Action packed video flaunts M3 and M4 M Performance Parts

This clip features the BMW M4 in action, fully loaded with BMW M Performance parts, which meets up with a Fire Orange F80 M3, also decked out in M Performance Parts. The app shown in this clip is a concept, only. ...

This clip features the BMW M4 in action, fully loaded with BMW M Performance parts, which meets up with a Fire Orange F80 M3, also decked out in M Performance Parts. The app shown in this clip is a concept, only.

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See and Hear the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at Top Speed

With 707 hp, the Charger Hellcat breaches the 200-mph mark. ...

With 707 hp, the Charger Hellcat breaches the 200-mph mark.

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Toyota Returns to Rallying with the Yaris WRC after 18-Year Hiatus

Yaris WRC set to make its racing debut in 2017. ...

Yaris WRC set to make its racing debut in 2017.

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Nighthawk Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Coming for North America

Sleek, but hardly subtle. ...

Sleek, but hardly subtle.

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2015 BMW X6 M Pace Car – Photo Gallery

Leading the X6 M pack at the Circuit Of The Americas was another new BMW X6 M with a special livery: Pace car. The lead car was driven randomly by DTM drivers Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock, and BMW RLL driver Bill Auberlen. We’ve been on plenty lea...

Leading the X6 M pack at the Circuit Of The Americas was another new BMW X6 M with a special livery: Pace car. The lead car was driven randomly by DTM drivers Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock, and BMW RLL driver Bill Auberlen. We’ve been on plenty lead follows and they were OK. This experience in an X6 M was unlike anything I could have imagined. After the pro drivers did an average speed reconnaissance lap first, they took off while still talking us through the course on Walkie Talkies. Trying to stay in their racing line, was tough. The most riveting thing about following a DTM or BMW RLL driver around the course was just how early they gets on the gas in the all-wheel-drive X6 M. For example, Bill Auberlen also likes to use all of the track and we were hitting rumble strips and off into the green paint right before the Start/Finish main straight.

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Our full review of the 2015 BMW X6 M can be found here and below you can see a photo gallery of the X6 M Pace Car:

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Active Autowerke Releases The Active-8 Tuning Module

Alongside other car tuning companies, Active Autowerke is proud to introduce the Active-8 Tuning Module. The Active-8 is a weather-proof module that you can plug into your BMW’s factory ECU to improve performance output without any actual coding,...

Alongside other car tuning companies, Active Autowerke is proud to introduce the Active-8 Tuning Module. The Active-8 is a weather-proof module that you can plug into your BMW’s factory ECU to improve performance output without any actual coding, programming or other work done. It’s a plug and play solution, like some we have seen recently, where the power gains are impressive, allowing the 3.0 liter turbo inline-six engine, developing 425 horsepower in its stock form, to deliver even more performance. Karl Hugh, Active Autowerke’s Technical Director and head of engineering, says the results seen with the tuning module are impressive. “We didn’t know what to expect when we ran a customer’s F80 M3 on the dyno with our Active-8 Tuning Module, but the results were astounding!” said Hugh.

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With the Active-8 tuning module, the car puts down a 65 – 75 WHP gain, and an additional 60 to 68+ ft-lbs of torque on Active Autowerke’s Mustang MD250 dyno. Similar impressive results were seen on a separate customer’s F10 M5 which was tuned previously by Active Autowerke. The F10 M5 made 598 WHP, up from the stock figure of 540 horsepower. According to the tuner, the secret behind the product is its internal processor, where they use an advanced 64-bit processor which works in tandem with BMW’s newest DMEs.

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Active Autowerke’s goal was to ensure the module remains completely protected in all conditions—including inclement weather and racing conditions featuring extreme vibrations, heat, and cold. Great attention was paid to the Active-8 Tuning Module’s design and mounting points. The module can be installed in under an hour, and uninstalled just as easily. The Active-8 Tuning Box leaves absolutely no fingerprints behind should a dealer update the engine’s DME software, nor if the box is removed. This means that owners can safely assume their upgrade in the power department wont be an issue with warranties and such claims, but that is always a tricky question in some situations.

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The Active-8 is compatible with F3X 335i/435i, 70 X5M, E71 X6M, F10 550,F12 650, F10 535i, F12 640i, F01 740i, F25 X3 35i, E70 X5 35i, E71 X6 35i, F48X1, F30 328i, F32 428i, E82 135i N55, E9X 335i N55, F10 M5, F12 M6, F80 M3, and F82 M4, and more. Pricing for the Active-8 varies by model and starts as low as $699.00 MSRP.

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What new BMW would you buy

It’s always fun to daydream about the day you win the lottery, or create the next big mobile app, and money no longer becomes an object. That’s the American dream; to constantly be optimistic about the future and fight as hard as possible to make...

It’s always fun to daydream about the day you win the lottery, or create the next big mobile app, and money no longer becomes an object. That’s the American dream; to constantly be optimistic about the future and fight as hard as possible to make yours as fortunate as possible. So let’s dream about what kind of BMW we’d buy if/when that day comes and money is no object. Just go on to BMW’s “Build Your Own” car configurator and pick build your very own BMW. Then we’ll all share our cars and discuss. I’ll start: Firstly, I didn’t want to pick an M Car, as that was a bit too obvious. I wanted to pick something a bit different. And, money being no object, I wanted to go expensive, obviously. So, I decided to go for the Big Daddy, and get the 7 Series. Not just any 7 Series, however, the 760Li. The 760Li is the long-wheelbase version of the 7er, but with a big, hulking, 535 hp, twin-turbo V12 under the hood. It also comes only in rear-wheel drive, which is just icing on the torque cake.

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Here comes the fun part. These are all the boxes and features I checked to make this particular 760Li my own: Car:”2015 BMW 760Li, $141,200” Lines: “M Sport Edition, $4,000” – Only one Line option available, but regardless of how many options, I was going to go M Sport anyway. “19” V-Spoke wheels M Sport Package BMW Heads-Up Display Top and Side View Cameras 20-Way power seats Leather finished Instrument Panel Soft-Close Doors Concierge Service Exterior: “Black Sapphire Metallica, $0” – When choosing a 7 Series with a V12, Black just looks the business.

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Interior: “Ivory White and Black Nappa Leather with Burled Walnut Trim, $0” – There’s just something about White on Black that looks right, to me, in a car like this. The Burled Walnut also looks fantastic in contrast to the White and Black leather. Packages: “M Sport Package, $0 (included with M Sport Line)” – Automatically selected when choosing the M Sport Edition. Aerodynamic Kit M Sport Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles Anthracite Alcantara Headliner Shadowline Exterior Trim Options: “Total, $7,900” Massaging Rear Seat, $200 Enhanced USB and Bluetooth, $500 Bang & Olufsen Sound System, $3,700 ACC Stop & Go with Active Driving Assistant, $1,200 Night vision with Pedestrian Detection, $2,300 Total: “$149,150”

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The fun part about making these cars, at least for me is, not just ticking every box you can to see how expensive it can get, but picking the options and colors I’d actually choose. Not because of money, just because that’s what I would want to drive. So that’s my 760Li. Go to BMW’s Configurator and see what you can come up with. There are no rules, just come up with the exact BMW you’d love to drive every single day, money being no object. Have fun and share what you came up with! The article What new BMW would you buy appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security

The BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles. This is the company’s response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC). The motorist’s association had identified a potential security gap when data i...

The BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles. This is the company’s response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC). The motorist’s association had identified a potential security gap when data is transmitted. The BMW Group has already closed this gap with a new configuration. The experts from the ADAC had put the company through a strategic review as market leader in vehicle networking. This check revealed a potential security gap affecting the transmission path via the mobile phone network. BMW Group hardware was not impacted. The online capability of BMW Group ConnectedDrive allowed the gap to be closed quickly and safely in all vehicles. Access to functions relevant to driving was excluded at all times. There was no need for vehicles to go to the workshop.

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The update is carried out automatically as soon as the vehicle connects up to the BMW Group server or the driver calls up the service configuration manually. The online services of BMW Group ConnectedDrive communicate with this configuration via the HTTPS protocol (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) which had previously been used for the service BMW Internet and other functions. The BMW Group ConnectedDrive packages in the vehicle are thereby using encryption which in most cases is also being used by banks for online banking. On the one hand, data are encrypted with the HTTPS protocol, and on the other hand, the identity of the BMW Group server is checked by the vehicle before data are transmitted over the mobile phone network. In this way, the BMW Group has responded promptly and increased the security of BMW Group ConnectedDrive, because no cases have come to light yet in which data has been called up actively by unauthorised persons from outside or an attempt of this kind is made in the first place. The article BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW increases ConnectedDrive security after potential security gap reported by ADAC

BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. Rapid response to reports from the German Automobile Association ADAC. As the leading manufacturer in the networking of driver, vehicle and the surrounding environment, the BMW Group is increasing th...

BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. Rapid response to reports from the German Automobile Association ADAC. As the leading manufacturer in the networking of driver, vehicle and the surrounding environment, the BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles. This is the company’s response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC). The motorist’s association had identified a potential security gap when data is transmitted. The BMW Group has already closed this gap with a new configuration. The experts from the ADAC had put the company through a strategic review as market leader in vehicle networking. This check revealed a potential security gap affecting the transmission path via the mobile phone network. BMW Group hardware was not impacted. The online capability of BMW Group ConnectedDrive allowed the gap to be closed quickly and safely in all vehicles. Access to functions relevant to driving was excluded at all times. There was no need for vehicles to go to the workshop. The update is carried out automatically as soon as the vehicle connects up to the BMW Group server or the driver calls up the service configuration manually. The online services of BMW Group ConnectedDrive communicate with this configuration via the HTTPS protocol (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) which had previously been used for the service BMW Internet and other functions. The BMW Group ConnectedDrive packages in the vehicle are thereby using encryption which in most cases is also being used by banks for online banking. On the one hand, data are encrypted with the HTTPS protocol, and on the other hand, the identity of the BMW Group server is checked by the vehicle before data are transmitted over the mobile phone network. In this way, the BMW Group has responded promptly and increased the security of BMW Group ConnectedDrive, because no cases have come to light yet in which data has been called up actively by unauthorised persons from outside or an attempt of this kind is made in the first place.

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Action packed video showcases M3 and M4 M Performance Parts

This clip features the BMW M4 in action, fully loaded with BMW M Performance parts, which meets up with a Fire Orange F80 M3, also decked out in M Performance Parts. The app shown in this clip is a concept, only. ...

This clip features the BMW M4 in action, fully loaded with BMW M Performance parts, which meets up with a Fire Orange F80 M3, also decked out in M Performance Parts. The app shown in this clip is a concept, only.

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