By the release of the restyling version of the BMW X3 Facelift in 2014, a new generation of diesel engines was introduced, which in subsequent years could become an integral part of the European fleet of BMW cars. Engine B47, like its predecessor N47, has four cylinders and 2.0 liters of working volume. Numerous improvements have been aimed at reducing fuel consumption and improving the sound of the engine. In one of the interviews, Christian Bock, the head of the new engine development project, revealed information about many technical features of the new 4-cylinder diesel unit, which is offered in variants with 150 and 190 hp.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of an economical, but powerful diesel engine for the European market. For example, the motor of the 520d not only dominates the BMW 5 Series for a long time, but it is also very popular in the third series and off-road models X1 and X3. With the [...]
The next far forward-looking view of BMW’s design themes and luxury concepts will come at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in the form of the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept, previously shown at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
“We use visionary concept vehicles like the BMW Vision Future Luxury to show where we may be going with these themes in the future, and to give us new inspiration and motivation,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Group Design senior vice president in a statement. “The BMW Vision Future Luxury—with its innovative technologies and with meticulous precision and quality in every detail—takes our thinking on modern luxury a logical stage further.”
Take your BMW to and independent BMW repair shop today!
So it’s time to take your BMW into the shop. You don’t really want to haggle with the dealership’s service department over prices and what actually needs to be serviced today.
Why not turn to an independent BMW repair shop that specializes in BMW service? Whether it’s for a simple oil change or a more complex matter, your neighborhood BMW service center has the skills and tools to keep the life of your BMW running longer.
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UPDATE: Yesterday, (July 16, 2014) it was announced that this recall has expanded to all 3 Series cars manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006, not just in the regions originally mentioned below.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and BMW N.A. will be issuing a limited regional recall of select BMW e46 3 Series vehicles due to defective frontal airbags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Which BMW models are affected by the recall?
BMW e46 3 Series model year 2001-2005 325i, 325xi and 330xi, and 2001-2006 325Ci and 330Ci, currently registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand airbag inflators.
What causes the defective frontal airbags?
The frontal airbags made by Takata contain a faulty propellant and can deploy irregularly, and/or rupture with metal fragments striking occupants. Some reports speculate that the airbag failure may be linked to high humidity areas/regions.
BMW is recalling about 156,000 vehicles equipped with 6-cylinder engines because a defect could cause stalling or engine damage, the automaker said in a news release Thursday. The action comes almost two years after the automaker began fixing the same models in China, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
BMW said “in very rare cases the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) unit housing may become loose or, in extreme cases, break.” In such cases, the driver would be alerted by a check-engine warning light. Power to the engine could be reduced and “if ignored, the problem can become progressively worse, eventually leading to no-start conditions, stalling and engine damage.” Vanos is BMW’s variable-valve timing technology.
The Ultimate Driving Machine meets the finest High-End Sound.
BMW announced today the launch of the 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition” which exemplifies the design and engineering prowess of the two luxury-sector manufacturers. This limited run of vehicles seamlessly combines the most exquisite materials and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology and the finest high-end sound.
Production is limited to 100 BMW 650i Gran Coupemodels equipped with either rear wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive and powered by the BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8. Customers looking for an even sportier driving experience can choose one of tenBMW M6 Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition” vehicles, equipped with the Competition Packagethat enhances the most powerful engine ever fitted to a BMW production vehicle by raising its output [...]
Bimmerfest introduces the all-new 2015 BMW X6. With this new X6 BMW celebrates the second generation of the world’s first-ever Sports Activity Coupe. When the automaker took the bold step of combining the performance of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle with the emotional design character of a traditional coupe, BMW created a vehicle concept that the market had not yet even conceived of. With global sales of 250,000 X6s to date, it is clearly a concept that the marketplace has embraced. In additional to an updated and even more extroverted design, the new X6 introduces the first rear-wheel drive model in the line-up with the X6 sDrive35i, powered by BMW’s award-winning 300 horsepower TwinPower Turbo inline six. It joins models with xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive [...]
New photos of the BMW M4 Convertible in the Pyrite Brown Individual color emerge from Portugal.
BMW first introduced the Pyrite Brown Metallic color for the new F15 BMW X5 and now the same color is shown on the new BMW M4 Convertible. The M3 and M4 comes with a variety of well known colors as well as two ones ones: Yas Marina Blue Metallic and Austin Yellow Metallic. The other exterior colors for the M3 and M4 are: Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sakhir Orange, Melbourne Red, Black Sapphire Metallic, Silverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic.
BMW also unveiled in Bilbao, Spain, a 435i Gran Coupe painted in the BMW Individual color Frozen Grey. The matte dark gray color shows off best the design lines of the elegant and sporty 4 Series Gran Coupe.
From launch time, the four-door coupe will be offered with a similar color pallet and options list as the 4 Series Coupe, including three pre-defined packages: Luxury, Modern (not offered in U.S.), Sport and M-Sport. In addition to many familiar colors, such as Glacier Silver, Alpine White or Black Sapphire, there is also a new color brown Jatoba.
Only in conjunction with the M Sport Package, [...]
The new BMW modular engines were introduced one-by-one in the lineup and can be seen, or heard, in several BMW models. With a combination of three and four-cylinder units, the new B3x and B4x engine family powers a wide range of vehicles, from the new MINI to the upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
Furthermore, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer F45 which launches in September will exclusively use engines from the new engine family, which can be built independently of the number of cylinders and combustion principle on the same band.
The BMW modular motors are suitable for both longitudinal and for transverse installation, so can be used with front-wheel drive and in the large BMW series of rear wheel drive, as well [...]