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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?

Get Ready for Your BMW i8 with Pricing and Ordering Guides

by Tim Jones on July 02, 2014 at 05:10:00 PM
Get Ready for Your BMW i8 with Pricing and Ordering Guides

The launch of the revolutionary BMW i8 is upon us. That means that we now have our hands on pricing and ordering guides for the upcoming BMW hybrid that goes on sale at US dealership starting this fall.

The BMW i8 starts at $135,700.00 plus $950 destination and handling fee and for 90% of the deliveries they will be pre-spec'd with the optional Pure Impulse World pushing the price up another $10,800.

Premiere: First BMW X4 Commercial - Overdone or just right?

by Tim Jones on June 25, 2014 at 10:29:00 AM
Premiere: First BMW X4 Commercial - Overdone or just right?

Be one of the first to see the premiere of the BMW X4 commercial. It shows a world that is constantly changing, shown as the city moves like waves, and invites exploration in the X4.

BMW blew their CGI budget on this commercial, creating some impressive scenesthat look straight out of Inception. Do you like the CGI and the custom soundtrack or does the commercial fall flat for you?

BMW i3 wins Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014

by Tim Jones on June 25, 2014 at 09:58:00 AM
BMW i3 wins Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014

BMW is on a roll with the all electric i3. Just a few months into production and they are already ramping up product to meet unexpected demand and winning awards.

At the Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014 the jury handed the electrically powered BMW i3 the title of Production Interior Vehicle Design of the Year.


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