The BMW Group has extended its run of success in the International Engine of the Year Awards by recording two more class wins with the N20 and N13/N18 motors [read full details].
Watch below the process of a BMW engine being born and eventually married to a chassis. They sure do grow up fast.
Remember the photo set we posted which first revealed the 4 Series Coupe — the ones captured in downtown LA during a BMW commercial shoot for the F32?
Well, here’s the results of that shoot – the first 4 Series Coupe promo trailer. Click on thumbnail inside to view the trailer (at BMW.tv).
Head of BMW design, Karim Habib, talks a bit about the exterior and interior design of the BMW 4 Series Coupe.
We have uploaded our BMW 4 Series Official Thread with even more materials – new wallpapers, new videos, and full technical specs for all models.
Introducing the all-new 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32)!
The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe marks the beginning of a new era for coupes at BMW. Launched as the latest generation of BMW’s sporty mid-size Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe 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 Coupe and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but that any way you look at it, the new 4 … CONTINUED
iND shares video and audio of their project F10 M5 with AMS catless downpipes matched to Eisenmann Race 4x102mm tips and Eisenmann center pipes.
The result sounds downright vicious!
Vivid Racing brings us a supercharged and action packed driving video featuring their project M3 shredding a dry lake bed. With nothing around for hundreds of miles, the roars of the V8 go ripping by at speeds of 100mph.
Petrolicious presents this video feature on a BMW E30 M3.
There are no substitutes for an E30 M3, and for Gabor Mester, no ordinary M3 would cut it. Gabor had his heart set on the specific M3 that started him down the path of BMW: a car that belonged to the parents of a childhood friend. Walking through his friend’s garage one day and spotting this M3 instantly turned teenage Gabor into a car guy, who from that day forward took every possible opportunity to see … CONTINUED
Some drag races between a F13 M6 Coupe and some formidable competition: the R35 GTR, Porsche turbo, X6M and R34 GTR.
Upcoming 2014 BMW models will be available with the new iDrive Touch system, which features a touch sensitive controller knob for a whole new way of input. Instead of having to scroll for letter input, users can now write letters on the surface of the iDrive knob.
This new written input method can be used anywhere where a speller wheel is needed: navigation, multimedia search, contact search, phone numbers, etc.
It also accepts gestures for such actions as zooming in and out on a map.
Check out a … CONTINUED
BMW i will soon launch its very first production model when it introduces the production BMW i3 within the next few months.
This set of videos explain much about the philosophies and technologies behind the BMW i3 (and i8), as well as BMW’s commitment and investment in mass producing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which will eventually be used extensively in regular BMW models, such as the next gen 2016 7 Series (G11).
It’s always interesting to hear the history of the BMW M3 rehashed, but even more fun when you get to see them all together. Even more than that, we get to hear and see them all being driven in this recap of the BMW M3′s evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to the E90.
BWS Motorsports’ Marc Norris takes us through the generations.
P.S., if you’re interested, here’s a chart comparing the technical specs of all M3 generations [tech specs chart].
ZPOST member Asbjorn shares with us his China road trip in his tuned BMW Z4 sDrive35i:
Dear Bimmerpost members
Below are some pictures and highlights from a recent 4000km road trip I completed here in China. The trip went from the sea-side city of Qingdao in the east, to the most populous city in western China, mountainous Chongqing. It is also the two cities I have come to love the most while living in mainland China as a foreigner.
So the trip went from Qingdao to Chongqing. … CONTINUED
Earlier this week, we attended the US media launch for the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe [official thread]. The M6 Gran Coupe features the same 560hp / 500 kb-ft powerplant as the M5 and M6 Coupe/Convertible and covers 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds. It starts in the U.S. at a base price of $113,000 for the 2014 model year [full pricing details].
The event was held in Austin, TX at the impressive Circuit of the America (COTA) Formula 1 race track. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on … CONTINUED
Latest footage of the 2014 BMW M3 (F80) from track testing at the Nurburgring.
We just attended the US media launch for the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Track in Austin, Texas. Testing the M6 Gran Coupe was the highlight of the event, but we were also given a first look and demo of the exciting upcoming BMW M Power App (which we share with you in the video below).
Note: this app is *NOT* yet available in the iOS app store. It is *NOT* the same as the M Power Meter … CONTINUED
BMW presents an official side-by-side comparison of the 3 generations of X5, including the newest F15 X5.
We get a great look at the evolution of both exteriors and interiors.
Follow F15 X5 coverage @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/f15/
In 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that was fast and powerful yet unassuming. In all its unassuming four-door glory the E28 M5 is often overlooked, but this sedan packs the same amount of power as Ferrari 308 GT and if not respected will surprise you in the turns of your favorite road. Randy has had this car through … CONTINUED