Thursday, February 23, 2006
When we mention that someone has a good heart it is in a spiritual sense of the deeds they may have done. For this we wipe that slate clean right here right now and lay ourselves bear on the true heart of BMW's M series.
This Biturbo Inline 6 petrol 3ltr all aluminium engine with turbo charges that in itself boggles the mind, by utilising BMWs valvtronic and double-vanos technology to produce intense torque for the power mad. (peak torque of 295 lb-ft is delivered between 1500rpm and 5800rms and a 7000rpm at the redline.... but like every cheesy infomercial "But wait there's more..." The turbo lag has been completely removed with low inertia turbocharges. Impressed yet? well it has the same power than the 4ltr V8 in the 740i but it povides more torque.
Still not impressed? Green peace activists will have the change to get out hug a few more tree's with the free time they will have as the engine comes at no additional costs to the environment. Still fighting to find an impressive nature in your soul then your right on track as its still to be shrouded in a body worthy enough of housing splendor.
Power is 225 kW/302 hp and 400 Nm for hugely-powerful all-aluminum 3.0-litre six
High-precision direct petrol injection cuts fuel use by 10 percent
Turbo lag banished by intelligent biturbo technology
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I was never too partial to the body style of the earlier edition but for the 2006 released model I like the stronger bolder shape.
Unfortunately I have at this time been unable to locate further information of the cars output but reasearch has shown rumours that it is to be more powerful than the 806bhp CCR - Watch this site for further updates
Its a BMW but its also an AC Schnitzer so what more is there really to say on the matter. I believe this model delivers both refined performance and styling whether it the drive down the road to pick up a a bottle of milk or touring around the country. Its distinguished V10 and optimised response behaviour modifications making this sports car a rather sort after marvel.
Me likes, not exactly verbally astounding yet I feel like a kid when I see this
Sunday, February 19, 2006
This car looks fantastic, and to top it off, it has 425 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque from its bored-out, 6.1-liter Hemi. The extra-large V-8 also features hollow, sodium-filled intake valves to allow higher rpm (redline is 6200), forged crankshafts, and exhaust headers. Outside the engine room we find a resculpted front fascia with integral cooling ducts, a rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, dual exhaust, upgraded brakes and suspension, and suede-and-leather seats. 0-to-60 mph in the low 5 second range, 0-100-0 mph in 16 seconds, and a 60-0 braking distance of 110 feet. The Magnum SRT-8 is a tire burning machine that is the sort of car that will be on petrol heads wish lists for years to come......
Posted by Rob Good at 7:24 pm
Committed to developing the best performing vehicles in the luxury market, BMW with ALPINA has created a special high performance version of BMW’s 7 Series luxury sedan. It is about time that BMW got on the 500hp plus luxury sedan band wagon. AMG has been getting ahead of BMW, but it looks like BMW are now fighting back. The 2006 BMW ALPINA B7 brings together the luxury, pioneering design, and advanced technology of the 7 Series Sedan with the scintillating performance of a supercharged, 500hp V-8 engine.
To power the BMW ALPINA B7, ALPINA specially developed a higher-performance version of BMW’s 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine and mated it to a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted shift controls. The motor produces 500 horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with maximum torque of 516 lbs.-ft. at 4,250 rpm, and propels the B7 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. ALPINA 21-inch wheels carry Z-rated performance tires, while the sport-tuned suspension includes Active Roll Stabilization. The B7 aerokit includes a rear spoiler to improve stability, handling, and performance at high speeds.
With this new model, BMW will raise the benchmark for the segment in terms of performance, refinement, technology, and luxury. Approximately 200 US-version cars are planned for the 2006 model year, with a release date in July 2006.
I am not the biggest fan of the wheels, but the rest is great.......
Posted by Rob Good at 6:53 pm