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VIDEO: BMW M5 F10 MotoGP Safety Car

Here are some photos with the safety car version of the new BMW M5 F10, a model specially designed for the MotoGP race at the Indianapolis, an event which took place few days ago. According to the official details, a number of 50 lucky enthusiasts had the opportunity to enter the BMW M Experience and take the new M5 F10 for a few laps in the safety car.

BMW M5 Safety Car

BMW M5 Safety Car

Of course, behind the steering wheel were professional drivers from BMW which also presented the model to the participants. Besides the special exterior color scheme and graphics, the MotoGP safety car also features new systems and technologies.

BMW Z1

The BMW Z1 is the smallest two-door roadster in the range of “Z” and was firstly presented in 1987 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the production started in early 1989. BMW had more orders for the BMW Z1, and his production ended in 1991, this year was a memorable one for BMW because it is the last year when the BMW Z1 was produced.

Also, were sold around 8,000 Z1s and its successor is the BMW Z3. The BMW Z1 is based on the 3 Series E30’s platform.

G-Power reveals BMW X5 tuning package

The Germans specialists from G-Power decided to take care of the 2011 BMW X5 by developing a new tuning kit. For this new package, the specialists opted for the xDrive48i version which is powered by a 4.8-liter unit able to develop 525 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque after the modifications. These figures are mainly achieved thanks to the new SK III “Sporty Drive” supercharger which also makes the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h possible in 4,7 seconds.

BMW X5 by G-Power

BMW X5 by G-Power

This might not sound too impressive but we should remember that we talk about a heavy model which obviously needs more power. The German tuner claims that the tuned X5 is able to hit a top speed of 275 km/h as well.

BMW delivered 5 Series Touring fleet for the Bavarian Police

The Bavarian Police received a fleet of nine BMW 5 Series Touring vehicles, models which benefit from all the required equipment for a police car. According to the first details, the fleet has been donated by BMW to the Bavarian Police, Joachim Herrmann, German Interior Minister, taking delivery of the vehicles from Alexander Thorwirth.

BMW 5 Series Touring fleet

BMW 5 Series Touring fleet

All nine vehicles are fitted with a new exterior design never seen on the German police patrol vehicles. These models will be seen on the streets of Munich and Upper Bavaria North, features such as strobe lights and iDrive signal system being installed from the factory.

BMW working on new music app with MOG

The Germans from BMW are looking forward to bring on-demand music closer to their customers by developing a new application in partnership with MOG, an online-music provider. According to the existing details, all the BMW customers who have their models equipped with BMW Apps will be able to use this service when it will be launched.

MOG App

MOG App

This new application will provide on-demand unlimited streaming, will let you search and tag songs but also will give you the opportunity to store the songs on your mobile and enjoy an ad-free service. In order to access this app, you will have to download it firstly to your car and then connect an iPhone.

VIDEO: BMW X3 F25 receives the 5-star Euro NCAP rating

The Germans from BMW recently announced through a press release that the new X3 (also known as F25) managed to obtain the maximum safety rating at the Euro NCAP crash tests. According to the German company, the second-generation X3 managed to achieve this result thanks to its extremely stable body structure along the front, side and curtain head airbags. The long list of safety systems such as Dynamic Stability Control system (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), ABS, ESP and more, helped the German model too.

BMW X3 crash test

BMW X3 crash test

“Thanks to its segment-leading dynamic handling and versatility, the new BMW X3 has emerged as a highly successful model in the international car markets within a matter of months,” says the company.

Manhart Racing reveals BMW 1 Series M Coupe package

Manhart Racing tuners decided to take care of the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe and squeeze extra power from the twin-turbo unit which sits under the bonnet. Even the new 1M Coupe already provides decent performance thanks to the power output combined with the low total mass, the tuners from Manhart Racing decided that extra power could bring nothing but increased performance.

BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Manhart Racing

BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Manhart Racing

In this situation, they’ve developed a performance upgrade for the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine which develops now 420 horses, a significant increase over the standard 340 horsepower. In order to achieve these figures, the tuners fitted the German model with a new sport exhaust system but also recalibrated the ECU unit.

2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe spied on Nurburgring

It seems that today Nurburgring is the keyword as we got new spy photos caught on the famous German circuit, this time with the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, a model which was caught on tape few days ago while undergoing tests in Germany. The four-door coupe model is scheduled to make its debut in late 2012 or somewhere in 2013, the new body style of the 6 Series sharing the same wheelbase dimension with the current 5 Series while still coming with a B-pillar but frameless windows.

2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe spied

2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe spied

According to the first details, under the hood, power is most likely to come from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit able to produce 300 horsepower.

New BMW X6 M spied on the Nurburgring

Here are some spy photos with the M version of the BMW X6 while the German engineers were testing the model which is supposed to pack a new diesel engine. Few days ago, Brian Watts, BMW M Manager confirmed that the German company is looking forward to introduce a diesel engine in the range of the X6 M. We got no confirmation that the model in these photos is actually a diesel-powered X6 but judging by the new hood, we think that it might be.

BMW X6 M spied

BMW X6 M spied

As you can see, the new bonnet is slightly camouflaged and comes with three air vents which help the engine to cool better.

VIDEO: BMW M5 F10 laps the Laguna Seca

The American department of BMW decided to publish a new video with the M5 F10, this time the German model lapping the Laguna Seca circuit from California. Under the bonnet, the M model based on the current-generation 5 Series packs a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine developing 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. Mated to a seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission, the German model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.

BMW M5 at Laguna Seca

BMW M5 at Laguna Seca

Even so, the following video won’t show the new M5 trying to get the best lap time at Laguna Seca. The Germans highlighted the ride of the model along the roaring sound of the engine.

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