With 356bhp, 590lb-ft and 75 mpg, has BMW invented the perfect sportscar?.
“Awesome bravery. The car is a Norma M20 hillclimb car, powered by a BMW engine and driven by Alain Castellana.” – almightywiggles
This race was the last Group A event for the Nissan Skyline GTR and Ford Sierra RS500 in Australia, supporting the 1992 Australian Grand Prix meeting in Adelaide. With more than 500bhp these were ‘proper’ touring cars and the racing was epic.
The new X6M and X5M represent a series of firsts for BMW’s M division, but as controversial as they may be, they also showcase M divisions new strategy of fitting turbocharged engines to its cars.
BMW’s M Division looks set to abandon it traditional naturally aspirated engines to improve efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Take one McLaren F1 V12 engine, shoehorn it into the front of an X5, give it to racing legend Hans Stuck and tell him to wring its neck. Then stand well back.
Road Nurburgring Nordschleife special issue: Sponsored by KW Suspensions. Circuit Guide, GT-R Race Academy, BMW 135i, 350Z & KW GT-R, GT3 RS, TTS & GTI tackle the RMA ‘ringfest mit Tim Schrick and Sabine Schmitz, plus mental rentals..
BMW have released a promotional video of the X5 M providing official confirmation of the next models to be launched by M GmbH.
We’ve already seen spy-pictures of a pre-production X6 M and German magazine AutoBild were invited last week to drive the X6 M at the Nurburgring, so production isn’t far away.
An interesting press release came out from BMW this morning that had a few of us scratching our heads. While other car companies around…
A cryptic new video from BMW counts down to a December launch. We’ve seen the many spy shots of the new Z4, showing it’s…
The 7-series has always baffled me. BMW’s 5-series is large enough for most uses and yet still cossets and indulges its driver and passengers.
Launched at the Geneva autosalon in March and initially available on the 1-series, BMW are now set to launch it’s range of enhancements for…