BMW is putting the finishing touches on the redesigned 4-Series, but that hasn’t stopped the company from announcing the new 4-Series M Sport Individual. Available in Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible body styles, the 4-Series M Sport Individual features a number of unique touches from BMW Individual. Among the highlights are a Tanzanite Blue metallic exterior, high-gloss shadow line trim and 19-inch V-spoke alloy wheels. The model also comes equipped with the M Aerodynamics package, a variable sport steering system and an M Sport suspension on rear-wheel drive variants. Interior changes are more modest as drivers will find BMW Individual extended leather upholstery in Opal White. The model also has an M steering wheel, piano black trim, heated front seats and a lighting package. Last but not least, the Coupe and Gran Coupe have a BMW Individual anthracite headliner. The 4-Series M Sport Individual was announced as part of BMW’s spring update which also includes an … [Read more...] about New 4-Series M Sport Individual Headlines BMW’s 2019 Spring Updates
When we last saw Taylor’s green BMW 325i, it was in full-on “hover mode” as he waited on several boxes of parts to arrive from various vendors. Everything finally arrived, and he’s had some time to get the car back on its wheels again. One five-hour marathon of wrenching saw the entire front end come back together. New lower control arms designed for a 1996-1999 M3 were installed, alongside fresh “lollipop” control arm bushings, tie rods, sway bar end links, and the gently-used “old Spec3” front suspension. Hawk HP+ brake pads were installed with new rotors to provide a much-needed upgrade in stopping power. Taylor added strut tower reinforcement plates between the top of the front struts and the sheet metal of the strut tower. The sheet metal is fairly thin, and with extended track use, drivers can see cracks or “mushrooming” of the metal, where the tower slightly deforms. The metal plates are inexpensive (far cheaper than … [Read more...] about The Longest Spec3 Build: Reassembly, With a Side of RTAB
It was less than a week ago that we were wondering if those initial leaked images were the real deal, depicting a wide variety of facelifted 7-Series models wearing predominantly white exteriors. Newsflash, as these photos prove, they were. Today, we have a grey 750Li long-wheelbase model to show you, and the image quality isn’t as bad as before either, which is great seen as how we also have a shot of the interior now. Still, it’s that massive grille that steals the show, for better or worse. Also Read: How BMW’s 7 Evolved From Glorious Great White To Obnoxious Whale Shark No more blending in Say what you will about the size of the kidney grille on the 2020 7-Series, but if BMW’s plan was to have the car stand out more than it used to, then mission accomplished. The sheer size of it definitely gives the restyled 7er more road presence, although that’s not the same as saying that it actually looks good – we’ll leave that up to you to decide. At … [Read more...] about 2019 BMW 7-Series Facelift: Here It Is In All Its Gaping Nostrils Splendor
Being aware that enthusiasts have waited too long for the all-new 2020 GR Supra, Toyota has released U.S. pricing simultaneously with the car’s world debut in Detroit. So we learned that the base 3.0 trim level starts at $50,920, including $930 destination. Our first instinct was to compare the Supra with the pricing of its platform sibling, the BMW Z4 Roadster. As it turns out, that comparison puts the Toyota in very good light. You see, the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i starts at $65,690, including $995 destination. That makes almost $15k more expensive than its brother with a Japanese name, despite the fact that both cars feature essentially the same mechanicals. Yes, the turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six delivers 47 extra horsepower in the BMW but the roadster is 46 lbs (21 kg) heavier. Still, the two cars are evenly-matched from a performance standpoint: the Z4 M40i’s recently updated 0-60 mph time is 3.9 seconds, undercutting the Supra by just 0.2 seconds. All things considered, … [Read more...] about 2020 Toyota GR Supra: What Else Can You Buy For Around $50,000?
As the all-new Toyota GR Supra launched yesterday with an estimated 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 4.1 seconds, BMW made a “slight” adjustment to the specs of the Supra’s sister car, the Z4 Roadster. More specifically, BMW cut the six-cylinder Z4 M40i’s 0-60 time from 4.4 seconds to 3.9 seconds, making it the quicker of the two cars — on paper, at least. Why did BMW underestimate the Z4 M40i’s acceleration in the first place, you ask? Well, the automaker is known for being conservative with the performance estimates of its cars. Toyota, on the other hand, isn’t. So when the Japanese automaker announced the Supra would go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, it put BMW in the unwanted position of having to explain why the 382-hp Z4 M40i is half a second slower than the 335-hp Supra. Instead of doing that, BMW has slashed the roadster’s 0-60 time to 3.9 seconds. In addition to that, the automaker released the vehicle’s curb weight and gross … [Read more...] about That Was Fast: BMW Cuts Z4 M40i’s 0-60 Time Down To 3.9 Seconds