2009 Rolls Royce Phantom
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced details of a product update to the 2009
model year Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase. Building on a successful
sales year in 2008, the phased introduction of a number of subtle model
year enhancements will reinforce Phantom's position as the pinnacle product
of the super luxury segment. Production will commence at Goodwood in the
2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo World Debut
BMW is once again defining a brand-new segment in the automobile market.
The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo combines elegance, space, comfort and
variability in truly unique style. The vehicle will debut at the 2009
Frankfurt Motor Show. get the complete story at TheAutoChannel.com.
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo : Car Review
http://newcarnet.tv The GT stands for Gran Turismo but this is no Maserati.
BMW says it's been designed for customers who don't feel their needs are
being met by other Beemers like the 5 Series Touring or the X5. But what
exactly is it? Massimo Pini gets behind the wheel to find out.
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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.
Fifth Gear: Web TV Edition 13 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
In this edition of the show, Vicki Butler-Henderson tries out the new BMW 5
Series Gran Turismo; and Graham from the Office attends the launch of the
Worlds most luxurious Range Rover. For more videos, news and reviews go to
2011 BMW 535i Gran Turismo HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ The BMW 5 Series has been around since 1972
but there has never been one like the Gran Truismo. At four inches higher
than the sedan, it the for people who need a wagon but just don't like the
fashion statement. Tom Voelk take an extended look at a well-equipped
xDrive model and the trick dual articulated hatch.
The all-new BMW i8 Full Review
With its fascinating holistic concept, the BMW i8 brings the vision of a
modern and sustainable sports car to life. The highly-emotional design
immediately makes it clear what qualities the BMW i8 has to offer. Dynamic
proportions show off its acceleration potential even when it's standing
still; and yet it doesn't rely on being a pure-blooded sports car. Its
aesthetics always follow a functional goal: for example, more aerodynamics
for maximum efficiency and absolute performance.
BMW Freakish or Fabulous? BMW 550i Gran Turismo Road Test Video
2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo Full Test:
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Oh, you haven't heard? The 5 Series wagon is gone for 2011. Only 878
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ever sold was 2,351 back in 2005.
How to unlock hidden e60 5 series sport mode button
in this video i show you how to unlock the hidden sport mode feature on the
e60 5 series BMW. This requires no coding, and once the cable is installed,
should allow you to activate the sport feature which you can see by SPORT
showing up in the cluster. very noticeable difference and make the ride a
whole lot better. this was done on a 2004 BMW 525i automatic non-sport.
cable is pretty simple to make, for easy video purpose i just ran a long
cable, but can be installed anywhere. results may vary as i only tested on
my e60, so i can only vouch for first hand testing on my own vehicle.
PLEASE use this video as a guide, i assume no responsibility for any damage
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The Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross,
and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in
price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out,
has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt
E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks
great, wait till you see how it drives.