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Olympic Champion Usain Bolt tests the BMW M3

The world record in the men's 100 metres stands at 9,69 seconds, whilst a BMW M3 Coupe is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Starting today, three-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt knows what it feels like to travel at both speeds because the 22-year old Jamaican was able to experience the outstanding driving characteristics of his future sports car while driving it to its limits at the BMW Vehicle Test Facility in Aschheim near Munich. "It was a fascinating experience", comments the athlete par excellenc

Car Key Of The Future With Integrated Credit Card

BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access. “As part of our research project we first integrated a security chip into the key casing, which communicates across short distances by radio with a card reader,” says Hans-Jörg Vögel, project manager at BMW Group Forschung und Technik. In future the key could also be used for other transport systems. Indeed, electronic tickets for bus, train and air travel c

HAMANN front bumper unit EVO for BMW X6 E 71

The new HAMANN front bumper unit EVO including 4 LED daytime running lamps. Including cut out for PDC. HAMANN LED daytime running lamps: * Innovative technology and brand new design * 5 High Power LED's * More security combined with extraordinary design From now on the new HAMANN front bumper unit with four LED daytime running lamps for all current BMW X6 E 71 models can be ordered under the item-no.: 10 071 111. Please note that this front bumper unit is for Export only without german TUV appr

BMW M3 Sedan: The Perfect Car For The Heart And The Head

The most passionately revered name in the BMW M playbook is about to be conferred on the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, as for the first time ever, a four-door BMW M3 arrives in Australia. The BMW M3 Sedan is a car that both the heart and the head will be able to agree on. Powered by the unique V8, 4.0-litre, 309 kW engi

The new BMW 7 Series - A technical ‘tour de force’ arrives in showrooms

The launch of the new BMW 7 Series on 15 November heralded the arrival of a host of world-first driver and passenger-focussed technologies.  As the world’s best selling luxury car, the four previous generations of BMW 7 Series have consistently offered the highest levels of technology, with the first 750i of 1987 famously offering more computing power than NASA utilised to put man on the moon.  Now the latest BMW 7 Series has raised the techn

AUTOSAR marks its series production debut - in the new BMW 7 Series

The new BMW 7 Series sees the global debut of ECUs with AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) in series production. AUTOSAR has been introduced both on the software applications layer of the 7 Series and in its infrastructure software. The BMW Group will continue to pursue the standardisation of interfaces together with its development partners. Step by step, AUTOSAR is set to make increasing inroads into future generations of vehicles. E

HAMANN wheels for the new BMW 7 series

HAMANN-Motorsport is preparing few new rim designs for the owners of new BMW 7 series. More impressive and unique, the new light alloys will soon hit the market.


BMW of North America, LLC today announced pricing of the 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle, the first two BMW Advanced Diesels with BluePerformance. The 335d Sedan will have an MSRP of $44,725, including destination and handling. The X5 xDrive35d SAV will have an MSRP of $52,025, also including destination and handling. BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance represents an important new phase in BMW's EfficientDynamics initiative in the US. "This is an important launch for BMW," said Jim O'Don

BMW 3 Series voted most reliable car in the UK

BMW’s biggest selling model range, the 3 Series, has been voted the most reliable car in a survey of Britain’s vehicle leasing companies. The poll, which covered the reliability history of nearly 900,000 vehicles in 2008, also revealed that BMW was the most reliable manufacturer overall. In an historic win over the Japanese car manufacturers who traditionally dominate in reliability surveys, BMW topped the charts in this year’s annual FN50 reliability survey. The BMW 3 Series was the most rated model for r

Aerodynamic kit for the M3

51 92 0700 F - HARTGE front spoiler lip 51 92 0800 F - HARTGE rear diffuser for M3 E92 and M3 E93 51 90 0440 G - HARTGE lip for boot lid for M3 E90 51 92 0440 G - HARTGE lip for boot lid for M3 E92 51 92 0300 J - HARTGE set of carbon casings for exterior mirrors 51 92 0850 F - HARTGE side sill rear left for M3 E92 and M3 E93 51 92 0860 F - HARTGE side sill rear right for M3 E92 and M3 E93

BMW iDrive: The Original Sets New Standards

Second generation of BMW's innovative control concept even more intuitive and easier to use after intense development and testing. Already featured throughout the BMW model range from the 1 to the 7 Series. Munich. Everything in view. Everything under control. Proceeding from this clear-cut principle, BMW presented the innovative iDrive control concept back in 2001, becoming the world's first car maker to offer a system allowing the user to mastermind essential vehicle, entertainment, navigation and telecommuni

hamann motorsport sharpens the driving performance and image of the bmw x6

HAMANN Motorsport sharpens the driving performance and image of the BMW X6

With the X6, the BMW programme offers a car which does not only have the characteristics of an SUV, but also of a sports coupe. As a certified specialist for sport accessories, HAMANN-Motorsport is especially focusing on the driving dynamics segment of this Crossover model. For this reason, the technicians are refining the aerodynamics, motor and running gear. The modifications turn the X6 into an automobile which makes nearly every wish come tru