We bring you the first photos of what appears to be a 6 cylinder twin turbo F20 1-series 5-door hatchback in testing. Until now, the only F20 1-series prototypes we have seen have featured a single exhaust outlet. This newly spotted F20 features split dual exhaust outlets, which, judging by BMWs current models, usually signifies the presence of the 3 liter twin-turbo engine under the hood. The wheels featured on this F20 test mule have also not been spotted before and may very well be the standard (or optional) wheels we will see on the next 135i hatchback.
Bimmerpost members participated in the Performance Day @ Sentul International Circuit put on by the ///M Owners Club of Indonesia. BMWs and exotics galore.
On 9/8/1994, the first US made BMW rolled off the line at Spartanburg. 15 years to the day later, the 1.5 millionth car rolled off the line.
Security in embedded IP-based systems
Munich. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany recently launched a research project headed Security in Embedded IP-based Systems (SEIS) as part of the federal governments high-tech strategy and the research support programme ICT 2020. The initiative sets out to develop a universal security solution for internal and external vehicle networking based on the Internet Protocol. The aim is to reduce the complexity of todays in-vehicle IT architecture and at the same time guarantee operational security. The Innovation Alliance for Automotive Electronics (E|ENOVA) project brings together 12 partners from the German automotive industry and six research establishments. This support initiative is able to draw on an overall budget of approximately EUR 18 million spread over the … CONTINUED
The BMW X1 Catalog is now available in an interactive flash format, with specs, facts and images. Also features audio and video.
Despite earlier rumors of its demise, development of the BMW Z10 continues according to Automobile Magazine. According to the latest rumors, this potential "halo" BMW sports car will be a mid-engined supercar and feature the latest efficient technologies BMW has to offer, including:
ample use of lightweight materials : carbon fiber and aluminum structure and magnesium chassis parts being engineered as a coupe and roadster form, both in 2+2 arrangement with more interior room than a Porsche 911 target weight of approximately 3300 pounds Potential engines:3.0L twin-turbo straight six cylinder engine outputting 450hp / 350lb-ft torque (uprated version of the engine that will power the next generation M3) twin-turbo V6 engine 8 speed DCT transmission integrated AC motor/generator and lithium-ion … CONTINUED
Although E30 in body only, this V10 E30 M3 build is something to behold! It borrows liberally from modern BMWs, including the current M5 and even the E90.
Hi-res images of the M6 Competition Limited Edition have now been posted, as well as a video walkaround.
The F10 M5 will be the next highly anticipated super sedan from BMW. Do you have a wishlist for the next M5? Come share yours.
The Nitto photoshoot of Longtran’s car was done by none other than Wynn Ruji. Some nice wallpapers for fans of the E90 M3 sedan.