Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

VMR Wheels are back with a new modding project based on the Alpine White BMW F32 435i with a set of their V702 wheels. This particular Alpine White 3 Series now looks even more attractive than ever! The new look is accomplished thanks to a set of ...

VMR Wheels are back with a new modding project based on the Alpine White BMW F32 435i with a set of their V702 wheels. This particular Alpine White 3 Series now looks even more attractive than ever! The new look is accomplished thanks to a set of VMR 702 Wheels that fit the sedan perfectly. The multispoke design of the wheels flows well with the exterior lines of the brand new 3 Series sedan. The actual setup seen here is sized 20×9 in the front and 20×10 in the rear. A Matte Gunmetal finish was applied.

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

No changes were made under the hood so the 335i is still powered by the 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, 24-valve engine that develops 300hp. The engine combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection, delivering the power smoothly and efficiently at the same time. Thanks to an 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC) it is also efficient, providing an impressive 32mpg in usual driving circumstances.

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

We have received a set of wallpapers from VMR Wheels so take a look at the photo gallery below.

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels

The article Alpine White BMW F30 335i With V702 Matte Gunmetal Wheels appeared first on BMW BLOG

No Comments

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – First Real Life Photos

Earlier today, BMW unveiled the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, a limited run of the M4 Coupe which celebrates DTM driver Marco Wittmann and his 2014 championship. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and c...

Earlier today, BMW unveiled the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, a limited run of the M4 Coupe which celebrates DTM driver Marco Wittmann and his 2014 championship. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car’s flanks.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   First Real Life Photos

Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with “WIT” and “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann’s autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature “DTM Champion 2014” lettering and the car’s serial number.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   First Real Life Photos

“Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure,” said Marquardt. “It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM.”

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   First Real Life Photos

Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: “The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM’s very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers’ and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann’s performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number – a very special memento of a very special season.”

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   First Real Life Photos

“I am overwhelmed,” said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. “The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience.” The article BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – First Real Life Photos appeared first on BMW BLOG

No Comments

BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition.

DTM champion Marco Wittmann’s superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim.  BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season ...

DTM champion Marco Wittmann’s superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim. 

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. “Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure,” said Marquardt. “It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM.” Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: “The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM’s very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers’ and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann’s performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number – a very special memento of a very special season.”

No Comments

Reactions to the tenth DTM race at Hockenheim.

Read here what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, the team principals and the eight drivers had to say after the tenth race of the season. Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “Receiving the trophy for the best team of the year o...

Read here what BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, the team principals and the eight drivers had to say after the tenth race of the season.

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG): “Receiving the trophy for the best team of the year on the podium alongside Marco Wittmann as champion driver was obviously a very special moment. I am sure the trophy will look good back at our place. Only then will we really comprehend what we have achieved in 2014. I am delighted for the guys and everyone at BMW Motorsport. Marco did today what he has done so often this year: finish in the points, even when faced with tough conditions. We could certainly have expected similar pace from Maxime Martin if not for the incidents. It was a crying shame that he was basically fighting a losing battle after the first lap. We will now see out the season with a nice party.” Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer): “After what was a pretty miserable qualifying for us, we are pleased to have finished in the points again in Hockenheim with Martin Tomczyk. I am pleased that he was able to continue the upwards trend he has shown in recent races. As far as Bruno Spengler is concerned, the overall situation with BMW battling for the Manufacturers’ Championship meant we tried our luck a little with the strategy. We sent him out on option tyres and then brought him in very early to switch to primes. Unfortunately that did not pay dividends. Although we did not achieve our goal of winning the Manufacturers’ title, it has still been a magnificent year for BMW. Congratulations again to Marco Wittmann, Stefan Reinhold and his team. They did a fantastic job and deserved to win the titles in the Drivers’ and Team competitions. Our crew deserve particular praise: the guys working on Bruno’s car did the fastest BMW pit stop of all today. That is something the team can be proud of.” Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM): “We started the race with Augusto Farfus in fourth place. Unfortunately we were not able to match the pace of the opposition in the race. We tried to hold our own, but it was not to be. To make matters worse, an opponent drove into Augusto’s car at the end of the race, meaning we finished outside the points. It was a similar story with Joey Hand. His car was damaged early on in the race, after which he never had the pace to make any progress through the field. Despite this, we did everything in our power to win the Manufacturers’ Championship for BMW. Unfortunately we came up short. All the same, it has been a fantastic season for BMW.” Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK): “We did not achieve the position we needed to in qualifying, in order to mix it at the very front of the field. Then we were also unlucky on the opening lap. António Félix da Costa was unable to defend his position and dropped back. After that Timo Glock, who was setting sensational lap times towards the end of the race, and António, who was rewarded with a point, were able to work their way forward. On the whole, my team did a superb job. We risked a lot with the pit stop and called both cars in on the same lap. But it all ran smoothly. Compliments to my guys.” Marco Wittmann (car number 23, BMW Team RMG, 5th): Tyres: Prime-Option “Today went quite well for me. I had a bad day in qualifying yesterday, and only finished 13th. Therefore, we knew that the race would not be easy for us. I am very happy with fifth place. The pace was good. I had some great battles out there on the track. It was great fun. Unfortunately we were not able to defend the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Having said that, we did win the Drivers’ and Team competitions. We have every reason to be proud of our performance this season.” Martin Tomczyk (car number 10, BMW Team Schnitzer, 7th): Tyres: Prime-Option “That was one of the best races I have driven this season. I even end the year as the second-best BMW driver in the Drivers’ Championship. All that is missing was a better performance in qualifying, in order to put us in a better position going into the race. If we could have achieved that, I would have been right up there with the front-runners. Despite this, it was still a good end to the season for me. However, we will have to work hard during the winter to ensure that we grow in strength as a team and are able to put more BMWs in the top ten.” António Félix da Costa (car number 18, BMW Team MTEK, 10th): Tyres: Prime-Option “That was an eventful race for me. I got off to a superb start, but was hit by another car in the very first corner and lost a number of places. I almost lost control of the car. After that I was able to put together a great fightback – then Robert Wickens forced me off the track. He then took out Augusto Farfus. Without these incidents, we would definitely have scored more points for BMW.” Timo Glock (car number 17, BMW Team MTEK, 12th): Tyres: Prime-Option “It was clear from the start that it would be a difficult race for us, starting from 19th on the grid. However, we still tried to make the best of the situation. The speed of the car was actually not bad, but I had difficulty asserting myself against my opponents – particularly on the straights. Generally speaking it has not been an easy season for me. Despite this, I would like to thank my team, which has always done its very best.” Bruno Spengler (car number 9, BMW Team Schnitzer, 13th): Tyres: Option-Prime “I made a great start and fought my way right up to sixth place on the option tyres. Then we stopped a little too early. I was not able to match the pace of the opposition on the harder compound and lost quite a lot of time. The whole season has not panned out as I had hoped. But that is racing for you. I must put that out of my mind now. This marks the end of a fantastic year for BMW. The BMW M4 DTM is an awesome car. I will go racing again next year extremely motivated.”  Joey Hand (car number 4, BMW Team RBM, 16th): Tyres: Prime-Option “After the bad luck in qualifying I had to start from the back of the field – and that is tough. I tried to fight my way through the field and damaged the car in a lot of little battles. That meant I did not have the pace to go with the others. A fantastic season is over for BMW Motorsport. Personally, I have struggled a bit. Most of the time we had a good car, but also a lot of bad luck. I am particularly impressed by the team spirit the guys in BMW Team RBM have shown. We have stuck together, even when things have not been going to plan. That is what makes BMW Motorsport so special.” Augusto Farfus (car number 3, BMW Team RBM, 17th): Tyres: Option-Prime “The safety car did not really help us. Quite the opposite: we lost the advantage we had established on the option tyres. On top of that, I was once again forced off the track- this time by Robert Wickens. That kind of manoeuvre is unacceptable. Unfortunately the season has not gone to plan. Our performance was not as good as expected. We must improve over the winter and get the speed we know it has out of the car. Marco Wittmann showed as the champion just how quick the BMW M4 DTM is. We will focus on 2015 now and go on the attack again next season.” Maxime Martin (car number 24, BMW Team RMG, DNF): Tyres: Prime-Option “A magnificent season draws to a close for my team and me. We are Team champions, and I was crowned ‘Rookie of the Year’. We could never have dreamed of that coming into the season. Unfortunately things did not work out so well in the final race at the Hockenheimring. I was hit several times on the opening lap and then had a pretty big impact. My car was damaged and undriveable, which left me no option but to retire. However, this season has made me hungry for more. We will push hard again next year.”

No Comments

Eventful Sunday race for Zanardi at Zolder.

BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi experienced a difficult Sunday at Circuit Zolder. He finished an eventful Blancpain Sprint Series main race in 13th in his BMW Z4 GT3 entered by ROAL Motosport.  The Belgian track hosted the penultimate rou...

BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi experienced a difficult Sunday at Circuit Zolder. He finished an eventful Blancpain Sprint Series main race in 13th in his BMW Z4 GT3 entered by ROAL Motosport. 

The Belgian track hosted the penultimate round of the 2014 season. The main race saw a hectic start with many cars making contact in the first corner. Starting from tenth on the grid, Zanardi had hoped for a strong result as the warm-up in the morning had been promising regarding the speed of the car. But his hopes ended early in the turmoil of the first corner after the rolling start. Zanardi’s car suffered a right front puncture and he had to change the tyre immediately at the end of the first lap. He re-joined the race in 20th position and tried to work his way back up the field. Fifteen minutes into the race he was on the outside behind a Mercedes, when it suddenly also steered towards the outside, spun directly in front of Zanardi and crashed heavily into the barrier. Zanardi’s BMW Z4 GT3 suffered damage at the front, but he was able to continue in the race. After an hour he crossed the finish line in 13th. After the race, Zanardi commented: “Honestly, everything happened so rapidly in turn one that I don’t know who I had contact with. It was a typical racing first corner, where everybody tries for positions and a bunch of cars go out wide. I was keeping to my line and one of the cars came back on very quickly from the outside onto the racing line and hit me. That unfortunately compromised my race. I had to come in for a new tyre as I picked up a puncture. Then I just drove my race and I came up to the back of the Mercedes. I was fighting with him for position. When we went out turn 4, he was very slow so I had a good run on him. I tried to go on the inside but he was blocking me, so I went for the outside and when we were about to brake he just came onto my line and spun around at the front of my car. In the rest of the race we had a bit more speed than the cars in front of me, but it was very difficult to pass them. So overall, it was an unfortunate race. For sure, with the speed we had in the car, had we survived lap one, we would have had a completely different race, but this is it, and we can’t change it.” The main race was won by Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk. The best placed BMW car was the BMW Z4 GT3 of BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil, driven by Caca Bueno and Sergio Jimenez, who finished eighth. The final round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series will be held from on 1st and 2nd November at Baku.

No Comments

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Starting...

A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Starting from 13th on the grid in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, he fought back spectacularly to end the race as the best-placed BMW driver. He and BMW Team RMG, with team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE), were summoned onto the podium after the race, where they were honoured for winning the titles in the Drivers’ Championship and Team competition.

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

Martin Tomczyk (DE) once again showed his outstanding fighting spirit: the BMW Team Schnitzer driver climbed 13 places from 20th on the grid, eventually crossing the finish line in seventh in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM. The result at the season finale propelled Tomczyk into sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, making him the second best-placed BMW driver of the year. DTM rookie António Félix da Costa (PT) of BMW Team MTEK ended the race in tenth to pick up one point. Augusto Farfus (BR) produced a strong drive from fourth on the grid, but dropped out of the points in an eventful final phase of the race. A late safety car period resulted in the field bunching together again. Farfus was then involved in a collision after the restart, and ultimately crossed the finish line 17th in the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM. Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joey Hand (US, Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M4 DTM) came home 12th, 13th and 16th in the final race of the season. Maxime Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) failed to finish.

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

Audi finished first, second and third with Mattias Ekström (SE), Mike Rockenfeller (DE) and Jamie Green (GB) in Hockenheim, a result that proved enough to hand them the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development: “The third year since our return to the DTM has once again been extremely successful, winning as we did the Drivers’ and Team titles. The 2014 season was again packed with fantastic motorsport and thrilling entertainment for the fans. We once again impressed within a very competitive environment. The teams and drivers – particularly BMW Team RMG and Marco Wittmann this year – deserve utmost respect for their performances. The DTM is, and will remain, the right platform for BMW, on which to demonstrate how competitive our models are in a premium environment against our core competitors.” Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was a tough way to end what has otherwise been a magnificent season. Given the situation we found ourselves in after yesterday’s qualifying, we are pleased to have finished in the points with three cars. Try as we might, there was nothing more in it for us today. Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk produced great displays, and António Félix da Costa also picked up a point. This year is the first time since our comeback that we have not won the Manufacturers’ Championship. Despite this, we are obviously very happy with two of a possible three titles this season. We have now won six of the nine titles up for grabs since our return to the series in 2012, and have had the champion driver in our ranks on two occasions – that is a fantastic record. This evening we will celebrate the successful season together, before turning our attention to the preparations for next year tomorrow. I would like to thank all the fans, partners and sponsors again for their great support this season. And it goes without saying that a big thank you also goes to all the staff at BMW Motorsport and our teams, who have all played a part in this success. Congratulations to Mattias Ekström on his race win today, and to Audi on winning the Manufacturers’ title.”

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title

Facts and figures from Hockenheim: Circuit / Date Hockenheimring, 19th October 2014 Laps / Distance 42 laps, 4.574 km 2014 Pole Time Miguel Molina (ES), 1:33.316 minutes 2014 Winner Mattias Ekström (SE), Audi 2014 Fastest Lap Marco Wittmann (DE), 1:33.643 minutes   Driver FAR HAN SPE TOM GLO DAC WIT MAR Country BR US CA DE DE PT DE BE Number 3 4 9 10 17 18 23 24 Team BMW Team RBM BMW Team RBM BMW Team Schnitzer BMW Team Schnitzer BMW Team MTEK BMW Team MTEK BMW Team RMG BMW Team RMG Practice 1 16th 21st 17th 12th 4th 8th 3rd 11th Practice 2 19th 2nd 9th 14th 7th 5th 1st 16th Qualifying 4th 21st 14th 20th 19th 9th 13th 15th Race 17th 16th 13th 7th 12th 10th 5th DNF 2014 points 39 8 42 49 33 5 156 47 Drivers’ Championship 13th 20th 12th 6th 16th 21st 1st 7th Weights +7.5kg +2.5kg +5kg +7.5kg +5 kg +/-0kg +7.5kg +7.5kg   2014 DTM standings.   Drivers’ Championship. 1. Marco Wittmann (156 points), 2. Mattias Ekström (106), 4. Mike Rockenfeller (72), 4. Christian Vietoris (69), 5. Edoardo Mortara (68), 6. Martin Tomczyk (49), 7. Maxime Martin (47), 8. Pascal Wehrlein (46), 9. Robert Wickens (45), 10. Timo Scheider (44), 11. Jamie Green (43), 12. Bruno Spengler (42), 13. Augusto Farfus (39), 14. Adrien Tambay (36), 15. Paul di Resta (36), 16. Timo Glock (33), 17. Miguel Molina (30), 18. Daniel Juncadella (22), 19. Nico Müller (10), 20. Joey Hand (8), 21. António Félix da Costa (5), 22. Gary Paffett (4).  Team Championship. 1. BMW Team RMG (203 points), 2. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (136), 3. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (116), 4. Original-Teile Mercedes AMG (105), 5. Audi Sport Team Abt (104), 6. BMW Team Schnitzer (91), 7. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (53), 8. EURONICS / FREE MAN’S WORLD Mercedes AMG (49), 9. BMW Team RBM (47),  10. gooix Mercedes AMG (46) , 11. BMW Team MTEK (38), 12. Petronas Mercedes AMG (22).  Manufacturers’ Championship. 1. Audi (409 points), 2. BMW (379), Mercedes-Benz (222).  2014 calendar. 4th May – Hockenheim (DE), 18th May – Oschersleben (DE), 1st June – Budapest (HU), 29th June – Norisring (DE), 13th July – Moscow (RU), 3rd August – Spielberg (AT), 17th August – Nürburgring (DE), 14th September – Lausitzring (DE), 28th September – Zandvoort (NL), 19 th October – Hockenheim (DE). The article DTM finale in Hockenheim: Audi takes manufacturer title appeared first on BMW BLOG

No Comments

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

When purchasing a new BMW, one of the first things one chooses after picking out the model type is the exterior color. If the model of choice is the BMW M3, the final decision can be even more painful. As BMW is a premium car manufacturer offering ...

When purchasing a new BMW, one of the first things one chooses after picking out the model type is the exterior color. If the model of choice is the BMW M3, the final decision can be even more painful. As BMW is a premium car manufacturer offering a bevvy of standard and special colors (BMW Individual) the selection  area is quite frankly – very large. What color choice you want to go with is strictly based on your personal preference and should be treated as such. In this article, our intention is to provide you with 5 exterior finishes that strike us as the best ever made for the M3. Our idea of beauty might be different than yours, in the end the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” cannot be more closer to the truth than when it comes to cars. However, we would like to hear your opinion on what are the best five colors for the M3. 5. Le Mans Blue

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

If we’re to choose a particular shade of blue for our new BMW, it would be a complicated decision to make. Personally we’d go with Le Mans Blue! Even though Montego Blue or Interlagos Blue are exciting colors on their own, LeMans Blue strikes us as the best between the bunch. While we may consider these as rather similar colors, the slight differentiating factors between them can change your decision. LeMans Blue looks rather deep and dark in some angles, but it pops up in direct sunlight providing a shade of blue that look so stunning and elegant. 4. Oxford Green

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Most prominently known for the color of the BMW E46 M3, Oxford Green is that sort of a finish that you either like or dislike from the first minute you see it. We first saw it a couple of years back on a perfectly kept and maintained BMW E36 325i and fell in love with it from the start! The colors tend to grow on people  and while it is not a color that will take the spotlight in the parking lot, it definitely steals the attention at car events. It is a color that is simply classy! Oxford Green is a darker shade, closely related to British racing colors seen on legendary vehicles of the ’50s and ’60s. It looks great in both darker places and sunlight, providing the owner with a stunning view of the muscular rear arches of the M3. With a set of silver finished wheels, preferably something classic in terms of design, these cars are a beauty of their own. 3. Sparkling Graphite

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

This will probably entice a heated debate. It’s a paint job that looks rather flat when in low light conditions, but turns into a shiny silver influenced gray finish that looks so damn good on bimmers. You definitely can’t overlook it when narrowing down your selection. It looks somewhat lighter in areas where the body lines and shapes protrude, providing a clear view at what designers thought of when creating these fine vehicles. It’s such an understated, but classy color. With interesting shades coming out in direct sunlight, it’s one of our favorite gray colors BMW offers. 2. Phoenix Yellow

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

  A few years back, Phoenix Yellow has impacted the view we have on the BMW M3. With the E46 M3, it was the most striking color offered with the exterior finish helping accentuate the beefed up body panels and flared arches seen on the E46 M3. It was also a quite rate exterior finish, probably due to the fact that it was one of the flashiest colors every offered by BMW for the M3. 1. Alpine White

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made

One of the most plain and understated colors out there, gets chosen as the best finish ever made? Yes, we will boldly back this up with a few things. Most of the recent trends in the production of luxury and performance automobiles heads in a direction of offering a clean look. Simple, elegant and unpretentious lines rule the design world today. White, clean and simple is a trend that we see across industries. Most striking colors recently launched by BMW are Austin Yellow, Yas Marina Blue or Sakhir Orange, but Alpine White still offers the best view at combination of exterior shapes and sizes, all blended perfectly with black exterior pieces and carbon fiber details. It’s clean. It’s elegant. And it takes our first spot as the best BMW M3 color. The article Top 5 BMW M3 Exterior Colors Ever Made appeared first on BMW BLOG

No Comments

M4 KW Height Adjustable Springs – Photos and Impressions

TAG Motorsports shares with us their photos, install process and impressions of the KW Height Adjustable Spring for the F82 M4 and F80 M3. ...

TAG Motorsports shares with us their photos, install process and impressions of the KW Height Adjustable Spring for the F82 M4 and F80 M3.

No Comments

2014 DTM Season Concludes at Hockenheim

A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Startin...

A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Starting from 13th on the grid in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, he fought back spectacularly to end the race as the best-placed BMW driver. He and BMW Team RMG, with team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE), were summoned onto the podium after the race, where they were honoured for winning the titles in the Drivers’ Championship and Team competition. Martin Tomczyk (DE) once again showed his outstanding fighting spirit: the BMW Team Schnitzer driver climbed 13 places from 20th on the grid, eventually crossing the finish line in seventh in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM. The result at the season finale propelled Tomczyk into sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, making him the second best-placed BMW driver of the year. DTM rookie António Félix da Costa (PT) of BMW Team MTEK ended the race in tenth to pick up one point. Augusto Farfus (BR) produced a strong drive from fourth on the grid, but dropped out of the points in an eventful final phase of the race. A late safety car period resulted in the field bunching together again. Farfus was then involved in a collision after the restart, and ultimately crossed the finish line 17th in the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM. Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joey Hand (US, Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M4 DTM) came home 12th, 13th and 16th in the final race of the season. Maxime Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) failed to finish. Audi finished first, second and third with Mattias Ekström (SE), Mike Rockenfeller (DE) and Jamie Green (GB) in Hockenheim, a result that proved enough to hand them the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development: “The third year since our return to the DTM has once again been extremely successful, winning as we did the Drivers’ and Team titles. The 2014 season was again packed with fantastic motorsport and thrilling entertainment for the fans. We once again impressed within a very competitive environment. The teams and drivers – particularly BMW Team RMG and Marco Wittmann this year – deserve utmost respect for their performances. The DTM is, and will remain, the right platform for BMW, on which to demonstrate how competitive our models are in a premium environment against our core competitors.” Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was a tough way to end what has otherwise been a magnificent season. Given the situation we found ourselves in after yesterday’s qualifying, we are pleased to have finished in the points with three cars. Try as we might, there was nothing more in it for us today. Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk produced great displays, and António Félix da Costa also picked up a point. This year is the first time since our comeback that we have not won the Manufacturers’ Championship. Despite this, we are obviously very happy with two of a possible three titles this season. We have now won six of the nine titles up for grabs since our return to the series in 2012, and have had the champion driver in our ranks on two occasions – that is a fantastic record. This evening we will celebrate the successful season together, before turning our attention to the preparations for next year tomorrow. I would like to thank all the fans, partners and sponsors again for their great support this season. And it goes without saying that a big thank you also goes to all the staff at BMW Motorsport and our teams, who have all played a part in this success. Congratulations to Mattias Ekström on his race win today, and to Audi on winning the Manufacturers’ title.”

No Comments

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – World Premiere

The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has just been announced. Celebrating Marco Wittmann’s win in the 2014 DTM Championship, the M4 will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number. And – in a further tribute to the D...

The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has just been announced. Celebrating Marco Wittmann’s win in the 2014 DTM Championship, the M4 will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching, display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   World Premiere

The matte-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car’s flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with “WIT” and “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear side windows. BMW has yet to announce the pricing for this special M4.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   World Premiere

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   World Premiere

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   World Premiere

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition   World Premiere

The article BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – World Premiere appeared first on BMW BLOG

No Comments