Report: Rear-Wheel-Drive Lamborghini Huracan in the Works

Expected to arrive in 2015. ...

Expected to arrive in 2015.

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2015 Honda Fit Earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

Subcompact now achieves “Acceptable” rating in small overlap test. ...

Subcompact now achieves “Acceptable” rating in small overlap test.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition Sports a Black Bowtie

Blacked-out appearance package is available for LS and LT models. ...

Blacked-out appearance package is available for LS and LT models.

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BMW M Initiation – Starring First Ever BMW M4

Check out this video! The first-ever BMW M4 was welcomed into the BMW M family by navigating through a thrilling, one-of-a kind course created entirely out of current and classic BMW M vehicles sourced from fans. BMW enthusiasts from all over the c...

Check out this video! The first-ever BMW M4 was welcomed into the BMW M family by navigating through a thrilling, one-of-a kind course created entirely out of current and classic BMW M vehicles sourced from fans. BMW enthusiasts from all over the country volunteered their BMW M vehicles from every generation to be a part of this exclusive experience, including an ultra-rare BMW 1 Series M Coupe. With 52 total cars, 4 race cars and 11,566 horsepower, precision drivers Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor, BMW Performance Driving School and Chris Forsberg, Formula Drift Champion, put the BMW M4 through the specially-designed course that formed the shape of a BMW M Series logo – revealed at the end of the video.

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BMW M Initiation Featuring The First Ever BMW M4

The first-ever BMW M4 was welcomed into the BMW M family by navigating through a thrilling, one-of-a kind course created entirely out of current and classic BMW M vehicles sourced from fans. BMW enthusiasts from all over the country volunteered their...

The first-ever BMW M4 was welcomed into the BMW M family by navigating through a thrilling, one-of-a kind course created entirely out of current and classic BMW M vehicles sourced from fans. BMW enthusiasts from all over the country volunteered their BMW M vehicles from every generation to be a part of this exclusive experience, including an ultra-rare BMW 1 Series M Coupe. With 52 total cars, 4 race cars and 11,566 horsepower, precision drivers Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor, BMW Performance Driving School and Chris Forsberg, Formula Drift Champion, put the BMW M4 through the specially-designed course that formed the shape of a BMW M Series logo – revealed at the end of the video.

BMW M Initiation Featuring The First Ever BMW M4

The 2015 BMW M4 Coupe is powered by the same 3.0-liter inline-6 cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology as its M3 sibling. The BMW M4 Coupe features increased performance levels that distinguish it from previous generations of the M3 family, delivering 425 horsepower. The BMW M4 Coupe will start with an MSRP of $65,125. The M Initiation video will be available on BMW of North America’s YouTube and social media channels on August 20, 2014. The article BMW M Initiation Featuring The First Ever BMW M4 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Revised ZF 8-Speed Automatic will debut in BMW 520d

Since 2009, the eight-speed automatic ZF transmission ensured that BMW customers experienced the smoothest and lowest fuel consumption transmission on the market. Now a facelift of the award winning gearbox will come to market and it will be availabl...

Since 2009, the eight-speed automatic ZF transmission ensured that BMW customers experienced the smoothest and lowest fuel consumption transmission on the market. Now a facelift of the award winning gearbox will come to market and it will be available in the 2014 BMW 520d which, since July, is using the new B47 engine. The new BMW 520d 2014 and its B47 190-hp version has an average fuel consumption of 4.1 to 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers – depending on gear, tires and body styles. The most efficient choice is the new BMW 520d Sedan with the revised ZF eight-speed automatic, which consumes 0.4 liters less than before and has a CO2 emission of 109 grams per kilometer.

Revised ZF 8 Speed Automatic will debut in BMW 520d

A significant contribution to reduced fuel consumption makes the new ZF 8HP. Due to lower drag torque, higher spread and improved rotational vibration damping, the eight-speed automatic offers both better performance and lower fuel consumption. In addition to the version used in the 520d (8HP50 up to 500 Newton meters of torque), there is another variant designed for more power: 8HP750. READ ALSO: ZF 9-Speed Transmission Significant share of lower consumption has increased from 7.0 to 7.8 spread, because this ensures each gear has an average of 50 revolutions per minute less. Dr. Jürgen Greiner (Head of Development passenger car transmission of ZF Friedrichshafen AG) says BMW is the first premium manufacturer to take advantage of the second generation 8-soeed automatic transmission. [Source: Bimmertoday] The article Revised ZF 8-Speed Automatic will debut in BMW 520d appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Explaining the Recent Changes at Automobile Magazine

A letter from editor-in-chief Mike Floyd. ...

A letter from editor-in-chief Mike Floyd.

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Frozen Cashmere Silver F10 M5 Rolling Shots

Some great rolling shots of an impressive color on the F10 M5 – Individual Frozen Cashmere Silver. ...

Some great rolling shots of an impressive color on the F10 M5 – Individual Frozen Cashmere Silver.

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2017 BMW X2 – See First Renderings

The success of the BMW X6 has not only given us the new X4 Sports Activity Coupe, but it also opens a new class of compact SUVs. Based of the second-generation F48 BMW X1, the BMW X2 SAC will launch in 2017 with a three-door configuration. The design...

The success of the BMW X6 has not only given us the new X4 Sports Activity Coupe, but it also opens a new class of compact SUVs. Based of the second-generation F48 BMW X1, the BMW X2 SAC will launch in 2017 with a three-door configuration. The design has yet to be unveiled through the usual real-life testing sessions, so we’ll have to rely on rendering artists to portray the X2. Theophilus Chin takes some design cues from the recent X models and combines them with the F22 BMW 2 Series Coupe to give us an interesting look of the dynamic X1 offshoot.

2017 BMW X2   See First Renderings

Some new design cues will make their way into the final design as well, with a focus on round narrow, angular headlights, sharp creases and an enlarged double kidney grille. An M Sports Package was added to the rendering, along with four tailpipes at the rear to give the X2 a dynamic look. Power will come from a wide range 
of engines, three and four-cylinder units. At the low-end of the range, we will find the 1.5 liter turbo petrol and diesel found in the 218i and 218d Active Tourer. At the the top of the family, a performance X2 vehicle with 300 horsepower might appear as well to compete with the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG and Audi RS Q3.

2017 BMW X2   See First Renderings

A plug-in hybrid version is likely as well, promising 100mpg-plus. [Photoshop: Theophilus Chin] The article 2017 BMW X2 – See First Renderings appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Rolls-Royce Wraith with two-tone appearance in Red and Black

At the 2014 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce ha unveiled a special edition Wraith model. The special high-end coupe was designed with a two-tone paint job in red and black. The two-tone design in red and b...

At the 2014 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce ha unveiled a special edition Wraith model. The special high-end coupe was designed with a two-tone paint job in red and black. The two-tone design in red and black gives the luxury coupe an extremely sporty look when compared to the elegant, yet muted colors we see on other Rolls-Royce vehicles. Wraith is powered by a V12 engine married to 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. 624 bhp / 465kW is available to the driver while the 0-60 mph sprint is achieved in 4.4 seconds, compared with 563 bhp / 420kW and 0-60 in 4.7 seconds for Ghost.

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

From 1,500 rpm 800 Nm of torque is available (780 Nm for Ghost), while a wide rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof height further contribute to the most powerful, involving driving experience of any Rolls-Royce in history. The car’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering; while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive. READ ALSO: Rolls Royce Wraith Test Drive In Europe, Wraith will be priced at c. €245,000 while in the U.S. it starts at $284,000.

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

Rolls Royce Wraith with two tone appearance in Red and Black

The article Rolls-Royce Wraith with two-tone appearance in Red and Black appeared first on BMW BLOG

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