Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – October 2017

BMW E31 8 series interior

October 31, 2017
The electrohydraulic steering system (electric driven pump rather than belt driven) in the BMW 8 Series was the precursor to the Integral Active Steering available for today’s BMW 7 Series, BMW 6 Series and BMW 5 Series.

BMW E36 M3 dakar coupe

October 30, 2017
In 1998, BMW offered electrically powered seats as an option for E36 M3 models which were previously only offered on Luxury Package equipped models.

BMW M4 CS interior

October 29, 2017
The BMW M4 CS peak torque increases by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 600 Nm (442 lb-ft over the M4 with Competition Package.

BMW Z3 2.3 1999

October 28, 2017
The BMW Z3 2.3 Roadster model was sold in the United States only, from 1996 to 2000. Although being badged as a 2.3i, it is powered by a 2.5 litre 6-cylinder engine.

BMW E46 330cd

October 27, 2017
With the E46 330Cd, BMW offered a diesel engine in a Coupe for the first time.

BMW Z13 concept car

October 26, 2017
The BMW Z13 concept car featured a rear-mounted engine, three seats, central driving position and weighed only 1,834 lbs (830 kg), thanks to the use of lightweight materials.

BMW E30 convertible interior

October 25, 2017
All BMW E30 convertibles came standard equipped with sport seats.

BMW 7 series E38 xenon headlights

October 24, 2017
There are two E38 Xenon systems. The early system identified as Generation 2.1 and equipped on 95-98 model year 750iL vehicles. The headlight design of this version has a flat bottom edge. The Generation 3 system has been introduced on 1999 model year E38 vehicles. This system can be visually identified by the rounded bottom edge of the headlight assembly.

BMW M3 GTR P60B40 engine

October 23, 2017
The P60B40 is the 444hp V8 Powerplant of the E46 BMW GTR, which competed in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series.

BMW M240i 2 series

October 22, 2017
The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible are available as 230i and M240i models only. The 4-cylinder 230i produces 248 hp while the M240i M Performance model features a 6-cylinder engine that generates 335 hp.

BMW E12 5 series interior

October 21, 2017
For the 1979 model year, the E12 528i replaced the 530i.

BMW F90 M5 marina bay blue

October 20, 2017
New additions to the paint spectrum for the F90 M5 include Marina Bay Blue Metallic, an intense shade of blue.

BMW E28 M535i mtech wheels

October 19, 2017
The M tech wheels found on the E28 M535i are metric in size to accommodate the Michelin TRX tires. Dimensions were 390mm in diameter (appx 15.35in), 165mm wide (appx 6.5in). The wheels feature a center cap covering the 5 lug bolt pattern.

BMW X coupe concept

October 18, 2017
The BMW X-Coupe concept was designed by Chris Bangle as a crossover vehicle built on the X5 chassis. It featured an all aluminum body and 3.0L turbo diesel engine.

BMW E28 524td

October 17, 2017
All 6 cylinder BMW E28 5 series models came with ZF power steering, this was an option on 4 cylinder models.

E36 M3 M contour wheels

October 16, 2017
In 1998, BMW offered the M contour wheels as optional equipment for the E36 M3 model which was previously only offered on the Luxury Package equipped models.

BMW M30 engine

October 15, 2017
The BMW M30 engine has been given the nicknames of 'Big Six' and 'Senior Six', following the introduction of the smaller BMW M20 straight-6 in the late 1970s.

BMW F10 M5 blue

October 14, 2017
BMW manufactured 19,533 F10 M5 examples world wide.

BMW E82 M Coupe engine

October 13, 2017
The 1 Series M Coupe was created in a very short period and with a very limited development budget. Thus, a tuned version of the N54 was used instead of a unique M motor.

BMW E12 M535i interior

October 12, 2017
All BMW E12 M535i models were equipped with a 3.07:1 final drive and limited slip differential.

2000 BMW E39 520d

October 11, 2017
The BMW E39 is the first 5 series BMW to offer a 4 cylinder diesel engine with the 520d M47D20.

BMW E46/5 compact front red

October 10, 2017
BMW replaced the E46/5 compact by the BMW 1 series rather than making another compact version of the 3 series.

BMW E31 8 series 850i 12 cyclinder

October 9, 2017
Followed by the BMW 750i luxury Sedan introduced two years earlier, the BMW E31 850i was the second post-war German car to be powered by a 12-cylinder engine.

BMW 503 cabriolet

October 8, 2017
BMW developed the 503 alongside their 507 roadster in an attempt to sell a significant number of luxury cars in the United States.

BMW 3 series interior sedan

October 7, 2017
For E36 models, locking the vehicle from the central switch or door lock knob will “single lock” all doors, luggage compartment and not lock the fuel filler flap (or glovebox on the E36 iC).

BMW E9 2.5 CS

October 6, 2017
Only 874 examples of the 2.5 CS were manufactured until the end of E9 production in 1975, and none were exported to the United States.

BMW M5 Competition Edition

October 5, 2017
BMW produced 200 examples of the F10 M5 Competition Edition to mark the end of production for the F10 M5. It was not offered for sale in the US.

BMW E30 M3 Tour de Corsa

October 4, 2017
The Tour de Corse was a special edition of the E30 M3 created by BMW France exclusively for the French market to celebrate the win of French drivers Bernard Beguin and Jean-Jacques Lenne in the Tour de Corse rally.

BMW F30 3 series luxury line

October 3, 2017
The BMW F30 3 series sportline grill has 8 gloss black vertical slats, luxury line has 11 chrome, modern line 11 satin aluminum.

BMW 435i ZHP coupe white

October 2, 2017
The BMW 4 Series has a lower center of gravity than the BMW 3 Series (Coupe: -1.6 inches, Gran Coupe: -1.2 inches, Convertible: -0.8 inches), a wider track at the front (+0.5 inches) and rear (+0.9 inches).

BMW M4 CS rear

October 1, 2017
The BMW M4 CS fills the gap between the M4GTS and the Competition Package equipped M4.