Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – September 2016

bmw s65 v8

September 30, 2016
The S65 powered E9X M3 has crankcase made of a special aluminum silicon alloy eliminating the need for cylinder liners helping to reduce overall weight.

BMW E87 1M interior alcantara

September 29, 2016
The BMW E82 1M interior has the dominance of dark surfaces, including the A pillar trim, dash and anthracite headliner to reduce sun glare and promote focus on the road.

BMW F01 7 series face lift

September 28, 2016
The BMW F01 7 series has 20% more torsional rigidity than its E65 predecessor, contributing to better handling characteristics and driver feedback.

BMW E31 840ci

September 27, 2016
The BMW E31 8 series is one of the world's first vehicles to be fitted with an electronic drive-by-wire throttle.

BMW E83 X3

September 26, 2016
The BMW E83 X3 shares same rear suspension as E46 330xi.

BMW E46 M3

September 25, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 features an aluminum hood to help reduce overall weight and aid in evening weight distribution front to rear.

BMW E65 7 series

September 24, 2016
Despite the initial quality problems and customer gripes the BMW E65 7 Series became the best-selling generation of this full-size luxury sedan up to that point.

BMW E92 M3 Alpine White

September 23, 2016
On the BMW E92 M3 both the front and rear axles feature hollow anti-roll bars optimized for their function and weight.



BMW E36 M3 coupe dakar

September 22, 2016
The BMW E36 M3 was named Car and Driver's best handling car for over $30k in 1997 (the Honda Prelude SH won the best handling car for under $30k with the E36 318ti coming in second).

BMW M30 engine intake

September 21, 2016
Despite the 535i designation badging and '3.5' casting on the intake manifold, the M30 6 cylinder engine found in the E34 535i was actually 3.43 liters.

BMW Z8 Roadster

September 20, 2016
The BMW Z8 tail lights and turn indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker activation than traditional light bulbs and are expected to last for the life of the vehicle.

BMW E34 M5 sedan

September 19, 2016
Starting in May 1994 all E34 M5 models were equipped with a 19mm rear anti roll bar compared to the 18mm version of previous models.

BMW E65 7 series

September 18, 2016
The BMW E65 7 series has the world’s first infinitely variable intake manifold.



BMW E39 M5

September 17, 2016
The BMW E39 M5 is the first production M car powered by a V8 engine. The S62B50 had a power output of 298 kW (400 hp) at 6600 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lbft) at 3800 rpm.

BMW E34 540i

September 16, 2016
The 1992 530i and 540i V8 E34 models exclusively featured a wider grill that was eventually incorporated into all E34 models in 1994.

bmw s62 z8

September 15, 2016
The BMW Z8 is considered a front mid-engine design as the engine sits almost entirely behind the front wheels to ensure 50/50 weight distribution.

BMW E92 335i

September 14, 2016
The BMW E92 Coupe models have more standard features than the E90 sedans, such as Xenon HID head lamps.



BMW E60 M5

September 13, 2016
The BMW E60 M5 weighs the same as the E39 M5, (1,755 kg or 3,869 lbs). This is according to the Deutsches Institut für Normung or German Institute of Standardization. Some weight comparisons will vary slightly depending on options equipped and if Euro or US spec.

BMW E46 M3 Alpine White

September 12, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 exhaust system design does not allow room for a spare tire, this also saves 33lbs (15kg) in weight.

E92 BMW M3

September 11, 2016
BMW claims E9X M3 drivers with the stop-and-go commutes may realize fuel savings as high as 5% on average with the start-stop engine technology.

BMW Z1 body panels

September 10, 2016
BMW states the body panels for the Z1 can be changed out entirely in 40 minutes, however, most owners agree it cannot be done in such short of time.


2014 BMW F10 M5

September 9, 2016
The BMW F10 M5 can race for two full tanks of fuel around the Nürburgring without getting into any hot mode.  A testament to its superior engine cooling design. 


BMW E38 7 series

September 8, 2016
After the unveil of the E65 7 series, the market was so unimpressed that sales of remaining E38 7 series stock increased substantially.

BMW service interval indicators

September 7, 2016
The 1977 BMW E23 7 series is the first BMW fitted with service interval indicators, which was incorporated into later models as shown here on the E30.

BMW E46 M3 S54 engine parts

September 6, 2016
The S54 powered BMW E46 M3 calculates and adjusts the ignition and fuel-injection at each cylinder individually every 6 degrees of crankshaft rotation.

BMW E46 M3

September 5, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 came standard with split folding rear seats unlike the base model E46s.

BMW E65 7 series interior

September 4, 2016
The BMW E65 7 series is the first BMW to feature a true keyless 'Push-Button-Start'. The E52 Z8 required a traditional cut key to turn on the battery before starting the engine.

BMW M2 interior

September 3, 2016
The BMW M2 comes standard with Dakota black leather for interior upholstery and carbon fiber trim with no other options available.



BMW i3 interior

September 2, 2016
The textile upholsteries in the BMW i3 are made of up to 100 % recycled polyester, a further 25% recycled plastics are used in the exterior.

BMW E28 M5 interior

September 1, 2016
All North American spec BMW E28 M5 interiors have Black or Natur leather as the only two options.