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BMW 1-Series M Coupe Safety Car

Apr
24
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TBMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car thumb BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Carhe BMW 1-Series M Coupe has been chosen to be official safety car of MotoGP.

The safety car is a prototype and shares little with the production model except the drivetrain, which is a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 with 340HP (250 kW).

The upgrades include carbon-fiber components – the new bonnet with large air intakes, and polycarbonate side and rear windows. There’s also a front apron with air induction, a front splitter, a spoiler lip on the boot and an adjustable rear wing for additional downforce. A titanium exhaust supplied by Akropovic delivers the proper roar to rouse the crowds. All that helps reduce weight on the 1-Series M Coupe for this particular mission. (more…)

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

Apr
23
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2012 650i Coupe thumb 2012 BMW 650i CoupeThe new BMW 6 Series Coupe

Captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an exclusive interior and exceptionally innovative equipment features give the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupe “dream car” credentials.

  • Vehicle concept is unparalleled in the premium segment, combining the dynamics of a 2+2-seater sports car with outstanding touring com-fort; body length and wheelbase 75 millimetres longer than the prede-cessor model, enhancing seating comfort for rear passengers; ex-tremely sporty appearance thanks to a 39-millimetre increase in width and 5-millimetre reduction in height.
  • Two engine variants available from launch: BMW 650i Coupe with eight-cylinder powerplant (300 kW/407 hp), BMW 640i Coupe with six-in-line petrol unit (235 kW/320 hp). (more…)

BMW 5-series Gran Turismo Trussardi

Apr
23
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bmw 5er gran turismo trussardi thumb BMW 5 series Gran Turismo TrussardiBMW Italy and Italian fashion house Trussardi have announced the limited edition 5-Series Gran Turismo Trussardi.

The project was devised to celebrate Trussardi’s 100th birthday and features the BMW 5-Series GT dressed in a new color called “Heraldic Brown”. The Trussardi logo, a Greyhound inside a coat of arms, also adorns the exterior – on the front fender and at the sides below the indicator lights.

The 5-Series GT Trussardi rides on 20-inch alloy wheels in a no. 316 double-spoke design.

Inside the cabin is finished in Leather Glove Beige with a stitching inspired by a classic Trussardi glove design and more Trussardi logos on the headrest and center console. (more…)

AC Schnitzer BMW F10 550i

Apr
20
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2 thumb AC Schnitzer BMW F10 550iThe ACS5 Sport S is based on BMW F10 550i. It comes with more power, the same fuel economy and nice exterior upgrades.

The ACS5 Sport S is powered by a  4.4 liter V8 with 540HP (397 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, which is an increase of 133HP and 150Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and top speed is 320 km/h (198 mph). (more…)

ACS 99d BMW Z4

Apr
20
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99d thumb ACS 99d BMW Z4AC Schnitzer also reworked the Z4-Series. The name of the project is 99d inspired by the 320d Efficient Dynamics edition. The 2.0 liter diesel delivers 190HP (140 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h.

The fuel-economy is just impressive 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions are 99 g/km. AC Schnitzer makes those numbers by means of a 230 kg reduction in weight.

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2011 BMW ActiveE

Apr
19
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2011 BMW ActiveE thumb 2011 BMW ActiveEBMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle

The second phase of BMW Group’s electro-mobility development is ready to take to the road Woodcliff Lake, NJ – The introduction of the BMW ActiveE marks the launch of the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility development strategy. Like the MINI E before it, the BMW ActiveE will be available for lease in select markets beginning in Fall 2011. project i – research and development of tomorrow’s mobility.

The BMW ActiveE is the BMW Group’s next step towards an emission-free, mass-produced electric vehicle. Within the framework of project i, the BMW Group is carrying out research and development work on the development of electrically powered vehicles. The ultimate goal is the concept of a Megacity Vehicle (MCV) that meets the demands of a sustainable mobility solution for congested urban areas. For this reason, the drive components and battery technology that will be used in the MCV are being tested in the BMW ActiveE. (more…)

2011 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

Apr
19
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2011 alpina b5 bi turbo touring thumb 2011 Alpina B5 Bi Turbo Touring2011 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring was presented at the Geneva Auto Show. The B5 Bi-Turbo Touring is the wagon variant of the B5 Bi-Turbo sedan model based on the BMW 5-Series F10.

It is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo with an output of 507HP (373 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Transmission is the SWITCH-TRONI8C -speed sport automatic gearbox from ZF. 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph). Fuel-economy is 10.9 liters per 100 km.

Of course, the Touring comes with Alpina complete aerodynamics package and classic wheels. (more…)

TUNINGWERK BMW 1-Series M RS – 521HP

Apr
18
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Tuningwerk BMW 1 series M RS thumb TUNINGWERK BMW 1 Series M RS   521HPUNCOMPROMISING 1st M RS BMW with 521 HP by TUNINGWERK

The fact that the TUNINGWERK company specializes in BMW models, has geographical grounds, as Puchheim is a catchment area of Munich and probably rather the other way round. The BMW head office is situated in Munich. On the other hand, the question was only in time for the well-acknowledged BMW models that the 1st BMW M-Version would appear. TUNINGSWERK has given it no other name than the 1st M RS.

The motor, also referred to as engine, was completely modified. The transmission of the back axis was shortened up to 3.25 transmission ratios, optionally 3.45 are also possible. As a differential locking it has a suitable for the power to weight ratio Drexler lock. The cooling system was completely modified, including the second oil cooler. The model has a titanic exhaust system. The engine clutch has unconditionally optimized stability, it is well suited for the city traffic, and herewith a racing clutch is possible. (more…)

Hartge BMW 1-Series M Coupe

Apr
18
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Tuningwerk BMW 1 series M RS thumb1 Hartge BMW 1 Series M CoupeHartge has announced their tuning program for the astonishing BMW 1-Series M Coupe – E82 model. The sports car comes with stayling and performance package.

The 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-six cylinder petrol engine is boosted to 401PS (295 kW) and 530Nm (391 lb-ft), which is an increase of 61PS and 30Nm of torque. These results are thanks to an ECU re-map and new stainless steel sport exhaust system. 0-100 km/h is not mentioned, but 0 to 200 km/h is in 11.34 seconds, which is ful 2.18 seconds faster than the normal version of 1-Series M. (more…)

M Performance Exhaust (video)

Apr
17
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M Performance Exhaust thumb M Performance Exhaust (video)BMW will now offer an after-market upgrade for the M3 range – M Performance exhaust system.

The new sport exhaust system is made f a new heat-resistant material called Inconel, a chrome-nickel alloy. It reduces back-pressure inside the exhaust resulting in a new sound (check the video). Furthermore, the whole system is lighter than the original with 9 kg (20 lbs).

The aftermarket exhaust can be recognized by the laser-engraved M logo on those tips. (more…)

BMW M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG vs Audi RS4 (video)

Apr
17
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e92 m3 thumb BMW M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG vs Audi RS4 (video)BMW M3 E92 is powered by high-revving 4.0 litre V8 with 420PS (309 kW) at 8300RPM and 400m (295 lb-ft) at 3900RPM. The engine is mated either with 6-speed manual or SMG III dual-clutch gearbox. It is astonishingly fast – 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited) and without the limiter, it will easily top 300 km/h. The price is € 72 900. (more…)

G-Power Hurricane RS BMW M5 Touring with 359 km/h (video)

Apr
16
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touring thumb. G Power Hurricane RS BMW M5 Touring with 359 km/h (video)A family touring car cruising with nearly 359 km/h…? It can be only one – BMW M5 Touring Hurricane RS. It is powered by a 5.0 liter twin-supercharged V10 engine with 760PS (559 kW). The touring hits 359 km/h (224 mph) on a German autobahn in the late night, when there is no traffic at all.

The speed is shown on the on-board PerformanceBox GPS datalogger. (more…)