2010 BMW 135i vs. 2010 Volvo C70 review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) With the hot summer dog days just around the corner what better time to check out two very similar yet very different convertibles.
BMW 135i Review - Exterior
BMW 135i reviewed by BMWBlog.com
2012 BMW 1-Series Convertible
THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES CONVERTIBLE BMW 135i Convertible Receives Exciting Upgrades for 2012. Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Convertible, which represents the purest expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front fascia 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 Convertible will go on sale this Spring. For drivers whose definition of Joy includes wind in the face and sunshine above, the BMW 1 Series Convertible continues the tradition established by the iconic BMW 2002 sport sedan. The essence of such driving purity -- a responsive inline-6 engine perfectly positioned within a rear-drive chassis to provide balanced, sporty dynamics -- is at the heart of this compact four-seat convertible. For the 2012 model year, two versions are available with inline-6 power: the 128i and the 135i. Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Convertible 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. Refered 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 Convertible, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.4 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 Convertible will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.3 seconds. A 6-speed Steptronic automatic remains o ptional on the 128i. So equipped, the 128i Convertible runs 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds, or 6.4 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.
BMW M4 Convertible 2014 POV test drive GoPro
Point of view test drive video with onboard footage of the new 2014 BMW M4 Convertible. The M4 Convertible has a 3.0 liter petrol 6 in-line M TwinPower turbo engine with two mono-scroll turbochargers. The engine delivers 431 BHP and 550Nm and sprints from 0-100km/h in 4,6s. Top speed is limited at 250km/h. The test car had a seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission. Filmed with GoPro hero 3 black edition. POV rijtest video van de nieuwe BMW M4 Cabrio 2014. De M4 cabrio beschikt over een 3.0 liter 6 in-lijn M TwinPower turbo benzinemotor. De motor levert 431 PK en 550 Nm en gaat van 0-100 km/u in 4,6 sec. De topsnelheid is begrensd op 250km/u. De testwagen had een zeventrapsautomaat met dubbele koppeling.