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Summary of BMW M products Spring 2010 developments:


BMW M3:
  • Receives Auto Start Stop Function (european models only) - reduces avg. fuel consumption and CO2 levels by 8%. Available with both 6MT and DCT transmissions.
  • Facelifted features include modified rear lights with glass covers in fully red color and LED lights.
  • New retrofit options: carbon fiber front lip spoilers and rear deck lid spoiler (pictured below) (not a part of competition ZCP package)
  • New Competition (ZCP) Package available for both M3 sedan and coupe, includes the following:
  • 10mm lowered suspension
  • Light alloy 19x9" wheels
  • New EDC sport mode developed specifically for Competition Package M3 models.
  • Competition ZCP Package pricing HERE.

X5 / X6 / X5M / X6M:
  • X5M/X6M: New optional "Side View" cameras feature
  • X5M/X6M: New optional "Speed Limit Info" feature (provides automatic speed limit updates)
  • X5M/X6M: Newly designed rear lights with LED lights
  • X5M/X6M: Dynamic LED brake lights flash during intense deceleration
  • M Sports Package for standard X5 (debuts at 2010 Geneval Automobile Salon) -- exterior, interior and chassis components, includes (photos HERE):
  • Larger air inlets
  • Sport tuned suspension
  • 19" or 20" M light alloy wheel options, available in two colors or brushed finish, with special tire selection.
  • V8 style exhaust tailpipes (even for 6 cylinder model)
  • ///M badged door sills
  • Satinised aluminum side window trims / high gloss shadow line roof railing
  • M leather steering wheel, M driver footrest, brushed aluminum interior trim, antracite colored roof liner

3-series / Z4:
  • E92 coupe and E93 convertible can be fitted with M Sports Package
  • All E89 Z4 models can be fitted with M Sports Package

New BMW Individual options:
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim and satinised aluminum exterior trim options available for F10 5-series sedan
  • BMW Individual reading lights in rear passenger compartment for F10 5-series sedan
  • Frozen grey paint finish available for all models of 6-series.
  • Monitor surrounds of option rear entertainment system for BMW 7-series available in finish matching color of BMW Individual full leather trim.
  • Side rear monitor panels can be covered with BMW Individual Merino leather.
  • F01 7-series long version model can be fitted with fold-out tables (with optional leather surface) integrated into backs of front driver & passenger seats


First real life photos & video from 2010 Geneva Motor Show debut: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357280

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More joy in top-level performance: the product range of BMW M GmbH for spring 2010.

2/12/2010 | Press Release

Munich. More driving pleasure, reduced emissions: this principle of the development strategy BMW EfficientDynamics applies equally at the very highest level of performance. As of spring 2010, the high-performance model BMW M3 consistently combines its outstanding driving performance figures with further reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels. The range of BMW EfficientDynamics measures fitted as standard in the models BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Convertible and BMW M3 Sedan is now to be supplemented with the Auto Start Stop Function. This reduces the average fuel consumption and CO2 levels of the BMW M3 by up to 8 per cent or 24 grams of CO2 per kilometre. In order to further hone the outstandingly sporty profile of the model there will also be a Competition Package available as of spring 2010.

The range of driver assistance systems optionally available for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will also be extended in spring 2010. Both models can now be fitted with the functions Side View and Speed Limit Info. The remainder of the BMW M GmbH portfolio will likewise feature new offers. Directly at the market launch of the new BMW X5, a newly configured M Sports Package will be available for the Sports Activity Vehicle. The new BMW 3 Series Coupé and the new BMW 3 Series Convertible can also be upgraded from the start with an M Sports Package. An M Sports Package, also designed for the specific model in question, is part of the equipment range of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring in the Edition Sport. For the launch of the Z4 sDrive35, the M Sports Package for the BMW Z4 is offered for all the other versions of the roadster, too. The BMW Individual range will also be further refined. Especially exclusive equipment options are already available at the market launch, also for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan.


Auto Start Stop Function for the BMW M3 - for the first time in conjunction with a dual clutch transmission.

The BMW M3 achieves its outstanding performance with impressive efficiency. Its 4.0 litre V8 high-revving engine mobilises 309 kW/420 bhp, enabling superior acceleration response due to its unique propulsion. In addition to its fascinating performance characteristics, the 8-cylinder engine - developed exclusively for the BMW M3 - is characterised by an unusually high degree of efficiency. Additional efficiency potential is now tapped into with the Auto Start Stop Function. This helps the drive avoid idling phases when stopping at junctions or in congested traffic. In order to prevent unnecessary fuel consumption the engine is switched off when the vehicle comes to a halt. As soon as the driver wishes to continue driving, the engine is re-activated without delay.

The Auto Start Stop Function is used both in vehicles with standard 6-speed manual transmission and in conjunction with the M dual clutch transmission with Drivelogic. The BMW M3 is thus the first model - along with the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 - to use this efficiency-enhancing measure in combination with an automated manual transmission.

The increase in efficiency brought about by the Auto Start Stop Function is up to 8 per cent of 24 grams of CO2 per kilometre, depending on the model and transmission type. For example, the BMW M3 Coupé with 7-speed M dual clutch transmission and Drivelogic powered by a V8 high-revving engine with 309 kW/420 bhp now achieves an average fuel consumption on the EU test cycle of 11.2 litres per 100 kilometres (6-speed manual transmission: 12.4 litres). The same figures apply to the BMW M3 Sedan. In the case of the BMW M3 Convertible, the average fuel consumption is reduced to 11.5 litres (M dual clutch transmission with Drivelogic) or 12.7 litres (6-speed manual transmission) per 100 kilometres. All versions of the BMW M3 will also meet the exhaust emission norm EU5 in future.

Modified rear lights with glass covers in a homogeneous red colour provide an additional visual accentuation in the BMW M3 Coupé and the BMW M3 Convertible. With two harmoniously illuminating light banks fed by LED units, they create a characteristic nocturnal design.



New for the BMW M3: Competition Package and retrofit options.


The Competition Package, available for the Coupé and the Sedan, and the retrofit options from the range of Original BMW Accessories specially developed for the M3 are just two possible ways of individualising the sports car. With a suspension lowered by some 10 mm and light alloy wheels in the size 9 x 19 inches at the front and Y-spoke design at the rear, the Competition Package provides further optimised longitudinal and transverse dynamics. In addition, the control of the electronic damper adjustment function EDC including a Sport mode specially developed for the Competition Package has been precisely adjusted to the chassis modifications by means of map-based control and the driving stability control function DSC.

The new range of items from the Original BMW Accessories program available for the BMW M3 provides an even more intense driving experience. Retrofit options designed for this model are specifically geared towards increasing dynamic performance and driving pleasure. For example a rear spoiler and front apron flaps in carbon will be available from spring 2010. As well as perfectly matching the Competition Package the aerodynamically optimised components further reduce lift force, thereby increasing the driving dynamics potential of the BMW M3.


Innovative driver assistance systems for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M.

Additional equipment options are also available for the models BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M as of spring 2010. The two top sports cars in the segment of the BMW X models can now be fitted with such features as the driver assistance systems Side View and Speed Limit Info. The Side View system comprises two cameras integrated in the side of the front bumpers, which means that intersecting traffic can be observed. The images from these cameras are shown on the Control Display of the operating system iDrive, providing an advance view of the road situation to the left and right of the vehicle when coming out of blind exits such as narrow driveways or multi-storey car parks, for example. Speed Limit Info gives the driver the possibility of finding out about speed restrictions on the current route. Here, a camera is installed on the windscreen in the area of the interior mirror which permanently monitors signs at the roadside as well as the variable displays on overhead gantries on motorways, comparing this information with the data from the navigation system. The figure thus obtained is displayed by means of a symbol on the instrument panel or in the Head-Up Display, as required.

Newly designed rear lights with especially narrow bands of light in the reversing lamps provide an enhanced sense of width in the BMW X5 M. Their homogeneously luminous light banks fed by LED also create a nocturnal design which is characteristic of the brand. They are now also fitted with dynamic LED brake lights which flash in the event of particularly intense deceleration, thereby providing a warning signal for drivers to the rear.


M Sport Package for the new BMW X5.


At the 2010 Geneva Automobile Salon the M Sport Package will also be presented for the new BMW X5. It offers ideal ways of experiencing the enhanced sporty qualities of this Sports Activity Vehicle even more intensely and expressing these strikingly in terms of design. The M Sport Package is made up of exterior, interior and chassis components which underscore the dynamic potential of the BMW X5. Larger air inlets in the front apron give the vehicle a particularly powerful appearance. A high-speed set-up and sporty suspension settings emphasise the dynamic character of the vehicle, as do the 19-inch M light alloy rims in V-spoke design. As an alternative, M light alloy wheels in 20-inch format are optionally available, either in two colours or in burnished finish. In both instances, a special mixed tyre selection is used on the front and rear axle which is designed specially for the BMW X5. Even in the 6-cylinder versions, the tailpipes of the exhaust system bear the contours characteristic of V8 engines.

In addition to the M Aerodynamics Package and the M entry strips, the BMW Individual Exterior Line in satinised aluminium design for the surrounds of the side windows and the BMW Individual roof railing in high gloss Shadow Line ensure an unmistakable visual appearance. In the interior, sports seats for driver and passenger, the M leather steering wheel, M driver footrest, the interior strips in fine lengthwise brushed aluminium design and the anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner optimise the driving experience in the BMW X5.


Stylish and exclusive: new BMW Individual options.


Supplements to the BMW Individual product portfolio round off the list of new items in the range of BMW M GmbH. For the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, too, there is the option to add an unmistakable touch with stylish and exclusive options from the BMW Individual program directly at the market launch. The range specially developed for the Sedan includes the BMW Individual high gloss Shadow Line, the BMW Individual Exterior Line in satinised aluminium design, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual roof liner and BMW Individual reading lights at the rear.

The new BMW Individual paint finish Frozen Grey will be available for all models of the BMW 6 Series. The surrounds of the monitors of the optional rear entertainment systems for the BMW 7 Series are now available in a finish which matches the colour of the BMW Individual full leather trim. What is more, the side rear monitor panels can be covered with BMW Individual Merino leather if requested specifically by the customer. The long version of the BMW 7 Series can be additionally fitted with fold-out tables integrated in the backs of the driver and front passenger seats. The storage surfaces for the fold-out tables available for the long version of the BMW 7 Series can be covered in soft nappa leather or in BMW Individual leather on request, thus offering additional comfort in the use of external entertainment or communication devices. As well as enhancing the overall travel experience, this also extends the range of functions of the luxury sedan when used as a mobile office.

With the current new items in its model program and the further extended product range, BMW M GmbH has created an ideal basis for the continuation of its successful business development. Enthusiasm for exclusive high-performance vehicles in the premium segment continues unabated in automobile markets throughout the world. Current sales figures indicate a dynamic start to the year 2010 for BMW M GmbH. 1,146 BMW M automobiles were sold worldwide in January 2010 alone. This is an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year. “The new models BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M have made a key contribution to this positive trend,” explains Dr. Kay Segler, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH. "With their very successful launch they have even made up for the end of the production cycle of the BMW M5 Sedan, which has been one of the cornerstones of BMW M automobile sales up to now.” Particularly significant sales increases were achieved in January 2010 in the European markets of Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, as well as in China, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East.

BMW M GmbH is a 100 per cent subsidiary of BMW AG. With its products and services in the four business areas of BMW M Automobiles, BMW Individual, M Sports Packages and Options and BMW Group Driving Experience, it is geared towards customers with particularly high aspirations in terms of the performance, exclusivity and individual style of their vehicle. Based in Munich, the company was founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH. Since then, the letter M has become synonymous all over the world for success in motor racing and for the fascination of high-performance sports cars which can be used for everyday driving. The production of BMW M automobiles is integrated in the manufacturing processes of the BMW plants. BMW M GmbH has the status of an independent automobile manufacturer.

In the financial year 2009, BMW M GmbH achieved worldwide sales of over 15,000 vehicles. BMW M GmbH currently employs a workforce of some 500 in the areas of development, administration and sales.





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Auto Start Stop Function for the BMW M3

Oh Buy, Im a little worried about this one... Has anyone used this in the active hybrids? I dont want my car to trun off at every stop light, and then rev up when I want to go again.

Does anyone know if this function can be deactivated?

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Awesome info

I loooove the splitters but not too sure about the spoiler. It looks cool but Id like to see it on AW
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If I were buying a new M3, this would be it. Since I already have one, I'm going to atleast pick up that rear spoiler, its very nicely done!
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Awesome info

I loooove the splitters but not too sure about the spoiler. It looks cool but Id like to see it on AW
What don't you like about it? the little groove on the inside?
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Awesome info

I loooove the splitters but not too sure about the spoiler. It looks cool but Id like to see it on AW
I would like to see the spoiler from a direct side shot on AW as well.
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Not sure about the Auto Start Stop Function function, but from doing a little digging:

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A clever way to save fuel: the Auto Start Stop function turns off the engine each time the vehicle comes to a complete halt - such as at traffic lights - and restarts it automatically. A reduction in fuel consumption is the result.

The principle is simple: if the engine is not running, it cannot consume fuel. The Auto Start Stop function turns off the engine whenever it is not needed. In a traffic jam or in stop-and-go traffic, simply putting your BMW into neutral and taking your foot from the clutch will activate the function. "Start Stop" on the Info Display signals that the engine has been turned off.
To set off again, just put your BMW back into gear: the moment you depress the clutch, the engine immediately springs back to life and you can drive on without a moment's delay.
Driving comfort and driving safety are not affected by the Auto Start Stop function. The function is not activated, for example, until the engine has reached the ideal running temperature. The same applies if the air conditioner has not yet brought the cabin to the desired temperature, if the battery is not adequately charged or if the driver moves the steering wheel.
The Auto Start Stop function is coordinated by a central control unit that monitors data from all relevant sensors, the starter motor and the alternator. If necessary for comfort or safety, the control unit will automatically restart the engine: for example, if the vehicle begins to roll, the battery charge falls too low or condensation forms on the windscreen.
Furthermore, the system also recognises the difference between a temporary stop and the end of the trip. It will not restart the engine if driver's seatbelt is undone, or if the door or bonnet is open. If desired, the Auto Start Stop function can be completely deactivated with the press of a button.
When used consistently, the Auto Start Stop function delivers significant reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
As long as I can permanently disable it if I don't like it, I don't mind them including it.
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Holy shit.... <3 the back + splitters
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What don't you like about it? the little groove on the inside?
Maybe thats what it is. But I think its a combination of it being new, not very clear in these pictures, and the new color we're not used to.

Once we get some close up shots on some colors our eyes and used to it will be easier to judge. I think it will grow on me

What do you think?
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Mmmmm, nah. I'm not crazy about it. It looks gimmicky.
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Maybe thats what it is. But I think its a combination of it being new, not very clear in these pictures, and the new color we're not used to.

Once we get some close up shots on some colors our eyes and used to it will be easier to judge. I think it will grow on me

What do you think?
Im not to sure about the inner groove, but otherwise I think its close to perfect. Has a nice swoop to it that similar to the CSL trunk but it doesnt go overboard as to look stupid.

Im not sure if I would leave it CF or painted, probably leave it as CF because painted that little groove might look weird
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I wonder if the front splitters are merely two carbon pieces placed on top of the old bumper or if this is an entirely new bumper to incorporate end pieces? I kinda like it, however, I feel that the middle of the bumper doesn't come down low enough so it seems somewhat out of proportion from an aesthetic point of view.

I like the spoiler except for that hole in the center rear. If its effective, than I'd definitely get one and probably paint it white.

I look forward to some more detailed pics.
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What is the color? Isn't it Frozen Blue, based on the color of LeMans Blue Metallic?

If not there are still some things I do not like about the M3 LCI:
-No lightweight front seats (BMW Performance)
-No sport exhaust (BMW Performance/ M3 GTS)
-No carbon airbox (BMW Performance/Motorsport)
-No Alcantara
-No LED blinkers and corona rings
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What is the color? Isn't it Frozen Blue, based on the color of LeMans Blue Metallic? Still some things I do not like about the M3 LCI:
-No lightweight front seats (BMW Performance)
-No sport exhaust (BMW Performance/ M3 GTS)
-No carbon airbox (BMW Performance/Motorsport)
-No Alcantara
-No LED blinkers and corona rings
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and auto start stop function FTMFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad026 0::ma d0260:
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From the press release, it seems that the CF splitters and spoiler are not part of the Competition Package but are available a la carte thru BMW accessories. I am actually digging them, particularly the spoiler. I will have to see how the Sedan version looks like but I could see those in my future.

As for the Stop/Start function, I doubt the US M3's will have that feature. Stop/Start has been available on a bunch of BMW models in other markets for a while now and these markets are used to it, consequently more inclined to accept it on the M3.
I cannot imagine that BMW USA would decide to introduce this new-to-Americans technology on the M3. Just like other markets have brake regenerations on the M3 and we don't...
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Honestly, not as impressed as with the E46 Performance Package. The splitters and spoiler don't look original and they sure don't flow well with the shape of the car as good as other aftermarket ones. Also, those wheels are outdated and the 328i Sport has pretty much the same ones almost.
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I have heard all too many complaints about the brakes beginning to fade after several hot laps, in many differnet publications. I all around love the M3, but come on!
If we can get multi-piece/piston calipers in a 135i with added options, they should come standard on an M3 ZCP! Where is this upgrade here??? I could care less about carbon fiber splitters, and "new desig" wheel! This is more like the M3 AESTHETICS package!
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Hmm.. with auto stop start, does the $1300 gas guzzlers tax still apply?
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I wonder if the front splitters are merely two carbon pieces placed on top of the old bumper or if this is an entirely new bumper to incorporate end pieces? I kinda like it, however, I feel that the middle of the bumper doesn't come down low enough so it seems somewhat out of proportion from an aesthetic point of view.

I like the spoiler except for that hole in the center rear. If its effective, than I'd definitely get one and probably paint it white.

I look forward to some more detailed pics.
Im pretty sure the splitters are an add-on to the current bumper. In the up-close pics it looks like its laying over the bumper opposed to sitting flush. Also, having these as an add-on would be super cost effective for BMW.

Could be wrong but Im really hoping its an add-on so I can get em
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I wonder if the front splitters are merely two carbon pieces placed on top of the old bumper or if this is an entirely new bumper to incorporate end pieces? I kinda like it, however, I feel that the middle of the bumper doesn't come down low enough so it seems somewhat out of proportion from an aesthetic point of view.

I like the spoiler except for that hole in the center rear. If its effective, than I'd definitely get one and probably paint it white.

I look forward to some more detailed pics.
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Im pretty sure the splitters are an add-on to the current bumper. In the up-close pics it looks like its laying over the bumper opposed to sitting flush. Also, having these as an add-on would be super cost effective for BMW.

Could be wrong but Im really hoping its an add-on so I can get em
They are just carbon fiber flaps, so should just attach to the factory M3 bumper
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Not really feeling the splitter
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is it me or does that M3 look like it's sitting higher than normal???
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