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Carbon Aero Package and Power Upgrade for The M4 by Alpha-N Performance

Mar
20
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2015 Alpha-N BMW M4 Coupe FrontTuning specialists, Alpha-N Performance, who are located in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, not too far from the Nürburgring, are offering an attractive carbon-fibre aero package to highlight the motorsport character of the new BMW M4 Coupe.

The M4’s sleek nose can be aerodynamically enhanced with two possible styles of carbon-fibre front spoiler, both of which reduce lift over the front axle. The fixed spoiler costs 999-euro, while the adjustable version is 1.999-euro. (more…)

The New BMW 6-Series Coupe

Mar
19
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2015 BMW 6-Series Coupe Front AngleA combination of intoxicating sports performance, majestic ride comfort, a luxurious interior ambience and innovative equipment features marks out the members of the BMW 6-Series model range. The new BMW 6-Series Convertible, new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe meet the highest expectations of a sporting luxury car in terms of driving dynamics, comfort, advanced technology and imposing elegance. Eyecatching accents and pinpoint refinements highlight the aesthetics of their body design and the exclusive flair of their interiors. The introduction of the Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence equipment lines, meanwhile, gives customers attractive options when it comes to injecting these extraordinary cars with an even sportier or more luxurious aura. (more…)

AC Schnitzer BMW ACZ4 5.0d

Mar
18
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2015 AC Schnitzer BMW ACZ4 5.0d Front AngleThe basis for the latest concept vehicle, which remains a one-off and carries the name AC Schnitzer ACZ4 5.0d, is the BMW Z4 sDrive 23i (E89), but it’s been modified from the bottom up.

The core of the conversion is the engine: the M50d power plant, used for example in the BMW 5-series (F10/F11), has been upgraded and implanted into the ACZ4 5.0d. This now develops 316 kW/430 hp and has a maximum torque of 840 Nm (compared with the M50d, with 280 kW/381 hp, 740 Nm). (more…)

The BMW X5 xDrive40e

Mar
17
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2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Front AngleThe first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle. Permanent all-wheel drive and the BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology endow the BMW X5 xDrive40e with sensational sportiness and supreme poise on the one hand and outstanding efficiency on the other. With a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor, the BMW X5 xDrive40e achieves a combined fuel consumption of 3.4 – 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres (83.1 – 85.6 mpg imp) and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 kWh over the same distance. CO2 emissions come in at 78 – 77 grams per kilometre (figures according to EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles, may vary depending on the tyre format specified). (more…)

G-Power V-Max Increase Now Available for Almost All M Models

Mar
16
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2015 G-Power BMW M3 E92 V-Max Front AngleG-POWER V-MAX increase: Unfortunately the philosophy of electronically limiting the top speed has spread in the past from the BMW M models to all other powerful BMW models. That even includes the high-performance diesel engines.

Key Facts: G-POWER V-MAX increase

  • Increase of the theoretical limit of the top speed up to 350 km/h.
  • Recodes original BMW engine control unit.
  • Fully exploits the potential of standard and upgraded BMW models. (more…)

BMW 1 Series Production Hits the Two-Million Mark

Mar
13
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28 March 2015 sees the curtain raised on the market launch of the new BMW 1 Series. Fans of compact driving pleasure can look forward to an even more striking design, a further refined premium ambience for the interior, engines that are extremely powerful and even more efficient, and innovative equipment features. Ahead of the launch, news filtered through from BMW Plant Regensburg of another reason to smile as the two-millionth BMW 1 Series rolled off the production line. The landmark car was built just a few days after the start of production for the new version of the compact model and is one of the first examples of the new BMW 1 Series range earmarked for export to Asia. The BMW 120i 5-door, painted in Estoril Blue metallic and equipped with an M Sport package, will be delivered to a customer in Japan. (more…)

BMW Group Global Sales Achieve new Record in February

Mar
12
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The New BMW 218d and BMW 225i Active TourerThe BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result with 151,952 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 141,207/ +7.6%). A record number of 294,112 (prev. yr. 274,113) automobiles have been deliv-ered to customers since the start of the year – an increase of 7.3% compared with the same period last year. (more…)

BMW Celebrates 40th Anniversary of First US Race Win

Mar
11
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2015 BMW Amelia Island Concours dElegance FrontBMW of North America will mark the 40th anniversary of two key milestones in the company’s history in the United States at the 20th-annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, March 12-15, 2015.  Forty years ago, BMW of North America began operating as a subsidiary of BMW AG, and only days later, BMW Motorsport scored its first US victory at the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring. (more…)

BMW M4 DTM Completes Opening Test of the Year

Mar
10
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BMW Bank M4 DTMThe crucial phase of preparations for the 2015 DTM season is underway. Two BMW M4 DTMs got their first test kilometres of the year under their belts in ideal conditions and beautiful spring weather in Portimão (PT). The two cars in action completed a total of more than 3,000 kilometres between Monday and Wednesday. (more…)

740 hp BMW M5 by G-Power

Mar
09
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2015 G-Power BMW M5 Front AngleWith a power output of 740 PS/(544 kW) the G-POWER M5 with its 4.4 V8 bi-turbo engine is on the same performance level as the very first versions of the legendary G-POWER M5 / M6 HURRICANES with supercharged V10 engines. And with a torque peak of 975 Nm it is even clearly ahead. (more…)

BMW M4 Yas Marina Blue GTRS4 Widebody by Vorsteiner

Mar
06
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2015 Vorsteiner BMW M4 GTRS4 Yas Marina Blue Front AngleLimited edition GTRS4 is a full wide body conversion for the BMW F82 M4. The GTRS4 is a full lightweight carbon composite conversion designed, tested and developed in-house by our team in Orange County, California. The front fenders have a total span of 4 inches while the rear quarter panels sit 7 inches wider than it’s original form. We’ve specially designed 3-Piece Forged wheels in 20×10.5J and 20×13.5J respectively to fit the 275 and 345 width tires. (more…)

Mini Countryman Park Lane

Mar
05
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2015 Mini Countryman Park Lane Front AngleBold athletic flair and supreme versatility define the character of the MINI Countryman. As the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive, it took on the role of an irresistible front-line force from the very outset – both in the conquest of additional target groups for the British premium brand and in the area of off-road driving. Its irrepressible forward thrust and flexibility are now expressed even more strikingly in an exclusive edition model. The MINI Countryman Park Lane sees its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2015. It will be available worldwide in up to four engine variants from July 2015. (more…)