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BMW Honored as Featured Marque at 2015 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty

Apr
23
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BMW Honored as Featured Marque at 2015 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports MittyBMW 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…)

Vossen CVT on BMW 650i M Sport

Apr
22
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2015 Vossen BMW 650i M Sport Package Front AngleIt 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

Apr
21
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BMW Team RLL Claims GTLM Class Front Row at Long Beach; Auberlen on Pole, Edwards P2 for Sports Car ShowcaseBMW 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…)

Technology and Innovation Workshop on the New BMW 7 Series Model Range

Apr
20
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2016 BMW 7 Series PreDrive Front AngleBMW 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…)

AEZ BMW X5 – The Premium Brand for Special Cars

Apr
17
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2015 AEZ BMW X5 Cliff Front Angle“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…)

All Eight Liveries for the BMW M4 DTM Have Been Confirmed for the 2015 Season

Apr
16
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BMW M4 DTM Tom Blomqvist Front AngleAt the DTM Media Day in the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” (DE), BMW Motorsport presented the remaining two livery designs previously unreleased in its line-up of eight BMW M4 DTMs for the 2015 season.

António Félix da Costa (PT) of BMW Team Schnitzer posed for photos with his number 13 Red Bull BMW M4 DTM for the first time on Monday. This was the car he made his DTM debut in last year. The design for this year’s DTM rookie Tom Blomqvist (GB) has also been confirmed: The BMW Team RBM driver will compete in the number 31 BMW M4 DTM in 2015. (more…)

BMW Team RLL – Sports Car Chowcase at Long Beach Preview

Apr
14
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bmw team rll - sports car showcase at long beach previewBMW Team RLL carries the momentum of two fourth-place finishes for the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM car at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring and a second-place finish at Daytona for the No. 25 machine to the April 18th TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Sports Car Showcase. As part of the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend, the race is the shortest of the year at only 100 minutes, and is held on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course – the site of the very first win for the BMW Z4 GTLM racing program in 2013. (more…)

The Dezent Dark for Mini Fans

Apr
09
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2015 Dezent Mini Cooper Front AngleBlack tea, black humour, black cabs. Black belongs to Britain like fish & chips. So it goes without saying that the German manufacturer DEZENT sells its TM alloy wheel, designed for the latest Mini generations, in dark as well.

Ten blunt spokes, a slim centre – the geometry is reminiscent of the classic Mini Cooper designs. But the real kicker is the finish, which makes this alloy wheel as stylish as a bespoke suit made in Savile Row: The pitch black meets an attractive front polishing, which, next to the rim flange, also comprises the spokes’ central spine. This makes for five original “cake slices“. (more…)

MINI at Auto Shanghai 2015

Apr
08
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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Front AngleThe new edition of the top athlete combines the further refined qualities of the latest MINI generation with the most powerful engine ever installed in one of the brand’s serial production models.

Meanwhile the MINI Countryman embodies a particularly distinctive form of the unmistakable MINI feeling. With four doors, a large tailgate, a raised seating position, a versatile interior and the optionally available all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4, it takes (more…)

BMW at Auto Shanghai 2015

Apr
07
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BMW at Auto Shanghai 2015BMW takes to the stand at the 16th Auto Shanghai in China from 22 – 29 April 2015 with one world premiere, four Asian premieres and two Chinese premieres. Held every other year since 1985, Auto Shanghai ranks as one of Asia’s leading motor shows.

Celebrating its world premiere is the BMW X5 xDrive40e Sports Activity Vehicle, the first plug-in hybrid production model from the BMW core brand. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer marks its Asian premiere as the first premium model in its segment to (more…)

BMW i8 Presented With the World Green Car Award

Apr
06
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BMW i8 Presented With the World Green Car AwardFor the second time in succession BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car. Following the success of the purely electrically driven BMW i3 the previous year, the BMW i8 was awarded this prestigious award at the New York International Auto Show. The sports car’s combination of groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and innovative lightweight construction together with its avant-garde design was honoured by the international jury at the World Car Awards. The BMW i8 was also one of the finalists in the category World Luxury Car at the World Car Awards 2015, thereby underlining its special position. (more…)

G-Power M5 with 740 HP

Apr
03
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2015 G-Power BMW M5 Front AngleWhat happens if you put the keys of a G-POWER M5 into the gifted hands of Matthias Malmedie host of the TV show “GRIP das Motormagazin” G-POWER fans know what’s coming next! Screaming tires and burned rubber. The combination of G-POWER and Malemedie has already gained cult status amongst the G-POWER fans, since spectacular scenes that give impressive proof about the power that is hidden under the hood of the modified G-POWER cars are guaranteed. (more…)