BMW 1M on ADV.1 Wheels

A BMW 1M truly is a performance oriented model, built for speed and cornering. Fully beefed up, there isn’t much an owner can really do to further accentuate its aggressive lines – except a set of aftermarket wheels. Naturally, every asp...

A BMW 1M truly is a performance oriented model, built for speed and cornering. Fully beefed up, there isn’t much an owner can really do to further accentuate its aggressive lines – except a set of aftermarket wheels. Naturally, every aspect of an aftermarket setup needs to be custom and specifically tuned to the powerful and agile little performer. It also means the looks need to be enhanced in a way which doesn’t impeded or in any way thwart performance.

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Going with a set of ADV.1 wheels certainly fits the profile: complete visual aspects are enhanced, where the performance stays virtually intact to precise engineering, a forged wheel design and the completely custom tailored layout for this particular build. These are ADV5.0 MV.2 wheels, coming in a size of 20×9 and 20×11 in the front and rear respectively. The owner opted for a Manbronze Finish on wheels which show the braking system in all its glory.

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The BMW M1 Procar “Yes to the Nürburgring”

The BMW M1 Procar “Yes to the Nürburgring” is the latest addition to Masakuni Hosobuchi′s treasure chest. Masakuni Hosobuchi is the chairman of the BMW Club Japan and a real BMW enthusiast. In his car fleet you’ll find each and every BMW...

The BMW M1 Procar “Yes to the Nürburgring” is the latest addition to Masakuni Hosobuchi′s treasure chest. Masakuni Hosobuchi is the chairman of the BMW Club Japan and a real BMW enthusiast. In his car fleet you’ll find each and every BMW M vehicle. This BMW M1 Procar has been restored by BMW Classic and BMW M, and finally has been handed over to the proud owner at the BMW Welt Many people dream of a BMW to call their own while others have an impressive collection that would make anyone jealous. Japanese car collector Masakuni Hosobuchi has a highly exclusive collection of cars and with the help of BMW Classic, he added one more to his fleet.

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In the presence of BMW Classic Chief Ulrich Knieps, Hosobuchi took ownership, in the BMW Welt in Munich, of 1979 BMW M1 Procar “designed” based on his ideas. The historic race car has been restored over the years by experts from the BMW Group Classic and the BMW M and is now virtually back in new condition status. The now restored M1 Procar copy of Masakuni Hosobuchi is titled “Yes to the Nürburgring” and is painted with certain sections from the famous race track. Nelson Piquet and Hans-Joachim Stuck drove this car to the class win and third overall at the 1000 km race at the 1980 Nordschleife.

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Masakuni Hosobuchi: “BMW are my passion and the Procar sure gets a place of honor in my collection. It was very important to me, the vehicle after years of racing reproduce its former glory. And who could have done this better than the manufacturers themselves. It also gives me great pleasure that I can take reception of this car in the BMW Welt between all the new cars.” In 1977 and 1978, BMW found themselves between a rock and a hard place with trying to meet Group 4 and 5’s homologation requirements to allow the M1 racers to compete. Due to the issues the with Lamborghini (BMW contracted Lamborghini to build the car before Lambo went belly-up and filed bankruptcy) and changing requirements for Groups 4 and 5, BMW’s M1 had no series in which to compete.

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Jochen Neerpasch, the founder and then head of M Division, with help of Max Mosley, got smart and decided to build a home for his M1 project if they couldn’t adapt to the Group 4/5 requirements – thus the Procar Series was born for the 1979 season. The Procar Series was a one-make series for the M1 that preceded each of the Formula One races and included Formula One drivers coupled with drivers from a wide array of other racing series. A total of 54 specimens of the BMW M1 race version were built, each carrying its own style.

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Yas Marina BMW F82 M4 Blue On VMR Wheels

Once again, a Yas Marina Blue BMW F82 M4 arrives with a new set of wheels. The aftermarket wheels setup, provided by VMR Wheels, is the new addition to this wonderful looking vehicle. To many, this particular color scheme is one of the best looking o...

Once again, a Yas Marina Blue BMW F82 M4 arrives with a new set of wheels. The aftermarket wheels setup, provided by VMR Wheels, is the new addition to this wonderful looking vehicle. To many, this particular color scheme is one of the best looking on a BMW, something we can’t argue with. It is clear that the new M3 and M4 are slowly becoming the darling of the aftermarket and tuning world, and this gives us the opportunity to show you different setups for your BMW. This particular set of wheels are the VMR 810 design. These are FlowForm wheels, which in turn means they are light and provide a good solution for upgrading the OEM wheel setup as well.

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BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

Finished in Hyper Silver and sized 19 inches front and rear respectively, they fill the wheel wells of the M4 in a rather fashionable way. A combination of silver wheels with the Yas Marina Blue exterior provide a nice looking contrast to the car itself.

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Further images of this setup and the finished build can be found right below in the gallery showcasing this build from every angle as well.

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BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

BMW F82 M4 Yas Marina Blue On VMR Wheels

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The new BMW X5 M and X6 M

Woodcliff Lake, N.J., October 29, 2014 …The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®) and Sports Activity Coupe® segment. When the previous gene...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J., October 29, 2014 …The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®) and Sports Activity Coupe® segment. When the previous generation of the two vehicles arrived in 2009, it was the first time the high-performance character distilled by BMW M GmbH had been transplanted into an all-wheel-drive BMW X model. The result was class-leading dynamics. The new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pull no punches in writing the next chapter in this success story with another significant step forward in dynamic excellence, distinct M design and outstanding efficiency. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling, both models will arrive in US showrooms in the Spring of 2015. The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the successful BMW X family – exclusivity, robustness, agility and everyday usability – with the commitment to high performance that defines an M vehicle. The latter is resoundingly highlighted by the vehicles’ impressive performance figures. Both models complete the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds in conjunction with the new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission.   Download the entire newsletter.

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Cargo Liners for BMW i3

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.

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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.

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  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.

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Report: Hyundai Motor Co. Executive Confirms Future Prius Rival

Could be badged as a Hyundai or a Kia. ...

Could be badged as a Hyundai or a Kia.

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So, You Want to Drive a Ferrari?

An affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 458. ...

An affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 458.

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Land Rover to Build Discovery Sport in Brazil

Automaker also opens new engine plant in U.K. ...

Automaker also opens new engine plant in U.K.

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NHTSA Temporarily Exempts Aston Martin From New Safety Rules

Aston Martin can continue selling the DB9 and Vantage in the U.S. ...

Aston Martin can continue selling the DB9 and Vantage in the U.S.

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Not All Ferraris Are Red

Automobile celebrates 60 years of the Prancing Horse in America. ...

Automobile celebrates 60 years of the Prancing Horse in America.

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