BMW M5 - "Bullet" - High Performance Art
The world's fastest sedan recreates super slow-motion bullet footage on a
much grander scale. The result: High Performance Art.
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Brake Energy Regeneration
As soon as your foot lifts off the accelerator, Brake Energy Regeneration
goes to work conserving energy.
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.
BMW Intelligent Headlight Technology: Long Version.
First introduced on the new BMW 7 Series (July 2012) as part of the
optional Adaptive LED Headlights, this functionality is now also supported
with Xenon headlights on all new BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring models
specified with a Visibility package.
BMW Adaptive Headlights are combined with BMW High-beam Assistant
technology to provide an intelligent headlight system that optimises the
illumination of the road ahead without glaring on-coming traffic and other
road users. This ensures improved visibility and safety during night time
and poor weather driving conditions.
Audi Top View Camera Taken Through Car Wash (reuploaded)...
Audi's Top View Camera system allows for a 360* overhead view of your
vehicle to aid in parking manuvers. It's quite impressive.
It begs the question though, what will it look like when the camera system
is assaulted on all sides by the vigors of a car wash? Watch to find
Sorry, had to upload this one again - the first version got screwed up.
07 BMW 750li night vision adaptive cruise sport rear ent DVD Call Val (919)624-3033
Check www.TERRAVALI.com for all details
This car has EVERY possible option that was available for the 2007 BMW
750li year model:
-Night vision - sources of heat (people, animals) are highlighted at night
to warn driver of imminent danger
-ACC (Adaptive cruise control) - cruise control automatically adjusts car
speed function of car in front
-Full sport package with 19in staggered wheel setup and sport suspension
-rear entertainment DVD
-6DVD changer in the trunk
-Sport Package with Sport Suspension
-20in Sport wheels with staggered setup.
-6 speed Steptronic Transmission
-Motorized sun shades for the rear window and rear doors
soft close automatic doors
auto trunk opening and closing
-Luxury Seating Package
3 stage ventilated front seats
comfort front seats with massagers
3 stage heated front and rear seats
-Premium Sound Package
Logic 7 audio system
6 disk in dash CD changer
-Rain sensing wipers
-Vavona interior trim
-Infrared windshield for better protection from UV rays
-Heated steering wheel
Retail price was $96,955.00 in 2007 (see www.terravali.com)!