Archive for September, 2011

  • BMW Individual Launches iPad App

    Sep 30, 11 • Official News, TechnologyNo Comments

    Official Release: BMW Individual, the most exclusive way to drive a BMW, is now also available as an interactive experience on the iPad. An innovative user interface allows you to navigate through chapters that describe the premium BMW Individual range in...

  • BMW M5 Wears Michelin

    Sep 30, 11 • //M5, Official News4 Comments

    In the hot sun of southern Spain tires can come into question, especially in a performance sedan. The M5 was shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they did an admirable job keeping the car connected to the tarmac both on the street and track. Wear was even...

  • World Premier: BMW ActiveHybrid 5

    Sep 30, 11 • EfficientDynamics, F10 5 Series, Official News2 Comments

    Today BMW takes the wraps off of its latest hybrid, the ActiveHybrid 5 Series. In contrast to the X6 and even 7 Series hybrids, BMW expects this car to sell in noticeable numbers and has given it the tech to make it more palatable to the car buying public....

  • Chris Harris Video Diary: 2012 BMW M5

    Sep 29, 11 • //M5, In the Press, Video1 Comment

    Chris Harris attended the same event M5 in Spain as us and he came away with some similar opinions (no surprise there as the car is sublime). He just posted his video diary on “evo ” regarding his time in the all new M5. In this video he sets out...

  • BMW F80 M3 Video: Is that a V6 We Hear?

    Sep 29, 11 • //M3, F80 M313 Comments

    Could M do the unthinkable and ditch BMW ‘s famed inline configuration for a V? It ‘s been rumored for several years now but we had no hard evidence of the move. Until now. The video after the break is the first we ‘ve seen of the new F80 M3...

  • 2012 BMW M5 Rear Suspension Exposed

    Sep 29, 11 • //M51 Comment

    The engineers were more than happy to show us the key parts of the M5 rear suspension while putting one up on a lift. What that means is that we snapped some of the first shots of the new M5 from underneath. The rear was our main focus as there is a lot of...

  • BMW M5 Rear Suspension

    Sep 29, 11 • Uncategorized • No Comments

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  • The Active M Differential in Detail

    Sep 28, 11 • //M5, Technology5 Comments

    During our time with the M5 in Spain we were surprised by the new differential, which is called the Active M Differential (no surprise there). It was quiet, played nice and was seamless in its ability to shift power from the wheel with slip to the one with...

  • Opinion: 2012 BMW M5 Exhaust Sound

    Sep 27, 11 • //M5, Opinion8 Comments

    Before we dig in and let our views on this highly controversial subject fly we need to take a trip in the not-so way back machine. The year is 2009, and we are at Road Atlanta for the X6 ///M launch. The inter webs were full of hate towards this vehicle for...

  • Bimmerfile First Drive: 2012 M5

    Sep 26, 11 • //M5, Reviews3 Comments

    Dr. Jeckyll meets Mr. Hyde at the push of a button. Or more precisely, an “M ” button. From board room to race track, or vice versa was M ‘s goal when developing the fifth generation M5. In many ways they hit the nail on the head, but there...

  • Active Sound: Is the New M5 Faking its Engine Note?

    Sep 25, 11 • //M5, Technology7 Comments

    During our time with the M5 at last week ‘s press launch, we came away impressed by the soundtrack of the new twin turbo V8 more than we expected. As you can hear above, it ‘s aggressive yet nuanced and always interesting. So it sounds great on...

  • The 2012 BMW M5: The Full Release

    Sep 25, 11 • //M5, Official NewsNo Comments

    When BMW releases a new car, there are several waves of press packets that get released at various moments within the first few months. But the one usually worth waiting for (and reading in its entirety) is the one released with the press launch. For that...

  • Q&A With Head of M Engine Development

    Sep 25, 11 • //M5, Official News2 Comments

    As part of BMW ‘s M5 press launch, BMW made several key engineers available for general Q&As. The following is the full transcript of a Q&A from M itself with Mr Jüren Poppel – Head of Engine Development at BMW M – on the new M5...

  • BMW\’s M3 DTM Takes to the Track for Testing

    Sep 25, 11 • //M3, DTM3 Comments

    Official Release: The past two days have seen BMW Motorsport continue its preparations for the coming DTM season at the Hungaroring (HU). As at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz (DE), this test was held together with the other two manufacturers represented in the DTM....