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BMW revitalizes its M5 [Release]

Munich. Emphasis placed judiciously on certain areas of design enhances the enjoyment of the superior driving experience in the BMW M5 high-performance sedan. In parallel with the launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the new BMW 5 Series Touring and the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW M GmbH’s most successful model is also undergoing a carefully devised revision. Fine-tuned design underscores the hallmark M athleticism and challenging presence of the new BMW M5, while the optional Competition Package, new equipment features and a further extended range of BMW ConnectedDrive features emphasise its innovative character.

BMW's M6 Grancoupe powers up [Release]

The scene is now set for the BMW M car driving experience at its most exclusive. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe high-performance sports car is a vision of poise and assurance, combining supreme performance with captivating aesthetics and luxurious elegance. The new BMW M GmbH flagship is powered by a high-revving V8 engine that boasts M TwinPower Turbo technology, develops 412 kW/560 hp and propels the BMW M6 Gran Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds.

BMW & TMC to work on mid-sized sportscar: Release

BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements aimed at long-term collaboration between the two companies for the joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a sports vehicle, and joint research and development of lightweight technologies. These agreements follow a memorandum of understanding signed in June 2012.

Furthermore, BMW Group and TMC also today signed a binding agreement to commence collaborative research on lithium-air batteries, a post-lithium-battery solution. This agreement marks the second phase of collaborative research into next-generation lithium-ion battery cells that commenced in March 2012.

Yet another M - the BMW M6 Grancoupe [Release]

Munich, Dec 2012. A third body variant of the BMW M6 high-performance sports car is set to be presented for the first time as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe joins the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up. The new member of the M6 family brings together customary M performance characteristics with extra helpings of luxury and aesthetic appeal. The high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and 412 kW/560 hp propels the BMW M6 Gran Coupe from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds.

History of BMW's M6

• 1973: BMW 3.0 CSL: the large coupe is a dominant force on the race track.
• 1984: the BMW M635i production sports car driven by motor sport technology.
• 2005: BMW M6: an instant byword for supreme performance in its most prestigious form.

BMW M6 in Singapore : Numbered Beast [Release]

Singapore. Munich Automobiles Pte Ltd – the world’s first dedicated BMW M dealer – today announced the arrival of the new BMW M6 Coupé in Singapore.

“The new BMW M6 has been designed out of a passion for elite performance and an appreciation of exclusive style. Powered by a high-revving V8 engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, the BMW M6 Coupé generates 560hp and 680Nm of torque, with the ability to complete the century sprint in just 4.2 seconds,” said Mr Joel Chang, Executive Director of Munich Automobiles Pte Ltd.

BMW's fastest convertible - the M6 Convertible [Driven]

It is hard to believe that after 30 years BMW has only just launched its third generation M6. In 1984 they revealed the first generation “M6” E24 which actually went by the name M635i in Europe though in the US it carried the M6 name. And history would have stretched back even further if you wanted to make the case for the 1973 3.0 CSL, though it did not carry the M-name it was really a Motorsport developed car with a 3.4-litre 360 bhp 24-valve engine(in 1973!). Alas the M635i was to be the only “M6” with a manual transmission and used the M88 race engine from the M1. It took a long 16 years after production of the M635i stopped before BMW attempted the second generation in 2005 with the E63/64 M6 which used the glorious V10 from the E60 M5. It used a 7-speed SMG III gearbox to transmit the power.

Today's F12 M6 Convertible comes hot on the heels of its predecessor again using the M5's drivetrain. However it is not the normal aspirated V10 but a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 producing a mighty 560 bhp between 6000-7000 rpm. Turbocharged engines produce prodigious torque and the M6's 680 Nm while not class leading is still impressive and would present a huge challenge to harness it all with just two driven wheels.

More updates - BMW X5M & X6M [Release]

Singapore. July 25. BMW Asia has introduced the new BMW X5 M & BMW X6 M, both of which have now been given striking accentuations at the front and rear, with new adaptive LED headlamps as standard.

“Targeted at discerning customers who enjoy the unique high-performance character of a BMW M car in the segment of BMW X models, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models to offer the supreme performance, dynamic driving features, athletic design, and premium quality of a typical BMW M Car,” said Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.

History - BMW's 40 Years of M

The BMW M Story. 40 Years of BMW M GmbH.

“A company is like a human being. As long as it goes in for sports, it is fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance.” These were the words of Robert A. Lutz, BMW AG Board Member Sales, back in 1972. They were the words christening the youngest subsidiary of BMW AG at the time, BMW Motorsport GmbH. Today the company is called BMW M GmbH. But it is just as fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance as it was 40 years ago.

BMW's finest - the M3 GTS [Driven]

How on earth did BMW and M GmbH make such an expensive M3? It is double the price of a normal M3. You wouldn't want to pay another fifty percent more for a special M3, it is just not that great a car to start with or would you? This would not be a good start for the GTS if we have such negative thoughts.

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