Posts Tagged: BMW M

BMW M Performance accessory program
By February 20, 2012 Read More →

BMW M Performance accessory program

As of spring 2012, BMW M Performance products specially developed for the BMW 5 Series Sedan, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and the new BMW 1 Series are available as part of the Original BMW Accessories range. The retrofit components designed in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH in the areas of powertrain, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit provide a tangible increase in driving dynamics by enhancing engine power, reducing weight and optimising aerodynamic properties. What is more, they add a striking touch of sporty style in the appearance and interior styling of each vehicle.

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BMW M6 Coupe
By February 17, 2012 Read More →

BMW M6 Coupe

The new BMW M6 Coupe offers superior performance properties within an ambience characterised by luxury and innovative features. The 412 kW/560 bhp V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology, the 7-speed M dual transmission Drivelogic, the Active M Differential in the rear axle differential and model-specific suspension technology provides unmistakable M feeling in its most intensive form. The motorsport technology used in the new BMW M6 Coupe paves the way to impressive performance on the race track as well as providing a fascinating experience in day-to-day traffic. The BMW M6 Coupe accelerates in 4.2 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. Its dynamic character is also borne out in agility on short bursts of speed, precision when turning in, traction capacity when accelerating out of bends and precisely controllable handling as well as its deceleration figures. The optional M Carbon ceramic brake system is presented in the BMW M6 Coupe as the latest innovation for optimising handling in highly dynamic driving situations.

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BMW X5 M50d and X6 M50d
By January 30, 2012 Read More →

BMW X5 M50d and X6 M50d

With the most powerful diesel in the BMW engine line-up and the optimisation of power transfer, handling and aerodynamic balance for which M is renowned, the BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d set new standards in their class in terms of sporting performance, conceptual harmony and efficiency. The engine developed for the BMW M Performance Automobiles generates maximum output of 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). The BMW X5 M50d races from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds, while the BMW X6 M50d brings that time down to 5.3 seconds. Both models also benefit from the immense reserves of power provided by their diesel engine when it comes to short sprints at higher speeds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases.

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BMW M550d xDrive
By January 28, 2012 Read More →

BMW M550d xDrive

The new and globally unique M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology gives the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine powering the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring maximum output of 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). The engine’s instantaneous and sustained wave of torque allows it to lay down benchmark performance values for diesel-powered executive cars. The BMW M550d xDrive Sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while the BMW M550d xDrive Touring records 4.9 seconds for the same sprint. The duo also display addictive elasticity at higher speeds thanks to their engine’s vast reserves of power. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases. The diesel technology developed exclusively for the BMW M Performance Automobiles also gives the new arrivals a convincing head start in terms of efficiency. The Sedan offers fuel economy figures of 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres (44.8 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle, while the Touring achieves 6.4 l/100 km (44.1 mpg imp). CO2 emissions are 165 grams per kilometre for the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan and 169 g/km in the case of the BMW M550d xDrive Touring.

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BMW’s new six-cylinder diesel engine with three turbochargers.
By January 28, 2012 Read More →

BMW’s new six-cylinder diesel engine with three turbochargers.

The first of the new BMW M Performance Automobiles are powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine. Fitted in the BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d, the 2993cc engine generates maximum output of 280 kW/381 hp. No less imposing is its peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft), all of which the driver will find on tap as low down as 2000rpm. Instantaneous torque development maintained into the upper reaches of the rev range is the hallmark feature of the new unit, underpinned by an array of innovative and unique technical wizardry. For the first time in a BMW, the engine is powered by a trio of turbochargers. Their arrangement and interplay strategy are the key to the engine achieving its exceptionally high efficiency.

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BMW M GmbH premieres four new models at the Geneva Motor Show
By January 26, 2012 Read More →

BMW M GmbH premieres four new models at the Geneva Motor Show

BMW M GmbH is adding four newly developed models to its product range. These cars come with a significant boost in performance and hallmark M precision in the interplay of the powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics – coupled with unrestricted everyday utility and high levels of efficiency. The BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW […]

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M GmbH unveils a new product range in spring 2012
By January 16, 2012 Read More →

M GmbH unveils a new product range in spring 2012

In spring 2012, BMW M GmbH will unveil a new product range for drivers seeking a particularly sporty driving experience, yet who also value the familiar comfort and practicality of BMW models.

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BMW M3 CRT
By June 27, 2011 Read More →

BMW M3 CRT

The BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) embodies a concentrated blend of state-of-the-art development expertise – inspired directly by motor sport – in the areas of drive system and chassis technology and intelligent lightweight design. It also represents the worldwide debut of a new production process for carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in the automotive […]

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BMW M3 Pickup
By April 1, 2011 Read More →

BMW M3 Pickup

Following the BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Convertible and BMW M3 Sedan, a fourth body variant of this globally successful high-performance sports car is about to cause a stir. Under the strictest secrecy, the world’s first high-performance pickup has been created at the BMW M GmbH development centre. The sportiest example by far in this […]

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe to serve as MotoGP Safety Car
By March 22, 2011 Read More →

BMW 1 Series M Coupe to serve as MotoGP Safety Car

The involvement of BMW M GmbH in motorcycle racing’s top-echelon event now enters its 13th year. To ensure the safety of the practice runs and the race itself, BMW M GmbH is providing the official Safety Car along with a raft of other high-performance vehicles for use by the Dorna Sports management team and IRTA […]