Almost a year after our first report , BMW has finally – officially – unveiled their latest and greatest diesel engine. A quad-turbo six-cylinder will replace the current tri-turbo diesel in some of the high-end BMW models, like the 750d xDrive . The new powerplant makes 394 horsepower from 4000 to 4400 rpm with a maximum torque of 561 lb-ft, available from 2000 to 3000 rpm.
Nearly one year ago, German tuner AC Schnitzer introduced its program for the BMW i8 . Even though most of us expected the tuning company to come up with more than just visual improvements, we were somewhat disappointed. So far, no tuner out there managed to come out with a power kit for the two motors on board the plug-in hybrid model, instead all of them focused on the aesthetics.
The first competitive event of this year’s One Lap of America was the wet skidpad at the Tire Rack Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, and this year’s event was certainly wet! On a waterlogged skidpad, Mike finished 5th overall pulling 0.751 G’s with three of the top four cars featuring all-wheel-drive, the BMW M2 certainly excelled in the downpour. As the rain continued to pour down we headed east on I-80 for tomorrow’s activities at Pittsburgh International Raceway (PIR) via a passage control at Lake Erie Harley Davidson in Avon, Ohio.
The first BMW X3 M is coming! Rumors around an M-engineered X3 have been going around for years now, but this week we had the first confirmation .
Automotive News has recently interviewed Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW Group’s board member for MINI, who talked about the brand’s future.
It’s almost May which means the BMW Performance Driving School team are in South Bend, Indiana for the 2016 One Lap of America . This year we are competing in the Stock Class and Small Bore GT1 Class with the new BMW M2 and sponsored by BMW Performance Driving Schools, BMW M Performance Parts, and IHG Rewards. This year’s week-long route will take us through eastern and midwestern states, visiting Pittsburgh International Raceway, Palmer Motorsports Park, Summit Point, National Corvette Museum, Road America, Autobahn, and finally returning to Tire Rack for the second skid pad event.
When most people think of luxury SUVs, the idea of excess comes to mind. Most of them are needlessly big, have no business being off pavement and barely have more cargo space than smaller SUVs or wagons
In a recent comparison test done by Automobile Magazine , they compare the new BMW X5 xDrive40e with the all-new Range Rover Sport Td6. Both offer alternative powetrains to the typical gasoline-powered SUV, meant to offer similar performance while improving on fuel economy. Automobile calls the hybrid and diesel powertrains the Netflix and Hulu to gasoline’s cable television and, in many ways, that description is apt
The BMW Performance Center with partners BMW M Performance Parts and IHG Rewards Club today announced that it will compete in the 2016 One Lap of America with the all-new BMW M2 .
Here at BMWBLOG we love classic BMWs and the BMW E24 6 Series is one of the most iconic bimmers ever made by the Bavarians. While in the US customers were greeted with the BMW E24 M6 , in Europe the same car used a different name: M635CSi