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E36 BMW M3 has a few of the biggest facet mirrors

A listing of the most effective facet mirrors in automotive historical past isn’t precisely an thrilling one on paper. Till you begin to truly look via a few of the cooler facet mirrors to ever adorn manufacturing vehicles and also you understand there are some actually cool ones. On this new listing from Prime Gear, we check out the 9 biggest facet mirrors in historical past and an E36 BMW M3 lands on the listing. The E36 BMW M3 isn’t precisely the head of automotive design. As an E36 lover, I personally occur to find it irresistible. However there’s no denying that its boxy form isn’t precisely attractive. Having mentioned that, the M3 model truly had one actually cool design — its facet mirrors. Like delicate little tear drops, the facet mirrors of the E36 BMW M3 look as if the wind is pulling them off the automobile. They’re held....





Try the BMW Garmisch at Villa d’Este

Final week, BMW made massive waves on the interwebs with the re-release of an extended forgotten idea automobile designed by Marcello Gandini for the well-known Italian design home, Bertone– the BMW Garmisch. The Garmisch was a shock one-off idea developed to wow individuals on the Geneva Motor Present whereas additionally strengthening the connection between Bertone and BMW, in addition to exhibiting off what Bertone might do. To honor not solely the automobile however the man himself, BMW recreated the 1970 idea automobile precisely because it was and confirmed it off on the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. What a sight it was. The BMW Garmisch is a surprising automobile and a genuinely great piece of automotive design. As Adrian van Hooydonk put it, “Marcello Gandini to me is without doubt one of the grandmasters of automobile design” and it exhibits within the Garmisch. There’s a simplicity to it but in addition....



BMW Joins Pilot Undertaking for Bettering Site visitors Security with Nameless Knowledge

Not way back, some automobile makers have been warning customers that the information collected by sure firms is likely to be used underneath false pretense, to realize an immense quantity of information about you. Vehicles these days have loads of sensors on board to determine numerous issues in regards to the folks inside and the ever-increasing quantity of tech present in our rides makes gathering that information simpler than ever. BMW introduced, on the similar time, that there’s no likelihood that this information might be offered underneath no excuse, as it could be a breach of belief between the corporate and its prospects. As a matter of truth, that’s one of many the reason why we nonetheless don’t have Android Auto on our BMWs: the Bavarians declare it’s not a protected sufficient setting. At present marks a special day although as a few firms from Europe introduced that they are....





BMW Heading to Misano This Weekend for Third DTM Racing Weekend

This 12 months, the DTM has modified rather a lot. Other than dropping and gaining some new companions and rivals, the German championship is now additionally forcing the groups to make use of 2-liter turbocharged engines, in a brand new chapter for the venue. After two racing weekends, the groups are actually heading to their first worldwide race of the season to date, on the Misano monitor, in Italy. Final 12 months, residing legend, Alex Zanardi raced there as a particular visitor. Now, the groups head there with huge plans. Following the moderately good outcomes attained within the first two weekends at Zolder and Hockenheim, BMW drivers are doing nicely within the competitors. Philipp Eng is sitting on the high of the drivers’ championship whereas Marco Wittmann is now third. Wittmann has claimed first place on the grid twice, whereas Eng and rookie Sheldon van der Linde have performed so....



Cadillac CT4 and CT5 prototypes sign higher-performance variants

Just some days in the past, we talked concerning the newly introduced Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V. Principally we talked about how disappointing they’re, now that essentially the most energy both of them make is 340 hp from a twin-turbo V6. Nonetheless, that disappointment may need been a bit untimely, as two new prototypes of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 have been formally teased, signaling rather more efficiency forward. Other than the truth that these two prototypes are going to be extra highly effective and higher-performance than the CT4-V and CT5-V, there’s actually no different data to offer. In truth, the one element Cadillac provided was that they each “signify the subsequent step in Cadillac’s V-Sequence efficiency legacy.” It’s a bit complicated, as a result of the opposite two new “V” vehicles are steps backward within the V-Sequence efficiency legacy. So what are these new vehicles going to be known as?....





The brand new BMW X3 M and X4 M are getting some M Efficiency Components

This week, BMW is kicking off the media drives of the all-new BMW X3 M and X4 M, however forward of these, the Garching-based sports activities division is unveiling the M Efficiency Components for the 2 M SAVs. The elements accessible are the carbon fiber radiator grille, carbon fiber air breathers and premium door sill finishers with carbon fiber inserts and coloured M Efficiency overprint. The BMW X3 M will also be enhanced with a roof edge spoiler in high-gloss black. The unique rear fins for the BM X4 M are additionally completed in high-gloss black. Lastly, there’s an M Efficiency motor racing lettering for entrance, rear and aspect. Earlier than you enter the automotive, the pathway is illuminated by the BMW LED door projectors. With the M Efficiency slide set it’s potential to have the BMW M brand or different sports-style graphics projected onto the bottom subsequent to the car.....



Upclose with the brand new 2020 BMW M3 on the Nurburgring – Video

2020 will likely be an thrilling yr for the BMW M division. Together with the highly-awaited M2 CS, the long-lasting BMW M3 Sedan will write a brand new web page within the long-standing BMW historical past. The G80 technology of the M3 will debut early subsequent yr with gross sales arriving by Summer season 2020. Because it get near the launch, BMW engineers are placing the ultimate touches on the M3 prototypes by taking them to one of the race tracks on the planet – The Nurburgring. The video under begins with the M3 on the streets across the observe, earlier than it jumps on the concrete financial institution for some scorching laps. The video not solely reveals the G80 M3’s driving dynamics, but in addition offers us the sound of the engine and exhaust. @Wilcoblok Powering the subsequent M3 will likely be a three.zero liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine based....





The brand new BMW X7 will get on the best way in South Africa

Gross sales of the brand new BMW X7 have exceeded expectations in Munich, with nations like the US and China absolutely embracing the qualities of the primary “actual” seven-seater BMW SUV. The biggest truck ever made by BMW made its debut earlier this yr within the US, however it’s simply now beginning to arrive in different markets. The oldsters at BMW South Africa have lately hosted their media launch of the X7 and as at all times, they’ve shared some thrilling pictures with us. With a line-up presently spanning X1 to X6, the arrival of a flagship X7 offers BMW a rival for Mercedes-Benz’s GLS, Audi’s Q7 and L-R’s Vary Rover. It’s additionally honest to say that the X7 is usually geared in direction of the Vary Rover clientele by providing 7 Sequence high quality and luxury however on a reasonably light-weight chassis for a automobile of this measurement. At 5151mm,....



2019 BMW M5 Competitors in Marina Bay Blue Metallic – New Pictures

Among the finest colours out there at present within the BMW coloration palette is the Marina Bay Blue Metallic. The gorgeous shade of blue made its debut alongside the F90 M5 and has since been seen on different BMWs as effectively. This explicit M5 comes from North Carolina and the native Hendrick BMW dealership and it’s priced at $120,000. Within the providing, the seller included a collection of choices that raised the MSRP – issues just like the Govt Package deal and Driving Help Plus Package deal are among the highlights. The thought behind the M5 Competitors is to cater to a small group inside the M5 house owners household who demand the very best in terms of their already costly automobiles, a problem that the M engineers in Garching usually embrace and sit up for. To many, the F90 M5 was already sooner than their driving capabilities, however that....





2020 BMW 750i M Sport Package deal – New Pictures

One other mannequin to debut within the UK final month was the 2020 BMW 750i Facelift. On the native media launch, BMW UK introduced out one in every of their prime fashions – the 750i with the M Sport Package deal. BMW not too long ago refreshed the 7 Sequence, giving it the model’s “LCI” remedy. With that got here some famously giant Kidney Grilles, an replace to its iDrive system and gauge cluster, in addition to a brand new engine for the BMW 750i. It’s truly not a completely new engine however new state of tune, giving the 750i the identical energy output because the BMW M850i. So it now makes 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That 750i is able to Zero-60 mph in three.9 seconds, which is critically speedy, particularly for an enormous luxurious sedan. The M Sport Package deal (for 740i, 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive....



ADV.1 Bids Farewell To The BMW F13 M6 With Rose Gold Wheels

The year-long debate in regards to the BMW 6 Collection being become the BMW eight Collection received’t finish anytime quickly. For some, BMW ought to have caught with the present naming conventions. For others, the return of the much-liked BMW eight Collection monicker is the correct strategy to go. Nonetheless, the present 6 Collection – in its coupe and gran coupe kind – goes away in historical past. As an alternative, BMW revealed a successor to the BMW 5 Collection GT, which is now the BMW 6 Collection Gran Turismo. Lastly, the high-performance BMW Grand Tourers, the BMW 6 Collection Coupe and Gran Coupe at the moment are the eight Collection. In a bid to want the present high-performance model of the 6 Collection farewell, ADV.1 Wheels launched a somewhat fetching wanting set of wheels for this Alpine White BMW F13 M6. That includes a set of Rose Gold completed....





What do you wish to know in regards to the BMW X7 xDrive50i?

I only recently had the prospect to choose up a BMW X7 xDrive50i from BMW’s Woodcliff Lake HQ in New Jersey. It’s my trip till subsequent week and, thus far, it’s been a really attention-grabbing automotive. That is my first go in an X7, as I’d solely beforehand ridden at the back of it however by no means earlier than behind the wheel. So I’m nonetheless studying it. Nevertheless, I’d additionally prefer to share with you readers what it’s prefer to reside with, individually from my upcoming assessment. So right here’s what I’d such as you to do: in case you have a query, depart it within the feedback part beneath. After the feedback and questions begin rolling in, I’ll make a brief video answering your whole questions and, relying on the query, exhibit the reply as effectively. Simply to remove any spec questions and make them extra about what....



Autocar drives the ALPINA XD3

In case you’re out there for a quick BMW X3 however don’t really feel like ready for the correct X3 M, or perhaps that automobile is just too hardcore, you’ve got two alternative: the BMW X3 M40i and this — the ALPINA XD3. Admittedly, the latter alternative is barely out there in Europe, which needs to be a criminal offense however that’s a dialogue for one more time. Nevertheless, for a lot of European clients, the ALPINA XD3 would possibly really be the only option of X3, even when the X3 M debuts. See, ALPINAs have at all times been particular vehicles. Sure, they’re primarily based on commonplace BMWs and aren’t tuned by the M Divison. However that doesn’t matter. What ALPINA does to its BMWs could be very particular and turns a seemingly bizarre Bimmer into one thing actually distinctive and thrilling. With the case of the ALPINA XD3,....





BMW i3 Police Vehicles for the Wädenswil, Zurich police drive

The BMW i3 emergency automobile now enhances the fleet of metropolis police in Wädenswil within the canton of Zurich. The police drive of the neighborhood on Lake Zurich will make use of the BMW i3 (120 Ah). That is Switzerland’s first purely electrical police emergency automobile of the BMW Group Switzerland. The BMW i3, produced for town police in Wädenswil, has further tools that’s exactly tailor-made to the wants of its law enforcement officials. Its compact dimensions and its vary of round 260 kilometers below on a regular basis situations make it very best to be used in city environments. Powered by a 125 kW/170 hp electrical motor, the BMW i3 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.three seconds. The intermediate dash from 80 to 120 km/h is completed in simply 5.1 seconds. As well as, the native emission-free emergency automobile has an intensive, specifically designed tools. It features....



Frozen Barcelona BMW M850i Coupe First Version arrives within the US

Earlier this yr, BMW introduced a restricted version run of the newly unveiled BMW M850i Coupe. Labeled because the Frozen Barcelona Blue Metallic 2019 BMW M850i First Version, the particular run of luxurious coupes was restricted to 400 models worldwide and got here with an expensive tag – round $130,000. Hendrick BMW Charlotte is among the first sellers to get the particular mannequin of their showroom they usually’re sharing some photographs with us. The newly developed BMW Particular person particular paint end Frozen Barcelona Blue metallic is paired with the upgraded BMW Particular person Excessive Gloss Shadow Line, which, along with the facet window surrounds, additionally consists of the BMW kidney grille body and slats, the air breather purposes and tailpipe trims completed in black. The darkish accents featured on the particular version mannequin are complemented by 20-inch M gentle alloy wheels with a Y-spoke design completed in Jet Black.....





BMW Designworks helped design this gas cell-powered flying taxi

Flying taxi designs have been going round for many years, however that future mobility nonetheless eludes us. In a modern try to showcase a classy and funky flying taxi, BMW Designworks put collectively a challenge with Alaka’i Applied sciences. “Skai”, is a flying taxi that can run on hydrogen gas cells (the primary of its form, the corporate claimed) and fly for as much as 4 hours with a 400-mile vary, however with out an environmental hit or lengthy downtimes. You can even gas it up in lower than 10 minutes and will carry as much as 5 folks or a most payload of 1,000 lbs. The Skai makes use of a six-rotor propulsion system and is concentrating on a flight time of four hours. The preliminary model of the Skai to see manufacturing will likely be designed round a human pilot, however later variations might be ground-piloted or completely autonomous. “Skai....



BMW M135i or Used BMW M2?

The BMW M135i solely launched only a few days in the past however it’s already fairly a polarizing automobile. Some followers prefer it for its punchy engine, promise of efficiency and high-quality inside. Others don’t prefer it due to its front-wheel drive nature, its styling and its front-wheel drive nature. Did I point out they don’t like that it’s front-wheel drive? Due to this divisiveness, some lovers are already taking a look at alternate options. For example, High Gear wonders whether or not or to not purchase a brand-new BMW M135i or a second-hand BMW M2. It’s an attention-grabbing query, although. By the point the M135i goes on sale, it’s not unlikely that it is possible for you to to seek out good used examples of the BMW M2 for across the identical worth. Should you might, would you go for the correct rear-wheel drive, two-door M automobile or would....





MINI all-electric towing a 150-ton Boeing 777F

The folks over at MINI are beginning to create some hype round their upcoming, model new mannequin. The MINI Electrical is ready to reach later this 12 months and it’s going to be a very good, enjoyable automotive. The British model goes again to its roots throughout some onerous occasions for it, particularly sales-wise however from different views as properly. Brexit may spell doom for plenty of producers primarily based within the UK and it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how every little thing pans out. The advertising and marketing crew determined to go for a trick different automotive makers have used earlier than as properly. The primary time I keep in mind seeing a automotive doing this type of a stunt, pulling an airplane, it was a Volkswagen Touareg fitted with an enormous 5-liter V10 diesel engine, that had 750 Nm or 850 Nm of torque on faucet,....



BMW M3 Competitors and Jaguar XJR Enjoying on Nurburgring

Ahhh… The Nurburgring. That magical place the place sports activities vehicles roam free. Few tracks all over the world have such a particular standing within the hearts of automotive lovers. Heck, few locations on this planet are so adored and but, the Inexperienced Hell is a tough little bit of tarmac, one of many longest tracks on the planet. It has a number of corners and elevation modifications, greater than some other monitor and due to this fact requires a number of talent to be sure you have time and don’t find yourself in a barrier. That’s what this M3 and a Jaguar XJR appear to be doing right here. The footage beneath exhibits a BMW M3 Competitors and a Jaguar XJR having a number of enjoyable on the Ring. The 2 appear to be Ring Taxis, one thing you not often see someplace else. Ring Taxis permit you to....





2020 BMW X6 M50i Goes for Nurburgring Take a look at

We’ve been reporting for fairly a while now that the present BMW fashions utilizing the N63 Four.Four-liter engine shall be upgraded within the close to future and develop into ‘M Efficiency fashions’. As quickly because the M850i got here out, we additionally knew the specs of the revamped mill and now, the BMW X5 xDrive50i and the X7 xDrive50i are certain to get replaced by their M50i counterparts. As soon as the brand new X6 arrives, the identical badging will apply to it as properly, making it cease only one small step behind the full-on M mannequin. The upcoming BMW X6 M50i mannequin was simply noticed doing the rounds on the Nurburgring, preparing for its full unveil. The Sport Exercise Coupe shall be revealed this summer time, becoming a member of its prolonged X household. In the case of design, the present, F16 mannequin, is without doubt one of the....



The Cadillac CT4-V is Right here to Tackle the… BMW M340i?

Cadillac got here very near taking down the F80 BMW M3 with its ATS-V sport sedan just a few years again. In truth, many fanatics would say that the Detroit model succeeded in exhibiting Munich who’s boss. The Cadillac ATS-V was a pointy, nimble efficiency machine with ample sufficient energy to match the M3 when it comes to efficiency. Whereas it had its flaws (engine, gearbox, inside), it was a superb first try at tackling the M3. Which is why we have been very within the upcoming Cadillac CT4-V. Till it was lastly revealed final evening… The earlier Cadillac ATS-V used a three.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that made a really wholesome 464 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. Each of these numbers greatest any iteration of the BMW M3. Admittedly, its efficiency didn’t precisely match its energy output and the engine wasn’t good to make use of however at the....





Tesla Mannequin three Drag Races BMW M2 and M850i xDrive

As soon as once more we’re looking at what appears to be a battle between the long run and the previous. Many of the automotive business consultants appear to agree that electrical autos are the long run, thus, automobiles just like the Tesla Mannequin three have gotten actually well-liked. Against this, inside combustion engines are seemingly on their again foot, quickly to get replaced and nearly forgotten. Not even cool automobiles just like the M2 Competitors and M850i xDrive are protected. The fellows from The Quick Lane Automotive have apparently purchased a Mannequin three. Due to this fact, we’ve been seeing a variety of movies from them that includes the electrical automobile, together with loads of drag racing motion. Despite the fact that their Mannequin three just isn’t geared up with the Efficiency package deal, it’s nonetheless a quick automobile as a result of it’s a dual-motor model which suggests....



BMW Wi-fi Charging Pilot Program Launched in California

Wi-fi charging appears to be an necessary step to be reached by the automotive business proper now. The rise of electrical vehicles interprets into an elevated stage of consideration supplied to all the things associated to them, together with charging. Should you ever owned or spent a few days with an EV you most likely know that the largest trouble is charging the automobile. Due to this fact, BMW is working arduous on wi-fi options to make life with an EV seamless. The Bavarians introduced the primary automobile of their line-up that can help wi-fi charging final 12 months. It’s the BMW 530e however, thus far, the know-how hasn’t been made accessible. At present, information got here down the road pilot program has been arrange in California to see how issues would work out. As a way to join you have to apply by a brief survey discovered on the....





High Gear drives the brand new Toyota Supra

There might not have been a much bigger drop-off of pleasure for a automobile than when the brand new Toyota Supra was first revealed. Previous to its reveal, fans have been buzzing with pleasure over the potential for yet one more Supra, no matter which elements it shared with BMW. But, after fans realized it shared nearly all the pieces with the BMW Z4, that pleasure began to fizzle. Instantly after its first drives occurred, the web was awash with criticism for it feeling too BMW-like and never Japanese sufficient. Is that criticism warranted, although? Does it matter the place it feels it comes from like if it’s a very good automobile to drive? On this new video evaluate from High Gear, Jack Rix drives the brand new Toyota Supra to seek out out. Sure, below the pores and skin, the Toyota Supra is sort of totally a BMW. It has....



BMW F40 1 Collection Configurator Goes On-line in Europe

The brand new F40 BMW 1 Collection is a controversial automobile from the get go. No person was really shocked to be taught that the brand new automobile is now constructed atop a front-wheel drive platform. BMW introduced it for fairly a while now however some individuals have been declaring themselves shocked by the automobile’s design. For the reason that new BMW has a complete totally different setup beneath although, that was solely to be anticipated. Now, you can too configure your personal and attempt to discover a mixture that works. What it is best to know is that, in the intervening time, your choice is fairly restricted. The most cost effective mannequin is the 118i, which is the one petrol alternative aside from the top-dog M135i mannequin. The 118i makes use of a Three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine making 140 HP and it’s accessible with a handbook gearbox – a fairly....





Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design, talks concerning the new 2019 BMW 1 Collection

The brand new head of design at BMW, Domagoj Dukec, joins the social media channel of BMW Group to share his ideas on the design of the all-new 2019 BMW 1 Collection. Design sensible, the brand new 1 Collection is a departure from the earlier fashions with a wedge-shaped physique, comparable on the small BMW SAVs. The automobile incorporates a quick, steeply raked bonnet behind angular headlight items, and single-unit outsized kidney grilles impressed by the newest BMW fashions. BMW designers additionally labored laborious to provide the brand new 1 Collection a shark-nose, a trait of previous BMW fashions, in addition to nonetheless providing the normal Hofmeister Kink within the C-pillar. The everyday BMW character traces additionally run throughout the 1 Collection fashions, emphasizing its sporty attract. L-shapped taillights may be discovered within the again with full-LED lights as an choice. Hid underneath the pink glass cowl are the turn-signal....



BMW M135i will get a facial redesign in Photoshop

It’s not precisely a secret that a variety of BMW fanatics, and simply automobile fanatics usually, are sad with the design of the brand new 1 Collection. Personally, I don’t hate it however there’s no denying that it’s not precisely fairly. Many fanatics have opinions on the way it might be higher nevertheless it’s at all times fascinating to see somebody really change the design. On this new video, we get to see a designer use Photoshop to stroll us via the automobile’s design. He factors out a variety of the design’s points and oddities, which all mix to make it only a little bit of a multitude. One different factor he does, which proves a variety of fanatics’ claims proper, is change the Bimmer’s face with these from a number of different hatchbacks, premium and in any other case. It’s surprising how properly different automobile faces, together with even....





2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti This fall

Simply a few weeks in the past, I had two of the world’s finest premium sports activities sedans sitting in entrance of my home. It’s onerous to not smile while you see a BMW three Collection and an Alfa Romeo Giulia sitting subsequent to one another while you look out your entrance window. After I knew I’d be getting our BMW 330i xDrive take a look at automotive, I rang up the oldsters at Alfa Romeo and requested for a Giulia to match and so they have been very comfortable to oblige. So sitting in behind the 3er was an Alfa Romeo Giulia This fall, able to go head-to-head. The rationale we selected the Alfa Romeo Giulia to tackle the brand new three Collection was the truth that it was lengthy thought of the very best driving automotive in its class. Certain, it’s had its justifiable share of reliability considerations....



BMW M2 Competitors Particular person Paint prices as a lot as a VW GTI

For the time being, BMW doesn’t provide Particular person paint choices on the M2 Competitors. Whereas that may anger some clients wanting for a extra particular paint coloration, it’s simply not going to occur. Until you recognize a man who is aware of a man and occur to have a boatload of additional money laying round. That’s as a result of an order sheet for a BMW M2 Competitors with Particular person San Marino Blue paintwork has simply leaked and that particular coloration prices a helluva lot of money, The truth is, if this spec sheet is professional, the price of stated paint is about as a lot as a Volkswagen GTI — $24,480, to be precise. That’s an absurd quantity for only a paint job. So absurd, actually, that it appears inaccurate and we’ve to wonder if or not it’s true. It’s completely doable that it might value that....





Three Generations of BMW M5 Fashions Drag Race in Russia

I feel it’s protected to say that our lives at this time revolve round know-how. It has been this manner because the industrial revolution however at this time the influence know-how has on our life-style is greater than ever. Issues are sure to evolve quicker and quicker because the tempo at which we provide you with higher tech is rushing up. Probably the greatest methods to see how issues advanced is to take a look at a number of generations of vehicles and the way in which they carry out, just like the BMW M5, for instance. The blokes from DSC OFF arrange a drag race not way back, between three totally different generations of the high-performance saloon. They didn’t choose three consecutive fashions however unfold them out throughout some three a long time. The video under due to this fact exhibits a race between a BMW E34 M5, the....