BMW and Italian design house Pininfarina have teamed up to create the Gran Lusso Coupé. This one-of-one beauty was unveiled at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and sits atop a shortened version of the 7-Series platform. It features a V12 engine, rumored to be the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter that dishes out 535 horses and can be found in the 760Li. This is meant to be a concept vehicle so no plans of production but that hasn’t been completely ruled out by the German automaker. What we can expect is some influence taken from the Gran Lusso and applied to future BMW models, with the next-gen 7 Series possibly being the perfect inflection point.
Apolis has released their Transit Issue iPhone 5 Wallet in a tan leather finish, to sit aside the already released black version. It’s slim, versatile and can hold cash or cards with ease of access. For the traveler, this is the iPhone case to have. I’ve been using the black version for quite sometime now and it’s easily the most convenient case on the market.
The B&O Play line by Bang & Olufsen is the brand’s collection of entry-level product which has just gotten two new members — the BeoPlay H6 and H3 headphones. The H6 is a pair of over-ear headphones made from high quality materials and delivering high quality sound. We recently had the opportunity to give them a try and the best way to describe the sound is “crisp”. They’re great for easy listening, feature exceptional clarity, and still pack a punch when needed. The BeoPlay H6 has a bass port which optimizes the bass performance and the drivers are slightly angled to get the best distance and sound direction into the ears. The headphones also feature memory foam inside the ear pads which adapts for optimal comfort. The BeoPlay H3 are in-ear headphones that are made from aluminum and come in three different colors. It features a custom-designed 10.8 mm driver, Micro Bass Port and 23 ventilation holes for superior sound quality.
Pricing for H3 is set at $249 while the H6 will be $399. Look for both to be available starting July through Bang & Olufsen stores, shopbangolufsen.com, the B&O PLAY online store, Apple retail stores, and Apple Online.
Images of the new M3 (F80) have surfaced ahead of its Summer 2013 release date. Expect a lower ride height, blade front bumper and other cues such as M3-badged vents on its flanks and mirrors. The new M3 and M4 will be powered by a 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin turbo engine that dishes out 450 horsepower, 30 more than its predecessor. A 0-62 mph time of 4.3 seconds is currently being mumbled with a top speed limited to 155 mph, though that can be extended to 180 mph with the limiter removed.
The new M3 is rumored to make its debut at the LA Auto Show later this year, alongside the M4, the new badge for the coupe version. (via Auto Express)
Unionmade Naturals is the San Fran-based retailer’s latest collection of exclusives. The lineup is grounded in simple and neutral colors with brands such as Gitman Vintage, Filson, Merz B. Schwanen from past partnerships and a few newcomers as well in Journal Standard, Tender Co., and illustrator Wayne Pate. Expect to see footwear, shirting, trousers, and blazers as well as a Filson bag made from Cone Mills natural canvas and a range of totes.
The Unionmade Naturals collection is available now in-store as well as online through Unionmade’s online store.
Black Scale and Golden Bear have teamed up to make a few colorways of the Deluxe Varsity Jacket. Details are immense as the two-tone shells feature leather and wool paneling as well as snap-button closure, hip pockets, and internal pockets. Striped cuffs, collar and waistband add to the authenticity. The varsity jacket will come in green with red, orange with grey and black on black. Look for this limited edition collaboration to be available starting June 1 through Black Scale flagship stores as well as through their online store.
Last week, Mercedes-Benz officially took the covers off the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with a complete song and dance to mark the occasion. The unveil took place at an Airbus factory in Hamburg with Alicia Keys performing and The Stig on hand with some fireworks tossed into the mix as well. Bottom line, this is the German automaker’s most advanced S-Class to date and it’s one where it’s equally enjoyable whether you’re doing the driving or sitting in the back calling the shots. The larger grille makes it stand out and it’s got some exterior enhancements that, when coupled with all the interior and technological upgrades, will make this S-Class the best in its class.
HBO has dropped a short teaser for Boardwalk Empire’s 4th season. We’re introduced to a new character played by Jeffrey Wright and also see shots of Chalky White in action. Check out the trailer below and expect more details in the months ahead.
The rumors were swirling around for the last week or so but now it’s official: Yahoo has bought tumblr for $1.1 Billion in hard cold cash. Marissa Mayer and team were not playing around, folks. They just turned things up and made David Karp one wealthy 26 year old in the process. Here’s what Yahoo had to say in a press release:
Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr irreverence, wit, and commitment to empower creators.
Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer took to Yahoo’s tumblr page to make the announcement and appropriately so. She even tossed in a gif for good measures. The numbers for Tumblr are impressive — 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every single day with a blog post pool of over 50 billion.