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M Print: BMW uses M6 Coupe as a Marketing Printing Press on the Track – Video 19
Nov
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 BMW M6, 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, BMW M6, Commerical, video on 11 19th, 2012

Automotive marketing teams always try to be the most creative in demonstrating the craft of their vehicles. BMW has taken marketing to another level with the help of a customized inking rig fitted on a new 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8 M6 Coupe at the BMW Performance Driving School to literally lay down tread marks onto many sheets of paper – all the while reaching 60 mph from a dead stop in 4.1 seconds.

For years BMW has pushed the marketing envelop, especially when it comes to the performance oriented M Motorsport vehicles. This time they do it in a literal sense by mailing out these ‘M Printed’ cards to potential customers and current BMW owners. We will let you know when we get ours in the mail. Hit up the video below for an exclusive look at the making of this creative marketing campaign. Enjoy!

UPDATE: We received our ‘M Print’ in the mail…



M Print: BMW uses M6 Coupe as a Marketing Printing Press on the Track – Video 19
Nov
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 BMW M6, 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, BMW M6, Commerical, video on 11 19th, 2012

Automotive marketing teams always try to be the most creative in demonstrating the craft of their vehicles. BMW has taken marketing to another level with the help of a customized inking rig fitted on a new 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8 M6 Coupe at the BMW Performance Driving School to literally lay down tread marks onto many sheets of paper – all the while reaching 60 mph from a dead stop in 4.1 seconds.

For years BMW has pushed the marketing envelop, especially when it comes to the performance oriented M Motorsport vehicles. This time they do it in a literal sense by mailing out these ‘M Printed’ cards to potential customers and current BMW owners. We will let you know when we get ours in the mail. Hit up the video below for an exclusive look at the making of this creative marketing campaign. Enjoy!

UPDATE: We received our ‘M Print’ in the mail…



M Print: BMW uses M6 Coupe as a Marketing Printing Press on the Track – Video 19
Nov
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 BMW M6, 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, BMW M6, Commerical, video on 11 19th, 2012

Automotive marketing teams always try to be the most creative in demonstrating the craft of their vehicles. BMW has taken marketing to another level with the help of a customized inking rig fitted on a new 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8 M6 Coupe at the BMW Performance Driving School to literally lay down tread marks onto many sheets of paper – all the while reaching 60 mph from a dead stop in 4.1 seconds.

For years BMW has pushed the marketing envelop, especially when it comes to the performance oriented M Motorsport vehicles. This time they do it in a literal sense by mailing out these ‘M Printed’ cards to potential customers and current BMW owners. We will let you know when we get ours in the mail. Hit up the video below for an exclusive look at the making of this creative marketing campaign. Enjoy!

UPDATE: We received our ‘M Print’ in the mail…



Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System Released for BMW M6 Applications Boasting 10 HP Gain 3
Oct
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 BMW M6, 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, Automotive, BMW, BMW M5, BMW M6, Precision Sport Industries, PSI, Tuners on 10 3rd, 2012

Now available from our sponsor Precision Sport Industries, is a new exhaust system from Akrapovic for the new BMW M6 F12 (and M5 with similar application). In this particular application, the new Akrapovic exhaust system allows the twin-force-fed V8 engine of the M6 breath better for an astonishing gain of about 10 horsepower and over 12 lb-ft. of torque.

Attention to detail pays homage to Akrapovic exhaust systems where the newest Evolution system boasts a weight savings of 27 pounds over the stock exhaust system. Through countless hours of research and development, the Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system for the new BMW M6 keeps noise levels on par with the stock unit and works in synch with the M6’s built-in Active Noise Cancellation system.

We welcome owners of the new BMW M5 or M6 to contact our friends at PSI to get complete pricing on the new Akraprovic Evolution exhaust systems.

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Akraprovic Evolution Exhaust (BMW M6 application) release information

The engineering masterpiece in the form of the new M TwinPower Turbo M6 has been a welcome challenge to the Akrapovič R&D department, which is responsible for developing truly amazing exhaust system that offer more power, weighs less, and have an EC type-approval stamp at the same time.

The new Evolution exhaust system consists of newly developed dual-outlet mufflers with exhaust valves, flow-optimized pipes, and a unique cast titanium X-shaped part with resonators. The X-pipe, valves, and flange assembly are produced in our foundry.
To top off this work of art, we’ve got polished titanium and aerospace-grade carbon fiber tail pipes to choose from.

The Evolution system lowers the back pressure and gives the M6 more power and torque through the whole range of rpms. It increases responsiveness. The Evolution system offers an even greater difference in weight, improving the power-to-weight ratio. Gains are achieved without removing the catalytic converters.

While developing this system, we especially focused on sound. An M6 with the Evolution system delivers a deep, aggressive roar when driven hard, coaxing bangs out of the unique tail pipes when shifting and going off the throttle. To top it all off, the Evolution system is drone free and works well with the M6′s Active Noise Cancellation system—just like the valve system, which is regulated through the M6’s settings.



BMW Halts Deliveries Of M5 And M6 Models Over Oil Pump Failures 24
Sep
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2013 BMW M5, 2013 BMW M6, Automotive, BMW, Kurt, News, Recalls on 09 24th, 2012

The 2013 BMW M5 – Image: BMW

If you own a model year 2013 BMW M5, M6 or M6 Convertible, BMW says you should stop driving the car immediately. Further deliveries of the cars have also been halted, until BMW can get a handle on what appears to be a very serious oil pump failure issue.

Bimmerpost (via Motor Authority) has published a delivery stop notice issued to BMW dealers. In the words of the manufacturer, “Vehicles equipped with an affected pump could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which will result in severe engine damage.”

While BMW is working to compile a specific list of affected VINs, our advice would be to park the car until you’re certain it’s safe to drive. Never assume that a dashboard warning light will give you sufficient advance notice of a loss in oil pressure, and when it comes to the potential for catastrophic engine damage, we tend to err on the side of caution.

BMW dealers have been instructed not to order replacement parts at this time (as of Friday, September 21), so don’t expect a quick resolution to this particular problem. If you’ve got a new M5 or M6 parked in the garage, our advice is to get in touch with your dealership as soon as possible.







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