Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/individual-monte-carlo-blue-bmw-e92-m3-morr-wheels/ in News on September 19, 2014
Going that extra mile for your BMW E92 M3 sometimes takes you to choosing an individual color that will make it stand out even more. Take for example this Monte Carlo Blue color. The finish simply shows us where further customization within factory o...
Going that extra mile for your BMW E92 M3 sometimes takes you to choosing an individual color that will make it stand out even more. Take for example this Monte Carlo Blue color. The finish simply shows us where further customization within factory options can take us. Now, when you add a set of aftermarket wheels and some aero parts, you get an even cooler looking BMW E92 M3. The setup shown here is made by MORR Wheels. It’s a set of their 20×9 and 20×10.5 sized front and rear, respectively, MultiForged MS52 concave wheels in a hand-brushed with tinted matte clear finish.
They come wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S04 tires sized 255/30/20 & 285/30/20 front and rear. It’s a popular design that has been seen on a few different builds lately, proving to us the ever changing direction the wheel companies are taking.
Furthermore, you will find that this specific car is lowered on H&R springs, allowing for an even better exterior appearance as well. Additional details and parts include BMW Edition front grilles, BMW Edition side-vent grilles, iND Color-matched reflectors and iND M5 paint-scheme mirrors. There are all small touches that significantly improve the overall exterior of the vehicle.
Go take a look at the photoshoot of this build that was done by William Stern Photography and grab some wallpapers as well.
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Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/2015-bmw-x5-m-x6-m-will-debut-2014-la-auto-show/ in News on September 19, 2014
The new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will have their world premiere at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Even though known for its “green car” auto show reputation, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will welcome BMW’s top SUVs. Earlier this year...
The new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will have their world premiere at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Even though known for its “green car” auto show reputation, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will welcome BMW’s top SUVs. Earlier this year, we learned that the upcoming 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will use an upgraded version of the already powerful S63Tü V8 twin-turbo engine from the F10 BMW M5. We initially heard that the new engine will produce certainly more than 560 horsepower but recent reports put the actual output value close to 600 horsepower.
The F85 X5 M and X6 M will launch in Spring 2015 and comes with large air intakes, wider bodykit, rear diffuser and blue calipers M brakes. At the rear end, the two brothers features the typical quad exhaust pipes. The typical front end from the X5 and X6 – headlights flowing into the 3D kidney grille – will also be seen on the M versions. The standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is expected to be completed, for both models and thanks to all-wheel drive, in less than five seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km / h from the factory but the M Driver’s Package will raise it to 275 km / h.
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Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/bmw-f82-m4-bolt-roll-bar-development-psi/ in News on September 19, 2014
As you may remember, PSI bought a Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 which already saw some modds being installed earlier. Now they are on a mission to create a first bolt on roll bar for the same vehicle. Currently under development, they have documented the ...
As you may remember, PSI bought a Sakhir Orange BMW F82 M4 which already saw some modds being installed earlier. Now they are on a mission to create a first bolt on roll bar for the same vehicle. Currently under development, they have documented the first prototype stages of the new aftermarket performance addition for this car, ensuring the procedure is well shown and presented to potential customers. A roll bar adds greater safety to drivers in case of an accident on the track where the car might roll on the roof where it also provides additional structural rigidity as well.
Their aim is to create a roll bar which can be easilly installed and removed – pending urgent needs. This means the new performance safety part will ensure you can utilize your BMW M4 with daily driving tasks, but also prepare it for additional needs of track days and racing events – all in a matter of hours that is. It’s definitely an approach that will be liked by many weekend racing drivers out there, owning the same car naturally.
Using the M4 Safety Car as a reference, we brought in an expert fabricator to create our own version of the competition roll bar. When tackling a project like this, it helps to have experience on your side, and this person has plenty. The fabricator we contacted has a history of building Grand Am, American Le Mans Series, and Rolex Sports Car Series roll cages with other custom fabrication work. – Precision Sport Industries
The BMW M4’s brand new engine is a 4.0L V8 vs 3.0L straight-six powerplant that churns out 425 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 406 pound-feet of torque. This is all good for a sprint from 0 – 62mph of just 3.8 seconds if a DCT transmission is used. The 2015 BMW M4 has a base price $64,200. Destination and handling is $925. The European Delivery price for the M4 starts at $59,755. Make sure to check all the tiny engineering details that go into producing an aftermarket safety product like this right below. We’ll bring more information about the roll bar from Precision Sport Industries as we get the updated information.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/10-years-bmw-1-series/ in News on September 19, 2014
The BMW 1 Series was first launched in 2004. The compact luxury car was a successor to the BMW Compact and it has been produced in four different body styles: two-door hatch, five-door hatch, coupe and convertible. The second generation F20/F21 1 Ser...
The BMW 1 Series was first launched in 2004. The compact luxury car was a successor to the BMW Compact and it has been produced in four different body styles: two-door hatch, five-door hatch, coupe and convertible. The second generation F20/F21 1 Series appeared in 2011 and compared to the first generation, it has dropped the coupe and convertible variants which are now part of the 2 Series family. Since its inception, almost 1.9 million units having been sold worldwide.
Several accolades have been won over the years. The BMW 1 Series won the “World Green Car of the Year 2008”, for the first BMW model with a CO2 emission level of less than 100 grams per kilometer. It also won an award for the brand’s first electric vehicle for day-to-day use and for a BMW M automobile with 250 kW/340 hp. Thanks to the implementation of extensive EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW 1 Series became the leading pioneer in the consistent reduction of fuel consumption and emission levels. It was the brand’s first series to include as from 2007 an Auto Start Stop function, a gearshift indicator, brake energy regeneration and electric power steering and more.
Moreover, the BMW 1 Series also took on an exemplary role in terms of safety. In the Euro NCAP crash test, both the first (2004) and the second model generation (2011) each received the highest rating of 5 stars. Runflat tyres, adaptive headlight range control, a two-stage brake light, the Start/Stop unit and options such as Comfort Access, the iDrive control system as well as driver assistant systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive using intelligent networking found their way into the compact class with the BMW 1 Series.
The current model generation of the BMW 1 Series (fuel consumption combined: 8.0–3.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 188–99 g/km) is available both in a 5-door and a 3-door version. Furthermore, BMW emphasises the increased significance of premium compact models for the international automotive markets by supplementing the product range with a second series. With the introduction of the BMW 2 Series Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 8.1–4.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 189–114 g/km) and the BMW 2 Series Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 8.5–4.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 199–116 g/km), driving dynamics and sporty elegance have reached a new dimension within the compact segment.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/see-bmw-i8-manufactured/ in News on September 19, 2014
Curious how the innovative BMW i8 is being manufactured? BMW takes behind the scenes at the Leipzig plant and show us what it takes to create the sexy looking BMW i8. The BMW i8 production stands at the beginning of a value chain that is completely a...
Curious how the innovative BMW i8 is being manufactured? BMW takes behind the scenes at the Leipzig plant and show us what it takes to create the sexy looking BMW i8. The BMW i8 production stands at the beginning of a value chain that is completely aligned with sustainability criteria. From the raw materials production to the energy-efficient vehicle operations and the recycling as the last step, the chosen approach makes a considerable contribution to the favorable overall life cycle assessment of the plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8.
The innovative vehicle architecture of the BMW i8 comprises two elements: the Life module, the passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and the aluminum Drive module, which incorporates the entire drivetrain and chassis technology. The LifeDrive concept and use of CFRP allows production times to be cut by half compared to those required for an equivalent car built along conventional lines. The process is less investment intensive as the high costs required for a conventional press shop and paint shop are no longer an issue and the Life and Drive modules can be manufactured alongside one another. Let’s have a look. The article See how the BMW i8 is being manufactured appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/tflcar-reviews-drop-dead-sexiest-bmw-ever-i8/ in News on September 18, 2014
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
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/19/bmw-f82-m4-gts-coming-to-us/ in News on September 18, 2014
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!
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-mercedes-benz-e-class-prototype-spied-in-germany/ in News on September 18, 2014
Next E-Class expected to debut in 2016 as a 2017 model.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-next-generation-buick-lacrosse-spied/ in News on September 18, 2014
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?