The BMW Team RLL describe the process and important of FOCUS in racing.
The latest episode of Fifth Gear saw BTCC veteran Jason Plato enlist the help of ex-F1 pilot Mika Salo to compare the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series with BMW’s M3 GTS.
View the episode inside.
If resident BMW insider Scott26 is correct, the upcoming 1 Series FWD BMW model lineup will be available with M Sport packages.
Although the FWD models will be front-wheel driven, BMW has sporty intentions with the lineup; something we don’t doubt judging by how well MINIs (with which the FWD 1 Series models will share the UKL platform) handle and perform. Offering M Sport packages for the FWD BMW models will serve to enhance the sportiness (in looks, and perhaps performance) of the future front wheel drive range of cars.
Here are some speculative renders by resident digital artist Harold Wood of the BMW Concept Active Tourer (CAT) FWD electric hybrid in M Sport trim.
Some impressive performance results recorded by Autobild for the M6 coupe:
0-100km/h - 3.9s
0-200km/h - 11.3s
Only 0.40 seconds behind the M3 GTS around the test track.
The dyno results were pretty awesome as well: 632 hp, 800Nm (590 lb-ft) torque.
Check out the performance comparison chart inside.
Three great videos of two generations of special M3 models - the E46 M3 CSL, E90 M3 CRT and E92 M3 GTS, each running on the Mortefontaine Track in France.
The BMW Group plans to build a new plant in Brazil. “We welcome the new framework for investments in Brazil, based on the recently adopted “Inovar Auto” legislation. We have submitted an investment proposal for our planned new plant to the Brazilian Government,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, at a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the capital, Brasilia, on Monday.
Subject to final approval of the plans by the Brazilian Government, the goal is for production to begin in 2014. Investments over the next few years will total more than 200 million euros. Plans call for a production capacity of approximately 30,000 vehicles per year. More than 1,000 new jobs will be created at … CONTINUED
Story and Photos by Austin Cabot. Nestled on a hill overlooking turn 1 at Road Atlanta is a simple looking building with three flag poles out front. Anyone who has taken exit 129 off of I-85N (coming out of Atlanta) to get to the track probably knows what building I’m talking about. A simple sign out front has three simple letters on it – BBS. This is the understated headquarters of BBS of America.
BBS was founded in Germany in 1970. Their Braselton location is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to the sales and distribution of BBS aftermarket products for the American Market. It is also home to sales and service for BBS racing as well as OE and OES programs. … CONTINUED
Here is a great video recapping BMW’s 2012 DTM season, culminating with this past weekend’s win by Bruno Spengler, which captured the DTM triple crown for BMW.
Check out M3POST member Justin(OKC)’s modified E30 M3 as he brings it back to its roots. Here are its impressive modifications:
Euro tow hook covers
“BMW Motorsport” door handles
Cibie CSR headlights
Black headlight rings
Vented DTM carbon fiber mirrors
EVO II front splitter
EVO III trunk lid
EVO III adjustable wing with CF gurney flap
EVO III brake ducts
EVO III steering wheel
EVO III shift knob
EVO III shift boot
EVO III hill brake handle
EVO III seatbelts (red)
EVO III dead pedal
EVO II door strips
EVO II leather door panels
EVO II leather center console
BBS LM 106 – 17×8.5 et18
Toyo Proxes R1R– 245/35/17
AST 4200’s with Swift Springs (500#/600#) and thrust sheets
Sport EVO airbox
Sport EVO lightweight flywheel
Euro dog-leg close ratio transmission
Z3 finned differential cover
Oil pan baffle
VAC Motorsports electric fan conversion
Supersprint exhaust and mid-pipe with resonator
Next…..a 2.5 liter S14 … CONTINUED
Four wins, three pole positions and finally the long-awaited title: Bruno Spengler (CA) made DTM history in 2012. In an interview, the freshly crowned champion and BMW Team Schnitzer driver speaks about his emotions, the final laps in Hockenheim (DE) and his plans for the coming weeks.
Bruno, how does it feel to be the DTM champion?
Bruno Spengler: “To be honest, I still really don’t know how or what I should feel. I am still at sixes and sevens and can hardly believe what has happened. I am just proud to be the first DTM champion for BMW after the big comeback. This is a dream come true for me. I have come close to winning the Drivers’ Championship a few times already, but it never … CONTINUED