Here are some videos featuring the autonomous driving BMW 3-series cars, which can drive themselves (and demonstrate proper driving lines, braking, and accelerating) around tracks for which they’ve been programmed for, including the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, and now Laguna Seca.
The robotic 3-series also feature LED indicator lights which help drivers who takes control manually recognize how close or off of ideal driving lines they are at any given moment on the track. All this info can then be exported to the computer following the laps for immediate … CONTINUED
The Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept stars in a video promoting BMW innovations. Watch the VED Concept in its best driving footage yet, and boasting its 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds with a consumption of only 3.8l/100km.
Autocar’s recently released their print version of their BMW 1M vs. Cayman R comparison in their magazine, and now here’s the video version. The video is inside for your enjoyment. Here’s a hint on the results – it’s close!
BMW continues its return to the use of the Ultimate Driving Machine message and tagline in the newest USA commercial called “BMW More.” The message is simple and direct in this commercial featuring a BMW 3-series sedan on some mountain twisties: More Powerful. More Fuel Efficient. More BMW. The Ultimate Driving Machine
M3POST member and Dutch race car driver Junior Strous drives a BMW E92 M3 coupe on the Zandvoort race track in The Netherlands. Here is the on board footage of the M3 being driven to the absolute limit with a best laptime of 2.02.943 with a passenger on board.
Technical Lap Info: ’09 E92 M3 DCT, Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (Street tyres) 245/265 OEM 19″, Fully Loaded Zip Tuning Chip Mod, Performance Steering Wheel, DSI-Stinger/Front + Rear Laser Shield, F+R Stoptech BBK, Custom Brake Duct Cooling … CONTINUED
The recently unveiled G-Power M3 GTS shows off a bit in these videos from its testing runs at Hockenheim. This super-GTS would go on to set a laptime at the Hockenheim track of 1.11,8 min. The G-Power M3 GTS features:
635 hp / 467 kW @ 7,800 r/min (+ 185 hp / 136 kW)
630 Nm 3,900 r/min (+ 190 Nm)
Top speed: 323 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4.2s
0-200 km/h: 11.9s
G-POWER SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system
Our review of the BMW 1M coupe from last week’s BMW west coast press drive event at the Willow Springs International Raceway has been posted. We wondered if there would be any unique perspective for us to share with our readers. We hope so. We’ve shared our opinion on how the 1M compares to the M3 on the road from an M3 owner’s perspective, how the 1M performs on the track according to a BMW performance driving instructor with 25 years of racing experience, and … CONTINUED
NORBEFILMS sets some beautiful imagery of the F10 5-series M-sport to music by Moby. Enjoy the visuals.
M3POST member ssabripo shares wish us his european delivery journal in which he took delivery of an interlagos blue E90 M3 with Individual interior. Check out the beautiful pics of his gorgeous car (especially that two-toned interior), as well as the rest of their trip.
Here’s a first video of the BMW 328 Hommage, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como, where 50 historic and iconic cars built between the twenties and seventies are displayed in a celebration of automotive past. No engine rev unfortunately, but it does have a nice burble.
The M3POST vs. MBWORLD Royal Purple Forum Wars episode has just aired. The race pitted M3POST member Drake Kemper in his E92 M3 versus his opponent in a C63 AMG and included a quarter mile run, an autocross run, and a slalom. We won’t spoil the results for you, so see inside.
BMWUSA has posted up their newest BMW 6-Series TV Ad, which is titled “The Moment”. The ad features the topless 6 barelling down canyon roads and through tunnels at good speed with the V8 growl providing a soundtrack. All the elements needed for a good commercial. The punchline at the end of course is to “Remember to Breath”, which is BMWUSA’s theme for the new 6.
I’m glad to see BMW putting out commercials like this and would love to see more like it
As a nice followup to their 5-Series review, Rosenthal Automotive comes up with another unique BMW video review. Its more fun then serious, but a worthwhile watch.
Over 52 teams from 21 European countries competed in the recently concluded BMW X3 Games 2011. Over 15,000 registrations entered for this contest of physical and sports events in Geneva to win three new BMW X3s (for the winning team). The 6 disciplines in which the contestants competed were: running, golf, skiing, driving, mountain biking and sailing.
In the end, it was team from Hungary who each went home with a brand spanking new X3.
Southern California appears to be a hotbed for FEP stage F10 M5 prototype testing, as multiple test cars are spotted each week. Another black F10 M5 prototype was just spotted last week (video/photos inside). The chase car was no slouch – an E39 M5, and it still had problems keeping up in the beginning of the video.
Although it remains clad in camouflage, we already know what the production F10 M5 will essentially look like by referencing the F10 M5 Concept, albeit with the mirrors and sideskirts … CONTINUED
See what the auto journalists saw at the 1M press drives in this video of Matt Russell’s (M Brand Manager, US) presentation on the 1M coupe. See the philosophy, goals, and technical details behind the development of the M group’s hottest new coupe.
BMW UK has launched the first commercial for 1-series M coupe, which recently went on sale in England. The commercial features a valencia orange 1M coupe on some empty twisties in the countryside poised to swallow up some tarmac, followed by some serious driving. It’s rare to see tire smoke, much less drifting, in a BMW commercial, so the 1M is clearly being advertised by BMW as a model for serious driving enthusiasts.
Axis of Oversteer was in attendance at the Monticello race track in NJ for the first BMW 1M press test drives. Here is some fun drifting and hoonage in the 1M coupe.