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The Baja 1000 isn't somewhere you'd expect to see a BMW (unless it's a motorcycle, of course). There's something about over 1100 miles of gruesome desert terrain that doesn't exactly scream 'let's get an M3 out there.' So it probably won't come as any surprise that semi-legendary BMW tuning house Turner Motorsport won't be taking one of their track cars to Ensenada as one of the most challenging off-road endurance races going kicks off. But they will be there. Turner drivers Michael Marsal, Markus Palttala, Jay Baier and Will Turner himself will be joined by Dutchman Oskar Slingerland and James…
Monday, 27 May 2019 09:03

Replacing Your BMW Remote Key Fob

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Getting a new set of keys for your BMW used to be pretty simple. Just take your key to the watch / jewelry / shoe / etc. repair guy down the street who also happened to offer while-you-wait key cutting, and get a whole bunch made. Modern remote keys have plenty of security benefits and make it easy to get into your car and hit the road — particularly if your BMW or MINI has the Comfort Access feature. But for all this convenience, they can be a real pain to get copies of. Maybe you want a spare in…
Friday, 29 September 2017 11:39

BMW: Use Amazon Alexa Behind the Wheel From 2018

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There's nothing quite like speaking and having things automagically happen around you. Or, at least, that's what BMW seem to betting on, with their announcement that Amazon's Alexa personal assistant will be built into BMW and MINI vehicles from mid-2018. For anybody used to using an Echo at home, taking advantage of the same capabilities behind the wheel is probably going to feel like second nature. And it makes an awful lot of sense; voice control is the perfect match for an in-car computer, offering safe and convenient hands-free operation. What sets Alexa apart from competing in-car systems from Apple…
Friday, 08 September 2017 14:49

What's the Future of BMW i?

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BMW isn't about to let Tesla run away with the EV market. It was announced Tuesday that we'll be seeing an all-electric four-door concept car from BMW at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. Though details are scarce, tongues are already wagging at the thought of BMW launching a direct competitor for the Tesla Model 3. With a battery-powered MINI concept also promised for Frankfurt, BMW certainly isn't keeping its EV cards close to its chest. Of course, it isn't the company's first foray into electric vehicles, but it's fair to say it's been a mixed bag so far. The plug-in…
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A decent infotainment system is a must for any modern car intended for everyday driving. The major auto manufacturers have all cottoned on, each developing their own systems in-house and making them available in most of their latest models. Hot on their heels is a proliferation of third-party hardware and software designed to add new features to your vehicle. There are three main options for BMW owners to choose from: the native iDrive interface developed by BMW; Apple's CarPlay system; and Android Auto from Google. But which is the best option? We take a look at each in turn to…
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BimmerTech has always striven to help BMW owners customize their cars with the latest technology upgrades. Now, we're excited to announce that we're continuing in that tradition; our new range of convenience retrofits let you add the ease-of-use features you're looking for—and only the features you’re looking for. For many, Comfort Access is a must-have convenience feature. And if you've ever experienced it, you'll understand why... A remote sensor recognizes your unique key as you approach your vehicle, letting you unlock your doors by simply touching the handle. Now, BimmerTech lets you add this feature to your BMW. Our Comfort…
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The days are getting longer. The birds are starting to sing again. Crystalline blankets of snow are at last relenting as long-oppressed blades of grass reach towards the heavens. Spring. A time of rebirth. And the perfect moment to breathe new life into your BMW. Maybe your car’s been in storage for the winter, or you might just not have felt much like driving these last few weeks. Whatever your situation, now is the time to start afresh—whether that means making a few changes, or getting back to the car you know and love. To help get you in the…
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What makes for the perfect driving experience? Comfort? Power? Control? Or maybe something altogether different…?To find out, we talk to Michael from MyRod.com, a father and son team who specialize in finding exceptional, “hard to find” classic cars. Michael and son Tyler. Photo © MyRod.com. BimmerTech: You’re clearly passionate about classic cars. What is it about them that appeals to you so much?Michael: Almost everything. From the designs of the period to the experience behind the wheel. But I guess the thing I love most is experiencing “car culture,” whether it’s visiting with folks at a vintage car show or…
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When I was a kid, nothing said ‘I love you’ quite like a romantic mixtape. And now that I’m a little more… ah… mature, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like feeling young again. In that spirit, what better way to spend this Valentine’s Day than reliving your teenage years with that special someone? If you’re planning a romantic car ride for Valentine’s Day (and you should be, because that’s another dying art), up the nostalgia with a perfectly crafted mixtape. Of course, the fact that nobody uses cassette tapes any more means you’re going to have to be a…
Thursday, 29 December 2016 17:11

What Did We Do in 2016?

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2016 has been a busy year for BMW, as it celebrated a century of automotive excellence. And it’s been no less busy for us here at BimmerTech. We’ve continued to develop innovative multimedia retrofits for every BMW lover. We’ve listened to your feedback and brought the features you were looking for to the iDrive. We’ve been doing everything we can to make sure your car is the best it can be. So what exactly have we been doing these last 12 months? We Showed You the Easiest Way To Code Your iDrive On April 1, we revealed a quick and…
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