This is a must action video of the monstrous 700+hp Manhart V8RS 4.4L M3 with the engine transplant from X6M! It’s in German, but when you have sights and sounds like this, words are barely necessary. Just look at the driver’s reaction and you can imagine the fury of this car.
To support its return to the Tokyo Autoshow in December after BMW’s hiatus from the show, BMW M will showcase on something that is outgoing but a current M car. But is an Engineering Concept that will show the possibilities of how BMW M
can progress in relation to a full lightweight concept in bodyshell and chassis in the future. Normally it’s key principle is of course Motorsport, but it is about giving you an insight into future application within a road car.
Swiss tuner Mansory reveals their F01 7-series tuning and aerodynamics program. The program features both performance and cosmetic revisions for the 750i and 760Li.
A remapped ECU and air intake bumps the 750i up to 490hp / 720Nm torque and the 760Li to 640hp / 920Nm torque. 0-62mph acceleration times have been dropped to 4.2 seconds for the 760Li (0.4 seconds faster than from the factory). The exhaust has been replaced by a sports exhaust system with square tips.
The cosmetic program features a full bodykit - with a super aggressive full front replacement bumper, carbon fiber kidney grilles, full replacement rear bumper with integrated diffuser, carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler, and carbon fiber roof spoiler. The wheels are 22″ wrapped in 265/35R22 F and 295/30R22 R tires.… CONTINUED
While we’re all waiting for its official debut, BMW continues testing FEP prototypes of the F10 M5. Spotted in SoCal, here are more pictures of a beautiful M5 in Silverstone II, a nice silver color with a light blue hue already known from the E60 M5. The previous Silverstone II sighting was at the Schipol Airport in the Netherlands.
The M5 will feature a twin-turbo twin-scroll V8 with an output of at least 555hp (internal code S63) and — according to latest reports — mated to a 7-speed DCT transmission. Expect the M5 to make its first appearance as a concept at the Shanghai Motor Show in April with the production version being one highlight of the IAA Frankfurt this September. BMW will help us waiting by … CONTINUED
We previously reported that BMW has plans to expand its TwinPower Turbo technology to its entire future 4-cylinder engine range. Word now comes from BMW AG that the future 3-cylinder engine range (gasoline and diesel) will also receive the TwinPower Turbo treatment.
The TwinPower Turbo package combines a single twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and full variable valvetronic. It first debuted on the N55 motor in the 5-series GT in 2009 and most recently on the first 4-cylinder motor, with the 2.0L N20 gasoline engine (full N20 details) in the X1 xDrive28i. The use of this technology allows for increased horsepower while decreasing CO2 emissions. As an example, the N20 outputs 245hp compared to just 156hp from the naturally aspirated version.
No timing yet on when the first TwinPower … CONTINUED
You’ve all seen the Top Gear M3 vs C63 vs RS4 episode, now read about ex-Stig Ben Collins’ personal review of each car from the episode. This is a great read [see inside]!
When we posted up the first TV commercials for the new 6 series two days ago, there was a pretty big stir. Not over the car or its design, but over the commercial and what the meaning was. Some focused on the two men smiling at each, some focused on the little girl and others bemoaned the fact that the cars weren’t racing around a purebread race track.
First and foremost, we need to understand that these commercials are created by the marketing team, and aren’t a reflection on what the engineers and designers had in their minds, its just a tool to convey a message. And the message should be ideally directed towards the group of people who would potentially buy this car. In this case, … CONTINUED
The BMW Group and Sixt AG are planning a unique and innovative car sharing venture. With effect from April 2011 onwards - initially in Munich and later in Berlin - the two companies intend to join forces in offering a modern mobility concept under the brand-name DriveNow; this new product will combine vehicles and service of the highest quality with simple, flexible usage. DriveNow is the first car sharing concept to place an emphasis on efficient premium vehicles and comprehensive service. Vehicles may be hired and dropped off wherever the customer needs them, thus clearly differentiating DriveNow from products offered by other competitors.
Sixt AG and the BMW Group intend to bundle their car sharing activities in the DriveNow joint venture, in which each company will hold … CONTINUED
You probably guessed it after today’s unveil of the revised Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, here’s the ultimate photo comparison between the Merc, the Audi RS5 and the beloved E92 M3 in Competition Package trim. Contrary to earlier rumors, the C63 AMG Coupe is powered by Merc’s famous 6.2l V8, resulting in an maximum output of 451hp (481hp with optional AMG Development Pack) and a maximum torque of 443 lb-ft. Mercedes claims 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds. The C63 Coupe will be make its US showroom debut in September 2011.
The Audi RS5 uses an improved version of their well-known 4.2l V8. With 450bhp, it’s on par with the C63 AMG while the maximum torque of 317 lb-ft is on par with the E92 M3 and more than … CONTINUED