BMW M3 Finishes 1-2 at Circuit of the Americas to Extend Championship Lead

Fall-Line Motorsports 1st, Turner Motorsports 2nd in Grand Sport Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2014 . . . Fall-Line Motorsport’s team strategists proved themselves to be excellent weathermen with a late-race call for wet-weather tires, in a st...

Fall-Line Motorsports 1st, Turner Motorsports 2nd in Grand Sport Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2014 . . . Fall-Line Motorsport’s team strategists proved themselves to be excellent weathermen with a late-race call for wet-weather tires, in a step to secure the team’s second Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge victory of the year for the No. 46 BMW M3 of John Edwards and Trent Hindman, in today’s 2.5-hour race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. The win puts Hindman into the lead in Grand Sport Driver points, and places BMW firmly at the top of Grand Sport Manufacturer standings. Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes 6th and 7th at Circuit of the Americas

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL finished sixth and seventh in today’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, the penultimate round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. B...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL finished sixth and seventh in today’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, the penultimate round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Bill Auberlen and Andy Priaulx finished sixth in the No. 55 BMW Z4, completing 75 laps of the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit at the checkered flag. John Edwards and Dirk Müller finished seventh in the No. 56 BMW Z4. The cars qualified sixth and seventh, but Edwards started the race from fifth and Priaulx from sixth after the GTLM class polesitter was disqualified following technical inspection. Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW offers big discounts and incentives to drive record sales

According to a report by Bloomberg, BMW is the biggest spender among the premium automakers on a per-vehicle basis by boosting incentives by 45 percent from a year earlier. Audi and Mercedes were also big spenders. Promotional spending surged 30 perc...

According to a report by Bloomberg, BMW is the biggest spender among the premium automakers on a per-vehicle basis by boosting incentives by 45 percent from a year earlier. Audi and Mercedes were also big spenders. Promotional spending surged 30 percent at Mercedes and 71 percent at Audi. Spending by vehicle averaged $4,912 at BMW last month, followed by $4,189 for Mercedes and $3,236 for Audi.

BMW offers big discounts and incentives to drive record sales

“Incentive spending changes reflect consumer demand shifting to higher-MSRP, higher-profit vehicle segments, which is a net positive for most full-line automakers,” said John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueCar Inc. August sales in the premium segment were the best in eight years and all three German automakers are on track to deliver a sales record year as well. The article BMW offers big discounts and incentives to drive record sales appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW R nineT – A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

Historically, BMW Motorrad has been known for its bike cruisers, the globe-trotting workhorses or the superbikes racing in MotoGP, but what it hasn’t been known for was a brand appeal to younger, casual riders. Meet the BMW R nineT, the Bavaria...

Historically, BMW Motorrad has been known for its bike cruisers, the globe-trotting workhorses or the superbikes racing in MotoGP, but what it hasn’t been known for was a brand appeal to younger, casual riders. Meet the BMW R nineT, the Bavarians’ first bike that seduces us with retro touches and simplicity. BMW’s motorcycle design boss Ola Stenegard has kept BMW’s longstanding hallmarks (boxer twin, Paralever shaft drive) and added a modern/retro style to the R nineT. To showcase not only the bike, but also the customization program for it, BMW has released four BMW R nineT motorcycles, each of which was the result of a unique custom conversion by leading Japanese customizing firms.

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

Go Takamine (Brat Style), Kaichiroh Kurosu (Cherry’s Company), Shiro Nakajima (46 Works) and Hideya Togashi (HIDE Motorcycle) had all taken on the challenge to transform a BMW R nineT into an individual creation of their own design in less than 200 days.

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

The customization program can begin with the removable of the rear pillion giving you the option to adjust the position of the exhaust to suit your tastes. And the rear subframe is held in place with just eight bolts, making it a snap to radically change the bike’s lines from a compact cafe racer to a highway cruiser. Stenegard was particularly impressed with the creative talents of the four Japanese customers was . ‘I was absolutely bowled-over. I had high expectations – after all these are four of the best customisers in the world, and in the end I went down on my knees. What they have succeeded in creating here is just astounding.” The $14,900 price tag might not be the most affordable price point, but the bike has already garnered a lot of attention from the bike custom scene which might help with sales.

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

BMW R nineT   A motorcycle that appeals to young riders

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BMW R 1200 RT Named 2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year

In Rider Magazine’s annual People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year award, the BMW R 1200 RT has come out on top, just edging out Indian’s new Chieftain and the KTM 1190 Adventure R. The survey, which… [[ This is a content summa...

In Rider Magazine’s annual People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year award, the BMW R 1200 RT has come out on top, just edging out Indian’s new Chieftain and the KTM 1190 Adventure R. The survey, which… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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2015 Audi S3 Review

Audi’s very impressive, very fast small sports sedan. ...

Audi’s very impressive, very fast small sports sedan.

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BMW M5 crashes into a bus stop – Video

Wet pavement, lots of horsepower and being quick on the throttle, have made this driver crash his BMW M5 into a bus stop. It’s not the first time we see a poorly handled BMW ending up in a crash, some more serious than others. Looking at the vi...

Wet pavement, lots of horsepower and being quick on the throttle, have made this driver crash his BMW M5 into a bus stop. It’s not the first time we see a poorly handled BMW ending up in a crash, some more serious than others. Looking at the video below, we observe an F10 BMW M5 in Alpine White color coming from a stop sign and turning left onto a major road. Upon steering, it looks like the driver was a bit too aggressive on the throttle and with high performance tires on it and a wet road, the M5’s front wheels begin to turn but the back wheels spin out to the outside of the curve, causing the rear of the car to fishtail. Instead of letting off the gas and keep his foot off the brake, the driver seems to panic, countersteers and ends up hitting the bus stop.

BMW M5 crashes into a bus stop   Video

It’s unknown if any casualties resulted from this, but our hopes are that this was just a mistake that everyone could recover from. The lessons learned here are always to asses the driving conditions, be alert and learn some of the basic rules of oversteering: uickly steer the car into the direction you want to go, as your car begins to head in the correct direction, counter-steer to ensure your car stays on the intended path. The article BMW M5 crashes into a bus stop – Video appeared first on BMW BLOG

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KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

Improving your BMW’s stance by lowering the car is the modification choice for many owners out there. While the BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Coupe have the lowest ride height in the BMW lineup, excluding the M cars, the overall sta...

Improving your BMW’s stance by lowering the car is the modification choice for many owners out there. While the BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Coupe have the lowest ride height in the BMW lineup, excluding the M cars, the overall stance  and aesthetics can still be improved. This is where aftermarket suspension solutions like the product selection from KW Suspension comes into play. According to many owners out there, a KW Coilover suspension system greatly improves handling, allows for a lowered vehicle with pin-point accuracy while allowing them to obtain custom aftermarket wheels that provide the additional personalization touch for their cars.

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Suspension just released information on their V1, V2 and V3 coilovers for the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) which greatly improves the driving dynamics and also the stance with a German TÜV-approved, lowering up to 65mm on the front and rear axle. “With KW coilovers fitted drivers will benefit from technology that is derived from our motorsport department onto the road”, explains KW product manager Johannes Wacker. “Lots of BMW racecars like the BMW Z4 FR3 and M325i Racing Cup are equipped with KW dampers, and similar to motorsport suspensions the Variant 3 benefits from adjustable rebound and compression damping.”

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

The rebound can be adjusted with 16 exact clicks using the upper end of the piston rod. With adjustment of the compression damping, the BMW’s basic setup can be altered to adjust the rolling motion of the body without having to alter the rebound rates. Rebound can also be adjusted with 16 clicks on the KW Variant 2 coilover, whereas the KW Variant 1 system has the damping pre-set from the factory and cannot be adjusted. Drivers who want to achieve a balance between sporty handling and daily driveability will find the Variant 1 perfect for their driving needs. All three KW coilover kits are made of stainless steel and enable a continuous lowering of 40 to 65 millimeter at both axles. Soon, the KW coilovers will be available for 4 Series Convertible with BMW xDrive. For more information about details of KW damping technology, please watch take a look at the video below. This will complete their offering for the BMW 4 Series family, allowing owners to fully lower their vehicles and to consider some aftermarket wheels.

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible

The article KW Coilover Kits For The New BMW 4 Series Convertible appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW i8 launched on the China car market for $323,000

The globally sold out BMW i8 is launching on the Chinese car market with a base price of $323,000. The BMW i8 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies. BMW sees the Chinese car market as one of their biggest se...

The globally sold out BMW i8 is launching on the Chinese car market with a base price of $323,000. The BMW i8 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies. BMW sees the Chinese car market as one of their biggest sellers for electric and hybrid vehicles and the base i3 also comes with a hefty price: $73,000. Reports say that the BMW i8 is already sold out in China, not unexpected for a country that has a high rate of millionaires.

BMW i8 launched on the China car market for $323,000

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700. Some U.S. dealerships are selling the i8 way above the listing price. [Source: CarNewsChina] The article BMW i8 launched on the China car market for $323,000 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Debuts Unique Styling

Mitsubishi gives the Outlander PHEV crossover a new look for Paris. ...

Mitsubishi gives the Outlander PHEV crossover a new look for Paris.

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