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 successful entry-level racing car.
The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Looking ahead, the BMW M235i Racing should also … 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 driver (75kg) shall be included in type approval applications. The weight is given for the base vehicle with no options mandatory for the kerb weight.
New EU definition of “mass in running order” (curb weight) according to … 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 interview by BMW Australia Managing Director, Phil Horton.
Horton recently said that “There are plans to expand the diesel M lineup,”… “I think where there might be potential is in the new X4, which we’ll be bringing in next year.” He … 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 out new TUNE IT! SAFE! vehicles every year and even publically destroying a whole slew of seized counterfit AC Schnitzer replica wheels.
This years car is a specially modified 428i Coupe, with AC Schnitzer responsible for most of the work.
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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 the 4-series with AC Schnitzer wheels, which include Type VIII BiColor rims in black or silver, Type VIII forged alloys and forged racing rims in BiColor, Type IV rims in silver or BiColor black, and Type VI rims in BiColor … 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 the BMW 7-Series (usually the most cutting edge and forward looking BMW on the tech front) will be the first car to use this magical material in key areas to reduce weight, and thereby increase efficiency. As the use of … CONTINUED