Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/f10-bmw-m5-gets-a-camouflage-wrap/ in News on November 25, 2015
Over the years we’ve seen some of the craziest paint jobs, from purple colored BMWs to pink and shinny gold, but what we haven’t seen often is a BMW wrapped with a camouflage tape. This F10 BMW M5 hails from Zurich, Switzerland, and featu...
Over the years we’ve seen some of the craziest paint jobs, from purple colored BMWs to pink and shinny gold, but what we haven’t seen often is a BMW wrapped with a camouflage tape. This F10 BMW M5 hails from Zurich, Switzerland, and features a military-style camouflage that would allow to hide behind the enemy lines. Despite the unusual “paint” choice, this F10 M5 is more tastefully done than other nutty tuning projects we’ve seen in the past. The camo tape fits perfectly the proportions of the car while the bronze wheels stay within the military-style approach.The F10 M5 is powered by a high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged that uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. It comes in both manual and 7-speed DCT transmission. A 575 horsepower Competition Package comes with a series of upgrades to the chassis and ride settings. The M engineers have revised the suspension and damping systems, the stabilizer bars have also been more tautly tuned. BMW will replace the current M5 in 2018 when the next-gen F90 M5 might be offered for the first time with an all-wheel drive option. [Photos: JSP Photography | Autogespot] The article F10 BMW M5 gets a camouflage wrap appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/bmw-is-partner-of-art-basel-in-miami-beach-2015/ in News on November 25, 2015
From December 3 to 6, Miami Beach will once again take center stage in the international art world. For the 14th time running, the famous art fair will take place in Florida, supported once again by its official partner BMW. 267 of the world’s l...
From December 3 to 6, Miami Beach will once again take center stage in the international art world. For the 14th time running, the famous art fair will take place in Florida, supported once again by its official partner BMW. 267 of the world’s leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will present modern and contemporary art as well as works by emerging artists. As in previous years, BMW will provide the official VIP shuttle services, this time with the limousines of its new BMW 7 series. In addition, BMW will host an exclusive reception for VIPs as part of the art initiative “BMW Art Journey” on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. BMW and Art Basel will present the BMW Art Journey, one of their most recent projects, in the botanical garden adjacent to the fair grounds. Like a mobile artist’s studio, BMW Art Journey offers artists the opportunity to travel to a destination of their choice. The winner of the first edition, Hong Kong based artist Samson Young, traveled across five continents while exploring the subject of iconic bells in light of various themes including conflicts, religion, community and the political symbolism of sounds.
On the evening prior to the VIP opening of the fair, BMW i, together with Soho House, will invite selected guests to an Art Talk. Lawrence Weschler, author and long time staff writer at The New Yorker will speak with the winner of the BMW Art Journey, Samson Young, about his extraordinary journey. On the same evening, the first publication on the BMW Art Journey, published by Hatje Cantz, will be presented. Looking at 70 different iconic projects, “The Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel” conveys the fascination and importance as well as the artistic significance of artists’ journeys. For further information, please visit http://www.hatjecantz.de/bmw-art-journey.
On December 3, following the first BMW Art Journey, a panel of expert jurors of curators and museum directors will compile the shortlist for the coming edition, to be announced as part of a press event at the Botanical Garden. Chosen from “Positions”, the sector of young galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach, the three shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their planned itineraries. After a second decision by the jury, one of them will be offered the opportunity to realise his trip as part of the BMW Art Journey. The jury at Miami Beach will include Juan Gaitán (Director Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City), Massimiliano Gioni (Artistic Director New Museum, New York City), Gabriele Horn (Director KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Victoria Noorthoorn (Director Museo de Arte Moderna, Buenos Aires) and Bisi Silva (Artistic Director Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos). In addition to experiencing the BMW Art Journey, visitors can venture into the fair’s Collectors Lounge to catch a glimpse of the BMW Art Car designed by César Manrique in 1990. This Spanish artist worked as architect, graphic designer, sculptor and landscape artist. Most importantly, however, he was passionate about protecting the environment. Inspired by his commitment to this cause, he designed an Art Car representing the harmony of technology and nature. This year, the BMW Art Car Collection is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the two artists chosen to design the next two Art Cars were recently announced at the Guggen-heim Museum in New York City. Chinese artist Cao Fei (*1978) and American artist John Baldessari (*1931) will be the youngest and the oldest artist represented in the collection respectively. Both artists will create a BMW M6 GT3 in the coming year, which will be presented in museums and also on the racetrack in 2017.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/petrolicious-explores-a-young-enthusiasts-1976-bmw-2002/ in News on November 25, 2015
A car to keep for a lifetime.
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The BMW M235i has once again been named a Car and Driver 10 Best for 2016.
Posted by http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901686 in News on November 25, 2015
Some updates to upcoming BMW models: New info:740e and 760i are coming as MY2017, and M760i will be there either alongside 760i or as the only 12 cyl variant.X2 is F39, not F47, and for now it’s only xDrive28i for the U.S.F34 LCI will be in 07...
Some updates to upcoming BMW models: New info:740e and 760i are coming as MY2017, and M760i will be there either alongside 760i or as the only 12 cyl variant.X2 is F39, not F47, and for now it’s only xDrive28i for the U.S.F34 LCI will be in 07/16 for MY2017.F90 M5 is confirmed with the same engine as the current M5 (tweaks are possible of course) and xDrive only.Wifi hotspot and wireless charging will be available for MY2017 in all 2/3/4 series cars.MY2017 i3 (07/16 intro) will come with the 94Ah battery (the current one is 60Ah, so expect the new model to have 120 miles all-electric range; it is possible the 60Ah versions can be retrofitted with the new battery).(So far unconfirmed, but the signals are strong) All UKL platform cars (both BMW and Mini) are going to get the dual clutch transmission some time in 2017.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/rumor-bmw-i3-with-new-battery-to-arrive-july-2017/ in News on November 25, 2015
In July 2016, BMW will refresh its i3 electric car with a higher energy density battery. The current model consists of 8 x 2.7 kWh packs cells – each containing 12 x 3.75 volt, 60 Ah actual cells – wired in series for a nominal capacity o...
In July 2016, BMW will refresh its i3 electric car with a higher energy density battery. The current model consists of 8 x 2.7 kWh packs cells – each containing 12 x 3.75 volt, 60 Ah actual cells – wired in series for a nominal capacity of 21.8 kWh, 360 volts, of which 18.8 kWh are usable. The new battery is expected to have a 94Ah battery and the higher energy density will give the i3 an expected range of 120 miles. The actual rating will be issued by EPA after testing. EPA currently rates the i3 BEV at 81 miles. BMW hinted at the possibility of current owners to retrofit the battery, but the cost and process won’t be revealed until we get close to the market launch. The battery will be used in both the BEV – full electric i3 – and the REx – range extender.
Two years after it went on sale, the BMW i3 has established itself at the pinnacle of its segment worldwide. In Germany, one in every four electrically-powered vehicles sold since then has been a BMW i3, globally it is one in 10. In the listings of the most popular EV models, the BMW i3 occupies third place on a world-wide basis since its market launch in November 2013. The most important single market for the all-electric five-door is the USA, where it ranks third as well. In Norway the BMW i3 has been the best-selling model across the entire BMW range in the current year. With an increased range, the i3 will get closer to the range of the Nissan Leaf (107 miles) and will move towards the goal of having a 200 miles electric vehicle in the next few years. The article Rumor: BMW i3 with new battery to arrive July 2017 appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/video-pumpkin-colored-1976-bmw-2002/ in News on November 25, 2015
There’s no better feeling in the world than owning and working on a car as your project for years, through good times and bad, only to have it come out exactly the way you wanted and everything works just right. To be driving down a twisty road...
There’s no better feeling in the world than owning and working on a car as your project for years, through good times and bad, only to have it come out exactly the way you wanted and everything works just right. To be driving down a twisty road with the windows down, in the car that you built and love is a feeling that is hard to match. And it’s exactly the feeling that Carter Kelly Kramer gets to experience everyday in his pumpkin-colored 1976 BMW 2002. This latest episode of Petrolicious features Kramer and his BMW 2002 that he’s been working on for about four years. Sometimes cars can be an escape from the harsh parts of one’s life. That’s exactly what Kramer used his 2002 for. When he was in high school, his parents were going through an ugly divorce and it hit him and his brothers hard. To keep his mind off of things and put it to work on something constructive, Kramer bought the 2002 and decided to fix it up. Kramer bought the car sight unseen on eBay and when he finally got it, it was nothing like advertised. It was in terrible condition. But it was too late at this point, so he decided to fix it. After learning on the fly, he finally got it running, only to crash it into a fence. With the front end banged up, and the engine needing to come out, he decided to cut the front end off with a sawzall and pry the engine out inch by inch.
Kramer’s 1976 BMW 2002 After struggling with the car for a couple of years, he decided to take an internship at a European classic car shop, where he learned how to work on classic cars the right way. With his new-found knowledge, Kramer finally got his car running and driving the way he had originally wanted. But then it was time to go off to college and he needed a car that had working heat, air-conditioning and airbags, things that the BMW 2002 doesn’t really have. So he sold it, regrettably. However, after owning an E30 3 Series and dealing with the myriad of electronics issues (compared to a 2002), he decided he wanted his 2002 back. So he got it back. He bought it back from the owner who bought it from him and it turns out that they didn’t take car of it nearly as well as they should have. So Kramer needed to get it back into working condition and he did. After getting it running properly, he decided to put make it look the way he always wanted and painted it orange, as well as other things. Now, Kramer’s 2002 is exactly the way he wants it and is his perfect car. There’s very few things in life as rewarding as driving the car that you built and it’s everything you’d hoped it would be. Kudos to you, Kramer. The article Video: Pumpkin-colored 1976 BMW 2002 appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/experience/newsfeed/post/2015/11/24/InsideTrack-December-2015.aspx in News on November 25, 2015
AMERICAN SUCCESS STORYBMW OF NORTH AMERICA AT 40 In 1975, BMW of North America was established as the official U.S. importer of BMW vehicles. However, that was not its only noteworthy event that year: BMW launched the world’s first sports sedan: t...
AMERICAN SUCCESS STORYBMW OF NORTH AMERICA AT 40 In 1975, BMW of North America was established as the official U.S. importer of BMW vehicles. However, that was not its only noteworthy event that year: BMW launched the world’s first sports sedan: the 3 Series. The BMW 3.0 CSL won the 12 Hours of Sebring, the start of BMW Motorsport in North America. BMW of North America unveiled its new tagline “The Ultimate Driving Machine.®” In the four decades since its founding, BMW of North America has lived up to the promise of its tagline. And driving enthusiasts have responded, crowning it one of America’s best-selling luxury automotive marques, year after year. Download the entire newsletter.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/is-this-1980-bmw-m1-worth-595000/ in News on November 25, 2015
When we think of cars costing above half a millions dollars, we think of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce. These cars have impressive performance and pack unthinkable luxury, while reaching 62 mph from standstill in the three-four sec...
When we think of cars costing above half a millions dollars, we think of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce. These cars have impressive performance and pack unthinkable luxury, while reaching 62 mph from standstill in the three-four seconds range. All these cars are worth their price tag. But what about a car with a 3.5 liter I6 engine, a 5-speed manual gearbox, 277hp which takes a leisurely 5.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill? This 1980 BMW M1 is on sale for $595,000 – a quite impressive amount for a car that’s 35 years old.
The M1 came to life in 1978 at the Paris Motor Show as the M divisions first ever creation.The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car.
At the time of its launch, it was one of the fastest and most dynamic cars on the market. Only 456 were built and not all of them are accounted for today. This 1980 M1 is painted in red with black interior. It’s been a California car its entire life and has had just one owner from new. The odometer reads 13,000 miles. It was last running just 4 years ago before being placed in storage. More info can be found here. The article Is this 1980 BMW M1 worth $595,000? appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/11/25/rare1994-alpina-b12-5-7-coupe-is-up-for-sale/ in News on November 25, 2015
The B12 ALPINA 5.7 Coupe is based on the BMW 8 Series and it is one of the most exclusive automobiles one can buy. The German automaker only built 57 of them, 32 with the Shift Tronic. This was the forerunner of the SMG. When changing gear, the clutc...
The B12 ALPINA 5.7 Coupe is based on the BMW 8 Series and it is one of the most exclusive automobiles one can buy. The German automaker only built 57 of them, 32 with the Shift Tronic. This was the forerunner of the SMG. When changing gear, the clutch is operated automatically with the shift lever. Not only this is one of the rarest cars, but also one of the fastest ALPINAs ever made. Using a 12-cylinder engine with Formula 1 technology, this fine B12 can reach a top speed of 300 km/h. The engine produces 416 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque.
The hood is made of carbon with additional cooling of the engine. There were wider ALPINA wheels mounted and optimized aerodynamics. The interior is made in full grain leather with the typical green-blue stitching.