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Behind the Tire – MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport A/S 3

Skip ahead to about the 1:36 and 2:34 mark to see Neil speak with Le Mans winner Justin Bell at NOLA Motorsports Park, where Neil and other real-life drivers were invited to test the new MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport A/S 3 tire

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BMW Art Cars- Robin Rhodes

BMW Art Cars- Robin Rhodes

Two weeks ago, we introduced two of BMW’s first Art Cars. Artists Frank Stella and Alexander Stella created unique body paint designs for their BMW CSL 3.0’s, which proved to be a hell of a car to beat in a European race. Let’s flash forward a few decades since then. In 2009, Robin Rhode of South Africa was tapped to design the Z4 roadster. But the commission hadn’t just chosen another painter. Rhode’s background instead is in performance art. And his design proved to be just as game-changing as the PR campaign that BMW used to promote it. From Rhode’s performance piece “He’s Got Game.” And rather than painting on the roadster, Rhode used the car as his brush. Using Gerhard Richter´s series of paintings ‘Red, Yellow, Blue’, and optic animations and German expressionist film as inspiration, from atop a 30’ tower overlooking a studio space in Los Angeles, Rhode remote-controlled two nozz ... read more

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BMW Art Cars- Beginnings, Alexander Calder & Frank Stella

BMW Art Cars- Beginnings, Alexander Calder & Frank Stella

Remember when “The Hire” went viral back in 2002 when folks were still calling it “the web”? Those eight viral videos produced by BMW featuring Clive Owen, with cinematic giants John Woo, Tony Scott, Frankenheimer and Wong Kar-Wai at the helm. I thought it would set by128kb modem on fire. Here’s a refresher… BMW has a lasting tradition of incorporating business with the arts going back to 1975 when the Bavarian automaker produced it’s first “art car.” In a series of posts of the next few weeks, we’re going to feature some of these cars at the intersection of innovation and BMW’s evolving cross-branding strategy meets Today, the Art Car is a public relations effort for BMW to distinguish itself in a crowded market during tough economic times. In the first decade though, art cars, including contributions by Lichtenstein, Warhol and Rauschenberg weren’t meant for any kind of long-last media campaign. We’ll disc ... read more

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2013 BMW 328i Sports Wagon

2013 BMW 328i Sports Wagon

2013 BMW 328i Sports Wagon The 328i Sports Wagon is the third generation in a BMW pet-project with the performance you’d expect and all the features of a family wagon including extra storage, a sunroof and roof rails. The four-door wagon includes a 240hp producing N20 N.0 L 4-cylinder turbo engine that gets 30 MPG highway and can reach 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. This unique coupling of muscle and practicality offers a “versatile platform with engaging performance” according to European Car Magazine. It should first appear on the market as an automatic and will be available in the Modern, Luxury, Sport and M Sport Lines. Following that, BMW North America will introduce an iDrive version to follow with a 6-speed manual transmission and recommended gear shift. Rear and front wheel drive will be made available. In terms of the ride, some reviewers have noted a firmer experience due to stiff rear springs that were added in order to support the added weight ... read more

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3 Common Repairs

BMW repair in Oceanside, CA Oceanside BMW Repair is a local leader in european auto repair and technology. With the latest diagnostic tools at our disposal and a total commitment to service, including a custom maintenance plan based on your driving style, the condition of the vehicle, and factory recommendations, we’ll honestly evaluate and address the needs of your vehicle. Our shop commonly sees vehicles with the same problems and customers with the same questions. Here we will provide a platform for addressing three repairs that a driver should anticipate, suggesting how to make basic evaluations based on clear indicators. That being said, we intimately understand BMW and all major european systems and you should not troubleshoot or undertake any repairs if you don’t understand all requirements before starting a project. Feel free to call our shop at (760) 721-5500 to discuss your options before scheduling an appointment. Wheel Alignment ... read more

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