Epic European Delivery report journal by BIMMERPOST member B-1 Pilot:
Just four days ago, we returned from an Epic European Delivery trip of my 2014 M5. In 10 days of travelling we visited 8 countries, drove 1800 miles, hit 162MPH, drove three laps around the Nürburgring, took 1200 pictures, shot 15 hours of video, and consumed copious amounts of good German beer and wine.
For my trip, I blended previous experiences, new knowledge learned here, and about 6 months of research to come up with our itinerary. I happily pay if forward and share the experience with you here, so that you might see something that piques your interest for a future European Delivery.
We’ve shown you tons of BMW i8 images from its recent world debut at the Frankfurt auto show, but nothing provides a better true to life impression than seeing it in the real world environment. And since the production i8 [full details/specs] has not yet hit the roads, we give you the next best thing – photos of the i8 test cars spotted in the wild.
Seen here is the i8 in Ionic Silver, Protonic Blue and Sophisto Gray, as well as some short video clips of the i8 spotted on the highway. The BMW i8 will be priced from $135,700 (plus destination and handling) when it arrives in US showrooms in the Spring of 2014.
See our BMW i8 features … CONTINUED
See the BMW M Laptimer App in action from Watkins Glen International as BIMMERPOST member wmandra (Bill) takes us on a lap in his BMW E89 Z4 M Sport.
Here’s the first sound clip for the 4 Series M Performance Parts exhaust system.
This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the BMW M5… again! This time around it has something called the Competition Package, which adds a host of small adjustments and improvements in an effort to improve the car’s performance and the satisfaction it gives to its driver. Is more power and a recalibration of the suspension and steering enough to make this incredible sedan behave? We find out on the test track at Hyundai’s Proving Grounds.
We have updated our official 4 Series Convertible thread with more wallpapers and the first video.
The all-new BMW 4 Series Convertible represents the latest chapter in the modern history of BMW Convertibles which dates back to 1987 and the first BMW 3 Series Convertible. As with the new BMW 4 Series Coupe, the 4 Series Convertible embodies the very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. The “4” in its title headlines this new product line for the Convertible and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but also the fact that any way you look at it, the new 4 Series Convertible represents something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins – 3+1, if you will. The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible will again feature a three-piece retractable hardtop with new features and functionality.
The new BMW 4 … CONTINUED
Video from Alpina featuring their new BMW D3 Bi-turbo. The newest 3 Series by Alpina features 350 bhp (257 kW) at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 700 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.
On the latest episode of “The Blueprint,” JAY Z’s Life + Times travels to Germany for the unveiling of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe at the legendary 24 Hour Nurburgring race. Shaped by BMW’s rich legacy at the exacting racetrack–the German automaker has won 19 of the 41 races and the Ring also serves as its test site–the new 4-door M6 Gran Coupe is an unprecedented blend of the high performance M line and the luxury stylings of the brand’s 6 series. Here, the design and engineering teams in Germany both dissect the collaboration and philosophy behind BMW’s latest triumph.