Custom BMW Motorcycle Parts Available from Roland Sands Design

With the introduction of the BMW Concept 90 in 2013, Roland Sands Design showed their ability to customize BMW motorcycles. The shop is best known for their work on V-twins but customers are now demanding parts for BMW’s Boxer. “The Conce...

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With the introduction of the BMW Concept 90 in 2013, Roland Sands Design showed their ability to customize BMW motorcycles. The shop is best known for their work on V-twins but customers are now demanding parts for BMW’s Boxer. “The Concept Ninety and the series version of the nineT have brought a taste of something […]

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2016 Audi Q7 Features New 3D Sound System

Bang & Olufsen system packs 1,920 watts. ...

Bang & Olufsen system packs 1,920 watts.

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Hyundai to Debut New Audio Display Infotainment System at CES

2016 Hyundai models to feature Android Auto, Apple CarPlay ...

2016 Hyundai models to feature Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

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McLaren Sports Series Teased

New 911 fighter will debut in the second quarter of 2015. ...

New 911 fighter will debut in the second quarter of 2015.

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2016 Lincoln MKX Spied Ahead of 2015 Detroit Auto Show Debut

New crossover exposed inside and out. ...

New crossover exposed inside and out.

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BMW’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will begin testing in the near future

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the near future. The new generation of BMW hydrogen cars are currently under development, with the technology being co-developed with Toyota. In particular, packaging of the fuel cell stack and hy...

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the near future. The new generation of BMW hydrogen cars are currently under development, with the technology being co-developed with Toyota. In particular, packaging of the fuel cell stack and hydrogen storage are said to have advanced significantly in recent years. BMW has first ran a trial of hydrogen-powered vehicles back in 2007 with a 7 Series V12 6.9 liter engine. At time, the car managed to output 256 hp and 290 lb of torque, and hit 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. b ft, the cars hit 62mph in 9.5secs.

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Ian Robertson, BMW Board member for marketing and sales, says that the company will continue to invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles but the challenges around infrastructure might not support the launch of a production vehicle. “We’ve said we’ll continue to invest in hydrogen and that will result in a small number of production test vehicles being made to prove technology works,” said Robertson. “The real issues lie not around what we can do, though, but whether the infrastructure can be built up to supply hydrogen in the marketplace cost-effectively.” Robertson also suggest that the rapid advancement of battery technology could instead favor electric vehicles. Advances in lithium ion technology are set to be followed by a switch to lithium air and then solid state batteries. These advances over the next ten years could “see charging time and range worries disappear” according to Robertson. The sales chief also says that in the future investment in internal combustion engine technology could be switched to battery and electric motor advances. “At some point in the future the technologies will switch over,” he said. “When the crossover comes and the focus becomes electricity, the rate of learning will accelerate even faster,” he said. “Relatively, that time is not far away.” READ ALSO: Electric only motors for BMW in 10 years? BMW had plans to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but we have learned that those plans were canceled and the concept might debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. [Source: Autocar] The article BMW’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will begin testing in the near future appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW Unveils In-Car ConnectedDrive Store

Today, BMW announced plans to allow customers in the U.S. to use an all-new ConnectedDrive Store while inside their BMW vehicle to purchase select ConnectedDrive services, intelligent services and apps that provide drivers with information and enter...

Today, BMW announced plans to allow customers in the U.S. to use an all-new ConnectedDrive Store while inside their BMW vehicle to purchase select ConnectedDrive services, intelligent services and apps that provide drivers with information and entertainment during a drive. BMW is the first auto manufacturer to offer this convenience through the car in addition to sales channels at a dealership or via its BMW Assist™ call center. At launch, services in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store available for purchase include Concierge, which provides practical information and advice to make every journey more comfortable. A live representative can, for example, help to find the locations of a theater, a restaurant or a hotel. The address can then be sent directly to the BMW’s navigation system. Also included is emergency calling, which allows Concierge to place a phone call on the driver’s behalf if one does not have access to a cell phone. Additional options available for subscription at the time of the launch are Navigation Map Updates as well as Internet service, which drivers can access safely and conveniently by iDrive Controller and the integrated high-resolution Control Display. When drivers log in to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, they are presented with an overview of the services and apps that are available for purchase or have already been booked for their BMW. Drivers can also see remaining running periods for booked services as well as costs to purchase extensions or new services. Once selected and paid for, a service or app can be used within minutes. In advance of the expected Spring 2015 launch of the ConnectedDrive Store, this new development will be on display at the BMW pavilion in the South Plaza, outside the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015.

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Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

In a bevvy of interesting aftermarket builds, this one is somewhat interesting. Without a doubt, getting creative is what matters most in the tuning industry and this project comes to prove that. The tuning project comes with a bike rack, features a ...

In a bevvy of interesting aftermarket builds, this one is somewhat interesting. Without a doubt, getting creative is what matters most in the tuning industry and this project comes to prove that. The tuning project comes with a bike rack, features a selection of aftermarket aero and wheels, all attached to a BMW M4 Coupe. Not a bad way to create something interesting. With the Alpine White exterior, the build gets even better, as that choice for a paint job has been highly praised by owners and fans lately.

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Wheels Boutique took the aforementioned M4 and turned it into an interesting final product. They’ve added a set of ADV.1 Wheels, lowered the vehicle and topped it off with Vorsteiner GTS aero products for the M4. The wheels are finished in Matte Bronze which add a bit of contrast to the Alpine White color. Furthermore, the carbon fiber additions are an excellent way of creating a balance with the same exterior color. Overall the build looks clean, doesn’t come off as too overpowering and the M4 does get a more aggressive look.

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Thanks to a photoshoot done by Keenan Warner, we are able to show you a selection of interesting wallpaper sized photographs in the gallery below. The Miami skyline and the night shoot are a perfect setting for this photoshoot and the BMW M4 in Alpine White simply excels in it. Enjoy!

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique

The article Alpine White BMW M4 By Wheels Boutique appeared first on BMW BLOG

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More Looks at G30 5 Series Sedan Prototype

More of the G30 5 Series prototypes. The G30 sedan spied here is the 530eDrive hybrid plug-in model, which reflects BMW’s plans to offer a hybrid version of each of its core models. We can expect the hybrid powerplant to be similar to the 3 Se...

More of the G30 5 Series prototypes. The G30 sedan spied here is the 530eDrive hybrid plug-in model, which reflects BMW’s plans to offer a hybrid version of each of its core models. We can expect the hybrid powerplant to be similar to the 3 Series hybrid plug-in discussed by BMW last week. That means a battery between the trunk and passenger cabin which propels an electric motor contained within the CVT transmission casing. It will cover up to 20 miles on solely electric power. As we’re still in the early stages of testing, the camouflage remains heavy and obscures most details on the G30, but its overall shape certainly reminds us of the upcoming G11 7 Series. And like the G11′s hood, the G30 sports a revised cutline which no longer awkwardly cuts across the hood. Under the dummy camouflage lights are L-shaped tail lights and L-shaped headlights. Super Platform The next 7 Series will spearhead the first extensive use of Carbon Fiber in platform construction. The platform is called 35up (or CLAR) and will be shared among all model from the 3 Series and up – including the G30 5 Series. A recent rumor pegged the next generation 6 Series on the 35up / CLAR platform to lose up to several hundred pounds, so our hopes are high for the G30′s weight loss figures. Insider Scott26 shares more details, saying that the G30 series will accomplish weight reduction using pressed steel, aluminum, magnesium and a carbon fiber load bearing section of the chassis resulting in weight reduction of 100KG (220 lbs). Gas / Diesel Models According to our future models index, the US will receive 530i, 540i, 550i and 540d models. xDrive will be available on all models, with the 540d and 550i models possibly xDrive only in the U.S., subject to change. Expect the G30 to be powered by the same next generation engines to appear in the 3 Series (LCI) and G11 7 Series — everything from a 3-cylinder to the B48 4-cylinder, B58 6-cylinder, and N63 8-cylinder. Technology Some of the fancy tech in the next 7 Series will also flow down to the G30, including touchscreen iDrive, laser headlight option, and a rumored separate passenger monitor. Other 7 Series options which may or may not appear in the 5 Series are: automatic parking with remote control, new “active comfort drive” assist, gesture control, wireless charging for phones The G30′s reveal comes in 2016.

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2015 Pagani Huayra Review

Man and machine: Horacio Pagani’s $1.5 million, 720-hp hypercar. ...

Man and machine: Horacio Pagani’s $1.5 million, 720-hp hypercar.

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