Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – April 2017

BMW E34 M60

April 30, 2017
BMW V8 M60 (1992 to 1996) motor had a dry weight ranging between 386lb (175kg) and 448lb (203kg).

BMW E70 X5M

April 29, 2017
The BMW E70 X5 M was the first sport utility vehicle (along with the E71 X6 M) to be engineered by BMW M Division.

BMW E30 M3 Stock Red

April 28, 2017The BMW E30 M3 made its. public debut at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show.

BMW E63 M6 coupe

April 27, 2017
The BMW E63 M6 coupe has a carbon-fiber roof and other weight saving measures, making it 20kg (44lbs) lighter than the E60 M5, however it is 140kg (309lb) heavier than the outgoing E24 M6.

BMW E61 M5 touring V10

April 26, 2017
The BMW M5 was available in two touring body styles only with the E34 and E61 chassis.

Laguna Seca blue s54 m coupe

April 25, 2017
Paint colors only offered on the S54 powered M Coupe version include Laguna Seca Blue (448), Phoenix Yellow (445), Steel Gray Metallic (400) and Sapphire Black (475).

BMW M20 motor

April 24, 2017
The BMW M20 was introduced in 1977 in the E12 520/6 and E21 320/6 and began to be phased out following the introduction of the M50 engine in 1990. Production completely ended in April 1993 used on the E30 Touring and Convertible. Displacements ranged from 2.0 to 2.7L

BMW E46 M3 cluster at night

April 23, 2017
The BMW E46 instrument cluster is a sealed unit and contains no serviceable components. The warning lights and illumition lights are LED and soldered directly to the cluster electrical board.

BMW i3 white

April 22, 2017
In 2016, BMW i3 sales topped 62,000. Another 2016 landmark was when BMW's 100,000th electric plug-in hybrid vehicle hit the road in November.

BMW M6 dual clutch transmission

April 21, 2017
With the exception of the early transmissions (4HP22/24, A4S310/270R and the A5S310Z) all current BMW transmissions use “Lifetime Fill” transmission fluid.

BMW M2 interior

April 20, 2017
The BMW M2 features aluminum control arms, wheel carriers, axle subframes and stiffening plate of the double-joint spring-strut front axle which weigh 11 lbs (5kg) less than a conventional steel construction.

BMW M30 engine

April 19, 2017

BMW E36/8 M coupe clown shoe

April 18, 2017

BMW E46 M3 CSL interior

April 17, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL does not feature thorax airbags, traditionally found in the door on base model M3s. The design of the wrap around bucket seats efficiently absorb minor impacts to account for this deviation.

BMW E46 M3 CSL badge

April 16, 2017
The abbreviation “CSL” stands for "Coupe Sport Lightweight".

BMW Z4 side view

April 15, 2017
The BMW E89 Z4 was BMW's lowest selling vehicle in the United States in 2016 with just 1,187 units, down 35% from 1,829 units in 2015.

BMW E60 530Li

April 14, 2017
A factory-stretched long-wheelbase version of the E60 5-Series was offered in China as a response to the Audi A6 L. The extension of the wheel base is 5.5in (14cm) over the standard chassis between the B and C pillars.

BMW Opal Black Individual

April 13, 2017
The BMW individual color option Opal Black metallic paint finish varies in hues from dark blue to teal depending on the viewing angle.

2010 BMW 135i coupe white sport package

April 12, 2017
Model year 2009 saw the introduction of a new M Sport Package for the 1 series 128i and 135i. Features of the M Sport Package includes an Aero kit for reduced lift at speed, an increased top speed limiter, better brake cooling, and enhanced aesthetics while the Sports Suspension offers higher traction and reduced body roll with unique wheels and performance tires.

BMW E30 320is mtech 2

April 11, 2017
When a BMW driver’s door is open, its lock button cannot be pressed or turned by the key. This is a safeguard against locking yourself out of the car accidentally.

BMW E46 M3 CSL engine

April 10, 2017
The E46 M3 CSL DME memory is twice as big as the standard M3 model with an increase in processing speed by 25% to handle the calculations needed for the increased airflow into the engine.

BMW M240i badge

April 9, 2017
New in 2017, for the BMW 2, 3, 4 series is the introduction of new engines which result in new nomenclature: 30i and 40i models to replace the 28i and 35i models.

BMW 503 coupe red

April 8, 2017
The 1956 BMW 503 was BMW's first postwar sports coupe. Versions were offered in 2+2 Coupes or Cabriolets. Only 413 were manufactured when production ended in March 1959.

BMW M52TU

April 7, 2017
The coolant circulation through the head of the BMW M52TU has been optimized, allowing the head to operate at cooler temperatures than the outgoing M52.

BMW E28 5 series euro red

April 6, 2017
Over 7.6 million BMW 5 Series have been sold worldwide since 1972 and since 1975 over 1 million units in the U.S. alone.

BMW 850 CSi Rear quarter

April 5, 2017
The only gearbox offered for the BMW 850CSi was the Getrag Type E 6 speed manual transmission. The final drive ratio was 2.93:1. Euro Spec models were fitted with a differential oil cooler.

BMW E30 M3 S14 motor

April 4, 2017
The BMW E30 M3 was introduced in North America as a 1988 model, though production began in March of 1987. Production ended December of 1990.

2012 BMW X5 M blue rear left

April 3, 2017
The BMW E70 X5 M was the first BMW M product (along with the E71 X6 M) to feature all-wheel drive, as well as the first to be M offered exclusively with a conventional automatic transmission.

BMW E46 M3 CSL

April 2, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL front bumper and front bumper supports are manufactured from carbon reinforced plastic helping to reduce overall weight as well as improve weight distribution.

BMW E39 M54

April 1, 2017
The 2.5 liter version of the M54 engine was introduced starting September 2000 production. This engine was found in the E46 325i, Z3 2.5i, E39 E60 E61 525i, E83 X3 2.5i and Z4 2.5i vehicles. Power output was 192hp and 181 lbft (245Nm).