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When it comes to exotic BMWs, the folks over at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors are the best in business. Over the last few years, the BMW dealership delivered some exciting and unique cars to their customers, and they’re getting ready to introduce a new ...
When it comes to exotic BMWs, the folks over at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors are the best in business. Over the last few years, the BMW dealership delivered some exciting and unique cars to their customers, and they’re getting ready to introduce a new exciting project based on the F80 M3. The sporty sedan features the Twilight Purple color – one that’s available only through the BMW Individual Program and it costs around $5,000. The same color was used on a 2015 BMW 760Li which had the Twilight Purple paired with the highly-exclusive BMW Individual Opal White Merino.
This F80 M3 is likely to receive some aero upgrades as we’ve previously seen on other projects. The BMW M3 comes with a 3.0 Liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 420 horsepower, allowing the vehicle to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.1 seconds. It comes with an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h) as well.
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Every DTM race will once again be broadcast live and exclusively in Germany on “Das Erste” in 2016 and 2017. A contract has been signed between ARD and the ITR to this effect. The new DTM season kicks off in Hockenheim on 7th and 8th May and, l...
Every DTM race will once again be broadcast live and exclusively in Germany on “Das Erste” in 2016 and 2017.
A contract has been signed between ARD and the ITR to this effect. The new DTM season kicks off in Hockenheim on 7th and 8th May and, like last year, consists of 18 races spread over nine weekends. As in 2016, one race will be held on Saturday and one on Sunday, both of which will be broadcast live on “Das Erste”. Fans will again be able to watch the qualifying sessions in live stream on dtm.com and sportschau.de, as well as on Einsfestival for the first time. Fans of the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife also have reason to be pleased: the television reporting from the marathon in the “Green Hell” is set to be extended significantly. Media group RTL Deutschland has acquired television rights to the iconic ADAC Zürich 24h Race in 2016. RTL Nitro will show 25 hours of uninterrupted images from the endurance marathon on free-to-air TV. Furthermore, RTL Television will report on the start of the 24-hour race on Saturday 28th May and the finish on Sunday 29th May as part of its coverage of the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco. Furthermore, news broadcaster n-tv and the RTL Deutschland media group’s online platforms will also provide information on the popular motorsport event.
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With three months remaining until the start of the DTM season in Hockenheim, the personnel plans of BMW Motorsport and the four works teams have been finalised. In 2016, the same eight drivers will compete in the BMW M4 DTM as in the previous seaso...
With three months remaining until the start of the DTM season in Hockenheim, the personnel plans of BMW Motorsport and the four works teams have been finalised.
In 2016, the same eight drivers will compete in the BMW M4 DTM as in the previous season. However, three drivers will swap teams for the first time in their DTM careers. One of these is Timo Glock. In an interview, Glock speaks about his time at BMW Team MTEK and the new challenges awaiting him at BMW Team RMG in 2016. Three questions for… Timo Glock. Timo, since you joined the DTM in 2013, you have always raced for BMW Team MTEK. You are now switching teams. What will you miss most? Timo Glock: “When you drive for one team for three years, celebrating two victories together, but also going through some tough times, you develop a close bond. I obviously feel close to BMW Team MTEK, so it was not easy to move on. However, I am also looking forward to the new challenge that awaits me with BMW Team RMG. Therefore, I am extremely motivated to do well in the new season. From my point of view, changing teams is nothing out of the ordinary. As a racing driver, you always have to be ready for that kind of thing. In the past, BMW Motorsport has often made changes to the teams ahead of a season, in order to give fresh impetus and thus get the maximum out of the overall package. And the success it has enjoyed in the DTM shows that BMW Motorsport is spot on to do so.” What are you particularly looking forward to at your new team? Glock: “It is remarkable how small the motorsport world is. I still know a lot of the guys at BMW Team RMG from my time in Formula One. That definitely makes my move to the Eifel Mountains easier. Team principal Stefan Reinhold’s outfit has shown what it is capable of in recent years. The guys have grown into their roles in the DTM and, in winning the title in 2014, have shown that they are among the best of the best in this series. BMW Team RMG is strong. Hopefully we will be even stronger together in 2016.” You are joining forces with an old acquaintance at BMW Team RMG, in the form of Marco Wittmann. You have been in the same team in the past. What are Wittmann’s greatest qualities as a team-mate? Glock: “He was crowned champion in 2014, in only his second year in the DTM. That alone tells you all you need to know. Marco is young, fast, and produces top performances when it counts. Young drivers usually learn from older ones in motor racing. This year, that will rather be the other way round.”
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Quicker than a Corvette Z51 to 60.
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If you live in America, it’s a good chance you watched, or at least saw bits of, the Super Bowl. It’s America’s biggest sporting event and one of the most televised events all year. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch th...
If you live in America, it’s a good chance you watched, or at least saw bits of, the Super Bowl. It’s America’s biggest sporting event and one of the most televised events all year. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl each and every year, so you’d imagine that its advertising time is quite expensive. Because it’s such a big deal to get a Super Bowl commercial on the air, companies usually go all out when making them, typically trying to make the audience either laugh or cry. But the main goal is to be talked about the next day. In America, Super Bowl commercials have become almost as popular as the game itself, with many watchers waiting for specific companies’ ads. For instance, everyone loves the Budweiser commercials (despite their terrible beer), which always feature the famous Clydesdales. But car companies more often than not put out the best commercials of the Super Bowl and this year was the same. Unfortunately, BMW didn’t put a Super Bowl commercial out this year, but many other car companies did. So let’s take a look at the top five best Super Bowl commercials for this year. 5. Jeep’s 75 Year Commercial: To commemorate 75 years of the famous American brand, Jeep put out a commercial that shows all of the great things the brand has been able to do. Serve in wars, aid explorers, star in movies and carry families, these are some of the things Jeep talks about in the commercial, all through the faces of the great people who used Jeeps. It’s a cool commercial that shows some great American heroes and icons as well as remind us of some of the landmarks that Jeep was apart of. It’s a cool way to commemorate 75 years of the coolest American car company. 4. Hyundai Genesis – First Date: The new Super Bowl spot for the brand-new Hyundai Genesis features funnyman Kevin Hart lending his new Genesis to his daughter and a young man to go on their first date. He does this so he can monitor where they go via the Genesis’ Car Finder feature. He follows them around, spying on their date in hilarious situations, completely unbeknownst to his daughter, giving her boyfriend mean looks and telling him to stay away. It’s funny, outrageous and ridiculous, but Kevin Hart is on fire at the moment and it’s good to see him be funny again. 3. Hyundai Elantra – Ryanville: The new ad for the brand-new Hyundai Elantra features Deadpool actor, Ryan Reynolds, well, everywhere. As two women drive their new Elantra down suburban streets, they see Ryan Reynolds in every man they pass. Being that he’s a pretty big heartthrob at the moment, the two women can’t look away and are easily getting distracted. This is right up until the moment that they almost run over a man, who looks like Ryan Reynolds, walking his dogs. But they don’t hit him because the car can stop itself to protect them while they’re distracted. 2. MINI – Defy Labels: MINI is a brand that, in America at least, can come with some pretty negative labels. In America, we typically like big, powerful cars. So MINIs are often looked at as “chick cars” or “gay cars” or other things of the like. Well, MINI’s new celebrity-packed ad shows how their cars defy those labels and it hits home pretty well. Women like Serena Williams and Abby Wombach defy the first two aforementioned labels while various other celebrities help to defy other negative lables. It’s funny and statement-making all at the same time and makes for a very good commercial. 1. Audi – Commander: While the previous four Super Bowl commercials were good, Audi’s was great. The tv spot opens with a retired astronaut commander who seems to have lost his zeal, won’t eat and won’t speak to anyone. When a family member, presumably his son, arrives, he tells the Commander to come with him. They walk outside, only to see the son’s Audi R8 parked out front and he hands the Commander the keyfob. Immediately, as they start walking toward the R8, the Commander starts getting flashbacks of his days walking toward a space shuttle. As he gets in he’s getting similar flashbacks to prepping the shuttle for launch and when he hears “liftoff” he thumbs the starter button to the tune of David Bowie’s Starman. It’s an emotional commercial that tugs at the heart strings in the best way and shows kickass footage of both rockets and the new Audi R8. The other ads were good, but none were as good as this. Honorable Mentions: KIA’s Christopher Walken Closet commercial was pretty funny and Honda’s New Truck to Love ad, featuring the new Honda Ridgeline and goats singing Queen’s Somebody to Love, was funny as well. The article Top Five best Super Bowl Car Commercials appeared first on BMW BLOG
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First Twilight Purple F80 M3.
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Quicker than a Corvette Z51 to 60.
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UK menswear retailer MR PORTER has teamed up with BMW i to produce a limited edition of the i3 electric vehicle. This is the first automotive partnership for the online men’s retailer as it focuses on expanding its men’s range. MR PORTER has deci...
UK menswear retailer MR PORTER has teamed up with BMW i to produce a limited edition of the i3 electric vehicle. This is the first automotive partnership for the online men’s retailer as it focuses on expanding its men’s range. MR PORTER has decided to give the i3 its very own spin as part of this collaboration. Inspired by men’s bespoke tailoring, the design teams from Mr Porter and BMW i utilized a capparis white accent running along the chassis of the car. The interior was designed in a dark oak wood in a range of tones and grains. Floor mats feature white stitching details and Dalbergia brown piping.
The BMW i3 also comes with a Mr Porter essentials travel kit, which includes a BMW leather holdall bag and a Leica C camera. In addition, the car will be stocked with exclusive items including a Lock & Co. bowler hat, Cutler and Gross sunglasses, a black-and-white London Undercover umbrella and a bespoke edition of Phaidon City Guide Books. ‘The BMW i3 clearly demonstrates how the concept of sustainability and cutting-edge style can be effortlessly merged,” said Stefan Ponikva, head of BMW i Brand Management, in a statement. “As we at BMW are not only dedicated to technological innovation and superior quality, but also strive to create first-class design concepts that go beyond the ordinary, we were immediately captured by the idea to collaborate with Mr Porter as one of the leading trend-setters in global luxury style. RELATED: BMW i3 Video Review “Mr Porter is a truly inspiring platform and we are thrilled to contribute to this premium retail experience with an exclusive BMW i3,” he said. “We have kept all the high specification components one would expect from BMW and added a bespoke interior and exterior finish, which is very much in keeping with our aesthetic,” said Toby Bateman, managing director at Mr Porter. “We also hope to make the car available in other markets in the future. We have had a longstanding commercial relationship with BMW i since launch and have had a number of creative projects with them, very much as an integrated partnership. Designing a car with their team seemed the logical progression of this and I like that our creative team worked very closely with the teams at BMW to create a car that had our aesthetic values tempered with their technical excellence.” The retail price is 39,000 pounds or $56,365. The BMW i3 cars will be available for purchase exclusively on mrporter.com on Feb. 18. The cars are deliverable within the U.K. only. The article MR PORTER Teams Up With BMW on limited edition i3 appeared first on BMW BLOG