The first photos of the new BMW M3 and M4 appeared on the Internet. Frames are official, as to them good professional portals and BMW Blog Club Lexus. As is evident from the pictures the new BMW M3, which will now be available only in sedan has received an aggressive body kit that features new bumpers, side skirts, aerodynamic mirrors, exhaust pipes with the usual four wheels and unique 5 spokes. The photos confirm the information that the model is equipped with a carbon roof, thanks to that achieved an even lower center of gravity. As for the interior BMW M4, which will appear in the convertible version, there are similar changes. The model is almost identical to the concept that the German company showed competition of elegance in Pebble Beach earlier this year. The coupe is equipped with the same sports body kit as the sedan also has a carbon roof, but looks even sportier due to the fact that there are only two doors.
The company BMW has not given up the idea to build a new sports flagman – M8, which is rumored for years. This was announced by the German publication Autobild, which refers to a source from the Bavarian automaker. According to latest information, the model will be built based on the hybrid sports car i8, which relies on a combination of gasoline engine and electric motor with a total capacity 362 hp In M8, however the unit will be petrol -turbo V8 with 600 hp. Thanks to the carbon structure occupied by i8, the weight of future super car will not exceed 1500 kg. This will allow the BMW M8 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 322 km/h.
There is no doubt that technology has improved cars significantly. Thanks to the latest technological developments, cars are now faster, safer and more comfortable than ever before. However, this technology comes at a price and there are many models that choose to forego many gadgets specifically to keep the price of their cars low. However, there are those that manage to strike a great balance between providing the most advanced tech for great value and here are some of the best.
1. 2013 Tesla Model S
Even though the Tesla is an electric car, you should make no mistake about it – it is all about performance. When you are in it, you will feel as if you are in any other sports car you can find. However, the Tesla is also packed to the extreme with technology. It is always looking for something new to improve, but the Model S is the one which manages to pull it off most successfully.
2. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
Mercedes has always been an innovator, notable for many technological firsts. If you want to know what kind of technology will become standard for cars in a few years, just look at what Mercedes offers now. To that end, the GL Class is the one which currently has on display the best tech, highlighted mbrace2 infotainment system which gives the driver access to many multimedia features.
3. 2014 Nissan GT-R
If you have the money to splurge on something almost fanatical about technology, then the GT-R is the car for you. This is truly a supercar, but one which is absolutely filled to the brim with all conceivable gadgets. For more information, visit http://www.nissansantamonica.net.
Whenever you are looking for a great tech toy to drive around in, visit http://www.nissansantamonica.net. Here you will find a very large selection of different vehicles, each one with its own special features that will appeal to you.
The tuning company Prior Design presented its vision for the BMW M6. A set of enhancements is still being developed, but tuners spread first images, from which we can get a sense of what is being prepared. The Prior Design tuning is designated as PD6XX and is now clear that will offer major changes to the exterior. These include wider wheel arches, large anti-wing, aggressive front bumper, vented hood, side skirts, rear bumper with diffuser and more. The body kit is made of carbon fiber and includes new wheels with a larger size. Information about changes in the interior missing, but from the pictures we can see that there is prepared for a thorough reworking. Stake is sporty, but luxurious atmosphere, relying on materials such as Alcantara, premium leather and carbon fiber.
For drive unit also does not mention anything, but probably change when it will be made in line with the new more sporty look of the M6. The standard 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine delivers 560 hp and 680 Nm, accelerating the body from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds.
BMW revealed the 4-Series, equipped with the M Sports package, announced the company’s headquarters. This is the first time that we can get an idea of the official appearance of the upcoming BMW M4 Coupe. The M Performance Package adds to the standard look of the car a deeper front bumper with carbon fiber splitter and larger openings for cooling the front brakes and engine. A back pack continues with lower thresholds, decorative stickers and a new rear bumper with holes for removal of hot air from the rear discs. Interior Bavarians have provided three-spoke sports steering wheel, deep seat, pedals and rack left foot stainless steel branded floor mats and carbon fiber accents on the handbrake and gear lever. BMW has exported information and increase engine power, which can be combined with the package, making sure that the power adjustments only include a sports exhaust system and software versions:
The 2.0-liter diesel in the 420d has increased power of 16 hp and 39 NM to 195 hp and 418 Nm. The 2.8-liter turbo petrol 428i has increased power of 27 hp and 39 Nm to 269 hp and 389 Nm. The 3.5-liter six-cylinder petrol 435i has increased power of 34 hp and 50 Nm to 336 hp and 450 Nm.
The company BMW will use its new modular platform for front wheel drive and on the compact roadster Z2. It inflects a spiritual successor to the BMW Z3 and is expected to occur in 2016 will be offered with a three-cylinder turbo engine with 1.5 liters of displacement and more powerful versions will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder units.
The most powerful version will have 300 hp and most effective option will use the 1.5 diesel with average levels of carbon emissions below 100 g/km.
Platform, which is known for its name UKL, will be used in all new models of MINI, and the BMW 1-Series with five and seven seats in the interior.
BMW Z2 prices are expected to start at just over 23,300 EUR.
The new model of BMW will be more aggressive and more compact in comparison with the larger sports convertible models of the company, as it is expected to be economy and high power.
Among the major studios for tuning cars recently became a tradition to present their programs for Developing models that have not yet appeared on the market. In this case it is the third generation of the BMW X5, which will be released in November, but now experts from Lumma Design have done with a project for him. Judging by the company distributing photos, after the intervention of designers Lumma, crossover has acquired significantly more aggressive appearance. In aerodynamics package includes a new bumper parts, sill plates and extended wheel arches. “Gotcha” is the rear bumper that has 4 holes in the exhaust system. Notably Lumma Design refrain from adjustments to the engines. It is expected that the new generation of the popular model to appear with 3 choices of engines – one petrol and two diesel. Petrol will be 4.4-liter V8 with a power output of 450 hp, while the smaller of the two will rely on diesel 258 hp and 560 Nm of torque. Its powerful modification will be three turbines and will develop 381 hp and 740 Nm.
BMW officially unveiled the first electric car in history – i3. It was shown during the three simultaneous events in New York, London and Beijing. Described as a “revolutionary step forward in environmental mobility,” i3 follows the design of the concept, which was first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011 design accents include a distinctive grille, U-shaped LED headlights and painted black shutters and ceiling. An interesting detail is that the rear doors open backwards, which facilitates access to the interior. The coupe is based on a carbon fiber monocoque and aluminum structures for front and rear suspension, which in turn builds on the 19-inch wheels. An additional cost, they may be replaced by a larger 20-inch analogs of forged aluminum. The interior supports environmental nature of the car, its construction by BMW have used “natural leather, wood, wool, and other basic materials that can be recycled.” Equipment levels are three – Loft, Lodge and Suite – even the base comes well equipped with air conditioning, USB / Bluetooth / SIM Card connectivity, and 6.5-inch iDrive control system. Options include GPS navigation, automatic climate control, heated front seats and electric glass sunroof.
BMW released official technical details of the production version of the hybrid sports car i8, whose official premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The model is powered by a combination of 3-cylinder petrol turbo engine volume of 1.5 liters and power 231 hp driving the rear wheels and an electric motor (131 hp), responsible for the front. The total power of the machine will reach 361 hp and maximum torque – 570 Nm. Both engines use separate transmissions – a six-speed automatic, which is coupled with a combustion unit and a two-tier, which is integrated into the electric motor. Both systems can work both together and separately. The acceleration of BMW i8 car from 0 to 100 km/h will be in 4.5 seconds, while the top speed will be electronically limited to 250 km/h. It can travel about 500 km on a fully charged battery and fuel tank. Average fuel consumption will be just 2.5 l/100 km, while in electric mode driving range will be 35 km. The charging of the batteries which are placed in the middle of the lower chassis to be needed for 1.5 hours. Charging is of electrically conductive network, and information on the capacity of lithium-ion batteries do not.
The convertible BMW 4-Series, which has already been filmed during tests with roof up, appeared before the paparazzi with old one. The model will debut to the public at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November. In internet appeared photos of the prototype with the roof, which is divided into 3 sections and went behind the second row seats. According to the paper, the mechanism of removal is so lightweight and does its job quite quickly. Furthermore, the chassis and the new construction of the model are also processed, allowing the convertible to be about 50 kg. lighter than its predecessor – the open version of the previous generation of the BMW 3-Series. The weight of the new modification will be 1,770 kg would still exceed that of the coupe BMW 435i, which is about 1600 kg. As before, the convertible will be offered with the system for four-wheel drive xDrive. The modification Convertible provided 2.0 and 3.0-liter gasoline turbo engines with power 245 and 306 hp respectively, and 2.0-liter turbo-diesel with 184 hp power. At a later stage we will go and weaker versions – diesel (318d) with a capacity of 143 hp and 2.0-liter petrol engine with 184 hp.