Meet the new 2016 BMW 340i

Later this spring BMW will take the wraps off of its next iteration of the 3 Series. The revision isn’t a total makeover but… The post Meet the new 2016 BMW 340i appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...

Later this spring BMW will take the wraps off of its next iteration of the 3 Series. The revision isn’t a total makeover but… The post Meet the new 2016 BMW 340i appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World Premier: BMW ConnectedDrive Moves the Wrist with the Apple Watch

Official Release: BMW is pressing its claim to automotive brand leadership in the world of mobile vehicle connectivity through its BMW ConnectedDrive technology. As… The post World Premier: BMW… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Official Release: BMW is pressing its claim to automotive brand leadership in the world of mobile vehicle connectivity through its BMW ConnectedDrive technology. As… The post World Premier: BMW… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW 328i Sports Wagon On Vossen Wheels

One of the most understated bimmers in the U.S., the Sport Wagon, offers a combination of perfect proportions, driving dynamics and interior space. Many young customers love its versatility, perfect for small families and road trips. But it is not of...

One of the most understated bimmers in the U.S., the Sport Wagon, offers a combination of perfect proportions, driving dynamics and interior space. Many young customers love its versatility, perfect for small families and road trips. But it is not often you see a tuning project based on the BMW 3 Series Touring. This BMW 328i Sports Wagon has been fitted with a set of Vossen VLE1 wheels, in 20 inches size and finished in Gloss Silver. The car has also been lowered with an air suspension.

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

In United States, the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon is offered as a BMW 328i or BMW 328d, allowing owners to pick their type of fuel. Both models come with xDrive as standard, valuable for those in snowy areas. The 328i is powered by a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder, developing 240 horsepower, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 6.0 seconds. The diesel is powered by a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo Diesel dual overhead (DOHC) inline four-cylinder, developing 180 horsepower. The acceleration from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) comes in just 6.8 seconds.

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

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BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

BMW 328i Wagon On Vossen Wheels

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Johan De Nysschen calls out Germanmobile Fanboys

Awhile back, before the NY International Auto Show, Cadillac decided to troll some of its German competitors by showing up at each one’s headquarters in either a new CTS-V or ATS-V. Caddy then posted pictures of the cars in from of the headquarters...

Awhile back, before the NY International Auto Show, Cadillac decided to troll some of its German competitors by showing up at each one’s headquarters in either a new CTS-V or ATS-V. Caddy then posted pictures of the cars in from of the headquarters on Twitter, with a witty caption to go along with it. This was all fun and games. A way to show the Germans that Cadillac has some good performance cars too, and wants to show them off on the German’s home turf. I get it. It’s good old fashioned ribbing amongst competitors. However, Cadillac Boss Man, Johan De Nysschen, decided to up the ante quite a bit. In a recent Facebook post, he ranted about how Cadillac’s newest performance models, the V variants of the CTS and ATS, will be better in every possible way than their German competitors. He even tells the “Germanmobile fanboys” that their “worst nightmare has arrived.”

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De Nysschen sites that these new models aren’t just about horsepower and acceleration. However, he goes on to say that, in those two areas, the Germans have already been “whipped”. But he finishes by saying that these new Caddys will be better than the Germans in terms of braking, handling and steering. He uses the expression “a new Sheriff is in town” when talking about the Cadillacs and says “The American thoroughbred muscle car is back”. I like a little chest pounding from automakers, but only if it can be backed up. It’s unknown, as of now, if the CTS and ATS V will be better than their German counterparts, but it’s sure to be a close battle. Admittedly, both V branded Cadillacs will have more power than BMW’s, Mercedes’ and Audi’s cars in the segments, but as we already know, power isn’t everything. I don’t have a problem with De Nysschen being confident in his own products and wanting to pound his proverbial chest a bit.

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However, there are some issues I have with the specific things he mentioned. He claims that the Germans have already been “whipped” by Cadillac in the power department. As of right now, neither the CTS-V or ATS-V are on sale, so there has been no whipping to speak of. For the past few decades, Cadillac has been making cheap Chevy re-badges, so I’m not sure what he’s talking about. The previous CTS-V was very good, but that was years ago and every German automaker has released newer cars that crush the old CTS-V. So claiming that the Germans have been whipped is a bit of a stretch. Also, he claims that the CTS-V and ATS-V will beat all Germans in the handling department as well. While this may be the case, when both cars are finally released, they aren’t actually released yet. I’m sure Cadillac has tested its cars against its competitors during development, but without having actually had the cars out there for testing, by unbiased sources, the claims of handling superiority are hollow. The biggest issue I take with his little Facebook rant is the last line — “The American thoroughbred muscle car is back”. It’s a nice statement to rally the troops back in Detroit with, but is completely misguided. Old-school American muscle cars have always fallen to the Germans in terms of handling and performance. American muscle cars are many things; cool, good looking, powerful, fast, loud, exciting. But great handlers? They couldn’t be further from that. I get what De Nysschen is doing, and it’s good fun for us fans, but it seems like a bit of a hollow attack for no reason. It also seems a bit silly to do so, because even if the CTS-V and ATS-V are better than all German competitors, new ones are coming soon. BMW is going to be debuting a new 5 Series next year and Mercedes should be releasing a new E Class quite soon. Both Germans will have their own M and AMG variants that will most likely be monsters. While Johan’s Facebook rant might prove to be true at first, it could be very short lived. The article Johan De Nysschen calls out Germanmobile Fanboys appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Watches & Cars: Ralph Lauren 45mm Automotive Watch

Ever since the dawn of the automobile, people have making watch tie-ins to specific cars or car manufacturers. This comes as no surprise really, as both are mechanical items which have long, rich histories. The watch is quite a bit older, and to some...

Ever since the dawn of the automobile, people have making watch tie-ins to specific cars or car manufacturers. This comes as no surprise really, as both are mechanical items which have long, rich histories. The watch is quite a bit older, and to some horological experts, far more complex. But still, the two are quite similar and will always draw comparisons. A recent watch inspired by a car comes from a watchmaker not very well known for horological excellence — Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren is one of America’s largest clothing giants. The man behind the company, which bears his name, is a true rags-to-riches icon. He is also one of America’s biggest car enthusiasts and has a very impressive collection. He owns several classic Porsches and Mercedes’ and Ferraris. But the car we’re going to talk about today, the one in which a RL watch is designed after, is his very own 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of two in the world.

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Despite the beauty, elegant and exclusivity of Mr. Lauren’s prized Bugatti, we’re here to talk about the watch which was inspired by it — the 45mm Automotive. The name of the watch is a bit dull and could have been better considering that the car it’s designed after has a very good name, indeed. But naming aside, the Automotive is a beautiful watch. With the case measuring in at, you guessed it, 45 mm, the watch is quite large. However, because of the relatively small face, surrounded by a ring of elm burl wood, it doesn’t wear quite as large as its measurements would imply. The elm burl wood represents the same style of woodwork used on the dashboard of Lauren’s Bugatti, and looks absolutely fantastic. The little black screws that adorn it, as well as the flat-heads surrounding the bezel and on the lugs, aid the automotive inspired look, as well.

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The face and hands of the watch are kept very simple and classic and harken back to the era of car from which Lauren’s Bugatti came. With a matte black dial, housing arabic numbers to match the numbers used on the instruments of the Bugatti, printed in beige Super-LumiNova, the watch has a true old-school automotive feel. The dial is also quite simple, with just a seconds and minute track subdial. Being a Ralph Lauren watch, you may not be expecting anything special underneath the face. However, this Automotive watch houses a RL98295 calibre movement made by famous Swiss watchmaker, Jaeger LeCoultre. Jaeger has been making some of the finest watch movements for a century now, so the movement in this watch is nothing to scoff at, despite its designer-watch name. The movement in question is an 18 jewel, manual winding movement with a 45 hour power reserve. It’s also decorated beautifully in Côtes de Genève and Perlage decor and can be seen through the sapphire caseback. The 45mm Automotive is available with a calfskin band and a steel bracelet, though looks better on calfskin. All in all the Automotive is a lovely watch, inspired by a beautiful car which so happens to be owned by one of America’s most famous car collectors. That gives the Automotive some serious car-credibility, despite being made by a company best known for polo shirts worn by Kanye West. The only real downside is the price, at $13,000. For that kind of money you can buy a variety of automotive inspired watches with even more racing pedigree, such as the Rolex Daytona. But for a watch as one-of-a-kind as the Bugatti its designed after, the Ralph Lauren 45mm Automotive is truly one-of-a-kind. The article Watches & Cars: Ralph Lauren 45mm Automotive Watch appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot By ActivFilms.TV

When the BMW GTRS4 widebody aero program was released by Vorsteiner a few months ago, it received great feedback from the automotive crowd worldwide. It was one of the first widebody aero builds done for the newly released BMW M4, and one of the mos...

When the BMW GTRS4 widebody aero program was released by Vorsteiner a few months ago, it received great feedback from the automotive crowd worldwide. It was one of the first widebody aero builds done for the newly released BMW M4, and one of the most polarizing ones. The widebody lines were executed gracefully, allowing the vehicle to look even more impressive on the road. The M4 also  received a suspension upgrade allowing the car to sit lower while increasing the ride dynamics. The Special Edition GTRS4 Package Includes: Carbon Fiber Front Bumper with an Integrated Front Splitter Element, Carbon Fiber Wide Front Fenders with Ventilation (2 inches wider each side), Carbon Fiber Aero Side Blade Elements, Carbon Fiber Wide Rear Fenders (3.5 inches wider each side), Carbon Fiber Rear Bumper with an Integrated Rear Diffuser Element, Vorsteiner 90mm Quad Exhaust Tip Finishers (Options: Brushed | Diamond Black), Vorsteiner Embroidered Colored Floor & Trunk Mat Set, Vorsteiner Chrome Trunk Badging and GTRS4 Forged 3-Piece Wheels, sized 20×10.5 in the front and 20×13.5 in the rear, coming in Gloss Brushed Shadow finish for these.

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Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

The additional work has been done by Boden Auto Haus and the photoshoot of this build completed by by Trevor Thompson.

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

Austin Yellow BMW M4 Widebody Photoshoot

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2013 BMW 335 i Sedan

2013 BMW 335 i Sedan White color, Black interior San Diego, CA 92122 13 months lease $0.00 per month ...

2013 BMW 335 i Sedan

2013 BMW 335 i Sedan White color, Black interior San Diego, CA 92122 13 months lease $0.00 per month

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Need a Lawyer to Work on Your BMW or MINI? Sign Petition Against This Hurtful Law, Here

Some automakers are trying to copyright their vehicles, making it illegal for you to maintain or modify your own car! It has come to our attention that automakers are lobbying the Librarian of Congress to obtain copyrights on their vehicles. The goa...

Some automakers are trying to copyright their vehicles, making it illegal for you to maintain or modify your own car! It has come to our attention that automakers are lobbying the Librarian of Congress to obtain copyrights on their vehicles. The goal is to make it illegal for people to modify or perform work on their [...]

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Need a Lawyer to Work on Your BMW or MINI? Sign Petition Against This Hurtful Law, Here

Some automakers are trying to copyright their vehicles, making it illegal for you to maintain or modify your own car! It has come to our attention that automakers are lobbying the Librarian of Congress to obtain copyrights on their vehicles. The goa...

Some automakers are trying to copyright their vehicles, making it illegal for you to maintain or modify your own car! It has come to our attention that automakers are lobbying the Librarian of Congress to obtain copyrights on their vehicles. The goal is to make it illegal for people to modify or perform work on their [...]

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Here is the BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW i Remote app for Apple Watch

BMW is pressing its claim to automotive brand leadership in the world of mobile vehicle connectivity through its BMW ConnectedDrive technology. As the BMW i Remote app confirms, nowhere else is the link-up of driver, car and outside world raised to s...

BMW is pressing its claim to automotive brand leadership in the world of mobile vehicle connectivity through its BMW ConnectedDrive technology. As the BMW i Remote app confirms, nowhere else is the link-up of driver, car and outside world raised to such an advanced level. The app can already be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models. It is an application that customers will also be able to use from day one on the new Apple Watch, due for imminent release. Apple Watch uses the BMW i Remote app – which can be downloaded free from the Apple iTunes Store – to keep users updated on the car’s current battery status, for example, and alert them when the high-voltage unit is fully charged. In addition, Apple Watch can continue the navigation instructions from the BMW i3 to the user’s final destination after the car has been parked as well as guiding them back to the car if required. And it also allows the interior temperature to be pre-conditioned. The new smartwatch features an innovative glance screen for applications which groups together the most important information provided by the app so that it can be viewed at a single glance. As well as the car’s battery charge, the available range and the timing of updates, the glance screen also shows BMW i Remote app users whether the car doors are locked.

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The faster, more direct way to enjoy electric mobility. Apple Watch wraps around the user’s wrist like a traditional wristwatch and acts as a clever extension of a linked Apple iPhone. It can connect the driver with their BMW i3 or BMW i8 at any time – remotely, if required – and allows users to check or control important functions directly via BMW i Remote app, without having to take their smartphone out of their pocket, unlock a screen or enter a code. Many of us already view digital services as an integral part of our everyday lives, and smartwatches are set to give this trend even greater momentum. They also make using electric mobility a faster and more direct experience. Apple Watch is controlled by pressing or swiping its touch-sensitive surface, as has become second nature with smartphones and tablets. An upward swipe of the glance screen reveals the BMW i Remote app start screen – the central navigation point of the app´s Apple Watch version.

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Here, users can access the app’s other menus. The start screen presents the car linked up to the smartwatch in the classy style that is the hallmark of BMW i. Also displayed here are the car’s charge status and available range, as well as the time of day. Scrolling further up the start screen reveals a new menu through which users can check a host of other vehicle information, such as whether the doors are locked, the sunroof is still open or the boot is closed. Service alerts are also flashed up – e.g. if a brake fluid change or service is due. This list can be hidden by swiping the screen or turning the Digital Crown, Apple Watch’s central control tool.

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Cooling or heating during a charge. A right swipe of the start screen takes users to the BMW i Remote app’s Remote Services, allowing them to adjust the car’s climate control system, for example. Here, users can cool or heat the interior of their BMW i car while it is being charged from the power supply. That way no energy needs to be drawn from the high-voltage battery to pre-condition the climate control system, thus helping to maximise the car’s electric range. Another swipe to the right leads to the remote control feature for the horn, which can be activated to help owners find their BMW i3 or BMW i8 easily, even in large car parks – and if someone else has parked the car. A touch of the display is all that is required to activate the relevant functions. Continue intermodal route planning with Apple Watch. One of the numerous innovations on board the BMW i3, the first premium electric car to be launched, is intermodal route planning. In slow traffic and congestion, for example, this ingenious function incorporates other modes of transport into the route planning process alongside the user’s own car if this will help them reach their destination more efficiently. This type of route guidance function is unique among carmakers and also benefits from location services when using Apple Watch. These extend the navigation system’s instructions from the parked car to the user’s final destination and also guide them back to the parking space if required. Apple Watch owners can access these location services with a left swipe on the start screen. Together, these functions significantly enhance mobility, especially in urban areas.

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