It’s a question we often ask ourselves about models featuring a wide range of powerplants and specifications – which is best? Where is the…
We’ve reached that point already in the current Z4’s life cycle for a gentle nip-and-tuck – what BMW refers to internally as the Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) stage (or facelift). But apart from the new paint colours you’ll struggle to spot the difference.
GT World Championship winning teams HEXIS and Vita4One are among the eleven teams taking part in the inaugural Baku City Challenge situated close to the Caspian Sea; with a driver line-up including former F1 and CART champion Jacques Villeneuve, ex-F1 racer Jos Verstappen and multiple DTM champion Bernd Schneider.
Barely three months since the BMW Zagato Coupé was shown at Italy’s Villa d’Este Concours d’elegance, BMW and Zagato have created another variant based on the same chassis for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The BMW Zagato Concept which will make its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours this coming weekend looks like being an open-top version of the Zagato Coupé which was shown at the Villa d’Este Concours in Italy during May.
Frank Stippler led that most familiar of formats at the end of an endurance race – an Audi formation finish – as the German manufacturer notched up yet another victory with the Phoenix Audi R8 LMS, this time a second consecutive success in GT racing at the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
BMW and Zagato have collaborated on a stylish new coupé which will premiere at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Although purely a one-off, the last car Zagato created for Villa d’Este was the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which enters production later this year.
With just over a week to go until the Nürburgring 24h-Race (May 17th to 20th), we’ve chosen to focus on some of the star attractions taking part. And there are few more exciting contenders than BMW’s Z4 GT3, which has been dominant in the first few rounds of the 2012 FIA GT1 series, in the hands of Michael Bartels and Yelmer Buurman.
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.
We have a problem. As of last week BMW UK had already sold more than 2/3rds of their 1 Series M Coupe allocation, and unless the new M5 really pulls a rabbit out of a hat, this innocuous-looking entry-level M car is probably the best car BMW have produced in nearly a decade.
BMW’s forthcoming F10-based M5 is almost upon us, with first deliveries expected in autumn 2011, but the real ‘Daddy’ of the M car range is the M3. In the true vernacular of the term such an accolade is usually bestowed on the quickest or most powerful model, but I’m using it in its purest sense – Daddy, as in father, the progenitor and main ancestor of BMW’s M DNA.
We’ve got some fresh new pictures of BMW’s awesome new Z4 GT3 racer.