BMWs high-performance X5 mule has hit the Ring again, this time
showing some interesting changes compared to earlier prototypes.
While prior prototypes always had a more aggressive front bumper, the
headlight design remained pure X5. On this newest prototype, the
headlights appear to have been switched out with X6 headlights. If
there are any changes to the X5s deeper front bumper, we cant
discern them through the camouflage.
This latest prototype also … CONTINUED
M3Post member Gasman gives us his review of the M-DCT BMW M3
Well for all the Dinan lovers and haters here is a link on youtube from M5board talking about a future stroker V8 for the M3 that is basically the M5/M6 stroker V10 with 2 cylinders knocked off.
As another tidbit, check out the vids from M5board and the development of the CAI for the V10, an impressive amount of effort and true "design" work to make it breathe better. A lot of effort for … CONTINUED
and now some photos of the upcoming BMW 7 series (F01) interior!
The BMW 7 Series unmasking continues!
A very lucky member of 1Addicts has installed the full 135i Performance Package parts on his car and the difference is certainly striking
Located somewhere in the center of Moscow City in Russia, this humongous billboard that advertises BMW’s sporty “M” models, covers an area of approximately 65,000 square feet or about 6,000 square meters. The billboard is so big that BMW has actually placed life-size versions of its “M” car range on it!
Hey guys, finally caught a couple of TT V8s out on the PC track.Sometimes its better to be lucky than good!!!I rigged up a little wind noise baffle today for my camera.I said what the hay,Ill go stand at the place I shoot from at the PC.The wind was still blowing 35-40 MPH,a real world test.I had planned on shooting test vids,having no idea cars would be on the track on a Sunday afternoon.Well,I top the berm that I stand on and there are two X6s tearing up the track.They … CONTINUED
What is this car exactly? Looks like an X6 with a hood scoop. You might be fooled into thinking that this is some sort of ///M variant. In fact this is a planned hybrid drive version of the X6 and the hood scoop is used to mount the monitoring equipment needed for testing.
Quote: Of all the things that have hampered performance over the last two decades, vehicle weight is at the top of the list. Automakers have responded by putting more power under the hood to make up for the extra pounds, and BMW is as guilty as the rest – particularly with its M cars. The first (E30) M3 came packing a 2.3-liter four-pot and was able to put out an astonishing (at the … CONTINUED
First post community-manager:
We wanted to allow you getting an idea of the experience the new M-DCT with Drivelogic provides as early as possible, hence the mods of the MPW in advance had the opportunity of a co-drive on the test track.
Let me add a comment to the mentioned "torque oversteer".
Simplified this means: When performing an upshift, the engines still revving too high for the next ratio.
In case of a quite fast … CONTINUED
Here are the first photos of the heavily covered interior of the F10 5-series. Getting a glimpse of an upcoming models interior always provides good insight into the future design language of other upcoming BMW models.
Notice the new side-by-side placement of the gear selector and i-drive knob in the middle console. It appears to resemble the new X5s console. We also get a peak at the new steering wheel.