Category: BMW

HRE Wheels develops the first-ever 3D-printed titanium wheel

I like a great aftermarket wheel as a lot as the following man however on the subject of BMWs, I typically simply stick to inventory wheels. It could sound like private bias however I actually suppose BMW makes higher wheels than nearly every other auto producer and has fairly probably the very best catalog of nice wheels in automotive historical past. Nevertheless, if I had been to decide on a model of wheel to swap a Bimmer’s with, it’d be HRE. Few manufacturers do wheels as properly, as fashionable and as top quality as HRE wheels and now they’ve pushed issues to a brand new stage with the world’s first-ever 3D-printed titanium wheel — the HRE3D+. HRE is at all times good for some fairly technically spectacular wheels. These new 3D-printed titanium wheels are one thing else. Whereas 3D-printed wheels aren’t precisely new, 3D-printing a titanium wheel is. How HRE....




BMW M8 GTE Heads to six Hours of Shanghai this Weekend

The World Endurance Championship continues this weekend, with the BMW M8 GTE on the beginning grid, in Shanghai. The #81 and #82 vehicles will line-up for the endurance race hosted by the Chinese language metropolis this weekend, after posting good leads to the Six Hours of Fiji not way back, within the neighboring nation of Japan. The 2 vehicles must face yet one more disturbing six hours on the observe, amongst some robust competitors. BMW Crew MTek will certainly be seeking to repeat the nice efficiency posted in Japan final month, the place the quantity 82 BMW M8 GTE managed to return in second after six ugly hours. The fellows will likely be making their debut on the Shanghai Worldwide Circuit in China this weekend for the fifth spherical of the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Tremendous Season, the “6 Hours of Shanghai”. “We journey to Shanghai feeling assured,....


Prior Design is working up a really indignant BMW eight Collection widebody equipment

Now that we’ve already seen the BMW eight Collection Coupe and Convertible, fully uncovered and formally, it’s already being thought-about one of the best look Bavarian steed within the steady. It appears lengthy (even when it’s not practically so long as it appears), it’s low and its imply trying. It appears muscular and athletic, making it very sporty trying. Nevertheless, it’s additionally elegant and complex trying, making it an amazing trying GT automobile. Until you let Prior Design get their palms on it, in fact. Tuning firm Prior Design has launched a teaser picture of its upcoming PD800 widebody aerodynamic and tuning equipment for the eight Collection and it appears correctly indignant. Let’s begin with its widebody aero equipment. It provides the eight Collection massively flared wheel arches, new aspect skirts, some entrance fascia tweaks, a wild trying hood scoop with louvers and a carbon fiber spoiler. Whereas the usual....




A better take a look at the G-POWER M5: Twin-turbo missile with 800 HP

Again in September, German tuning store G-Energy introduced their latest undertaking – The F90 M5. G-Energy will increase the efficiency of the F90 M5 to a stage that’s not reached by many tremendous sedans. And as might be heard within the video, the G-Energy M5 additionally gives an identical sound. G-Energy is modifying each the and the software program of the automobile for the spectacular improve in output of 200 hp and the numerous improve in torque to 980 Newton meters. The main target is on the 2 turbochargers of the Four.Four-liter V8 engine: Bigger turbine and compressor wheels, an enlarged consumption space and optimized housings, along with downpipes and titanium exhaust programs. You possibly can have your Four.Four-liter twin-turbo V8 taken as much as 700 HP within the first stage. Torque additionally goes up from 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) to 840 Nm (620 lb-ft) and all of it’s achieved....


BMW M Motorsport completes first take a look at with the brand new 2019 season BMW M4 DTM

The brand new BMW M4 DTM for the 2019 season has made its racetrack debut and accomplished the primary winter take a look at with the following era BMW M4 DTM modified to fulfill Class 1 rules. BMW DTM drivers, Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann, took the turbocharged M4 DTM on the well-known Estoril observe. Beneath the hood of the brand new M4 DTM automotive lies a two-liter turbocharged engine with a brand new cooling system. “The preliminary take a look at days with the brand new BMW M4 DTM with a turbo engine have been a lot enjoyable,” mentioned Spengler. “It is usually very attention-grabbing for us as drivers to be concerned within the growth of a brand new DTM racing automotive. I’ve been driving DTM vehicles with V8 engines for 14 years, and this was the primary time that I’ve been on the racetrack with a four-cylinder turbo engine.....




Worldwide BMW Gross sales Go Up 1.7 % in October

Gross sales of BMW automobiles continued to develop over the month of October, the German group posting an total worldwide improve of 1.7 % in comparison with the identical month of final 12 months. All three main areas the place BMW operates (Europe, the US and Asia) have posted will increase, with electrified automobiles gaining an increasing number of traction. BMW bought over 200,000 models final month, the BMW X3 gross sales doubling. It’s fairly apparent that clients are largely involved in SUVs and electrified fashions as of late. BMW Group gross sales of electrified automobiles went up 38.four % final month including as much as a complete of 13,016 models worldwide. That features BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electrical fashions. General, for the reason that starting of 2018, BMW bought 110,560 electrified automobiles, a rise of 41.6 % in comparison with 2017. To place issues into perspective, in....


BMW Group Rated Prime Automotive Trade Employer

Competitors within the automotive area is beginning to broaden past the same old gross sales wars. Automotive makers are beginning to turn into expertise corporations in their very own proper and that results in fierce competitors within the workforce area, as they battle to recruit the perfect minds on the earth. In an effort to have an opportunity of attracting such nice potential skills, an organization must be enticing and the BMW Group is seemingly the highest employer within the area. In keeping with the Universum Younger Skilled Survey 2018 printed right this moment, BMW was once more voted to be the perfect place to work at by enterprise college students. That is the second time the Bavarian firm claims the primary place in such a ballot, after profitable the identical honor in 2017. Engineers discovered BMW to be quantity two on this rating whereas IT specialists discovered it to....




Video: Rolls-Royce Cullinan Will get First Business

The literal Rolls-Royce of SUVs obtained its first business nowadays, courtesy of the corporate’s Youtube channel. As anticipated, it’s not a traditional business that showcases how a lot stuff you get in change for what’s the highest price ticket you possibly can pay for an SUV nowadays. As a substitute, it focuses on extra vital issues, equivalent to the best way you are feeling and the way you understand these round you, issues that solely a rich individual might truly perceive. Different attention-grabbing tidbits you possibly can spot within the video embrace fencing, diamonds and personal dinners. Understandably so, if you consider it, because the Cullinan identify, for instance, was taken after the world’s greatest diamond. The SUV the British put collectively undoubtedly deserves to be in comparison with the best issues in life, as we discovered throughout our time with it. From the best way it means that you....


Take a look at this $2.Three-million BMW Assortment

We’ve run quite a lot of “What’s your [insert parameter] BMW dream storage?” articles as a result of it’s at all times enjoyable to dream up what our garages would home if cash had been no choice. However what in case you don’t need to think about? What in case you can simply take a look at a BMW dream storage? That’s precisely what you are able to do right here, as a basic BMW assortment is at the moment up on the market for a whopping $2.Three-million. This assortment is at the moment being offered by Fanatic Auto Group in Cincinnati, Ohio they usually’re among the greatest BMW restorers and mechanics within the nation. They at all times have an superior choice of basic and comprehensively restored BMWs however this fastidiously curated assortment is actually superior. Kicking off the gathering is the epic BMW M1, the model’s solely true....




SPIED: BMW 2 Sequence Gran Coupe caught testing once more

So the next-gen BMW 2 Sequence is gonna get a bit bizarre. There’s going to be two flavors of two Sequence, each Coupe and Gran Coupe, however they’re going to have completely different drivetrains. Which is a bit odd. So there’s going to be the two Sequence Coupe, which will probably be rear-wheel drive (and is internally referred to as the “Drift Machine”) and this, the two Sequence Gran Coupe, seen in these new spy photographs. (We don’t personal the photographs however you possibly can see them right here) Regardless of its two-door sibling’s rear-drive nature, the two Sequence Gran Coupe will probably be front-wheel drive-based and will probably be constructed off of BMW’s upcoming FAAR structure. Although, xDrive will doubtless be accessible and infrequently optioned. We all know for sure that this new 2 Sequence GC will energy its entrance wheels by default, as we’ve heard it from our....


The Bertone BMW Spicup 2800 is a forgotten gem

There are literally a shocking quantity of forgotten BMW ideas which might be actually fairly unimaginable. A number of that come to thoughts are the BMW Z18, which was primarily an off-road Z3, the BMW GINA Idea, which had movable and adjustable pores and skin, and the BMW 328 Hommage Idea, which was a shocking love letter to the unique 328. Nevertheless, one of many higher ones of all time, although one of the crucial forgotten, was the 1969 Bertone BMW Spicup 2800. It was clearly the work of Bertone, the well-known Italian design home, and it was a radical design that was wildly completely different than something BMW had made on the time. Regardless of the title, the Spicup 2800 was really primarily based on the BMW E3 2500 sedan. Then Bertone lower the wheelbase down and gave it that wild physique. That loopy wanting roof is definitely a....




Video: Evaluation Compares BMW X2 to Jaguar E-Tempo and XC40

The BMW X2 doesn’t have a straightforward life and the rationale for that’s moderately easy: individuals simply don’t know what to match it to. The X2 is supposed to be a extra modern and classy different to the extra sensible BMW X1. In that regard, the X2 loses some inside area and this sacrifice is supposed to supply it a extra lovely exterior look. Is it definitely worth the bother? It is dependent upon the client however I’m guessing these proudly owning one don’t really want the added area of the X1. And whereas that looks like one thing each automotive journalist on the market ought to know, the blokes from Automobile Purchaser determined to match the X2 to some very completely different automobiles: the Volvo XC40 and the Jaguar E-Tempo. The 2 rivals proven within the video under alongside the X2 would’ve been completely advantageous if this was a....


If the G80 BMW M3 will get all-wheel drive, wagon variant is a should

We’ve not too long ago realized that the next-generation of BMW M3, know because the G80-generation, would be the first-ever M3 to get all-wheel drive. Whether or not as a separate mannequin or not, the subsequent M3 could have the power to energy all 4 wheels. It’s a primary that may draw the ire of some fanatics however will possible be welcomed by the bulk, for its spectacular duality, as evidenced by the brand new F90-gen M5. But when BMW goes to offer the M3 all-wheel drive, we see no purpose why a wagon variant shouldn’t be made. Simply as BMW has by no means made an all-wheel drive M3 earlier than, it’s additionally by no means made an M3 wagon. Whereas the Bavarians have toyed with the thought earlier than, even going so far as to develop an E46 M3 Touring prototype, a long-roof M3 has by no means....




Video: Having Espresso in M City Is a Utterly Completely different Expertise

The M City is a magical place the place BMW M house owners reside and the place M automobiles roam free. It’s a spot the place you get goosebumps just by strolling down the road as a result of the quantity of superior exhaust sounds is solely overwhelming. That is the place every little thing is finished in a different way than you’re used to, out of your day by day commute to the best way you spend your nights out and, because it seems, how you purchase and revel in your espresso. The most recent video from BMW’s advertising group, that includes this idyllic place exhibits a distinct method of ordering and particularly choosing up your espresso. Whereas you’d often go in, in all probability wait in a quite lengthy cue to order after which have your title written poorly on a cup, in M City issues occur a....


LA Auto Present will probably be an enormous one for BMW

Usually, the massive debuts for German manufacturers occur at European auto exhibits, similar to Paris or Geneva. BMW normally leaves smaller stuff for the American auto exhibits. This 12 months, although, BMW will probably be debuting at least 4 vehicles on the upcoming LA Auto Present, later this month. 4 worldwide premieres will probably be in LA they usually’re all fairly essential ones. So let’s have a look. BMW Imaginative and prescient iNEXT Whereas it’s not a fan favourite, the BMW Imaginative and prescient iNEXT is a vital automotive for BMW. Certain, it appears to be like just like the lovechild of a BMW i3, X3 and one of many pigs from Offended Birds nevertheless it’s a automotive that’s arguably a very powerful to debut in LA. With a fully-electric powertrain and totally autonomous functionality, the BMW Imaginative and prescient iNEXT is only a idea nevertheless it’s one which factors....




BMW M2 Competitors will get an Akrapovic Exhaust improve

Following my preliminary story which I launched a number of weeks in the past, I lastly have the chance to replace you on the primary improve that’s being put in on my BMW M2 Competitors, which is at the moment in improvement. The Slovenian grasp builders at Akrapovic have had my automotive for the previous couple of weeks, which was solely roughly 1.5 weeks after I collected it from the vendor. In that interval, the engineers and specialists have labored on the event of probably the most requested improve that any M2C proprietor has begged for the previous couple of months. For my part, “the well-engineered titanium exhaust system out there to mankind”. Sure, I do know I’m exaggerating a bit of bit now, however that’s primarily as a result of I’m extraordinarily passionate, on account of my private aerospace engineering background and my sheer curiosity in any prime quality....


BMW i3 and i8 Starlight Version now up for public sale

Earlier this yr, BMW Group Czech Republic has ready an unique version of the BMW i8 and BMW i3, dubbed STARLIGHT Version. The automobiles function a novel two-tone design, through which the golden entrance passes easily into the black trim. The transition is harking back to the shining stars of the evening sky, which can also be the identify of the version. The automobiles have been designed in collaboration with painter Miroslav Špičák and designer Zoltán Matuška. The individuality of the STARLIGHT version relies on using gold mud with a purity of practically 24 carats. There’s a whole of two kilogram of gold on every of the 2 particular mannequin. The golden atmosphere of the Starlight Version can also be featured behind the wheel. Chosen inside components, reminiscent of the middle panel, the air flow exhausts and the steering wheel emblem are completed in gold paint. As well as, additionally....




BMW Used 1 Million 3D Printed Components for Its Vehicles over the Final Decade

Utilizing 3D printed components in precise companies appeared like a glimpse of a Sci-Fi future not way back, however it’s really a actuality today. BMW simply introduced that their vegetation all over the world have printed and used over 1 million 3D printed components during the last 10 years alone. Moreover, the corporate is anticipating its excellence middle in 3D printing to make over 200,000 parts this 12 months alone, a rise of 42% in comparison with final 12 months. The corporate first started utilizing plastic and metal-based processes again in 2010, initially for the manufacturing of smaller collection of parts, such because the water pump pulley for DTM automobiles. Additional collection functions adopted in 2012, with varied laser-sintered components for the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Since final 12 months, the fixtures for fiber optic guides within the Rolls-Royce Daybreak have additionally been 3D-printed, and the luxurious model as we speak incorporates....


WORLD PREMIERE: 2020 BMW M340i Revealed Forward of LA Debut

Till we ultimately get to see the upcoming BMW G80 M3 we’ll need to make do with the common three Collection fashions. Fortunately for us, the brand new G20 technology brings a few premieres to the model, together with the primary ever M Efficiency mannequin within the three Collection vary. The BMW M340i xDrive mannequin is sure to make its stay debut in entrance of a stay viewers on the Los Angeles Auto Present in direction of the top of the month however BMW determined to supply a bit extra mild on what it brings to the desk, forward of time. When the brand new three Collection vary was unveiled, the Germans have been relatively quiet on the M340i, limiting themselves to solely providing an influence determine and telling us that there will likely be a RWD and an AWD mannequin on supply. Now we get the complete spectrum of....




BMW M4 proprietor loses automobile and home in California wildfires

If you happen to reside in North America, or actually anyplace for that matter, you’ve possible heard the information of the devastating and tragic wildfires which have been sweeping California. Over 250,000 folks have needed to flee their houses and over 6,400 of these houses have been destroyed because of the fires. Much more tragic, 29 folks have been confirmed to have misplaced their lives. For one stuntwoman and driver, the lack of her residence and BMW M4 are terrible however fortunately she’s nonetheless right here to speak about it. Susan Purkhiser has been a Hollywood stuntwoman for many years now and can also be a correct driver and even a drifting teacher. She’s labored on such blockbuster motion pictures as The Bourne Ultimatum and Star Trek and is very revered. Sadly, Purkhiser’s residence in California and her tuned BMW M4, have each burned to the bottom within the wildfires.....


EXCLUSIVE: G80 BMW M3 to be RWD and M xDrive, will hold guide

There’s been a variety of hypothesis surrounding the upcoming G80 BMW M3. With huge adjustments made to the F90 BMW M5, such because the introduction of all-wheel drive, a torque-converter computerized gearbox and the shortage of a guide transmission choice, followers are naturally very curious (anxious) in regards to the next-generation M3. Happily, we’ve got some very thrilling information from a really dependable supply near BMWBLOG. Whereas we don’t have any official specs, nor has BMW formally confirmed something to the general public, we belief our supply’s data to be correct. In line with our supply, the next-generation BMW M3 shall be each rear-wheel drive and M xDrive all-wheel drive. Now, we aren’t really certain if it is going to have each has separate choices or it is going to simply be M xDrive with a “2WD” mode, just like the F90 M5, as our supply didn’t specify. All we....




Upcoming BMW M3 and M3 Competitors Fashions Might Arrive Concurrently

The upcoming BMW M3 is already stirring up some heated debates on-line, deservedly so. The enduring mannequin is being ready proper now in Munich and on the Nurburgring, and plenty of issues are going to vary when it arrives. In line with one in every of our earlier experiences, the G80 M3 might turn into all-wheel drive as soon as it arrives, one thing some have been dreaming of for a very long time. However whereas that’s nonetheless up for debate, one other bit of information reached us, from our trusted supply contained in the BMW HQ. Because it seems, the administration is discussing whether or not the M3 and its Competitors variant ought to arrive on the similar time or not. As chances are you’ll very properly know, BMW introduced greater than a yr in the past that it’s altering the best way it’s creating M automobiles, in order....


The BMW iFE.18 goes on a digital world tour

BMW’s first Formulation E automobile – dubbed the iFE.18 – will first the official race monitor in December when the brand new ABB FIA Formulation E Championship kicks off. However forward of the thrilling debut on the earth of electrical racing, the automobile launched into a digital tour by way of seven cities on three continents. Along with Europe, America and Asia had been stops on the BMW iFE.18’s digital journey. The worldwide “Race Earlier than the Race” bought underway in Munich the place the race automobile was introduced by BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Septembe and set off on its first digital journey by way of the streets of Munich within the night hours. Within the weeks that adopted, the occasion was additionally witnessed in Oslo (NOR), London (GBR), New York (USA), Detroit (USA) and Mexico Metropolis (MEX). After a complete of 20 days on tour, the BMW iFE.18 lastly crossed....




BMW is dedicated to Spartanburg SUV Plant regardless of Commerce Warfare

It’s no secret that the commerce warfare between the US and China is inflicting a number of complications for firms, each international and home. Because of tariff will increase, Ford has lately introduced enormous losses, Harley Davidson has warned that it may not be capable to proceed manufacturing in America and there have been rumors that BMW would gradual manufacturing to the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant and kick some SUV manufacturing to different vegetation worldwide. Nevertheless, BMW CFO (Chief Monetary Officer) Nicolas Peter lately mentioned that the Bavarians are absolutely dedicated to the Spartanburg plant and really feel that this commerce warfare will solely be a brief velocity bump. “I’m optimistic, and I feel ultimately women and men in cost will notice [that the trade restrictions] aren’t the very best for residents,” Peter lately instructed Automotive Information Europe at an occasion in Paris. “It’s not like ‘We make investments right....


This poor BMW i8 will get smashed into a light-weight pole

The video footage beneath exhibits a driver crashing a BMW i8 right into a pole when she tried to reverse out of a driveway. The CCTV footage exhibits that the incident passed off on November fifth, 2018 and is making the rounds on social media. The clearly distraught girl exits the automobile and stares on the injury in disbelief as onlookers attempt to consolation her. We are able to’t actually know what occurred however we will assume that an trustworthy mistake occurred with the drive selector, paired with a heavy foot which shortly despatched backwards the light-weight i8. The automobile goes straight over a neighbor’s pot plant and lightweight pole earlier than crashing in opposition to the wall of the home. It’s unclear if the automobile belongs to the motive force, however both manner it’s going to be expensive to repair the i8. Labeled and marketed as a “progressive sports activities....




Upcoming BMW 2 Collection May Be Made in Mexico for US Market

The way forward for the two Collection vary is kind of sophisticated, to place it mildly. Whereas rumors concerning the destiny of the 2er have began popping up ever for the reason that 2 Collection Lively Tourer got here out, nothing official has been confirmed but, however it does seem to be the two Collection Coupe will stay an RWD ordeal for the following era, whereas the Convertible was cancelled. Which means we’ll get to have extra enjoyable in a compact, rear-wheel drive package deal created by BMW, identical to we’re presupposed to. The present mannequin nonetheless has a few years in it although and can stay one of many fan-favorite fashions, particularly within the US. That sudden recognition prompted BMW to vary its plans apparently. In keeping with considered one of our sources inside Munich, the upcoming BMW 2 Collection Coupe will more than likely not be made at....


Video: 515 HP BMW M550d xDrive Goes for a Prime Pace Run

The BMW M550d xDrive is one hell of a beast. It will not be seen as such by some individuals, who think about diesel engines to be unworthy of getting used on passenger automobiles however having pushed one, I can wholeheartedly inform you that this might be the right automotive to vary their minds. The quad-turbo Three-liter straight six engine beneath the hood is a monster and may ship 400 HP in customary guise, making it essentially the most highly effective diesel engine of this dimension on this planet in response to BMW. Sadly, the M550d xDrive may also be going out of manufacturing, as BMW hinted a few instances that making it’s fairly costly and that not lots of people purchase it to compensate for the R&D prices. Nonetheless, we should get pleasure from it whereas it lasts and a few tuners even put out tuning kits for it,....




BMW M2 Competitors comes fifth in Prime Gear’s Velocity Week

There’s a typical adage in sports activities that there’s no such factor as an ethical victory in a loss. That means, in case your crew loses however performed nicely, they nonetheless misplaced. There’s no such factor as an ethical victory in case your crew loses, irrespective of how shut the sport was. And, more often than not, that’s true. Nevertheless, I’m gonna say that the BMW M2 Competitors deserves to rejoice a little bit of an ethical victory after Prime Gear’s Velocity Week, the place it got here in fifth place. Why does the BMW M2 Competitors get an ethical victory, regardless of coming in fifth? Due to the corporate it holds among the many prime 5 and among the automobiles it beat to get there. First, let’s speak about what Velocity Week is and among the automobiles that the M2 Comp beat out simply to get into the highest....


BMW Underneath Stress to Fund Diesel Upgrades

BMW is beneath stress from Germany’s authorities to finance upgrades on some diesels automobiles, becoming a member of the likes of Daimler and Volkswagen Group in agreeing to pay for the cleaner-emissions retrofits. BMW says that as an alternative stated it’s going to provide clients hit by driving bans after 2020 as a lot as three,000 euros in compensation. After assembly with Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer in Berlin on Thursday, BMW has as soon as once more opposed the concept of retrofitting emissions methods and listed measures together with software program updates and trade-in incentives that it stated are already contributing to cleaner air. “ upgrades makes the automotive heavier and results in extra consumption,” BMW Chief Government Officer Harald Krueger stated advised Bloomberg. Retrofitting that’s prepared to enter mass manufacturing gained’t be out there till the tip of 2021 on the earliest, even with an accelerated authorization process, BMW stated.....




Final BMW M3 F80 for Europe comes from BMW Particular person in Frozen Darkish Gray

The manufacturing finish of the BMW M3 of the present era (F80) for Europe has come to an finish. To provide the automobile a correct ship off, BMW M and Particular person teamed up with German entrepreneur Björn Schmidt to create a one-of-a-kind M3. The entrepreneur has secured his excellent birthday reward by ordering the final M3 unit that was delivered in Europe. The unique paint job in Frozen Darkish Gray metallic instantly catches the attention. The Competitors package deal, along with the usual carbon roof, make the looks of the F80 M3 much more particular. On nearer inspection, the stripes within the colours of the M Division might be seen, which moreover improve the left aspect of the carbon roof. The inside of the final BMW M3 F80 delivered in Europe can be positively particular. With the assistance of BMW Particular person Manufaktur, a bi-color full leather-based inside within....


BMW Motorrad and Shaun Muir Racing to Compete in WorldSBK Championship

The disclosing of the brand new BMW S 1000 RR superbike wasn’t simply in order that the BMW Motorrad division has a pleasant bike to pose for the viewers at this 12 months’s EICMA occasion. The brand new bike may even be utilized by BMW Motorrad Motorsport within the upcoming Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) the place the Germans will probably be becoming a member of forces with Shaun Muir Racing to compete for the title. The 2 companions will race underneath the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group title and can have an skilled pair of riders in its nook: 2013 Superbike World Champion Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER). This new joint-venture alerts the elevated consideration the Superbike Championship is about to get from BMW Motorrad and its Motorsport division. Moreover, the shopper racing program will proceed to function in quite a few different worldwide and nationwide race collection. “Motorsport....




BMW Z4 M Coupe rendered by Prime Pace

BMW has already dominated out the potential of a correct Z4 M for this newest era. To be sincere, it doesn’t really want to make one, because the BMW Z4 M40i is already a lot quick sufficient. Additionally, actually nobody would purchase one, as the marketplace for such vehicles is already dwindling, including one other, much more excessive mannequin might be not good enterprise sense. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped fans from dreaming of a real, hardcore M automotive model of BMW’s newest roadster. Much more than that, although, fans need a revival of the BMW Z4 M Coupe, the final of which has turn out to be an enormous cult fan favourite. It’s not arduous to see why followers liked the last-generation of BMW Z4 M Coupe. The E86 Z4 M Coupe appeared nice, had an S54 engine (three.2 liter naturally-aspirated I6) from the E46-generation BMW M3 making 333 hp,....


High Gear Check: BMW M140i vs Hyundai i30N

Are you able to consider your eyes? This can be a real comparability take a look at between a Hyundai hatchback and a BMW. This isn’t even between a BMW and a Genesis, Hyundai’s extra premium off-shoot. This can be a respectable Hyundai, front-wheel drive hatchback taking up a Bavarian thoroughbred. Think about the horror of BMW followers. Nonetheless, the struggle is much nearer than you’d suppose between the BMW M140i and the Hyundai i30N. As High Gear explains. First, let’s look at each automobiles. We already know so much in regards to the BMW M140i. It’s a rear-wheel drive (on this case, with out the elective xDrive) hatchback with a three.Zero liter turbocharged I6 engine below the hood. That engine makes 335 bhp and is paired with an eight-speed automated gearbox. It’s additionally very fast, getting from Zero-60 mph in about 4 and a half seconds. However what of the....




VIDEO: Evolve Automotive goes to SEMA 2018

The 2018 SEMA auto present, which is dwelling to a number of the craziest and most outlandish automobile builds on the earth, has already come and gone. We often do attend SEMA however we weren’t there this yr to see the insanity. Nevertheless, our pals over at Evolve Automotive had been there, flying all the way in which from England to Las Vegas, and have given a little bit of a tour of the present and what they thought was cool. You won’t a few of Evolve’s work, as we’ve featured their stuff on right here earlier than, such because the “Mission Viper” F80 M3 and the brand new F90 M5 challenge they’ve happening. However they provide much more merchandise than simply elements for contemporary Bimmers. Loads of their intakes had been shipped over to Vegas to be placed on show within the villa that they rented. So for some....


Jalopnik talks with G20 BMW three Collection Dynamics Engineer

When BMW first revealed the brand new G20-gen three Collection, the massive information surrounding it was its new suspension setup and steering tweaks. Based on BMW, the brand new three Collection was given the complete dealing with remedy, in order to place it again on prime of the section it as soon as began. BMW additionally tweaked its steering to supply extra pure accuracy and higher really feel. From what we heard from journalists who drove pre-production fashions, all of it appears to have labored. However simply what precisely did BMW do to make the brand new three Collection so significantly better than earlier than? Jalopnik just lately spoke with the three Collection’ Dynamics Engineer, Robert Rothmiller, to seek out out. BMW apparently had a complete plan for the G20 three Collection and its dealing with enhancements. That plan was damaged down into three phases: “weight and monitor width, physique....




BMW Z1 – The origin of the modern-day BMW roadster household

The 1989-1991 BMW Z1 is the origin of the modern-day BMW small-roadster household that features the Z3 and Z4 fashions. This explicit mannequin belongs to BMW Basic in Munich and was lately introduced out to the worldwide media launch of the brand new Z4 Roadster. The exact same automobile attended an excited drive two years in the past, within the Land of Dracula (Transilvania, Romania) the place we managed to seize it in all its magnificence. Now, it was time for the Z1 Roadster in Swimming Pool Blue to accompany us in Sintra, Portugal for one more photoshoot. The primary of the “Z” labeled roadsters – the Z1 – was an enchanting automobile for its time. The general public noticed the BMW Z1 in 1987, on the Frankfurt Motor Present and blew everybody away with its mixture of trendy attractiveness, detachable plastic physique panels and slide-down doorways. With so many....


BMW M85i xDrive Coupe – Obtain Way of life Photographs

In Sundown Orange, the brand new BMW M850i xDrive will not be solely an eye-catcher, but it surely’s additionally a automobile that portrays confidence with its daring and dynamic design. We’ve lately had the chance to drive the brand new M850i in Portugal, each on and off the monitor, whereas capturing the brand new eight Sequence from all angles. As we speak, we’ve a brand new photograph gallery, with a way of life method, that makes these photographs excellent on your social media feed. The automobile was photographer on the Estoril race monitor, in addition to within the surrounding space of Sintra and Cascais, which provide limitless alternatives for memorable and noteworthy photographs. Whereas there are two fashions at launch – the 840d being the opposite one – the BMW M850i is the one you need to hear about with its newly revised four.four liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. That engine....




Now you can configure your BMW X2 M35i, pricing begins at $46,450

The all-new BMW X2 M35i is now accessible to be configured on the www.bmwusa.com web site. The highest mannequin of the X2 household begins at $46,450 and it’s the primary M Efficiency mannequin constructed on a front-wheel drive structure. Nonetheless, the X2 M35i isn’t front-wheel drive. As a substitute, all automobiles might be all-wheel drive, utilizing an Aisin-sourced Eight-speed automated gearbox to ship the ability from the engine to the 4 corners of the automotive. The brand new BMW X2 M35i comes with essentially the most highly effective 2.zero liter four-cylinder turbo engine the Germans ever made. It’s rated at 306 PS which interprets to roughly 301 HP within the US. AWD together with Launch Management will guarantee that the 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque developed by the engine ship you to 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in four.9 seconds. The X2 M35i comes with a few particular options, essentially the....


Autocar goes for a trip alongside within the BMW M8

Whereas it was attention-grabbing to see Shmee150 take a shotgun trip within the new BMW M8, he’s not precisely an professional in all issues automotive. Relating to reviewing how a automotive feels by nothing greater than the seat of your pants, sitting within the passenger seat, I’d personally somewhat flip to journalists extra certified, resembling these from Autocar. Not attempting to bash Shmee, simply declaring that Autocar has a historical past of extra skilled journalists that may higher give us perception a few automotive’s dynamics, particularly from the passenger seat. Previous to setting off, Autocar was in a position to communicate with Dirk Häcker, BMW M’s head of R&D. “We’re completely satisfied, and never nearly its efficiency, which is an entire new stage for us. By way of agility, it’s each bit pretty much as good, if not higher, than the competitors. Even with four-wheel drive, we’ve been in a position....




VIDEO: Shmee150 will get a sneak-peak on the BMW M8

Yesterday, BMW launched some prototype M8 photographs, together with some official specs and data. It was mainly a teaser launch to maintain us all on the hook till the precise automotive is revealed. We don’t know precisely after we’ll see the real-deal BMW M8 so, till then, that is all we’ve actually received. Though, some journalists and YouTubers got a while with the BMW M8 as passengers. Well-known YouTuber Shmee150 was one in every of them and has some video of his passenger journey alongside within the M8. On this video, Smhee rides shotgun whereas Joerg Weidinger is behind the wheel, simply giving us a style of what the M8 can do. You may inform he isn’t actually pushing it in any respect by the way in which he’s driving and the way he’s describing what was performed to make the M8 completely different from the usual eight Sequence. I can....


Video: BMW M4 CS and Porsche 911 GT3 Play on the Observe

One solely has to take a more in-depth have a look at the BMW M4 CS to comprehend that this can be a severe monitor automotive. It does away with consolation and replaces it with inconvenience, no storage areas, an improvised sound system and a few perspective enhancing options. It’s the very best M4 you possibly can purchase for my part, after having pushed it for a few days each on and off the monitor. Within the video under you get to see a BMW M4 CS taking part in with a Porsche 911 GT3 on the monitor. These of you who’re avid monitor fiends in all probability know that the GT3 badge signifies that’s one targeted Porsche, developed to ship a few of the greatest suggestions within the enterprise at present, together with loads of adrenaline pictures. In line with the video description, this can be a 991-gen mannequin....




EU conditionally approves BMW-Mercedes car-sharing deal

The European Union’s competitors authority it had accepted the plan of Mercedes and BMW to mix their car-sharing companies, topic to circumstances. In March of this 12 months, BMW Group and Daimler AG entered a brand new part of collaboration, by becoming a member of forces within the discipline of mobility providers, as beforehand rumored. The 2 German giants signed an settlement to merge their mobility providers enterprise items, a deal which must be accepted by German authorities first. The transaction has already been filed with the accountable authorities in a variety of totally different international locations and, in some circumstances, has already been accepted. Beneath the deal, which incorporates car-sharing items Car2Go and DriveNow in addition to ride-hailing, parking and charging providers, Daimler and BMW will every maintain 50 % stakes in a three way partnership. To ensure that the deal to be accepted, sure concessions needed to be made by the....