M1 Owner Adds i8 to Collection

10/17/2014 at 7:18 AM
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Congratulations to Mike, an already lucky guy who owns a BMW M1, who has now added the i8 to his garage.

E90 M3 in Jägermeister Livery

10/16/2014 at 1:30 PM
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Check out this creative E90 M3 dressed in Jägermeister Livery, paying homage to the E30 M3 #19 DTM car from 1992 driven by Hahne.

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ESS has just finished testing on its stage 1 F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance tuner. Their goal with this controller was to offer a product for this platform that was easy to install, delivered solid gains on pump fuel and provided OEM level driveability. With state of the art hardware and top notch processing power that includes Cam, MAP and MAF sensor integration the unit provides precise and reliable control over the factory ECU. On the road the car drives as if it … CONTINUED

3D Design 4 Series Gran Coupe

10/16/2014 at 8:07 AM
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Japanese tuner 3D Design puts its own touches on the 4 Series Gran coupe with an exterior carbon fiber kit including front splitter lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler, as well as its own exhaust system.

BMWTrueNorth Short Video Production

10/16/2014 at 6:00 AM
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Great short video with some excellent aerial camera work by BMWTrueNorth.

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It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED

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Large-scale manufacturing of cars made with lightweight carbon fiber is moving closer to reality as costs start to fall, according to a materials-development group that has BMW AG as a partner.

MAI Carbon Cluster Management GmbH, a research effort supported by Germany’s federal government, businesses and research institutions, is making progress toward reducing carbon-fiber production costs by 90 percent, according to Klaus Drechsler, head of the 80 million-euro ($102 million) project.

“We’ve certainly reached a halfway point on our cost-cutting target for suitable carbon-fiber parts,” said … CONTINUED

M235i vs Speedway Bike Drifting Fun

10/15/2014 at 11:00 AM
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On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.

The respective starting points for the driver … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST member and M4 owner Money2536 gives us the lowdown on his ownership experience after 1500 miles and compared to his Porsche 991 911.

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Even more BMW (and non-BMW) highlights from the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

2014 Paris Auto Show

Hamann BMW M4 Kit

10/14/2014 at 6:30 PM
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Hamann has released images of its aero kit for the F82 M4, which includes:

- Front lip spoiler
- Hood
- Sideskirts
- Rear diffuser
- High trunk wing

The theme is carbon fiber as each of these parts features the material. No details yet as to any engine performance or handling upgrades, but those will surely be forthcoming.

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Video feature documentary on Steve Dinan, his company and their 675hp S1 F10 M5.