Opinion: Test-Driving Is Broken

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Here is the full 2016 M3 and M4 pricing and order guide

The full pricing and ordering guide for the 2016 BMW M3 and M4 has been posted! ...

The full pricing and ordering guide for the 2016 BMW M3 and M4 has been posted!

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2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M get rained on

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M are having their launch party this week for the Russian market. The two M brothers were put together for a photoshoot and for some play time in the rain. While the X6 M features the launch color Long Beach Blue, the X5 M dr...

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M are having their launch party this week for the Russian market. The two M brothers were put together for a photoshoot and for some play time in the rain. While the X6 M features the launch color Long Beach Blue, the X5 M dropped the Donington Grey marketing paint job for the gorgeous Melbourne Red. We recently had the chance to drive the new X6 M on the Formula track in Austin and our review can be found here. The M SUVs come in two new colors, Long Beach Blue Metallic and Donington Grey Metallic. The typical color finishes is available as well: Mineral White Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic and Alpine White.

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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.

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In the U.S., the 2015 BMW X5 M is offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M starts at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling.

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2016 BMW M3 and 2016 BMW M4 Pricing

BMW North America released the pricing for the 2016 BMW M3 and 2016 BMW M4 Coupe and Convertible. The facelifted M3 Sedan has a price increase of $1,200 for a total of $63,200. The 2016 BMW M4 Coupe also went up in price, $1,200 and now has an MSRP o...

BMW North America released the pricing for the 2016 BMW M3 and 2016 BMW M4 Coupe and Convertible. The facelifted M3 Sedan has a price increase of $1,200 for a total of $63,200. The 2016 BMW M4 Coupe also went up in price, $1,200 and now has an MSRP of $65,400. The M4 Convertible has an MSRP of $73,900, or a $1,400 price jump. Standard equipment and pricing have changed versus MY15, as the following optional equipment is now standard for MY16: Comfort Access Keyless Entry (322) Satellite Radio with 1-year subscription (655) Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System (688)

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There are also two new Individual colors: Smoked Topaz Metallic (X12) Champagne Quartz Metallic (X08) These replace Moonstone and Pyrite Brown in the Individual color lineup. Additionally, Sakhir Orange Metallic (B50), which had been discontinued as of 2/15 is showing once again as an available color for MY16.

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The F80 M3 sedan also receives the following F30 interior/exterior Lifecycle Impulse (LCI) measures. New Rear LED Lights Door accents according to trim accent (similar to 3 Series GT and 4-Series Models) Click below for the full ordering guide:

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Ask This Old House: How to install a charging station

In the last episode of “Ask This Old House” electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The charging station of choice is the Clipper Creek HCS-40 with a hardwire connection. Our EV exp...

In the last episode of “Ask This Old House” electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The charging station of choice is the Clipper Creek HCS-40 with a hardwire connection. Our EV expert Tom Moloughney has also installed a Clipper Creek unit in his garage. The video speaks to those that are not electricians or have much experience with wiring, taking us through the basics of the things needed to install the station, all the way to the actual installation and mounting. As Tom explained in a previous post, the proper name for these devices is EVSE, for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. It’s very common to call them “charging stations” and BMW calls their home charging solution a “Wallbox.” Calling them a “charger” isn’t technically correct though, because they don’t really charge the car. The actual charging equipment is built directly into the cars. These devices only supply electricity to the charger that is built into the car. There are very few differences in these devices, regardless of what they are called. They all do the same thing, and that is to supply electricity to allow you to safely charge your electric car.

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Most experts recommend to future-proof your garage and choose a charging unit with at least 40 amps. A 40 amp station will deliver up to 9.6kWs, which should be more than adequate for home charging of just about any EV for the foreseeable future. For example, the i3 comes standard in the US with a 7.4kW charging rate, while the i8 has a 3.7 kWs rate. Click here to see the video and visit ClipperCreek.com for more info. The article Ask This Old House: How to install a charging station appeared first on BMW BLOG

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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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