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.


BeoSound AMG Sound System for 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz  SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster soon will be getting a spoke BeoSound AMG system, since the car’s coupe gullwing brother has one of its own. In fact, the BeoSound AMG system could be the latest variant which is based on the one of the SLS AMG, only it has been adapted to suit the requirements of an open-top.

According to Danish specialist, the new BeoSound AMG system on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster retains the 11 active-speakers from the Coupe; including twin dash-mounted illuminated tweeters featuring Bang and Olufsen’s patented Acoustic Lens Technology.

The BeoSound AMG system features an entirely new subwoofer design for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster. Instead of being mounted on the parcel shelf, as with Coupe, the two subwoofers are now mounted directly onto the crossmember located behind the passenger seats. Foam insertion has also been to close off holes in the loudspeaker casing.

BeoSound AMG on 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

In term of design, the BeoSound AMG system on 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster comes with a revised subwoofer grille between the passenger seats. The new solid aluminum grille continues the “sound wave” hole pattern design which emanates like water ripples from the grille’s upper corners.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster which also has the BeoSound AMG system adopts the same technology as the hard-top variant, including the Bang and Olufsen’s proprietary True Image algorithm for upmixing stereo and 5.1 signals to astounding 7.1 channel surround sound, 15-channel DSP and patented 5-Channel ICEpower amplification. The new system of BeoSound AMG system on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster employs the intelligent Vehicle Noise Compensation technology, but the roadster, it has an additional sensor detects when the soft top is raised or lowered and transmits a signal to the DSP to adjust the sound profile accordingly.

Porsche Boxter E Appears on an Electrifying Show in Berlin

Porsche Boxter E

Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster is an electric-powered rear and four-wheel drive variants from Porsche. The Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster attracted a lot of attention at Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin. Demonstrating the everyday practicality of all-electric Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging, the sports cars were shown to a swide audience of representatives from politics, industry, trade and research at the global forum for sustainable mobility in the German capital.

Porsche proudly showcased its Active Sound Design system. The Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster models are comparatively quiet on the road, so Porsche engineers had to fit a device which provides drivers with acoustic feedback as well as alerting pedestrians and other road users.

Mathias Müller – CEO of Porsche states, “The electrical mobility is a major challenge for the coming years and the engineers at Porsche would like to contribute with the usual excellence of them to be resolved. The Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster helps us as mobile laboratories in solving the practical problems of electric vehicle the way that our customers expect.”

Powering the four-wheel drive Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster is a pair of electric motors that provide a combined 180 kW (241 horsepower) which is comparable with the standard petrol-burner. The juice for the motors comes from an on-board battery pack which develops 29 kW.

Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster has two motors which enable the two-seater to sprint to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds from a standing start. Its top speed, limited to 200 km/h (124 mph), is achieved without any gear change at all. The rear-wheel drive of Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster only has one electric motor in the back, so output is limited to 90 kW (120 horsepower). This model can sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.8 seconds with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). The Porsche Boxter E coupe roadster was not the only car showcased by Porsche, there was Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and Porsche 911 Carrera.

BMW 328 Hommage Concept Brings the Retro with a Bang

BMW 328 Hommage Concept

BMW 328 Hommage Concept could be the evolution of the BMW brand over the years, but you have to hand it to the guys who are working to create one of Germany’s best known products and it only emphasize one thing: they still can build them.

And if the models currently on the road are not enough to convince you of that, then here is the living proof of a little something which might lure your curiosity away: the BMW 328 Hommage Concept.

Bringing together into one massive package; both futuristic lines seen on the very recent Vision ConnectedDrive and the unforgettable ones of the past BMWs, the BMW 328 Hommage Concept has been built by BMW was a tribute at the Concorso d’Eleganze at Villa d’Este which starts off this weekend. BMW also expects that the BMW 328 Hommage Concept becomes a surprise appearance at the show.

So, what did BMW do to make the BMW 328 Hommage Concept a surprising appearance at the show in Villa d’Este? Well, according to the BMW, the BMW 328 Hommage Concept is nothing but a birthday cake to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the BMW 328 Roadster and to honor its creators.

Karl Baumer – CEO of BMW Group Classic says, “With the BMW 328 Hommage Concept, we wish to pay homage to the passion and inventiveness of the fathers of the BMW 328. They have created an icon which is considered a milestone in the history if the automobile.”

BMW 328 Hommage Concept hid a powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine of an undisputed output. The body of the car or at least most of it, is made of new material called “carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP)”. It means that the weight of the BMW 328 Hommage Concept has been kept to minimum. The technical details on the BMW 328 Hommage Concept were intended as a show car, the one which mixes old and new into one of the looking concepts we have seen all year.