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United 5.0 aka Welt 5.0 BMW Car Meet

06/19/2014 at 9:30 AM
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Every year some friends of mine (Team Orga) organize a BMW 1er and 3er car show. In past years we always held the show(s) at the BMW Welt. But last year we simply outgrew that parking lot. So this year’s show was held at a much larger parking lot. Metro is kind of the German version of Price Club. :D

We even had some crazy BMW lovers(nuts) come all the way from Moscow, Russia! Some 5K kms one way! Now that’s some RESPECT! … CONTINUED

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Furnaces, Bridges, and Floods (Oh My!): A BMW Tour of Washington County, MD, by Rick F:

Through another tour of scenic, historical, or otherwise-interesting places, using the most interesting roads available. In particular, I was anxious to gain more experience with the new car and to locate several historical sights in Washington County, Maryland, that I’d never visited before. Game on!

Washington County lies to the west of South Mountain. It was created as a separate county in September 1776, when many families chose to settle … CONTINUED

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Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.

F30 Versus the Coquihalla Highway

06/10/2014 at 5:00 AM
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Trip journal from a 320i xDrive owner recounting his trip on the Coquihalla Highway, which took him from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton, Alberta.

Alpina D3 in Individual Moonstone

06/09/2014 at 2:00 PM
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Alpina BMWs are already rather rare, but this D3 in Individual Moonstone Metallic is even more so.

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To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:

Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.

After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).

This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.

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The U.S. pricing and ordering guides for the 2015 3 Series models have been released. Prices for all models have increased by $300 (except for the ActiveHybrid 3 which sees a $200 increase).

Production of the U.S. 2015 model year 3 Series models begin in July 2014 (see schedule).

BMW Individual Smoked Topaz F30

05/27/2014 at 2:48 PM
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A rare and unique BMW Individual color – Smoked Topaz F30 3 Series.

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BMW Canada has announced the limited edition M235i, 335i and 435i M Performance Editions. Production will begin in July and August.

See the full details inside.

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Who says cab drivers can’t also have some fun while doing their job? Check out this yellow F30 3 Series M Sport taxi cab.

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M Performance Limited Slip Differential now in stock

May 8, 2014

Aftersales Business Development and Marketing is pleased to announce the return of the Limited Slip differential to select BMW vehicles! Designed and created due to popular demand, the mechanical Limited Slip Differential provides the extra performance advantage that true performance drivers desire. This differential utilizes 3 clutch plates for a total of 30% lockup on acceleration and 9% lockup on deceleration. This lockup provides instant power to the wheel that has the greatest amount of … CONTINUED

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You just know a BMW tour is off to a really good start when an attractive toll-taker bats her eyes and says “I love your car. And you look really good in it!” It was the first of perhaps a dozen compliments I received. (Okay, all of them but one were for the car…)

The Delaware River beckoned for this trip, and I found a nice route up the New Jersey side and back down the Pennsylvania side in the March/April 2014 issue of RoadRunner … CONTINUED

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Have a first look at the F80 M3 and an F30 M Performance Parts equipped 3 Series side-by-side.

How do you think the two compare?

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An eight-alarm wind-driven fire hit three homes and a car on Lexington Street in East Boston last night — prompting a massive fire department response two weeks after two firefighters were killed in the Back Bay, fire officials report.

“I can’t believe it man, I’m crying, I’m crying,” said resident Jose Silva, who lives on the second floor of the building. He said a friend called him and told him about the fire. His two children were on the first floor when it happened. Fighting … CONTINUED

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BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will … CONTINUED

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BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.

In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at … CONTINUED

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Austin Yellow and Yas Marina Blue are the launch colors for the F82 M4 and F80 M3, but the colors are still available through BMW Individual for other BMW models, as long as you’re willing to pay for it.

Here’s a look at how the two colors look on the F30 3 Series.

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The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats. Although no camouflage appears on the rear, if BMW stays true to its … CONTINUED

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