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For the third consecutive year, the BMW Performance 200, the opening round of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, will begin the North American racing season as drivers from all over the world assemble at the Daytona International Speedway for the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.

Anthony Royer, President of Allstate Roadside Services, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the race and give the “Start Your Engines” command to the field of 64 cars that include 16 BMW race cars.

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Sadly I am embarrassed to say yet another Montreal overpass has started to crumble. Happened a couple of blocks from my office. I can still see the news chopper hovering over the scene.

Luckily these two ladies in the X1 which I assume were the occupants weren’t hurt. Imagine it had fallen through the roof or windshield instead of the engine?

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You’ve seen our still M3 /M4 photos (reposted below), now have some live looks at the M3 and two M4 coupes from the Detroit Auto Show.

And in case you missed it from the show: We Talk M3 / M4 Nurburgring Time, Electric Steering & Other Tech Highlights w/ BMW M

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The timescale works absolutely in favour with the new BMW M3 and BMW M4 Coupe because a gap of two years allows establishment and progress. By this time there will be the Competition Package for the M3 and M4 and there will also be progress for the two cars in an additional specification.

Then you have to think about the next M5 and its leap in technology , lightweight and power increase to just over 600 PS. Granted the M5 won’t be on the market … CONTINUED

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The 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) is now under two months away from its world debut at the Geneva auto show and we’ve got some pics from a recent sighting for you.

We recently posted the 2014 BMW 435i Gran Coupe Dealer Order Guide (released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of their launch/ demo cars). As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.

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The legend is back: Alessandro Zanardi (IT) will be back in the cockpit on a regular basis in 2014, and will once again do battle for BMW Motorsport out on the racetrack. Zanardi will race in the Blancpain GT Sprint Series behind the wheel of a BMW Z4 GT3, which has been specially modified to meet his unique requirements and will be run by the ROAL Motorsport team.

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Check out this fully M Performance Parts equipped 4 series just delivered to a BIMMERPOST member.

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I’ve just returned from Las Vegas where I spent a day sampling the new M235i coupe [Official Thread] and the 4 series convertible at the international media launch. I was there representing BIMMERPOST! I got to drive the M235i on the street and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in both the oval and the infield configurations. The 435i convertible was driven on the street only.

This post will focus primarily on the M235i’s driving experience. I will also be producing a video review in … CONTINUED

Latest BMW M2 Rumors

01/20/2014 at 11:15 AM
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Autoexpress reports that a BMW insider they spoke to at the M235i launch in Las Vegas last week let on that the BMW M2 “makes a lot of sense.” In addition, a “source” confirmed that a road-going version of the M235i Racing (a track-only customer race car) was considered for production, but this plan was nixed so as not to “step on the toes of something else higher up the range.” The source added that this refers to a new M car. The article … CONTINUED

BMW i8 in detail. Aerodynamics.

01/20/2014 at 10:45 AM
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With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the Aerodynamics of the BMW i8.

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Photos of the 2015 BMW M4 and M3 at the Montreal Auto Show.

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BMW i8 Crashes on German Highway

01/19/2014 at 3:00 PM
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This preproduction BMW i8 was just spotted crashed on the A92 in Germany. Driving the BMW hybrid halo sports car was a 30 year old BMW test driver and excessive speed was cited by the police as a factor in the accident. The car was traveling “a little bit too fast,” Police Chief Commissioner Nicholas Bishop suspects.

The i8 first crashed into the median barrier, and was then flung across the roadway, coming to a stop in the right lane. Fortunately, the test driver was … CONTINUED