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VIDEO: BMW M2 in Exhaust Shot Put Automotive Olympic Games

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–

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The brand-new BMW F90 M5 going fast around the Nurburgring

Spring is here and BMW resumes its Nurburgring screening for the upcoming releases. Today, the BMW F90 M5 blessed us with its existence at the famous race track where it performed some hot laps providing us a more detailed take a look at its performance and engine sound. The M5 will be a lighter car than the present F10 M5, thanks to the brand-new G30 5 Series platform. BMW has actually found out a lot from BMW i and CFRP and aluminum parts will be at the core at all future vehicles, not simply the F90 M5.

Under the hood, the brand-new M5 will make use of a revised version of the 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo with around 600 horsepower. The engine is likely to receive some elements upgrade which will help deliver not only better performance but likewise higher effectiveness.

Design sensible, the F90 M5 will take advantage of a refreshed BMW design language, with a more aggressive front fascia, 3D sculpted kidney grille and sleeker LED headlights connecting to the external edge of the grille. The spy video verifies it’ll get a more heavily raked rear window and a sloping boot deck, giving it a sleeker profile than the existing F10 M5.

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BMW of North America revealed the brand new 2017 BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive, the third generation of ALPINA vehicles based upon the BMW 7 Series provided in the United States.

The B7 Gets A New Heart

The 2017 B7 is powered by a new 4.4 liter eight-cylinder engine with twin-turbo charging, gasoline direct injection and Valvetronic provides an impressive output of 600 horsepower between 5750 rpm and 6250 rpm, while the optimum torque of 590 lb-ft is offered from 3000 rpm. The resulting performance figures are exceptional– the all-new BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive accelerates in simply 3.6 seconds from 0 to 60 miles per hour, 0.8 seconds faster than its predecessor while reaching a top speed of approximately 193 mph (initial figure).

A variety of significant technical information are accountable for this engine’s power output and performance characteristics– especially the air intake system, the intercooler and turbocharger configuration and the high-performance cooling system. The twin-turbo charging system makes up 2 specially established turbochargers positioned in the V of the 8-cylinder engine. These feature twin-scroll turbochargers with bigger inlet and outlet sizes. This configuration ensures optimum use of exhaust gas energy even at low engine speeds. The result is a fast power accumulation and more torque at low engine speeds for general exceptional engine response. At 2000 rpm the ALPINA’s V8 twin-turbo engine already produces 494 lb-ft of torque guaranteeing optimum efficiency.

All elements of the high-performance cooling system are developed to eliminate traffic jams and maximize efficiency– special large-volume coolers are interconnected by huge size hosing for optimum throughput. An indirect intercooler system (air to water) facilitates the implementation of short charge-air consumption courses. Integrated with additional external water coolers and a transmission oil cooler, the system ensures the thermodynamic stability of the V8 twin-turbo engine at all times, even under the greatest loads and ambient air temperatures.

Inside the engine unique Mahle pistons and NGK trigger plugs are created to handle the temperature levels and loads associated with 20 psi of boost pressure and a compression ratio of 10.0:1.

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2016 BMW M2 wallpapers

We bring you the very first high-resolution wallpapers of the new BMW M2.

Showcasing the Long Beach Blue color, the M2 shows up in these lovely images in its natural environment – – on the race course. Some of the photos also show the iconic 2002 Turbo and the fans’ preferred E30 M3 joining the M2 for an image session. According to BMW, the M2 playings around Nurburgring in 7:58 minutes, 7 seconds quicker than the V8 E92 M3. The BMW 1M ran the Nurburgring in 8:12 seconds, while the M3 CSL ran the very same lap in 7:50 seconds. The standard BMW M4 Coupe recorded a lap time of 7:52 minutes.

The M2 has actually returned to fundamentals, but has included a modern-day twist. It utilizes a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo innovation and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm/ 343 lb-ft. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be enhanced to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) simply put bursts under overboost.

All that tech and power enables the M2, with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Introduce Control turned on, to run from rest to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox). The leading speed of the new BMW M2 is digitally restricted to 250 km/h (155 mph). If the M Driver’s Bundle– which includes a BMW Driving Experience voucher for a track training course– is defined, this cut-off point does not show up until 270 km/h (168 mph).

BMW will sell the M2 in Germany for 56,700 Euros, beginning April 2016. The united state pricing will be revealed in the next weeks.

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BMW M2 leaked on the web

The brand-new BMW M2 has just been leaked by Auto Express UK. According to Auto Express, the M2 gets a turbo 3.0-liter inline 6 turned up to 370 horse power and 343 lb-ft of torque. An additional 25 lb-ft of torque comes from an overboost function. The gearboxes, brakes, front and rear axles, crankshaft and pistons come from the M4. It comes conventional with a manual transmission, while a 7-speed DCT is optional.

The magazine states the M2 is 35 kilograms lighter than the M235i. All of that power permits the M2, with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control turned on, to run from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed handbook gearbox).

Unfortunately, we still cannot release the complete information due to an embargo, so stay tuned, we have much more to unveil.

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WORLD PREMIERE: BMW M4 GTS with 493 horse power

The BMW M4 is an outstanding driving device. It’s one of the finest cars presently on the marketplace and among the most enjoyable. However can it enhance, can BMW make it even much better and more enjoyable to drive? The response is yes and BMW has actually already gone and done it through the BMW M4 GTS.

To create the BMW M4 GTS, the folks in Munich chose to take the basic M4 and crank it up to eleven. It’s far more sophisticated than it sounds. BMW went through terrific lengths to make sure that the M4 GTS is much faster and manages better than the conventional car. Which is an unbelievable achievement, considering how great the standard M4 is.

First, BMW started with the engine.

The 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged engine in the standard M4 makes 425 hp. For GTS duty, BMW took that engine and included water injection and some created internals, like the crankshaft. While that does not sound all that substantial, it makes a world of a distinction. Water Injection, a world initially on the GTS, substantially reduces combustion chamber temperature level by spraying an incredibly great mist into it during combustion. This reduction in temperature, by up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, increases both power and performance while also lowering engine knock. With this system, power bumps up from 425 to 493 for GTS task. That added power assists the GTS get from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, down two tenths from the standard M4.

But BMW would not just bump up the horse power and stop. Oh no, the M4 GTS has a few more tricks up its sleeve. New, revised guiding parts and geometry give it sharper turn in and much better feel. Created aluminum control arms, installed directly to the subframe without rubber bushings, assistance hone the dealing with even additionally. The aerodynamics have also, and certainly, been altered to provide the M4 GTS much increased downforce in addition to much better looks. A racing spoiler is connected to the trunk lid by 2 CNC-milled aluminum supports, each consisting of a detailed strut plan that efficiently integrates high stiffness with very low weight. The rear wing can be changed through 3 positions– one for road driving and 2 others that can be picked according to individual choice on the track

But however think that the new M4 GTS is just a track monsterBeast as it’s designed to also be an excellent exceptional car.”Owners can drive their BMW M4 GTS to circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring or Laguna Seca– for clubsport events, for example– then set lap times there that raise the bar to incredibly high levels for road-legal automobiles,” states Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M.

The BMW M4 GTS includes a three-way adjustable coilover suspension with mechanically adjustable compression and rebound settings, with precise independent adjustment of low- speed and high-speed compression. This allows the suspension to be customized to the qualities of different tracks.

The GTS requires a proper steering system, so BMW has worked their magic to offer the finest possible steering feel on the track. The steering torque curve has been additionally enhanced by modifications to the front suspension kinematics and the incorporation of functions such as uneven steering support mounts and a motorsport-derived, custom-made, milled swivel bearing. This design allows optimized axle geometry for lateral dynamics and guiding torque.

The swivel bearing likewise enables the usage of 9.5 inch broad front wheels. BMW M engineers have actually maintained the 19-inch front tires, while the rear axle makes usage of 10.5 inch wide wheels running on 20 inch diameter tires. The front camber setting has been adapted to a minus two degree setting for enhanced cornering lateral forces.

BMW’s Active M Differential gets an upgrade also. Its control unit is connected to the Dynamic Stability Control(DSC) system and takes into consideration accelerator pedal position, wheel speeds and automobile yaw. All driving circumstances can for that reason be exactly assessed and an impending loss of traction at one side of the car is identified at a very early phase. When essential, the system responds with split-second speed to vary the locking action, which can be anywhere in between zero and 100 percent. This prevents wheel spin on low-traction surface areas, on split- traction surfaces with a big difference in friction coefficient in between the left and best rear wheels, on tight hairpin bends or during quick steering maneuvers.

BMW M4 GTS is geared up with lightweight, enhanced, ultra-high-performance M carbon ceramic brakes, which are developed for an additionally improved track capability and longer life. The brakes are made of carbon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC).

Extensive weight decrease procedures consist of eve

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BMW Individual commemorates 25th anniversary with a special BMW M4 Coupe

Exactly what takes place if a car enthusiast wishes to honor his long-term interest for BMW M? He commemorates this remarkable anniversary with an one-of-a-kind BMW M4 geared up by the BMW Person division with extremely unique handmade information. “BMW M4 Individual Anniversary 25 Years” features a special Macao Blue metallic paint task combined with a black-painted carbon fiber front splitter and air intakes. The carbon fiber roofing system likewise gets the legendary M racing stripes.

The cabin gets a special treatment too with the BMW Person extended fine-grain Merino leather upholstery finished in bi-color black and Silverstone with contrast stitching in Silverstone and embroidered 25th anniversary logos on the headrests. The hand brake lever is wrapped in leather with an embroidered M logo design. There’s likewise an M carbon fiber trim with Macao Blue metallic accents and another M logo on the center console.

BMW has yet to reveal any power upgrades to this M4, so it is likely powered by the very same TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 431 horse power and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

No word either on the number of systems offered or the ordering process.

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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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G-Power BMW M550d remapped to 435 hp

German tuning home G-Power is offering the BMW M550d Touring a remodeling. Powered by a 3.0 liter TriTurbo engine, the M550d outputs, in standard type, 381 horsepower and 740 N of torque. But that does not appear to be enough for those looking for extra thrills, so G-Power is providing the M550d some added power for a total of 435 hp and 850 Nm of torque.

G-Power are using their D-Tronik 5 V1 module in order to enhance the power. The module is set up so that it just launches added power if the correct cooling water temperature has been reached. In scenarios where the oil temperature level reaches its restrictions, the power output is limited.

In traffic, the D-Tronik 5 module replies to the acceleration and change the power accordingly.

The M550d can now speed up to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the stock model and just 0.2 seconds slower than the M5.

Leading speed is restricted to 270 km/h, but for extra money you can increase it to 300 km/h.

The automobile now rests on 21″ ″ G-Power Typhoon RR forged wheels, wearing 255/30 ZR21 and 295/25 ZR21 tires.

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BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights – Impressive technology

At the 2015 CES, BMW is introducing a brand-new idea to showcase the newest developments in innovation coming from Munich. The BMW M4 Idea Iconic Lights showcases a new analysis of the twin round headlights including the laser lights technology.

In the back, the M4 Idea Iconic Lights sports brand-new OLED headlights which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of natural product.

The OLED aspects are really thin, with a thickness of simply 1.4 millimeters.

On the BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights design, BMW Organic Light is utilized in the tail lights and rear direction indicators. By triggering the OLED segments individually, it is possible to produce various rear lighting impacts in various driving modes. Whereas generally the L-shape is wide and uniformly illuminated, in Sport mode a different-shaped light pattern can be made use of by triggering just some of the OLED segments. The rear light then appears as a narrow, concentrated and greatly defined “strip” of light.

BMW initially provided a rear light cluster with OLED aspects on the BMW Vision Future Luxury idea model, makinged its world debut in Beijing in April 2014. BMW M4 Principle Iconic Lights shows its own version of this design. Its M-style OLED rear light cluster marks a new evolution of the common BMW L-shaped lighting design which, with the BMW 7 Series launch, was strengthened with an unique “glowing” result.

BMW has yet to verify when the OLEDs will certainly make it into manufacturing, however our own sources say an M car with Organic Lights will certainly appear in 2016.

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