New BMW Z5 will get a hybrid power plant

January 18, 2016 at 10:14

Toyota and BMW designers went ahead with a new project development. It will be a common platform for building of two cars under the above brands. As we know from the German press, the Bavarian engineers and designers will be engaged in the development of the exterior and interior view of the car, which is expected to be similar to the ConnectedDrive Vision concept. The length of the novelty will not exceed 4500 mm, and height – 1340 millimeters. The distance between the two axles is 2500 mm. The Z5 body will be made of carbon fiber and remind the composition used in i3 and i8 models. Japanese carmakers will provide the joint child by technical and technological components.

Toyota and BMW project under the name Z5 picture

Toyota and BMW project under the name Z5 picture


BMW M4 GTS sport coupe was equipped by 500-hp turbo engine with water injection

January 18, 2016 at 09:56

Externally GTS is identical to the concept car, which was introduced in August, but at that time, the Company didn’t disclose its characteristics. M4 GTS’s equipment presented by 3.0-liter twin turbo with a water injection for fuel-air mixture cooling and improved output generates 69 hp more in comparison with the prototype. The maximum power capacity is 500 hp with 600 nm of torque. The motor is mated to a seven-step automatic with two clutches. As a result, M4 GTS takes 3.8 seconds for acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h, and it is 0.3 seconds faster than M4. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 305 km/h.

More powerful M4 GTS due to the engine with a water injection image

More powerful M4 GTS due to the engine with a water injection image

BMW Company has confirmed rumors about a release of i8 open version

January 18, 2016 at 09:45

In an interview with the German Handelsblatt edition, the Chief of BMW Harald Krueger informed that the sporty hybrid BMW i8 will receive an open version named i8 Spyder. This novelty will be built after the fashion of the concept car that was first shown at the 2012Beijing motor show. The prototype has got a short wheelbase, rear translucent sloping roof and a windscreen with a large spoiler.

i8 Spyder open version photo

i8 Spyder open version photo