Friday, December 21, 2012

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

From May 2013, it is also the 6 Series Gran Coupe in the strong M6 version with 560 hp (412 kW).

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

After the M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible will be starting in May 2013, the M6 Gran Coupe. BMW thus combines the elegant appearance of his four-door coupe with the brute power of the V8 twin-turbo engine.

Visually, the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe remains quite restrained and shows only on second glance that this is a very special version.

The revised front bumper with larger air intakes, widely flared wheel arches with exclusive 20 "alloy wheels and the M-typical double tailpipes featuring the individual appearance of the fast Gran Coupé.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

Another highlight is the made ​​from the high-tech material carbon fiber roof, along with the visible carbon structure also includes a dynamic depression in the middle.

Inside, the sporty touch is then passed on, without forgetting the exclusive elegance. The finest leather covered sports seats, which give a perfect fit, but also are long-distance cruising.

The most important thing is of course the engine. As with the other body variants of the M6 under the bonnet of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé send the proven V8 TwinPower Turbo with 4.4 liter displacement. The performance is still at 560 hp (412 kW), the circuit takes over the seven-speed M double-clutch transmission.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km h / unless we allow ourselves the M Driver's Package, then ends the forward thrust only at 305 km / h

Thus, the enormous performance is brought even without big losses on the tarmac is a Launch Control function. The chassis and brake system performance and modified vehicle characteristics were adjusted.

Standard equipment on the M6 Gran Coupe include 20 "M light-alloy wheels, a leather interior with heated front seats, an alarm system, the BMW Professional radio with hi-fi speaker system, LED headlights and much more.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014 interior
On request, it is of course also highlights such as the Bang & Olufsen sound system, the Professional navigation system, rear-seat heater, Soft Close Automatic for the doors and the familiar assistance systems.

Prices are not set yet, the market launch takes place in May 2013.

2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman

In March 2013 completed the Mini Paceman, the model family, now also has mini first released photos of the top Mini John Cooper Works version.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

With the Mini Paceman takes one three-door version of the Countryman to the market and would like to address with the "Sports Activity Coupe", especially young and dynamic customers who are looking for a lifestyle car.

As the top model acts again the John Cooper Works version that differs not only by their performance of the other models.

Visual level, the strongest Paceman in a modified front end with large spoiler in the fender flares is continued, 18 "alloy wheels, and chrome-plated tailpipes. This racy design is still supported by a 2-tone finish and makes the Paceman in John Cooper Works outfit into a real eye-catcher.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013 interior

The interior has been adapted and is shown with a leather steering wheel with contrasting stitching and sports seats, which are standard in the execution "fabric diagonal track John Cooper Works Carbon Black" held with red contrast stitching.

Under the hood lies a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that has an output of 218 hp (160 kW). As standard, the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman a manual 6-speed transmission, but is also an optional 6-speed automatic available.

Both versions provide the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, top speed is 226 or 224 km / h In consumption, the manually shifted Paceman. 7.4 liters with the nose before the automatic version, which indulges 7.9 liters

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

As standard equipment the strongest Paceman the ALL4 all-wheel drive, which not only ensures that the service is well accommodated on the road, but also runs off paved roads makes possible, with the strong Paceman recommends not yet a substitute for an off-roader.

To further enhance the sporty feel, even when driving, was the John Cooper Works Paceman namely lowered by 10 millimeters, and the suspension was adjusted to the character of the car and comes tighter than in the other models.

Its public debut of the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman debut at Auto Show in Detroit, the dealers he then rolls in March 2013.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012

BMW i3 Concept Coupe at LA Auto Show

At the 2012 Auto Show in Los Angeles, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe celebrates its premiere and is another view of the electric car future of BMW.

The i-series BMW would also be involved in the electric vehicle market, after the i8 Concept and i3 Concept Bayern now show in Los Angeles and the i3 Concept Coupé.

The sporty version of i3 is to appeal to young people, who are primarily in the urban area on the way and focus on design, but do not want to lose the practical benefits of the car.

So the i3 Concept Coupe also. Rather the 3-door version of the i3 Concept and no thoroughbred coupe with low roof and narrow interior

BMW i3 Concept Coupe interior

The interior of the i3 Concept Coupe is already shifted more toward series, as yet in the other electric concept cars from BMW. So also is the 8.8-inch color display is in the center console, which is already known from other BMW models.

The 396.4 cm wide electric car also has another 6.5-inch display, which is found as a tachometer prominently in front of the driver and informed him about all those important features of the vehicle that is not already on the 8.8 inch display can be called.

An airy design of the interior with friendly fabrics complement the interior of the electric-powered coupe.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

For the BMW-typical "driving pleasure" is the car of the future a 170 hp (125 kW). Powerful electric motor that has a peak torque of 250 Nm and power is transferred via a single-stage gearbox to the rear wheels

The energy refers to the engine from a lithium-ion battery that will enable a range of approximately 160 kilometers. The protection provided by batteries deep focus would then provide optimum road holding and driving fun.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

Naturally there are also a i3 Concept Coupe Driving Experience Control, which has the modes "Comfort", "ECO PRO" and "ECO PRO +". By switching from "Comfort" to "ECO PRO", the range can be increased by up to 20 percent, a different accelerator pedal characteristic curve and climate control provide for the savings.

The more fuel efficient "ECO PRO +" mode also limits the top speed to 90 km / h, and the air conditioner shuts down to a minimum level of performance. To the BMW i3 Concept Coupe goes into series production, but take some time, BMW is planning to launch in 2014 until 2015.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

2013 New Porsche Cayman

At the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 is now celebrated the new Porsche Cayman had its world premiere. From March 2013 he is in the trade.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

The 2013 new Porsche Cayman was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012 and now shows more original than its predecessor. It is lighter, flatter and more agile and should thus still offer greater driving pleasure.

Depending on the model, the new Cayman is by up to 30 kilograms, has become easier and more efficient by up to 15 percent on the road. Visually, the new Cayman is different from the Porsche Boxster now stronger than before.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

Especially the tail area was designed differently and presents greater attack, although Porsche fans have certainly used to the new form.

To start, customers can choose between the Cayman and Cayman S. The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with a power of 275 hp (202 kW) and accelerates in 5.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, top speed is 266 km / h.

Even more fun features then the Porsche Cayman S, which is powered by a 3.4-liter boxer engine and its power at 325 bhp (239 kW) and the little athlete in 4.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h conveyed .

Porsche Cayman new 2013

The top speed is 283 km / h Both motors can also be combined with the automatic PDK transmission. Consumption is on the Cayman 7.7 to 8.2 liters and the Cayman S from 8.0 to 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers, depending on what Gearbox has been chosen.

Upgraded Porsche Cayman also has regard to the facilities: the first time for the sports coupe is also an adaptive cruise control, a keyless entry system and a specially developed Burmester - sound system available.

Available is the new Porsche Cayman from March 2013. In Germany, it is available from 51,385 euros.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

Porsche Cayman new 2013

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