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Old 08-05-2010, 12:03 AM
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Arrow Fall 2010 changes to X5 M and X6 M and ///M lineup

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Starting in the autumn of 2010, the product range of the BMW M GmbH will offer even greater diversity. From September 2010, the M Performance range will comprise a choice of newly developed accessory products for targeted individualisation and a further increase in the BMW M3’s dynamic handling potential, including hand-crafted carbon components and a lightweight sports silencer. At the same time, the experience of driving a BMW X5 M and a BMW X6 M will be optimised thanks to new equipment options and additional innovative BMW ConnectedDrive services.

From September 2010, it will be possible to emphasise the dynamic character of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring with the M Sports Package, which has been conceived to suit each particular model. Moreover, in November 2010 and prior to the worldwide launch of the new BMW X3, an M Sports Package for this model will also be presented. In addition, the BMW Individual product range will comprise further attractive options, which will become available for the BMW 7 Series and the BMW 5 Series as from the autumn of 2010.

Tailor-made dynamics: The M Performance range for the BMW M3.


The BMW M3 owes its unique pulling power to a 4-litre, high-revving V8 engine with 309 kW/420 bhp. Its impressively athletic looks is characterised by an unmistakeable, M-typical design. Driving dynamics and appearance of the high-performance sports car can now be resolutely and individually optimised by the use of accessory products from the M Performance portfolio. The newly conceived product range comprises attractive and particularly high-quality retrofittable components for the power unit, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit, these being available from the BMW M GmbH dealership network and BMW branches.

The M Performance sports silencer featured on the BMW M3 provides a particularly characteristic enhancement of the V8 engine sound. The extremely heat-resistant sports silencer, which is 40 percent lighter than the regular series production component, consists of a chromium-nickel material developed for motor racing. The characteristic M double tailpipes are made of titanium. 19-inch M light alloys boasting the Competition design optimise the BMW M3’s dynamic handling potential. An M Performance rear spoiler and M Performance hand-made carbon front-apron flaps provide additional downforce. Exterior mirror caps in a carbon design also reflect the car’s enhanced dynamics. Inside the car, the driving experience inspired by motor racing is accentuated by aluminium pedals and a carbon interior trim.

All M Performance components are available individually. At the same time, they have been harmonised with regard to design and the technology used and can be combined according to individual preference. Each product complies with the stringent BMW Group safety and quality standards.

New BMW ConnectedDrive services for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M.

Commencing in the autumn of 2010, the BMW ConnectedDrive product range will offer innovative services for enhanced comfort, infotainment and safety in the models BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M as well. Following the already existing supplementation of the range of optional equipment for both high-performance cars in the BMW X segment with the driver assistance systems Side View and Speed Limit Info, new technology for the integration of mobile phones and music players now permits the use and control of further innovative functions via the onboard operation system iDrive.

Starting in the autumn of 2010, vehicles fitted with the optional navigation system Professional, including mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface, offer adequate preconditions for the use of the new office functions. Using these, calendar entries, text messages (SMS, e-mail), tasks and memos can be shown on the control display and announced by means of speech output. When using the telephone functions, contact lists, including image files can be transferred from a mobile phone to the vehicle. Bluetooth audio streaming, likewise a new function, permits wireless transmission of music files from an end user device to the vehicle. When a mobile phone or a music player is linked up with the vehicle via the optional USB interface, cover images belonging to an audio file can be transferred to the onboard monitor.

Clear signs of unsurpassed driving pleasure: M Sports Package for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring.

As from the autumn of 2010, an M Sports Package designed specifically for each model will be available for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring, the most dynamic models in each of their segments. The M sports suspension, the M aerodynamics package and 18-inch M light alloys featuring a double spoke design contribute towards enhanced driving dynamics and an exceptionally powerful appearance. 19-inch M light alloys are also available as an option. On the BMW 5 Series Saloon, both light alloy versions come with different size tyres at the front and rear. Furthermore, the M Sports Package for the BMW 5 Series Saloon also comprises the M rear spoiler developed specifically for this model.

Sport seats featuring Alcantara/fabric upholstery developed exclusively for the M Sports Package ensure an exceptionally sporty interior ambience. Their exclusive character is accentuated by high-grade materials, contrast seams and the M emblem on the seat. Additional interior features included in the M Sports Package comprise, inter alia, the M leather-clad steering wheel, the M gear lever knob, the M footrest, the anthracite BMW Individual roof lining and Aluminium Hexagon interior trim strips.

Best dynamics in the segment: The new BMW X3 with M Sports Package.

Prior to the market launch of the new BMW X3 in November 2010, the BMW M GmbH is also presenting an M Sports Package for this model, containing attractive components for the suspension, aerodynamics, exterior and interior. The new Sports Activity Vehicle boasts the best acceleration and fuel economy in its segment. The car’s outstanding dynamics can be further optimised and visually enhanced with the M Sports Package, which will be available from the second quarter of 2011. The equipment range includes the M aerodynamics package, chrome exhaust tailpipes, the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line for the side window surrounds and roof rails. The body components of the M aerodynamics package are painted in body colour on the front, rear and side of the vehicle, the diffuser panel of the rear apron has a Dark Shadow metallic finish.

An M sports suspension and 18-inch M light alloys as well as Performance Control for the standard four-wheel drive system xDrive increase the SAV’s dynamic handling potential. In the case of the new BMW X3 xDrive35i, these features are complemented with an automatic sports transmission, including shift paddles on the steering wheel and Variable Sports Steering.

M sport seats with a fabric/leather finish, an M leather-clad steering wheel with multifunction buttons, including Cruise Control, and an M footrest for the driver offer enhanced driving pleasure inside the new BMW X3 with M Sports Package. The high-quality sporting ambience is rounded off by the Individual roof lining, interior trim in brushed aluminium, an M shift lever for the BMW X3 xDrive20d with manual gearbox and a refined steel insert for the luggage compartment loading sill.

Exclusive design: New options by BMW Individual.

As from the autumn of 2010, a choice of new attractive options from the BMW Individual equipment range will be available for the BMW 7 Series as well as for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring. For the very first time, the BMW Individual cool box is being offered for the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. Moreover, starting in September 2010, all variants of the luxury saloon can be ordered with sport seats in BMW Individual Merino fine grain as well as with the BMW Individual roof lining in Alcantara Amaro Brown, including a corresponding lining for the rear shelf.

The choice of BMW Individual options for the new BMW 5 Series Saloon will also become available for the BMW 5 Series Touring at the time of market launch. The BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line and the BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium with a satin finish respectively add to a concise sophistication of the exterior appearance. The exceptionally sophisticated interior is enhanced by the anthracite BMW Individual roof lining and the BMW Individual reading lamps for the rear compartment.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:35 PM
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As part of the ongoing expansion of office functions in BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW is now the first automobile manufacturer in the world to enable e-mail messages to be received inside the vehicle enabled by a Bluetooth connection. From autumn 2010, owners of a BlackBerry® smartphone made by the mobile phone manufacturer RIM (Research In Motion) will be able to access the phone's e-mail function via the operating system iDrive. A new Bluetooth interface to integrate the BlackBerry device into the vehicle enables e-mails to be received, displayed on the Control Display and even read out by means of an optional voice output function. With this innovative technology, the premium automobile manufacturer continues to extend its leading role in the integration of entertainment, communication and online functions in vehicles.

The new facilities for e-mail access tie in directly from the BMW ConnectedDrive office functions presented at the beginning of the year. Likewise unique worldwide, these allow not just call and contact lists but also calendar entries, text messages, tasks and memos to be transferred from compatible smartphones to the vehicle via Bluetooth interface. The relevant entries can be selected using the Controller of the iDrive operating system and shown on the Control Display. Even the picture file saved with a contact address on a mobile phone can be shown on the vehicle monitor. In addition, BMW ConnectedDrive also allows the music player functions of smartphones to be conveniently operated using the iDrive system. Incoming e-mail in the vehicle represents yet another milestone in the integration of modern smartphones. The new BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G is the first smartphone from the BlackBerry smartphone portfolio that supports this functionality.

Like the functions previously introduced, e-mail access via Bluetooth also helps make the use of communication and entertainment options of modern smartphones in the vehicle convenient and safe. The operating system iDrive provides unique facilities for the simple, safe and intuitive control of all functions while causing minimum distraction from the road. For the first time, incoming and saved e-mails from the Bluetooth-integrated smartphone can now be retrieved and shown on the Control Display in just a few standardized operating stages. Relief of the driver is further enhanced with the optional voice output function. It can be activated at a single press of a button, the text of the e-mail is then read out loud.

The new e-mail function is available for all BMW models fitted with the navigation system Professional including mobile phone preparation. It will be offered in Europe and North America from autumn 2010.
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can we upgrade our idrive to that? its the same system just diffrent software right?
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BMW Model Year 2011 Fall Update

* 08.09.2010
* Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, N.J., September 8, 2010... For most BMW models, the 2011 model year began in spring 2010. Below, we outline each of the 2011 models including the changes that will take place from September production.


2011 BMW X5 M AND X6 M


The X5 M and X6 M are unchanged for the 2011 model year.

Finding new ways to expand the boundaries of what is possible with existing BMW models has always been the singular purpose of the craftsmen at BMW M. The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models to offer the remarkable performance, dynamic driving experience, athletic design, and premium quality of a BMW M product.

Both models are powered by a new-concept BMW M engine that departs purposefully from the established ultra-high-revving V-8 and V-10 M engines powering the M3, M5 and M6 models. For power, torque, and response characteristics, BMW M has adapted twin turbocharging, High Precision direct fuel injection and accompanying new technologies that achieve the ever-consistent BMW M goal of the highest levels of performance and refinement.

Thanks to a special, M-tuned version of BMW’s Integrated Chassis Management, on-board systems including xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and Dynamic Performance Control torque-vectoring system are maximized for handling while braking and accelerating under the most extreme circumstances. As a result, the X5 M and X6 M are able to maximize traction while precisely following the steering inputs of the driver.

The X5 M and X6 M are equipped with the M Drive system, which allows a driver to pre-configure the vehicle for maximum performance and feedback at a touch of the steering wheel-mounted M Button.



2011 BMW M3 Sedan, Coupe, Convertible


BMW raised the performance benchmark once again with the introduction of the 4th generation M3. The latest M3 is again available, as was the 2nd generation, as a Sedan ($56,275), Coupe ($59,275) or Convertible ($67,925). All share the unique, high-revving, 414-horsepower V-8 engine and choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

For the M3’s 2011 model year, which started in March 2010, buyers of the M3 Sedan and M3 Coupe can choose a new Competition Package which reduces vehicle ride height by 10mm and includes unique 19” wheels with wider offset for enhanced stability, standard Electronic Damping Control with enhanced programming, and higher-threshold programming for the M Dynamic Mode (if equipped).
Starting with September 2010 production, the 2011 M3 will receive a number of further enhancements. Mineral White Metallic exterior paint becomes available, as do new Palladium Silver / Black / Black and Fox Red / Black interior upholsteries. The celebrated M Drive system becomes standard. Identified by its now-famous M Button on the steering wheel, M Drive allows the M3 driver to pre-program two “personalities” for the vehicle and toggle between them with a press of the M Button. The button will:

* Activate the “second level” of Dynamic Stability Control known as M Dynamic Mode (MDM).
* Activate the Sport setting of the Servotronic variable power steering system.
* Arm the shift lights (when equipped with M-DCT).
* Select the pre-stored setting for Electronic Damping Control (EDC), if equipped.
* Select the pre-stored setting for Drivelogic (when equipped with M-DCT).


Finally, BMW’s Auto Stop-Start feature becomes standard on the M3 with September production. Auto Start-Stop is a BMW EfficientDynamics fuel saving measure previously unavailable in the US except on ActiveHybrid models. Auto Stop-Start will automatically stop the engine when the transmission is placed in Neutral and the clutch is released. The engine will immediately restart as soon as the clutch is depressed. The system is driver selectable and will only function once the engine is up to operating temperature and the ambient temperature is between 37 Degrees F and 85 Degrees F.

The new Manual M Sport Seats (M3 Sedan, Coupe) offer the same adjustments as the previous electric seats but with manual adjustment in order to save weight (approximately 5kg per seat) and expense when power memory seats are not required. Lumber support and seatback side bolters remain electrically adjustable. Power Seats remain standard in the M3 Convertible.
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