Tag: BMW

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Vintage Automobile Racing in the Time of Virus

Vintage Automobile Racing in the Time of Virus

This past weekend hosted what is possibly the first vintage racing weekend since the onset of COVID-19, as over 100 cars descended upon Buttonwillow Raceway. VARA (the Vintage Auto Racing Association) held the its 25th annual “British Extravaganza” at Buttonwillow Raceway, near Bakersfield, this past week end (May 16-17) … the event was thought to...

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2019 Automotive Sales Numbers

2019 Automotive Sales Numbers

We gathered up sales numbers from multiple manufacturers in 2019, and while some impressed (Genesis!), some disappointed. Audi 2019 YTD Total 224,111 2018 YTD Total 223,323 0.4% increase BMW 2019 YTD Total 324,826 2018 YTD Total 311,014 4.4% increase Fiat Chrysler 2019 YTD Total 2,203,663 2018 YTD Total 2,235,204 -0.1% decrease Genesis 2019 YTD Total...

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Hefty Price Tag Announced for 2020 BMW M2 CS

Hefty Price Tag Announced for 2020 BMW M2 CS

At $84,595, the M2 CS is nearly $25,000 more than the M2 Competition. Yeah, that price (83,600 plus a $995 destination fee) might make even the most ravenous M2 fanatics second guess the M2 CS. The starting price for the M2 Competition is $58,900. A price jump that large between trim levels, not models is quite shocking. Remember, this...

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe and Competition Mod

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe and Competition Mod

BMW and M GmbH are proud to announce the newest edition to the M8 family, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe Competition. The Gran Coupe rides on a chassis and body which is 9.1-inches longer, 1.4- inches wider, 2.3-inches taller and with an increased 7.9-inch wheelbase over the M8 Coupe, adding extra...

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3rd Generation BMW X5 M SAV and X6 M SAC

3rd Generation BMW X5 M SAV and X6 M SAC

Today, BMW introduces the new, 3rd generation of the M GmbH brand’s exclusive, track-capable X5 and X6 based vehicles, the X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle and X6 M Sports Activity Coupe. The newest M SAV and SAC vehicles offer more power and performance, improved luxury and comfort over the vehicles that they are replacing while...

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BMW M5: A Modest Proposal

BMW M5: A Modest Proposal

Len Frank wrote about BMW’s E34 generation of the M5, which was produced from September 1988 to August 1995, and powered by the S38 in-line six engine. BMW has been making inline six cylinder engines forever—in a couple of years it will have been sixty years since they produced their first—and around here that qualifies...

 

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