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BMW reveals London 2012 Performance Edition for 1 and 3 Series

Late 2009, BMW announced that they just signed an agreement with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. This partnership makes the German company the automotive partner of the 2012 Olympic Games, which means that all the vehicles that will be used for transportation will bear BMW’s badge. Today, the Bavarians decided to reveal a special edition able to celebrate the partnership between BMW and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

BMW Peformance Edition

BMW Peformance Edition

The new “Performance Edition” is available for both 1 Series and 3 Series range and comes with noteworthy styling tweaks along some technical improvements. The German company also claims that this special edition which is specially designed for the British market brings significant savings for the potential customers comparing to a standard model with the same features.

Kelleners Sport creates a performance package for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Kelleners Sport tuners unveiled a new tuning package, this time the model in question is the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the smallest but still powerful M model ever created. This package comes for the people considering that the standard 1M Coupe is not very capable in terms of power, the German specialists improving the total output by 20%. If the standard BMW 1 Series M Coupe is able to deliver 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, Kelleners Sport managed to improve the figures to 410 horses and 550 Nm of torque.

BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Kelleners Sport

BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Kelleners Sport

We are really excited to hear this kind of information mainly considering that the small M model managed to beat some prestigious model on certain circuits due to its low total mass and decent power output.

AC Schnitzer puts the BMW X3 in the Spotlight with new Tuning Program

The German specialists from AC Schnitzer revealed a new tuning program for the second generation BMW X3, internally known as F25. From the beginning we have to tell you that the German specialists prepared a complete tuning package for the compact crossover. The performance tweaks include some basic modifications for the X3 xDrive20d version which comes with a 2.0-liter unit offering 184 horsepower. After mounting a new exhaust system and revising the ECU unit, the German model develops 218 horsepower, an increase of 34 horses over the standard model.

BMW X3 by AC Schnitzer

BMW X3 by AC Schnitzer

Moreover, AC Schnitzer announced that some power upgrades for the xDrive30d version but also for the 2.8-liter and 3.5-liter six-cylinder petrol units are on their way. For now, we got no details about the improvements mentioned above but undoubtedly we will find them as soon as they become available.

BMW X6 xDrive40d tuned by Lumma Design

It’s been a while since we talked last time about a tuning package for the current X6 but today Lumma Design reveals a complete tuning program for the German crossover. The model picked by the specialists is the xDrive40d, the most powerful diesel in the range being equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged unit. Without any modifications, the diesel engine develops 306 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. Thanks to a remapped ECU unit and a new high performance quad-pipe exhaust system, the German model offers 340 horses and 670 Nm of torque.

BMW X6 xDrive40d by Lumma Design

BMW X6 xDrive40d by Lumma Design

In conclusion, we talk about almost extra 40 horsepower squeezed from the six-cylinder engine without any major or complicated modifications, not very much but still a noteworthy detail.

BMWCOOP: Show us your tuned BMW and we reveal it to the world

BMWCoop has an interesting proposal for all the BMW fans and owners reading our blog every day. If you own a BMW model you can send us photos and details regarding the modifications you brought to your car and we will review it on our blog for free. We have created a special page within our blog where you can get additional details on how to reach us. It is true that we often talk about tuning packages for BMW models but this time we want to see how you managed to improve the styling and also performance figures of your model.

BMW Tuning

BMW Tuning

Over the time, we have seen interesting tuning packages made by ordinary people or teams, therefore, we think that showing the world how the BMW fans manage to restyle their cars is nothing but a good idea.

First Half of 2011 brought BMW All-time Sales Record

The Germans from BMW recently released details on the current sales figures which seem to be very good. To be more precise, BMW has achieved an all-time record for the first six months of 2011, of course, in terms of sales. Moreover, BMW Group managed to set a new record as June was the most profitable month ever with 165,855 units, an increase of 15,9% comparing to June 2010. From the 165,855 units, more than 130,000 were BMWs while the other models were from MINI and Rolls-Royce.

BMW Group

BMW Group

The British subsidiary, MINI, reported increased sales with 31,111 units sold in June, with 34,1% more over the 23,202 vehicles sold in the same month of the previous year. Finally, the luxury British brand, Rolls-Royce, reported an increase of 64.1% for the first half of 2011 with a total of 1,592 units.

BMW 5 Series range extended with EfficientDynamics Edition, new Turbo Engines and M Sport Package for GT variant

It is clearly that the Germans from BMW are preparing some serious improvements for all the major models in the range considering the big amount of information released by the Bavarians in the last few days. If few days ago we talked about the improvements following to be available for the current 3 Series and 6 Series range, today we got the opportunity to discuss about the 5 Series range which is also on the list to receive new features from this fall, exactly as the models mentioned above.

BMW 5 Series Touring

BMW 5 Series Touring

To begin with, BMW announced the introduction of two new gasoline units which will be available, as recently told, from the fall of this year. We talk about a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine being offered in two power versions, both for the Sedan and Touring models.

BMW extends 3 Series range with M Sport Package and Exclusive Edition

After revealing the M Sport Package specially designed for the current 6 Series range, the Germans from BMW apply the same styling treatment to the smaller 3 Series range, the aesthetic improvements being available for both Coupe and Convertible variants. At the exterior, the M Sport Package comes with the standard improvements such as the aerodynamic kit including a new Silverstone finish, 18-inch Ferric Grey alloy wheels, a boot lid spoiler and of course new front and rear bumpers. The Coupe version gets revised side mirrors with black finish as well.

BMW 3 Series M Sport Package/Exclusive Edition

BMW 3 Series M Sport Package/Exclusive Edition

Entering the cabin, the BMW 3 Series with M Sport Package reveals new M Sport seats and steering wheel, Aluminium Glacier Silver trim, stainless steel pedals and aluminum footrest. Technically, BMW fitted the 3 Series with a sport suspension but nothing very impressive.

BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition revealed by Edo Competition

We currently don’t know if there will be a Touring version of the freshly revealed BMW M5 F10 but undoubtedly there are a lot of fans waiting for the wagon version, mainly the U.S. customers who are not very content with the current BMW 5 Series GT. However, we know that the German specialists from Edo Competition decided to create a complete tuning package bringing both styling and performance upgrades for the actual BMW M5 Touring, internally known as E61.

BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition

BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition

Edo Competition called the new tuning kit the M5 Dark Edition, the body paint along other components being of course finished in black.

BMW i8 confirmed as main star in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

BMW officially confirmed our previous assumptions and announced that the revolutionary BMW i8, the hybrid supercar based on BMW’s Vision EfficientDynamics concept, will feature the new Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, a movie directed by Brad Bird which is most likely to be released later this year, mid of December 2011 to be more precise. Check the link above and you will be able to see some photos with the new i8 on the set somewhere in Mumbai, India. The Germans announced that the 2012 6 Series Convertible will be also seen in the movie.

BMW i8 in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

BMW i8 in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The Bavarians issued a press release announcing that they are back in Hollywood and they were confirmed as the movie’s main automotive partner.

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