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Here is a new video featuring Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M Brand Manager, giving a quick walk through of the 1M that was featured at the Detroit Autoshow. There is nothing new or spectacular fact wise in this video, but I still like it, because the video captures some of the car’s angles very well. And lets face it, I can’t see enough of the 1M in Vallencia Orange.

The video itself is a good 5:35 long and Dr. Segler makes a point to mention that this … CONTINUED

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Forced induction is everywhere it seems. From BMWs standpoint, those turbos go a long way to reducing fuel consumption while keeping the power right where we want it, so its a no brainer for them. But as we all know, the aftermarket gives a damn about efficiency and the use of turbos is meant for one thing only. POWER.

Manhart’s BITURBO monster setup is the same as we’ve seen published previously here and here and here and here. The difference here is that its now been driven … CONTINUED

Video: Alpina B7 Impressions

01/17/2011 at 9:15 AM
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Here’s more coverage on the impressive BMW Alpina B7, courtesy of drivesTV. Judging by the video description, they had tons of fun: “Amazing that a four-door sedan can put a smile that big on your face. If only there were longer roads and fewer rules.” Enjoy!

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As the 2011 NAIAS press days have wrapped up, BMW has provided this overview of the 1-series family debuts at the auto show. Most notably, Dr. Kay Segler speaks a bit about the 1M coupe.

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Head of BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, provides some insight in this video behind the design philosophy of BMW’s newest top of the line convertible, the all-new 6-series cabrio, which just made its world premiere at the 2011 NAIAS @ Detroit

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We have posted yesterday’s full BMW press conference from the 2011 NAIAS at Detroit. Ian Robertson presented a state of the company address, as well as introducing the all new 6-series cabrio, 1M coupe, 1-series LCI, and the 2011 X3. View the press conference inside.

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Miramas, in the south of France is a test track BMW fondly calls their own “Area 51″. A well hidden and confidential track where BMW can test their metal without fear of prying eyes or ears. But now it seems, they’ve invited a few BMW M owners to come over to the track and try it out themselves.

BMW invited some nice machinery to the party as well, including the M3 GT4 and an M3 GTS! Now this looks like it was some serious fun. Check out … CONTINUED

2011 Detroit NAIAS Wrap-up

01/10/2011 at 8:00 PM
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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

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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!

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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!

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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 90 Second X3 Review

01/07/2011 at 9:30 AM
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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.

AC Schnitzer F10 5-series Video

01/03/2011 at 8:30 PM
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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.

Best of BMW TV 2010 Video Montage

12/31/2010 at 5:58 PM
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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.

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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.

2011 X3 Shows Off-Roading Ability

12/28/2010 at 7:30 PM
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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.

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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.

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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.”