The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, a very good looking car indeed, will be the main four-wheel celebrity in the upcoming Mission Impossible 4 film. Alongside the Bavarian concept, or better known the BMW i8, another new model bearing BMW’s badge will feature the new film, we talk about the 2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible.
The German people from Sport Auto decided to test the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe alongside few other models somewhere in Germany, at the Hockenheim track to be more exactly. The journalists tested a bunch of new vehicles from three big German manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Porsche.
They also did a comparison between the BMW E92 M3 ZCP DCT and the smallest M model in the range, of course, the new 1 Series M Coupe. I don’t know if you will believe but the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe actually managed to get a better time on the Hockenheim circuit.
From the start we have to tell you that we are not encouraging this kind of behavior while driving on public roads especially at high speeds.
We talked several times about the new BMW M5 F10, first time when some photos hit the Internet from a private event held in Munich, then the Germans released the official details and also yesterday when we had the opportunity to see the interior thanks to some journalists from Shanghai.
The Germans from BMW decided to display the plug-in hybrid concept based on the current 5 Series F10 at the Shanghai Auto Show. Specially designed for the Chinese market, the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid is still in the concept stage but it will be available starting 2013 for the Chinese customers.
BMW and their Chinese friends from Brilliance joined the forces in order to conquer the local market with a hybrid version of the current 5 Series generation, a model that is a best seller in the range.
It seems that the word that matches perfectly the new BMW M5 F10 is leak. We tell you this as the first photos showing the undistinguished BMW M5 Concept were some leaked shots from a private event held in Munich earlier this month.
If we already knew how the future BMW M5 F10 will look at the exterior, we got no interior shots to delight our sight, until now, mainly due to the fact that the prototype benefited from tinted windows.
BMW recently announced through a press release that the BMW Group’s subsidiary DesignworksUSA plans to open a new design studio in Shanghai, China. DesignworkUSA is a design consultancy based in California and takes care of complex design projects. This decision is taken mainly due to the increasing trend of the Chinese market, a trend that can be seen with the naked eye by any of us.
Exhaust headers are the first component in the exhaust system of a car. Typically, headers are designed using circular steel tubes that bend into a single outlet. Depending on the vehicle’s number of exhaust valves, headers come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are specifically designed to remove exhaust from the vehicle. From the headers, exhaust is passed though the catalytic converter and then out of the muffler to allow for sufficient exhaust flow.
Correct header design can help improve the performance of an engine by reducing the amount of exhaust back-pressure that is created by combustion. The main purpose of the exhaust header is to quickly and efficiently remove exhaust waste that would prevent a proper air/fuel mixture in the pistons. Each piston gets its own exhaust pipe that is of equal length with the others. These pipes are then connected by a bigger pipe called a collector. With a collector, exhaust is sure to pass safely out of the engine and not cause back pressure.
Thanks to a Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad more exactly, we get the opportunity to see how the BMW 6 Series Coupe (F12) fitted with the M Sport package will look like. It’s true that we got a glimpse about three weeks ago when we have been delivered some spy photos with the prototype in question, but this time we know that we see an official image.
The Bavarians officially announced that the current BMW Z4 E89 will get a new propeller in range benefiting from TwinPower Turbo. The four-cylinder engine develops 245 horsepower, has a 2.0-liter displacement and it is already available in the engine range of the X1 SUV. A downsizing trend can be seen as the new BMW Z4 sDrive28i comes to replace the 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit that offers 258 horsepower.
From the list of features available for the new German four-cylinder unit we can note the Start/Stop system that helps the model to obtain a better fuel consumption but also the eight-speed automatic gearbox that handles the power.
The Germans from BMW decided to release the leasing price for the new ActiveE, the electric model that won’t be available for the large audience unfortunately. There is no secret that the new BMW ActiveE is designed just for specific people and companies and there is a limited amount of vehicles to be made.
Today, BMW revealed the pricing of the electric model, however, continuing to keep the mystery on the specification sheet. While under the bonnet the electric powertrain is rumored to develop around 190 horsepower, some official details from the press release are telling us that we have to expect a driving range of about 160 kilometers.