2011 BMW 135i convertible review: to buy or not to buy?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 BMW 135i convertible is the best of cars
and the worst of cars. OK, worst of cars maybe a bit harsh, but the 135i
certainly has lots of personality that makes buying one a very difficult
decision. So to buy or not to buy. Watch the video review and find out.
Can Nissan Beat BMW? 370Z vs. 135i
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What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996
and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen
Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as
applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in
the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future.
The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports
car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and
style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts
didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception
With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is
a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With
this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on
from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into
play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous,
luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth.
This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a
sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the
2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag
2011 BMW 135i DCT Test Drive Review
Read the review I published on BMWBLOG here:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V compact digital camera. (Note: Camera looks shaky
because I had to hold with one hand and drive carefully with the other).
2012 BMW 1-Series Coupe
THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES COUPE
Targeted Innovations Update BMW 1 Series Coupe.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012
BMW 1 Series Coupe that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The
unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Coupe, which represents the purest
expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front
fascia on the 128i includes BMW's innovative Air Curtain that counters
turbulence near the wheel arches and so reduces the aerodynamic resistance
of the vehicle. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the
headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and
controls have a more refined look and feel. The updated 1 Series Coupe will
go on sale this Spring.
In 2008 BMW introduced the 1 Series to the US, an authentic performance
coupe that drew inspiration from the iconic BMW 2002 model of some 40 years
ago. As perhaps the next BMW legend, the 1 Series Coupe represents the core
BMW philosophy of pure performance, compact dimensions, and premium design.
By combining sporty rear-wheel-drive dynamics, agile handling, powerful
engines and seating for four, the 2012 1 Series Coupe continues to reinvent
the niche that the legendary BMW 2002 created.
Powerful engines, the rear-wheel drive typical of the brand and
inspirational agility make the BMW 1 Series Coupe stand out from the crowd.
It possesses characteristics unique in the compact premium vehicle segment.
With these updates, the BMW 1 Series Coupe develops further as one of the
most desirable Ultimate Driving Machines® in the business. Two versions
are available: the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe. Each has been enhanced to
improve convenience and comfort for the 1 Series' fourth model year.
Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine
that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Coupe features BMW's
Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium
construction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.
The 2012 BMW 135i features BMW's newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine.
Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic
throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of
torque. Referred to internally as the "N55", the engine reaches peak torque
at 1,200 rpm and maintains peak torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. With High
Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel
efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire
engine speed range. For the 135i Coupe, acceleration from 0-60 mph is
accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.1 seconds.
The 135i can be equipped with BMW's 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission
(DCT), as featured on the BMW Z4 Roadster. Equipped with DCT, the 135i
Coupe will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.0 seconds. A
6-speed Steptronic automatic remains optional on the 128i. So equipped, the
128i Coupe runs 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, or 6.1 seconds with the standard
6-speed manual transmission.
BMW 135i DINAN S3 Walk Around
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Dinan offers a broad range of BMW performance products from engine,
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Dinan's objective is to offer complete performance solutions for the entire
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Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race - autocar.co.uk
Which is faster? An Ariel Atom V8
track day toy, BMW HP4 superbike or a rallycross Citroen DS3 with 600bhp?
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Here we have three completely different ways of going extremely quickly in
a straight line. Time for a drag race then. So what are the contenders?
There's the one-wheel drive BMW HP4 superbike, which arguably requires the
most skill to extract speed from but has a ludicrous 757bhp/tonne
power-to-weight ratio. Then there's the two-wheel drive Ariel Atom V8 with
748bhp/tonne and the Citroen DS3 Rallycross car with only 577bhp/tonne but
all-important four-wheel drive. Oh, and did we mention it's wet?
Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers
industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our
team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring
journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most
exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race
Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a
wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar
pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to
deliver the all-important verdict.
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2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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MSRP pricing for the M6 Gran Coupe, before options begins at:
As Shown Here With Options: $131,000
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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