The BMW E39 by LIMMA is a super production that is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross, and track crowd. And though the M5 version may be climbing so quickly in price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out, has some chops as a great platform for tuning. LIMMA’s built E30 is just about the nicest one we’ve seen, and if you think it looks great, wait till you see how it drives in this production. Enjoy the bass and the drifting sesion.
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross, and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in price, soon no one will be able to afford one. … Read the rest
BMW’s M4 GTS will be produced in extremely limited numbers, with just with just 700 examples. First shown as a concept earlier this year, the car is based on the regular M4, but utilises a more powerful version its 3-litre twin-turbo S55 straight six motor. … Read the rest
The recently launched BMW 7 Series now has a prestigious flagship at the head of the range: the new M760Li xDrive V12 marks the debut of a very special V12 engine to provide stunning performance with exemplary refinement. … Read the rest
Haptic feedback makes pedal vibrate to let you know when to shift Bosch has developed a new kind of accelerator pedal for cars that vibrates to let you know when to change gear. … Read the rest
Yamaha might have dominated last season’s MotoGP championship, but another brand had an equally strong presence on the grid at the start of every race.
Not arch-rivals Honda, but BMW, which has long supplied the series with its safety cars. From 2016, that safety car will be a BMW M2, replacing the BMW M4 used during last year’s season.
BMW first partnered with the MotoGP circus in 1999, and since 2006, BMW M Division vehicles have been the official cars of the series, serving as both safety and medical cars.
Cars as diverse as the Z4 M Coupe, M5 and M6 Gran Coupe have taken to the grid, with X5s, BMW motorcycles and more acting as support and medial vehicles.
The latest M2 will be as striking as its forebears, presented in M Divison’s tri-colour stripes on a white body. Not an easy colour scheme to miss, and even less so once a roof-mounted flashing light bar is fitted and LED lights installed in the lower grille. BMW’s signature halo headlights also flash, all operated with a bank of switches in the cabin.
The 272kW, turbocharged inline-six remains standard, though engineers have improved the car’s cooling to deal with the demands of fast track use. A series of BMW M Performance parts have also been fitted – from exhaust systems to carbon side skirts, a carbon rear wing and carbonfibre interior trim.
Recaro racing seats take the place of the M2’s usual pews, and there’s a roll cage to enhance the Safety Car’s safety. Certain components – including the wing supports and the alloy wheels – are painted gold, further distinguishing the car from its roadgoing cousin.
This season, the M2 will be supported by a BMW X5 M and M550d xDrive Touring as medical cars, while the series’ safety officer will drive a BMW M5. Two BMW S 1000 RR motorcycles will serve as safety bikes.
The 2016 MotoGP season begins with a floodlit night race in Qatar on March 20th.