October 31, 2016
The BMW M2 features intelligent energy management by operating ancillary components only at times when required with the coolant pump, oil pump, ac compressor and electronic steering all help in reducing emissions by using less fuel.
October 30, 2016
The BMW Dingolfing plant produces approximately 1,600 vehicles a day. Since the early 1970s, every generation of the BMW 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series have been built there – including the respective M and Individual variants. In the course of the past few years, the plant’s model portfolio was expanded to include variants of the BMW 3 and 4 Series as well. In all, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing currently produces six model series.
October 29, 2016
The BMW M2 offers an optional dual clutch 7 speed or 6 speed manual transmission.
October 28, 2016
The BMW F3X 3 series was face lifted in June 2015 where the headlight “eyes” were moved further apart to visually strengthen the car’s broad stance on the road.
October 27, 2016
The 6th generation BMW 7 series was only offered in the US exclusively as a long wheelbase version, more than 1 inch (2.54cm) longer than its predecessor.
October 26, 2016
BMW M2 features side gills rearwards of the front wheel arches in reference to a feature first seen on the BMW E9 3.0 CSL. They send out a visual statement and set the swage line on its way towards through the rear of the vehicle.
October 25, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 features a forged, nitro-carbonized steel crank shaft which provides great strength in this critical component. Forged-steel "cracked" connecting rods eliminate the need for bolt sleeves and thus reduce reciprocating weight.
October 24, 2016
Metallic interior bits the door handle, steering wheel trim, radio knob bezels, air con vents and automatic transmission shift levers are chrome in the E92 coupe as opposed to aluminum in the E90 sedan.
October 23, 2016
LED headlights come standard on the late model 6th generation US spec BMW 3 series 340i model and optional on the 320i, 328i, 328d models. Full LED tail lights were standard on all models.
October 22, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series features a steel framed roof with a bonded aluminum skin saving 15lbs (6.8kg).
In addition to Alpine White (300) and Black Sapphire Metallic (475), Valencia Orange Metallic (B44) was available exclusively for the BMW E82 1M at the time. Color options remained at 3 throughout the 1M Coupe's life.
October 20, 2016
The BMW E32 740i top speed was electronically limited at 149mph (240kph) to distinguish it from the flagship vehicle 750i with a top speed of 155mph (250kph).
October 19, 2016
April 2001 Car and Driver magazine tested the BMW Z8 and found it outperformed the Ferrari 360 Spider in three important categories: acceleration, handling, and braking.
October 18, 2016
The S54 engine found in the BMW E46 M3 has a compression ratio of 11.5:1, the highest ratio in BMW production lineup at that time for their gasoline motors.
October 17, 2016
The BMW 1M features a slick top metal roof panel which saves about 35 lbs (15kg) compared to BMW 1 Series models equipped with a moonroof. A moonroof was not an option.
October 16, 2016
The BMW 1M coupe uses the same mirrors as the E92 M3.
October 15, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series features aluminum skinned doors, saving a total of 48.5 lbs (22kg) over conventional steel skinned door.
October 14, 2016
The BMW E70 X5M has a taller windshield and is not as raked as the base model X5, giving it a taller, more upright stance.
October 13, 2016
The BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 engine weighs 445lbs (202kg), which is 7% or 31lbs (14kg) lighter than the previous model’s S54 inline-6 cylinder but also with 24% more power.
October 12, 2016
The 1M is the first production car in the BMW line up to feature a bumper that creates air curtains, which improve air flow around the wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence.
October 11, 2016
The BMW M2 uses the same pistons, crankshaft and front / rear axles as the F8X M3 / M4.
October 10, 2016
The BMW 2002 Turbo was only available in Polaris (silver) metallic and Chamonix (white) paint finishes.
October 9, 2016
The BMW Z8 production was limited to only 5,703 examples in total.
October 8, 2016
The BMW E92 335is (2011 - 2013) uses a higher performance version of the N54 engine from the 2006-2009 335i, which increases boost from 8.7 to 11.6 PSI.
October 7, 2016
The BMW E32 (750i) was the first car adhering to BMW's self-imposed speed limit of 250km/h (160 mph) although it was rumored to reach 300km/h (190 mph) with ease.
October 6, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 has an efficient exhaust system which imposes 40% less back pressure on the engine than that of its European-version E36 M3 predecessor.
October 5, 2016
According to BMW, the M2 grills feature a 3D design element with the vertical bars as a throwback to the E24 shark nose.
October 4, 2016
The BMW E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M were the first vehicles from BMW M division to have xDrive all-wheel-drive systems.
October 3, 2016
The BMW E31 8 series features a design with no B pillar giving a unique, open view from inside the cabin.
October 2, 2016
The BMW F87 M2 uses current generation M3 / M4 brake setup.
October 1, 2016
The BMW E82 1M Coupe uses the same brakes as E9X M3.