffer, Director of the Munich Studio of BMW Group DesignworksUSA since the year 2000, will be taking over the position of the President of BMWs Subsidiary in Newbury Park (Los Angeles) in California on 1 December 2009.
"With his many years of experience in numerous areas of design, Laurenz Schaffer has made a significant contribution in recent years to strengthening DesignworksUSA as an international driving force in BMW Group Design and in making the Studio an appealing partner also for external customers. The success of our concept of inter-acting, interdisciplinary transfer of know-how to the mutual benefit of both the … CONTINUED
With work keeping me very busy these days, only now have I had the chance to write up my last road trip from 2 weeks ago. The area surrounding Lancaster, PA is perhaps most famous for its Amish and Mennonite residents. My goal, however, was the usual: fun roads, pretty scenery, and interesting historical sites.
My point of departure was Columbia, PA, which is right on the banks of our old friend the Susquehanna River. This town merits a much lengthier visit, as it is steeped in history. The area was originally the home of the Native American Susquehannocks (whose name apparently means "People of the Muddy River"). John Wright settled here in 1726 and started Wrights Ferry. … CONTINUED
As should be no surprise, BMW Research and development is always working on tackling the issues that are coming around the bend.
The Car of the Future…
Light. More specifically, interior lighting. So what? Well, some time ago, BMW had made a conscious effort to improve the interior lighting and give the car an actual ambiance while inside, in the same way a clubs lighting gives the place a certain feel. So far they have made big strides as you can compare the cool non-jarring interior lighting of a BMW to nearly any other car on the market whoose interior lighting is strictly functional. That is of course not to say BMWs scheme is not … CONTINUED
In the course of its history, BMW has repeatedly provided impulses for the further development of personal mobility through innovative vehicle and drive concepts. Last years special exhibition Concept Vehicles at the BMW Museum presented a selection of these unusual concepts. Now two more vehicles from the recent past are about to be added to the exhibition. Known as SIMPLE and CLEVER, this brace of concepts goes on show at the Museum on 9th October, bearing eloquent witness to BMWs innovative strength.
Last week we posted a video of the M5 on the nubrugring. We now bring you a longer (and clearer sounding) video. Enjoy!