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 racy electronic logos did their jobs well, as nearly every passerby had to stop and take look at the BMW stand. Just from simply observation, we didn’t notice any people disappointed at all, just the opposite, the majority of people … 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.