New assembly line for BMW modular engine production open in Steyr

The production of the new BMW modular engines is now open at the BMW Steyr plant. Almost every model in the BMW lineup will make use of the new B family of engines, whether for the front wheel drive longitudinal layout or horizontally across like in ...

The production of the new BMW modular engines is now open at the BMW Steyr plant. Almost every model in the BMW lineup will make use of the new B family of engines, whether for the front wheel drive longitudinal layout or horizontally across like in the i8. The biggest advantage of the new engines is the fact that the four-cylinder engines – BMW B47 (diesel) and B48 (petrol) – can be built on the same line just like the even more economical three-cylinder engines BMW B37 (diesel) and B38 (petrol). Many common parts provide great savings potential and offer significant advantages in component purchasing and flexible responses to demand fluctuations of individual motors.

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In the BMW plant in Steyr, daily there will be built 5,500 engines for vehicles of the BMW Group. The location in Austria is the largest engine plant of BMW Group. Only in Steyr, BMW has invested 90 million Euro in 2013 in order to prepare the work on the production of modular engines. In a single assembly line four basic engines can now be made, one of which can be produced with more power derivatives. With certain demand for the engine, the production of individual motors can be flexible and expand to meet demand or reduce to allow others variants to be produced. Between the three and four-cylinder engines with the same combustion process, there are about 60 percent identical parts, between gasoline and diesel engines there are at least 40 percent. Both petrol and diesel engines of BMW modular family use an identical aluminum crankcase, the interfaces for cables and wires, as well as the position of components such as the turbocharger is always identical. You can learn more about the new B family of engines here. The article New assembly line for BMW modular engine production open in Steyr appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW X5 with HRE P101 in Brushed Clear by Wheels Boutique

In a segment where BMW is constantly improving their car, there are companies like Wheels Boutique and HRE Performance Wheels, which are always looking to enhance the looks of the BMW SUVs – in both performance and design as well. The BMW F15 ...

In a segment where BMW is constantly improving their car, there are companies like Wheels Boutique and HRE Performance Wheels, which are always looking to enhance the looks of the BMW SUVs – in both performance and design as well. The BMW F15 X5 has set a benchmark for many automakers out there. It’s a vehicle that pushes companies to build more efficient, safer, faster and better looking SUVs. But some X5 owners want a little bit more than that.

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Wheels Boutique is a well known Miami-based company that caters to tuning customers and their every needs. To redefine a car like an X5, adding a set of custom wheels is always a great option. Thanks to HRE Performance Wheels, this BMW X5 now rocks a set of aftermarket goodies that perfectly accentuate the beefed up SAV’s exterior.

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These HRE P101 wheels, coming in sizes of 21×10 and 21×12.5, fit the Alpine White BMW X5 rather well. With a Brushed Aluminum Finish, this package provides a well thought custom solution in order to accentuate looks, but not add too much weight, all thanks to HRE’s Series P1 which is designed specifically for supercars, sports GTs, performance sedans and now available for Sports Activity Vehicles like the X5 we have here now.

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BMW X5 with HRE P101 in Brushed Clear by Wheels Boutique

BMW X5 with HRE P101 in Brushed Clear by Wheels Boutique

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VIDEO GALLERY: BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M

We bring you the largest video gallery of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two super sporty M SUVs made their debut two days ago and will be officially unveiled to the public next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at...

We bring you the largest video gallery of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two super sporty M SUVs made their debut two days ago and will be officially unveiled to the public next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling. In Germany, the X5 M starts at 114,300 Euros while the X6 M will sell for 117,700.

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BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M are using the most powerful unit ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Boasting innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology with a pair of TwinScroll turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, VALVETRONIC and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, the 4.4-litre V8 produces maximum output of 423 kW/575 hp between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm. That represents a four per cent increase over the predecessor models. 0 to 62 mph times are 4.2 seconds.

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The two M-brothers provide the well-known dynamic capabilities, distinctive and aggressive design and for the first time, outstanding efficiency wrapped up in a high-performance outstanding package. The article VIDEO GALLERY: BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M appeared first on BMW BLOG

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The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M Sport

The 228i is the enthusiasts darling. It’s well equipped well under $40k and yet posses all the classic BMW traits that we’ve loved for… The post The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

The 228i is the enthusiasts darling. It’s well equipped well under $40k and yet posses all the classic BMW traits that we’ve loved for… The post The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video

Not much to say other than wow. Yes they’re both big massive beasts but wow have they been massively improved. The post The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu...

Not much to say other than wow. Yes they’re both big massive beasts but wow have they been massively improved. The post The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M

Today BMW takes the wraps off of the ultimate expression of utility and performance. The new X5M and X6M not only look better resolved… The post World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M appeared… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...

Today BMW takes the wraps off of the ultimate expression of utility and performance. The new X5M and X6M not only look better resolved… The post World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M appeared… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Vorsteiner Project Vehicle Builds at SEMA 2014

Simply put, Vorsteiner is one of those tuning companies that excite you. Their current lineup of aftermarket carbon-fiber body parts and wheels aim for one goal: to enhance an already dynamic vehicle. For example, their BMW F8X aero tuning program ...

Simply put, Vorsteiner is one of those tuning companies that excite you. Their current lineup of aftermarket carbon-fiber body parts and wheels aim for one goal: to enhance an already dynamic vehicle. For example, their BMW F8X aero tuning program has raised quite a few eyebrows when it was unveiled. Gearing up for the 2014 SEMA Show, they are working hard on presenting their range of products, where most are BMW oriented. Currently developing their Vorsteiner GTRS4 Widebody Aero Program for a BMW F82 M4, the California-based company has perfectly combined the wide-looking body kits with utmost quality and perfect fitment.

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Accompanied by high-quality wheels, made with BMW applications at hand, the selection for a BMW owner gets better. Currently, their GTRS4 program is in development, and earlier we showed you a small insight into their design process at their California facility. Spread around the event space, their showcase includes several examples of BMW M cars, all adorned with various instances of their products, combined with some other high-performance aftermarket parts from other companies. The tuning list includes several BMW F80 M3s, M4s and a BMW F12 M6 as well – everything from carbon fiber aero parts, all the way to wheels, suspension, exhaust system upgrades, engine performance upgrades and high-performance tires. See the gallery below for some of those exciting cars to be displayed next week in Las Vegas:

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Akrapovic Exhaust And KW HAS Installed On Yas Marina Blue M4

Even though much of our time has been spent today on the world premiere of BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M, there is still room for the tuning projects we usually like to do over here. As far as clean builds go, this is one perfectly combines three areas of t...

Even though much of our time has been spent today on the world premiere of BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M, there is still room for the tuning projects we usually like to do over here. As far as clean builds go, this is one perfectly combines three areas of the car: visual enhancement, performance increase and simplicity. Plain and simple. It features quality aftermarket parts with the installation handled by the professional team at European Auto Source. This Yas Marina Blue BMW F82 M4 came to their facility to get lower, louder and lighter.

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In order to give this F82 a dialed-in aggressive ride height, a set of the popular KW Height Adjustable Sleeve-Over (HAS) lowering spring kit was installed. Like a coilover set-up, the HAS system gives full control of each corner’s ride height without the expensive price tag, and it offers improved handling characteristics. Sort of a complete package as far as suspension is considered.

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Additionally, they installed an Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System. The beautiful Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust system with carbon fiber tips is a well rounded aftermarket exhaust system. It comes with both a lightweight design and configuration that lowers the weight, and it also provides a nice boost in the power delivery thanks to the carefully engineered parts. Not only does the Akrapovic exhaust completely changes the sound of the S55, but it also sheds about 25lbs of unnecessary weight. The exterior of this F82 M4 has been kept simple, with just the M Performance carbon fiber trunk spoiler in the rear, and gloss black accent pieces in the front.

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2015 Ford Expedition, Transit Van Concepts Headed to SEMA

Big Fords in many flavors. ...

Big Fords in many flavors.

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New BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M – Updated Photo Gallery

The coverage of the new BMW Xx5 M and BMW X6 M continues with new high-res wallpapers of the two M xDrive SUVs. The second generation F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M will debut next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show and will go on sale in early 2015. The 2015 BMW...

The coverage of the new BMW Xx5 M and BMW X6 M continues with new high-res wallpapers of the two M xDrive SUVs. The second generation F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M will debut next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show and will go on sale in early 2015. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling. In Germany, the X5 M starts at 114,300 Euros while the X6 M will sell for 117,700.

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The new M TwinPower Turbo engine for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M is the most powerful unit ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Boasting innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology with a pair of TwinScroll turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, VALVETRONIC and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, the 4.4-litre V8 produces maximum output of 423 kW/575 hp between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm. That represents a four per cent increase over the predecessor models.

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Peak torque has been boosted by 70 Nm (52 lb-ft), which equates to a rise of 10 per cent. Ist 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) can be enjoyed across a broad rev range between 2,200 and 5,000 rpm. READ ALSO: Comparing German High-Performance SUVs At the same time, fuel consumption of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M in the EU cycle has been cut by 20 per cent – from 13.9 l/100 km (20.3 mpg imp) to 11.1 l/100 km (25.5 mpg imp). CO2 emissions are likewise down by more than 20 per cent, to 258 g/km. The two models accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds through the standard eightspeed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

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