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The Silver Arrows hit the ground running in Sochi on Friday, ending the day third and fourth quickest on the leaderboard, behind the two Ferraris.
The best shots as the Silver Arrows kick off the weekend in Sochi
With the wrap of Coachella last weekend, we’re officially in the thick of festival season. Typically, this means FOMO, FOMO, and probably some more FOMO for anyone not attending the musical extravaganza of the moment. In the past 24 hours, however, the disaster that is Fyre Festival has completely flipped the script—and has been canceled. MORE: What to Wear to Coachella Without Looking Basic AF Let’s start from the beginning: Months ago, a group of Instagram influencers including the l...
We all have at least one of those car nerd friends, the one that will take twenty minutes just to examine how a piece of suspension is put together or how a door handle works (that’s me, by the way). Car nerds can obsess over the most minute of details on a performance car, especially something of impressive engineering. Sometimes, car nerds obsess about those small details more than the car itself and its performance capabilities. If that’s you, the BMW M4 GTS is a car to geek the h...
By now, unless you’ve been living under a rock—no, scratch that; unless you’ve been living in a “Blast from the Past” apocalyptic bunker for the last two years with zero communication with the outside world, then you’ve undoubtedly already heard of America’s obsession with Korean beauty products, and for good reason: They really, truly work. MORE: How I Used Oil to Treat My Acne Sure, on one side of the K-beauty spectrum, you’ve got your gimmicky banana-shaped hand creams and hai...
Ah, gray hair—the fun little reminder that screams “you’re getting closer to death!” in the most inopportune of times (see: running late for work, getting ready for a night out, convincing yourself you don’t look older than last year). And though everyone will eventually go gray, it doesn’t mean we’re ready for it right now. Which made us wonder: Is there anything you can do to prevent going gray? Or, even worse, are we actually causing our gray hair? MORE: 15 Best Skin Serums to T...
While we’re patiently waiting for Audi to be done with its research and development of its new RS5, which is the usual rival of cars such as the BMW M3 – or M4 these days – and the Mercedes-AMG C63, there’s a new kid on the block making waves. We’re talking, of course, about the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. Since it was launched, the Italian sports car received glowing reviews, many rushing to call it even better than the benchmark for the last 30 years, the BMW M3. However, some still argue ...
Selena Gomez tricked fans (and most of the Internet, including us, it should be noted) into thinking she got a new, much shorter bob haircut on Instagram. In fact, the 24-year-old singer almost broke the Internet two days ago when she debuted the seemingly brand-new cut—it looked like her shortest length ever—but as it turns out, she was only wearing a wig. Here’s the gorgeous shot again, in case you missed it:  Source: Instagram   “It was so funny,” Gomez told Extra...
Earlier this month, BMW and Garage Italia unveiled another joint project, again based on the BMW i3 and i8 models. The Memphis Style of the 1980s, which was founded and lived by artists in Milan, served as a model and concept for the spectacular look of BMW’s i cars. For the presentation of the BMW i8 Memphis Style Edition, Michele de Lucchi was one of the most important representatives of Memphis Style. The new interpretations of the year 2017 were not designed by Michele de Lucchi, but b...
German luxury manufacturer ALPINA will bring its enhanced versions of its B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe and Convertible models at the upcoming London Motor Show. Based on the LCI versions of BMW’s 4 Series range, the world premiere of the two took place at the Geneva Motor Show, earlier this year. The old ALPINA B4 Coupe and Convertible models were are and powerful enough by any means, but considering the world we live in, there’s always room for improvement. Therefore, as BMW is now rolling out 440i ...
While waiting for the new M5 to come out, people are starting to forget about the performance monster the BMW F10 M5 still is. When it originally came out, everyone was impressed by its power and straight line performance, but as seven years flew by and other monstrous creations came forward, they started to fade. Even so, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 of the F10 M5 is a beast no matter how you look at it. While BMW claims it only makes 560 HP and 501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque, real-life measureme...
In other oh-my-god-that’s-my-literal-nightmare news, one poor Australian woman spent nearly $300 on her first-ever professional dye job, only to walk out of the salon hours later with possibly the world’s crappiest striped, spotted, orange-y yellow hair. Oh, and did we mention she got it just hours before boarding a flight for her friend’s wedding? Yup. That, folks, is called a very, very bad hair day. MORE: How Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Gives My Flat Hair Volume and Texture According to D...
The BMW M3 has always been the benchmark for the small performance sedan segment. You can argue all you want that the modern F80/F82 M3/M4 has diluted the model’s heritage and that the [insert any modern competitor here] is better. However, it’s the M3 that started it all and which every other modern competitor owes its existence to. The original E30 M3, in many ways, is still the benchmark for small, lightweight performance sedans that emphasize fun and handling over power and perfo...
The 2002 is one of the most celebrated of modern BMWs. Introduced in 1968, the 2002 was powered by a 1,990cc, 100bhp version of BMW’s classic M10 single-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder engine. Complementing the 2002 base model were a pair of higher performance versions, the 2002Ti and fuel-injected 2002Tii. Endowed with attractive styling, more than adequate performance, reasonable economy and excellent controllability, the 2002 proved outstandingly successful, nearly 400,000 of all types ...
I’ll get right to it: My hair is generally flat and limp and thin and lifeless and terrible. It air-dries into a stringy, straight-over-here-but-wavy-other-there mess that no cream or balm or low chignon can fix, and when left to its own devices, it’ll mat itself to the crown of my head and cowlick toward the front. Fun! MORE: Apple Cider Vinegar Gave Me The Shiniest Hair Ever Adding to the terribleness of it all is the fact that I have a long face: If my hair falls apathetically alongside i...
There’s something silly happening on the internet. That’s not a rare occurrence. But this time, it’s something I take personally: there’s been an avalanche of random websites publishing articles about alternative engagement rings and giving truly idiotic, completely uninformed advice. I love the alternative engagement ring trend, but when it’s practiced without understanding of the relevant gemological facts, it’s going to end in tears. And in a world with S...
Y’all, the green beauty movement is on fire, and new clean beauty products are being pumped out on the regular. I, for one, am all for it. See, after my skin broke out with a bout of random adult acne last year, I went on a crusade to do everything and anything possible to calm down the inflammation. After waking up with a particularly severe breakout, I picked up my phone and dialed my dermatologist for an emergency appointment. With the other hand, I started turning over my very expens...
Source: Instagram Wife, mother, actress, lifestyle guru, Gossip Girl — Blake Lively is a many splendored thing, and now she can add troll to the list. Yesterday, she teased husband Ryan Reynolds in an Instagram post that congratulated the “most influential person in her life” on making the Time 100: John Legend. The photo features Ryan’s head blocking John Legend performing onstage, giving Blake the perfect opportunity to write this caption: “Congratulations to the most inf...
Look, guys. I realize that sometimes adventurous sex can seem a little overrated. Is it really worth putting in all this effort for a questionable outcome, like a twig in my thigh? Am I really going to have a better orgasm—or any orgasm—in the shower? Maybe not. But there’s still damn good reason to get outside your sex comfort zone (read: mattress) every once in awhile. Because newness is hot. Research shows that new things literally trigger activity in a part of our brain that mak...
Source: Instagram Yesterday, Kim Kardashian announced, before Ellen DeGeneres and her audience, she was a changed woman. That being robbed at gunpoint was the ultimate teachable moment — a moment that chose her — and through it, she found herself and her priorities, and they were decidedly less materialistic. But now her new self is being tested, and it’s with paparazzi photos. Yes, some pics of Kim’s unphotoshopped butt — arguably her most prized possession — in a bikini h...
In the eyes of BMW enthusiasts, the BMW 1 Series M is the stuff of legends. It was actually almost a parts-bin-special, with the engine from a Z4 sDrive35i, the rear diff from an E92 M3 and some mirror caps and other exterior bits also from the E92 M3. It was also the first BMW M car that didn’t have a bespoke M engine. So it wasn’t really a thoroughbred M car. That means nothing, however, as it is possibly the best driving BMW experience of the last decade, maybe even longer. Doug D...
With news of a diesel BMW 5 Series coming to the US breaking this morning, the torque-loving crowd out there must be overjoyed. Admittedly, diesel cars aren’t getting a lot of love in the US but those who do love them, go above and beyond when it comes to praising compression-ignition machines. The US market will apparently get a 540d model this year, but specifics of the engine used under its hood are still missing. If the older F10 range is anything to go by, we could expect BMW to do a ...
In what appears to be a short teaser of a longer video to come, BMW published a 1-minute clip today that will get your heart rate up in anticipation of what’s to come. In the footage, we get to admire two of the best looking concepts the brand launched in the last few years, the BMW 2002 Hommage and the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R. Sharing the famous Miramas track in France, the place where some of the most innovative BMWs are being tested, the two cars seem to be right at home on the black tarm...
You know that annoying kid who interjects about how cool his marble collection is when your teacher is praising some other kid’s clearly superior marble collection? No, that’s not a thing? OK, well, in any event, an old meme of Victoria Justice seriously shading Ariana Grande is making the rounds on the internet right now, and in this case, Justice is the annoying kid and Grande is the one with the bangin’ marble collection. To back up a tic, the meme is based on a video...
Have you heard of this new olive oil hair mask? Or this DIY olive oil cleansing conditioner? Or this olive oil-soaked towel that wraps around your olive oil-coated hair after you rinse it with pure olive oil squeezed from a handful of organic Italian olives?! Yeah, in case you haven’t caught on, coconut oil has been kicked to the curb, and olive oil is now being touted as the most magical, hair-fixing ingredient to have ever graced the earth. But is olive oil actually good for your hair? We we...
What are you doing this weekend? Yoga? Brunch? A long walk in the sunshine? All solid choices, but what about educating yourself on your sexual, hormonal, and reproductive health? A trio of women are organizing a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind, radically honest, and totally vital gathering this weekend to educate people of all walks of life about women’s menstrual, hormonal, reproductive, and sexual health—and we got to speak with one of them to find out why it’s so important to...
MINI has been changing a lot over the past few years. After BMW took over the winged logo company and breathed life into it, some people were ecstatic about the way things turned out while some just couldn’t get over the fact that the name of the company doesn’t necessarily translate into minuscule cars. You’d think that over 15 years people would get used to that idea but as reviews of the MINI Countryman start pouring in, it becomes obvious that’s not the case. The guys...
Got a minute? Here’s your mid-day roundup of all your need-to-know news in fashion, beauty, entertainment, and beyond. This detoxing face mask has a 3,000-person waiting list—and we can say first-hand, it’s totally worth the wait. [Harper’s Bazaar] In depressing news, here’s why you should stop double-tapping on those adorable cat ‘grams. [Refinery29] Khloé Kardashian is being sued for sharing a photo of…herself? [The Cut] Just a friendly reminder that Beyoncé...
The idea of ​​inductive charging for electric cars is almost as old as the electric car itself, but from 2018 onwards, it will become reality. BMW Wireless Charging is the technology that will initially be available for the BMW 530e iPerformance and shortly thereafter for other electric cars and plug-in hybrids from Munich. With the help of a special loading plate and, of course, a correspondingly equipped car, the plugging in of a charging cable will thus be superfluous. The prototype shown...
At the 2017 New York Auto Show, we sat down with Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager at BMW North America, to talk about the current U.S. lineup and future models. Among many topics, one came up consistently – the future of diesels in the United States. One model that has yet to be announced in the new 5 Series lineup is a diesel, but according to Bahri, customers will soon have a choice. Today, Car and Driver confirms that the model in question will be the 2018 BMW 540d, which will join ...
Sure, a nice meal and some drinks usually make for a great first date, but after a while that routine starts to get a little stale—and some creative date ideas are definitely in order. From foodie date night ideas that involve eating each course at a different restaurant, to outdoorsy ideas for nature enthusiasts, we’ve come up with a list of 50 creative date ideas that cover all the bases. Dive right in, and plan something unexpected for your next date—we’re betting your partne...
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep us away from our Wi-Fi—but a long flight is the one thing that can tear us apart. Thankfully, there are some non Wi-Fi games and apps that can keep us (somewhat) connected, and the best offline apps are actually almost as good as being online. Now that the FAA has officially changed the in-flight rules about using technology from the time of lift-off to the time you land, you’ll have plenty of time to entertain yourself while in ...
There’s a reason why The Container Store exists, and why weirdly satisfying videos of perfectly aligned and stacked objects go viral, and why your grandmother obsessively rearranges your kitchen every time she visits: Brains love organization. And that’s especially true if you’re a beauty-obsessed makeup hoarder whose drawers tend to look like the aftermath of an atomic bomb. Which is why we’re losing our shit over a photo Khloe Kardashian posted of her perfectly arranged lipstick drawer...
If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’re entering uncharted territory. Not only are you about to make a major life change, but there’s a ton to do, a lot of money involved and you want everything to be absolutely perfect. It’s a total recipe for a huge meltdown — especially if you’re a Type A personality. So what do you do to save your (and your fiancé’s) sanity? Girl, you break out that pen and paper and do what you do best: You make yourself some ...
Building upon the new exterior design of the G30 5 Series, the first all-wheel drive M5 will offer a unique combination of M design cues paired with the luxury and classiness of a business sedan. Later this year, BMW will finally unveil the highly-awaited performance sedan and today, we have some exclusive details to share with you. Design wise, the F90 M5 is very close to the rendering seen below; the only significant difference is the lack of air breathers on the side. The carbon roof has the ...
Powerful and reliable: these two terms perfectly sum up the demands placed on the V8 engines in the DTM. The six BMW drivers have just one engine each for the entire season. With this in mind, the engineers and mechanics at BMW Motorsport gave top priority to absolute precision during the production phase. Here is the lowdown on the BMW DTM engine, the BMW P66/1. In 2017, DTM regulations allow a larger diameter – 2 x 29 millimeters – for the air restrictors, through which the engine draws it...
Calling the BMW i sub-brand visionary is no longer a cool thing to do. As a matter of fact, it has been said so many times that most people could consider it a cliche by now and they’d be right. I guess the same could be said about TED talks, where the world’s brilliant minds come together to show humanity their latest idea. But what if these two joined forces? Well, hold on to your neuron links because it already happened. The collaboration between the two was announced yesterday du...
Kim Kardashian is a new woman as a result of the horrific Paris robbery. “I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me,” she began during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, getting tearful. “And I don’t want to start crying, but, like, I feel like that was so meant to happen to me. Like, I’m such a different person.” Through tears, she continued, “It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life ...
Every so often, a new ingredient comes along that’s quickly heralded as The Next Big Thing in the skin-care world (lookin’ at you, argan oil), and recently, that very special ingredient has been charcoal. Yup, the same stuff your dad gets really excited about when it’s grill time in the summer, except this time, it’s for your acne-loving face. MORE: Should I Use Retinol To Get Rid of Acne? Here’s the gist: Activated charcoal acts like a lint roller for the gunk on your skin, sticki...
Another day, another Photoshop. It’s a tale as old as time (or Instagram) at this point, but whenever a celebrity appears to have altered a photo before posting it, fans freak the F out. And that’s exactly what happened in the case of a shot Kylie Jenner posted last night, wearing nothing but a white long-sleeved shirt and a pair of Puma underwear. (She’s an ambassador for the brand.) Though some appreciated the pic with rose emojis or heart-eyes smiley faces, others were qui...
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It's the tenth anniversary for the Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in St Helier this weekend The 2017 Jersey Boat Show takes place this weekend It's the tenth anniversary for the Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in St Helier this weekend This article Jersey Boat Show is go! appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.
We spoke to founder Lea Lange about how the fairy-tale rise of Juniqe with her two co-founders began. Their recipe for success: keep it simple.
Get to know Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM team member Marius Meier-Diedrich, Lucas Auer’s race engineer with responsibility for pit stops.
With the 2018 BMW 4 Series, BMW enhances an already great car with a raft of very subtle changes that add up to a more driver oriented enthusiast car. The 4 Series uses the same platform as the 3 Series, but comes with a wider front and rear track and lower center of gravity for better handling. The 4 Series leads its segment in sales and since it debuted at the end of 2013, the 4 Series has racked up over 400,000 sales. So BMW was wanting to tweak it, but not drastically change it. Changes ar...
When we manage a flash of mercy for someone we don’t like — including ourselves — we experience a great spiritual moment, says writer Anne Lamott. There are times in our lives — scary, unsettling times — when we know that we need help or answers but we’re not sure what kind, or even what the problem or question is. We look and look, tearing apart our lives like we’re searching for car keys in our couch, and we come up empty-handed. Then when we’re doing something ...
We’re totally in love with organic beauty lines—but why are organic products so damn expensive? Just like organic produce in the grocery store, these types of products—from cleansers to makeup—always seem to have a higher price tag than their non-organic counterparts. While the cost might cause you to categorize these skin-boosting offerings as totally out of your budget, it may help to know why exactly organic (often confused with “all natural”) products can make a bi...
We all know that the current-gen BMW X3 is quite old and in desperate need of replacement, which will happen later this year. However, we aren’t the only ones that know this, as Audi just fired some shots at the current X3 in its newest commercial for the Q5. To be honest, this isn’t the first time Audi has taken shots at BMW in its new Q5 commercials, as a previous commercial called BMW X3 drivers “conformists“. Now, though, this new Audi Q5 commercial takes a shot at th...