BMW M

  • Franciscus van Meel

    After four years on the job, current BMW M boss Frank van Meel will exit the role. BMW has appointed van Meel, formerly of Audi Quattro GmbH (Audi Sport), to chief of total vehicle development. Replacing van Meel will be Markus Flasch, chief engineer for the new 8-Series. Evo reported on the executive shuffle on Friday and said the shift from van Meel to Flasch shouldn't create any major diversions from the M division's current product plans. Van Meel championed a four-tier M strategy that introduced "M Performance" models beneath proper M cars. M cars themselves will start at base M, then...

  • BMW M Town
    BMW M launches M Town digital community for gearheads

    BMW's M division has a new appropriately titled home in M Town. The company announced on Wednesday that M Town has opened its gates as a digital community for owners of BMW M cars. M Town's theme is "where too much is just right." The motif follows BMW's launch of the "Too Much" ad campaign, and M...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    BMW M isn't ready to ditch the manual transmission yet

    BMW, like a number of other automakers, is currently in a holding pattern with respect to the manual transmission. Just last year, we heard from an M Division executive who said the manual could be on its way out. Now we have word that BMW will continue to #GiveAShift for at least another...

  • 2018 BMW M5, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    BMW plans barrage of M Performance models by 2020

    BMW won't be short on M Performance models in the near future after a new report from Autocar published on Thursday revealed plans for 26 new or refreshed cars by 2020. The long list of new M Performance cars, which will expand outside thoroughbred M vehicles, will help BMW retaliate against a slew...

  • 2018 BMW M5
    Current 4-cylinder engines aren't good enough for BMW M

    The automotive industry at large may be working to downsize engines to extract greater fuel efficiency from cars, but not BMW's M division. Today's modern 4-cylinder engines aren't up to par for the performance division and BMW M's chief, Frank van Meel, said there won't be an M car powered by a...

  • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    BMW bringing back CSL nameplate as part of 4-tier M strategy

    Right now, if you want the most potent version of a BMW M model, the GTS badge represents the top of the ladder. There is only one on offer, the M4 GTS. Soon, however, the GTS is likely to go away, and in its place we will find a CSL badge. In fact, multiple M cars could get the badge. These will...

  • 2018 BMW M2 refresh leaked

    BMW of Belgium has let the cat out of the bag. And by cat, we mean arguably one of BMW's best sport coupes in recent times. The Belgian company published images to its website and it shows the 2018 BMW M2 in all its glory, first reported by Bimmer Today. If it looks the same, that's because the changes are minor. Notably, the headlights feature a sharper adaptation of BMW's signature "angel eyes," and look less round than before. The lights are now full LED units and feature a more pointed brow crease at the top, too. Other front end parts seem to be relatively unchanged, which isn't a...

  • 2013 BMW M5
    BMW M Boss Says 600 HP Is The Limit, Manuals Not Long For This World

    The head of BMW's M division says the future of manual transmissions "doesn't look bright."

  • 2014 BMW M4 spy shots
    2014 BMW M3 & M4 Dealer Order Guide And Options List Leaked

    The 2014 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

  • BMW M Performance Parts for the 1-, 3-, and 5-Series
    BMW ‘is’ Models To Be Replaced By M Performance Line: Report

    In the past couple of years BMW started offering a new range of performance-oriented models aimed at customers looking for something a little sporty but not quite ready to upgrade to a dedicated M car. These models featured a small “is” badge on the end of their regular model...

  • BMW celebrates 40 years of BMW M Power
    BMW Celebrates 40 Years Of M Power: Video

    For BMW M fans all around the globe, 2012 marks a special anniversary--40 years of BMW M Power. It was back in 1972 that BMW brought together the company’s motor racing activities under the umbrella of a new company, BMW Motorsport GmbH. Former racing driver and team boss Jochen Neerpasch...

  • BMW M's mysterious V-12 powered Z3 roadster, as posted to Facebook
    BMW Reveals V-12 Powered Z3 Prototype

    BMW’s Z3 roadster, built from 1996 - 2002, wasn’t exactly the Bavarian automaker’s finest effort. Essentially a parts-bin car, it’s primary claim to fame was affordability, and it was relatively successful in bringing the BMW roundel into a new batch of buyers’...

  • 2013 BMW 7-Series

    Mercedes-Benz has been selling AMG versions of its S Class quite successfully for the past several years, and soon Audi will launch a new generation of its potent S8, but BMW doesn’t have a similar performance-themed full-size sedan in its portfolio, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. Of course, if you’re interested in owning a full-size BMW that can go from 0-60 mph in under 5.0 seconds and well past the automaker’s self-imposed 155-mph speed limit, there is always the V-12 powered 760i or Alpina B7 to choose from. However, what plenty of well-heeled...

  • 2008 BMW M1 Homage Concept
    BMW M1 Successor Coming In 2016: Report

    BMW bosses have vehemently denied that a successor to the legendary M1 supercar is in the works, yet that hasn’t stopped reports of a new super sports car being developed by the M Division from surfacing every now and then. One of the main reasons cited by BMW for the lack of such a model is...

  • 2010 BMW 7-Series M Sport Package
    A Search Of BMW Trademark Filings Reveals M7 And M10 Names

    BMW recently launched a whole range of new models grouped under its M Performance division. In order to reserve the use of each of the model names, BMW set about registering them, such as M50d and M135, with relevant trademark offices around the world. BMW, like most other automakers, also...

  • 2012 BMW M6 Convertible
    2012 BMW M6 Convertible: First Drive

    If you're at all familiar with chili peppers and the zing they bring, you know that a little heat's a good thing, but too much spice can completely numb the senses—or bite back. It's how we couldn't help but feel about the new 2012 BMW M6 Convertible, top down, in one of its many Sport-mode...

  • 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe first drive
    BMW Stops Taking Orders On 1-Series M Coupe

    Produced for just one model year, BMW’s 1-Series M Coupe will surely be one of the most sought after models by collectors in years to come so if you have one in good nick it may be a good idea to look after it well. Models with such short life spans traditionally become favorites among...

  • 2013 BMW M5
    BMW 5-Series M Diesel Sedan Production Confirmed: Report

    A German website says that BMW M Group head, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, has confirmed production of a diesel-powered, 5-Series M sedan.

  • 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

    Today is a good day for sports car fans. Perhaps even a great one. The 2013 Porsche Boxster has been unveiled online, with some styling new curves and slightly better performance. A new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition has also made its way onto the web, packing 505 horsepower from a 7.0-liter (or 427-ci) LS7 engine among other unique features. BMW has decided to add another category of M Performance vehicles to its lineup, slotting between the standard models and the full-on M Division cars--and likely including diesels. 2013 Porshce Boxster previewed 2013 Chevrolet...

  • BMW's mystery X6M.
    BMW Shows More Of Its Mystery X6 M: Video

    BMW has released a second teaser video of a new X6 M variant believed to be the first diesel-powered M vehicle.

  • Mysterious BMW X6 M testing in Europe.
    BMW Teases A Higher-Performance X6 M: Video

    BMW is showing a new variant of the X6 M in a newly-released video. Could this be the rumored X6 M550d?

  • BMW's promotional motor oil cologne.
    BMW Uses 'Motor Oil Cologne' In Marketing To PGA Pros

    In an effort to market M Series cars to PGA Tour pros, BMW is using a campaign the offers racetrack test drives and motor oil scented cologne.

  • BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology)
    First X3 M, Now Next-Gen M3 Reported To Feature Triple-Turbo Six

    If you thought our previous report on the rumored X3 M performance SUV from BMW’s hallowed M division coming with a triple-turbocharged straight-six engine was strange enough, now a second reputable source is claiming that this fanciful engine is destined to power the next-generation M3 as...

  • 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
    Bring More Wallet: Price Gouging On BMW's 1 Series M Has Begun

    Want to be the first on your block with a BMW 1 Series M? A California dealership has a car in stock, but be prepared to write a big check for it.

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