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The other 6 Series LCI model making a debut at Detroit this year is a Frozen Brilliant White Gran Coupe. This color is a new optional Individual color now available for 2015+ Gran Coupes.

What does the Gran Coupe LCI feature that we haven’t already seen on the Convertible LCI model?

- Decorative surround for LED foglights (chrome on convertible and high gloss black for coupe and gran coupe)
- Revised side window surrounds at rear doors for Gran Coupe
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The 2015 BMW 6 Series receives an LCI update featuring some minor styling changes. Here are the key highlights of the LCI update.

Performance:

- Power remains 315hp for 640i, 445hp for 650i, 560hp for M6
- Sports exhaust system now included on 640i models
- Reduction in fuel consumption/emissions (i.e. 640i now burns 0.2 liters less fuel per 100km than before)

Exterior:

- New front apron with single lower air intake styling
- Decorative surround for LED foglights (chrome on convertible and high gloss black for coupe and gran coupe)
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Munich. At BMW the letter M signals the presence of high performance and a very special brand of sporting allure. And now Original BMW Accessories from the M Performance range can be specified for the new BMW 2 Series Convertible, stylistic and technical modifications combining to elevate the joy of sporty driving to even higher levels.

Extra dynamism for the exterior.
Side skirts and skirt decals with M Performance lettering lend the BMW 2 Series Convertible extra sporting appeal, as does the rear diffuser. They … CONTINUED

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The center of attention at this year’s BMW’s Detroit auto show display is the 2015 BMW 6 Series and M6. While the LCI 6 Series features some minor refreshed styling, the M6 gets only new, standard-fitted LED headlights.

The M6 on display is eye catching nonetheless. Presented in Austin Yellow for the first time, this is a one-off M6 to showcase what’s possible with BMW Individual and doesn’t signal that Austin Yellow will become a standard or factory Individual color available for the M6. Of … CONTINUED

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Found this info in German magazine Autobild:

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-i…6-5524821.html

A 100 year anniversary edition based on the i8 built in 100 examples. Stronger e-motor and 2l 4 cyl instead of the 1,5l 3 cyl engine. Originally planned to be developed by the M division, but now headed by BMW AG and ex Ferrari man Roberto Fedeli. Naming still debated, could be i8S, i8CS or M100

And a 630hp twin turbocharged I6 version rumoured for … CONTINUED

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BMW M4 Manhart edition, Valvetronic IPE exhaust System without downpipes, fitted by MSL Performance. Here are the performance figures:

With only Manhart Tuning Box:
560.028 BHP
795.733 NM TRQ

With Manhart Tuning Box and IPE system without downpipe:
575.58 BHP
829.69 NM TRQ

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BMW of North America today announced a multi-year partnership with Daytona International Speedway to serve as the title sponsor for the season-opening IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race. In 2015, the two-and-one-half-hour race, which is officially titled the BMW Performance 200, will run on Friday, Jan. 23, as part of the Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend. This will be the fourth-straight year BMW has served as the title sponsor for the CTSCC season-opener. As with previous years, BMW will feature a unique pace … CONTINUED

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BMW outsold Audi and Mercedes-Benz in December to round off a 10th year as global luxury car-sales champion but its two German rivals have reduced its advantage.

Deliveries by BMW’s core brand jumped 14 percent last month to 177,954 cars. That took full-year sales to a record 1.81 million, up 10 percent, the company said in a statement today, citing strong demand in China and the United States.

BMW group deliveries including BMW, Rolls-Royce and Mini vehicles rose 8 percent to 2.11 million in 2014. Group … CONTINUED

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In a somewhat cryptic facebook post, BMW M says a production car will be coming in the ‘near future’ with OLED. We have to assume it will be the next M car in the pipeline, that really suggests either the upcoming M2 or a lighting facelift for the F80/F82 M3/M4

What do you think?

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This Autocar article claims that several years down the line, all BMW 3 Series models and upwards will become plug-in hybrid cars, ditching the gasoline or diesel only powerplant and requiring a complete rethink of the make-up of its cars from first principles.

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Lexus tells us why you should buy the RC350 over the 435i in this unintentionally funny infomercial.

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Want a chance at owning one of only thirty “30 jahre M5″ (30 year anniversary M5 edition)? You can have your chance at the Barrett-Jackson auction taking place on January 15, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The BMW CCA Foundation has announced that they will be auctioning the last unsold 30 Jahre M5. Proceeds will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation … CONTINUED

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Record worldwide sales: up 7.9% with a total of 2,117,965 deliveries
Best ever year for BMW, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce
MINI sales up 20.7% in December – a new record for the month
Robertson: New models and balanced global growth key to success
BMW i sales around 17,800; Krüger: BMW i8 production increased

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In 1980 BMW presented the BMW M535i, a family sedan combined with a sports car. It became a success. The 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engine produced 218 HP. Five years later the BMW M5 was developed on the base of this car.

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Check out this most unique BMW M5 in Sepia Violet Individual paint.

More BMW 340i M Sport LCI Sightings

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Have a look at the latest spy photos of the F30 3 series sedan M Sport.

Until now, adaptive LED headlights have only been available on the 4 Series, but as we can see, it will soon be available on the F30/F31 LCI models. Alongside the LED headlights, the F30/F31 LCI will also feature LED tail lights.

As seen before, these prototypes show a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles. The M Sport bumper seen for the … CONTINUED

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Twelve years after the start of production of BMW cars back in 2003, the Chinese production site in Shenyang has reached an impressive milestone: At the newest plant at the production site, Tiexi, the one-millionth vehicle produced in China has rolled off the assembly line earlier today. The anniversary vehicle is a BMW 3 Series Sedan long version; the model has been produced exclusively for the Chinese market since 2012.

Harald Krüger, member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production, commented on … CONTINUED