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12/08/2010    12:31 AM
COMMENTS: 101

Edmunds Insideline has track performance tested the 2011 335is, achieving some great performance numbers, nipping at the heels of the E90 M3. Here is their performance test video and test results:

Test Results:
0-30 (sec): 2.0
0-45 (sec): 3.5
0-60 (sec): 5.0
0-75 (sec): 7.3
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.3 @ 104.6
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.7
30-0 (ft): 27
60-0 (ft): 111
Slalom (mph): 67.2 (66.0 stability control on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.91g ( 0.85g stability control on )

12/07/2010    8:30 PM
COMMENTS: 32

BMW community’s favorite driver Sabine Schmitz will be starting in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, featuring 12 hot cars, an airstrip and the twisty Zwartkops raceway. Here’s a preview of her making a passenger shriek in an M3 Frozen Gray Edition, as usual.

12/07/2010    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 37

This video should be 10 minutes of pure joy for carbon fiber fanatics to witness. It features BMW’s new CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) manufacturing plant and many steps of the carbon fiber parts production process. CF will be used extensively in BMW’s future Megacity electric vehicle due in 2013 and is currently used as roof material for some M cars.

The Megacity’s construction will be of a body-on-frame. The lower half is the “drive” module — an aluminum chassis that melds the battery, electric drive system and crash structure. A high-strength, lightweight, carbon fiber passenger compartment is attached on top. The key benefit is weight reduction, a prime consideration in reducing the weight and cost of the battery, while providing sufficient range.

BMW will push … CONTINUED

12/04/2010    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 12

BMW just released a new video on an interesting way to say happy holidays from all from BMW. :)

12/04/2010    9:00 AM
COMMENTS: 62

XBimmers member SKY_BIMMERS has put together a simple, but well edited and mixed video featuring his White on Black BMW X6 xDrive35i with performance parts. Keep at it SKY_BIMMERS, your talent really shines through this video!

12/03/2010    11:30 AM
COMMENTS: 62

Curious how realistic (or not) Gran Turismo 5 actually is compared to real life? Check out this great video of an E92 M3 running both virtually and in real life on the Nurburgring, in synchronized speed.

12/02/2010    4:00 PM
COMMENTS: 47

Vorsteiner has released a video of its beautiful X6M Carbon Fiber Aero Accessories package. If you thought it looked good in photos, it’s even better in video.

11/30/2010    10:35 AM
COMMENTS: 8

Rarely are older BMWs reviewed in depth, but Autocar recently took some spins in Prodriver’s E30 M3 rally car. Not much sounds better than a classic high revving naturally aspirated BMW motor. Check out the throwback review inside.

11/24/2010    1:02 PM
COMMENTS: 12

This newest installment of the BMW Unscripted series features Jurgen Greil, a mechanical engineer at BMW, who was part of the team responsible for bringing the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car to life.