BMW M Division

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition

    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 generation of its performance-focused products. In a report published Friday by Car and Driver, BMW M Division boss Frank van Meel confirmed that a manual transmission will be available for the next cycle of M-badged vehicles. Ultimately, however, van Meel noted it will fade into the sunset with the coming...

  • 2013 BMW M5
    BMW M Cars To Stay Rear-Wheel Drive

    Audi has earned its performance reputation on the strength of its quattro all-wheel drive, and Mercedes-Benz is now building its 2014 E63 AMG with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive. While Europe will still be able to get 2014 CLS63 AMG models in rear-drive, those imported to the U.S. will likely be...

  • 2012 BMW M5
    BMW 5-Series M Division Diesel Rumors Heat Up

    After being "confirmed" earlier this year, rumors of BMW's 5-Series diesel with M Division tuning--but not M5 badges--are sprouting fresh roots. This time around, the talk comes with a name: M550dX. Astute observers of BMW's nomenclature will note that that's not how cars are named here in the U.S...

  • 2011 BMW X3
    Triple-Turbo BMW X3 M In The Works: Report

    File this one in the "highly speculative" category for now, but also in the "highly tempting" sub-folder. For those familiar with the absolutely stunning performance of the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the idea of a smaller, lighter, triple-turbocharged X3 M is breathtakingly cool. Yes, that was three turbos...

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    Lightweight BMW M Concept Coming To 2011 Tokyo Motor Show?

    A new new M car may be on the horizon, due this fall in the Land of the Rising Sun. Its recipe? Lightweight, high-tech materials, and more electronics than ever before. What will be the platform? We're not sure, but it's not likely to be the 1-Series M Coupe. The 1M Coupe already had a lightweight...

  • 2012 BMW M5 teaser
    Video: 2012 BMW M5 Teaser

    It didn’t make this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show but a brand new 2012 BMW M5 is just around the corner, at least in concept form, and in the lead up to its arrival BMW’s hallowed M Division has released an extended version of the original teaser video from a couple of days ago...

  • 2010 BMW M3 GTS

    There aren't any aliens at BMW's "Area 51" test site in Miramas, France, but you won't be disappointed with what is there, should you get the chance to go. Instead of UFOs and crates full of little grey men, the Miramas site holds the testing grounds for cars like the M3 GTS and M3 GT4. And once in a while, BMW brings in a select crowd of customers for a day of fun. That's what you'll see in this video. Unfortunately, Miramas is an engineer's playground most of the time, so it's off-limits to the public and press. If you want this insider ticket, you'll need to become one of "BMW M's best...

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    BMW M Division Opens Dedicated Showroom In Singapore

    In what could prove to be the first of many to open in markets where BMW cars are sold, a new showroom dedicated to selling only high-performance BMW M Division cars is about to open its doors for the first time in Singapore. The showroom has been established by Singapore’s Munich Automobiles...

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    BMW 1-Series M Car Coming In 2011

    The BMW 1-series could yet get an M treatment, contrary to previous reports.

  • 2009 BMW X6
    New M-Sport package for BMW X6 will come with power upgrades

    Just weeks after the unveiling of the new M-Sport package for the new 7-series saloon comes news that BMW will be releasing a similar range of upgrades for its sporty X6 crossover as well as some power mods. The X6 xDrive35d and xDrive50i will be gifted with a few extra horsepower, with the 306hp...

  • BMW M4 GT4
    BMW's M Division head talks about M3 GT4 production, diesels and more

    Sitting down to dinner with Dr. Kay Segler, head of BMW's M Division and former chief of Mini, is an engaging prospect for any performance and luxury car enthusiast, but this dinner proved not only entertaining, but enlightening. There's no better source for what's planned behind the scenes at...

  • BMW 7-series M-Sport package leaked image
    BMW 7-series M-Sport package makes early debut

    Up until the end of last year BMW was in the process of developing a brand new performance car positioned above the current 7-series flagship and destined to enter the premium four-door coupe segment. Then the global economic crisis hit and on the back of weak financial results BMW decided not to...

  • 2010 BMW X6 M

    We bet there are still thousands of BMW M fans out there reeling from the fact that the performance division is launching its first ever SUV model, and a turbocharged one at that. Those fans better get used to it fast as BMW has just revealed pricing for the new X5 M and X6 M SUVs, which will start at $86,225 and $89,725 (including $825 Destination & Handling), respectively, when they go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of the year. Full pricing and options, as well as pre-order sales, will be available from next month onwards. BMW admits that it would like to draw customers away from...

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    Report: BMW won't build a 2010 Z4 M

    Late last year BMW retired the straight-six engine used in the previous-generation Z4M, prompting aficionados to start hoping for an even better unit for the 2010 car. Unfortunately however, the latest news appears to draw a line through that possibility, and the 2010 Z4 M model altogether. The...

  • BMW M3 Coupe
    Report: BMW’s M division moving to four and six-cylinder turbos

    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer recently revealed plans to phase out diesel V8 engines across the board, but as drastic as this sounds it could be just the tip of the iceberg for the carmaker’s future plans to shakeup its powertrain lineup. BMW’s hallowed M division could also be affected by...

  • 2010 BMW X5 M spy shots
    Spy shots: BMW X5 M performance SUV

    Currently sitting atop BMW’s X5 range is the 4.8is but recent news from the boss of BMW’s M division, Ludwig Willisch, has confirmed that performance variants of both the X5 and X6 SUVs are in development. A performance SUV doesn’t really fit in with the M philosophy of increased...

  • BMW M3 Cabrio
    BMW’s M division sets second-best sales year on record

    BMW’s M division has tallied a record year of sales, topping 24,000 units between January and December 2008. Strong sales of the M3 and its new Cabrio and Sedan variants are the driving force behind the record feat, accounting for over 18,000 of the M-cars sold. In August of last year, BMW...

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    Video: Behind the scenes of BMW's X6 M development

    Last week BMW gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the development and testing of the 2010 Z4 roadster, and this week we get a look at what's going on in the X6 M high-performance SUV's development. The latest video shows BMW's engineers and development team as they mold the coupe-like SUV into a...

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