Ward’s Auto has released its annual list of Ten Best Engines for the new year, and our first assessment is that it’s just as interesting for what isn’t present as for what is. First of all, let’s get the official list out of the way:
* Audi AG: 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (A4 Avant) * BMW AG: 3.0L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (135i Coupe) * BMW AG: 3.0L DOHC I-6 Turbodiesel (335d) * Chrysler LLC: 5.7L Hemi OHV V-8 (Dodge Ram/Challenger R/T) * Ford Motor Co.: 2.5L DOHC I-4 HEV (Escape … CONTINUED
The bi-xenon headlamps in the F01 7-series are just as advanced as the rest of the car and are fully adaptive to weather conditions and the road contour. AKA Adaptive Headlight Control
The new headlamp system apparently is able to take into account not only the load on the car (lurching from hard acceleration or braking) but also varies the leveling based on whether you are going up or down a hill/embankment. It adds to this your current speed and comes up with a mathematical answer to what the ideal leveling … CONTINUED
Here is a first look at the Mini brand’s new marketing material for the upcoming cabrio Mini. The theme is based around keeping the top down regardless of what the weather conditions outside are
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The Lexus does a lot of things brilliantly. But the BMW… that does everything brilliantly. In the past youd have to be a cock to buy one; now though, youre a cock if you dont.
M3: 1:25.3 (faster than Gallardo Spyder, 997.1 C2S, Cayman S, M5, DB9)
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I didnt think theyd make a real car out of the concept so fast
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Olympic Champion Usain Bolt tests the BMW M3 / “Love at first sight”. The world record in the men’s 100 meters stands at 9.69 seconds, whilst a BMW M3 Coupe is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Starting today, three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt knows what it feels like to travel at both speeds
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This here is the 2009 7 series in the safest and heaviest edition. It looks almost the same as the regular new 7 series. What gives it away are the wide fail-safe tires and flag holders on the fenders.
BMW 5 Series and X5 are rated VR4 level, new 7 Series Security is very likely rated as VR6/VR7. Windows are at least 22 mm thick, body panels are made of ballistic-resistant armored fiber.
The car can resist most firearms from .44 and 357 Magnums to 9 mm Luger. There are also different … CONTINUED
BMW to abandon high-revving engines in M cars; X6 first M to get turbo
Tough emissions standards worldwide and soaring manufacturing costs in Germany are behind BMWs decision to switch from high-revving, naturally aspirated engines in its M high-performance vehicles to turbocharged direct-injection powerplants, beginning as early as next year.
The move, which could alter the character of BMW M models, places question marks over the immediate future of the M3s 4.0-liter V8 and the M5s 5.0-liter V10. Both engines will make way for forced-induction engines in coming years, according … CONTINUED
The BMW M3 is widely acknowledged as one of the best sports cars in the world, but the interior is only so-so. To correct this German turner Zwickenpflug created a special version called the M3 Leather Edition.
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The date is set: December 15, 2008. That is when the Z4 will be revealed to the world. In modern BMW style, theres an eerie teaser video online right now.
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The newly released BMW Performance Parts division is proving to be a viable alternative to the traditional tuners. Here are some nice high quality photos of the parts they have on initial offering.
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BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access. “As part of our research project we first integrated a security chip into the key casing, which communicates across short distances by radio with a card reader,” says Hans-Jorg Vogel, project manager at BMW Group Forschung und Technik. In future the key could also be used for other transport systems. Indeed, electronic tickets for bus, train and air travel could all be stored on the chip. The credit … CONTINUED