Category: BMW

BMW 7 Collection LCI on show at BMW Welt’s Progressive Luxurious Stand

The newly facelifted BMW 7 Collection “LCI” has come beneath hearth from fanatics and journalists alike for its nearly comically massive Kidney Grilles. To be truthful, it has its share of followers as effectively, with many fanatics (us included) that truly desire this automotive over the pre-LCI 7er. Nonetheless, it’s a polarizing new design and one which’s positive to create extra arguments sooner or later. it in real-life images does assist its trigger, although. The inventory images that automotive corporations present are closely edited don’t present an correct have a look at the automotive. So seeing images like these, taken on the BMW Welt’s Progressive Luxurious Stand, assist give a greater have a look at the brand new 7 Collection and it seems to be higher when you’ll be able to see it with real-world lighting. Whereas its Kidney Grilles are huge, they develop on you a bit. Personally, I....




Watch this 230,000-mile E30 BMW three Collection come again to life

There’s at all times one thing extremely satisfying about seeing an outdated, very drained traditional automotive get some much-needed love and a focus. One thing about watching and outdated automotive get mounted and put again collectively is simply so pleasant. Which is what makes this very high-mileage E30 BMW three Collection undertaking so enjoyable to observe. Jalopnik contributor, Peter Monshizadeh, purchased a really worn, very high-mileage 1989 BMW 325i, with 234,000 miles on it, a couple of 12 months and a half in the past. Since then, it’s been fairly the headache, truly, requiring a ton of labor and restoration. Nonetheless, it appears as if Monshizadeh has been as much as the duty and is repairing it properly. First, he began out by repairing the entire rust and there was loads of it. So he lower out and repaired the entire rust on the automotive and it now simply wants....


Video: BMW X4 M40i Will get the MotorWeek Overview Remedy

MotorWeek had the prospect to check the BMW X4 M40i some time again they usually did so of their typical vogue, combining recommendation about practicality with real-life exams of BMW’s efficiency claims. They took the M Efficiency mannequin out for an instrumented check as nicely and got here again stunned, not solely to seek out out that it does deal with nice, but additionally returns higher MPG figures than the EPA estimates. Underneath the hood of the M40i hides the 355 HP and 365 lb-ft B58 Three-liter straight six engine we’ve all grown to like. It delivers a fantastic punch and it’s helped by BMW’s xDrive system which has been set as much as be rear biased. That delivers a fantastic expertise behind the wheel as energy is distributed to the entrance solely when wanted, and thus understeer turns into a uncommon prevalence based on the MotorWeek assessment. The suspension....




Video: BMW X4 M40i Will get the MotorWeek Evaluate Remedy

MotorWeek had the possibility to check the BMW X4 M40i some time again they usually did so of their typical vogue, combining recommendation about practicality with real-life checks of BMW’s efficiency claims. They took the M Efficiency mannequin out for an instrumented check as properly and got here again shocked, not solely to seek out out that it does deal with nice, but in addition returns higher MPG figures than the EPA estimates. Underneath the hood of the M40i hides the 355 HP and 365 lb-ft B58 Three-liter straight six engine we’ve all grown to like. It delivers an awesome punch and it’s helped by BMW’s xDrive system which has been set as much as be rear biased. That delivers an awesome expertise behind the wheel as energy is shipped to the entrance solely when wanted, and thus understeer turns into a uncommon incidence in keeping with the MotorWeek evaluation.....


Video: BMW Motorsport Sits Down with Three Non-public Groups

The BMW Motorsport Buyer Racing effort helps out non-public groups getting into a wide range of motorsport occasions around the globe. From the Pirelli World Problem to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour endurance race, privateers are racing BMW fashions around the globe, in seek for greatness. However being a part of the BMW household is about rather more than simply driving a BMW. The fellows from BMW Motorsport put collectively a video showcasing three of its companions in motorsport, to speak in regards to the challenges they face and the way they got here to the conclusion that beginning a racing staff might be a good suggestion. The footage under consists of interviews with Eric Maas, the proprietor of one of many greatest BMW sellers in Texas and founding father of the Quick Monitor Racing staff. We additionally get some perception into the ideas of Karim....




G-Energy Teases 670 HP BMW M850i xDrive Tuning Undertaking

The fellows from G-Energy aren’t solely recognized for unbelievable horsepower figures reached on their tasks, they’ve really constructed a repute primarily based on it. They’re the fellows behind vehicles with thousand horsepower figures, from supercharged S85 mills to extra trendy vehicles, just like the BMW M850i xDrive. Regardless that the German tuner isn’t essentially recognized for giving M Efficiency fashions lots of consideration, the M850i is a particular automobile in each sense of the phrase and obtained a little bit of TLC forward of time. Usually, the tuners would await the full-on M8 to return out however the German engineers did such an excellent job on the M850i xDrive that’s is being at present tuned everywhere in the world. Within the G-Energy model, you get a critical bump in energy. The fellows haven’t launched a full package for it or full spec record however they teased us already with a....


Pace-Buster provides 635 horsepower to the BMW M850i

The brand new BMW eight Collection Coupe is now simply arrived in international markets so tuning retailers from all over the world are already getting ready their very own options for the posh coupe. German automobile atelier Pace-Buster has not too long ago launched an influence improve for the BMW M850i Coupe through the use of an ECU improve. In accordance with the corporate, the plug-in ECU attaches to the circuit utilizing a daily connecting cable, so no automobile experience is required.   In normal type, the four.four liter V8 TwinTurbo below the hood of the M850i makes 530 hp (395 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, however with the ability package, it raises these figures to 635 hp (474 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft), respectively. This is sufficient to carry the M850i on par with the BMW M5 F90 Competitors. Moreover, the ability package comes with an....




Spa 24 Hours winner Rowe Racing leaves BMW for Porsche manufacturing unit deal

The German staff ROWE Racing, which received the Spa 24 Hours as a factory-supported BMW staff in 2016, will area considered one of Porsche’s new-spec 911 GT3-Rs within the five-race Blancpain Endurance Cup and an extra automobile at Spa in July. Each vehicles might be raced by a roster of manufacturing unit Porsche drivers – Dirk Werner might be joined by Matt Campbell and Dennis Olsen. Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy will drive the Spa entry collectively together with his IMSA SportsCar Championship team-mate Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki. Rowe staff principal Hans-Peter Naundorf stated: “It’s a actual honour for us that such a famend producer as Porsche, that enjoys nice success in motorsport, is inserting their belief in our staff to compete with the most recent era of the 911 GT3-R. “We not solely have a particularly aggressive race automobile, but in addition get to work with first-class....


BMW Staff RLL prepared for the 24 Hours of Daytona

BMW Motorsport and BMW Staff RLL is heading again to Daytona this week for the long-lasting 24 Hours race. The endurance basic historically opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Because it did final yr, BMW Staff RLL will subject two BMW M8 GTEs within the GTLM class in 2019. Racing legend Alessandro Zanardi will pilot the Quantity 24 automobile, alongside common drivers John Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN), in addition to Chaz Mostert (AUS). Alternating on the wheel of the #25 automobile can be common driver Connor De Phillippi (USA), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Colton Herta (USA). The 24 Hours of Daytona will get underway at 14:35 native time on Saturday 26th January. The race finishes at 14:35 on Sunday 27thJanuary. The Turner Motorsport workforce runs a BMW M6 GT3 within the GTD class within the 2019 IMSA collection. The automobile can be pushed at Daytona by Jens....




New BMW 7 Collection Facelift will get a brand new promo movie

After the world premiere of the 2019 BMW 7 Collection Facelift sedan in Shanghai, now BMW launches a advertising and marketing marketing campaign with a powerfully emotional movie at its middle. The brief movie titled “Above the Clouds”, directed by the American Dan DiFelice, exhibits the pilot of a non-public airplane who’s prevented from taking off in his airplane by dangerous climate and who then makes a spontaneous resolution. He swaps his “cockpit” for that of his new BMW 7 Collection and accelerates down the darkish and wet runway unhindered. The movie continues to indicate the brand new 7 Collection with a fantastic mountain surroundings because the automobile will get nearer and nearer to the clouds. BMW says that “the important thing scene of the movie describes an opulent expertise on the highest stage making a chic second, which is mostly reserved for the pilot of a airplane, however on....


We Ought to All Be Excited for the BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M

Once we first drove the M40i variants of the BMW X3 and X4, we had been stunned with how spectacular they had been. Regardless of not being a correct M Division product, each the X3 and X4 M40i variants are absolute riots to drive. They’re each significantly quick, deal with with the type of enthusiasm that reminds us of bygone BMWs and nonetheless provide tons of practicality. Although, whereas driving them, we couldn’t assist however consider how good the real-deal BMW X3 M and X4 M can be. Whereas unbelievable automobiles, you possibly can really feel that BMW deliberately left some room for enchancment within the X3/X4 M40is. You possibly can really feel that there’s extra functionality from the chassis on faucet and that, with added energy, stiffer suspension and higher brakes, they are often so significantly better. Fortunately, that’s precisely what each automobiles are going to get. For correct....




Video: Doug DeMuro Praises BMW M2 Competitors, Considers Shopping for One

There’s no different automotive just like the BMW M2 Competitors within the Bavarian portfolio right this moment, if we’re to consider all the worldwide media. The reality is that we have now not often seen the automotive press unanimously praising the BMW M2 Competitors. The evaluations usually point out that regardless of being the smaller and least highly effective M automotive on sale right this moment, the M2 Competitors is the one to get. This solely goes to show that specs merely aren’t all the things. The newest to place his title on the checklist of followers of the automotive is none apart from Doug DeMuro. The Youtube reviewer has simply revealed a brief (by his requirements) presentation of the automotive and he couldn’t cease praising it. After all, in his typical trend, Doug goes over a number of the quirks and options of the automotive first, most of which is able....


Video: BMW X4 M40i Reviewed Towards Audi SQ5

It looks as if the times when comparisons would function a Three Collection towards an Audi A4 are lengthy gone and now everybody’s specializing in SUVs as a substitute. If that’s going to be the case, then comparability between the X3 and the Q5 or the X5 and Q7 have gotten the norm. Nonetheless, the blokes from Throttle Home pitted a Coupe-ish SUV towards a extra sensible alternative from Ingolstadt. To be extra exact, we’re a BMW X4 M40i being reviewed towards an Audi SQ5. A few of you would possibly discover this comparability a bit off and, technically, you’re proper. The extra pure competitor to the Audi SQ5 is the M Efficiency BMW X3 M40i. But, it’s nonetheless fascinating to see how the X4 M40i fares towards the trendy and fast SQ5. And the 2 are rivals in all features, besides practicality. Each of them characterize an intermediate stage of efficiency,....




Purchase the BMW E39 M5 now when you nonetheless can

The consensus selection for the very best BMW M5 of all time is usually the E39 M5. It may not be the very best M5 in particular areas; akin to engine (E60 M5) or seems to be (E28 M5); however it’s the runner up in these areas whereas being the very best in crucial space — driving. There isn’t a BMW M5 in historical past that drove as fantastically because the E39 M5. In order for you one, although, you’d higher get one now as a result of its worth is skyrocketing. There’s good cause to why it’s taking pictures up in worth sooner than Tony Romo’s head-coaching inventory. That’s as a result of the E39 M5 is the final bastion of pure M5-goodness. After it, all M5s grew to become extra digital and extra sophisticated whereas additionally turning into much less partaking. The E60 M5 was an excellent driving....


BMW plans to additional cut back the fashions supplied with handbook transmission

It isn’t but official, however in line with our sister journal Bimmertoday, BMW plans to additional cut back the variants supplied with a handbook transmission. The traditional gearbox is due to this fact more and more changing into the unique within the mannequin vary, which is now obtainable just for entry-level fashions and some sporty high vehicles. The information come as no shock. Through the years, BMW has usually talked about the shoppers’ lack of curiosity in manuals – except for few markets – and the enterprise case and the event funding is getting more durable to justify. Moreover, sources say that the additional deliberate discount of handbook gearboxes will have an effect on the entry-level fashions as nicely. In Europe, the F32 420d Coupé and the F33 420d Convertible, in addition to the F36 318d Gran Coupe and 320d Gran Coupe will likely be obtainable sooner or later solely....




BMW plans to additional scale back the fashions supplied with guide transmission

It’s not but official, however in accordance with our sister journal Bimmertoday, BMW plans to additional scale back the variants supplied with a guide transmission. The basic gearbox is due to this fact more and more changing into the unique within the mannequin vary, which is now obtainable just for entry-level fashions and some sporty prime vehicles. The information come as no shock. Over time, BMW has typically talked about the purchasers’ lack of curiosity in manuals – apart from few markets – and the enterprise case and the event funding is getting tougher to justify. Moreover, sources say that the additional deliberate discount of guide gearboxes will have an effect on the entry-level fashions as nicely. In Europe, the F32 420d Coupé and the F33 420d Convertible, in addition to the F36 318d Gran Coupe and 320d Gran Coupe shall be obtainable sooner or later solely with eight-speed computerized....


2019 BMW M4: New pictures of the brand new darkened taillights

The BMW M4 Coupe continues to be the most effective sellers of the M Division regardless of being within the final quarter of its lifecycle. As a part of the final BMW mannequin updates for March 2019, the F82 M4 Coupe and the F83 M4 Convertible at the moment are once more barely upgraded. The M4 Coupe and Convertible could have new paint finishes accessible and new leather-based appointments, and extra importantly, a brand new design of the taillights. Darkened hind lights will adorn the rear of the BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible. A brand new picture gallery embedded beneath provides us a better have a look at the brand new taillights. The BMW Particular person paint end Frozen Darkish Blue II will likely be provided as an choice for the 2 high-performance fashions from March 2019. Plus, the BMW M4 Coupe with M Competitors bundle might be....




2019 BMW M4: New images of the brand new darkened taillights

The BMW M4 Coupe continues to be probably the greatest sellers of the M Division regardless of being within the final quarter of its lifecycle. As a part of the overall BMW mannequin updates for March 2019, the F82 M4 Coupe and the F83 M4 Convertible at the moment are once more barely upgraded. The M4 Coupe and Convertible could have new paint finishes accessible and new leather-based appointments, and extra importantly, a brand new design of the taillights. Darkened back lights will adorn the rear of the BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible. A brand new picture gallery embedded under offers us a more in-depth have a look at the brand new taillights. The BMW Particular person paint end Frozen Darkish Blue II will likely be provided as an possibility for the 2 high-performance fashions from March 2019. Plus, the BMW M4 Coupe with M Competitors package deal....


Rolls-Royce Recaps Its Most Spectacular Builds of 2018

2018 was a record-breaking interval for Rolls-Royce, the British model claiming it to be one of the best by gross sales quantity ever recorded. That will not seem to be a lot to some, however remember that the double-R emblem has over 100 years of historical past behind it and that’s greater than many of the automotive business rivals on the market. Positive, in sheer numbers, promoting over four,000 models in a yr doesn’t seem to be an enormous deal however then it’s best to bear in mind these automobiles aren’t made for simply anybody. Most of them take months to make as a result of they’re actually bespoke fashions. What meaning is that they’re configured to the client’s actual specs, from the outside paint coloration to the fabric used within the sprint. The eye to element in a Rolls goes past anything within the automotive enterprise and subsequently a....




BMW and Daimler Reportedly in Talks to Develop 1er and A-Class Collectively

Not way back we had been reporting that the BMW Group and its primary rival, Daimler, are in talks, making an attempt to determine methods to develop sure elements collectively. The transfer would permit corporations to avoid wasting billions of growth prices and could be worthwhile for either side. Nonetheless, in response to new studies coming in from Germany, the 2 giants may really be engaged on an much more in-depth collaboration. German journal, Handelsblatt studies that sources declare high-ranking executives are contemplating growing some automobiles collectively and the principle culprits in the mean time appear to be the 1 Sequence and A-Class households.. In doing so, the 2 automobile giants would construct an awesome case for these compact automobiles in a phase the place profitability is skim anyway. Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class is already borrowing sure elements from different producers, primarily Renault, the French car-maker supplying the Germans with engines for....


First Toyota Supra was auctioned off for $2.1 million

This new 2020 Toyota Supra is the primary of its sort in twenty years. So, naturally, followers are enthusiastic about it. We knew that hype was constructing and that lovers have been pumped for it. Although, we didn’t know they have been this pumped. On the current Barrett-Jackson public sale, the primary new Supra to roll of its manufacturing line was simply bought for a whopping $2.1 million. Whereas that may appear to be loopy discuss, as a result of the Supra stickers at round $55,00zero, there’s good motive for it. A hundred percent of the cash goes to charity, which is why individuals bid on these types of automobiles. This occurs each time there’s a brand new Corvette or Shelby Mustang. The client will get the primary one ever to be made and donates a ship-load of cash to trigger. Within the case of the primary Toyota Supra, the....




BMW F87 M2 Competitors by 3D Design and Studie Japan

Two of a very powerful tuning outlets in Japan – Studie JP and 3D Design – have teamed as much as work on a undertaking involving the brand new BMW F87 M2 Competitors. The results of their laborious work was placed on show on the latest Tokyo Auto Salon. The oldsters at Studie JP donated the bonnet ducts and exterior crimson stripes, whereas inside, their broad rear-view mirror was put in. 3D Design dropped at the desk their well-known aero package product of carbon fiber. The entrance lip spoiler and canards – product of carbon fiber – are new and unique to the M2 Competitors, and they’re extra aggressive than these they make for the “common” M2. Within the again, the inventory exhaust system will get a slight improve as nicely – a set of carbon fiber exhaust suggestions. The experience high quality was additional improved within the M2C with....


BMW M2 Competitors will get absolutely decked out in Abu Dhabi

BMW Abu Dhabi brings us one other fascinating BMW mission. Utilizing the BMW M2 Competitors as the bottom automotive, the parents in Abu Dhabi have determined to reinforce the sports activities coupe’s look through the use of the total extent of the M Efficiency catalog. Painted within the gorgeous Lengthy Seashore Blue coloration, the outside design additionally will get a livery improve from the M division aiming to indicate its sporty facet. Subsequent on the record of upgrades is a carbon fiber entrance lip paired with the racing wing in carbon fiber, each working collectively to extend downforce. Extra light-weight components made from high-grade carbon fiber save further weight. The newly developed M Efficiency bonnet made from carbon fiber with partially seen varnished carbon fiber is just not solely an actual eyecatcher; that is additionally the primary time the BMW M2 Competitors boasts a powerdome. This engine hood reduces the....




BMW M2 Competitors will get totally decked out in Abu Dhabi

BMW Abu Dhabi brings us one other fascinating BMW challenge. Utilizing the BMW M2 Competitors as the bottom automobile, the parents in Abu Dhabi have determined to boost the sports activities coupe’s look through the use of the total extent of the M Efficiency catalog. Painted within the beautiful Lengthy Seaside Blue shade, the outside design additionally will get a livery improve from the M division aiming to point out its sporty aspect. Subsequent on the record of upgrades is a carbon fiber entrance lip paired with the racing wing in carbon fiber, each working collectively to extend downforce. Extra light-weight elements fabricated from high-grade carbon fiber save extra weight. The newly developed M Efficiency bonnet fabricated from carbon fiber with partially seen varnished carbon fiber shouldn’t be solely an actual eyecatcher; that is additionally the primary time the BMW M2 Competitors boasts a powerdome. This engine hood reduces the....


Tom Blomqvist Will Miss 24 Hours of Daytona On account of US Visa Points

BMW Manufacturing unit Driver Tom Blomqvist will miss the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona as a consequence of visa points. His alternative with BMW Workforce RLL is Augusto Farfus. Blomqvist was alleged to run within the M8 GTE No.25. “Sadly as a consequence of a posh difficulty round a visa I must miss subsequent weekend’s Daytona 24,” Blomqvist tweeted. “I’m massively disillusioned, as you’ll be able to think about! It’s not the top of the world and as they are saying, when life palms you lemons make lemonade.” In 2018, Blomqvist the MS Andretti Method E to give attention to GT racing actions and Daytona was a kind of races. Farfus is not any stranger of endurance racing working with BMW Groups in several championships for the previous 5 years. He had a second place at school and fifth place general in 2015 through the ultimate yr of the BMW Z4 GTLM. Quantity 25....




VIDEO: BMW M2 Competitors — Guide vs DCT

Automotive fanatics love to speak about how the handbook gearbox is the proper selection of gearbox, how three pedals are infinitely higher than two. Nevertheless, the handbook gearbox is dying and everyone knows it. Trendy automatics and dual-clutch containers are quicker, simpler to make use of, extra environment friendly and barely any inexpensive lately. Nonetheless, the row-your-own ‘field continues to be the extra enjoyable selection. On this video from Joe Achilles, we get to see the 2 forms of gearboxes stacked up in opposition to one another within the BMW M2 Competitors. Achilles just lately purchased a BMW M2 Competitors with a six-speed handbook and appears to be very pleased with it. A good friend of his, additionally a YouTuber, had an M2 Competitors press automobile with the DCT. So that they determined to get collectively and drive every automobile back-to-back to see how the 2 transmissions examine. Additionally, Achilles’....


VIDEO: BMW M2 Competitors — Handbook vs DCT

Automotive fanatics love to speak about how the guide gearbox is the proper alternative of gearbox, how three pedals are infinitely higher than two. Nonetheless, the guide gearbox is dying and everyone knows it. Trendy automatics and dual-clutch bins are quicker, simpler to make use of, extra environment friendly and barely any inexpensive as of late. Nonetheless, the row-your-own ‘field remains to be the extra enjoyable alternative. On this video from Joe Achilles, we get to see the 2 forms of gearboxes stacked up in opposition to one another within the BMW M2 Competitors. Achilles not too long ago purchased a BMW M2 Competitors with a six-speed guide and appears to be very proud of it. A good friend of his, additionally a YouTuber, had an M2 Competitors press automotive with the DCT. In order that they determined to get collectively and drive every automotive back-to-back to see how the....




Might BMW use hydrogen to cost its electrical automobiles?

Electrical automobiles are nice. Let’s be actual for a minute and never be petrol-head fanboys. The concept of a automobile that runs purely on electrical energy, has the identical vary as a gasoline or diesel powered automobile and has equal or higher efficiency is a unbelievable one. Not solely is it extra environment friendly of a method of transportation however it’s cleaner for the setting. Nevertheless, if infrastructure doesn’t change, we’re going to succeed in a degree with electrical automobiles the place the power we use to cost them isn’t clear anymore. As EV gross sales develop and develop and develop, the necessity for fossil fuel-derived electrical energy goes up. So some firms are creating methods to create extra clear electrical energy and one UK-based firm is utilizing hydrogen. AFC Vitality is predicated within the UK and has been engaged on a mission referred to as CH2ARGE. It’s been 10....


Might BMW use hydrogen to cost its electrical vehicles?

Electrical vehicles are nice. Let’s be actual for a minute and never be petrol-head fanboys. The thought of a automobile that runs purely on electrical energy, has the identical vary as a gasoline or diesel powered automobile and has equal or higher efficiency is a incredible one. Not solely is it extra environment friendly of a way of transportation however it’s cleaner for the surroundings. Nevertheless, if infrastructure doesn’t change, we’re going to succeed in a degree with electrical vehicles the place the power we use to cost them isn’t clear anymore. As EV gross sales develop and develop and develop, the necessity for fossil fuel-derived electrical energy goes up. So some firms are growing methods to create extra clear electrical energy and one UK-based firm is utilizing hydrogen. AFC Vitality relies within the UK and has been engaged on a mission referred to as CH2ARGE. It’s been 10 years....




BMW eight Collection Gran Coupe drops some camo in new spy pictures

BMW’s third member of the eight Collection household – the Gran Coupe – will be part of the pack in 2019. Together with the eight Collection Coupe and Convertible, the eight Collection Gran Coupe will supply prospects luxurious and sportiness in a horny bundle. In these new spy photographs, we see the identical acquainted eight Collection face, simply on an extended, four-door physique. The front-end is totally unveiled so no surprises there because it follows the identical design language of the eight Collection. It additionally will get a conventional Hofmeister Kink, reasonably than the odd one on the brand new three Collection, and it has a easily sweeping roofline, which not solely seems to be good however looks as if it’ll give rear occupants some good headroom. Out again there’s a delicate decklid spoiler that offers it a sportier look and the everyday trapezoidal exhausts. Whereas the 6 Collection Gran Coupe....