BMW Owner to Sue Over 20mph Zoning—Claims it Causes Damage to the Engine

A displeased BMW owner in Germany is prepared to sue her local city council if they implement plans for a blanket 20 mile per hour speed limit. Sound crazy? Not so fast—Diane Greenwood, 47, claims that her BMW struggles to cope in fourth gear at such low speeds, which would force her to drive around in third gear, which would in turn place undue strain on the engine and emit more pollution.

We certainly wouldn’t want any undue stress on our fabulous BMW rental fleet, and understand her concerns.

BMW driver sues city council

Mercedes-Benz Overtakes BMW in U.S. Market

The heat is on between longtime luxury auto rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW, with Mercedes overtaking BMW during October U.S. sales. Mercedes enjoyed 22,637 U.S. deliveries last month while BMW only 21,873. BMW, however, maintains the lead for the year at 199,552 total vehicles sold.

Mercedes Vs. BMW

Stiff competition!

Aston Martin Hits 1 Million Facebook Fans, BMW Leads with 6.7 Million

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is celebrating a milestone—no, not the creation of an all-new hybrid hoover-craft, just reaching 1 million fans on social-networking site Facebook. This leaves many to wonder…so what?

Facebook has become far more powerful than anyone had previously anticipated, now incorporated into marketing endeavors and more. For example, you can follow us on Imagine Lifestyles Facebook for real-time updates on your favorite models and available exotic car driving experiences. Enough shameless self-promotion…but is that not what Facebook is for? Back to the numbers game.

Aston Martin Facebook

A screenshot of Aston Martin's Facebook page celebrating 1 million fans

Top 5 Stolen Luxury Cars–Guess Who is #1?

Everyone loves a good luxury car, especially a talented luxury car thief! According to the latest available data compiled by the FBI’s statistical unit, the following cars are the most likely to be swiped. (This data is from 2009, so it is likely that 2010 and 2011 will be available in the near future).

I guess Guy Fieri’s stolen Lamborghini did not make the list!

The top 5 most stolen vehicles are (in order):

Audi S8
1. Audi S8

BMW to Electrify 2011 Miami Art Basel

One of our favorite luxury auto brands, BMW, is poised to create a jolt at this year’s Miami Art Basel with the BMW i luxury hybrid car! BMW is to support the 10th annual eclectic event, perhaps the most prestigious annual event to hit our shoreline from December 1st-4th, 2011. So how exactly does the brand intend to up the ante this year?
   
For the fans, clear your schedule for Friday, December 2nd and attend BMW’s “The Future of Design & Sustainability” event, where you can absorb the details of the BMW i electric car and a tasty cocktail. There will be an exclusive press event with Benoit Jacob during that time!

2011 Miami Art Basel
   
According to BMW’s Head of Brand Management, Dr. Uwe Ellinghaus,

Top 10 Fastest Supercars of 2011!

After checking out these feverishly fast supercars, you will be tempted to call us and rev up one of our speed-shattering exotic car rentals! We totally understand, and we will be waiting.

10. Pagani Huayra
9. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
8. G-Power M5 Hurricane RR
7. Brabus E V12 Coupe
6. Zenvo ST1
5. Keating ZKRs
4. Hennessey Venom GT
3. SSC Ultimate Aero II
2. TranStar Racing Dagger GT
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

 

Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

Self-Propelled BMW 5-Series Sedan Scours Germany!

BMW may soon subtract the driver from the equation entirely, though it is purely a preference thing! Ever the daily-driver luxury car, a BMW or BMW rental was unquestionably intended to drive. So why would the company transform the driver into a co-pilot of sorts?

Self-Driving BMW 5 Series

Self-Driving BMW 5 Series