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How carbon fiber is used on a BMW i3

The BMW i3 electric city car was not just an EV from BMW, but an innovation for the whole automotive industry.

Or, at least, that is what the German car maker kept saying ever since they announced it last year and, for the most part, they were spot on.

BMW CFRP Production

BMW CFRP Production

One of the many innovations, and a pretty important one at that, is the CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic), which they developed, becoming a cheap way to widely use carbon fiber in a car. As such, the whole of the BMW i3 passenger cabin is built from the material.

2015 F15 BMW X5 gets M Performance Parts

Using M Performance Parts on your BMW is the way to go if you want a bump in power and looks without waiting for an fully M variant or outsourcing.

While not quite as potent as outside aftermarket specialists, the M Performance Parts deliver quality upgrades for any takers.

F15 BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

F15 BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

The latest announcement from BMW involves the M Performance Parts for the 2015 F15 BMW X5, and it details the options offered and the prices attached to each item. Power wise, BMW offers the Performance Power Kit, which will take the 3.0 liter turbocharged engine on the xDrive35i to 320 Hp and 450 Nm of torque. It will also bear the price of $1.350.

How to Avoid Junk Car Buyer Scams

After years of driving your car, you have decided to get a new one, but do not want to simply throw your old one away.

All vehicles have a salvage value at the end of their life, whether it is as little as a few hundred or as much as a few thousand dollars. For this reason, many people choose to call a salvage or junk car removal company to not only remove their car, but to receive cash for it as well.

However, there are many junk car scams that take place that you should be aware of in order to avoid falling victim to shady companies.

Junk BMW

Junk BMW

Bait and Switch

One of the most common scams that occur with selling junk cars is the infamous bait and switch. Typically, you will call a removal company who will give you an estimate based on the information you provide about the junk car’s condition. This estimate should be firm, meaning that when they come to pick up the vehicle, you receive what you were quoted.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Caught on Camera

The BMW`s new member M4 convertible was caught on camera wearing some camouflage on the roads, after the German manufacturer making the M4`s debut as a coupe recently.

Even if little is known about when the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible will be arriving on showrooms, the car is set to come with some specs and details.

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

First, the 2015 M4 Convertible is likely to come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine taken from the M4 Coupe and the M4 Sedan, developing a good 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

Video: BMW M235i Racing Crashes at Nurburgring

A fresh new BMW M235i Racing car has managed to crash at Nurburgring last weekend, when the supercar was racing on the tracks.

The BMW M235i Racing was caught on a video while racing on the circuit last weekend, but still there are no news about what has caused the accident.

BMW M235i Racing

BMW M235i Racing

The video posted below shows the M235i Racing hitting a Porsche 911, with the driver ending up being hurt, while the other one behind the Porsche was just fine.

2015 BMW M3 and M4 Coming with Spicy Price Tags

The M3 and the M4 from the BMW German based automaker is ready to hit the showrooms with delicious prices.

We might be talking about the M3 being priced at the base $62,925 while its flagships M4 will be bought starting at $65, 125.

2015 BMW M3 Sedan

2015 BMW M3 Sedan

You might be asking yourselves how come the difference in prices when the two models are seemingly the same.

BMW 118d into a 1M Replica outputting 550hp

German tuner TJ Fahrzeugdesign has recently transformed a BMW 118d Coupe into a 1M replica, developing a massive 555 horsepower.

The tuner company managed to turn the 118d Coupe into a real monster 1M with an inline six-cylinder V10 engine, taken from the previous generation of M5 and M6 models.

BMW 1M Replica

BMW 1M Replica

The company has managed to raise the car`s power to 555 horses at 8.8 rpm. The 1M has now a rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed SMG transmission.

BMW announces the ZZZ Series

I have to admit the clever name eluded me for a second. At least until I understood exactly what the BMW ZZZ Series actually is.

In a few words, the ZZZ Series is a baby cot designed by the German manufacturer to give your child the best sleep ever.

BMW ZZZ Series

BMW ZZZ Series

Announced today, the ZZZ Series will be available with the 2 Series Active Tourer, to complete the experience of a family vehicle they planned for it. And the BMW craftsmanship is abundant in this rather interesting accessory. It’s got everything from integrated climate control, push start button, LED ambient lighting to a moisture detection system and even four motion settings.

BMW M235i Racing accident on the Nurburgring

During the last weekend’s VLN race on the Nurburgring circuit, a BMW M235i Racing crashed. According to the first information, the German model collided with a Porsche 911, the driver of the latter escaping with no injuries.

Sadly, the BMW driver was taken to the hospital due to the arm and shoulder injuries. The BMW M235i Racing is designed for private racing teams with deliveries for this model started just few weeks ago.

BMW M235i Racing crashed

BMW M235i Racing crashed

Maybe the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine producing 333 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque proved to be too much for the driver.

2014 BMW X5 gets M Performance kit

The BMW Abu Dhabi Motors dealership, the same one who showcased the tweaked M135i and 335i gets yet again in our attention. This time, they fitted the M Performance kit on the F15 BMW X5, making it an unique model.

At the exterior, the German SUV gets revised bumpers, side skirts, large air intakes, a revised grille and a rear air diffuser.

BMW X5 with M Performance kit

BMW X5 with M Performance kit

All of these parts as well as the side mirror caps are made of lightweight carbon fiber. Under the bonnet sits a 4.4-liter V8 producing 450 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4,9 seconds.

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