BMW Group Q2 Financial Report

08/05/2014 at 5:00 AM
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The BMW Group increased sales volume, revenues and Group earnings in both the second quarter and the first half of 2014, thereby continuing its successful business development.

Group revenues increased in the second quarter by 1.8% to reach € 19,905 million (2013: € 19,552 million) for this three-month period. Business benefited perceptibly from an increase in sales volume, with exchange rate factors damping the scale of the increase in revenues. EBIT rose by 26.0% to € 2,603 million (2013: € 2,066 million) on the back … CONTINUED

Custom Safety Car F80 M3

08/04/2014 at 1:10 PM
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Custom Safety Car Look F80 M3 featuring some BMW M Performance Parts and HRE wheels.

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BMW M Performance Parts are now hitting the market for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Check out the first install of the beautiful M Performance Spoiler on the BMW M4.

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This morning’s Nordschleife Touristenfahrten session was closed today – because of the M5 Ring-Taxi crashed on Nürburgring track – with paying customers aboard! Luckily no one was hurt except for the driver’s ego. At first(early reports said) it was thought the crash was caused due to the driver drifting in the Brunchen-II turn. Turns out the driver of the Ring Taxi was just driving way over his head and the “red mist” got the better of his judgment. He really ought to have yielded … CONTINUED

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An Awron gauge multifunction panel review for the new F80 M3 / F82 M4.

My initial reservations:
-Loss of airflow due to removing one A/C vent?
-Will the Awron look OEM and match the quality of my $82k vehicle?
-Will the amber color graphics match the OEM amber in the vehicle?
-Will I lose my cruise control speed function?

After install impressions:
-Incredible display graphics and animations. Looks like a retina display on an iphone. Animations look like they are from Minority Report-super smooth and … CONTINUED

BMW i8: Supercar 2.0 – XCAR Review

08/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
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BMW’s has created the first mass produced plugin hybrid sportscar, the i8. XCAR take to the road to see if our preconceptions of hybrid cars can be changed forever.

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After last year’s one-two-three, the BMW DTM teams moved up another gear at the sixth round of the season at the Red Bull Ring (AT) to claim the top four positions for the first time since the manufacturer returned to the DTM in 2012. Marco Wittmann (DE), at the wheel of the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, clinched his third win of the season at the 4.326-kilometre circuit in Spielberg (AT). In doing so, he also extended his lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

Now with 95 … CONTINUED

BMW M4 Pulls an Abracadabra

08/02/2014 at 3:00 PM
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The first-ever BMW M4 is here. And then it’s not.

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Production of the second generation BMW X6 (F16) has begun! Manufacturing for the all new X6 began yesterday (Friday) at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The first new BMW X6 off the line was a Sophisto Gray xDrive35i with a Cognac Black leather interior. This one isn’t for the home market though, as it is destined for a BMW dealership in China.

Production of the first-generation X6 started in early 2008 at the plant. U.S. sales of the X6, between 2008 and 2014 (July), … CONTINUED

BMW M4 GTS Rumored

08/01/2014 at 12:20 PM
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BMW inside Scott26 tips off plans for an upcoming BMW M4 GTS model, to come after the BMW M2 coupe is introduced.

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BMW brand sales up 9.8 percent – best July ever
MINI brand sales down 2.3 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales down 3.3

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 1, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 32,220 vehicles, an increase of 7.4 percent from the 29,993 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 5.4 percent on sales of 213,754 in the first seven months of 2014 compared to 202,780 … CONTINUED

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The all new 2015 BMW X5 M (F85) shows off its production wheels.

BMW Spyshot