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BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars in the U.S. at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Chef Thomas Keller, Roger Penske and Rick Hendrick Among the First to Take Delivery of the Revolutionary BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 15, 2014… Today, BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, in Carmel, Calif. In celebration of the revolutionary sports car made with carbon fiber, renowned Chef Thomas Keller is hosting … CONTINUED

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Here’s a taste of what a frozen grey M4 would look like. This one’s a customer car wrapped in matte vinyl grey, with smoked tail lights.

From our interview with the M4 project manager a few months ago, we know that Individual Frozen colors will be available as factory options (for added cost) from early 2015. How many frozen colors will be offered as factory options and in what markets remains to be seen.

2016 X1 (F48) Flashes Front Fascia

08/15/2014 at 10:49 AM
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We just got the first camouflage-free look at the next BMW X1′s front fascia (minus headlights) during hot-weather tests in the California desert.

Up until now, all X1s have had their entire front fascias covered in plastic panels, hiding all signs of its true front-end design treatment. Those panels impede airflow, however, so the test team wanted to get an accurate reading on the cooling performance of the production front-end in the 120-degree heat. They thought they could get away with a quick, camo-free run….but … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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Great test drive impressions of the BMW i8 from a Ferrari and Lotus owner.

From JasH:

I first saw the BMW i8 at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo a few weeks ago. I don’t pay attention to BMWs, so had missed all news of this car, and assumed it to be a concept car when I saw it. It was stunning to look at, and was the one drawing the crowds. I was stunned when the BMW staff told me it was a street car, … CONTINUED

A BMW M4 PCD Delivery Story

08/14/2014 at 3:05 PM
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Here’s a great extensive BMW M4 Performance Center Delivery story.

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First BMW M4 Akrapovic Exhaust installed. Photos and video are inside!

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BMW AG recently permitted the German fire department to test accident rescue techniques on the new i-cars at the BMW Welt. Carbon fiber is stronger than steel, but it presents its own unique set of problems for first responders as can be seen on this i3. One of the problems is the toxic carbon fiber dust emitted when cutting body panels apart. This is why occupants and first responders must wear masks when cutting the lightweight panels apart. It is also important to know … CONTINUED

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Check out the BMW Individual Special Paintwork Collection Guide, containing a sampling of the Individual colors that BMW has previously produced.

The Individual colors are not limited to the colors in the PDF, rather these are examples of colors that they have previously completed and can be available upon request. Some colors from other manufacturers are listed, so that is an option as well. Other colors not listed within the PDF may be available, but the cost may be more.

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The F80 M3, F82 M4, F83 M4 Akrapovic Exhaust has just been released. Here are the first images.

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For all of you racetrack aficionados here is some great footage of hot instructional laps of Suave and other BIMMERPOST ED trip members lapping with RS Touring race car driver & instructor karussell who led the group with me and set up the track experiences for us. The video includes integration of Racetracker and Harry’s Lap Timer software on the famed circuits of Spa-Francorchamps and Nurburgring during the recent BIMMERPOST M3/M4 ED adventure in Europe. The car is a factory fresh completely stock MANUAL … CONTINUED

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Some more pics of the M2 out testing in the Wild…

The sensor on the roof is for vehicle speed. You see cars with this sensor when BMW is testing different tire sizes.

To reiterate the M2 info we’ve posted thus far.

The 2016 M2 (F87) is taking shape, now testing with the quad exhaust that’s become a hallmark of BMW M vehicles. This time the prototype is fitted with wheels from the M3/M4 prototype which did not make production. Earlier prototypes were testing with the M3/M4 … CONTINUED

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Short but neat listen and look at the BMW M235i Racing, M4 MotoGP Safety Car and M4 DTM cars.

The M4 Safety Car utilizes the F82 M4 M Performance Exhaust.