BMW Drivers Back on the Podium at Indy

2nd and 3rd in Grand Sport, 3rd in Street Tuner Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 28, 2014 . . . BMW’s history of strong results in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course continued for the thi...

2nd and 3rd in Grand Sport, 3rd in Street Tuner Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 28, 2014 . . . BMW’s history of strong results in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course continued for the third consecutive year with podium finishes in both classes in Friday’s 2.5-hour race at the legendary circuit. Trent Hindman consolidated his lead in Grand Sport class driver championship with a second-place finish in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 he shares with John Edwards. Edwards started the race from his outside front row qualifying position. Hindman drove the second half of the race, to complete 86 laps of 2.435-mile, 14-turn circuit during the contest and finish 3.494 seconds behind the winning Camaro. Fall-Line teammates Shelby Blackstock and Joey Atterbury ran a strong race, leading 17 laps and finishing third in the No. 48 M3. Turner Motorsport drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Michael Marsal finished seventh in the No. 97 M3. In the Street Tuner class, Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss finished third in the No. 56 Murillo Racing BMW 328i. They were the top-finishers of the nine BMW machines in the ST class and the result keeps Foss at the top of the ST driver points standings. “Congratulations to Fall-Line Motorsports and Murillo Racing on a pair of strong performances at Indy,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager. “It was a fight to the finish in both classes. BMW continues its podium streak for three consecutive years at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Hindman and Foss stay on top of their respective driver’s championship.” Download the entire newsletter.

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F16 BMW X6 Spotted – Real Life Photos

Next month, the new F16 BMW X6 will make its world public debut at the 2014 Moscow Auto Show. The second generation X6 was unveiled back in June and sales will begin in late 2014. A production ready model was recently spotted in Munich. Despite going...

Next month, the new F16 BMW X6 will make its world public debut at the 2014 Moscow Auto Show. The second generation X6 was unveiled back in June and sales will begin in late 2014. A production ready model was recently spotted in Munich. Despite going through some design changes, the 2015 X6 is still recognizable as an X6, and now comes with a larger fascia and lots of dynamic lines running across the sides, or from the rear to the front. A chrome twin-kidney grille, the X-shaped intersecting elements on the front bumper, and a rear haunch now accentuated by a curved crease, show the X6 is just as interesting as the first generation E71.

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

The new X6 shares its hood, grille, and headlights with the F15 X5, and the short rear-end with the new, smaller X4. From far away, some people may have a hard time telling the two apart. The front-end is dominated by the “Air Curtains” incorporated in the outboard intakes, and the fender-located “Air Breathers,” both functional and aesthetic. Inside, the new X6 also takes some design cues from the X5, but with a more sporty angle. The cargo capacity is smaller than before, however, swallowing 53.9 cubic feet of stuff versus the previous model’s 59.7. The second row now folds in 40/20/40 sections.

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

For the U.S. market, BMW will offer the X6 with the sDrive35i(rear-wheel drive), xDrive35i and xDrive50i configuration. The 2015 BMW X6 sDrive35i and X6 xDrive35i are equipped with the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine. The V8-powered X6 xDrive50i gets improved performance for the new model year. The 4.4-liter V8 engine churns out 445 hp, a boost of 50 hp.

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

F16 BMW X6 Spotted   Real Life Photos

[Source: Autogespot] The article F16 BMW X6 Spotted – Real Life Photos appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich

The upcoming BMW M2 was spotted during testing in Munich. Just like the previously spotted prototypes, this orange painted M2 has yet to include the quad-tips exhaust system and still features the two tailpipes seen on the M235i. Just last month, the...

The upcoming BMW M2 was spotted during testing in Munich. Just like the previously spotted prototypes, this orange painted M2 has yet to include the quad-tips exhaust system and still features the two tailpipes seen on the M235i. Just last month, the first F87 BMW M2 prototype was spotted during a testing session and we had the chance to see, despite the light camouflage, some of the design features, starting with the aggressive front fascia and the rear spoiler and the signature M four-exhaust pipes. Kinda what BMW has previewed with their M235i Racing car.

BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich

With an aggressive

BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich

package, the M2 will strongly differentiate itself from the M135i hatch and the M235i Coupe model. BMW M2 is expected to adopt much of the new chassis technology found in the M3 and M4, including an electronically controlled limited slip rear differential dubbed Active M Differential. It was also revealed last month that a BMW M2 prototype is currently running under the hood an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter engine (N55B30T0). The same source reveals that the M2 prototype runs with both a manual and automatic transmission

BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich

. BMW M2 will most likely have more ponies under the hood than the M235i (340 hp), so expected anywhere from 360 to 380 ponies, leaving enough space to the 425 hp from the new BMW M3

BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich

Sedan and M4 Coupe. The BMW M2 will begin production in November 2015 with sales beginning in March 2016. [Source: Autogespot] The article BMW M2 Prototype Spotted In Munich appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf – Comparison

AutoExpress UK compares the new BMW i3 against the current EV industry leader, Nissan Leaf. Worldwide Nissan Leaf is already the best-selling electric car in history, with more than 110,000 sold globally since December 2011. The BMW i3 went on sale e...

AutoExpress UK compares the new BMW i3 against the current EV industry leader, Nissan Leaf. Worldwide Nissan Leaf is already the best-selling electric car in history, with more than 110,000 sold globally since December 2011. The BMW i3 went on sale earlier this year and BMW is currently working at full capacity to fulfill the requests. In Europe, the Leaf is officially rated at 123 miles but recent tests showed real life range to be around 90 miles. Same tests report on the i3 having a driving range of 105 miles from a 22 kWh battery pack.

BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf   Comparison

Motor-Talk.de But how do the two electric vehicles fare against each other? Here is an excerpt from their review: Charging Both cars feature illuminated charging sockets, helping to take the strain out of plugging in at night, plus they can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in between seven and eight hours when using a standard household socket. However, if you’ve got an off-road parking space, then a powerful wall-mounted charger will be a better bet. Nissan uses the free British Gas unit, but you’ll pay £315 for BMW’s i Wallbox. Space race The BMW has the upper hand when it comes to interior room. Its neat pillarless door opening makes for easy access to the back seat – although the wide, carbon fibre door sill will be a hurdle for some. Light materials and large windows also help make the i3’s cabin feel brighter and more airy than its rival’s more traditional interior. Residuals Mainstream manufacturers are embracing electric cars, but the used trade is less convinced about their long-term appeal. Our experts predict the BMW will hold on to just 30.8 per cent of its value after three years, while the Nissan will retain a woeful 26 per cent. The article BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf – Comparison appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2013 BMW 328 i xDrive Sedan

2013 BMW 328 i xDrive Sedan Black color, Beige interior Canton, OH 44708 20 months lease $0.00 per month ...

2013 BMW 328 i xDrive Sedan

2013 BMW 328 i xDrive Sedan Black color, Beige interior Canton, OH 44708 20 months lease $0.00 per month

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Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

Fourth film features legendary Ford Falcon-based Pursuit Special. ...

Fourth film features legendary Ford Falcon-based Pursuit Special.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf Recalled for Steering Malfunction

Loose stabilizer rods are the culprits. ...

Loose stabilizer rods are the culprits.

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Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept Inspired by Iconic Shoe

Does this 500L look like a hi-top sneaker to you? ...

Does this 500L look like a hi-top sneaker to you?

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Superman F80 M3 via Performance Center Delivery

Photo journal from a BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) of a superman combo (blue + red) F80 M3 sedan. ...

Photo journal from a BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) of a superman combo (blue + red) F80 M3 sedan.

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BMW i3 crashes in Los Angeles

Not the most breaking news on the planet, but nonetheless interesting enough to see how a BMW i3 does in a small car crash. We’ve already showed you how to fix a BMW i3 after an incident and judging by the photos below, the process seems to be ...

Not the most breaking news on the planet, but nonetheless interesting enough to see how a BMW i3 does in a small car crash. We’ve already showed you how to fix a BMW i3 after an incident and judging by the photos below, the process seems to be simpler than in conventional cars. A writer of Complex.com spotted a lightly wrecked BMW i3 at the RDBLA Collision Center in Hollywood, California. The model spotted has the Giga World package with 19-inch wheels and a leather/wool interior.

BMW i3 crashes in Los Angeles

BMW i3 crashes in Los Angeles

Here is how he describes the incident: However, fortunately for those involved, and unfortunately for the curious, the accident wasn’t severe enough for the car to test its real-world crash capability. It appears that it was a big enough to ruin the front bumper and knock out the fog light (seen in the passenger seat), but small enough not that it appears not to have compromised the frame or main construction of the 81-mile-range, 170hp car. With the full details missing, it is hard to assess how the i3 really does in a more severe crash but nonetheless, the i3 scored 4 out of 5 starts in the NCAP crash test. The article BMW i3 crashes in Los Angeles appeared first on BMW BLOG

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