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2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe price and live photos from 2011 NAIAS

The Germans from BMW announced the price for the new 1 Series M Coupe, the smallest M model ever created by BMW’s Motorsport division. Together with the new 1 Series M, BMW introduced the new 6 Series Convertible (F13) we already talked about.

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Packing under the bonnet a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, the German small model manages to provide 335 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque while the sprint to 100 km/h is achieved in 4,7 seconds. The metallic orange exterior colour found usually on the competition M3 versions brings a plus in terms of appearance.

G-Power’s BMW M5 Hurricane GS (E60) is the fastest LPG-powered vehicle

The Germans from G-Power developed the fastest vehicle using LPG, named M5 Hurricane GS based on the E60 generation. G-Power’s BMW M5 Hurricane GS defeated the top speed of the BMW E92 GP3.10 GAS Powered, a model tuned by AC Schnitzer, using the same LPG fuel but able to reach a top speed of 318 km/h.

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane GS (E60)

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane GS (E60)

The new M5 Hurricane GS is able to achieve a top speed of 333 km/h being now the fastest LPG vehicle. Under the bonnet the modified 5.0-liter V10 engine is able to develop 650 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. In order to reach the performance mentioned above, BMW M5′s engine suffered few modifications such as a new water-cooled intercooler, a revised ECU unit and two new compressors.

2012 BMW 6 Series convertible (F13) introduced at the 2011 NAIAS

Few months ago, namely November last year, the Germans revealed the convertible version of the new generation 6 Series, codenamed F13. Here are some live photos with the new BMW 650i F13 directly from Detroit, the Bavarian model being equipped with the V8 engine able to develop 400 horsepower and 610 Nm of torque.

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible (F13) at 2011 NAIAS

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible (F13) at 2011 NAIAS

The BMW 640i will benefit from the N55 TwinScroll propeller able to develop 320 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, weighting 1,840 kilograms, the German model is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,7 seconds. In terms of size, the new 6 Series F13 is 4,89m long and 1,36m wide.

BMW Group reports sales record for Rolls-Royce sub-brand

Good news for the BMW Group in 2010 when they set a new record in terms of sales, this time in the lead role being the British sub-brand Rolls-Royce. Actually, there is a whopping increase compared to the previous year, the British from Rolls-Royce managing to sell 2,711 units in 2010.

Rolls-Royce plant

Rolls-Royce plant

The British manufacturer which is part of BMW Group managed to boost the sales in 2010 thanks to the new Ghost model, a model which delivers enough power at an affordable price compared to the other models in range. Rolls-Royce also defeated Bentley in UK, selling 1,049, an increase of 16% compared to 2009. However, the most important market for the British manufacturer remained US followed by China.

BMW to fit additional sound systems to make the EVs more noticeable

Here is a quite strange situation but unfortunately the manufacturers of electric vehicles have to deal with it. We know that there are a plenty of pollution ways but do not forget about the audio pollution. The electric vehicles manage to get rid of both the CO2 emissions and audio pollution.

BMW ActiveE Concept Car

BMW ActiveE Concept Car

Unfortunately, the last one is not a very good news, indeed, as the silent electric vehicles will be a thread for the careless pedestrians which won’t notice the vehicles, leading to some danger situations.

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2011 Dakar 5th day: Stephane Peterhansel brings the first victory for BMW this edition

This year’s edition of the Dakar Rally started right on January 1st and will end on January 16th, 2011, challenging the participants to run up to 9,500 kilometers through difficult conditions starts to outline the leaders. In the 5th day of Dakar, the racers had to go through 423 kilometers from Calama to Iquique, somewhere in Chile.

Stephane Peterhansel

Stephane Peterhansel

The fastest to arrive at the finish line this day proved to be Stephane Peterhansel which did it in 4:33:19 managing to take the first place and offer the first victory of BMW in this season.

BMW X3 xDrive 20d F25 gets reviewed in 90 seconds

Few days ago we had to opportunity to see the BMW 5 Series F10 fitted with the M Sport package being reviewed by the British journalists from Autocar. The German performance sedan managed to impress the British people and got an overall rating of four stars.

BMW X3 F25 90 second verdict

BMW X3 F25 90 second verdict

This time, Autocar decided to put at test the new BMW X3 F25, the xDrive 20d version more exactly. Starting at a price of about £30K, the new BMW X3 F25 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (don’t forget we talk about the xDrive 20d) able to develop 182 horsepower.

BMWNA teams up with NVIDIA to give you a better view

BMW officially decided to make an agreement with the people from NVIDIA under the motto “Visual Computing and the Ultimate Driving Machine” in order to improve the navigation system which will be found on all the incoming German models. NVIDIA’s GPUs will provide a better display for the in-car navigation systems featuring a hi-res 1280 x 600 display. In the official statement BMW announced that all the new incoming models will benefit from the new systems, from Mini Cooper to the 7 Series, as they said.

NVIDIA

NVIDIA

The announcement has been made at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show a couple of days ago, the Germans announcing that the new infotainment system will be officially revealed in a 5 Series prototype in the following days at the same 2011 CES event.

New BMW Unscripted episode featuring Tiffany Coates and BMW R80GS

In the last BMW Unscripted episode as generally in the BMW Unscripted series we got use to see unscripted stories with people all around the world and their BMW vehicle.

Tiffany Coates and her BMW R80GS

Tiffany Coates and her BMW R80GS

In most cases we were taking about BMW cars, as happend in the last episode, when Grant Mcllrath talks about his BMW 5 Series E34 and his Meerkat Magic Conservation Project in South Africa. Today’s story is a bit more interesting as we talk about a woman and a her motorcycle, the BMW R80GS.

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