Sunday, 31 August 2014

Alpine White BMW F10 M5 With PUR Wheels

This Alpine White BMW F10 M5 is rocking a set of PUR Wheels featuring a colour finish combination that looks somewhat incredible with the white paint job. It’s a combination of matte black centres and bronze lips, something we don’t see very often. But it looks good!

These are part of PUR Wheels’ luxury line. The wheels are custom manufactured from forged aluminium with a three-piece configuration. This allows for greater customization options regarding the wheel setup and fitment. With sizes available in 19, 20, 21 and 22 inches, they are certainly a good selection for various high-performance tuning projects. 

Whether these beautiful wheels make an impact to the performance, handling and overall driving comfort entirely, we’ll leave that up to the owners to decide.

By Millie Davis

BMW M4 Convertible

Can BMW make the M4 Convertible to be as fun as its brother, the M4 Coupe
To find out, BMW took a trip over to Munich to sample, over a series of twistier and some high-speed cruising, the new 2015 M4 Convertible.
The M division sees the M4 Convertible as a car requested by a small, yet passionate and wealthy M3/M4 owners.

Immediately the M4 Convertible stands out with the typical M design cues: an aggressive front apron, the 3D shaped kidney grille with the M logo, the flared wheel arches and the iconic four tailpipes. Add to these the beautiful Moonstone Metallic paint from the BMW Individual catalog and some black wheels, and you have a looker on your hands.
Compared to the coupe, the M4 Convertible not only gets a retractable hardtop but also gets an additional 250 kilograms of weight for a total of 1750 kilos (3858 lbs). The three-piece folding metal roof can be operated at speeds up to 18km/h, an impressive engineering feature with a roof this large. It also takes 20 seconds to fully retract the roof, another impressive figure.

When the roof is down, you have the choice to put up the wind blocker (if there’s nobody in the back seat) and BMW now offers a first for an M car – an optional neck warmer. Furthermore, the wind blocker folds into a small space and BMW has thoughtfully given it its own storage area behind the folding rear seats.
One good thing about riding with the top down is the pure sound of the engine. Yes, it is not the V8 we all got to love in the previous generation M3, but the growling sound from the 3.0 liter turbo is satisfying for most BMW fans. 

Taking another lesson learned from the 4 Series Convertible by using a button on the inside of the boot lid which lets you lift the metal roof pieces up and down allowing for easier loading of things to the boot.

By Millie Davis

Saturday, 30 August 2014

BMW Vs Audi & Mercedes-Benz

Carbuyer takes the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class for a little drive and give you their review! 
The new F30 3 Series Series was marketted to rival the Audi A4 (mainly for the quality of the interior)  Usually, BMW claims victory when it comes to the best driver experience & driver enjoyment so it will be interesteing to see if it comes out in top again! 
Mercedes has based the new C-Class very much on the higher-end S-Class. The new C-lass is meant to be thought of as a mini S-Class with it's luxurious interior, smart equipment and the option to purchase even more equipment! 

Take a look at the video below to see who comes out on top and let us know what you think too! 

BMW does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

The BMW CCA National Office staff accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by BMW executive director, Frank Patek. Just to make the challenge that bit more exciting and different the team did t5he challenge while BMW's Mike Renner drifted the F82 M4 around their skid pad- we think it's pretty cool! 
And of course it wouldn't be any fun if the BMW team didn't keep the nominations going. Their nominations were: 

  • Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s staff, 
  • Audi Club’s staff, 
  • BMW CCA Foundation staff and 
  • BMW CCA’s own Lindsey Branston! 
Let's see if they get in done within the 24 hours but for now, check out the video of the challenge for yourself! 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with the BMW CCA and BMW M4 Drifting from BMWCCA on Vimeo.

Friday, 29 August 2014


We are drawing ever closer to the rumoured reveal of the BMW X6M. It is said to be being revealed at the LA Auto show but as it reveal draws closer and closer we are seeing more of the skin from the prototypes.

The second generation X6 is a much smarter looking version of the original and the M does nothing but build on this by adding a re-stylised bumper, bigger wheels rear diffusers and quad pipes! Sounds like quite a beast if you ask us!  

The engine will be a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 but BMW's M division may work its magic to give it a bit more power!

Its transition options have not been fully confirmed but its 6-speed automatic could be replaced by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission or an 8-speed automatic.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

We have branded wheels!

There's nothing like the feeling of getting a new car and what's better than a new car than new wheels to go with it?

Here at Big Motoring World, we have invested in our own branded wheels for the BMW X5 and X6. Take a look for yourself:

These new wheels have a personalised centre cap with our emblem on it. It also has our ‘Big Motoring World’ name badge on one star spoke of each wheel. We thought it would be an idea to test them out on an X6 so here they are:

 For more information visit our website or give us a call!


We have launched a new competition on our Facebook page; customers have been posing with their cars they purchased with us and now it’s time to decide the winner! This is where you come into it. By clicking the link below, take a look through the pictures of our fabulous customers and their shiny cars and pick who you think should win! All you need to do is hit the ‘like’ button on the picture you love the most and the picture with the most likes wins the competition prize of £100 cash! Make sure you do it as soon as possible as this competition is ending on 31st August.

Good luck to everyone entered into the competition and remember to tell friends and family to like their favourite picture! The more likes, the more interesting this competition gets.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Social media...

BMW currently has over 9 million fans on Facebook.
In 2013, social media analytics tools show that 38 percent of consumers would take a look on the car dealership’s  social media pages before they purchase a car.
Millennials are without a doubt the most engaged demographic on social media and are the most active and willing to share content.
A recent survey carried out by Inside Facebook highlighted that 81 percent of millennials are active on Facebook with an average amount of 250 friends, statistics that far exceed those of other generations.

The automotive industry has begun to fully embrace social media. From automakers to car shows and automotive vendors and even us here at Big Motoring World, everyone sees the potential to not only connect with their fans but also drive sales.
By engaging with Facebook and other online networks, the car companies can publicise, for free for the most part, their products. The companies also look at the millennials as the next generation young professionals and future clients, so long-term relationships are needed to build trust and loyalty.

Big Motoring World along with BMW have also been successful to engage with car fans through our own social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Youtube.

By Millie Davis

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

BMW Brand Store in Brussels earns Iconic Award 2014

When BMW opened the BMW Brand Store in Brussels in March 2014, it was one of its kind in the world. The first BMW Brand Store was opened in London in 2012, followed by Paris.
Today, the Brussels store has been acknowledged for its amazing design and technology oriented brand stores in some of the top locations in the world. This store has been awarded by the German Design Council with the Iconic Award 2014 in the category “Interior Design Retail” (“Best of Best”).

BMW Brand Stores are an element of the BMW Group’s Future Retail program. It aims to enhance the customer experience and set new retail standards in the automotive industry. It is part of the BMW Group’s response to changing customer needs and expectations. A great example of this is the Brussels Brand Store which showcases a set of BMW i models displayed, assuring the visitors of BMW’s direction in creating fine environment friendly vehicles and allowing them to fully experience what the BMW i philosophy is all about.
 The head of brand Management BMW and marketing Services BMW group, Dr Steved Althaus has said “Brands have to be experienced. Conventional showrooms are giving way to platforms which encourage communication and enable experience. Our interior concept combines architecture, design and technology to create a new form of brand presence. This fundamental vision of successful modern presentation has now been recognized by the Iconic Awards.”

BMW Brand Store in Brussels has a fine interior space that is dominated by attention to detail, technological advancements and a stunning showcase of what BMW and its products stand for in the market today. The attractive design of the exhibition space invites visitors to linger, while the latest presentation technologies encourage interaction with products and brand. Visitors are able to visualize the configuration of a vehicle on an oversized screen called the Virtual Product Presenter (VPP),

Regularly changing exhibitions with different themes and installations provide insights into the different worlds of the BMW brand. More than 50,000 people have visited the Brand Store in Brussels since it opened in March 2014 with the “BMW i – eMobility” exhibition. The current “M Power & Motorsport” exhibition, which runs until early September 2014, has proved to be  another success.

 By Millie Davis

How To Properly Drift A BMW M4

Matt Mullins, BMW Chief Driving Instructor at the BMW M School in Spartanburg takes the new BMW M4 Coupe around the Road America track and shows us how to properly drift the new M4 Coupe.

According to many BMW M engineers, the new M3 and M4 are some of the easiest and most fun vehicles to drift. Matt Mullins is also a stunt driver and former pilot so he’s bound to have fun on any track!
With Launch Control activated, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe run the same distance in 3.9 seconds.

Watch the video below to check this out!

By Millie Davis

Monday, 25 August 2014

BMW X5 modification!

With all the after-market BMW X5 turning we’ve seen recenelty we keep getting more and more excited to see the next modification!
Having said that we invite you to check out the BMW X5M with HRE Performance Wheels, TR45 model. This is a five-spoke wheel design, has a configuration that allows the wheels to be made out of a single piece of forged monoblock. This makes them a lot stronger and structurally resistant.
And, we want to know what you think of them. Too big, too showy, perfect? Let us know what you think! 

BMW 3 Series Sedan M Performance Edition!

BMW South Africa has revealed  a limited edition BMW 3 Series Sedan M Performance Edition. This edition is due to go on sale some time this summer and is limioted to only 500 units- best get your skates on! The new 3 Series Sedan will be produced at BMW Plant Rosslyn in Pretoria and will be made available in the 320i, 320d, 328i, 330d and 335i engine options.

It will also come with a special paint job. The legendary Laguna Seca Blue colour. Pretty slick we think!
Customers ordering the limited edition BMW 3 Series Sedan can expect standard features such asthe BMW M Sport Package, 19” M Sport wheels, M Sport brakes as well as a range of the following BMW M Performance parts:
  • M Performance aerodynamic package
  • M Performance side sills with foil
  • M Performance carbon rear spoiler
  • M Performance carbon wing mirror caps
  • Black M Performance front grille
All we have to say is that we're pretty excited about seeing the car and we can't wait to take it for a drive ourselves! 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Two BMW M4 Models Get Vossen Wheel

Two BMW M4 models get Vossen wheels; Both feature a lowered suspension with the Vossen new 20×9 and 20×10.5 VFS-1 wheels featuring flow forming technology. The Alpine White BMW M4 sits on the Vossen’s new silver brushed finish while the Sakhir Orange M4 wears them in matte graphite.
The VFS-1 is Vossen’s lightest wheel and it fits perfectly the BMW M4 with its modern open spoke design showing off those huge brakes.

Aftermarket companies are just getting started with their M3/M4 tuning programs, so we expect to see more exciting builds in the future.

Check out the video below to see these two beautiful cars.

By Millie Davis

Black Sapphire BMW 650i With PUR Wheels

There are several ways to tune your vehicle and make it stand out in a car park. If you are a fan of less is more, you will certainly enjoy the Black Sapphire BMW 650iwith PUR Wheels . The combination of custom wheels and lowered suspensions fits perfectly!

The wheels are pained in the Brilliant Silver finish which provides a much needed contrast appearance with the exterior paint job.

The wheels setup shown here is sized 21×9 in the front and 21×10.5 in the rear. While this may sound like an aggressive setup, the smaller profile of the tires matched with a custom wheel setup ensures great handling, appearance and ride comfort.

By Millie Davis

BMW i8 Replica For Sale on eBay

Laurel BMW of Westmont, IL, is selling on eBay a full scale replica of the new BMW i8. Ahead of its launch, most of the BMW i-certified dealerships around the country have received a full scale BMW i8 model to be showcased to customers in their show rooms.
Made of fiberglass, the i8 replica comes with functional LED lights but there’s a slight catch- It does not drive, doesn’t have an engine or transmission. You cannot open the doors and it does not have an interior. And furthermore, the wheels do not roll. So as you can probably tell, you won’t get very far at any speed in this BMW i8.
The eBay advertisement say that the BMW i8 replica should weight about 500 lbs since it was “carried in” by four guys. It is hollow underneath, about a quarter inch thick and it has bracing inside so it is very stable.

Essentially the car looks in its place in any spot you put it so we can see this popping up in the future in clubs, bar, restaurants or even in design exhibitions.
As of midnight, August 23, the bidding price was up to $8,200, not bad for a purposeless vehicle that doesn’t function like a car should.

The 2014 BMW i8 has a base price of $135,700. A recent one-off BMW i8 sold for $825,000 in Pebble Beach.

By Millie Davis

Friday, 22 August 2014

Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2014 BMW M3 – Drag Battle

Here we see the new Porsche Macan Turbo up against the 2014 BMW M3 in a straight line drag race.
The Macan Turbo has a 3.6L V6 that cranks out 400 hp and the Macan S has a 3.0L V6 with 340 hp.

The new M3 and M4 use a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 425 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). From 0-100 km/h (0-62), the 2014 BMW M4 runs in 4.1 seconds with DCT while the M3 runs the same distance in 4.3 seconds, with the same transmission.
Check out who wins as they go head to head in a straight line!




Its bank holiday weekend (yay!). This means a full three days of rest or play but what better time to start looking for a new car? 

Over the bank holiday we are open as normal including the bank holiday Monday. Our opening times are as follows:

Saturday: 8:30 – 18:00
Sunday:   9:30 – 18:00
Monday:  9:30 – 18:00

Why not come down and have a look at the great cars we have in stock. We’ll look forward to seeing you and helping you find your dream car:

Thursday, 21 August 2014

ZF 8-Speed Automatic gearbox!

Since 2009, the eight-speed automatic ZF transmission ensured that BMW customers experienced the best fuel consumption/transmission on the market.
Now a facelift of the award winning gearbox will come to market and it will be available in the 2014 BMW 520d.
The most efficient choice is the new BMW 520d Sedan with the revised ZF eight-speed automatic, which consumes 0.4 liters less than before and has a CO2 emission of 109 grams per kilometer.

Dr. Jürgen Greiner says “BMW is the first premium manufacturer to take advantage of the second generation 8-speed automatic transmission.”


The success of the BMW X6 has diversified to give us the BMW X4 Coupe and now the BMW X2!

The confirmed design hasn't yet been released yet but based on concert drawings and the test models but here it is:

Power will come from three and four-cylinder units. At the low-end of the range, there will be a 1.5 litre turbo petrol and diesel found in the 218i and 218d Active Tourer. The top end of the range, a performance X2 vehicle with 300 horsepower might appear as well to compete with the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG and Audi RS Q3.A plug-in hybrid version is likely as well, promising 100mpg-plus.

So, what do you think about it? Do you think the BMW X2 could do the next best thing in 2017? 



We have a BMW M3 in stock and it’s pretty spectacular!

It’s a metallic Melbourne Red with Black carbon-structure leather trim. It also has SAT NAV, automatic air-conditioning, Xenon headlights and cruise control. These are just a few of the cool-bits and bobs it has. For full specification details check out our website here: BMW M3!

But for now, we’ll leave you with some images and let you make up your mind: 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

2015 BMW X5

There has been a few rumours that the BMW X5 will featured an upgraded version of the current engine which is thought to put out more than 560 horsepower and closer to 600! That’s a pretty quick ride!

The car is scheduled to launch in the spring of next year and will have large air intakes, rear diffuser and a wider body kit- this is looking to be quite the car we think! The concept and test model also showcase new lights that flow around the front of the car and into the iconic kidney Grille!

To top it all off, this vehicle is also being designed to offer more miles to the gallon due to weight saving chassis! We can’t wait to get our hands on one and take it for a spin. What do you think, could this be the car for you? 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Did You Know BMW Built An M8 Supercar?

Back in 2010, it was roumered that BMW had baught out an M8 super car. Now its came true!. The M8 was seen at a private event at the BMW Museum in Munich where for the first time, the company was unveiling their electric mobility plans and the i sub-brand. A clear contrast between a super powerful sportscar and a megacity vehicle.

A big V12 (likely larger than 5.0L of the 850/850CSi) is nestled under the bulging hood of this supercar. The engine carries with it 12 individual throttle bodies connected to the driver’s right foot. Interestingly, one of the biggest misconceptions of the M8 is that it shares an engine with the record shattering McLaren F1 as it was around the same time as the development of the M8 that McLaren commissioned BMW to build a very power V12 to power their supercar – after being denied by Honda.

Gliding down the flanks of the prototype the coupe carries the same wide hips of the 850CSI with a widebody kit modified to accommodate better cooling of the brakes and it’s believed to also used to channel air as a means of cooling the rear differential. While we don’t have exact figures, the rear wheels are quite wide to keep the big coupe planted in the twisties.

With all of these considerations – it’s easy to say the M8 was possibly the great M car never sold.
The M8 Prototype is a car that represents BMW M at its absolute peak during the early 1990′s – M GmbH, after just a small handful of successes like the E30 M3 and E28 M5. They knew they had another success on their hands but the M8 was to become a victim of timing – a car decades ahead of its time but undeniable in its nature and potential abilities.
It’s a shame that BMW couldn’t find a means in which which to bring the M8 to the masses, but maybe there is hope in the future.

By Millie Davis

Times Are Changing- BMW i3 and TATRA 603

BMW had the chance to showcase a somewhat unusual photo shoot depicting two cars that are generations apart, but similar in its shape and form. 

These cars are the BMW i3 and a Tatra 603G V8.

Now you may ask yourselves what does the Tatra 603 actually have in common with the modern and technological filled BMW i3? These two cars are showing us how the technology and the world have developed over the years. It also emphasizes the development of car culture, civilization in general all, combined with technology breakthroughs that was impacted by sociological and economical changes from then to now. Whatever you may say, progress is sometimes best described by showcasing two similar things from completely different times. In my opinion, both are serving a purpose in showing us what time affords us in both design, manufacturing and development of the car industry overall. The differences between these two beautiful cars is a true showcase of where the future will go.

 By Millie Davis

Monday, 18 August 2014

BMW vs Volkswagen Video

Check out Chris Harris as he puts the BMW and Volkswagen head to head.

The Golf R is powered by a EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This will produce 290 brake horsepower.

Both vehicles aim to produce in the neighborhood of 300 horsepower, with the BMW taking the edge with 320 hp. However, the Golf R gets standard all-wheel drive, which is an option on the M235i.

Check out the video yourself and see what you think:

MINI USA's bizarre challenge...

Have you head of the viral campaign called the #IceBucketChallenge? No? You have now!

This is campaign challenges the darer to have a whole bucket of ice water thrown over them. Once the challenge is complete the participant is able to nominate others who have to complete the challenge themselves within 24 hours.

Now, the Head of Mini USA; David Duncan, has challenged all MINI owners to take participate in the campaign to prove that “even though they drive a small car, they can do big things”

A slightly strange challenge we think but we might be swayed into giving it a go! Would you take part in this new craze? 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Mercedes updates the E-Class, adding improved standard kit, more power and lower emissions

Following 2013’s major facelift, Mercedes has once again set about improving the E-Class. On sale from September, there’s now improved standard kit across the range, with all variants also benefiting from more power, lower emissions and the German brand’s new 9G-Tronic gearbox.
Developed in-house, the nine-speed automatic transmission will be paired as standard to the E350 BlueTEC engine in the saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet. It sees CO2 emissions drop by up to 17g/km, with the coupe leading the way, releasing only 136g/km. Economy has seen a similar improvement, too, resulting in up to 5.4mpg more depending on the model in question, all of which has been achieved alongside the addition of an extra 6bhp, taking total output up to 254bhp.

Every new E-Class will gain Collision Prevention Assist Plus as standard, too, designed to avoid and reduce the impact of collisions. This includes autonomous braking tech that works at up to 62mph should the driver fail to respond, and can also respond to stationary vehicles at up to 30mph, or else prevent rear-end accidents at up to 24mph. 
Optional extras include the Premium and Premium Plus packs, which Mercedes claims will save customers 27 percent over purchasing each item separately. For the saloon, the £2,695 Premium Package adds a panoramic sunroof, split folding rear seats, reversing camera and Memory Package. Premium Plus costs a further £1,200, and throws in Keyless Go, the Comfort Pack and a more sophisticated sound system. 
Both of these come in at slightly less when fitted to the Estate, costing £2,395 and £3,495 respectively, as the split folding seats and powered boot lid is already standard. 

Other Mercedes are rumoured to be making an appearance late 2014! Take a look that these:

Mercedes AMG GT

Price: £80,000
On sale: late 2014

Mercedes has never had a true Porsche 911 rival, but that’s all set to change with the new AMG GT. Mercedes designer Gorden Wagener told Auto Express that the two-seater – revealed in our exclusive image – was “the most beautiful car me and my team have ever worked on”, taking inspiration from the 1952 Panamerica 300SL.
Under the skin will be a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 developing around 480bhp, putting the car in direct competition with Jaguar’s new F-Type Coupé.

Mercedes V-Class
Price: £35,000
On sale: autumn 2014

Although it’s an eight-seat MPV, the new V- Class has been designed to stand apart from Mercedes’ commercial vehicle range. It’ll replace the Viano and be repositioned as part of the passenger car line-up. UK buyers can choose from two diesel-engined models (the V220 CDI or V250 BlueTEC); both have adaptive dampers as standard. An extra-long- wheelbase model is also available.

By Millie Davis

2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition Sold For $825,000

On Saturday16 Augst, in celebration of the U.S. arrival of the revolutionary BMW i8, Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, presented a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, which was then auctioned off for $825,00! This was at the buyer’s premier, during Gooding & Company’s annual Pebble Beach Auctions.  This is a world auction record price for a BMW i8.

The 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition is unlike any other BMW i8 in the world. Proceeds of the sale made by Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will go to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which raises funds for Monterey County youth and distributes grants spanning the arts, athletics, environmental sciences, educational organizations and community programs.

The 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition is unlike any other BMW i8 in the world; it features BMW Individual Frozen Grey Metallic exterior paint and a Dalbergia Brown leather upholstery, which is tanned using dye derived from plant extracts and accented with stitching in BMW i Blue. Other trim accents in BMW i Blue, include the seat belts. Further marking this as truly one-of-a-kind, the words “Concours d’Elegance Edition” i8 are laser etched in the interior and “BMW i8” is embossed into the front headrests.

By Millie Davis

Arabs take to Knightsbridge, London with their army of supercars!

If your into fast and exotic cars, be sure to head down to Knightsbridge, London before the summer ends! The famous supercars are over for their summer holidays with their arab owners, racing the streets of London. For many Londoners, the summer is a chance to escape the noise and bustle of the capital in search of relaxation and sun overseas, but as the Brits hit the beaches, London becomes the top destination for super-rich Arab tourists and their supercars. The streets are full of fleets of the supercars. Everything from Lamborghini Aventadors to Bugatti Veyron’s are racing through Knightsbridge showing off their beauty and skills. Whoever thought standing in the streets of the busy city would be so amusing but when you have these wonderful cars flying past, people of all ages are bound to stare and be fascinated by not only the look of these cars but also the sound. It’s truly a fun and fascinating day out!

Car spotters from all over (known as Carparazzi) have been heading down to ‘supercar central’ taking pictures and videos to share with others. Here are some links to some of what we thought were the best videos of these awesome supercars:

By Millie Davis
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