BMW Land│Issue #15
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In these new spy photos, we see the next-gen 2023 BMW 7 Series doing some testing but what’s more interesting is what’s on its snout. The specific car this sensor is on seems to be the upcoming, all-electric BMW i7. Considering the i7 is part of the 7 Series lineup, we suspect any sort of autonomous driving tech seen on the i7 will migrate to the rest of the lineup.
The development phase of the LCI G02 X4 is at full throttle, with recent spy shots coming from near the Arctic Circle, where a camouflaged X4 M40i facelift has been spotted recently. Recently, a mildly camouflaged X4 M40i prototype has been scooped in Northern Europe, in the polar landscape of Arjeplog, Sweden, where BMW has an extensive winter testing facility.
BMW fans have been discussing its potentially polarizing new styling and its addition of an all-electric variant, dubbed the BMW i7. Fortunately for those fans, this new spy video covers both topics, as it shows off the next-gen 7 Series up close and personal, on the move, along with its electric sibling. In this video, we get to see the next-gen 2023 BMW 7 Series up close, and it certainly seems to feature a new headlight design.
BMW is working on a redesign for its 2-Series coupe-the current one dates back to 2014-and the plan is to stick with rear-wheel drive. Prototypes for the new 2-Series coupe have been spotted for a while, and now we have our first look at the new M2. All the signature BMW M styling cues are present on the prototype, like the center-mounted quad-exhaust tips, flared wheel arches, and aerodynamically shaped side mirrors.
The Audi RS6 Avant, Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and BMW M5 Competition are all extremely fast, but which is actually quicker in adverse conditions? To answer that question, the guys from CarWow brought the trio to a rain-soaked runway and hosted a series of performance tests, starting off with two drag races.
BMW 430i has more than enough power to be a proper GT car Home Test Drives BMW 430i xDrive Coupe – Exceeds Expectations. The BMW 4 Series is a small grand touring car; something for you and your better half to take a long weekend trip with, in comfort, speed and style.
This specific ALPINA D3 Touring has done over 200,000 miles in just four years and still works well. Being an ALPINA, the engine was essentially ripped apart, fitted with a ton of new goodies and put back together. With its power and performance in mind, the ALPINA D3 was not a simple econobox, designed to last 200,000 miles without maintenance, like a Toyota Corolla.
Home Models BMW i iX BMW iX to double electric production in 2021 at Plant Dingolfing. BMW’s second fully electric crossover, and the most technical advanced one, the iX, will start production this year at the Plant Dingolfing in Germany. Plant Dingolfing is BMW Group’s largest vehicle production site in Europe.
The E46 M3 CSL is – and indeed always will be – a true collector’s item, so expect to shell out quite a bit if you want to get your hands on one. For a car to bear the iconic CSL badge, then it has an awful lot to live up to. CSL stands for ‘Coupé Sport Leichtbau’ meaning coupe, sports and lightweight – and it was the latter that BMW really focused on, saving 110 kg over the standard M3. The roof, for example, was swapped out for a carbon-fiber one, while the front diffuser, rear skirt, and interior panels were made using lighter, composite materials.
The ‘base’ M3 and M4 models come with rear-wheel drive and manual transmissions, just as die-hard fans would prefer them to be. That does come with a drop in power though, the S58 engine under the hood of these models being rated for only 480 PS (473 horsepower) compared to the 510 PS (503 horsepower) of the Competition versions. The M3 will do 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (if you get your shifts right) while the M4 has the same acceleration time. For the Competition models you can shave 0.3 seconds off that time.
Canadian-based Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has turned its attention to the beefy BMW X7, infusing the posh SUV with enough ballistics protection to deflect high-powered rifle bullets and even hand grenades. It’s all part of the proprietary Inkas 360-degree armor protection package that garners a BR6 rating.
DeMuro talks about the good ole days of BMW, when it seemed like everything with a Roundel was excellent. Good problem to have for BMW. First up on the list is the original BMW X5.
Tuner G-Power managed to squeeze 770 PS (759 hp / 566 kW) and nearly 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque out of the F96 BMW X6 last fall. The Stage I upgrade kit is software-only and results in (690 hp / 515 kW) alongside 850 Nm of maximum torque. Stage II introduces sports-grade downpipes and a valve-based exhaust system, as well as a new set of catalysts. The net result is (740 hp / 552 kW) and 900 Nm.
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