November 30, 2018
The BMW X7 models feature a reversing assistant as standard. This feature is used for reversing out of parking spots where visibility is limited and side space is minimal. The system automatically stores the steering inputs driven in the forward direction for the last 164 feet (50 meters) as the inputs to automatically reverse you out of the spot in the exact same line up to 5.5mph.
November 29, 2018
The G15 8 series is the first production non M car to feature an optional carbon fiber roof. This helps reduce overall weight and lower the center of gravity to improve handling characteristics.
November 28, 2018
The first member of the N engine code family to use a turbo is the N54 which was first available in the BMW E92 335i. The N54 is a twin turbo 3.0 liter with an aluminum crankcase and iron cylinder liners.
November 27, 2018
The BMW E90 M3 CRT weights 3,483 lbs (1,580 kg), approximately 100 lbs (45kg) less than the standard E90 M3.
November 26, 2018
The BMW E32 was the first BMW 7 Series to be offered as a long version – with a 11.4 cm / 4.5 inch longer body. (Style 14 wheels shown)
November 25, 2018
The BMW N63 and S63 motor places the turbos inside the “V” of the engine, bringing the turbos closer to the cylinder head helping to reduce turbo lag and increase low rpm torque.
November 24, 2018
Over 15 million 3 series units have been sold world wide since the first model E21 in 1975.
November 23, 2018
The G20 3 series is 3 inches longer (76mm) and .63 inches (16mm wider) than the previous generation. The G20 has a wheelbase and width over an inch longer the E39 5 series, despite the E39 having an overall greater length of approximately 3 inches (76mm).
November 22, 2018
Four wheel steering is optional on the BMW X7 which either turns the rear wheels the same direction or opposite direction as the front wheels to make cornering in parking lots easier and increasing stability at high speed turns.
November 21, 2018
The South African spec E12 M535i was not offered with the front airdam, rear spoiler or Motorsport stripes of the European-spec model. However, it was equipped with the "M535i" grill badge and trunk badging as well as front fog lights. It was also fitted with 7x14-inch BBS/Mahle cross-spoke alloy wheels featuring special center caps with the BMW Motorsport logo (not shown).
November 20, 2018
Initially, the BMW E24 6 series was available with a 4-speed manual transmission (Getrag 262), a 5-speed manual transmission (Getrag 265) or a 3-speed automatic transmission (ZF 3HP22). In 1983 the automatic transmission was upgraded to a 4-speed ZF 4HP22.
November 19, 2018
The additional armored security measures of the E39 540i Protection brought an additional weight of 287lbs (130 kg) compared to the normal 540i sedan. Bullet proof glass was standard, an intercom system and run flats were optional.
November 18, 2018
From 1985 onwards, all E28s sold in North America had ABS Brakes as standard.
November 17, 2018
The G20 3 series Msport suspension sits 10mm lower than the standard suspension.
November 16, 2018
The BMW X7 rear doors are longer than the front doors. This emphasizes the spaciousness of the rear compartment and also makes it easier to get in and out.
November 15, 2018
The G29 Z4 M40i features a water cooled exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head.
November 14, 2018
Converted BMW M1 cars for the American market weighed 175 lbs more than the Euro version. Three inches of overall length was added due to energy absorbing bumpers. Emissions standards lowered performance by 15%.
November 13, 2018
Sales of the E24 M635CSi began in April 1984. This was the only Motorsport vehicle for sale by BMW at the time. The E12 M535i stopped production in 1981 and the E28 M5 was not introduced until 1985.
November 12, 2018
The BMW E34 models were up to 50% more aerodynamic than the outgoing E28 model. This was due in part to the more aerodynamic shape and also improved aero incorporated into the higher end models.
November 11, 2018
The BMW E36 M3 "Vader" seats were only available in the coupe models.
November 10, 2018
Only 9,366 BMW E34 525iX models were made world wide.
November 9, 2018
The China market received 111 examples of the M3 Carbon Edition which only came in Mineral White, carbon fiber body kit and black interior with white contrast stitching.
November 8, 2018
The BMW E31 M8 remained only a prototype which featured the S70 V12 outputting 550hp, although this exact engine never made it into production its design was used in the development of the McLaren F1 engine.
November 7, 2018
The G20 3 series launch paint colors range from 2 non metallic colors and 10 metallic colors. New for this 3 series generation is Portimao Blue metallic and Vermont Bronze metallic a new BMW Individual color is now also available, Dravite Grey metallic.
November 6, 2018
The final production year of the E34 M5 BMW offered the vehicle in a 6 speed manual transmission, which was later carried over for use in the E39 M5.
November 5, 2018
The BMW E46 coupe seats sit 10mm lower than the sedan version to account for the lower roof line. The suspension also sits 15mm lower.
November 4, 2018
The BMW E28 M535i never carried the 535i designation on the vehicle.
November 3, 2018
In March 2005, Phoenix Yellow paint was removed from the E46 M3 options list and was not replaced. Paint color options for the E46 M3 then stood at seven.
November 2, 2018
The coach built Firma Euler E23 touring features roof rails taken from a Mercedes.
November 1, 2018
The BMW E60 M5 side mirrors are fully functional. Their shape, which was designed in a wind tunnel, helps reduce lift on the front axle.