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Posted on: October 23, 2010 | In BMW
The BMW 745Li is an excellent sedan car, which is a pleasure to drive or in which to be driven around. The interior of the 745Li is very smart and extremely comfortable. There is plenty of space for both passengers and luggage. The interior is trimmed with luxurious materials such as leather, wood and brushed aluminum, and there are some interesting features such as electric window shades which help to make the ride more comfortable.
The driver's experience of the 745Li is also incredibly comfortable. This is a responsive car that is very enjoyable to drive, even over long distances. It handles well, with plenty of power, and has superb brakes. The excellent brakes are one of the features for which the BMW 745Li is best known. This vehicle is excellent over long distances and it is also an enjoyable drive over difficult roads.
The Active Roll Stabilization features ensures that the 745Li corners smoothly and with very little roll. The Adaptive Ride Package that is sometimes offered as an optional extra with the 745Li can improve the handling of this car even more. It is provided as standard on the 2011 745Li. This package includes Electronic Damping Control, which adjusts the shock absorbers to provide the appropriate firmness for different types of road surface. The driver also has the option of switching to Sport mode using a switch on the console for an even firmer, sportier ride, although most drivers will rarely use this function.
One feature that may prove useful is that the 745Li's doors will be held open at any position to which they are opened, unlike most door check systems, which generally are only able to hold the door open at certain predetermined positions. This feature will be particularly useful for parents with young children who need to be strapped in or attended to, or drivers whose passengers find it difficult to get in and out of a car and are, therefore, at risk of coming to harm should the door swing shut.
The design of the 745Li has been criticized for a lack of elegance, although this is largely a matter of personal taste and many people find that once they are accustomed to the style they actually find it attractive. The rear of the car has sometimes been considered too large and heavy looking. The size of the car does not make it difficult to drive, however. The steering is very responsive and performance is excellent.
BMW have used a lot of aluminum in the manufacturing of the 745Li, notably creating an aluminum suspension. The use of aluminum has significantly reduced the weight, making the 745Li a more comfortable vehicle in which to ride and ensures that the car handles well, even on difficult surfaces.
The BMW 745Li compares favorably with its competitors in terms of performance. It outperforms the Audi A8L, the Mercedes Benz S430 and the Jaguar XJ8. The 745Li can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.
The main problem with the 745Li is the iDrive interface system, which is supposed to make the driving experience easier and allow the driver to enjoy all of the benefits which modern technology can bring. In reality, however, the iDrive system can seem to make things more complicated rather than making them easier. The controls which the driver is expected to use can be confusing and some of them are small and difficult to use. The area around the driver appears cluttered and overwhelming. It can take some time to become accustomed to this iDrive interface and work out how to work through the menus and sub-menus which control the navigation, communication, entertainment and climate systems.
Apart from the iDrive system, the 745Li is an excellent car that is a pleasure to drive. It is worth being patient with the iDrive interface and taking some time to get to know it in order to be able to enjoy the BMW 745Li without being confused by the controls.
The BMW 745Li is a car with excellent build quality, luxurious interior materials, and superb acceleration, handling and comfort. These cars also offer passengers plenty of room for an enjoyable ride. The main drawbacks of the BMW 745Li, which it shares with the other models in the BMW 7 series, are the poor fuel economy and that the iDrive control layout is confusing and difficult to use. Drivers who can cope with the inconvenient iDrive interface, or who rarely need to adjust or use these features, will find that the BMW 745Li is a superb car that is among the best performers in its class.
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2011 BMW 745li Review
The 2011 BMW 745li is full of unique and innovative feature helping the advances one traditionally expects of a new BMW: namely, evolution in suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tires. But make no mistake: The 2011 BMW 745li also propels the road capabilities of the largest BMW Series decisively into the future with fascinating innovations: Aluminum suspension. Most major components are of aluminum, which compared to steel reduces unsprung weight. In turn, this enhances riding comfort and, on irregular road surfaces, handling as well. The brake calipers, which move up and down with the wheels as they encounter road irregularities, are also of aluminum for the same reason. Active Roll Stabilization. Combining with the evolutionary aluminum suspension, Active Roll Stabilization is a revolutionary feature. Its primary function is to reduce body roll in cornering, which improves handling by virtue of improved suspension geometry (wheel angles relative to vertical) resulting from the reduced roll.
In place of conventional, purely mechanical anti-roll (stabilizer) bars, ARS senses cornering motion and hydraulically twists specially configured anti-roll bars to counteract body roll; drivers and passengers alike marvel at The 2011 BMW 745li amazingly "flat" cornering.
For even more amazing handling and ride comfort: Electronic Damping Control Offered as part of an optional Adaptive Ride Package on all the models and standard on The 2011 BMW 745li, EDC takes handling and ride capabilities to an even higher level. Yet EDC has evolved in a way that makes it significantly better than before. Like so many of The 2011 BMW 745li ' innovations, this system too is "stepless," adjusting the shock absorbers to any level of firmness between their softest and firmest settings, with a range of benefits:
- Ride firmness is always at the optimum level for the current road conditions, vehicle speed and the passenger-and-cargo load carried.
- On smooth roads, the shock absorbers are kept "soft" for best comfort.
- When the vehicle is rounding a sharp corner or curve, the shock absorbers are instantly adjusted to a firmer, just-right level.
- When the vehicle encounters irregular road surfaces, such as bumps or ripples ("washboard" surface), the shocks are automatically adjusted to the optimum level of firmness to control ride motions, keep riding comfort at an acceptable level, and maintain adhesion to the road.
- Additionally, there is a Sport setting via a console switch that increases firmness for a sportier driving feel.
2011 BMW 745li brakes' swift, sure stopping power is legend, so it should be no surprise that the 7 Series incorporates one of the most powerful braking systems ever employed in a production BMW. The brake discs are ventilated all around, with robust 348-mm/13.6-in. diameter at the front and 345-mm/13.7-in. diameter at the rear. But large dimensions are by no means these brakes' only salient features: Aluminum calipers, mentioned earlier in the suspension context, reduce unsprung weight. Electronic brake proportioning. Via the Dynamic Stability Control wheel-speed sensors, the amount of slip at each wheel is measured when the brakes are applied, and pressure is apportioned to the front and rear brakes accordingly. This makes best use of the available braking traction at the tires and helps distribute brake and tire wear more evenly.
Among them are – Stepless door checks. Even with the 2-position door checks of other BMWs, how many times have we wished for another place to hold the door open so that we could get in or out while avoiding hitting something with the door? The 7's door checks are hydraulic and stepless, holding the door at any position to which the occupant opens it. They are effective with the vehicle pointing uphill up to 10*, or leaning to one side or the other up to 6*. Seating: many choices. The head restraints are coupled with fore-aft seat adjustment: farther forward (shorter driver), lower head restraint and vice versa. (Fine adjustment of the head restraints is manual.) Counting the head-restraint movement as a power adjustment, the front seats are 14-way driver / 12-way passenger, including 4-way power lumbar.
Posted on: October 22, 2010 | In BMW
BMW introduced its radically new 2011 BMW 745i with styling that still is controversial, with unusual looking front and rear ends. It’s lavishly upholstered, trimmed and equipped, although its highlight is the high-tech V12. The smooth new 6-liter engine produces 438 horsepower and enormous torque. The car weighs a hefty 4,872 pounds, but the V12 gives it the response of a smaller, lighter car. The unibody’s steel components have been treated to resist corrosion. However, the engine hood and front fenders are made of aluminum. It has been built on the new E65-E66 platform which has the advantage of offering almost perfect front/rear weight distribution (50.5/49.5% front/rear).
Despite the wide fascia, the 745 sports a remarkable drag coefficient of 0.29 in the wind tunnel. The body is extremely rigid in torsion and in flexion and therefore constitutes a solid base for the wheel axles. The fully independent suspension is based on front struts and a rear four-link axle with anti-drive and anti-pitch controls.
Most of the suspension components are made of aluminum to maximize weight reduction. The front and rear stabilizer bars of new 2011 BMW 745i contribute to canceling out roll because they are counter-activated by a hydraulic motor. Buyers may also select the optional Electronic Damping Control (EDC) system designed to vary the stiffness of the shock absorbers to ensure the correct balance between comfort and handling. Four power-assisted ventilated discs are assisted by an antilock and traction control system integrated in the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system which manages handling as well as brake pressure in emergency situations. This highly evolved technology ensures neutral handling in curves and reacts when the driver makes a false maneuver or when dictated by the quality of the road surface. Although new 2011 BMW 745i carries over the same displacement, the engine is brand new. This V8 features an alloy block and cylinder heads, DOHC distribution and 4 valves per cylinder. The VANOS distribution system is innovative.
The German equivalent of VTEC technology, it varies the intake and exhaust valve timing by adjusting the camshaft. This technology is paired up to the VALVETRONIC system, which controls the intake valves without a throttle butterfly. Fuel injection and ignition are managed by a Bosch Motronic ME9 module. The 6-speed automatic transmission is electronically controlled and features a semi-automatic mode. This adaptive transmission shifts gears according to road conditions or driving habits. The 2011 2011 BMW 745i cars are large, with even the base 745i having a 117.7-inch wheelbase. But the longer-wheelbase versions have limousine-style back seat room and look more impressive. The 2011 2011 BMW 745i have a 123.2-inch wheelbase and are 203.5 inches long, compared with 198 inches for the 745i. Is the V12 needed? Not really, unless an owner wants bragging rights or lives near wide-open Southwestern highways. The V8 whisks the 7-Series sedan to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, whereas the V12 version hits 60 in 5.4 seconds. Top speed of both versions is electronically limited to 149 mph.
Posted on: October 15, 2010 | In BMW
When you are driving The 2011 BMW Z3 you feel more in control of the road and more secure. Of course, rigidity is always an issue for an open-top car, and BMW’s engineers took a number of measures to ensure that the Z4 would be stiffer than its predecessor. Among these is a pair of Y-shaped engine-bearing chassis rails that forms a side sill and half of the central driveshaft tunnel. The 2011 2011 BMW Z3 should make a fine companion for commuters, though non-enthusiasts who regularly drive on crumbling pavement will probably be happier without the 18-inch tires and sport suspension calibrations.
The 2011 BMW Z3 is the first BMW-branded vehicle with an electric power steering system. The 3.0-liter inline six that turns out 225 hp at 5,900 rpm and 214 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm features double VANOS continuously variable valve timing for the intake and exhaust valves, and thusly equipped offer broad spreads of usable power dispensed in an extraordinarily smooth manner.
Braking is typically a strength for BMWs, and to keep The 2011 BMW Z3 stopping short among luxury roadsters, the company has fitted all roadsters with larger-diameter rear discs, 11 inches on the 2.5i and 11.8 inches on the 3.0i. The 3.0i discs are ventilated as well. Buyers will have several transmission options this year. The 2.5i model’s standard five-speed manual is a carryover, as is the five-speed automatic with Steptronic automanual functionality – this one is optional on all 2011 BMW Z3. Inside, it retains a simple driver-oriented design, though its shapely one-piece dash and minimum of center stack controls definitely give it a more upscale feel. Better interior materials help, too – no longer must buyers pay extra for an “aluminum look” interior; rather, genuine brushed aluminum trim is included in roadsters with a leather interior .
Laterally bolstered sport seats are standard on all 2011 BMW Z3, and we found them supportive enough for long-distance travel. New this year are adjustable headrests and tilt and telescoping adjustment for the steering wheel.
Even though the makers of The 2011 BMW Z3 are known for quality vehicles, this vehicle is really thought out well. With the recent changes in the market, we are most likely to be focusing on cars that are both economical and sporty, The 2011 BMW Z3 offers this, which makes it quite an attractive vehicle. One of the new and exciting aspects of this vehicle is the security features. If you have children or a family, you can respect the additional security features that have been added. This years version of The 2011 BMW Z3 is similar to last years, although many interior and exterior changes have been made. The performance you receive from this vehicle you will come to know and respect.
Posted on: October 10, 2010 | In BMW
2011 BMW Z4 Roadster comes standard with impressive technology and the stuff that dreams are made of: an engine that is nothing less than a work of art, encased in a brilliantly-designed aluminum Spaceframe. The car is pretty special on the road, too. The 2011 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster runs on a front-axle aluminum spring strut configuration with precise rack-and-pinion steering. The rear axle is constructed specifically to withstand the forces applied by the driver, the road, and 368 pounds per foot of torque. Few automotive arrivals have been anticipated as much as The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster.
As such, we have carefully prepared our 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster review for you so you can experience a car that is the very embodiment of a passionate love for mobility.
One look and you know it: The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster is a car that you will never forget. From the long, sweeping lines and the bold curve of the wheel shoulders to the subtle tilt of rear end, with its visor-like tail lights and dual exhaust pipes of polished steel, any 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster will communicate a statement of manufacturing perfection and timeless design. The body form is pure roadster: The design of The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster is a tribute to the essence of the sports car. And with a host of 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster to make your car even better, who could ask for anything more? The design of the car is all new and characterized by the intriguing interplay of convex and concave surfaces, hard edges and curves. The car is a two-seater sports car in the tradition of the legendary BMW cars of the twentieth century, a classic based on the essential principles of car design, made with the best engineering on earth and the finest technology available.
The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster has always been the purest _expression of motoring passion, never failing to set the pulse racing. So it’s no surprise that the open two-seater has a long tradition at BMW. A work of art as well as a triumph of engineering, The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster follows the unwritten rules of the roadster ethic: long bonnet, low waistline, rear wheel drive, two seats set close to the floor. For all those who prefer to feel at one with the road, to take their driving pleasure in highly concentrated doses. The interior is as finely sculpted as the exterior, with eye-catching new touches such as the centre console and steering wheel inserts finished in seat-trim colour. Controls carried over from the M roadster provide a further aesthetic highlight. Inside and out, The 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster is a beautifully crafted machine. The 2011 2011 BMW Z4 Roadster is a modern interpretation of all the classic roadster features – a long and sweeping hood, a long wheelbase, short overhangs and a low seating position in a cockpit that is set back.
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The 2011 BMW Z8 is a two-seater sports car in the tradition of the legendary BMW cars of the twentieth century. A classic based on the essential principles of car design, made with the best engineering on earth and the finest technology available. The 2011 2011 BMW Z8. Experience a car that is the very embodiment of a passionate love for mobility. One look and you know it: The 2011 BMW Z8 is a car that you will never forget.
From the long, sweeping lines of the bonnet and the bold curve of the wheel shoulders, to the subtle tilt of rear end, with its visor-like tail lights and dual exhaust pipes of polished steel: the Z8 communicates a statement of timeless design. The body form is pure roadster. Long nose, close to the road, an elegantly purist cockpit. There are hints of classic racing car: the simple “Engine Start” button beside the three-spoke leather-covered steering wheel.
The design of The 2011 BMW Z8 is a tribute to the essence of the sports car. Who but BMW could have designed it?The 2011 BMW Z8 offers a high-compression 345-horsepower V8 engine with 380 ft. lbs. of torque. The new Escalade ESV and EXT rides like a luxury sedan, one of the reasons is a suspension system that adapts to road surfaces and conditions by the way you drive. Cadillac Escalade’s improve safety with a Passenger Sensing System, this system sensors the seat and safety belts and analyze the size and weight of the front seat passenger, then the system turns off the front passenger air bag if it detects a child seat and not a full size rider. A light on the rearview mirror will confirm air bag status of the SUV.
2011 BMW Z8 improves safety too, with the identical Passenger Sensing System as the ESV Cadillac SUV. The new Cadillac Escalade ESV is the beginning configurable cargo bed configurations. To add to flexibility, if you’re only carrying small items the 2003 and 04 Escalade ESV also has lockable interior storage compartments. Standard features include air bags (driver and front passenger), side-impact driver and front passenger air bags, front-impact and dual level passenger sensing system. The 2011 2011 BMW Z8 wide track, extremely low center of gravity, optimum 50:50 weight distribution and very precise electric power steering help give The new 2011 2011 BMW Z8 its outstanding agility. Fade-free high-performance brakes, standard Run-Flat tires and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with an on-demand traction mode contribute to outstanding safety in all driving situations. Standard features of The 2011 BMW Z8 include a leather sports steering wheel, sport seats, a rollover safety system, and remote entry system. Options available at extra cost include a DVD-based navigation system with 16:9 display which retracts into the instrument panel, a premium sound system with Carver technology for powerful bass reproduction, and an integrated hands-free phone.
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2011 BMW X5 is fast, comfortable, and prestigious. It delivers superb handling and excellent performance. The 2011 2011 BMW X5 closest competitors include the Acura MDX, the Land Rover Range Rover, and the Volvo XC90. Upon introduction, the 3.0i Sports Activity Vehicle is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 225-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
The 4.4i Sports Activity Vehicle is equipped with a standard 4.4-liter, V8, 315-horsepower engine that achieves 14-mpg in the city and 18-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. Roads connect people. Roads mean mobility. But each road presents challenges to the vehicles that travel on it.
The ideal vehicle has to be able to meet these challenges, regardless of how easy or difficult they are. It has to perform well, but it has to be comfortable. It has to offer lots of room, but it also has to be beautiful. It has to be versatile and ready for anything. But it has to have style, character and quality. In other words, it has to be a BMW. Discover the new BMW that opens a completely new dimension of mobility. Discover The 2011 BMW X5. Power, reliability, style: The 2011 BMW X5 radiates it. The muscular, elegant lines make a clear statement about the essence of this vehicle. The 2011 2011 BMW X5 is much more than just another all-wheel drive. Take a look at the luxurious interior and carefully designed fittings. Classic BMW luxury. And that’s exactly what BMW set out to create: a vehicle that combines the power, versatility and toughness of a top-class four-wheel drive with the unique elegance, responsiveness and comfort of BMW’s world-renowned sedans.
Refined power: the essence of The 2011 BMW X5 engines. Using the most modern technology, BMW has created engines that lead the way. As the world’s first automobile manufacture to produce V8 engines, BMW has had practice at producing the best. Our improved 2011 BMW X5 info is available here for your use and comparison. The 2011 2011 BMW X5 V8 has a state-of-the-art engine cooling system that changes to answer the engine’s requirements.The powerful alternator, for example, is water-cooled. Variable intake valve timing (VANOS) and Digital Motor Electronics (DME) work nonstop to ensure the engine is running at maximum efficiency.
The 2011 2011 BMW X5 shows impressive torque and performance profiles, while still meeting the most stringent tests for emissions. 2011 BMW X5 straight-line and freeway manners are great. It feels stable, the steering is precise, and the ride is smooth. The V8 engines provide plenty of power, making The 2011 BMW X5 faster in the race away from traffic lights than most cars.
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The 2011 BMW 760li interior gives maritime character: the deco trim in the cockpit and in the rear compartment is made of high-grade mahogany which incorporates maple strips, bestowing the interior an exclusive yachting ambience, further accentuated by the emblems of a compass embroidered on the anthracite floor carpet. It goes without saying that the Merino leather in Champagne colour is included in the all-leather package, as one would expect of a car boasting such a high degree of exclusivity. Due to its natural quality, this leather is smooth and supple, making it a very special experience to sit on the 16-way adjustable comfort seats.
The exterior paint exclusive to The 2011 BMW 760li is called ‘Night blue metallic’. Illuminated doorsill strips bearing the ‘BMW Individual’ logo, high-gloss shadowline trim on all chrome-plated parts featured by the ‘standard 7 Series model’ as well as body-colour roof trims effectively demonstrate that this is a very special 7 Series model. White indicator lights and the BMW Individual 20” wheels underline the BMW 7 Series’ characteristic design and skillfully round off The 2011 BMW 760li exterior look.
It has been barely a year since BMW’s “2011 BMW 760li ” was introduced, but what an eventful year for BMW. No mere evolutionary product, The 2011 BMW 760li was instead a bold statement about who BMW is, what BMW stands for, and where BMW intends to go. Let’s take a look now at the most significant new technology in this new engine: direct fuel injection. Indeed, this is the first direct-injected gasoline . V-12 engine ever offered in a production automobile, and the first direct-injected gasoline engine to meet contemporary expectations regarding emission control .Direct fuel injection means injection of the fuel directly into the combustion chamber, rather into the intake port as is the norm; it has been chosen and developed by BMW’s power train engineers to boost power output and fuel efficiency to higher levels than could be achieved with conventional fuel injection.
BMW had offered a 12-cylinder model in the previous 7 Series, The 2011 BMW 760li, it was natural and expected that a 12-cylinder version of the new Series would in time make its debut. The V-12 powering the new 760Li is completely new, with 6.0 liters of displacement, dual overhead camshafts (per cylinder bank) and 4 valves per cylinder. Designated N73, it is also related to the N62 V-8 engine that powers the two 745 models, in that the two engines share key technologies and overall engineering architecture; yet it also introduces groundbreaking new technologies of its own. The V-12 configuration has long been recognized as an ultimate power plant concept, suited for top-class vehicles. Its physics are ideal: 12 cylinders arranged in a 60° “vee” of two cylinder banks are perfectly balanced; combined with the relatively even power pulses of so many cylinders, this results in a supremely smooth propulsion unit. This V-12 is also a supremely powerful unit, delivering a monumental 438 horsepower and 444 lb-ft. of torque; for perspective, compare this to the 325 hp and 330 lb-ft. that give The 2011 BMW 760li its 0-60-mph capability of 5.9 seconds and you can easily envision the performance potential of the V-12!
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The 2011 BMW M3 Convertible comes with unique and innovative features. Among them are Stepless door checks. Even with the 2-position door checks of other BMWs, how many times have we wished for another place to hold the door open so that we could get in or out while avoiding hitting something with the door? The 7′s door checks are hydraulic and stepless, holding the door at any position to which the occupant opens it. They are effective with the vehicle pointing uphill up to 10*, or leaning to one side or the other up to 6.Soft-close doors are available as part of the Convenience Package on 745s, standard on the 760Li. Seating: many choices.
The head restraints are coupled with fore-aft seat adjustment: farther forward (shorter driver), lower head restraint and vice versa. (Fine adjustment of the head restraints is manual.) Counting the head-restraint movement as a power adjustment, the front seats are 14-way driver / 12-way passenger, including 4-way power lumbar.
In contrast to the standard seats, fine adjustment of head-restraint height is powered. The restraints include fold-out sides that help support the head of an occupant using them as headrests, as for example when sleeping. 16-way power front sport seats. Included in The 2011 BMW M3 Convertible Sport Package. Versatile console compartment with dual lockable lids. Automatic climate control, uncommonly comprehensive. It includes these features (new features for ’04 are indicated by an asterisk):
- Left/right temperature controls
- Left/right user override of airflow volume and distribution
- Activated-charcoal microfilter
- Automatic recirculation control (2 gas sensors)
- Solar sensor for front compartment
- Temperature-controlled rear air outlets, left/right controllable
- Heat at Rest function
- Automatic ventilation system
- Preferred override settings for individual users via Key Memory
- Humidity control
- Windshield misting control
- Air outlets in the B-pillars (for rear passengers, airflow adjustable).
Basic controls for normal automatic operation are positioned conveniently at the instrument panel’s center. For overriding automatic airflow distribution, adjusting temperature and flow of air from the dash vents, and other less frequently used functions; one selects CLIMATE on the monitor and adjusts with the controller. The standard memory system captures two preferred positions (per user) for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, outside mirrors and safety-belt height.20-way front Comfort Seats, standard in the long-wheelbase 2011 BMW M3 Convertible and optional in the regular-wheelbase 2011 BMW M3 Convertible. In addition to the distinctive separately adjustable upper backrest section, they offer other amenities:
- Adjustable thigh support, as in BMW sport seats
- Adjustable backrest width
- Memory for passenger’s seat
- Active head restraints (see safety engineering and features) with side support.
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The BMW M3 Coupe is the product of a long BMW roadster research and tradition. The stretched engine compartment, the long wheelbase, the short tail and in between, two low-set seats for those whose idea of driving is a high-powered, passionate experience. BMW M3 Coupe dealers recognize the commonality of BMW M series coupe and roadster questions from those who buy BMW M from them, how to exercise their undying love of the driving experience. The BMW M3 Coupe , meanwhile, offers four-door elegance and the power that comes with it: a 394-horsepower, 5.0-liter, 32-valve, V8 engine that's second to none. Whichever M Series car you choose, you'll be delighted you're your purchase – these cars are elegance in its truest form.
On The BMW M3 Coupe the standard six-speed manual transmission is a paradigm of power and precision, but the optional Sequential Manual Gearbox and traction-enhancing M Variable Differential lock can make any trip unforgettable. Granted, these cars can move, but they aren't all about superior performance. For starters, all three vehicles feature M Double Spoke light cast-alloy wheels in Satin Chrome finish and safe-stop rim design. They boast halogen freeform M oval design fog lights, heated and aerodynamically designed BMW M power side-view mirrors, rain sensing windshield wipers, and an antitheft, 12-speaker sound system that makes even experienced rockers take a second look.
Cars in The BMW M3 Coupe are serious machines for serious drivers. For more BMW M3 Coupe info, or for details on leasing or how to buy BMW M Series, please consult with our website frequently. The BMW M3 Coupe is a 2-door, 2-passenger luxury sports car, or convertible sports car, available in two trims, the coupe and the roadster.
Both trims are equipped with a standard 3.2-liter, I6, 315-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. The BMW M3 Coupe are among today's most revered models of any auto maker the world over. The tradition of engineering excellence combined with the stylish and often extravagant appointments – its no wonder BMW's are so popular. The BMW M3 Coupe is in a class all to its own.
The BMW M3 Coupe make this a class distinguishable from all the rest The roadster class brings, of course excitement! Our last BMW entry is the BMW M3 Coupe sport utility vehicle. Alone in its class – it sets new standards for the rest of the field. This is one sport utility with allot of class!. Steering is sharp and precise, providing excellent communication between the tires and the driver.
The BMW M3 Coupe feels light and agile for a car of its size. The key to its excellent handling and ride quality is its rigid aluminum space frame. The frame resists flexing and lets the suspension do all the work, which is how it's supposed to be. That's why The BMW M3 Coupe delivers a nearly perfect balance of fine handling and ride comfort. Driven to the limit in a corner, it understeers a bit, tending to push toward the outside edge of the pavement. To counter this, the driver simply lifts a little from the throttle, and the front tucks in and tracks through the turn. It works beautifully.
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The 2011 BMW Coupe is outstanding: a highly refined machine that corners, accelerates, and stops swiftly. The 2011 2011 BMW Coupe puts drivers in touch with the road instead of isolating them. Driving the sedan, coupe, convertible or sport wagon is a joy. They blend luxury and sport with high levels of quality, making living with them joyful as well. Their interiors are well equipped and comfortable. Other automakers are envious of The 2011 BMW Coupe for another reason: It exemplifies consistency in product character and values.
BMW’s 2011 BMW Coupe cars have been the benchmark for entry luxury cars for some time, and we do not see this changing soon. The competition may be gaining, but BMW is hardly sitting still. More technology, more standard equipment, more wheel design choices. 330 models now come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, and BMW’s trick Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) is offered on all rear-drive models.
There’s a new Performance Package for The 2011 BMW Coupe that makes it a virtual four-door . All are offered with a BMW Assist telematics package that no longer requires the optional navigation system. The coupe and convertible prices increase several hundred dollars, but all 2011 BMW Coupe cars come with the same full-maintenance included for the duration of the four- year, 50,000-mile warranty. For entry luxury market shoppers who put a premium on driving satisfaction, The 2011 BMW Coupe remains the place to start. The popularity of The 2011 BMW Coupe has produced a wide, sometimes confusing range of sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons. Ten models are available, varying considerably in price, power, and packaging, not to mention two versions from BMW’s high-performance M division. The price spread from the bottom of the 3 Series line to the top exceeds $30,000. All are based on the same chassis and all ride on the same 107.3-inch wheelbase, but the coupes and convertibles do not share many body panels with the sedans and wagons.
The 2011 BMW Coupe variants powered by the 2.5-liter engine come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission; those powered by the 3.0-liter engine are upgraded to a 6-speed manual for 2011. A superb ZF-built 5-speed Steptronic automatic is optional on all models, while the 6-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox developed for and launched in The 2011 BMW Coupe , is offered on all rear-drive 3 Series models. Run-flat tires with tire pressure monitoring are an option on 330 models. Most 2011 BMW Coupe models come with a Premium Package which includes an auto dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, Myrtle wood trim, front seat memory and drivers lumbar support, leather upholstery, a multi-function trip computer, and the BMW Assist system.
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The 2011 BMW Sedan indicates BMW’s reputation for quality and driving excitement. It works well in foul weather, and easily negotiates muddy trails. Inside, it’s luxurious and comfortable. It also offers the command seating position many people like. Perhaps those are among the reasons 2011 BMW Sedan sales are so strong. The tires that come with the 4.4i Sport Package have been upgraded from H-rated to V-rated, and the electronic speed limiter is now deleted with this package, lifting top speed from 128 to 143 mph (though, again, we don’t recommend traveling at those velocities).
Two big, chromed oval exhaust outlets finish off the rear. 4.6is comes with a comprehensive list of luxury equipment, including xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) low-beam headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a powered glass moonroof.
BMW 2011 BMW Sedan comes as three models, with increasing horsepower and standard equipment: 3.0i , 4.4i and 4.6is .BMW launched The 2011 BMW Sedan as a single, upscale model, powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine mated to a five-speed Steptronic transmission. The six-cylinder engine produces 225 horsepower, compared to 290 for the 4.4-liter V8. And the 3.0i rolls on 17-inch wheels, rather than the 18-inch rims found under the 4.4i. The 4.6is comes with a five-speed Steptronic transmission similar to the one found on the 4.4i, but programmed and geared differently for a more sporting character. Its 20-inch wheels and W-rated tires (275/40 in front and 315/35 in the rear) are wide enough to impress Fred Flintstone. Unique trim cues distinguish this model, including a rear air diffusor, wind splitters at the sides of front and rear bumpers, a titanium-finish bumper grille, and Shadowline trim with clear turn signal and side marker lenses.
To help keep drivers on the road and in control, all 2011 BMW Sedan come with full-time all-wheel drive and Dynamic Stability Control, which includes traction control, electronic brake proportioning, Dynamic Brake Control, an electronic stability program, and Hill Descent Control.
Additionally, all 2011 BMW Sedan benefit from a four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and rack-and-pinion steering. There’s no question who builds this vehicle. 2011 BMW Sedan is immediately recognizable as a BMW. Surprisingly, The 2011 BMW Sedan is classed as a light-duty truck by the U.S. government. Most truck-based SUVs, including the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, are built with a separate body bolted onto a frame. 2011 BMW Sedan , however, uses a monocoque body shell like that of a regular sedan. This unit-body construction provides a much stiffer structure, which improves handling, reduces noise and allows better fit and finish. The 2011 2011 BMW Sedan is not the first monocoque SUV; Jeep pioneered the concept two decades ago with its Cherokee, a concept carried forward with the current Grand Cherokee. 2011 BMW Sedan has a great interior. Typically BMW, it’s all business and no nonsense. But it’s also very luxurious.
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The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon features the second-generation common rail diesel engine, producing 218 bhp (previously 184 bhp) and a huge 500 Nm of torque (up from 410 Nm). The 2011 2011 BMW Sport Wagon receives three new engines. Eight-cylinder power comes from a 4.4i V8, with a new high performance . BMW’s latest six-cylinder 3.0 diesel engine is added to the line up, and is complemented by the 3.0i petrol engine carried over from the existing car. The V8 engine features VALVETRONIC inlet control and Bi-Vanos valve timing and is mated to a new six-speed automatic gearbox with gear ratios tailored for The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon .
This combination has already set new standards of performance and refinement in The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon. Developing 320 bhp (an increase of 34 bhp over the outgoing model), The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon accelerates from 0 – 62 mph in only 7.0 seconds (previously 7.5 seconds) before reaching a top speed of 149 mph (up from 143 mph) in its Sport guise.
2011 BMW Sport Wagon’s drive system enables the power and torque increases to be converted into usable traction in all driving situations. Using information from the wheel sensors and data collected from the DSC stability system, including the yaw rate and steering angle, xDrive predicts any loss of traction or tyre slippage and reacts in a few milliseconds. A mid-mounted, electrically controlled multi-disc clutch is used to distribute drive constantly between the front and rear wheels, varying the torque delivery to the wheels which most require it. This could be in a dynamic driving situation or, off-road, on a slippery surface or incline. This contrasts with the four-wheel drive system of the outgoing 2011 BMW Sport Wagon which works on the basis of a fixed front-to-rear drive ratio, and uses only DSC traction control for critical interventions. Clothing the new drive train is a discreetly revised front and rear profile.
The front of the car has been revised up to the A pillar, most noticeably the new headlamp units, with sweeping contours and integrated indicator lamps, that match the design language of other recently introduced BMW models. Also, in common with other models, illuminated headlamp rings form the sidelights on the new car. The bonnet has been redesigned, with sharper edges that run into the trademark double kidney grilles, that have also been reshaped and enlarged, lending a greater presence to the front view. Also revised is the front valance section, with redesigned fog lamps and larger air intakes now divided in the centre by a continuation of the bonnet’s strong lines. At the rear, new transparent glass lamps complement the revisions to the front. The addition of the xDrive four-wheel drive system raises the levels of active safety on The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon to a new high, as many more driving situations can now be taken in its stride. A number of BMW’s new safety features are available on The 2011 BMW Sport Wagon