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The BMW DTM drivers stopped in at BMW Plant Leipzig (DE) on their way to the eighth race of the DTM season in Oschersleben (DE). Bruno Spengler (CA), Dirk Werner (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Joey Hand (US), Martin Tomczyk (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Timo Glock (DE) started their visit with an autograph session. Hundreds of BMW employees took the opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with the drivers.

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Although the focus of the BMW NA Launch Event we attended was the 4 Series Coupe and new X5, there were also a few M5 and M6 equipped with Competition Package for us to test out. And flog it we did.

The M5/M6 Competition Package both include a Competition Exhaust System.

Keep in mind that the Competition Package Exhaust is not the same system as the titanium M Performance Exhaust which will be coming for the M5 and M6 (see our preview clips). The Competition Exhaust … CONTINUED

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The Frankfurt IAA 2013 show is underway, with the public days beginning this Saturday. BMW occupies an entire hall for its display and has 62 cars on the show floor, with 24 more additional cars on the elevated track.

Watch some of the most important model debuts below, which is of course headlined by the BMW i cars – the i8 and i3.

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As you can see, BMW has brought a fleet of F32 coupes with M Sport package for us to ogle and evaluate during the North American media launch of the 4 Series Coupe in Seattle.

Here are our photos of the 4 Series M Sport in Glacier Silver. Be sure to catch the other colors we posted earlier:

BMW NA Launch Event: Alpine White 435i M Sport Coupe
BMW NA Launch Event: Mineral Gray 428i M Sport
BMW NA Launch Event: Melbourne Red 4 Series M Sport

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We recently showed you an advanced F80 M3 prototype in what looked like Singapore Gray Metallic (reposted below). Now see the latest prototypes in black and Silverstone.

Once again, we’re treated to some great looks the F80 M3′s massive fenders. The F80 M3 shares virtually the same styling as the M4 except for the more prominently flared fenders and a different trunk design (no CSL style curve). The two share the same front front fascia and headlights, rear bumpers, sideskirts, hood bump, exhaust design, double-bubble carbon … CONTINUED

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We’ve just finished covering the press days for the 2013 Frankfurt IAA auto show and one of our favorites from the BMW display was the 4 Series Coupe with M Performance Parts [Official Thread / Previous Pics] fitted.

The M Performance Parts available for the F32 4 Series include:

The BMW M Performance Power Kit PPK:
BMW 420d (+12Kw, +40Nm)
BMW 430d (+20kW, +40Nm)
BMW 435i (+25kW, +50Nm)

M Performance Exhaust system (available 428i and 435i) with chrome tailpipes or carbon fiber tips (for 435i)
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BMW i Remote App

09/12/2013 at 10:45 AM
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With the BMW i Remote App for iOS and Android, you can receive detailed information about the current status of the BMW i3 at any time. This includes, for example, range display, battery condition and charge level, service messages and also the vehicle location. With Charge Control, the charging procedure at the charging station can be controlled or ended remotely. The climate control of the passenger cell and the high-voltage battery can be activated before the journey via smart phone so that the BMW i3 … CONTINUED

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The BMW i3 electric vehicle [Official Thread] has made its auto show debut at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA show.

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We have just been through the international media launch event for the 2014 BMW X5 in beautiful Vancouver.

We’ll have plenty more photos and videos to share with you soon, but for now, we bring you to the event with us, with a viewing of the X5 product orientation presented by BMW, as well as the press photos from on-location in Vancouver.

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The new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo sets entirely new standards of performance and efficiency in its segment – all in the familiar, harmonious ALPINA style.

The numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 summarise the key data of the new D3 Bi-Turbo like pearls on a chain: Vmax 278 km/h, 350 bhp, 4.6 s from 0-100 km/h, 5.3 l/100 km (139 g/km CO2), EU6, 700 Nm.

The first D3 to come out of Buchloe appeared in 2005 as a turbocharged, 2-litre in-line four cylinder model, and … CONTINUED

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You’ve seen Alpine White and Mineral Gray 4 Series M Sport models from our BMW NA 4 Series media launch galleries, now have a look at the 4 Series M Sport in Melbourne Red.

How do you think it compares to the other colors we’ve shown so far?

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We are live from the Frankfurt IAA 2013 auto show where BMW has officially debuted the production BMW i8 hybrid electric car.

We’ve already shown you the i8 in silver and black, but BMW debuted the i8 at the Frankfurt show in an even wilder color – Protonic Blue Metallic with frozen grey accents.

David (Dackelone) was on hand to witness the reveal and gives us this first look at the i8 in Protonic Blue.

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Preview Your Own BMW i8 Build Online

09/11/2013 at 10:00 AM
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The BMW UK website has an online preview configurator for the BMW i8 sports car, which previews some exterior and interior colors.

While three wheel styles are available for preview, we cannot wait to see the optional carbon fiber wheels (per press release).

You can preview your own i8 build at bmw.co.uk. Share your build with us in this thread.

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BMW Group reported its highest ever sales for the month of August, with a total of 139,648 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 14.8% over the same month last year (prev. yr. 121,628). Worldwide sales year-to-date also reached an all-time high with 1,246,528 vehicles sold, an increase of 7.7% over the same period in 2012 (1,157,807).

“The BMW Group achieved an all-time high in sales for the month of August. For the very first time, we sold over one million BMW brand vehicles in the first … CONTINUED

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Catch the videos we’ve just uploaded showing the BMW i8 in motion, exterior, and interior.

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This week kicks off the U.S. press launch for the 4 Series Coupe and 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) and we’re on hand in Seattle for the event.

Here are our pics of an Alpine White 435i with M Sport package. The M Sport package for the 4 Series includes:

M Sport suspension standard (RWD models only)
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This week kicks off the U.S. press launch for the 4 Series Coupe and 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) and we’re on hand in Seattle for the event.

Here are our pics of a Mineral Gray 428i with M Sport package. The M Sport package for the 4 Series includes:

M Sport suspension standard (RWD models only)
M Sport Brakes standard (also available as stand-alone option on all 435i coupes and optional upgrade on 428i coupe when M Sport … CONTINUED

First Official Videos of BMW i8

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Watch the first videos for the BMW i8, including the official launch video.