Here is the first video featuring the 1-series LCI (facelift), which are the first BMW models to enable access to facebook, twitter and webradio through the BMW ConnectedDrive i-drive interface. Click on the VIDEO tab to access the video.
Martha Stewart accepted BMW’s invitation to design her dream BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle using BMW’s “Dream It. Build It. Drive It.” program. Martha used the “Build Your Own” online tool on bmwusa.com to customize her own BMW X3.
Customization is a specialty for the new BMW X3, the vehicle has more than 70 million unique configurations. Martha Stewart designed her X3xDrive35i to have a Sparkling Bronze Metallic exterior, one of three special exterior colors that are only available for BMW X3 custom orders. Martha’s BMW X3 … CONTINUED
Here is a neat look at a recent cinema advertising campaign undertaken by BMW which utilizes a phenomenon called the After-Image Effect. The After-Image Effect is the visual effect one experiences when looking at a bright light source (such as the sun or camera flash) and the spots one sees when closing the eyes immediately afterwards.
In this ad, the BMW letters flashes momentarily towards the end of the ad and the viewers were asked to close their eyes immediately after conclusion of the ad … CONTINUED
Skiddmark has shared this great in studio video of the 1M coupe, featuring a live rotating view of the 1M as well as some motor revving action! Video inside – listen to the 1M being revved at 1:52 and 4:12 marks of the video.
We’ve seen many great videos of some great runs on the M3, showing proper lines, shifting, and overall driving, but this one takes the cake on how NOT to drive on the Nurburgring. The driver is clearly unfamiliar with the proper way to run on the Nordschleife and to handle his M3. His driving follies would be entertaining, if not for the fact that it poses danger to others on the open-to-public track.
The 1-series M Coupe’s full release and specs will come at approximately 6PM EST, but basic specs have been posted by BMW insider Scott26. The 1M Coupe will feature 335hp, 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds, 332 lb-ft torque (+37 overboost), and 1570kg (EU) weight. Pricing will come in at approximately 50,500 Euros.
BMW sends another Merry Christmas message, this time featuring St. Nick having some wintertime sliding fun in the all new 2011 BMW X3.
The BMW 1-series M Coupe has just been fully unveiled in this official video! Check inside for the full look. The press release and official photos will come tomorrow (Thursday) at 6PM EST so stay tuned! This also provides the first official look at the 1-series LCI facelift, with its revised headlights (with eyebrows) and light bar tail lights.
Edmunds Insideline has track performance tested the 2011 335is, achieving some great performance numbers, nipping at the heels of the E90 M3. Here is their performance test video and test results:
0-30 (sec): 2.0
0-45 (sec): 3.5
0-60 (sec): 5.0
0-75 (sec): 7.3
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.3 @ 104.6
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.7
30-0 (ft): 27
60-0 (ft): 111
Slalom (mph): 67.2 (66.0 stability control on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.91g ( 0.85g stability control on )
BMW community’s favorite driver Sabine Schmitz will be starting in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, featuring 12 hot cars, an airstrip and the twisty Zwartkops raceway. Here’s a preview of her making a passenger shriek in an M3 Frozen Gray Edition, as usual.
This video should be 10 minutes of pure joy for carbon fiber fanatics to witness. It features BMW’s new CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) manufacturing plant and many steps of the carbon fiber parts production process. CF will be used extensively in BMW’s future Megacity electric vehicle due in 2013 and is currently used as roof material for some M cars.
The Megacity’s construction will be of a body-on-frame. The lower half is the “drive” module — an aluminum chassis that melds the battery, electric … CONTINUED
BMW just released a new video on an interesting way to say happy holidays from all from BMW.
XBimmers member SKY_BIMMERS has put together a simple, but well edited and mixed video featuring his White on Black BMW X6 xDrive35i with performance parts. Keep at it SKY_BIMMERS, your talent really shines through this video!
Curious how realistic (or not) Gran Turismo 5 actually is compared to real life? Check out this great video of an E92 M3 running both virtually and in real life on the Nurburgring, in synchronized speed.
Vorsteiner has released a video of its beautiful X6M Carbon Fiber Aero Accessories package. If you thought it looked good in photos, it’s even better in video.
Rarely are older BMWs reviewed in depth, but Autocar recently took some spins in Prodriver’s E30 M3 rally car. Not much sounds better than a classic high revving naturally aspirated BMW motor. Check out the throwback review inside.
This newest installment of the BMW Unscripted series features Jurgen Greil, a mechanical engineer at BMW, who was part of the team responsible for bringing the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car to life.
AC Schnitzer has announced its tuning program for the F11 5-series touring, featuring a full catalog of external and internal cosmetic parts and power and handling modifications. Info, photos and video inside.