09/10/2009     6:27 AM

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

09/09/2009     3:45 PM

The BMW X1 Catalog is now available in an interactive flash format, with specs, facts and images. Also features audio and video.

09/09/2009     10:43 AM

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

09/09/2009     8:32 AM

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.

09/08/2009     6:39 PM

Hi-res images of the M6 Competition Limited Edition have now been posted, as well as a video walkaround.

09/08/2009     8:29 AM

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.

09/07/2009     3:07 PM

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.

09/07/2009     11:48 AM

Several Shanghai M3post members gathered for their 1st meet this weekend, not an easy feat given the car’s rarity due to the USD 160,000 price tag.

09/06/2009     12:37 PM

Here’s our first reported X6 M delivery! Xbimmers member rleestma shares impressions, videos, and photos of his 555hp monster. This was quite an upgrade from his X5.

Here are some snippets from rleestma’s impressions (full details INSIDE)

Power – It was posted that the power was not that different than an X5, I couldn’t disagree more…

Suspension – My X5 seemed to give the rider more of the impression that they were “in between the wheels”, whereas the X6 M is quite springy right now…

Seats – The seats are not as comfortable as the sport seats I had in my X5…

Technology – Sick. Just sick. Anything you could ever want…


09/06/2009     10:25 AM

Well the car that everyone loves to hate has hit the press circuit and the reviews are starting to roll in. I think I am more maliable then others, and I actually love the styling of the car and from photos the interior oozes high end luxury and quality. So I was sold instantly. The only thing I didnt like was the rear end, but not because I thought it was poorly styled, I just dont like the cross-over shape. But given the cross-over shape, I think BMW did a good job making it look as car like as possible. It came out far better then any other cross-over I can think of (look at the new Honda cross-over or the … CONTINUED

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