Over the course 2010 we ‘ve tested everything from an electric car to a first class cabin wrapped in a BMW (the 5er GT). We raced a $500 car 24 hours, took a pre-production MINI Countryman to the track and we ‘re one of the first people to see the 1M in person. And during that time we also recorded 30 BimmerCasts touching on every BMW topic you could imagine (you can check them all out here). So for all of you who may have missed some of it, here are our favorite highlights of 2010.


’11 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
’10 BMW X5 M
’11 BMW 128i
’11 BMW 550i
’11 MINI Countryman MCS
’11 BMW 135i
’10 BMW 550i GT
’10 BMW Z4 35is
’11 BMW 335is
’10 BMW Performance 335i
’10 Tesla Roadster Sport

1M Features

Before we get to the regular features, the topic that generated the most comments (and clicks) from readers was unquestionably the 1M. Here ‘s a look at some highlights (after the break):

World Debut: BMW 1M Detailed & Dissected
BF Design Analysis: BMW 1M
BMW NA to Offer Euro Delivery for 1M
BMW 1M US Options & Ordering Info
The 1M: Everything We Need & Nothing We Don’t
The 1M ‘s Air Curtain in Detail
BF Poll: The 1M vs the M3
Exclusive: 1M Won ‘t Feature Carbon Fiber
BF Exclusive: A Detailed Look at the 1M
1M to be Powered by Modified N54
1M to be Manual Only
BimmerCast #29: Dr. Kay Segler Interviewed
The 1M: Exclusive Hands-on Impressions

Now onto the rest of the year.

Our Favorite Stories

The Life and Death of BMW ‘s Naturally Aspirated Engine
Inside BMW ‘s Secretive Text Center: The ETC
Behind the Scenes at the ETC
BimmerCast Interview: Martin Birkmann (BMWNA Product Planning and Strategy/BMW Motorsport Manager)
BF Exclusive: 2011 M3 Competition Package
Has BMW Downgraded the 135i/335i?
BF Exclusive: 135i/335i to get N55

BF Exclusive: BMW Performance Manager Eric Riehle Interviewed
BF Exclusive: 135i to get DCT
Early History: The BMW 5 Series
Z29: BMW ‘s Secretive Test Bed Finally Revealed
25 Years of Technik GMBH
BMW Owners Think their 1 Series Are FWD?
Reality Check (Why BMWNA is Killing Wagons
BMW NA to Kill Both 5 and 3 Series Wagons? “
FWD BMW to be Based on the MINI
BMW to Join the DTM in 2012
World Debut: BMW Gran Coupe
BimmerFile does the 24 Hours of Lemons
BMW to Drop Four Door M3 for Next Generation
BMW ‘s Secret Rear Engined Three Seater
BMW Wins the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring
Manual vs DCT Poll

BF Poll: the $45K Question
BMW NA Releases the Frozen Grey Edition M3
Lord of the BMW Nurburgring Times
World Debut: The 2011 BMW X3
BF Overview & Analysis: The 1M
Megacity: World ‘s 1st Volume Carbon Fiber Passenger Cell
M3 GTS Beats the CLS on the ‘Ring (Barely)
BMW RLR Wins Road America
Holiday Romance: Why the 1 Series Trumps the JCW MINI
Where Did the Road Go?
Why Selling Engines to Saab Makes Sense
Editorial: Cherish the Past & Embrace BMW ‘s Future
Technical Specifications on Every M3 Made
The Shark is Back: 6 Series Coupe Analyzed
World Debut: 6 Series Coupe Concept
The Slow Car Movement & Vintage BMWs
25 Years of All Wheel Drive BMWs
BimmerFile Review: MINI Connected
BMW at Petit LeMans: The Ultimate Gallery
BMW Wins Both Team & Manufacturer Titles
Does BMW Need Another the Z4M Coupe?
World Debut: 2012 BMW 650i Convertible
DSC Stability Control Explained
Next Generation X5 to Debut BMW’s New Modular Aluminum Chassis?
BMW X1: US Market Details
BMW Connected Hits the US iTunes App Store
World Debut: Refreshed 1 Series Coupe and Convertible