BMW M Division, partner of MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports, presented the next highlight in its MotoGP involvement at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera (ES) today: the car to be presented to the winner of the coveted BMW M Award. Since 2003, the rider with the best qualifying results come the end of the season has been rewarded with an exclusive, individually customised BMW M car. This year too, a very special prize awaits the top MotoGP qualifier: the new BMW M6 Convertible, with individual extras. The exclusive high-performance car was unveiled today in the MotoGP paddock at the Circuito de Jerez. (more…)
BMW Unveils the Special Edition BMW 435i ZHP Coupe
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The BMW Performance Center, with partners BMW Manufacturing, BMW Performance Parts and IHG Rewards Club today announced that it will compete in the 2015 One Lap of America with the all-new 567 horsepower 2015 X6 M starting May 2, 2015. This year’s team will be co-piloted by BMW Performance Center Driving Instructor, Michael Renner, BMW Powertrain Engineer Michael Broad and One Lap veteran Tom Lappin. The trio will compete in two classes, Truck/SUV and Stock Touring. The 2015 One Lap of America competitors will depart South Bend, Indiana on a 3,245 mile, 7 day route spanning eleven states and consisting of Time Trials, Drag Racing, Skid Pad Car Control and of course, long overnight transit stages. (more…)
Nearly two million 1 Series models have been sold since the introduction of the first 1 Series generation ten years ago. This latest incarnation builds on the winning formula of these three- and five-door predecessors with new power units from the latest BMW engine family, additional EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard, and careful enhancements to the exterior and interior design.
The level of standard equipment is now even higher, new options have been added and with new mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive, there are even more ways to increase the functionality and personalisation of the new 1 Series. (more…)
Following a sweet victory in the streets of Long Beach on April 18th, BMW Team RLL will look for another West Coast win as the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship remains in California for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, on May 3rd. The victory at Long Beach by Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner, driving the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM, has moved BMW and the Auberlen/Werner duo to second place in both Manufacturer’s and Driver’s points standings. Teammates John Edwards and Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 24 Z4 GTLM, stand fourth in Driver’s points with three top-five finishes in the first three rounds of the season. (more…)
BMW is pressing its claim to automotive brand leadership in the world of mobile vehicle connectivity through its BMW ConnectedDrive technology. As the BMW i Remote app confirms, nowhere else is the link-up of driver, car and outside world raised to such an advanced level. The app can already be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models. It is an application that customers will also be able to use from day one on the new Apple Watch, due for imminent release. Apple Watch uses the BMW i Remote app – which can be downloaded free from the Apple iTunes Store – to keep users updated on the car’s current battery status, for example, and alert them when the high-voltage unit is fully charged. In addition, Apple Watch can continue the navigation instructions from the BMW i3 to the user’s final destination after the car has been parked as well as (more…)
Summer is here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sun than a drive in a fast convertible. We now have the stainless steel KW Variant 3 coilover kit available for the new BMW M4 Convertible.
The Variant 3 KW coilover kit for the new BMW M4 Convertible (F83) allows a continuously variable lowering between the approved range of 15 to 40mm.
While most coilover kits only allow you to lower the car, the stainless steel KW coilover kit offers the advantage to separately adjust the rebound and compression damping forces. (more…)
BMW USA Classic will be well-represented at this weekend’s Classic Motorsports Mitty Speedfest, which takes place at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA from April 24-26, 2015. Charismatic BMW racer and retailer, Boris Said, will be honored as this year’s Grand Marshal for the vintage races featuring over 300 entered cars. Said was an integral part of the BMW Team PTG years, co-driving to many victories including the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Petit Le Mans. Said is the only American to have won overall at the famous Nürburgring 24 hour race, co-driving a BMW Motorsport M3 GTR in 2005. (more…)
It seems the folks over at Vossen Wheels have an affection for the Melbourne Red BMW 6 Series. The recently revealed BMW 650i M-Sport with Vossen CVT Gloss Graphite wheels has just received an update. This time, the wheel company chose to install a set of these same wheels, but with a different finish.
These Vossen CVT wheels are sized 22? with a Gloss Graphite finish. The interesting spoke design, matched with a nice lowering for this BMW 6 Series, improves the outer appearance of the car even further. The wheel spokes have an aggressive and directional design which make for an interesting look. The Gloss Graphite finish works well wit the Melbourne Red color adding a contrasting effect to the car. (more…)
BMW Team RLL Claims GTLM Class Front Row at Long Beach; Auberlen on Pole, Edwards P2 for Sports Car Showcase
BMW Team RLL will start the third race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Long Beach, California from the GTLM class front row.
Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 25 BMW Z4 he shares with Dirk Werner, took the pole position with a new qualifying record time of 1:17.268 minutes around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary circuit that runs along the Long Beach harbor. This was the veteran’s first pole since Baltimore in 2013 and the first for the team since Road America last year. (more…)
BMW is using a technology and innovation workshop to present an initial selection of development highlights which the next generation of the BMW 7 Series model range will use to set new benchmarks in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation. The extensive use of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell, the rigorous and detailed application of lightweight design and a new generation of engines combine to reduce the weight of the luxury sedan along with its fuel consumption and emissions figures. The comfort, safety and driving experience offered by the new BMW 7 Series benefit from new chassis technology, exceptional scope for interaction with the car’s infotainment technology and a wider selection of driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive. (more…)
“Cliff“ reminds one of coastlines and vistas of the sea. With the eponymous alloy wheel, the renowned German wheel manufacturer AEZ has come up with an assertive and striking eye-catcher for drivers who want to combine what’s special with what’s perfect. The dynamic AEZ Cliff, in its eight dimensions between 16 and 21 inches, matches most vehicles. Be it a small city car like a Mini Coupé or an elegant premium car like an Audi A6/A7 or an SUV like a BMW X3, X5 or X6 – an AEZ Cliff lends them a sporty and elegant look that is always striking. (more…)