Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

BMW is showing at the Beijing Motor Show the Luxury Concept Future Vision study that may advance some ideas that will be a future Bmw 7 Series.

The new prototype follows the lines of a study Gran Lusso Coupe, developed last year by Pininfarina, has paint plated brass, with doors opening opposite and a prominent front grille flanked by new laser headlights. The German automaker said that the new study "provides an insight into the perception of the future of the luxury of the BMW brand."

The interior is, according to the manufacturer, a driver-focused cockpit. Thus, three screens which use 3D technology to provide data to the driver: a central display with programmable speedometer, tachometer, etc.. A screen on the left that shows information related to the vehicle; and lastly one screen to the right reserved to the infotainment system.

Rear passengers have at their disposal removable tablets which have access to all information related to travel and still entertaining.
Bmw has not revealed specs.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

BMW M4 Convertible is Official

BMW unveiled the M4 Cabrio before its first public appearance at this year's Hall of New York, open April 16

Virtually identical to Bmw M4 Coupe, the  BMW M4 Convertible adopts a more aggressive, muscular style compared to conventional 4 Series, and is about 60 kg lighter. It differs by the rigid retractable roof that can be folded back in 20 seconds account yet with a leather sports steering wheel, sports seats ...

The engine is the same as M4 Coupe, a 3.0 TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder with 431 hp charged between 5500 and 7300 rpm. The maximum torque of 550 Nm is achieved between 1850 and 5500 rpm.

The car does 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Bmw X4

The new BMW X4, was not unveiled in Geneva but promises to reach the market in July

 Aesthetically, the X4 has a more muscular loock, impression that the low center of gravity helps to strengthen. BMW promises a dynamic car, capable of providing a good time behind the wheel.

 There will be six engines, three petrol and three diesel. In the first range of options, the customer will be able to choose between the 184 hp 20i, the 28i and 35i 245cv of 306 hp. In the second range of choice, the emphasis is on version 20d to debut a new 2-liter turbodiesel built entirely in aluminum and capable of an injection pressure of 2,000 bar achieved from a common-rail system with solenoid injectors. The power goes up to 190 hp.

 All versions of the new Bmw X4 are equipped with a "set-up" more sporty suspension, Xdrive system with Performance Traction Control, which minimizes understeer. As with the rest of the range will be available in the M Sport option packages and XLine.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

BMW M5 Touring G-Power

G-Power  presented a BMW M5 Touring modified with the 'Bi-Kompressor-System', renaming the van of the Bavarian brand to G-Power M5 Hurricane RR Touring.

So the BMW M5 Touring becomes the fastest truck in the world, reaching maximum electronically limited  speed of 362 km / h. With the modifications of G-Power the car delivers 820 bhp of maximum power at 7500 rpm (increasing 313 hp to the original ), the maximum torque is 790 Nm available at 5000 rpm (+ 270 Nm). With these modifications accelerates 0-100 km / h in 4.4 seconds.

Friday, January 3, 2014

BMW and Toyota agreed to develop a joint platform for sports cars

BMW and Toyota agreed to develop a joint platform for sports cars, announced the administrator responsible for the development department of BMW, Herbet Diess, to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

 The agreement comes after the two car brands have signed in January last year, an agreement for cooperation in various fields.

 At the time, the two companies said they expected to develop a joint platform that could form the basis of a mid-size sport car.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

BMW introduced M3 and M4 with 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo

BMW advanced with the first images and specs of the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe, sports cars with launch scheduled for January in Detroit (USA) and sales start in mid-2014. 

The BMW M3 remains with the sedan body type, while the Bmw M4 (based on Series 4) adopts a coupe configuration.

 Common to both cars is the new engine with six cylinders in line TwinPower Turbo 431 hp and 550 Nm.

 BMW announces an acceleration 0-100 km / h in 4.1 s, with the automatic dual-clutch gearbox, and 4.3 sec with manual gearbox. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h. (155 miles/hr)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BMW plans to produce engines in U.S.

BMW may proceed for the first time, with the construction of engines in the U.S., in order to expand the production of vehicles in the region.

The decision may be taken next year tells Bloomberg quoting sources close to the process. The German manufacturer only produces engines outside Europe in China, in Shenyang, for supplying their local factories.

In the USA, BMW has, since 1994, a plant in Spartanburgo,  South Carolina, where produces the Bmw X3, X4, X5 and X6 from 2014.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bmw X5 updates

BMW announced the renewal of  the Bmw X5, with new exterior image, lots of technology, new versions and for the first time, a version with only rear wheel drive.

The X5 range  now has the Bmw X5 sDrive 25d  with four-cylinder / 218 hp and  the V8 and the Bmw X5 xDrive 50i now with 450 hp.

Promising to be more efficient and cheaper than the current Bmw X5 , due to the optimization package anti-emissions  EfficientDynamics, the X5 also adopts the solution Driving Experience Control,. You can also choose the M Sport pack or the Performance pack.

For the first time BMW offers two additional seats in the rear. The luggage capacity with just two rows of seats, increased to 650 liters.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

BMW M6 Gran Coupe
BMW has announced the launch in May, a new version of the super Bmw M6 the BMW M6 Gran Coupe equipped with the powerful 4.4 V8 engine with 560 hp and 680 Nm. Price: € 162,000.

The most potent version of Bmw M6 Gran Coupe uses the same engine of the Bmw M5, M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible with two turbochargers, high-precision direct injection and valve train systems delivered to double Vanos and Valvetronic, mated to an automatic gearbox DKG Drivelogic with seven relationships and dual-clutch transmission with three modes of operation and control via paddles on the steering wheel.

Bmw announces start from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds and top speed of 250 km / h ( Similar of the Bmw M5) . Optional M Driver Package raises the top speed for 305 km / h.

The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe is distinguished by the massive air intakes that dominate the front, adaptive optics for LED, widened fenders and 20-inch wheels with brake calipers painted in gold.
More Bmw M6 pictures:

Monday, April 15, 2013

New BMW 750d: elegance and strength

Top materials, and a more sporty design are the main characteristics of this top of the range BMW.
New BMW 750d

BMW 750d xDrive Sedan is all this and much more.
A strong character a unique presence, a luxury car. The new

The new version, of the BMW 750d made ​​a machine even more powerful. The design is not radically different, but the changes prove to be an asset.

The new adaptive LED lighting system of the BMW 7 Series is now even more expressive. The bars grille, the chrome on the front bumper and the generous air intakes reinforce the muscular image of the BMW 750d xDrive Sedan.

BMW has also created air curtains lining the front bumper and rear wheels, reducing air resistance, and allowing lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Also the interior has not been forgotten by BMW. The interior has been improved giving you comfort, more space and top safety technology.

The performance of the BMW 750d xDrive Sedan is from a true sport car. The version 750d with 381 horses with six cylinders have considerable benefits. This model can achieve in just 4.9 seconds 100km. In terms of urban consumption, the BMW 750d xDrive Sedan arrives near close of the 8 liters announced by the brand, but we overcame a bit.

More BMW 7 Series images:
BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series interior
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

BMW X4 Concept

BMW  X4 Concept
BMW announced the presentation in the Shanghai Hall, with the official opening on 21st April, the BMW X4 Concept, prototype of a new crossover with dimensions similar to the BMW X3, but with style inspired by the BMW X6 coupe.

With 4648 mm long, the BMW X4 Concept is 227 mm shorter than the Bmw X6. It is also 68 mm lower, totaling 1622 mm height and 70 mm wider, with 1915 mm in total. The wheelbase is the same as the Bmw X3: 2810 mm.

The BMW Concept X4 thus anticipates what will be the fifth crossover of the German brand. In mechanical terms, it is known that the production version will feature virtually all gasoline engines and diesel four-and five-cylinder of the X3 range. In study is the possibility of a version M, equipped with the same engine in the future M4, as well as plug-in hybrid version, providing the same system 3 series ActiveHybrid.
BMW X4 Concept pictures.
BMW  X4 Concept
BMW  X4 Concept
BMW  X4 Concept

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BMW predicts stable profits this year

BMW predicts that its profits this year remains unchanged, despite the fall that the European market has revealed.

"The global economic environment is so uncertain and volatile," said the BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer on the usual annual conference, adding that "our performance is too exposed to many risks."

Monday, March 25, 2013

BMW I3 electric car

BMW announced new technical data for the BMW I3, electric car for new Bmw i range, which will be officially presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Germany.

According to BMW, the future compact electric car will have an autonomy of 220 kilometers on a charge, an amount that could increase to 350 kilometers through an 'extender' that uses a two cylinders gasoline engine

BMW ensures that already received hundreds of orders for the new BMW I3 electric, car that will be sold later this year.


Friday, March 15, 2013

BMW reported record profits in 2012

BMW achieved a record profit of 5.1 billion euros in 2012, an increase of 4% over the previous year, announced the company today.

Norbert Reithofer emphasized in the presentation of BMW results that the German group "partially overcame the goals for 2012 in a market environment increasingly challenging." BMW compensated the weak demand in Europe with excellent results in China and the U.S.

Sales in 2012 increased 11% to a record of 1.845 million vehicles, up from 1.7 million planned by BMW, and turnover rose 11.7% to almost 77 billion euros.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

BMW are considering new brand just for China

Bmw M6.
BMW is likely to create a low cost brand for the Chinese market only, advances the press in that country.

The new brand will build an alliance with Chinese, Brilliance Auto, which will aim to produce models based on the platform of the penultimate generation of the BMW 3 Series.

The same sources report that the new brand, which will be called Zhi Nou, namely 'The Promise'.