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How M Adaptive Suspension Works

02/03/2014 at 9:30 AM
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Great technical explanation of how adaptive suspension (including M Adaptive Suspension) works.

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Online Entertainment from BMW ConnectedDrive stands for premium in-car music pleasure. The option provides direct access to the entire world of music and a range of spoken content. Online Entertainment’s latest partner is the music provider Napster, which offers a catalogue of over 20 million titles covering every possible genre – from rock, pop and soul to classical and jazz – in addition to thousands of audiobooks.

Connectivity from vehicle to music provider is via the car’s built-in SIM card, which ensures optimum transmission quality … CONTINUED

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Note: This is a global press release (not applicable to all markets).

January 22, 2014

Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In addition, an extensive … CONTINUED

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The upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4 will be the first production BMWs to feature a carbon fiber (CFRP) driveshaft for lighter weight and reduction in rotating mass, which which in turn results in more dynamic powertrain response.

The properties of the extremely light yet impressively durable material CFRP have allowed the engineers to follow a fundamentally new approach in the manufacture of the drive shaft. Made from CFRP, this component feeds the engine

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Action video of the BMW M235i prototype self automated driving car.

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BMW has earned an undisputed status as one of the world’s leading carmakers with developments – grouped under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner – focusing on every aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and outside world. The company is underlining its position in the vanguard of technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. The company will use the headline US fair – which spotlights advances from across the world of digitalisation and connectivity – to present innovative previews of … CONTINUED

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See how this bodes well for the next generation of BMW models. With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the material carbon, that is used for the BMW i8.

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The BMW Group will showcase BMW ConnectedDrive and announce its future plans for highly automated driving at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Road. Las Vegas, NV 89109). BMW representatives will be available for interviews from 10:00a.m. PST on Tuesday, January 7 until 12:00p.m. PST on Thursday, January 9. In addition, BMW will feature the all-electric BMW i3.

BMW ConnectedDrive focuses on the link between the driver, vehicle and outside world through the use of an expanding range … CONTINUED

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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 laser light technology.

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Below are some of the newest video ad spots from BMW, promoting ConnectedDrive and BMWUSA’s Happy New Year sales event.

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http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910976

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Your mother-in-law celebrates her 70th birthday and you’re invited to her coffee party. Watch how BMW ConnectedDrive can help.

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BMW is launching a new BMW ConnectedDrive campaign with the tagline “So connected, you’re free”. The campaign will run in print, online and TV channels worldwide.

The global communication campaign showcases BMW as one of the world’s leading providers of web-based in-car services and highlights the brand’s innovative power. The campaign demonstrates how easy it is to use ConnectedDrive’s innovative, customer-oriented services and features, and explains the added benefits of BMW ConnectedDrive functions – convenience, safety, entertainment and flexibility.

Steven Althaus, head of Brand Management BMW … CONTINUED

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See the BMW M Laptimer App in action from Watkins Glen International as BIMMERPOST member wmandra (Bill) takes us on a lap in his BMW E89 Z4 M Sport.

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BMW’s newest snap-in adapter for the newest smartphones (iPhone5 and Galaxy) is finally available in the U.S.

Please note that it is currently only compatible with the new NBT version of Nav/iDrive and your car will need to have the BMW Apps option. Full details on the newest iPhone 5 snap-in adapter cradle inside.

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For one day, BMW enables the BMW ConnectedDrive features for other car brands at the IAA motor show 2013. The car driver can interact with BMW ConnectedDrive by honking and flashing.

BMW M Laptimer App Now Available!

10/03/2013 at 5:24 PM
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BMW Group Technology Office USA announced today the release of the BMW M Laptimer App. The BMW M Laptimer App is made for BMW Brand vehicles with the BMW Apps option, and is now available in the iTunes Store.

Previewed in June 2013 [see BIMMERPOST preview] and intended for off-road use only, the BMW M Laptimer App records data from a BMW Apps–equipped vehicle’s on-board network and GPS receiver to create comparative track sessions and provide essential performance information. It generates track maps and captures essential … CONTINUED

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We have both good and bad news on Active Sound technology in the M3/M4. For those unfamiliar, Active Sound technology was first introduced in the M5/M6 and has extended to other models such as the M135i. The system modulates existing frequencies, which are played over the stereo speakers at varying sound levels based on throttle input, speed, and engine revs, as well driving the mode (louder in Sport and Sport+ settings). See BMW’s original press release on this.

So, the bad news is yes, the M3/M4 … CONTINUED