We just got the first camouflage-free look at the next BMW X1′s front fascia (minus headlights) during hot-weather tests in the California desert.
Up until now, all X1s have had their entire front fascias covered in plastic panels, hiding all signs of its true front-end design treatment. Those panels impede airflow, however, so the test team wanted to get an accurate reading on the cooling performance of the production front-end in the 120-degree heat. They thought they could get away with a quick, camo-free run….but … CONTINUED
Great test drive impressions of the BMW i8 from a Ferrari and Lotus owner.
I first saw the BMW i8 at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo a few weeks ago. I don’t pay attention to BMWs, so had missed all news of this car, and assumed it to be a concept car when I saw it. It was stunning to look at, and was the one drawing the crowds. I was stunned when the BMW staff told me it was a street car, … CONTINUED
Here’s a great extensive BMW M4 Performance Center Delivery story.
First BMW M4 Akrapovic Exhaust installed. Photos and video are inside!
BMW AG recently permitted the German fire department to test accident rescue techniques on the new i-cars at the BMW Welt. Carbon fiber is stronger than steel, but it presents its own unique set of problems for first responders as can be seen on this i3. One of the problems is the toxic carbon fiber dust emitted when cutting body panels apart. This is why occupants and first responders must wear masks when cutting the lightweight panels apart. It is also important to know … CONTINUED
Check out the BMW Individual Special Paintwork Collection Guide, containing a sampling of the Individual colors that BMW has previously produced.
The Individual colors are not limited to the colors in the PDF, rather these are examples of colors that they have previously completed and can be available upon request. Some colors from other manufacturers are listed, so that is an option as well. Other colors not listed within the PDF may be available, but the cost may be more.
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The F80 M3, F82 M4, F83 M4 Akrapovic Exhaust has just been released. Here are the first images.
For all of you racetrack aficionados here is some great footage of hot instructional laps of Suave and other BIMMERPOST ED trip members lapping with RS Touring race car driver & instructor karussell who led the group with me and set up the track experiences for us. The video includes integration of Racetracker and Harry’s Lap Timer software on the famed circuits of Spa-Francorchamps and Nurburgring during the recent BIMMERPOST M3/M4 ED adventure in Europe. The car is a factory fresh completely stock MANUAL … CONTINUED
Some more pics of the M2 out testing in the Wild…
The sensor on the roof is for vehicle speed. You see cars with this sensor when BMW is testing different tire sizes.
To reiterate the M2 info we’ve posted thus far.
The 2016 M2 (F87) is taking shape, now testing with the quad exhaust that’s become a hallmark of BMW M vehicles. This time the prototype is fitted with wheels from the M3/M4 prototype which did not make production. Earlier prototypes were testing with the M3/M4 … CONTINUED
Short but neat listen and look at the BMW M235i Racing, M4 MotoGP Safety Car and M4 DTM cars.
The M4 Safety Car utilizes the F82 M4 M Performance Exhaust.
Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.
New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”
All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED
The online builder configurator for the all new 2015 X6 is now online.
Jeremy Clarkson reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports coupe.
Verdict: 4 out of 5 Stars and “Green as a Prius, desirable as a Ferrari.”
A special BMW M235i Track Edition model has been introduced in the Netherlands.
The “exclusive” and “sporty” version of the M235i Coupe incorporates numerous BMW M Performance parts, including an aerodynamics package, a special exhaust system and a limited slip differential.
The M performance aerodynamic pack comes complete with a front splitter, carbon trunk spoiler and a diffuser at the rear. The model additionally features a black grille, a trunk-mounted spoiler, a stainless steel sports exhaust system and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
Inside, you’ll find an Alcantara … CONTINUED
Behind-the-scenes look at Akraprovic R&D team working on the BMW M4 Akrapovič exhaust in order to achieve the perfect sound.
The BMW i8 build your own configurator has hit the BMWUSA website.
Dirk Müller secured BMW Team RLL’s first podium finish in four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races with an excellent closing stint in the No. 56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM to take a second place finish in today’s Road Race Showcase at Road America. Hounded from behind by the No. 93 Viper for the final minutes Müller stayed ahead to complete 61 laps of the 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit in the 2.75-hour contest. He ultimately finished only 1.588 seconds behind the winning No. 62 Ferrari. … CONTINUED
BMW M4 Drift Training from a BMW Driving Experience course.