These closeup photos of the latest BMW M2 prototype reveals a sliver of the Long Beach Blue paint underneath, as well as a first look at the M double slat kidney grilles with M2 badging.
We spy the next generation BMW M5 at the Nurburgring! The M5 prototype arrived at BMW’s M Test center, and was accompanied by just about everything else in BMW’s range of M cars.
What makes this prototype the next M5 and not another hybrid eDrive G30 prototype? To start, this prototype was spotted at BMW M’s Nurburgring test center. Also, this prototype does not have the hybrid eDrive plug door at the front fender. This M5 prototype has larger front air intakes, cross drilled rotors, … CONTINUED
A BIMMERPOST members shares his first hand account from watching the BMW M2 prototype undergo testing at Laguna Seca.
More footage of the BMW M2 continuing its testing on the Nurburgring.
What we previously thought could be an early next generation M5 prototype is instead a G30 5 Series eDrive prototype. While the mention of anything hybrid may not get your enthusiast heart racing, this particular model just may change that… *if* it receives the same hybrid “power eDrive” powerplant that was recently previewed in a 5 Series GT prototype by BMW to the press.
Here’s some enticing details of the Power eDrive system from the 5 Series GT eDrive prototype:
The Power eDrive system featured new … CONTINUED
The BMW M4 GTS has been spotted with a high rear wing for the first time.
Our latest sighting of the BMW M2 (F87) prototype testing on the Nurburgring.
If you haven’t been following our M2 info (@ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m2), here’s a quick rundown of the info we know (not yet confirmed by BMW):
N55 engine producing 370 PS (DIN) (= 365 hp) and 465Nm torque (= 343 lb-ft), featuring “over boost” of +35Nm (25 lb-ft), in low to mid range RPM
Prototypes have been tested with both manual and DCT transmissions
A new side profile image revealing the G11/G12 7 Series has emerged.
The G30 5 Series sedan has hit the Nurburgring for the first time and we’ve got photos. It’s also dropped a bit of camouflage compared to the first spotted prototypes.
We’ve spied the next gen G11/G12 7 Series’ display gauges before, but here’s the closest look yet and it once again confirms a hybrid physical/digital multifunction display.
Physical semi-circles frame the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge, while all other elements appear to be digital, including needles and numbers.
The gauges are colored red as the car is in Sport mode, so we expect that the display gauges overall look will change with the car’s current mode (Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro), much like that seen … CONTINUED
Have a live look at the 2016 X1 (F48) prototype in action on the Nurburgring.
We’ve shown you plenty of F30 3 Series LCI (facelift) photos, and here’s the first good look at the 2016 F80 M3 LCI.
As expected and as the camouflage indicates, the only major exterior change will be the new LED tail lights, as seen on the 3 series LCI prototypes. While the F30 3 Series LCI model will additionally receive a nip/tuck for its front end, the F80 M3 shares the M4′s front styling, and if history holds (from the previous E9x M3 generation), neither … CONTINUED
The G30 5 Series prototype has been spotted out testing and being evaluated against the current F10 5 Series. While the exterior size look similar, the platform underneath will be totally new — based on the modular CLAR platform (Cluster Architecture) which will also underpin the next 3, 5, and 6 Series, as well as the next the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7.
The G30 will accomplish weight reduction using pressed steel, aluminum, magnesium and a carbon fiber load bearing section of the chassis … CONTINUED
Unfortunate serious accident between a 7 Series G11/G12 prototype and a police van. A BMW factory test driver, driving a new 7er G1x prototype was involved in a crash Saturday morning. The 7er driver (42-year-old) hit a Polizei van (30-year-old) t-boned it and the Polizei van flipped over. Inside the Polizei van were three policeman. All parties involved escaped with only minor injuries.
The accident occurred on the B27a (Theodor-Heuss-Straße) in downtown Stuttgart – as several Polizei cars (&vans) were responding to robbery call … CONTINUED
Although the next generation G11/G12 7 Series (G11 = short wheelbase / G12 = long wheelbase) has already been seen in its entirety (photos below), we’ve yet to see a model wearing the M Sport package. Seen here is the 7 Series M Sport, or perhaps even the rumored M770i. BMW has previously shot down rumors of a M7 model.
The M Sport front bumper and side skirts sets this prototype apart from previously spotted 7 Series. If you look closely, you’ll also see quad … CONTINUED
Here’s our latest shots of the M2 prototype from its testing session today at the Nurburgring. It’s looking more and more buttoned up and production ready as we approach its reveal later this year and its start of production in November.
First track footage of the BMW 1 Series Sedan (F52), from the Nurburgring.