Archive for the ‘3 Series’ Category

Major Boost for Kumho’s European OE Tyre Supply

Dec
04

Kumho Tire BMW 3 Series Major Boost for Kumho’s European OE Tyre SupplyKumho Tire Co. has announced that it is supplying its high performance tyres as original equipment for the BMW 3 Series range.

The ECSTA HM KH31 has been approved by the BMW Group for fitment to certain models in the 3 Series range and deliveries of this product in size 225/55R16 are now being made to BMW’s Munich and Regensburg factories. The ECSTA HM has been a key pattern in Kumho’s European line-up in recent years, and was highly recommended by the well-respected German motoring publication Auto Bild, when it tested the products of no less than 14 global tyre manufacturers. The tyre’s UHP tread technology ensures responsive handling as well as excellent stability and wet weather traction. (more…)

BMW Art Cars

Dec
02

BMW Art Cars BMW Art CarsAt the 2014 Art Basel in Miami Beach, BMW will present two of its legendary BMW Art Cars – the BMW 320 by Roy Lichtenstein (1977) and the BMW M3 by Michael Jagamara Nelson (1989). BMW is inviting visitors to view the BMW Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein in the Botanical Garden next to the fair and the BMW Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson will be on display in Art Basel`s Collectors Lounge in the Convention Center.

On December 3, 2014, BMW will announce a new global art initiative in collaboration with Art Basel aimed at supporting emerging artists. (more…)

The BMW 3 Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype

Nov
27

BMW 3 Series Plug in Hybrid Prototype Front Angle The BMW 3 Series Plug in Hybrid PrototypeOutstanding flexibility, which means it can be integrated in a wide range of different vehicle concepts, makes rapid deployment of this plug-in hybrid drive technology in the BMW model range a feasible and realistic proposition. The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype provides a first taste of the extra-efficient driving pleasure which the world’s most successful premium sedan will offer. (more…)

BMW M3 vs Mercedes C 63 AMG vs Porsche 911 Turbo [VIDEO]

Sep
29

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Alpha-N Performance: EVOX Chip-Tuning Boxes for BMW M3 / M4

Jul
31

Alpha N Performance BMW M3 M4 EVOX Front Angle Alpha N Performance: EVOX Chip Tuning Boxes for BMW M3 / M4With the two-door coupé M4 (F82) and the four-door limousine M3 (F80), BMW M GmbH – specialist in the development and production of high-performance BMW models – has released two red-hot irons into the streets which are giving all competitors a shiver. The source of power of their outstanding driving dynamics is the newly developed S55B30 serial six cylinder under the engine compartment of M4 and M3, which draws good 431 horse power and a maximum torque of 550 Newton meter from its three-liter cylinder capacity thanks to the forced respiration by two turbo-chargers. (more…)

ECE Approval for BMW Wheels DEZENT TB and TB Dark

Jul
17

ECE Approval for BMW Wheels DEZENT TB and TB Dark ECE Approval for BMW Wheels DEZENT TB and TB DarkBMW drivers have always valued sporty accessories, especially if they fit the brand’s character and their handling is so easy as with the DEZENT TB and TB dark alloy wheels. Both designs are now available in 7.0×16, 7.5×17 and 8.0×17 inches with an ECE approval for the latest BMW 3, 4 and 5 series. The embossed number makes for a use with no type approval documents or other entry. Plug & Play! With its “EH2+“ hump, the TB also fits the BMW-typical runflat tyres. (more…)

BMW 3 Series Ranks No.1 in Kelley Blue Book’s List of 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000

Jun
27

BMW 3 Series Sedan 2011 BMW 3 Series Ranks No.1 in Kelley Blue Book’s List of 10 Best Certified Pre Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000The 2011 BMW 3 Series Sedan has won first place on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com list of the 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000.
 
According to KBB.com, “The hand-selected list includes a roster of 10 standouts from all 2011 model-year luxury cars with a Kelley Blue Book® Certified Pre-Owned Price starting under $30,000.  The best-selling luxury car in the country and the epitome of sport sedans, the 2011 BMW 3 Series is ranked No. 1 for its driving feel at an impressive starting Kelley Blue Book CPO Price of approximately $25,500.” (more…)

2014 Manhart BMW M235i Coupe MH2 Clubsport

Jun
12

Manhart BMW M235i Coupe MH2 Clubsport 2014 front 2014 Manhart BMW M235i Coupe MH2 ClubsportClub sport – This term is music to the ears of ambitious athletic drivers. The aim of Club sport Racing is to achieve sound racing times with its private vehicle while driving on a race course such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife or the Bilster Berg and in the process, travel there and back on its own axle.

The BMW specialists of Manhart Performance from Wuppertal henceforth offer such a coveted track tool for Club sport. The brand new BMW M235i Coupé, which stands out for a 326 horse power-strong serial six-cylinder turbo engine that is tightly bound to the accelerator ex-works, a maximum torque of 450 Nm as well as the typically firm BMW driving behavior serves as a basis. The Manhart MH2 Clubsport was developed in Wuppertal from the depth of the company’s own bag of tricks. (more…)

2015 BMW M3 F80 – 0-267 km/h Sprint

May
09

2014 bmw m3 tt1 2015 BMW M3 F80   0 267 km/h SprintHere is another on-board video of BMW M3 F80 doing acceleration test. This time, the test is done by Sport Auto, who put the sports saloon on its paces during a press event organized by BMW.

Launch control was used once again and the driver managed to achieve 267 km/h (166 mph).

2014 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline six-cylinder – 431HP (317 kW) at 5,500RPM and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 1,850RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174 mph). The acceleration is even better, when fitted with the optional 7-speed ///M DCT – 4.1 seconds to 100 km/h. The new M3 is able to cover 100 km with just 8.8 liters of fuel in the combined cycle with the manual transmission and 8.3 liter with the DCT. (more…)

2014 BMW M3 F80 – 0-280 km/h

May
07

2014 bmw m3 f80 t 2014 BMW M3 F80 – 0 280 km/hA petrolhead from Abu Dhabi, UAE has decided to check how fast is his all-new 2014 BMW M3 F80. The sports car has just turned over 2,000-mile break-in period and is ready for full throttle. He managed to reach 276 km/h (171.5 mph), but obviously there wasn’t enough road for more. The car is limited to 280 km/h (174 mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package.

2014 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline six-cylinder – 431HP (317 kW) at 5,500RPM and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 1,850RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174 mph). The acceleration is even better, when fitted with the optional 7-speed ///M DCT – 4.1 seconds to 100 km/h. The new M3 is able to cover 100 km with just 8.8 liters of fuel in the combined cycle with the manual transmission and 8.3 liter with the DCT. (more…)

Six Public Service Vehicles at RETTmobil

Apr
30

BMW X3 Paramedic Vehicle t1 Six Public Service Vehicles at RETTmobilBMW has presented several public service vehicles at the RETTmobil auto show. They are practical and purposefully designed and meet the highest standards in terms of performance, practicality, safety, cost efficiency and fuel economy.

The highlight of the show is the BMW X3 Paramedic Vehicle, which is based on the BMW X3 xDrive20d. It will offer the medical services its iconic credentials of robust agility, dynamic performance and extensive interior adaptability. Two powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0 turbodiesel engines come as a choice: 190HP (140 kW) and an average fuel consumption of just 5.4 to 5.0 l/100 km. (more…)

BMW Driving Experience in Sweden

Apr
15

BMW Driving Experience in Sweden t BMW Driving Experience in SwedenThe BMW Driving Experience program has recently visited Arjeplog, Sweden, which is no less than 60 km south of the polar circle.

The test aimed to teach the drivers and owners of ///M cars, what to do on ice and snow, when sitting behind the steering wheel of BMW M3 and particularly the E92 model.

BMW E92 M3 is powered by S65B40 – 4.0 litre V8 delivering 420PS (309 kW) at 8300RPM and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) at 3900RPM. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. Without the limiter, E92 M3 can easily pass 300 km/h (186 mph).

Of course, the tested models were fitted with spiked tyres to maintain traction. (more…)