BMW Team RLL Finishes 2nd and 4th at 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA se...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL. With car numbers chosen to honor that car, the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the checkered flag fourth.   Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW Team RLL Returns to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 20, 2015… BMW Team RLL will begin its seventh consecutive season of sports car racing competition at this weekend’s 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona celebrating a very special anniversary. The race marks the 40th a...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 20, 2015… BMW Team RLL will begin its seventh consecutive season of sports car racing competition at this weekend’s 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona celebrating a very special anniversary. The race marks the 40th anniversary of BMW’s first race in the US and BMW Team RLL will race with the numbers 24 and 25 on its two BMW Z4 GTLM machines in honor of the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL race cars that debuted at the same race four decades ago.   Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 4th and 7th for 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona

BMW Team RLL will start the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona from the fourth and seventh GTLM class positions following this afternoon’s very competitive qualifying session at the Daytona International Speedway road course.   Download the entire ...

BMW Team RLL will start the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona from the fourth and seventh GTLM class positions following this afternoon’s very competitive qualifying session at the Daytona International Speedway road course.   Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW Team RLL: Rolex 24 at Daytona 18-Hour Report

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA se...

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL. With car numbers chosen to honor that car, the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the checkered flag fourth.   Download the entire newsletter.

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BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

The BMW E60 M5 needs a new mention in our tuning series. One of the greatest M5s of all time is also the last M car to feature the great V10 naturally-aspirated engine, so naturally, it remains a darling or the BMW community. This E60 M5 went to the ...

The BMW E60 M5 needs a new mention in our tuning series. One of the greatest M5s of all time is also the last M car to feature the great V10 naturally-aspirated engine, so naturally, it remains a darling or the BMW community. This E60 M5 went to the body shop for a wheel upgrade. The folks over at HRE Wheels offered to the customer their HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear. Wheels Boutique installed the set of HRE Performance Wheels for this customer. These wheels come in sizes of 21×9.5 and 21×11.5 front and rear respectively. They are wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Sport Tires, sized 255/30/21 in the front ant 295/25/21 in the rear.

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

Wheels seen here follow the mesh spoke design, giving the old school look for this high-performance model and providing a welcome change compared to the stock wheels. The finish works well with the dark exterior paint job of the M5. It’s worth noting that the BMW E60 M5 is the highest selling M5 so far! 20,548 units were sold worldwide while featuring groundbreaking performance, speed and overall appeal. The Engine of the Year award-winning S85 engine produces 373 kW (500 hp) and 520 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque.

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

A complete photoshoot showcasing this build was done by Keenan Warner, so please take a look at the media gallery we’ve added below.

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW M5 with HRE RS100 in Brushed Dark Clear by Wheels Boutique

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2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i

2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i White color, Black interior Menlo Park, CA 94025 28 months lease $274.89 per month ...

2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i

2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i White color, Black interior Menlo Park, CA 94025 28 months lease $274.89 per month

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Will the BMW i3 Super Bowl Commercial be successful?

Even though the Super Bowl is still about a week away, today BMW released the 60 second i3 commercial which will air during the big game. The commercial begins with a flashback to a live filming of NBC’s Today Show in 1994 with Katie Couric and...

Even though the Super Bowl is still about a week away, today BMW released the 60 second i3 commercial which will air during the big game. The commercial begins with a flashback to a live filming of NBC’s Today Show in 1994 with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel talking about the internet. They have absolutely no idea what it is or how one might use it. They even can’t agree on what the “@” symbol on a keyboard means. It’s really hard to imagine this, since in the 21 years that have passed since this was filmed, the internet has integrated its way into all of our lives so much it is difficult to image life without it.

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That’s the whole point of the commercial. Things that seem foreign to us today may be the norm very soon in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology. After the flashback, Katie and Bryant are sitting in an i3, and their conversation sounds very much like the one they had 21 years ago, struggling to understand what the i3 is and even how it was made. At one point Bryant looks out the window at a cyclist who is waiting next to them and says, “Katie said she thought this was a car,” inferring that he doesn’t even know what to call it. I must admit, the first time I watched it I was a little disappointed. I was so excited when I heard BMW bought a full 60 second commercial during the Super Bowl just for the i3, and I immediately began to imagine what angle they might use. I was hoping for something that expressed how much fun the car is, how people just love to drive it, and how easy they could integrate the electric lifestyle into their life. I’ve been critical of all of the automaker’s marketing efforts when it comes to their electric vehicle offerings. I don’t believe anyone has really captured the essence of driving electric or why someone might consider getting their first electric car. So in my mind this was the angle I was hoping BMW went for. I also had a little fear they would just go entirely the sustainability angle, at which point I may have just banged my head on the kenaf fiber dashboard of my i3 until I was unconscious. So I was a little surprised when I watched the commercial, but then I watched it a couple more times and I started to see why this may indeed have been the proper angle to take. No, it’s not as heartwarming as the Clydesdale horses in the Budweiser spots, or even as cool as Leonard Nimoy’s Audi commercial from last year, yet it does drill home the point it was trying to. Electric mobility is on the verge of becoming mainstream, and even though it may seem foreign to most people today, in only a short period of time they will wonder why they were ever living without it. I can live with that. Well done BMW.  Hit or miss; what do you think? Leave your opinions below in the comments section. Bonus clip: The making of the commercial with Katie Curic, Bryant Gumbel and BMW’s Trudy Hardy interviews. [Source: bmwi3blogspot] The article Will the BMW i3 Super Bowl Commercial be successful? appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Yellow BMW i8 spotted in Netherlands

The yellow BMW i8 we saw last week is back again. The Yellow Matte hybrid sportscar was spotted in Netherlands and judging the by the window stickers is owned by the Dutch tuning shop, JD Customs. The hybrid sports car received a new yellow coat, hen...

The yellow BMW i8 we saw last week is back again. The Yellow Matte hybrid sportscar was spotted in Netherlands and judging the by the window stickers is owned by the Dutch tuning shop, JD Customs. The hybrid sports car received a new yellow coat, hence the name Frozen Yellow i8. The tuning shop use a 3M Bitter Yellow wrap to give the i8 its next exotic look. Other mods include a SunGard window tint along with a set of ADV.1 wheels.

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The i8 remains a rare car on the road, yet alone one with a flashy paint job. As more i8s get delivered to customers and tuning shops, we expect to see other exciting paint jobs. BMW USA has just announced that production for the i8 will increase in 2015, with more than 1000 units being planned for the American market.

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[Source: Autogespot] The article Yellow BMW i8 spotted in Netherlands appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW M135i Facelift Spotted In The Wild

The new BMW M135i facelift was spotted in Germany just days after it was unveiled by the Bavarians. BMW has yet to release the official photos of the M135i model, but a German brochure showed us the car in the Valencia Orange livery. BMW M135i comes ...

The new BMW M135i facelift was spotted in Germany just days after it was unveiled by the Bavarians. BMW has yet to release the official photos of the M135i model, but a German brochure showed us the car in the Valencia Orange livery. BMW M135i comes with a special M aerodynamic package, which can be identified by features including extremely large outer air intakes in the front apron. These occupy the space normally reserved for foglamps on all other new BMW 1 Series models. A new chrome trim is now part of the air intake giving the car a more rough and sporty look. The exterior mirror caps are in the typical BMW M Performance Automobile paint finish Ferric Grey. The rear apron of the BMW M135i comes with a distinctively styled diffuser in a Dark Shadow metallic paint finish and surrounds for the exhaust system’s twin tailpipes.

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Sporting black chrome tailpipe embellishers and delivering a resonant soundtrack, the exhaust system of the BMW M135i hints both visually and acoustically at the power developed by the six-cylinder in-line engine under the bonnet. The car now delivers 326 hp, up 6 horsepower from the previous model, and 450 Nm of torque between 1300-4500 rpm. The average fuel consumption is 8.0 liter/100 km.

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The rear-wheel drive variant accelerates in 5.1 seconds with manual transmission from 0 to 100 km / h and with the eight-speed Sports automatic, the same exercise is done two tenths of a second faster. The 2015 BMW M135i xDrive all-wheel drive requires 4.7 seconds for the standard sprint.

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The prices for the BMW M135i facelift start at 41,900 euros for the manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the five-door costs 750 euros more. The BMW M135i xDrive is available only in combination with eight-speed automatic and will cost at least 46,050 euros.

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[Source: Autogespot] The article BMW M135i Facelift Spotted In The Wild appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 Gets Modded At European Auto Source

This build has all the ingredients needed for a clean look. The parts installed are all understated, but provide such a welcome change in overall appearance, assuring this BMW F82 M4 looks better than in stock form. We are seeing more owners resort t...

This build has all the ingredients needed for a clean look. The parts installed are all understated, but provide such a welcome change in overall appearance, assuring this BMW F82 M4 looks better than in stock form. We are seeing more owners resort to a clean build, using simple carbon fiber aero parts that maintain the car’s DNA while improving its looks and stance. European Auto Source first added a front spoiler and splitter, a set of carbon fiber kidney grille surrounds, carbon fiber mirror caps, a set of carbon fiber side blade attachments, all from the BMW M Performance Parts catalog.

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Next, the shop added a carbon fiber decklid spoiler and a rear diffuser, along with a set of iND painted front reflectors for a subtle touch. The engine performance was left untouched, leaving the M4 with the stock 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six engine developing 420 horsepower. The stock M4, however, is no slouch! The car can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, providing ample thrills and driving performance, even in its stock configuration. With plenty of torque and horsepower available, the BMW M4 can easily take on both the track and winding back roads.

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Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

The only other thing this M4 needed was a lowering, thanks to a KW HAS (Height Adjustable Lowering Spring Sleeve-Over Kit) and Macht Schnell spacers, sized 15mm in the front and 12mm in the rear. The car has now a much wider stance and being lowered, it looks more aggressive. Take a look at the complete project in the media gallery we’ve added below! Enjoy!

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Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4

The article Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 Gets Modded At European Auto Source appeared first on BMW BLOG

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