2015 Toyota Camry Review

Flavors beyond vanilla, and a sportive yield for the weekend. ...

Flavors beyond vanilla, and a sportive yield for the weekend.

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Interview: Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen

Separate financial accounting means new halos, sports cars, a new V-8. ...

Separate financial accounting means new halos, sports cars, a new V-8.

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BMW 2 Series Design Cues For Refreshed 1 Series?

In a pool of rumors circulating on the internet these days, there is one that we find plausible: the next generation BMW 1 Series will take some design cues from the current 2 Series. Even though the premium compact 1 Series remains a top seller in E...

In a pool of rumors circulating on the internet these days, there is one that we find plausible: the next generation BMW 1 Series will take some design cues from the current 2 Series. Even though the premium compact 1 Series remains a top seller in Europe, there are still many objections against its looks. The enlarged front fascia with the large headlights didn’t win many aesthetics prizes, but the overall design of the car is reminiscent of the first generation 1 Series.   The Audi S3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA are two tough competitors in the segment, so clearly a design refresh is more than welcome.

BMW 2 Series Design Cues For Refreshed 1 Series?

The second generation BMW 1 Series range comprises three-door hatchback (model code F21) and five-door hatchback (F20) models. Like its E87 predecessor, it uses a longitudinally-mounted engine, aluminum multi-link suspension and a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive chassis available. Engines offered are several models of petrol and diesel engines, such as 114i, 116i and 118i which are basically the same N13B16 in different stages of tune that displace 102, 136 and 170 horsepower. Ultimate petrol version is the BMW M135i that has a 320 horsepower engine, allowing it to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.1 seconds for the manual and 4.9 seconds for the automatic transmission version then.

BMW 2 Series Design Cues For Refreshed 1 Series?

The diesel versions are powered by two similar engines: N47D16 and N47D20 respectively. With the N47D16 you get the 114d and 116d that produce 96 and 116 horsepower each. With the N47D20 you get the 118d, 120d and 125d producing 143, 184 and 218 horsepower respectively. With the 125d you get a 0-60mph (0-100km/h) time of just 6.5 seconds.

BMW 2 Series Design Cues For Refreshed 1 Series?

With the current generation, everybody praises the sleek side lines of the vehicles, gorgeous rear end with the LED technology taillights and the 50:50 weight distribution, combined with rear-wheel drive all producing an exciting small hatchback. Only thing, well … the front fascia. Just imagine the 2 Series inspired front lights, kidney grilles and air intakes as well. Now that’s a winner on their hands.

BMW 2 Series Design Cues For Refreshed 1 Series?

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Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Featuring one of the most striking colors for a BMW F80 M3 – Austin Yellow, this particular vehicle is showcased courtesy of Precision Sport Industries. It sports some light mods for now but more are expected in the future. The photographer was...

Featuring one of the most striking colors for a BMW F80 M3Austin Yellow, this particular vehicle is showcased courtesy of Precision Sport Industries. It sports some light mods for now but more are expected in the future. The photographer was just too good not to share. The aftermarket parts added here are H&R springs, 15mm Macht Schnell spacers all around, blacked out ///M3 badge and side gills, as well as black chrome exhaust tips. The photoshoot done by PSI documents each and every small part of the vehicle and properly shows us all the small details like the engine bay, brakes, suspension parts, wheel details and other parts of it as well.

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

The current generation BMW M3 is powered by a powerful 3.0L BMW S55 I6 powerplant that produces 425 horsepower and allows the 1,521 kilogram (3,353lbs) weight of the car to be accelerated from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 4.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual gearbox and 3.9 seconds with the optional DCT gearbox. Engine installed in this vehicle combines two mono-scroll turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection to achieve the performance levels mentioned earlier. Please take a look at the gallery added below.

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

Austin Yellow BMW F80 M3 In For Some Upgrades At PSI

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Cycle World Pits the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure vs. KTM 1190 Adventure R

Cycle world pits the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure against the KTM 1150 Adventure R. Both bikes do well, but riding either off-road must be done cautiously. The post Cycle World Pits the BMW R 1200 GS… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...

Cycle world pits the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure against the KTM 1150 Adventure R. Both bikes do well, but riding either off-road must be done cautiously. The post Cycle World Pits the BMW R 1200 GS… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW Team RLL Results at the Circuit of the Americas

Official Release: BMW Team RLL finished sixth and seventh in today’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin,… The post BMW Team RLL Results at the Circuit of the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

Official Release: BMW Team RLL finished sixth and seventh in today’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin,… The post BMW Team RLL Results at the Circuit of the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Car & Driver Reminds Us Why The BMW 8 Series Failed

C&D opened the vaults and has recently re-published it’s review of the 1991 V12 850i manual. How BMW got this car so wrong we’ll… The post Car & Driver Reminds Us Why The BMW… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

C&D opened the vaults and has recently re-published it’s review of the 1991 V12 850i manual. How BMW got this car so wrong we’ll… The post Car & Driver Reminds Us Why The BMW… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW M3 Finishes 1-2 at Circuit of the Americas in Grand Sport

Fall-Line Motorsports team strategists proved themselves to be excellent weathermen with a late-race call for wet-weather tires, in a step to secure the team’s… The post BMW M3 Finishes 1-2 at… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

Fall-Line Motorsports team strategists proved themselves to be excellent weathermen with a late-race call for wet-weather tires, in a step to secure the team’s… The post BMW M3 Finishes 1-2 at… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Alpha-N Tune Results on M4 Coupe

Alpha-N has developed a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Here are the dyno results and power figures from a first member’s install. ...

Alpha-N has developed a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Here are the dyno results and power figures from a first member’s install.

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BMW i8 On Track At Hockenheimring – VIDEO

German magazine Sport Auto takes the new BMW i8 to Hockenheimring for an instrumented test. Christian Gebhardt in his BMW i8 recorded a lap time of 1.15.0 min, comparable to a Porsche Boxster (1.14.9 min) and Jaguar F-Type (1.15.2 min). BMW 435i Coup...

German magazine Sport Auto takes the new BMW i8 to Hockenheimring for an instrumented test. Christian Gebhardt in his BMW i8 recorded a lap time of 1.15.0 min, comparable to a Porsche Boxster (1.14.9 min) and Jaguar F-Type (1.15.2 min). BMW 435i Coupe with M Sport Package and M performance tuning recorded a Hockenheim lap time of 1: 17.4 minutes. By comparison, the new BMW M4 Coupe showed a lap time of 1:12.8 minutes. Even though BMW never claimed that the i8 is a track-oriented vehicle, judging by this video, it does quite well on the track.

BMW i8 On Track At Hockenheimring   VIDEO

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). Here is the video: The article BMW i8 On Track At Hockenheimring – VIDEO appeared first on BMW BLOG

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