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BMW officially states: “Vision Efficient Dynamics enters production”

Back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, BMW revealed an amazing concept called Vision EfficientDynamics, a model that imposed itself firstly by the aesthetics. Today, at Leipzig, where BMW manufactures several model, a full-working BMW Vision EfficientDynamics was revealed together with all the details we need to know.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

The Bavarian model inspired from the concept bearing the same name brings out two electric engines and a three-cylinder turbodiesel propeller able to develop together 328 horsepower but manages to keep the CO2 emissions at 99 g/km while the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4,8 seconds.

VIDEO: BMW’s xDrive vs. Audi’s Quattro – who wins?

According to the video below, it seems that the xDrive system developed by BMW takes the lead compared to the Quattro system of the Germans at Audi. Even we are talking on a dedicated BMW blog, we can’t judge too rough based just on what we see as the driving conditions are wide and every traction system excels in one or more chapters.

xDrive vs Quattro

xDrive vs Quattro

This time, BMW proved that it’s xDrive system managed to provide better results than the Audi’s one. In this test, a BMW X3 model was tested together with an Audi Q5, both models benefiting of course from the traction systems told above.

BMW planning significant CO2 emissions improvements in the coming years

According to some sources within the German manufacturer, the future 3 Series range will offer significant improvements in terms of CO2 emissions, as the BMW’s 320d EfficientDynamics will be able to emit just 99 g/km CO2 emissions from 2013. The statement above was made by a BMW source quoted by the British publication Autocar.

Future BMW 3 Series Rendering

Future BMW 3 Series Rendering

The same source within BMW claims that in 2015 the emissions level will be lowered even more, reaching about 90 g/km. The Germans are also developing a system able to improve the efficiency of the Connected Drive and EfficientDynamics systems in order to give even a 15% better fuel consumption together with CO2 emissions.

BMW 5 Series F10 fleet delivered to the UK’s police

The Germans from BMW delivered a fleet of 52 vehicles for the United Kingdom police. Largely, we talk about the 5 Series F10 model equipped with RESPoNSe, a package brought by the German manufacturer in order to help the models to meet better the police car statement requirments.

BMW 5 Series F10

BMW 5 Series F10

According to BMW, the Germans provided also few other vehicles such as BMW 330d Saloon and Touring, 530d Saloon and Touring, all variants of X1, X3 xDrive20d, X5 xDrive30d and xDrive40d. Beside the models listed above, the UK’s police will benefit from the BMW’s R1200 RF-P Police bike able to provide cover the areas where the car is disadvantaged.

Fuel pump causes 150,800 BMW vehicles recall in U.S.

Thanks to ABC News, which publicized many complaints from BMW onwers, the Bavarian manufacturer was forced in a way or another to recall 150,800 vehicles sold in U.S. due to fuel pump problems that might occur. Several complaints were received also by the NHTSA, and here we go in depth with the details and with the models affected by this recall. About 130,000 BMW vehicles equipped with the six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine get in this recall due to the fuel pump problems.

BMW X5

BMW X5

The models affected are the 1 Series (135i), 3 Series (335i), 5 Series (535i), X6 (xDrive35i) and Z4 (sDrive35i) manufactured between 2007 and 2010.

Rumors: BMW might develop 2 Series models in future

Recent trademarks registered at the Patent and Trademark Office reveals that the Bavarian manufacturer might develop 2 Series models. Nothing was confirmed yet but according to the filled trademarks, 228, 230 and 235, we can think just to a new range of small models.

BMW

BMW

Back in June, the German manufacturer registered another trademarks, but this time, for the M2 model. For now, we do not have many details on this news, but putting the 2 in front of the 28, 30 and 35 numbers means that a 2 Series range is coming and there are some possibilities for the future 2 Series range to have rear-wheel drive models.

A BMW X6 got damaged instead of cleaned at the car wash

Driving your (luxury) car to a car wash characterizes you as a caring person that want to give the car a better look. However, driving your car to a car wash might end not that “clean” as it should be, and we got an explanation here.

BMW X6 Crash

BMW X6 Crash

Somewhere in Minsk, Belarus, a car wash employee charged to wash cars thought that after cleaning the BMW model to take a ride until the owner will return to pick his vehicle.

BMW celebrates 100,000 X6 vehicles sold worldwide

More than two years have passed since the current BMW X6 model was launched and at that time not everyone seemed very happy and pleased about the German Sport Activity Coupe, even the complaints were regarding the design or other similar stuff.

BMW X6

BMW X6

However, the German manufacturer got a good reason to celebrate the current X6 generation as the model just hit 100,000 units sold worldwide. We can’t make a prediction how soon we will celebrate 500,000 or 1 million X6 units sold but it’s certain that the model managed to be sold well despite the critics and also despite the price tag that is not the most affordable one and might make you think of buying a sports model instead the German SAC.

Spy Shots: BMW M6 Convertible while testing on Nurburgring

It’s true that it passed a couple of weeks since the German model was caught in these spy shots but at that time we find other news more important than this. It seems that the German manufacturer choosed the twin-turbo V8 instead the V10 engine that was expected under the bonnet. The spy photos show us a M-style four-pipe exhaust system, black wheels and an improved front bumper. In the rear, the people from BMW integrated an air diffuser for the rear bumper.

2012 BMW M6 Convertible

2012 BMW M6 Convertible

Under the hood, the Germans prepared the V8 twin-turbo engine able to develop somewhere about 600 horsepower. The BMW M6 might benefit also from a Coupe version but nothing was confirmed yet.

The Japanese market gets its own special M3 Competition Fire Orange edition

After BMW revealed few time ago a special edition for the Chinese market, named M3 Tiger Edition, the Germans from BMW decided to reveal the BMW M3 Fire Orange special edition, this time dedicated to the Japanese market.

BMW M3 Competition Fire Orange

BMW M3 Competition Fire Orange

The BMW M3 Fire Orange is based on the same E92 model and it comes with the well-known Fire Orange body colour, 19-inch alloy wheels and few carbon fiber elements such as the casing of the side mirrors. Under the bonnet, the model keeps the same figures as the M3 Tiger Edition. The V8 4.0-liter engine is available being able to develop 420 horses and coupled to a double-clutch seven-speed DCT transmission.

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