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2012 BMW 1-Series M package

May
22
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2012 BMW 1 Series M package thumb 2012 BMW 1 Series M packageBMW has revealed the M Sport package for the new 1-Series. Probably, the manufacturer is scared that the new 1-Series won’t so appreciated like the previous model, so they are hurrying to improve the exterior of the car.

The ///M Sport package consists of a new front bumper, revised rear bumper and big alloy wheels. The interior boasts a sport steering wheel, door sill with ///M logo and some aluminum trim with blue accents.

There is no information about the price list, but it won’t be cheap. Still, it is a kind of improvement for new the bland 1-Series. (more…)

2011 BMW M3 Carbon Edition for China

May
21
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2011 BMW M3 Carbon Edition thumb 2011 BMW M3 Carbon Edition for China2011 BMW M3 Carbon Edition will be limited to just 111 units, which will be sold at the biggest car market. The sports car features carbon fiber roof, BMW performance front GT splitters, hood inlets and a trunk mounted lip spoiler. Of course, all elements come in carbon fiber.

The special edition M3 is finished in white pearl metallic paint with black stripes. A Carbon Edition logo and huge 19” Style 220 M3 wheels in matt black fitted with high performance tires complete the exterior look.

The interior received carbon fiber element, too. The “Carbon Edition” logo is present as well as white leather for the arm rest, door panels and center console. The final touch is the carbon fiber patterned material for the headrests. (more…)

2012 BMW 1-Series

May
21
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2012 BMW 1 Series Urban Line thumb 2012 BMW 1 SeriesBMW 118i: Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology package, consisting of twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS variable valve control,
capacity: 1, 598 cc, output: 125 kW/170 hp at 4,800 rpm,
maximum torque: 250 Nm at 1,500 – 4,500 rpm,
acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 7.4 seconds,
maximum speed: 225 km/h,
combined-cycle fuel consumption*: 5.8 – 5.9 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 134 – 137 g/km, emissions standard: EU5. (more…)

Long term test: BMW 1-Series M Coupe (video)

May
19
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bmw 1m thumb Long term test: BMW 1 Series M Coupe (video)1M Coupe is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder with 340HP (250 kW) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Rumors said, that the 1-Series ///M is faster around race tracks than the brutal M3 with V8 under the hood.

The 1-Series ///M is just 1495 kg (3295 lbs). 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 17.3 seconds. Top speed – 250 km/h (155 mph) and fuel consumption – 9.6 liter/100 km with CO2 emission of 224 g/km.

BMW 1-Series M Coupe comes with DSC, ABS, ASC, DBC and CBC. The breaking system is just staggering – internally-ventilated cast iron discs – that measure 360mm front and 350mm rear.

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BMW M5 F10 vs Nissan GT-R (video)

May
19
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2012 BMW M5 F10 thumb4 BMW M5 F10 vs Nissan GT R (video)The M5 F10 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560PS (412 kW) at 5750RPM and 680Nm(502 lb-ft) at just 1500RPM. It features 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 liters per 100 km on combined cycle (28.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 232 g/km.
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Vorsteiner BMW 5-Series F10

May
18
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Vorsteiner BMW 5er F10 thumb Vorsteiner BMW 5 Series F10Vorsteiner has released the first pictures of their VMS styling package for the BMW 5-Series (F10).

No details have been released yet, but the car is outfitted with a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and extended side skirts. Out back, changes are minimal but include a trunk-mounted spoiler, an aggressive rear diffuser and a dual exhaust system. (more…)

Hartge BMW 6-Series Convertible F13

May
18
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Hartge BMW 6 Series F12 thumb Hartge BMW 6 Series Convertible F13Hartge has announced that they are preparing a tuning program for the latest BMW 6-Series Convertible (F13). The tuning company didn’t reveal any further information about the project, but as we can see on the pictures, the vehicle won’t get any huge spoilers or bright paint.

The upgrades will include a new sports exhaust system, lowering springs kit, which will reduce the stance of F13 with 30 mm at the front and 25 mm and the rear.

Hartge 6-Series stands on 19” or 21” alloy wheels in the well know design of the tuner.

The interior will receive aluminum Hartge pedals, floor mats with logos and a Hartge emblem on the steering wheel. (more…)

BMW F30 : 320i EfficientDynamics, 316i and 3-series xDrive

May
17
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2012 bmw 3 series sedan f30 thumb BMW F30 : 320i EfficientDynamics, 316i and 3 series xDriveNew BMW 3 Series Sedan with BMW xDrive as from the summer.

As from the second half of the year, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan will be optionally equipped with the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. The dynamic sports sedan and BMW xDrive will form an ideal combination in the models BMW 320i, BMW 328i and BMW 335i. Thanks to electronic control and millisecond-fast power distribution between the front and rear wheels, BMW xDrive guarantees supreme traction, unparalleled safety and first-class handling. Furthermore, xDrive ensures optimum performance in all kinds of weather and road conditions. As a result, the potential of even the most powerful BMW 3 Series four-wheel drive sedan, the BMW 335i xDrive delivering 225 kW/306 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, can be utilised in a particularly efficient way. The BMW 335i xDrive does the sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. Power distribution of BMW xDrive is effected so rapidly that the vehicle is stabilised before the driver even notices the need to react. The model 320d xDrive is also in preparation. (more…)

The BMW M Story. 40 Years BMW M GmbH.

May
17
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m1 The BMW M Story. 40 Years BMW M GmbH.“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 328 Hommage

May
16
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BMW 328 Hommage thumb BMW 328 HommageThe 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 BMW M3 GTS SK II

May
16
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G Power BMW M3 GTS SK II thumb G Power BMW M3 GTS SK IIG-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…)

BMW E92 M3 ESS vs Mercedes SL 65 AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R

May
15
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e92 m3 ess BMW E92 M3 ESS vs Mercedes SL 65 AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT RBMW M3 E92 ESS VT2-650 with 700HP, Porsche 911 Turbo 997 with 530HP, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG PP-Performance Stage 2 with 750HP and mighty Nissan GT-R Mk.1 Sportec Stage 2 with 600HP. (more…)