BMW i8 Concept Details

July 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

BMW recently revealed two new futuristic concept cars under the new ‘i’ sub-brand, the i3 and i8. The i3 is a boring city car so we don’t care about that, but the i8 is a superb hybrid supercar that satisfies both petrolheads with blistering performance and amazing looks, and green people because it does 78 mpg. It really is the best of both worlds. This great compromise is the result of an outstanding powertrain. Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear. Acceleration of 0 to 100 [...]

BMW M3 DTM Concept

July 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

We’ve been hearing rumors about the new BMW M3 DTM car, and here it is. Finally the wraps came off it to show a magnificent racer ready to take on Audi and Mercedes in DTM from 2012. The car offers an initial impression of what the BMW M3 DTM will look like when it lines up at the start of the 2012 season. However, the vehicle was not the only star of the evening at BMW Welt: BMW Motorsport also presented the first two drivers to be confirmed as wearing the company colours in the DTM as of next season – Andy Priaulx (GB) and Augusto Farfus (BR). The powerful V8 engine equipped with the air restrictor as detailed in [...]

BMW Performance Editions 2012

July 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

Inspired by BMWs Performance team, partner of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Game, BMW UK has made the two new Performance Edition models based on the popular BMW 1 Series and 3 Series. 1 Series Performance Edition comes with M aerodynamic bodystyling, dark chrome 18-inch M light alloy wheels, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, dark chrome exhaust tailpipe and dark line rear lights.  Enhancing its sporty driving style is the addition of M Sport Suspension, while sport seats with Royal Blue stitching, M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel and gearshift leaver, floor mats with Royal Blue piping and London 2012 exterior badges complete the sporty look. BMW 3 Series is available on the 118i and 118d, the BMW 3 Series Performance [...]

BMW i8 In Mission Impossible 4

July 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

The BMW i8, better known as the Vision Efficient Dynamics has already found a leading role in Hollywood, long before it makes its debut as a road car. The car will star in the upcoming Paramount Pictures release “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. BMW is the official automotive supplier for the film. One of the BMW vehicles provided for Tom Cruise´s next film is the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car ( the other a 2012 6 Series). It has been recognized as having the most sophisticated technology and the most striking design among the current concept electric supercars. In a few years the BMW i8, which was inspired by the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept vehicle, will enter series production. [...]

BMW M3 Carbon Racing Technology

June 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The latest weapon from BMW M artillery is the M3 sedan CRT, or  Carbon Racing Technology, which is basically the sedan version of the M3 GTS Coupe, powered by the same 450 hp engine. The BMW M3 CRT will be produced by the BMW M GmbH factory in a limited run of 67 units. Due to the very limited worldwide volume, and USA won’t get any. Thanks to extensive use of CFRP materials in the making of this car, it is actually 45 kg lighter than the ordinary sedan M3. This innovative manufacturing process opens up considerable potential for increased use of CFRP in series-produced cars as a means of lowering weight. BMW M GmbH also broke new ground with [...]