Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/01/cargo-liners-bmw-i3/ in News on October 31, 2014
BMWBLOG installed a Weather Tech Cargo liner in our long term BMW i3 in addition to the floor liners detailed in our earlier write up here. We are using our i3 year round, including snowy weather as well as trips to the hardware store and pumpkin pat...
BMWBLOG installed a Weather Tech Cargo liner in our long term BMW i3 in addition to the floor liners detailed in our earlier write up here. We are using our i3 year round, including snowy weather as well as trips to the hardware store and pumpkin patch. I have years of experience with BMW OEM cargo liners in our former 2005 330i ZHP and in our 2007 BMW X3 3.0si. Both OEM trunk liners function the same as the Weather Tech, protecting the cargo floor from all the stuff hauled in them. The real difference is how well Weather Tech liner fits and the quality of compound they use. They simply just fit.
You can see it in the photos where the Weather Tech tucks into the corners and wedges itself in there without buckling. The OEM trunk liners tend to slide around and their less grippy surface lets stuff slide around more. Weather Tech says they used 3D lasers to measure the trunk of the i3. This requires the actual vehicle to be able to make their liners and takes about a month from measurement to production. The Trunk Liner has a lipped edge that will keep anything that gets spilled from coming in contact with your i3’s trunk which is literally right over the i3’s electric motor.
Another nice aspect is how grippy the trunk liner is when you set stuff on it. There is an optional Cargo Containment System for $34.95 that helps hold grocery bags and such. We have not tested it but looks to work as advertised. WeatherTech Trunk Liners are available in black, tan and grey. The custom fit Weather Tech cost $109 and comes with a 3-year guarantee.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-report-hyundai-motor-co-executive-confirms-future-prius-rival/ in News on October 31, 2014
Could be badged as a Hyundai or a Kia.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/columns/1411-so-you-want-to-drive-a-ferrari/ in News on October 31, 2014
An affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 458.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-land-rover-discovery-sport-will-be-built-in-brazil/ in News on October 31, 2014
Automaker also opens new engine plant in U.K.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-nhtsa-temporarily-exempts-aston-martin-from-new-safety-rules/ in News on October 31, 2014
Aston Martin can continue selling the DB9 and Vantage in the U.S.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1411-not-all-ferraris-are-red/ in News on October 31, 2014
Automobile celebrates 60 years of the Prancing Horse in America.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-2016-nissan-titan-pickup-spied-testing/ in News on October 31, 2014
A glimpse at the larger, redesigned truck before its Detroit debut.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/31/bmw-5-series-wrapped-gold-wrap-vossen-vle-1-wheels/ in News on October 31, 2014
With the most hype around the reveal of BMW X5 M and X6 M, for the time being, the BMW 5 Series featured here will take us into a different direction, one that many might not agree with: a gold-wrapped sports sedan. When doing a wrap on your vehicle...
With the most hype around the reveal of BMW X5 M and X6 M, for the time being, the BMW 5 Series featured here will take us into a different direction, one that many might not agree with: a gold-wrapped sports sedan. When doing a wrap on your vehicle, most of the time the owner’s selection is usually a matte color finish, a nice touch and often very low profile. When this turns into a gold wrap, things do tend to head in the other direction. This BMW 5 Series wrapped in gold wrap Vossen Wheels definitely stands out and will turn heads on the street.
Furthermore, the car is equipped with the VLE-1 limited edition wheels by Vossen. With only 400 sets produced in two classic finishes, the VLE-1 puts a new twist on Vossen’s already-established lineup of innovative, concave designs. Individually-numbered center caps demonstrate both the VLE-1’s exclusivity and the precision craftsmanship that you’ve grown to expect from Vossen. A matching fifth center cap is included with each wheel set, as a memento of the exclusive experience that VLE ownership represents.
All of these amount to an interesting wheel design that not everybody will agree with. But as always, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Vossen Wheels has certainly made everybody in the automotive aftermarket parts scene buzzing about this. And for a wheel company – that ain’t bad at all.
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Posted by http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052972 in News on October 31, 2014
The first online 360 degree visualizers for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M has appeared on BMW.DE. It confirms all the exterior and interior colors available. There are 8 exterior color options: Alpine White Carbon Black Black Sapphire Silverst...
The first online 360 degree visualizers for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M has appeared on BMW.DE. It confirms all the exterior and interior colors available. There are 8 exterior color options: Alpine White Carbon Black Black Sapphire Silverstone Melbourne Red Long Beach Blue Mineral White Donington Gray
Posted by http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052835 in News on October 31, 2014
Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin reportedly buys controlling share in Nurburgring Our friend Dale Lomas over at Bridgetogantry.com is reporting that our beloved ‘Ring has been sold again. Well… actually it’s Wirtschafts Woche ...
Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin reportedly buys controlling share in Nurburgring Our friend Dale Lomas over at Bridgetogantry.com is reporting that our beloved ‘Ring has been sold again. Well… actually it’s Wirtschafts Woche that is reporting the sale. Dale has just translated the article and let his followers on BtG and PistonHeads know. The Nurburgring seemingly has a new owner, as Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin has reportedly swooped into the void left by a struggling Capricorn. So says respected German business weekly Wirtschafts Woche. The state of Capricorn’s finances have been a big question ever since the first day they were named owners incumbent by the state government. Recently it was widely reported that Capricorn boss Robertino Wild was in financial dire straits, with accusations of his property and art collection being mortgaged twice over. Just to recap, Capricorn and Getspeed were in a partnership to buy the ‘ring for a deal worth around 77m euros. Capricorn being the senior, two-thirds, partner in the agreement. It’s this senior part of the deal that Kharitonin is understood to have bought into. Dark clouds lifting at last? Possibly… The first part payment of 5m euros was paid earlier in the year by the junior partner, Getspeed. But with more payments deadlined for tomorrow and December, and Getspeed being visited by state Bailiffs last month, it seemed like only a miracle could save the controversial deal controversial deal. But as Wirtschafts Woche reports in the article linked above, Kharitonin has made the payments due both this month and in December. In the very short-term sense, this news comes as a relief, because in the worst-case scenario, the Nurburgring might have closed with immediate effect had Capricorn or Getspeed not made the next payment. The state had already made noises to say it wasn’t going to pay the day-to-day running costs of the ‘ring or the wages of its staff. Most locals and regulars find it hard to believe that this could be good for the ‘ring in the long-term though. “It’s the worst case come true,” says Mike Frison, long-time Nurburgring fan and the campaigner behind the Save The Ring movement. “So many times the administrators and politicians kept saying that the ‘ring would be taken care of. That it would never fall into the hands of some Russian oligarch. Never trust a politician. Q.E.D. For me it’s so sad to be right again.” It’s Kharitonin’s firm NH Holding that has taken control of Capricorn’s stake, and therefore the whole Nurburgring. Kharitonin made his personal fortune alongside more well-known countrymen Roman Abramovich and Evgeny Shvidler in Pharmstandard. His petrolhead habit is largely unreported, but he does appear in the entry list for the Mille Miglia. In nothing less than a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K. Considering he apparently just spent around over £30m on a couple of flats in London, it might not be surprising that he just bought control of, arguably, the world’s greatest race track for a few million more…