Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1408-1999-mazda-miata-review/ in News on August 27, 2014
Our first drive of the second-generation Miata.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1408-2015-mercedes-benz-sl400-starts-at-84925/ in News on August 27, 2014
New V-6 model chops nearly $20,000 off the SLâs entry price.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1408-500-hp-renaultsport-rs-01-brings-nissan-gt-r-power-to-french-racing/ in News on August 27, 2014
Concept car looks meld with track prowess.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/08/27/supercharged-bmw-e46-m3-vf-engineering/ in News on August 27, 2014
Today, we’re taking our tuning series into the past with a supercharged BMW E46 M3 and some stunning photography. Thanks to VF Engineering and their supercharger kit, gorgeous HRE 501 wheels and 1013MM Photography, this BMW E46 M3 comes fully t...
Today, we’re taking our tuning series into the past with a supercharged BMW E46 M3 and some stunning photography. Thanks to VF Engineering and their supercharger kit, gorgeous HRE 501 wheels and 1013MM Photography, this BMW E46 M3 comes fully to life! What a beauty! As you may know, the E46 M3 is powered by a S54 naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 3.2 liter that produces 343 PS (252 kW; 338 hp). Now, add a supercharger and that number grows significantly. When you opt out for a VF Engineering supercharger kit, you can select power increase up from 420 all the way to 480 and 570 horsepower. It’s just a matter of what parts are involved, how much changes to the internal components are needed and naturally, the price you are willing to go with to make your car even more powerful in the process. As tuning goes, that sweet flat-six sound remains – with an added supercharger howl, a perfect combination of more power and well known attributes.
Final touches on this build are HRE 501 wheels, finished in gold which suit the Interlagos Blue BMW M3 quite nicely. Lowering and great stance arising from it are a natural step towards a clean and good looking M3 altogether. Grab the images below that show us what a BMW E46 M3 project should look like.
Posted by http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028497 in News on August 27, 2014
A video look at the BMW X4 xDrive35i M Sport exterior, interior and acceleration with launch control.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/08/27/bmw-emergency-security-vehicles-gpec-2014/ in News on August 27, 2014
The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC e...
The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC event will provide an international communication platform for trade visitors from police and other public safety services. The last event, GPEC 2012, attracted more than 6,500 visitors from 59 countries and almost 500 national and international exhibitors from 29 countries and five continents.
This year, BMW is once again presenting a diverse range of practical and purpose-designed emergency and security vehicles that meet the highest standards not only of performance, functionality and safety but also of efficiency and fuel economy. At GPEC, BMW will be showing seven emergency and security vehicles and motorcycles, including the new BMW X5 Security Plus (VR 6 – BRV 2009), as well as the latest, extensively revised BMW X3 xDrive. A helicopter stretcher in the BMW X5 Security (VR 4 – BRV 2009) will be shown for the first time.
This BMW X5 Security model is suitable for a wide range of applications, and provides valuable assistance particularly in incidents where protectees require medical attention. Completing the range of car exhibits is a BMW 530d Sedan in an unmarked video pursuit vehicle version. The public authority versions of the BMW R 1200 RT and BMW F 800 GT motorcycle models will also be on show. The GPEC exhibits further include a range of special-purpose rider accessories and safety equipment.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/08/27/bmw-biggest-facebook-page-automotive-industry/ in News on August 27, 2014
According to social media statistics, BMW has the biggest Facebook page in the automotive industry. Same statistics point out that the success of the BMW’s Facebook page can be directly linked to how BMW encourages its fans to post pictures and sha...
According to social media statistics, BMW has the biggest Facebook page in the automotive industry. Same statistics point out that the success of the BMW’s Facebook page can be directly linked to how BMW encourages its fans to post pictures and share driving experiences across social media. In return, the users receive exclusive news and information, sometimes used also as news sources by online magazines. For BMW, social media has been a playground where experiments were allowed until the right formula was found. BMW launched campaigns such as its “0 to Desir3” YouTube video contest, in which BMW encouraged its fans to submit 5.9 second videos expressing how much they want a BMW 328i sedan.
BMW currently has over 9 million fans on Facebook. In 2013, social media analytics tools show that 38 percent of consumers would consult social media channels before their next car purchase. Millennials are without a doubt the most engaged demographic on social media and are the most active and willing to share content. A recent survey carried out by Inside Facebook highlighted that 81 percent of millennials are active on Facebook with a median amount of 250 friends, statistics that far exceed those of other generations. The automotive industry has begun to fully embrace social media. From automakers to car shows and automotive vendors, everyone sees the potential to not only connect with their fans but also drive sales. By engaging with Facebook and other online networks, the car companies can publicize, for free for the most part, their products. The companies also look at the millennials as the next generation young professionals and future clients, so long-term relationships are needed to build trust and loyalty. BMWBLOG has also been successful to engage with BMW fans through our own social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. [Source: Bizjournal] The article BMW has the biggest Facebook page in the automotive industry appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/08/27/bmw-f10-m5-gs-automotive-art/ in News on August 27, 2014
Going for that elusive clean look is harder to achieve than anything else! This is perfectly understood by many owners and aftermarket tuning shops out there. That being said, it’s still rather unusual to find an entirely “clean” BM...
Going for that elusive clean look is harder to achieve than anything else! This is perfectly understood by many owners and aftermarket tuning shops out there. That being said, it’s still rather unusual to find an entirely “clean” BMW F10 M5 tuning project. Today we have a BMW F10 M5 build done by Prestige Auto Couture. This tuning project features some top notch aftermarket parts and it’s all been thoroughly documented by GS Automotive Art in an impressive photoshoot. The BMW F10 M5 shown here has a set of Vossen CV4 wheels to start off the build right. These are chosen to accentuate the car’s exterior looks and the overall design and finish of the wheels achieves just that. Sizes for these are 22×9 in the front and 22×10.5 in the rear, working nicely with the aggressive lines of the M5.
The wheels are wrapped up in Pirelli tires, which are sized 245/30/22 and 285/25/22 front and rear respectively. Add a set of H&R Lowering Springs for that extra down to the ground effect and this build is complete regarding the visual additions. With that done, the owner also went for an aftermarket exhaust system, allowing that 4.4L V8 a deeper howl and some performance gains alongside that. Grab some wallpapers down below and feel free to comment about this custom build.
Posted by http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1027737 in News on August 26, 2014
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1408-2015-ford-f-150-stresses-aerodynamics/ in News on August 26, 2014
Boxy design slips through the wind.