June 30, 2019
The BMW X7 comes standard with three rows of seats offering space for 6 or 7 people in total depending on configuration. The two seats in the middle row can be configured as Individual seats which offer the same luxury elements found on the two front seats when it comes to seating position and adjustment.
June 29, 2019
The N63 engine was introduced with the launched of the E71 X6 xDrive50i in 2008. The 4.4 liter, 400 hp, 450 lb-ft torque V8 engine combines direct injection with twin turbochargers located between the V engine configuration.
June 28, 2019
1975 marked the year BMW founded BMW North America, its first official sales company outside of Europe. This was also the first year BMW Motorsport made its debut in USA with the IMSA series, entering its E9 3.0 CSL.
June 27, 2019
The 2004 BMW H2R Hydrogen racecar was developed in just 10 months and broke 9 international speed records at the Miramas Proving grounds in France.
June 26, 2019
The F32 435i ZHP Edition features a track handling package (new for model year 2016), M performance Limited Slide Differential, M sport package and various M Performance Parts.
June 25, 2019
The E82 1 Series was developed alongside the E90 3 Series. Design work was done by Christopher Chapman in 2001.
June 24, 2019
The S58 power delivery and efficiency is enhanced by High Precision Injection technology. This raises the maximum fuel injection pressure from 200 bar to 350 bar, enabling extremely efficient mixture preparation. The fine atomization of the fuel in the combustion chambers minimizes emissions, especially under full acceleration loads and at high speeds.
June 23, 2019
BMW E46 model changes from 2002 to 2003 on 325i models include rain sensor wipers and automatic headlight control as part of the premium package.
June 22, 2019
Joint production of the BMW F10 5 Series Sedan and the BMW F0X 7 Series at BMW Plant Dingolfing, together with the extensive use of shared components, ensures highly efficient production with a supreme standard of quality following the most demanding benchmarks in the market.
June 21, 2019
The G01 and G02 X3M and X4M share the same x-Drive all-wheel drive system found on the F90 M5. The system blends the traction-related benefits of sending power to all four wheels with the proven dynamic qualities of classical rear-wheel drive. Unlike the F90 M5, the X3 and X4 M models cannot go rear wheel drive only.
June 20, 2019
The retooling cost of the Dingolfing manufacturing plant to switch from the E38 to the E65 model was approximately €500,000,000 ($562,325,000).
June 19, 2019
The BMW E46 M3 GTR entered 8 races in the 2001 ALMS series, victory was claimed in 7.
June 18, 2019
The P54B20 (used in the E46 320i WTCC) engine retained the production version of the M54 engine block and cylinder head to comply with race rules. The moving components, however, were specially developed for motorsport racing.
June 17, 2019
The G14 / G15 M8 features an all new brake booster system which saves 2kg (4.4 lbs) over a traditional brake booster system. This system is a vacuum free design which increases efficiency. Brake pressure is triggered by an electric actuator which allows for a more dynamic and faster, precise activation by the stability control system.
June 16, 2019
The E65 7 series was the first BMW to feature a DVD based GPS navigation system.
June 15, 2019
The 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept pays tribute to the original E9 3.0 CSL from the 1970s.
June 14, 2019
Although carrying the designation E53 X5, the vehicle chassis is not based on the 5 Series but it is its own new car-like platform.
June 13, 2019
The S58 powered X3M & X4M produced 480hp (353kW) while averaging 26.9 mpg. The X3M Competition and X4M Competition output 510hp while still averaging 26.9mpg. Peak torque is 442lbft (600Nm).
June 12, 2019
From September 1999 production dates on the E46 model, the standard automatic transmission is replaced by Steptronic.
June 11, 2019
Compared to the previous generation engines (M54 / M56), a further reduction in fuel consumption of 12% and a 10% increase in dynamics have been achieved with the N52.
June 10, 2019
Xenon headlights, Adaptive Transmission Control (AGS) and the first German 12 cylinder engine since the end of the 1930s made the E32 750i a model of real substance in comparison with its competitors.
June 9, 2019
DOT4 ESL brake fluid replaced DOT4 brake fluid in all BMW models from 2001 onward. This newer fluid has a lower viscosity to accommodate modern brake systems and better cold temperature properties. DOT4 ESL brake fluid is compatible with all older DOT4 brake systems.
June 8, 2019
The multifunction 3 spoke sports steering wheel is standard on all G20 3 series models, there is also an option for an M leather steering wheel and BMW Individual leather option.
June 7, 2019
The use of electric power steering uses an electric motor to move the steering rack compared to a hydraulic pump used to move the steering rack. The advantage of the electric motor is that it reduces the need for a drive belt and increases engine efficiency by about 1mpg.
June 6, 2019
The E46 ZHP exterior trim was finished in gloss black Shadowline window trim and Anthracite (black) headlight and foglight surrounds.
June 5, 2019
The crankshaft and connecting rods are extremely sensitive to dirt particles in the oil, as a result, the N20 oil filter is intentionally located closest to these components as possible to reduce the risk of contaminated oil interfering with these components.
June 4, 2019
The S65 8 cylinder (found in the E9X M3) is 33 lbs (15kg) less in overall weight than the outgoing S54 6 cylinder engine.
June 3, 2019
The BMW E34 M5 models equipped with rear bucket seats had a rare option of electronically adjustable seats.
June 2, 2019
All late model E9X M3s came equipped with the Auto Start Stop System to improve fuel efficiency in heavy traffic.
June 1, 2019
Since the early days of the BMW 3/15 and its DA1 engine in 1929, the average rated engine speed has increased from 3000 rpm to today's average 6200 rpm.