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…)
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AC Schnitzer BMW 4-series Gran Coupe [VIDEO]BMW at the Mondial de l’ Automobile Paris 2014
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…)
One-of-a-Kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition Sold for World Auction Record Price of $825,000
On Saturday evening, August 16, in celebration of the U.S. arrival of the revolutionary BMW i8, Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, presented a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, which was then auctioned off for $825,00, including buyer’s premier, during Gooding & Company’s annual Pebble Beach Auctions. This is a world auction record price for a BMW i8. (more…)
Marco Wittmann (DE) took full advantage of his pole position at the Nürburgring (DE), producing an outstanding performance over 49 laps to secure his fourth win of the current DTM season. Wittmann held onto the lead at the start, and gradually pulled away from his rivals over the following laps. After the mandatory pit stop, during which he switched from prime to option tyres, the young German re-joined the race at the head of the field in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. Wittmann went on to claim the 63rd DTM win for BMW Motorsport and the manufacturer’s 15th since returning to the DTM in 2012. The 24-year-old also clocked the fastest lap time of 1:23.175 minutes en route to presenting BMW Team RMG with its fifth win in the seventh race of the year – and at the team’s home race in the Eifel Mountains. (more…)
BMWBLOG and QuadcoptersRO paired up to bring you the best BMW video we have ever shot. The main character of this short, yet amazing video is the BMW 640d Gran Coupe, while the supporting actor is one of the best driving roads in the world: Transfagarasan Pass in Transylvania.
The 6 Series Gran Coupe is labeled by many as the best looking BMW in the current lineup. With elegant lines, great proportions and dynamic stance, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe turns heads on any road. But to best show its looks, an aerial view works best. (more…)
Youth may be wasted on the young, but the charms of the new MINI Hatch won’t be. MINI has further strengthened its relationship with MotorSport Vision by supplying 11 new MINI Cooper D Hatch models for its YoungDrive! programme.
The YoungDrive! scheme offers children as young as 11 years old (and a minimum of 4 feet 8 inches tall) the chance to have their first taste of motoring. It’s intended to allow eager pre-teens the opportunity to experience driving in a safe and controlled environment.
Available at Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Bedford Autodrome and Snetterton, each session in the MINI comes with a DSA-approved instructor who will teach the young drivers essential motoring skills in a traffic-free environment before they hit the road for real. (more…)