Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New BMW i3’s traction control system 50 times faster; will feature on all future BMW & MINI models

A new traction control system developed by BMW for their i3 electric vehicle is said to offer a response time 50x faster than the previous system, for improved driving stability in adverse road conditions and while the regenerative braking system is in operation. The BMW i3 sets standards worldwide for driving pleasure in a purely electrically-driven vehicle. Key factors here...

2017 BMW i3 gets new range-extending 33-kWh battery

Manufacturers are pushing battery technology to the maximum, plus fitting larger batteries to their vehicles all in the pursuit of extra range. So it came as no surprise that BMW have added a new 33kWh battery to their i3 electric city car - which they say is good for 184km or 114 miles. That's a solid increase from the...

BMW is establishing iNEXT sub-brand for electric cars

BMW's previous conflicted messages surrounding a potential i8 convertible appear to be settled, with an i8 roadster based on the i8 coupe apparently given a green light. The new i8 roadster will  also be a part of BMW's new future strategy, which they call "Strategy Number One>NEXT." In layman's terms, the strategy diversifies BMW's electrified vehicle portfolio and includes the...

BMW: 1 Series M needed more development

An engineer involved with the development of the 2011+ BMW 1 Series M has revealed that it was a vehicle that probably needed more time in development. The engineer in question and man behind the new BMW M2, Frank Isenberg, says he felt that there were some aspects of the existing 1 Series M model which needed further tweaking...

BMW i2? Is that you?

It has been reported before that BMW are in the final design stages of their neat BMW is working on an i5 electric car - a car which will either be a lengthened version of the BMW i3, or a traditional sedan style vehicle which could challenge the Tesla Model S. But are BMW also working on a smaller,...

BMW to build i8 Spyder

Well it looks like BMW's eco-orientated sportscar, the i8, might finally be getting the chop-top Spyder treatment. The i8 Spyder has taken quite some time to reach the market, when you consider the i8 coupe debuted in concepot form over 3 years ago - and a convertible version was nowhere to be seen. According to the latest reports from...

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

In August every year car enthusiasts from all over the world gather for the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach to immerse themselves in the fascination of both automotive treasures from years gone by and pioneering studies for times to come. BMW came up with something very special this year with the world premiere of their new 3.0 CSL Hommage...

BMW Concept M4 GTS

It's been a year since BMW split their M3 range in half, separating the coupe from the sedan and thus creating the new M4. The M3 and M4 are arguably the best vehicles ever to roll out of BMW's M Division, offering all new levels of performance with a downsized, turbocharged engine. But for those looking for an even...

Future changes for BMW M cars

BMW is looking to the future and is close to finalising revolutionary changes to the way it does performance cars. The German car maker has told English publication Autocar that it may soon remove the manual transmission option from all of its vehicles, and limit power outputs to 450kW or less. These changes would enable the company to focus on...

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