2013 Street Tuner-class champions Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra, driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, raced to their second-consecutive Street Tuner podium with a third-place finish in Saturday’s 2.5-hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Virginia Raceway International, in Alton, Virginia. The duo won the last round’s race at Road America. (more…)
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Motorsport has published an video clip showing how a slightly tuned BMW 1-Series ///M accelerates 0-250 km/h. The sports coupe comes with several upgrades making the motorsport engine even more impressive.
BMW 1-Series M is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder engine – 340HP (250 kW) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft). It is connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 17.3 seconds. The top speed is electronically-limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). It can cover 100 km with just 9.6 liters of petrol and CO2 emission of 224 g/km – combined cycle.
This particular car was upgraded by Auto Racing. The result is 420HP (313 kW) and 600Nm (442 lb-ft) – an increase of 80HP and 100Nm. 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. (more…)
TJ Fahrzeugdesign has fitted a 1-Series 118d Coupe with 5.0 liter V10 (S85B50) from E60 M5. The tuning company further tune the powerful naturally aspirated unit to 555HP. The result is simply impressive.
0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in less than 12.0 seconds. 0-300 km/h takes 36 seconds and the top speed is over 322 km/h (200 mph). The engine also comes with a 7-speed SMG III gearbox.
Other upgrades include a carbon fiber roof as well as front and rear hoods. The 1M CSL rolls 19” alloy wheels and sits on a KW Clubsport coilover suspension Variant 3. The stopping power is granted by brake system from X6 M. More needed components for the suspension are taken from E92 M3. (more…)
Outside, Abu Dhabi M135i features a white paint finish and a lot blue and black accent. There is a full ///M Performance Package including carbon fiber bumper splitters, side sills and mirror covers along with a blackened kidney grille and smoked taillights. The look is way more cleaner and impressive than the previous version.
The engine is a 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin-turbo with 320HP (235 kW) at 5,800RPM and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque at 1,250RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. (more…)
The 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine is boosted to 405HP (298 kW) and 560Nm (413 lb-ft) – an increase of 85HP and 110Nm. The additional power is thanks to a new control unit and a complete sports exhaust system.
Outside, the MH1 features a matt black foil wrap and some yellow accents. There are also new alloy wheels – 8.5J x 19” at the front and 9.5J x 19” at the rear fitted with Michelin Super Sport tires. (more…)
The exterior boasts elegant high-gloss painted wheels with spoke edges and three-dimensional design. There is a fully adjustable KW coilover suspension and a new front spoiler, side skirts and rear valance housing the quad-pipe sports exhaust system.
Rieger BMW 135i Coupe is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo I6 with 306HP (225 kW) and 400Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (115 mph). (more…)
The 116i Black boasts Essen TN-9 Black aluminum rims – 8.5J x 20” ET35 with 235/30ZR20 88Y tires. There are also red coated brake calipers, H&R lower suspension settings, foil wrapped BMW kidneys and interior ledges. The side and back windows are tinted black. The price is €22,999. (more…)
Vorsteiner has presented a new tuning package for one of the best sports coupes on the market – BMW 1-Series ///M. All parts of the body kit are made from pre-preg carbon fiber, so the lightweight and the high rigidity are guaranteed.
The exterior comes with new fins for the front bumper, new trunk lid (-5 kg) with integrated lip spoiler. There is also a custom-made exhaust system from either either stainless steel or titanium. Vorsteiner BMW 1M rolls a set of VS-400 rims fitted with 245/35 ZR19. (more…)
The first BMW 1 Series came out nearly 10 years ago, in 2004. Since then it has achieved many accolades being judged as the perfect small family urban car, and in addition it made a massive leaps to offer an affordable as well as luxurious BMW experience.
The customers who have driven and used BMW 1 Series enjoy powerful and responsive engines, which manage to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds. The current models are in the form of three or five-door hatchbacks and promise to offer a comfortable ride to those lucky to drive them,
The fact that the 1 Series are powerful enough and can accelerate very fast, is the reason some to utilize them for motorsport purposes. Such is the instance in the video which you can watch below.
In it a rashly driven BMW 1-Series becomes a victim at Nürburgring Nordschleife race track. You can see how the driver loses control, goes into a turn and then inevitably crashes into the barrier.
The top model of the recent BMW 1 series, the M135i with its exhaust gas turbo charged straight-six-engine, offers a quite excellent optimization starting basis for track day and street. Thus, nevertheless, sounds the credo of the Bavarian TUNINGWERK GmbH at Puchheim, west of Munich.
To take the relatively unspectacularly looking gray BMW M135i for a gray mouse could be a fatal error. Oftentimes, starting point no. 1 is the factory-set software, so also in this case. Moreover, the engine of the test car (with manual gear) is equipped by a two kgs lighter dual mass flywheel. Optionally, there is also available a single mass flywheel with about 4,5 kgs of weight economy and, also, a reinforced clutch. Both of these options are not possible for automatic gears. (more…)
BMW M135i is a real alternative to the highly prized M of the 1 series because the difference between both power racers is close to a mere 20 horse power in maximum performance. The in-line six cylinder with TwinPower Turbo and direct injection thus develops a lofty 320 horse power and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. That is sufficient for the classical sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds. Only the sound of the charged six cylinder still requires optimizing! (more…)
With the new 1-series, BMW is offering a new dimension in dynamics and lifestyle. And with the 1-series F20 (5-doors) and F21 (3-doors), Aachen-based tuning experts AC Schnitzer are also offering even more individuality and driving pleasure. For the M 135i by AC Schnitzer the company has several tuning elements up its sleeve.
In its standard configuration, the six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine produces 320 HP (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, but after AC Schnitzer works its magic power is increased to 360 HP (265 kW) without increasing CO2 emissions. (more…)