We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.
A stunning red X6 M decked out in BMW’s latest M Performance Parts and on display today at the M section of the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. The carbon fiber parts and the catchy red color really contrasted and complimented each other nicely.
The M performance parts featured on the X6 M (also available for X5 M) here were:
21″ BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in double-spoke design
BMW M Performance carbon fiber splitter and black front kidney grilles
BMW M Performance tail fins in black
BMW M Performance side skirts (X6 M only)
BMW M Performance flat bottom steering wheel (covered in alcantara), with M color stitching and blue center marker
Press Release: The intriguing character of BMW M cars is further emphasized by the BMW M Performance range of accessories. These complement those available for the BMW M3 and include new products for the power train, the suspension, aerodynamics and the cockpit and have now been extended to include other models. Wing mirror covers and a rear spoiler are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. These accessories are manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), handmade by BMW. In addition, an eye-catching BMW M Performance kidney-shaped radiator grille is available in a black, high-gloss finish.
The BMW M Performance range of accessories for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M allow the driver’s own distinctive personality to shine through. For both models, 21-inch … CONTINUED
Automobile speculates on and previews the next generation X5 and X6, which they’ve labeled as 2014 models and placed their debut of the X5 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, with the X6 to debut six months later.
So what can we expect for the third generation X5 and second generation X6? Read on…
We have added a live-look video of the BMW M underground garage for your viewing pleasure. It hopefully gives our readers a better sense of the mystique and aura of the environment, which only added to the truly special moment and the heritage of the collection of cars we were witnessing.
BMW M8 le mans x5
Active Autowerke held its 30th anniversary spring social this past weekend. Attendance was high and the rides were stunning. A slew of photos and a video from the enthusiast gathering have been posted inside.
Beginning with March production, the following changes take place for X5 M and X6M:
* X5M and X6M each become 2012 models
* Each receives as standard equipment iPod/USB Adapter (6FL)
* X5M receives power tailgate as standard equipment
* Each receives BMW Apps (6NR) as an option with April production
German tuner Mansory, tuner of high end German and Italian marques, has unveiled its first BMW - the Mansory BMW X5M. This highly customized X5 M features both performance upgrades and visual enhancements. Details and photos inside.
The full replacement front bumper features aggressive air inlets even larger than those on the factory X5M bumper. Carbon fiber lips and LED lights finish off the front bumper’s new look. The front fenders have been widened by 70mm (2.75 in.) and receive aggressive vents on top to match the new vents on the lightweight replacement hood, as well as vents behind wheel well.
The sideskirts are also replaced by Mansory versions which protude more aggressively to better tie together the widened front and rear fenders. The rear fenders have … CONTINUED
As if the factory X5 M power output and aero kit wasn’t aggressive enough, G-Power has now released its even bigger wide body kit and tuning package for the X5M. Thanks to optimized air flow and up to 15% more cooling, the G-POWER body kit clears the way for an increase in the base output of the 4.4 l V8 bi-turbo power unit of 170 hp to no less than 725 hp.