It looks like the Canadian market received lots of attention from Bimmer today. After the 335i M Performance Edition we announced earlier, BMW Canada then announced the M6 Gran Coupe Launch Edition. The model was built in cooperation with BMW Individual and marks the launch of the M6 Grand Coupe into the Canadian market.
The M6 Gran Coupe Launch Edition is finished in an exclusive Pure Metal Silver paint combined with two-tone upholstery for the interior. The seat centers, lower dashboard and door inserts are offered in Merino Silverstone, and the seat bolsters, center console, upper dashboard and carpeting are offered in black.
The front and rear seats, dashboard, and the upper door parts are wrapped in black leather with contrasting Silverstone stitching. The rest of the interior is trimmed in a deep luster of BMW Individual Piano Black. As a standard feature, the M6 Launch Edition comes with a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard BMW M6 Gran Coupe.
BMW Canada has announced the launch of the 335i M Performance Edition. This version can be ordered in either a rear-wheel-drive or xDrive format and includes an array of M Performance components designed to enhance the styling and performance attributes of the 335i.
The 335i M Performance Edition receives a new M Performance Power Kit and M Performance Exhaust that increases the engine’s output to 326 horsepower and 332 pound-feet torque. As a result, the sedan will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds – 0.5 seconds faster than the standard 335i.
BMW is also offering a full M Performance aerodynamics kit, including: black kidney grille; front and rear diffuser; side skirts; and 20-inch alloy wheels. The model can be ordered in four exterior colors: Laguna Seca Blue, Valencia Orange, Black Sapphire and Glacier Silver. For the interior, BMW offers either a Coral Red leather or Black leather trim combined with an exclusive Piano Black BMW Individual trim.
The 335i M Performance Edition is priced at $63,300 (rear-wheel-drive version) and $65,900 (xDrive version). The model will be produced in July and August of 2013 but all orders must be received no later than May 17, 2013.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard BMW 335i.
Quebec isn’t exactly a burgeoning auto hotspot in that part of the world, but nevertheless, BMW picked it to host a launch party for the all-new 2011 BMW 5-Series. This recap video of the festivites, which was published by BMW, highlights the 5-Series’ long history in the Canadian market with BMW Laval being given the honor to personally unveil the new 5-Series.
As a gathering crowd of some pretty well-dressed folks witnessed the covers being pulled, you could really tell the enthusiasm and genuinely positive response to the car, a rare occurrence these days considering the large number of vehicles that have failed to meet people’s expectations.
The 2011 5-Series that will be sold in Canada will be similar to what’s going to be offered in the US with the base model being the 528i, followed by the 535i and topped off by the top-of-the-line 550i XDrive Gran Turismo.
Check out the video to see highlights of the Quebec launch party of the new 2011 BMW 5-Series.
When things are going bad, it couldn’t possibly get any worse, right?
Try telling it to this guy.
After having his BMW 3-Series E90 become the victim of an attempted burglary where the driver side window was smashed, the owner was on his way to have it fixed when a blizzard suddenly struck, leaving him stuck at home. So he called a tow truck to help him but due to the terrible conditions of the winter storm, the tow truck never came and his E90 was left outside to endure the wrath of Mother Nature.
Needless to say, the car ended up getting buried under a massive pile of snow and because his window was broken, the snow ended up inside his car, freezing the interior in the process.
It took eight of his friends to dig out the buried E90 but not before the damage had been done. Snow may be fun for a lot of people, but when it’s of this quantity, it becomes a headache for a lot of people and this poor guy from Canada – and his BMW 3-Series E90 - had to bear witness to all of it.
Remember that outrageous parking mishap that occurred a week ago in Ontario, Canada involving a BMW X5 driving on top of two cars?
It turns out that the surveillance video capturing the whole incident has been a popular video over the Internet with over 1.5 million people having watched the incident. One of the unfortunate victims of the accident was one Todd Jamison, who, if you watch the video again, owns the white Hyundai Elantra that the X5 unceremoniously flattened.
The sad part is, Jamison just finished off paying for the car a month ago so you could imagine his dismay seeing his freshly paid-for Elantra get flattened beyond repair. Fortunately, the folks from Hyundai motors Canada got hold of the video and decided to lift up Mr. Jamison’s spirits by
giving him a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Touring. It’s a pretty nice gesture from Hyundai and – as you can see in the video – something that Todd Jamison didn’t see coming.
As far as the woman responsible for the mishap, we don’t know if she felt guilty and wanted to turn herself in or she was just plain stupid returning to the scene of her crime because the day after the accident, she came back to Extreme Fitness and was identified by one of its employees. From what we’ve gathered, Little Miss Destruction Derby has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.