The first press days of the 2011 Detroit North American International Autoshow is now over and done. The BMW stand was somewhat non-descript relative to their usual digs at places like Paris, Geneva and Frankfurt. Despite this, BMW made a very strong showing with several new World Premiers, which were more then premieres in name only.
BMW 1-Series M Coupe: World Premiere
First and foremost has to be the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. This was the star of the BMW stand, the bright orange color, beefy bodywork and … CONTINUED
More updates have been streaming through. Here is the latest, a video of the Vermillion Red 128i LCI cabrio that we saw early this morning. Enjoy!
As promised, here is more video of the BMW 135i LCI in Alpine White. You can see the new Gloss White interior trim as well!
Here is a late addition to the 1M Coupe @ NAIAS thread which has been blowing up. Exclusive HD video of the car on the stand. Enjoy!!
Autocar gives its 90 second verdict of the 2011 X3. They were convincingly impressed with the all new X3 and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.
Videos often provide a more dynamic and realistic look to a car, and this video provides such a look at the AC Schnitzer F10 5-series.
BMW thanks its loyal fans with this highlight video montage of clips from BMW TV in 2010. From BMW: Thank you for more than 18 million views and comments in 2010. With this clip we want to focus on you, our viewers. That’s why representative of all the many other comments some of them will be mentioned in the clip. The BMW TV team wish you a JOYful 2011.
Turner Motorsports provides an update on their new Rolex GT M3 build for next season’s Grand-Am series, which will replace their M6. Here, they discuss the widebody full carbon fiber bodywork and dealing with the heat generated from the engine compartment.
Last season was Turner Motorsports’ first in the Rolex Sports Car Series, after competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge since 2004.
The all new F25 X3 has been said to have an impressive and refined ride quality, but these videos also show that it’s quite the capable off-roader when needed. Here are clips showing the X3 dealing with mud, ruts, uneven trails, snow, hills, and deep water.
M3post member mikewads’ supercharged (and nitrous) M3 continues to blaze new times, this time recording a 60-130mph run in 6.87 seconds! For some prospective, this is faster than the Ferrari Enzo, SLR McLaren, Carrera GT. The S65 engine and DCT are certainly proving to be incredibly robust and able to deal with tons of increased power.
Famous Nurburgring Taxi pilot Sabine Schmitz gives her initial feedback after testing the Frozen Black M3 edition on the Zwartkops racetrack in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, which will feature 12 hot cars. Of the M3, Sabine calls it “bloody fast,” “unbelievable,” and “my favorite.”
The Ferraris, long time owners of the BMW Isetta describe their experience and love affair with the diminutive bimmer. They even traced the 1,000 mile Mille Miglia race route around Italy with their Isetta.
Video describing the roots of the BMW M3, from the E30 M3′s motorsport beginnings to the E92 M3 and its return of BMW to DTM racing.
Here is the BMW Unscripted story of Tiffany, rider of a BMW R80GS Motorcycle, who has circled the world with her motorcycle. Her life experiences through her motorbike is something which most of us can only dream of.
This particular episode is a favorite among the Unscripted series’ production team as they had the chance to camp with her in Turkey.
Here is the BMW Unscripted story of Grant, the “Meerkat Man” and owner of an E34 5-series, who has used his longterm BMW in the wild to observe and interact with Meerkats.
BMW has posted some new footage of the 1-series M coupe – a behind the scenes look into a photoshoot from this past summer. View inside.
Here is a video covering the GS Bildeler Supercharged E92 M3 2010-year-in-review. The GS Bilderer E92 M3 is primarily a competition drift car powered by a ESS VT2 supercharger putting down 650hp and 500 lb-ft torque.
Here’s an older but great review by well respected auto journalist Chris Harris track testing the X6 against some considerably more expensive (and powerful) competitors – the Cayenne Turbo, ML63 AMG, and Q7 V12. The SUV/SAVs are driven around a small and fairly technical track where the X6 turns in an impressive performance. Video and results inside.