BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

With carbon fiber becoming the norm these days, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is the perfect choice to showcase some of those lightweight aero parts. This tuning project was built by ENLAES and features a front spoiler, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rea...

With carbon fiber becoming the norm these days, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is the perfect choice to showcase some of those lightweight aero parts. This tuning project was built by ENLAES and features a front spoiler, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear decklid spoiler, all made out of carbon fiber. While some parts are purely for aesthetics, the added downforce provides some additional performance as well. Additionally, you will also notice the gold finish on the aftermarket wheels wrapped around by Pirelli tires.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

The car has been properly lowered, allowing the custom wheels and carbon fiber parts to work together to increase the aggressive look of the M6 Gran Coupe. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe was released as a four-door coupe version of the M6 Coupe. It features all the performance goodies you would expect from a BMW M6 Coupe, but with an elongated and unique body shape. The official performance figures claim acceleration from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) without the M Driver’s Package (allows it to run up to 300 km/h), thanks to a 4.4 liter 560 horsepower engine.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

This build was completed by tuning shop Platinum Motorsport and further images of this build can be found in the media gallery below.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

BMW M6 Gran Coupe With ENLAES Carbon Fiber Parts

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Electric Vehicles Advertising To Increase In 2015

2015 is shaping up to be the year of electric vehicles. New models are bound to launch while others are getting a refresh, all in an effort to lure new customers to the brand. While some BMW customers are dropping their ICE cars in exchange for an el...

2015 is shaping up to be the year of electric vehicles. New models are bound to launch while others are getting a refresh, all in an effort to lure new customers to the brand. While some BMW customers are dropping their ICE cars in exchange for an electric vehicle, there are others who are new to the Roundel. Getting a new customer base comes with a price. In 2015, marketing budgets are getting recalculated to include more EV advertising and BMW has just made the first step with their Super Bowl return announcement. Next week, the Woodcliff Lake-based BMW of North America will debut their BMW i3 Super Bowl ad.

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But the company’s marketing efforts don’t stop here. A series of marketing emails to existing customers are emphasizing the benefits of the new i3. “Discover how single-pedal driving, 50/50 weight distribution, and a tight turning radius can make it exciting to take on the road in the all-new BMW i3. You may never need to do donuts in the street, but it’s good to know you could.” Tesla needs a bump in brand awareness as well. Many consumers are able to correctly identify the brand, but the fine details around the company and its models are unknown to many. A recent article by Daniel Sparks at Motley Fool talks about how he’s been driving a Tesla Model S for 10,000 miles and people are still confused about the car. One of the most common initial questions we get from strangers and friends is, “Who makes the car?” After we explain the car is made by Tesla, they often persist: “But who makes Tesla?” Furthermore, most people don’t know Tesla now has an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S, are completely unaware of the fast-growing Supercharger network, and have never heard of regenerative braking.

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Chevy will also release this year the Volt 2.0 and the company is already touting the increased driving range and more appealing design. An effective marketing campaign will not only increase the electric vehicles sales for GM, but will also promote the EV segment. Even though car makers compete for the same EV customers, their ads are yet to be aimed at each other as we currently see with advertising for conventionally-powered cars. The biggest challenge for EV automakers still revolves around educating customers on the benefits of electric mobility while dealing with the most pressing topic: driving range anxiety. 2015 is also the year of electric charging infrastructure so expect to see some marketing campaigns around that as well. Should be fun year for advertising and we look forward to the BMW Super Bowl ad. [Source: ElectricVehicleParade] The article Electric Vehicles Advertising To Increase In 2015 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Video: Supersprint F82 M4 / F80 M3 exhaust system

Supersprint has released its F80 M3 / F82 M4 exhaust system. The stock exhaust system, diameter 2x ...

Supersprint has released its F80 M3 / F82 M4 exhaust system. The stock exhaust system, diameter 2x

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Top 5 Wheels for BMWs

Wheels are important on a car as they plant the car to the ground. They are as important on a car as shoes are to a suit. BMW has been one of the best auto makers when it comes making wheels. They always seem to make wheels that perfectly match the s...

Wheels are important on a car as they plant the car to the ground. They are as important on a car as shoes are to a suit. BMW has been one of the best auto makers when it comes making wheels. They always seem to make wheels that perfectly match the style of the car without looking too gaudy. The wheels can look aggressive yet refined or classy yet subtle. So let’s take a look at the five best wheels ever put on a BMW.

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BMW M1: The BMW is easily one of the most iconic vehicles in the brands history. Styled by Giugiaro, the M1 looked futuristic for the time period and it shows in the wheels. With an 80’s idea of what the future would look like, almost a Blade Runner style, the M1 wheels looked to the future of the automobile just like the rest of the car. While not the most aesthetically pleasing, the M1’s wheels are so iconic that they have to be on the list.

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E39 BMW M5: The E39 M5 had very subtle wheels which matched the car perfectly. The E39 is considered the best M5, and possibly even the best luxury-sport sedan, of all time by many. This particular M5 had a sort of refined rage to it and I think the wheels display that perfectly. They aren’t flashy yet they aren’t boring either. Just the perfect balance of size, styling and refinement.

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E30 BMW M3: E30s are very eighties. They ooze eighties, German styling in every inch of the car. Made by BBS, the E30 M3’s wheels fit the car perfectly, with their small diameter and many spokes. They’re also not that pretty, which works well on a car meant to be on a track. They put function before form. Plus they’re on the iconic E30 M3, so for that alone they go on the list.

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F80/82 BMW M3/4: The M3 and M4 have the same wheels and they look fantastic. Both cars look ultra-modern and ultra-aggressive. The M3’s look especially good thanks to the wider than normal wheel arches. The availability of two-tone, black and silver, finish makes them look extra aggressive to match the car(s). The wheels are the right size and fit beefy, wide tires. Perfect wheel for one of the best performance cars on the market.

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BMW i8: Yes, purists, get your pitchforks ready because I picked an electric car for my favorite BMW wheels of all time. I have good reason, though, so hear me out before starting an angry mob. Like the M1, decades before it, the i8 looks like it comes from the future and the wheels are part of that. They look sporty, lightweight and high-tech. They match the concept-style look of the i8 and are like no other wheels on the market. They’re fresh and innovative just like the rest of the car and make it feel special. For their style, innovation and forward thinking, they take the number one spot. Have other wheels in mind that you thought should be on the list? Comment below and let me know! The article Top 5 Wheels for BMWs appeared first on BMW BLOG

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On the podium.

BMW Team RLL kicked off the 2015 USCC season in style, finishing second and fourth in Daytona. A full report to follow shortly. ...

BMW Team RLL kicked off the 2015 USCC season in style, finishing second and fourth in Daytona. A full report to follow shortly.

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2015 BMW Performance 200 results from Daytona

BMW drivers began the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season at today’s 2.5-hour BMW Performance 200 with a fourth place finish in the Grand Sport class and third, fifth and sixth place finishes in the Street Tuner class. A total of...

BMW drivers began the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season at today’s 2.5-hour BMW Performance 200 with a fourth place finish in the Grand Sport class and third, fifth and sixth place finishes in the Street Tuner class. A total of nine BMWs were entered in the race. Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg were the top finishing BMW drivers in the race, with finishing driver Hindman – the 2014 GS driver’s champion, taking the checkered flag in fourth place. Driving the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3, the pair completed 68 laps of the 3.56-mile, 12-turn Daytona International Speedway road course during the 2.5-hour race, finishing 11.17 seconds behind the winning Porsche. In the Street Tuner class, it was a big day for Team TGM as owner Ted Giovannis and co-driver David Murry, driving the No. 64 BMW 328i, scored the team’s best CTSCC finish ever – a third – to be the only BMW drivers to podium. Jason Briedis and James Clay finished fifth in the No. 84 Bimmerworld Racing BMW 328i. The No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 328i of Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra finished sixth. Ted Giovannis, driver Team TGM – “Our best finish last year was a fifth at Road America so to start 2015 on the podium feels outstanding. We have worked very hard on this program over the off-season, but we’re missing one of our very important team members today who is home ill. This one’s for Dan Goodner.” David Murry, driver Team TGM – “It is very rewarding to work with someone like Ted and help him. He did a great job today. He qualified 11th and kept the car in the top-10 before handing it off to me to finish. From last year to this year we’ve made great progress and this podium proves it.” Round 2 of the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will be held on March 20th at Sebring International Raceway, in Sebring, Fla.

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BMW at the 24 Hours of Daytona – the Six Hour Report

With six hours complete in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona darkness has taken a firm hold over the Daytona International Speedway and BMW… The post BMW at the 24 Hours of Daytona – the Six Hour… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

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BMW Performance 200; Team TGM scores third in Street Tuner for team’s best ever CTSCC finish

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Video: BMW M4 vs 6.4L Dodge CHARGER 392 SRT8

This is an interesting drag race. Two fairly similar sports cars, in terms of power, go to the drag strip for a race. The new BMW M4 takes on the Dodge Charger 392 SRT8, two vehicles with rear-wheel drive and lots of torque. The 2015 BMW M4 is powere...

This is an interesting drag race. Two fairly similar sports cars, in terms of power, go to the drag strip for a race. The new BMW M4 takes on the Dodge Charger 392 SRT8, two vehicles with rear-wheel drive and lots of torque. The 2015 BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0liter TwinPower turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine which makes 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The 2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 is powered by a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 which makes 470 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. While the Charger may have a bit more horsepower, it is a heavier vehicle: 4400 lbs vs. 3556 lbs.

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The M4 runs to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds with DCT, while the Charger SRT8 records a time of 4.3 seconds. So, which one takes the win? Let’s have a look. The article Video: BMW M4 vs 6.4L Dodge CHARGER 392 SRT8 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Fire Orange BMW E92 M3 – Photoshoot

Earlier this week we saw a beautiful Azurite Black BMW F82 M4 and now Russell McKellar brings us another exciting photoshoot: a BMW E92 M4 in Fire Orange color. The special M3 also comes with a wide variety of aftermarket upgrades and used to run a s...

Earlier this week we saw a beautiful Azurite Black BMW F82 M4 and now Russell McKellar brings us another exciting photoshoot: a BMW E92 M4 in Fire Orange color. The special M3 also comes with a wide variety of aftermarket upgrades and used to run a supercharger kit before returning to stock form. This BMW M3 showcases plenty of aftermarket additions. Fortunately, these work hand in hand to provide the performance car with improved visuals and aerodynamics.

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On the outside you will find a range of carbon fiber parts: Vorsteiner carbon front splitter, Gintani carbon side skirts, rear diffuser and ducktail spoiler, all made of carbon fiber too. A nice touch to the exterior design are the matte black finished OEM wheels, adding a nice contrast to the Individual Fire Orange finish.

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On the performance side of things, this E92 M3 received a Custom X-Pipe exhaust system, together with added Harrop BBK brake callipers and disks that provide added safety and performance braking. Additionally, with the new exhaust system, the 4.0L V8 engine can now delivers a nice growl. You will notice the subtle touches on the exhaust pipes, thanks to M performance Parts.

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Inside, the car gets a full trim made of real carbon fiber together with Orange stitching on the door panels and seats. A BMW M Performance steering wheel and BMW M M Performance aluminum pedals conclude the beautiful upgrades to this E92 M3

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