Friday, September 27, 2013
Road and Track gets upclose and personal with theBMW M4 and captures, in a short clip, the exhaust sound of the new BMW S55 engine.
The BMW M3 and BMW M4 comes with an innovative flap arrangement in the twin-pipe exhaust system. The electrically controlled flaps just before the rear silencer minimize exhaust back-pressure and produce a BMW M sound which is striking and over the entire engine speed range, as well as giving precise feedback on engine load.
The new engine sees a slight power upgrade over the previous V8 to approximately 430 hp, while peak torque has been increased by well over 30 per cent to substantially more than 500 Newton meters, and is maintained over a very wide rev band. The new powerplant also boasts excellent , with an improvement of more than 25 per cent over the previous model’s figures, while emissions are already EU6-compliant.
Here is the exhaust sound:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
BMW M Performance Parts for BMW 4 Series Coupe – Video
At the BMW 4 SERIES COUPE international press launch in Lisbon back in July, BMW introduced the 4 SERIES with M Performance Parts. The BMW 435i Coupe featured a series of parts from the M Performance catalog which enhance even more the aggressive look of the new 4 Series, and also gives us a preview at what the BMW M4 would look like.
For the first time, a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) is offered as an option. The LSD is a clutch type unit and features a 30% lockup.
Here are some of the parts:
- BMW M Power Kit: +25 kW / +50Nm of torque
- BMW M Performance LSD
- BMW M Performance Suspension
- BMW M Performance Brake System with red calipers
- Rear apron with diffuser in carbon
- BMW M Performance 20 inch light-alloy wheels
- BMW Kidney grille with black radiator grid
- Side sill foils with M inscription
- BMW M Performance Side Stripes
- BMW M Performance carbon front splitters
- BMW M Performance Mirror Caps
- BMW M Performance Rear Spoiler
- BMW M Performance Steering Wheel with Race Display
- Gear lever and handbrake in carbon including Alcantara gaiter
- Gear selector in carbon
- Interior stripes in carbon and Alcantara
- High-grade steel pedals
- Specially designed driver footrest
- BMW M Performance floor mats
The M Performance Parts for BMW 4 Series Coupe will be available from November 2013.
See official video below:
Friday, September 13, 2013
2013 Frankfurt Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class had its world premiere this week at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto show. Based on the S-Class sedan, the two-door S-Class Coupe comes packed with high-tech and avantgarde design.
Design wise, the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class stands out with a sleek and flowing design lines while in the rear it features an attractive coupe-like roofline. The Concept S-Class has a pillar-free greenhouse to lend the cabin a roomy feel. The interior design also seems close to production with a three-spoke steering wheel and a center console mounted bank of world time zone clocks, which might just be a concept feature.
The full-LED headlamps with their iconic eyebrows as daytime driving lamps give the concept an unique look.
The Concept S-Class Coupe measures 198.8 inches long, 77 inches wide, and just 55.5 inches tall. The 116-inch wheelbase makes it one of the largest coupes. The concept sits on 21-inch wheels (wrapped in 265/35 front and 295/35 rear tires).
The showcar comes with an equally attractive engine: the 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
Here is a photo gallery from the show:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
2013 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe
The BMW M6 Convertible displayed here in Frankfurt comes in the Frozenwhile the beautiful M6 Gran Coupe sports a Dark Blue Frozen.
The shapes of the luxury coupes stands out even more with the Double-spoke 601M style and the Competition Package which includes a sportier chassis, direct steering, 10 mm lowering and increase in power to 575 hp.
The competition package costs 8,500 Euros.
Here is afrom the show:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Preview: 2014 ALPINA D3 BiTurbo
Here is a preview of the 2014 ALPINA D3 BiTurbo.
Ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, ALPINA releases some information and images on the D3 BitTurbo model. The super sporty diesel is based on the F30 3 Series and will go on sale later this year.
Under the hood, the ALPINA D3 uses an inline six-cylinder 3.0 liter TwinTurbo diesel motor which outputs 345 HP (257kw) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque. 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.6 seconds while the top speed is set at 173 mph or 278 km/h.
ALPINA D3 Biturbo is available with a rear-wheel drive and xDrive setup. Optional limited slip differential will also be available.
We will bring you more live photos next week from the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.