ADAC honours Marco Wittmann.

At the ADAC SportGala at the ADAC headquarters in Munich the automobile association honoured this season’s winners. Everyone was eager to see who would be the ADAC motorsport personality of 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann received the trop...

At the ADAC SportGala at the ADAC headquarters in Munich the automobile association honoured this season’s winners. Everyone was eager to see who would be the ADAC motorsport personality of 2014.

DTM champion Marco Wittmann received the trophy, the large Christophorus made of Nymphenburg porcelain, from ADAC sports president Hermann Tomczyk. “Marco Wittmann impressively showed that he was the deserved winner of the title in the most popular international touring car series,” said Tomczyk. Each year a specialist jury made up of representatives from the ADAC and journalists picks the ADAC motorsport personality of the year. This year it was Wittmann who was chosen in the most important category. BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt picked up the award for the BMW Team RMG driver.

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Alpine White BMW F30 328i On VMR Wheels

In a competitive market, the various wheel companies are turning up so many different wheel designs these days. For VMR Wheels, their builds always came with a certain degree of style, no matter the vehicle they’re presented with. This Alpine ...

In a competitive market, the various wheel companies are turning up so many different wheel designs these days. For VMR Wheels, their builds always came with a certain degree of style, no matter the vehicle they’re presented with. This Alpine White BMW F30 328i comes equipped with their V810 wheels installed on the aggressively lowered vehicle. While purists may run and scream murder, this exact look is what many aftermarket parts buyers are looking for. The car shown here also comes with blacked out kidney grilles, carbon fiber front lip and carbon fiber side mirrors.

Alpine White BMW F30 328i On VMR Wheels

The wheels are painted in gunmetal and come in 19 size. To many, Alpine White may be the favorite BMW color ever and adding carbon fiber parts to it and some aftermarket wheels, just makes it stand out even more. Here is a cool photoshoot of the car:

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Porsche Cayenne GTS unveiled at 2014 LA Auto Show

Headlining the Porsche stand at the 2014 La Auto Show is the unveil of the Cayenne GTS. Porsche is starting to roll out their smaller engine displacement that still produce impressive power. The new Cayenne GTS is now a 3.6 liter bi-turbo V6, gone it...

Headlining the Porsche stand at the 2014 La Auto Show is the unveil of the Cayenne GTS. Porsche is starting to roll out their smaller engine displacement that still produce impressive power. The new Cayenne GTS is now a 3.6 liter bi-turbo V6, gone it’s the wonderful 4.8L V8 which had produced 420 hp and 380 lb-ft.  In dropping displacement and adding boost, Porsche is able to increase horsepower to 440 and torque to 442.5 lb-ft, and also shed some weight. Fuel economy is certain to have improved but these figures are not yet available. Porsche also used the LA Auto Show to show off the mid-cycle model refresh for the entire Cayenne line that starts with the the entry-level model 3.6-litre V6 petrol motor from the VR6. Along with some minor exterior tweaks and interior upgrades to keep up with the new Macan, the biggest changes are under the hood. The Cayenne S also ditches its V8 for a slightly less potent version of the GTS’ 3.6 L bi-turbo, the same motor found in the potent Macan Turbo.

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The Cayenne GTS variant has been in the Cayenne lineup since 2007. The GTS has a unique exterior appearance with a special body kit, interior, suspension and engine with distinctive exhaust note. The current Cayenne GTS sales have represented  eleven percent of all Cayennes sold, which is pretty impressive considering that the Cayenne is Porsche’s best selling model. The sporty GTS has been so successful that it’s shown up in the 911, Cayman, Boxster and Panamera lineups.  Time will tell if Porsche adds the GTS line to their hot new Macan family.

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The new Cayenne GTS can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, this is a 0.6 seconds improvement over the previous V8 GTS. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system has a sporty set-up. With the standard suspension, the GTS sits 24 millimeters lower and 20 mm lower with the optional air suspension. The GTS stopping power comes from the brakes of the Cayenne Turbo with 390 millimeter discs on the front and 358 millimeters in the back.

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The engine used in the base Cayenne is the familiar 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated engine delivering 300 hp. It accelerates the Cayenne from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. This is 0.2 seconds faster than before. Like all new Cayenne models, it benefits from the general efficiency measures, such as coasting, Auto Stop/Start function and thermal management, as a result in better fuel economy. Compared to the previous model the new Cayenne also offers more comprehensive standard features. In addition to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S with Auto Stop/Start and coasting functions these also include the bi-xenon main headlights with four-point LED daytime driving lights, the multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle switches and the automatic boot lid.

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MSRP for the new Cayenne GTS is $95,500. The new Cayenne range starts starts at $58,300 and should be hitting show rooms soon as a 2015 model.

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[Photos: John Hietter] The article Porsche Cayenne GTS unveiled at 2014 LA Auto Show appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2 Series Convertible Configurator Now Available

The online builder configurator for the 2015 2 Series convertible is now available. ...

The online builder configurator for the 2015 2 Series convertible is now available.

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Alpine White BMW F82 M4 In For Some Mods At EAS

Often regarded as one of the classiest BMW colors, the Alpine White suits the aggressive looking BMW F82 M4 quite well. To many, the finish provides the best showcase of the lines and shapes that make this performance car one of the most coveted piec...

Often regarded as one of the classiest BMW colors, the Alpine White suits the aggressive looking BMW F82 M4 quite well. To many, the finish provides the best showcase of the lines and shapes that make this performance car one of the most coveted pieces of performance motoring currently on sale. Owner of this particular vehicle decided his Alpine White M4 needed a small touch to make it perfect. The folks over at European Auto Source got working on the car and first installed the KW HAS (Height Adjustable Lowering Spring Sleeve-Over Kit). KW’s sleeve kit for the F80/F82 M3/M4 allows a large range of height adjustment while retaining the factory electronic damping control. The factory spring perches are removed from the front dampers, and KW’s own threaded height-adjustable perches are installed.

Alpine White BMW F82 M4 In For Some Mods At EAS

The kit includes progressive rate lowering springs for each corner of the car, height adjustable spring perches for the front and rear, strengthened and shortened bump stops and KW shock sleeves to protect the OE BMW dampers. The KW H.A.S. kit is EDC compatible.

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For easier breathing of the 3.0 liter TwinScroll turbocharged engine, the tuning shop decided to add a BMC high performance replacement air filter under the hood of the vehicle.

Alpine White BMW F82 M4 In For Some Mods At EAS

On the visual side of the project, we can see a few details impacting the overall appearance as well. The owner opted for contrast on his car with a BMW M Performance gloss black kidney grille surrounds installed together with the iND painted front reflectors, perfectly ensuring the contrasting effect against the Alpine White exterior. The new BMW M3 and M4 are quickly becoming one of the most tuned BMW models out there and more and more special projects pop-up every week.   Further images of this project can be seen in the gallery we’ve added right below.

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BMW M6 Coupe – Photoshoot In The Dark

When it launched in 2012, the new generation BMW M6 has captured the attention of the entire automotive world and was highly praised for its dynamic, yet classy exterior design. The V8 under the hood and its 560 hp were also to celebrate a magnifice...

When it launched in 2012, the new generation BMW M6 has captured the attention of the entire automotive world and was highly praised for its dynamic, yet classy exterior design. The V8 under the hood and its 560 hp were also to celebrate a magnificent automobile. Today, we have an exciting photoshoot by Martin Cyprian Photography who takes an AC Schnitzer M6 Coupe for a ride on back roads. Shot in the forests of Slovakia, the photographer portrays the M6 in a misty and clouded setting, a beautiful backdrop that emphasize the aggressive lines and beefed up wheel wells of this vehicle.

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Available in Coupe and Convertible body variants, the M6 uses with a 4.4-litre V8 twin scroll twin turbo engine, connected to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, providing the driving performance one would expect from it. Sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) only takes 4.1 seconds to achieve. The lighting fast acceleration is completed with great handling performance, while packed in a luxurious interior outline that is both interestingly designed and comfortable at the same time. Here are a few photos from the shoot:

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BMW M6 By Martin Cyprian Photography

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The BMW i3 Wins the Green Car of the Year Award

Official Release: With the Green Car of the Year Award 2015, the BMW i3 has added a further trophy to an impressive raft of… The post The BMW i3 Wins the Green Car of the Year Award appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Official Release: With the Green Car of the Year Award 2015, the BMW i3 has added a further trophy to an impressive raft of… The post The BMW i3 Wins the Green Car of the Year Award appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

In love with everything but the exhaust note – this is what best describes the view this customer has for the BMW F82 M4. The stock BMW M4 has such a powerful and high-revving engine which sounds a bit tame when paired with a stock exhaust. Thi...

In love with everything but the exhaust note – this is what best describes the view this customer has for the BMW F82 M4. The stock BMW M4 has such a powerful and high-revving engine which sounds a bit tame when paired with a stock exhaust. This is where aftermarket exhaust companies like Akrapovic come in, allowing the owners to better enjoy the high-revving beast hidden under the hood. Exhaust systems like these improve the car on every aspect, while not cutting any corners and also providing the performance increase needed. The Yas Marina Blue M4 we have here just underwent a simple aftermarket modifying procedure that turns into a new beast.

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Thanks to European Auto Source, a complete Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Exhaust System has been installed, thus allowing the car to sound and perform better. With an exhaust system like this, the gain is not only witnessed in the sound department, but also in the power output as well.

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

The light Akrapovic system not only delivers better sound and more power, it also helps removes the weight from the vehicle, therefore allowing for better handling and acceleration. The added carbon fiber exhaust tips match perfect the M4 and the durable Titanium construction will give the assurance of a sturdy and long withstanding product.

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EAS provided us with the complete installation photos.

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Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 Receives An Akrapovic Exhaust System

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BMW may have to increase i8 production to meet high demand

At the 2014 LA Auto Show, BMW says it needs to increase the i8 production to meet the high demand worldwide.  BMW sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said the i8 delivery time for a customer is up to 18 months. “We need to find ways to inc...

At the 2014 LA Auto Show, BMW says it needs to increase the i8 production to meet the high demand worldwide.  BMW sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said the i8 delivery time for a customer is up to 18 months. “We need to find ways to increase i8 production because the waiting lists in some markets are getting too long,” Robertson told Automotive News Europe.  Robertson said six months is as long as customers should have to wait for a built-to-order premium model, but he declined to elaborate on current production levels of the i8, as well as on any potential output increase. He said BMW planned the i8 as a low-volume model with annual sales in the low single digit thousands.

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This year along, BMW delivered 760 i8 models to their customer, with October being the highest sales month: 419 units.  IHS Automotive forecasts that BMW will build 3,238 units of the i8 this year, increasing to 4,318 next year. While most of the U.S. dealerships are sold out of the i8, others still hold onto their small allocation and sell the hybrid sportscar at huge premiums.   The article BMW may have to increase i8 production to meet high demand appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M235i Named 10Best Cars For 2015

Car And Driver issues their 10Best Cars list for 2015. Released each and every year, the list showcases some of the best cars the magazine has driven in the current year in the US. This year, BMW has cracked the list with the BMW M235i as their on...

Car And Driver issues their 10Best Cars list for 2015. Released each and every year, the list showcases some of the best cars the magazine has driven in the current year in the US. This year, BMW has cracked the list with the BMW M235i as their only entry. “They cost less than $80,000, they excel at delivering value for the money, they have a strong mastery of their segment, and they are graceful in motion,” says the magazine.” These 10 will entertain and delight any driver, but only if you know how and where to spot them.” The highly innovative BMW i3 is missing from the list with the only electric vehicle being the Tesla Model S 60.

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BMW M235i made its market debut earlier this year and it fills a gap left by the outgoing 1 Series Coupe. Until the M2 arrives next year, the M235i Coupe is the best and most affordable BMW two-door coupe that money can buy and makes for a perfect machine on the road and track. READ ALSO: BMW M235i Drift Mob With the most powerful gasoline M Performance engine available producing 322 hp and 332 lf-ft of torque in, the M235i is capable of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds when optioned with the 8-speed sport automatic. Top speed is 155mph and MPG is 22 city/32 hwy for the auto and 19/29 for the 6-speed manual.

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The BMW M team has massaged the chassis with M Adaptive suspension added M Sport braking system as well as an M235i specific exhaust. BMW says that the M235i has a specially tuned exhaust and in our own test drive of the car we found the M235i Coupe’s exhaust to provide a compellingly raspy sound when the engine is worked hard. The M235i carries a base MSRP of $44,050 and if you go crazy with the options, then the M235i can easily jump over the $50,000 mark.       We do however congratulate Car And Driver for utilizing some pretty promising values for the cars they considered:  – all this, even though we may not agree with everything, does allow Car And Driver to make a good argument about the cars they’ve picked and which to look forward to on the roads in 2015 as well. The article BMW M235i Named 10Best Cars For 2015 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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