Dinan releases Stage 2 Performance Tuner for M3/M4 – 530 hp, 504 lb-ft

California-based tuning shop Dinan releases a new update to the power kit for the new BMW M3 and M4. The Stage 2 DINANTRONICS tune represents a sizable increase in power and torque over Stage 1 with users being able to expect gains of 56 hp at 6000 r...

California-based tuning shop Dinan releases a new update to the power kit for the new BMW M3 and M4. The Stage 2 DINANTRONICS tune represents a sizable increase in power and torque over Stage 1 with users being able to expect gains of 56 hp at 6000 rpm and 58 lb-ft of torque at just 4000 rpm. The Stage 2 tune remains 50 state emissions legal and for those enthusiasts who already purchased DINANTRONICS Stage 1, they only pay the $250 difference between the two tunes.To reliably sustain these big gains, the new kit includes the Dinan Free Flow exhaust and Carbon Cold Air Intake. Dinan says that their DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner doesn’t negate or voide your new car warranty coverage and they claim this is the only emissions legal aftermarket ECU on the market complete with an E.O number. The ultimate objective of this tuning kit was to provide the ability to control every signal entering and exiting the BMW factory Engine Control Unit.

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Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake Dinan’s S55 cold air intake maximizes the efficiency of the factory design first by utilizing a sealed air box that prevents the intrusion of hot under hood air while retaining an excellent pickup location for cold air. Air is passed through a 30% larger high-flow filter, past an upgraded MAF sensor and into a carbon fiber tube that provides 20% more air volume than the stock piece. When coupled with the Stage 2 DINANTRONICS unit, the max gains include 14 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque.

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Dinan Lightweight Tubular Sway Bar Set Dinan’s Lightweight Tubular Anti-Roll Bars for the latest M3/M4 models measure 32mm in the front and 24mm in the rear. The goal is to reduce body roll, improve grip and stability, while saving weight. The large advantage with Dinan’s Anti-Roll bars is the four adjustability points on each end (three in front) that work in conjunction with Dinan’s adjustable end links to set the car up for five total positions on the bar, making it adjustable from 57% to 103% stiffer than the stock front bar and 0% to 13% stiffer than the stock rear bar.

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BMW beats Mercedes in June sales

The June premium cars sales numbers are in and BMW takes the lead ahead of Mercedes-Benz. BMW sales reached 32,176, up 6.5%. Mercedes sales were up 5.8% to 28.044 units. For the first half of the year, BMW sales rose 7.1% to 168,623. Mercedes sales f...

The June premium cars sales numbers are in and BMW takes the lead ahead of Mercedes-Benz. BMW sales reached 32,176, up 6.5%. Mercedes sales were up 5.8% to 28.044 units. For the first half of the year, BMW sales rose 7.1% to 168,623. Mercedes sales for the same period were 164,970, a 8.8% improvement. BMW holds a 3,653-vehicle lead over Mercedes. Audi comes third with an 11 percent sales boost to 93,615 units. Audi’s sales improved by 8.3 percent to 18,262 deliveries in June. BMW’s sales were aided by the 3 Series while Mercedes’ CLA class brought impressive sales numbers as well. BMW was led for the month by increases of 69 percent for the 4 series cars and 89 percent for the X5 SUV. Sales of Mercedes’s entry-level models, the CLA- and C-class cars, each grew more than 40 percent, and the new GLA small SUV added 2,177 deliveries.

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Toyota’s Lexus reported an 11 percent increase last month to 26,121. For the year, Lexus deliveries have climbed 15 percent to 158,848. The article BMW beats Mercedes in June sales appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

What slowly became a favorite color for many BMW aficionados, Austin Yellow is one of those paint jobs which accentuates the aggressive lines and dynamics design of the newest generation BMW M3. Packed with lots of power, this iteration of the world&...

What slowly became a favorite color for many BMW aficionados, Austin Yellow is one of those paint jobs which accentuates the aggressive lines and dynamics design of the newest generation BMW M3. Packed with lots of power, this iteration of the world’s most known sports sedan is even grittier, more dynamic and performance oriented than its predecessors. Powered by a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 425 horsepower, the BMW F80 M3 can sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.1 seconds – an impressive figure for a vehicle packed with lots of tech and safety features.

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

This Austin Yellow BMW M3 received a few upgrades installed by AUTOCouture Motoring, starting with a new set of BBS wheels. These high-quality wheels add a personal touch to the vehicle and thanks to the lowering kit, it fills perfectly the wheel arches. The car has also seen the addition of a front and rear carbon fiber spoiler, and a carbon fiber diffuser which further differentiates it on the road. A complete showcase of this build can be found in the media gallery below.

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 Build By AUTOCouture Motoring

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Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

After the Alpine White BMW E92 M3, Vorsteiner releases another build. This new project features a Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 which comes equipped with their aero parts and custom wheels, further accentuating the aggressive looks of the newest...

After the Alpine White BMW E92 M3, Vorsteiner releases another build. This new project features a Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 which comes equipped with their aero parts and custom wheels, further accentuating the aggressive looks of the newest BMW sportscar. No power upgrades were given to the car at this moment, so the BMW F82 M4 still runs on a stock 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 420 horsepower to the rear wheels. It allows for a sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.1 seconds. This BMW F82 M4 features the Vorsteiner Carbon Graphite V-FF 103 wheels in a staggered 20×9.5 front, and 20×10.5 rear fitment utilizing a concave profile for front and rear.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Also fitted to this BMW M4 is Vorstener’s brand new Evo Front Spoiler and Evo Deck Lid Spoiler. Both aero additions are made out of pre-prag carbon fiber – reducing the weight and providing better rigidity.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

For more details on this build, please take a look at the media gallery below.

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

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BMW Motorrad Introduces Dynamic Brake Light in Europe

BMW Motorrad is introducing dynamic brake light to six models in Europe in 2016 to increase rider safety. Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential for motorcycle riders. That’s why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brak...

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BMW Motorrad is introducing dynamic brake light to six models in Europe in 2016 to increase rider safety. Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential for motorcycle riders. That’s why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brake light as a part of their “Safety 360°” strategy. It can warn drivers of […]

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BMW R1200GS TripleBlack Coming in 2016, Along with Other Model Year Paintwork Updates

For the 2016 model year, BMW Motorrad is offering several updated paint schemes including a special edition R1200GS TripleBlack. These models can be ordered from all BMW Motorrad dealers starting in August 2015. BMW F800GT. As of model year 2016, the...

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For the 2016 model year, BMW Motorrad is offering several updated paint schemes including a special edition R1200GS TripleBlack. These models can be ordered from all BMW Motorrad dealers starting in August 2015. BMW F800GT. As of model year 2016, the BMW F800GT will be available in the following new color combination: Monolith metallic matt […]

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She created the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series

Annabelle from France is a professional scent maker. She worked for three years at BMW to create the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series. This is her #BMWstory. ...

Annabelle from France is a professional scent maker. She worked for three years at BMW to create the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series. This is her #BMWstory.

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She created the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series

Annabelle from France is a professional scent maker. She worked for three years at BMW to create the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series. The optional Ambient Air package features options to ionize the air or fragrance the vehicle interior with selecte...

Annabelle from France is a professional scent maker. She worked for three years at BMW to create the smell of the all-new BMW 7 Series. The optional Ambient Air package features options to ionize the air or fragrance the vehicle interior with selected scents, both of which can be controlled from the air conditioning control console or the iDrive menu. There are three levels of intensity and 8 scents to choose from. The scents can be chosen from the Blue Suite and Green suite, and Golden Suite and Authentic Suite. This is the story of Annabelle.

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Justin Bell Drives The new BMW X6 M

The BMW X6 M is ridiculed by many of today’s auto journalists for being completely unnecessary. And while it isn’t the most useful of SUVs, it’s still a damn fine car to drive. It’s got everything you could ever want, speed, power, performanc...

The BMW X6 M is ridiculed by many of today’s auto journalists for being completely unnecessary. And while it isn’t the most useful of SUVs, it’s still a damn fine car to drive. It’s got everything you could ever want, speed, power, performance, comfort, luxury and cargo space. Admittedly, it is pretty bad off-road, which is usually the point of an SUV, and its luggage-crunching roofline doesn’t create the most cavernous back seat or trunk. But that isn’t the point of the X6 M, and if you want that sort of thing, buy and X5. The point of an X6 M is to be able to take five passengers and some luggage somewhere very, very quickly. And by that measure, the X6 M is a resounding success.

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Justin Bell is a very accomplished Le Mans winning racecar driver, so he knows a good car when he sees one. Well Mr. Bell decided to take a BMW X6 M through its paces at the Streets of Willow racetrack in California. In this video, Bell gives a brief history lesson of BMW’s famed M Division and shows how, despite what many people may think, the M Division heritage is engrained in the X6 M. Then he takes it out onto the track and thrashes it a bit while discussing how the power and performance of such a massive vehicle translate to the track.

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Many journalists will tell you that the X6 M is too fat and heavy to be a properly good handling car. I’ll admit, I was in that camp myself. But when a racing driver can get behind the wheel and genuinely thrash it around the track, it shows that the big X6 M can really dance. Bell knows far more about driving, and how to diagnose a vehicle on the track, than any of us journos blabbing on the internet. So it’s very interesting to hear his opinion on how the X6 M drives, which turns out to be a good one. Plus it’s fun to see him push it so hard through a turn that he actually gets the rear inside wheel off the ground. Fun stuff.

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Another thing I notice about this video is how much Bell laughs while driving the big ole brute. He genuinely seems to be having a good time. That’s important, because fun and silliness is the entire point of the X6 M. It wasn’t meant to be a serious racing car, or else it wouldn’t have been an SUV. No, instead, it’s supposed to be a massive SUV with capabilities and performance so far beyond your expectations that you have no choice but to laugh at its madness. It’s hilarious. And I don’t know about you, but watching Bell thrash this massively powerful SUV makes me want to do it too. Even if you don’t like the X6 M, the video is still worth a watch, even if it’s just to watch Justin Bell get a wheel up off the ground in a 5,000 lb SUV. Check it out. The article Justin Bell Drives The new BMW X6 M appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2014 BMW 335 i xDrive Sedan

2014 BMW 335 i xDrive Sedan Black color, Black interior Niceville, FL 32578 24 months lease $0.00 per month ...

2014 BMW 335 i xDrive Sedan

2014 BMW 335 i xDrive Sedan Black color, Black interior Niceville, FL 32578 24 months lease $0.00 per month

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