The future is of automobiles looking greener and greener because of the efforts made by the industry leaders to improve their cars and BMW makes no exception. Even more, the manufacturer is planning to increase its workforce in the green segment so that it can fulfill the demands for such cars.
BMW decided to fit the EfficientDynamics package on the Touring version of BMW 3 Series. More exactly, after the positive feedback received by the sedan version fitted with this package, the Germans from BMW decide to apply the same treatment for the 320d Touring E91, significantly improving some consumption figures and more.
Thanks to a brake recovery system, an improved manual gearbox and a start stop system, the 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition is able to obtain a fuel consumption of 4,3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 115 g/km. These figures regard the 163HP 2.0-liter propeller found under the bonnet of the German model.
Ever since BMW has announced its concept car named Vision EfficientDynamics at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2009, the world began to think about the possibility of a car that does two things very well: looks outstanding and also has a very good fuel economy. And it’s getting near us.
The Detroit Auto Show scheduled to start early next year will see the debut of the revised versions of BMW 1 Series. The Germans from BMW decided to reveal the facelift version of the current 1 Series generation, however, just the convertible (E88) and coupe (E82) versions benefiting from the minor upgrades.
At a glance we can observe the new front and rear revised optical blocks with LED lights while several new 17 and 18 inch alloy rims will be available. The Germans announced two more color options (Vermilion Red and Marrakesh Brown) to be available for the facelifted versions. A new front bumper is available too outside together with an integrated front splitter able to improve the drag coefficient, thus, to slightly improve the model’s performance.
Here is a piece of news that you don’t get to see very often since it’s not about the different BMW models, technologies or awards but about the people that stand in the shadows and actually designed the cars we enjoy so much today. BMW has announced that starting from March 1st 2011 Karim Habib will replace the current Head of Exterior Design for BMW, Anders Warming.
The new BMW X3 F25 it’s now eligible with the M Sport package developed by the German engineers. The Bavarian SUV gets special components able to improve the aerodynamics and the aesthetics but also two new engines scheduled to be introduced soon. We talk about a 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine able to develop 258 horsepower and 310 Nm of torque and a 3.0-liter diesel able to deliver the same amount of horses but slighty more torque, 560 Nm.
The new BMW X3 was recently revealed at the Paris Auto Show but the Germans already release the M Sport package, a package which will be available starting next year.
North American owners of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle who desire more performance from their cars can now get it directly from the German car manufacturer since BMW Performance accessories will be available starting this month.
Thanks to the people from Autocar who managed to get some extra details on the new BMW front-wheel drive incoming models we can start a somewhat prolonged discussion in this regard. According to the source mentioned above, it seems that the Germans from BMW are preparing two body versions, namely a five-door hatchback and a wagon.
The Bavarians will use the platform of Mini Countryman for their new fwd models, the models bearing a new codename, namely Unter Klasse (UKL). Regarding the new generation 1 Series, there should be no doubt that there will be some rear-wheel drive models too.
Curious how the “Dream It. Build It. Drive It” program from BMW works? Martha Stewart was too since she accepted the invitation from the German car manufacturer to design her own ultimate BMW X3 SAV model with the help of the online tool found on the bmwusa.com website.
Owners of the Apple iPad that are interested in finding more detailed information regarding the new BMW X3 can now do it by installing a free application offered from BMW. A premiere for the German car manufacturer, the application features not only all the information one could ever ask for but also the possibility of taking a full 360 degree look at the BMW X3 via the iPad. Another very good thing is that videos are also available.