BMW Premiers “Vehicular Small Cell” at the Mobile World Congress

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The Future of The BMW M5 & M6 is All-Wheel Drive (Among Other Things)

BMW M has given us hints about all-wheel drive for years now. Specifically when it comes to the M5 and M6. Now after recent… The post The Future of The BMW M5 & M6 is All-Wheel Drive (Among… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

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BMW to Offer Official GoPro Mount Kits

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The 2015 BMW DTM Cars Make Their First Appearance

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The BMW M6 GT3 Completes First Test Ahead of 2016 Launch

BMW’s highly anticipated M6 GT3 race car completed its first outing at the start of February, testing in Monteblanco Spain. With BMW works drivers… The post The BMW M6 GT3 Completes First… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

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BMW F10 535i on Vossen Limited Edition VLE-1 Wheels

Late last year, Vossen released their VLE-1 wheel design designed specifically to highlight a classy look with modern accents. This BMW F10 535i received a matte blue wrap, together with a set of Vossen Limited Edition VLE-1 wheels and a lowering kit...

Late last year, Vossen released their VLE-1 wheel design designed specifically to highlight a classy look with modern accents. This BMW F10 535i received a matte blue wrap, together with a set of Vossen Limited Edition VLE-1 wheels and a lowering kit which enhances the car’s sporty look. The Gloss Graphite finish compliments the dark matte blue which gives it a more aggressive color way. This is a square setup with 20 inch size wheels both front and rear.

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The BMW 535 is equipped with a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder developing 300 horsepower. It is a luxury sedan in every way, but it can still deliver some exciting performance. The 535i will accelerate from 0-60mph (0-100km/h) in 5.5 seconds, thanks to a 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes and Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC).

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For a complete showcase of this project, please take a look at the media gallery we have added. Enjoy!

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2015 Geneva Motor Show: ALPINA B5 Edition 50

Another world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show is the all-new ALPINA B5 Edition 50. With four exclusive special models, ALPINA celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The Edition 50 for BMW ALPINA B5 Biturbo and BMW ALPINA B6 Biturbo is limited...

Another world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show is the all-new ALPINA B5 Edition 50. With four exclusive special models, ALPINA celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The Edition 50 for BMW ALPINA B5 Biturbo and BMW ALPINA B6 Biturbo is limited to 100 pieces worldwide. ALPINA also treats its customers with a rich performance increase, because the 4.4-liter V8 biturbo delivers now no less than 600 hp, making those the most powerful official vehicles in the company’s history. The maximum torque is also raised from 730 to 800 Newton meters.

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All four variants of the ALPINA Edition 50 – B5 and B6 sedan, Touring, Coupe and Convertible – run from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. The top speed, depending on the model, is limited to 323-330 km / h. Besides the performance improvement, the Edition 50 has its weight-optimized with forged wheels which are 15.6 kg lighter than the standard 20-inch wheels. An optional high-performance brakes with four-piston fixed calipers and Brembo 395 mm diameter brake discs at the front ensures high-performance braking.

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At the rear, wider tires also are used in order to ensure, together with the mechanical differential lock, an increased degree of locking for added traction. Damper and control systems have been specially adapted to the lighter wheels and the increased engine performance. A lightweight exhaust system from Akrapovic titanium saves another 17 kilograms and promises, with their active damper control, an unforgettable sound experience. Carbon panels on four tailpipes and exclusive in ALPINA blue or green frozen colors complete the exterior.

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A special highlight for ALPINA lovers is the optional heritage interior with black and green seats, and backrest center panels with diamond quilting in yellow and black – a truly unique design that is available exclusively for the Edition 50. All 100 copies of the BMW Alpina Edition have special interior trim: wood piano lacquer decorated with a “Edition 50″ lettering and an autograph from Herr Bovensiepen. All ALPINA emblems in the interior are made of silver and bear the year ‘1965 – 2015′. Here is a live photo gallery from Geneva:

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2015 Geneva Motor Show: BMW 1 Series LCI Facelift

The new BMW 1 Series Facelift makes its world debut today at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Our first live photos show the compact 1 Series hatchback in Crimson Red color and the Sport Line package. In this configuration, the dynamic aspects of the 2015...

The new BMW 1 Series Facelift makes its world debut today at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Our first live photos show the compact 1 Series hatchback in Crimson Red color and the Sport Line package. In this configuration, the dynamic aspects of the 2015 BMW 1 Series 2015 are brought to the forefront, highlighting one of BMW’s most radical facelifts in the last decade. Penned by Calvin Luk, a young designer schooled at the Art Center College of Design in California, the 2015 BMW 1 Series LCI is one of the most successful facelifts in the company’s history.

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Contrary to what we have seen in BMW facelifts before, the Bavarians have decided to go all-in with this refresh. Moving away from small and subtle touches, like we’ve seen on the recently unveiled 6 Series, the 1 Series LCI has received extensive work on the lights and front fascia, where now the larger air intakes dominate the road.

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The great changes of the light units are not typical of BMW facelifts in recent years and without a question it suggests that BMW has learned from the feedback received on the previous model. The headlights have been heavily revised and are now slimmer, more angular and with a sporty eyebrow that gives the front-end a more unified look. The LED headlights and LED foglights also help with the more premium and dynamic look of the car.

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The air intakes have also grown optically giving the car a more focused look. The kidney grille has also been revised and are now beefier and made of chrome. The rear has some distinct changes. The taillights now show the typical L-shaped lights, compared to the more square look of the previous model. LEDs are also standard. The slimmer and longer proportions make the rear look wider and sportier. BMW has also restyled the bumper and tailpipes.

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Inside, BMW kept the same overall layout, but added more premium materials and sportiness. The use of chrome is highly visible now in the 1 Series Facelift. The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series models also come with a comprehensively revised engine line-up and additional measures designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, allowing them to lead the way once again in the introduction of new BMW EfficientDynamics technology. The 1 Series BMW now comes with a selection of five petrol and five diesel engine options. With petrol engines, only the BMW M135i is now offered with xDrive, while the diesel engines provide the solution with the BMW 120d xDrive and BMW 118d xDrive, packing the needed punch in both power and torque in the new 1 Series models. Here is a photo gallery from Geneva. The article 2015 Geneva Motor Show: BMW 1 Series LCI Facelift appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M1 Design Concept – Renderings

One of the most heated conversations in the BMW world revolves around a BMW supercar. The unicorn has yet to be found and speculations on what the BMW car of the future should be are abundant. With the reveal of the new Audi R8, more and more BMW fan...

One of the most heated conversations in the BMW world revolves around a BMW supercar. The unicorn has yet to be found and speculations on what the BMW car of the future should be are abundant. With the reveal of the new Audi R8, more and more BMW fans are craving the wheels of a proper supercar that could finally tune out the voices coming from the Audi and Mercedes communities. Long-time reader and rendering artist Giom Mouton has decided to come out of retirement and give us a 3D look at a BMW sports car. Dubbed BMW M1 Design Concept, the computer generated images highlight a supercar with classic lines and a bit of the modern day hypercar look. The thinking behind the M1 Design Concept is a hybrid vehicle with a V10 naturally-aspirated engine paired with one or two electric motors that could drive the front and rear wheels. A KERS-setup much like the LaFerrari comes to mind immediately. Mouton says that in his mind this would be BMW’s only naturally-aspirated engine as it suits this type of car perfectly.

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The design focuses on driver involvement and dynamics, and less on comfort. Mouton keeps intact the iconic BMW design cues, starting with the kidney grille (inspired by the BMW i8) and double-round headlamps, long-bonnet and short overhangs, while in the back, newly L-shaped taillights are present as well. The front fascia also takes cues from the new BMW design language by featuring large air intakes. The two-seater M1 Design Concept highlights a strong shoulder line, emphasized by air vents on the rear fenders. As a typical supercar, the roofline is quite low and the Hofmeister Kink takes a slightly different interpretation. At a first glance, the car would fit in a class with the Ferrari 458 Italia and the new Ford GT, all these cars sporting similar design cues.

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Now whether BMW decides to build a new supercar or simply focus on a progressive version of the i8 – i8S – will remain to be discovered in 2016 when the Bavarians are celebrating their 100th birthday.

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Official: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, the new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has surfaced on the interwebs. Compared to the “regular” 911 GT3, the GT3 RS version comes with a variety of visual and performance modifications. Under the hood, the 2...

Ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, the new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has surfaced on the interwebs. Compared to the “regular” 911 GT3, the GT3 RS version comes with a variety of visual and performance modifications. Under the hood, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS uses a brand new 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine tuned to deliver 493 hp and 489 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque , same power but more torque than the GT3 RS 4.0 – 15 lb-ft more. Compared to the 911 GT3, the GT3 RS delivers 25 hp and 60 lb-ft of torque more. The engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. An advanced torque vectoring system and a variable locking differential are included with the new sporty 911. The car now weighs 1420 kg, 10 kilos less than the 911 GT3.

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Porsche claims the new 911 GT3 RS will lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. From 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), the new 911 GT3 RS will only need 3.3 seconds, while the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark is reached 10.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 320 km/h (198 mph).

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The car costs 181,690 Euro. We look forward to 2016 when BMW is rumored to unveil the M4 GTS, a track-focused car that would go head-to-head with the 911 GT3 RS.

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