The all-new BMW X4 – Additional pictures and footage.

BMW:The all-new BMW X4 – Additional pictures and footage.

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Please find attached on location pictures and footage of the International Media Launch of the all-new BMW X4 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.

Please find attached on location pictures and footage of the
International Media Launch of the all-new BMW X4 in Spartanburg, South
Carolina, USA.

Consumption and Emission Data.

BMW X4 xDrive30i: fuel consumption combined: 7.3 – 7.2 l/100 km; CO2
emissions combined: 168 – 164 g/km

BMW X4 M40d: fuel consumption combined: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km; CO2
emissions combined: 173 – 170 g/km

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Sustainable, stable power supply for tomorrow’s electric mobility.

BMW:Sustainable, stable power supply for tomorrow’s electric mobility.

Dingolfing / Landshut. The energy control stations at
BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their
activities in the balancing-power market: Together with other
highly-flexible controllable systems in the BMW Group production
network, they will contribute to the stability of the public grid
outside of the plant. By participating in the balancing-power market,
the BMW Group is implementing an innovative business model, enabling
integration of renewable energies into the electricity mix and
fulfilling important requirements for the electric mobility of
tomorrow. Once again, the BMW Group is demonstrating its holistic view
of premium electro-mobility and its belief in a sustainability that
extends far beyond electrified vehicles.

Balancing energy as a safety net

Balancing energy serves as a versatile energy reserve that can be
used to even out fluctuations in the grid. This is necessary because
power generation from renewable energies depends on availability of
sun and wind and can therefore only be controlled to a limited extent.
For this reason, network operators utilise so-called balancing power
to ensure that the power grid remains stable, despite increasing
integration of renewable energies. This applies when there is a
surplus of electricity – for example, of wind power during stormy
weather – but also when there is a surge in demand among electricity
consumers in the network. If the target grid frequency drops below
50Hz, transmission system operators provide balancing energy to offset
this – on an ongoing basis, virtually in real time.

Stable grids for future electric mobility

As mobility becomes increasingly electric, the energy and mobility
sectors will grow closer together. This is clear, for example, from
the BMW Group’s marketing of balancing power. “With this business
model, we can help stabilise the grid and expand the use of
sustainably-generated electricity,” says Dr. Joachim Kolling, head of
BMW Energy Services. “Through intelligent connectivity and management
of electricity producers, consumers and storage options, we are
helping shape the energy grid of the future. The flexibility we
provide paves the way for the CO2-free electric mobility of tomorrow,”
adds Kolling.

Building a virtual power plant

The facilities in Dingolfing and Landshut are part of the BMW Group’s
network of different energy systems at various sites. With intelligent
management, these highly-flexible systems can absorb energy as needed
or release it into the grid. “You have to imagine it as a virtual
Group power plant providing us with additional flexibility. We refer
to it as the BMW power pool,” says Dr. Joachim Kolling. In addition to
flexible energy generators, such as the combined heat and power (CHP)
plant in Dingolfing, energy consumers can also be integrated into the
BMW power pool. The same now applies to the ventilation systems at BMW
Group Plant Landshut, for example. Using the only process of its kind
in the industry, ventilation can be flexibly adjusted without any
adverse effects. The BMW Battery Storage Farm at the Leipzig plant,
which has been on-stream since October 2017, with up to 700 BMW i3
batteries, is also part of the BMW power pool.

Future flexibility also through electric vehicles

As advancing electromobility brings new technical innovations,
electrified vehicles will no longer just be consumers of electricity,
but will also be able to feed power back into the grid, as needed. Dr.
Joachim Kolling explains: “Think of our electrified vehicles as mobile
power storage units. Not only will the stationary installations at our
plants soon be networked to keep the grid stable, but so will our
vehicles – with the consent of our customers, of course.” With this
holistic approach to electromobility, the BMW Group is making a major
contribution to the emission-free mobility of the future.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Birgit Hiller

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs

Head of Communications Dingolfing, Landshut

Telephone:











+49 8731 76
22020,

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Bernd Eckstein

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Communications
Landshut
Telephone:











+49 871 702
3232
,
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BMW Energy Services

BMW Energy Services views itself as an enabler for the BMW Group’s
electromobility strategy. It develops customer-centric business models
based on intelligent connectivity between energy consumers, producers
and storage systems resting upon the BMW Energy Cloud. These business
models enable customers to reduce their energy costs – for example,
through peak load optimisation, or improve their CO2 footprint – for
example, through better utilisation of electricity from renewable
energies or electromobility.

 

 

BMW Group Plant Dingolfing.

Plant Dingolfing is one of the BMW Group’s 30 global production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,600 cars of the BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series roll off the assembly lines every day. In total, the plant
manufactured more than 376,000 cars in 2017. At present, a total of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work at the BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In addition to the automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to production facilities for vehicle
components such as pressed parts, seats as well as chassis and drive
components. Due to the plant’s aluminum expertise in vehicle
construction and longstanding experience in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing furthermore provides crucial
components for the BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and the drive structure – to the production site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for the BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The car bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also manufactured at
the site. The Dynamics Center, a large storage and transshipment
facility, provides the global BMW and MINI dealership organization
with original parts and equipment.

The BMW Group Plant Landshut

 

The Landshut plant is one of 31 BMW Group production locations
worldwide. 4,300 employees produce innovative components for all BMW
Group vehicles, such as engine and drivetrain components made from
light metal casting, plastic exterior parts, Carbon Fiber Reinforced
Plastic (CFRP) body components, cockpit and equipment parts, electric
drivetrains, special engines and driveshafts. These components are
being delivered to all automobile and engine plants of the BMW Group
production network. In every BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce there is a
piece of innovative strength made in Landshut.

As a competence center for future technologies like lightweight
construction and electromobility, the BMW Group Plant Landshut plays
an important role during the development of new models. In addition,
the plant is a supplier for key components of the BMW i models and the
BMW 7 Series. The BMW Group Plant Landshut is also home to the BMW
Group Lightweight Design and Engineering Center. At this automotive
think tank, specialists from different divisions are working together
to develop innovative, mixed-material concepts and production
procedures for future vehicle generations.

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BMW 3.0 CSL and BMW M1 line up at the start of the Legends Parade for the “Austrian Grand Prix”.

BMW:BMW 3.0 CSL and BMW M1 line up at the start of the Legends Parade for the “Austrian Grand Prix”.

Munich/Spielberg. When the anticipation of the next
Formula 1 race mingles with the memory of magic motor-sport moments
from the past, this is the starting gun for the Legends Parade. On
Sunday 1 July 2018, the pageant of historic racing cars and celebrity
drivers will once again unfold at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg,
Austria. Just before the race to decide the “Austrian Grand Prix”,
eleven touring-car classics from the 1970s and 1980s will re-live the
glory days of the German Racing Championship (DRM – “Deutsche
Rennsport Meisterschaft”) at the Red Bull Ring. BMW Group Classic is
represented by two exceptional vehicles from its collection at this
year’s Legends Parade. A mid-engine BMW M1 sports car from 40 years
ago will be presented alongside a BMW 3.0 CSL, which gained sporting
fame and fortune as the successful touring car that established the
brand’s big coupé series launched 50 years ago.

The “Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft” was held from 1972 to 1985. It
quickly developed into Europe’s most important and popular touring-car
series. Numerous works teams and private racing stables provided some
spectacular competitions for many years. Although the vehicles
competing in the races were derived from series models, they were
strategically tuned for high performance with comprehensive and
advanced modifications. The race series was also closely associated
with the names of legendary racing drivers such as Rolf Stommelen,
Klaus Ludwig, Harald Ertl, Bob Wollek, Jochen Mass, Manfred
Winkelhock, Markus Höttinger and Hans-Joachim Stuck. For Stuck, the
years of the German Racing Championship were “quite simply a fantastic period”.

In the initial years, touring cars competed in accordance with Group
2 regulations, including the BMW 3.0 CSL, which had been specifically
designed for motor sport. The designation of the two-door coupé was a
reference to “Coupé, Sport, Lightweight”. The coupé was the top model
of BMW’s great coupé series launched in 1968 and it was an
exceptionally successful touring car. A total of six titles were won
in the European Touring Car Championship with the BMW 3.0 CSL, the
first being in the debut year 1973. The European Champion at the time
was the Dutch racing driver Toine Hezemans and this year he will be
part of the Legends Parade in Spielberg, once again behind the
steering wheel of the BMW 3.0 CSL.

From 1977, Group 5 vehicles were also represented in the DRM. Four
years later, this paved the way for the BMW M1 to compete in the
popular national race series. Impressive spoilers and engine outputs
of up to 1000 hp made this touring car one of the most spectacular
phenomena at the German Racing Championship. Prior to this, the
mid-engine sports car presented in 1978 had generated a sensation in
the Procar Series created especially for this car. The Procar races
were held in the warm-up programme before the European Formula 1 races
in the years 1979 and 1980, with Formula 1 racing drivers of that era
competing against national sports-car professionals and junior racing drivers.

The BMW M1 from the collection of BMW Group Classic will join the
ranks of the Legends Parade in Spielberg. Formula 1 driver Christian
Danner will be behind the steering wheel. During the course of his
career, Danner also enjoyed success in touring-car motor racing and
furthermore was one of the drivers who had already become familiar
with the BMW M1 in the Procar Series. The array of erstwhile race cars
from the German Racing championship also includes three additional BMW
motor cars from private ownership, including a BMW 3.6 CSL Alpina.
Three-times Formula 1 Champion Niki Lauda from Austria will line up at
the start behind the wheel of this automobile.

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Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London.

BMW:Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London.

London/Munich. BMW and Frieze continue their
long-term partnership with the major artistic initiative BMW Open Work
by Frieze. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the initiative brings
together art, design and technology in pioneering multi-platform
formats. The artist chosen to create the second BMW Open Work for
Frieze London 2018 is New York-based artist Sam Lewitt. 

The concept

Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, BMW Open Work invites an artist
to develop a visionary project that creates an immersive experience
for the viewer. Drawing inspiration from BMW design, engineering and
technology, the commissioned artist considers current and future
technologies as tools for innovation and artistic experimentation.
Premiering at Frieze London, the artwork will have the potential to
unfold across physical spaces, such as the fair’s BMW Lounge and
Courtesy Car Service, as well as digital platforms. 

The initiative’s title “Open Work” is inspired by Umberto Eco’s
literary essay “Opera Aperta” (1962) which proposes the idea that
artworks are constituted in part by the public or by chance, and are
therefore open to a wide range of interpretations. 

Franchini has selected international artist Sam Lewitt for the second
installment of the BMW Open Work commission in 2018.  

Franchini said: Now in its second year, BMW Open
Work offers to artists the possibility of engaging in a rich dialogue
with BMW engineering and design expertise. This dialogue is a unique
possibility of encounter and creation between different fields.
Working with a sharp artist such as Sam Lewitt, whose project
challenges conceptually and sculpturally our understanding at the core
of motor corporate production, is absolutely thrilling.” 

“Commissioning new work has been at the heart of Frieze London since
it began. Through this partnership with BMW, we are thrilled to be
supporting ambitious, thought-provoking work and opening up
conversations between art, design and technology”, said Jo
Stella-Sawicka, Artistic Director, Frieze. 

Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of BMW Group,
said: “We are extremely happy seeing BMW Open Work moving forward in
its second year. Attilia Fattori Franchini has done an exceptional job
shaping this initiative and making it another great example of BMW’s
commitment to artistic freedom in creative practice. It has been very
exciting to see Sam Lewitt engage with our BMW engineers and experts,
and I cannot wait to see the result come to life in our BMW Lounge
later in the year.”  

Lewitt is now in the process of developing his
commission for BMW Open Work, which will be premiered at Frieze London
in October 2018. Further details will be announced in the coming months. 

For further information in the course of the project, please go to:
https://frieze.com/bmw-open-work

BMW has been partnering with Frieze since 2004. In 2012, they
co-initiated the ‘Frieze Sounds’ program. BMW Open Work builds upon
this long-term collaboration since 2017. Olivia Erlanger was selected
for the inaugural commission. Her work ‘Body Electric’ offered an
immersive, sensory exploration of natural phenomena and their relation
to humankind’s technological achievements. 

For further questions please contact:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs 

Cultural Engagement

Telephone:

+49 89 382 24753
, Fax:

+49 89 382 24418
 

Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs 

Cultural Engagement

Telephone:

+49 89 382 45382
, Fax:

+49 89 382 24418

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E-Mail: presse@bmw.de 

Michelangelo Bendandi

Communications

Frieze

Telephone:

+44 3372 6100
 

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E-Mail: press@frieze.com
 

About Frieze

Frieze is the leading platform for modern and contemporary art for
scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and the general public alike.
Frieze comprises three magazines—frieze magazine, Frieze Masters
Magazine and Frieze Week—and three international art fairs—Frieze
London, Frieze Masters and Frieze New York. Additionally, Frieze
organizes a program of special courses and lectures in London and
abroad through Frieze Academy. 

Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, with
the launch of frieze magazine, the leading international magazine of
contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Sharp and Slotover launched
Frieze London art fair, which takes place each October in The Regent’s
Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, which occurs
each May in Randall’s Island Park, and Frieze Masters, which coincides
with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. 

About Attilia Fattori Franchini

Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based
in London. She is co-founder of the not for profit platforms
bubblebyte.org and Opening Times and contributes critical essays and
reviews to international publications. Fattori Franchini is currently
working on Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily; the
curated_by Festival in Vienna, 2018 and will direct the next edition
of the Termoli Art Prize, Italy. 

Recent projects include: Red Lake at Point Centre for Contemporary
Art, Nicosia, (CY), 2018; the Emergent section of miart, 2018; ARS17+
at Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2017; Céu
Torto, BFA, São Paulo, BR, 2017; Dawning, Mexico City, MX,
2017; Europa and the Bull, LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina, KO,
2016; Oa4s, Temra and David in 4 parts, Sorbus, Helsinki, 2016; Yves
Scherer, Snow White and The Huntsman, Mexico City, 2016; Bold
Tendencies 2015, London. 

About Sam Lewitt

Sam Lewitt is an artist based in New York. Selected institutional
solo exhibitions include: Swiss Institute, New York (2016), Kunsthalle
Basel (2016) and The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San
Francisco (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Other Mechanisms,
Secession, Vienna (2018), Crash Test, La Panacée, Montpellier (2018),
the 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017), A Slow Succession with Many
Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco (2016), Nature after Nature at Fridericianum, Kassel (2014),
and Materials and Money and Crisis, MUMOK, Vienna (2013) and the
Whitney Biennial (2012). 

About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment

For almost 50 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and engaged in
over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide. The company places the main
focus of its long-term commitment on contemporary and modern art,
classical music and jazz as well as architecture and design. In 1972,
three large-scale paintings were created by the artist Gerhard Richter
specifically for the foyer of the BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and architect Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW. In
2016 and 2017, female artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari created the next two vehicles for the BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, the BMW Art
Journey and the “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin, Munich and London,
the company also partners with leading museums and art fairs as well
as orchestras and opera houses around the world. The BMW Group takes
absolute creative freedom in all its cultural activities – as this
initiative is as essential for producing groundbreaking artistic work
as it is for major innovations in a successful business. 

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With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries. 

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and
more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees. 

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. 

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Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park up next for BMW Team RLL.

BMW:Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park up next for BMW Team RLL.

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The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship continues with back-to-back races at Watkins Glen International (USA) and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CAN). Last year, the two races resulted in two wins for BMW Team RLL – the first two of four victories for the BMW M6 GLTM racing programme. This year, the team is looking to repeat those results with the new BMW M8 GTE.

During the first four races of the 2018 season, the BMW M8 GTE scored
a second place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA) with the #25
car of Bill Auberlen (USA), Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander
Sims (GBR) after starting from De Phillippi’s first GTLM class pole. A
second pole by Edwards in the #24 BMW M8 GTE and De Phillippi and
Sims’ second place finish in the #25 BMW M8 GTE at the most recent
race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (USA) in early May showed the
programme’s continuing competitiveness.
 
De Phillippi and
Sims are sixth in GTLM driver points, while Edwards and his team-mate
Jesse Krohn (FIN) stand eighth. BMW holds the fourth spot in GTLM
manufacturer points. BMW NA Ambassador Auberlen will rejoin the #25
team for the six-hour race at Watkins Glen and BMW works driver Tom
Blomqvist (GBR) will co-drive the #24 BMW M8 GTE. The 24-year old is
making his first start in the United States. He drove the #82 BMW M8
GTE at Spa-Francorchamps in the opening round of the 2018 FIA World
Endurance Championship (WEC).
 
Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “In
general we have had good qualifying performances over the years at
Watkins Glen whether it was the BMW M3, Z4 or M6. Our finishing
positions are kind of inconsistent although we won last year for the
first time after a good qualifying performance. It’s an extremely fast
circuit and it really comes down to handling on fast corners and I
think the M8 GTE is quite good at that so that could certainly help.
Mosport is another one where we have qualified reasonably well year in
and year out but have had difficulty in finishing. If you think
Watkins Glen has fast corners, then Mosport really has a lot of fast
corners. I think the new car’s long wheel base is made for that kind
of a corner. We will just hope we have as good a performance as we did
last year at both tracks.”
 
Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “Watkins Glen
is one of those great American tracks that every driver loves. It will
be my first taste of ‘The Glen’ and the last new track for me to learn
on this year’s calendar. In recent years it has been a strong track
for our BMW race cars, which means a win is most definitely possible
with our new BMW M8 GTE. Mosport is one of the events I’ve been most
excited for on our calendar. It will be my first experience driving a
GT car around this high commitment circuit which requires strong
aerodynamics and engine power. With the M8 GTE delivering both of
those things, I believe we are in a strong position to battle at the front.”
 
Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “I’m extremely
motivated for our return to both the Watkins Glen and CTMP races. It
was a real highlight for us last year and I sincerely hope we can
recreate some of those performances. Both circuits are unbelievably
good to drive and I’m just eager to get the BMW M8 GTE out on track
and get our teeth into the weekend.”
 
Bill Auberlen
(#25 BMW M8 GTE): “I can’t wait to get started with
the Watkins Glen six hour race. We are coming off a victory last year
and knowing how amazing the all-new BMW M8 GTE is I hope we can hit
the ground running and start the drive to Victory Lane.”
 
John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Watkins Glen and CTMP
are two of my favourite tracks in North America, and IMSA schedules
them back to back, so I guess you could say these are two of my
favourite weekends in the year. Watkins Glen always suited the BMW M6
GTLM so I expect the new BMW M8 GTE will adapt quickly. After being
quick at Mid-Ohio, we weren’t able to capitalise on a result so Jesse
and I are hungry for redemption over the next couple of weeks.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “I am looking forward
to getting back in the car after a long summer break. Both tracks will
be new for me but I have already done a few laps in the simulator to
be as well prepared as possible. In the past Watkins and Mosport
seemed to have suited BMW well so I am hoping the same will continue
this year with the new and improved BMW M8 GTE.”
 
Tom Blomqvist (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “I have never raced
in the States before and I am very excited that Watkins Glen will be
my first track. My teammates have told me about this old-school type
circuit and I look forward to seeing it myself.”

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CO2 emission information.

The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval (Regulation No 715/2007). The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de.

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Victories for BMW racers Carmelo Morales and Federico D’Annunzio in Spain and Italy.

BMW:Victories for BMW racers Carmelo Morales and Federico D’Annunzio in Spain and Italy.

Munich. In the third race of the Spanish Championship (RFME
CEV) at Navarra (ESP), defending champion Carmelo Morales (ESP)
celebrated his second win of the season. The BMW racers also enjoyed
success at Imola, Italy, where Luca Vitali (ITA) finished on the
podium in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). In the Italian
National Trophy 1000 (INT) race, the win went to BMW S 1000 RR rider
Federico D’Annunzio (ITA). Luca Salvadori (ITA) finished third,
joining him on the podium.

 

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Laguna Seca, USA.

The Laguna Seca Raceway (USA), with the legendary Corkscrew turn,
hosted the eighth round of the season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK). On the track near the Californian city of
Monterey, Loris Baz (FRA) and the Gulf Althea BMW Team secured a
top-ten spot. However, the Frenchman was unlucky on Saturday. In the
crucial Superpole 2, Baz had to make do with twelfth place on the grid
after a fall. In the race he fell again on lap three, but Baz was able
to keep riding and managed to salvage a point for finishing in
15th place. In the race on Sunday, he worked his way up the
field with a few overtaking manoeuvres in the race, finishing in tenth
to secure a top-ten spot.

Spanish Championship at Navarra, Spain.

It was the third race in the 2018 Spanish Championship (RFME CEV) and
the second win of the season for reigning champion Carmelo Morales
(ESP). In Navarra (ESP), the BMW rider of the Graphenano EasyRace SBK
Team showed his expertise once again. Starting from second on the
grid, Morales took the lead immediately and retained it right to the
end of the race. After this win, Morales is the sole leader in the
championship standings.

Carmelo Morales: “The race was very demanding
physically because it was extremely hot. I’m very pleased with the
result, I was able to push 100 percent right to the end. Big thanks go
to the team and to BMW, they provided me with a winning bike. This has
given us a lot of confidence for the coming races.”

Italian Superbike Championship in Imola, Italy.

The Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) was at Imola (ITA) at the
weekend. Luca Vitali (ITA / DMR Racing) finished on the podium at the
iconic track: he claimed third place in the second race. Vitali was
sixth in race one. His team-mate Axel Bassani (ITA) crossed the line
in ninth and eighth place. Christian Gamarino (ITA / Tutapista Corse)
finished the first race in eighth, but retired from race two.

Italian National Trophy 1000 at Imola, Italy.

The Italian National Trophy 1000 (INT) also headed to Imola (ITA) for
the third race of the 2018 season. With a considerable lead of more
than three seconds, BMW rider Federico D’Annunzio (ITA) celebrated his
second win of the season. Fellow BMW rider Luca Salvadori (ITA)
finished third to join him on the podium. Two other BMW riders
followed in fourth and fifth place: Alessandro Polita (ITA) and Remo
Castellarin (ITA).

MotoAmerica at Laguna Seca, USA.

 

As part of the support programme for the WorldSBK race weekend at
Laguna Seca (USA), the Superbike class of MotoAmerica (MA SBK) also
held two races. BMW rider Danny Eslick (USA / Scheibe Racing) finished
in sixth and eighth place in these two races.

SuperBike Series Brasil at São Paulo, Brazil.

 

The SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) held its second race of the 2018
season at São Paulo (BRA). The best-placed BMW rider was Danilo Lewis
(BRA / Tecfil Havoline Racing Team) in fourth. He missed out on the
podium by less than a tenth of a second. Behind him were BMW riders
Joelsu “Mitiko” (BRA / Picoloko/Suel Racing) and Rodrigo Dazzi (BRA /
Zitto MotorSport) in fifth and sixth.

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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 21/2018.

BMW:BMW Motorsport News – Issue 21/2018.

Whether in the DTM, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or countless other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
world do battle for points, victories and titles. Away from the
track too, members of the large BMW Motorsport family around the
world are also creating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows
us to regularly summarise all the action for you in a compact and
informative manner. This way, you are always up to speed

.

GT4 European Series: First win for the BMW M4
GT4.
A total of ten BMW M4 GT4s were in action when the
GT4 European Series visited Misano (ITA) – with a successful end
result. In Saturday’s race, Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Razvan Umbrarescu
(ROM) celebrated victory for the RN Vision STS team. After 32 laps,
the #111 BMW M4 GT4 crossed the line 1.398 seconds ahead of the
nearest challenger. It was also the first win in this series for the
newly developed BMW M4 GT4. “We got a bit unlucky in the first two
weekends, but now things are cleared up and we got a bit of luck on
top of it,” said Umbrarescu. “The performance was there. I am really
happy.” On Sunday, the duo finished second to reach the podium again.
Victory went to RN Vision STS in the Pro-Am class as well; Pavel
Lefterov (BUL) and Miguel Cristovao (POR) secured the win in the #112
BMW M4 GT4, thanks to an overtaking manoeuvre on the final lap.

The two BMW Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser (NED) and Nico Menzel
(GER) were also competing at Misano. They were forced to retire from
the first race due to technical problems. The two young drivers did
better on Sunday when after 34 laps, the #110 BMW M4 GT4 crossed the
finishing line in seventh. The GT4 European Series continues from
20th to 22nd July, when the seventh and eighth
races of the season will take place at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL).

VLN: Three BMW M6 GT3s in the top-ten – Class win for BMW M4
GT4.
Successful race weekend at the Nordschleife: Three
BMW M6 GT3s reached the top-ten at the 60th ADAC ACAS
H&R Cup, the third round of the 2018 VLN Endurance Championship
Nürburgring. Alexandre Imperatori (SUI) and Jens Klingmann (GER) just
missed out on the podium with the #3 BMW M6 GT3 of Falken Motorsports.
Jonathan Hirschi (SUI), Hunter Abbott (GBR) and Jordan Tresson (FRA)
drove the #35 BMW M6 GT3 to sixth place for Walkenhorst Motorsport.
The second Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 also finished in the
top-ten. Henry Walkenhorst, Andreas Ziegler and Rudi Adams (all GER)
had shared driving duties for four hours in the #36 GT3 car. Ninth
place overall also meant that the trio claimed victory in the SP9
Masters class. The Securtal Sorg Rennsport team also enjoyed a class
victory. The team prevailed over strong competition in the SP10 class
with the BMW M4 GT4 and celebrated a double podium finish. Heiko
Eichenberg and Yannick Mettler (both GER) claimed victory in the #828
BMW M4 GT4, while third place went to the #180 BMW M4 GT4 and the
Torsten Kratz (AUT), Stefan Beyer and Emin Akata (both GER) trio of drivers.

Spectators also enjoyed a thrilling race in the V4 class, where
around 20 BMW 325i cars fought a great battle. It was Christopher
Rink, Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen (all GER) from the Pixum Team
Adrenalin Motorsport who celebrated at the finish. More than 50 BMW
cars competed at the third race of the VLN Endurance Championship
Nürburgring season, recording five class wins. The fourth event takes
place in two weeks, on 7th July. The teams will then be
competing for points and positions in the 49th Adenauer
ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy in “Green Hell”.

BMW M235i Racing Cup: Schrey and Ehret in first
place
.
Michael Schrey and Marc Ehret (both GER) of Hofor
Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport claimed victory in the BMW M235i
Racing Cup class at the third race in the VLN Endurance Championship
Nürburgring. It was also the first win of the season for the #1 BMW
M235i Racing. Securtal Sorg Rennsport’s Tristan Viidas (EST) and Inge
Hansesaetre (NOR) and Team Scheid – Honert Motorsport’s Tobias Müller,
Nico Otto and Lars Peucker (all GER) claimed second and third places
behind the winning duo. It was actually David Griessner (AUT) and
Yannick Fübrich (GER) who crossed the finishing line first in their
#650 BMW M235i Racing after 26 laps, but they were later removed from
the standings due to a technical infringement. A total of 16 BMW M235i
Racing cars competed in the “Green Hell”.

Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup: 3Y Technology at
Misano.
The 3Y Technology team competed in the third
race weekend of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at Misano (ITA). In
Saturday’s qualifying race, Andrew Watson (GBR) and Lukas Moraes (BRA)
secured sixth place in the “Silver” category in the #37 BMW M6 GT3.
The duo then reached the same position in the main race on Sunday.

Blancpain GT Sports Club: Next podium for
Ojjeh.
The Blancpain GT Sports Club was also present at
the “Misano World Circuit” (ITA) at the weekend. Karim Ojjeh (RSA) was
the overall leader ahead of the two races and celebrated good results
once again. On Saturday, the Boutsen Ginion Racing driver crossed the
line in fourth place in the BMW M6 GT3. In Sunday’s race, Ojjeh
finished in second behind the victorious Ferrari. This also meant that
he was the winner in the “Titanium Cup”. In the overall standings,
Ojjeh remains in first place with 76 points.

Pirelli World Challenge: Second place for BMW M4
GT4.
Two BMW M4 GT4s were competing at the seventh race
weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge in Road America (USA) – and one
reached the podium. James Clay (USA) fought off tough competition in
the GTSA class in the BimmerWorld team #83 BMW M4 GT4 and finished in
second place after 20 laps of the historic circuit at Elkhart Lake
(USA). Driving the second BMW M4 GT4, Marko Radisic (SRB) only just
missed out on the top-ten. The Precision Driving team driver crossed
the finish line in eleventh place in the #22 BMW M4 GT4. The second
race had not finished before the editorial deadline. The next race
weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge takes place from
13th to 15th July at the “Portland International
Raceway” (USA).

British Touring Car Championship: another podium for
Turkington.
The success streak continues for Colin
Turkington (GBR) in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). On
the sixth race weekend, the West Surrey Racing driver claimed another
podium finish in the second race. At Croft (GBR), he finished in third
place in the #2 BMW 125i M Sport. Team-mate Andrew Jordan (GBR) in the
#77 BMW 125i M Sport was two places behind him and also celebrated a
top five result. In the first race of the weekend, Turkington had just
missed out on the podium in fifth, and the British driver repeated
that result in the third and final race. Driving the third car for
West Surrey Racing Team, the #5 BMW 125i M Sport, Rob Collard (GBR),
secured sixth place in the first race but he was outside the top-ten
in the remaining two races. Jordan recorded two further top-ten
results, finishing tenth in the first race and seventh in the third.
The seventh race weekend in the BTCC will take place at Snetterton
(GBR) on 28th and 29th July.

DTM: Tomczyk and Eng now racing in the BMW
M5.
Last weekend, BMW works drivers Martin Tomczyk (GER)
and Philipp Eng (AUT) were competing together with the BMW M8 GTE at
the 24-hour race at Le Mans (FRA). Some bad luck in the race meant
that the weekend did not go quite according to plan, but both drivers
had something to celebrate on Monday nonetheless. Immediately after
returning from Le Mans, they were in Munich (GER) to take possession
of their special new company cars: the new BMW M5 (combined fuel
consumption: 10,5 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
241 g/km*) with a comprehensive BMW M Performance Parts package. The
two brand ambassadors for BMW M Performance Parts will now be driving
just as sportily when they are away from the racetrack. The two
drivers also had the chance to take a look at a special BMW – the
black BMW M2 Competition (combined fuel consumption: 10,0–9,9 l/100
km*; combined CO2 emissions: 228–225 g/km*) with M
Performance Parts, sporting the black, red and gold design.

 

* You can find further information about official fuel consumption,
official specific CO2 emissions and power consumption for
new cars in the “Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2
emissions and power consumption for new passenger cars“, at retail
outlets, from the  Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT),
Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.

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Wallace times run to perfection to win 30th BMW International Open.

BMW:Wallace times run to perfection to win 30th BMW International Open.

  • Englishman puts on the style at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof.
  • Local hero Kaymer comes up just short.
  • Great Dane Olesen sets tournament record with round of 61.

 

Cologne. England’s Matt Wallace produced the performance of a
lifetime to claim victory at the 30th BMW International Open at Golf
Club Gut Lärchenhof today – and with it the € 333,330 first prize.

Wallace, who trailed clubhouse leader Thorbjørn Olesen (DEN) by five
strokes with nine holes to play, had a bogey-free round of 65 for a
10-under-par total of 278 and victory by one stroke over Olesen, local
favourite Martin Kaymer, and Mikko Korhonen, of Finland.

“I would like to congratulate Matt Wallace on a fantastic win at the
end of what has been a very dramatic finale. We are delighted that his
name will now be the 30th in the list of players to have won the BMW
International Open,” said Peter van Binsbergen, Senior Vice President
Sales and Marketing BMW Germany.

“The 30th anniversary tournament had everything that has made the BMW
International Open so special over the years. Thank you to the golf
club, the volunteers, the spectators, our partners and the members of
the media for their fantastic support.”

Wallace took the lead with his seventh birdie of the day at the 16th,
allowing himself a little fist pump in celebration, and then closed
out the round with pars at each of the last two holes. In four days,
he had rounds of 73, 69, 71 and 65 and had just four bogeys and a
double bogey in 72 holes which, in testing conditions, was equally as
impressive as his tally of 16 birdies.

“It is brilliant to win here in Germany,” said Wallace, the winner of
the Indian Open earlier this season. “The BMW International Open is
such a great event and to play against the likes of Martin Kaymer and
the guys at the top is great. I’ve worked hard for this and want to go
further. I want to kick on and do this in even bigger events from now on.”

Kaymer, carrying the hopes of the fans and his nation with him, was
one behind with two to play but saw his chances disappear with a bogey
at the penultimate hole. A birdie at the last was mere consolation.
“Unfortunately, the bogey at the 17th came at the wrong time. It’s
always nice to win in your own country, but I just came up short,”
Kaymer said.

The final day got off to a flying start from the moment Olesen fired
the lowest round in the history of the tournament and then sat back to
see who could catch him. The Dane started the day seven strokes behind
the leaders, but a sensational bogey-free round of 61 that included
nine birdies and an eagle gave him a lead of three strokes over the
field before the final group had even teed off. In the end, however,
his lead was not quite enough.

There was disappointment, too, for Germany’s Max Kieffer, BMW Friend
of the Brand, who started the day in a share of the lead but was
unable to sustain the momentum of the previous days. Even so, he
claimed a top-12 finish that should boost his confidence for the
season that lies ahead.

“Starting with a double bogey knocked me out of my rhythm a little.
That was obviously a disastrous way to start, but it was really cool
and good fun to play with Martin. We both had great support from the
spectators, even after poor shots.”

Among the highlights of the week was Aaron Rai’s hole in one at the
par-three 16th in the second round that won him a stunning BMW i8
Roadster. All credit that he managed to keep his focus to finish tied
for fifth. With the tournament over, he can now enjoy the fruits of
his success. As can Matt Wallace – a champion in every sense.

 

Facts and figures from the 30th BMW International Open.

000.00
2 video walls and 50 screens.

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7 Hole-in-One Awards won across the history of the tournament.

000.0
10 leaderboards and two hole-by-hole scoreboards.

000.0
53 exhibitors present their golf-related products.

000.0
65 BMW shuttle cars.

000.
150 km of TV, electricity and telephone cables.

000.
200 experts making TV broadcasts possible.

000.
250 trucks are unloaded.

000.
500 volunteers offer their services.

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2,000 seats in the various grandstands.

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3,500 project professionals ensure everything runs smoothly.

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5,000 sandwiches are eaten.

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5,500 parking spaces available.

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7,200 golf balls are hit by pros on the driving range.

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9,500 m² of tents are erected for hospitality,
exhibition and work areas.

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15,000 m² of Public Area.

0
20,000 litres of water are drunk.

0
38,850 golf shots played in roughly 450 rounds of golf.

0
60,000 spectators expected.

230,000 kilometres covered by the BMW Shuttle Service.

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The BMW Courtesy Car Service – the BMW International Open “business card” to the BMW International Open.

BMW:The BMW Courtesy Car Service – the BMW International Open “business card” to the BMW International Open.

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In the 30 years since it was launched, the BMW International Open has not only earned the reputation of being an excellent golf experience, but is also appreciated by players and visitors alike as the ‘feel-good tournament’ with a unique atmosphere. One key ingredient in this winning formula is the BMW Courtesy Car Service. This year, roughly 6,000 guests benefitted from the service provided by the 65-car fleet.

  • BMW Courtesy Car Service has been a key element of the
    feel-good factor at the BMW International Open for 30 years.
  • BMW fleet completes 245,000 kilometres during the tournament week.
  • 65 BMW cars guarantee exclusive service and impressive brand
    experience.


     

    Cologne. In the 30 years since it was launched, the BMW
    International Open has not only earned the reputation of being an
    excellent golf experience, but is also appreciated by players and
    visitors alike as the ‘feel-good tournament’ with a unique
    atmosphere. One key ingredient in this winning formula is the BMW
    Courtesy Car Service. This year, roughly 6,000 guests benefitted
    from the service provided by the 65-car fleet.
 


    The figures give an impression of the logistical tour de force
    achieved by the BMW Courtesy Car Service at the 30th BMW
    International Open: 245,000 kilometres, 6,000 passengers, 65 BMW
    cars, 5,000 working hours. The 65-man team ensured that pros and
    guests made it to their destination on time and relaxed.
 


    The fleet includes the BMW 5 Series, 7 Series, 6 Series Gran
    Turismo, BMW X5M and other BMW M vehicles. It goes without saying
    that the drivers have a detailed product knowledge, in order to be
    able to answer any questions they may be asked about the cars.
    Perfect English and good communication skills are also essential.
 

    
“You could say that we are the BMW business card. We are the
    first and the last impression, which people take home with them,”
    said Christian Wastian, head of operations for the BMW Courtesy Car
    Service at the BMW International Open.
 


    A BMW-developed GPS system shows the current and future
    location of all cars. As such, plans can be adapted in real time to
    suit the current situation, in order to ensure that the right car is
    at the right place at the right time.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018.

Munich, 17. May. Here you can see the transmission of the Annual General Meeting of BMW AG.

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CO2 emission information.

The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval (Regulation No 715/2007). The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de.

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Italian Baja 2018 – Round 6, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

BMW:Italian Baja 2018 – Round 6, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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Italian Baja 2018

24 June 2018

Italian Baja 2018Round 6, FIA Cross
Country Rally World Cup

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  • MINI wins Italian Baja for second successive year.
  • MINI JOHN Cooper Works Rally crew of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
    and co-driver Tom Colsoul dominate Italian Baja 2018.
  • Przygonski wins Italian Baja 2018 to retain lead of 2018 FIA
    Cross Country Rally World Cup.
  • Amos Eugenio and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro successfully
    complete Italian Baja 2018 in a second MINI racing car.

 

Munich. If ever there was any pressure on
Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) to retain his lead of
the 2018
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup – and repeat his winning
result of the 2017 edition of Italian Baja – the young Polish rally
star showed absolutely no signs, while on his way to winning Italian
Baja 2018.

 

Przygonski drove a virtually immaculate race to win Italian Baja 2018
in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Of the six Special Stages that made
up the 443.49km race distance, Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul
(BEL) won five stages and narrowly missed out on making it a straight
six by finishing second in the Super Special Stage, missing out on the
win by just 0.7sec.

Today’s result (Sunday 24th June) gave Przygonski maximum
race points maintains to increase slightly his overall lead at the
head of a close and hard chasing pack in this year’s 2018 FIA Cross
Country Rally World Cup. There now remains five more rounds of the
Rally World Cup championship. The next round is Baja Spain 2018, 20-22
July 2018.

The second MINI Family crew of Eugenio Amos (ITA) and co-driver
Filipe Palmeiro (POR) completed the Italian Baja in 21st.
In only their second race as a partnership in a MINI racing car, this
new pairing’s confidence and team spirit is growing with every race.

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski: “We are so happy. It was a
good race for us. We won five stages although we had to fight to the
end with second placed car – sometime we could feel their breath on
our back. At the end we had to push.

“Today was also good because we gained maximum points, which is
really important when fighting for the World Cup. During this race our
MINI John Cooper Works Rally was perfect and we had no issues. Tom
made a really good job. We didn’t have any mistakes with navigation or
cooperation; this is really important when racing with maximum speed
and maximum risk. I’d like to say thank you to all of the team for all
of their support.”

Italian Baja 2018: MINI race end results

Driver

Co-driver

Auto

#

Team

Position

Jakub Przygonski
(POL).

Tom
Colsoul
(BEL)

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

1

Orlen Team

1st

Eugenio Amos
(ITA)

Filipe
Palmeiro
(POR)

MINI ALL4 Racing

12

X-raid

21st

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