The annual motor racing championship known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may be comparatively obscure to many sports (and sports betting) fans in the UK and Europe, but in America it is a seriously big deal. However, despite the almost total lack of media coverage in the UK, many of the major bookmakers do offer betting markets for NASCAR – with the most popular being outright bets on the winner of the series. So for those interested in placing bets on it, which drivers are in the running for glory, and who should you be gambling on? (more…)
More Energy, More Elegance, More Expression – The X6 M by AC Schnitzer
The New BMW M2 CoupeG-Power M6 Convertible F12 with 740 hp and 975 Nm
The BMW 3 Series is BMW’s best selling car and has been consistently near or at the top of the sales charts for many years. Part of the compact executive class of cars, the 3 Series can probably lay claim to having defined that market segment over the years and helping to develop it into the sales success it is now.
BMW has been building their 3 Series model in various body styles – saloon, estate and 2-door – since 1975, although in more recent times it is the saloon that has proven popular with company car drivers, with many people getting into a new BMW 3 Series contract hire scheme. This means they can renew their car regularly and take advantage of BMW’s ever advancing technical, safety and economy know-how. (more…)
So if you haven’t noticed, the 2013 Geneva Motor Show has been the talk of the automotive world for last couple of weeks and while it is been difficult for the car blogs to steer away from focusing on the unveiling of the supercars on show, we should now take note of BMW’s presence in Geneva.
The biggest news for BMW enthusiasts coming out of Geneva was the unveiling of the 3 Series GT ‘Gran Turismo’. It’s yet another addition to the 3 series line as BMW increase their amount of niche models, adding to their range and their prestige. (more…)
The cost of driving cannot be fully stated without taking into account the cost of acquiring car insurance. Insurance covers are of paramount importance to all motorists. Unexpected exigencies can always happen on the roads. This is why for motorists to attain indemnity during tragedies they should be ready to incur the costs of acquiring insurance policies.
Car insurance policies can be obtained from different insurance companies. The policies may differ slightly in terms of their monthly subscriptions. Nevertheless, they have a common underlying objective, which is to provide indemnity to motorists after accidents. There are different ways of obtaining indemnification policies. A motorist can obtain them through an agent, or purchase the covers online. There are numerous benefits of acquiring the covers online. This is why applying for a car insurance online has become a preference among numerous motorists across the globe. (more…)
BMW 5-Series F10 535i is perfect choice for everyday vehicle. It offers great comfort, superb performance and low fuel consumption, considering its power. However, Infiniti has recently introduced the M37S, which offers nearly the same qualities.
The F10 535i is powered by 3.0 liter in-line six-cylinder petrol engine equipped with , twin-scroll turbocharger. The engine features BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies including VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology and High Precision direct injection. The result is 306HP (225 kW) at 5,800RPM and 400Nm (296 lb-ft) of torque at just 1,200RPM. 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine is mated to an 8-speed ZF Automatic gearbox. The fuel consumption is 10.4 liters per 100 km in city and 6.3 liters per 100 km on the highway. The combined cycle is 8.1 liters per 100 km. The Infiniti M37S is powered by a 3.7-litre V6 petrol with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift). It develops 320HP (236 kW) at 7,000RPM and 360Nm (267 lb-ft) of torque at 5,200RPM. 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The fuel consumption is 14.9 liters per 100 km in city, 7.4 liters on the highway and a combined cycle of 10.2 liters per 100 km.
So, the easy math is that the Infiniti is a lot more “thirsty” than the BMW, but still offers decent performance qualities. Other minus is that the M37S is slightly more expensive than the BMW.
Still, the Infiniti M37S is a great choice and which is better is up to the customer’s taste.
There is no doubt that the orange Manhart MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, based on the E92 M3, was (and still is) one of the most spectacular and most popular customised BMW vehicles of recent years. The creators of the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport – the performance specialists at Manhart Racing in Wuppertal, Germany – are now transplanting its internal organs into their new customised M3 convertible so to speak. The transplant involves ‘taming’ the new M3 slightly, as over against the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, but it still creates the quickest and most powerful convertible of its class. The newly-developed and constructed MH3 V8 R Biturbo convertible again underscores the fact that the specialists at Manhart have lost nothing of their legendary technical expertise, even under new management. (more…)
With the new 1-series, BMW is offering a new dimension in dynamics and lifestyle. And with the 1-series F20 (5-doors) and F21 (3-doors), Aachen-based tuning experts AC Schnitzer are also offering even more individuality and driving pleasure. For the M 135i by AC Schnitzer the company has several tuning elements up its sleeve.
In its standard configuration, the six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine produces 320 HP (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, but after AC Schnitzer works its magic power is increased to 360 HP (265 kW) without increasing CO2 emissions. (more…)
Following the display of the reworked version of the current BMW M5 by the
performance specialists of Manhart Racing from Wuppertal shortly after its
presentation, the BMW refining specialists have now uncovered a second
upgrade level of their MH5 S Biturbo – visually and technically more impressive
than ever before! (more…)