In the latest episode of Fifth Gear, Jason Plato has a go in BMW’s flagship convertible – the F12 M6 Convertible, boasting 560hp / 501 lb-ft torque from its twin turbo V8 S63Tu motor, but weighting in at 4,530 pounds.
Plato praises the power delivery and sound from the new S63Tu based powertrain. He achieves 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds for the M6 convertible in his test.
Although the car weighs in at 4,530 pounds, it never feels like it to according to Plato. There’s a bit of … CONTINUED
From summer 2013, BMW Night Vision will additionally feature a specific animal recognition system that extends beyond the reach of the main-beam headlights. An infrared thermal imaging camera mounted in the BMW kidney grille is able to detect heat-emitting objects from a distance of some 100 metres, while distinguishing between humans and animals by the level of heat.
If BMW Night Vision anticipates a potential collision with an animal, the Dynamic Light Spots start to flash at the animal in a targeted manner. The instrument display … CONTINUED
2012 video highlights featuring the 2014 F80 M3, from the amazing Nurburgring Nordschleife touristenfahrten, testing and track days.
F80 M3 news @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f80m3/
Video featuring matte white E90 M3 wearing Vossen wheels and ripping down the mountain roads in Southern California.
BMW Z4 GTE race debut in Sebring – BMW Team RLL ready for fifth ALMS season.
Munich (DE), 12th March 2013. The 2013 season of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is not the only thing kicking off at the 12 Hours of Sebring (US) this weekend. The race also marks the start of a new era in BMW Motorsport’s programme in North America: This is the first time BMW Team RLL will line up against opposition in the GT class with the newly developed BMW … CONTINUED
The Fifth Gear crew reviews the BMW Activehybrid 5. Can a hybrid impress the car nuts and pro drivers of the Fifth Gear team?
Watch their verdict in the segment which starts at 13:04 of the episode.
The latest airing of Fifth Gear had Jason Plato searching for the best daily driver used sports car buy for under $7,000 (£5,000). He narrowed his choices down to the E85 Z4, Boxster S and RX-8.
This particular Z4 had 80,000 miles but was still in excellent condition, garnering it Plato’s pick as the best daily driver and practical choice with the best interior, most refinement, best build quality and gas consumption.
The segment provides some tips on what to be wary of when shopping preowned E85 … CONTINUED
BMW has released some new videos for the BMW Concept Active Tourer, which will serve as the basis for the upcoming FWD BMW 1 Series GT (Gran Turismo).
The first clip highlights the versatility and multi-use function that the 1 Series GT will serve, for many types of lifestyles and activities. This is the video which was on played at the BMW Concept Active Tourer display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
These two videos also give us the first look at the BMW C.A.T. in motion.… CONTINUED
Just a programming note: 3 new videos have been added to our 3-series GT official thread.
More on BMW i: http://www.bimmerpost.com/bmwi/
The best of both Worlds: BMW presents the new plug-in-hybrid-technology, built into the BMW Concept Active Tourer. For the first time, BMW combined two different drive concepts in one car: A BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine [more info] and an electric engine. The concept vehicle combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style.
F22 2 Series coupe (228i) prototype spotted in SoCal. First prototype sighting in the US.
The M235i coupe (315 HP) is already confirmed for the US (see VIN details and spy photos). Production will begin in November 2013 in the Leipzig plant, for an 8 month first-model-year production run (until June 2014). There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup.
The M235i will be joined by the 228i coupe in the US. The 228i … CONTINUED
Have a look at the BMW 3 Series GT at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 together with Bruno Spengler, the racing driver who won the 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship. He’s talking to Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design.
M3POST member koop shares with us his journal from his BMW Individual M3 re-delivery at the PCD. From koop:
As some of you may remember, I was fortunate enough to take European Delivery of my Individual Azurite/Rust Brown E92 M3 in Munich last December. It was an awesome experience! (The original thread is here).
After a forever-taking 10-week wait, my M3 and I were finally reunited at the Performance Center in South Carolina last week. The experience was just as fantastic as Munich, but in an … CONTINUED
3 Series owners snapshots featured in this compilation of various 3 series generations from the 22 years of BMW 3 Series making the Car and Driver Annual 10Best List.
The Wye Dean rally in a Ratty BMW 325i, by Chris Harris.
In-car video and track data from the 2012 BMW 335i’s lap at Virginia International Raceway for the 2013 Lightning Lap competition by Car and Driver.
First interior listen and view of the sensations in the i8, during a ride along by EVO.
Towards the end of the clip, it’s confirmed that the i8 will receive the same Active Sound Design from recent models such as the F10 M5 and M135i to enhance the i8′s sounds in the interior.
TFLcar compares and tests the 2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i and the 2013 Volvo XC60 T6.
Both cars are powered by 3.0L cylinder motors, both are turbocharged by twin scroll turbo, and both output 300 HP.
Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic and both engines power all four wheels with via all-wheel-drive.