Zanardi: two world-titles with the hand-cycle.

Three competitions, two gold and one silver medal, two world titles: at the Para-Cycling World Championships in Greenville, Alessandro Zanardi was confirmed as one of the best para-athletes in the world.  The BMW Brand Ambassador and BMW work...

Three competitions, two gold and one silver medal, two world titles: at the Para-Cycling World Championships in Greenville, Alessandro Zanardi was confirmed as one of the best para-athletes in the world. 

The BMW Brand Ambassador and BMW works driver celebrated a lot of success in the MH5 category (men’s hand-cycle). On Thursday, he won the team-relay with the Italian national team, on Saturday he successfully defended his world-title in the time-trial and now Zanardi has won the silver medal in the road race. To conclude the world championships at Greenville, the athletes tackled the 61.2 kilometre road race, with Zanardi starting as the reigning world champion. The competition turned out to be a real thriller. The leading group of several riders raced close together almost from start to finish, with the decision going down to the wire over the final metres. Up to the finish line, Zanardi and his South African rival Ernst van Dyk fought a breath-taking battle for the world title. This time van Dyk had the upper hand, crossing the line just a few thousandths of a second ahead of second-placed Zanardi. “I am certainly very happy with my results here in Greenville – the gold medal in the team-relay, the gold medal in the time trial and the silver medal in the road race," Zanardi summed up. “For sure I would also have loved to defend the title in the road race, but I lost it to a great Ernst van Dyk, who put in an amazing sprint. I have to admit I had a little problem, because when I started my sprint I hit a bump, had to ease off for a second where he pulled away and it was really difficult to regain my momentum. But in any case it would have been hard to win against him even without that problem, so the second place is fantastic. It is the world championships and I am going home with three medals in my pocket, so I could not really ask for anything more. For my age, which is nearly 48, it is great and the good news is that I will not give up and will come back stronger – so Ernst is warned.” After these successful days in South Carolina, Zanardi will now head back to Europe to return to the cockpit of his BMW Z4 GT3. Next weekend, he will compete in the fifth round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series, which will be held at Portimao from 5th to 7th September.

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BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

BMW and design and construction firm EIGHT unveil their recharging station for the new BMW i sub-brand. Dubbed Point One S solar, the ultra-modern recharging station is installed at the BMW Welt in Munich. Looking like a wing, the recharging station ...

BMW and design and construction firm EIGHT unveil their recharging station for the new BMW i sub-brand. Dubbed Point One S solar, the ultra-modern recharging station is installed at the BMW Welt in Munich. Looking like a wing, the recharging station is part of a national program to develop and popularize e-mobility in Germany. EIGHT also created a highly efficient manufacturing system for the Point One S to keep construction waste and energy consumption to a minimum. The company says its design is adaptable to many different environments.

BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

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BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

BMW Point One S Solar Powered Recharging Station

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BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

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BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

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BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

BMW M4 Coupe Lime Rock Fire Orange for sale

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Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

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Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

It’s also strong and provides more rigidity, downforce and overall performance levels are increased due to it. All without excessive weight for the vehicle. Fitment is simple, as the old diffuser needs to be removed and the new one installed, it’s a few simple moves where you need to push out the pins holding the diffuser in place. That’s pretty much all you need to do there. Please take a look at some detailed shots of this beautiful aftermarket performance part right below.

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser For BMW E46 M3

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Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

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Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

But I digress. Back to the build at hand. This BMW F10 M5 comes with a set of ADV5.2TSSL wheels. Sized 21×10 and 21×11 front and rear, they do keep with the usual specifications of custom builds like these as far as the wheels go. The already mentioned bronze finish certainly goes well with the matte blue wrap of the vehicle, no matter what some may say.  It’s creating a nice contrasting effect and the choice of finish for the wheels does bring the build together that way. You will also find out that a front carbon fiber splitter was installed, together with a rear bumper, where both of these are adding a slight taste of carbon on the exterior of the vehicle.

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Photoshoot was done by QuickWorks Photo where it clearly shows all the particular parts that are part of this build. Go grab some wallpapers and write down those angry comments down below, we can’t wait to hear your opinion on another matte wrapped build we showcased here.

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

Matte Blue BMW F10 M5 With A Set of ADV.1 Wheels

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