Back in the day, BMW had some of the best sounding cars on the planet. The metallic wail of the E46 BMW M3 , the high-strung V8 growl of the E39 M5 and the ear-searing shriek of the E60 M5’s V10 were all noises that made a gearhead’s spine tingle. Now, though, BMW’s engine and exhaust notes are a bit, well, flat
For a long time, Mazda has been using BMW as a benchmark for its handling and driving engagement.
Volvo is on an absolute roll, lately. It seems as if the Swedish company can’t put a foot wrong in terms of design. Each and every new car to come from Gothenburg has been extremely pretty and this new Volvo V60 wagon is no different
BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on the 5 Series and 7 Series models. “In the course of internal tests, the BMW Group has discovered that a correctly developed software update was mistakenly assigned to certain unsuitable model-versions,” the company said in a statement. “The BMW Group informed the relevant authorities immediately.” BMW issued the statement after a report in news weekly Der Spiegel suggested it had installed software that manipulated emissions of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, something its management has always denied
The news came yesterday like a thunderbol t, but with a closer look, the BMW Diesel software problem is a completely different than other manufacturers. The more details come to light, the clearer it becomes: the story has unbelievably bad timing and is viewed by the public with some certainty, similar to the exhaust emissions scandal at Volkswagen, but the background and effects are completely different. First, it should be noted that in contrast to the diesel issue in other brands not hundreds of thousands or even millions of vehicles are affected, but only 11,700 vehicles with the no longer built Triturbo diesel
The love affair with the BMW E46 M3 is building steam in recent times, mostly due to the price drop of these vehicles and for most, the nostalgia for this vehicle kicking in. For the most part, the E46 community goes in three separate directions concerning this vehicle: some keep it perfectly stock, returning the M3 to its original state, while the tuner crowd love to supercharge their vehicles, adding aftermarket wheels and an AirRide, for example. And lastly, there is always that group of individuals who turn their BMW E46 M3’s into track ready beasts. This particular Laguna Seca BMW E46 M3 falls into the latter category.
The jury is still out on Liberty Walk . The consensus on the widebody kit, especially their solution for BMW models, has not yet been reached
As we reported earlier this week, the first BMW M5 models are heading towards their eager owners . As is the custom with iconic models, the M5 was brought out in a select batch for those most eager to get one, in the shape of the First Edition guise and those beauties came with a couple of bespoke features like a special paint and some other carefully picked out details.
There’s nothing like a remake to make people fondly remember the original. We see this happening with the BMW 8 Series . Now that we know a new one is one its way and that it will look fantastic, enthusiasts are pining for the original
Since its debut, the BMW X3 has been winning the hearts and minds of journalists and enthusiasts. Not only is it good looking, practical and luxurious but it puts the old-school “Ultimate Driving Machine” feeling back in BMW.