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The TUNINGWERK M135i Version

Sep
11
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The TUNINGWERK M135i Version The TUNINGWERK M135i VersionThe top model of the recent BMW 1 series, the M135i with its exhaust gas turbo charged straight-six-engine, offers a quite excellent optimization starting basis for track day and street. Thus, nevertheless, sounds the credo of the Bavarian TUNINGWERK GmbH at Puchheim, west of Munich.
 
To take the relatively unspectacularly looking gray BMW M135i for a gray mouse could be a fatal error. Oftentimes, starting point no. 1 is the factory-set software, so also in this case. Moreover, the engine of the test car (with manual gear) is equipped by a two kgs lighter dual mass flywheel. Optionally, there is also available a single mass flywheel with about 4,5 kgs of weight economy and, also, a reinforced clutch. Both of these options are not possible for automatic gears. (more…)

The sports car of the future: BMW i8

Sep
10
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BMW i8 The sports car of the future: BMW i8BMW i stands for the creation of pure-bred vehicle concepts, sustainability throughout the value chain, complementary mobility services and a fresh understanding of premium defined squarely in terms of sustainability. And now the BMW Group can unveil the BMW i8 ? a new, cutting-edge generation of sports car. The second model unveiled by the new BMW i brand combines a plug-in hybrid drive system with a passenger cell made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and an aluminium frame for the combustion engine and electric motor, the battery pack and the suspension. With this revolutionary concept and the emotional appeal of its aerodynamically optimised body design, the 2+2-seater ? which was conceived from the outset as a plug-in hybrid ? paves the way for an engagingly dynamic and futuristically efficient take on BMW?s hallmark driving pleasure. By cementing the brand?s new premium character, strongly defined by sustainability, in the sports car segment, the new i8 also demonstrates the broad spread and universal appeal of the BMW i philosophy.trans The sports car of the future: BMW i8 (more…)

BMW X5 secure protection for occupants, on and off road

Sep
10
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BMW X5 BMW X5 secure protection for occupants, on and off roadAt the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2013, BMW will be presenting the third generation of its highly successfulSAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), together with a third generation of a Security version based on the regular model. The BMW Concept X5 Security Plus is the only vehicle in this class which fulfills the requirements of protection level VR6. Offering all-round protection against violent assault, kidnapping and organised crime, this model therefore meets the needs of risk-exposed private individuals and prominent public figures with enhanced security needs. Particularly in regions like South America, Africa or Russia, these are often important customer considerations. BMW has also developed a further version, the BMW X5 Security, which meets the requirements of protection level VR4 and provides reliable protection against general street crime. Both the BMW X5 Security and the BMW Concept X5 Security Plus combine effective occupant protection and generous comfort with the dynamic performance, agility and versatility typical of the BMW X models. (more…)

MINI at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show

Sep
03
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2013 MINI MINI at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor ShowWith seven models and up to eight engine variants, a uniquely diverse range of paint finishes, interior designs and options and a constantly growing program of accessories, the British brand MINI sets the benchmark for individualised driving pleasure more than ever before. The original within the premium segment of small cars has now established itself in the compact class and penetrated additional target groups with the MINI Countryman and also the MINI Paceman, the model which was successfully launched this year. In so doing, MINI continues its tradition as a supplier of globally successful and classless automobiles which it started more than 50 years ago. (more…)

The new BMW X5 M50d

Aug
30
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2013 BMW X5 M50d The new BMW X5 M50dThe new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of the new BMW X5, moreover, can be explicitly highlighted: model-specific options offered by BMW Individual provide exclusive elegant touches, while new products in the Original BMW Accessories range – likewise specifically designed for the Sports Activity Vehicle – serve to underline its versatility and practicality. (more…)

BBM Motorsport BMW E91 330d

Aug
26
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BMW E91 330d BBM Motorsport BMW E91 330dOne example of the work of BBM technicians is the project vehicle E91 330d shown here. It was namely pushed to a performance of 274 horse power and a maximum torque of good 859 Newton meters (standard series is 231 horse power / 520 Nm) using a BBM chip tuning system that was developed on the basis of the company’s own Dynojet 224xLC performance test platform. In addition to software optimisation, a decisive share of the power boost can also be attributed to the complete Supersprint exhaust system as from the Turbo version and the Pipercross air filter. (more…)

BMW Concept X5 eDrive

Aug
22
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BMW X5 eDrive Concept BMW Concept X5 eDriveThe new BMW X5 raises efficiency to another new level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). BMW is using the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to present the logical next step towards landmark efficiency in the SAV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark sporting ability of a BMW, while at the same time opening the door to speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), a maximum range of 30 kilometres (19 miles) on electric power alone and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres (74.3 mpg imp). (more…)

BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.

Aug
16
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BMW Concept M4 Coupe 01 BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.On 15 August, surrounded by both current and historic BMW models, BMW M tonight offered a first outlook on a high-performance sports car of tomorrow – the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The car was unveiled at the BMW opening media reception for the iconic annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend. (more…)

Motor racing expertise included: BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 4 Series.

Aug
14
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BMW 4 Series Front Motor racing expertise included: BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 4 Series.Developed from motor racing expertise, perfectly tailored to the model in question and designed to be combined according to individual preference – this is the BMW M Performance Parts program. BMW is now expanding the range in this product area with the addition of retrofit options for the BMW 4 Series. What is more, model-specific BMW M Performance Parts are available for
the BMW M automobiles as well as for the models of the
BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series. Conceived in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH, the retrofit components in the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit provide a significant bonus in terms of driving dynamics as well as adding a touch of sporty flair to both the exterior and the interior ambience of the automobile. (more…)

Eisenmann Exhaust Systems BMW M135i (F20)

Aug
08
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BMW M135 Eisenmann Exhaust Systems BMW M135i (F20)BMW M135i is a real alternative to the highly prized M of the 1 series because the difference between both power racers is close to a mere 20 horse power in maximum performance. The in-line six cylinder with TwinPower Turbo and direct injection thus develops a lofty 320 horse power and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. That is sufficient for the classical sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds. Only the sound of the charged six cylinder still requires optimizing! (more…)

2013 Mini Vision

Aug
05
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2013 Mini Vision thumb 2013 Mini VisionAt today’s MINI Design@Home event Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design, previews a sampling of visionary design and innovative ideas. The MINI Vision, for example, showcases various elements of future MINI design. Here, MINI has developed a vehicle design laced with new creative impulses that advance the cause of premium quality in the compact class. (more…)

NASCAR betting 2013

Jun
25
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bmw thumb11 NASCAR betting 2013The annual motor racing championship known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may be comparatively obscure to many sports (and sports betting) fans in the UK and Europe, but in America it is a seriously big deal. However, despite the almost total lack of media coverage in the UK, many of the major bookmakers do offer betting markets for NASCAR – with the most popular being outright bets on the winner of the series. So for those interested in placing bets on it, which drivers are in the running for glory, and who should you be gambling on? (more…)