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Historic BMW M5 Collection Up for Auction


1987 BMW E28 M5 saloon Front AngleAn exciting BMW collection featuring seven M5s from almost every era is set to go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) June Sale, taking place at its new venue the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, on Saturday June 6th.

With the iconic super saloon series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the opportunity to purchase some fine examples of the model could not have come at a more exciting time. (more…)

The new BMW 6 Series Range for 2015


2015 BMW 6-Series Front AngleThrough three generations, the BMW 6 Series has represented a vehicle that offers the highest standard of handling, comfort, technology all wrapped in a elegant and timeless design.

This formula has proved such a winning combination that for 2015 BMW’s engineers and design team have only had to make subtle revisions to the three models in the range for a greater all round package. (more…)

BMW celebrates 40 years of BMW Art Cars


2015 BMW Art Car Concorso dEleganzaEver since the invention of the motor car, artists have drawn inspiration from the thrill of speed, from the phenomenon of mobility and from racing cars as examples of modern sculpture. Since 1975, BMW Art Cars have been a central feature of this story. The idea behind the BMW Art Cars was the brainchild of French racing driver and art enthusiast Hervé Poulain: 40 years ago, Poulain asked artist friend Alexander Calder to apply his creative (more…)

The 2015 DTM season enters the next round for BMW Motorsport at the Lausitzring


The 2015 DTM season enters the next round for BMW Motorsport at the LausitzringIt has started: With an action-packed race weekend and two gripping races, the DTM kicked off the 2015 season at the Hockenheimring (DE) at the beginning of May. This weekend sees BMW Motorsport compete with its rivals on the Lausitzring (DE) for the second time this year.

BMW has a special connection with the track 130 kilometres south of Berlin (DE): Marco Wittmann (DE) made history last season when, before the end of the season, he finished sixth in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM to become the youngest ever German champion. It was also here that Bruno Spengler (CA) celebrated the 50th BMW win in the DTM and the first win since its DTM comeback in 2012. (more…)

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage – Racing Flair with a Touch of Class


2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Front AngleAmid the audacious design studies and automotive beauties from a bygone era gathered at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the BMW Group presents its new BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage – and in the process makes a pretty formidable statement of its own. This model is the BMW Design Team’s tribute to the 3.0 CSL, a timeless classic and iconic BMW Coupé from the 1970s.

“Our Hommage cars not only demonstrate how proud we are of our heritage, but also how important the past can be in determining our future,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage represents a nod to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. With intelligent lightweight construction and modern materials, the 3.0 CSL Hommage brings the character of that earlier model into the 21st century, showing it in a new and exciting guise,” he says, summarising the approach the design team took with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. (more…)

BMW Unveils the Special Edition BMW 435i ZHP Coupe


2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Front AnglePaying tribute to the iconic ZHP Performance Package, BMW today released details for a 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition. The original ZHP option code was created by BMW Individual as a performance package for the 2003-2006 E46 3 Series that included the M-Tech II body kit, a ZHP shifter knob and shifter, upgraded suspension parts and settings, a different DME and special cam shafts that raised power output to 235 hp and allowed for a higher redline. Fulfilling the desires of true enthusiasts, the package was soon referred to by its internal option package code ‘ZHP’. BMW of North America embraced the thirst for the unique BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition once more resulting in the unique collaboration between factory options and key elements from the exciting BMW M Performance Accessory catalogue. Only 100 of these very special cars will be offered. (more…)

BMW M4 with HRE RC103 in Gloss White


2015 HRE BMW M4 RC103 Gloss White Front AngleMost people know that racing wheels need to be lightweight, but the key is creating a set that any racing team can use with confidence for multiple seasons without issue.

HRE Wheels has proven they know the formula to the perfect racing wheels and have now expanded their offerings with the Series RC1 at a more affordable price.

The Series RC1 is a product of years of racing with teams like Fall-Line Motorsports and Rum Bum Racing in the IMSA | Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a wheel that lead both teams to championships for 4 out of the last 5 years. (more…)

BMW Donates 20 BMW i3 Electric Vehicles to NYC Parks


BMW Donates 20 BMW i3 Electric Vehicles to NYC ParksBMW of North America announced its support of NYC Parks for its TreesCount! 2015 program with a donation of 20 BMW i3 vehicles. With these BMW i3 vehicles, TreesCount! staff and volunteers can easily travel throughout the five boroughs to map more than 600,000 street trees, helping to ensure a greener future for the City of New York, its residents and visitors.
BMW deepened its commitment to sustainability with the 2014 launches of the all-electric BMW i3 and BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car. Every element of the vehicles, from the carbon fiber frames to the keys, is built using high quality renewable materials and sources. (more…)

BMW M4 with New Luxury Wheels from RSR


2016 RSR BMW M4 Front AngleRSR (Road, Street, Race) wheels – the first luxury marque entering the MKW family of wheels – takes its newest offering, the 800 Series flow form wheel, to Bimmerfest 2015 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Saturday, May 23rd, highlighting the VIBE Motorsports-modified M4, to be shown during the biggest BMW party in the country. (more…)

Mini by Krumm-Performance with 300 HP


2015 Krumm-Performance MINI John Cooper Works Front AngleSince more than 10 years the Krumm-Performance company at Bruehl, south of Cologne, Germany, is occupied with the optimization of so called New-MINIs in all directions and established itself thanks to many years of experience in fields of motorsports and car tuning as respected partner in the MINI-scene. Besides the two main competences performance uprating and chassis engineering, the Rhinelanders became famous because of the systematic refitting of several R53 engines by means of tuning packets „Powered-by-Krumm“. After intense optimization works and extensive stableness tests on racing courses, the team offers also performance-packets for R56 series. (more…)

BMW Model Upgrade Measures for the Summer of 2015


2015 BMW Z4 Estoril Blue Metallic Front AngleIn the summer of 2015, BMW will be continuing with the generation change under the bonnet of many of its model series. Thanks to the optimised efficiency of the new three and four-cylinder engines, both the sporting characteristics and the fuel economy of numerous models will improve yet again. Moreover, the deployment of additional petrol and diesel power units will ensure even more diversity within the model range. Furthermore, as from July 2015, the BMW M235i xDrive Convertible will be the first open-top compact model to offer four-wheel drive as an option. (more…)

G-Power BMW G6M V10 HURRICANE CS ultimate – 1001 HP


2015 G-Power BMW G6M V10 Hurricane CS Ultimate Front AngleThe goal of G-POWER as an engineering-based manufacturer is to help die-hard enthusiasts realise their four wheeled dreams through the creation of ultra-exclusive “One-of-One” cars.

The core of this philosophy is the uncompromising implementation of ideas sans the restrictions normally encountered in the course of conventional vehicle development. Underpinning this concept is the comprehensive automotive engineering knowledge of G-POWER as a manufacturer.

From first concept though design, technical development to manufacturing at an OEM level, G-POWER’s various departments handle all the tasks required to turn a customer’s dream into reality. (more…)