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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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MotorTrend takes the F80 BMW M3 to dyno photo 1
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F80 BMW M3 dyno by MotorTrend

MotorTrend takes the new F80 BMW M3 to the dyno test and compare it versus the previous generation E90 M3.

On K&N’s dyno, the brand-new M3 took down 379 horsepower at 6600 rpm and 378 lb.-ft. of torque at 4300 rpm. Main figures reveal the engine being ranked at 425 hp at 5500 rpm and 406 lb.-ft. of torque at 1850 rpm.

Using 13 percent as a rough quote for drivetrain loss, the two figures are matching however the peaks are different.

As explained by Albert Biermann in a current chat, the curve of the S55 engine is where we should be paying attention. Generally the power shipment is consistent and offered across the entire RPM variety.

The torque build-up starts way low as compared to the previous 4.0 liter V8.

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BMW 1m CSL V10
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BMW 1M CSL replica with V10 and 555 hp

German tuner TJ Fahrzeugdesign produces the ultimate auto conversion. By making use of a base BMW 118d version, the tuning specialists develop a BMW 1M replica with an outstanding 555 horsepower.

In contrast with the previous conversion presented back in 2012, the car gets brand-new body upgrades which calls for the CSL suffix. The 1M CSL not just comes in the very same gray as numerous BMW M3 CSL, however likewise with carbon fiber roofing and some carbon covers on the front and back.

Under the hood, the basic 1M inline six-cylinder with 340 hp is changed with the legendary V10 engine S85 from the last generation BMW M5 and M6. Different measures raise the RPM to 8,800 and the engine power to around 555 hp.

As in the M5 and M6 V10, the BMW 1 Series M CSL sends the power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed SMG. The standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 3.9 to 4.0 seconds, and the 200 mark is accomplished in less than 12 second. And even 300 km / h can be reached with the V10 1er after 36 seconds.

To improve the driving dynamics KW Clubsport coilover suspension Variant 3 are fitted to the 1M CSLs, and previously formerly Set up M brakes are used. The continuing to be suspension innovation comes mostly from the BMW M3 E92.

The 19 inch rims are fitted to 285 millimeters large sport tires.

The excellent exhaust sound originates from a custom-made stainless steel exhaust system. Regardless of the huge V10 engine, the BMW 1M CSL weighs 1575 kilograms with 52 percent weight leaning on the front axle.

The expense of the tuning, consisting of conversion to 1 Series M body style, V10 engine, SMG, CSL seats, changed axles, brand-new suspension, more powerful brakes and carbon aspects amount to a total of 85,000 euros.

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BMW Z4 Widebody Kit by Duke Dynamics

Duke Dynamics presented a widebody kit for the E89 BMW Z4.

Developed to offer the design an aggressive look, the broad bodykit includes a new front bumper, modified side skirts and extended fenders.

To broaden the rear end, the wheel arcs are now 9 cm broader than the standard Z4 Roadster. In addition to modifications for the wheel arcs, the car consists of a blacked out kidney grille, brand-new hood, rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes.

A carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a “CSL” trunk are offered too. Both are built from carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforced plastic. This specific automobile has actually also been geared up with 20 × 9 at the front with a 5 mm spacer and 20 × 11 at the rear SSR Administrator CV01 wheels that are wrapped in Nitto Invo rubber.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35is doesn’t get a power upgrade, so it still provides an excellent 335 hp at 5,800 rpm and an optimum of 370 lb-ft of torque between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm with the Overboost function made it possible for.

The carbon fiber body kit costs $10,400 (EUR7,585) and is presently readily available for order.

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BMW Toyota Sportscar Confirmed

It is finally official. BMW and Toyota confirmed that the two companies are working together to develop a future sportscar. Not just one car, but rather two.
“We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. What is important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands,” BMW Development Chief Herbert Diess told Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Reuters is reporting.
Diess refrained to go into the specifics but the rumormill churns out that a Z5 model could be in works, or even a hybrid supercar.

The rumormill mentions that naturally aspirated, supercharged, and turbocharged versions are reportedly being considered paired with electric motors. A source told MotorTrend in the past that Toyota has been working on an all-wheel-drive GT86 equipped with front in-wheel motors and that this setup could make it into the new BMW-Toyota sports car.
Additionally, the source says that BMW and Toyota products will have significantly different sheetmetal, unlike the GT86/FR-S/BRZ models.
We expect to learn more about this project in early 2014.

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