Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-next-generation-audi-a4-spied/ in News on October 22, 2014
Will be lighter, offer plug-in hybrid model.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/12_month_car_reviews/1410-2014-infiniti-q50-awd-premium-summer-update/ in News on October 22, 2014
Summer in L.A.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-brabus-tunes-2015-mercedes-benz-gla45-amg-to-394-hp/ in News on October 22, 2014
Engine tune cuts 0-62 mph time by 0.4 seconds.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/23/frozen-black-bmw-m6-gets-new-wheels/ in News on October 22, 2014
As a big fan of frozen paint, I certainly have an easy task at hand today. European Auto Source is responsible for yet another stunning build that features a Frozen Black BMW M6. The stunning coupe received an abundance of high quality aftermarket ad...
As a big fan of frozen paint, I certainly have an easy task at hand today. European Auto Source is responsible for yet another stunning build that features a Frozen Black BMW M6. The stunning coupe received an abundance of high quality aftermarket additions perfecting the visual and performance appeal of this vehicle. But the center piece of this project is a complete Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Exhaust System. Light, well made and sounding great. These are the traits one can use to describe this often used aftermarket performance upgrade. And you wouldn’t be wrong about either. The Evolution exhaust system made of Akrapovic proprietary titanium consists of newly developed dual-outlet mufflers with exhaust valves, flow-optimized pipes, and a unique cast titanium X-shaped part with resonators.
Improving the sound coming out of the quad exhaust pipes is only part of the equation here. It weighs 10.5 kilograms or 23.15 lbs lighter than the stock system, for example. It also provides a healthy increase in power. Owners will receive around 7.4kW more compared to the stock system, while the torque is increased 17.0Nm. Yes, price tag can be shocking, but I believe it’s well worth it.
Moving on to the exterior mods. The most prominent addition are the BBS FI wheels. We have seen these wheel being the BMW fan favorites, despite the high price. The BBS wheels bring great improvements in weight reduction, performance and visual aspects as well. A complete set of BBS FI wheels for a this BMW M6 costs $7,995.00. But if you are looking at the fact these are some of the lightest wheels around, providing excellent structural strength – the option is worth it. The BBS FI is a one-piece forged aluminum wheel designed and produced in the Motorsports department. As the flagship wheel in the BBS line-up, the FI is ultra-light, ultra strong and does a great job of showing off the aftermarket brakes. And with the ceramic brakes option on this M6, they looks simply gorgeous!
In order to proper fit the car’s looks, the M6 Coupe had to be lowered. This was accomplished thanks to the KW Suspension Variante 3 Coilovers. This system provides a lot of upsides, like the independently adjustable damping technology – rebound and compression damping, a complete “inox-line” stainless steel technology, individual height adjustment, German TUV- tested adjustment parameters, high-quality components for long life, comprehensive documentation for ease of use, infinitely adjustable rebound damping, a 14- level adjustable compression damping and a unique, independently functioning damping power adjustment.
To complete the wheel and suspension combination, another performance part was installed. The Macht Schnell competition stud conversion kit and wheel spacers (20mm Rear) provide the pinpoint adjustment and improved looks.
Finally the long list of visual mods ends with the Arkym AeroSport carbon fiber front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser, carbon fiber side skirts and carbon fiber trunk spoiler, iND painted front reflectors, iND painted side marker gills and iND painted trunk badge as well. From the BMW M Performance Parts catalog, the M6 Coupe gets the BMW Performance gloss black kidney grilles added.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/columns/1410-driving-jaguar-xf-wagon-in-the-u-k/ in News on October 22, 2014
Another family-luxury car we canât buy in the States.
Posted by http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047853 in News on October 22, 2014
A BIMMERPOST member shares his European Delivery and Honeymoon trip with us. By Chowbow: Wanted to share our European Delivery / Honeymoon experience for my wife’s F31 – we’ve seen many threads on here and thought we’d share ...
A BIMMERPOST member shares his European Delivery and Honeymoon trip with us. By Chowbow: Wanted to share our European Delivery / Honeymoon experience for my wife’s F31 – we’ve seen many threads on here and thought we’d share ours too. Some background and comparison info: we currently have an E36, E46, and E90, and this would be our first Euro Delivery. As the E46 is getting pretty high up in mileage and my wife wanted something new, we went shopping. We had planned to go to Europe for our honeymoon in October this year, so we killed 2 birds with 1 stone. She had her heart set on the 228i but after test driving everything, she ended up deciding on the 328i wagon. It’s more practical, fast enough for her, and she really likes the look of the wagon, as do I. We decided the 328i wagon would be a purchase meant to last 10+ years and chose options that we thought would best suit us for a long time. She insisted on having heated seats and the rearview camera. So we got the M-sport, M-sport brakes (more on this later), xenon lights, rear camera, and heated seats. We did not get Premium because of leather – it doesn’t wear well unless you take spectacular care of it, and I don’t think she will. We also skipped Tech / navigation, as it will look shitty and outdated in a few years. A smartphone just works so much better.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/22/2014-bmw-4-series-gran-coupe-video-review/ in News on October 22, 2014
BMWBLOG went to Palm Springs, CA to test the new 2014 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The latest addition to the 4 Series family and the second Gran Coupe in the current line-up made its debut earlier this year to fill a niche segment with the likes of Audi...
BMWBLOG went to Palm Springs, CA to test the new 2014 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The latest addition to the 4 Series family and the second Gran Coupe in the current line-up made its debut earlier this year to fill a niche segment with the likes of Audi A5 Sportback. We spent three days driving the 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe in varying roads and topography of the desert South West. During the same time, we took the elegant 4 Gran Coupe through Mountain Ranges surrounding Palm Springs heading up to Joshua Tree National Park. We also hit Pioneertown, an old Western Movie Set Town built in the 1940s. Just outside of Pioneertown are some incredible twisting rising and dropping mountain roads.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/22/2015-bmw-x5-hybrid-shows-paris/ in News on October 22, 2014
The 2015 BMW X5 Hybrid went to Paris for a photoshoot and a quick drive. The folks over at BMW Motor Show Blog and BMW X5 Facebook Page spent a few hours aboard the first X5 Hybrid, tested by us twice last year. (Review 1, 2). Sporting an electrifie...
The 2015 BMW X5 Hybrid went to Paris for a photoshoot and a quick drive. The folks over at BMW Motor Show Blog and BMW X5 Facebook Page spent a few hours aboard the first X5 Hybrid, tested by us twice last year. (Review 1, 2). Sporting an electrified camouflage, a nice change from the typical black and white tape, the BMW X5 plugin hybrid has certainly draw the attention on the Parisian streets.
The X5 xDrive40e is the first hybrid X5 to be offered and it was previewed last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The plugin hybrid will featured a four-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharging technology which generates, along with an electric motor, an output of 200 kW (272 hp). The standard sprint to 100 km/h is achieved by the BMW X5 xDrive40e in less than 7.0 seconds. Up to 120 km/h of pure electric drive is possible thanks to the 70 kW electric motor. The seamless transition between electric, combined electric-petrol and pure petrol is remarkably smooth.
Visually, the plugin hybrid differs from the “regular X5″ mainly through an additional opening at the front left fender where the engineers placed a power connector for charging the high-voltage battery, which is housed in the rear of the vehicle. To manage battery capacity BMW has created three drive modes for the X5 eDrive, Intelligent Hybrid, Pure Electric, and Save Battery. It is the Save Battery mode that highlights how BMW expects the vehicle to be used. Going into Save Battery mode restricts the use of battery capacity – allowing for a reserve to complete a journey in pure electric mode inside a city core for example. BMW will bring their first X5 hybrid to market in 2015.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1411-last-waltz-the-final-stick-shift-ferrari-599/ in News on October 22, 2014
Finding a late-model Ferrari with a manual is as easy as spotting Bigfoot.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1410-2014-mini-cooper-epa-fuel-economy-ratings-lowered/ in News on October 22, 2014
Cooper S models lose as much as 4 mpg in highway ratings.