viernes, 19 de abril de 2013
Our sister-magazine Bimmertoday bring us a video of the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe accelerating without much effort to km/h.
The M6 with four-doors and coupe-like roofline goes on sale this Spring with a base price of $113,000, only $3800 more than the M6 . For those in the U.S., BMW still offers the super powerful M6 with either a six-speed manual transmission or our favorite, the M Dual Clutch transmission. BMW also offers M Carbon Ceramic Brakes for $9,250. Optional 20″ M light alloy wheels Style 343M can be purchased for $1,300.
The recommended retail price Germany of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is 128.800 €, including 19 % VAT.
The M6 Gran Coupe uses the same S63Tü high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology as the M6 Coupe and . The power unit produces 412 kW/560 hp and 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm. 0-60mph is achieved in 4.1 seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph.
Here is the video showing the top speed being achieved, and stay tuned for an exclusive driving report by BMWBLOG.
miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013
Video: BMW M235i, F80 M3 and i8 testing at Nürburgring Nordschleife
BMW takes three of their upcoming 2014 models to the famous Nurburgring. First, we have the 2014 BMW i8, the hybrids sportscar that uses two different drive systems – an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. The electric motor is not a secondary power source, but rather an equal partner of the internal 1.5 liter three cylinder petrol engine. The engine is mounted at the rear and drives via a dual-clutch gearbox.
A 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time comes under five seconds, with a combined in the European test cycle of less than 3 liters/100 km (78 MPG) and average real fuel consumption of between five and seven liters (33 – 47 MPG).
Second model seen here is the BMW M235i, the two-door version of the M135i , which will also come to market next year. The BMW M235i Coupe goes into production in November of 2012 and if nothing changes in BMW’s product strategy, we will see the M-tuned 2 Series Coupe on U.S. soil. We initially reported on the M235i back in June 2012, but since then several prototypes have been spied during their testing phase.
Launched last year, the M Performance Automobiles line-up consists of several vehicles tuned by the M Division, considered to be “very sporty and fast, made for everyday driving.”
Last on the track we have the F80 BMW M3, the M model that with the highest sales numbers. The F80 M3 will be powered by an inline-six engine with a power output between 420-450 horsepower. The engine is mated to a double-clutch transmission 7-speed transmission, but we expect to see a for U.S. customers. The new M3 will debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Here is the video:
viernes, 5 de abril de 2013
Video: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Walkaround
BMW’s latest niche model, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, made its North American debut last week at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The 3 GT builds atop the long wheelbase 3 Seriessedan and unites the sporty-dynamic genes of the Sedan with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, along with enhanced space and ride comfort. BMW says that it has applied some of the lessons learned from the controversial 5 Series Gran Turismo.(Race Track Review BMW 5 Series GT)
The 3 Series Gran Turismo stands out with its interior designed to provide luxury and comfort, for both the driver and his passengers. The 335i GT model displayed in NYC comes with with a newly designed M Sport Package which adds, beside the usual M design cues and aggressive front end. Interesting enough is the fact that the U.S. model was sporting a new ///M logo on the front side skirt while the U.S. variant is missing the M emblem.
The 3 GT will be offered with the Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line equipment packages, or with the optional M Sport package, which will already be available from July 2013.
While in NYC BMWBLOG did a 3 Series GT walkaround.
lunes, 1 de abril de 2013
Driving Footage & Review: BMW 3 Series GT
UK magazines AutoExpress and Your Car are giving us two videos of the new BMW 3 Series GT.
At the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, BMW introduces the new 3 Series Gran Turismo.
This third body variant of the current 3 Series model family unites the sporty-dynamic genes of the Sedan with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, along with enhanced space and ride comfort.
In one of the videos below we have a chance to see in motion the 3T with M Package.
The high-end 335i GT with a newly designed M Sport Package adds, beside the usual M design cues and aggressive front end, a new ///M logo on the front side skirt. The unique M badge depicts an M Sport model and not a fully developed M vehicle. The M Performance brakes with blue calipers were included in this show package, along with the Active Rear Spoiler which helps with downforce and aerodynamics.
Let’s have a look and stay tuned in the near future for our own review of the 3 GT>