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Video: BMW 1 M Coupe drives through cement walls

BMW Canada has put together a rather intriguing commercial promoting the new BMW 1 M Coupe. The footage goes for that raw theme, providing great visuals, sound and an overall high level of entertainment. There is debate about whether the walls in the film are real or etched in digitally, but it doesn't really matter...

Video: BMW 1 M Coupe makes 247kW at the wheels

Manufacturers sometimes underrate their own showroom cars, providing incorrect engine power and torque figures. Automotive publication Inside Line in the US recently got their hands on a new BMW 1 M Coupe and strapped it to a chassis dyno to see how the figures shaped up. Power figures from a chassis dyno are more often than not around 20-25 percent less than factory figures...

BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour

According to various international reports, BMW is working on releasing a BMW X3 M, a smaller version of the BMW X5 M. Rumour has it that it will feature an all-new triple-turbo 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine, which might also be shared with the next-generation BMW M3...

BMW X1 M under consideration: rumour

BMW's M Division is reportly thinking of introducing a BMW X1 M car. The car could be accompanied by a 235kW turbocharged six-cylinder and a number of M handling, braking and visual enhancements. Although nothing is official yet, reports from Europe, say such a vehicle could be already under development...

Video: BMW M3 offered with M Performance Exhaust

BMW's performance tuning division in the US has announced a new M Performance Exhaust system for the E90-series BMW M3. The new exhaust offers a crisper, brute V8 soundtrack and is also lighter in weight compared with the standard BMW M3 exhaust. It comprises two new rear mufflers that are made from a chrome-nickel alloy called Inconel...

2011 BMW X1 M Sport price announced

As previously reported, the new BMW X1 range will be available with an optional M Sport pack as of March this year. BMW has just released pricing and details of the optional M Sport kit. As mentioned, the M Sport kit includes 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch wheels are also available), an M Sport body kit, high-gloss roof rails, M Sport brushed aluminium kick panels and completely colour-coded body panels and trimming...

2011 BMW X1 M Sport Package revealed before Geneva

Details of the 2011 BMW X1 M Sport Package have trickled out ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The M Sport Package will feature the usual tweaks, including enhancements to the suspension and styling, but will stop short of any engine revisions...

Video: BMW M 'Area 51' secret test track revealed in track day

BMW has just released a video onto its YouTube channel showcasing a special package BMW M has given to a selection of its customers. An 'open pass' to BMW M's secret test facility in the south of France: Area 51. The customers got to test out the complete range of BMW M cars, including two special model BMW M3s, and receive tuition on some of the current technologies employed by BMW M, as well as a brief history lesson...

BMW 1-Series M Coupe revealed in Detroit

This is the 2012 1-Series M Coupe and it’s what we have all been waiting for after months of video teasers As with any ‘M’ car it’s never just about the specs alone although, dare I say, they are impressive. It’s in-line 6-cylinder engine with what BMW calls M TwinPower Turbo and petrol direct injection puts out 250 kW (340 bhp) and up to 500 Nm when the overboost mode is activated...

2011 BMW X3 M Sport package revealed ahead of Paris show

Early reports rumoured BMW could be looking at producing a BMW X3 M (similar to the X5 M philosophy), but before the company releases such a car it has unveiled details of the upcoming BMW X3 M Sport package. This vehicle is your usual BMW X3 but it is garnished with all kinds of driver-focused gear from M Division...

2011 BMW X3M on the way

BMW has announced it will release the BMW X3 xDrive35i next year and it will feature the same, 225kW, twin turbo BMW 335i engine. There's now rumours circulating which point towards the production of an 'M' variant, much like the BMW X5M, without the twin-turbo V8. Although definite plans haven't been confirmed, the BMW X3M is likely to be powered by the same twin-turbo inline six as the upcoming BMW 1 Series M...