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What’s a BMW supposed to look like?
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/08/27/alpine-white-bmw-e92-m3-with-forgestar-wheels/ in News on August 27, 2015
Without a doubt, Alpine White is one of the most favorite colors for BMW cars. The beautiful and classy white has been a fans favorite since the BMW E92/E93 M3 came to market and continues to be a popular choice for the M4 as well. The clean look giv...
Without a doubt, Alpine White is one of the most favorite colors for BMW cars. The beautiful and classy white has been a fans favorite since the BMW E92/E93 M3 came to market and continues to be a popular choice for the M4 as well. The clean look given by the white color combined with perfect accentuation of the aggressive body parts make this a great selection for an exterior finish. Just as Alpine White is becoming an icon, the E92/E93 M3 is heading towards the same status. The last generation BMW M3 is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 and it’s the only M3 that revs to an insane 8,300 rpm. Its S65 V8 was named International Engine Of The Year from 2008-2012 in the 3.0 – 4.0 liter category. Performance wise, the E92 M3 is a monster on track and on the road, some magazine tests show 0 to 60 times of 3.9 seconds for the DCT-equipped models.
The owner of this E93 M3 decided to keep his car close to stock, so in order to differentiate from others, he decided to add a new set of custom wheels, a black kidney grille and subtle M Performance Trunk Lip. These Forgestar F14 wheels make the BMW M3 look fresh, sporty and even more aggressive. Check out the media gallery right below for more details on this project, all in some high-quality wallpapers.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/08/27/wheels-boutique-does-another-bmw-m4-with-adv-1-wheels/ in News on August 27, 2015
Alpine White is here to stay! With more builds being launched weekly, this classy white is a particularly popular exterior finish and works great with the new M4. This BMW F82 M4 has seen some work done by Wheels Boutique, starting with the addition ...
Alpine White is here to stay! With more builds being launched weekly, this classy white is a particularly popular exterior finish and works great with the new M4. This BMW F82 M4 has seen some work done by Wheels Boutique, starting with the addition of custom forged aftermarket wheels by ADV.1. No power upgrades were added to the vehicle so the BMW M4 seen here is powered by the 3.0 Liter BMW Twin Power Turbo engine displacing 425 horsepower to the rear wheels. The M4 sprints from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 3.8 seconds. Top speed is yet again electronically limited to 155mph (250km/h). Not to shabby!
The owner of this BMW M4 decided it was time to customize his ride. The idea behind this is simple: With many M4s running on the roads today, the desire to be more noticeable and different prevails with many. The addition of these ADV005 Track Spec CS wheels ensures that level of customization and appeal. The wheels come with showing red hardware as an option, creating a nice contrasting effect with the white color. The kidney grille was also customized and now includes the M stripes. More details are available in the media gallery below.
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Posted by http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1165495 in News on August 27, 2015
A BIMMERPOST member shares his sighting of the all new 7 Series (and M Sport model) in this NYC garage.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/08/28/bmw-m4-convertible-spotted-in-speed-yellow-color/ in News on August 27, 2015
A quite unique BMW M4 Convertible was spotted in London. The hardtop cabriolet features the BMW Individual color Speed Yellow (a color that we often have mistaken for Dakar Yellow). The flashy yellow is available for any BMW, as long as yo shell out ...
A quite unique BMW M4 Convertible was spotted in London. The hardtop cabriolet features the BMW Individual color Speed Yellow (a color that we often have mistaken for Dakar Yellow). The flashy yellow is available for any BMW, as long as yo shell out around $5,000. Despite the hefty price tag, the BMW Individual paint jobs are one of the easiest ways to differentiate your super sporty M car from others in the crowd.
While many of us already associate the F82 M4 with Austin Yellow, the exterior color palette is quite extensive and diversified: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic. With more and more M4s delivered every month to customers, we expect to see other BMW Individual colors as well, like this green M4.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/08/27/bmw-m-performance-valve-exhaust-silencer-system-for-the-bmw-x4/ in News on August 27, 2015
Superior power, impressive handling characteristics and a distinctively sporty design are the prominent features of the BMW X4. To enhance the character of this Sports Activity Coupe even more, BMW offers the M Performance valve exhaust silencer as a...
Superior power, impressive handling characteristics and a distinctively sporty design are the prominent features of the BMW X4. To enhance the character of this Sports Activity Coupe even more, BMW offers the M Performance valve exhaust silencer as an original accessory for the BMW X4 xDrive35i. This exclusive system with Bluetooth 4.0 remote control provides two operating modes to impressively intensify the sound of the six-cylinder power unit. In Sport mode, the BMW X4 sounds significantly more emotional than with the series trim, but without foregoing everyday suitability.
In Track mode, which is exclusively for use on the racetrack, the system achieves its maximum performance-oriented sonority with the corresponding sound pressure, thus offering a particularly intensive driving experience. Each operating mode is displayed to the driver via an LED and activated by double clicking on the remote control. The valve exhaust silencer sets distinctive accents in visual terms as well. The entire system is made from high-grade steel, is double-sided and boasts the trapeze-shaped tailpipe finishers we are familiar with from the BMW models featuring an eight-cylinder power unit. Finally, the system, which was developed in compliance with stringent BMW standards, fulfills the highest quality requirements also with regard to fit, dimensional accuracy and durability. In Sport mode, the M Performance valve exhaust silencer system is approved for operation on public roads.
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The sporty elegance of the new BMW 7 Series can be enhanced even further using attractive BMW M Performance parts from the range of original BMW accessories. The matt black BMW M Performance rear spoiler, for example, adds a sporting touch. It was d...
The sporty elegance of the new BMW 7 Series can be enhanced even further using attractive BMW M Performance parts from the range of original BMW accessories. The matt black BMW M Performance rear spoiler, for example, adds a sporting touch. It was designed exclusively for the BMW 7 Series and blends in perfectly with the vehicle’s shape. The BMW M Performance rear spoiler is quick and easy to fit and requires no TÜV inspection. If desired, the spoiler can be painted in a preferred colour prior to being fitted. The BMW M Performance side sill foil offers a further sporty design enhancement for the new BMW 7 Series, provided it is equipped with an M Sport Package or an M Aerodynamics Package. The high-grade door sill foil, which is available in glossy black, features a coloured BMW M Performance inscription, is carwash-resistant and highly durable. Thanks to the enclosed fitting templates, the BMW M Performance foil can be quickly and easily fitted onto the side sills. Inside the car, BMW M Performance premium steel pedal covers emphasise the sporty note of the new BMW 7 Series. The stainless steel covers are tightly fitted around the standard pedals, providing them with an extremely high-class look. BMW M Performance front grille slats with decorative black surround bestow the front of the new BMW 7 Series with an even sportier look. They are made of tear and impact-resistant plastic, have the same geometry as the side slats and are therefore easy to replace. A further sporty feature are the exclusive, elaborately handcrafted BMW M Performance carbon door mirror caps, which also provide the luxurious new BMW 7 Series with a touch of racing flair. Due to the application of several layers of paint followed by high-gloss polishing, they boast a sporty and elegant depth effect. The carbon door mirror caps can be easily replaced by standard caps. The high-quality, 21-inch BMW M Performance light alloy, double spoke forged wheels 650 M are characterised by their perfectly matching bicolour look and optimized weight. Being around two kilos lighter than comparable standard aluminium cast wheels they contribute significantly towards a reduction in unsprung masses. This on the other hand enhances the vehicle’s agility and steering behaviour. The wheels are exclusively finished in high-gloss black, the visible sides burnished. A glossy clear finish gives the wheel the final exclusive touch. The BMW M logo makes the wheel look even more attractive. The wheels feature run-flat tyres, which allow the vehicle to be driven over a certain distance even in the event of tyre pressure loss, thus enhancing safety. The high-quality BMW travel blanket turns motoring into a feel-good experience. Comfort and well-being when driving are increasingly appreciated by customers – not only in the new BMW 7 Series. BMW has taken this development as a reason to include a BMW travel blanket in the range of original BMW accessories for the first time. It is made entirely of high-quality, extra fine merino wool, is beige on one side, dark brown on the other and features the typical BMW diamond pattern. The blanket is woven entirely from renewable raw materials using the sophisticated Jacquard technique and is extremely versatile.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/08/27/2016-bmw-340i-configurator-now-on-bmwusa-com/ in News on August 27, 2015
The 2016 BMW 340i and 340i xDrive can now be configured on www.bmwusa.com. The 34oi with a rear-wheel drive setup starts at $45,800 (without the $995 destination and handling), while the xDrive model costs $47,800. The 2015 335i with a manual transmi...
The 2016 BMW 340i and 340i xDrive can now be configured on www.bmwusa.com. The 34oi with a rear-wheel drive setup starts at $45,800 (without the $995 destination and handling), while the xDrive model costs $47,800. The 2015 335i with a manual transmission was priced at $43,750. The 335i is replaced by the 340i name, though displacement doesn’t change. BMW’s 340i will be the first BMW to use the six-cylinder engine from the EfficientDynamics engine family. Replacing the outgoing 3.0 liter turbocharged six in the 335i, the 340i’s six will produce 326 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and achieve 7.7-6.5 liters per 100km (30 mpg US). The new, all-aluminum six-cylinder engine will be both powerful and efficient, more so than the outgoing six. This new I6 engine has some mighty shoes to fill, as the outgoing six is beloved by enthusiasts everywhere for its silky-smooth power delivery, excellent powerband and lovely noise.
The 340i be available with six-speed manual transmissions and eight-speed, ZF automatics. The manual features a dual-mass flywheel with centrifugal pendulum adjusters and rev-matching to bring the engine to the correct speed for the next gear change, up or down. Designers have given the headlights a redesign with optional full-LED lighting while the LED taillights are sharper and more dynamic. The rear end also gets more sculpted and clearly defined lines.
A Track Handling package is now on the option sheet while the previous Sport Line package is now standard. The Luxury package will offer…you guessed…more luxury, and the M Sport and M Aerodynamic package will increase its sporty looks.
Posted by http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1166484 in News on August 27, 2015
Wireless charging as a retrofit solution with snap-in adapter. Those who use a smartphone with a wireless charging function or wish to upgrade their smartphone with this technology can now also use this comfortable charging method in BMW vehicles. ...
Wireless charging as a retrofit solution with snap-in adapter. Those who use a smartphone with a wireless charging function or wish to upgrade their smartphone with this technology can now also use this comfortable charging method in BMW vehicles. The snap-in wireless charging adapter available as an original BMW accessory offers wireless charging, whilst serving as a safe and stable storage system for the mobile phone. An integrated LED display provides continuous information on the charging process and the status of the mobile phone when it is not in use. The stainless steel/matt black plastic retaining clip ensures that the mobile phone is held firmly in place. The rubberized underside of the retaining clip protects the display from scratches. The inductive connection with the external aerial guarantees optimum network coverage and reduces the level of radiation inside the car. The snap-in wireless charging adapter can be used in all BMW vehicles fitted with a base plate. Wireless charging also for the Apple iPhone. The new wireless charging case from the original BMW accessory range permits wireless charging of Apple iPhones (5, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus) in the new BMW 7 Series with the wireless charging option or in all other BMW models with the snap-in wireless charging adapter. The attractive wireless charging case in BMW design is a one-piece unit with a fold-up lid and is used in a similar way to a conventional mobile phone protective case. When the iPhone is put into the case, it is compatible with all Qi-certified chargers
Posted by http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/news/current-news/2015/08/formula-e--bmw-safety-and-medical-car.html in Motorsport on August 27, 2015
BMW will once again line up in the FIA Formula E Championship in 2015/2016. When the second season gets underway on 17th October 2015, BMW will again be on hand as Official Car Partner with the BMW i8 Safety Car and BMW i3 Medical Car. The innovati...
BMW will once again line up in the FIA Formula E Championship in 2015/2016. When the second season gets underway on 17th October 2015, BMW will again be on hand as Official Car Partner with the BMW i8 Safety Car and BMW i3 Medical Car.
The innovative BMW i8 sports car returns to the racing series for electric single-seater racing cars as the official safety car. The fully-electric, zero-emission BMW i3 resumes its role from last year as the medical car. In addition, two BMW C evolution electric scooters and a BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid will also be used for the first time. “BMW i and Formula E make a great match! The FIA struck out in a fascinating new direction with its Formula E Championship. In 2014/2015, we set the foundations for a successful partnership, and it’s one we will continue into the second season,” said Jörg Reimann, Head of BMW Brand Experience. “Fully-electric single-seater racing cars, narrow street circuits in the heart of global metropolises, and a special means of involving fans via social networks: the concept of the series was a huge success in its first year. BMW has been involved in the series from the outset as Official Car Partner with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car. This platform has underlined BMW’s position as a pioneer in the field of electric mobility.” As of the start of its second season, Formula E will be an “open” championship. Unlike in the inaugural season, when all the cars were technically identical, eight of the ten teams will start the new season with their own technology. The main focus of the technical modifications will be the power train. This will result in different speeds, sounds and, above all, differences in efficiency over the duration of the race. The new season gets underway on 17th October 2015 in Beijing. It comprises eleven races in ten countries. — BMW i8 (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 49 g/km) BMW i3 (combined energy consumption: 12.9 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km; values in EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format)