Words by Gracey Maquiniana | Photos courtesy of BMW of North America, LLC
 
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The last time an American held the Guinness World Record for the longest sustained drift was way back in 2008. 2010 Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. set a drift record of 1,915.7 meters in a stock Ford Mustang, which at the time, was thought to be hard to beat. But we guessed wrong as his record didn't stand for long.
 
In the past five years, at least three other drivers from England, China, and Abu Dhabi bested his feat, where the last reached a mind-boggling 11,180 meters. But no matter how hard they try, there was always one limiting factor: tires. These guys could drift all the way to the moon and back if only the tires lasted that long. So the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina found a loophole in the rules to steal the title back for the USA.
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Words by Christopher Kho
 
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It was only a few weeks ago when the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, introduced their newest ownership program called FlexiLease.
 
ACC describes it as “an operating lease program that offers flexibility for companies and individuals who want to experience sheer driving pleasure at the most convenient way possible.” It does this by offering “low initial cash-out and monthly rates and drive a brand new BMW vehicle every two or three years depending on the lease term applied for.”
 
But seriously, is it really better than paying cash outright? Think about it, after paying two or three years in lease, you don't get to keep the car. That left us with the question: “What's the point?” Thankfully, ACC Marketing Manager Karl Magsuci took time off from his busy schedule to explain to us how FlexiLease really works.
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Yeah, you don't have to tell us that it's the middle of summer. We can feel the scorching heat too. So what does the country's sole all-BMW car show do to host their 10th year anniversary? Rent a huge ass air-conditioned tent in the heart to Alabang, of course! This way, all visitors can bask not in the heat, but in the passion of everything BMW.
 
Bimmerfest X, the 10th annual all-BMW car show hosted by the BMW Car Club of the Philippines (BMWCCP), sizzled last May 4, 2013 at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang. And doing what they do best, this year's show focused on BMW's two most famous tag lines: “The Ultimate Driving Machine” and “Joy.”
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Nothing says “You've made it” quite like a brand new BMW. That's why the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, came up with FlexiLease - their newest ownership program that will let all aspiring BMW owners know what it feels like to be top gun at the most convenient way possible.
 
FlexiLease is open for both individual and corporate customers and offers (1) minimal 10% deposit; (2) operating lease; and (3) 24 and 36 month lease terms. Plus, the monthly fees are inclusive of Comprehensive Insurance, LTO Registration, BMW Standard Maintenance Services, and Fast approval of lease applications (5 working days for individuals and 7 working days for corporate customers).
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The BMW Car Club of the Philippines is celebrating something monumental this year. That's because the only official BMW club in the country recognized by BMW AG is hosting Bimmerfest X - their 10th annual all-BMW car show.
 
For some, BMW is just a car brand that represents a certain lifestyle of affluence. But for these guys, it represents passion, performance, camaraderie, and most importantly, joy. So from 10 am to 9 pm on May 4, 2013 at the Filinvest Tent, Filinvest City in Alabang, visit Bimmerfest X so you too can be part of the BMW experience.
 
Now on its 10th year, this will be the first time for Bimmerfest to be held indoor, showcasing one of the biggest collection of cars by far. To be exact, they're expecting about 100 BMWs to be on display. And for this year, the BMW Owners' Society of Safe Riders will join in the fray to display their own BMW motorbikes.
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Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, will be hosting the first-ever BMW Roadshow this coming February 22 to 24, 2013, at the Mount Malarayat Gold & Country Club in Lipa City, Batangas.

They'll give all visitors the chance to test drive on-site a wide range of BMW's, hopefully including the new BMW 6 Series Coupe and Z4 35is Roadster that will be on display. BMW owners can also bring their cars and avail of FREE diagnostics and maintenance at the BMW Express Bay. And for those who want to experience the power of M, do visit the BMW M Performance Zone and select from many original BMW performance parts and accessories available specially at the Roadshow.
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Friday, 21 December 2012 10:13

2012 Paris Motor Show : The Inside Story

Words and photos by Elmer Maniebo
 
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Paris is, without a doubt, the most romantic city in the world. Its culture, cuisine, and bright spirit are representative of its native language, which is quite possibly the most beautiful language known to man. It is home to some of the most iconic structures to have ever been built - the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe. Nothing prepares you for its charm, nostalgia, and chic. Its effervescent warmth makes it the most visited city in the world. So when the chance to go to the Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, otherwise known as the Paris Motor Show, popped-up, I didn't think twice to grab it. It’s only five hours away from where I live, and kids go free. So, what the heck!
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Words by Carl Trocio | Photos courtesy of BMW Group
 
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Our favorite Bavarian automaker has literally upped the ante on their coupe, the 3 Series, by making it a 4. This is the new BMW concept 4 Series Coupe, which will effectively replace the 3 Series Coupe.
 
By 2013, BMW intends to add one digit to their coupe and convertible line and give the owners a little more “exclusivity” and the car, more individual character. It also seems that BMW is taking serious strides in dealing with the competition that Audi has been bringing into the playground.
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For the past nine months, BMW has maintained its position as the Philippine's No. 1 luxury vehicle brand - securing 29% of the market share to date. And to celebrate the feat, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles and motorcycles in the country, is hosting the BMW Xpo 2012 from October 19 to 21 at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.
 
The BMW Xpo is created to provide their clientele and all interested parties the ultimate BMW weekend lifestyle experience. The three-day exhibit will feature special offers for BMW Premium Selection and Executive Vehicles, with special pricing packages on select brand new models. And for those who prefer two wheels instead of four, BMW's Motorrad line-up will also be on display with discount prices during the weekend. Best of all, all visitors may test drive the available BMW's during the event and get the chance to win BMW Lifestyle items in the daily raffle.
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Monday, 17 September 2012 06:33

Painting with sheet metal: BMW Zagato Roadster

Words by Leo Lim | Photos courtesy of BMW Group
 
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As one of its definitions, art is something that has the ability to move an individual’s emotions, and such emotions have been constantly stirred by a design firm in Milan, Italy. Zagato has been known to produce art since World War I, using sheet metal as its canvas. So it is not a surprise that established car companies come knocking on their door step for one-off creations and prototypes, to which BMW is no exception.  
 
Following the much-lauded Zagato Coupe which launched four months ago, BMW and Zagato decided to up the ante and craft a drop-top version. The result made its debut at the recently-held Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This is the BMW Zagato Roadster.
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