BMW M Laptimer App Now Available!

10/03/2013 at 5:24 PM
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BMW Group Technology Office USA announced today the release of the BMW M Laptimer App. The BMW M Laptimer App is made for BMW Brand vehicles with the BMW Apps option, and is now available in the iTunes Store.

Previewed in June 2013 [see BIMMERPOST preview] and intended for off-road use only, the BMW M Laptimer App records data from a BMW Apps–equipped vehicle’s on-board network and GPS receiver to create comparative track sessions and provide essential performance information. It generates track maps and captures essential … CONTINUED

BMW 435i Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

10/03/2013 at 2:51 PM
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Akrapovic has released its Evolution Exhaust system for the BMW 435i coupe, with these quoted figures:

HP Increase: ~7 @ 5850 rpm
TQ Increase: ~7.9 @ 3500 rpm
Weight savings: 1.8 lbs

See inside for the system’s specs, graphs, photos and some sample clips.

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The M4 will not hit dealers until next Summer, but the rumor mill is already churning for a lightweight track model.

Carsales claims BMW M sources have hinted at a lightweight track focused M4 coming in 2016 as part of the celebrations for BMW’s 100th birthday.

Taking after the E92 M3 GTS, the lightweight M4 is rumored to feature two seats only, more power, less weight (target below 1400 kg / 3086 lb) and manual transmission only.

BMW M will attempt to achieve this weight by expanding the … CONTINUED

Our First Canadian 4 Series Delivery

10/03/2013 at 9:00 AM
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Congrats to our first Canadian 4 Series owner! The lucky member picked up his Estoril Blue 435i xDrive on Monday and already has plans to upgrade with an exhaust and the M Performance Power Kit.

Check out the first photos inside.

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BMW M always claims that it subscribes to no dogmas while considering all possibilities in developing new models. That now includes the possibility of all-wheel-drive M5 and M6 models.

In a recent interview with Motoring, BMW M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke acknowledges that “I’ve looked at the numbers and 70 to 80 percent of E63 AMGs are all-wheel drive in the US now.”

He then confirms that: “On our cars we are thinking of all-wheel drive, but it won

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Now that much tech specs for the F80 M3 / F82 M4 have been revealed, do you perceive the M3 any differently when seeing it in action?

We can finally be sure that what we are seeing and hearing is an M3 powered by its 3.0L bi-turbo inline 6 S55 engine outputting approximately 430 hp, far beyond 369 lb-ft, and to a redline just north of 7500 RPM.

Here is the F80 M3 prototype continuing some final testing on the Nurburgring ahead of its January debut at … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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The first of our members’ 2014 X5 deliveries will take place imminently, with some vehicles already waiting at the BMW VPC (vehicle preparation center). For those anxious owners-to-be or just those interested in the new X5, you can learn more about some of the car’s features in these instructional videos.

They includes features on the intelligent safety button, third row seating, new key fob, child safety latch, heated steering wheel, object recognition detection, park distance control, keyhold removal cap, panoramic moonroof, rear comfort seats, updated sun … CONTINUED

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The list of cars and trucks up for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been parsed down to a short list of 12 cars and 12 trucks. The initial candidates list contained 30 cars overall, of which the BMW i3 was also nominated. It did not make this short list.

2014 North American Car of the Year short list:

BMW 4 Series
Cadillac CTS
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Impala… CONTINUED

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Check out some delivery photos of an Alpine White 435i xDrive with M Sport Package.

BMW X5 M (F15) on the Nurburgring

10/01/2013 at 7:00 PM
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With the F15 X5 ready to make their debuts at dealerships across the globe, the M version resumes testing at the Nurburgring.

Testing on the F15 X5 M began last year [first sighting], but current mules have now dropped much camouflage. What’s revealed are the expected signature M components – huge front air intakes, aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also get a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot