August 31, 2019
The US spec G29 Z4 M40i is 40hp more powerful than the Eurospec version. The US spec is good for 382hp while the Euro spec outputs only 342hp. This is due to the fact that Europe recently switched to stricter emission standards.
August 30, 2019
With the help of carbon fiber components, the BMW G12 7 series body structure is approximately 40kg (88lbs) lighter than the outgoing F02 model.
August 29, 2019
Because of the high power output of the S58 engine, heavy cooling needs to be present. The twin turbo in line six motor consists of one central radiator and two positioned either side of it. It also includes an additional engine oil cooler and a separate transmission oil cooler. These systems prove reliable for both city and track driving.
August 28, 2019
For strength reasons, the crankshaft material in the N62B48 has been changed from lamellar graphite (found in the N62B44) to steel. The journal width of the crankshaft has been adapted to the modified connecting rods and therefore reduced from 42mm (N62B44) to 36mm (N62B48).
August 27, 2019
In 1985, BMW unveiled its first roll bar free convertible with the E30 3 series (not to be confused with a roadster).
August 26, 2019
As of 2019, the BMW i8 holds the record for widest rear track width of a production car with 67.8 inches (172.2cm). For comparison, the Lamborghini Aventador convertible has a rear track width of 66.9 inches (170.0cm).
August 25, 2019
The third generation BMW X6 launches with 2 petrol and 2 diesel engine options. The M50i, M50d, xDrive40i and xDrive30d. All models come standard with an 8 speed Steptronic.
August 24, 2019
Although BMW's first SUV carries the designation X5, the vehicle chassis is not based on the 5 Series but it is its own new car-like platform, chassis code E53.
August 23, 2019
The 2006 BMW Mille Miglia Coupe concept draws design elements from the E85 Z4 and original 1936 328 sports car.
August 22, 2019
The E63 / E64 M6 front fenders are constructed from a thermoplastic material instead of steel. This reduces weight by 4kg (9lbs). The benefits of using a thermoplastic not only saves weight but is resistant to minor damage, does not rust or corrode and can use the same paint process as the rest of the metallic body shell.
August 21, 2019
The third generation BMW 1 series departs from rear wheel drive and is now front wheel drive only. BMW xDrive is optional.
August 20, 2019
The BMW M2 Competition’s color "Hockenheim Silver" is named after the Hockenheim race track in Baden-Württemberg Germany.
August 19, 2019
Compared to the 2018 season, the 2019 BMW M4 DTM rear wing is now 52cm (20.5 in) wider.
August 18, 2019
Compared to the N62B44, the diameter of the cylinder bores in the N62B48 has been increased by 1mm (.049in) to a total diameter of 93mm (3.66in) (motor found in the E53 X5 V8 4.8is).
August 17, 2019
The 2001 E65 7 series featured the world’s first 6 speed automatic transmission in a sedan, the ZF6HP26.
August 16, 2019
The 2007 BMW Concept CS is a unique model which combines the luxury and practicality of a Gran Turismo while still offering the thrill of a high performance sports car.
August 15, 2019
The 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept was presented in Golf Yellow an original color of its spiritual predecessor.
August 14, 2019
The 2019 M4 DTM P48 engine has a service life of just over 6,000km (3,728 miles) per race season. Only 1.5 engines may be used per car over the course of the 2019 season.
August 13, 2019
The BMW E28 M5 featured a modified version of the M88 engine found in the iconic M1. Power output in the M5 was 12hp more (286hp total) due to a revised digital fuel mapping.
August 12, 2019
The M xDrive system, found on the F90 M5 and first gen M8, is a rear-wheel biased system and only brings the front wheels into action when the rear wheels reached the limits of power transfer and when additional traction is required. Deactivating DSC brings the car into full rear-wheel drive mode.
August 11, 2019
The BMW 502 (manufactured from 1952 - 1962) featured the world’s first aluminum block, V8 engine; it was the fastest German mass-production car in its class with a top speed of 190kph (118mph).
August 10, 2019
To visually distinguish the Competition X3M and X4M models from the base X3M and X4M models, here is what to look for. The Competition models feature a High-gloss Black finish for the BMW kidney grille surround, exterior mirror caps and M side gills. Their standard equipment also includes 21-inch M light-alloy wheels in polished Black and an M Sport exhaust system with tailpipes in Black Chrome, along with specially designed door sill plates and model badging.
August 9, 2019
The BMW F90 M5 Edition 35 Years is finished in Frozen Dark Grey metallic with a unique pigmentation to create a silk Matt surface, newly designed 20 inch M light-alloy Y spoke wheels painted in Graphite Grey, a color exclusive to this model. M compound brakes are standard finished in high gloss black, M carbon ceramics are optional finished in gold.
August 8, 2019
The first generation M8 has many optional extras such as heated arm rests (doors and center arm rest), sun protection glass as well as premium Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system with a 16 channel amp and up to 16 speakers of which some are illuminated.
August 7, 2019
The BMW E46 M3 GTR won first and second place at the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring in 2004. This performance was repeated in 2005.
August 6, 2019
The third generation 1 series features a new coolant pump with separate outlets for cooling the cylinder head and engine block. This method of ‘split cooling’ uses a switchable valve to supply coolant to the cylinder head alone when the engine is still cold or operating at part-throttle. The engine reaches its operating temperature faster in this way, improving fuel consumption and exhaust emissions even under partial loads.
August 5, 2019
The BMW M8 GTE weighs about 1,220kg (2,690 lbs) compared to the production version Coupe which weighs 1,960kg (4,321 lbs).
August 4, 2019
Like the E53 X5 shared many parts with the E39 5 series, the E83 X3 shared many parts with the E46 330xi (notably the entire rear suspension).
August 3, 2019
The first generation M8 front brake rotors are 6 piston calipers with 395mm (15.6 inch) steel rotors with single piston rear calipers featuring 380mm (15 inch) steel rotors. Optional M carbon ceramic brake rotors are 400mm front and 380mm rear (shown).
August 2, 2019
The BMW 3 series compact was first introduced in 1994. It is 23cm (9 in) shorter than the sedan, coupe or convertible model.
August 1, 2019
More than 188,000 units of the BMW 700 series were manufactured from 1959 through 1965.