BMW i Body and Paint Program


BMW i Electric Vehicles

BMW i represents a visionary electric vehicle and mobility service concept, inspiring design, and a new understanding of premium which is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i, the BMW Group is pursuing a holistic approach: utilizing customized vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability in the entire value creation chain and a complete series of supplementary mobility services, BMW i redefines the understanding of individual mobility. The BMW i LifeDrive vehicle architecture was specifically developed to meet the technical requirements of electric mobility. Two separate units combine maximum safety and optimum performance. The Life module consists of the lightweight and high-strength carbon passenger cell. The Drive module consists mainly of aluminum and includes the eDrive drive technology as well as the chassis and suspension. This allows a lower center of gravity for precise handling and maneuverability.

Safety of eDrive is a core criteria of BMW i product design. Numerous measures enable safe operation even in the case of an accident e.g.:

− Completely isolated high voltage battery unit.
− Position of the high voltage battery unit allows high mechanical protection even during an accident.
− Automatic cut off of the high voltage battery unit during an accident involving an airbag deployment.
− Continuous monitoring of the isolation and other safety relevant criteria in case of failure.
All systems demonstrate a high level of safety during crash tests and regular test procedures. In internal tests,
systems are even tested far beyond legal requirements.


In a new era of sustainable mobility, our customers rely on our expertise and processes in BMW i Services. Our response for body & paint services is a tailored two level certification program specifically to meet those needs of our customers and requirements of the repair process. That is why the mission of the BMW i Certified Program is to provide the highest standards of excellence and integrity in collision repairs for BMW i.
The BMW i Body & Paint Certification Program is part of the overall approach that represents the future vision of electric vehicles, mobility service concept, and inspiring design which is strongly defined by sustainability. This is why we place particular value on supporting all innovations in service.


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    About GMCC

    German Motors Collision Center is conveniently located in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco. With easy access to the central freeway and plenty of free indoor parking, German Motors Collision Center is by far the easiest destination in San Francisco for auto body repair. German Motors Collision Center boasts the largest repair facility in the Bay Area and all vehicles are securely stored indoors during the entire process. Our technicians are certified by both The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Repair (I-CAR) and BMW of North America.

    Be careful in choosing a collision repair center for your BMW or MINI. German Motors Collision Center is the only Factory Certified BMW/ MINI Collision Repair Center in San Francisco. This ensures that repairs are carried out according to specific required procedures. With the increasing use of exotic metals, high strength polyurethane plastics, carbon fiber or kevlar composites and bond-riveted support assemblies, proper repair techniques must be followed to guarantee the safety and drive-ability of your vehicle are completely restored. All BMW and MINI repairs performed by German Motors Collision Center carry a limited warranty backed by BMW of North America.

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