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  • 2002 BMW M5 heads to Gooding auction

    It's still regarded as one of the greatest super sedans ever built. The E39-generation BMW M5, built from 1998 to 2003, is an iconic dream machine for many enthusiasts. One such enthusiast was smart enough to buy two of them, one for driving and another to store away for a later day. That day has arrived because his absolutely pristine 2002 BMW M5 is set to cross the Gooding Auction block at Pebble Beach. The pre-auction estimate, according to Gooding? Between $140,000 and $180,000. Purchased new through BMW of San Diego, this E39 M5 shows just 437 miles on its odometer. The person...

  • Colin Furze turned a BMW 325i into a hot tub
    Mad Modder Colin Furze turns a BMW 325i into a mobile hot tub

    Having an old BMW convertible laying around to tinker with is a good problem to have. Upgrade the engine? OK, but easy. Suspension? That's beginner stuff. Delightfully insane British YouTuber Colin Furze, turned his old Bimmer into a hot tub on wheels. Your move. Furze has a history of cranking out...

  • 2018 BMW M5
    Details of the BMW M5 Competition package have leaked

    The 2018 BMW M5 has only just arrived, yet some members of the Roundel faithful already want more. That would be more power, more performance, and more ways to spend their money. BMW is happy to deliver and our friends at BMWBlog have likely discovered just how the Bavarian brand will do it by way...

  • BMW M1 AHG Studie for sale
    Incredibly rare 1981 BMW M1 AHG Studie for sale for $930k

    The BMW M1 remains a brilliant but briefly offered gem in the automaker's history. It was a mid-engine supercar that arrived in 1978 out of nowhere and was gone by 1981, before the world realized what it had received. BMW built 400 homologation specials of this factory race car and every one that's...

  • 2013 BMW X1
    BMW X1 Raises Money For Nature Via Facebook

    The 2013 BMW X1 is the company's latest addition to its sport activity vehicle range, and while it shares much with the MINI Countryman and, in some ways, the BMW 3-Series, it is also the greenest of BMW's X vehicles. Accordingly, BMW is leveraging its relative eco-friendliness (the 2.0-liter...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback BMW Performance Concept
    Video: How Do You Make A Car? BMW Explains With New 1-Series

    As long as your car starts, stops and does so without going wrong too frequently, most people aren't really bothered how it all came together. Even so, it's a facinating process to observe and there's now a video showing how much effort actually goes into making the new BMW 1-Series compact, from...

  • BMW ConnectedDrive

    Expect more in-vehicle app options as BMW and Mini have opened a new app center in China and invited outside developers to build their own apps.

  • 2011 BMW 135i Coupe
    BMW Brings You More Power For The 135i And 335i

    BMW is launching two "Power Kit" upgrades for owners of 135i and 335i models. The kits boost horsepower without affecting fuel economy, emissions or BMW's limited warranty.

  • BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
    Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers

    Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have manufacturers such as Audi started ditching halogen and HID lighting for intelligent and ultra-bright LED light clusters in some...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany
    Blowin' In The Wind: Turbines To Power BMW Leipzig Factory

    However green cars are able to get, the process of building thousands of them every year still isn't particularly environmentally friendly. The manufacturers are doing all they can to improve this. GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory that produces the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with several solar panel...

  • BMW North America CEO Jim O'Donnell
    BMW USA Chief Jim O'Donnell To Be Replaced By Ludwig Willisch

    BMW of North America's current CEO Jim O'Donnell will retire this fall, with German executive and former head of sales in Europe and Japan Ludwig Willisch taking his place. The surprise move comes after strong June sales saw BMW outsell Mercedes-Benz and extend its lead as the top-selling luxury...

  • BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser
    Report: BMW MegaCity Vehicle To Get Optional Range Extender

    The MegaCity Vehicle (MCV) is BMW's soon-to-be-built all-electric urban wonder machine, if you buy the markting spiel. But it may be more than that. BMW's Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner recently told the German publication Focus Magazin that the MCV will offer an optional...

  • BMW 1-Series with snow chains on front wheels, Staffordshire, England, Dec 2010, photo by Andy Smith

    Back in the day, buying a BMW was something only true sports sedan fanatics understood. But the legendary 2002 is long gone--35 years now--and all sorts of new folks are buying Bimmers. Including those, apparently, who think their BMW 1-Series has front-wheel drive. Earlier this year, CEO Norbert Reithofer revealed that no fewer than 80 percent of 1-Series buyers believed their beloved BMWs were pulled around corners from the front. The paramedics are still cleaning up the heart attacks in Munich. Now comes photographic proof. Our U.K. reader Andy 'Smuffy' Smith sent us this photo, showing a...

  • BMW iPad/iPhone accessories video
    Video: Tired Of Plywood And Duct Tape For Your iPhone/iPad Mount? BMW Has An Answer

    Aftermarket solutions for mounting iPhones, iPods, and now iPads abound, but as anyone that's used many knows, they don't all work as well as advertised. Doing it yourself can be even trickier, as this video illustrates. But BMW has the solution for those without the stick-to-it-ive-ness to...

  • World Champions Calendar
    2011 Calendar 'World Champion Cars' by Jorge Garcia

    Formula 1 fans will want to check out Argentinean artist Jorge Garcia’s 2011 calendar "World Champion Cars," available now from an online retailer. Covering the most successful racecars in the history of Formula 1 racing, the artist from Buenos Aires has created highly detailed...

  • Lyndon Conrad Bell
    Lyndon Conrad Bell Joins Sports Car Monitor

    Right off the top, thanks for the attention you’ve lavished upon Sports Car Monitor. We appreciate the time you spend here and strive to do our best to make sure you find something worthwhile every time you check us out. I’ve just been entrusted with the editorship of this Website and...

  • 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
    Fun In The Sun Roundup (ADTKTC Series)

    When shopping for a new car, some folks don’t need the most practical of vehicles and simply want to enjoy the two-seater convertible experience. And why not? Driving a roadster is all about fostering the connection between man, machine, and Mother Nature. With one of these bad boys, there’s no...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-CLass
    Fun In The Sun - 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK (ADTKTC Series)

    On paper, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK and the 2011 BMW Z4 have a lot in common. Like its Bavarian rival, the Merc also comes in three different variations, which vary in output from 228 to 355 horsepower, posts 0-60 times from 4.9 to 6.1 seconds, and can be ordered as either a 6-speed manual or a...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

    While Porsche is celebrating its 60th year in the U.S., the Boxster has been winning the hearts of Americans for only the last fourteen. This teenaged love affair between drivers and the Boxster, the only mid-engined sports car in our “Fun in the Sun” group, has always left us wanting more from the baby Porsche. And indeed, that’s the Boxster’s biggest problem. The ragtop convertible, whose top can be raised or lowered in an astounding 12 seconds, has never been the fastest or most powerful roadster. Indeed the 255 horsepower Boxster and 310 horsepower Boxster S go from 0-60 in 5.6...

  • 2011 Audi TTS Coupe - New Face Lift
    Fun In The Sun - 2011 Audi TT/S Roadster (ADTKTC Series)

    The Audi TT/S Roadster, a soft-top convertible that comes as either a manual or an automatic top that opens and closes in a lightning-quick 12 seconds, boasts a lot of big changes for 2010. One of the biggest changes for the U.S. model is that both versions of the two-seater are now only available...

  • 2011 BMW Z4 2-door Roadster sDrive30i Angular Front Exterior View
    Fun In The Sun - 2011 BMW Z4 (ADTKTC Series)

    Although BMW has been making Z series roadsters for twenty years, the latest Z4 represents a significant leap forward for the German brand. While previous iterations of the Z have tried hard to be a pure sports car (often sacrificing some of the luxuries that BMW owners have come to expect), the...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
    Motor Trend Starts Fight Between The BMW M3, Ford Mustang GT

    It may seem odd to compare the BMW M3 and Ford Mustang GT, but their traits are too similar to ignore. Both have V-8s producing over 400 horsepower and are available as rear wheel drive coupes. So Motor Trend has taken both of these cars to see how they perform against each other. Motor Trend did a...

  • McLaren MP4-12C
    Plenty Of Unveilings At Monterey Last Weekend

     The week of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Monterey Historic Races are a time for remembering the past. People get to see long-dead marques on a golf course or witness brave owners blasting their classic exotics around Laguna Seca. But with all the money flying around the events...

  • 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
    Are Drop Tops The Key To Cool? (Part 2)

    In Part 1 of “Are Drop Tops the Key to Cool?”, I promised that we would take a look at this year’s most exciting luxury convertibles in order to give you an inside peek at the drop tops of 2010 and 2011. But there’s a huge selection of convertibles out there and it wouldn’t be fair to...

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