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Moving Andy Warhol's M1 Art Car

by Tim Jones on August 26, 2014 at 05:32:00 PM

ndy Warhol's 1979 BMW M1 Art Car was on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Watch the process of getting such a vehicle in place for showing.

With a rolling piece of art like this, white gloves, slow movements and a lot of spotters are required. Just watch as each step is methodically planned out to make sure nothing happens to this priceless work of art.

Bimmerfest member Dave 20T heads to Jaguar XE World Premier in London

by Tim Jones on August 22, 2014 at 12:52:00 PM

Bimmerfest.com member Dave T, posting as Dave 20T, is on a mission to find out about the Jaguar XE. He's a loyal owner of a 2013 BMW 320i and will bring back a BMW owners perspective on the new Jag.

Details of the Jaguar XE will be coming soon in early September on Bimmerfest. For those interested in the travelogue part of the trip, follow @MeAndMyWagen on Twitter then return to Bimmerfest for details of the Jaguar XE!

New Product: AGA N62 Carbon Removal Hook Tool

by Tim Jones on August 21, 2014 at 05:13:00 PM
New Product: AGA N62 Carbon Removal Hook Tool

Carbon build up in the secondary air injection system of the N62 V* engine that you can't get out? Use the new AGA carbon removal hook, saving you thousands.

Another simple and effective tool from AGA that allows you to cheaply repair an otherwise very expensive issue.

M235i M Performance Parts at Las Vegas Speedway

by Tim Jones on August 21, 2014 at 02:50:00 PM

With 2 series coupes arriving to eager owners the modifications can begin. BMW M Performance parts is BMW's attempt to take a chunk of the modification market place, offering factory level parts, at basically factory (expensive) pricing. These parts might not be the cheapest on the market but the quality is as good as it gets.

Latest G11 next gen 7 Series spy pics

by Tim Jones on August 21, 2014 at 02:14:00 PM
Latest G11 next gen 7 Series spy pics

The launch of the G11 next generation 7 Series is coming soon. BMW has been out testing prototypes again, this time in production body panels. While still heavily disguised the final form is starting to be visible.

The biggest changes will take place beneath the skin with the 35up platform. This new platform, which will also underpin the next gen 5 series, is super light weight using technology from the BMW i3 and i8. The G11 will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015.

3 series / 4 series changes for MY 2015 production

by Tim Jones on August 14, 2014 at 10:21:00 AM

MY 2015 vehicles are just hitting the US and BMW has announced a series of changes. Vehicles starting production in July 2014 have the following new features.

Spied: eDrive 3 series hybrid on the way

by Tim Jones on August 11, 2014 at 06:52:00 PM
Spied: eDrive 3 series hybrid on the way

BMW's latest 3 series hybrid test mule was caught out testing. Clearly visible "Hybrid Test Vehicle" sticker and the front charging port door give this away as an eDrive 3 series.

The eDrive 3 series is a replacement for the current ActiveHybrid3, giving a much needed boost to the 3 series hybrid offering. Offering a true hybrid of economy and sport for the 3 series driver.

Akrapovic Titanium Exhaust for the new BMW F80 M3 & F82 M4

by Tim Jones on July 11, 2014 at 11:01:00 AM
Akrapovic Titanium Exhaust for the new BMW F80 M3 & F82 M4

Akrapovic has released the exhaust system for the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4. Know for their factory level build quality and fit and finish this is a top of the line exhaust for your new M3 or M4.

The factory M3 and M4 sound hasn't been as exciting as many would hope. Akrapovic steps in with their titanium exhaust to wake up the M3 and M4, watch the video and let us know what you think of the sound.

BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climb

by Tim Jones on July 10, 2014 at 11:28:00 AM
BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climb

BMW's halo car, the i8 took on the Goodwood hill climb this past weekend. The track has an elevation change of 305 feet and with an average gradient of 4.9%, it puts a car to work. Watch the i8 rip up the hill climb.

The BMW i8 is powered by a three-cylinder gasoline, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The 231 hp engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 hp electric motor powers the front wheels. With both drive systems engaged, as was used for the hill climb it gives you road-hugging all-wheel-drive performance with powerful acceleration.

Your next BMW could be built in Mexico - New plant in San Luis Potosí

by Tim Jones on July 03, 2014 at 01:49:00 PM
Your next BMW could be built in Mexico - New plant in San Luis Potosí

The BMW Group will build a new plant in Mexico in close proximity to the city of San Luis Potosí in the state of the same name. This move is in line with the company's clear strategic policy of ensuring globally-balanced growth.

How does BMW adding a plant in Mexico make you feel about the future of the brand?


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