Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – April 2017

BMW M60 V8

April 30, 2017
BMW M60 motor has a total dry weight of 203 kg (448 lb).

 

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, 2017
The BMW E30 M3 debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show.

 

BMW E63 M6 coupe

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

 

BMW E61 M5 touring V10

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

 

Laguna Seca blue s54 m coupe

April 25, 2017
Colors only offered on the S54 powered M Coupe version include Laguna Seca Blue, Phoenix Yellow and Sapphire Black.

 

BMW M20 motor

April 24, 2017
The BMW M20 was released 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 1993.

 

BMW E46 M3 cluster at night

April 23, 2017
The BMW E46 instrument cluster is a sealed unit and contains no serviceable components, other than the back lighting illumination bulbs. 

 

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 aluminum has aluminum control arms, wheel carriers, axle subframes and stiffening plate of the double-joint spring-strut front axle which weigh 11 pounds less than  a conventional steel construction.

 

BMW M30 engine

April 19, 2017
The BMW M30 engine had a 26 year life span from 1968 to 1994.

 

BMW E36/8 M coupe clown shoe

April 18, 2017
BMW M Coupes (especially S54 powered models) retain more of their value than any other BMW since the E30 M3.

 

BMW E46 M3 CSL interior

April 17, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL intentionally does without thorax airbags, the special design of the bucket seats at the side efficiently absorbing minor impacts.

 

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 Z4 was BMW's lowest selling product 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 5.5 inches 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, which is standard on the BMW 135i and optional on the 128i. 

BMW E30 320is mtech 2

April 11, 2017
When the 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 standard E46 M3 air mass meter has been upgraded on the M3 CSL due to much higher air flow.  The DME memory is twice as big with an increase in processing speed by 25% to handle the calculations needed for the increased air flow 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 BMW 503 was BMW's first postwar sports coupe.

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 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 sole gearbox offered for the BMW 850CSi was the Getrag Type E six-speed manual.

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.

2012 BMW X5 M blue rear left

April 3, 2017
The BMW E70 X5 M was the first BMW M product (along with the X6 M) to feature all-wheel drive, as well as the first to be 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 made from carbon reinforced plastic helping to reduce overall weight.

BMW E39 M54

April 1, 2017
A 2.5 liter version of the M54 engine was introduced starting with September 2000 production in the E46, Z3 and E39 vehicles.