2015 Acura ILX 2.4L Review

Heading south on California Highway 1. ...

Heading south on California Highway 1.

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Epic Drives: Alaska’s Dalton Highway in a 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited

Lifeblood. Death road. ...

Lifeblood. Death road.

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Cadillac Will Build Flagship Luxury Sedan in Detroit

New so-called Cadillac LTS will go into production in late 2015. ...

New so-called Cadillac LTS will go into production in late 2015.

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Recalls: 2014-2015 Toyota Models, 2015 Lincoln MKC, GM CNG Vans

Toyota models with 3.5-liter V-6 engine may have a fuel leak. ...

Toyota models with 3.5-liter V-6 engine may have a fuel leak.

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BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore

Today, BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. The facility will serve 96 dealers within the Central and Eastern regions of BMW’s dealer network. Ludwig Willisch, President and C...

Today, BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. The facility will serve 96 dealers within the Central and Eastern regions of BMW’s dealer network. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Craig Westbrook, Vice President – Aftersales, BMW of North America, were in attendance and spoke at the opening. “BMW Group year-to-date sales in the U.S. set a new benchmark, topping 246,000 vehicles in the first eight months of this year, and we are full of confidence that we will follow our success through the remaining months of 2014,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “For us at BMW, there is nothing more important than the satisfaction of our customers, and this Vehicle Distribution Center will play a critical role in keeping our customers happy with a full supply of new BMW vehicles for them to enjoy.”

BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore

With this new facility, BMW enhances its position at the largest car processing port on the East Coast. Already fully staffed, this Vehicle Distribution Center will import an estimated total of 166,000 vehicles (BMW & MINI) through 2016.  Vehicle inspection, repairs (mechanical and Paint and Body), accessory installation, vehicle programming and vehicle maintenance will be performed there as well.

BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore

“This is the front line of our customer service effort, especially for our customers in the central part of the U.S.,” said Craig Westbrook, Aftersales VP of BMW of North America. “Our new Baltimore port facility is dedicated to receiving from overseas, rapidly preparing and then quickly delivering new vehicles to our customers and dealers.” Located at 2700 Broening Highway, the new Vehicle Distribution Center provides room for BMW to further build its processing operation, as business continues to grow. To honor the occasion, BMW executives were joined onsite by Ray Fitzgerald, President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Atlantic, and James J. White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration. “It’s a natural evolution that BMW and WWL, longtime partners in ocean transportation, expand their supply chain cooperation into land-based logistics services,” said Ray Fitzgerald, President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Atlantic. “Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics values its association with BMW and is confident in its ability to provide high quality vehicle processing and logistics services in support of BMW’s long-term growth ambitions in North America.” “We are delighted to be involved in a partnership of two very highly-regarded entities in their respective industries, BMW and WWL,” said James J. White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration.  “BMW is one of the world’s top auto manufacturers and WWL is second to none as a global shipping and logistics company.  As the top auto-handling port in the nation, we look forward to watching this relationship grow and succeed.” A variety of BMW vehicles were on display at the opening event, including the revolutionary i8, BMW’s new plug-in hybrid sports car.  With its futuristic design and groundbreaking technology, the BMW i8 will enter the U.S. market early autumn 2014, joining BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary vehicles dedicated to solving many of the mobility challenges faced by the world’s most densely populated cities. The article BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2015 BMW i8 – Another Video Review

Here is a new review of the 2015 BMW i8. 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 en...

Here is a new review of the 2015 BMW i8. 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).

2015 BMW i8   Another Video Review

While the i8 was not built for the track and it is often advertised as the “green sportscar” of the future, the innovative car keeps up on the Hockenheim track with the likes of Porsche Boxter (1:14.9), Jaguar F-Type (1:15.2) and the BMW M135i (1:15.7). The U.S. market sells the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700. We have learned that some dealers sold their i8s for as much as 100,000 over sticker, that’s nearly a 75% surcharge. The article 2015 BMW i8 – Another Video Review appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2016 BMW 5 Series Rendered Again

The next and seventh generation G30 BMW 5 Series will launch in 2016. Rendered here are the rear end of the G30 5 Series Sedan and the G31 her Touring. What do we expect from the 5 Series is to continue along the design lines of the current F10/F11...

The next and seventh generation G30 BMW 5 Series will launch in 2016. Rendered here are the rear end of the G30 5 Series Sedan and the G31 her Touring. What do we expect from the 5 Series is to continue along the design lines of the current F10/F11 generation, a soft rounded design that it is immediately appealing to mass customers. We do anticipate some of the current BMW design features to trickle their way into the 5 Series looks as well, starting with the headlights flowing into the kidney grille and the dynamics side panels.

2016 BMW 5 Series Rendered Again

The front and rear bumper will certainly be bumped a notch in sportiness as well. The taillights also get a redesigned and they look sleeker and longer than the current F10 generation. Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models.

2016 BMW 5 Series Rendered Again

The G30 BMW 5 Series is built upon the BMW’s next generation platform called “35up”, a codename for a new platform that will bring lightweight materials and construction2016 BMW 5 Series Rendering to mass production cars. CFRP will play an important role here. Powertrains will include a selection of four cylinder 2.0 liter engines and 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid drivetrain based on the one seen in the X5 eDrive Concept. The 7th generation 5 Series will continue to include the sedan, touring and the Gran Turismo variants. The article 2016 BMW 5 Series Rendered Again appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Going that extra mile for your BMW E92 M3 sometimes takes you to choosing an individual color that will make it stand out even more. Take for example this Monte Carlo Blue color. The finish simply shows us where further customization within factory o...

Going that extra mile for your BMW E92 M3 sometimes takes you to choosing an individual color that will make it stand out even more. Take for example this Monte Carlo Blue color. The finish simply shows us where further customization within factory options can take us. Now, when you add a set of aftermarket wheels and some aero parts, you get an even cooler looking BMW E92 M3. The setup shown here is made by MORR Wheels. It’s a set of their 20×9 and 20×10.5 sized front and rear, respectively, MultiForged MS52 concave wheels in a hand-brushed with tinted matte clear finish.

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

They come wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S04 tires sized 255/30/20 & 285/30/20 front and rear. It’s a popular design that has been seen on a few different builds lately, proving to us the ever changing direction the wheel companies are taking.

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Furthermore, you will find that this specific car is lowered on H&R springs, allowing for an even better exterior appearance as well. Additional details and parts include BMW Edition front grilles, BMW Edition side-vent grilles, iND Color-matched reflectors and iND M5 paint-scheme mirrors. There are all small touches that significantly improve the overall exterior of the vehicle.

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Go take a look at the photoshoot of this build that was done by William Stern Photography and grab some wallpapers as well.

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

Individual Monte Carlo Blue BMW E92 M3 On MORR Wheels

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2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

The new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will have their world premiere at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Even though known for its “green car” auto show reputation, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will welcome BMW’s top SUVs. Earlier this year...

The new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will have their world premiere at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Even though known for its “green car” auto show reputation, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will welcome BMW’s top SUVs. Earlier this year, we learned that the upcoming 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will use an upgraded version of the already powerful S63Tü V8 twin-turbo engine from the F10 BMW M5. We initially heard that the new engine will produce certainly more than 560 horsepower but recent reports put the actual output value close to 600 horsepower.

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

The F85 X5 M and X6 M will launch in Spring 2015 and comes with large air intakes, wider bodykit, rear diffuser and blue calipers M brakes. At the rear end, the two brothers features the typical quad exhaust pipes. The typical front end from the X5 and X6 – headlights flowing into the 3D kidney grille – will also be seen on the M versions. The standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is expected to be completed, for both models and thanks to all-wheel drive, in less than five seconds.  Top speed is limited to 250 km / h from the factory but the M Driver’s Package will raise it to 275 km / h.

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show

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BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

As you may remember, PSI bought a Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 which already saw some modds being installed earlier. Now they are on a mission to create a first bolt on roll bar for the same vehicle. Currently under development, they have documented the ...

As you may remember, PSI bought a Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 which already saw some modds being installed earlier. Now they are on a mission to create a first bolt on roll bar for the same vehicle. Currently under development, they have documented the first prototype stages of the new aftermarket performance addition for this car, ensuring the procedure is well shown and presented to potential customers. A roll bar adds greater safety to drivers in case of an accident on the track where the car might roll on the roof where it also provides additional structural rigidity as well.

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

Their aim is to create a roll bar which can be easilly installed and removed – pending urgent needs. This means the new performance safety part will ensure you can utilize your BMW M4 with daily driving tasks, but also prepare it for additional needs of track days and racing events – all in a matter of hours that is. It’s definitely an approach that will be liked by many weekend racing drivers out there, owning the same car naturally.

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

Using the M4 Safety Car as a reference, we brought in an expert fabricator to create our own version of the competition roll bar. When tackling a project like this, it helps to have experience on your side, and this person has plenty. The fabricator we contacted has a history of building Grand Am, American Le Mans Series, and Rolex Sports Car Series roll cages with other custom fabrication work. – Precision Sport Industries

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

The BMW M4’s brand new engine is a 4.0L V8 vs 3.0L straight-six powerplant that churns out 425 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 406 pound-feet of torque. This is all good for a sprint from 0 – 62mph of just 3.8 seconds if a DCT transmission is used. The 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925. The European Delivery price for the M4 starts at $59,755. Make sure to check all the tiny engineering details that go into producing an aftermarket safety product like this right below. We’ll bring more information about the roll bar from Precision Sport Industries as we get the updated information.

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

BMW F82 M4 Bolt On Roll Bar Development By PSI

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