Watches & Cars: SISU Limited Edition Bravado A1 Swiss Automatic

Maintaining their commitment to create the most bold, masculine and compelling time pieces available, watch maker SISU have released the limited edition Bravado A1 Swiss Automatic timepiece. The Bravado is quite unique in its dial design, band width ...

Maintaining their commitment to create the most bold, masculine and compelling time pieces available, watch maker SISU have released the limited edition Bravado A1 Swiss Automatic timepiece. The Bravado is quite unique in its dial design, band width and overall heft; this is SISU’s signature look and original offering. The Bravado A1 features a 3-hand Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 mechanical movement with date readings and automatic winding. Finished with a beautiful anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens and encased in 55mm of 316L surgical grade stainless steel, this time peice is suprisingly comfortable given it’s size. The designers of this watch certainly considered the anatomical challenges of a big watch. SISU offers very sizable watches yet they all maintain balance and industrial elegance. SISU is offering only 150 Limited Edition pieces of the Bravado A1, each individually marked with its unique serial number.

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We’re told this piece along with many other Limited Edition pieces are now in short supply. Visit www.sisumovement.com for more info. Technical Details Case diameter: 55 mm Case Height: 17.5 mm Bracelet Width: 32mm Movement: Self-winding automatic Caliber: Swiss ETA 2824 Twenty-five jewels 38 hours power reserve (max) 28’800 Vibrations per hour (4Hz) Water resistance: 100m (330 Ft) Screw-down crown Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Configuration Case: Stainless steel Dial: Matte black, natural chrome applied indices Superluminova coated luminescent hands Stainless steel bracelet Solid stainless steel clasp Exhibition window case back

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Owner wastes little time modifying F86 X6 M

This lucky BMW X6 M owner wastes no time personalizing and modifying his new Long Beach Blue beast. So far it features a set of HRE wheels and M Performance parts. ...

This lucky BMW X6 M owner wastes no time personalizing and modifying his new Long Beach Blue beast. So far it features a set of HRE wheels and M Performance parts.

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2016 M3 and M4 pricing released

Here are the base price MSRP for the 2016 M3 and 2016 M4. We’ll have the ordering guide posted shortly. ...

Here are the base price MSRP for the 2016 M3 and 2016 M4. We’ll have the ordering guide posted shortly.

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 318d and 320d launching in Europe

Starting July 2015, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo family gets two new models. The BMW 318d GT and 320d GT are powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel banger, but with different power outputs. The 318d will put out 150 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and ...

Starting July 2015, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo family gets two new models. The BMW 318d GT and 320d GT are powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel banger, but with different power outputs. The 318d will put out 150 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque between 1500-3000 rpm. These numbers are enough to take the 318d GT from standstill to 100 km/h i just 9.3 seconds with a manual transmission and 9.2 seconds with the 8-speed automatic. The fuel efficiency is now rated at 4.3-4.5 liter per 100 km (automatic/manual). The CO2 emission rating for the 318d is now 112-117 g/km (automatic-manual).

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Under the hood of the 320d GT we can find the same engine but with higher output. The little four banger produces 190 horspower at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1750-2500 rpm. From 0 to 100 km/h, the 320d GT needs 7.7-7.8 seconds (automatic/manual). The fuel consumption is rated at 4.3-4.6 liter per 100 km (automatic/manual). CO2 emission is 118-125 g/km. Both cars will be offered to European customers.

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Sakhir Orange M4 European Delivery trip

European Delivery journal featuring a Sakhir Orange M4. ...

European Delivery journal featuring a Sakhir Orange M4.

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The New BMW 3 Series Sedan and Sports Wagon.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. –May 7, 2015 – 7:00am EDT/4:00am PDT. . . BMW announces the latest enhancement to its brand shaping 3 Series with the introduction of the new BMW 3 Series. Accounting for around 25 percent of total BMW worldwide vehicle sales...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. –May 7, 2015 – 7:00am EDT/4:00am PDT. . . BMW announces the latest enhancement to its brand shaping 3 Series with the introduction of the new BMW 3 Series. Accounting for around 25 percent of total BMW worldwide vehicle sales, the BMW 3 Series Sedan and Sports Wagon represent the brand’s most successful model line with over 14 million sales globally. For the 2016 model year, the new 3 Series receives a range of enhancements highlighting dynamics, supporting the vehicle’s true emotional commitment to the brand and its customers. The introduction of the BMW 340i, marks the world premier of an all new inline 6-cylinder gasoline engine, producing 320 hp with 330 lb-ft of torque. This new modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine features BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, combining unbeatable performance with outstanding efficiency. The new BMW 3 Series chassis has been significantly improved encompassing new front struts, new rear damper technology and redesigned electric power steering to enhance overall vehicle dynamics. The BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon feature a sharper design and a sportier front, supported by the newly designed headlights with optional full-LED headlights (standard on 340i models). The rear view also cuts an even more dynamic figure thanks to its LED tail lights and sculptural, clearly defined lines. The original sports sedan enhanced. Since 1975 the BMW 3 Series has furnished regular evidence of its dynamic ability. Whether in comparison tests, on the race track or in everyday use, it has traditionally set the benchmark in the sporting compact segment. Introduced to complement classical rear-wheel drive in the model line-up, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive has also underlined this commitment. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan and new BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon embody excellent efficiency in its class. The cars’ dynamic talents are reflected in their looks, which impress with their precision, tautness and elegance. Download the entire newsletter.

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Rumor: BMW planning a rear-wheel drive 2 Series Gran Coupe

According to German outlet Auto Motor und Sport, BMW is planning a new derivative of the 2 Series Coupe. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is said to be a rear-wheel drive four-door coupe which might arrive in 2018 as a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA....

According to German outlet Auto Motor und Sport, BMW is planning a new derivative of the 2 Series Coupe. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is said to be a rear-wheel drive four-door coupe which might arrive in 2018 as a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The Germans journalists mentioned that BMW’s Chief Development Officer, Klaus Fröhlich, is advocating for the rear-wheel drive Gran Coupe to join the coupe and convertible. The car not only speaks to the customers’ needs, but also to the economies of scale because the rear-wheel drive architecture is shared with the future 3, 5 and 7, each with different wheelbase and track width.

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First rumors around the 2 Series Gran Coupe appeared in 2015 when the typical BMW insider “predicted” the compact four-door coupe would arrive in 2015. At the time, the BMW whistleblower said the exterior design is based on the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, but with a slightly longer platform to accommodate the sleek roof line and increased size. The 2 Series Gran Coupe was said to sport short overhangs at the front and rear with a coupe-like profile all around. Because of the stretch to accommodate a slightly lengthened platform, the elongated roofline is lower, more rounded.

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If the 2018 is the scheduled launch date, then the first prototypes should hit the road next year. The article Rumor: BMW planning a rear-wheel drive 2 Series Gran Coupe appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2015 BMW 6 Series Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe – New Photos

The 2015 BMW 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe facelift models made their debut in earlier this year, and they are now starting to launch in markets around the world. The life cycle impulse, codename for facelift, hasn’t been as extens...

The 2015 BMW 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe facelift models made their debut in earlier this year, and they are now starting to launch in markets around the world. The life cycle impulse, codename for facelift, hasn’t been as extensive as on other recent BMW models. For example, BMW removed one slat from its kidney grilles, full-LED headlights are now standard, and the fog lights feature three distinct LED units. The front bumper gets redesigned a bit as well. It now features large lower air intakes with a subtle lip underneath running across the entire lower end.

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New exterior colors were added as well: Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic.

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Inside BMW is adding a Finalize Brown Wood as trim and a few other small additions to leather and trim. The engines and power outputs stay the same, but the xDrive versions get hydraulic steering assistance. Take a look at the photo gallery to see all three 6 Series models from their UK market launch.

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2015 BMW X5 M – New Photo Gallery

The UK market is hosting the launch of the new 2015 BMW X5 M. The super sporty SUV was unveiled last year and it is joined at launch time by the BMW X6 M. Both cars are powered by a reworked M TwinPower Turbo engine, a V8 that provides more power and...

The UK market is hosting the launch of the new 2015 BMW X5 M. The super sporty SUV was unveiled last year and it is joined at launch time by the BMW X6 M. Both cars are powered by a reworked M TwinPower Turbo engine, a V8 that provides more power and torque, and better power delivery. The peak output of the new M turbocharged engine is 567 hp, three percent higher than that of its predecessor and is available between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm.

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At the same time, the engine’s peak torque has been boosted by around 10 percent to 553 lb-ft, which can be enjoyed across an extremely broad rev band – from 2,200 to 5,000 rpm. The extraordinary power development of this M turbocharged engine allows the new M versions of the BMW X5 and BMW X6 to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.0 seconds. The top speed of both is electronically limited to 155 mph. The launch color for the X5 M is Donington Grey.

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The 2015 BMW X5 M is sold in the U.S. at a base price of $99,650.

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2015 BrandZ Top 100: Toyota and BMW are the most valuable car brands

The world’s largest carmaker and the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium cars are also the most valuable car brands. Toyota and BMW are at the forefront of the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 rankings created this year for the tenth time ...

The world’s largest carmaker and the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium cars are also the most valuable car brands. Toyota and BMW are at the forefront of the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 rankings created this year for the tenth time by the experts at Millward Brown. Although the value of the Toyota brand fell last year by 2 percentage points, with 28.913 billion US dollars, the Japanese lead the rankings but still sovereign on. BMW follows in second place with a brand value of 26.349 billion US dollars and grew by 2 percent. Behind the two leaders follows Mercedes-Benz in third place, with a brand value in the BrandZ Report of $21.786 billions.

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The main premium competitor for BMW and Mercedes, Audi, follows with a brand value of 10.127 billion US dollars in the seventh place. Audi, for the first time, was able to leave the parent company Volkswagen behind them (9.283 billion US dollars). Millward Brown estimates the value of the brand in 2015 has jumped 43 percent higher than a year ago.

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In the overall ranking of the 2015 100 most valuable brands in the world, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes land on the 30th, 34th and 43rd spots. At the top, we can find Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Visa, AT&T, Verizon, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Marlboro. If we only look at the European-based brands, Deutsche Telekom, Louis Vuitton and BMW are behind SAP. Mercedes-Benz comes 7th.

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Click below for the full rankings.

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