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The New MINI With Additional Engine Variants

Jun
13
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2015 MINI Cooper SD Front AngleThe new MINI remains on course for growth. After its successful market launch, the engine range for the new original in the small car premium segment continues to expand as of July 2014. In future, the selection will include the new MINI Cooper SD as the most powerful diesel variant and the new entry-level petrol engine model MINI One First. Both newcomers offer an impressively favourable balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In total there are now seven power units available for the model produced at the British MINI plant in Oxford, including four petrol and three diesel engines – all of which were completely newly developed. (more…)

2014 Manhart BMW M235i Coupe MH2 Clubsport

Jun
12
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2014 Manhart BMW M235i Coupe MH2 Clubsport Front AngleClub sport – This term is music to the ears of ambitious athletic drivers. The aim of Club sport Racing is to achieve sound racing times with its private vehicle while driving on a race course such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife or the Bilster Berg and in the process, travel there and back on its own axle.

The BMW specialists of Manhart Performance from Wuppertal henceforth offer such a coveted track tool for Club sport. The brand new BMW M235i Coupé, which stands out for a 326 horse power-strong serial six-cylinder turbo engine that is tightly bound to the accelerator ex-works, a maximum torque of 450 Nm as well as the typically firm BMW driving behavior serves as a basis. The Manhart MH2 Clubsport was developed in Wuppertal from the depth of the company’s own bag of tricks. (more…)

BMW Laser Light Debuts For The First Time In a Customer Vehicle

Jun
11
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BMW i8 Laser Light Front AngleThe world’s first BMW i8s (fuel consumption combined: 2.1–0.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 49–0 g/km) were handed over to customers today at BMW Welt in Munich: The first eight customers from Germany received their BMW i8s as part of an official ceremony in which Roland Krüger, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, and Dr. Helmut Schramm, Head of Production Electric Vehicles at Plant Leipzig, presented them with the keys to their new cars.
The first BMW i8 cars also feature the ground-breaking BMW laser light.

An exclusive evening reception to mark the BMW i8 market launch, with celebrity guests, such as TV presenter Thomas Gottschalk and actor Thomas Kretschmann, rounded off the official vehicle presentation. (more…)

2014 Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo

Jun
10
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2014 Alpina BMW B5 Bi-TurboALPINA automobiles are defined by their finely balanced mix of driving dynamics, comfort and everyday luxury. Add to that exceptional functionality and the result is the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo. In Touring form, the B5 Bi-Turbo smartly combines the exclusive sophistication of the Saloon with pronounced functionality and versatility. (more…)

2015 BMW X6

Jun
09
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2015 BMW X6 Front AngleArmed with an even more potent design presence and outstanding performance, the new BMW X6 strengthens its position as a leading exponent of exclusive driving pleasure. The second generation of the Sports Activity Coupe, which has already posted global sales of almost 250,000, enjoys a special status among BMW X model rivals thanks to its irresistible allure, intoxicating performance attributes and innovative luxury.

The extrovert design of the new BMW X6 blends the robustness and versatility of a BMW X model with the sporting elegance typical of the brand’s Coupes. The interior combines generous space with model-specific sports features and a luxurious ambience, while attractive design and equipment packages further highlight the exclusive style of the new BMW X6. The Design Pure Extravagance equipment package adds striking, high-quality accents to both the interior and the exterior. The M Sport package, meanwhile, includes specially selected features that enhance the vehicle’s dynamic character to immediately eye-catching effect. Also available from launch are model-specific features from BMW Individual. (more…)

2015 Mini Cooper 5-door

Jun
06
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2015 Mini Cooper 5-doorJust a few months after the market launch of the new MINI, the British premium brand has expanded its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant – the MINI 5-door – for the first time in its history. It combines MINI’s hallmark driving fun, the distinctive character and refinement of the third model generation and the enhanced practicality which comes with extra space. The characteristic exterior design of the original premium small car is authentically transferred to the specific proportions of the new body, with the addition of two rear doors. (more…)

2014 Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

Jun
05
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2014 Mini Superleggera Vision ConceptThe BMW Group celebrates the meeting of the time-honoured and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special concept: the MINI Superleggera™ Vision. This exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, a compact and agile two-seater, expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera™ has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal. (more…)

25 Years of The BMW 8 Series

Jun
04
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1989 BMW 8 SeriesIt was streets ahead of its time at launch and maintains an ageless glow to this day, yet a glance at the calendar reveals the disarming truth: 25 years have passed since the BMW 8 Series was presented to the world at large for the first time. The car’s international fan community duly came together last weekend at its Bavarian birthplace to celebrate the anniversary, with events including a spectacular parade of 120 cars at the BMW Group headquarters highlighting their collective adoration of the brand’s exclusive luxury Coupe. (more…)

BMW Teams Race to Strong Results At Lime Rock Park

Jun
03
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BMW Grand SportThe Continental Tire Sports Car Championship headlined the racing at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., on May 24 with BMW teams racing to two top-five finishes in the Street Tuner class and two top-10 finishes in the Grand Sport class. In a departure from the season’s opening three rounds the results marked the first time a BMW did not finish on either class podium.

The starting grids for each of Saturday’s 150-minute races were determined by points standings because heavy rain forced an end to Friday’s qualifying sessions. That meant three BMWs in the top-10 Street Tuner and two in the top-five Grand Sport starting positions, including the pole for GS points leaders John Edwards and Trent Hindman. (more…)

LIVE on Internet-TV: The first DragRace ever

Jun
02
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BMW The first DragRace everOn the 7th of June 2014 at 10.00 clock SuperCarClub 500 will broadcast their motorsport event „Rolling50“ via LIVE-Stream on the Internet.  For the 2nd time this event will take place at airfield D-Meinerzhagen (NRW). 4-5 events a year are planned.

Rolling50 is a drag race from 50 km/h. Over a distance of 400 meter ( 1/4 mile) the cars will reach a speed of over 200 km/h. Porsche Turbo, BMW M, AMG, Audi R8, Ferrari and Lamborghini as well as Nissan GTR with 1000 hp and many other car-models take part to this powerful event.  A colorful program with show acts of racing driver David Schiwietz ( Kremer Racing Team ) and Trackforce.de with their Porsche race car of the current VLN series will complete the event. Because at this event spectators are not allowed at the Airfield, the organizer Peter Klein ( 1st Chairman of the SCC500 ) committed Reelive TV in order to manage the technical implementation of the LIVE stream. In this way, the SCC500 wants to give all motor sports enthusiasts the opportunity to take part to this adrenaline-filled event from everywhere in the world. Whether on Smart TV, smartphone, tablet or PC – everyone is able to enjoy this LIVE Stream. (more…)

Castrol EDGE Titanium Strong Blackout

May
30
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bmw-m4-tCastrol has published a promo video for its EDGE oil. The clip features several sport cars and world famous drivers such as Ken Block, Mike Rockenfeller, Adrian Zaugg and Augusto Farfus.

The last one drives the all-new BMW M4, which has a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine with 430HP (317 kW) and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds with 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission and 4.4 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

It is joined by the specially-prepared Ford Fiesta of Ken Block, Audi R8 driven by Audi Sport DTM driver Mike Rockenfeller and Adrian Zaugg behind the steering wheel of (more…)

BMW Concept Roadster

May
29
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BMW-Concept-Roadster-t2BMW has presented the Concept Roadster,which was was exhibited at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Concept Roadster represents BMW’s vision of the future generations of boxer-powered roadsters. The motorcycle is powered by a newly developed two-cylinder 1.2 liter boxer engine with 125HP (92 kW) at 7,750RPM and 125Nm (93 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500RPM.

It features a single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a light tubular space frame. It boasts a typical low front end and high rear one, which enables the rider to control it easier. Concept Roadster comes with LED front and rear lights as well as a fuel tank of gloss milled aluminum. The self-supporting rear structure is fashioned from a single piece. Last, but not least is the integrated single seat upholstered in Alcantara. (more…)