2015 Volkswagen Lineup Updated

Last year for Eos, Routan discontinued. ...

Last year for Eos, Routan discontinued.

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Remembering James Garner, The King of Hollywood Car Guys

Known for his role as Pete Aron in “Grand Prix.” ...

Known for his role as Pete Aron in “Grand Prix.”

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Lincoln Appoints Kumar Galhotra As Brand President

Formerly Ford vice president of engineering. ...

Formerly Ford vice president of engineering.

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Gorgeous Scenes From BMW M3/M4 European Delivery Group Trip

Check out this set of gorgeous photos from our BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 European Delivery group trip, courtesy of SF848! ...

Check out this set of gorgeous photos from our BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 European Delivery group trip, courtesy of SF848!

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Drag race: BMW X5 M50d vs. Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8

In a clash that just ten years ago would have seemed impossible or just downright silly, Car.co.za lined up BMW’s most powerful diesel SUV, M50d, against the new Range Rover Sport, which uses an engine shared with the Jaguar F-Type to develop a...

In a clash that just ten years ago would have seemed impossible or just downright silly, Car.co.za lined up BMW’s most powerful diesel SUV, M50d, against the new Range Rover Sport, which uses an engine shared with the Jaguar F-Type to develop an incredible 375kW (502hp). The 2014 BMW X5 M50d is powered by a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine boasts comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. From a 3.0-liter displacement it develops output of 280 kW /381 hp and a peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). BMW BluePerformance technology as standard means the M Performance Automobile is also EU6-compliant. The diesel unit’s power is transferred to the road by an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

Drag race: BMW X5 M50d vs. Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8

Both manufacturers claim their cars accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in the same time, but which car would win over a quarter mile drag race? The article Drag race: BMW X5 M50d vs. Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2015 Ford Mustang GT or 2015 BMW M4 – Take Your Pick

MotorTrend comes back with another daring comparison, the new 2015 BMW M4 against the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Clearly an apple-to-oranges comparison, but nonetheless an interesting one. The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT  is powered by the 5.0-liter Coyote ...

MotorTrend comes back with another daring comparison, the new 2015 BMW M4 against the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Clearly an apple-to-oranges comparison, but nonetheless an interesting one. The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT  is powered by the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 which received upgrades for 2015, which raise output by 15 hp and 10 lb-ft from the previous Mustang GT. All 5.0-liter V8s received bigger intake and exhaust valves along with the Boss 302′s valve springs. At 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, the 2015 Mustang GT is down 9 hp from the Boss 302, though it makes 20 lb-ft more.

2015 Ford Mustang GT or 2015 BMW M4   Take Your Pick

The 2015 BMW M4 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six which makes 425 hp and 406 lb-ft. That’s barely up from the last-gen M3′s peak 414 hp, but up significantly in the torque department. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT starts at $32,925, while the 2015 BMW M4 has a base price of $65,125. The 2015 Mustang GT manual weighs 3705 pounds, which is 87 pounds more than last year’s model and 175 pounds more than the 2015 BMW M4 manual’s 3530-pound curb weight. With all the stats before you, which one would you pick as your next car? Let us know in the comments below.   The article 2015 Ford Mustang GT or 2015 BMW M4 – Take Your Pick appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW Team RLL heads to legendary Indianapolis.

Something old and new is up next for BMW Team RLL when it comes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to contest round seven of the 2014 United SportsCar Championship on a circuit that combines part of the legendary speedway and a newly revised infield...

Something old and new is up next for BMW Team RLL when it comes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to contest round seven of the 2014 United SportsCar Championship on a circuit that combines part of the legendary speedway and a newly revised infield road course.

The “Brickyard Grand Prix” was part of the GRAND-AM series from 2012, so Bill Auberlen and John Edwards have raced there twice, but the revised circuit effectively means this year’s event will be brand new for everyone at BMW Team RLL. Auberlen again will share duties with Andy Priaulx in the number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM while Edwards will race the number 56 car together with Dirk Müller. Auberlen and Priaulx are in a tie with two other drivers for second place in the USCC drivers’ rankings, 19 points behind the lead. Edwards and Müller stand fifth in the driver points. In the manufacturers’ championship, BMW is currently third, ten points behind the lead. The original Indy road course hosted the United States Grand Prix from 2000 to 2007. The 2.439-mile, 14-turn revised Indy road course was finished this year and was first used on 10th May for the new “IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis”. The “Brickyard Grand Prix” will take the green flag at 17:45 ET Friday, 25th July. Bobby Rahal (Team Principal BMW Team RLL): “I think Indianapolis Motor Speedway has done a fantastic job with the new road racing circuit. The IndyCar race was great and I feel that the IMSA race will be equally as good. It has some interesting corners in the infield, but certainly the front straightaway is very, very long. It’s going to be a tough race for us but we’ll keep pushing and see what we get.” Bill Auberlen (Number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM): “It’s been a tough couple of races recently and Indy will not be any easier. Our top speed deficit was obvious at Mosport. Both Andy and I have to focus to make every lap count and put a stint together that keeps the number 55 car as high up the order as we can.” Andy Priaulx (Number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM): “Indy will be another new challenge for me, as this is a track that I have not driven before. So far my race preparations for the previous races have worked out ok, so I will not change this process. I am very conscious that, since coming back from Le Mans, Corvette have been pretty much untouchable, so we need to hope that soon we can close this gap and stay in the fight for the championship. Bill and I will keep pushing to keep the title fight alive.” John Edwards (Number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM): “I saw my first ever F1 race at Indy and that was a big part of getting me into racing. I think the new layout will help the BMW Z4 GTLM since it adds some cornering where we would have been flat out otherwise. We put a good race together in Mosport, but lacked a little bit of pace to the frontrunners, but there have been some Balance of Performance changes since then so we will see how that affects the racing this weekend. Although Dirk and I had some bad luck in a couple races early in the year, the championship is still very tight from P2 to P7, so we will be pushing harder than ever to move back up the standings.” Dirk Müller (Number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM): “Indy will be a new experience for me. I’ve never been to the 500 and I’m looking forward to seeing the home of the great race. We have reviewed video from the IndyCar race in May and will have to work hard for a good result as the track will certainly favour our competitors.”

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Priced From $22,375

Minor changes for the Tucson crossover. ...

Minor changes for the Tucson crossover.

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2015 Ford F-150 Towing, Horsepower Numbers Revealed

How much will the aluminum F-150 haul? ...

How much will the aluminum F-150 haul?

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Around the Block

Wringing out the little Alfa in its natural habitat. ...

Wringing out the little Alfa in its natural habitat.

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