BMW Roadsters: 1929-2013 - XCAR
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BMW entered the world of cars in 1929 and quickly became known as one of
the best manufacturers of luxury motor vehicles. 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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2007 BMW Z4 M Roadster Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
This is actually a review I filmed around the turn of last year, but never
uploaded. Guess its better late than never.
In this review, we get an up close and personal encounter with the 2007 BMW
Z4 M Roadster, in Black Sapphire Metallic, accented with the Light Sepang
Bronze Extended leather interior. This vehicle was kindly provided to me,
courtesy of our good friends at DFW Audi in Euless, TX (www.dfwaudi.com)
for me to review. This review is designed to provide accurate vehicle
information to both enthusiasts and potential consumers alike.
2001 BMW Z3 3.0i Coupe Drive & Review
Come along on the second episode of AutoNauts as I butcher the German
language while driving a BMW Z3 3.0i Coupe!
BMW Z3 3.0i Coupe Tech Specs:
Generation: Z3 Coupe (E36/7)
Power: 231 hp
Maximum speed: 155 MPH
Acceleration from standstill to 60 MPH: 6 seconds
► 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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BMW Intelligent Headlight Technology
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.
2000 BMW Z3 Review
Ginny Buckley reviews the 2000 model BMW Z3, to see what difference have
been made to the 1999 versions and if it has had a major effect on the
performance and handling.
BMW Z3 & M Roadster Black Leather Sport Seat Upholstery Kit / Seat Cover package -- LeatherSeats.com
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to match the factory style or manufacture a completely custom 1-off
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