Interbrand’s latest 100 Most Valuable Brands ranking is out and BMW ranks as the third most valuable brand, the same spot it has maintained for the previous two rankings. Overall (considering all industries), BMW was ranked 11th.
Toyota and Mercedes are the two auto companies coming in before BMW, ranking 8th and 10th overall.
For the methodology that Interbrand applies to come up with its annual list see: http://bestglobalbrands.com/2014/methodology/. The major criteria used are Financial Analysis, Role of Brand and Brand Strength.
Overall sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles have continued to grow, making it the BMW Group’s best ever September. A total of 199,799 vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 5.3% on the same month last year (189,664). The first three quarters of 2014 were also the most successful in the company’s history. A total of 1,529,880 vehicles have been sold in the year-to-date, up 6.5% compared to the same period last year (prev. yr. 1,436,166).
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KW has released its Clubsport Coilover for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.
From the KW press release:
The KW Clubsport coilovers give BMW drivers who want to extract the maximum potential from their new M4 Coupé and M3 sedan on racetracks and on the street. KW Clubsport coilovers have been developed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and allow separate adjustment of the rebound and compression similar to our Competition racing dampers. KW Variant 3 coilovers also offer a similar level of adjustment too.
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To most, the BMW i8 already features a highly stylized modern design, but German Special Customs, a designer of aftermarket exteriors and interiors, thinks that they can do better. They’ve released these renderings of their planned “iTron” kit for the i8.
Beautiful photoshoot featuring Bokke’s Silverstone M4 with a host of mods, including:
M Performance CF Spoiler + SS CRT theme
M Performance CF Front Splitter + lower lip
M Performance CF Diffuser
M Performance CF Mirror Caps
iND Gloss Black Grill Surround
iND Gloss Black Side Marker
iND Painted Reflectors
iND Gloss Black Trunk Badge
20″ BBS FI’s
South African BMW race prep and tuning experts, Team SavSpeed Racing, revealed their brand new BMW F30 wide body racer at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit recently at one of the BMW Car Club Gauteng’s track and race days.
This was the first full shakedown of the car in proper race trim and there was no better place to do it than in front of a crowd of BMW enthusiasts and at a race series that the car was ultimately built to compete in.
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Jalopnik scores the BMW i8 a 92/100 in their latest review. Their score composite:
Their wrap-up: On performance and price, the i8 technically competes with cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Corvette, and others of that ilk. But in the real world, this is like flying an F22 Raptor in 1945. Compared to everything else in its class, the i8 feels like … CONTINUED
This Yas Marina Blue M4 owner took some inspiration from the movie Tron when giving his M Performance aero kit a unique custom look.
This is the official trailer for our action documentary ADRENALIN – THE BMW TOURING CAR STORY. Coming this November on DVD, Blu-ray and VoD.
It’s about charismatic drivers and fascinating racing cars from five decades. Times were changing rapidly from the drifting touring cars in the 60s to the victories of the BMW M4 in the highly sophisticated new DTM.
The legends behind the wheel tell their stories from the cockpit view and let the golden era of touring car racing come alive again.
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The all new 2015 BMW X5 M (F85) and X6 M (F86) will soon make their simultaneous debuts at the LA Auto Show next month and prototypes are now out in their final pre-production forms.
This X5 M prototype features the accents we’ve come to expect from BMW M — M front fascia styling with large air intakes and double-slatted kidney grilles, sportier sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, cross drilled rotors, quad exhaust pipes and M style wheels. It appears however, that the … CONTINUED
BMW has hired Roberto Fedeli, Ferrari’s ex technical director, for a yet unspecified role/position. Fedeli is set to join BMW officially in November, “but we currently can’t say what his role will be,” a BMW spokesman told Automotive News Europe. This news comes shortly on the heels of news of another notable pickup for BMW – Franciscus van Meel, former head of Audi Quattro, who will become the next chief of BMW M.
According to Automotive News:
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Custom built 2013 E93 M3 by ONEighty. Roaming on the streets of NYC. Modifications include custom headlights, vinyl work, paint work, carbon fiber lip and diffuser, H&R lowering springs, BC Forged 19″ HB29 wheels, Stoptech BBK, Borla full exhaust, AFE intake, ESS tune.