The 116i Black boasts Essen TN-9 Black aluminum rims – 8.5J x 20” ET35 with 235/30ZR20 88Y tires. There are also red coated brake calipers, H&R lower suspension settings, foil wrapped BMW kidneys and interior ledges. The side and back windows are tinted black. The price is €22,999. (more…)
BMW US is going to present a new range of ///M Performance accessories for the 2014 X5. The third generation of X5 will also benefit from the nice upgrades offered by the manufacturer. Currently, BMW is offering /// M Performance Parts for a wide variety of models and now it is turn to the new X5 to join them.
The exterior comes with carbon fiber mirror caps, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear aero flaps. A rear spoiler, high-gloss black kidney grilles and M Performance rocker panel decals are also available. Double-spoke 21” wheels with performance tires complete the aggressive look.
The interior boasts some carbon fiber parts and an Alcantara steering wheel as well as a set of stainless steel pedals. (more…)
The X6 is not your average SUV, or even SAV (Sports Activity Vehicles) or SAC (Sports Activity Coupes) depending on your qualification of the terms. Regardless, this third-generation X5 is sure to impress onlookers when it is officially unveiled at the Moscow motor show scheduled to take place later in August this year.
For those who simply can’t wait until then there’s an early present in the form of some sexy snaps from photographers who managed to catch sight of it in its test phase and even got a sneaky close-up of the interior. Check the carsales.com.au link for more details on this snazzy, snowy treat. (more…)
The scandalous 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel-drive car by BMW is here. For some, this is the natural way of things happening and for others, it is a real disappointing news. This is the first FWD vehicle that BMW has ever produced. What is more, it comes with three-cylinder engines… just “impressive”!
We don’t know how to comment such vehicle. Yes, it is a typical BMW with nice interior, good engines and performance, but why they did it with FWD? Nobody knows!
Still, the 2-Series Active Tourer can’t be mistaken – kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the well-known Hofmeister kink. The dimensions are 4,342mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,555mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The interior is also pretty much the same like in all new BMWs – driver-centric design, a lot of good-positioned buttons and switches.
There are three styling packages – Sport Line, Luxury Line and ///M Sport Package.
The engine range includes a 218i – a 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 136HP (100 kW) and 220Nm (162 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). It will return 57.6 mpg UK – 4.9 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.
The 225i has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 231HP (170 kW) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).
The diesel variant is only one – 218d – a 2.0 liter turbodiesel – 150HP (110 kW) and 330Nm (243 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph).
BMW will also produce a super-efficient 216d as well as 220d and 220i. There will be xDrive versions of the 220d and 225i.
The interesting model, which is planned to have FWD (for first time in BMW’s history) was previewed back in September 2012 at the Paris Motor Show with the Concept Active Tourer.
The five-seat 2-Series Active Tourer model which will be joined later this year by a seven-seat version likely to be called 2-Series Gran Tourer.
The news doesn’t sound so good, because all BMW fans and owners will be a lot disappointed by these vehicles. (more…)
Outside, it comes with a Moonstone Metallic paint, a set of new 19” light alloy wheels with an attractive V-spoke design fitted with low-profile tires. Inside, there is a leather-wrapped dashboard and Ash Grain White wood trim. Upon request, customers can get Merino leather seats with contrast stitching. (more…)
The sports coupe rolls Flow Forged V-FF 101 wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. The dimensions of the wheels are 10J x 19” and 11J x 19” front and rear, respectively.
There is also a GTS-V front spoiler and a Type II rear diffuser. Last, but not least is the new boot lid. (more…)
From time to time as the owner of a car there will be some small problems that arise, and this is not due to poor design or engineering, it is just a matter of fact as cars are such complex machines. You will want to keep your BMW performing at its best at all times, and when these issues arise you could save yourself a lot of time and money by doing the work yourself instead of going to a mechanic. A lot of the small issues that arise, replacing gas struts being a good example, are very easy and you don’t need a lot to complete the job. The gas struts are important to your car as they allow the boot to easily open and close, as well as stay in a locked position when you have the boot open. (more…)
It is not the first time that G-Power is improving its own record. Already in 2010 a G-Power M5 Hurricane (sedan) improved its record of 367,4 km/h for the world’s fastest sedan, established two years before, to 372,1 km/h.
Currently the modified Bi-Kompressor system for the BMW M5/M6 E6X series – featuring the legendary high–rev V10 engine – enables the G-Power M5 Hurricane RR Touring to a new top speed of 362 km/h, making it in spite of the electronically limitation to the fastest station wagon in the world. Of course the G-Power Hurricane RR Touring sets new performance standards not just for top speed. The acceleration is spectacular – 4.4 seconds for 0-100 km/h, 9.5 seconds for 0-200 km/h and 25.6 seconds for 0-300 km/h. (more…)
The 3.0 liter turbocharged straight-six delivers 322HP (237 kW) and 448Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. It also comes with an improved chassis featuring M Adaptive suspension, M Sport braking system and sports exhaust system. The engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The car is able to return 22 mpg US in city and 32 mpg US on the highway. (more…)
Outside, the 2015 X3 has a modified front grille and new headlights. There are also redesigned mirrors and new styles alloy wheels.
There are two additional packages - xLine and M-Sport. The first one adds underbody guards, metallic trim accents and special 18” or 19” alloy wheels, while the M-Sport comes with a complete aerodynamics package, shadow line trim and 18” to 20” alloy wheels. There are also sport front seats, an anthracite roof liner and a sport-tuned suspension. (more…)
BMW has announced M5 and M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition exclusively for China. The two special edition performance cars are designed to celebrate the year of the horse. Both of them come with minor special modifications.
The engine is the well-known 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 560HP (412 kW) and 680Nm (502 lb-ft). It is mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 13 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically limited and 305 km/h (190 mph) with M Driver’s Package. The Horse Edition comes with Competition Package boosting the engine to 575HP (423 kW). (more…)