Tesla Model S P85D Gets AWD; 0-60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds
The camera does everything from seeing other cars to reading speed limit signs. Normal fare for luxury cars. Except it will also do a lane change for you just by pressing the turn signal stalk.
Last night, Elon Musk took the wraps off the new Tesla Model S. Dual motors and all-wheel drive don’t just make it faster, a new sensor array will make it safer too. Let’s break out each innovation, figure out what it is and how it works.
Dual Motors: Putting the “D” in the Tesla Model S P85D, an electric motor has been added to the front of the car, driving those wheels. Previously, the Model S was rear-wheel drive only.
That motor develops 221 bhp, taking the car’s [...]
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.”
You don’t have to take your BMW to the dealer to maintain your warranty.
Let’s face it, BMW repairs can be expensive and when you buy that new or used BMW from the dealership, you want to make sure your BMW is covered with a vehicle warranty if anything should go wrong and need repairs.
It’s common to hear that once you purchase your BMW with a warranty, scheduled maintenance and repairs need to be completed by the dealership or else it voids the warranty. This is quite the myth and unfortunately, many people believe it to be true.
Your Rights Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, vehicle manufacturers can’t tell you, the consumer, where to have your scheduled maintenance and repair work done that is under warranty.
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.
Here are some tips to help you locate an expert BMW technician at a local BMW repair shop.
North Carolina is home to many qualified local, independent BMW repair shops with dealer-level expertise. Use the search box and type in your zip code or city/state.
The 2011 BMW 3 Series Sedan has won first place on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com list of the 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000.
According to KBB.com, “The hand-selected list includes a roster of 10 standouts from all 2011 model-year luxury cars with a Kelley Blue Book® Certified Pre-Owned Price starting under $30,000. The best-selling luxury car in the country and the epitome of sport sedans, the 2011 BMW 3 Series is ranked No. 1 for its driving feel at an impressive starting Kelley Blue Book CPO Price of approximately $25,500.”
BMW M6 Coupe is one of those cars that turns heads wherever you go. And what a better place to drive the 2014 BMW M6 Coupe in Sakhir Orange other than the beautiful city of Los Angeles.
BMWBLOG headed to California to test drive BMW’s top coupe, the 2014 BMW M6 Coupe equipped with the new Competition Package. With the $7,300 Competition Package, the 2014 M6 Coupe is an even faster and more focused version of BMW’s 6 Series-based Coupe. Power was raised by 15 horsepower to 575 hp and now sprint times are better than ever: 4.1 seconds or 3.9 seconds with Launch Control.
But it’s the updated M6 Coupe all about the power?
The 228i Coupe is the entry-level vehicle in BMW‘s 2 series line-up, offering rear wheel drive and compact size. Powering the 228i is a 2.0 liter four cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 255 torques. The 228i isn’t exactly a lightweight at 3334 pounds, but according to a recent review by MotorTrend, it gets along just fine. Check out some highlights from MotorTrend’s review.
Despite not having a substantial weight advantage, the 228i does feel sprightlier than the four-cylinder 3 Series. The power is more than adequate to propel the dimensionally smaller 2 Series, and as always the eight-speed automatic transmission makes the most of that power.
Whether I was maneuvering through freeway traffic or pulling into a narrow parking spot, the 2’s smaller size made a noticeable difference. That extra awareness instills more confidence [...]
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 from 560 to [...]
The cooling system of your Bmw heavily relies on the thermostat so as to work properly. A functional Bmw thermostat is very important in making sure the engine has enough anti-freeze to avoid overheating.
Just like other components, Bmw thermostats will eventually break down. A possible sign that you must replace your Bmw ‘s ”thermometer” is if it gets stuck in open or close position, triggering an engine temperature warning light to malfunction; whatever happens, the car’s cooling system is surely to suffer and cause more serious engine issues. Rusty patches are definitely typical troubles especially if water trickles into the thermostat’s steel parts. You’ll have to buy a new component if it’s worn out.
BMW is recalling 6,400 2014 BMW X5 SUVs because the child-safety
BMW of North America is recalling 6,400 2014 BMW X5 SUVs because the child-safety locks may disengage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child-safety lock can disengage,” said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. “A disengaged child-safety lock would allow the rear-seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury.”
No injuries have been reported so far.
BMW is recalling 6,400 2014 BMW X5 SUVs because the child safety