It’s day three of the Carwow Automotive Olympic Games. We’ve currently seen the Balanced Gymnastics and the Reverse Drag Race occasions up until now. The four competitors in the video games are the Caterham 620S from Terrific Britain, the BMW M2 from Germany, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 from U.S.A and the Honda Civic Type R from Japan. The medal count is as follows, the Caterham has simply one silver. BMW’s M2 has a bronze, as does Jeep, but the Honda leads with the only gold. But the next Olympic event for the four vehicles is the Exhaust Shot Put. The event is simple,
each automobile lines up at the beginning line one at a time and policy sized balls are suited their exhaust pipelines. The cars then start their engines and the back pressure fires the balls out. The overall range of all the balls are determined for each car and whoever has the highest overall range wins. Up, representing America, is the Jeep SRT-8. Four balls are stuffed into its four exhaust pipes and its magnificent 6.4 liter, 475 hp V8 rumbles to life, pushing the balls out. It gets a respectable push, with a total distance of 16.43 meters for all 4 balls integrated. It sounded truly excellent, too.
Next up is the Caterham, representing its host country of Fantastic Britain. Its 310 hp supercharged
engine pushes all its exhaust through one pipeline. So just one ball is used for this test, however with all of that pressure on simply one ball, it needs to shoot far. And it certainly does. The single ball fires out like a rocket and rolls to an excellent 28 meters. That’s going to be tough to beat. Following the Caterham is the Honda Civic Type R, for Japan. It, like the Jeep, has four exhaust pipes. It’s down on power in this test,
with only a 306 hp turbo-four. The Civic begins up and the balls somewhat slackly fall out and only add up to 14.06 meters. It’s an uninspiring effort from Honda. After the Honda is the BMW M2. It likewise has 4 exhaust pipelines, but they appear a bit narrower and the balls fit a bit tighter, so it might have excellent pressure to press.
The M2’s 365 hp turbocharged I6 engine roars to life and the balls get a good shot. While none of them go nearly as far as the Caterham, it’s the total that matters. Can the M2 match the Caterham with a combined total? Nearly, with 22.79 meters. The Caterham takes home its first gold and is now leading the Automotive Olympic medal chart with one gold and one silver. Honda is available in second with one gold medal.
The BMW M2 is third, with a silver and a bronze. While America gets the tail end with just 2 bronze medals. However, BMW looks to be considering a lead, as it will likely take gold in the Balanced Gymnastics. The outcomes from the ballot survey aren’t in yet, the M2 is leading with a tremendous 82 percent of votes for the gold. Stay tuned for more Automotive Olympic occasions. — video–
Karim Habib and his design team at BMW have unveiled a brand-new hommage idea at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza. The BMW 2002 Hommage pays respects to the original and famous 2002 Turbo. The automobile was designed by young French/Belarus designer Alexey Kehza and it incorporates retro design hints with modern accents, a trend that we’ve seen in all previous hommage principles. Based on the BMW 2 Series, the 2002 Hommage is a sensational looking automobile. Its horizontal carbon fiber that runs the length of the vehicle separates matte and gloss surfaces of the Area Race Metal paint, with the top section being matter and the bottom being gloss. It likewise has single-circle yellow-tinted headlights to match the original 2002 Turbo and consumes familiar M-colored livery in choose locations.
The front chin spoiler provides genuine downforce to the front end and those enormously flared wheel arches likewise funnel air through them and aren’t just there to resemble the 2002 Turbos. The huge rear wing is also there for aerodynamic functions and, coincidentally, also reminds us of the
E46 M3 CSL’s rear wing. The bulging fenders are remarkable and sharp in their extension from the body, practically as if they were added after the vehicle was created, which is done intentionally to evoke the bolt-on fender flares of the 2002 Turbo, which were included for homologation functions after widening the wheel track. In a manner, it reminds us of the flared fenders of the 1M.
The 2002 Hommage is just a design workout but it reveals exactly what the M department could do with the 2 Series/M2 product packaging, which ideally will translate in the future into a very sporty, track-ready coupe.
Today BMW announced that BMW i will offer a new model range of its compact electric car, the BMW i3 and from the 2017 design year will be offering a new version with more than 50 % increased battery capacity. The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) has a capability of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) thanks to the greater energy density of the lithium ion cells. The BMW i group worked to make sure that the battery measurements stay unchanged while still providing a considerable variety boost. Even in daily conditions 2, the brand-new Battery Electric BMW i3, in varying weather and with the cooling or heating turned on, a variety of up to 114 miles combined1 (hwy/city) is possible as revealed by independent BMW testing cycles3. The driving performance figures of the 170 hp Air Conditioning concurrent electrical motor stay practically unchanged. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over 7 seconds. This makes the BMW i3 both the sportiest and most effective electrical vehicle in its section with an expected EPA electricity usage of 27 kWh/100mi. In addition to the Battery Electric BMW i3, the Variety Extender design will also feature the 94 Ah battery. When equipped with the Range Extender, if the driver needs added variety, the 2-cylinder gas engine is turned on when the battery is depleted to 6.5 % state of charge and keeps the charge level of the battery constant while driving and supplies an additional range thanks to a 25 % larger fuel tank (2.4 gallons). With the intro of the BMW i3 (94 Ah), BMW i now likewise offers a brand-new BMW House Charger Connect, a property charging station designed for comfortable and fast house charging featuring added linked functions. Prices for the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) will be released closer to market launch.
Greater storage density of the battery cells.
The BMW i3 (94 Ah) sets a new standard in its sector with 94 ampere hours (Ah) cell capability, 33 kWh total battery energy, and an electrical range of approximately 114 miles combined1 (hwy/city) on one full battery charge. Consuming only 27 kWh/100mi the BMW i3 is the most efficient vehicle in its sector with the least expensive electricity usage expenses of roughly 2.81 USD/100mi4.
At the Vienna engine seminar today, BMW confirmed its brand-new, top-of-the-line oil burner. The brand-new, state-of-the-art 3.0-liter i-6 will be suited the 750d xDrive; other design lines will follow. It will make 394 horse power from 4000 to 4400 rpm; optimum torque is ranked at 561 lb-ft, available from 2000 to 3000 rpm. On the road and suited the 7-series, it equates into a 0-60 mph time of around 4.5 seconds; top speed will be governed at 155 miles per hour.
The goals were clear: More power, better reaction, high-revving capability, and creating a convincing “” V8 fighter.”” Based on BMW’s brand-new modular engine design, it is testament of that architecture’s abilities. The incredible design features four exhaust turbochargers – two high-pressure chargers and two low-pressure ones. In regards to turbocharging, the main modification was changing the massive low-pressure turbocharger with 2 smaller sized typical exhaust turbochargers; they came at a cost benefit and without a weight penalty.
While the engine delivers immediate response and unbelievable high-end power, fuel consumption has been minimized by around 5 percent. Maximum torque, by the method, is restricted by the capabiliies of the XF 8HP 8-speed automatic. The engine, by itself, could deliver more. Not surprising that the diesel is so popular in Europe; we praise BMW’s transfer to raise the bar once again.
Today BMW announced the “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” designs to mark the company’s centenary, representing the historically progressed technological skills of the world’s leading manufacturer of premium vehicles and emphasize the exclusivity with which both high-end and development are revealed. The BMW 7 Series centennial designs are being produced in a restricted quantity with only 100 units readily available worldwide with three various engine variations.
The United States market will get 5 devices and it will be specifically offered as the “BMW Person M760i xDrive Design V12 Quality THE NEXT 100 YEARS” centennial design, featuring a 12-cylinder engine producing 610 hp (preliminary) and an unique mix of cutting edge comfort, high-end and dynamic dexterity. This centennial model will be offered by the end of 2016.
The BMW 7 Series centennial model is available with three drive versions:
BMW Person 740Le iPerformance THE NEXT 100 YEARS.
BMW Individual 740Le xDrive iPerformance THE NEXT 100 YEARS.
BMW Individual 750Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS.
BMW Person 750Li xDrive THE NEXT 100 YEARS.
BMW Person M760Li xDrive Model V12 Excellence THE NEXT 100 YEARS.
These BMW 7 Series centenary models integrate the innovation, efficiency and dynamics of the high-end sedan with unique and harmoniously matching design and equipment functions from BMW Person.
Despite the option of engine, the look, driving experience and interior environment of the luxury sedan are bestowed with a distinctively distinctive character thanks to the unique centenary design paint surface, 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, BMW Individual great grain Merino full leather trim and more interior details from BMW Individual. The equipment range also consists of a fountain pen of the Montblanc brand, the colour and design of which are specifically lined up to the anniversary edition of the BMW 7 Series. It is likewise produced in a restricted quantity and is only exclusively available in combination with BMW 7 Series centennial models. As a result, the “BMW Person 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” embodies both a brand-new understanding of high-end at the top of the BMW design range in addition to a deeply ingrained awareness for client orientation, ageless design and unmatched quality.
Together, standard development abilities and outstanding ingenious stamina form the basis of the business’s exceptional success and the apparent character of BMW cars. The carmaker’s technological know-how is authentically shown in the brand-new BMW 7 Series’ attributes, which are more extensive and remarkable than ever in the history of the brand. The new high-end sedan impresses with a design that is specified by trendy presence, ageless elegance and supreme dynamics, its manifold innovations enhancing sportiness, trip convenience and effectiveness. At the same time, the sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series sets standards when it concerns operating comfort, intelligent networking and feel-good environment inside the automobile. With innovation and design highlights such as the Carbon Core body structure, BMW eDrive innovation, anti-dazzle BMW Laserlight, chassis control system Executive Drive Pro, BMW gesture control, remote regulated parking, Executive Lounge and panorama glass roofing system Sky Lounge, the BMW 7 Series highlights in the company’s anniversary year its claim to leadership in the luxury sedan sector more than ever previously.
Special outside colour, selected BMW Individual equipment functions.
The “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” is produced at the BMW Dingolfing plant in a limited amount of 100 devices. The automobiles feature exclusive BMW Individual devices information created by a manufacturing procedure that is specified by uncompromising quality requirements, conventional style awareness, and handcrafted precision. The anniversary design’s prominent status is recognisable in the beginning glimpse by the BMW Individual outside colour Centennial Blue metal and the handcrafted signet. The colour alternative available exclusively for the 100 centennial designs is obtained by an especially intricate painting process that accentuates the sedan’s meaningful design through impressive sparkle and an extensive depth impact. Technology and design at the greatest level likewise combine together in the created 20-inch BMW Person light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design that come in a bi-colour Silver/Ferric Grey look and with mixed tires.
An exclusive, handmade signet bearing the lettering “THE NEXT 100 YEARS” decorates the B pillars, the interior strips above the glove compartment on the traveler side in addition to the front and rear seat headr
Carfection tests the 40 yearl old edition 3 series, the F30 320d. The 3 Series is among the most long-lasting vehicles on the roadway.
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.