World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

Available for a limited period only, the new special edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition puts a new angle on the immediately recognisable BMW… The post World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

Available for a limited period only, the new special edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition puts a new angle on the immediately recognisable BMW… The post World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive

Let the battle begin. Earlier this week Alpina unleashed the 600 hp B7 xDrive. Blending high performance and luxury the B7 immediately became the… The post World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...

Let the battle begin. Earlier this week Alpina unleashed the 600 hp B7 xDrive. Blending high performance and luxury the B7 immediately became the… The post World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW to Electrify Geneva with 740e Plug-in Hybrid, i8 Protonic Red

Special-edition i8, plug-in-hybrid 7 Series head to Geneva. ...

Special-edition i8, plug-in-hybrid 7 Series head to Geneva.

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BMW M3 and M4 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

Photos from the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon (the Japanese equivalent of SEMA) of tuner M3 and M4. ...

Photos from the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon (the Japanese equivalent of SEMA) of tuner M3 and M4.

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Carbon Fiber BMW M3 / M4 M Performance Lip is Here to Replace Your Plastic Ones

The BMW M Performance front spoiler lip is finally here for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Until now, this lip was only available in black plastic. ...

The BMW M Performance front spoiler lip is finally here for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Until now, this lip was only available in black plastic.

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BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 20% in January

Following its most successful sales year ever, BMW Motorrad started the new year with another big increase in sales. For the month of January 2016, sales increased 19.6% compared with January of last year. In total 7,488 BMW motorcycles and maxi-sco...

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Following its most successful sales year ever, BMW Motorrad started the new year with another big increase in sales. For the month of January 2016, sales increased 19.6% compared with January of last year. In total 7,488 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers around the world in the month, making it the division’s best […]

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2017 BMW M760i xDrive is a 12-Cylinder High-Performance Luxury Sedan

Alpina B7 says what? ...

Alpina B7 says what?

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VIDEO: BMW X5 M vs Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

What is the most important metric when buying an SUV these days? Quarter mile times, for sure. It seems as if every automobile company is looking to make an SUV that can beat nearly any sports car in a drag race. First, it started out as just the Ger...

What is the most important metric when buying an SUV these days? Quarter mile times, for sure. It seems as if every automobile company is looking to make an SUV that can beat nearly any sports car in a drag race. First, it started out as just the Germans doing it, with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche all participating in the madness. Then the Americans got involved, with the Jeep SRT, then the British with the Range Rover SVR and soon the Italians are coming in as well, with the Lamborghini Urus. So it’s a big monster SUV party now. The three best, though, are the BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Those three are the best combinations of power, performance and everyday usability. So Autocar thought it best to get the three together for a drag race and see which is the fastest. The Jeep SRT has the least going for it in this test. It’s the heaviest car of the bunch and the least powerful, packing only 475 hp. But the 6.4 liter HEMI V8 is naturally-aspirated, meaning better throttle response than the Germans’ turbocharged engines. Though, to be honest, it doesn’t make a hoot of a difference in this test. It does look cool, though.

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The BMW X5 M crushes the Jeep SRT, in terms of power/weight. It’s almost 100 lbs lighter than the Jeep but packs nearly 100 more hp, boasting 567 from a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8. And, because of its twin-turbos, it delivers all of its grunt in one massive shot off the line. If the driver can get the revs just right with launch control, and keep the car in full boost, the X5 M will fire off the line like a supercar.The BMW X5 M is faster than anything weighing over 5,000 lbs should be. Porsche’s aging Cayenne Turbo S actually makes a bit more power than the BMW, packing 570 hp from its twin-turbo 4.8 liter V8. Given that the Turbo S is the most powerful, and the lightest by just a bit, you’d figure it would be the fastest car in the test. Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S has always been the benchmark for fast SUVs, so can the BMW X5 M or Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT take it down.

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The answer is yes and no. When the three line up for the race the first time, the BMW driver jumps the gun a bit and blows all three away. But being that the BMW driver cheated, they do the race over again. This time, the BMW X5 M still gets off the line quicker than the other two, but the Porsche is very close behind. However, the X5 M starts to gain distance and starts to put the Cayenne Turbo S away. Meanwhile, the Jeep SRT is left in the dust, as its much weaker engine can’t keep up with the twin-turbocharged Germans. A Hellcat would have likely performed better. In the end, the BMW X5 M wins by quite a large margin, proving that the engineers at BMW’s M Division or more magicians than anything else. The article VIDEO: BMW X5 M vs Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Alpina B7 vs BMW M760Li xDrive

The moment we got word of the Alpina B7, fans were begging for some sort of BMW M counterpart. A 7 Series that had some M Division DNA injected into it. It’s not that the Alpina B7 is unwanted, because it’s absolutely fantastic, but a pro...

The moment we got word of the Alpina B7, fans were begging for some sort of BMW M counterpart. A 7 Series that had some M Division DNA injected into it. It’s not that the Alpina B7 is unwanted, because it’s absolutely fantastic, but a proper M-tuned version of the BMW 7 Series has always been something of a desire for BMW faithful. Fans got their wish yesterday with the announcement of the brand new BMW M760Li xDrive, an M Performance variant of the new G11 7 Series. While it isn’t an actual M car, it’s close enough to satisfy fans. So now, there are two hot 7 Series’ to choose from.

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

  The Alpina B7 and BMW M760Li are two cars that share many similarities but seem as if they might be marketed for two different customers. The B7 is a luxury-lined missile, with straight-line speed and outright luxury being its main priorities. The Alpina B7 is powered by a tuned version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 and develops a whopping 600 and 590 lb-ft. Paired with an eight-speed automatic and xDrive all-wheel drive, the Alpina B7 is able to get from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars to wear a BMW badge. The B7 also comes with Alpina-tuned suspension, which allows it is able to deliver exceptional levels of comfort while still remaining sporty. It’s always remarkable how Alpina is able to make a suspension feel even better than many BMW setups. But it isn’t just sheer brute force that makes the Alpina B7 so wonderful. In typical Alpina fashion, the interior is gorgeously appointed, with lovely little Alpina touches all throughout the cabin. With Alpina-exclusive Lavalina leather, Alpina-colored gauges and some blue and green stitching throughout, the B7’s interior takes, what is already a phenomenal 7 Series interior, one step further. The exterior shares the same sort of treatment. With some Alpina-specific touches, like the tasteful lip spoiler and quad exhaust, and those gorgeous 21″ wheels.  

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

On the flip side, though, the BMW M760Li is one of the most desirable big luxury cars we’ve seen in a very long time. While the M760Li isn’t a full-on M car, like an M5 or M6, it’s still got some M Division DNA in it, like the M235i. There’s something wildly seductive about a 7 Series wearing an M badge of any kind. Maybe it’s because it’s something we haven’t ever seen before, but it’s tantalizing. Plus, the properly sporty looking exterior details and aggressive body work make the new 7 Series look downright menacing. This could be the angriest looking luxury car on the market. There’s so much of want for the M760Li.   But it isn’t just looks and badging. The M760Li packs a serious punch, with its monstrous 6.6 liter TwinPower turbocharged V12 engine that develops an identical 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. We guess that BMW is only claiming those numbers to not outdo or overshadow what Alpina’s done, as the 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 is capable of so much more power. And, with BMW’s penchant for underrating its engines, it’s likely that the M760Li does, in fact, make a lot more power. BMW is claiming a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. Considering that the 750i can do the sprint in 4.3, we’re guess the M760Li will be in the low-mid 3-second range. But, because this is an M Performance car, the M760Li also packs some very serious dynamic capabilities. Its suspension, steering, active rear-steering and adaptive driving modes have all gotten their tweaks from BMW’s famous M Division. So it should drive as aggressively as it looks. But, because of its standard two-axle air suspension, it won’t lose any ride comfort either.

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

  If a customer is in the market for both cars, as they should be priced relatively similarly (no word on pricing yet for the M760Li, but expect it to be well over $100,000), it will be genuinely difficult to choose between the two. On one hand, the Alpina B7 offers luxury and exclusivity, along with mighty power and performance, that the M760Li cannot match. There’s simply nothing like having a car designed by exclusive manufacturer like Alpina, as the craftsmanship is beyond that of any mass-produced car. However, there’s something wildly tantalizing about the M760Li, with its M Performance DNA and incredibly V12 engine. It’s hard to deny a V12 of any kind, especially when it wears looks like that. It’s a real toss up and I don’t think the customers of either are going to be disappointed with their choice.

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

Alpina B7 vs BMW M760Li

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

BMW M760Li vs Alpina B7

The article Alpina B7 vs BMW M760Li xDrive appeared first on BMW BLOG

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How the BMW M2 M Performance Exhaust Sounds w/ Valves Open and Closed Using Bluetooth Remote

First video demonstrating the use of the bluetooth remote controller opening and closing the valves on the BMW M2 M Performance Exhaust. ...

First video demonstrating the use of the bluetooth remote controller opening and closing the valves on the BMW M2 M Performance Exhaust.

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