Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – July 2017

BMW M Roadster interior Red

July 31, 2017
The Z3 is based on the E36 3 Series platform and was the first BMW model to be solely manufactured outside of Germany. It was manufactured in the South Carolina, USA.

BMW E28 M20 5 series

July 30, 2017
The BMW M20 motor first became fuel-injected in the 1978 323i with the engine code M20B23, one year after the M20 was introduced as a carbureted motor which was code-named M20B20.

2017 BMW 5 series, white

July 29, 2017
The 2017 BMW 5 series supports energy-saving coasting by decoupling the engine from the drivetrain when the driver lifts off the accelerator at higher speeds.

BMW Z4 sDrive30i

July 28, 2017
The BMW Z4 sDrive30i engine weighs just 355 lbs thanks to its composite magnesium / aluminum crankcase, cylinder head cover made of a special synthetic material and lightweight camshafts with aluminum VANOS control unit.  The motor puts out 255 hp.

BMW E46 M3 CSL front view

July 27, 2017
The BMW E46 M3 CSL features an extremely large intake air opening and a large air collector made of carbon fiber, this  intake air system enables the engine to breathe in even more air than usual, which is why the camshafts come with longer valve opening periods than the standard M3.

BMW 507 coupe vintage

July 26, 2017
The BMW 507 Initially intended to be exported to the United States at a rate of thousands per year, it ended up being too expensive, resulting in a total production figure of 252 cars and heavy losses for BMW.

BMW E30 M3 sport evolution wheels

July 25, 2017
The adjustable splitter on the front spoiler and 16-inch light- alloy wheels with painted Nogaro Silver center of the rim were among the most distinctive external features of the 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution.

2016 BMW M2

July 24, 2017
The M Driver's Package is a new option for the 2017 M2. This option includes 2 components. The first component is a new 1-day performance driving course which is tailored to BMW M and higher speed/performance driving. The second component is a software enhancement which increases the top speed limiter from 155mph to 168 mph.

BMW M4 CS OLED tail lights

July 23, 2017
As on the BMW M4 GTS, the distinctive rear lights on the BMW M4 CS are designed entirely using OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology and produce a fascinating 3D effect.

2014 BMW 6 series convertible Frozen White Edition

July 22, 2017
In 2014, BMW produced the 6 Series Convertible "Frozen Brilliant White Edition". Developed exclusively for the US market and limited to 100 units.

BMW S42B20 engine

July 21, 2017
The BMW S42B20 motor was enlarged to 1999cc from the standard 1796cc found in the M42B18 helping increase hp from 138 to 315.


July 20, 2017
The BMW M4 CS hood is around 25% lighter than that of the BMW M4 as a result of the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

BMW E12 M535i front bumper

July 19, 2017
All E12 M535i models are fitted with 195/70VR14 tires but there were two different wheel options. All European-spec models are equipped with 6.5x14-inch BBS cross-spoke alloys while South African-spec versions use a  wider 7x14-inch version of a similar design made by BBS/Mahle.

BMW Z3 V12 BMW M Division

July 18, 2017
In 1999, the BMW M division produced a single prototype Z3 powered by the M73 V12 engine, in order to test the space efficiency of the engine bay.  The car has a 6-speed manual transmission and the weight distribution is 70/30.

BMW 1M valencia Orange

July 17, 2017
The N54 found in the 1M is identical to other models except for a software tune, an increase in boost from 8.6 to 11.6 psi and an exhaust system.  This increased power from 306 hp to 340 hp.  Torque increased from 300 to 332 lb-ft with an over boost capable of 369 lb-ft.

BMW M4 White Competition Package

July 16, 2017
The Competition package costs $4,750 for the M3/M4 and $4,250 for the M4 convertible on top of its base price.

BMW 1M Valencia Orange

July 15, 2017
The BMW E82 1 Series M coupe was only offered in Alpine White III, Black Saphire Metallic and Valencia Orange Metallic.

BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution Recaro Seats

July 14, 2017
The BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution featured Recaro sport seats with integrated headrests as standard in Anthracite M cloth. Black leather with the M tri-color logo was an option.

BMW E31 8 Series Headlights

July 13, 2017
The BMW E31 8 series was produced for 10 years at the BMW Plant Dingolfing, from 1989 through to 1999. 

1987 BMW E30 manufacturing

July 12, 2017
The ‚ÄúE‚ÄĚ designation in early models such as E21, E30, E36, E46 stands for "Entwicklung" in German, which in English translates to¬†‚ÄúDevelopment‚ÄĚ.

BMW E24 red 635CSi

July 11, 2017
The E24 6 Series was initially based off the E12 5 series platform but changed to the E28 platform in 1982 (1983 USA).  This also marked the mid cycle refresh for the E24 model.

BMW Z3 James Bond 007 edition

July 10, 2017
The James Bond Edition Z3 was based on the 1.8 and included the following unique features: a 007 dash plaque, 007 Bond floor mats, luggage rack, unique wheels and chrome exterior trim. The color scheme was an "Atlanta blue" (306) exterior with taupe leather interior, as per the Z3 which appeared in GoldenEye.

BMW X4 M40

July 9, 2017
The BMW X4M40 exterior mirrors as well as the vertical slats of the kidney grille are painted in exclusive Ferric Gray metallic.

BMW E21 3 series

July 8, 2017
Over 1.3 million E21 3 series models have been manufactured world wide.

BMW E39 5 series

July 7, 2017
Development for the E39 began in early 1989 and ended in 1995. The final design by Joji Nagashima was selected in June 1992.

BMW E12 5 series interior

July 6, 2017
The BMW E12 5 series was BMW's first model to have the stalk on the left side as previous models had the turn stalk on the right side of the column.

BMW 540i G30 5 series

July 5, 2017
The tailpipes for the G30 5 series are either circular (four-cylinder engines) or trapezoidal (six-cylinder versions and cars with the M Sport package).

E46 M3 GTR stars livery

July 4, 2017
Happy 4th of July!!


July 3, 2017
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001, the first E46 M3 CSL Concept Car received overwhelming feedback from customers and the public at large, BMW subsequently decided to build the M3 CSL as a production car. 

BMW E21 Baur

July 2, 2017
The BMW E21 Baur had a total unit production of 4,595 from 1978 to 1981.

BMW E39 528i 5 series

July 1, 2017
From 1997‚Äď2000, the 528i E39 model was sold in North America with the M52B28/M52B28TU engine until 2001 where the 528i was replaced by the 525i using the M54B25 engine.