Apparently BMW will be offering performance software for the N54 equiped cars. The HP / TQ increase is moderate but it looks like they will add additional cooling. I have a e92 with the M sport package on order for March production. I just emailed my salesman to see if I can add this.
BMW has just issued a press release during the Geneva show that the BMW Performance division will release a tune for the x35i engine. 326 hp (crank) instead of 306, 450 nm torque (crank; 430 for manual transmissions) instead of the stock 400. Apparently an additional water cooler along with a more powerful fan will be added, in addition to the reprogramming of the ECU. No pricing information released yet. Availability from March 2009. … CONTINUED
Here is the full rundown of the BMW Concept 5-series GT including videos, wallpapers and technical data. This car is still the “concept” version of the car, but the production model will follow shortly and be 99-100% identical.
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The BMW Individual program is one that has been gaining in popularity since its inception. Their aim is to give a little something extra to owner’s who really care about the details. They usually do not disappoint with their wide array of colors and materials on hand. The new 7-Series will not be immune to their work, and so far it seems like they’ve hit a home-run on the car so far
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Here are the first live photos from the press event today for the unveiling of the new BMW 5-series GT (gran turismo) which has also been dubbed the PAS (Progessive Activity Sedan).
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The JCW convertible is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo four with 211 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, plus an extra boost in low-end grunt helping the open-air machine get to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 146mph. The JCW cabrio also boasts of a reworked suspension and electronics, 17″ alloy wheels, larger brakes, Works aero kit, dark grey soft-top and special interior touches, including three-spoke leather steering wheel, special pedals and piano-lacquer trim also form part of the package.
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Looks fake to me with just a hodgepodge combination of current BMW cars into one photoshopped car (the wheels being the biggest giveaway of it being a PS). But let the speculation go fourth ..
Either way, its a great look at what the general shape of the upcoming PAS would be like: An X6 silhouette on a lowered more sedan like body.
Credits to http://www.WorldCarFans.com for the image
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ZPost member patrice03 has managed to not only catch a glimpse of the new Z4 at the dealer, but snap some photos to share with us. The car is in the spectacular Deep Sea Blue color, and despite the low resolution photos, the striking styling details of this new Z4 are evident.
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Although the talk has predominantly surrounded the all new X1 model, BMW continues to work on the X3, and judging by the amount of development time being put into this car, it will be a significant step up in quality and design from the current model. Here are some photos of the car testing in cold weather environments.
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More images and details of Alpina’s B6 GT3 racer have hit the web, and it looks like despite spending two decades away from motorsports, there are no flies on the leading Bimmer tuning haus.
Based on BMW’s 6-Series coupe, the B6 weighs under 3,000 pounds and gets a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that gives more than 520 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque. Backed by a six-speed X-Trac sequential gearbox, the car is reportedly capable of hitting 62 miles-per-hour in 3.9 seconds en route to a top whack of at least 177 mph (a speed it has already reached in testing on the Nurburgring).
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