BMW X4 Official Photos

BMW presented the official pictures of the new BMW X4. The model is a Sports Activity Coupe, and is the younger brother of the X6, built on the platform of the X3. Lot of X’s, I know 🙂

BMW X4 is the newest member of the X family. Described as a “SAC”, an acronym made up by BMW short for “Sports Activity Coupe”, it is built on the technical platform of the BMW X3. The BMW X4 boasts a number of elements which confer a more sporting attitude than a X3. These include sports direction variable standard with Performance Control system, leather sports steering wheel equipped with paddle shifting and of course the xDrive system and numerous other amenities.
Another difference between the BMW X4 and X3 is the height at which passengers are seated having a position 20 millimeters lower to emphasize the feeling of a coupe. Unlike a conventional coupe, the BMW X4 provides enough room for five people.

BMW X4 has six engines on offer, delivering between 184 and 313 bhp. All the engines are offered only with all-wheel drive, rear wheel drive versions have not yet been presented though previously announced. The fastest version of the BMW X4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

On the efficiency side, the diesel 20d with an eight-speed automatic transmission offers the most economical version of the BMW X4, with a combined consumption of only 5.2 litres. With manual transmission, the average consumption of is a little higher, at 5.4 liters.

BMW i8 – demand is high

BMW i8 hybrid supercar, will be delivered to customers starting with June. The first customers will receive their cars are those who ordered last fall when they opened the pre-orders lists. The waiting list for this model is quite long as you would imagine, but BMW has not disclosed how many units produce each day.
With these announcements, BMW also revealed more data such as fuel consumption and the technical specifications of the model.
Unlike other models in the range , the BMW i8 is only available on certain markets, making it available to customers in only 50 countries. Depending on how the things go, BMW i8 could be present on other markets.

BMW i8 costs 126,000 euro in Germany, $135,700 (plus delivery) in the States and about £99,125 in the UK.

With the battery fully loaded BMW i8 provides a consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 km, about 111.2mpg US. As distance increases, the fuel consumption pattern varies as battery power is consumed by electric motors and the internal combustion propeller is engaged. BMW representatives say they have conducted comprehensive tests with new i8 in real life , and hybrid managed to ensure an average less than 5l/100km in urban areas. Overall, BMW say their plug-in hybrid model is 50 % more efficient than an equivalent model equipped with a combustion engine .

BMW i8 is equipped with a plug-in hybrid propulsion based on a three cylinder engine, accompanied by an electric motor. the internal combustion engine boasts TwinPower Turbo technology, provides 231 hp and 320 Nm, while the electric motor provides 131 hp and 250 Nm. The hybrid system provides 362 hp in a formula focused on efficiency, as is the drag coefficient of the model, 0.26, quite low for a production model, but not the lowest in the world.

In 100% electric mode, the BMW i8 can reach a maximum speed of 120km/h and travel 37 km. Charging the 5.2 kWh battery takes three hours if a standard outlet is used, or in less than two hours, if a special BMW charger and wall box are used.

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.4 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the BMW M4 Coupe.

BMW M135 could be mass produced

BMW plans to introduce the concept M135 series production, which will début soon at the Geneva Motor Show. Moreover, the hatchback could be equipped with xDrive AWD.

Bavarians are ready for the big event in March a prototype car that gave rise to a series of speculations on his chances of being released in version number.

It seems the rumors were totally unfounded, a source inside the company saying that M135 version will arrive in showrooms. In addition, the proposed Performance Automobiles Division I could get four-wheel drive system xDrive.

Propulsion is provided by the 3.0 liter engine that develops 320 horsepower and peak torque of 450 Nm. From equation will be part and stiffer suspension, ventilated disc brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels hidden.

BMW M135 will accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km / h, electronically limited.

BMW has sold all copies of the M3 CRT version

Sources inside BMW claim that all copies special edition M3 CRT, have already been sold. BMW promised production is only 67 units.

Last weekend, before the start of the race the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, BMW unveiled in an event named M Night M3 which many waited for many years: CRT stands for Carbon Racing Technology. Seen as a descendant of the old M3 CSL, M3 CRT is actually a precursor to the implementation of carbon fiber in mass production, the material will be included in abundance on I3 and I8 future.

With a total weight of 1576 kilograms, 45 kilograms less than the standard version, M3 V8 CRT uses a modified services, we come to develop 450 horsepower.

At launch, BMW has announced it will produce only 67 units of sedan performance. Even so, according to sources in Germany, interest in lighter version was extremely high, the Bavarians have already managed to find customers for all items before they are put up for sale.

CRT trading price of the edition was not even formalized, the first information talking about 130,000 euros.

BMW 6 Series convertible by Hamann – before Frankfurt

Hamann presented the first accessories for the new BMW 6 Series Convertible. The complete package will be unveiled this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
BMW Hamann 6 Series convertible gets mark before Frankfurt.

Although there are two months until the Motor Show in Frankfurt, tuners Hamann have wanted to be among the first to promise fans a reinterpretation of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible. German specialists have left their mark and logo of Bavarian decaptoabilei after changed subtle exterior and interior design.

The look has become more aggressive due to a new model of wheels, size 20 to 21 inches, which fits the body lowered by 30 mm front and 25 mm rear axle. Visual package is complemented by a new set of chrome exhaust system endings, four in number.

For the interior, the Germans chose aluminum inserts in the dashboard and the crank. Customers can replace aluminum with metallic silver or black inserts.

By autumn, when they open the gates of German saloon, Hamann will add more accessories tuning package for 6 Series convertible ready. Most likely we will see some changes

BMW M5, faster than the Panamera on Nurburgring and E63 AMG

BMW boasts the fastest M5 in history. The new generation has managed a time of 7 minutes and 55 seconds on the Nurburgring, better than that obtained by Porsche Panamera Turbo.

BMW could not launch a new family member without test performance M engineers work on the Nurburgring circuit, practically Bavarian courtyard of plants. The new M5, tested extensively in the “Green Hell” before launch, the heat went out again, this time to move on behalf of one nine-performance workshops in Munich.

Sedan managed to walk nearly 20 kilometers in just 7 minutes and 55 seconds, a time frame that says a lot about performance and about the V8 biturbo engine of 560 horsepower. Time M5 obtained proves to be faster by one second than at the Porsche Panamera Turbo and 15 seconds better than the rival, Mercedes E63 AMG.

For fans of statistics, the time recorded by the new M5 is just the same as the old Ferrari F430 did the Nurburgring in 2005. Performance is great if we and the old generation M5, equipped with a V10 engine with 507 horsepower, which managed to go through the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and 13 seconds.

BMW M5 Concept – first real pictures

BMW officials had pre-series version of the new M5 in a national event held in Germany. Photos at the event have damaged the Bavarian secret.

Future BMW Concept M5, scheduled for presentation only at the Shanghai Auto Show, has been photographed in a national event held in Munich at the BMW. The car in the picture is not the model that will enter the series, though, like any other pre-production concept, Concept M5 will take the series 99% of prototype lines that you can admire the photos.

The series, which will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show this autumn, is based on the current generation 5 Series. Under the hood, the new M5 will get a slightly modified version of the bi-turbo V8 engine already on X5M and X6M. We are talking about a unit lighter, stronger and greener than the old V10, the official figures of performance and power will be made ​​public before the launch of the series. So far, rumors speak of 600 horsepower, but the figure

BMW M Division chief leaving to lead Mini

Kay Segler, chief executive of BMW, will hold the position of president of Mini subsidiary. His place will be taken by Friedrich Nitschke, responsible for developing the Mini series.

BMW has issued a statement today officially announcing the changes at management level in the Division of Performance M. Kay Segler, CEO of BMW M GmbH will leave the performance division to deal with the destiny of the British Mini subsidiary. Segler will give way to Friedrich Nitschke, who will officially take office from 1 May this year.

Segler is not the first experience with the Mini, in 2004-2008 was president of the company beyond the English Channel. Segler is BMW Group in 1988.

Also comes with a strong experience and his replacement, Nitschke was responsible for the entire series Mini, thanks to their position within the development department. Like Segler, and Nitschke is present in the Bavarian group for many years, namely 1978.

The new BMW M5 2012

Future BMW M5, which will be formalized in the fall at Frankfurt, will be inspired to 99% of M5 Concept, which the Bavarian s have it officially today.

After this morning I saw the first real photos of the new BMW M5 Concept, the Bavarian manufacturer has today published on its website release, a complete photo gallery of the prototype that will arise at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new generation M5 .

Based on the latest version of Series 5, released drum-rolled and trumpets during porridge in the world, the new M5 is in line with high performance sedans that BMW began in 1984. While talking about a car that bears the name of the particle “concept”, the copy will be given its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show is close to the line production model, so the aesthetic differences between versions of classic 5-Series and New Concept M5 will be considered the basis for the final version of the sedan production of large segment of the Germans.

ENGINE
Under the hood of the concept will be a V8 M5 Twin-turbo BMW is not talking about a lot in the press release attached photo gallery. It is very clear is that the new engine will be stronger and 25% cheaper than the one it replaces, the voices of the international media even speak of a maximum power of 550-600 hp unit that will animate the new M5. Transmission is ensured by a seven-speed automatic gearbox and double clutch M GmbH division calibrated.

Very interesting is the fact that the new M5 will provide four ways for the driver to drive. Thus, in addition to “classic” Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus, who will enjoy the new M5 will be based and how M.

DESIGN
External aesthetic differences to the BMW 5 Series is not some radical, German designers preferring to lean on technical changes to remove the new M5. And yet, the future model will be impossible to ignore on the road due to different bumper with three large air inlets for efficient engine cooling. Wheels we see on the new M5 Concept will most likely come equipped version and M5 series. We are talking about a set of alloy wheels 20 inch tires 265/35 ZR20 footwear. Above the front wheels to note another distinctive feature of the M5 turn off Classic Series Version 5: chrome side bearing obviously M5 logo. The back ends are impossible to ignore chrome exhaust system, mounted on the trunk lid spoiler fin and the rear spoiler which changes the channel wind speeds.

BMW M3 Pickup, the Germans April fools prank.

Officials confirmed that BMW E92 M3 model pick-up caught on the Nurburgring was just a joke developed by April fools day.

Recently, a team of engineers testing a prototype of the BMW M3 pick-up version of the Nurburgring circuit. The emergence of such a model has shocked the press and fans mark initially, but was seen as a viable hypothesis given the Munich manufacturer appetite for more specific niches. Subsequently, the development of such a production model BMW officials undermined, and they spoke by Dirk Arnold, head of product communications, which specified that BMW might not ever produce such a vehicle in the segment. Therefore, only one copy of the image is developed by April 1 joke.

However, when it comes to potential entry into a competition in Australia dedicated pick-up models equipped with V8 engines, Dirk Arnold said that the copy created by engineers is available if there is interest, but it did not specify which would support from the plant for such a vehicle and how serious it debutare intentions in such a competition.

Also on April First, BMW will present the “concept” future M5. We say “concept” because it is a pre-production model, chances are that M5’s version number is identical with that exhibit. In terms of presentation, BMW will bring the current generation of M3, with a series of prototypes based on the M3 never reach production. These include both the pick-up image and a convertible version of M3, equipped with a folding hardtop.