January 31, 2018
The crankshaft of the M52 2.5 liter engine is made from cast iron. The 2.8 liter engine uses a forged steel crankshaft due to higher torque.
January 30, 2018
The BMW E30 M3 Evo II had a sole interior choice of Silver Uberkaro cloth with Silver Bison leather bolsters.
January 29, 2018
The BMW M Coupe / Roadster S50 / S52 models received the some of the rarest interior color options such as Kyalami Orange and Evergreen. The S54 model was the only Coupe / Roadster offered with the Laguna Seca Blue, which was its rarest option.
January 28, 2018
The BMW E60 5 series at the time, was the only car in its segment available with Active Steering, BMW Night Vision, Head-Up Display and, new for 2008, Lane Departure Warning and Active Cruise Control featuring a Stop & Go function.
January 27, 2018
The BMW E21 had power assisted brakes disc brakes on the front wheels, while the rear wheels had drum brakes (except the 323i model which had discs all round.
January 26, 2018
In 2001, the American market E39 540i's power output was increased to 290 hp, unlike other markets where the 540i's power remained at 282 hp.
January 25, 2018
With a total production of 2,191 units, the E28 M5 remains among the rarest regular production BMW Motorsport cars – after the BMW M1 (456 units), BMW E34 M5 Touring (891 units), and the BMW 850CSi (1510 units).
January 24, 2018
Because the 1M shares nearly identical suspension with the E90/E92/E93 M3 models, the body had to be widened by 2.1 inches (53mm).
January 23, 2018
The BMW F90 M5 can be ordered with optional carbon ceramic brakes (15.75 in fronts / 14.96 in rear). This option is 50.7 lbs less than the standard, steel, M compound brakes.
January 22, 2018
In 1998, BMW supplied a front arm rest as standard for all E36 M3 models.
January 21, 2018
One of the LCI (Life Cycle Impulse or Facelift) changes for Z3 included an updated convertible top which received three layers of insulation in lieu of one layer for improved weather protection and sound dampening.
January 20, 2018
The BMW F10 M5 is 198 lbs (90 kgs) more than the previous E60/61 model.
January 19, 2018
The BMW E90 330d is fitted with a diesel particulate filter and an oxidation catalytic converter. The exhaust gas purification units are housed in a shared casing which is located immediately behind the engine. The diesel BMW particulate filter systems used by BMW achieve a filter rate of over 99 per cent, as confirmed by the Federal Environment Agency. This means that the concentration of particles in the exhaust emission of BMW diesel vehicles is at a similar level to that of ambient air.
January 18, 2018
Much of the design for the E63 6 series was derived from the BMW Z9 concept, which was also led by Chris Bangle.
January 17, 2018
The 1994 BMW Z13 concept car featured a rear-mounted engine, three seats, central driving position and weighed only 1,830 lbs (830 kg), thanks to the use of lightweight materials.
January 16, 2018
The BMW M1 Pro Car was capable of 0-62 in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph.
January 15, 2018
The BMW E24 M635CSi had integrated heaters within the door locks. The heating element could be activated by pulling on the door handle until resistance is felt and holding in that position.
January 14, 2018
The two carbon fiber flaps found on the front of the E46 M3 CSL bumper reduce lift by more than 50% versus the standard M3.
January 13, 2018
VANOS has been used on BMW vehicles since 1992. Now, all petrol engines are equipped with double VANOS.
January 12, 2018
The top of the line BMW E31 850 CSi accounted for 1,510 of the overall E31 sales.
January 11, 2018
The highest selling year for the E46 chassis was in 2002 when 561,249 vehicles were sold worldwide.
January 10, 2018
The BMW E1 concept was an all electric battery powered car with a range of 150 miles and needing only a few hours for a full charge. Plastic body panels, an aluminum body, carbon fiber passenger cell and minimum interior kept weight to a minimum. Similar design philosophy is found on the i3.
January 9, 2018
The E66 is the long version of the E65 and was given its own development code for the first time.
January 8, 2018
The base BMW E28 M5 models were sold in Germany without a sunroof. Electric sun roofs were an option in Germany but standard in the UK and North America.
January 7, 2018
The BMW E12 M535i was introduced at the 1979 Frankfurt motor show.
January 6, 2018
The BMW E82 1 Series M Coupe was produced on the regular 1 Series assembly line in Leipzig, Germany.
January 5, 2018
The BMW F90 M5 model adds a new color to the line up: Marina Bay Blue Metallic, an intense shade of blue.
January 4, 2018
BMW’s second M1 art car was painted in response to the threat of closing the Nurburgring. The car featured the track map as well as a banner across the windshield which read, “Ja zum Nurburgring” (Yes to the Nurburgring).
January 3, 2018
The 1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II's high-revving S14 2.3-litre four-cylinder in-line engine develops 220 hp – 25 hp more than in the standard M3.
January 2, 2018
Cornering Light function of the BMW E60 model adjusts the direction of the headlights when turning corners at less than 25 mph. The adaptive Headlight technology also allow the headlights to swivel in accordance with the position of the steering wheel, the yaw rate of the car, and its road speed.
January 1, 2018
Happy New Years!!