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Thundering Typhoons : G-POWER M5 Hurricane RS Touring

After the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS with twin-supercharged engine and 750 hp/551 kW set the record for the world‘s fastest saloon car at the end of 2008 with 367.4 km/h, G-POWER went one better in 2010 with the next evolution, the M5 HURRICANE RR, which took the existing record to a new high of 372 km/h.

Now, a limited run of only 1,025 BMW M5 Touring models are being equipped with the stunning 750 hp/551 kW V10 twin-supercharged power plant from the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS.

As a consequence, the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS Touring now takes its place in the record books as the world’s fastest estate car. With a top speed of 360 km/h (limited), it beats the existing record of 344.2 km/h (MTM RS6 R) from 2009 by 15.8 km/h, and the record of 320 km/h (Brabus T V12) from 1997 by a whopping 40 km/h.

Click link to see video footage of the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS Touring reaching its electronically limited top speed of 360 km/h: HERE

BMW sub-brand - 'i' [Release]

The new BMW sub-brand focused on developing sustainable mobility solutions has been launched. “BMW i represents a new movement in premium mobility. With the introduction of this new sub-brand, the BMW Group reaffirms its leadership as the most innovative and sustainable premium car company. The products and services have been conceived around a revolutionary approach: purpose designed and purpose built for sustainable, premium mobility. It’s a new day in our industry; a new era for individual mobility. This is BMW i – Born Electric.” said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing, in Munich on Monday.

In a first move, two models will be launched under the new sub-brand from 2013 – the BMW i3 and BMW i8. The BMW Group will also significantly expand its range of mobility services over the years ahead. To achieve this, a Venture Capital company was founded in New York City, BMW i Ventures, with an investment totalling up to 100 million US dollars.

Singapore debut for the 1 Series M Coupe

Read about the full 1 Series M Coupe release HERE

Munich Automobiles, the world's first exclusive BMW M dealer, officially welcomes customers and enthusiasts to attend an invitation-only private preview of the newest member of its intimate product family. For the first time, the coveted M badge has been granted to the popular BMW 1 Series in the form of the all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

Munich Automobiles opens full service centre for all BMW cars

Munich Automobiles, the world's first exclusive BMW M dealer, officially opens a full service centre for BMW cars on 18 December 2010.

The new Munich Automobiles BMW Service Centre will extend BMW's aftersales service network to the west and provide full service to the entire range of BMW vehicles, in addition to its M dedicated workshop.

Munich Automobiles is an authorized service partner for all BMW and BMW M vehicles, and also an authorized distributor of the entire range of genuine BMW parts needed for repair, performance boost, and aesthetic improvement.

Baby 'Em : BMW 1 Series M Coupe

In Brief
Extension of the BMW M GmbH model range with the addition of a high-performance sports car belonging to the premium compact segment.

- BMW 1 Series M Coupe as a fascinating entry to the world of BMW M cars, a modern interpretation of hallmark M characteristics with an outstandingly low power-to-weight ratio (4.4 kg/bhp), a level of agility, efficiency and performance which is unsurpassed within the segment, motor racing expertise as a basis for drivetrain, chassis and aerodynamics technology.

Natural Storm : BMW M6 Hurricane RR

After the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS with bi-supercharger engine and 750 hp / 551 kW broke the record for the “world’s fastest saloon car” at the end of 2008 with a speed of 367.4 km/h, G-POWER went one step further in 2010, taking the existing record to a new all-time best of 372 km/h with the next evolution of the same car – the M6 HURRICANE RR.

M-DCT : BMW's M Double-Clutch Transmission

• The world’s first Double Clutch Gearbox conceived and developed for a high-speed power unit; gearshift without interruption of power and traction; gearshift management with M-specific configuration; seven gears for optimum gear increments ensuring particularly dynamic acceleration; simultaneous debut in the BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Saloon, and BMW M3 Convertible.

M3 Too! : BMW M3 Coupe (E46) [review]

Cult Car Central revisits the BMW M3 Coupe (E46)
Vital Statistics
Car: BMW M3 Coupe (E46)
Owners: 4
Original Registration: October 2002
Mileage: approx. 84,000 km
Revisited: 25th September 2010

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These days, every thing seems to be about 'me, me and more me', but after successive sessions with different generation M3s, we've come to realise that with certain things, there can be no compromise... so far, we've yet to be disappointed with any one of the M3s we've had a chance to razz around in, ranging from the E36 M3 Coupe to the E92 Competition Package. In fact, we would be the first to shout, "M3, i mean ME, ME!" if they were to pass out keys to any M3.

Spirit of Competiton : BMW M3 Competition Package [review]

Motor Prime drives the BMW M3 Coupe (Competition Package)
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Just when we thought the M3 couldn't get any better (read Motor Prime's original drive impressions HERE, M GmbH springs this delightful update to the seminal M3 on us... the Competition Package.

(Additional E90/92 'M3' background: HERE)

First off, any BMW that has been 'touched-by-M GmbH' is pretty much aces in our books; we've yet to try a M car that we didnt like and we've been through quite a few variants in our lifetimes. My last sojourns with the M3 involved the M3 sedan mated to a 6-speed manual transmission in Singapore and subsequently a M3 Coupe with the M-DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) in Honolulu (read more about BMW M's M-DCT technology HERE).

So just when we didn't think the good couldn't get any better, it does...

BMW Classic branches out into classic car trade

BMW Classic is offering classic BMW automobiles for sale. A BMW M1 and a BMW 3.0 CSL are to be sold by Bonhams auction house in Dubai this October. The two rarities hail from the company’s own collection and rank among the icons of BMW’s automotive heritage.

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