The LA Auto Show opens to the public this Friday, showcasing BMW’s new i3 – an electric vehicle that upholds the brand’s reputation for “fun-to-drive”.
Take a look at its sleek interior, composed of wood, leather, wool and other renewable materials.
Electric vehicles have been criticized because of their short driving span, but BMW promises the i3 will not just an in-town, get-me-to-the-next-charging-station cruiser ASAP. The i3 can drive up to 100 miles on one battery charge and its interior technology will alert the driver as to remaining battery power using a number of factors including driving style, route topography and the use of interior electrical devices. The Navigation can guide the driver to the closest charging station and can recommend more efficient driving routes as opposed to the fastest.Share on Facebook
Slowly (or quickly?) BMWs are turning into savvy computers on wheels. A climatic addition to the Bimmer cockpit is a fancy M steering wheel that will actually measure the g-forces you attain as you whip through impossible corners. Not only that, it will tell you your lap times, fuel efficiency, and when to shift to the next gear. It’s like having a mini co-pilot/engineer on your wheel. Tap into its Race mode and you’ll access precise acceleration measures and extensive timing.
Priced at $1,600 and named the BMW M Performance Steering Wheel, it is wrapped thickly in Alcantara suede for that finite extra feel/grip that every driving enthusiast demands.Share on Facebook
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the BMW M GmbH, BMW Classic offered a wide array of events at Germany’s largest classic car race, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix held at the Nüburgring racing circuit. The event was held from August 10-12 and an estimated 60,000 spectators were in attendance. In addition to an extensive display of BMW M cars and racing machines, BMW put on the BMW M anniversary races, which showcased the long and impressive history of the BMW M division. The races are open to any BMW racing Car that has been developed by BMW M, another example of BMW’s willingness to create a friendly and open environment in which car enthusiasts from all backgrounds can enjoy themselves. Kuni BMW wishes the best of luck to all the racers next year!Share on Facebook
Kuni BMW is proud to announce the newest arrival on our lot. The stunningly captivating new 2013 BMW M5! Check out our new featured video, which showcases the incredible design of the new M5.
Video: 2013 BMW M5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73orTbgwAt4
If the video isn’t enough, here are a few snapshots:Share on Facebook
Now that the games are over, we have a full picture of just how integral BMW was to the success of the 2012 London Olympics. In keeping with the goal of making the games in London incredibly sustainable, BMW made a very important changes in its Olympic fleet, making the vehicles far more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. Providing everything from a 5 series hybrid to an electric bicycle, BMW truly made a concerted effort to be more than just a sponsor to these games.
Video: Behind BMW’s London Olympic Fleet
The Product of Collaboration:
Stepping outside of its “comfort-zone”, BMW has elected to collaborate with the famed Italian coachbuilder Zagato on a project that, until now, has been relatively secret. Finally unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Car Show, the new BMW Zagato Coupe is the shining product of the fusion of both companies’ world-renowned “design personalities”. Blending BMW characteristics like the signature kidney grilles with Zagato’s famous “Kamm Tail” rear end, the Coupe is fully road legal and promises to be equipped with BMW’s exceptional mechanical additions beneath the stunning exterior. While speculation about the production of the vehicle is rampant, this sensational new vehicle shows that both Zagato and BMW have bright futures ahead of them.Share on Facebook