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…)
Big Wheels for Big Boys: Oxigin 18 Concave for BMW 5 series and 7 series
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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…)
Extension of the new BMW 2 Series range; maximum dynamics in the premium compact segment now also available in Convertible form; the BMW 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the world’s most popular open-top premium model in this vehicle class (more than 130,000 units sold); systematic development of hallmark strengths of the BMW 1 Series Convertible in terms of driving dynamics, efficiency, agility, athletic elegance, emotion, comfort, functionality and intelligent networking; open-top driving experience of unmatched intensity thanks to typical BMW seat position and wide-opening top; rear-wheel drive – unique in the segment – ensures outstanding dynamics; market launch from February 2015 including BMW M Performance Automobile BMW M235i Convertible. (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…)
The BMW M3 has been a favorite among all automotive enthusiasts since the iconic E30 M3 launched in 1986. Our enthusiasm is surrounded around BMW’s and Vorsteiner has been growing with the community as true enthusiasts for over ten years. It’s no surprise that we’re particularly passionate about developing products for BMW aficionados that love them as much as we do. (more…)
MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan, have brought the MINI Superleggera™ Vision to the UK for the first time at the highly exclusive Salon Privé.
The MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster – a compact and agile two-seater – expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics.
In collaboration with MINI, Touring SuperleggeraTM has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal. (more…)
Back in 2013, BMW decided to celebrate the imminent demise of the E92 M3 with a couple of special edition models. Amongst them was one called the Lime Rock Park Edition. Only 200 were ever made and all of them were sent to the US. Could BMW do the same trick with the new M4?
One dealership sure wants us to think so. A BMW F82 M4 labeled ‘Limerock Special Edition’ was just spotted somewhere in the US. Judging by the plates and the Texas flag on the boot lid, we’d be tempted to say it was in Dallas, at the Plano’s Classic dealership but we’re yet to confirm that information. (more…)
The arrival of the new BMW M4 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 9.1–8.7 l/100 km [31–32.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 213–203 g/km) sees BMW M GmbH making another alluring addition to its legendary high-performance sports car line-up. The new M4 Convertible replicates the performance figures of the new BMW M3 Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3 l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km) and the new BMW M4 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3 l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km), but emphasises its stylish and distinctive appearance through its individual character and places the fascination of sporty and dynamic open-top driving at centre stage. The new model finds BMW M GmbH drawing inspiration from a long tradition: BMW’s high-performance sports car for track and road is entering its fifth generation in open-top form with this new chapter in its history headed “M4 Convertible”. (more…)