Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/24/bmw-f06-640i-wrapped-matte-blue/ in News on October 24, 2014
Applying a matte wrap to a BMW has been popular lately. The matte color gives the vehicle a subtle and understated finish that looks rather clean and accentuates the body shapes and lines. But at the same time, frozen/matte colors can be controversia...
Applying a matte wrap to a BMW has been popular lately. The matte color gives the vehicle a subtle and understated finish that looks rather clean and accentuates the body shapes and lines. But at the same time, frozen/matte colors can be controversial. People either love it or simply dislike it! This BMW F06 640i Gran Coupe has been treated with a Matte Blue vinyl wrap. Just a few steps below the highly touted M6, the BMW 640i Gran Coupe is a perfect blend of performance, fuel economy, appearance and price, all in one vehicle. Powered by a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine delivering 315 horsepower, it has the power to handle performance conditions rather well. The engine combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection, accounting for smooth power delivery and a bland of performance and unbridled fuel economy levels.
After the car is ordered, some owners are more adventurous than others and they try to differentiate their car from every other one parked in a busy shopping mall. Going with a matte blue wrap surely helps a lot, but adding a set of aftermarket wheels cancel the deal. These VMR Wheels are the V710 wheels model finished in Hyper Silver that work well with the matte blue exterior. Sized 22×9″ in the front and with rear wheels sized 22×10.5″, they are somewhat larger than usual stock sizes. Furthermore, this BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with a complete Arkym Aero Kit further advancing the visual aspects of the car. Several images of this build were added to our gallery below:
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/24/ebay-find-2003-bmw-e46-m3-8000-miles/ in News on October 24, 2014
It is very rare that you would find an eleven year old BMW with low miles. And 8,000 miles is what someone would call like-new car. From eBay, we bring you a 2003 BMW E46 M3 with one owner in pristine condition. The E46 M3 is one of the most iconic M...
It is very rare that you would find an eleven year old BMW with low miles. And 8,000 miles is what someone would call like-new car. From eBay, we bring you a 2003 BMW E46 M3 with one owner in pristine condition. The E46 M3 is one of the most iconic M cars ever built and one of the most fun to drive. The owner says in the ad the M3 comes with new tires, oil change completed, immaculate interior and no track days with the vehicle. Even more, he says that the proper 1200 miles break-in was done as well, proven by kept records.
The wheels are in perfect condition as well, no curb damages. The E46 M3 chassis made its debut in 2001. It is powered by the 3.2 liter S54 M-tuned engine. At the time of the car’s introduction, this engine had the highest specific output naturally aspirated of any engine ever made by BMW (except in the McLaren F1), producing 343 horsepower (256 kW) and 365 N·m (269 lb-ft).
The E46 M3 is offered with a standard 6-speed Getrag transmission, but the M3 listed here comes with the SMG drivelogic transmission. The current bid as of October 24 is at $20,600 and reserved price has not been met.
Take a look at the photo gallery below for additional images and at the eBay listing here.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/24/bmw-i3-fared-well-side-crash/ in News on October 23, 2014
An Oklahoma City resident and owner of a BMW i3 was involved in a car crash during the 3 Day Extended Drive program offered by dealerships. The customer was driving with their child in the passenger rear seat when they were were hit broadside at abou...
An Oklahoma City resident and owner of a BMW i3 was involved in a car crash during the 3 Day Extended Drive program offered by dealerships. The customer was driving with their child in the passenger rear seat when they were were hit broadside at about 45 mph without injuries. The i3 looks to have fared well and needed new doors and the right side carbon panel. There is also some front suspension damage.
The high voltage deactivated as designed by the engineers when the pyrotechnic 12 bolt battery separated upon impact. According to the dealership, the customer was impressed with the safety of the BMW i3 and he ordered their very own i3.
The images below give us a closer look at the damages and also the repair needed, reminding us of the BMW i3 we’ve seen at the BMW Repair Center earlier this year.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/24/bmw-connecteddynamics-thesis-project/ in News on October 23, 2014
Lukas Haag, a student in Transportation Design at the Pforzheim University in Germany worked together with BMW design team on his final thesis. Working with the talented designers in Munich, Haag designed the BMW ConnectedDynamics Concept, a futurist...
Lukas Haag, a student in Transportation Design at the Pforzheim University in Germany worked together with BMW design team on his final thesis. Working with the talented designers in Munich, Haag designed the BMW ConnectedDynamics Concept, a futuristic supercar. The goal of this project was to create an ambassador for the upcoming “Informatised Age”, or in better words, the Connected World of Cars. Haag says that his project proves that a connected or autonomous car does not have to limit the driving pleasure, on the contrary, it can enhance it.
Some of the traits of this exciting project are the unexpected proportions, iconic silhouette, safety and comfort. Also, some of BMW’s iconic design features have been reinvented, like the simplified kidney grille and L-shaped taillights. The layering approach to design also helped Haag create some exciting and complex surfaces.
BMW ConnectedDynamics, as seen in these sketches, measure 4450 mm in length, 1990 mm in width, 1250 mm height and has a wheelbase of 2.8 meters. Some of the features born from the evolution of digital information in and around the car are: Variable seating position – Tail mounted seats can be moved within the cabin, depending on the driving mode – Active self-driving in the sporty setting and a relaxed, upright rear seating position for the fully autonomous mode. Tilting technology – Seamlessly integrated, this technology could be used to enhance G-forces in corners and hereby intensify quick weight transfers. Full four-wheel-steering – The technical complexity of this feature could be “tamed” by the digital watchdog, therefore enabling the driver to conduct maneuvers never seen before The car as driving coach – With the huge flow of collected, the car could truly supervise the driver and give detailed feedback in order to improve driving skills
The student went even further by building a quarter scale clay model was built from scratch which got scanned, then the details were built digitally and adapted to the scan. The see through hard model was first exhibited at the 2014 Pforzheim University summer degree show. Two of the well-known BMW designers that helped with the project are Michael de Bono and Hussein Al-Attar. Please take the time to look at the photo gallery below that showcases this project in all its beauty:
Posted by http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1049998 in News on October 23, 2014
BMW teases the F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M in this new video. Not much can be made of the styling, but we hear some great sounds. We will reveal the new X5M and X6M to you in just a few weeks.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-mercedes-amg-glc63-suv-caught-testing-in-germany/ in News on October 23, 2014
The GLK becomes the GLC, and it’s getting an AMG version.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-ford-introduces-pedestrian-detection-system/ in News on October 23, 2014
System rolls out on Euro-market Mondeo, should come to U.S. next year.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/23/large-recall-airbags-issues-bmw-list/ in News on October 23, 2014
NHTSA issues an airbag warning to 7.8 million cars impacted by the Takata airbags recall which affects certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles. Takata informed the companies earlier th...
NHTSA issues an airbag warning to 7.8 million cars impacted by the Takata airbags recall which affects certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles. Takata informed the companies earlier this month that faulty inflators may have slipped through the cracks and been delivered to manufacturers because of faulty record-keeping. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday, adding there should be particular urgency in areas of high humidity such as Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”
BMW and NHTSA say 627,615 vehicles are affected by this recall. The list of models can be seen below: 2000-05 3-series sedan 2000-06 3-series coupe 2000-05 3-series sports wagon 2000-06 3-series convertible 2001-06 M3 coupe 2001-06 M3 convertible This is the same recall that was issued in July 2014 and BMW has already began to notify owners and dealers, and will replace the airbag where necessary. Owner can check by their vehicle identification number (VIN) here: http://www.safercar.gov/vinlookup The article Large recall for airbags issues – Is your BMW on the list? appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1411-will-prices-of-vintage-ferraris-ever-stop-increasing/ in News on October 23, 2014
Are they destined to spiral higher, or is the bubble ready to burst?
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-honda-creates-quality-chief-position-in-response-to-rising-recalls/ in News on October 23, 2014
Automaker to make changes to R&D procedures.