It’s been a while since we talked last time about a tuning package for the current X6 but today Lumma Design reveals a complete tuning program for the German crossover. The model picked by the specialists is the xDrive40d, the most powerful diesel in the range being equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged unit. Without any modifications, the diesel engine develops 306 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. Thanks to a remapped ECU unit and a new high performance quad-pipe exhaust system, the German model offers 340 horses and 670 Nm of torque.
BMWCoop has an interesting proposal for all the BMW fans and owners reading our blog every day. If you own a BMW model you can send us photos and details regarding the modifications you brought to your car and we will review it on our blog for free. We have created a special page within our blog where you can get additional details on how to reach us. It is true that we often talk about tuning packages for BMW models but this time we want to see how you managed to improve the styling and also performance figures of your model.
Over the time, we have seen interesting tuning packages made by ordinary people or teams, therefore, we think that showing the world how the BMW fans manage to restyle their cars is nothing but a good idea.
The Germans from BMW recently released details on the current sales figures which seem to be very good. To be more precise, BMW has achieved an all-time record for the first six months of 2011, of course, in terms of sales. Moreover, BMW Group managed to set a new record as June was the most profitable month ever with 165,855 units, an increase of 15,9% comparing to June 2010. From the 165,855 units, more than 130,000 were BMWs while the other models were from MINI and Rolls-Royce.
The British subsidiary, MINI, reported increased sales with 31,111 units sold in June, with 34,1% more over the 23,202 vehicles sold in the same month of the previous year. Finally, the luxury British brand, Rolls-Royce, reported an increase of 64.1% for the first half of 2011 with a total of 1,592 units.
BMW 5 Series range extended with EfficientDynamics Edition, new Turbo Engines and M Sport Package for GT variant
It is clearly that the Germans from BMW are preparing some serious improvements for all the major models in the range considering the big amount of information released by the Bavarians in the last few days. If few days ago we talked about the improvements following to be available for the current 3 Series and 6 Series range, today we got the opportunity to discuss about the 5 Series range which is also on the list to receive new features from this fall, exactly as the models mentioned above.
To begin with, BMW announced the introduction of two new gasoline units which will be available, as recently told, from the fall of this year. We talk about a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine being offered in two power versions, both for the Sedan and Touring models.
After revealing the M Sport Package specially designed for the current 6 Series range, the Germans from BMW apply the same styling treatment to the smaller 3 Series range, the aesthetic improvements being available for both Coupe and Convertible variants. At the exterior, the M Sport Package comes with the standard improvements such as the aerodynamic kit including a new Silverstone finish, 18-inch Ferric Grey alloy wheels, a boot lid spoiler and of course new front and rear bumpers. The Coupe version gets revised side mirrors with black finish as well.
Entering the cabin, the BMW 3 Series with M Sport Package reveals new M Sport seats and steering wheel, Aluminium Glacier Silver trim, stainless steel pedals and aluminum footrest. Technically, BMW fitted the 3 Series with a sport suspension but nothing very impressive.
We currently don’t know if there will be a Touring version of the freshly revealed BMW M5 F10 but undoubtedly there are a lot of fans waiting for the wagon version, mainly the U.S. customers who are not very content with the current BMW 5 Series GT. However, we know that the German specialists from Edo Competition decided to create a complete tuning package bringing both styling and performance upgrades for the actual BMW M5 Touring, internally known as E61.
BMW officially confirmed our previous assumptions and announced that the revolutionary BMW i8, the hybrid supercar based on BMW’s Vision EfficientDynamics concept, will feature the new Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, a movie directed by Brad Bird which is most likely to be released later this year, mid of December 2011 to be more precise. Check the link above and you will be able to see some photos with the new i8 on the set somewhere in Mumbai, India. The Germans announced that the 2012 6 Series Convertible will be also seen in the movie.
After we got the first details and photos of the M Sport package designed for the new 6 Series generation, BMW released new information which announces that both the Coupe and Convertible variants of the German model will get the well-known xDrive system but also a new six-cylinder diesel unit. After BMW revealed the M Sport package which brings only styling tweaks, new details announce that an all-wheel drive version will enter the range alongside a new diesel unit, both of them by this fall.
To begin with, the Germans announced that you will be able to fit your new BMW 650i with the xDrive all-wheel drive system. The xDrive system will be optionally available for the model mentioned above, for both Coupe and Convertible variants.
The Germans from BMW decided to reveal the M Sport package specially designed for the new-generation 6 Series. The styling package developed by the Bavarians will be available starting this fall for both the Coupe and Convertible variants. For the beginning, we will talk only about the M Sport package but we go in depth these days with further details as the Germans plan to upgrade the engine range of the current 6 Series generation but also introduce the xDrive system, a first for this range.
As expected, the 2012 BMW 6 Series the M Sport package brings just styling improvements including new 19-inch M alloy wheels in double-spoke design, new side skirts, revised front and rear bumpers and LED foglamps. The interior receives a special treatment as well with new an M leather steering wheel and new sports seats covered with leather and Alcantara.
According to the information coming from the Germans at Autobild, the new BMW M3 CRT special edition revealed last week is rumored to be already sold out. The new M3 CRT is a special edition limited to only 67 units and specially dedicated to the European customers. Actually, it is not very surprising to hear that the BMW M3 CRT is sold out considering that the M3 Frozen Black edition, a special model dedicated to the American market, took only 22 minutes to be entirely sold.
CRT stands for Carbon Racing Technology, the German model receiving a bunch of lightweight components able to significantly improve the performance and why not, the appearance. Besides the styling improvements, the BMW M3 CRT special edition gets some additional power under the bonnet, a noteworthy fact considering that the last M3 special editions got nothing but styling tweaks.