The microoptic lenses behind BMW's Welcome Light Carpet

For the late-night reveler, the new BMW 7 Series has a feature that makes the walk through the carpark a bit less frustrating. At the press of a key fob, the Welcome Light Carpet lighting system shines a striped pattern of light on the ground to guide motorists back to their car thanks to a system of microoptic lenses developed by the Fraunhofer Institute.Read More


BMW Concept Path 22 hints at R nineT Scrambler

Based on the R nineT roadster, BMW Motorrad's Concept Path 22 was created with the co-operation of renowned custom builder Roland Sands, artist Ornamental Conifer and famous board maker Mason Dryer. Initially built to spearhead BMW's presence at the Wheels & Waves meeting in France and currently on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the surfboard-hauling scrambled R nineT may well be the forerunner of a new model.

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BMW's M6 Coupe gets Competitive

BMW will unveil its new BMW M6 Coupe Competition Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. The Competition Package supes up the existing M6 Coupe. A 4.4-l V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces 441 kW (600 hp), a maximum torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) and a top speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph).Read More

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2015 Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours Pictorial

The sixty fifth anniversary of the first Pebble Beach auto racing weekend is now much greater than anyone could have envisaged when California's Monterey Peninsula community began this journey. Originally a race and low-key concours boasting European style racing cars, it has now evolved into what is known as Monterey Car Week. Camera in hand, Somer Hooker attended almost everything of significance at the 2015 event.Read More


BMW lets the water-injected Concept M4 GTS loose

BMW hasn't been playing around at this year's big concours events. Following the 3.0 CSL Hommage from Italy's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in May, BMW brought both a more race-ready version of that design and the all-new Concept M4 GTS to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over the weekend. The new M4 concept must have been quite antsy on its dais; this two-door silver bullet clearly yearns for a hunk of open, twisty asphalt.Read More


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