Racing tradition to be continued with the BMW M6 GT3
Munich/New York. Following commissions by Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Elíasson (2007) and Jeff Koons (2010), the BMW Art Car series will now be continued. On the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary, a jury of distinguished museum directors and curators chose two internationally renowned artists to design one car each. Chinese artist Cao Fei (*1978) and American artist John Baldessari (*1931) will be the youngest and the oldest artist represented in the collection respectively. On November 19 and in the presence of the artists, Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, announced the collaboration at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in front of 150 select guests. Both artists will create a BMW M6 GT3 in the coming year. The newly-designed vehicles will then be presented in museums in 2017, while also having to prove themselves on the racetrack. “On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the BMW Art Car Collection, it is time to look ahead. The collection is the embodiment of the cultural commitment of the BMW Group – its vehicles stand for the combination of cutting-edge technology and inspiring art. We are very proud to expand the series with two works by such renowned artists,” said Ian Robertson during the presentation.
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- 100,000 components annually on average
- Major potential in future series production and for customized vehicle parts
- New CLIP technology already in use
Munich. The BMW Group is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of additive manufacturing at the company these days. The additive manufacturing methods, which are becoming more well known under the collective term of ‘3D printing’, are among the key production methods of the future. Continue reading 25 years of 3D printing at the BMW Group: Pioneers in additive manufacturing methods
The evolution of the MINI range continues with the arrival of the new MINI Clubman.
Introducing a new shooting brake-inspired concept to the premium compact segment, the new Clubman makes considerable advances over its predecessor, offering spaciousness, practicality and trademark MINI driving fun.
Starting from $34,900*, the new MINI Clubman is available in two variants, the three-cylinder, 1.5 litre Cooper and four-cylinder, 2.0 litre Cooper S, with both models accompanied by a raft of features as standard equipment.
General Manager, MINI Australia, Kai Bruesewitz, said the arrival of the versatile new Clubman continues the ongoing renewal of the MINI product range.
“Since 1969, the MINI Clubman has stood alongside our hatch models as an enduring symbol of this famous brand,” Bruesewitz said. Continue reading All Grown Up: The New MINI Clubman
In Germany the BMW i3 has been the best-selling electric car since it was launched. In the worldwide ranking it stands third.
Munich. Two years after it went on sale, the BMW i3 has established itself at the pinnacle of its segment worldwide. In Germany, one in every four electrically-powered vehicles sold since then has been a BMW i3, globally it is one in 10. In the listings of the most popular EV models, the BMW i3 occupies third place on a world-wide basis since its market launch in November 2013. The most important single market for the all-electric five-door is the USA, where it ranks third as well. In Norway the BMW i3 has been the best-selling model across the entire BMW range in the current year.
(Source for all market data: POLK / IHS per 3Q/2015) Continue reading The BMW i3 turns two. Time for an interim review