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Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Makes For A More Elegant M4 Alternative 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina B4, BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW M4, Middle East, tuning on 01 7th, 2018


As awesome as the BMW M4 is, if you’re craving exclusivity, opting for an Alpina-tuned 4-Series should help you stand out more among the crowd.

The best part is that you wouldn’t be sacrificing any performance, as the B4 S Bi-Turbo puts out 9 PS (9 HP) and 56 Nm (41 lb-ft) more than the stock M4, for a total of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft).

This white model resides with BMW Abu Dhabi, featuring Alpina’s body kit, which includes the custom front splitter, side skirts and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys, blue calipers and the tuner’s decals.

Other mods include the adaptive Alpina sport suspension and the revamped 8-speed automatic transmission with Alpina Switch-Tronic tech.

Inside, it’s mostly leather and carbon fiber, which can be found across the dashboard, on the center console and on the door panels. The cabin is both sporty as well as elegant, which is often the case with Alpina products.

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BMW’s New Strategy: M All The Things – 26 Models Reportedly Coming By 2021 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW M, BMW M3, BMW M8, BMW X2, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X7, BMW Z4, Reports on 12 7th, 2017


BMW recently announced plans to offer 25 electrified models by 2025 and it appears the company is going to need all of these eco-friendly vehicles to help offset a massive onslaught on new M models.

According to Autocar, BMW is preparing to launch 26 M and M Performance vehicles over the next few years. The M8 will be unveiled next year but the real push will begin when the all-new M3 debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019. As BMW M boss Frank van Meel explained, “The M3 is a crucial car for BMW M … it wasn’t the first fully fledged M car but it continues to stand for everything the brand is based upon.”

The report says the new M3 will ride on the CLAR platform and feature more aluminum and high-strength steel. The car is also slated to adopt a number of carbon fiber components to ensure it weighs less than the M3 CS which recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Despite rumors of a hybrid powertrain, sources told the publication we can expect a conventional twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 465 hp (346 kW). The car will reportedly be offered with a six-speed manual and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which gearbox is selected both are slated to send power to the rear-wheels as the rumored all-wheel drive system was reportedly deemed too heavy and expensive.

Besides the M3, we can expect M versions of the X3, X4, and Z4. They are slated to be joined by M Performance variants of the 3-Series, 4-Series, X2, and X7.

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Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Coupe Could Make An M4 Green With Envy 19
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpina, Alpina B4, BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW Individual, tuning on 11 19th, 2017


The stock BMW 4-Series is a cool car to go for, especially in top M guise, but what if you’re craving for an even more exclusive model? In that case, let Alpina and BMW Individual do all the work.

Building upon the latest Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo, the car on display at Abu Dhabi has been fitted with a very specific body kit, whicn includes a front splitter and a boot lid spoiler. Everything was painted in Rallye Green, and this premium compact coupe also benefits from the tuner’s multi-spoke alloy wheels and a set of blue calipers.

Alpina may have been responsible for the exterior, but the cabin was left to BMW Individual, which applied some contrast green stitching to the steering wheel, added blue dials for the instrument cluster, and replaced the left mid air vent with an additional display. The plaque strapped to the lower side of the central console tells users that this is indeed a very special model.

There’s one last interesting aspect that’s definitely worth mentioning: its engine. It’s a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo that pushes out 440PS (434hp) and 660Nm (487lb-ft) of torque to all four corners. This makes it 9PS (9hp) and 56Nm (41lb-ft) of torque more powerful than the stock BMW M3 and M4, and allows it to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in just 3.9sec.

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2020 BMW M3 Will Reportedly Have Around 493 HP 14
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW M3, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 11 14th, 2017


The BMW M3 holds a special place in the hearts of driving enthusiasts and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

According to Car Magazine, the 2020 M3 will be equipped with a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine known as the S58B30. The engine will reportedly be equipped with the water-injection system from the M4 GTS and have an output that is virtually identical to the aforementioned car. If the report is correct, the M3 will have around 493 hp (367 kW) and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm) of torque.

Besides being significantly more powerful than the current model, the next M3 is expected to be more eco-friendly as it will reportedly adopt a 48-volt mild hybrid system and electrically spooled turbochargers. The car is also tipped to have a more aggressive engine start/stop system that cuts in earlier.

Like the 2018 M5, the next-generation M3 is expected to be offered with all-wheel drive. While the system is standard equipment on the M5, the report suggests it will be optional on the M3. The system will likely work in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission but there are rumors the six-speed manual could survive but only in rear-wheel drive variants.

Aside from the upgraded powertrain, the next-generation M3 is expected to be lighter as it will reportedly use more aluminum and composites. Engineers are also said to be targeting a 50:50 weight distribution and improved torsional rigidity.

On the handling front, we can expect an assortment of high-tech goodies including adaptive dampers, a locking differential, and a brake-by-wire system. However, the report claims the next M3 “won’t be as sharp-edged, harsh-riding, or aggressive as the current car.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing as the model is expected to become less nervous and “better balanced overall.”

Besides talking the about the M3, the report says we can expect the 3-Series sedan to arrive next year and it will be followed by a wagon variant in 2019. The 4-Series Coupe and Convertible are slated for 2020 and the latter model, as well as its M4 variant, could eschew the retractable hardtop for a lighter fabric roof. Perhaps the most interesting detail is a note that claims the next-generation 4-Series Gran Coupe will be transformed into an electric vehicle and it won’t receive the M treatment.

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BMW 440i Gran Coupe Adorned With M Performance Parts For SEMA 31
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW M, Reports, SEMA, SEMA show on 10 31st, 2017


Alongside premiering the M Performance Parts for the BMW M5, and the M3 30 Years American Edition, the German manufacturer has shown off a gorgeous 440i Gran Coupe fitted with numerous M Performance Parts prior to the SEMA Show.
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This Is What You Get When You Overload Your BMW 440i GC With M Bits 28
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW M, Middle East, tuning on 10 28th, 2017


There are two things a bright blue BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe needs in order to be taken even more seriously. First, a powerful engine, and second, an aggressive exterior kit.
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BMW Secures Trademarks For M1 CSL Through To M8 CSL 6
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 2-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, Reports on 10 6th, 2017


BMW has filed a selection of CSL patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Germany.
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Make Your BMW 440i More M-Like With Dahler’s Tuning Goods 24
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 4-Series, tuning on 09 24th, 2017


If you've spent your hard-earned money on a BMW 440i, but still crave for the fully-fledged M version, then you might want to check out what Dahler has in store.
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BMW 1-Series Sedan Could Come To America In 2019 9
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 1-Series Sedan, BMW 2-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW M5, Reports on 08 9th, 2017


BMW launched the 1-Series Sedan in China earlier this year and a new report is indicating the model could soon be offered in the United States.
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Family Feud: BMW 428i Takes On 430i xDrive From Rolling Start 21
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, video on 07 21st, 2017


Since most of the drag races we're used to seeing involve either hot hatchbacks, supercars and even hypercars, this BMW 4-Series "challenge" feels pretty fresh.
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Experience The 2017 BMW 4-Series Convertible POV-Style 23
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW Videos, video on 06 23rd, 2017


It's finally summer in the northern hemisphere, so why not treat yourself with a luxury compact convertible such as the BMW 4-Series?
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BMW Provided Large Fleet Of Cars For ‘Overdrive’ Movie [w/Video] 21
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW i8, BMW M3, BMW Videos, celebrities, Movie Cars, video on 06 21st, 2017


As BMW continues to expand its partnership with the film industry, the automaker, alongside Hollywood star Scott Eastwood, are set to star in a new action-packed film called Overdrive, currently getting screened in Paris and Berlin.
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BMW 420i Gran Coupe Looks Good In This Hue Of Blue 16
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 4-Series, Middle East on 06 16th, 2017


You clearly don't need to look too close in order to figure out the theme of this BMW 4-Series. The Snapper Rocks Blue finish is a new color from BMW, making its debut during the official presentation of the 4-Series facelift back in January.
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BMW Gives Italians New Individual 4-Series GC ‘Iconic 4 Edition’ 13
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 4-Series, new cars on 06 13th, 2017


BMW has brought to life a new special edition model, based on the M-Sport version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe exclusively for the Italian market.
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BMW To Extend Production Halts In Germany To China And South Africa Due To Shortage 30
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, Reports on 05 30th, 2017


BMW is planning to extend its production stop from Germany to China and South Africa as the carmaker is dealing with shortages on steering parts.
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