The new BMW X5 M and X6 M

Woodcliff Lake, N.J., October 29, 2014 …The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®) and Sports Activity Coupe® segment. When the previous gene...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J., October 29, 2014 …The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®) and Sports Activity Coupe® segment. When the previous generation of the two vehicles arrived in 2009, it was the first time the high-performance character distilled by BMW M GmbH had been transplanted into an all-wheel-drive BMW X model. The result was class-leading dynamics. The new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pull no punches in writing the next chapter in this success story with another significant step forward in dynamic excellence, distinct M design and outstanding efficiency. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling, both models will arrive in US showrooms in the Spring of 2015. The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the successful BMW X family – exclusivity, robustness, agility and everyday usability – with the commitment to high performance that defines an M vehicle. The latter is resoundingly highlighted by the vehicles’ impressive performance figures. Both models complete the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds in conjunction with the new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission.   Download the entire newsletter.

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Cargo Liners for BMW i3

BMWBLOG installed a Weather Tech Cargo liner in our long term BMW i3 in addition to the floor liners detailed in our earlier write up here. We are using our i3 year round, including snowy weather as well as trips to the hardware store and pumpkin pat...

BMWBLOG installed a Weather Tech Cargo liner in our long term BMW i3 in addition to the floor liners detailed in our earlier write up here. We are using our i3 year round, including snowy weather as well as trips to the hardware store and pumpkin patch. I have years of experience with BMW OEM cargo liners in our former 2005 330i ZHP and in our 2007 BMW X3 3.0si. Both OEM trunk liners function the same as the Weather Tech, protecting the cargo floor from all the stuff hauled in them. The real difference is how well Weather Tech liner fits and the quality of compound they use. They simply just fit.

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You can see it in the photos where the Weather Tech tucks into the corners and wedges itself in there without buckling. The OEM trunk liners tend to slide around and their less grippy surface lets stuff slide around more. Weather Tech says they used 3D lasers to measure the trunk of the i3. This requires the actual vehicle to be able to make their liners and takes about a month from measurement to production. The Trunk Liner has a lipped edge that will keep anything that gets spilled from coming in contact with your i3’s trunk which is literally right over the i3’s electric motor.

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  Another nice aspect is how grippy the trunk liner is when you set stuff on it. There is an optional Cargo Containment System for $34.95 that helps hold grocery bags and such. We have not tested it but looks to work as advertised. WeatherTech Trunk Liners are available in black, tan and grey. The custom fit Weather Tech cost $109 and comes with a 3-year guarantee.

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Report: Hyundai Motor Co. Executive Confirms Future Prius Rival

Could be badged as a Hyundai or a Kia. ...

Could be badged as a Hyundai or a Kia.

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So, You Want to Drive a Ferrari?

An affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 458. ...

An affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 458.

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Land Rover to Build Discovery Sport in Brazil

Automaker also opens new engine plant in U.K. ...

Automaker also opens new engine plant in U.K.

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NHTSA Temporarily Exempts Aston Martin From New Safety Rules

Aston Martin can continue selling the DB9 and Vantage in the U.S. ...

Aston Martin can continue selling the DB9 and Vantage in the U.S.

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Not All Ferraris Are Red

Automobile celebrates 60 years of the Prancing Horse in America. ...

Automobile celebrates 60 years of the Prancing Horse in America.

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2016 Nissan Titan Pickup Spied Testing

A glimpse at the larger, redesigned truck before its Detroit debut. ...

A glimpse at the larger, redesigned truck before its Detroit debut.

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BMW 5 Series Wrapped In Gold Wrap With Vossen VLE-1 Wheels

With the most hype around the reveal of BMW X5 M and X6 M, for the time being, the BMW 5 Series featured here will take us into a different direction, one that many might not agree with: a gold-wrapped sports sedan. When doing a wrap on your vehicle...

With the most hype around the reveal of BMW X5 M and X6 M, for the time being, the BMW 5 Series featured here will take us into a different direction, one that many might not agree with: a gold-wrapped sports sedan. When doing a wrap on your vehicle, most of the time the owner’s selection is usually a matte color finish, a nice touch and often very low profile. When this turns into a gold wrap, things do tend to head in the other direction. This BMW 5 Series wrapped in gold wrap Vossen Wheels definitely stands out and will turn heads on the street.

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Furthermore, the car is equipped with the VLE-1 limited edition wheels by Vossen. With only 400 sets produced in two classic finishes, the VLE-1 puts a new twist on Vossen’s already-established lineup of innovative, concave designs. Individually-numbered center caps demonstrate both the VLE-1’s exclusivity and the precision craftsmanship that you’ve grown to expect from Vossen. A matching fifth center cap is included with each wheel set, as a memento of the exclusive experience that VLE ownership represents.

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All of these amount to an interesting wheel design that not everybody will agree with. But as always, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Vossen Wheels has certainly made everybody in the automotive aftermarket parts scene buzzing about this. And for a wheel company – that ain’t bad at all.

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First 2015 X5M / X6M Visualizer Comes Online

The first online 360 degree visualizers for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M has appeared on BMW.DE. It confirms all the exterior and interior colors available. There are 8 exterior color options: Alpine White Carbon Black Black Sapphire Silverst...

The first online 360 degree visualizers for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M has appeared on BMW.DE. It confirms all the exterior and interior colors available. There are 8 exterior color options: Alpine White Carbon Black Black Sapphire Silverstone Melbourne Red Long Beach Blue Mineral White Donington Gray

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