If the economy of weight is first of all when carrying out a tuning, the name of the firm LIGHTWEIGHT directly corresponds to this task. The enterprise of firm located in Mittenaar to the east of Herborn of the Hessen State mainly specializes in on the individual development and production of titanium exhaust system. All exhaust systems are produced by using modern CAD technology from specially alloyed titanium which exclusive right of use in Germany belongs only to LIGHTWEIGHT. (more…)
The New BMW 518d and 520d
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Engine of the Year 2014 in the BMW M235i M Performance meets multiple world champion Karl Maier on the speedway track
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike. (more…)
Just over a month after its market launch, BMW has expanded the range of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with the addition of three new engines and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. As of November 2014 there will be two further diesel engines with three and four cylinders respectively as well as an additional 4-cylinder petrol engine for top-class performance figures and exemplary fuel consumption. All the power units in the new family of engines draw on the latest version of TwinPower Turbo Technology, thereby setting the benchmark in terms of power and efficiency. Meanwhile the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive now demonstrates its supreme qualities on board the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, too. (more…)
The BMW 2 Series Coupe inspires with outstanding sportiness in the compact segment, whilst also convincing with optimum fuel consumption and emission levels. The dynamic two-door model yet again significantly raises the bar for highest efficiency. With a new four-cylinder diesel power unit under its bonnet and the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 220d Coupe not only hits the 100 km/h mark in a mere 7 seconds, but also attains a CO2 emission level of less than 100 grams. (more…)
Therefore G-POWER is using the hidden potential of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé for a power output enhancement of awesome 150 hp and 210 Nm of torque. The G-POWER Bi-Tronik 5 V4 pushes the factory 560 hp/ 680 Nm to 710 hp/ 890 Nm.
The basis for the electronic output increase is the fact that G-POWER, in contrast to the manufacturer, does not use standard software full of compromises but an individual solution for the engine. Among others, the parameters for the amount of fuel and the ignition timing are modified depending on the increased boost level. In case of the G-POWER Bi-Tronik 5, these modifications are made by a micro-processor that is patched in before the standard BMW ECU. Of course all standard protection and diagnostic functions of the original BMW ECU stay untouched. During the engineering process of the latest generation of the successful Bi-TRONIK the G-POWER R&D department has transferred its experience from the area of supercharging to the turbocharged BMW engines. After all, the ASA supercharger used for the G-POWER supercharger systems is closely related to the turbochargers featured by BMW, since both units us a centrifugal compressor to build up boost. (more…)
What highlights this BMW M6 from many black coupes on the road is the subtle contrast from Black to Carbon. The pearlescent paint on the Black Sapphire Metallic F13 is a perfect blend of deep and dark, accented by our signature 2×2 carbon weave and Matte Gunmetal VSE-003 Wheels. Featured on this vehicle built by Turner Motorsport is our front spoiler, rear diffuser, deck lid spoiler and 21” VSE-003 Monoblock wheels in Matte Gunmetal. (more…)
BMW recently expanded its continually growing X model series with a second Sports Activity Coupé with the brand-new X4, giving the huge X6 a “little” brother.
The wheel rim specialists from Oxigin Leichtmetallräder from Swabian Unterensingen equipped the off-roader with the coupé-like roof line with their current rim design “18 Concave” briefly after its market introduction: the dimensions 9×21 inch with 245/35ZR21 at the front and 10.5×21 inch with 285/30ZR21 at the rear axle fit the X4 perfectly. In these dimensions, the strong concaveness of the large one-parters, at 45 millimetres in front and as much as 67 millimetres in the back is clearly visible. (more…)
When Alessandro Zanardi (IT) arrived at the “Autodromo Internacional do Algarve” near Portimão (PT) today, BMW Motorsport and ROAL Motorsport welcomed him with a big surprise: a special golden livery for his BMW Z4 GT3. With this present, they were referring to the successes Zanardi celebrated with his hand-bike last weekend at the 2014 UCI Paracycling World Championships at Greenville (US). The BMW works driver won two world-titles (time trial and team relay) and one silver medal (road-race). (more…)