November 17, 2019
The third generation 1 series for the first time features an optional panoramic sunroof nearly .7 square meters (7.5 square feet).
November 16, 2019
BMW manufactured 50 examples of the E92 M3 DTM Champion Edition to commemorate 50 M3 victories in the DTM series since the 1980s. All of the vehicles were sold to the German market only.
November 15, 2019
BMW E46 M3 models with the ZCP Competition Package were offered on the 2005 - 2006 M3 models. Options included Interlagos Blue paint, larger cross drilled brake rotors with larger rear piston and special brake pads, a tuned DSC with M-Track mode, Alcantara wrapped steering with audio and cruise control buttons deleted, 19” BBS cross spoke wheels, shorting steering ratio and aluminum “Alu Tec” interior trim.
November 14, 2019
The prototype 6.7L V16, which was based off the M17 V12, was 12 inches longer. This allowed for no room for the radiator, as a result cooling was implemented in the rear of the vehicle as indicated by the large rear vents.
November 13, 2019
The cylinder heads of the N62B48 (Found in the E53 4.8is X5) are variants of the N62B44. Due to the higher stress load, the cylinder heads on the N62B48 are made from a stronger aluminum silicon alloy.
November 12, 2019
The BMW M8 GTE was the first BMW touring car to compete on the track before the launch of the production model.
November 11, 2019
The base price for an entry level E31 8 series in the early 1990s North American market started in the low $70,000 range, which is around $133,000 in 2019 (USD). The entry level 2019 8 series coupe today starts at $88,000 USD.
November 10, 2019
The first ever BMW 2 series Gran Coupe shares the same front wheel drive architecture as the F40 1 series. The 2 series Coupe however will remain rear wheel drive.
November 9, 2019
The third generation 1 series features optional full LED tail lights which have a new interpretation of the familiar "L" shaped design.
November 8, 2019
As of June 2019, more than 443,000 units of the X6 have been sold world wide across two model generations.
November 7, 2019
All BMW petrol powered boat engines were derived from car engines. In 1987 the BMW B220 was the top of the range model. This model was 25% lighter than competitor models of the time. 280Nm (206 ft-lbs) of torque was delivered at just 3500rpm.
November 6, 2019
The first ever version of iDrive was found on the E65 7 series. Because of the steep learning curve of the clunky menu system it quickly got the nickname the “I don’t Know Drive”.
November 5, 2019
Although 50 years apart the M121 and the P48 DTM motors both feature 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder and turbocharged. A mechanical fuel injection pump supplies fuel for both engines in lieu of electronic fuel pumps.
November 4, 2019
The interior of the 2006 BMW Mille Miglia Coupe concept used only three materials: stainless steel, untreated cow hide and Lycra fabric.
November 3, 2019
The first generation M8 comes standard with Adaptive LED headlights designed to replicate the same warmth as daytime driving. Optional BMW Laserlight offers an effective range of 600 meters (2,000 ft) and are identifiable by blue accents inside the twin headlights.en).
November 2, 2019
The E65 7 series was the First BMW model to use different chassis codes for each variant E65 (base), E66 (long), E67 (high security) and E68 (hydrogen).
November 1, 2019
The G01 and G02 X3M and X4M feature M specific rubber mounts for all control arms and the rear axle subframe. The Competition models come with specific anti roll bars whose increased rigidity translates into more direct response, resulting in a noticeable reduction in body roll and more precise handling.