Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/23/g11-bmw-7-series-spotted-london/ in News on September 23, 2014
The upcoming G11 BMW 7 Series continues its testing trials all across Europe. While the high-end sedan was previously spotted in Germany, Spain or France, this time it makes an appearance in the center of London. Featuring the same psychedelic and fu...
The upcoming G11 BMW 7 Series continues its testing trials all across Europe. While the high-end sedan was previously spotted in Germany, Spain or France, this time it makes an appearance in the center of London. Featuring the same psychedelic and funky camouflage, the G11 7er rolls slowly down the streets of London showing its still hidden, sleek and long silhouette. BMW says the G11 BMW 7 Series will make use of modern materials with a lot of carbon fiber. The high-end limousine will set new luxury-class standards not only in terms of lightweight construction, but also in driving dynamics.
With the new G11/G12 platform, BMW managed to shed some weight off the previous 7 Series models. The weight of the base 740i model is said to dramatically drop below the 1900kg kerb weight. The new 2016 BMW 7 Series features a mix of materials that allow for considerable weight savings: carbon fiber parts were added to the aluminum and steel used in today’s car. The roof, bonnet and bootlid are most likely to be made from CFRP.
BMW is taking an evolutionary approach with the styling of its next 7 Series. The trunk lid looks to be different and up front the hood and grille appear to sit lower. The headlights2016 BMW 7 Series Spotted In France feature a more slicker design while the rear lights seem to be smaller in size. The C-pillar is also likely to be hiding a revised version of BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink. BMW will launch the new 7 Series at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-2015-saleen-302-mustang-offers-up-to-640-hp/ in News on September 23, 2014
Standard “White Label” 2015 Ford Mustang has 450 hp.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-see-the-2015-ford-mustang-progress-from-sketch-to-production/ in News on September 23, 2014
Ford takes us through the first sketches to the production model of the all-new 2015 Mustang.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/23/f83-bmw-m4-convertible-looks-great-yas-marina-blue/ in News on September 23, 2014
The recently launched F83 BMW M4 Convertible was spotted on the road featuring the Yas Marina Blue color. Initially advertised as the launch color for the F80 M3 Sedan, the unique blue shade has been seen on the M4 Coupe as well and now on the conver...
The recently launched F83 BMW M4 Convertible was spotted on the road featuring the Yas Marina Blue color. Initially advertised as the launch color for the F80 M3 Sedan, the unique blue shade has been seen on the M4 Coupe as well and now on the convertible. At the International Media Launch of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible back in August, BMW brought out different models to showcase the color palette of the new cabriolet.
The M4 Convertible was shown there was in the Sakhir Orange color which first debuted in the M6 Coupe. The M3 and M4 Coupe/Convertible come with a variety of well known colors as well as two new ones: Yas Marina Blue Metallic and Austin Yellow Metallic. The other exterior colors are: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic. The new F80 BMW M3 and F82/F83 M4 will officially only get a frozen paint in 2015. READ ALSO: BMW M4 Convertible Test Drive
Under the hood, it features the same S55 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower engine producing 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed or an optional 7-speed M DCT transmission. BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible in the US will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible.
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Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/23/introducing-vorsteiner-bmw-f8x-m3m4-gts-program/ in News on September 23, 2014
Vorsteiner releases their tuning program for the BMW F8X M3/M4 models. Dubbed BMW F8X M3/M4 GTS, the tuning program brings a series of visual upgrades to the new M3/M4. One of the first things announced in the program is the new F8x carbon fiber rear...
Vorsteiner releases their tuning program for the BMW F8X M3/M4 models. Dubbed BMW F8X M3/M4 GTS, the tuning program brings a series of visual upgrades to the new M3/M4. One of the first things announced in the program is the new F8x carbon fiber rear diffuser which went through an extensive and difficult process to create such slender fins, rarely seen in a single monocoque construction carbon diffuser. Every individual carbon fiber product is hand-laid by the Vorsteiner trained master craftsmen in-house in their manufacture facility in California.
All of the aerodynamic components were engineered and designed in the state of the art 3D alias software in conjunction with the blue light laser scanning technology and 5 axis CNC milling machines for rapid prototyping. The full Vorsteiner package for the F8x M3 and M4 chassis includes Forged or Flow Forged wheels, carbon add-on front spoiler, carbon rear diffuser element, custom livery foil kit, embroidered velour floor mats, and not pictured are the exclusive stainless dual walled exhaust tips in brushed or diamond black finish.
See below the full details and a photo gallery. Vorsteiner GTS Edition BMW F82 M4 • Carbon Fiber Front Add-On Spoiler • Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser Element • Livery Foil Kit • Embroidered Velour Floor Mats with Colored Piping • Stainless Steel 90mm Exhaust Tip Set – Images Coming Soon Sport Challenge Forged VSC-101 Monoblock Wheels • Wheel Finish: Matte Black • Wheel Size: 20×10 Front, 20×11 Rear • Tire Size: 275/30/20, 295/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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Posted by http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038844 in News on September 23, 2014
Vorsteiner presents the GTS program for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.
Posted by http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/news/current-news/2014/09/bmw_oktoberfest.html in Motorsport on September 23, 2014
In glorious late summer weather, BMW gathered its sporting ambassadors from various disciplines at the traditional BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The stars from motorsport, winter sports, running and outdoor sports first ...
In glorious late summer weather, BMW gathered its sporting ambassadors from various disciplines at the traditional BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
The stars from motorsport, winter sports, running and outdoor sports first met to take a tour of the Oktoberfest grounds and then spent a relaxing afternoon in the Käfer Wiesn Schänke. BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and newly crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann celebrated the recent successes together with the other DTM drivers Martin Tomczyk and Bruno Spengler, and the other athletes. BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi and BMW Classic ambassador Prince Leopold of Bavaria were also guests. The winners of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Joan “Nani” Roma and Michel Périn from the Monster Energy X-raid Team also took a trip to Munich. Winter sports were represented by BMW brand ambassador Katarina Witt and numerous current and former Olympic champions and world champions. Luge Olympic champions Natalie Geisenberger and Felix Loch had fun at the fairground, as did world bobsledding champions Francesco Friedrich and Manuel Machata and their teams, as well as biathlon Olympic champions Ricco Groß and Sven Fischer. Traditionally popular guests were skiing legends and BMW winter sports ambassadors Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther. BMW running ambassador Ingalena Heuck and BMW outdoors ambassador Stefan Glowacz completed the array of sports stars. The day started off with a stroll through the grounds of the Oktoberfest, during which the athletes competed on the bumper cars, the “Münchner Rutschn” (Munich slide) and “Hau den Lukas” (a test of strength). After that the athletes posed for a group photo in front of the Bavaria, one of the landmarks of Munich and the Oktoberfest, before heading for a hearty German meal. Quotes from the 2014 BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch: Marco Wittmann (DTM champion 2014): “I had a great time at this event when I visited the Oktoberfest for the first time last year and was really looking forward to this BMW Wiesn Sport-Stammtisch. I enjoy soaking up the atmosphere and meeting the other BMW athletes. The numerous interviews with journalists are also still fun after winning the DTM title. Out of the activities that we took part in at the fairground, I was best at the bumper cars. The bobsledders had definite advantages in strength and techniques in ‘Hau den Lukas’.” Alessandro Zanardi (BMW works driver): “I was at the Oktoberfest once before, but the weather was so bad that there was nothing going on. Today the sun is shining and there are so many people here. It’s great fun when it’s like that. It’s also nice to talk about something other than motorsport with these people for a change. Such an event is also really important for getting to know athletes from different disciplines. A lot of talent has gathered here." Joan “Nani” Roma (2014 winner of the Dakar Rally): “This is the first time that I’ve been to the Oktoberfest and the whole environment is completely new to me. But I really like learning about the traditions in different parts of the world. It’s incredible seeing these crowds of people and knowing that it’s like this every day for two weeks. I’m not used to it. After all, in my job I’m usually alone with my co-driver, and I love peace and quiet at home too. But every now and then I like being around a lot of people. Just like today.”
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/collectible_classic/1410-collectible-classic-1972-1989-aston-martin-v8/ in News on September 23, 2014
This is what comes of looking at the classified ads.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/paris/2014/1409-infiniti-q80-inspiration-concept-partially-revealed-before-paris-show/ in News on September 23, 2014
Daring design to preview a future model.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-2015-volkswagen-beetle-adds-classic-model/ in News on September 23, 2014
Starts at $21,015 for hatchback, $26,815 for convertible.