Autocar India conducts its annual Autocar Trackday 2012, pitting India’s 11 best driver’s cars against each other at the hands of Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.
Three BMWs were included in the competition, including the 2013 F10 M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe. See the results inside.
The segment for each car starts at:
F30 328i - 5:57min
640d Coupe - 7:36min
F10 M5 - 9:54min
F30 328i - 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1
Here’s how the 328i, 640d, and M5 compare on paper (factory quoted specs):
F30 328i - 240hp / 255lb-ft / 0-60 5.4s
640d Coupe - 315hp / 465lb-ft / 0-60 5.2s
F10 M5 - 560hp / 501 lb-ft / 0-62 4.4s
The BMW Group has extended its premium car sharing program DriveNow to the US. DriveNow launched in San Francisco with 70 BMW ActiveE electric vehicles. The innovative mobile parking solution, ParkNow, will debut in the Californian city in September.
Here is a video detailing the DriveNow and ParkNow programs.
On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).
The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.
The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They even let us take turns driving their project 1M! How cool was that! And… we even let them drive some of our highly mod’d 1er’s for their expert opinion.
One thing that I was not aware of is that Manhart also … CONTINUED
BMW M School instructor Andy VanCleef takes BIMMERPOST around Laguna Seca on some hotlaps - in-car footage.
Watch championship-winning racer Scott Pruett in the 2013 BMW M5 Sedan as the tires, brakes, chassis, and powertrain work together to give him the ultimate grip, speed, and control of the 2013 BMW F10 M5 at Laguna Seca.
Here are multiple angles to observe the precise steering and consistent placement of the aluminum-intensive, multi-link rear suspension of the new M5.
Our 1M owners from Australia gathered for a meet and greet last weekend in what is the largest 1M gathering so far down under. Back in January, only five owners gathered at their inaugural 1M Cars & Coffee, but this time around the numbers more than doubled - eleven 1M coupes in total (7 Valencia Orange, 3 Alpine White, and 1 Black Saphire Metallic).
Check out a video and photos from the event.
Watch as BMW race car driver Bill Auberlen pilots the 2013 M6 coupe (F13) around the Laguna Seca track, while playing lead and follow with an Alpina B7.
The 2013 Alpina B7, based on the refreshed 2013 7 Series, made its U.S. debut this week at the BMW press launch in Laguna Seca Raceway (along with the 2013 M5 and M6 coupe). This is the closest thing we’ll get to an M7 or M Performance 7 Series (for now) and it was a beast on the track!
Our Track Review
It’s a wholly physics defying experience accelerating a nearly 5000 pound car from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, handling corners at speed with little roll, and diving into and coming out of the Laguna Seca corkscrew as if it was a medium sized sedan. This was our experience with refreshed B7 sedan at Laguna Seca. Although I’ve never driven a train, I’d say this car fulfills the … CONTINUED
BMW of North America today launched the ‘X1 Restore the Outdoors’ social media program in Seattle, WA which will run through September 10 in New York City. X1 Restore the Outdoors is a social good program that gives back to the outdoor places we love including parks, beaches, forests and recreational locations across the country.
The X1 will travel through the United States for two and half weeks, stopping at 12 predetermined locations. Drivers will take an Instagram photo at each stop and share it at the www.RestoretheOutdoors.com Facebook page. For every “Like” the photo receives, BMW will donate one dollar back to that location – up to $10,000 for each location. You give a like. BMW donates a buck.
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