We visit the BMW owned Munich dealership from time to time as it contains some of the most interesting models you will see on any BMW showroom floor, with new cars regularly rotated in. It’s especially a fun place to see BMW Individual models in all sorts of colors, leathers, and trims.
The past few months have featured several Individual E9x generation 3 Series, including Enzian Blue, Graphite Blue, Lime Yellow, and Mandarin 2. Check out some photos below.
Coverage/photos provided by moderator Dackelone.
The order and pricing guides for the U.S. 2013 M6 Coupe (F13) and 2012 M6 Convertible (F12) are in! They include information on all standard equipment, options, packages, and related pricing.
The 2013 M6 coupe begins production in July, for September delivery. The 2012 M6 convertible began production in March and have already begun deliveries in Europe (it will hit US showroom floors in June).
Including destination and handling, BMW M6 Coupe and BMW M6 Convertible will carry a MSRP of $106,995 and $113,995, respectively.
See our Official F12/F13 M6 Info Thread for more information.
Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power a motor vehicle. Over the past few years BMW EfficientDynamics has made great improvements in engine efficiency, for example with technologies such as direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, exhaust-driven turbochargers, brake energy regeneration and the Auto Start Stop function. However, about 60 percent of the generated energy is still lost, half of it being exhaust heat, with the remaining half as heat absorbed by the engine cooling system. Finding ways of recovering this lost heat energy is one of the major goals being pursued by engineers working on BMW EfficientDynamics for the future. That is why the BMW … CONTINUED
Someone (Insideline) has finally dyno’d the BMW 1M coupe and the results are even more impressive than most had predicted - 331rwhp/362rwtq !! Check inside for the dyno video and some incredulous (in a good way) reactions.
BMW UK has launched the first commercial for 1-series M coupe, which recently went on sale in England. The commercial features a valencia orange 1M coupe on some empty twisties in the countryside poised to swallow up some tarmac, followed by some serious driving. It’s rare to see tire smoke, much less drifting, in a BMW commercial, so the 1M is clearly being advertised by BMW as a model for serious driving enthusiasts.
Here are some new renders of the next generation 2012 F30/F32 3-series coupe and sedan. Like the current generation, the coupe and sedan will continue to sport unique designs. The next generation 3-series is expected to grow slightly in size and wheelbase, but feature even shorter overhangs to preserve its sporty stance and style. The front fascia is expected to become more upright, consistent with BMW’s latest design language seen in the current Z4, F10 5-series, and F01 7-series.
The F32 3 series coupe is expected to share some design elements with the new 6-series coupe, such as sculptured flanks, low roof line, and possibly the turn indicators located under front headlights. It will also have wider and lower kidney grilles than the current E92 coupe.
Engine options … CONTINUED
MINI has revealed the WRC Countryman at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, along with its full specifications. The MINI WRC has been co-developed with Prodrive and will compete in select rally races in 2011. We were on hand at the live reveal and are happy to share some photos.
This Mototrend matchup shows just how far the Mustang GT has come and how impressive the 2011 5.0 model is. This comparison would have been a joke just a few years ago, and you may be be surprised by the results. M3 still wins, but not by as much as BMW fans would naturally guess (or like).