BMW Z4M Coupe vs. BMW Z3M Coupe vs. Acura NSX- 3-9-08
We were up at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park for SpeedVentures.com track
days. Had a great time, as always.
For those of you who have been curious, yes, apparently the Z4M is quite a
bit faster than the old
generation, despite having the same motor, similar suspension geometry,
I am driving the Z4M Coupe camera car. It is completely stock, including
the tires which are thread-bare...
The Z3M has the S54 engine, and is modified with headers, magnaflow Exhaust, software, Ground Control coilovers,
and the "new Nitto race rubber". (I'm assuming he was referring to the
The Acura NSX also had sticky tires, and some other mods. You can see how
he pulls on me on the straights, but the Z4M can easily keep enough speed
in the corners to get a super nice exit speed out of turn 2 which allows me
the juice to pass him on the 2nd straight. He DID NOT want to let me go...
Maybe he should learn to keep up first! BMW POWER!!!
BMW M550d F10 vs. BMW Z4 M Coupe on twisty road
Diesel locomotive can match one of the most pure M cars ever. Even on such
Fifth Gear - BMW E85 Z4 M Roadster
Based on the E85 platform coupled with an E46 M3 3.2 L S54 inline-6
powerplant, Fifth Gear's Jason Plato test drives the Z4 M Roadster in the
Getrag BMW Z4 V8 Coupe - 195km Rennaction auf der Nordschleife
nichts für schwache Nerven - 8 Runden Nordschleife an der Seite von
Michael Bäder im Getrag BMW Z4 V8 Coupe im Juli 2008 auf der Nürburgring
Aus diesem Video wurde zuvor nur eine Rennrunde veröffentlicht sowie eine
kurze Szene der ersten Rennrunde.
Runde 1: sehr hartes Manöver zwischen Stefan Kissling (Corvette) und Dirk
Adorf (Lamborghini) im Bereich Arembergkurve
Runde 3: Steilstrecke, Manthey kegelt Alzen raus
In der achten Rennrunde schafft es Michael Bäder endlich an Armin Hahne im
Manthey Porsche 996GT3MR im Streckenabschnitt Breidscheid vorbeizukommen,
läßt sich jedoch wegen der gelben Flagge wieder zurückfallen. Dabei
fährt Hahne ihm leicht auf das linke Vorderrad, was nicht wild aussieht
aber für einen Schaden an der Servolenkung und Ausfall mit technischem
Defekt sorgte. Armin Hahne schaut nach dem Vorfall offenbar nur nach vorne,
ohne das brennende Heck des Manthey Porsche zu registrieren.
BMW Roadsters: 1929-2013 - XCAR
BMW entered the world of cars in 1929 and quickly became known as one of
the best manufacturers of luxury motorvehicles. Some of its most notable
early cars were the roadsters, exciting and attractive roofless toys that
tore up the European roads and racetracks.
We explore the earliest roadsters from BMW, from the 315/1 and 319/1 to the
amazing 328 and look at the post war beauty that was the 507 as well as
leaping forward in time to the latest generation of roadsters, the Z
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► The BMW i8 Production
BMW i8 deliveries to customers starting in June.
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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