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In June 2014, BMW was the world’s first manufacturer to supply to customers a standard-production vehicle with laser lighting – the BMW i8. Equipped with intelligent laser lighting and OLED-based BMW Organic Light, the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model on show at CES 2015 in Las Vegas highlights BMW’s position as a technology leader. The concept model combines pioneering lighting design with the latest technology. (more…)
Marco Wittmann was at BMW Welt in Munich on Friday to pick up his BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition. BMW M GmbH designed this edition of the BMW M4 Coupé in honour of the 2014 DTM champion. In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition is offered exclusively in Alpine White. The model was modified at the BMW Individual factory. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with “WIT” and “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear side windows. (more…)
The latest in Lightweight Flow Forged Alloy Technology brings quality performance wheels at a fraction of the pricing of forged wheels. Exceptional strength to weight ratio with VIA & JWL safety certification. Our Flow Forged Technology is on average 25% lighter compared to a conventional cast construction, yet substantially stronger.
These lightweight wheels fitted specifically for the BMW F32 435i are pictured in Carbon Graphite in a 20×8.5 front and 20×10 rear. Utlizing a standard profile in the front and concave profile in the rear allows for sufficient clearance even with the largest big brake kits in today’s market. (more…)
The wheels on automobiles do not point straight ahead. They are mounted, or “aligned”, at specific angles slightly offset from straight ahead. This is done to stabilize the steering of the car and to reduce tire wear. Depending on the vehicle, this alignment involves Camber (inward or outward tilt of the wheels when looking head on), Caster (wheel tilt front or back looking from the side) and Toe-in/out (looking down at the wheels from above). The adjustments are measured in small fractions of an inch and require specialized alignment equipment for automotive technicians to adjust. (more…)
Like other automotive fluids, the transmission fluid in your car deteriorates over time. Frequent stop-and-go city driving and trailer towing will accelerate the deterioration too. As wear and tear occurs, dirt-like particles become suspended in the fluid and this reduces its effectiveness dramatically. The solution is to replace the old fluid with fresh new fluid.
So, when do you change it? A lot of mechanics say it should be done at least every 50,000 miles. However, the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for many automatic transmissions doesn’t call for fresh fluid until 100,000 miles or, with some Ford transmissions, even 150,000 miles. It clearly depends on the car. (more…)
If you have a vehicle that won’t be used for a long period of time, you may wish to put it into storage. This can be in your own garage, a self-storage facility or some other safe location. If you are considering putting a car into storage, there are several things that you can do so it doesn’t deteriorate. Here’s a list of sensible things that you can do to prevent unnecessary deterioration during a car’s short or long term storage. (more…)
BMW will take to the stage at the traditional Geneva International Motor Show from 5 – 15 March 2015 with two world premieres: the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, which offers seating for up to seven people, and the new compact BMW 1 Series. The BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, meanwhile, demonstrates how engine output can be boosted efficiently using an innovative water injection system – leading to lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions under full load. And then there are a raft of innovative supplementary services connected with every aspect of the BMW i models, as well as “myKIDIO”, a new in-car entertainment concept for children. (more…)
Changeover at MINI Plant Oxford: while worldwide demand for the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door launched a few months ago increases continuously, production of two model variants from the preceding generation of the original in the premium small car segment is about to come to an end. The two individual two-seater athletes MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster will finish their career together and as planned. In taking this step, the British premium car manufacturer continues the change of generation in its model program and in terms of vehicle production at the Oxford plant. The new MINI 5 door is now produced there in seven engine variants, as is the new MINI 3 door. (more…)
A strong partner for the new season: when BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) in 2015, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner.
From 2015, Shell is also the only “recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil” and “BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils”. This exclusive cooperation is now being extended to the racetrack, where the teams will race on Shell Helix Ultra and Pennzoil Platinum engine oils. All these engine oils are made from natural gas which enables them to deliver enhanced engine protection and performance for both BMW road and race cars. (more…)
Despite BMW finishing production of the BMW M3 E9X with its legendary 4.0l V8 high-revving engine in 2013, the demand for performance increases has been unabated. In order to accommodate, G-POWER has technically upgraded its range of supercharger systems. By doing so, the new systems with the increased performance of +20 hp have been labeled as the “TU” version (technical update) compared to previous versions. Prices of the new M3 V8 TU systems have not been increased, however. (more…)
When it comes to luxury cars, BMW is one of the first names that come into one’s mind. This luxury carmaker has stolen the hearts of many admirers, thanks to the wonderful cars they make and sell all over the world. Although owning a BMW car will remain a dream for majority of Indians, the carmaker has introduced many of its popular models in India, bringing delight to the car lovers here. The mere sight of the car whizzing past on the streets brings a lot of excitement and thrill to the lovers of speed, technology and engineering. Also check Petrol Cars in India (more…)