BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance

BMW M3 has received a new outfit and performance by a passionate German tuner Alpha-N Performance. The customization program BT92 for the BMW M3 also includes significant interior changes.

BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance

BMW M3 BT92 power

The experts in Alpha-N Performance expanded the engine capacity to a 4.6-liter. The powertrain of the BMW M3 BT92 is fitted with modified pistons, connecting rods, as well as modified ECU system.
The current production BMW 3 features a 4.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve engine delivering 414 @ 8300 HP (hp@rpm) and 295 @ 3900 of Torque (lb.ft@rpm).

The BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance pumps out 490 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The tuned car reaches a top speed of 315 km/h. In comparison, the BMW 3 is capable of 250 km/h and hits the time 0-100 km/h in in 4,8 s. 4.8

BMW M3 BT92 design

BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance features wider fenders, new bumpers, carbon fiber side skirts and a carbon rear diffuser. The exterior is individualized by a modified hood, boot lid, and Kevlar wheel house liners.
The elegant appearance of the BMW M3 BT92 is accentuated by 19-inch S3 alloy wheels teamed with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo tires.

Alpha-N Performance tuner added Recaro Sportster CS seats inside, and luxury wraps.

BMW M 6 Lumma CLR

BMW M 6 Lumma CLR

A few months after the official premiere of the BMW M 6 Lumma, another famous German tuner has revealed a new BMW M 6 Lumma CLR. The program is combining spottiness and elegance and is offered for BMW 6 series, models F12, F13, and 640i.

BMW M 6 Lumma CLR

BMW M 6 New exterior

The latest BMW M 6 conversion is fitted with a full-carbon hood, venting slots to the profile of the front spoiler bumper and large air intakes. The rear diffuser has been aerodynamically optimized while the stainless steel exhaust system is equipped with four tail pipes.

The Lumma CLR  BMW 6 M is finished in a special colour scheme.

LUMMA Design tuning company has develop a special aerodynamics package and a striking look for the BMW 6 Series models.

The exterior of the Lumma CLR M6 coupe shines with a custom-made LUMMA multi-part sports rims measuring 10×21 and 12×21 inch. The wheels feature an arch extensions to the front and the rear.

The aerodynamic kit of the LUMMA Design BMW M6 includes a front spoiler, large air inlets, a rear diffuser with a central double-pipe exhaust transform.

The exclusive ambiance inside the Lumma CLR car is styled with leather and alcantara combination with carbon fiber trims.

The BMW M6 is powered by V8 bi-turbo engine. It is fitted by LUMMA Design with carbon fiber engine housing,

BMW M5 with a special livery by WrapStyle

Specialists in car wrapping WrapStyle have designed an eye-catching blue livery for the BMW M5.

Blue chrome BMW 5 by WrapStyle

BMW M5 Technical data

Performance
Top speed in km/h
250
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
4.3

Weight
Unladen weight EU in kg 1,945
Max. permissible weight in kg 2,410
Permitted load in kg 540
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg 1,180 / 1,260

Blue chrome BMW

Engine
Cylinders / valves V90 / 8 / 4
Capacity in ccm 4,395
Stroke/bore in mm
88.3 / 89.0
Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min
412 (560) / 6,000-7,000
Max. torque in Nm at 1/min
680 / 1,500-5,750
Compression ratio : 1
10.0

Wheels
Tyre dimensions front
265/40 ZR19 102Y XL
Tyre dimensions rear
295/35 ZR19 104Y XL
Wheel dimensions and material front
9 J x 19 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions and material rear
10 J x 19 inches, light-alloy

Fuel consumption
Urban in l/100 km
14.0
Extra-urban in l/100 km
7.6
Combined in l/100 km
9.9
CO2 emissions in g/km
232
Tank capacity, approx. in l
80

BMW X6 M STEALTH by Inside Performance

BMW is the favourite brand for the German tuners Inside Performance. The latest fancy conversion is named “STEALTH” and is based on BMW X6 (E71) model.

BMW X6m Stealth Jet by Inside performance

The performance kit includes upgrades in optics, engineering and motor.  The BMW X6 M STEALTH boasts the impressive 700 hp. This is almost 150 hp more than the production car. The engine optimization achieves over 850Nm of torque.

BMW X6m Stealth Jet by Inside performance

The Inside Performance specialists have added a  3 Inch stainless steel exhaust system (4x90mm) and 1000 degree temperature-resistant special coating tailpipes „Cobalt Gray Mat“.

The BMW X6 M gets a new fancy livery – a specially designed car wrapping „Pixel Camouflage“. The exterior is also individualized by a twin-kidney grille in black high-gloss as well as deep concave drop-center rims measuring 10×22 / 12×22. They are teamed with Continental sport tires 295/30 ZR 22 / 335/25 ZR 22. The coilovers “inox line stage 3” were made by KW-automotive.

BMW X6m Stealth Jet by Inside performance

BMW X6m Stealth Jet by Inside performance

 

2014 BMW 6 Series lineup

The German auto maker BMW has developed special 6 Series editions – BMW 6 Frozen Brilliant White convertible, and an all-wheel-drive 640i Gran Coupe.

The topless BMW shines with a striking contrast between Brilliant White exterior colour and Frozen Black mirror caps, and a black grille. The elegant appearance of the car is completed by a custom-made 20-inch M Performance wheels.

BMW is planning to build only 100 units of this edition. It is priced at $106,995.

2014 BMW 6 Series White

2014 BMW 6 Series White

Official pressrelease
BMW 6 Series for Model Year 2014.

• New Frozen Brilliant White Edition Convertible leads iconic 6 Series into new model year.
• 640i Gran Coupe available with xDrive all-wheel drive

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 25, 2013… The BMW 6 Series Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe models will enter the 2014 model year with a stronger line-up than ever, thanks to new enhancements and a limited edition of the Convertible model sure to make heads turn.

Limited to only 100 copies, the new 2014 BMW 6 Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White Edition will be produced in April and early May, 2013, and will be instantly recognizable both inside and out. Available as a rear-wheel drive 650i, or 650i xDrive model featuring BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, the Frozen Brilliant White Edition will have a starting MSRP of $106,695 and 110,095, respectively (prices include $895 Destination & Handling), and will arrive at Authorized BMW Centers this May. Contents signature to the Edition include BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White Metallic exterior matte paint, Frozen Black wing mirror caps, black BMW kidney grilles, and 20-inch bi-color Ferric Gray / gloss-turned BMW M Performance light-alloy wheels.

Other 6 Series equipment specified to the Edition includes Black Nappa leather upholstery, a black Convertible soft top, and Gray Poplar wood trim. The M Sport Package and Executive Package are also included, and xDrive models will benefit from the Cold Weather Package.

Additionally, the BMW 6 Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White Edition will mark the US-debut of BMW’s new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, which allows the “personality” and presentation of the car’s instrumentation to change substantially with each of the various BMW Driving Dynamics Control modes.

BMW M6 Specific Updates.
In addition to the June 5th market launch of the M6 Gran Coupe, the 2014 model year brings other BMW 6 Series news, specifically in the territory of the ultra-high performance BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe models. The 2014 M6 will be offered with an optional 6-speed manual transmission, and M Carbon Ceramic Brakes are also now available. These options round out the intensity of the M6 model and allow enthusiastic owners to fully personalize the M driving experience.

The 6-speed manual transmission for the M6 Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe – available at no extra cost on all three models – was developed in-house by BMW M GmbH engineers during a two-year period preceding the launch of the newest generation of BMW M5 Sedan and M6 models. Control harmony, friction surfaces, and component strength were all carefully tuned and tested to produce the most involved driving experience possible. The manual transmission includes engine management software that automatically and seamlessly matches engine speeds during every downshift in the EFFICIENT and SPORT modes of operation. Switching the engine mode to SPORT+ cancels this feature and requires the driver to synchronize downshifts using the accelerator pedal for maximum involvement.

The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes option includes large-diameter, long-life front and rear brake rotors made of the most-modern carbon ceramic composite material, netting the M6 a 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) weight savings from the car’s crucial corner areas, specifically at the moving suspension parts and wheel hubs. This weight reduction increases the effectiveness of the entire suspension system. Of equal importance, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake system also quickly dissipates the intense heat generated by high-speed braking in the most efficient and effective way possible. Truly a “maximum performance” option, the M Carbon Ceramic Brakes also feature brilliant aesthetic quality, with a mirror-like self-polishing finish of the brake rotor surface and instantly-recognizable gold-painted brake calipers at all four corners.

All 2014 BMW 6 Series models receive the latest BMW iDrive version 4.2
2014 640i Gran Coupe now available with xDrive all-wheel drive
The 640i, 650i, and M6 models become the latest models to benefit from the latest-generation HMI, BMW iDrive 4.2. BMW navigation system which features a revised design and honed operating system. All 2014 BMW 6 Series models except M6 feature BMW’s superb 8-speed automatic transmission and are available with xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. BMW xDrive will be available on the 2014 640i Gran Coupe, joining other 640i and 650i Gran Coupe models available with xDrive.

BMW’s iDrive4.2. Display and control in the third dimension.
The newest BMW navigation system features a revised design and honed operating system. The menu-driven navigation system has been augmented by new functions. The user interface includes revised graphics and now comprises 3D elements, while the entire architecture of the individual menus is now presented in virtual, three dimensional spaces. Its 1.3 GHz processor and dedicated 3D graphics card, bring new levels of animation and dynamic transitions.
Along with the menu presentation, the navigation displays have been revised and enhanced. The map displays and guidance information are now depicted with even greater brilliance and sharpness than before. Additional function bars allow the map view to be customized quickly and simply without having to leave the map. The new function bars are superimposed as an extension of the original map bar and open up additional options. This allows for Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) or weather updates to be superimposed, points-of-interest to be displayed, or the map to be quickly switched from top view to perspective view. Standardization of the control bars in the multimedia sphere facilitates operation of a wide range of audio sources.

The Pie menu: greater operating convenience at a click.
The interactive map view also comes with the option of selecting special functions directly from the map. Using the iDrive Controller, the driver can mark a spot in the interactive map to open the Pie menu. This radial menu offers quick and easy access to a host of options. Depending on the information stored, the driver can have points-of-interest in the area flagged, read up on any stored details, start navigation to any of the points-of-interest, alter the map view and have the current location or destination displayed. If further information on a point-of-interest – such as the telephone number – is also stored, the driver can instantly access it and make a call.

Split-screen display with more detailed guidance views.
The split screen in the central information display also adds new functions. While entering the destination by selecting the state, city and road, the chosen location is also displayed in the map view on the split screen. The zoom function can be used to verify whether the destination shown in the relevant section of the map is the intended one.
For the navigation process itself, the familiar arrow guidance in the split screen has now been joined by a high-level guidance feature. This is automatically activated when the driver reaches a certain point ahead of the next navigation instruction. From a specified distance, which varies according to the category of road, the arrow display turns into a schematic, perspective view of the surroundings. This gives the driver even better orientation thanks to an enhanced depiction of the location and precise lane guidance. For an optimal picture, the perspective view changes in stages to a top view of the junction or intersection as the vehicle approaches it, while a dynamic vehicle indicator pinpoints the car’s current position.

The new 3D city model offers another view of select cities to aid navigation. If the 3D representation is available, a highly realistic depiction of the surrounding streets and buildings makes it easier for the driver to find their way around.

The mobile office: dictation function, voice memos and voice control.
The latest-generation navigation system features a full speech recognition function and optimized voice control system to complete the portfolio of office functions offered by BMW ConnectedDrive as BMW. The full speech recognition system now includes the dictation function which gives drivers the opportunity to dictate text freely and compose short text-based messages simply by saying what they wish to write. Just a few seconds after dictation has been completed, the transcribed text appears in the display and can be read out if desired. Drivers also have a number of simple-to-use, speech-based editing tools available to them for putting the final touches to e-mails and SMS messages easily and, most importantly, safely. The multilingual system can recognize six languages including English and Spanish.

An additional speech-based option to enhance office functionality is voice memos which can be sent directly by email. The advantage to the driver is the ability to quickly store ideas or to-do items and send them to the relevant addressee(s) – without being distracted. The recorded memos can be stored on a USB stick for use outside the car.

The navigation system now allows additional menu functions to be called up through simplified voice commands. The system is able to recognize contact data irrespective of the format in which it is stored, and thus independently of first name and surname order. Additional submenu functions can now be activated or actions specified by speech input – from adjusting the radio and entering a destination to changing the route criteria. Voice control is becoming even easier to use.

Rounding off the new office functions is the enhanced facility for simultaneously pairing two phones to the car at the same time. The contact data of both phones are now transferred to a shared list which is then available for making phone calls and sending emails. High-performance hardware means that calendar and contact information is displayed without delay, ensuring that both telephones are quickly ready for wide-ranging use in the vehicle.

BMW M6 Hamann Mirr6r

This BMW M6 has been completely resculpted and fitted with impressive aerodynamic kit by the German tuning experts Hamann Motorsport. The result is a new Mirr6r BMW M6.

BMW M6 Hamann Mirr6r

The Hamann Mirr6r BMW M6 features wider wings that accentuate the sport nature of the vehicle. The car is equipped with an all-new side skirts, air intakes to the carbon rear spoiler, and integrated carbon Venturi diffuser for an optimal air flow.

BMW M6 Hamann Mirr6r

The redesigned BMW M6 Coupe wears a chrome livery. The car is fitted with ultra-light forged rims Edition Race or Unique Forged Formula wheels teamed with Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R tires sizing 265/30 ZR 21 at the front and 305/25 ZR 21 at the rear.

The cabin of the is individualized by a leather Alcantara applications, aluminum pedals, trims in chrome.

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept makes the vehicle an integrated part of the connected world. This futuristic study sets new standards in infotainment and safety elements. This two-seater roadster, could be the car that uses the revolutionary technology combining optimized comfort, increased safety and pleasure of infotainment inside the car. This extraordinary concept car demonstrates what can be achieved with intelligent networking.

The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

In the BMW car, equipped with a Vision ConnectedDrive technology, smartphone automatically connects to the vehicle when the driver comes in. The smart car then immediately synchronizes with owner`s calendar, offers traffic information, as well as parking options.

The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

The concept includes BMW Assist Information Service and BMW ConnectedDrive Call Centre, and Passenger Information Display The Emotional Browser helps you to filter and organize the information. For example, if you are heading to a cafeteria, the Emotional Browser shows you a music play list of titles played in the café.

The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

 

2014 BMW Z4 Roadster

The special project 2014 BMW Z4 roadster in special metallic orange finish represents a blend of high-end technology and beautiful proportions.

2014 BMW Z4 Roadster

Inside, the topless BMW features an orange trim-specific seats, stitching and accents.

The car is available in two versions: the first one, sDrive35i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter N54 engine boasting 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant of the BMW Z4 Roadster is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The second variation, Drive28i comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder boasting 240 hp and 260 lb-ft.

2014 BMW Z4 Roadster

The first BMW in Z4 lineup was presented 20 ears ago.

2014 BMW Z4 Roadster

Official press release

New BMW Z4 Roadster.

A roadster with character and sporting flair updated for the MY 2014

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 17, 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PST… The BMW Z4 Roadster represents the interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art technology. An updated version of the modern classic is set to arrive in BMW showrooms in time for spring 2013.

The new BMW Z4 represents a time-honored and yet contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, the new Hyper Orange design package, as well as availability of the full range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide fresh impetus and lend the BMW Roadster even greater appeal and individuality.

The new BMW Z4 takes to the stage 25 years after the legendary BMW Z1 began the modern era of BMW Roadsters. That Roadster turned heads when it was unveiled at the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show not only for its revolutionary door concept, but also thanks to its agile and responsive handling. With the BMW Z1 began the latest chapter in the history of BMW Roadsters – a tradition which stretches back to the 1930s and reached the first of many high points with the BMW 328 (winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia) and BMW 507 from 1955. The BMW Z3 and BMW Z8 triggered a fresh wave of excitement for the classic open-top two-seater concept in the 1990s. And they also paved the way for the first-generation BMW Z4 and its successor, the brand’s first Roadster fitted with a retractable hardtop.

Design: classical proportions infused with modern character.

The success of modern-day BMW Roadsters is rooted in the rigorous dedication of a concept, a process which has left its mark on both the design and the driving properties of each car and is clearly recognizable in the new BMW Z4. The sweeping hood, long wheelbase, low beltline and low-slung rear end play a more vivid and uncompromising part in shaping its appearance than is evident with any of its segment rivals. The low seating position just ahead of the rear axle gives the driver and passenger a particularly intense experience of the longitudinal and lateral forces working on the rear wheels. This sense of being “part of the car” also allows the driver to feel more in touch with the road.

The hardtop roof also blends seamlessly into the car’s form. As it closes, it seals a smoothly flowing roofline, while large window surfaces optimize all-round visibility and the feeling of space inside the car. Once opened, the two roof elements are accommodated, one on top of the other, in a compact package inside the Roadster’s trunk. The A-pillars – painted an understated black – also underline the low-slung silhouette of the new BMW Z4, especially when the roof is open. The optional BMW Individual hardtop – available in the two contrast colors, Jet Black and Titanium Silver metallic – provides a feast for the eyes when the roof is closed. The hardtop can be opened at the touch of a button while the car is moving at up to 25 mph (40 km/h) in an automated process lasting 19 seconds.

The distinctive four round headlights team up with the broad BMW kidney grille to form a roadster-specific interpretation of the brand’s signature face. The standard Xenon headlights of the new BMW Z4 have a slim design and extend well into the front wheel arches. They feature LED light rings which emit daytime driving light in the brand’s hallmark style. Added to which, the light sources now have a strikingly three-dimensional design which accentuates the intricate technology of the headlights. Cutting across the tops of the headlights are LED accent lights, whose metal insert bears BMW lettering. The integrated turn signal indicators have chrome-coloured surrounds, which lend further emphasis to the sophisticated character of the light units. Plus, a newly designed, tapered surround for the side indicators adds a dynamic sweep to the gills on the front side sections of the car.

Striking touches: new paint finishes, Hyper Orange Design package, a new alloy wheel and the M Sport package.

A total of 11 external paint finishes are available for the new BMW Z4, including the new Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic and Valencia Orange metallic, which can only be ordered together with the Hyper Orange package. This new aesthetic/design package lends the Roadster a lively aura; the interior, for example, boasts an energy-charged contrast of black and orange. The bespoke Alcantara door panel trim, like the lower section of the instrument panel, comes in orange. The black leather seats have contrast stitching in Valencia Orange and an accent stripe running down the central section of the backrests and seat cushions. This stripe is likewise orange and is flanked by two thin white lines. The door panel trim and lower section of the instrument panel can also be specified in black as an option. Another exclusive element of the Hyper Orange package is the metal weave trim strip, which can be combined with further decorative elements in high-gloss black for the door openers and the gearshift or selector lever. This new Design package replaces the previously available Citrus Yellow Package and is also available in combination with other exterior paint colors as an option.

New interior additions to standard specification include high-gloss black surrounds for the central air vents and the iDrive control system’s folding Control Display, which comes as part of the optional navigation system. Elsewhere, exquisite Fineline Anthracite wood has been added to the selection of interior trim strips available as an option for the new BMW Z4. The BMW Z4 sDrive28i, BMW Z4 sDrive35i and BMW Z4 sDrive35is are offered with Kansas leather trim. The range of light-alloy wheels includes a newly designed V-Spoke 18-inch wheels combined with staggered front and rear tire sizes.

The engaging character of the Roadster as a driver’s tool is given particular emphasis by the optional M Sport package, which includes Adaptive M suspension, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels and an M aerodynamics package with large air intakes in the front wing and a rear bumper inlay painted Anthracite metallic. Bringing an extra dose of sporting flair into the interior, meanwhile, are features such as sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, M driver’s footrest, M door sill finishers and an anthracite-colored roof liner. The Aluminum Carbon trim strip, M leather gear lever knob and grey dials for the instrument cluster lend the finishing touches to the interior ambience. The new BMW Z4 sDrive35is comes with a model-specific version of the M Sport package.

Engines: BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in three output levels
The BMW Z4 will continue to be available in the US with one four-cylinder and two inline-six powerplants. Their most significant shared feature is BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which ensures an exceptionally effective balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption throughout the range.

The BMW sDrive28i features BMW’s award-winning TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, which produces 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It powers the BMW Roadster from 0 – 60 mph in 5.5 seconds with the 6-speed manual (5.6 with the 8-speed automatic) and returns EPA mileage estimates of 22 mpg city/ 34 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with the manual and 24/33/26 for the 8-speed automatic). The BMW Z4 sDrive35i features BMW’s N54 TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-6, producing 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It goes 0 – 60 mph in five seconds flat with the7-speed DCT (5.1 with the 6-speed manual) with EPA mileage estimates of 19 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined with the manual and 17/24/19 for the 7-speed DCT. The top-range Z4 sDrive35is features a higher-output version of BMW’s venerable N54 producing 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and the 7-speed DCT. The top model goes from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds without a penalty to the EPA mileage estimates.

Extensive comfort-enhancing equipment.

The new BMW Z4 delivers the driving pleasure customers have come to expect from the brand, fulfilling the desire for both sporting ability and comfort. Drivers can use the standard Driving Experience Control switch to select a configuration to suit the situation at hand and satisfy personal preferences. COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes can all be called up using the rocker switch on the center console. As well as adjusting the responses of the engine and DSC stability system, the different modes also alter the shift characteristics of the automatic gearbox, the responses of the Servotronic function and the mapping of the electronically controlled dampers, if these items are specified. These modes allow the driver to choose from a selection of distinctive and clearly differentiated set-ups for the car.

Other items of equipment fitted as standard are Xenon headlights, automatic climate control, a heated glass rear window, the Soft Close Automatic function for the boot lid and runflat tires with a tire pressure monitor. The standard Z4 sound system includes CD player, AUX-IN socket and 11 loudspeakers. Customers can also choose the optional Premium Sound System with higher output and 14 loudspeakers. The optional navigation system enables high-resolution map graphics – complete with 3D view – on the 8.8-inch iDrive monitor. The navigation data for the system is stored on an in-car hard disk, which also provides 12 GB of capacity for personal music collections.

The range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive has also expanded once again. The new BMW Z4 can be equipped with features such as High Beam Assistant and Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear of the car. If the navigation system is specified, the ConnectedDrive Services options allow use of internet-based information and entertainment services inside the car. This system must be fitted to enable access to the BMW Online portal and apps using the Control Display and iDrive Controller. The Real Time Traffic Information function is also on hand, supplying the driver with congestion warnings and diversion recommendations in real time. Apple iPhone owners can use BMW apps, for example, to receive web radio stations, display Facebook and Twitter posts on the monitor and ask for them to be read out. BMW Apps also enhanced safe, convenient access to music streaming services like Pandora, MOG and Aupeo as well as Stitcher. The range of BMW ConnectedDrive features available for the new BMW Z4 also includes BMW TeleServices, BMW Remote Services, Concierge Services and enhanced Automatic Collision Notification with automatic vehicle location and accident severity detection.

The market launch of the new BMW Z4 is scheduled for spring 2013.

BMW Z4: Roadster heads into the future with enhanced appeal and individuality.

New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, a new equipment package and a new entry-level engine variant allow the BMW Z4 to make an even more attractive and innovative case for itself in Detroit. Three new body colours are available exclusively with the Design Pure Traction option, which is also new. Meanwhile, black and orange tones create a particularly absorbing contrast of colours in the interior.

Additional scope for individualisation is provided by new 17-inch and 18-inch light-alloy wheels and the optional M Sport package. And there is also the arrival of a new model variant to report; the BMW Z4 sDrive18i is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology developing 115 kW/156 hp. This new entry point to the Z4 range can also be ordered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The selection of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services available on board the BMW Z4 has also been expanded. If the Professional navigation system is specified, the ConnectedDrive Services option enables use of internet-based information and entertainment services inside the car.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

The German auto-manufacturer BMW revealed technical and design details of the new BMW i3 Concept Coupe. This vehicle extends the BMW „i” range consisting of all-electric models.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

Image: Autoblog.com

The newest member of the “i” brand shines with its state-of-the-art design. The main highlight of the zero-emission car is the three-door architecture. The car features a carbon-fibre body that leaves an impression of lightness, transparency and aerodynamics.

 

BMW i3 Performance

The i3 is an all-electric version of the BMW eDrive technology. The concept is powered by an electric motor with a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft). The powertrain is linked to a single-speed transmission. The motor is combined with a lithium-ion battery placed under the floor. The low centre of gravity adds to the sensationally agile nature.

The range with an all-electric drive depends on driving style. Drivers can opt for three driving modes – COMFORT, ECO PRO and ECO PRO+. The ECO PRO+ offers maximum driving range but the speed is limited to 90 km/h (56 mph).

The BMW eDrive system allows the eco-friendly car to cover a distance of around 160 kilometres (100 miles) on a full battery charge.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Exterior

The BMW i3 Concept Coupe features elegant dimensions – it is 3,964 millimetres long, 1,768 wide and 1,555 high. The wheelbase is 2,570 millimetres long.

The panels surrounding the wheel arches, doors and rear sidewalls are finished in Solar Orange metallic shade. It forms a contrast with the high-gloss black finish on the bonnet, roof and boot lid, lower edge, as well as some detail on the front and rear apron. The impressive appearance is completed by contrasting touches of Frozen Grey matte for the kidney grille.

The i3 is fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design and tyres measuring 155/60 R20 at the front and 175/55 R20 at the rear.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Interior

The occupants are able to enjoy the spacious cabin. The easy access thanks to the lack of a B-pillar is combined with long doors with frameless windows and an improved visibility for the passengers in the rear compartment.

Customers are able to choose an individual styling and materials for the interior. BMW designers offer a premium materials such as fine leather, wood, wool and other renewable natural materials.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe
Image: Autoblog.com

The sporty three-door car is equipped with a hi-end displays, as well as innovative infotainment and communications functions, and a navigation system. There are 6.5 inch (16.5 centimetre) display on the steering column, another one 8.8 inches (22.4 centimetres) in the centre of the dashboard and a central information screen.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe
Image: Autoblog.com

BMWs and Audis – most targeted by thieves in Europe

BMW and Audi models are amongst the most targeted brands by car thieves in Europe. Insurance companies report that in top 10 vehicles that never return to their owners are three BMW and 3 Audi models. Learn more about desirable cars.

BMW Z4
Image: Frank Kehren

BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 roadster is a sports two-seater. It is a little bit pricey compared to its rivals. The premium-priced model is refined and luxurious. The Z4 is offered in 2.5i, 3.0i and 3.2-liter variants, with 184 horsepower, 225 hp and 330 hp respectively. In 2012, the German auto builder launched a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the sDrive28i model. The drivetrain generates much power combined with better fuel economy.

BMW Z 4
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BMW 7-series Sedan

The BMW 7 Sedan is preferred by thieves because of the state-of-the-art technology, efficient peak performance and comfort. It is a must have vehicle for the people that want elegance and power.

BMW 7-series Sedan
Image: Ed Callow [ torquespeak

The 7-series sedan is famous with its exclusive appearance featuring adaptive LED headlights, a striking kidney grille slats and chrome accents, and large air inlets. Inside, the passengers are surrounded by high-end design, based on fine materials and finishing. The comfortable ambiance of the 7-series Sedan inspires with a feeling of spaciousness, and hi-tech innovations. One of the highlights is the Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound system offering a crystal-clear tone.

BMW X5

Another BMW flagship – the X5 is one of the most targeted by thieves. The BMW X5 Is the synonym of efficiency and performance for many Europeans.The vehicle is offered with a four diesel and petrol engines.

All four powertrains feature the latest generation of BMW EfficientDynamics technology.

The BMW `s eye-catcher features a long wheelbase, short overhangs and powerful contours that complete its sporty appearance.

Audi TT

One of the most popular cars amongst thieves is the iconic Audi TT. The smallest and lightest Audi model features potent performance with its 211 turbocharged horsepower engine.

The Audi TT Coupe exterior is highlighted by front Xenon plus headlights and LED daytime running lights, and an adaptive rear spoiler.

Audi TT Coupe
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