Daily Bite Sized BMW Tips – August 2016

BMW E92 335is

August 31, 2016
The 335is has stiffer engine mounts and an upgraded cooling system, with a heavy-duty radiator fan and two heat exchangers, one an engine oil cooler, the other a secondary coolant radiator. 

BMW E46 M3

August 30, 2016
The BMW E46 M3 has near perfect weight distribution of 51% front 49% rear, a BMW tradition that contributes greatly to superior handling.



BMW M2 long beach blue

August 29, 2016
The BMW M2 came standard in Alpine White exterior, with optional metallic paints of Long Beach Blue, Black Saphire or Mineral Gray for an extra $700.  

BMW E9 CSL Batmobile

August 28, 2016
Only 167 examples of the BMW E9 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" were built.

BMW E60 M5

August 26, 2016
The BMW E60 M5 was the most successful M5 at the time, despite being on the market for one year shorter than the E39 M5.

BMW M4 Blue

August 25, 2016
Early model BMW F80 M3 & F82 / F83 M4 models have a drive shaft manufactured from carbon fiber and is one piece, eliminating the center carrier bearing of the old steel two-piece unit. The total assembly saves 11lbs (5kg). Late models went back to a steel drive shaft for emissions reasons. The carbon drive shaft was too thick and interfered with the particulate filter mounted on the exhaust system.

BMW E24 M6

August 24, 2016
The BMW E24 6 series was launched in 1976 to replace the 3.0CS & 3.0CSi (E9).


BMW E28 M5

August 23, 2016
The BMW E28 M5 sold in North America only came in black as a paint color.


BMW M carbon ceramic brakes

August 22, 2016
The M compound brakes on modern M cars come standard with blue calipers, while the optional carbon-ceramic brakes come with gold calipers.


BMW E36 Compact hatch

August 21, 2016
The E36/5 Compact or "BMW Compact" used a rear semi-trailing arm suspension based on the older E30 (also found in the Z3 and M Coupe).

BMW E90 3 Series

August 20, 2016
The 2006 BMW E90 marked the 15th consecutive year that the 3-series was named Car and Driver's 10Best.


BMW i3 interior design recycle plastics

August 19, 2016
Overall, 25 % renewable raw materials and recycled plastics were used in the interior of the BMW i3 keeping with the green theme of the car.


M3 Vs M4 trunk Spoiler

August 18, 2016
The BMW F80 M3 sedan can get away with a smaller trunk spoiler than the F82 M4 coupe because its longer body creates a better aerodynamic baseline. 

2003 BMW Z8 rear

August 17, 2016
Due to the limited volume of BMW Z8 production, all elements of the car were constructed or finished by hand.

BMW E30 3 series sedan

August 16, 2016
The BMW E30 had a total production run of 2,339,250 units, this includes all model E30s.

BMW Z1 body panels

August 15, 2016
During the Z1's launch, BMW suggested that owners purchase an additional set of body panels and change the color of the car from time to time.

2015 BMW M4 carbon roof

August 14, 2016
The BMW F82 M4 uses carbon fiber reinforced plastic extensively throughout the car, including drive shaft (prior to July 2017 production), roof, roof bow, trunk, and front strut brace to reduce weight.

2015 BMW i8

August 12, 2016
The BMW i8 uses a high tech foam plastic material for the AC ducts which save 60 percent weight over conventional plastic.

BMW E28 M5

August 13, 2016
The BMW E28 M5 had a total production run of 2,241 units making it the fourth lowest M car produced. (588 LHD non US, 187 RHD, 1,370 for LHD US & 96 RHD South Africa).

1973 BMW 2002 tii

August 11, 2016
The BMW 2002 turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show. This was BMW's & Europe's first turbocharged production car.

Alpina C1 e21 c2.3

August 10, 2016
Alpina created only 35 examples of E21 C1 2.3 based off of the 323i between 1980 - 1983, making it one of the rarest Alpina cars produced. 

BMW E39 540i

August 9, 2016
The BMW E39's torsional rigidity was increased by 40% over the outgoing E34 5 series model.


August 8, 2016
The BMW E36 M3 LTW came from the factory with no radio, air con, leather seats, tool kit or sun roof to help reduce overall weight.

BMW E85 Z4

August 7, 2016
Found first on the E85 Z4, the headlight bulbs are accessible through a hole in the wheel arch liner.

2014 BMW i3

August 6, 2016
As of November 2015, the BMW i3 ranks as the world's third best selling all-electric car in history.

August 5, 2016
Over its lifecycle, the BMW E34 offered motors from a total of 9 different engines families (non M vehicles).


August 4, 2016
The BMW Z1 vehicles was not sold with an air conditioning option, heat was the only climate control function.

BMW F82 M4

August 3, 2016
Overall, the BMW F82 M4 shares only 50 percent of the components used to build the standard F32 4 Series.

BMW E28 M5

August 2, 2016
The only option on a US-Specification E28 M5 was electrically heated front seats which were standard equipment on Canadian-Market cars.

BMW M1 vs BMW i8

August 1, 2016
The BMW i8 was built as a mid engine homage to the BMW M1.