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2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer – Front Wheel Drive and Something More

Feb
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2014 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer tt1 2014 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer   Front Wheel Drive and Something MoreThe scandalous 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel-drive car by BMW is here. For some, this is the natural way of things happening and for others, it is a real disappointing news. This is the first FWD vehicle that BMW has ever produced. What is more, it comes with three-cylinder engines… just “impressive”!

We don’t know how to comment such vehicle. Yes, it is a typical BMW with nice interior, good engines and performance, but why they did it with FWD? Nobody knows!

Still, the 2-Series Active Tourer can’t be mistaken – kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the well-known Hofmeister kink. The dimensions are 4,342mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,555mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The interior is also pretty much the same like in all new BMWs – driver-centric design, a lot of good-positioned buttons and switches.

There are three styling packages – Sport Line, Luxury Line and ///M Sport Package.

The engine range includes a 218i – a 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 136HP (100 kW) and 220Nm (162 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). It will return 57.6 mpg UK – 4.9 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.

The 225i has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol – 231HP (170 kW) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

The diesel variant is only one – 218d – a 2.0 liter turbodiesel – 150HP (110 kW) and 330Nm (243 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph).

BMW will also produce a super-efficient 216d as well as 220d and 220i. There will be xDrive versions of the 220d and 225i.

2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer [first official pic]

Feb
13
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2014 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer tt 2014 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer [first official pic]The first official picture of the all-new 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has been published online. Actually, the image is awful, but still we have a slight idea, how the Active Tourer will look.

The interesting model, which is planned to have FWD (for first time in BMW’s history) was previewed back in September 2012 at the Paris Motor Show with the Concept Active Tourer.

The five-seat 2-Series Active Tourer model which will be joined later this year by a seven-seat version likely to be called 2-Series Gran Tourer.

The news doesn’t sound so good, because all BMW fans and owners will be a lot disappointed by these vehicles. (more…)

2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe Individual

Feb
12
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2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Individual tt 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe IndividualBMW is ready with the Individual program for the recently unveiled 4-Series Gran Coupe.

Outside, it comes with a Moonstone Metallic paint, a set of new 19” light alloy wheels with an attractive V-spoke design fitted with low-profile tires. Inside, there is a leather-wrapped dashboard and Ash Grain White wood trim. Upon request, customers can get  Merino leather seats with contrast stitching. (more…)

Vorsteiner BMW E92 M3 with Flow Forged V-FF 101

Feb
11
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vorsteiner bmw e92 m3 coupe t Vorsteiner BMW E92 M3 with Flow Forged V FF 101 Vorsteiner has unveiled their latest project based on BMW M3 E92.

The sports coupe rolls Flow Forged V-FF 101 wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. The dimensions of the wheels are 10J x 19” and 11J x 19” front and rear, respectively.

There is also a GTS-V front spoiler and a Type II rear diffuser. Last, but not least is the new boot lid. (more…)

A Guide to Replacing your BMW Gas Struts

Feb
10
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bmw thumb15 A Guide to Replacing your BMW Gas StrutsFrom time to time as the owner of a car there will be some small problems that arise, and this is not due to poor design or engineering, it is just a matter of fact as cars are such complex machines. You will want to keep your BMW performing at its best at all times, and when these issues arise you could save yourself a lot of time and money by doing the work yourself instead of going to a mechanic. A lot of the small issues that arise, replacing gas struts being a good example, are very easy and you don’t need a lot to complete the job. The gas struts are important to your car as they allow the boot to easily open and close, as well as stay in a locked position when you have the boot open. (more…)

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RR – The Fastest Touring on Earth

Feb
10
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G Power Hurricane RR BMW M5 E61 Touring tt G Power BMW M5 Hurricane RR   The Fastest Touring on EarthIt is not the first time that G-Power is improving its own record. Already in 2010 a G-Power M5 Hurricane (sedan) improved its record of 367,4 km/h for the world’s fastest sedan, established two years before, to 372,1 km/h.

Currently the modified Bi-Kompressor system for the BMW M5/M6 E6X series – featuring the legendary high–rev V10 engine – enables the G-Power M5 Hurricane RR Touring to a new top speed of 362 km/h, making it in spite of the electronically limitation to the fastest station wagon in the world. Of course the G-Power Hurricane RR Touring sets new performance standards not just for top speed. The acceleration is spectacular – 4.4 seconds for 0-100 km/h, 9.5 seconds for 0-200 km/h and 25.6 seconds for 0-300 km/h. (more…)

2014 BMW M235i at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb
07
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bmw m235i chicago 2014 BMW M235i at the Chicago Auto ShowBMW has exhibited the M235i at the Chicago Auto Show. The successor of the popular 1 Series Coupe comes with improved engine, stylish exterior and impressive performance characteristics.

The 3.0 liter turbocharged straight-six delivers 322HP (237 kW) and  448Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. It also comes with an improved chassis featuring M Adaptive suspension, M Sport braking system and sports exhaust system. The engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The car is able to return 22 mpg US in city and 32 mpg US on the highway. (more…)

2015 BMW X3 Facelift

Feb
06
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2015 BMW X3 tt 2015 BMW X3 FaceliftBMW has announced 2015 X3 Facelift. It boasts an upgraded exterior, interior and two new models. The 2015 BMW X3 is expected to hit the market in spring – US Price $39,325.

Outside, the 2015 X3 has a modified front grille and new headlights. There are also redesigned mirrors and new styles alloy wheels.

There are two additional packages  - xLine and M-Sport. The first one adds underbody guards, metallic trim accents and special 18” or 19” alloy wheels, while the M-Sport comes with a complete aerodynamics package, shadow line trim and 18” to 20” alloy wheels. There are also sport front seats, an anthracite roof liner and a sport-tuned suspension. (more…)

BMW M5 & M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition for China

Feb
05
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BMW M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition t BMW M5 & M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition for ChinaBMW has announced M5 and M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition exclusively for China. The two special edition performance cars are designed to celebrate the year of the horse. Both of them come with minor special modifications.

The engine is the well-known 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 560HP (412 kW) and 680Nm (502 lb-ft). It is mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0-200 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. The Horse Edition comes with Competition Package boosting the engine to 575HP (423 kW). (more…)

How to find quality used BMW for sale in the UK

Feb
04
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bmw How to find quality used BMW for sale in the UKOn the way to the turn of the millennium, BMW had to produce almost everything from kitchen supplies to aircraft engines. Even one of the crises related to activities of the famous producer, when it engaged in the production of aircraft engines. Survival in many complex situations is not easy. Today BMW pars with Porsche and Benz. This brand represents high-quality products of the German automotive industry. Now you have the opportunity to see offers of all used bmw cars for sale, which are presented on http://localmachine.co.uk/cars-uk/bmw. If to buy BMW is your dream, than this site is your step to realize it. In order to find BMW in the UK you just need to have the computer, internet and this usable site. This is comfortable search engine, in which you can select the model, price, region for search, year of release and even mileage and many proposals will open to you. Choose and prepare for a test drive! (more…)

RS-Racing Team BMW M235i

Feb
04
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RS Racing Team BMW M235i t RS Racing Team BMW M235iRS-RACINGTEAM has announced their tuning package for BMW 2-Series and particularly for the top-of-range M235i model.

The performance upgrades include BBS or ATS 18” alloy wheels wrapped around in 225 or 245 Michelin tires, a set of KW Clubsport coilovers and Supersprint stainless steel dual exhaust system. There is also a large wing developed by GFK painted in the same hue as the wheels. The exterior boasts a striking green body wrap. (more…)

Year of the Horse Sees BMW Galloping Ahead

Feb
03
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bmw thumb14 Year of the Horse Sees BMW Galloping AheadBMW is releasing limited edition versions of the M5 saloon and M6 coupe to celebrate the Chinese New Year. These high performance vehicles will be available exclusively in China and are limited to just 30 vehicles, with six models available for the M5 and M6. 2014 is looking like a year of innovation for BMW, with lots of exciting new plans in the works.

Exclusive to the Chinese Market

These limited edition vehicles will be the most expensive models sold by BMW in China, with the M5 priced at £198,500 and the M6 at £278,000. They offer special embroidery translating as ‘Special Horse’ on the interior and the Competition Pack fitted as standard. The high price of these Chinese models is partially due to the import tariffs, consumer taxes and value added tax. Vehicles with engines larger than four litres are almost doubled in price. Both models boast carbon ceramic brakes, a new steering wheel design and carbon fibre trim. (more…)