BMW 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…)
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“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…)
At 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 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…)
BMW 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…)
For 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…)
What 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…)
The opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar marked the start of a 17th season as “Official Car of MotoGP” for BMW M. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the official fleet of vehicles. BMW M Division’s commitment also incorporates many other activities, including the presentation of the coveted BMW M Award.
As a long-term partner of MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports, BMW M Division is once again introducing a number of new features (more…)
The BMW M550d is not just impressive because of its pioneer engine layout – speaking of multi-stage turbocharging and variable turbine geometry with three turbochargers – but because of its power output as well: 381 hp (280 kW) and a 740 Nm of torque enable a “M”- like driving dynamics, thus this Power-Diesel is allowed to carry the legendary “M” in its name. The first Diesel in the BMW history!
But this is not the end in terms of power output, yet. Thanks to the microprocessor controlled power module D-Tronik 5 V1 the M550d becomes a real G-POWER amongst the BMW diesel models. More than 435 hp/(320 kW) and an awesome 850 Nm of torque are the result of the dyno test. (more…)
Just a few months ago, Vorsteiner released their widebody kit, and now they follow up with a new GTS aero kit and custom wheels.
This Mineral Grey BMW F82 M4 features a full Vorsteiner GTS aero kit and Flow Forged wheels. The sporty M4 was also lowered and adorned with an abundance of carbon fiber parts. The GTS kit consists of a front lip spoiler and a rear diffuser made from Vorsteiner’s Autoclaved Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber structure that gives their parts superior stiffness, aerospace strength and durability (more…)
New entry-level engines, a further four-wheel-drive model and additional equipment options will increase the diversity of features available for the BMW 2 Series Coupé.
With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupé, a three-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family will be featured for the first time in the brand’s sporty and elegant compact model. State-of-the-art BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featured on the new power unit provides a maximum power output of 130hp and a maximum torque of 220Nm. The new BMW 218i Coupé accelerates from zero to 62mph in 8.8 seconds. Prices start from £22,355 OTR. (more…)
BMW is launching the Ultimate Driving Experience, a nationwide tour that will offer dynamic behind-the-wheel driving programs through 10 events in nine markets for a total of 90 event days. A popular component of The Ultimate Driving Experience will be the Teen Driving School, which is an extension of the BMW Teen Driving School curriculum taught at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC. The first Ultimate Driving Experience kicks-off March 21- 29 in Atlanta, GA at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The tour will consist of 10-nine day events across the U.S. in the following markets; New Jersey at MetLife Stadium (more…)