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2014 BMW M4 DTM

Mar
17
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2014 BMW M4 DTM tt 2014 BMW M4 DTMBMW has published several images with the 2014 M4 DTM cars coming with three new livery designs.

Three of last year’s four driver/car pairings remain unchanged. Tomczyk will continue to take to the track in the iconic BMW Motorsport design for premium partner BMW M Performance Parts.

“White with blue and red stripes: those are the classic BMW Motorsport colours. I am very proud to appear in this design for the third year in a row,” commented the BMW Team Schnitzer driver.

The colour yellow will again be closely associated with Timo Glock this DTM season. As in 2013, he will drive the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM.

“I have had a very good partnership with Deutsche Post for such a long time that I am obviously proud to appear in its colours again in 2014,” said the BMW Team MTEK driver, who won last year’s season finale in Hockenheim (DE). (more…)

2015 BMW M4 Convertible [unofficial]

Mar
14
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bmw m4 convertible f83 tt 2015 BMW M4 Convertible [unofficial]BMW is going to reveal the all-new 2015 M4 Convertible at the 2014 NAIAS. The manufacturer will also exhibit the X4 as well as the 4-Series Gran Coupe, X3 Facelift and the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible will have the codename – F83 and will use the same drivetrain like the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. This includes 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 s 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 fuel consumption will be probably a little bigger compared to 8.8 l / 100 km for M3 and M4. (more…)

BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 Race Car at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Mar
13
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BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 Race Car tt BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 Race Car at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’EleganceA 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 Race Car is exhibited at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It won Best-in-Class title and was joined by a number of other nice BMW models, such as the 1973 European Sedan Championship Group 2 winner and the 1975 BMW Art Car, hand painted by Alexander Calder.

The BMW 3.0 CSL was homologated to make the racing version eligible for participating in the European Touring Car Championship. Three years later, the racing beast won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the US, while 3.0 CSLs won the ETCC in 1973 and in every year from 1975 to 1979. (more…)

BMW X6 M PP-Performance Stage V vs BMW M6 and Porsche 911 Turbo [video]

Mar
12
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bmw m6 tt BMW X6 M PP Performance Stage V vs BMW M6 and Porsche 911 Turbo [video]Here is an interesting drag race between BMW X6 M PP-Performance Stage 5 with 850HP versus BMW F13 M6 PP-Performance Stage 2 with 680HP and Porsche 911 Turbo DT1200 R with 1200HP.

The first start is versus the M6, which managed to cover ¼ mile in 12.257 seconds with 205 km/h and 1 mile in 28.974 seconds with 293 km/h, while the X6 M needed 11.772 seconds with 190km/h at ¼ mile and 30.200 seconds with 265 km/h at 1 mile.

The second start was made only by the powerful SAC (Sports-Activity-Coupe), and the times were identical 11.734 seconds with 192 km/h at ¼ mile and 30.014 seconds with 268 km/h.
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2014 BMW i8 in Production

Mar
11
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2015 BMW i8 tt 2014 BMW i8 in Production2014 BMW i8 goes into production and the first deliveries will commence in June. The i8 is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up. The manufacturer also updated the hybrid sports car.

The drivetrain features a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.   The overall power is 362HP (266 kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft), which is enough for acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited.

The fuel consumption – 2.1 l / 100 km (134.5 mpg UK or 112 mpg US with CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. What is more, the 2015 i8 can go up to 37 km (23 miles) only on electricity with zero emissions. (more…)

2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Mar
10
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2015 bmw alpina b6 xdrive gran coupe tt 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran CoupeAlpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will make its official debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April. Immediately after that, it will hit the market with pricing starting from $118,225. The model is based on BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe 650i.

The 4.4 liter Bi-Turbo gasoline V8 is boosted to 540HP (397 kW) and 732Nm (540 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) – electronically limited. The engine is connected to an 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Other highlights include performance stainless steel ALPINA exhaust system with twin elliptical tailpipes, the Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology that work in combination in order to distribute the torque of the xDrive intelligent AWD. (more…)

BMW M4 Coupe – The new Safety Car for MotoGP

Mar
07
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BMW M4 Coupe MotoGP Safety Car tt BMW M4 Coupe   The new Safety Car for MotoGPOur favorite manufacturer has unveiled the Safety Car for 2014 MotoGP season – M4 Coupe. The previous one was an M6 Gran Coupe, but now everybody wants to see the all-new BMW M4, that’s why it will lead the bikes during safety laps.

Outside, M4 Coupe Safety Car boasts the ///M livery and the typical lettering as well as a light bar. There are also new front skirt attachments, a rear spoiler as well as a new diffuser. All parts are made exclusively from carbon fiber. (more…)

2015 BMW X4 – Officially Unveiled

Mar
06
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 2015 BMW X4 tt 2015 BMW X4   Officially UnveiledBMW has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 X4. The crossover is based on the well-known X3 and adopts the sporty styling of the bigger X6.

The exterior boasts an aggressive front fascia with a prominent grille that is flanked by twin headlights and distinctive fog lights. The sloping roofline reminds a “classical sport coupe” with four-doors. Last, but not least are the L-shaped LED taillights and a faux rear diffuser. The X4 is 14mm longer and 36mm lower than the X3.

The interior boasts aluminum trim, metallic accents and gloss black control panel surrounds. There is a 40:20:40 split rear seat which folds down to expand the cargo capacity to 1,400 liters. (more…)

2014 Geneva Motor Show: BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

Mar
05
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in Geneva 2014 Geneva Motor Show: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer BMW is currently exhibiting their biggest failure in history of automobile manufacturing – the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer. This disappointment is being presented at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

It is designed to compete versus Mercedes-Benz B-Class, but it already lost the battle, because Mercedes has a lot bigger experience in making strange cars… and trucks.

Otherwise, the 2-Series Active Tourer boasts nice interior with a “semi-command” seating position, nice accents and a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat. There is also leather upholstery, wood trim elements and a GPS SAT NAV upon request. (more…)

AC Schnitzer BMW X5 F15

Mar
04
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AC Schnitzer BMW X5 F15 tt AC Schnitzer BMW X5 F15AC Schnitzer has revealed their latest project based on the all-new 2014 BMW X5 F15. The SAV gets both styling and performance upgrades.

Outside, it comes with a new front skirt and a new rear apron covered with protective film. There are also different alloy wheels in sizes from 20” to 22” fitted with low-profile performance tires. Other highlights include different tailpipes and a sports suspension lowering kit bringing the ride closer to the ground with 30mm at the front and 20mm at the rear.

Inside, there is a set of new bespoke floor mats, an aluminum pedal set and a custom key holder. (more…)

The 1st BMW M4 Coupe is Ready

Feb
28
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BMW M4 Coupe tt The 1st BMW M4 Coupe is ReadyThe 1st BMW M4 Coupe is already assembled in Munich, Germany. To celebrate the event, the car was driven off the line by DTM racing driver Martin Tomczyk and BMW Munich Plant Managing Director Hermann Bohrer.

As a reminder, the M4 Coupe 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 and M4 are 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…)

2017 BMW X2

Feb
27
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2017 BMW X2 01 2017 BMW X2BMW is actually going to produce the small crossover X2, which will be based on the 2nd generation of X1. The X2 Sports Activity Vehicle  is confirmed for production and is expected to hit the market sometime in 2017.

2017 BMW X2 boasts sporty exterior and will also offer more interior space compared to its smaller sibling the X1. The X2 will complete the range after the introducing of the upcoming X4 model. Of course, the X2 will be a 5-door coupe SAV.

The engines will be derived from the X1 – three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel units with capacity between 1.5 to 2.0 liters and power from 120HP to 250HP. (more…)