Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – October 2016

BMW M2 track burnout

October 31, 2016
The BMW M2 features intelligent energy management by operating ancillary components only at times when required with the coolant pump, oil pump, ac compressor and electronic steering all help in reducing emissions by using less fuel.

BMW 6 series production plant

October 30, 2016
The Dingolfing plant produces the all-new BMW 5, 6, 7 Series,  4 Series Gran Coupe,  3 Series Gran Turismo and the  M5, as well as all body styles of the BMW M6 allow for approximately 1,600 units a day.

BMW M2 with M performance stripes

October 29, 2016
The BMW M2 offers an optional dual clutch 7 speed or 6 speed manual transmission.

2016 BMW 3 series front eyes

October 28, 2016
The 2016 BMW 3 series facelifted headlight “eyes” are moved further apart to visually strengthen the car’s broad stance on the road.

BMW 2016 7 series

October 27, 2016
The 2016 BMW 7 series will be offered in the US exclusively as a long wheelbase version, more than one inch longer than its predecessor.

BMW M2 side view

October 26, 2016
BMW M2 features side gills rearwards of the front wheel arches in reference to a feature first seen on the BMW 3.0 CSL. They send out a visual statement and set the swage line on its way towards the rear.

BMW E46 M3 laguna seca blue

October 25, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 features a forged, nitro-carbonized steel crank shaft which provides great strength in this critical component. Forged-steel "crack" connecting rods eliminate the need for bolt sleeves and thus reduce reciprocating weight.

BMW E90 E92 interior metallic trim

October 24, 2016
Metallic materials of the door handle, steering wheel trim, radio knob bezels, air con vents, and automatic transmission shift levers are chrome in the E92 as opposed to aluminum in the E90.

BMW 340i LED headlights

October 23, 2016
Full LED headlights come standard on the LCI (late model) 6th generation BMW 3 series 340i model and optional on the 320i, 328i, 328d models.

BMW F01 7 Series

October 22, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series features a steel main structure with a bonded aluminum roof which saves 15 lbs.

BMW 1M coupe alpine white

October 21, 2016
In addition to Alpine White non-metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic, Valencia Orange Metallic was available exclusively for the BMW 1M at the time.

BMW E32 750iL v12

October 20, 2016
The BMW E32 740i top speed was electronically limited at 149 mph to distinguish it from the flagship vehicle 750i with a top speed of 155 mph.

BMW Z8 roadster

October 19, 2016
Car and Driver magazine tested the BMW Z8 and found it outperformed the contemporary benchmark Ferrari 360 Modena in three important performance categories: acceleration, handling, and braking.

BMW E46 M3 Laguna Seca Blue Interior

October 18, 2016
The S54 engine found in the BMW E46 M3 has a compression ratio of 11.5:1, the highest ratio in BMW production lineup at that time for their gasoline motors.

bmw 1m coupe

October 17, 2016
The BMW 1M features a slick top metal roof panel which saves about 35 lbs (15kg) compared to BMW 1 Series models equipped with a moonroof.  A moonroof was not an option.

BMW 1M Coupe Mirrors

October 16, 2016
The BMW 1M coupe uses the same mirrors as the E92 M3.

BMW F01 7 Series

October 15, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series features aluminum doors, saving a total of 48.5 lb over conventional steel.

BMW X5M 2016

October 14, 2016
The BMW X5M has a taller windshield and is not as raked as the base model X5, giving it a taller more upright stance.

BMW E92 M3 Coupe Alpine White

October 13, 2016
The BMW E92 M3 V8 engine weighs in at 445 pounds, which is 7% or 33 pounds lighter than the previous model’s Inline-6 with 24% more power.

BMW 1M air curtains front bumper

October 12, 2016
The 1M is the first production car in the BMW line up to feature a bumper that creates air curtains, which improve air flow around the wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence.


October 11, 2016
The BMW M2 uses the same pistons, crank shaft and front / rear axles as the same gen M3 / M4.

BMW 2002 Turbo Chamonix White

October 10, 2016
The BMW 2002 Turbo was only available in Polaris (silver) metallic and Chamonix (white) paint finishes.

BMW Z8 interior

October 9, 2016
The BMW Z8 production was limited to only 5,703 examples in total.

BMW E92 335is Coupe

October 8, 2016
The BMW E92 335is (2011 - 2013) uses a higher performance version of the N54 engine from the 2006-2009 335i, which increases boost from 8.7 to 11.6 PSI.

BMW E32 750i 7 Series

October 7, 2016
The BMW E32 (750i) was the first car adhering to BMW's self-imposed speed limit of 250 km/h (160 mph) because it could reach 300 km/h (190 mph) very easily.

BMW E46 M3 Phoenix Yellow

October 6, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 has an efficient exhaust system which imposes 40% less back pressure on the engine than that of its European-version E36 M3 predecessor.

BMW F87 M2 Grills

October 5, 2016
According to BMW, the M2 grills feature a 3D design element with the vertical bars as a throwback to the E24 shark nose.


October 4, 2016
The BMW X6 M and X5 M are the first vehicles from BMW M division to have xDrive all-wheel-drive systems.

BMW F31 8 series 840ci series B pillar

October 3, 2016
The BMW E31 8 series features a design with no B pillar.

BMW F87 M2 brakes

October 2, 2016
The BMW F87 M2 uses current generation M3 / M4 brake setup.

BMW E82 1M Coupe

October 1, 2016
The BMW E82 1M coupe uses the same brakes as E92 M3.