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  • 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe spy shots

    Over the past few months, we've brought you spy photos and spy videos of the 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and we've even given you our take on its non-M sibling's best and worst traits. Today, add confirmation from BMW spokesman Dave Buchko that the M-flavored Gran Coupe will in fact be sold here in the U.S. The confirmation comes by way of BMW officials in Germany, speaking with Motor Trend, backed up with confirmation of American sales from Buchko. Beyond the mere fact of its sale (which was inevitable given the evidence we've already seen, and with the homologation of the Gran Coupe platform...

  • 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.

  • 2012 BMW M5 leaked
    2012 BMW M5 Leaked

    Update: The official details on the 2012 BMW M5 are out. Click here to view our latest post. Though it isn’t set to make its official world debut until this September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the new 2012 BMW M5 has hit the Internet by way of a leaked report and is already starting...

  • 2012 BMW M5 spied with manual transmission
    2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission In U.S.

    Going a long way towards confirming previous reports that a third-pedal option would be offered on the 2012 BMW M5, at least in the U.S., this latest image reveals that BMW is testing prototypes on local soil fitted with a conventional manual transmission. The prototype was spotted in Los Angeles...

  • 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...

  • 2012 BMW X1 M Sport Package spy shots
    BMW Working On X1 M?

    Consider this one half-baked at best, but there is talk in Europe that BMW's M Division skunkworks may have an X1 M in the oven. If it does come, it could get the same core running gear found in the 1-Series M Coupe. The rumors say the 'is'-badged N54 twin-turbo engine found in the 335is as well as...

  • 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. The latest clip has BMW M boss Dr. Kay Segler boasting about the new car’s attributes, and we also get to see one of its final prototypes carving up the snow, with its engine revving loudly. A concept version of the new M5 is reportedly set to debut next month at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show...

  • BMW M3 ripped in two from high speed crash
    BMW M3 Ripped Apart In Fatal Crash

    A 29-year old man in West Palm Beach, Florida died instantly when he was thrown from his car, an E92 BMW M3 Coupe, during a crash yesterday morning. By the looks of the aftermath the driver, a man by the name of Daniel Portela, didn’t stand a chance, especially when you consider that his car...

  • 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe live photos by Joe Nuxoll
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe Live Photos

    The new 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe may not have lived up to all the hype, on paper at least, but the car still has a sweltering look, especially in the bright orange paintwork BMW loves to show it in. The car made its official world debut today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, drawing most of the...

  • 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
    2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe Preview

    The 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe has been BMW's worst-kept secret of the past year, with official "spy" photos and even a video preview of the car in its entirety spoiling some of the fun of today's official unveiling. The fun of the car, however, is sure to remain intact. Packing a now-familiar...

  • 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...

  • 2010 BMW X6 M
    BMW reveals U.S. pricing for X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs

    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...

  • bmw z4 sdrive35i 02

    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 news, reported by the UK's iMotor, quotes an unnamed BMW spokesperson as saying, "Given the current economic crisis there is no business case for a full-on M version of the Z4." Given the weakness of the source, it's hardly a definitive statement on the matter, but the logic underlying the decision is...

  • 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 X6 M preview rendering
    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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