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Monthly Archive: June 2012


2012 Grand-Am Season

BMW Victories in Daytona Prototype, GT and Street Tuner Highlight First Half of 2012 Grand-Am Season

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 26, 2012…With seven races of the 13 race 2102 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series complete, BMW Power is back on top of the…


The 2013 BMW ALPINA B7

The 2013 BMW ALPINA B7 super-high performance luxury sedan with enhanced features, efficiency, and individuality for discriminating customers.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 14, 2012… Today, BMW announced updates to the second generation of the successful BMW ALPINA B7 super-high performance luxury sedan with more performance, fresh design features, and improved efficiency. The new B7 is slated for a North American debut at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August and will go on-sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will be $128,495 (B7 Standard Wheelbase), $131,495 (B7 SWB with xDrive), $132,395 (B7 Long Wheelbase), and $135,395 (B7 LWB with xDrive) including $895 destination and handling.

The new BMW ALPINA B7 has been enhanced in-line with updates to the 2013 BMW 7 Series Sedans including more power, more performance, and more efficiency. The new B7 features 40 additional horsepower (now rated 540 hp) and 22 lb-ft more torque (up to 538 from 516 lb-ft) thanks to the addition of BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and a new ALPINA 8- speed high performance transmission. Top speed is now a fierce 194 mph (drag-limited, 193 mph with xDrive), up from the previous 175 mph. Acceleration drops into the low-mid-4-second range for all variants (4.3-4.4 seconds). The BMW ALPINA B7 Sedan remains the benchmark in terms of luxurious performance, chassis technology, and hand-finished exclusivity.

Each variant of the updated BMW ALPINA B7 (including Standard Wheelbase, Long Wheelbase, sDrive, and xDrive) will arrive with over 30 new parts which enhance the design and frontal aerodynamics to more effectively channel the cooling air required to manage the increased power output. New BMW kidney grilles, updated Xenon Adaptive headlights, LED front fog lights, and updated tail lights are also included. Other now-standard features will include ceramic secondary controls, engine Automatic Start-Stop, and the Active protection system. Optionally, the B7 Sedan will offer Full LED Headlights, Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System, new exterior colors and interior upholstery choices in-line with the 7 Series update. Renewed BMW individual color and trim offerings complete the package. The appearance remains unmistakable on signature 21” ALPINA Classic 20-spoke wheels and stunning ALPINA Blue Metallic paint.

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Renowned for high performance, BMW earned its standout reputation through the glory of competition. Now, a fresh crop of world-class athletes will get the same opportunity – some with a helping hand from The Ultimate Driving Machine® – at the 2012 London Olympic Games, taking place July 27–August 12.

As the Official Mobility Provider Partner of the United States Olympic Committee through 2016, BMW is providing thousands of vehicles for use at the London Games. Gas, diesel, hybrid and zero-emissions vehicles
– as well as motorcycles and bicycles – will be on hand to transport athletes, dignitaries and Olympic officials this summer. BMW’s record of sustainability is a natural fit for the first sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In addition to its Proud Partner status, BMW also provides support for four National Governing Bodies: USA Swimming, USA Track & Field, USA Bobsled & Skeleton and US Speedskating. Extending beyond sponsorship dollars, BMW is supplying advanced technology and research to support and help improve the performance of many of these athletes.

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Engine of the Year Awards 2012

BMW Group scores with four, six and eight cylinders.

Four award-winners spanning a displacement range of 1.6 to 4.0 liters – BMW Group again emerges as the most successful auto manufacturer in the internationally renowned engine contest.



2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club

BMW of North America to Host the 2012 BMW Championship

at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN, for the First Time

Carmel, IN – June 4, 2012… The world’s top professional golfers will converge on The Hoosier State in September to play in the 2012 BMW Championship, the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN, will host the top 70 PGA TOUR players from September 3–9.

All proceeds from the BMW Championship will continue to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full college tuition and housing grants to deserving young caddies. Since 2007, the BMW Championship has raised more than $11 million for the foundation.

“We’re looking forward to hosting a great event for the people of Indiana and for golf fans around the world,” said Dan Creed, Vice President, Marketing, BMW of North America. “Equally important to us is that all proceeds will continue to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, giving even more young caddies the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

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