BMW wheel paint codes: Below are the most common wheel paint codes, not all are shown. Modern BMW wheels have become more complex by not only being painted with unique colors, but also unique combinations compared to wheels found on BMW classics, which have typically been just silver. Reference the chart below for the paint
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What is the difference between direct and port injection? Direct injection sprays fuel directly into the cylinder head while port injection sprays the fuel into the intake ports. Reference the images below for further clarification on the location of the fuel injectors in the two setups. What are the advantages and disadvantages of direct injection?
BMW rod bearings have tarnished the legacy of the M brand due to premature failure. Learn about the details of how the failure occurs and how to prevent it. What are engine rod bearings? Connecting rods are what connects the piston to the crankshaft. The connecting rod moves the piston up and down as the
BMW F22 wheel style numbers, specs: Below are the wheel style options available for the E36 Coupe, Convertible, Sedan and Compact for the world wide market. Not all wheel styles were available in all markets and not all wheel styles were available on all models. Some wheel styles were optional via the BMW accessories catalog.
Differentials are a common topic among car enthusiasts. You may have heard the terms open diff, open differential, limited slip differential, LSD, locking diff, etc. among conversations on the forums or at car shows. This post is going to go over the basic concepts of open differentials vs limited slip differentials without getting into the
What are run flat tires? Run flat tires feature steel-reinforced sidewalls which allow for a deflated tire to retain its shape without air. This design allows for drivability with reduced speed until replacement of the tire is performed by a shop. This is the origin of the name “Run Flat” meaning you can drive them
BMW E82 1 series paint codes and color options: Below are the BMW E82 1 Series Coupe paint codes and color options for the Coupe models in the worldwide market. Different color options were available for the convertible and hatch back models which are not listed below. Different markets featured different paint color options from
BMW F22 wheel style numbers, specs: Below are the wheel style options available for the F22 Coupe and F23 Convertible for the world wide market. Not all wheel styles were available in all markets and not all wheel styles were available on all models. Some wheel styles were optional via the M Performance catalog as
BMW F23 / F22 paint codes and color options: Below are the BMW F23 / F22 paint codes and color options for the Coupe and Convertible models in the worldwide market. Different markets featured different paint color options from others. Not all colors were available in all markets. The BMW F22 2 Series Coupe and
BMW E82 1M Coupe paint codes and color options, 1 series: Below are the BMW E82 M Coupe paint codes and color options for the standard production models for the entire world market market. Only three paint options in total were available by BMW. The lower number of paint options as in part to help
The BMW logo is one of the most recognized corporate brands around the world. We will walk through the origins the logo design, address when it was first used as well as dispel any myths along the way. BMW logo history: In 1917 BMW purchased aircraft motor company RAPP, which included all of their business
BMW paint code location, classics: BMW classic vehicles have a paint code placard located on the driver side strut tower. To locate, open the hood and face the rear of the vehicle. There is a narrow, rectangular placard containing the paint name (labeled in German) and just below that, the paint code. Classic paint codes
What is a dogleg gearbox? A dogleg gearbox shift pattern has first gear in the lower left from the neutral position as shown in the image above. It is called a dogleg because the pattern to first moves over and down, resembling that of a dog. What is a H pattern gearbox? An H pattern
Why does BMW camouflage their test vehicles with a vinyl wrap? Carmakers are constantly developing and testing new vehicles, BMW is no exception. In order to keep their upcoming design changes hidden from the public as much as possible, it is common for BMW to use vinyl wraps to hide the true shape of the
Why does BMW use an inline six over a V6? The inline-six engine (also referred to as an “L” six or straight-six) is iconic to the BMW automotive brand and to its identity. However, its roots started in aviation during the first World War. In 1917, BMW introduced its first inline-six motor, labeled IIIa.