BMW 1 M Coupe MotoGP Safety Car, Fiat 500C to U.S., Crashed Veyron for Sale, Fisker Karma
The BMW 1 M Coupe is announced as the MotoGP safety car, the Fiat 500C Convertible may come stateside this summer, A crashed Bugatti Veyron hits the auction blog, and the Fisker Karma heads to production. FastLaneDaily hosted by Derek DeAngelis
Hydrogen Fuel Technology & the Mercedes F-Cell
J.F. Musial is back from his hydrogen powered drive up the California coast
in a Mercedes F-Cell test car. He returns with strong arguments for
hydrogen power as an alternative fuel source in the upcoming decades. Alex
is skeptical, making note of the countrys current energy infrastructure...
This week on The Road Testament.
Fiat Zagato Coupe, BMW 650i Promo, Aston Martin Lagonda SUV, Mercedes BLS
Fiat announces they will indeed be building the Fiat Zagato Coupe Concept
we just saw at the Geneva Auto Show, BMW's new promo of the 6-series has
some interesting music, Aston Martin plans on building a new SUV under the
Lagonda brand and the Mercedes BLS, a smaller version of the four door
coupe CLS may hit showrooms by 2012. Fast Lane Daily hosted by Derek
BMW 1 series GT, Parallel Parking Fail, Rambo Lambo Returns, & Honda Sued!
BMW has a 1 series GT for the Paris Auto Show, although it's front wheel
drive, womp womp. The dumbest Smart Car parallel parker that has ever
gotten behind the wheel of a car. Lamborghini is bringing an SUV to Geneva,
aren't we mad at them for this or not? Also, some lady is pissed at Honda
for false advertising their Civic Hybrids MPG stats, so she sues! That's
all today on Fast Lane Daily with the new "Crew Cam" and all, hosted by
Derek to the friggin D!
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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2014 BMW i8 Review
What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
The all-new BMW i8 Full Review
With its fascinating holistic concept, the BMW i8 brings the vision of a
modern and sustainable sports car to life. The highly-emotional design
immediately makes it clear what qualities the BMW i8 has to offer. Dynamic
proportions show off its acceleration potential even when it's standing
still; and yet it doesn't rely on being a pure-blooded sports car. Its
aesthetics always follow a functional goal: for example, more aerodynamics
for maximum efficiency and absolute performance.
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, Detailed Walkaround.
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video or live webcast. While taking a breather at the Monticello Motor Club
racetrack the 2011 1 Series M Coupe posed for the walkaround.
BMW M4 Coupe 2014: Official Trailer
BMW M4 Coupe 2014: Official Trailer - The high-revving six-cylinder in-line
engine with BMW M TwinPower turbo
technology newly developed for the new BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe
produces maximum output of approximately 430 hp. Its peak torque soars far
beyond 500 Newton metres (369 lb-ft), outstripping the figures recorded by
the outgoing BMW M3 by well over 30 per cent. And yet the engine also
achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 per
cent. The weight of the cars has been reduced to just under 1,500
kilograms, which helps to ensure outstanding driving dynamics and
The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH
revealing an all-new interpretation of the high-performance sports car --
and carrying the BMW M philosophy over into the fifth generation of the M3.
More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were built,
and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this history of success. The
"M4" badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for
the new M model. And for the first time, the Coupe will be introduced at
the same time as the four-door variant, which logic dictates will be
christened the BMW M3.
"Four generations of the BMW M3 have blended motor sport genes and
uncompromised everyday usability within an emotionally rich overall
concept;" explains Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M GmbH. "The BMW M3
Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe represent an ongoing commitment to this philosophy.
The engine is the heart of every M model, and the example fitted in the two
new cars combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit
with the strengths of turbocharger
technology. An all-embracing lightweight design concept keeps the cars'
weight to just under 1,500 kilograms. The BMW M3 and BMW M4 take motor
sport technology from the track to the road, and thousands of laps of the
legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife -- the world's most demanding race
track -- have readied the new models for that transition. Meticulous and
passion-fuelled development work has underpinned the creation of two
high-performance sports cars that set new standards in terms of overall
concept, precision and agility."
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2014 BMW M4 Coupe
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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 BMW 1 series
M Coupe, a hyper performance limited production variant of the 1 series. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks again to Hendrick BMW for allowing me to film this vehicle! for
more information on this one as well as others visit www.hendrickbmw.com