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First Look: The New ‘Diesel’ BMW M Performance Models

In what will be seen as the most controversial move yet by the German manufacturer, BMW has unveiled 4 new M models – all of them powered by diesel engines. In a subtle play on words BMW have named the range, BMW M Performance Models, distinguishing oh-so-subtly from their core BMW M Models such as the M5, M3, 1M and soon-to-be-launched M6.

Black Editions – Hot or Not? – We look at 5 examples..

Special Editions. Sometimes they’re really special, whilst at other times it’s just a way of freshening up a familiar model which has been on sale for a few years. Few would question its effectiveness when selling a few extra super-minis or roadsters during the summer months, but there’s been a growing tendency during the past 24 months to follow the special edition route with performance cars.

Totally Gratuitous Shots of BMW’s 1 M Coupe on a Skidpad

Last night spy photographer Palbay contacted us to share a series of images of BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe at the BMW Performance Center Skidpad in South Carolina. The water adds a nice effect to the shots, and serves to underline just how much fun the driving school instructors were having at the time.

BMW introduces the Limited-Edition M3 CRT

A new member of the M family has arrived on the scene, resplendent in its Frozen Polar Silver metallic paint finish. A new model, and a new name – CRT, which stands for Carbon Racing Technology.

BMW will launch more focused M3 Saloon at M Festival 2011

At a private M Division gathering in Munich today, BMW has revealed a bevy of limited edition models including the one-off M3 Pick-up (see previous story) and a very special M3 Saloon that is said to make use of some parts from the track-focused M3 GTS.

Dr Kay Segler is replaced as boss of BMW M GmbH

We didn’t see this one coming, and given the number of pranks revealed on this special day, we had to check it twice just to be sure. BMW announced this morning that Dr Kay Segler was being replaced as boss of BMW M by Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, who takes over the position from 1 May this year.

BMW M GmbH develops the world’s fastest pickup

Following the BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Convertible and BMW M3 Sedan, a fourth body variant of this globally successful high-performance sports car is about to cause a stir. Under the strictest secrecy, the world’s first high-performance pickup has been created at the BMW M GmbH development centre.