When Alessandro Zanardi (IT) arrived at the “Autodromo Internacional do Algarve” near Portimão (PT) today, BMW Motorsport and ROAL Motorsport welcomed him with a big surprise: a special golden livery for his BMW Z4 GT3. With this present, they were referring to the successes Zanardi celebrated with his hand-bike last weekend at the 2014 UCI Paracycling World Championships at Greenville (US). The BMW works driver won two world-titles (time trial and team relay) and one silver medal (road-race). (more…)
The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M
Big Wheels for Big Boys: Oxigin 18 Concave for BMW 5 series and 7 seriesAC Schnitzer BMW 4-series Gran Coupe [VIDEO]
The BMW M3 has been a favorite among all automotive enthusiasts since the iconic E30 M3 launched in 1986. Our enthusiasm is surrounded around BMW’s and Vorsteiner has been growing with the community as true enthusiasts for over ten years. It’s no surprise that we’re particularly passionate about developing products for BMW aficionados that love them as much as we do. (more…)
MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan, have brought the MINI Superleggera™ Vision to the UK for the first time at the highly exclusive Salon Privé.
The MINI SuperleggeraTM 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 SuperleggeraTM 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…)
Back in 2013, BMW decided to celebrate the imminent demise of the E92 M3 with a couple of special edition models. Amongst them was one called the Lime Rock Park Edition. Only 200 were ever made and all of them were sent to the US. Could BMW do the same trick with the new M4?
One dealership sure wants us to think so. A BMW F82 M4 labeled ‘Limerock Special Edition’ was just spotted somewhere in the US. Judging by the plates and the Texas flag on the boot lid, we’d be tempted to say it was in Dallas, at the Plano’s Classic dealership but we’re yet to confirm that information. (more…)
The arrival of the new BMW M4 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 9.1–8.7 l/100 km [31–32.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 213–203 g/km) sees BMW M GmbH making another alluring addition to its legendary high-performance sports car line-up. The new M4 Convertible replicates the performance figures of the new BMW M3 Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3 l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km) and the new BMW M4 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3 l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km), but emphasises its stylish and distinctive appearance through its individual character and places the fascination of sporty and dynamic open-top driving at centre stage. The new model finds BMW M GmbH drawing inspiration from a long tradition: BMW’s high-performance sports car for track and road is entering its fifth generation in open-top form with this new chapter in its history headed “M4 Convertible”. (more…)
In March this year, the Bavarian company elevated its 1-series coupé to the new 2-series. For the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer, the work was just beginning: they have now developed an extensive tuning range for the BMW 2-series coupé which should satisfy even the most sophisticated drivers “beyond the standard”.
The Aachen-based tuners know that for many BMW customers, there’s no such thing as too sporty. So no less than five performance upgrades are offered for the 2-series coupé.
The export version of the BMW 220i takes off with an engine power of 245 hp instead of 184 hp. (more…)
2013 Street Tuner-class champions Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra, driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, raced to their second-consecutive Street Tuner podium with a third-place finish in Saturday’s 2.5-hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Virginia Raceway International, in Alton, Virginia. The duo won the last round’s race at Road America. (more…)
The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC event will provide an international communication platform for trade visitors from police and other public safety services. The last event, GPEC 2012, attracted more than 6,500 visitors from 59 countries and almost 500 national and international exhibitors from 29 countries and five continents. (more…)
The BMW Brand Store in Brussels, which opened in March 2014, has been honoured by the German Design Council with the Iconic Award 2014 in the category “Interior Design Retail” (“Best of Best”).
BMW Brand Stores are an element of the BMW Group’s Future Retail programme, which aims to enhance the customer experience and set new retail standards in the automotive industry and beyond. It is part of the BMW Group’s response to changing customer needs and expectations. (more…)
German premium carmaker BMW is using the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2014 to showcase the latest additions to its model range along with technological innovations offering even greater driving pleasure. Visitors to the event at the Crocus Expo IEC exhibition centre – which takes place from 29 August to 7 September 2014 – will be able to acquaint themselves with the brand’s entire model line-up in all its diversity, including the latest additions such as the flagship model in the SAV segment, the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, and the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). (more…)
The First-Ever BMW M4 Races Through One-of-a-Kind Course Constructed from Fan-Sourced Current and Classic BMW M Vehicles [VIDEO]
The first-ever BMW M4 was welcomed into the BMW M family by navigating through a thrilling, one-of-a kind course created almost entirely out of current and classic BMW M vehicles sourced from fans. BMW enthusiasts from all over the country volunteered their BMW M vehicles from every generation to be a part of this exclusive experience, including an ultra-rare BMW 1 Series M Coupe. (more…)
BMW has just uncovered the 2015 BMW X5 Security Plus ahead of the vehicle’s world debut at the upcoming Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014. As the name suggests, the X5 Security Plus is all about protecting its occupants and is heavily armoured.
The BMW X5 Security Plus has a protection class of VR6 which is the same as the recently revealed Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard. As a result, the latest X5 Security Plus offers customers with high demands for personal safety a comprehensive system of protection against attacks. (more…)