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Concorso d’Eleganza: BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Photos

BMW took the world by surprise with the reveal of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage at the 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza. “Our Hommage vehicles not only demonstrate how happy we are of our heritage, but also how vital the past can be in determining our future,” states Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

The other day we brought you unique pictures of the 3.0 CSL Hommage and now we have a new set of high-resolution pictures showing the automobile from multiple angles.

The Hommage Idea sticks out with its muscular front end and upright grille are reminiscent to the original CSL and its muscular racing design. There are ‘X’s designed into the twin-circle headlights, to evoke memories of the stickered ‘X’s on the headlights of long range racing cars of yore. The size of the kidney grille is exactly what bothered everybody after seeing the automobile, however we believe this is a design exercise to highlight a future design language where the front-end of the vehicles ends up being more huge — — simply not as massive as this one.

Right here is how our own Nico DeMattia described the front and rear-end design:

From the front end, a constant horizontal line runs the sides of the vehicle. In profile, this line is seen throughout the whole length of the long wheelbase, offering the vehicle a long, low and streamlined look. Dark CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) sideskirts lend a visual gap between the intense yellow color of the bodywork and the pavement below. While the low hood and roofline, combined with the enormous 21″ wheels give the CSL Hommage an extremely low looking position. You’ll likewise notice the side-mounted exhaust pipes mounted just in front of the rear wheels. The CSL Hommage even has BMW Roundels installed at the base of the C Pillars, a throwback to the exact same design on the initial CSL.

The rear end is where the CSL Hommage truly comes alive, as the aerodynamic rear fenders form upward to create a rear wing between the both of them. An LED light bar runs the length of the wing down into the back of the car and is a spectacular piece of design. At the bottom, a CFRP rear diffuser lends a racing seek to the back of the Hommage. From above, the CSL Hommage shows off its curves, and you can clearly see how the vehicle forms a ‘V’ at both front and rear ends.

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BMW reveals the special edition BMW 435i ZHP Coupe

Paying tribute to the renowned ZHP Efficiency Bundle, BMW today released information for a 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition. The original ZHP alternative code was developed by BMW Person as a performance plan for the 2003-2006 E46 3 Series that consisted of the M-Tech II body kit, a ZHP shifter knob and shifter, updated suspension parts and settings, a different DME and unique cam shafts that raised power output to 235 hp and enabled a higher redline.

Satisfying the desires of real enthusiasts, the plan was quickly referred to by its internal option bundle code ‘ZHP’. BMW of North America embraced the thirst for the unique BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition again leading to the distinct partnership in between factory choices and key aspects from the amazing BMW M Performance Device brochure. Just 100 of these very unique vehicles will be offered.


The brand-new BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition is not just an automobile with improved optics and aerodynamics; it is also significantly quicker with more precise handling. These components take the vehicle’s capabilities to levels that those knowledgeable about BMW’s racing heritage can value. The BMW M Efficiency line of devices offers an unique, stylish character to additionally boost driving characteristics and is the result of years of racing knowledge and has been developed in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH. Each component goes through an intensive development and production process resulting in uncompromised performance. Special chassis, aerodynamic, cockpit and powertrain components are discovered throughout the BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition. Key characteristics are:

Track Handling Plan, new for MY16
BMW M Efficiency Limited Slip Differential (LSD).
BMW M Performance Parts.
M Sport Bundle.

Track Handling Package
Developed to enhance the dynamic abilities of the currently active BMW 435i, the Track Handling Plan adds 18″ Orbit Grey V-Spoke Wheels and M Sport Brakes with 4 piston repaired front and 2 piston dealt with rear calipers enhancing the automobiles thirst and motorists demand for speed and acceleration. This plan includes the Adaptive M Suspension with variable damper innovation as well as Variable Sport Steering.

BMW M Efficiency Limited Slip Differential
Created and produced for BMW lovers, the mechanical Restricted Slip Differential supplies the extra efficiency benefit that true performance motorists desire. This differential utilizes 3 clutch plates for a total of 30 % lockup on acceleration and 9 % lockup on deceleration. This lockup supplies instant power to the wheel that has the best quantity of grip to obtain much better traction from tight corners. A fringe benefit in low-grip circumstances is that both wheels get equal torque, implying more forward driving force on roads with lowered traction. The M Efficiency limited slip differential optimizes the traction, and makes sure more regulated and precise driving habits at the automobiles limitations of adhesion. The M Performance LSD is a real benefit while at the track or in sporty driving circumstances.

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Wallpapers – 2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift LCI

Courtesy of BMW, we bring you some remarkable wallpapers with the new 2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift. The 2 sets of pictures describe perfectly the idea behind the two designs and highlight the visual modifications.

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Exploring function sharper design and sportier front and rear views. Designers have actually provided the headlights a redesign with optional full-LED lighting while the LED taillights are sharper and more dynamic. The rear end likewise gets more sculpted and plainly specified lines.

The outside didn’t require much updating, as it wasn’t bad looking, however the new headlights, taillights and front consumptions just tighten up the whole package up. The M Sport Line is the most good-looking of the lot.

The new BMW 340i has replaced the leading 335i design and now provides more power and much better driving characteristics. With 326 hp, compared with the 300 hp in the 335i, the 340i ought to pack a serious punch.

BMW’s 3 Series Touring is still among the most stunning, glamorous and sportier sports wagons on the marketplace and with the most recent visual and engine updates, it will sell much more in Europe.

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Videos: 2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring LCI

We’ve just submitted the very first videos of the 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring to our Youtube channel. The brief seven movies provide us a more detailed look at the design of the facelift 3 Series, in addition to at the brand-new BMW 340i.

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring function sharper design and sportier front and rear views. Designers have actually provided the headlights a redesign with optional full-LED lighting while the LED taillights are sharper and more vibrant. The rear end also gets more sculpted and clearly defined lines.

BMW offers the 3 Series designs with three devices lines: Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport Plan. Clients can select from a total of 16 exterior colors for their brand-new BMW 3 Series. New additions to the wide range consist of Mediterranean Blue metallic, Platinum Silver metallic and Jatoba metallic, in addition to the Individual colour Champagne Quartz metallic. The Estoril Blue metallic shade is still reserved exclusively for cars equipped with the M Sport plan.

In addition to a renewed design, the 3 Series Sedan and Touring bring the opening night of new four and six-cylinder petrol engine. The brand-new four-cylinder found in the BMW 330i now establishes 250 horsepower while the top of the line BMW 340i provides 326 horse power from the brand-new B58 six-cylinder inline engine.

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2016 BMW M3 Sedan Facelift – World debut

Buried deep in the 3 Series Facelift press release is the 2016 BMW M3 Sedan Facelift. BMW doesn’t have a complete image set for us, however rather some studio shots showing the small design changes.

The 2016 BMW M3 now likewise gets recently designed full-LED rear lights and chrome highlights for the interior. BMW has actually been using LED lighting in tail lamps for a long time. One immediate advantage of LED’s is they are instantaneous on – – unlike an incandescent bulb which needs to heat up (producing resistance which creates light – – and heat, think about incandescent bulbs as a mini-toaster, like an ‘‘ Easy-Bake’ oven). The beauty of the LED lamps is that they supply a chosen packaging advantage, they are remarkably thin. They likewise are extremely efficient – – they save weight and electrical power.

Two new BMW Person outside color tones (Smoked Topaz metallic and Champagne Quartz metallic) can be specified for the new BMW M3 in addition to the exclusive Tanzanite Blue metallic and Azurite Schwarz metallic BMW Individual paint finishes. These new additions appear to be, for now, just for the European market. No word on whether Sakhir Orange will go back to the lineup.

The latest-generation Navigation system Expert with LTE– the fastest mobile conventional currently available– is now also a choice for the BMW M3. The brand-new information is not market specific so we have no idea exactly what the changes and updates are for the united state market.

Anticipate more updates in the next few weeks.


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BMW M4 Exhaust Comparison: Hamann vs Akrapovic vs Stock

Without a doubt the stock exhaust of the BMW m4 is the quite a tame one, so there are on the market some alternatives with a much deeper grumble. The loudest and inmost sounding of the three is the Hamann exhaust, however some may such as the Akrapovic for its more civilized sound. The video customer does not take the 3 cars on the road and tape the noise, a more practical comparison.

An excellent exhaust system and its sound stands out through a series of downshifts, tunnel drives and backfires, for instance, so a more comprehensive test drive is in order before picking exactly what the very best exhaust system for the M4 is.

We haven’t had a chance to experience the Hamann system, however we did spend a couple of minutes with the Akrapovic device at Nurburgring in 2014. Sadly, in a parking area likewise.

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