2012 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M Performance Parts

BMW M Performance Parts

BMW knows that their standard models are not enough for speed worshippers, so they decide to release performance parts from their in-house department – the M division. The BMW M Performance Parts is presented in the form of M135i which the Bavarian carmaker already gave us the spoiler alert. We know that BMW uses the 1-Series as the flagship project but that doesn’t mean that BMW models are not going to have the M version. The Bavarian automaker already prepare for that kind of thought so they brought the 2012 M6 for an example as well.

BMW M Performance Parts interior and side view

The BMW M Performance Parts consists not only cosmetic parts, but also engine and performance updates. But, at the moment, according to autoblog.com, the M goodies are available for the 1-Series (Europe), 3-Series, and 5-Series. The previous concept photos showed that the decals were red, dark blue, and light blue; but not at the sporty hatchback which BMW brought to the floor of 2012 Geneva Motor Show as the decal is now black and stretches from right side all the way to the back which stops at the liftgate hatch.

BMW M Performance Parts rear view

Other BMW M Performance Parts items on the M135i are carbon fiber front splitters, black kidney grille, and new version of M Performance steering wheel. The Bavarian automaker also brags that some of the suspension components are in the works and will be added as the performance package is for sale and ready to install at the BMW dealerships in US this summer.

BMW Unveiling the 2013 X6

2013 BMW X6 Facelift

We already spotted the prototype for test drive and now, ladies and gentlemen… We presents you, the final production of the 2013 BMW X6. No more camouflage sheet as the German SAC finally shows the world the subtle changes where the official introductory will take place at 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Oh, just so you know, SAC stands for Sport Activity Coupe which means that this next generation of the X model is crossover with two-door. Well, we like the idea of combining coupe and crossover, but what else does the 2013 X6 have?

Starting from the exterior parts where the Bavarian carmaker granted the 2013 X6 coupe crossover with new set of headlamps, revised kidney grille with the lower section adds the character to this vehicle, new fog lamps which set in different location and housed in a matte finish bezel. As we move on to the rear end, the sexy back has LED taillights which have been redesigned with the LED headlights inserted on the options list.

2013 BMW X6 Facelift interior and side view

Not much of change on the engine choice as autoevolution.com reported that the 2013 BMW X6 is powered by the same-old 4.4L V8 powerplant which also powering the xDrive50i and M version of X6. What is new for this German coupe crossover is the X6 M50d which carries the super-diesel. If you like the standard version, then this is what you will get; but if you want to bring the 2013 X6 to the next level, there is one performance package that you can buy.

2013 BMW X6 Facelift rear view

The Bavarian automaker offers the M Performance Package for the 2013 X6 coupe crossover which ready to boost additional 15 horsepower to the xDrive35i and 40 horsepower for the xDrive50i. Other additional features are including the 20-inch light alloy wheels, stainless steel pedals, M footrest, black chrome exhaust tips, anthracite headliner, availability of optional Carbon Black metallic paint, and M door sills.

Report of the Day: Afzal Kahn’s Bugatti Veyron for Sale

Afzal Kahn Bugatti Veyron

It is true, no scam, and no lie about this offer. Afzal Kahn, the motor behind Project Kahn is putting his beloved Bugatti Veyron on the market. Just so you know the “automotive wife” of Mr. Kahn is the 2009 edition of luxury supercar. So, what makes the man behind the well-known British aftermarket specialist decided to let go his soul mate?

Afzal Kahn Bugatti Veyron interior

No official statement or reason why in the world Afzal Kahn puts this Veyron supercar for sale. If you want to try your luck, you need to pay £749,000 that equals to €906,000 and $1.15 millions. Expensive? When it comes to supercar and it happens to be previously owned by one of the most influential men on the automotive industry, money is not the problem.

Afzal Kahn Bugatti Veyron rear view

The Bugatti Veyron of Afzal Kahn has Blue Black Metallic paintjob over the original Pearl White Wings color. The interior is covered in Silk Hide where you sit your butt down and enjoy the thrill of this ride. The odometer shows that Mr. Kahn already driven this supercar as far as 700 miles (equals to 1,130 km). Could it be that Afzal Kahn got the tip from inside Bugatti that the new version will be coming soon? Click here to know how to own this Veyron supercar. Oh, and the “F1” license plate doesn’t included on the deal. Talking about extra cash…

Tuning Series: Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG by Vilner

Mercedes G 55 AMG by Vilner

We always knew that the G-Class has indescribable aura for us and for aftermarket specialists and tuning houses. As we wait for the 2012 G55 AMG comes out of their camouflage sheet, Vilner indulges our eyes with their latest project – tuning in the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG. The Bulgarian tuning house has been more than expert to transform ordinary vehicle into one breath-taking piece of art.

The Vilner project on G55 AMG is turning V8-powered SUV into one luxury barge. The Mercedes-Benz 55 AMG now has revised interior that covered in beige leather and alcantara so you can bring your friends inside your luxury German SUV. The seats are designed to have perforated for the centers and has diamond shaped theme.

Mercedes G 55 AMG by Vilner interior

The beige leather on the interior goes perfectly with the darker accents on doors cards and headliner of the G55 AMG SUV. For the exterior, Vilner granted tinted windows for the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG and shiny factory black paintjob with couple of chrome touches. According to autoevolution.com, the infotainment part for the SUV has been chosen by Vilner in the form of their on-house Sound System with a Groud Zero system in the back.

Mercedes G 55 AMG by Vilner  rear view

The Bulgarian tuning house only targets the cosmetic parts of Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG which mean that the engine and performance system stays the same as in factory stock. The three-pointed German automaker assigned 5.4L V8 engine that able to deliver 500 horsepowerand coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.

ABT Campaign Uses Audi R8 GTR Police Car

Audi R8 GTR Police Car side view

What you see is the Audi R8 GTR Police Car which specially designed by ABT to support their Tune It! Safe! campaign. The idea why ABT proposes the campaign is to show that tuning vehicle is not only focusing the cosmetic parts, but also still think about the safety as well. This happens because ABT and the rest of tuning houses and aftermarket specialists know that some tuned vehicles are ignoring the safety standard features because the cosmetic upgrades are the main focus.

Audi R8 GTR Police Car Interior

ABT drastically transformed the ordinary R8 GTR into one menacing Police Car which to us, it is like the real life version of the police car on the Need For Speed game console. The Audi R8 GTR Police Car by ABT was officially introduced during the Essen Motor Show. ABT not only tuning in the cosmetic parts, so it means that the R8 GTR Police Car still carries the same old engine with a bit of additional power output.

Audi R8 GTR Police Car rear view

The Audi R8 GTR Police Car by ABT is based on the 2010 model platform. The powerplant is 5.2L V10 and with a bit of magical dust from ABT, this sportscar now has total power output around 620 ponies with 550Nm of torque. Taking this sportscar for a sprint and its easily hit 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 second with top speed at 202 mph (325 km/h).

Here is some of the list of goodies which ABT has on the Audi R8 GTR Police Car and the list is courtesy of autoevolution.com:

  • ABT damper
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Official police coil décor FOLIATEC
  • ABT Sport exhaust system made from stainless steel
  • ABT carbon body kit
  • ABT Recaro racing seats
  • Roll-over bar with ABT stainless steel belt clip