Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips

BMW M50 non vanos E34

September 24, 2017
The BMW M50 motor was released in the E34 520i and 525i in 1990, to replace the M20 engine.

BMW E92 M3 brilliant frozen white mettalic

September 23, 2017
BMW Individual color Brilliant White metallic paint finish, involves the application of two additional paint layers. This considerably more complex manufacturing process lends the paint a unique luminosity. The brilliant white finish does not seem to need any outside light sources – it appears to glow from within.  It is offered in gloss and matte finishes.

BMW Headquarters

September 22, 2017
BMW Group sales achieved their best ever March 2017, with sales in the month totaling 254,862 units, a 5.9% increase year-over-year.  The X-family models and the BMW 7 Series being the main growth drivers.

BMW M4 CS

September 21, 2017
The BMW M4 CS engine is kept supplied with proper amount of oil lubricant at longitudinal and lateral forces of up to 1.4 g.

BMW E46 M3 steering wheel control

September 20, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL features an Alcantara-wrapped M three-spoke steering wheel which contains only the M Track Mode switch in place of the usual audio and cruise control buttons. 

BMW E82 1M

September 19, 2017
According to Dr. Kay Segler, the managing director of BMW M GmbH at the time stated  the "M1" designation will never be used by BMW again, as it would remain exclusive to the mid-engined sports car that BMW Motorsport produced between 1978 and 1981.  Hence the naming convention of 1M for the E82.

BMW E12 M535i interior

September 18, 2017
The BMW E12 M535i is equipped with a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel featuring the BMW Motorpsort logo, identical to the one used in the M1 sports car.

BMW F10 M5 competition M5

September 17, 2017
The BMW F10 M5 is is the first M5 to utilize forced induction.

BMW 503 convertible

September 16, 2017
The convertible version of the BMW 503 was the first European convertible with an electrically operated top.

BMW E3 2500

September 15, 2017
The first model BMW to use the 2494 cc version of the M30 was the E3 2500 in 1968.

BMW E24 635CSi

September 14, 2017
In 1977, the 6 series was released in the US as the 630 CSi.  The 630 CSi is powered by a fuel-injected version of the carbureted 630 CS available elsewhere. This 3.0 litre engine produces 176 hp and 185 lbf·ft.

BMW Z3 1.9

September 13, 2017
The base model Z3 was the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder version, which was not offered in the US and discontinued in September 1998.  The 1.9 liter replaced it and was available as the base model world wide.

2011 BMW E82 1M coupe valencia orange

September 12, 2017
The BMW 1M shares body panels of only its doors, roof and hood with other E82 models.

BMW F90 M5 blue

September 11, 2017
Despite the heavier four-wheel drive feature of the F90 M5, BMW was able to reduce the weight of the new M5 by about 88 lbs (40 kg) over the outgoing F10 M5 model.

BMW M30 Engine

September 10, 2017
Initially, the engine code was "M06", before it was renamed the "M30" in the mid 1980s.

BMW 507

September 9, 2017
The BMW 507 frame was a shortened 503 frame, the wheelbase having been reduced from 111.6 in (283.5 cm) to 98 in (248.0 cm).

BMW F30 sedan, red

September 8, 2017
The BMW F30 is larger in overall size than the E90 predecessor, yet weight is down 88 lb (40 kilograms).

BMW E30 M3 sport evolution

September 7, 2017
The BMW E30 M3 had three limited editions, the Evolution I, Evolution II and Sport Evolution. These were built to homologate updates to the engine and aerodynamics for racing purposes.

BMW F90 M5 blue

September 6, 2017
For the first time in the M5 model, the F90 M5 roof is made from extremely lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP).

BMW 1M coupe

September 5, 2017
UK production of the 1M coupe was limited to 450 units while France only got 100 examples.  Each receiving numbered plaques.  The rest of the world market received as many orders as the production line could fulfill.

Dakar Yellow BMW M coupe

September 4, 2017
Dakar Yellow II is exceptionally rare on the S54 M coupe, with only one USA car produced in that color, being that it was an individual order.

2018 BMW 2 series sunset orange

September 3, 2017
The 2018 2 series coupe and convertible models offers three new colors – a darker Mediterranean Blue Metallic and a lighter Seaside Blue Metallic, plus the bold Sunset Orange.  This brings the number of available exterior paint finishes to 11.

2018 BMW 440i xdrive

September 2, 2017
All gasoline models in the new 2018 BMW 4 Series lineup (except the M4) can be ordered with the optional BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

BMW E39 5 series silver

September 1, 2017
The BMW E39 was the first 5 Series to use aluminum components in the front suspension to help reduce overall weight.