With the new BMW M5 of the F10 series, the automaker from Munich has now introduced the fifth M5 generation since 1984 thus underscoring its unflinching campaign for leadership in the coveted segment of high-performance limousines. With over 20,000 cars of the forerunner sold, BMW has clearly outshined all other competitors in market performance. While the “old” M5 suffered some serious missteps in the area of comfort due to its 5.0 liter V10 Aggregate (507 Horse Power) that was regarded as pretty brutal, the new 4.4 liter V8-Biturbo in combination with the seven-gear double-clutch transmission shows no weaknesses. Despite being boosted by a ten percent added performance capacity (560 Horse Power), the new V8-Biturbo stands out for its low level of fuel consumption that has been drastically reduced by almost 30 percent. Driving performance has already being an undisputed outstanding feature: Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and top speed far exceeding the 300 km/h limit, thus making the F10 generation an ultimate free ride gift from BMW to owners of the M5! (more…)
The world’s fastest LPG-powered car - G-POWER HURRICANE GS based on the BMW M5
Top speed 333 km/h
G-POWER M5 HURRICANE GS
• 660 hp / 485 kW @ 7,500 r/min (+ 153 hp / 113 kW)
• 650 Nm @ 5,000 r/min (+ 130 Nm)
• Top speed: 333 km/h
• 0-100 km/h: 4.6s
• 0-200 km/h: 11.4s
• G-POWER SK II bi-supercharger system incl. conversion to LPG: € 33,571.43 (net) excl. installation
G-POWER is known first and foremost for spectacular supercars, enormous power hikes and world speed records. What is less well-known, however, is the fact that environmental protection and resource conservation also enjoy a high priority in all G-POWER developments. (more…)
Having demonstrated that it is the perfect blend sports sedan-like driving dynamics and SUV utility in markets around the world, the BMW X1 is setting out to conquer the US. The talented Sport Activity Vehicle of the premium compact segment will make its US market debut armed with state-of-the-art powertrain technology, innovative features, selective design modifications and extensive interior refinements.
The new 2013 BMW X1 celebrates its US premiere at the New York International Auto Show and will arrive in authorized BMW Centers in the fall of 2012 starting at an MSRP of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling). (more…)
BMW AG owns a special facility, where the manufacturer put their cars on a number of tests. It is exclusively available only to its own engineers and the location is not even accessible by public road. It is somewhere in Miramas in the south of France, but nobody knows the exact location.
However, BMW has invited invite a few selected M customers, who had the opportunity to come in and do a few laps in their own vehicles or with the several M-powered cars on hand, including the M3 GTS and the M3 GT4. (more…)
The 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe arrives at $76,895.
Manhattan, NY – April 4, 2012 – 10:15 am EDT…BMW today announced pricing for all models of the new BMW 6 Series Grand Coupe at a press conference during the New York International Auto Show. The 2013 640i Gran Coupe powered by an uprated version of BMW’s award winning 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline-6 engine will be the first to arrive at BMW Centers. The 640i Gran Coupe goes on sale in late June with an M.S.R.P. of $76,895. Later in the summer, the TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will join the range. These models will be priced at $87,395 and $90,395 respectively (all prices include the $895 Handling and Destination charge). (more…)
BMW Announces Pricing for new M5 and M6 models at the New York International Auto Show.
The Fifth Generation 2013 BMW M5 Priced at $90,695.
Manhattan, NY – April 4, 2012 – 10:15 am EDT…BMW today announced pricing for the all-new BMW M5 and BMW M6 at a press conference on the occasion of the New York International Auto Show. The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible will be the first of the three new M cars to arrive in US BMW Center showrooms. The M6 Convertible arrives this June and will be priced at $113,995 (including $895 Destination and Handling). (more…)
World premiere – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version.
Developed at BMW head office in Germany, it will be rolling off the production line in the new Shenyang production plant and celebrating its world premiere at Auto China 2012 in Beijing – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version. With its wheelbase extended by 11 cm, a conspicuously elegant design, and the best rear seat travel comfort among the competition, this new model fulfils precisely the expectations of Chinese automobile customers. They can choose from the BMW 335Li, the BMW 328Li, or the BMW 320Li, each fitted with a powerful and efficient engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology. (more…)
2011 BMW X3 xDrive 20d SE appears to be one of the best family SUVs on the market. It is features permanent AWD system – xDrive and mighty 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 182BHP at 4000RPM and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) at 2750RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Performance – 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 209 km/h (130 mph). The X3 weighs 1790kg and achieves 50.4mpg and 149 g/km of CO2.
The price is £30 490. (more…)
BMW 1 Series Coupe GTR is created by by Czech racing team Senkyr Motorsport. The car is based on BMW 1-Series ///M – E82.
The exterior comes with complete wide body kit including wheel arch extensions, front and rear bumpers and a pair of side skirts. There is also a massive rear wing.
It is powered by 3.0 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with 408HP (300 kW) at 7200RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential Holinger RDS6 gearbox. The car also features a KW Competition 3-way coilover suspension and KW springs. (more…)
An interesting video by Motor Trend with a battle between two astonishing sports coupes – 2011 Mustang GT and 2011 BMW E92 M3.
The Mustang GT is powered by 5.0 liter V8 with 412HP (307 kW) at 6500RPM and 529Nm (390 lb-ft) at 4250RPM. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The power is put on the road through the rear wheels.
The BMW has a 4.0 liter V8 with 420HP (309 kW) at 8300RPM and 400Nm (300 lb-ft) at 3900RPM. Again, the engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission, which delivers the power to the rear wheels. (more…)
BMW E92 M3 GTS is powered by an updated 4.4 liter V8 with 450HP (331 kW) at 8300RPM and 475Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque at 3750RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and the top speed is 305 km/h (190 mph). The engine is mated to a re-tuned 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. M3 GTS also comes with revised suspension, rollcage and a lot of weight reducing. The kerb weight is just 1530kg, which offers not only superb acceleration and deceleration, but awesome handling.
The price is £116 000. (more…)
2011 BMW F10 535d is one of the fastest and most luxurious diesel cars on the market.
The engine is super-efficient 3.0 liter twin-turbo diesel with 300HP (221 kW) at 4400RPM and massive 600Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque from just 1750RPM. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited.
The overall weight of the car is 1790kg and it achieves 46.3mpg and emissions of 162 g/km of CO2. (more…)