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With BMW continuing to take a more extroverted approach to the F chassis styling, tuners must exercise caution when designing new components. 3D Design is no stranger to this approach as it is ingrained within their company philosophy. Via a thorough approach to design 3D focuses on all lines to ensure the end result is cohesive with the factory panels. Founded in 1998, the Japanese tuner has a rich history with aero and suspension that stems back to the E36 chassis. The goal of … CONTINUED

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Sportauto has run the F80 M3 and F82 M4 at the Nurburgring and Hockenheim. Here are their laptimes.

Nurburgring: 7.52 min
Hochenheim: 1.12,18 min

O-100km/h 4.2 sec
0-160kmh 8.8 sec
0-200kmh 13.7 sec

Tyres: Michelin Pilot Supersport + ceramic brakes

Total score: 78 points (M3 E92: 70 p, 911 Carrera s: 90 points)

BMW Introduces GoPro In-Car App

06/12/2014 at 9:02 AM
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The BMW Group Technology Office and GoPro have announced the first-ever, mass-produced integration of a GoPro camera with an automobile’s on board infotainment system. In BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW’s state-of-the-art iDrive controller and high-resolution screen. Starting in July 2014, the integration will be functional on all model year 2012 and later BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, when used … CONTINUED

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Justin Bell takes us for a flyer and awakens the 1996 BMW Motorsport McLaren F1 GTR, the unicorn of racing cars. Settle in for the 2.4 miles of Mid-Ohio Sports Car course.

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Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.

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Performance One shares with us the latest update on their F32 project car. Stage 4 saw the installation of:

BMW M Performance rear bumper diffuser in BMW frozen black with matching reflectors

BMW M Performance side stripe

BMW M Performance carbon fiber mirror caps

BMW M Performance carbon fiber trunk spoiler

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BMW is currently showcasing some of its latest and most exciting models at the London Canary Wharf MotorExpo – the F82 M4 Coupe, F80 M3 Sedan, BMW i8.

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Another great BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) journal, this time featuring the M235i coupe, which appears to be quite popular for PCD.

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BIMMERPOST member triplefive documents his BMW M3/M4 M Power Experience 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey in this great journal.

Triplefive:

Let me start by saying this was truly a great experience to have been able to drive these cars at this launch event. I was able to experience this event with my wife, also an avid car fanatic (meg180 from 1addicts) and we were able to drive these beautiful cars on the track as well as tour a beautiful city, Istanbul.

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The title of this story alone is the stuff of legend, but this may be more then a far off dream. Car Magazine’s Georg Kacher reveals some exciting new rumors in a new article today, laying out the so-called “Silk Road 2″ project. The project title is a nod to the fact that this car will be a second vehicle to be developed in concert with Toyota.

While we have yet to find out the end result of the first BMW/Toyota collaborative project, this second … CONTINUED

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The next gen X6 M (F86) interior has been spied and it confirms that the transmission will be upgraded from the previous 6 speed automatic to a 7 speed DCT (dual clutch transmission).

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Total of 177,741 vehicles delivered in May, increase of 6.8%
Year-to-date sales up 7.4% to 826,865
BMW 5 Series continues to lead its segment with rise of 10.6% in May

Munich — June 10, 2014…Deliveries of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles increased 6.8% to total 177,741 in the last month, making it the best May ever (prev. yr. 166,381). A new sales record was also reached in the year-to-date with a total of 826,865 vehicles delivered in the first five months of the year (prev. yr. … CONTINUED

F30 Versus the Coquihalla Highway

06/10/2014 at 5:00 AM
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Trip journal from a 320i xDrive owner recounting his trip on the Coquihalla Highway, which took him from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton, Alberta.

Alpina D3 in Individual Moonstone

06/09/2014 at 2:00 PM
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Alpina BMWs are already rather rare, but this D3 in Individual Moonstone Metallic is even more so.

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The new BMW Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. Developed by the BMW Group and available for Android and iOS devices, the BMW Smart Charging App is integrated with the BMW i Remote App, which allows drivers to get vehicle information via their smartphone. The BMW Smart Charging App has the potential to save customers as much as $400 annually on their electric bills. BMW … CONTINUED

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Some impressions and enthusiast review (and photos) of the F80 M3 and F82 M4 from the M Driving Experience event in Dusseldorf, Germany.

First BMW i8 Customer Cars Delivered

06/09/2014 at 5:00 AM
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BMW AG: made history on June 5th by delivering the first eight i8′s to their customers at the BMW Welt. The i8 is on schedule to break our preconceived notions of what a “green” car is. I envy these first eight customers, of the i8. The i series cars are breaking new ground – and it’s an exciting time for BMW to be leading the way into the future.

Beautifully Filmed M235i Test Video

06/08/2014 at 1:00 PM
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A beautifully shot M235i coupe review.