2015 Subaru Impreza Becomes IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Addition of EyeSight system improves safety rating. ...

Addition of EyeSight system improves safety rating.

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Report: 2018 Jeep Wrangler to Use Eight-Speed Auto

Nine percent more efficient than today’s five-speed. ...

Nine percent more efficient than today’s five-speed.

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Next Infiniti Q60 to Debut in Concept Form at Detroit Auto Show

The old G37 coupe will finally be put out to pasture. ...

The old G37 coupe will finally be put out to pasture.

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Guinness World Records: BMW M4 spins around a car driving on two wheels

The most donuts around a car driving on two wheels in one minute is 10 and was achieved by Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Chinese Taipei) driving a MINI three door hatch and a BMW M4 Coupe in Chongqing, China on 14 November 2014. This might not ...

The most donuts around a car driving on two wheels in one minute is 10 and was achieved by Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Chinese Taipei) driving a MINI three door hatch and a BMW M4 Coupe in Chongqing, China on 14 November 2014. This might not be one of the most exciting world records ever seen, but nonetheless a fun one to watch and to see how talented some of those drives are. It’s also great to see the new BMW M4 in action, especially when doing some light drifting.

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Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Celebrating 10 years, the Vorsteiner limited edition GTRS4 is a full wide body conversion for the BMW F82 M4. The GTRS4 is a full lightweight carbon composite conversion. This means that it’s lightweight, strong and perfectly fits with the OEM ...

Celebrating 10 years, the Vorsteiner limited edition GTRS4 is a full wide body conversion for the BMW F82 M4. The GTRS4 is a full lightweight carbon composite conversion. This means that it’s lightweight, strong and perfectly fits with the OEM body parts. The aftermarket widebody parts are designed, tested and developed in-house by the Vorsteiner team in California. Revealed to the public at the SEMA Show earlier this year, the aero program raised some discussions on the interwebs with some pundits wanting the M4 to stay true to its original design.

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Now, Vorsteiner reveals more details about the project. They design and engineering team worked in tandem to ensure the wider fenders and wheels were functional. Next, they strategically crafted air ducts for optimal cooling towards the front brakes, while paying attention to aerodynamic ventilation for the inbound air to exit. The front fenders have a total span of 4 inches while the rear quarter panels sit 7 inches wider than its original form. Specially designed three-piece forged wheels in 20×10.5J and 20×13.5J respectively were created, all in order to fit the 275 and 345 width tires. This allows the BMW F82 M4 with this aero program to sit wider and more imposing that anything seen so far on the market.

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

The aero kit consists of a carbon fiber front bumper with an integrated front splitter element, wide front fenders with ventilation (2 inches wider each side), followed by aero side blade elements, wide rear fenders (3.5 inches wider each side) and a carbon fiber rear bumper with an integrated rear diffuser element. Additionally you can order the Vorsteiner 90mm quad exhaust tip finishers in either Brushed or Diamond Black, a set of Vorsteiner embroidered colored floor and trunk mat set. A Vorsteiner chrome trunk badging completes the full details on the exterior.

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner has released a set of images to accompany their release. We have added high-quality wallpapers below.

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

Vorsteiner GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW M4

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M4 and MINI Set Guinness World Record Number of Donuts / Spins

The official Guinness World Record this establishes is “The most donuts (spins) around a car driving on two wheels in one minute is 10″ and it was achieved by Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Taiwan) driving a MINI 3 Door Hatch and a ...

The official Guinness World Record this establishes is “The most donuts (spins) around a car driving on two wheels in one minute is 10″ and it was achieved by Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Taiwan) driving a MINI 3 Door Hatch and a BMW M4 Coupe in Chongqing, China on 14 November 2014.

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2015 BMW X6 M Spotted in Donington Grey color

The two new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M come in two new colors, Long Beach Blue Metallic and Donington Grey Metallic. The blue was chosen as the launch color for the X6 M while the beautiful grey shade was assigned to the X5 M. Now for the first time, we h...

The two new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M come in two new colors, Long Beach Blue Metallic and Donington Grey Metallic. The blue was chosen as the launch color for the X6 M while the beautiful grey shade was assigned to the X5 M. Now for the first time, we have a chance to see the BMW X6 M in Donington Grey paint. Courtesy of spy photographer Palbay, we’re giving a set of photos shot near the BMW plant in Spartanburg. The X6 M spotted here also comes with black wheels which add a nice contrast to the grey metallic. The two M utes made their debut last week at the 2014 LA Auto Show and will go on sale next year.

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  BMW says that over 10,000 kilometers were clocked around the Nurburgring with the two cars delivering performance equal or better with the E92 M3. BMW X6 M project manager, Herbert Bayerl, said the 2,275 kg high-performance SUV can match the significantly lighter E92 M3 and its 1,700 kilos. The two all-wheel drive Ms benefit from an updated V8 TwinTurbo engine delivering more horsepower and torque, as well as from a tuned up chassis, better and bigger brakes, and Michelin tires to match the performance of the car.

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BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, is giving the X5 and X6 567 hp from 6,000 to 6,500 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque from 2,200 to 5,000 rpm. Those broad, flat torque plateaus helps the two M runs the 0–60 time of 4 seconds flat. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling.

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Why not build an M7? BMW explains it

The rumors around a BMW M7 have been circulating for years. A flagship M model based on the 7 Series has also been a common topic among BMW enthusiasts who were looking for the Ultimate Driving Machine with the most luxurious design on the market. Th...

The rumors around a BMW M7 have been circulating for years. A flagship M model based on the 7 Series has also been a common topic among BMW enthusiasts who were looking for the Ultimate Driving Machine with the most luxurious design on the market. The competitors in the segment would be the Mercedes S63 AMG or S65 AMG. But for years, BMW has denied that an M7 project is even being considered, let alone being a priority for the company. Often cited were the weak business case and more recently, the BMW ALPINA B7 as being a viable replacement for the M7.

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In an interview with Motor Trend, BMW director of product planning Paul Ferraiolo said at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show that he doesn’t currently see a case of a BMW M7. According to Ferraiolo, the Alpina B7 currently fills that role well for the brand, “We feel really good with what we’ve got with Alpina,” he says, “The ‘M’ adds sort of a track-element to that, and I don’t know if there’s a lot of demand for the 7 Series on the track.” While an M7 still seems far away, we have recently heard that BMW might introduce a high-performance 7 Series, labeled M700i xDrive, in the next generation format. The 7 Series M Performance Automobile will likely feature the V8 Twin-Turbo 4.0 liter engine producing around 475 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. While the M770i xDrive is geared towards customers asking for a high-performance and sporty 7 Series, the M-like car will be underpowered when compared to the V12 760Li which outputs 570 horsepower and 665 lb-ft of torque. The next generation BMW 7 Series will be unveiled next fall with sales beginning in early 2016. The article Why not build an M7? BMW explains it appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2016 7 Series (G11) Interior Reveals More, Including New iDrive Software

The G11 7 Series has now been spied out and about with a production-level interior. The biggest change that we can now see compared to the previous sighting is new iDrive software. The screen shows a never before seen iDrive menu and we now also see...

The G11 7 Series has now been spied out and about with a production-level interior. The biggest change that we can now see compared to the previous sighting is new iDrive software. The screen shows a never before seen iDrive menu and we now also see the climate control display and controller layout.

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Aluminum: Ford and Jaguar’s Love Child

Lightweight aluminum cars and trucks. ...

Lightweight aluminum cars and trucks.

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