Hey everyone!I'm selling a prized possession of 4 years - our Valencia Orange 1M! Please see below for all features, specs and info. The car: 2011 Valencia Orange BMW 1M Coupe 13,000 miles Black Boston Leather Interior 6spd Manual Transmission Accident Free Excellent Condition Inside and Out Never trackedWarranty until May 2016 No winters (lovely South Florida) Original Owner Break-in procedures followed meticulously CarFax report available Vin ends in 001 (not sure if that adds any importance however!) The Options: *Fully loaded with every single factory option including the following Premium Package Convenience Package (Navigation, EDC, Comfort Access, iPod/USB, etc) Heated front seats BMW Assist Satellite Radio Harmon Kardon Sound BMW Assist The Mods: iCarbon Carbon Fiber hood painted Valencia Orange (99.9% paint match) AeroCatch locking hood latches iCarbon Carbon Fiber CSL-style trunk painted Valencia orange (99.9% paint match) BMW Black Kidney Grilles: $100 *ALL OEM parts included and can be installed at buyerís request The Story: Ask anyone who knows this car Ė itís been babied as babied as a car could be! The car has been and will be clayed/polished/sealed/waxed for whoever picks her up. I love Leather Master and 1Z Einszett for the interior, so everything is matte like when it left the showroom floor (I HATE glossy, oily products on my interior). I have had an oil change performed at half of the intervals of BMW's specified oil changes, and all service has been performed at Lauderdale BMW in Miami, FL. Installed tires are Michelin Pilots and are in great shape. The car has no body work, has never been in any accident of any shape, and has been garage-kept for a good part of itís life. Itís just been taken out for a weekend ride every once in a while - that's it! Any questions, please feel free to ask!
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The Nürburgring Nordschleife has the reputation as one of the most difficult tracks in the world to master - deservedly so. With 14 miles of roadway and about 160 corners over a massive amount of elevation change, the amount of grip can change from turn to turn. As the driver of the famous BMW Ring Taxi learned this weekend after a shunt into the barricades, the 'Ring can bite unsuspecting pros just as easily as amateurs.
The video of the incident below shows the M5 oversteering right into the wall as a phalanx of Porsche models arrive behind it. According to Bridge to Gantry, a website that specializes in news about the 'Ring, the taxi's passengers were picked up by another Ring Taxi and driven off with a fantastic story to tell their friends back home. "The accident happened at low speed, there were two passengers in the car, but no one had at any injuries," said BMW spokesperson Cypselus von Frankenberg to Autoblog via email.
The crash also closed track for over an hour to clean up and to haul the stricken BMW away. When a driver making a living from driving lap after lap at the Nordschleife has a crash even as seemingly minor as this one, it just goes to show why the course has the nickname 'The Green Hell.'
Addressing the safety concerns of its customers, BMW Motorrad is co-developing a rider suit with Dainese to feature something that's much more common in automobiles: airbags.
Starting with Dainese's D-air Protect System, which is made up of inflatable protectors that deploy in 15 milliseconds, the two companies will integrate the technology into a BMW Motorrad brand, one-piece racing suit, the DoubleR RaceAir. Later a different, street-oriented airbag system that can be retrofitted to bikes will be offered to Beemer riders.
The DoubleR RaceAir is expected to be presented at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, after all required crash testing has been completed.
BMW seems willing to exploit every automotive niche it can find with creations like the four-door, 'crossover coupe' X4 and X6. Of course, these designs come with a compromise. That svelte fastback means that they just can't haul as much cargo as a more traditional, boxier hatchback. Fortunately, students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research might have a novel solution: the engineering graduate program has turned the crossover into a unique pickup.
Dubbed Deep Orange 4 concept, this functional prototype has an enclosed cargo area with a sliding glass panel that opens up to expose a pickup bed if more room is needed. Think of it as the GMC Envoy XUV of German crossovers. This isn't just an X4 with its roof hacked off, though. The students actually started with an X3 and grafted on this top later in addition to the two barn doors for access to the bed.
To make this project even more impressive, this pickup-crossover could conceivably be produced. The graduate students conducted an in-plant analysis of BMW's manufacturing abilities and went back to the university to create a plan for a low-volume vehicle that could actually be built. "The students working on this phase of the project did an excellent job of keeping costs down while finding optimal integration opportunities," said Rich Morris, vice president of assembly at BMW Manufacturing, in the university's release.