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More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling of the track-focused BMW M3 CS.
As reported by the Car Magazine, the next generation of the BMW M3 has a codename of G80. The next BMW M3 is bound to be introduced in 2021, around three years after BMW launches the new generation of the 3-Series saloon (codenamed G20) in 2018. The 3-Series saloon will be followed by the 3-Series Touring (G21) in 2019 and by the 4-Series coupe and convertible (G22/23) in 2020.
The next generation of the M3 is expected to don the tweaks implemented on the 3-Series. These tweaks are seen to include a wider track, a lower center of gravity and a longer wheelbase, as well as a more stable aerodynamic balance and more user-friendly ergonomics. Its design is expected to be expressive, with a number of unique elements to distinguish the G80 M3 from the current generation F80.Read the entire article Next-generation BMW M3 (G80) to feature 493 bhp and an optional xDrive system
G-Power is known as one of the few BMW-tuning specialists, and they now have fresh upgrades for the newest 5 Series that is already quite powerful to begin with. What the tuner did was that they installed an additional engine control module that lets the car access more power from its engine.
Specially made for BMW’s 3.0 liter inline six diesel engine, the D-Tronik 5 V1 can help give it a major upgrade in output. To be more specific, when the M550d xDrive is tuned, it gets 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more than the stock model, adding up to 453 horsepower (338 kilowatts), and 74 pound-feet (100 Newton metres) more torque, totaling with 634 pound-feet (860 Newton metres). Similarly, the 540d can be maximized to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Nm) of torque after the upgrade, compared to the standard version which only had an output of 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Nm).
That’s not all though, there is also the Bi-Tronik 5 V1, but this time, it is for the 3.0 liter inline six gasoline fueled mill. It can push the 540i to 394 horsepower (294 kilowatts), that is 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more, as for the torque, it goes up by 66 pound feet (90 Nm), now hitting 398 pound-feet (540 Newton metres).Read the entire article G-Power tunes BMW M550d’s engine for extra horsepower and torque
While the reveal of the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) has been met with plenty of applause, there are a number of people who want a much wider trunk space from this model on top of the hot sedan's updated look, more powerful engine and new performance features like shifting from an all-wheel to a rear-wheel drive.
But since the Bavarian company has not come up with that yet, an artist from X-Tomi Design has rendered one. And what was created looks like a facelifted M5 Touring. It was back in 2007 when BMW last offered a Touring version of the M5, when it was released with the E61. Also, back then the company did not produce that many units of the M5 Touring, and the variant did not even reach US soil. Since then, BMW has skipped the touring trim in the last generation F10.
This is why we think that this rendering should encourage BMW to produce a Touring variant, which would make a lot of customers more satisfied. Under the hood of the 2018 M5 is a 4.4 liter V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton metres) of torque. This powertrain lets it hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). This can even be maxed out to 189 mph (305 mph) sans the limiter.Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) Touring with 600 hp rendered for your pleasure
This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90) after a series of teasers, spy shots and leaked photos online.
So far, we know for sure that it will be a very powerful car, as it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8, allowing the M5 to yield as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) at 5,600 to 6,700 rpm, and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque. This is indeed an upgrade compared to its predecessor with only 575 hp (428 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque. This powertrain will be working with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox, giving power to all four wheels via an M xDrive system, with an option to shift from 4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD, or to completely turn off the stability control. It will also have a few driving modes including: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus.
Given that power, the M5 can now perform much better with the 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint, reducing it to just 3.4 seconds, before it continues on to reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kmh). But this can be pushed even further to 189 mph (305 kmh) when the limiter is removed.Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) is even more powerful and faster, order books will open in September
BMW has yet to officially take the wraps off the next generation of the BMW M5 high performance sporty sedan, but it has already dropped a number of juicy details that would surely make interested customers, fans and enthusiasts salivate.
First and foremost, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 will be the first BMW unit to feature the M xDrive system, a groundbreaking all-wheel drive technology that allows four-wheel drive vehicles to be as sporty as their rear-wheel drive counterparts.
Specifically, the new BMW M5 is an all-wheel drive sporty sedan as a default, but its drivetrain features a rear-biased setup. This means that the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine of the next generation BMW M5 (F90) sends power – through an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission – to the rear wheels most of the time. But when the system detects that the rear wheels transmit less or no power to the road and there is a need for more traction, the M xDrive would make it possible to send power to the front wheels as well. This transforms the new BMW M5 into a true all-wheel drive sports sedan. Since this capability is adaptive and makes use of predictive technology, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 is able to employ different drive configurations for various driving conditions.Read the entire article New M xDrive system will debut on upcoming 2018 BMW M5 (F90)
We’ve seen quite a lot of intriguing stories in the age of Internet (where the most interesting part was revealed before the story unfolds). Some are from movies and novels where the actor or the author accidentally talks about something they have to save for later. Then it goes viral.
So many of these things are prevalent in the automotive world. Teasers, spoilers, spy shots, scoops or whatever you want to call it; they all mean the same thing. In particular, there have been many rumors that have come out about the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) sedan. With all the hype on whether or not it will come with an all-wheel drive, we think we have the answer or, should we say, scoop to tell.
Only recently, Australian-based automotive journal GoAuto had a talk with BMW’s Sven Arens. This happened during an event held in Melbourne that obviously not everyone knew about. The product expert apparently told them that the upcoming M5 would be featuring AWD. Surprisingly, the same event has the latest 5-Series (G30) on display where some other journalists were able to take pictures of. Hmmm? If only we knew.Read the entire article Insider divulges 2018 BMW M5 (F90) will be offered with All-Wheel Drive
BMW has unveiled the 2 Series Active Tourer xDrive – the latest iteration of the model that features with the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. BMW first used the xDrive in the BMW X3 and the X5 around a decade ago and is now making the four-wheel drive system available in a number of models and series.
This system does not only better traction and stability but is also always aligned to each vehicle concept, thus paving way to high degree of functionality and improved cornering dynamics as well as keeping the fuel consumption and emission levels of four-wheel drive vehicles as low as possible.
The 2 Series Active Tourer is the latest example of model-specific alignment of the four-wheel drive system. But unlike previous variants, BMW xDrive for the first time is grounded on a front-wheel drive concept with transversally installed engines.Read the entire article BMW unveils the 2-Series xDrive Active Tourer
BMW M235i Coupe was offered only with rear-wheel drive but it appears that things are about to change as the Bavarian carmaker will offer the sporty coupe also with xDrive all-wheel drive. Starting this summer, the M235i Coupe will be available for those who want even more traction for their vehicle.
The M235i Coupe comes as standard with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 326 hp (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, the M235i Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds when using the six-speed manual transmission and in 2.8 seconds when equipped with the eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with Launch Control activated.Read the entire article BMW M235i Coupe will be available with xDrive all-wheel drive starting this summer
BMW has unveiled its new 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe at the New York International Auto Show, with sale set to commence immediately thereafter. The vehicle presents typical ALPINA design features elegantly marries into the lines of the B6 Gran Coupe. Complementing its long and smooth contours are refined 20-inch Alpina Classic 21-spoke wheels.
2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe features a front apron with integrated, slightly protruding splitter elements that direct airflow over and around the body instead of underneath – making the vehicle more stable even in high speeds. Its front apron was designed to provide enough airflow for to cool down the powertrain as it course through air to the intercooler and to heat exchanger elements for coolant and oil.
It boasts of 14.7-inch front brake rotors and the 13.6-inch rear brake rotors that benefit from NACA ducts for cooling effects. The hand stitched steering wheel and door sill trims are covered with Alpina-exclusive Lavalina leather, and are highlighted with an illuminated Alpina logo. Customers could avail of exclusive ALPINA Myrtle wood or Piano Black trim finishes.Read the entire article 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe bows at the 2014 New York Auto Show
Usually, diesel-powered cars are not considered sports cars and tuning companies don’t like them, but not this one. As a result, Polish-based MM Performance took the BMW M550d and decided to create a new tuning programme for it. Vorsteiner was the company chosen for the front lip spoiler, rear roof spoiler, a carbon fiber air diffuser and the boot lid spoiler.
The vehicle also comes with a new set of Twist gloss-black Vorsteiner VS-340 wheels wrapped in high-performance Continental tires. Still, Vorsteiner was not the only brand chosen by MM Performance as the company also used official BMW M Performance parts such as the carbon fiber side mirrors and the body stripes and the carbon fiber front grille.
BMW M Performance parts are also found at the interior where the car features an M Sport Alcantara steering wheel, centre console and riser. H&R provided a new set of springs that brings the M550d 35 millimeters closer to the ground. The tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine found under the hood delivers in the standard model an impressive 381 hp and 740 Nm of torque, but thanks to a new powerbox from Hartge the it was boosted to 430 hp and 850 Nm of torque.Read the entire article MM Performance tunes the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan
Every new or redesigned BMW rolled out in the United States will now be available with all-wheel drive, Damon Shelly, chairman of BMW's national dealer council told Automotive News. BMW made the promise to its dealers in the US following a fiasco with the introduction of the redesigned 3-series sedan in the US last year.
Although the 3-series went on sale in February 2012, it was not until late August that US dealers received all-wheel drive, according to Shelly. BMW of North America executives admitted that the fiasco heavily affected its 2012 sales, since almost half of all 3-series sedans sold in the US have awd. Shelly said that the awd fiasco "created a lot of pressure," to boost sales in the fourth quarter of 2012, Shelly said, adding that it was the main reason why BMW piled on incentives, especially in December.
Shelly remarked that BMW invested a lot to make sure that 2012 was successful. He remarked that BMW’s 14-percent increase in US sales at 281,460 vehicles boosted dealer profitability in 2012. Dealers are also anxious over the new dealership facility standards, which may be implemented this year. Shelly said that the facility standards are still being developed, adding that details are scarce.Read the entire article All-wheel drive now comes as option for all BMW models in the US
The BMW 6 Series line-up will expand in the spring of 2012 with the arrival of the BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible. Intelligent all-wheel drive will debut in the BMW 6 Series on this new variant. Driving is made more enjoyable on this variant, which partners with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that uses BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.
The BMW 6 Series offers an unrivaled performance with the merging of a diesel engine and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. This set-up is also used in the BMW 640d xDrive Convertible. The new BMW 640d xDrive Coupe can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 5.2 seconds. It offers a high level of efficiency due to the use of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology on the 230 kW/313 hp diesel powerplant as well as the standard-fitted eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox.
As a result, it could deliver remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions. If the situation calls for it, the xDrive system can distribute the power produced by the engine at the precise point between the front and rear wheels. What makes this possible is an electronic control unit that links xDrive to the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system to guarantee unparalleled traction, optimum safety, top-class handling and optimal power development in all types of weather and road conditions.Read the entire article BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible coming in spring 2012
The BMW X3 xDrive28i is where the new TwinPower Turbo 4–cylinder engine makes its first appearance. This comes after the launch of the N20 engine launched in the Z4, 528i. This new-generation turbocharged engine was built using the dynamic overall theme of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles. To achieve an outstanding performance, the engine provides a lot of power, responsive acceleration, torque and low weight.
Driving pleasure is attained with this new 4-cylinder engine as it offers a significant boost in power. It also offers lower fuel consumption (preliminary) than its predecessor.
The most advanced 2.0-liter engine signifies a comeback to BMW's origins. The creation of these lightweight, high-performance 4-cylinder engines is similar to the debut of the BMW 3 Series Sports Sedan in 1975. The new BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder's displacement of 1,997 cc offers a maximum power of 240 hp / (180 kW) at 5,000 rpm.Read the entire article BMW officially introduces the X3 xDrive28i with the new 4-cylinder gasoline engine
BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology will be offered in all the engines of the BMW X3 model variants starting in the spring of 2012. The latest engine added to the drive train portfolio is the 2-litre, four-cylinder 180 kW/245 hp petrol engine, which makes the BMW X3 xDrive28i more powerful and efficient.
The technology package used in this engine includes a supercharging system that operates according to the Twin Scroll principle, High Precision Injection with direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and double VANOS variable camshaft control.
This combination ensures spontaneous throttle response and sporty power delivery that continues into the high load range as well as a favorable fuel economy even for a petrol engine of this performance class.Read the entire article BMW X3 xDrive28i coming in the spring of 2012
The intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive that debuted in the BMW 650i now guarantees the utmost control and optimum acceleration as it is now used in the sporty 6-cylinder diesel models BMW 640d Coupé and BMW 640d Convertible.
Aside from the known advantages of all-wheel drive, xDrive with its electronic control system and very fast power distribution between front and wheels also ensures superior traction, safety, handling and application of engine power in all types of weather and road conditions.
What this means is that the 230 kW/313 bhp in-line 6-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology may become even more effective, especially since the torque maximum of 630 Nm is already offered in the range of 1,500 to 2,500 rpm.Read the entire article 2012 Bmw 640d Coupé and Convertible now available with xDrive AWD system
BMW has released a photo gallery of the X1 xDrive28i and in doing so, it also unveiled the much-anticipated four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that debuts on the new crossover. Basically, this engine replaces a classic, naturally aspirated 3.0-liter straight-six. BMW’s new engine is the first four-cylinder unit to use BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology.
It features an all-aluminum crankcase, twin-scroll turbocharging system, direct injection, as well as the latest version of BMW’s patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system. From its 1,997 cc displacement, BMW claims an output of 245 hp (180 kW) – which is 73 hp (55 kW) higher than the previous top-powered BMW 2.0-liter petrol engine.
Peek torque is rated at 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and is available from 1,250 rpm. The outgoing X1 xDrive28i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 258 hp at 6,600 rpm and 310Nm (228 lb-ft) of torque from 2,600 rpm.Read the entire article 2011 Bmw X1 xDrive28i: official details, photos and specs
BMW celebrates the 25th anniversary of the BMW 325iX – the first all-wheel-drive car – this year. It’s a rare occurrence not to come across the cars that had been derived from it -- from gas guzzling SUVs such as the X5 to the 3 series 328i xDrive.
The BMW 325iX was the first of its kind when it was introduced in 1985. It featured the sharp steering prowess that all BMW models are famous for along with improved traction in challenging conditions. Back then, the model was only offered with one engine: a 2.5-liter six-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 171 hp (126 kW).
Power was divided between the front and rear axles at a constant 37 to 63 split, favoring the rear. In the 1990’s, more complicated electric controls started to be used, controlling power distribution.Read the entire article Bmw all-wheel drive at its 25th anniversary
The Bavarian automaker BMW will be coming out with a series of All-Wheel-Drive powertrain variants of the 7-Series near the end of this year, most likely after the Frankfurt Motor Show this coming September.
BMW is already late in its latest introduction considering that German rivals have long been using AWD systems in their flagship models.
The new AWD versions of the 7-Series will sport the xDrive designation of BMW once more and will come only in the 407hp (303kW) 750i initially. BMW is not yet planning any AWD diesel 7-Series at present.Read the entire article AWD Bmw 7-Series coming near the end of this year
The BMW 7-Series is introducing several new models and accessories to reinforce the success it had in the previous year. Beside the already existing and new M Sport Pack being offered for all 7-series range for both regular and lengthened wheelbase, an optional xDrive AWD and a new 740d is also offered for the 2010 BMW 7-series.
Set for an introduction in the third quarter of the year, the BMW 740d will feature for the first time a new straight-six diesel powerplant equipped with TwinPower direct injection and twin-turbocharging technologies from the Bavarian carmaker.
The 3.0-liter engine is capable of 306hp (225kW) and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of top torque which it can consistently maintain in the engine speed range of 1,500 and 2,500rpm. These figures are sufficient enough to propel the car from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds and quickly reach a top speed of 250km/h which is electronically limited.Read the entire article 2010 Bmw 7-series receives xDrive AWD and new 740d version
Bmw announced that, starting in June and respectively, September 2010, all the engine variants of the 5-Series Gran Turismo will also be available with the xDrive all-wheel-drive technology.
So, starting in June 2010 Bmw will offer a of two versions of the 5-Series Gran Turismo featuring xDrive all-wheel-drive technology: the 530d xDrive Gran Turismo and the 550i xDrive Gran Turismo.
In September, the Bavarian manufacturer will introduce the 535d xDrive Gran Turismo and the 535i xDrive Gran Turismo. The new Bmw 550i xDrive Gran Turismo will make its debut next week at the Auto China Beijing 2010 and will carry a 4.40liter V8 engine featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection and capable to deliver 300 kW/407 hp all the way from 5,500 - 6,400 rpm as well as peak torque of 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft maintained consistently between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm.Read the entire article Bmw xDrive technology now available on the 5-Series GT and 740d
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