The Alpina B6 based on the 2012 6-series (F12) prototype has been spotted for the first time, on the streets of Germany. Typical to form, this B6 prototype can be identified by its Alpina wheels, quad exhaust, and lack of M style aero parts (meaning it’s not an M6 prototype). This prototype does not yet feature the eventual Alpina bodywork.
Expect the F12 B6 to feature the same powerplant as the F10 B5 (based on the current F10 550i sedan) – a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 good for 507hp, but perhaps with slightly upgraded power output.
The 2012 BMW F12 M6 Convertible has lost most of its camouflage, so we’re happy to share the best shots to date. The F12 M6 has entered FEP or final evaulation phase, and this allows us a look at most of the signature M design and technology cues, including front bumpers, rear bumpers, and side skirts.
Despite some light disguise you can already see the sportier bumpers and huge air intakes needed to feed the 4.4-litre Twin-Power V8 engine internally dubbed S63 – we expect an output of roughly 580hp. This prototype appears to still have some camouflage tape over the rear bumpers, but these shots reveal a rear diffusor similar to the F10 M5.
We bring you the very first look at the upcoming F20 1-series M-sport front end on a 135i hatchback, and it’s undoubtedly the most aggressive M-sport front bumper we’ve ever seen from BMW, owing to the integration of air curtain bodywork and deeply inset air inlets to direct more airflow to the air curtains.
The rest of the M-sport package has not yet been affixed on this car, but expect the usual set of M-sport wheels, rear bumper, sideskirts, and of course interior M-sport bits.
Besides the current testing of the F20 M-sport front bumper, here is what these photos reveal….
An astute (and camera equipped) site member spotted this Le Mans blue F13 6-series coupe M-sport on the way to work this morning. This is the first time we have seen the 6-series coupe M-sport prototype with the actual M-sport wheels, which we uncovered last month. Thanks to LeMans335xiE90 for his efforts, as he was 1 hour late to work for bringing us this video.
Here is another video from a recent sighting on the LA freeways of the F10 M5 in Silverstone color. Even with the camouflage tape, the presence that the F10 M5 has on the road is undeniable.
Now that the BMW Concept M5 has been shown to the public, BMW has basicly unwrapped their test fleet of M5s– because we all know the shape. The benefit of that for us is that we get a preview of the M5 in a variety of colors, and so far we’ve gotten to see the car in Silver and White. Other popular colors such as Monte Carlo Blue have been shown off in the past, but unfortunatly with the body cladding still on the car.
Here are a few pictures of the next generation M5 in Black. Although the wheels have been painted black, these look to be the production wheels (The beautiful 5-spoke ones shown with the BMW Concept M5 are said to be … CONTINUED
Just in, here are some brand new spy shots of the BMW Lightweight E90 M3 said to be called M3 EVO. Back in April, BMW teased us with a first surprise appearance of this car in Garching. Thanks to Klier and rususlikwho caught this car at the Nürburgring, we can now share another glimpse at this car.
Unlike the earlier spotting, this test car looks exactly like what has been presented in Garching. Dedicated front spoiler lip and rear spoiler supposedly made from some lightweight material, 6-piston lightweight brakes (more info), and a unique color what we suppose is a non-metallic Interlagos Blue.
The M3 EVO is said to sit between a regular E9x M3 and the extreme M3 GTS, meaning the M3 EVO will retain to seat … CONTINUED
With the arrival of spring in Germany, has come a torrid pace of BMW prototype testing. The F34 3-series GT (Gran Turismo) is once again out doing its testing runs in public. The camouflage remains the same as before, but additional angles gives us a better idea yet of its size, proportions, stance, and shape. Check out the newest set of spy photos inside.
We bring you the most revealing F30 3-series FEP (final evaluation phase) test car video yet — 2 minutes of spy footage. The video reveals the following things: Fixed piston calipers, Possible lightweight calipers being tested, LED turn signal indicators, Regular bulb brake lights, Appears to be undergoing sound check/testing. Enjoy the video inside.