BMW 1M at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. 11.29 BTG. Very wet, scruffy lap
Not an example of a good lap on the ring. The first lap of the day and the
first time driving the car for over six months (literally got in at the
parking lot and drove straight onto the ring).
- The ring is an unpredictable dangerous place (watch 6.59)
- M-dynamic mode slows you down and usually cuts te power AFTER you have
corrected the slide, because it is programmed to kick in fairly late.
- VLN racing leaves a lot of rubber behind, combined with rain it makes the
track very slippery (watch 00:10 to 12:00 :D)
- This video shows a lot of bad driving (TC kicks in way too much), maybe I
should have brought a kayak today.
- Conservative braking is a must on a wet nordschleife
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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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BMW 130i Performance @ Nürburgring Touristenfahrten
A "hot lap" with my BMW 130i Performance on a Touristenfahrten session at
Nordschleife, 16th May 2011.
It was a quite rainy day, so the track is pretty moist at most places.
If you liked this video, you should take a look at this one:
Same car, same driver (me). At Destination Nürburgring Trackday March
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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2014 BMW M135i (320hp) - DRIVE & SOUND (1080p)
The full autobahn and country road Drive & Sound with a BMW F20 M135i,
8-speed automatic and RWD. I have to apologize for some unprofessional
audio in the beginning, but my Sony cam broke on that day and I had to use
the GoPro 3 for some more scenes than usual. Anyway, the 3.0 TwinPower turbo delivers 320hp and 450Nm, a nice and
punchy engine with a typical BMW R6 sound outside and a electronically
improved incab sound. While the egine was really good I wasn't quite as
happy with the suspension and steering as the car tends to be nervous while
breaking from higher speeds. If you are in the market for a premium hot
hatch I would highly recommend this car with the optional xDrive AWD system
as it will improve traction and high speed stability, the only real
downsides of this car. And go for the performance Auspuff (Exhaust)! Fuel consumption was always below 10 l
/ 100 km as Long as I drove it normally;-). Make sure to LIKE and COMMENT
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