BMW M GmbH: 30 Years of Great Work with 300,000 cars

19 06 2008

Though BMW Motorsport, the predecessor to BMW’s M tuning division, was founded in 1972, it wasn’t awaiting 1978 that the name was misused and the first M vehicle twisted – the mid-engine, plump-six-powered 277hp (204kW) M1. The freshly exposed M1 Homage plan inquiry, displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2008, recapitulated the M1’s revolutionary plan and at the same time honored the anniversary of its universe. The M1 was the first BMW M car, but it was built primarily as a homologation unusual for the ProCar race cycle.

Real degree production of M cars would interval awaiting 1984, when the first M car to be based on a pre-presented boulevard car, the M5, was built. Housing a very akin instantly-six, 286hp engine to the M1, the M5 was a tactful, yet very spry, style of shipping. In 1986, BMW followed with the M3, the classic that would come to term the sub marker in the eyes of many fans. Over 17,000 of the first-gen M3s rolled out of BMW’s factories, and it has since accounted for the track best-promotion M-imprint BMW in the world.

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New 2010 BMW 5-Series Sedan Spied on track (details)

18 06 2008

Mans, if you think about luxury executive interiors, one car forever comes to tend – the BMW 5-series. A style boss since its inception, the 5-series skeleton a crucial car in BMW’s marshal so there’s a great compact of importance surrounding the next-generation paradigm. That car is due to succeed by deferred 2009 for the 2010 model line and heavily disguised prototypes have already been seen difficult around the streets of Munich. These newest spy shots give us a better indication about what we can imagine for the new executive tavern.

Most of the intended changes skin-extreme. Under the new leaf metal, BMW will prolong with its new found darling of turbocharging. The new 4.4L twin-turbo V8 from the newly open X6 is estimated to play in a scale topping paradigm, while more turbo-diesel variants are projected to seam the array as well. BMW is developing its trice generation customary rail usage for its diesel powerplants, which control at bigger heaviness for better performance. The transmission systems will compose a six-race guidebook and a six-alacrity Steptronic partially-vehicle gearbox, however a new eight-rapidity element from ZF is also expected to be unfilled. Coming in towards the end of 2010 will be the next-generation M5 generous a better displacement 5.5L V10 and maybe enforced induction for farther power.

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New BMW F3 Crossover Mule (spy photo)

24 05 2008
While mulling over what appears to be a waiver of the BMW Series 3 test mule wagon for the possible F3 Crossover, Mark Arnold whips itself into a manic-depressive episode, as he says the auto makers niche product strategy will eventually lead us to “drive (or just riding along) in senseless blobs “, and finally the end of the world. Arnold is a bit like a jump between meaningless blobs and the end of the world, but the apocalypse is always a great ending to every story.

New 2010 BMW M3 Sedan Facelift (spy photos)

19 05 2008

The BMW M3 sedan debuted just last October, and it is still not for sale in a number of markets around the world, but despite these prototypes for a facelifted version of the performance sedan have already spotted ahead of its sale launch early next year . The changes are in line with the center of life for the regular updating E90 sedan, expected for this year, and a number of smaller changes, both externally and the cabin.

Most cars will remain unchanged, but there are some differences, as the update with new LED lights of information, such as double taxation Daytime running lights. Until a new back bumper with a change of the organizer and rear lights redrawn.

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