Every year in late spring, thousands of BMW fanatics gather in Pasadena California for the annual Bimmerfest car event. Bimmerfest did not disappoint for 2014 Bimmerfest gathers thousands of unique BMWs and their owners in one venue, in an event that can only be described as a BMW mecca. Along with the owners, and cars, there are hundreds of aftermarket vendors, tuning shops and dealerships who show their goods off to eager enthusiasts. Bimmerfest 2014 brought out the new to the market M3 and M4, the BMW i3 and i8, plus a plethora of hot models of the female persuasion.
Bimmerfest 2014 comes to the east coast on August 2, 2014. If the west coast Bimmerfest was any indication, the even help in Aberdeen, Maryland will not disappoint.
The Bugatti Grand Prix type 35 was originally introduced in 1924
The Bugatti Grand Prix type 35 was originally introduced in 1924. Consider it the great-grandfather to the Bugatti Veyron. This Bugatti Grand Prix type 35 was at Cars and Coffee in Irvine CA. A lot of the younger attendees were overheard saying that they didn’t know there were Bugatti’s before the Veyron. The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models winning over 1000 races in its time.
This Bugatti Grand Prix type 35 is a beautifully restored classic race car and this example is a piece of automotive art
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series coupes are rarer, faster, noticeably much louder, than the already refined standard model supercar on which they are built upon.
This particular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series was decked out in matte black paint and white wall Pirelli racing slicks. It pulled into Symbolic Motors in San Diego revving its amazing engine with an incredible exhaust sound.
AMG claims a conservative 3.5 second 0-to-60-mph run with a top speed of 196 mph. All of this power comes from a tuned version of the 6.2-liter V-8 engine that now makes Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series put out an eye-popping 622 hp. The engine is also beefed up from the crankshaft up with modified bearings , a new oil pump, and the stronger connecting-rod connections.
Is a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series in your future. Be prepared to pay a manufacturers suggested retail price of $202,000
The Vorsteiner VRT Porsche 911 is a one of a kind upgrade for an already amazing European Super Car
The Vorsteiner VRT Porsche is a special kit for the 991 911 Turbo. The Vorsteiner VRT Porshce aerodynamics package is one of the best looking ones you can get for a 991. Not only do the carbon fiber composite components look great but also reduce weight, increase the aerodynamic profile thus resulting in a much lower center of gravity. Perhaps the most stunning feature of the 911 Turbo is its forged 1-piece monoblock aluminum wheels with a center locking option.
Want to know the price of a Vorsteiner VRT Porsche 911 Turbo S. Let’ just say the aftermarket bits will set you back over 5 figures alone.
The new compact luxury sedan from Audi will go head to head to with Mercedes CLA and BMW 2 series. The compact cars coming out of Europe are going to be a hot market segment in 2015. All three of the European car makers are debuting new models.
The 2015 Audi S3 with feature a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 liter putting out 290 horsepower. The only available gearbox in the US will be a 6 speed dual clutch automatic with manual shifting mode. Acceleration from 0 to 60 will happen in an estimated 4.8 seconds. The new Audi S3 is aimed at a younger demographic who are entering the sport/luxury market.
The 2015 Audi S3 will fit into the $35,000 to $45,000 price range in order to get entry-level future buyers loyal to the brand. Once bought into the make, Audi intends on keeping them for life.
The 2016 Dodge Charger should appear in late 2015 with a long overdue redesign.
The current Dodge Charger has been riding on Chrysler’s LX platform since 2011. The 2016 Dodge Charger should come with aggressive styling emphasizing its American muscle car history. In addition to a new chassis , the 2016 Dodge Charger should come in rear wheel drive configuration with an optional advanced all-wheel drive system. Expect offerings of V6 and V8 engines but don’t rule out a turbo charged four-cylinder. Evolved versions of the Pentastar V6 and the Hemi V8 should carry over into the next generation Charger.
As for looks, we should see a more aggressive fascia with aggressive air intakes and a more brawny rear.
Expect the 2016 Dodge Charger to make its debut sometime in 2015.
The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a limited edition Carrera that comes with a power kit that produces 430hp.
When equipped with PDK the Porsche will go 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. The Porsche 911 50th anniversary edition has two-toned 20-inch wheels that are a tribute to the legendary Porsche Fuchs wheels. They are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centers. Also found throughout the car are subtle chrome trim accents added to the front intakes, window surrounds, and the rear louvers. The 50th Anniversary Edition Porsche will only come in three colors, Graphite Gray, Black Monochrome, and Eggshell White which is featured in this video.
Want a Porsche the 50th Anniversary Edition 911 for yourself? Prices start at $125,050. That isn’t cheap, but this special edition will likely become a collectable so consider it a great investment.
Here are pictures of the redesigned ND 2016 Mazda Miata.
This 2016 Mazda Miata test chassis was caught sitting largely undisguised out in the open in Detroit. While it was wearing very similar skin to the current third generation NC Miata, this car can be seen with several test bits including 4 lug wheels. We also know that the ND Miata will be jointly made with Fiat hinting at even more changes underneath. Also spotted was a dual exhaust when previous shots of the test car had a single exhaust similar to the first two generation Miata’s. Little is know about what Mazda is planning performance wise for the Miata, but a turbo charged 4 cylinder will almost for sure be in the line up.
The fourth generation 2016 Mazda Miata should makes its debut in mid 2015
If the BMW 7 series wasn’t nice enough, Alpina takes the F01 7 series and transforms it into an ultra luxury and performance machine called the B7. The Alpina B7′s engine is hand-built at Alpina’s facility in Buchloe, Germany. The twin-The turbo 4.4-liter V8 has an output of 500hp after Alpina turns the stocks S63 turbos up to 14.5 pis. As part of the package the Alpina B7 also gets high-performance pistons , reinforced heads, and a beefed up intercooler to handle the higher compression. All of this will launch the B7 to 60mph in 4.3 seconds. The most distinctive cosmetic feature are the huge 21 inch Alpina wheels. Alpina also makes a B3 based on the BMW F30 3 series. All Alpinas, are covered under BMWs warranty and can be serviced at local BMW dealers
If you are in the market for a 2014 Alpina B7, be prepared to open your wallet for the price tag of $127,600 for two-wheel drive, $130,600 for four.
The new eighth generation 2015 Nissan Maxima is due to make its debut later in 2014.
The New Maxima, marketed as Nissan’s four door sports car is expected to step up its game for 2015 to compete with increasing competition from european and Japanese luxury sport sedans. In order to compete with the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 series and Lexus ES, the 2015 Maxima should up its power output to over 300hp and tune its suspension to a more driver oriented set up.
Keep an eye out this fall to see the official debut of the 2015 Nissan Maxima