Click the "Watch in High Quality" link and turn up the audio! Adam Barrera drives the 2008 BMW 135i at Texas Motor Speedway's road course during the Texas Auto Writers Association's Spring Challenge. You can definitely hear the heritage at work here. Check out http://expotv.com/users/highmileage to see more video reviews.
Dinan S3-R BMW 1M: Damn Near Perfect
Dinan takes automobiles from BMW, and makes them better. It's as simple as
that... but then again it isn't. The cars that Dinan starts with are
already pretty well sorted. Still, there's always room for improvement and
a Dinan-badged car has unquestionably been improved.
Such is the case with the Dinan-tuned BMW 1M. You start with a machine
that's already a joy to drive... and then you make it perfect.
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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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135i Laps Laguna Seca! - 2009 Best Driver's Car Competition
Ride along for a hot lap at Laguna Seca in BMW's 135i, as part of Motor
Trend's 2009 Best Driver's Car competition. Visit motortrend.com on
Wednesday, August 19 for full event coverage and to find out who wins the
title of Best Driver's Car for 2009.
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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Большой тест-драйв (видеоверсия): BMW 1 серии
Сегодня в «Большом тест-драйве» машина, с
предложением купить которую оклеены
вагоны московского метрополитена. Какую
технику нужно применять, чтобы хоть
как-то разместиться за водителем
(мастер-класс от Семёна), как Маша оценила
«чисто внешне» обновленную единичку, с
комфортом ли Рустам Вахидов погрузился в
багажник, действительно ли волшебные
микрофоны начинают терять свою силу и
почему Сергей Трофимов - это не Высоцкий?