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    22 January 2019
BMW M4 in for some essential Security Upgrades and Performance Enhancements

BMW M4 Performance REMAP - MSport Performance Steering Wheel - Clifford CAT1 Alarm - Global Telemetrics - Ghost Immobiliser - Thinkware F800 - Custom Downpipes


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This incredible BMW M4 is becoming a regular at B&B Audioconcepts.  Audioconcepts is fast becoming the regular stop for performance cars, no pun intended.  This time around the BMW M4 is in for a barrage of essential security upgrades with some customisation, including a MSport steering wheel with gear shifting LED's.

>>> Clifford Alarm
>>> Clifford Tilt Sensors
>>> Clifford Glass Break
>>> Global Telemetrics Tracker linked to Alarm
>>> Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser
>>> Thinkware Twin Camera F800 linked with Geofencing and WiFi hotspot CCTV
>>> New MSport Steering Wheel with LED Gear Shift
>>> New Pedal Shifts
>>> Custom Coding for BMW M4 
>>> Performance Remap
>>> Custom New Downpipes
>>> Full Bodykit  


The BMW M4 is a high-performance version of the BMW 4 Series automobile developed by BMW's motorsport division, BMW M GmbH. Part of the renumbering that splits the 3 Series coupé and convertible models from the 4 Series (to further differentiate it from the 3 Series), the M4 replaced the M3 Coupé and Convertible models. Upgrades over the standard BMW 4-Series include: a very powerful and responsive, twin turbocharged engine; improved handling, suspension and braking systems; aerodynamic body enhancements; interior/exterior accents with the tri-colour "M" (Motorsport) badging; the significantly reduced weight compared to the standard 4 Series and its predecessor with an all-new stiffer chassis and extensive use of carbon fibre, especially on the roof of the car.

For a truly track-inspired driving experience that sets pulses racing, the BMW M4 Coupé is the perfect choice. Boasting BMW’s M TwinPower Turbo Technology and a host of refined BMW M design details, its racing genes can be felt and seen in every turn of the wheel. Discover a coupé that’s designed and built for the thrill seekers.

The heart of the BMW M4 Coupé is the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, which offers tremendous power and unmistakable sound. Interplay between optimally-tuned motorsport technologies allow a thrust of 431hp, which can be increased to 450hp with the optional Competition Package.


Clifford Cat1 Alarm

Clifford's Thatcham Category-1 system meets and exceeds the highest standards of the UK insurance industry, and installing one may qualify you for discounted vehicle insurance as a result.

The Clifford has built-in tandem immobiliser circuits are passively armed soon after you park so that your vehicle always remains protected, and these main electronics also reside in an armoured-steel enclosure as an added security measure.

Clifford Glass Break

This Clifford addon will protect your windows and windscreen by adding a Glass Break Sensor.  Provides pre-entry protection by detecting tampering and breaking of vehicle’s glass.

Clifford Tilt Sensor

Detects even minor lifting or rolling of the vehicle without any of the false alarms common to all other tilt and motion sensors. A must for vehicles with upgraded wheels and tires. Automatically self-adjusting.


Msport Steering Wheel

For a hands-on motorsport experience: the BMW M Performance steering wheel II is upholstered in Alcantara for an optimal grip at all temperatures and even in extreme driving situations. The race display and gear shift indicator provide a true motorsport atmosphere. The stop watch and g-meter deliver information that is relevant to motorsport. It's also possible to save lap times and top scores. The trim made of open-pored carbon fibre gives the steering wheel a particularly high quality, athletic, individual look. It features BMW M Performance lettering and BMW M tri-colour stitching.  Benefits of the BMW M Performance Alcantara steering wheel II, with carbon fibre trim and race display, at a glance: integrated race display with Race, Sport and EfficientDynamics modes, stopwatch, g-meter, memory function for lap times and top scores, easy to operate via two buttons integrated into the Alcantara upholstery and colour LED gear-shift indicator next to the race display.  Click here to see a demonstration of the new Msport M4 steering wheel.


Performance REMAP

ECU Remapping can be an extremely cost-effective way of significantly improving the performance of your vehicle. If you are still undecided about going through with an ECU remap, here are some advantages that may help you make your decision:

1. Increase Power and Torque
Remaps have the ability to remove limitations set upon your vehicle by the manufacturer. By going through with a remap, you can effectively make your vehicle parameters more precise depending on the area in which you live, the altitude and the quality of fuel you have available. Combined fine tuning of all of these aspects will result in increased power and torque output.

2. Improve Fuel Economy
ECU remapping can help you increase mpg and get the most out of your hard earned cash. Furthermore, remaps for this purpose offer more precise control of fuel which results in a vehicle that has much better fuel economy.

3. Improve Performance and Drivability
Improvements in performance and driveability will inevitably make your vehicle easier to drive. What’s more, an ECU remap can increase these factors by up to 40%!.

4. Improved Throttle Response
ECU remaps can help to improve engine responsiveness and throttle response significantly. This is great news if you are concerned about the efficacy of your vehicle’s performance.

We took this BMW M4 from stock 419 bhp to an impressive 527 bhp and torque output went from stock 581 nm to 665 nm, these figures result in an impressive improvement to an already impressive BMW M4. Check out our rolling road demonstration.


Custom New Downpipes

Replacing stock downpipes for new custom downpipes allows exhaust gases to move quicker improving power and noise.

Check the new exhaust note from the new downpipes


Thinkware F800 Twin Cameras

The roads are never as safe as you think they are. In 2010, there were over 5 million traffic collisions. In your daily commute, there may be a chance of you being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Situations like these are often extremely stressful, and it is often difficult for drivers to recall the crucial details surrounding the incident. With a Dash Cam, drivers now find themselves having a reliable witness – protecting themselves from bearing the cost of liability. With an in-car dashboard camera, you can feel at ease knowing that there is always a dependable, silent witness with you at all times.

An Extra Eye on the Road.

A dashboard camera (Dash Cam) is a specialized on-board surveillance camera that is designed to monitor and record driving incidents. Mounted to the windshield, the camera turns on automatically upon starting ignition, and actively records video footages with an auto-looping mechanism. It has real-time impact detection, whereupon sensing impact, the camera stores the incident footage in a secure location for later reviewing purposes. The footage can then be used as a form of supplementary evidence for insurance purposes, while protecting the driver against insurance frauds and hit-and-runs.

CMOS Image Sensors allow constant front and rearview Full 1080p HD resolution recording during both daytime and nighttime along with a 140-degree wide angle lens view. This will minimize blind spots to assure recording of all events without fail.

DASH CAM videos recorded in a low-light environment, such as dark alleys or parking lots, may not be clearly identifiable. SUPER NIGHT VISION2.0 in the F800 PRO uses Image Signal Processing (ISP) technology to record a clear, visible video in any situation- while driving or parked.

Perfect image processing even in low-light environments
The Sony Exmor R STARVIS Image Sensor applied to the F800 PRO provides rich colors and the optimal resolution.  STARVIS technology improves Exmor R's low light sensitivity by providing optimal image quality in visible ray and near-infrared range, allowing clear imaging in low light environments.

Energy saving parking recording will reduce power consumption by 1/3 less and gives 3x longer video recording than normal parking mode. When you are away for a vacation or leaving your car for quite some time, energy saving parking recording is a recommended solution. When in use, F800 PRO will go to sleep and soon after an impact has been detection by built-in G-senor, F800 PRO will wake up within a second and start recording for next 20 seconds of period.

Important clips and images may get deleted due to insufficient memory space during long continuous recordings, especially in standard parking recording mode which requires large memory for saving 15 to 30 frames per second.  TIME LAPSE MODE in the F800 PRO records 2 frame per second reducing the size of the video file. This allows video recordings in parking mode to continue up to 16 times longer than other dash cams.

Geo Fencing allow drivers to stay alert of vehicle location. Whether your vehicle goes in/out side of a certain radical area, F800 PRO will send you push notification through mobile app, THINKWARE CLOUD. This is more practical for the parents, rental companies, and for fleet management. The radius can be set by typing the address or by using pin point on the mobile app. You may set 20 different radical area with the size from 100m up to 600km.

Locate Vehicle will help drivers to find the vehicle’s current location. F800 PRO will update its current location in every 10 seconds. Then it will display current location with speed and the heading direction integrated on google map.

In the event of a crash, the alert feature can help the driver to notify others of an emergency situation when the driver is not in the condition to do so. The family or the owner of the car can then remotely check on the situation from their location.

When the car experiences an impact with a g-force level greater than 3g or 4g while driving, the dash cam will automatically send a push notification alert of the impact to the user’s smartphone logged in to the THINKWARE CLOUD app. A 20 seconds video of the incident (10 seconds before and after the incident) is also saved on the THINKWARE CLOUD server, and a push notification alert of the video is sent to the user, which can be checked later and downloaded from the app.

The THINKWARE DASH CAM F800 PRO’s internal GPS provides accurate location information while the Safety Camera Alert function is on continuous alert to warn the driver of red lights and traffic enforcement cameras. Cultivate safe driving habits with THINKWARE DASH CAM.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Drowsy or distracted driving greatly increases the chance of an accident on the road. The Lane Departure Warning System will alert the driver when the vehicle goes off lane in a speed over 50 km/h.

High Speed / Urban Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS/ uFCWS)
Accidents can be avoided by maintaining a safe following distance. Road Safety Warning System in the F800 PRO calculates the real-time distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, while driving above 30 km/h in expressways or under 30 km/h in a busy city, and issues a 3-level early warning to the driver depending on the danger of collision.

THINKWARE DASH CAMs are equipped with top-notch video enhancement technology on the market, ensuring the most vivid video recordings under any circumstance.  When you are driving under bright sunlight, coming out of a tunnel, or getting under the shadow of a tall building etc, a sudden change in frontal light exposure levels can result in excessively bright or dark recordings. The WDR function eliminates excessively bright spots on the recording to correct its color balance in order to ensure a clear image.


Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

To steal these vehicles thieves are using methods including car jacking, key boosting, RF cloning, key cloning and key theft by way of burglary. None of which are pleasant for the owners. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser installed to your vehicle will prevent the theft by any of these means.

The Autowatch Ghost is a genuine industry first product, revolutionising the way modern vehicles can be immobilised. B&B Audioconcepts are one of the leading and approved Autowatch Ghost installers in Wales. The primary use of the Autowatch Ghost is to prevent the theft of your vehicle using the original vehicle key or worse still a cloned vehicle key.

It has been well documented over the past 18 months that vehicle manufacturers using electronic key less go systems have been prone to theft by way of key cloning. Thieves use sophisticated equipment to gain entry to these vehicles without causing any damage then programme a blank key into the vehicles ECU allowing them to start the vehicle and drive it away.

Vehicle makes prone to this kind of theft are: 

Audi / BMW / Ford / Nissan / Toyota / Mitsubishi / Kia / Land Rover / Jaguar / Range Rover / Porsche / Mercedes / VW
The Autowatch Ghost product is so small it is hidden in your vehicle and once there is easily concealed and completely invisible. On entering your vehicle you are required to enter a user defined pin number to disarm the Autowatch Ghost system and allow you to start your vehicle, this is done by using various buttons on your dashboard in a particular sequence. Without knowing this unique code the vehicle simply will not start.

Benefits of the Autowatch Ghost system:

Engine Start Blocking
Undetectable using diagnostics
No Radio Frequency Signals
Silent Opertaion
Prevents Key Cloning and ECU Swapping
Tested to destruction for each supported vehicle
Valet and Service Mode enabled
Emergency PIN override
Use the vehicles buttons to enter your PIN code

**Please note the latest version of the Autowatch Ghost now benefits from encrypted bluetooth technology for operation via Smartphone App. This new app erases the need for PIN code entry via buttons and instead uses the encrypted bluetooth connection to automatically deactivate the Ghost. Of course, should your phone be unavailable then the PIN code can always be entered via the dash buttons instead.


Global Telemetrics Tracker

Global Telemetrics is the billing and monitoring platform behind successful Award Winning Stolen Vehicle Tracking brands such as SmarTrack and Autowatch UK. Always creating new ideas for the future of vehicle tracking, using cutting edge technology.

Global Telemetrics is a UK based company founded by James Mather and was formed in 2009 by the SmarTrack (SVRS) Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service group of specialists. These award winning, industry leading people make a real difference in supplying the best quality GPS – GPRS – GSM – LBS tracking service within modern day financial constraints. All of Global Telemetrics' concepts are born within the company. Our goal is to supply the very best by only using the most successful cloud based products like Salesforce.com and Google API Integration.

We are a 24 hour Secure Control Centre operating the use of tracker telemetry to supply a secure API of tracking platforms to many companies across the world.

Global Telemetrics specialise in monitoring stolen vehicle tracking devices. The Secure Control Centre is managed by fully trained Security Liaison Officers (SLO), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The team monitors vehicles for illegal movements (vehicle moving without the ignition turned on). The SLO will call the customer to confirm the vehicle is safe. They also monitor vehicle battery levels and will contact the customer if the battery is running low or has been fully disconnected.

Global Telemetrics' fully trained SLOs have the experience of working in many areas and also include former police officers, with many years of experience.
BS7858 – all security staff are screened to the highest British standard.


Previously at B&B Audioconcepts

Here are some BMW blogs we have done previously incase you have missed them. As we have a large number of vehicles coming into our workshop for various projects we have a large database of blogs covering almost every customisation possible.  Please feel free to share our blogs on any social media platform and we welcome your feedback.

>>> BMW M4 Audio Upgrade

>>> BMW Carbon Fibre Bodykit 

>>> BMW X6 Audio and Security Upgrade

>>> BMW 3 WAY Speaker Upgrade

>>> BMW i8 XFIRE Audio Upgrade

BMW M4 Security Upgraded with Clifford CAT1, Ghost Immobiliser and Global Telemetrics at Audioconcepts
BMW Clifford CAT 1 Alarm fitted by B&B Audioconcepts
BMW M4 MSport Performance Steering Wheel at B&B Audioconcepts
BMW M4 MSport Steering Wheel Paddle Gear Shifters
BMW M4 MSport Steering Wheel fully assembled and ready for installation at Audioconcepts
BMW M4 MSport PerformanceSteering Wheel fitted into M4 by Audioconcepts Team
BMW M4 Performance Upgrades, downpipes being fitted
BMW M4 Performance Remap Programmed and being tested on Rolling Road
BMW M4 Performance Remap Report shows Power and Torque increase
BMW M4 Thinkware front Dash Camera fitted by Audioconcepts
BMW M4 Thinkware rear Dash Camera fitted by Audioconcepts
BMW M4 Custom LED logo Projector lights by Audioconcepts

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