BMW Announces Price Adjustment in the US

New prices effective October 1, 2014. BMW of North America today announced a modest inflationary price increase for some Model Year 2015 vehicles, effective… The post BMW Announces Price… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...

New prices effective October 1, 2014. BMW of North America today announced a modest inflationary price increase for some Model Year 2015 vehicles, effective… The post BMW Announces Price… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW Scales up for Automated Chinese Highways

The BMW Group is a leading auto industry developer of highly automated vehicle prototypes. BMW’s research prototypes have already driven thousands of kilometres in… The post BMW Scales up for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

The BMW Group is a leading auto industry developer of highly automated vehicle prototypes. BMW’s research prototypes have already driven thousands of kilometres in… The post BMW Scales up for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW M4 nearly crashes into others cars at Nurburgring

Great brakes, amazing reflexes and a better than ever chassis has helped a BMW M4 Coupe avoid a car crash at the dangerous Nurburgring race track. The Green Hell is one of the few race tracks in the world where anyone can pay and track their cars on ...

Great brakes, amazing reflexes and a better than ever chassis has helped a BMW M4 Coupe avoid a car crash at the dangerous Nurburgring race track. The Green Hell is one of the few race tracks in the world where anyone can pay and track their cars on it. From professional drivers to occasional are track people to inexperienced drivers can show up to the track and for a nominal fee, track their cars on the most dangerous race track in the world. Therefore, crashes happen every year, some with deadly causalities. And looking at the video below, this was a close one. The BMW M4 Coupe was chasing a Porsche 911 when the two super fast cars encountered a slower vehicle on the right which was stopping to avoid a car “parked” on the same side. Quick reflexes and braking hard has brought the M4 to almost a full stop therefore avoiding what could have been a deadly crash. Let’s have a look. [Source: Jalopnik] The article BMW M4 nearly crashes into others cars at Nurburgring appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4 – Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Having home-court advantage to Akrapovic‘s facilities, European Auto Source works very closely with the company and they were able to provide installation and collect some data on the new Evolution systems on the F8X M3/M4 platforms. Akrapovic&...

Having home-court advantage to Akrapovic‘s facilities, European Auto Source works very closely with the company and they were able to provide installation and collect some data on the new Evolution systems on the F8X M3/M4 platforms. Akrapovic’s newly-acquired BMW M4 was just completed from getting wrapped and needed a system installed right away. EAS has installed two sets of parts for this BMW F82 M4: an Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System with carbon fiber tips and Akrapovic Carbon Rear Diffuser, all part of the same model lineup dedicated to the rear of this fine performance vehicle.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

As expected from Akrapovic, the systems are very high quality and constructed from full titanium. Everything needed is included with the Evolution systems for a bolt on installation. For those utilizing the Slip-On systems, the OEM exhaust is cut and installed with the provided clamps.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

The stock system parts work well with the brand new Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System where the Valvetronic from the engine is used. This allows the owner to control the volume and performance of the exhaust system by utilizing the onboard selection systems, making the selection procedure quite simple and elegant at the same time.

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Even though there are two exhaust tips available: carbon fiber and titanium, for this build European Auto Source opted for the carbon fiber tips actually. This will probably be the primary selection with many owners, as the carbon fiber tips from Akrapovic offer great visuals. Naturally, they are resistant to high temperatures coming from utilization of such a titanium exhaust system in a performance car like this, completely ensuring durability and performance during its lifetime that is.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Additionally, you will find an Akrapovic carbon fiber rear aftermarket diffuser installed. Relatively new for the BMW scene, Akrapovic has been manufacturing carbon for some time now of other platforms such as the Porsche GT3 and Ferrari lines. The quality on this piece is no different. With a matte finish, this is a beautiful piece with exceptional quality, matching the tips nicely. We have noticed that the rear diffuser is one of the first aero parts switched by owners where an aftermarket aero solution is installed on the BMW M3 and BMW M4.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Furthermore, Akrapovic ensures their Titanium Exhaust Systems provide not just a performance upgrade, but also reduce the overall weight of the car itself. Compared to the stock systems, this new one offers a weight saving of 25.5 lbs for the whole system installed on this vehicle. The OEM exhaust weighs, with a full system, 69lbs, where the Akrapovic Exhaust weighs 29.5 lbs for the Slip-On Section/Silencer and 14.9 lbs for the Connecting Pipe, making the aftermarket system a viable solution for high-performance builds like these. The complete installation is simple and quickly for this system and the whole procedure doesn’t take long at all. For those interested, you can find the complete installation procedure in the gallery added below.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Then after the whole installation was done, next logical step was was for EAS to do a dyno test with the new exhaust system. They found a gain of 7whp on 91 octane gasoline, providing useful information. But this also proves that the OEM exhaust system on the BMW F80 M3 and BMW F82 M4 is very efficient by itself. They will now install downpipes and are expecting further performance increase with that.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

European Auto Source finally did a photoshoot after the installation was done, where the complete Akrapovic system appears like both a great performance and easthethics increase for this particular car entirely.

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust for F80 M3 And F82 M4   Weights, Dyno, Impressions, Video

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BMW R1200R Gets Water-Boxer and Upside-Down Forks for 2015

In addition to the new R1200RS, BMW Motorrad is using the 2014 INTERMOT show to debut the updated 2015 BMW R1200R in three “style” variants. It’s powered by the same DOHC, air- and liquid-cooled flat-twin engine as the new RS (as we...

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In addition to the new R1200RS, BMW Motorrad is using the 2014 INTERMOT show to debut the updated 2015 BMW R1200R in three “style” variants. It’s powered by the same DOHC, air- and liquid-cooled flat-twin engine as the new RS (as well as last years’ R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT) producing 125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 92 […]

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Lighter, More Powerful and Better Handling BMW S1000RR for 2015

The third new model to be introduced, after the R1200RS and R1200R, by BMW at INTERMOT this year, is a brand new S1000RR superbike. It features refined torque delivery with a 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) peak, six hp (4 kW) increase in engine output to 19...

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The third new model to be introduced, after the R1200RS and R1200R, by BMW at INTERMOT this year, is a brand new S1000RR superbike. It features refined torque delivery with a 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) peak, six hp (4 kW) increase in engine output to 199 hp (146 kW), and a 9 pound (4 kg) reduction in weight bringing it to 450 lbs (204 kg) with […]

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Special Edition BMW C600 Sport and C650GT Announced for 2015

In addition to the brand new R1200RS, R1200R and S1000RR, BMW Motorrad is showing off special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT maxi-scooters at INTERMOT 2014.The C600 Sport special edition features Racing blue metallic matt / Sapphire black meta...

2015 C600 Sport Special

In addition to the brand new R1200RS, R1200R and S1000RR, BMW Motorrad is showing off special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT maxi-scooters at INTERMOT 2014.The C600 Sport special edition features Racing blue metallic matt / Sapphire black metallic paintwork along with a sports seat and Akrapovic silencer. The C650GT special edition, meanwhile, is […]

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BMW Motorrad Ride and Style Apparel Collections for 2015

BMW has introduced their “Ride” and “Style” apparel collections for 2015. While you might not find all these items on dealer shelves you should be able to order most of them. Some items, such as Helmets, won’t be availab...

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BMW has introduced their “Ride” and “Style” apparel collections for 2015. While you might not find all these items on dealer shelves you should be able to order most of them. Some items, such as Helmets, won’t be available in the US market. Here’s what BMW Motorrad has to say: State-of-the-art products that have stood […]

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The “RS” Returns! BMW Introduces the New 2015 R1200RS

As expected, BMW Motorrad will use the 2014 International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair (INTERMOT), which opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, to introduce several new motorcycles including a new S1000RR and R1200R, new special editions of the C...

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As expected, BMW Motorrad will use the 2014 International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair (INTERMOT), which opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, to introduce several new motorcycles including a new S1000RR and R1200R, new special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT scooters, and the return of the boxer “RS” with a new R1200RS. The original […]

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World Premiere: BMW S 1000 RR

The new BMW S 1000 RR – the ultimate sports companion. The new BMW S 1000 RR is receiving its world premiere at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. With refined torque delivery and peak torque of 113 Nm (83 lb-ft), an increase in engine out...

The new BMW S 1000 RR – the ultimate sports companion. The new BMW S 1000 RR is receiving its world premiere at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. With refined torque delivery and peak torque of 113 Nm (83 lb-ft), an increase in engine output of 4 kW (6 hp) to 146 kW (199 hp), plus a reduction in weight of 4 kg to 204 kg with a full tank of fuel and Race ABS (making allowances for equipment), the superbike that first debuted in 2009 is entering a new generation. Besides eliciting even sharper performance from the new S 1000 RR, particular attention was also paid to designing the bike to be even more rider-friendly. Whether it is used for everyday riding, flitting through bends on country roads or being put through its paces on the race track – the new S 1000 RR excels in every respect.

World Premiere: BMW S 1000 RR

World Premiere: BMW S 1000 RR

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Optimised drivetrain for even greater performance and rideability. The enhanced performance of the new RR in terms of drive power can be attributed to the re-engineered cylinder head with new duct geometry, new intake camshaft and even lighter intake valves. Furthermore, an airbox with a modified capacity combines with an intake system with shorter intake lengths to make mixture preparation more effective than ever and give the new S 1000 RR added punch. A further key contributing factor to the improvement in power and torque characteristics is the new exhaust system, which now dispenses with a front silencer and weighs around 3 kg lighter. Rideability and response from standstill both benefit from an increase in torque upwards of approx. 5,000 rpm, a more linear torque curve, as well as a wide torque plateau that allows the rider to summon up almost maximum pulling power between 9,500 (112 Nm) and 12,000 rpm (113 Nm / 83 lb-ft).

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New frame structure and chassis geometry for superior riding precision and even better handling. Further improved Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) from the HP4 as an ex-works option. Chassis-wise, the new RR has been honed with the introduction of a new, lighter frame structure offering an optimised blend of rigidity and flexibility. Together with the optimised chassis geometry featuring redefined values for the steering head angle, wheel castor, wheelbase and swingarm pivot point, it promises even better handling, increased traction and unequivocal feedback, particularly when riding at the limit. The tasks of wheel suspension and damping continue to be performed by fully adjustable spring elements, but with modified negative spring travel for more banking clearance and greater agility. As a factory-fitted option, the new S 1000 RR can also be specified with the new improved version of the electronically controlled Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) suspension – already familiar from the HP4 – that provides the basis for a chassis set-up with absolutely no compromises.

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Three riding modes as standard, plus two more available for fine-tuned adjustment by opting for the Pro riding mode feature. To enable optimum adaptation to the prevailing riding conditions, the new RR bike already comes with three riding modes as standard: “Rain”, “Sport” and “Race”. If the Pro riding mode option is selected, these can be supplemented by the two additional modes “Slick” and “User”. The Pro riding mode option also features Launch Control for flawless racing starts as well as the programmable pit-lane speed limiter for sticking exactly to the pit-lane speed limit. When this feature is activated, it has the additional effect of producing the impressive soundtrack familiar from the world of motorcycle racing. The HP Gear Shift Assist Pro, which can likewise be ordered as an ex-works option, enables lightning-fast clutchless upshifting and downshifting.

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Refined control system set-up. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with precision calibration in seven +/- steps. The new RR already leaves the factory with Race ABS (semi-integral) as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC) included as standard. In conjunction with the optional Pro riding mode feature, it can be equipped with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) including banking sensor and precision calibration. All control systems have been retuned and further improved in terms of their control precision and characteristics. First ever superbike with cruise control (optional). Innovative instrument cluster design, new electrical system and lighter battery. For the first time, the RR is now also available with an electronic speed control for staying within the current speed limits (ex-works option). The multifunctional instrument cluster comprises a new dial for the analogue rev counter as well as a redesigned LCD display offering a far greater array of functions. The new S 1000 RR furthermore features a new electrical system and a more powerful sensor box, along with a smaller battery weighing around 1 kg less.

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Design that is more dynamic than ever with stunning colour schemes. Last, but by no means least, there is the completely restyled bodywork that speaks an even more dynamic design language. The principle of the asymmetric headlight arrangement on the outgoing model has been retained as a characteristic distinguishing feature, yet the headlights have been repositioned and restyled to ensure that the new RR is recognisable as “new” at first glance. The dynamic design with its sporty, aggressive feel is given further impact by colour schemes with three very individual characters: Racing Red / Light White, Black Storm metallic and the BMW Motorsport colours.

World Premiere: BMW S 1000 RR

Highlights of the new BMW S 1000 RR: Increased power output and torque: 146 kW (199 hp) at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm (83 lb-ft) at 10,500 rpm. Even better rideability thanks to increased torque from approx. 5,000 rpm upwards as well as a more linear curve. A broad plateau of peak torque available in the rev range from around 9,500 up to 12,000 rpm. Re-engineered cylinder head with new duct geometry, new intake camshaft and even lighter intake valves. New intake system with shorter intake lengths, larger airbox and full E‑gas ride-by-wire. Reduction in weight of 4 kilograms to 204 kg with a full tank of fuel (making allowances for equipment). New exhaust system weighing around 3 kilograms lighter without a front silencer. Riding modes “Rain”, “Sport” and “Race” as standard plus the option of the Pro riding mode with two additional modes, “Slick” and “User” (configurable), for optimum adaptation to riding conditions. Launch Control for flawless starts as part of the optional Pro riding mode feature. Pit-lane speed limiter for maintaining an exact speed in the pit lane as part of the optional Pro riding mode feature. New, lighter frame structure with an optimised blend of rigidity and flexibility for more traction, greater precision and clear feedback. Refined chassis geometry for even better handling, increased traction and unequivocal feedback at the limits of performance. Fully adjustable spring elements with optimised negative spring travel for more banking clearance and greater agility. Further improved version of electronic Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), familiar from the HP4, as an ex-works option. Race ABS with optimised set-up. DTC traction control with precision calibration in 7 +/- steps. HP Gear Shift Assist Pro for fast clutchless upshifting and downshifting as an ex-works option. New electrical system with a more powerful sensor box and lighter battery. Electronic speed control as an ex-works option. More sophisticated instrument cluster with extended array of functions and wide variety of information. Completely restyled bodywork for an even more dynamic design language. Innovative colour schemes with three individual characters: Racing Red / Light White, Black Storm metallic and BMW Motorsport. Extended range of optional extras and special accessories available ex-works. The article World Premiere: BMW S 1000 RR appeared first on BMW BLOG

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