BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé – Video

German carmaker ALPINA unveils a new video of their BMW ALPINA B6 BiTurbo Gran Coupe. Based on the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the ALPINA B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe was launched in the U.S. this summer. The drivetrain of the B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe is inherite...

German carmaker ALPINA unveils a new video of their BMW ALPINA B6 BiTurbo Gran Coupe. Based on the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the ALPINA B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe was launched in the U.S. this summer. The drivetrain of the B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe is inherited from the other B6 models: a 540 horsepower twin-turbo V8 paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. ALPINA offers the B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe with both a rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive setup. The Buchloe alternative to the BMW M6 Gran Coupe comes with the usual aggressive styling and luxurious look and feel all around. The customized interior once again shows the level of craftsmanship achieved by the small automaker with a focus on comfort.

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé   Video

The B6 Gran Coupe has a top speed of 198 mph. As is the case with every other BMW ALPINA vehicle, the B6 Gran Coupe body is manufactured in the BMW 6 Series factory (Plant Dingolfing) and hand finished with select ALPINA powertrain components and interior equipment at the ALPINA factory in Buchloe, Germany. This production sequence extends the production schedule by approximately two weeks. In the U.S., the ALPINA B6 sells for $118,225 including $925 destination and handling. The article BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO Gran Coupé – Video appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

Last month, while driving the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in Soelden – Austria, BMW told us that an F15 X5 was used to carry some supplies all the way up to 3,000 meters. The BMW X5 F15 used was the xDrive30d model in Space Grey Metallic and...

Last month, while driving the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in Soelden – Austria, BMW told us that an F15 X5 was used to carry some supplies all the way up to 3,000 meters. The BMW X5 F15 used was the xDrive30d model in Space Grey Metallic and with the Design Pure Experience Package. BMW X5 equipped with Design Pure Experience comes with steel at the front, rear and side, the air inlets with a differentiated look and the tailpipe and grille bars in silver mate. It is equally striking on the inside too – thanks to the exclusive Nappa leather upholstery with contrast stitching and extended features in Mocha and the fine-wood trim Fineline Pure.

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

Exterior Design Pure Experience and Interior Design Pure Experience can be ordered separately. The BMW X5 xDrive30d is equipped with the 3.0-liter straight six-cylinder turbo diesel N57, which distributes 258 hp and 560 Newton meters of torque to all four wheels. Depending on the tires, the fuel consumption is 5.9 to 6.0 liters per 100 kilometers.

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 6.8 seconds, top speed is 230 km / h. Who wants more diesel performance, may resort to double or even triple turbocharged six-cylinder models: X5 xDrive40d and X5 M50d with 313 and 381 hp, respectively. Here is a photo gallery:

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

 BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package

[Source: Bimmertoday] The article BMW X5 F15 in Space Grey with Design Pure Experience Package appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

Akrapovic has taken their brand new exhaust system for a BMW F82 M4 to United States! This is the first Akrapovic powered car over here and will serve as a promotion tool for their exhaust system products on this side of the pond. We’ve already...

Akrapovic has taken their brand new exhaust system for a BMW F82 M4 to United States! This is the first Akrapovic powered car over here and will serve as a promotion tool for their exhaust system products on this side of the pond. We’ve already heard how this exhaust system sounds, but this is the first instance of the same system being installed on a project vehicle in US. This slip-on exhaust system is made out of titanium and adds bigger pipes compared to the exhaust system thus providing lower back pressure and more power. This is specially significant on lower RPM’s where the exhaust note is amplified and provides a deeper sounding engine compared to the stock system.

BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

This system is a completely new design, and it will reduce overall vehicle weight and deliver extra power and a sporty sound, which has been tailored to highlight lower frequencies and increase the listening enjoyment. Increases in both power and torque add to the sensory experience, combined with improved agility. The look of the Slip-On system can also be further enhanced by adding titanium or carbon- tailpipes and the stunning carbon – rear diffuser. The exhaust system adds 5.4kW at 4400RPM compared to the stock system. Torque is increased by 17.4Nm at 2350RPM. It also weighs 3.3 kilograms less than what comes with the BMW M4 from the factory as well. You can definitely appreciate the performance increase, all while getting a better sounding BMW M4 in the same product. Take a look at the first BMW M4 with an Akrapovic exhaust system in US.

BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System

The article BMW F82 M4 With An Akrapovic Exhaust System appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M Performance Exhaust System For BMW M3 / BMW M4

From the racetrack to the road, the brand new BMW M Performance Exhaust System for BMW M3 (F80) and BMW M4 (F82/F83) has arrived. The lightweight aftermarket exhaust system with titanium rear silencer generates a highly emotive sound redolent of raci...

From the racetrack to the road, the brand new BMW M Performance Exhaust System for BMW M3 (F80) and BMW M4 (F82/F83) has arrived. The lightweight aftermarket exhaust system with titanium rear silencer generates a highly emotive sound redolent of racing sports. In layman’s terms, the BMW M Performance Exhaust System will provide a soothing sound with more growl coming from the performance car. Developed especially for the BMW M3 and M4, this sound system is featuring some technical advancements compared to the stock system. In visual terms, the four 80mm tailpipes made from titanium with the M logo create an unmistakable appearance – together with 93mm tailpipe made out of carbon fiber that you can order as well. BMW M logo is included on those as well. Even the exhaust silencer features an M Performance logo, further accentuating the entire appearance.

BMW M Performance Exhaust System For BMW M3 / BMW M4

With this package you receive the Motordynamic button, allowing you to switch through multiple modes, which influence the exhaust system’s performance and sound as well. Modes are Sport and Sport+ mode (maximum emotional sound, very sporty, very loud, maximum performance) and Efficient mode (sporty sound, significantly sportier and more emotional than the standard system, but with residual comfort for uncompromising everyday use). In a way, you are getting both possible driving modes in one exhaust system making this product an unique opportunity to keep the noise levels down when needed and having a sweet performance oriented sound also. The silencer system comprises of a high-quality materials mix, in which the pre-pies are made from lightweight stainless steel and the rear silencer is made entirely from titanium. This reduces the weight significantly compared to the stock exhaust system, providing additional performance gains through lower overall car weight too. The silencer system is 32% (8kg) lighter than the standard component for this car. Installation is simple, no welding is required, a perfect choice for a great and easy performance and visual upgrade in one single product.

BMW M Performance Exhaust System For BMW M3 / BMW M4

BMW M Performance Exhaust System For BMW M3 / BMW M4

The article BMW M Performance Exhaust System For BMW M3 / BMW M4 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Ex-F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

No sooner is one race over than preparations begin for the next one: just one week after Macro Wittmann (DE) triumphed at the iconic Nürburgring (DE), BMW Motorsport has spent four days testing in preparation for the final phase of the DTM season. F...

No sooner is one race over than preparations begin for the next one: just one week after Macro Wittmann (DE) triumphed at the iconic Nürburgring (DE), BMW Motorsport has spent four days testing in preparation for the final phase of the DTM season. From Monday to Thursday, the BMW drivers completed over 3,000 kilometres at the Lausitzring (DE), which will host the eighth round of the touring car series on 14th September. Making his debut at the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM during the tests at the “EuroSpeedway Lausitz” was ex-Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen (FI). The 32-year-old racing driver from Suomussalmi, Finland, contested 111 races at the pinnacle of single-seater racing between 2007 and 2013. When Kovalainen won his first Grand Prix in 2008 at the Hungaroring (HU), which also hosted the DTM in June of this year, he was joined on the podium by current BMW DTM driver Timo Glock (DE), who finished runner-up.

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Kovalainen took his opportunity at the Lausitzring to get a picture of the BMW M4 DTM. For BMW Motorsport, the test programme also included numerous long runs on prime and option tyres. The engineers also tested several set-up variants, which it has otherwise not been possible to run during the limited practice time on DTM race weekends. The test took place on the same circuit as will host the eighth race of this year’s DTM season. Because of this, BMW Motorsport was able to use the four days in Lausitz to prepare meticulously for the upcoming race. Heikki Kovalainen: “First of all I am grateful that BMW Motorsport offered me the opportunity to drive its car. I was really looking forward to this interesting experience. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect as I have never driven a car like this. But I felt really comfortable in the BMW M4 DTM from the very beginning. It’s an impressive car. Of course, it is heavier than a Formula One car and has less power, but the aerodynamics are very good and you can drive through corners very fast. The team helped me a lot to get used to everything. You can see that it is highly professional. I enjoyed the day very much.”

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Marco Wittmann: “The test laps in the BMW M4 DTM went very well. I was able to complete over 500 kilometres and we had absolutely no problems with the car. Everything ran completely as it should do. I am very happy with the results of the tests. We were able to make some valuable findings – particularly with regard to the next race in a fortnight’s time, which will take place at the same circuit. We are well prepared for the eighth round of the DTM at the Lausitzring, as the season enters the finishing straight.” Bruno Spengler: “It felt great to be back at the Lausitzring. It was here that I scored the first win for BMW on its return to the series back in 2012. That was awesome. Because the race at this track was not so successful for us last season, it was important to test here again. We worked hard, gathered a lot of data, and further improved the set-up of the car. It was a perfect preparation for the remaining three races of the DTM season.”

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

Ex F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM

The article Ex-F1 Driver Heikki Kovalainen testing for BMW DTM appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Buick Envision Debuts in China, Could Come to U.S.

The Buick Envision previews a model that could come to the U.S. ...

The Buick Envision previews a model that could come to the U.S.

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Owner Weighed F80 M3 in Basic “Stripper” Configuration Comes in at 3,450 pounds

Equipment of Vehicle: The vehicle is a 2015 F80 M3 with no options except m-adaptive suspension. That means 18″ wheels, 6 manual trans, etc. and carbon fiber roof Fuel: The tank had 3 gallons in it INCLUDING THE RESERVE at the time of weighing...

Equipment of Vehicle: The vehicle is a 2015 F80 M3 with no options except m-adaptive suspension. That means 18″ wheels, 6 manual trans, etc. and carbon fiber roof Fuel: The tank had 3 gallons in it INCLUDING THE RESERVE at the time of weighing. This was confirmed by filling up AFTER the weigh in and putting in 12.89 gallons. Miscellaneous Items in Car: removed everything from the vehicle not physically screwed down. No manual, no extra quart of oil in the trunk, no trunk net, etc. Weight: 3,450 pounds This was weighed at a scrap yard that charged me $4 to weigh the car. However, their scales are inspected and verified down to a narrow range because people are getting paid by the pound.

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2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

South Carolina based spy photographer Palbay spotted the 2015 BMW X6 M in the Silverstone Metallic color. Later this year, the new 2015 BMW X6 M will be introduced by the M engineers in Garching. The design is built atop the new BMW X6, including the...

South Carolina based spy photographer Palbay spotted the 2015 BMW X6 M in the Silverstone Metallic color. Later this year, the new 2015 BMW X6 M will be introduced by the M engineers in Garching. The design is built atop the new BMW X6, including the new headlights

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

which connect to the kidney grille, larger kidney grilles and a “shark nose.” The F86 X6 M  will bring some of the typical M elements: dynamics front end with large air intakes, flared fenders and larger side skirts.

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

Recently BMWBLOG has learned that the upcoming 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will feature an updated V8 4.4 liter turbocharged engine that will produce more power than the current version. While our sources have not indicated the exact output, they mentioned that the new powerplant is more than just a tuned up version of the S63Tu unit with the latest engine developments from BMW.

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

Rumors around the interwebs say that the new powerplant will produce nearly 600 horsepower, a significant upgrade even over the Competition Package developed for the M5 and M6. The torque will also get a bump well above the 500 lb-ft limit. Also, the upcoming F85 BMW X5 M and F86 BMW X6 M will move away from the automatic transmission found in the first generation and import the sharp and precise DCT box found in the M5 and M6. The top speed will likely be electronically limited to 174 mph (300 km/h).

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color

The article 2015 BMW X6 M Spotted In Silverstone Metallic color appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C-Class – Comparison

Carbuyer reviews and compares the BMW 3 Series versus the Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C-Class. The new F30 3 Series Series came to market to challenge the Audi A4 for interior quality, an area where BMW has fallen short in the past. Historically, BMW h...

Carbuyer reviews and compares the BMW 3 Series versus the Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C-Class. The new F30 3 Series Series came to market to challenge the Audi A4 for interior quality, an area where BMW has fallen short in the past. Historically, BMW has held the upper hand when it comes to driver enjoyment, so it is interesting to see how the two compare in other areas. Mercedes has given the new C-Class a luxurious interior, lots of clever equipment and the option to purchase yet more. Think of the new Mercedes C-Class as a mini version of the top-of-the-range Mercedes S-Class. Find out what we think is the best compact executive car by watching our video below. The article BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C-Class – Comparison appeared first on BMW BLOG

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GS Tropy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rid...

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Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized the […]

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