BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

This BMW M4 comes from Indonesia showcasing the diversified car culture that exits around the world. Most of the aftermarket projects are region-based or even culture-based, so what works for European customers, might not be suitable for the American...

This BMW M4 comes from Indonesia showcasing the diversified car culture that exits around the world. Most of the aftermarket projects are region-based or even culture-based, so what works for European customers, might not be suitable for the Americans or customers in Far East Asia. This build, completed by Antelope Ban, is clearly showing us quite the opposite: some car tuning projects also have similar traits around the world. The exterior of this Mineral Grey BMW M4 sees a simple, but effective makeover, thanks to a set of matte bronze finished wheels from ADV.1. These ADV.1 Wheels are custom machined within the exact specifications of this build. The lightweight solution provides the visual upgrade for the car, with no impact on performance.

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

This ADV05 M.V1 CS setup comes sized 20×9 in the front and 20×11 in the rear, while the Matte Bronze finish complements the Mineral Gray exterior of the M4 quite nicely. The BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine developing 425 horsepower. This engine combines two mono-scroll turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection for a smooth and efficient power delivery, coupled with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. Thanks to a photoshoot by Winston Jaury we have a chance to view the look of the finished project.

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

BMW F82 M4 With Matte Bronze ADV.1 Wheels

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Black Sapphire BMW M4 Build With An ESS Tune And Eisenmann Exhaust

Often times, in the aftermarket tuning business, both the customer and the tuning shop fail to get what they needed: customer wants an unique custom look while the tuning shop might have its own ideas what a perfect build is. Finding a balance is cha...

Often times, in the aftermarket tuning business, both the customer and the tuning shop fail to get what they needed: customer wants an unique custom look while the tuning shop might have its own ideas what a perfect build is. Finding a balance is challenging and when you see a successful tuning project then you simply have to bow and admire it. With this Black Sapphire BMW F82 M4, this balance has been successfully achieved by European Auto Source. The complete build is based on a blacked out look to match the classy exterior color.

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Wanting to maintain the blacked-out appearance of his M4, the customer opted for the Eisenmann Black Series performance exhaust system. Featuring a uniquely shaped muffler that hides behind the bumper, the resonated midpipes and laser-etched signature tips, the Eisenmann exhaust system is the latest addition to the M3/M4 tuning market.

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Maintaining the color scheme is crucial for this project. After the exhaust was installed, it was the aftermarket aero parts’ turn to be added to the car. These play the part in maintaining the look while also enhancing aesthetics and not impair performance. BMW gloss black kidney grilles, iND painted front reflectors and side markers, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser were all installed on the Black Sapphire M4.

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Next, the wheels were in line for the  upgrade. A set of HRE P101 wheels were installed, sized 20 inches front and rear, respectively. These work in a fashionable manner to complete the blacked out look of the exterior, while also providing an excellent aftermarket wheel setup that is lightweight, rather than rigid, thanks to the custom construction. Next come the H&R lowering springs which bring the car closer to the ground and enhance its stance.

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Along with the new exhaust, the tuning company also installed the ESS E-Tronic tuning chip for this engine. It is a simple plug-n-play tuning solution that unlocks the hidden potential of the S55. On the dyno, this M4 not only sounds awesome now, but it also puts down some nice power: 454hp and 463ft-lbs torque at the wheels! Please grab a few moments to take a look at the video we’ve added. The entire build can be viewed below in the gallery we’ve added as well. Enjoy!

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

Black Sapphire BMW M4

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BMW 1 Series Compared To Mazda 3 And Audi A3

Auto Express publishes a comparative test drive between three hatchbacks that compete for similar customers. The BMW 1 Series hatch is matched against a Mazda 3 and an Audi A3 – two vehicles from the premium class and an affordable hatch. A new...

Auto Express publishes a comparative test drive between three hatchbacks that compete for similar customers. The BMW 1 Series hatch is matched against a Mazda 3 and an Audi A3 – two vehicles from the premium class and an affordable hatch. A new competitor in the market, the Mazda 3 is certainly making waves with customers looking for the best bang for the buck. Out of the three, only the Audi A3 and the Mazda 3 are available in the United States, while the 1 Series Hatchback remains an European-affair only.

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For this test, the UK magazine used the Audi A3 1.6 TDI SE priced at £21,445, the BMW 116D SE at £21,360 and the Mazda 3 2.2 SKYACTIV-D SEL with a base price of £21,145.

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“The Mazda’s power advantage is made clear in our drag race, where it trounced the slower Audi and BMW. This isn’t to the detriment of fuel economy, though: the BMW achieves a claimed 68.9mpg and 109g/km of CO2, the Mazda a very similar 68.9g/km and 107g/km and the Audi manages 74.2mpg and 99g/km of CO2 – the cleanest car here.” – Auto Express Road Test

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To find out how these cars did in their road test, please take a look at the video added below. The article BMW 1 Series Compared To Mazda 3 And Audi A3 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Weekend Read: BMW USA on Medium

Back in 2012, Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone launched a blog-publishing platform called Medium. While most of the early posts where about… The post Weekend Read: BMW USA on Medium… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

Back in 2012, Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone launched a blog-publishing platform called Medium. While most of the early posts where about… The post Weekend Read: BMW USA on Medium… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Lamborghini Unleashes Aventador Pirelli Edition

Two-tone color theme gives the Aventador a new look. ...

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The Worst Driver Ever

We have seen our fair share of bad drivers in our lives, but this particular BMW driver has to top off any previous attempts to win “The Worst Driver Ever” award. From Calgary, Canada, we bring you a video of a BMW X3 and his driver who a...

We have seen our fair share of bad drivers in our lives, but this particular BMW driver has to top off any previous attempts to win “The Worst Driver Ever” award. From Calgary, Canada, we bring you a video of a BMW X3 and his driver who are having the hardest time in the world pulling out of a parking lot. It took a good Samaritan to guide the helpless driver out, without knowing that the awful driver had already smashed into his car. Calgary police detectives are aware of the video that has garnered more than 9 million views on Youtube. “And yes, we have already started a hit and run investigation,” says the Calgary police. I nominate you as #yyc‘s #worstdriver! And yes, we have already started a hit and run investigation. http://t.co/IBbizh6PXC — Cst. Jeremy Shaw (@CstShaw) December 5, 2014 The Calgary Sun reports police have already identified the driver of the damaged car. The article The Worst Driver Ever appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2013 BMW 328 i Convertible

2013 BMW 328 i Convertible Blue color, Brown interior Hanahan, SC 29410 11 months lease $0.00 per month ...

2013 BMW 328 i Convertible

2013 BMW 328 i Convertible Blue color, Brown interior Hanahan, SC 29410 11 months lease $0.00 per month

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Suhail Collection for Phantom, Wraith, and Ghost

Even the ultra-wealthy can reach for the stars. ...

Even the ultra-wealthy can reach for the stars.

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The Top Ten Cheapest 2015 All-Wheel-Drive Cars

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2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe Adds Limited-Run Sport Edition

Just 75 units planned for the U.S. ...

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