TheophilusChin has uploaded two interesting render pictures of the upcoming BMW X7. The flagship looks pretty much as an enlarged X5 F15 and the rear reminds its direct rival – Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. It will hit the market sometime in 2017. BMW X7 will be manufactured at the company’s Spartanburg (SC) plant, where the most expensive car brand in the world will invest over $1,000,000,000. (more…)
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The exterior boasts a Fire Orange paint with high-gloss black accents on the grille, mirrors and window trim. The interior features black Merino leather seats and Kyalami Orange contrast stitching. Other highlights include a steering wheel upholstered in Alcantara, carbon fiber elements and of course Fire Orange accents. (more…)
Manhart MH4 550 will get a new body kit comprising of a new front hood, front spoiler lip and kidney grills. There is also a pair of wider side skirts, rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler. All parts are made from carbon fiber. Finally, the new rear spoiler features two black stripes on the sides that create a nice visual impact.
Performance upgrades include big brake system, improved suspension and bigger light-alloy wheels fitted with low-profile performance tires.
The 3.0 liter turbocharged petrol will be boosted to 550HP (404 kW) thanks to a new sports exhaust system, cold air intake system and an ECU re-map. (more…)
The exterior comes with a new front bumper, a ventilated front hood and a pair of extended side skirts. There are also wider fenders (front and rear) as well as a ventilated rear bumper, a new rear spoiler and a high gloss black rear diffuser. Other highlights include a set of 10.5J x 20” front and 12.5J x 20” ADV1 alloy wheels fitted with ultra-low profile Dunlop Sport Maxx tires. (more…)
Outside, the tuned vehicle comes with a new front bumper with LED DRLs (day-time running lights) and also new fog lights. A new front lip (from fiberglass) is also available and can be ordered with a clear-coated carbon black finish. Other notable highlights include a pair of modified side skirts, a two-piece roof-mounted spoiler and different wheel designs available in several colors. Hamann also offers a a chrome or carbon quad exhaust system, which can be mounted on the modified or standard rear bumper.
The interior boasts a set of aluminum pedals and foot rests. There are also new branded floor mats and different finishes. (more…)
BMW Vision Gran Turismo will take part in the all-new Gran Turismo 6, exclusively available on PlayStation3. The race car is created by BMW Group Design. It comes with a three-litre six-cylinder inline engine, developed by BMW M GmbH.
The power is over 550HP (404 kW) 680 Nm (502 lb-ft). The Vision Gran Turismo also promises fast laps and optimum handling and control. The front and rear spoilers ensure optimum down-force, while all air conduction elements reduce drag. They also lower the vehicle’s total weight via the use of carbon fibre. The paint finish in BMW M colours traces the flow of the airstream. (more…)
2014 BMW 2-Series M235i xDrive Coupe is expected to hit the market this summer. It is powered by the well-known 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine – 326HP (240 kW) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is connected to an 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). For comparison, the RWD version of the model accelerates 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds with 6-speed manual and 4.8 seconds with 8-speed automatic. (more…)
The first plug-in hybrid of BMW – the i8 will have its own global campaign. With outstanding design that redefines the concept of premium and sheer driving pleasure. The BMW i8 combines the performance of a sports car with the fuel economy of a small car and therefore represents the next stage of development in the BMW Efficient Dynamics philosophy.
“We deliberately decided on a campaign that tells of the genesis of the BMW i8 – a journey from the impossible to the possible. Visuals showcase the beauty and power of the BMW i8 in pure, genuine, intense images, which give the campaign greater, more iconic impact.”, commented Dr. Steven Althaus, head of BMW Brand Marketing and BMW Group Marketing Services. (more…)
Hartge is now offering a lot of performance packages for the 2-Series Coupe line-up. The tuning specialists have developed new special engine management programs to deliver a significant power boost for 2-Series Coupe. As an official BMW tuner – Hartge offers warranty for all upgrades.
The diesel range includes 218d, 220d and 225d. The first one is boosted to 174HP (128 kW) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) – an increase of 31HP and 60Nm. The second now has 218HP (160 kW) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) – an additional 34HP and 70Nm. The top-of-range 225d is boosted to the impressive 258HP (190 kW) and 530Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 40HP and 80Nm.
For now, only the 220i from the petrol variants is boosted – 218HP (160 kW) and 320Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque – an additional power of 34HP and 50Nm. (more…)
Here are several spy photos of the upcoming 2016 BMW 2-Series M2. The sports coupe has wide front and rear tracks and some elements from the M235i Racing. There are also new blue ///M big brake system and a set of 19” alloy wheels taken from the M3 and M4.
The engine is the well-known six-cylinder 3.0 liter turbocharged petrol with around 380HP (279 kW) and over 500Nm (370 lb-ft) of torque. This is an increase of 54HP and 50Nm compared to the M235i. The acceleration 0-100 km/h in be around 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. The engine is connected to a an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox sending the power to a variable ///M differential at the rear wheels. (more…)
BMW has presented 2014 7-Series Edition Exclusive coming with a number for styling upgrades bringing even more personality to the luxurious saloon. The new limited edition car comes just after the introduction of 7-Series Horse Edition made specially for China.
Edition Exclusive will be available for the BMW 7 Series Sedan and the BMW 7 Series Sedan with long wheelbase. It will be introduced to the markets this summer. (more…)
Launch control was used once again and the driver managed to achieve 267 km/h (166 mph).
2014 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline six-cylinder – 431HP (317 kW) at 5,500RPM and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 1,850RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174 mph). The acceleration is even better, when fitted with the optional 7-speed ///M DCT – 4.1 seconds to 100 km/h. The new M3 is able to cover 100 km with just 8.8 liters of fuel in the combined cycle with the manual transmission and 8.3 liter with the DCT. (more…)