Category Archives: 3GT

BMW 3GT with More Powerful Diesel Engines and new xDrive models

If you are looking to buy a 3GT wait a few months and get something special and different.

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BMW 3GT (F34) with M Package

This spring BMW brings us good news via new features and options for new and already well known models and some info was already posted on blog and some is going to be posted.

For example BMW 3GT(F34) will get new six-cylinder diesel engine and also BMW xDrive (bmw’s 4×4 system) will be offered for two additional models.

First interesting and more powerful diesel will be 330d a 3 litre-engine with 258Hp and 560Nm of Torque. This is a straight six-cylinder engine and has an 8-speed steptronic transmission featured as standard.

This model can be ordered with xDrive for an additional grip and easier driving during winter. Continue reading

Tyre pressure indicator for each BMW

Available in future as a standard feature: Tyre pressure indicator for each individual tyre.

TPM - tyre pressure monitor on BMW M3

TPM – tyre pressure monitor on BMW M3 2009

If until now some BMW drivers were checking tyre pressure manually the new owners won’t have to do that.

Starting with spring of 2014 drivers of all new BMW’s will have tyre pressure indicator offered as a standard equipment with the exception of the BMW X6.

Sensors on all four tyres facilitate an exact and individual monitoring of the pressure in each individual tyre. The tyre pressure currently at hand will be shown in the Control Display or the instrument cluster, respectively, depending on the model and the equipment options customers have chosen.

The only thing is that I hope it won’t be annoying to the driver, if for example you are somewhere where you can’t pump wheels at this very moment.

What is your experience with BMW Tyre Pressure sensors?

Source: BMW Press Group

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GOOD DESIGN Award 2013 gives 5 prizes to BMW

One of the factors we love BMW is the design and the oldest design prize this year 2013/2014 goes to next BMW models: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the MINI Paceman, the BMW R 1200 GS, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé as well as the film “The BMW Concept Ninety Story”.

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé

The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is the world’s oldest design prize and ranks as one of the most distinguished accolades in this field. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Ray and Charles Eames and MoMa curator Edgar Kaufmann Jr., it is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies. For more than 60 years, this coveted prize has been awarded to designers and manufacturers in recognition of exceptionally innovative and visionary products, concepts and ideas that go beyond the normal horizons of everyday product design.

In the category “Transportation 2013”, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the MINI Paceman, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé and the BMW R 1200 GS got this the prize.

The “Graphics/Identity/Packaging 2013” category, meanwhile, saw honours go to the film “The BMW Concept Ninety Story”. Continue reading