German premium carmaker BMW is taking to the stage at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the latest results of its ongoing model push, revealing even more ways to experience the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure. Europe’s most important car show of the year, which opens to the public from 4 – 19 October 2014, will host the world premieres of two new models: the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the new BMW X6. Also on display in the French capital are the new four-cylinder diesel engines for the BMW 5 Series, an exclusive special edition of the BMW 7 Series luxury Sedan, and innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive. Paris also provides the venue for the French premiere of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and groundbreaking BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. (more…)
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New generation of four-cylinder diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology increase the driving pleasure offered by the worldwide bestseller and achieve further reductions in fuel consumption and emissions – The new BMW 520d outclasses its segment rivals in the efficiency race: engine output rises to 140 kW/190 hp, average fuel consumption drops to as little as 4.1 l/100 km [68.9 mpg imp] and CO2 emissions to 109 g/km. (more…)
BMW 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…)
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26-29 June 2014, will see a trio of spectacular BMWs drive up the famous 1.16 mile hill. BMW’s most advanced sport car ever, the new BMW i8, will be seen for the first time in the UK along with the BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition – the most powerful production car in the history of the brand. With a special M4 Coupé in action too, and a line-up of the hottest new BMW M cars on stand, this summer’s Festival promises one of the most exciting displays ever for the Bavarian manufacturer. (more…)
BMW M5 F10 “30 Jahre M5” Special Edition is here! It features a lot of performance improvements and unique details. M5 F10 30 Jahre is designed for celebrating the 30th anniversary of M5. Only 300 units will be produced from the limited edition model.
All units come with Individual Frozen Dark Silver paint with dark chrome accents. There are also 20” bi-color alloy wheels fitted with 265/35 ZR20 front and 295/30 ZR20 rear performance tires. Other highlights include Merino leather and Alcantara interior with special badges and aluminum inserts. (more…)
The Competition Package boosts the 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 to 575HP (423 kW) – an increase of 15HP. It also makes the response sharper and the acceleration is slightly better. 0-100 km/h is improved with 0.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h with 0.2 seconds. Other highlights include ///M carbon ceramic brake system and revised suspension and damping. (more…)
It 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…)
BMW 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…)
Once again, AC Schnitzer has developed a complete product range for this model which includes performance upgrades, exhaust systems, wheel and tyre combinations, aerodynamic bodystyling components and accessories for the interior.
More power is available for vehicles with diesel or petrol engines, in both rear-wheel and xDrive variants. The range of performance upgrades is vast, giving extra power of between 34 and 93 hp depending on basic engine. (more…)
The BMW Group continued its successful course in September with another record month in sales. With 189,675 (prev. yr. 177,726) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide, sales were 6.7% higher than in the same month last year. In the first nine months of 2013, sales increased by 7.5% to the new all-time high of 1,436,178 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,335,502).
Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We achieved record global deliveries for the month of September and the first nine months of the year. Despite initial signs of stabilisation in the European automobile market, conditions in many countries remain challenging. However, we have been able to keep our European sales on a similar level year-on-year and once again reported major gains in the U.S. and Asia. We are therefore well on our way to another increase in deliveries for the full year 2013 and a new sales record.” (more…)