The all-new BMW 4 Series Convertible represents the latest chapter in the modern history of BMW Convertibles which dates back to 1987 and the first BMW 3 Series Convertible. As with the new BMW 4 Series Coupe, the 4 Series Convertible embodies the very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. The “4” in its title headlines this new product line for the Convertible and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but also the fact that any way you look at it, the new 4 Series Convertible represents something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins – 3+1, if you will. The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible will again feature a three-piece retractable hardtop with new features and functionality. (more…)
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The born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electromobility. It is like no other car the world has ever seen. It offers visionary design, a ground-breaking vehicle architecture, dynamic performance and innovative connectivity. No other car represents such a holistic approach to sustainability throughout the value chain. The BMW i3 will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014. The battery electric model will have a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925). The range-extender model will have a starting MSRP of $45,300. Again, this is before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee. (more…)
The BMW Group continued its successful course in September with another record month in sales. With 189,675 (prev. yr. 177,726) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide, sales were 6.7% higher than in the same month last year. In the first nine months of 2013, sales increased by 7.5% to the new all-time high of 1,436,178 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,335,502).
Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We achieved record global deliveries for the month of September and the first nine months of the year. Despite initial signs of stabilisation in the European automobile market, conditions in many countries remain challenging. However, we have been able to keep our European sales on a similar level year-on-year and once again reported major gains in the U.S. and Asia. We are therefore well on our way to another increase in deliveries for the full year 2013 and a new sales record.” (more…)
Substantial additions to the BMW engine range in autumn 2013 are set to lend fresh momentum to the current BMW model push. In November 2013 another three variants will be added to the line-up of engines for the most recent addition to the BMW model family, the BMW 4 Series Coupe. The BMW 435d Coupe will enter the fray as the most powerful variant of the new two-door model. Its 230 kW/313 hp six-cylinder in-line diesel engine teams up as standard with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive, which will now also be available as an option for the BMW 420i Coupe and BMW 420d Coupe. The BMW 3 Series will also welcome the arrival of an all-wheel-drive flagship model this autumn in the shape of the BMW 335d xDrive Touring. (more…)
Higher, longer, wider – The new 3-series Gran Turismo (GT) offers more space than the popular 3-series station wagon. For the largest 3-series of the popular BMW model series, KW has already developed coilovers made of stainless steel. From adaptive KW DDC “Plug & Play” coilovers with electronic damper control up to KW coilovers Variant 1, Variant 2 and Variant 3, the suspension manufacturer offers the perfect suspension for every demand. The four coilover kits allow a continuous lowering of 30 to 55 mm at the front axle and 15 to 40 mm on the drive axle. Depending on the variant, the KW coilovers can individually be adjusted by the driver in damping characteristics or they are compatible with the adaptive standard suspension electronics. (more…)
Without any doubt, the Kempen CAM SHAFT is one of the leading enterprises in Germany and Europe in fields of professional Premium Car Wrapping. But in addition to this, the men from the Lower Rhine offer a whole range of tuning highlights, such as alloy wheels, optionally also with highest quality powder coating, car chassis, carbon peaces or interior sets. (more…)
The 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…)
BMW 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. (more…)
At 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…)
With 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 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…)
One 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…)