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12/16/2013    8:00 AM
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BIMMERPOST member ddk632 shares another great pictorial journal with us, this time of the BMW i8 at the SLS Hotel in Miami, Florida. Here’s his journal:

I found out about this event while I was at the LA Auto Show and of course attended last week.

The SLS Hotel is really (really!) beautiful and was an excellent stage for BMW to show off the i8 in a relatively private setting. The event was an official BMW event and customers could get on the list to attend by calling BMW.

The front entrance to the SLS Hotel in Miami during Art Basel 2013. BMW brought a fleet of 100 7-Series to shuttle people around, plus a number of the new BMW i3′s (some of them in this … CONTINUED

12/15/2013    4:00 PM
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BMW M Product Managers talk about and show off more of the all new 2015 F80 M3 Sedan and F82 M4 Coupe.

12/15/2013    1:45 PM
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We recently saw Chris Harris have a go in the BMW M3 DTM, now watch Dutch auto raing driver Tom Coronel, the most successful privateer BMW driver of the 2013 season, experience the M3 DTM.

These video features are a send-off for the M3 DTM, which will be retired in favor of the M4 DTM when it makes its debut for the 2014 DTM season.

12/14/2013    3:00 PM
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Here are the official final specs released for the BMW M235i Racing car.

Here are the official final specs released for the BMW M235i Racing car.

DIMENSIONS
Length: 4,454mm
Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1,380mm
Wheel base: 2,690mm
Max. track width: 1,608mm

ENGINE / TRANSMISSION
Straight six-cylinder petrol engine
BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo
Capacity: 2,979ccm
Output: 245kW (333bhp)
Torque: 450Nm
Racing exhaust with racing catalytic converters
Steering wheel with shift paddles
BMW M Performance limited-slip differential
TANK Motorsport safety tank

SUSPENSION / STEERING
KW dampers
H&R suspension springs
Front: H&R anti-roll bar (2-way)
Rear: H&R anti-roll bar

BRAKES
Front: High-performance motorsport braking system -
Performance Friction (PFC); 4-pot fixed calliper
Rear: BMW M Performance 2-pot braking system

ABS / DSC / ASC
BMW Motorsport specific racing application

TYRES / WHEELS
18×10 inch alloy rims

SAFETY COMPONENTS
Cage with DMSB certificate and FIA approval
6-point racing harness from Schroth
Racing seat RECARO Pro … CONTINUED

12/14/2013    12:30 PM
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CNET discusses and reviews the BMW i3 electric car.

12/13/2013    5:00 PM
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There has been no indication that a F81 M3 touring is in BMW’s plans (not likely), but one artist imagines what such a super wagon would look like.

12/13/2013    2:30 PM
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We’ve posted some new F82 M4 Coupe wallpapers for you.

12/13/2013    1:30 PM
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Some beautiful new F80 M3 Sedan wallpapers.

12/13/2013    12:45 PM
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), the world’s biggest maker of luxury cars, is considering building engines in North America for the first time and expanding vehicle production in the region to capitalize on growing demand, three people familiar with the matter said.

BMW may establish a motor factory in Mexico or the U.S., and the Munich-based company could potentially decide on the project in 2014, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential.

The carmaker would join German premium-auto rival Mercedes-Benz in producing engines in the region as Asian and U.S. rivals already do. Mercedes will start using motors next year built at a Nissan Motor Co. (7201) plant in Tennessee. BMW has largely restricted its engine-making to Europe, … CONTINUED