The launch of the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 has ignited another exciting segment in our aerodynamic and wheel development. Beginning with our aero advancement, we initiated a 3D scan of the entire vehicle including the front bumper, front fenders, side skirts, quarter panels, rear bumper hood and trunk. Our state of the art 3D scanner measures the physical world using blue light technology that generates polygon meshes to create a defined digitized rendering. With this digital rendering, our team is able to shape, modify and perfect our drawings to ensure percise fitment, stability and practicality for everyday and track use. (more…)
BMW at GPEC 2014: Serving, Protecting and Guarding – on Two or Four Wheels
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AEZ Cliff invokes images of abysses, action and adventure. But it isn’t only its name that makes this 2014 design the best for SUVs in particular, it is also its “maximum concave” shape. The available dimensions from 16’’ to 21’’ fit cross-over vehicles of all kinds. The high end here includes models like the BMW X5 or X6, Mercedes M-, GL- or R-Class and Audi Q7, VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. (more…)
Plant Oxford today sees a production first as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line.
The new 5-door is a first for MINI production at the Oxford plant and marks another phase in the roll-out of a £750 million investment programme across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015.
The car comes hot on the heels of the new MINI Hatch, which was launched in November. The new 5-door, which will go on sale in the autumn, is an exciting addition to the family of MINIs made in Oxford and opens up a whole new market segment. (more…)
The Internet Auto Award from the online portal AutoScout24, Europe’s most significant public choice award in the automotive sector, goes to the BMW i8. The innovative sportscar recieved the most votes in the electric vehicle category, which also included plug-in hybrid models. In the same class, third place went to the BMW i3, the first high-volume all-electric vehicle from BMW featuring a passenger compartment made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) and a comprehensive range of innovative driver assistant systems and mobility services. Editors of the AutoScout24 magazine bestowed the Editorial Award in the category technology on the BMW Laserlight, which was featured on a series production vehicle for the first time with the delivery of a BMW i8 on 5 June 2014. (more…)
BMW Team RLL disappointed at Six Hours of the Glen – Edwards and Müller finish sixth, Auberlen and Priaulx tenth
The beginning of BMW Team RLL’s Six Hour of the Glen story was better than the ending, as the team was unable to capitalise on its excellent starting positions (first and third) at Watkins Glen International Raceway (US). The day of struggle ultimately ended with sixth and tenth place finishes in the GTLM class of the United SportsCar Championship. (more…)
BMW 3 Series Ranks No.1 in Kelley Blue Book’s List of 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000
The 2011 BMW 3 Series Sedan has won first place on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com list of the 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000.
According to KBB.com, “The hand-selected list includes a roster of 10 standouts from all 2011 model-year luxury cars with a Kelley Blue Book® Certified Pre-Owned Price starting under $30,000. The best-selling luxury car in the country and the epitome of sport sedans, the 2011 BMW 3 Series is ranked No. 1 for its driving feel at an impressive starting Kelley Blue Book CPO Price of approximately $25,500.” (more…)
There are many facets to the sustainable character of the BMW i3. BMW i represents a prime example of “next premium”, the next generation of luxury headlined by the sustainability of its materials. The ambience this creates on board the BMW i3 can be experienced by the driver and passengers in considerable depth – and the international jury of experts for the Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014 are now among its fans. The jury handed the electrically powered BMW i3 the title of Production Interior Vehicle Design of the Year. The third edition of these awards – which recognise exceptionally innovative concepts and solutions in the field of interior design – were held yesterday at the Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart. (more…)
Leading premium brand BMW will use the upcoming BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress to showcase its innovative i8 sports car.
Come 1 July 2014, all eyes will be on the model, as it’s one of the first plug-in hybrid sports cars to go on sale in the UK. It uses a host of innovative technologies, including a carbon fibre and aluminium construction and safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and surround view cameras. (more…)
If you have had your BMW modified then you will find it even more expensive to obtain insurance, and you may also struggle to get insured through regular vehicle insurers. This is because these insurers deem modified vehicles and the drivers of the car to be a higher risk. This is not the case however, in fact; generally you will find that owners of modified vehicles are lower risk seeing as they have a passion for their vehicle. This means that they will take greater care for the car and take measures to ensure its safety at all times. (more…)
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26-29 June 2014, will see a trio of spectacular BMWs drive up the famous 1.16 mile hill. BMW’s most advanced sport car ever, the new BMW i8, will be seen for the first time in the UK along with the BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition – the most powerful production car in the history of the brand. With a special M4 Coupé in action too, and a line-up of the hottest new BMW M cars on stand, this summer’s Festival promises one of the most exciting displays ever for the Bavarian manufacturer. (more…)
The MINI combination of driving fun, expressive design and premium quality is still unique – and it is helping current models of the British brand to achieve lasting appeal. This is once again reflected in the new “Resale Value Giants” ranking published in the online edition of “Focus” magazine. Here, no less than four MINI models have been recognised for their outstandingly stable value. The new MINI One, the MINI Cooper S Paceman, the MINI One Convertible and the MINI Cooper Coupé all occupy leading positions in their respective segments. (more…)
ALPINA is following the launch of the remarkable D3 Bi-Turbo, the world’s fastest diesel production car, with two new petrol models. The new B4 Bi-Turbo is available as a coupe or a convertible, together offering a unique combination of comfort, refinement and very high performance.
With more than 300 kW (410 hp) and 600 Nm of torque, the Coupe touches 100 km/h(62 mph) from zero in just 4.2 seconds (4.5 for the Convertible). Four Wheel Drive versions, available in left hand drive markets only, will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in an astonishing 4.0 seconds. ALPINA’s careful optimisation of the powertrain and aerodynamics allows this remarkable performance to be delivered with combined cycle fuel economy of 37 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 177 g/km. (more…)