A new rechargeable hybrid 5 Series for China

November 29, 2014 at 22:58

At the auto show in Guangzhou, which was in China, BMW presented the new 5 Series sedan with rechargeable hybrid engine. New car with 530Le index will be collected in a joint venture in China, for the market of which is presented a new modification. Bavarian novelty is based on an extended version of the sedan 5 Series. In the BMW did not make changes in the appearance of the car presented, the only difference is the badges “530 Le”, which are placed on the front fenders of the car.
Plug-in hybrid “Five” is equipped with a new power unit, consisting of a petrol 3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine N20 with capacity of 242 horse powers, and an additional electric motor developing 30 hp Transmission in Le-version of the 8-speed automatic.

BMW rechargeable hybrid 5 Series pics

BMW rechargeable hybrid 5 Series picture


New BMW 7-Series Part II spy photos

November 27, 2014 at 23:21

BMW is planning to introduce a new generation 7-Series sedan in the fall of next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The flagship model will be built on a new modular platform and can get “charged” version, and especially luxury long-wheelbase modification. The car will be built on a new platform, called «35up». Most likely, it is a twelve-cylinder engine will be powered by a completely new version of the BMW 7-Series with the longest wheelbase, from which the Bavarians are going to make a rival Mercedes-Benz S-Class made by Maybach.

new BMW 7-Series pics

new BMW 7-Series image

New BMW 7-Series Part I

November 25, 2014 at 23:21

The official history of the BMW 7 series began in 1977, when the model E23 stood up on the conveyor. It was very advanced for its time – the car, the design of which was used a lot of elegant and sophisticated technical solutions. And now BMW is planning to introduce a new generation 7-Series sedan in the fall of next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The flagship model will be built on a new modular platform and can get “charged” version, and especially luxury long-wheelbase modification.

new BMW 7-Series pics

new BMW 7-Series picture

The new BMW 2 Series convertible

November 23, 2014 at 14:11

In comparison with the 1 Series convertible, the convertible 2 series grew in size. The wheelbase was 2690 mm, track width – 1556 mm, the amount of luggage – from 280 to 335 liters, depending on the position of the roof that folds in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50 km / h. Customers are offered a choice of 3 fabric colors: black, anthracite, silver and brown. Body rigidity has increased by 20% compared to its predecessor, with plenty of “open” 2 Series has grown by an average of 5 kg and reached 1 510 kg. The most “modest” version – BMW 220i with a 2-liter 184-horse powers turbocharged engine, accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds (with automatic gear box).

The new BMW 2 Series convertible 2014 pics

The new BMW 2 Series convertible 2014 picture

The best Green Car 2014

November 21, 2014 at 19:21

As part of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the jury of the American edition of Green Car Journal named the winner of the “Best Green Car” in 2014. It received the honorary title of the Electric BMW i3. According to experts, in determining the best eco mobile considered not only the influence of the vehicle on the environment, but also its “accessibility for the mass market.” In the US, the cost of German compact car with electric drive will start from 41 350 dollars. For the title of “the best”, BMW i3 had to fight in the final stage with such cars as the Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, engine that can run on gasoline or natural gas, Audi A3 TDI with a familiar, yet economical turbo diesel, Honda Fit with a 1.5-liter gasoline power unit and the VW Golf with turbo diesel.

BMW i3 2014 pics

BMW i3 2014 picture

The new armored version of the crossover BMW X5

November 19, 2014 at 17:06

Recently the new armored version of the crossover BMW X5 was represented. So let’s see what it is.
The BMW Group has declassified the armored version of crossover X5, which has received the prefix in the name of Security Plus. The model was first shown as a prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013. The production series was show in August at the Moscow Motor Show for the first time. The machine is protected by armor class VR6. This means that it is able to withstand gunfire from firearms 7.62, for example, a Kalashnikov. Also, what is really important, the crossover is being protected from grenades underneath.

the new armored version of the crossover BMW X5 image

the new armored version of the crossover BMW X5 pics

BMW will test unmanned vehicles in China

November 17, 2014 at 23:36

European road conditions were too simple and predictable for the Bavarian autonomous vehicles. In this regard, BMW began a large-scale project to test and improvement of self-vehicles in China, famous for its breathtaking traffic.
The BMW Company noted that when testing autonomous vehicles in Europe, engineers and programmers faced mainly technical limitations. For example in tunnels the signal of mobile networks and GPS disappears, there are other obstacles like toll-roads and so on. At the same time, China has completely different complexity.

BMW unmanned vehicles in China pics

BMW unmanned vehicles in China picture