“A company is like a human being. As long as it goes in for sports, it is fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance.” These were the words of Robert A. Lutz, BMW AG Board Member Sales, back in 1972. They were the words christening the youngest subsidiary of BMW AG at the time, BMW Motorsport GmbH. Today the company is called BMW M GmbH. But it is just as fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance as it was 40 years ago. (more…)
BMW at the Mondial de l’ Automobile Paris 2014
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The BMW 328 is considered the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s. The BMW 328′s success was the result of its design parameters -
through the use of systematic lightweight construction, aerodynamic lines, optimum engine types and outstanding suspension technology, it laid the foundation stone for a new vehicle concept, by which performance only leads to success if combined with perfect harmonisation of all parameters and maximum efficiency. With these characteristics, the BMW 328 was even then the embodiment of what the BMW brand still stands for today – dynamics, aesthetics and a high level of innovation. (more…)
G-POWER M3 GTS with SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system
The world’s most powerful BMW M3 GTS
- 635 hp / 467 kW @ 7,800 r/min (+ 185 hp / 136 kW)
- 630 Nm 3,900 r/min (+ 190 Nm)
- Top speed: 323 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: 4.2s
- 0-200 km/h: 11.9s
- G-POWER SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system: € 23,500.00 (excl. tax) plus installation
Club sport events are enjoying increasing popularity across the world. These events have traditionally been dominated by Porsche vehicles. Then, in 2009, BMW decided to stop ignoring widespread customer demands for a base vehicle for use in club sport events and unveiled the Project M3 GTS. Delivery of the limited run of 150 units was scheduled for early 2010. However, it took until the end of 2010 for the first vehicles to reach customer hands, of which 3 found their way immediately into the G-POWER workshops. (more…)
In the long standing tradition of high performance BMW “is” models, BMW today announced an enhanced performance version of the 1 Series Coupe and Convertible called the BMW 135is. The 2013 135is Coupe and Convertible focus the qualities that made the 135i such a success amongst driving enthusiasts – with more performance, enhanced sound and dynamic design details. Both the new 135is Coupe and Convertible are scheduled to arrive in BMW Center showrooms this fall with retail pricing set at $44,145 and $48,845 respectively (including $895 destination and handling). (more…)
Kelleners Sport has revealed their tuning program for the new F11 (5-Series Touring).
The styling features a new front bumper fascia with lower lip spoiler and three-piece polished stainless steel air vent inserts, sides skirts and rear bumper diffuser.
Performance yogrades are available for 535d and 550i. The 535d boasts 376HP (277 kW) with maximum torque of 756 Nm (558 lb-ft). The 550i has 490HP (360 kW) and 720 Nm (530 lb-ft) of torque. The exhaust system is Kelleners own with its four round 90mm stainless steel tail pipes. (more…)
The new BMW 3 Series Touring will offer an even stronger blend of thoughtful practicality and outstanding driving dynamics when it comes to the UK in September. Larger, and more spacious inside than ever before, this truly versatile vehicle possesses a wide range of practical features in addition to the class-leading driving dynamics expected of any BMW.
A load capacity that is the largest in its class, complete with innovative storage solutions, is wrapped in a dynamically styled, strong but lightweight body that follows the same winning formula of previous BMW 3 Series Tourings over the years. After all, it was BMW that invented the premium Touring segment back with the E30 3 Series and it has proved a winning formula ever since then with an average 8,500 new car buyers a year. (more…)
The sporty and elegant design of the new three-door model, along with additional engine choices, are distinguishing features that sharpen the unmistakable profile of the BMW 1 Series as the recognised standard of sheer driving pleasure in the premium compact car segment.
- Second body variant added to the new BMW 1 Series; Latest edition of the three-door version impressively underscores the compact model’s sporting characteristics; Sporty, elegant design and attractive supplements to the drive portfolio strengthen the BMW Series’ unsurpassed position within the segment characterised by the unique rear-wheel drive system and superior handling; Highlight in the model range: the BMW M135i. (more…)
After the limousine, HAMANN-Motorsport now also vamps up the estate car version of the new BMW 5 Series. In Laupheim the Touring is upgraded to become a fitness studio for up to five persons. All done with the aid of an aerodynamics package with a variety of designs, a sports exhaust system, light-alloy wheels and improvements to the vehicle interior.
The refined HAMANN sporty makeover is even available in several versions for the 5 Series Touring. The selection starts at the front with a front spoiler lip for the normal Touring, an additional one for vehicles with the M-technology package and a front skirt specially developed by HAMANN with four integrated LED daytime running lights and larger air inlets. (more…)
F10 M5 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560HP (412 kW) at 5750RPM and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) at just 1500RPM.
It boasts M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 13 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically limited and 305 km/h (190 mph) with M Driver’s Package. However, the fuel consumption is also amazing – 9.9 l / 100 km on combined cycle (28.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 232 g/km. (more…)
According to tests by German sports car magazine Sport Auto, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe is faster than the M3 in lapping the Hockenheim. Sport Auto got a lap time of 1:14.1 for the 1-Series M, while the quickest time around the track for the M3 (E92 M3 ZCP DCT) came in 0.1 second slower – 1:14.2. On the Hockenheim, the 1-Series M has achieved 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Auto Sport also reported that the 1-Series M Coupe had a frisky tendency to spin its rear end out without the stability control engaged, but they see that as a good sign since most cars in its category would under-steer by design.
Here’s the list of Sport Auto‘s track times for each model tested. (more…)
“THE CHASE” – BMW M3 vs. BMW S 1000 RR featuring Akrapovic
The question of who would triumph in a special race between a BMW M3 and the BMW S 1000 RR Superbike is not new. But with a bold new movie, BMW has finally settled the score. The Chase is the story of what happens when S 1000 RR rider Rico Penzkofer and M3 driver Nico Bastian go head-to-head on the racetrack.
The action quickly moves to the Akrapovic factory in Slovenia, where the BMW M3 and S 1000 RR are given expert fine-tuning before they take to the track. Slick camera work brings the power and quality of the motorcycle and car to life – we see and hear those famous Akrapovic exhausts and a team of engineers’ checks, tunes and tests every detail to make sure The Chase will be completely fair. (more…)