BMW X5M and One Lap of America 2012 - /DRIVE CLEAN
The One Lap of America, also known as the Cannonball Rally, was originally created by Brock Yates in the early 1970's. It was a flat out race from New York City to Redondo Beach, California in the fastest time possible (which, at the time, was 32 hours and 51 minutes). Since then, the rally has progressed to a slightly less insane race that is scored or "judged" from events that take place on various race tracks arcross the country. However, each race event is roughly 400 to 600 miles from the last one; which means drivers drive all night and race all day. Four-thousand miles, eight days, 10 states, 12 track events, and no sleep = One Lap of America. In this episode, Matt Farah, Mike Musto (and mostly I) thought the One Lap race would be a great way to test detailing products to show how progressively "dirty" cars become during this type of torturous trip. For more information on 1 Lap of America visit: http://onelapofamerica.com. Also download our product guide for everything used in this episode at http://ammonyc.com.
BMW Vision Next 100 - interior Exterior and Drive
Revealed: the BMW ‘Vision Next 100’ concept BMW celebrates 100 years this week. Here’s the car that’ll lead the party BMW’s vision for the next 100 years is a sporting saloon. Not an SUV, not a hypercar, not a nuclear-powered flying car. Sports saloons are, says Adrian von Hooydonk, ‘the core’ of BMW. But the BMW Vision Next 100, to give the car its full name, is also autonomous, shape-shifting and powered by something they won’t name. Just like the i8 Spider revealed at CES in January, it has two modes. You drive or it drives. But even when you’re driving, you’re in ‘Boost mode’ - Boosted into a hero driver. Augmented-reality guides you, projecting the ideal steering line and speed onto the windscreen. The augmented-reality display will also project hidden hazards into your field of view. BMW’s example is a cyclist obscured by a truck. An image of the cyclist is projected onto your windscreen, making the truck magically semi-transparent. If even that is all too difficult, or you have other things to do, switch to ‘ease mode’. The steering quadrant folds away and the chairs swivel around so you can kick back and get on with life. Now, this shape-shifting business – or ‘alive geometry’ as van Hooydonk calls it. The armadillo-scales triangles on the dash let the car warn you, almost subliminally, of upcoming hazards by opening to reveal their red flipsides. The external bodywork wears more of the same triangular motif. The wheels are faired in, so when the front ones turn to steer, the bodywork stretches to accommodate them. At the back of the car, the profile lengthens with speed, cutting aero drag. At the front, the kidney grille is present and correct, but van Hooydonk points out it isn’t needed as an air intake – a clue that there’s no straight-six behind there. Instead they have re-purposed the grille as a porthole for all the sensors the car needs to drive autonomously. “If you can imagine the future, you’ve made the first step,” says AvH. He’s imagined something pretty, don’t you think. But the future? Thoughts below, please. "SUBSCRIBE NOW" 2016, 100 points to the next century, concept, led lights drive interior technology Alive Geometry
BMW X5M vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo - (launch control dash and front camera views]
BMW X5M vs Porsche Cayenne turbo Dash and Front Camera Views Launch Control
New BMW X5 M Test Release Video
The new BMW X5M. Watch in HQ and enjoy :)