In a recent interview (read at http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho…d.php?t=915648) with the M division chief engineer, Albert Biermann, the article lists various performance characteristics of the car.
The speed and fuel consumption numbers are metric based in the article and when they are converted to the English system they come out 26 MPG and a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds.
While the term (est) is thrown in next to them, the fact the numbers come from the head man means to me they are reasonably accurate.
BIMMERPOST Member and M3 owner John just took delivery of his all new 2014 X5 xDrive35i. He shares with us his lowdown on general impressions of the car, along with order and option opinions.
AC Schnitzer’s take on the F11 Touring LCI facelift.
The BMW i3 recently had its North American press drives and auto show debut in Los Angeles (currently at the 2013 LA Auto Show).
Hence, the reason why many of you have reported seeing Solar Orange i3 cars around LA. Here are some views of how the i3 looks in the environs of of LA.
BMW Motorsport has released a new sketch of the BMW M235i Racing, which will be available for racing programs starting next year.
BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme: from 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a … CONTINUED
US Curb Weight:
Weight of car with fluids and fuel at 100% as well as weight of any option expected to be in more than 33% of vehicles sold. Driver not included in US legal defintion, but usually included in manufacturers public figures.
EU Kerb Weight:
Weight of car with fluids at 100% and fuel at 90%. Driver included in type approval and official documentation. However the defintion of “Mass of the vehicle” does not include driver, but the EU-Directive defines that the weight of the … CONTINUED
More real life looks at the F30 3 Series against the F32 4 Series Coupe.
We have posted plenty of professional reviews on the BMW i3 electric car, now see what a BIMMERPOST member’s take on the i3 is after driving it at the LA Auto Show.
One of the unknowns surrounding the BMW X4, which will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva show in March, is whether it will be offered in a full blown M model (i.e. X4 M) like its bigger cousins – the X5 M and X6 M. Early indications have been no.
But a new report suggests that although a full fledged M model may not be in BMW’s plans, a diesel M Performance Model may be. This is according to statements made in a recent … CONTINUED
As part of a long running campaign led by the Associated of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT), a special concept car is released every year by tuners to highlight the need to be safe and serious when doing car tuning. This initiative is supported by both the Police and the German Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. The aim of the campaign is to fight against illegal and counterfeit tuning products. A campaign for which AC Schnitzer has been on the forefront, churning … CONTINUED
Ahead of the 2013 Motorshow Essen, AC Schnitzer has released images and details on their complete program for the new BMW 4-Series Coupe.
The famed Aachen based tuner has given the 4-Series a complete workup, similar to previous offerings for the F30 3-Series.
Starting under the hood, AC Schnitzer performance software upgrades raise power levels as follow: 420i (to 245 hp), 428i (to 294 hp), 435i (to 360 hp), 420d (to 218 hp), 430d (to 309 hp) and 435d (to 360 hp).
We’ve previously already reported on … CONTINUED
The online configurator for the UK M235i with pricing and optioning is now online.
Its no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development of the BMW i vehicles, they have been finding great use for carbon fibre in weight reduction. The key to this is carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). While this highly touted material is being used in the BMW i vehicles, it has yet to make its way into a series production BMW, until now…
And so it makes sense that … CONTINUED
First look at the BMW M Performance Parts for the 2 Series Coupe, covering performance, handling and styling.
M Performance Power Kit available for the 220d coupe which increases power from 131 bhp to 200 bhp and torque from 380 Nm to 420 Nm.
M Performance exhaust system will be available for the M235i Coupe and M Performance exhaust pipes in carbon fiber or chrome with the M logo.
M Performance limited slip … CONTINUED
As of March 2014 a large selection of BMW M Performance parts will be available for all model variants of the Sports Activity Vehicle, giving the new BMW X5 an even more athletic look as it lines up at the start. Its powerful appearance can be further highlighted by means of a black decorative grid for the BMW kidney grille, a front splitter and exterior mirror caps in carbon, air ducting elements, a diffuser insert for the rear apron and side sill foils with … CONTINUED
Check out Kh’s Laguna Seca Blue M3 by Carrozzeria, put together in Taiwan.
Some more photos of the F22 2 Series Coupe / M235i.
This time we get a first look at it compared to the E46 3 Series, against which the 2 Series has often drawn a comparison.
We also see more of the M235i in Alpine White and Mineral Gray.
Automotive News reports that the sale date for the Active Tourer in the U.S. will be early 2015.
The production Active Tourer will look essentially the same as the Active Tourer Concept and will share MINIs engines and FWD “UKL” platform. It will also come in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats.
The Active Tourer is one of several new FWD vehicles which BMW will use to push into new segments. Ian Robertson, BMW AG’s board member for sales and marketing said: “With … CONTINUED