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The folks over at TFLCar test drive the new BMW i8. While the i8 was not built for the track and it is often advertised as the “green sportscar” of the future, the innovative car keeps up with the likes of Porsche Boxter and Jaguar F-Type. BMW i8...
The folks over at TFLCar test drive the new BMW i8. While the i8 was not built for the track and it is often advertised as the “green sportscar” of the future, the innovative car keeps up with the likes of Porsche Boxter and Jaguar F-Type. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
The U.S. market sells the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700. We have learned that some dealers sold their i8s for as much as 100,000 over sticker, that’s nearly a 75% surcharge. Here is the video review: The article TFLCar reviews the drop dead sexiest BMW ever: The i8 appeared first on BMW BLOG
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There have been several speculations and rumors concerning the BMW F82 M4 GTS after it has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring. If it comes to market, the BMW M4 GTS would be the leanest, most powerful and track oriented BMW M3/M4 which satisfies...
There have been several speculations and rumors concerning the BMW F82 M4 GTS after it has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring. If it comes to market, the BMW M4 GTS would be the leanest, most powerful and track oriented BMW M3/M4 which satisfies the need to have a track ready car and a daily driver in one package. It also means that some of the usual luxuries like air-conditioning, heated seats or entertainment system would be scratched off. All with a hefty price tag – getting less for more. From a marketing perspective, there are many discussions on whether the M4 GTS will be coming to the United States. Just like the M3 GTS, there will be some issues with homologation, market choices and overall a different clientele compared to European customers. All these things will play its part in the decision making process.
Considering the current state of affairs in regards to environment preservation, ecology and emission raters, it would also mean higher demands on the financial side as well, putting the cost of owning such a vehicle ahead of all the possible advantages it might provide us. Whether the rumors are true, we will probably get some limited editions BMW M4 coming up.
Just to refresh your memory, a BMW M4 GTS would feature some track oriented parts, like a roll bar, ceramic brakes, a rear deck lid spoiler and carbon fiber additions all over the place, all combined with an uprated engine. Specifications are only known to BMW at this point, but judging from what tuners are currently doing , we can probably expect a significant increase in power, torque and general straight line sprints.
At this point, all the M4 GTS news out there are just simply rumors. All we know is that, in last few years, BMW has made an effort to bring several limited edition models to the U.S., like the 30 Jahre Edition BMW F10 M5 launched recently. BMW has also released a few special edition BMW E92 M3 cars: E92 M3 ZCP Competition Package, E92 M3 GTS, E90 M3 CRT, E92 M3 DTM Bruno Spengler Champion Edition and E92 M3 Lime Rock Park Edition. Of all these cars, only the U.S. specific E92 M3 Lime Rock Park Edition was sold here. Whether BMW brings the M4 GTS to North America still remains to be seen, so stay tuned for more updates!
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Next E-Class expected to debut in 2016 as a 2017 model.
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Upgraded styling for next FWD LaCrosse; RWD flagship still possible.
Posted by http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1037040 in News on September 18, 2014
The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring?
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Why create a Nissan Leaf shop truck? Nissan employees say, âwhy not?â
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-2015-volkswagen-jetta-named-top-safety-pick-by-iihs/ in News on September 18, 2014
Jetta improves on the small overlap test.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/18/join-bmw-i3-owners-map/ in News on September 18, 2014
A few posts ago BMW i3 owner Scott Lawrence Lawson was featured in our Born Electric series and gave up some insight into his reasons for going electric and how he’s doing with his i3 after a few months of ownership. At the end of the post I me...
A few posts ago BMW i3 owner Scott Lawrence Lawson was featured in our Born Electric series and gave up some insight into his reasons for going electric and how he’s doing with his i3 after a few months of ownership. At the end of the post I mentioned that he created a BMW i3 owners map where i3 owners can register their location and see where other i3’s reside. It’s not a commercial site that is trying to collect your data or sell you anything, Scott only created it because he though it would be fun to see where other i3’s live. This is how he explains it on the site where you sign up:
I thought I’d give back to the growing i3 community by making a map of BMW i3 owners and owners to be. This is an opt-in map so if you want to be on it, fill out this form below. The more specific you are, the better the data will represent our community. Maybe you’ll meet someone new who made the same great choice in mobility as you did! If you are an i3 owner, fill in the this form and I’d be happy to add you! There are currently 378 i3 owners listed from twenty five different countries and the list is growing every day. If you have an i3, please use the link below to go over to the site and add your car to the map. BMW i3 Owners Map [Source: bmwi3blogspot] The article Join The BMW i3 Owners Map! appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1409-2015-ford-mustang-gt-premium-review/ in News on September 18, 2014
This bad boy goes to reform school.