The introduction of the brand new BMW M2 Competition marked the opportunity for me to sit down with BMW M’s Boss, Frank van Meel, to discuss the future of the brand that has pioneered concepts that guarantee pure driving pleasure, encompasses an history of motorsport and sheer driving passion every single day – on the road or on the track.
A few days ago at an undisclosed location near Munich, Frank ran me through the highlights of the M2 Competition during an exclusive first look at the vehicle. The M2C is the replacement to the current M2, which has been with us for the last two years. The highly successful and best-selling M-car has proved that the market was desperately looking for a M-car positioned at a lower price point. Continue reading →
The 2014 BMW M235i and the 2014 Lexus IS F don’t really compete…or do they. Perhaps only on a drag strip at one mile above sea level in a proper drag race. In another fun and informative TFLcar video review Nathan and Roman decide to find out which is faster in a straight up drag race. The mighty V8 of the new fire breathing Lexus IS F or the small but fast turbo-charged 3.0L in the new BMW M235i. Continue reading →
Available in future as a standard feature: Tyre pressure indicator for each individual tyre.
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.
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