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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

BMW 435i Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

10/03/2013 at 2:51 PM
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Akrapovic has released its Evolution Exhaust system for the BMW 435i coupe, with these quoted figures:

HP Increase: ~7 @ 5850 rpm
TQ Increase: ~7.9 @ 3500 rpm
Weight savings: 1.8 lbs

See inside for the system’s specs, graphs, photos and some sample clips.

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Now that much tech specs for the F80 M3 / F82 M4 have been revealed, do you perceive the M3 any differently when seeing it in action?

We can finally be sure that what we are seeing and hearing is an M3 powered by its 3.0L bi-turbo inline 6 S55 engine outputting approximately 430 hp, far beyond 369 lb-ft, and to a redline just north of 7500 RPM.

Here is the F80 M3 prototype continuing some final testing on the Nurburgring ahead of its January debut at … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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The first of our members’ 2014 X5 deliveries will take place imminently, with some vehicles already waiting at the BMW VPC (vehicle preparation center). For those anxious owners-to-be or just those interested in the new X5, you can learn more about some of the car’s features in these instructional videos.

They includes features on the intelligent safety button, third row seating, new key fob, child safety latch, heated steering wheel, object recognition detection, park distance control, keyhold removal cap, panoramic moonroof, rear comfort seats, updated sun … CONTINUED

BMW Roadsters From 1929-2013

09/30/2013 at 11:45 AM
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Great look back at BMW roadsters by XCAR films.

They cover the the earliest roadsters from BMW, from the 315/1 and 319/1 to the amazing 328 and look at the post war beauty that was the 507 as well as leaping forward in time to the latest generation of roadsters, the Z series.

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Now that the M3 M4 technology day has come and gone, with access being granted to the press for the first time, BMW has released a slew of official track video footage of the prototypes. And since these are officially released videos, they feature some of the best quality video and audio yet of the F80 M3 / F82 M4.

For all the videos that have come about from the recent M3/M4 technology day, check the Videos section of our Tech Guide thread.

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You’ve already seen the M3/M4 technical presentation slides in our Official Tech Guide Thread. Now view the presentation as it was meant to be digested – in animated form.

Who doesn’t like fancy 360 degree rotating views and animated technical blow-ups… we definitely do.

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We’ve shared with you the M3/M4 official specs and our ride-along/workshop notes, now have an on board look as we ride with Bruno Spengler in the M4 prototype at BMW’s proving grounds near Munich.

Bruno shares his thoughts on the EPS (electric power steering), turbos, transmission and testing on the Nurburgring.

And if you’re wondering whether the in-cabin sounds you hear are artificially enhanced via Active Sound, we asked and were told by one of the BMW engineers that there was absolutely no artificial sound feature. … CONTINUED

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On August 24, 2013, BMW visited BMW super fan Nathan Risch in Palm Springs, CA with the first-ever BMW 4 Series for the weekend—making him one of the first to drive in it in America. Watch as he hits the road in Palm Springs and The Thermal Club Racetrack.

BMW also visited BMW super fan Rashed Haque in Virginia and surprised him with the first-ever BMW 4 Series for the weekend—making him one of the first to drive in it in America. See what happens when … CONTINUED

Discover the 4 Series Launch Control

09/24/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Discover the Launch Control feature on the new BMW 4 Series F32 Coupe.

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Static photos are great, but nothing lets you appreciate how a car will actually look on the road more than, well, videos of it on the road

We shot some moving footage of the 4 Series Coupe M Sport models throughout our time with them during the recent press launch drive event, which we share with you now. Enjoy.

Follow our 4 Series features and news @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/4-series/

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Watch these reviews of the 435i M Sport and 420d by XCAR and Autoexpress.