The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype fuses BMW eDrive with a model-specific form of power transmission – based on the front-drive concept of the standard BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – which sees action for the first time. Following on from the four-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype, a front-mounted transverse three-cylinder petrol unit from the new Efficient Dynamics engine family now forms part of a plug-in hybrid system for the first time. (more…)
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The BMW M3 has always been BMW Enthusiasts favorite model, owners consider it the best M models of all and with its performance and handling characteristics, no doubt it is the best in class amongst other manufacturers.
Tuners around the world have come up with various upgrades to performance and styling hoping to achieve even better performance. The engineers at Munich are well aware of this and understand that many BMW M owners prefer something a little bit more aggressive than the showroom model. Comes the BMW Performance Package. Is it the answer to tap into the tuner market with extra aerokit, intake, exhaust etc. All of which is to bring out the extra performance. (more…)
Eight BMW racing cars were entered among the 45 cars that made up the field for Saturday’s rain-soaked Continental Tire 150 at the Glen with the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3, driven by Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman, scoring a season’s best second place finish in the Grand Sport class. (more…)
The fifth race of the 2015 DTM season, at the Norisring (DE), developed into a real rain and tyre lottery. Four BMW drivers scored valuable points today. It began to rain at the 2.3-kilometre street circuit shortly before the race was due to start, which led to differing tyre strategies throughout the grid. BMW Team MTEK’s Bruno Spengler (CA) was one of the drivers who started the race on slicks in his BMW Bank M4 DTM. After 46 laps, he was the most successful of the BMW drivers, finishing fifth. Victory went to Mercedes driver Pascal Wehrlein (DE). (more…)
Following an eight week break in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship action for teams participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, BMW Team RLL will restart their season at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, NY, on June 28th with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Watkins Glen International this weekend will also be the site of the North American public reveal of the new BMW M6 GT3 and BMW M235i Racing cars. The M6 GT3 is BMW Motorsport’s replacement of the Z4 GT3 that has seen so much professional and privateer success worldwide in recent years. The BMW M6 GT3 is currently in the testing phase and is expected to make its racing debut in 2016. The M235i Racing is planned to be made available to North (more…)
Premium quality, reliability and ergonomics: these three attributes have earned BMW top placings in the prestigious Initial Quality Study by market researchers at J.D. Power and Associates. Each year this study assesses the quality of new cars in North America, and in 2015 has a total of five awards lined up for BMW. It is the first time BMW has topped three segments, namely with the BMW 2 Series, the BMW 4 Series and the BMW 5 Series. In addition, the BMW plants in Rosslyn, South Africa, and Dingolfing, Germany, have been honoured for their high production quality. (more…)
British tuning designer and engineering firm TDI-Tuning has seen a marked increase in the number of BMW performance models being fitted with the company’s state-of-the-art tuning boxes. Since the beginning of the year, demand from BMW owners has in fact risen by 10%.
This echoes a buoyant first-quarter results from the German manufacturer, which reports a growth of more than 20% in its underlying earnings. (more…)
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats and fully meet the mobility requirements of young families.
Compact exterior dimensions go hand in hand with tremendous flexibility on the inside: a sliding second row of seats with adjustable backrest, a third row of seats that fold into the floor, and provision for up to five universal child seats are just some of the features on offer. (more…)
When things get tough, wheel manufacturer AEZ sends out its three magnificent “angels”. After the last deployment as agents to Portugal, the three ladies made use of the great weather in southern Europe and drove around in three hot cars. And when a BMW M4 is one of them, the pedal will soon hit the metal. But thanks to their “high-tech weapons”, the film crew stayed close and captured some great footage for the “Portugal Cruise and Drift“ clip. (more…)
The star billing in BMW’s current M portfolio, the F8X series M3/M4 now receives a performance upgrade from G-POWER centred on their in-house developed Bi-Tronik 2 V2.
Boosting output to 560 hp / 412 kW with 720 Nm of torque, this conversion catapults the Bavarian super saloon/coupe to 100km/h from a standing start in just 3.8 seconds. (more…)
With the new BMW 7 Series, BMW has redefined what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like in contemporary, pioneering form. Groundbreaking technologies in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, intelligent connectivity and interior ambience underline its mission to bring together unbeatable driving pleasure and long-distance comfort in a luxury sedan. The handing over of the baton from one generation to the next at the top end of BMW’s model line-up sees the brand presenting a raft of innovations unmatched by any of its rivals. (more…)