November 30, 2016
The BMW 507 body was fabricated almost entirely from hand formed aluminum resulting in no two models leaving the factory exactly the same.
November 29, 2016
The BMW E9 3.0 CSL was never sold in the United States due to its existing design not meeting safety and emissions standards for the US market.
November 28, 2016
The BMW S42B20 motor has 8 fuel injectors over the standard 4 found in the M42.
November 27, 2016
For the US spec 2014 model year change, a 6-speed manual transmission became available as a no cost option in the BMW 320i, 328i, 335i and 335i xDrive models.
November 26, 2016
2011 marked the first year BMW offered the E89 Z4 Roadster in Melbourne Red metallic, paint code A75.
November 25, 2016
The BMW F30 3 series key fobs are unique to their trim options: Sport Line: black w/ red detail, Luxury: black w/ chrome detail & Modern: oyster w/ matte silver detail.
November 24, 2016
July 2013 started US Spec BMW F10 M5 facelift production which included deeper cup holders for improved storage.
November 23, 2016
The spoilers found on the Alpina B7 reduce lift at the front by 30% and rear by 15%.
November 22, 2016
For the first time in a 6-cylinder M Car, the E46 M3 features a self-adjusting clutch; this maintains consistent clutch pedal force over the life of the clutch and helped the engineers achieve high torque capacity with moderate pedal effort.
November 21, 2016
For the 2017 model year, the BMW i3 was made available in the exclusive Protonic Blue metallic exterior color, previously only available in the US on the BMW i8.
November 20, 2016
The 2015 BMW F30 3 series sedan updated the location of the time display from the center of the cluster to the bottom right corner under the tach.
November 19, 2016
New for the 2014 model year, the US spec BMW 640i Convertible, Coupe, and Gran Coupe are available with xDrive to complete the 6 series line-up. Previously only the 650i Convertible, Coupe and Gran Coupe had the xDrive option.
November 18, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 S54 engine has a single piece head casting to ensure high strength over the previous E36 M3 2 piece casting. It also saves 29lbs (13.2kg) and lowers center of gravity.
November 17, 2016
The BMW E46 release for the folding seat backs is located in the trunk on the left and right sides near the wheel arches. This increases the security for items locked in the trunk as they cannot be accessed from inside the cabin.
November 16, 2016
In 1984, the US spec BMW E23 7 series 3 speed automatic transmission was replaced with a 4 speed automatic transmission. Further changes were also made to the interior trim above the glove box and ashtray lid from plastic to wood.
November 15, 2016
The BMW E82 1M Coupe is 4.8 inches (122mm) wider than the E30 M3, yet only 1.3 inches (33mm) longer.
November 14, 2016
The BMW S14 motor found in the E30 M3 is based on the M10 engine block and the M88 head with two cylinders removed.
November 13, 2016
For the US market, production of the E92 M3 Coupe ended in June 2013 while the E93 M3 Convertible was produced until October 2013.
November 12, 2016
July 2013 started F10 M5 facelift production which included a new M double spoke kidney grill with M5 badge and a new M steering wheel in addition to other cosmetic changes.
November 11, 2016
The BMW E46, E38 and E39 are equipped with a solar sensor to compensate for the radiant heating effect of the sun. This sensor helps maintain a constant comfort level in the vehicle’s cabin during all driving conditions.
November 10, 2016
The sixth generation 3 series has has 5 strut mounting studs as opposed to the previously traditional 3 starting the 2016 model year. This helps increase handling and chassis feedback.
November 9, 2016
The S65 engine found BMW E9X M3 was the “highest revving” production engine ever produced by BMW up to that time with a 8,400 rpm redline. This is achieved in part by the compact and rigid crankshaft weighing only 44lbs (20kg).
November 8, 2016
The 1979 E23 732i was the world’s first production car to feature an electronic engine management computer (Digital Motor Electronics - DME) in the M30B32, 194hp.
November 7, 2016
The BMW S42B20 motor was manufactured only for E36 sedans to enter the STW (Super Tourenwagen) Cup German race series.
November 6, 2016
On the BMW E82 1M, virtually every component on the five-arm rear axle is made of aluminum and is new for this generation of BMW M vehicles, including the aluminum dampers.
November 5, 2016
Available for the first time in the 2017 year model, the US spec BMW i3 offered an optional moonroof. Previously it was not offered as an option to reduce weight and improve efficiency however customers demanded it.
November 4, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series features a hood and front fenders made out of aluminum to help reduce overall weight and lower the center of gravity.
November 3, 2016
The signature kidney grille found on the BMW M2, features black-painted double bars which replicate the design of the M double-spoke wheels.
November 2, 2016
More than 80% of buyers purchasing a BMW i3 worldwide are first time BMW owners.
November 1, 2016
The BMW E30 M3 has a more heavily raked rear window than that of a standard BMW 3 Series and a raised boot lid made from glass-fiber-reinforced plastic which brought further aerodynamic gains.