Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – January 2017

E36/8 Z3 M coupe Estoril Blue

January 31, 2017
BMW produced 2,180 examples of the E36/8 M coupe for the North American Market powered by the S52 from July 1998 through June 2000.

BMW E46 M3 CSL Engine bay

January 30, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL power output per liter equals no less than 111 bhp, an extremely high figure for a normal-aspiration engine and, incidentally, the highest output per liter of any production six -cylinder in the world at the time.

2014 BMW 328d wagon Xdrive

January 29, 2017
The 2014 F30 328d is the first four-cylinder diesel (N47D20) BMW to be sold in the United States. European markets used the same motor badged as a 320d.

2017 BMW 5 series

January 28, 2017
The USA is the largest market for the BMW 5 series.

BMW M4 GTS carbon fiber seats

January 27, 2017
The carbon fiber M bucket seats in the M4 GTS weigh half the weight of the sport seats found in the standard M4 coupe.

BMW ET Wheel offset

January 26, 2017
Most OEM BMW wheels are marked with an offset marking ET followed by a number. ET is a German abbreviation for "Einpresstiefe" or "insertion depth". The ET is followed by a number stating the offset in millimeters. A marking of ET35 has an offset of +35mm.

BMW E34 M5 Touring

January 25, 2017
891 examples of the E34 M5 touring were built, around 25 were eventually imported to the US as they weren't sold new to the market.

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

January 24, 2017
Although not officially labeled as a M car, the BMW 2002 Turbo was still developed by BMW Motorsport.

BMW E36 M3 GT British Racing Green

January 23, 2017
The 1995 BMW E36 M3 GT was only offered in British Racing Green, paint code 312.

BMW E46 Touring

January 22, 2017
The BMW E46 touring is the first 3 Series sports wagon to be offered in the U.S.

BMW 507

January 21, 2017
The styling of the BMW 507 roadster later influenced the Z3, the Z4 and, most noticeably, the Z8 with its chromed side vents and horizontal front kidney grilles.

bmw m2

January 20, 2017
The BMW M2 manual gearbox features a dry-sump lubrication system which prevents any sloshing of the transmission oil and ensures all components benefit from an efficient supply of lubricant.

BMW E92 M3 Alpine White

January 19, 2017
Virtually all of the front-end suspension components of the BMW E92 M3 are aluminum, including the front struts, swivel bearings, central subframe and an additional thrust panel below the engine serving to maximize lateral stiffness of the entire front section. This reduces weight compared to steel components.

BMW E9 CSL 3.0 batmobile

January 18, 2017
The E9 3.0 CSL Batmobile's rear wing in combination with the roof air guide reduced drag by 16% and greatly improved downforce at high speeds.

BMW E46 M3 CSL interior

January 17, 2017
The engineers at BMW M opted for a paper-honeycomb-sandwich structure trunk floor on the E46 M3 CSL in order to gain further weight savings from the standard E46 M3.

BMW E30 325i touring

January 16, 2017
The BMW M20 motor was last produced powering the E30 325i touring, manufactured until 1994.

2014 BMW F10 M5

January 15, 2017
July 2013 started BMW F10 M5 facelift production which included rear LED tail lights with thin blade technology & optional LED headlights.

2014 BMW 328d Sedan

January 14, 2017
Compared to the F30 328i, the 328d Sedan differentiates itself through: badging, single chromed exhaust pipe with fitted rear-bumper & specific front air dam cover.

2011 BMW 135i

January 13, 2017
The 2011 BMW E8X 1 series differential features double-helical ball bearings for the first time, this allows the differential to run at an even lower operating temperature and reach it quicker than before thanks to the reduction of fluid required in the new differential.

BMW 503 coupe

January 12, 2017
Only 413 units of the BMW 503 were manufactured from May 1956 through March 1959.

BMW E46 M3 CSL Trunk

January 11, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL came in only two exterior colors, Silver Grey Metallic (A08) and Black Sapphire Metallic (475).

BMW M4 GTS interior

January 10, 2017
The Clubsport Package offered on the Euro spec BMW F82 M4 GTS is a no cost option which includes an acid orange painted roll cage, racing harness and fire extinguisher.

BMW E36/8 M coupe clown shoe

January 9, 2017
The BMW E36/8 M coupe is 2.7 times torsionally stiffer than its convertible counterpart due to its fixed top.

bmw m2 bumpers

January 8, 2017
The M2 vertical reflectors at the outer extremes of the rear apron form a stylistic connection with the air inserts at the base of the trapezoidal blades at the front bumper.

BMW E92 M3 red

January 7, 2017
A short front overhang, sweeping hood, long wheelbase and set-back greenhouse with classic BMW Hofmeister kink – are the starting point for all M cars.

2015 BMW F10 5 series

January 6, 2017
For the 2015 model year, the BMW F10 5 series now came with the sport leather steering wheel and LED fog lights as standard equipment on all models.

1992 BMW E36 325i

January 5, 2017
The BMW E36 325i first appeared on Car and Driver Magazine’s10Best list in 1992. The 3 Series would go on to appear on the list every year thru 2014, a feat achieved by no other car.

BMW M4 GTS interior

January 4, 2017
BMW limited customer production of the F82 M4 GTS to 803 units world wide, more than the initial 700 units expected. Production ended on November 28, 2016.


January 3, 2017
Only 356 units of the 1995 BMW E36 M3 GT were produced, none delivered to the US.

BMW E46 CSL M3 Interior

January 2, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL come with a weight-optimized layer of foam at the bottom of the carpet to help reduce overall weight, contributing to the lightweight name.

Happy New Year 2017 CSL 3.0

January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!