The 2015 United SportsCar Championship (USCC) came to an early end at Road Atlanta (US): At Petit Le Mans, which was called off two hours short of its scheduled ten hours due to bad weather conditions, John Edwards (US), Lucas Luhr (DE) and Jens Klingmann (DE) finished second in the GTLM class with the number 24 BMW Z4 GTLM. It was also P2 in the overall classification for the BMW trio. Car number 25, driven by Bill Auberlen (US), Dirk Werner (DE) and Augusto Farfus (BR), came fourth in the GTLM category. Porsche’s Nick Tandy (GB), Patrick Pilet (FR) and Richard Lietz (AT) secured victory at Road Atlanta (US). For the third time this season, the number 24 BMW Z4 GTLM won the DEKRA Green Challenge Award. (more…)
More Energy, More Elegance, More Expression – The X6 M by AC Schnitzer
The New BMW M2 CoupeG-Power M6 Convertible F12 with 740 hp and 975 Nm
Today, with the introduction of the new BMW X4 M40i, the successful BMW X4 has gained a new top model. In the Sports Activity Coupe segment (SAC), the BMW X4 M40i is setting new standards with enhanced driving dynamics and best-in-segment acceleration. The new BMW X4 M40i will be available at dealers starting February 2016.
The exterior of the new BMW X4 M40i makes it stand out as a clear member of the BMW M Performance family. Exclusive Ferric Gray metallic accents on the front of the vehicle and side mirrors, as well as the exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy double-spoke wheels with optional Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and the sport exhaust system with valve control and Black Chrome tailpipes on both sides emphasize the unique character of the new BMW X4 M40i. The M leather wrapped steering wheel, M gear shift lever, sport seats, model-specific door sills and “X4 M40i” digital (more…)
The beauty of an Alpine White BMW M4 is well known. The subtle paint finish allows the aggressive lines of the performance coupe to come into full view, creating an even more appealing silhouette of this vehicle.
The owner of this M4 decided to spice his ride up a bit and opted for a set of Vossen VFS1 wheels. Coming in an appealing Hyper Silver finish, the wheels complement the white exterior rather well. The vehicle also comes lowered and the wheels perfectly fill out the flared wheel arches, adding a nice overall touch. The BMW F82 M4 is powered by a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo (more…)
BMW Team RLL will start second and sixth in tomorrow’s two-hour-and-forty-minute Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, the penultimate round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Dirk Werner, driving the No. 25 BMW Z4 he shares with Bill Auberlen, qualified second with a 2:04.490 minute lap of the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit during the 15-minute session. In the hottest of conditions so far this week (97F ambient, 113 F track) the BMW Motorsport driver continued to show the speed he displayed in practice. Werner was the quickest GTLM driver in the second practice and the second fastest in this morning’s final practice session. Auberlen and Werner stand third in GTLM driver points, eight points behind Patrick Pilet – today’s pole winner in the No. (more…)
Already in stock conditions, the heart of the BMW X6 M50d is a true masterpiece of German Engineering. It features not one, not two but incredible three turbochargers in different dimensions in order to provide the 3.0l six-cylinder engine with sufficient boost pressure.
Thus being the optimal basis for a power output enhancement by G-POWER to mighty 455 hp (335 kW) and 870 Nm of torque. The key to this transformation is the G-POWER D-Tronik 5 V1 power module or the equivalent D-Tronik 2 V1 ECU remap, each of which has specific advantages. (more…)
For any hard-core petrolhead who lives less than 90 km from the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, a full season ticket for this holy place is an essential fact of life.
However, for maximum enjoyment of the Nordschleife you need to own an effective track weapon. Christian Kreher, the owner of KBR Motorsport, a small, but highly regarded tuning company, has just such a track tool based on a 2013 BMW M3 E92, which he regularly brings to the ‘Ring. Apart from its sheer fun factor, this Clubsport conversion also serves as perfect proof of KBR Motorsport’s capabilities. (more…)
There’s been a growing number of people who feel that the BMW i8 is a bit of a poser in the EV world because of its hybrid powertrain and that it isn’t a full Battery-Electric Vehicle. But regardless of these i8 detractors, BMW is perfectly happy with what the i8 is and has no plans on changing it for the next generation. According to Máté Petrány of Jalopnik, who spoke with BMW i Division Head, Henrik Wenders, the next i8 will indeed be a hybrid because that’s what BMW wants it to be. (more…)
For over three decades, BMW’s M Division has set the bar on how factory performance cars should be; a perfect meld of form and function. The current F82 M4 coupe carries on that tradition with a blend of exhilarating performance and elegant styling. (more…)
BMW has set a course for the future in GT racing with the presentation of the newly developed BMW M6 GT3 at the 66th IAA Cars 2015 in Frankfurt am Main (DE). The racing version of the BMW M6 Coupe will be sent into action by numerous private teams from the 2016 season in a host of championships and renowned race events around the world as part of the BMW Sports Trophy.
BMW Motorsport has channelled its vast well of experience amassed since 2010 with the BMW M6 GT3’s successful predecessor, the BMW Z4 GT3, into the development of the new car. Indeed, the new GT3 racer boasts a raft of improvements, particularly in the areas of drivability and economy. One example is the use of a series-produced engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which develops higher output and an increase in torque. Moreover, with its centrally-positioned driver’s seat and long wheelbase, the BMW M6 GT3 offers a driving feeling unparalleled on the racing scene. The net price of the car is 379,000 Euros. (more…)
BMW M GmbH is set to unveil a BMW M3 in “Münchner Wirte” livery to coincide with this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich (19 September – 4 October). The one-off car will underscore the company’s ties with motor sport in general and the city of Munich in particular. The livery design of the BMW M3 “Münchner Wirte” harks back to that of the legendary BMW M1 Procar from 1981, complete with Bavarian-style façade painting and blue and white twisted cords, along with depictions of Munich landmarks (such as the Olympic Stadium, Siegestor, Frauenkirche church and BMW’s headquarters – the “four-cylinder” building), a roast chestnut seller and the Wiesn-Schänke beer tent at the Oktoberfest. (more…)
The new BMW M6 Coupe Competition Edition to be presented by BMW M GmbH at the 66th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 17 – 27 September 2015 raises the levels of individualisation of this high-performance coupe to even greater heights. The exclusive Competition Edition stands for exceptional individuality, thanks to its special paintwork colours, components made of high-tech carbon fibre, fine leathers with coordinated contrast stitching and a range of unusual details. The Competition Edition is available exclusively for the BMW M6 Coupe with the further honed Competition Package. It gives the 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology an output of 441 kW (600 hp) and maximum torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), taking the BMW M6 Coupe with the optional M Driver?s Package to a top speed of 305 km/h / 189.5 mph (fuel consumption combined: 9.9/100 km / 28.5 mpg; CO2 emissions combined: 231 g/km)*. (more…)