April 30, 2018
Two new optional paint colors are available on the BMW M2 Competition: Hockenheim Silver, which replaces Mineral Grey Metallic and is exclusive to the M2 Competition and Sunset Orange Metallic.
April 29, 2018
BMW keys that are lost or stolen may be deactivated or made to not operate the starter functions. The lost or stolen key can be identified by the identification of the remaining keys. There is no limit to the number of times a key can be activated/deactivated.
April 28, 2018
The BMW N20 is a turbocharged inline-4 DOHC gasoline piston engine which replaced the non turbo N52 and BMW N53 inline-6 engines and was in production from 2011 - 2017. Displacement ranges from 1.6L - 2.0L. Max power output is 241bhp.
April 27, 2018
The BMW M60 is a V8 DOHC piston engine which was BMW's first V8 in over 25 years and was produced from 1992 to 1996.
April 26, 2018
The E30 M3 Sport Evolution has a smaller fuel tank than the standard E30 M3. For homologation purposes, the Sport Evolution has unique front and rear spoilers with adjustable extensions for greater downforce, even wider front fenders, and reprofiled grille slats with sealed gaps for better aerodynamics, all of which have a negligible effect on the street. The M3 Sport Evolution also sits 10mm lower than the normal E30 M3.
April 25, 2018
Although the E34 M5 made its debut in 1988, it was first available for sale in the North American market in 1991. Some production models however have a build date as early as December 1989.
April 24, 2018
The windshield on the BMW E46 coupe model is angled 2 degrees more than the sedan version.
April 23, 2018
The BMW F90 M5 as a higher maximum fuel injection pressure of 350 bar (up from 200 bar found in the F10 M5). This allows shorter injection times and improved atomization of the fuel for sharper engine response as well as more efficient mixture preparation.
April 22, 2018
The E12 5 series was released as the 520 and 520i in 4-cylinder models only. The inline 6 motor was released a year later.
April 21, 2018
BMW manufactured 4,459 units of the F10 M5 with the optionally equipped Competition Package.
April 20, 2018
The BMW E24 M6 and M635CSi models were all built in Germany at a rate of around 2 cars a day from 1984 - 1989. 5,835 examples were built world wide.
April 19, 2018
Because BMW did not have the production capacity to manufacture the M1, they turned to Lamborghini as a partnership to help develop and manufacture the vehicle. Lamborghini failed to meet the deadline and BMW terminated the contract.
April 18, 2018
The BMW E46 320d was the first BMW with a direct injection engine (M47D20), overshadowing everything else in its category with an output of 136 bhp, a top speed of 128mph (207 km/h) and a fuel consumption of 41.2mpg (5.7 liters / 100km).
April 17, 2018
The Group 5 version of the BMW 320 was introduced in 1977 as a replacement to the already obsolete BMW 3.0 CSL and became nicknamed as the Flying Brick in reference to the blocky bodyshape, was powered by a Formula Two inline 4 cylinder engine that was tuned to 301hp by BMW Motorsport.
April 16, 2018
Interlagos Blue on the BMW E46 M3 was only offered to the Coupes equipped with the Competition Package (ZCP) or Club Sport package.
April 15, 2018
The F90 M5 is capable of 0–60 mph in 3.2 seconds and 0–124 mph in just 11.1 seconds.
April 14, 2018
The BMW E92 335i Coupe with the 7 speed sports automatic transmission completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the model fitted as standard with 6-speed manual transmission (5.5 seconds) and 0.3 seconds faster than the BMW 335i Coupe with the previously available 6-speed automatic transmission.
April 13, 2018
The BMW M1 motor has a dry sump lubrication system, this allows for the omitting of a tall, traditional oil pan and able to mount the engine lower and keeping the center of gravity low.
April 12, 2018
The BMW Z18 off road roadster featured plastic body panels, over a steel extruded body and a 355hp V8 engine. The vehicle could be configured as a 2 seater, 4 seater and pickup configurations.
April 11, 2018
The BMW E46 M3 convertible weighs 398lbs more than the coupe version. Additional weight was largely from reinforcing the chassis (from losing the roof rigidity), but also due to the extra components for the hydraulically operated roof.
April 10, 2018
The rumor for BMW splitting the 6th generation 3 series model into the 3 series Sedan and 4 series coupe was Audi’s decision to make the A4 exclusive to Sedan and the A5 exclusive to Coupe models (except the 4 door A5 Sport Back similar to BMW’s 4 door Gran Coupe).
April 9, 2018
The BMW E39 front subframe is aluminum on 6 cylinder models, steel on 8 cylinder models.
April 8, 2018
The main difference between the E24 M6 and its European counterpart (the M 635 CSi) is that the S38 engine is used instead of the M88/3.
April 7, 2018
The E30 M3 Sport Evolution features a special plaque denoting each car as a Sport Evolution. It is located on the center console in front of the shifter (though it does not include the unique number of each example out of the 600).
April 6, 2018
With the launch of the BMW E31 850 CSi, the existing model (850i) was rechristened BMW 850 Ci.
April 5, 2018
The E9X engine efficiency is further enhanced by means of the air conditioning belt drive which is fitted with a coupling device. When the air conditioning is switched off, the compressor is automatically decoupled. In this way the drag torque of the compressor is reduced to a minimum, thereby further increasing the efficiency of the engine.
April 4, 2018
The BMW M1 was never officially sold in the US due to the cost of modifications to meet safety regulations. Automobile Compliance was a specialty company in California which sold kits to make the conversion however.
April 3, 2018
M parallels (Style 37s) were standard equipment on the late model Euro 3.8 liter E34 M5s from May 1994 onward.
April 2, 2018
The Euro spec S54 engine found in the standard E46 M3, had the highest power output per liter (104.1 hp / liter) than any other production BMW motor at the time, including the S70/2 V12 found in the McLaren F1 (101.3 hp / liter).
April 1, 2018
BMW has officially announced it will re-manufacture 356 additional examples of the E36 M3 GT to exact 1995 specifications. These will be offered to the American Market exclusively since original production was only for the European Market.