BMW Team RLL finished third and fourth in today’s American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Baltimore that will go into the record books as the shortest race in ALMS history due to a crash on the first lap that cost the event half of its duration.
The checkered flag flew only one-hour-and-fourteen-minutes after the green flag waved with Dirk Müller and Joey Hand finishing third in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE and the No. 55 machine of Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin coming home fourth.
The crash occurred just after the green flag waved, blocking the circuit and involving eight cars. Polesitter Bill Auberlen, in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, just skirted by and Joey Hand, starting the No. 56 Z4 GTE from the 11th … CONTINUED
We’ve heard the upcoming M3/M4 at high speeds on the Nurburgring, but haven’t had many chances to hear it accelerating from a stop. Well, here’s a good listen, as this F80 M3 prototype was spotted by BIMMERPOST member KKM3 on the Pacific Coast Highway last night.
The M3 here doesn’t accelerate to redline nor at wide open throttle, and the clip is short, but we nonetheless get a good sound preview of the car’s inline 6 cylinder S55 engine and exhaust.
Here is KKM3′s reaction to witnessing this M3 in person:
I spotted this car last night around 9pm driving north on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. I knew right away it was the new M3 and I was determined to get a good clip or … CONTINUED
Edmunds posts a review of the F15 X5 xDrive50i.
The 2014 BMW X5 first drive review impressions are in! Has the X5 been improved upon or taken any steps backwards? Read on….
The new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d [not for North America] combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of the new BMW X5, moreover, can be explicitly highlighted: model-specific options offered by BMW Individual provide exclusive elegant touches, while new products in the Original BMW Accessories range – likewise specifically designed for the Sports Activity Vehicle – serve to … CONTINUED
If BMW insider Scott26 is to be believed, a BMW Z5 roadster and Z5 coupe will be spawned from the joint sports car collaboration between BMW and Toyota.
The Z5 roadster is said to feature design, both exterior and interior from BMW and BMW engines. Toyota will supply optional hybrid technology and BMW will supply CFRP in its construction.
On the Toyota side, this project is expected to spawn the Supra revival.
So, how do you current M3 owners feel about the upcoming M4 coupe? Let us know inside.
Tapping deeper into its enthusiast fan base, BMW of North America announced the launch of a lifestyle and accessories shopping experience within the Facebook environment. BMW fans and Facebook users will now have the ability to shop for a full range of BMW lifestyle products, accessories and BMW M performance parts right on Facebook. The BMW USA Social Shop will feature all of the social functionality expected in the Facebook environment, including the ability to share and “like” items, as well as view friends’ activity and items they added to their wishlists.
The BMW USA Social Shop experience is built directly into the Facebook environment, allowing for a seamless integration of the two brands. Existing BMW eCommerce functionalities you know from www.shopBMWUSA.com, such as the ability … CONTINUED
The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with twelve of the world’s best supercars and sports cars for 2013 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights.
Motortrend gathered the Nissan GT-R Track Edition, SRT Viper, Jaguar F-Type V-8 S, Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Porsche Cayman S, Audi R8 V-10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, BMW M6, Ford Focus ST and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S — all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest.
Chris Harris test and flogs the Alpine B3 F30 biturbo on the road and track. Verdict? See inside.