October 31, 2017
The electrohydraulic steering system (electric driven pump rather than belt driven) in the BMW 8 Series was the precursor to the Integral Active Steering available for today’s BMW 7 Series, BMW 6 Series and BMW 5 Series.
October 30, 2017
In 1998, BMW offered electrically powered seats as an option for E36 M3 models which were previously only offered on Luxury Package equipped models.
October 29, 2017
The BMW M4 CS peak torque increases by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 600 Nm (442 lb-ft over the M4 with Competition Package.
October 28, 2017
The BMW Z3 2.3 Roadster model was sold in the United States only, from 1996 to 2000. Although being badged as a 2.3i, it is powered by a 2.5 litre 6-cylinder engine.
October 27, 2017
With the E46 330Cd, BMW offered a diesel engine in a Coupe for the first time.
October 26, 2017
The BMW Z13 concept car featured a rear-mounted engine, three seats, central driving position and weighed only 1,834 lbs (830 kg), thanks to the use of lightweight materials.
October 25, 2017
All BMW E30 convertibles came standard equipped with sport seats.
October 24, 2017
There are two E38 Xenon systems. The early system identified as Generation 2.1 and equipped on 95-98 model year 750iL vehicles. The headlight design of this version has a flat bottom edge. The Generation 3 system has been introduced on 1999 model year E38 vehicles. This system can be visually identified by the rounded bottom edge of the headlight assembly.
October 23, 2017
The P60B40 is the 444hp V8 Powerplant of the E46 BMW GTR, which competed in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series.
October 22, 2017
The F22/F23 BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible LCI models are available as 230i and M240i models only. The 4-cylinder 230i produces 248 hp while the M240i M Performance model features a 6-cylinder engine that generates 335 hp.
October 21, 2017
For the 1979 model year, the E12 528i replaced the 530i.
October 20, 2017
New additions to the paint spectrum for the F90 M5 include Marina Bay Blue Metallic, an intense shade of blue.
October 19, 2017
The M tech wheels found on the E28 M535i are metric in size to accommodate the Michelin TRX tires. Dimensions were 390mm in diameter (appx 15.35in), 165mm wide (appx 6.5in). The wheels feature a center cap covering the 5 lug bolt pattern.
October 18, 2017
The BMW X-Coupe concept was designed by Chris Bangle as a crossover vehicle built on the X5 chassis. It featured an all aluminum body and 3.0L turbo diesel engine.
October 17, 2017
All 6 cylinder BMW E28 5 series models came standard with ZF power steering, this was an option on 4 cylinder models.
October 16, 2017
In 1998, BMW offered the M contour wheels as optional equipment for the E36 M3 model which was previously only offered on the Luxury Package equipped models.
October 15, 2017
The BMW M30 engine has been given the nicknames of 'Big Six' and 'Senior Six', following the introduction of the smaller BMW M20 straight-6 in the late 1970s.
October 14, 2017
BMW manufactured 19,533 F10 M5 examples world wide.
October 13, 2017
The 1 Series M Coupe was created in a very short period and with a very limited development budget. Thus, a tuned version of the N54 was used instead of a unique M motor.
October 12, 2017
All BMW E12 M535i models were equipped with a 3.07:1 final drive and limited slip differential.
October 11, 2017
The BMW E39 is the first 5 series BMW to offer a 4 cylinder diesel engine with the 520d M47D20.
October 10, 2017
BMW replaced the E46/5 compact by the BMW 1 series rather than making another compact version of the 3 series.
October 9, 2017
Followed by the BMW 750i luxury Sedan introduced two years earlier, the BMW E31 850i was the second post-war German car to be powered by a 12-cylinder engine.
October 8, 2017
BMW developed the 503 alongside their 507 roadster in an attempt to sell a significant number of luxury cars in the United States.
October 7, 2017
For E36 models, locking the vehicle from the central switch or door lock knob will “single lock” all doors, luggage compartment and not lock the fuel filler flap (or glovebox on the E36 iC).
October 6, 2017
Only 874 examples of the 2.5 CS were manufactured until the end of E9 production in 1975, and none were exported to the United States.
October 5, 2017
BMW produced 200 examples of the F10 M5 Competition Edition to mark the end of production for the F10 M5. It was not offered for sale in the US.
October 4, 2017
The Tour de Corse was a special edition of the E30 M3 created by BMW France exclusively for the French market to celebrate the win of French drivers Bernard Beguin and Jean-Jacques Lenne in the Tour de Corse rally.
October 3, 2017
The BMW F30 3 series sportline grill has 8 gloss black vertical slats, luxury line has 11 chrome, modern line 11 satin aluminum.
October 2, 2017
The BMW 4 Series has a lower center of gravity than the BMW 3 Series (Coupe: -1.6 inches, Gran Coupe: -1.2 inches, Convertible: -0.8 inches), a wider track at the front (+0.5 inches) and rear (+0.9 inches).
October 1, 2017
The BMW M4 CS fills the gap between the M4GTS and the Competition Package equipped M4.