2012 BMW M5 Concept, BMW M3 Pick-Up Joke, Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3
A journalist leaks the new BMW M5 prior to it's reveal at the Shanghai Auto Show, BMW releases their April Fools joke of the new M3 Pick-Up, and Zagato announces the Dodge Viper based Alfa Romeo TZ3 will go to limited production. Fast Lane Daily hosted by Derek DeAngelis.
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as soon as Geneva! Plus we have Commenter of the Week, of course! That's
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2012 BMW M5 Concept Leaked
The 2012 BMW M5? Here it is in the "concept" form that will make its
official debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show, courtesy of
photos leaked from an embargoed preview event held this weekend in Germany.
As is BMW's wont when it comes to these things, "concept" simply means,
"This is exactly what the production car looks like, and we'll reveal the
rest of the juicy details at a future date. And maybe the production wheels
won't be black."
Of course, some stuff related to the F10 M5 is pretty much set in stone
already, courtesy of Chris Harris' first drive for Evo magazine.
The twin-turbo V8 should out-power the
one in the X6M, which makes 546 horsepower.
Shifts come via a seven-speed DCT.
Selectable driving programs include Comfort, Sport, and Sport-Plus, plus
the let-it-all-hang-out M Driving Mode.
Snap judgement: this is the best-looking BMW M vehicle since the E39 M5,
and whatever BMW's cooked up underhood should have no problem backing up
the looks. Stay tuned for more info on the BMW Concept M5 as we receive it.
2012 BMW M3 CRT
A new BMW.
In what is surely to be a long teaser campaign, BMW has released first
details for the production ready M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology).
Previously revealed as the BMW M3 GTS Sedan Concept, the lightweight model
is basically a sedan version of the M3 GTS Coupe, the most extreme
3-Series-based factory car of the current E92 generation. Unfortunately the
extra two doors bring a little extra weight - 90 kg (198 lbs) to be exact,
making for a total of 1580 kg (3483 lbs), but still 45 kg (100 lbs) lighter
than a stock M3 sedan.
The saved weight is in due part to the carbon fiber hood, seats and roof as
well as the titanium Exhaust. Design
tweaks include blacked out twin kidney grilles with matching hood vents.
Fender side blades accented in red along with a carbon fiber luggage lid
spoiler. Inside, special rear seats, door sills and door panels get carbon
fiber and aluminum decorative trim.
Although not officially released yet, the powerplant from the GTS Coupe is
expected to transfer over to the M3 CRT. That engine is a 4.4-litre V8
based on the 4.0-litre engine found in the standard M3. Maximum power is
450 PS (331 kW / 444 bhp) an increase of 30 PS (22 kW / 29.5 bhp) and the
transmission is the 7-speed M dual clutch transmission (M-DCT) with adapted
shift characteristics. The M3 CRT runs 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds - 0.3
seconds faster than the standard
M3 sedan. Top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph).
Utilizing the same 19-inch aluminum wheels as the GTS Coupe, tire sizes are
slightly narrower with 245/35 tires up front and 265/30s at the rear. Front
brake discs are 378 x 32mm at the front and 380 x 28mm out back and get
squeezed by six piston calipers.
BMW M5 Concept Presented!
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2012 BMW M5 prototype - 30 minutes of raw footage
As a follow up from last week's M5 preview videos, here is some additional
raw footage running almost 30 minutes. In addition to some soothing static
shots and commentary from test drivers Bernd Limmer and Frank Lutz, there
are some nice driving scenes taken from numerous view points both inside
BMW will reportedly premiere the M5 Concept at a private press event near
Munich on April 1st followed by its public debut at Auto Shanghai a few
But for now, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and enjoy the video.
620hp Vorsteiner BMW M3 GTRS3 supercharged
This is Vorsteiner's GTRS3 widebody conversion for the E92 BMW M3. The car
has a 620hp Active Autowerke sueprcharger conversion, Brembo GTR brakes,
Vorsteiner wheels, KW V3 suspension and the body is wrapped in a Wraptivo
matte vinyl film.
For the full story, see the March 2011 issue of eurotuner magazine or visit
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
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2012 BMW M5: The Shanghai Auto Show
BMW's 2012 M% is set to make it's "Concept" debut of it's new Super Sedan
at The Shanghai Auto Show and then it's production debut at The Frankfurt
Auto Show later this year. This may be the best M5 they've built yet, we'll
have to wait and see. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDriveChannel
2014 BMW i8 Review
What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.