What is the difference between horsepower and torque? Horsepower and torque are two terms thrown around the car community quite often. But not many people truly understand what torque and horsepower mean. It can be a very complex subject matter to understand in technical terms but we will explain them in a general automotive
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The BMW E39 M5 was only offered in one wheel style, style 65. The detailed specs of this wheel are documented below. The E39 M5 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor show in 1998 and production started in October of that year. For the first time in a M car a V8 power plant was
BMW Electronic Parking Brake, EPB The electronic parking brake, EPB, has been used in BMW models since the E6X 7 series models which debuted to the market in 2002. Not only was this BMW’s first model to feature the new system, but it is also the first production car worldwide to feature this system.
The BMW E90 / E92 / E93 M3 is the fourth generation M3 and the first time a V8 engine was offered. The M3 was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. Production ran from 2007 to 2013 with the sedan ending production in 2011. The E90 M3 was the four-door sedan version,
The BMW E46 M3 was produced from 2000 thru 2006 with a total production run of 85,744 units worldwide. The BMW E46 M3 was only produced in a coupe and convertible options as the sedan option was dropped from the previous E36 M3. BMW offered a limited number of leather colors with only three non-leather
The BMW E36 M3 was produced from 1992 thru 1999 with a total production run of 71,242 units worldwide. Initially the E36 M3 was only offered in a coupe version, however by 1994 BMW offered a convertible and sedan version as well. The E36 M3 was the first M3 initially designed to be a road car
What is BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology? Since the N55 engine, BMW has been naming many of their engines “TwinPower Turbo”, this is a bit of a marketing trick. The predecessor N54 engine was actually a “Twin Turbo” engine. There are big difference as well as advantages and disadvantages of both setups. We will ease
The BMW E30 M3 was the first-ever M3 BMW produced. It was manufactured from 1986 thru 1991 with a total run of 17,184 units worldwide. The main reason for its production to the public was to be eligible to compete in Group A racing which required the entry cars to share the majority of its components with
How do BMW Laserlight headlights work? Laserlight headlights do not directly project light the road as one may think, given the name. Instead, the headlight housing directs three monochromatic blue laser light beams through a series of mirrors within the headlight assembly. Next, the light is directed towards a lens filled with yellow phosphorus.
Why are rubber lines used from the factory? Manufacturers often take low cost options when assembling a car. Rubber brake lines also offer cheap maintenance in the future when they wear out. Factory rubber lines offer all the properties needed; resistant to corrosion from brake fluid, cheap and flexible for the moving suspension the