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We were in attendance today at the NYC world premiere event for the BMW i3 sedan [Official Thread]. The i3 was simultaneously debuted in three cities – NYC, London and Beijing, and the cover was pulled back on the i3 at the same exact moment over live feeds at each location.

The debut event was held in a building bordering the High Line Park in NYC, a 1-mile linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of a former New York elevated subway track. It was quite … CONTINUED

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Here is a set of photos of the most revealing M4 prototype yet, together with a great video of the M4 being tested hard at the Nurburgring.

BMW Spyshot

BMW i3 World Debut

07/29/2013 at 8:29 AM
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Introducing the BMW i3 electric car. BMW today introduced the all-new BMW i3 electric car, constructed in a revolutionary way from next- generation materials. The BMW i3 will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014, and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).

Full details, specs and press release inside.

Official BMW New Vehicle Release

BMW i3 Online Visualizer

07/29/2013 at 6:09 AM
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An online visualizer for the just revealed BMW i3 is now available at: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html

You can see the i3 in its initial available colors, wheels, and interiors. Exterior colors include:

Andesite Silver
Arravani Grey
Iconic Silver
Laurel Grey
Solar Orange
Capparis White

For the full details of the i3, see our Official Thread.

Supersprint F30 328i Exhaust System

07/28/2013 at 6:00 PM
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Supersprint has announced its quad exhaust system for the F30 328i. Here’s the relevant data:

Stock Data:
Horsepower 245,9 Hp @ 5490 rpm
Torque 355 Nm @ 2305 rpm

Supersprint Exhaust System:
- Downpipe with Metallic catalytic converter 200 CPSI 987321
- Front pipe 987812
- Centre exhaust 987903
- Rear exhaust Right OO80 – Left OO80 987906

Horsepower 261,0 Hp @ 6460 rpm
Torque 368,6 Nm @ 4035 rpm.

100,000th Delivery at BMW Welt

07/28/2013 at 2:00 PM
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The BMW Welt in Munich welcomed its 100,000th vehicle-collection customer today, Thursday. Helmut Marxen, a businessman from Sylt, actually took delivery of two cars: a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sportline and a BMW X3. Thomas Muderlak, head of BMW Welt, gave the lucky new car owner a warm welcome. After a busy day with behind-the-scenes tours of the BMW Welt and the BMW Plant, and lunch at Käfer’s Bavarie restaurant, this special customer can also look forward to an exclusive DTM (German Touring Car … CONTINUED

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Launchfilm for the LCI updated 2014 BMW 5 Series facelift model.

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You’ve seen them separately, now see them visually compared – the 4 Series versus 3 Series M Sport and M Performance Parts equipped models.

The 4 Series M Sport model can be ordered now and the 4 series M Performance Parts will be released in October-November.

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Good morning New York, hello London, wanshang hao Beijing – at 14.30 Central European Time on Monday, 29 July 2013, these greetings will ring out from megacities in the USA, Europe and Asia to mark the unveiling of the BMW i3 to a global audience. The spectacular premiere for this revolutionary vehicle takes place exactly two years after the BMW i3 Concept was presented in Frankfurt on 29 July 2011 prior to the International Motor Show (IAA).

The simultaneous launch in three continents highlights the global … CONTINUED

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“The biggest four-cylinder in the world – a landmark for the city of Munich alongside the Olympic Park. Ergonomically compact inside and clearly contoured outside, it is a boldly conceived experiment and a milestone in the history of architecture. BMW has created space for its expanding business with an administrative centre of the New Class.” (Internal memo, 1973)

Since its official opening on 18 May 1973, the BMW Group Headquarters has become an indisputable icon of architectural history and a permanent feature both of Munich’s skyline … CONTINUED

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BMWUSA.com now has the Build Your Own feature updated for the 2014 BMW X5 (F15). It has some bugs still, but go forth and configure!

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Geek out with us and follow this analysis by a BIMMERPOST member in which he predicts the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4 s55 engine RPM redline, by way of a technical sound analysis.

He began testing a couple of dyno recordings and fairly quickly found an E92 M3 video and V12 Aston with 6800 rpm redline. He recorded the sounds (just from crappy Youtube videos) and then did a Fourier transform to get the spectral content. E92 M3 frequency peak at redline should be 560 … CONTINUED