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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May
31

All-New BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle

The vehicle that launched an entire segment set to enter its 3rd generation again setting the standard for luxury, versatility and driving dynamics
 
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT… It isn’t often that a…

May
29

The 2014 BMW M5 Sedan.

Newly-available Competition Package spearheads subtle refinement for 2014.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 18th 2013, 6:00pm Eastern Time . . . For five generations, the BMW M5 has served as the reference standard in the special business of ultra-high-performance sedans. In each generation since the mid-Eighties, the M5 has joined race-bred chassis components and Olympic levels of power with linear control which can only be developed through years of laps around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in the Eiffel Mountains. Now, paralleling the launch of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW M’s hot-rod sedan receives an exciting evolutionary impulse.

Subtle styling updates, new color choices, enhancements to interior and lighting, and a new Competition Package with 575 horsepower (preliminary) are the key highlights of the 2014 M5 Sedan update.

The essential BMW M5 is driven by a 4.4-liter V-8 engine with patented M TwinPower Turbo technology and a peak output of 560 hp in standard form. This power is managed through the standard 7-speed M Dual-Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) or optional 6-speed manual transmission (North America only), Active M Differential at the rear axle, and aluminum-intensive suspension, all of which are precisely tuned to perfect harmony by BMW M’s 41 years of race-bred experience.

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May
29

The New BMW 5 Series Sedan and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

Updated styling, a new BMW Advanced Diesel engine, Standard Navigation and BMW Apps increase the appeal of the BMW 5 Series family.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 18th 2013, 6:00pm Eastern Time . . . Athletic ability, efficiency, compulsive allure, an…

May
13

BMW Team RLL Finishes Third at ALMS Monterey

Müller Takes GT Driver Points Lead

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 11, 2013 . . . Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, scored a third place finish in today’s four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race. A second consecutive podium finish for the No. 56 machine and a win for the No. 55 car at Long Beach in only the third race of the new program keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings and moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points.

Müller started the car from the eighth starting position and by lap 27 had moved up to fourth. Just past the first hour, on lap 45, he moved to third and stayed there until handing off to Edwards on lap 57 during the race’s third caution period. Edwards remained in third until what could only be considered as a move-of-the-race move gave him second with an in-an-out dodge through slower traffic. A mistake on a restart cost him one spot, but he held onto third for his first ALMS podium finish.

Unfortunately, the No. 55 Z4 GTE of Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin suffered a broken differential shortly after the mid-point of the race and had to retire on lap 85. Auberlen started the car from the fifth position and ran strongly in third for most of his first stint. A pitstop to replace damaged rear body work dropped him back one lap, but he was back on the lead lap before handing off to Martin on lap 83. Only two laps later Martin was back in the pits in a cloud of oil smoke and, ultimately, out of the race.

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May
03

INSIDETRACK MAY 2013

MAKING WAVES: BMW YACHTSPORT APPAREL
BMW understands your love of the open water – and helps you set your fashion sense sailing with the Yachtsport Collection.Here’s your chance to don a pair of sleek wrap–around sunglasses, show off your physique in a yachting polo, or dry off with a BMW Yachtsport towel – the Yachtsport Collection brings two loves together. To see the entire BMW Lifestyle Collection, visit shopbmwusa.com.

DriveNow
There’s an exciting new way to drive a premium car in San Francisco and the Bay Area when you need it. BMW’s DriveNow program rents BMWs by the minute, with an exclusive fleet of zero–emissions BMW ActiveE vehicles. BMW owners are eligible to receive 25% off the lifetime registration fee. For details, visit drive–now.com.

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