BMW M4 Coupe DTM Champion Edition – Spotted

The BMW M4 Coupe DTM Champion Edition is a rarity on the road. Built to celebrate Marco Wittmann’s victory in DTM, the special M4 went to only 23 customers, including the DTM champion. This particular unit was spotted in Filderstadt, Germany. T...

The BMW M4 Coupe DTM Champion Edition is a rarity on the road. Built to celebrate Marco Wittmann’s victory in DTM, the special M4 went to only 23 customers, including the DTM champion. This particular unit was spotted in Filderstadt, Germany. The model was modified at the BMW Individual factory. The matte-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. 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.

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The same carbon fiber roof as used on the production model and black character lines down the side underline the relationship between the production car and the racing car.

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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. Anyone who bought this special edition is also entitled to a training session on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE), at which Wittmann will be on hand to offer the BMW M customers valuable advice on how to keep the car perfectly under control.

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Top 5 Cars at 2015 New York Auto Show

The 2015 New York International Auto Show is almost upon us. Starting this Wednesday, April 1st, members of the press will be allowed to take a look at all of the car debuts of this year. There are many things to be excited about, with many surprises...

The 2015 New York International Auto Show is almost upon us. Starting this Wednesday, April 1st, members of the press will be allowed to take a look at all of the car debuts of this year. There are many things to be excited about, with many surprises sure to be had. Multiple car companies are debuting cars which we don’t know about yet. Cadillac will be debuting a surprise vehicle, most likely to be the CT6, Aston Martin will be debuting a new car, probably with an engine from newly partnered AMG and Jaguar will be debuting something as well. It’s all very exciting and the unknown vehicles are the best part. However, there are plenty of vehicles we do know of, that we’ll be seeing for the first time and will be very exciting, indeed. So let’s take a look at some of the cars we’re most excited to see. 5. Mazda MX-5 Club Edition

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There really aren’t many cars that can match the level of fun per dollar that the MX-5 provides. It’s possibly one of the most fun to drive cars on the market right now and with a starting price of under $25,000, the value is unmatched. The addition to the Club, makes things even better. With stiffer suspension, wider tires and drastically lower curb weight (which is shocking, given the stock curb weight is only 2,619 lbs), the Club Edition should be an absolute riot. That kind of car at that kind of price should be exciting for any car enthusiast, regardless of preferred brand. 4. Cadillac CT6

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We don’t know exactly what Cadillac is going to debut, in regards to the CT6. Maybe it’s a concept, maybe it’s the real deal, we don’t know. All we do know is that Caddy claims that we’ll get much more info about what the CT6 will be in New York. While many BMW fans might be scoffing at the idea of a Cadillac competing with the likes of the mighty 7 Series, the fact that Caddy is making incredible claims of performance and luxury all while costing far less that the 7er, makes the CT6 an interesting debut. I’m hoping the folks from Detroit have at least an almost production-ready version on hand, but who knows. All we know is that we’re about to find a lot more out about the CT6, and it’s exciting. 3. Jaguar XE

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The last Jaguar to try and enter 3 Series territory was the X-Type, and let’s say it didn’t work out as expected. Actually that’s being too kind. The X-Type was an atrocity, built off of the Ford Escort platform and had no business playing in the big leagues with BMW and Mercedes. Now, however, Jag has an all-new car to take the 3 Series on and it looks promising. The XE is built upon an all-new, aluminum intensive chassis in which brilliant lead designer, Ian Callum, and his team worked incredibly hard on. It will also use a new type of Electric Power-Assisted Steering which is said to be superior in feel and accuracy over every other car in class. Bold claims, but if true, combined with the supercharged V6 from the F-Type, the XE will be a fantastic luxury sport sedan. It also looks the business. 2. BMW X5 xDrive40e

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BMW’s newest plug-in hybrid X5 should shake the luxury SUV market up. With an incredible combination of power, efficiency and luxury, the X5 xDrive40e should be one of, if not the, best SUV on the market. It will also be BMW’s cheapest and most accessible plug-in hybrid. Using a 241 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, paired with a 111 hp electric motor, the X5 xDrive40e will make a combined 309 hp. All that grunt will help the plug-in X5 hit 62 mph in 6.8 seconds. It will also go 19 miles on pure electricity alone and can reach up to 75 mph as such. This is such an interesting SUV and one that we can’t wait to take a look at up close. 1. BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

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How can we not be most excited about the fastest version of the best looking car in BMW’s stable? In fact, the B6 should be the fastest car BMW sells, period. Sporting a 4.4 liter, twin-turbo V8, the B6 makes a monstrous 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That grunt makes the B6 good for 3.6 seconds to 60 mph and a limited(!) top speed of 200 mph. The B6 will also sport the ZF eight-speed auto and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. As per usual with Alpina tuned cars, the B6 will have both Alpina’s Myrtle wood trim, LAVALINA leather and 20” wheels. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will be a gorgeous monster, one that I am drooling to see in person. The article Top 5 Cars at 2015 New York Auto Show appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Subaru WRX STI vs. BMW M4 – Snow tow

Fun, but pointless is what describes the following showdown between a Subaru WRX STI and a BMW M4 Coupe. Nick Murray, a popular name on Youtube, pits his M4 with winter tires against the new Subaru WRX STI equipped with summer tires. Essentially this...

Fun, but pointless is what describes the following showdown between a Subaru WRX STI and a BMW M4 Coupe. Nick Murray, a popular name on Youtube, pits his M4 with winter tires against the new Subaru WRX STI equipped with summer tires. Essentially this is a grip test between a rear-wheel drive car, with the proper winter tires, and an all-wheel drive vehicle with improper tires. The test proves again that snow tires make all the difference in the snow and for stopping in slippery conditions, where the all-drive will always fail in these areas if using the wrong tires.

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BMW M4 Coupe in matte chrome

Featuring an unique chrome wrap, this BMW F82 M4 went to European Auto Source for an aftermarket exhaust system. Despite its “frozen” look, the M4 looks striking with the chrome wrap around it. The striking lines of the M4 are further acc...

Featuring an unique chrome wrap, this BMW F82 M4 went to European Auto Source for an aftermarket exhaust system. Despite its “frozen” look, the M4 looks striking with the chrome wrap around it. The striking lines of the M4 are further accentuated, giving the whole car a sportier and more luxurious look. It is also quite unique to stand out on the street, even years from now when the M4s will be just as common as the previous generation E92 M3. European Auto Source decided to use an high-quality exhaust system from Akrapovic. The aftermarket exhaust offers weight savings, a better sound note and a bit more horsepower (7.3 hp).

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The BMW F82 M4 comes with a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that delivers 425 horsepower and allows the car to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in mere 3.8 seconds. Additionally, the Akrapovic exhaust was fitted with carbon fiber exhaust tips. Take a look at the photo gallery below.

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A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

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A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

A BMW M4 Looks Interesting In Matte Chrome

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Satin Suzuka Grey F30 Photoshoot

Modified Satin Suzuka Grey F30 3 Series photoshoot in Vietnam. ...

Modified Satin Suzuka Grey F30 3 Series photoshoot in Vietnam.

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Maybe Americans Want A Shooting Brake

The luxury car market in America seems to be based, largely, on image. Often times people buy cars simply because of how they will look in it or how others will perceive them in it. The problem with that is, people miss out on a lot of good cars beca...

The luxury car market in America seems to be based, largely, on image. Often times people buy cars simply because of how they will look in it or how others will perceive them in it. The problem with that is, people miss out on a lot of good cars because they’re too concerned with the image. Now, don’t mistake me, because when you buy a car, regardless of what you buy or why you buy it, you are branding yourself. A conscious decision is made to live with a specific car and make many payments on it for years to come, so the car you choose says something about you, whether you think so or not. If you buy a Corolla, it shows you value reliability and efficiency over all else. If you buy and M4, performance and handling are your forte. In America, we simply won’t buy wagons because the image of the Plymouth Woodie Wagon comes to mind every time we hear wagon. So instead of buying wagons, we buy wagons with AWD and a minutely raised ride height because they have a different title — Crossover.

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Us American enthusiasts have been begging for BMW, Audi and Mercedes to bring us their Hot Wagons that Europe has. We want an M5 Touring or an RS6 Avant. Europeans love ‘em and we want them too. But we won’t get them, simply because the potential sales figures aren’t high enough to warrant the cost of bringing them over here. But I have an idea. We seem to be way too caught up on the name wagon. When companies change the name to crossover or sports activity vehicle or whatever, we seem to go “Oh well it isn’t a wagon, honey, it’s a sports-activity-crossover-utility-trek, it must be better”. So maybe, if BMW were to change the name of one of these go-fast wagons, we’ll buy enough to have them here regularly. A name like Shooting Brake might do. Firstly, Shooting Brake sounds awesome. Secondly, it harkens back to a time when rich men used to get into these wagon-like vehicles, loaded with weapons and to go for a hunt. So it has some prestige and a whiff of snobbery to it. Also, Shooting Brakes usually tend to be faster vehicles with lower, sexier rooflines, like the Ferrari FF. So maybe an M6 Gran Coupe Shooting Brake will do (BMW’s had longer, siller names than that).

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Mercedes sells a Shooting Brake in Europe, the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake. People love it there, and it looks fantastic. The M6 Gran Coupe is already better looking than the CLS63, so why not give it a shot? Maybe make a special edition, in limited numbers, to test the market. Advertise it here in the ‘States, and see what happens. The sexier roofline and cool sounding name might just be enough to sway us Yankees. The article Maybe Americans Want A Shooting Brake appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M4 GTS will arrive in 2016

The highly-awaited BMW M4 GTS will arrive in 2016 and will be sold as a Model Year 2017. The super sporty M4 GTS is expected to be first unveiled in May at the 2015 M Festival. Our sources say ceramic brakes will be standard on the GTS and dual-clutc...

The highly-awaited BMW M4 GTS will arrive in 2016 and will be sold as a Model Year 2017. The super sporty M4 GTS is expected to be first unveiled in May at the 2015 M Festival. Our sources say ceramic brakes will be standard on the GTS and dual-clutch transmission is likely to be the only choice offered. In addition to the obvious aerodynamic components, customers can look forward to some new lightweight elements on the M4 GTS. The weight benefits will also be realized through the omission of the rear bench and the use of extremely lightweight bucket seats. To further improve the power-to-weight ratio, a performance upgrade for the twin-turbo inline six-cylinder S55 in on BMW’s list as well. We currently estimate that the expected BMW M4 GTS middle-class athlete will drive its rear wheels with about 470 hp.

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Rendering As hinted last month, the upcoming BMW M4 GTS will feature the water injection system seen in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. Our own sources say that the BMW M4 GTS might remain an European affair only. The article BMW M4 GTS will arrive in 2016 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Tragic accident overshadows VLN opener on the Nordschleife

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and many other privateer BMW teams were in action in the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) on Saturday. However, the first race of the year was overshadow...

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and many other privateer BMW teams were in action in the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) on Saturday. However, the first race of the year was overshadowed by a serious accident with tragic consequences. A good hour into the race, a car left the track and finally came to a stop behind the safety barriers. According to the organisers, several spectators were injured. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, one person succumbed to their injuries in the medical center at the racetrack. The remaining injured spectators were taken to hospital for further medical care. The race was red-flagged to allow the emergency services quick access to the scene of the accident, and was not restarted.

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Nissan factory driver Jann Mardenborough’s GT-R became airborne, the car hit the wall, then flipped over the main catch fence, landing on its roof among the spectators. A a secondary fence meant to keep people away from the main catch fence was in place, but fans had circumvented it to get closer to the action. The crash happened at the Flugplatz section of the circuit where airborne cars are not unusual. Here is the video with a warning that images might be disturbing to some: The article Tragic accident overshadows VLN opener on the Nordschleife appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW i8 wrapped in Giovanna Edition Matte Metallic Grigio

BMW i8 wrapped in Giovanna Edition Matte Metallic Grigio vinyl wrap to really show off its lines. ...

BMW i8 wrapped in Giovanna Edition Matte Metallic Grigio vinyl wrap to really show off its lines.

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Tragedy at the VLN opening race today at Nurburgring

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and many other privateer BMW teams were in action in the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) on Saturday. However, the first race of the year was overshado...

BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and many other privateer BMW teams were in action in the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) on Saturday. However, the first race of the year was overshadowed by a serious accident with tragic consequences. A good hour into the race, a car left the track and finally came to a stop behind the safety barriers. According to the organisers, several spectators were injured. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, one person succumbed to their injuries in the medical centre at the racetrack. The remaining injured spectators were taken to hospital for further medical care. The race was red-flagged to allow the emergency services quick access to the scene of the accident, and was not restarted. The thoughts of BMW Motorsport are with all involved in this accident, as well as their families and friends.

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