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A Lamborghini Countach sells for a record-breaking price.
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De Nysschen admits brand is leaving behind traditional customer base.
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Just 100 units worldwide.
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Soul now rated TSP, Forte only improves to âMarginalâ score.
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V-8 power is now standard for Toyota’s big pickup.
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This is why we like V-8s. Even in a time of turbochargers, we love V-8s.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/16/bmw-i8-future-performance-car/ in News on September 16, 2014
EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car. BMW i8 uses a plug...
EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car. 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). READ ALSO: BMW i8 Test Drive The article BMW i8: The future of the performance car? appeared first on BMW BLOG
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German tuning shop G-Power launches another impressive BMW tuning project. The G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe takes the elegant and sporty four-door M Coupe from a stock 570 horsepower to 740 hp and 975 Nm of torque. With the G-Power Bi-Tronik 5 Power Kit...
German tuning shop G-Power launches another impressive BMW tuning project. The G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe takes the elegant and sporty four-door M Coupe from a stock 570 horsepower to 740 hp and 975 Nm of torque. With the G-Power Bi-Tronik 5 Power Kit fitted under the hood of this BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the G-Power engineers managed to squeeze out another 170 hp and 210 Nm of torque from the 4.4 liter bi-turbo V8. The modifications on G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe begin with patching the main micro-processor inside the car’s ECU. They upload a new software in there similar to the one used for their supercharger kits, seeing as G-Power supercharger systems are closely related to the turbochargers used by BMW.
The standard exhaust system was also replaced with a custom one made by G-Power. The G-Power exhaust system comes with downpipes and 100mm endpipes which can be ordered in carbon or titanium and weighs 12 kg less than the stock exhaust. To cope with all that massive power, the M6 Gran Coupe gets the carbon ceramic brakes, along with 21 inch G-POWER HURRICANE RR forged wheels. Inside, the customers can choose between leather and Alcantara, both complemented by carbon fiber parts. The audio system was also modified to include full Apple integration including TV and iPads.
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Just over a month after its market launch, BMW has expanded the range of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with the addition of three new engines and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. As of November 2014 there will be two further diesel...
Just over a month after its market launch, BMW has expanded the range of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with the addition of three new engines and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. As of November 2014 there will be two further diesel engines with three and four cylinders respectively as well as an additional 4-cylinder petrol engine for top-class performance figures and exemplary fuel consumption. All the power units in the new family of engines draw on the latest version of TwinPower Turbo Technology, thereby setting the benchmark in terms of power and efficiency. Meanwhile the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive now demonstrates its supreme qualities on board the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, too.
Economical entry-level diesel, high-revving 2-litre engines. The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 220i Active Tourer (combined fuel consumption: 6.1-5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 142–137 g/km)* delivers a peak output of 141 kW/192 bhp at 4,700 rpm and a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,250 rpm. This makes for athletic performance figures: the BMW 220i takes 7.5 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h, while its top speed is 230 km/h. The high-torque 4-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 220d Active Tourer is no less dynamic and even more economical (combined fuel consumption: 4.5-4.4 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 119–115 g/km)*. The 2.0-litre power unit with a peak output of 140 kW/190 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 rpm is the top-of-the-range Active Tourer diesel. READ: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Test Drive Finally, a new efficiency benchmark is set by the first 3-cylinder diesel in the BMW 216d Active Tourer: it has an average fuel consumption of 3.9–3.8 l/100 km* with CO2 emissions of 104–99 g/km*. This compact diesel has a capacity of 1.5 litres and an output of 85 kW/116 bhp at 4,000 rpm, putting a torque of 270 Nm on stream at just 1,750 rpm. As a result, the BMW 216d Active Tourer is able to reach speeds of up to 195 km/h and accelerate from standing to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds. In this way, BMW once again demonstrates its expertise in the field of diesel technology. The new engines can be combined with 6-speed manual transmission as standard or optionally with an automatic 8-speed Steptronic transmission (6-speed manual transmission only for the 216d). The article BMW launches the 220i Active Tourer with 5.9 liters / 100km appeared first on BMW BLOG
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BMW introduces the B47 engine in the all-new BMW 220d Coupe. With a new four-cylinder diesel power unit under its bonnet and the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 220d Coupe not only hits the 100 km/h mark in a mere 7 seconds, but al...
BMW introduces the B47 engine in the all-new BMW 220d Coupe. With a new four-cylinder diesel power unit under its bonnet and the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 220d Coupe not only hits the 100 km/h mark in a mere 7 seconds, but also attains a CO2 emission level of less than 100 grams. The B47 2-liter diesel power unit is a member of the new BMW Group engine family and features the latest version of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It produces a maximum power output of 140 kW/190 hp and maximum torque of 400 Newton meters. The six-speed manual has also received an upgrade therefore the fuel consumption is a remarkable 3.8 to 4.1 liters per 100 km. A reduction in fuel consumption of up to 0.4 liters/100 km and of CO2 emissions by as much as 12 g/km.
Compared with the predecessor engine, the power unit deployed in the BMW 220d Coupe achieves a 5 kW increase in output and a 20 Nm higher maximum torque. Te weight of the new engine has dropped by around two kilograms. Advancements have also been made in terms of acoustic comfort and the starting behavior of the Auto Start Stop function. The most significant attributes of the new four-cylinder diesel engine include the aluminum crankcase featuring thermally joined running bushes for reducing internal friction coefficients, integrated balanced shafts, enhanced thermodynamics, a map-controlled oil pump and an efficiency-optimized supercharger with variable intake geometry. Likewise optimized Common Rail Direct Injection features solenoid valve injectors that now guarantee a particularly accurately dosed fuel supply thanks to a maximum injection pressure of 2000 bar.
The new manual transmission of the BMW 220d Coupe offers control of power throughout the entire speed range, thereby optimizing the car’s dynamic acceleration characteristics as well as gear shift comfort. During the gear shift process, with the help of a gear selector sensor, engine speed and the transmission input shaft are synchronized in order to ensure smooth engaging of the clutch. The latest version of the 8-speed Steptronic transmission offers increased spread, further optimized internal efficiency, further enhanced transmission control and a new vibration absorber. This results not only in improved acoustic and ride comfort but also in better shifting dynamics and efficiency. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h has now improved by 0.1 seconds to 7.1 seconds (manual 6-speed transmission) and 7.0 seconds (8-speed Steptronic transmission) respectively. Thanks to the increase in the engine’s power output, maximum trailer load of the BMW 220d Coupe is up by 300 to 1 500 kilograms.