After the green flag waved in Saturday’s two-hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn. it took only 59 seconds for the first caution period to occur. Unfortunately, the cause was contact to the rear of Ashley Freiberg’s No. 46 BMW M3 in the middle of Grand Sport class competitor scrum that forced her on the wet grass, then into and almost over the turn four tire wall. For the second consecutive race BMW Motorsport driver Trent Hindman was unable to drive. (more…)
Archive for the ‘1 Series’ Category
Nearly two million 1 Series models have been sold since the introduction of the first 1 Series generation ten years ago. This latest incarnation builds on the winning formula of these three- and five-door predecessors with new power units from the latest BMW engine family, additional EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard, and careful enhancements to the exterior and interior design.
The level of standard equipment is now even higher, new options have been added and with new mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive, there are even more ways to increase the functionality and personalisation of the new 1 Series. (more…)
28 March 2015 sees the curtain raised on the market launch of the new BMW 1 Series. Fans of compact driving pleasure can look forward to an even more striking design, a further refined premium ambience for the interior, engines that are extremely powerful and even more efficient, and innovative equipment features. Ahead of the launch, news filtered through from BMW Plant Regensburg of another reason to smile as the two-millionth BMW 1 Series rolled off the production line. The landmark car was built just a few days after the start of production for the new version of the compact model and is one of the first examples of the new BMW 1 Series range earmarked for export to Asia. The BMW 120i 5-door, painted in Estoril Blue metallic and equipped with an M Sport package, will be delivered to a customer in Japan. (more…)
BMW will take to the stage at the traditional Geneva International Motor Show from 5 – 15 March 2015 with two world premieres: the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, which offers seating for up to seven people, and the new compact BMW 1 Series. The BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, meanwhile, demonstrates how engine output can be boosted efficiently using an innovative water injection system – leading to lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions under full load. And then there are a raft of innovative supplementary services connected with every aspect of the BMW i models, as well as “myKIDIO”, a new in-car entertainment concept for children. (more…)
Almost two million units of the BMW 1 Series have been sold worldwide over the last ten years, and this latest edition is poised to set another new benchmark in driving pleasure in the premium compact segment. The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series models come with a comprehensively revised engine line-up and additional measures designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, allowing them to lead the way once again in the introduction of new BMW EfficientDynamics technology. (more…)
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…)
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…)