Tuning Kit for BMW 5-Series by Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner Tuning Kit for BMW 5

BMW 5-Series will be getting tuning kit courtesy of Vorsteiner. We really can’t figure out why tuners are still shy it comes to developing modification packages for BMW 5-Series F10 and F11 which is the current generation and sedan and estate. And the only one who can make this kind of tuning kit for the BMW 5-Series is none other than Vorsteiner.

Actually, Vorsteiner does not offer the package yet, as it has only released a pair of renderings that offer us a preview of the good things o come. The details are limited and still keeps in complete hush-hush which means we can only rely on the images to see what the BMW 5-Series will be gifted with.

The BMW 5-Series has received exterior kits from Vorsteiner such as new front and rear fascias, as well as fresh side skirts and two spoiler lips. The front bumper of BMW 5-Series comes with generous air intakes and  uses of a carbon fiber lip, the side skirts come with a clean design which complements the understated nature of the BMW 5-Series’ stock design.

Vorsteiner Tuning Kit for BMW 5 back view

The rear bumper of the BMW 5-Series accommodates a carbon fiber diffuse and set a trapezoidal exhaust pipes. As for the two spoiler lips, one of them is located on the boot lid, while the other is mounted at the top of the rear window of the BMW 5-Series.

Just so you know, the BMW 5-Series comes with two variants: the 2011 BMW 535i which is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged direct-injected with intake-side Valvetronic, and the 2011 BMW 550i got the power from a 4.4-liter V8.

BMW 5-Series tuning kits by Vorsteiner has received a set of custom lightweight rims which use a sporty design and wrapped in high performance tires which Vorsteiner bragged to enhance both the look and the handling of the vehicle. Since it is just tiny bitty information about the BMW 5-Series tuning kits, Vorsteiner stated that the package will be released this summer which means that we will get information related to it (very) soon.

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.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Gives History Lesson

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS ScreenShot

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS which originally was a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS was already the sportiest Carrera model, but this was not enough for Porsche engineers. We get it, human never satisfied, right?

So, the engineers on Porsche R&D secret lab added a “4” to the name for the extra all-wheel-drive focus to be the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. The question popped out of our mind is simple – what is it all for?

If we look back to 1963 – the origin of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – was where the Porsche 901 gets its big reveal at the IAA in Frankfurt… and basically, it is where it was all started. The next chapter of history before becoming the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is represented by the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR which won the 1973 Targa Florio thanks in part to its limited-slip differential. The ancestors of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS got the four-wheel drive added to the Porsche 911 mix in 1994 when the Porsche Carrera 4 comes available to customers in both coupe and convertible forms.

Porsche adds all those ingredients to create the sportiest Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS ever, and that is how you get it. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is packing the same 408 horsepower with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The rear-drive of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS counterpart for an identical 4.6 seconds sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100km/h).

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS features an electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system which delivers impressive traction and powerful acceleration in any driving situation.

The engineers also equip the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS with an electromagnetically-controlled multi-plate clutch reacts rapidly and ensures optimum distribution of power between the front and rear axles. A standard mechanical limited-slip differential on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS further improves traction and driving stability around turns and on varying road surfaces.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS achieved styling changes which include a restyled front bumper with lip spoiler, side skirts, black 19-inches of Porsche RS Spyder wheels and sport buckets trimmed in Alcantara. Do you still remember the question we gave you on the first part of this post? Well, to answer that question, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is ready to give you the history lesson through the video. Click here to watch the history lesson on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS style.

2011 BMW 7-Series as the Latest Flagship Sedan

2011 BMW 7-Series

2011 BMW 7-Series is considered to be BMW’s latest flagship sedan which comes in a variety of models, ranging from the base 2011 BMW 740i turbocharged V6 model with 315 horsepower, to the V8 of 2011 BMW 750i. All the 2011 BMW 7-Series variants are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo which first appeared under the bonnet of the new BMW X6.

2011 BMW 7-Series’ engine is rated at 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The V8 twin-turbo will be powering the 2011 BMW 750i and the 2011 BMW 750Li models, in both traditional two wheel drive and BMW’s new xDrive (AWD) versions.

BMW is planning to add the 2011 BMW 760i to the production line-up of 2011 BMW 7-Series which will be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the latest model year onward of the 2011 BMW 7-Series, BMW is raising the stakes with a 535 horsepower; 6.0-liter V12 turbocharged powering the 2011 BMW 760Li. The price tag for the 2011 BMW 760Li is $136,600 which makes the 2011 BMW 760i the only large luxury sedan in at this price point available with a V12 in the US market.

The 2011 BMW 7-Series will roll on 18-inches alloy wheels shod in all-season run0flat tires in a 245/50R18 size. Tow styles of 19-inches with performance-oriented rubber will be optional.

The weight-saving measures of the 2011 BMW 7-Series have shaved about 120 lbs thanks to largely to increased used of aluminum in the body as compared to the previous generation car despite the new 2011 BMW 7-Series carries more standard equipment. Another detail added by BMW on the 2011 BMW 7-Series is to improve fuel consumption by reducing drag is a flap in the grille that eliminates unneeded airflow.

The four-wheeling steering will be included on the 2011 BMW 7-Series option list, along with an all-wheel drive option known as xDrive. With the four-wheel steering system, the rear wheels of the 2011 BMW 7-Series will turn in the opposite direction as the front ones at speeds below 35 mph, and will turn up to three degrees in the same direction as speeds climb above that.

The 2011 BMW 7-Series will be completed by a new active chassis management system which BMW refers it as “IMS”. The IMS on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will provide the driver the choice of Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus settings, changing settings, such as shock settings, steering effort, gear change speed and smoothness, and the sensitivity of the stability control system.

2011 BMW 7-Series Driver Interior

BMW not only think about the safety of the 2011 BMW 7-Series owners, but also other people such as pedestrians. A new night vision system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series ensures to increase safety for pedestrians.

This system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series is able to detect human presence in front of the vehicle and then flash a warning symbol on the display. Moreover, the system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will be able to tell if a pedestrian is in the road or safely on the sidewalk, although it is not clear how the system can differentiate the two.

For those who like to taste a bit of speeding, the 2011 BMW 7-Series can read the speed the limit signs and warn drives when they are driving too fast. Unfortunately, this high-tech feature on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will only be available in Europe for now.

2011 BMW 7-Series still has unique feature left; the ability of keeping an eye on your speed during inclement weather. The camera on the 2011 BMW 7-Series can detect fog or rain, and will warn drivers when they are approaching an unsafe speed. Despite the warning, the system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series has no control over the speed of the vehicle so those with lead feet no need to worry.

Will the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet Ready by 2014?

Audi A9 Underwraps

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is one of Audi’s goals of becoming the world’s leading premium auto manufacturer by 2015. We all know that lately Audi’s model range is stretching down with the A1 and A2 superminis, so that is why Audi is proposing the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet.

Audi’s CEO – Rupert Stadler and head of the R&D – Michael Dick are focusing on a full-size two-door flagship of Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which seem likely to be based on the current Audi A8.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet could be the high-end of four-seater gets a bespoke exterior and an evolution of the pace-setting Audi A8 interior. Audi is planning the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet to be assembled in Neckarsulm alongside with the saloon model and the Audi R8. The Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet probably appear as early as 2014 in coupe form.

Structurally, the sleek Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is said to be eye-catching according to our sources that have been peeking the initial design sketches. A soft-top conversion is in the plan for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which should hit the market in 2015, approximately six-months before the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL cabriolet.

Since Audi keeps every details of the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet in a complete hush-hush, they do not leak the price tag for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet. We predict the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be positioned above the BMW 6-Series, but somewhere below the Mercedes-Benz CL – more or less £75,000.

Our research on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, leads us to these engine specification probabilities:

  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TFSI 211 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter TFSI 290 horsepower (remove the supercharger, in goes the single turbo)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 420 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 520 horsepower (S9 only)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TDI 250 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.2-liter V8 TDI 350 horsepower

Hmm… it seems we forget something… Ah, the Audi’s signature – Quattro  – which likely to be the standard feature on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission. Since everything is possible, the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will probably be available on an optional hybrid module.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet successfully made many speculations among the automotive enthusiasts, especially Audi’s fans – including us. We have to make our own prediction since Audi only stated that the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be based on the current Audi A8, so we have to put the “Coupe/Cabriolet”. Whatever the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet looks like, it is worth to be waited.