Enter your email address:

Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb
22

INSIDETRACK March 2012: GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON


MARCH 17. SEBRING. RETURNING TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

This season BMW Team RLL returns to defend its triple American Le Mans Series GT titles, once again entering two V-8 powered BMW M3 GT racecars.

The 2012 ALMS season opens on March 17 with an auspicious race: the grueling 12 Hours of Sebring. Back in 1975, when BMW began racing in North America, it scored its very first victory here. This is also where, last season, BMW Team RLL – the partnership of BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – swept first
and second place in GT.

Last year’s win was a portent of a brilliant season for BMW Team RLL, culminating in the ALMS GT triple crown: Driver Championships for Dirk Müller and Joey Hand, Team Championship, and a second Manufacturer Championship in a row for BMW. Additionally, the team took the Michelin® Green X® Challenge trophy for being the most fuel-efficient team of the season, while BMW won the Green Challenge trophy for having the best fuel efficiency of any manufacturer over the course of the season.

Download the entire newsletter.

Feb
16

2013 BMW X3: With the New 4-Cylinder TwinPower Turbo Engine.

2013 BMW X3: efficiency, power and technology with new 4-Cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 16, 2012… BMW of North America announced today a continuing evolution of efficiency, power and technology with the introduction of the new TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine (N20) to the X3 xDrive28i. The new engine replaces the outgoing normally aspirated inline 6-cylinder engine (N52) as the next step in BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy. It is scheduled for April 2012 production as a 2013 model with delivery to US BMW Centers in May along with the continuing BMW X3 xDrive35i. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices, including $895 destination and handling, are $39,395 for the X3 xDrive28i and $44,495 for the X3 xDrive35i. This represents an increase of $1,400 and $900 respectively.

In addition, the updated X3 xDrive28i and the X3 xDrive35i, now in its second year of production will offer new technology never before offered on the X3 by introducing new combinations of package and equipment options – a new Driver Assistance Package option (ZDA) will include Lane Departure Warning; and the optional M Sport Package will add 19” wheels to the X3 xDrive28i. The X3 also has several upgraded standard equipment enhancements as a recipient of 5, 6 and 7 Series technology. The new standard equipment offerings for both models are Auto Start-Stop, and Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO and the Power Tailgate. The 2013 X3 xDrive28i also receives 18” wheels, and chrome tailpipes tips previously standard only on the X3 xDrive35i.

The BMW X3 significantly extends its impact on the segment by establishing even newer standards created by its predecessor. The X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i builds on the success of the original X3 by incorporating new technology, options and packages that were previously only available on BMW 5, 6, and 7 Series cars. More technology, options and packages for both X3 models will now be available providing more agility, efficiency and comfort in the class segment that the X3 started and defined back in 2004.

Download the entire newsletter.

Feb
11

Introducing The All-New 3rd Generation BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible.

Introducing The All-New 3rd Generation BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 11, 2012 6:00PM EST… The iconic M6 returns from a two year hiatus more powerful, more athletic, more focused, more luxurious and more efficient than ever before. Since the “M6” badge was first placed on a BMW back in 1987, this iconic model has exemplified the luxury and daily usability of a top range BMW coupe combined with true super-car performance. Now, in its 3rd generation, the all-new BMW M6 will again be offered as a 4-seat Coupe and Convertible.

The new 2012 BMW M6 Convertible will be the first to arrive in US BMW center showrooms in June 2012. The BMW M6 Coupe will arrive at US BMW centers in the late summer of 2012 as a 2013 model. US Pricing, technical specification, EPA mileage ratings, standard and optional equipment will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Like its sedan brother, the M5, the new M6 models are high-performance sports cars whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely towards the demands of track use. At the same time, the M6 sets new benchmarks in daily driving comfort, innovative features and fuel efficiency.

Download the entire newsletter.

Feb
09

2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe priced at $76,895

BMW Announces Pricing for the All-New 2013 640i Gran Coupe 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe priced at $76,895 Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 9, 2012… BMW of North America today announced pricing for the all-new 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe. The $76,…

Tweeter button Facebook button