Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – November 21, 2013 . . . Just in time for the holidays new BMW lifestyle items have arrived, including apparel, accessories, shoes and many other stylish gift ideas. Impressing with superior functionality, high-tech appeal and innovative design, the products perfectly fit BMW’s premium approach. The new items are available now at selected BMW centers and will be available in the BMW online shop at www.shopbmwusa.com.
The store will offer free two-day shipping starting November 29th through December 31st. BMW has picked a pre-selection of products that are perfect ideas for holiday gifts, many of which are part of the BMW Lifestyle Happier Holiday Collection.
BMW Team USA Collection.
The BMW Group is a proud partner of the United States Olympic Committee and Team USA. To support and celebrate the partnership, BMW launches an entire collection for all fans. The US bobsledders and BMW Performance Team members Steve Langton and Elana Meyers are the faces of the 2014 collection. A portion of all purchases of the Team USA Collection will support the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
Show your support for BMW Team USA with this unique holiday item: The limited Team USA Bobsled Ornament ($59), which was modeled after the actual Team USA bobsled that has been designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Wearing one of BMW’s Team USA T-shirts ($29) is another way to show your support for the 2014 US Olympic Winter Team. The vintage-look tee has the American flag and a bobsled graphic on it. And if it’s getting colder, the collection also offers the Unisex Team USA Sweatshirt ($99) – a comfortable extra-thick hoody that is crafted from Eco-Hybrid™ premium soft three-end French terry. All mentioned products are proudly made in the USA.
A watch is always a great gift. BMW has partnered with world-renowned watch manufacturers like Ball, Tourneau and ICE to create a truly unique collection of timepieces.
The Men’s BALL for BMW GMT Watch ($4,399) is a sophisticated timepiece with a stainless steel 42mm case. It offers Swiss automatic GMT second time zone movement, screw-in crown, illuminating hands and markers, date calendar, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a crocodile leather strap with folding buckle. The Men’s BMW Carbon Watch ($295) – produced exclusively for BMW by Tourneau – is perfect for everyone who values style and design. This handsome watch features contrasting details and a choice of a black carbon fiber or blue carbon fiber pattern dial. Technical details include day and date subdials, Swiss quartz movement, tachymeter, sweep second hand and illuminating hands and markers. The two mentioned watches above include a three year limited warranty and lifetime battery replacement and are water-resistant up to 330 feet. Outstanding features and modern design – that is what the BMW Motorsport ICE Chronograph ($195) has to offer. Designed especially for BMW Motorsport, this sizable chronograph features a dual-color silicone band, enameled dial and mineral glass lens. It also has a date display, second and 30-minute displays as well as stopwatch function.
BMW i Collection.
BMW i is a new realization of “premium” defined by sustainability. The first BMW i production vehicles are the all-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car. In addition to those models, BMW i is now launching its first lifestyle accessories collection featuring products that incorporate the sustainable BMW i concept which will be on display at the Los Angeles International Auto Show 2013 for the first time in the US.
Sustainable charging: The BMW i Solar Charger (available in January, $49) fully charges via USB cable in two to three hours or in 12 to15 hours in either sunlight or artificial light. It includes multiple cables for different mobile devices (sockets for smartphones from Apple, Blackberry, Nokia and Samsung). Another highlight of the collection is the BMW i8 Computer Mouse ($44). Based on the design of the BMW i8 Concept Car, it enables an energy savings of around 30%, thanks to its blue LED light and automatic sleep mode. Sustainable and chic: The protective BMW i Laptop Pouch ($49) is crafted from two-color recycled plastic felt-like material and leather tanned with olive leaves, echoing the materials in BMW i cars. The blue, gray and brown pouch is suitable for 15″ laptops.
BMW Kids’ Collection.
From realistic pedal cars to stylish hats and T-shirts, the BMW Kids’ Collection has something for every future driver.
The BMW Kidsbike ($355) – available in blue, red and orange – is both a walking bike and a real bicycle. It teaches kids how to balance and judge speed from an early age, making it easy for them to switch to the pedal bike later on. To turn the walking bike into a real bicycle simply fit the pedal unit and chain supplied. The Kidsbike is suitable for children from about 2½ years (without pedals) up to about 6 years of age (with pedals). The BMW Baby Racer II Motorsport ($115) conveys Motorsport feeling for kids. It comes with a sport steering wheel, noise-cancelling rubber tires, front spoiler, speedometer and rev counter. Suitable for ages one and a half to three.
The BMW Collection offers everything from comfortable casual wear to smart business accessories and delights with classic colors and eye-catching details.
Ideal for the winter: The minimalist ribbed black Unisex Scarf ($42) and Hat ($38) with a pleasant fleece lining at forehead level keeps one warm when it’s cold outside. Each item is detailed with a metal stud embossed with the BMW logo. Perfect for travels is the BMW Messenger Bag ($75) which has a main compartment as well as a separate, padded laptop section, and a front pocket for accessories. Its handy strap can be used to attach it to a trolley. The BMW Key Case ($35) is the ideal present for everyone who wants to protect their BMW car key in a very stylish way. The leather case is specifically designed for newer BMW key styles and available in five different colors. A great companion for the winter holidays are the BMW Style Sunglasses ($139). These premium unisex sunglasses have a matte black acetate and metal design that lends itself to elegant as well as sporty styles. UVA, UVB and UVC protection is provided up to 400 nm.
BMW M Collection. The powerful BMW M automobiles represent performance, superior technology and a true passion for motor racing. These characteristics and strong colors, durable materials and eye-catching accents are also recognizable in the BMW M Collection.
Dynamic travelling is possible with the BMW M luggage set containing of a BMW M Boardcase ($230) and a BMW M Trolley ($270). Both suitcases come with a retractable telescopic handle a TSA lock. The red zip provides a colorful highlight, along with the zip pull featuring the M stripe design. Small embossed M logo plates are on the handle and colored BMW M logos are on the upper hard shell. The M boardcase weighs approximately eight pounds and the trolley approximately nine pounds. Both are made of polycarbonate. Efficient use of space is also offered by the sporty BMW M Wallet ($98) that is made of 100% black calf leather. The front features an embossed BMW M logo and the inside has functional subdivisions, with eight card slots, two slots for bills, a coin section and three compartments for documents. Another stylish gift idea is the BMW M Rollerball Pen ($120). It is made with real carbon fibers and features a chrome trim and laser-engraved BMW M word mark.
BMW Yachtsport Collection.
The BMW Yachtsport Collection is designed with rigorous attention to detail, with a focus on functionality, maritime design and most of all, sheer sailing pleasure.
One highlight of the Yachtsport Collection is the comfortable design without shoulder seams. Given that, the Yachting Fleece Sweater and Jacket ($139) in grey mélange come without seams in the shoulder area and are perfect for colder weather. For ladies, this piece has a continuous zip line at the front, while the men’s version is a sweater with a shorter zip. A fun and practical gift is the Lifebuoy Key Ring Pendant ($25). The key ring is made of silicone and is 2.4 inches long.
Perfection in any size: With its Miniatures, BMW does not just faithfully reproduce each car’s design, but also its characteristic details. These include simulated carpets for the foot wells and seatbelts in the same material as in the actual models.
The latest style icon within the BMW Miniatures Collection is the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé ($90). The long wheelbase and elongated hood underscore the car’s dynamic exterior. Additionally, it features a functioning steering wheel and rotating brake discs. The miniature is available in Black Sapphire, Mineral White and Frozen Bronze. Another highlight of the collection is the BWM M5 ($100). The interior of the 1:18 model features seatbelts made of the same material as in the actual BMW M5. The exterior is available in Monte Carlo Blue or Silverstone II.
The new BMW Lifestyle catalogue and the featured collections are available at selected BMW dealerships and on the internet at shopbmwusa.com/BMW-LIFESTYLE.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.