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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The New X6M Can Match E9x M3 Around the Nurburgring

Sport Auto has a story on the new X5M/X6M and quotes Herbert Bayerl, project leader for the car. -The new car will “pulverize” the RR Sport’s *Ring lap record of 8:14 -The X6M is now at the performance level of the E9x M3 -No speci...

Sport Auto has a story on the new X5M/X6M and quotes Herbert Bayerl, project leader for the car. -The new car will “pulverize” the RR Sport’s *Ring lap record of 8:14 -The X6M is now at the performance level of the E9x M3 -No special parts needed to set the lap times -No plans to set a record by BMW. “We’ll leave that to you guys” laughs Bayerl… X6 M at the level of the old M3 How about, for example, with a good 20 kilometer Nürburgring-Nordschleife? In his three and a half years of development phase of the BMW X6 M has there been unwound over 8,000 kilometers. And besides, really fast times has been set according to project manager Herbert Bayerl of the M GmbH. “We have over the old model made ​​two steps forward. The new BMW X6 M moves on the level of M3 predecessor,” says Bayerl. To classify: The 420 PS strong and heavy under 1.7 tonnes M3 E92 type managed in the sport auto Supertest (12/2007) in 8:05 minutes through the Green Hell. If the new BMW X6 M can really reproduce this lap time, it would better the predecessor about 20 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (8:24 minutes in the sport auto Supertest 11/2009). But not only that: The new edition of the BMX X6 would also set the record for series-SUV Range Rover Sport SVR easy to crack – even pulverize. “We have been traveling much faster in testing and have the times of Range Rover several times undercut by worlds. We do not need any special add-on parts to go faster,” says Bayerl. A record attempt is not planned by BMW M GmbH yet. “We leave it to you,” the project manager says with a smile.

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Real Life Video: New BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M

Auto Bild gets an early look at the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two M brothers go to the Auto Bild TV studio for a videoshoot which gives us a closer look at the design. The introduction of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M has been received with le...

Auto Bild gets an early look at the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two M brothers go to the Auto Bild TV studio for a videoshoot which gives us a closer look at the design. The introduction of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M has been received with less criticism than before. The designed has evolved compared to the previous generation and the dynamics of the cars have been improved. The engine has also been revised and now the S63 4.4 liter V8 biturbo delivers 575 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque (553 lb-ft).

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Thanks to the new eight-speed automatic transmission with M-specific set-up, the motor is more often in an ideal speed window and should act as an even more supreme in everyday life. When full power is not required, fuel consumption is reduced by more than 20 percent. The official fuel consumption of 11.1 liters per 100 kilometers still doesn’t make the X5 M the most efficient car out there, but nonetheless impressive for an SUV of that size and power. Both cars bring that emotional look of an M car and despite their heavy set, they are just as sporty looking as the coupe or sedan counterparts. Take a look at the video below: The article Real Life Video: New BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Sport Auto: New BMW X6 M just as fast as E92 M3 on Nurburgring

After 8,000 kilometers around Nurburgring and more than three years later, BMW concludes that the new BMW X6 M is just as fast as the BMW E92 M3 Coupe on the famous race track. For Auto Sport, BMW X6 M project manager, Herbert Bayerl, said the 2,275 ...

After 8,000 kilometers around Nurburgring and more than three years later, BMW concludes that the new BMW X6 M is just as fast as the BMW E92 M3 Coupe on the famous race track. For Auto Sport, BMW X6 M project manager, Herbert Bayerl, said the 2,275 kg high-performance SUV can match the significantly lighter E92 M3 and its 1,700 kilos. The predecessor E71 BMW X6 M ran the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 8:24 minutes while the E92 M3 clocked in at 8:04 minutes – that will put the new F86 X6 M at 20 seconds faster the previous generation.

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Furthermore, the record for high-performance SUVs at Nurburgring is held by the Range Rover Sport SVR (8:14 minutes), which BMW says it managed to undercut it several times. Until official tests come forward, we’ll just have to take BMW’s word for it.

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