Exclusive and M Sport Packages for BMW 3-Series Model

BMW 3-Series M Sport Packages

Owning the BMW 3-Series probably not enough for you. Want to make your regular German small saloon or coupe look like the performance version while still being powered by the fuel of the Devil (diesel)? We have a lot to say about that and most of it is not so good. However, we will have to bite our tongues and report on the new Exclusive and M Sport Packages which BMW has just revealed for both the BMW 3-Series coupe and convertible.

The changes on the BMW 3-Series  cover a Special Edition package for the 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Touring, M Sport and Exclusive Editions for the 3 Series Coupe and 3 Series Convertible plus an BMW Individual hardtop option for the cabriolet.

BMW 3-Series M Sport Packages - top view

The BMW 3-Series Exclusive Editions will offer buyers new 18-inch, lightweight V-Spoke wheels as well as a unique Mineral Grey exterior paint. Inside the car, the interior has been covered with Dakota leather in either Pearl Grey with contrast stitching or black. Don’t ask us why, but BMW decided to fit bamboo grain anthracite wood trim for a bit of that “je ne sais quoi”.

It’s not a bad-looking combination, but we of the impression that the BMW 3-Series is sporty and young. Fortunately, the M Sport Edition is much more interesting for a true BMW fan. There’s a new aerodynamic kit fitted to the car that helps it cut through the air with purpose and the body has been painted in the same Silverstone paint that sets the current M3 apart. A set of 18-inch Ferric Grey light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, black-painted exterior mirrors and in the case of the Coupe, an optionally available boot lid spoiler complete the list of changes.

BMW 3-Series M Sport Packages - front view

Inside the Exclusive and M Sport Package for the BMW 3-Series, there’s no bamboo wood in sight, and we see instead sports seats with M detailing and blue contrast strips, an M Sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and an M aluminum driver’s footrest plus Model-specific interior strips in Aluminum Glacier Silver dark and floor mats with blue piping.


Lamborghini Aventador as Bruce Wayne’s New Ride in the Next Batman Franchise Movie

Bruce Wayne’s new wheels

Lamborghini Aventador has been selected as Bruce Wayne’s new ride for the upcoming Batman movie. We had discussed on our previous article that Tom Cruise will be driving the BMW i8 on his new movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. If you are superhero movies fan, you probably remember the eccentric billionaire Tony Stark from Iron Man flick. Tony Stark has an affinity for the Audi R8, in both coupe and more recently Spyder form. So what does that leave the other big comic book billionaire turned superhero? A lot, apparently – because the production house has planned Bruce Wayne will drive a brand new Italian bull – Lamborghini Aventador – on the next Batman movie.

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises will reportedly hit cinemas on July 20th next year, and a forum member of Luxury4play.com has scooped a few photos of the new Lamborghini Aventador that will reportedly belong to Gotham’s playboy crime-fighter.

The Lamborghini Aventador supercar even sports “Gotham” number plates and is painted in understated silver. The move makes perfect sense to us, in the previous sequel, Batman: The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne drove a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 which he smashed in one of the scenes.

Bruce Wayne’s new wheels license plate

This isn’t a Batmobile per say, as mister Wayne has all the toys he needs to fight crime, thanks to the ingenious Lucius Fox. In our twisted journalistic minds, the Lamborghini Aventador is the perfect car for Bruce to unwind in after a hard day of crime-fighting, but let’s be honest: If you painted the Aventador flat black and added a pair of machine-guns in the front and a big wing at the back, it would look like a Batmobile.

We’ll get to see the V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador in action next summer, and we are looking forward to its blistering performance being used to fight crime and impress Russian supermodels and prima ballerinas alike. The Lamborghini Aventador looks so awesome that we forgot to hate it for using product placement.


BMW Reveals the BMW 1-Series Coupe, Cabrio and M Models

2012 BMW 1-Series coupe cabrio

BMW was forced to reveal the all-new 1-Series hatchback some 10 days ago, after all the specs and most of the images were leaked onto the Internet ahead of the 1er’s debut in Frankfurt. However, we only got to see the ‘average’ BMW models, equipped with small turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and only in the five-door configuration.

The new BMW 1-Series looks much wider and the design is more fluent than the Bangle-era model, so most BMW fans were probably curious how the car would look as a three-door hatch or as a performance Coupe/Cabrio. Enter the magic that is the Photoshop graphics program, which was most likely used by forum members of 1Addicts.com.

2012 BMW 1-Series models black

The talented designers on BMW added a svelte back, some more aggressive features, a lower ride height and bigger wheels and voila, we have an iteration of what the BMW 1-Series Coupe and Cabrio could look like. We say may because the two-door model might not even carry the ‘1’ name and they will most likely have even sportier features than the hatch.

BMW even created renderings for the three-door hatchback and that M model we really crave. Both look very photorealistic are also based on the teaser the latest intel, so this could be the face of a future that’s coming your way.

2012 BMW 1-Series models white

BMW launched the 2012 1-Series exclusively with a range of four-cylinder engines. The petrol version is equipped with a 1.6-liter unit that produces 136 hp in the base 116i and 170 hp in the 118i. BMW diesel family is all about the 2.0-liter engine that offers between 116 and 186 hp in the 120d.


BMW Z4 sDrive35is Gets Makeover from Kelleners Sport

BMW Z4 sDRIVE35is by Kelleners Sport

BMW Z4 is a little roadster which has a retractable metal top, all the creature comfort you could want and comes with the same award-winning engine as the BMW 335i. Somehow, the Bavarians managed to get it wrong, as it never managed to capture our imagination as easily as the BMW 1-Series M Coupe did.

That’s where we introduce our honored guests, the German tuning experts from Kelleners Sport, who set their attentions onto the most powerful and sporty version -the BMW Z4 sDrive35is.

We’ll give it to you strait: Kelleners Sport say the’ve managed to boost the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine’s output to a massive 405 HP on the BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster, which puts it on par with stuff like the Audi RS4. Torque has also been boosted to 39 Nm or 398 pound-feet. That’s not too shabby, given that the stock unit makes 340 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, or 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) with overboost.

BMW Z4 sDRIVE35is by Kelleners Sport - rear view

That’s quite a lot on BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster custom by Kelleners Sport to take in all at a time, so we’ll switch to some cosmetics so our readers can cool down before we move come back to the performance side again.

On the inside, Kelleners Sport has added a three-spoke sport steering wheel, aluminium pedals and foot rests along with velour floor mats to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster. Custom interior finishes in leather with wood trims are also upon individual customer request.

BMW Z4 sDRIVE35is by Kelleners Sport - side view

The sporting look on the BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster custom by Kelleners Sport is enhanced by the choice of a wheel-tire combination in the 19- or 20-inch dimensions. Customers can choose between two models, ‘Hamburg’ or ‘Berlin’, each of which is available in three different surface finishes.

BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster custom by Kelleners Sport has Last but not least feature, the special lowering springs have been introduced to reduce the ride height of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is roadster 20 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear.


BMW Awarded the Manufacturer Award 2011 Fleet World Honours

2011 BMW 5 Series

BMW was awarded Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the prestigious 2011 Fleet World Honours, for the second year in a row. Awesome back-to-back award for BMW. While being crowned with the top award, BMW was also honored with the prize for the Best Executive Car.

Steve Moody – the Fleet World Editor states, “The Fleet Manufacturer of the Year award for BMW marks the pinnacle of achievement in an industry that is incredibly important to the UK economy, the 2011 Fleet World Honours typically account for around one-half of all the cars sold in the UK and many of these are purchased by contract hire and leasing companies on behalf of their corporate clients. For this reason, we asked the managing directors and operations directors of the UK’s top 20 leasing companies to nominate their choice of Fleet Manufacturer of the Year and BMW were a clear, almost unanimous winner.”

Since its launch last year, the new BMW 5-Series has been a hit with executive fleet customers. This popularity led to it taking home the crown for Best Executive Car for the second year in a row, due in part to its blend of quality, performance and efficiency.

Stephen Chater – the Corporate Operations Manager for BMW Group UK shares his excitement, “To win the Fleet Manufacturer of the Year award for the second time in a row on the 2011 Fleet World Honours means a lot to BMW. Not only they identify the developments in the product range, but also the service and customer focus of the BMW Group Corporate sales team, both which have shown real benefits for fleet decision makers and company car drivers alike.”

BMW 5-Series which awarded the Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the 2011 Fleet World Honours is powerful yet has efficient engines, elegant looks, an interior that would challenge most luxury cars in terms of comfort and quality, underpinned by a chassis which offers agility and refinement. To top it off, the BMW 5-Series comes at a price its competitors struggle to match, while residuals are sky high too.