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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1997 BMW Z3 2.8L 5MT Start Up, Quick Tour, & Rev With Exhaust View
1997 BMW Z3
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BMW Serie 1 M Coupé 0-270 km/h (Motorsport)
Accélération de 0 à 270 km/h (vitesse limitée) à bord de la toute
nouvelle BMW Série 1 M Coupé.
Moteur : 6 en ligne biturbo
Puissance maxi : 340 chevaux
Poids : 1 495 kilos
0 à 100 km/h : 4"9
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1998 BMW Z3 M Review
Richard Hammond is with IT consultant Paul Scullion, who is looking for a
car to have fun in. He takes a BMW Z3 M for a test drive to see if it's the
sports car he's after, plus Ian Royle has more information on the Z3 M.
2000 BMW Z3 ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE, START UP, walk around and review
2000 BMW Z3 ROADSTER overview, start up, walk around
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BMW M3 Coupé (E92)
Driving the new BMW M3 Coupé E92 for an extended review!
Hi-res video via: http://www.abhd.nl/video/bmw-m3/
BMW Z3 M Coupe Dyno
BMW Z3 M Coupe 2001
- Active Autowerke Superchared M Coupe
- Phoenix Yellow
- 3.2L S54
- AA Supercharger with Alcohol Water
- AA Intake Manifold
- Active Stage III Software
- AA Intercooler
- AA Oil Cooler
- AA Clutch Assembly
- AA Headers and Track Pipe
- Denso Iridium Plugs ( www.densoiridium.com )
- SuperSprint Stainless Steel Exhaust
- Brembo Big Brake Kits Front and Rear
- Stainless Steel Brake Lines
- SSR Comp 18 Wheels (18x8.5 / 18x9.0)
- TCK D/A front/rear
- Strong Strut Front Tower Brace and Rear Sub-Frame Bar
- Traqmate Data Acquisition ( www.Traqmate.com )
- ChaseCam ( www.ChaseCam.com )
Richard Hammond Reviews the 2000 BMW M-Coupe
Richard Hammond reviews the 2000 model BMW M-Coupe, to see if all the hard
work the BMW mechanics put in, to reinvigorate the roadster market, has
paid off. He takes it on a road test to check out it's performance and
handling, as well as seeing how practical it is.
BMW Z3M Z3 M Coupe Supercharged Imola Red - Walkaround. Review. Info.
RMS stage 2 super charged with 12lbs Boost pulley , around 450hp , stock motor &
stock internal. The engine has over 150 000 miles. Very reliable model
which bmw made back then. Car is simple to work on. Turns a lot of heads.
The wheels are real volks racing RE30's , wilwood front calipers , ect ...