2014 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is one of the best cars in the world today. It is proudly referred to as Germany’s favorite car and has won a string of accolades in comparison tests. The 2014 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo combines the attributes of a crossover and a wagon.

It offers enough space for luggage. This model is based on the 5-series sedan. The Gran Turismo was redesigned and now features a rounded bumper taillight, a redrawn front bumper and a slightly redesigned headlight. The wheel design give it an elegant appearance.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Est. Market Price: $58,300
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 L) MPG: 20 city / 30 hwy
Length: 196.8 in. (499.9 cm) Wheelbase: 120.9 in. (307.1 cm)
Height: 61.4 in. (156.0 cm) Width: 74.8 in. (190 cm)
Curb Weight: 4641 lbs (2105 kg) Maximum Seating: 5
Engine: 3.0 Liter Inline 6 Turbo Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Horsepower: 300 HP Max RPM: 5800-6250 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 1300-5000 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds Top Speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)


The Gran Turismo is incredibly powerful. It offers customers the choice of either a V6 or a V8 engine. These are combined with an automatic transmission. The model has an xDrive all-wheel-drive system for extra traction as well as the standard rear-wheel drive system.
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Interior & Exterior

The attraction of this model is due to its impressive quality and appearance. It has an elegant, aesthetic and captivating appearance which is simply irresistible and has won it numerous distinctions and awards.

The interior is made of high end materials and provides ample space for both passengers and cargo. The high quality of workmanship contributes to the ambience of the car along with the black panel technology and the standard iDrive features.
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For occupant safety, the car comes with the standard dual front, front and rear side curtain airbags. It is also fitted with stability and traction control systems.

Unique Features

Another unique feature of the 2014 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is its multifunction instrument display which is designed to improve your driving pleasure. The car is good for long distance versatility and comfort.

You can choose from a wide range of colors such as Jatoba metallic, Calisto grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic and mineral white metallic. All these features provide the ultimate choice for those looking for a high quality, luxurious and handsome vehicle.
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July 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm | No comment

2013 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe

The 2014 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept was unveiled by BMW and Pininfarina.

BMW’s collaboration with Italy’s design house Pininfarina is set to produce state-of-the-art cars for its profoundly pampered and exclusive client base.

The team-up guarantees that the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe will evoke a grand reaction at the time of launch.
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They have yet to release technical specifications relating to engine and power details of the Gran Lusso Coupe. Industry specialists speculate that the concept car may have have a V12 6-liter twin turbo engine that has the capacity to produce a massive power of 554 BHP.

Rumors that BMW’s flagship 8 series that was flagged off for unknown reasons will receive a revival in this BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe.


The dimensions are said to closely resemble BMW’s sedan 7 series. The external features of the Gran Lusso Coupe is not just a bigger version of BMW’s sedan 6 series. Instead, BMW’s alliance with Pininfarina has evolved revolutionary design cues.

The flat topped headlights and bold kidney grille gives this concept car, an aggressive, “Sharky” look. The details in this car are gorgeous, both interiors and exteriors.
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The interiors is fabulous, and is driver centric having high end upholstery that includes whole wood panels and leather. The natural wood from New Zealand has a glistening quality about them. When light hits on the wood from different angles, the wood is known to change its color making it look fantastic.

Other interior features of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept includes black trim on the four seats, and a roof liner that is hand-stitched from premium Italian wood that is unblemished.

Additional key features of the 2014 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe includes 21 inch alloy wheels, conventional door mirrors, window wipers, and down sized wheels.
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July 13, 2013 at 1:04 am | 1 comment

2014 BMW M5

Recently unveiled was the 2014 BMW M5 sports sedan. This high performance luxury car is at the top level of 5-Series lineup.

This M5 stretches in all respects when it comes to performance.

The dimensions the BMW to the world of cars is unparalleled. It is closely similar to the new Mercedes-Benz E63, one of BMW’s closest rivals.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Est. Market Price: $90,200
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gals (80 L) MPG: 15 city / 22 hwy
Length: 193.5 in. (491.5 cm) Wheelbase: 116.7 in. (296.4 cm)
Height: 57.3 in. (145.5 cm) Width: 74.4 in. (188.9 cm)
Unladen Weight: 4354 lbs (1975 kg) Ground Clearance: 4.6 in. (11.7 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 14 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2
Engine: 4.4 Liter V8 M Twin Turbo Compression Ratio: 10.0: 1
Horsepower: 560 HP Max RPM: 6000-7000 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 1500-5750 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The 2014 M5 has a twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine; this engine peaks at 560 horsepower at 6,000 to 7,000 rpm. It churns out around 502 lb-ft of torque beginning at 1,500 rpm. This vehicle is equipped with a dual-clutch and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 155 mph; which is electronically limited.
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The M5 is more fuel efficient when compared to its predecessor; this is due to the downsized engine and other EfficientDynamics upgrade such as the brake energy regeneration and the automatic start or stop system.

Depending on the owner’s demands, the level of rear differential’s locking can be varied from 0 to 100%. This is made possible by the M-specific steering calibration plus the vehicle’s Dynamic Damper Control that improves grip in on-road and even on-track situations.


Inside the M5, you will find a cool-heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, heated seats, a 4-zone climate control , a power tailgate and soft-close automatic doors.

The driver-oriented dashboard has a color display with some of the latest in BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system. This ConnectedDrive enables all passengers to gain access to directions with real-time information, internet, different radio stations, even changing climate control settings.

Passengers can even opt to manually input any given address with the help a touchpad-like surface located just above the iDrive controller.


This car comes with a dual front, some front-side, full-length side curtain airbags. It also has an electronic stability control system, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring unit, active head restraints, side/top view cameras, blind spot detection and speed limit information unit.
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July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm | No comment

2014 BMW X5

The BMW X5 has been a top seller worldwide for more than 5 years. Setting the tone for sports utility vehicles, the new 2014 BMW X5 comes complete with features that drivers have come to love.

BMW has upgraded many of the features of the X5 without losing the appeal that has made it one of their most popular SUV’s around. The revamped exterior, state of the art technology and luxurious interior will continue to provide drivers an all-around experience they have come to expect from BMW.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Est. Market Price: $47,500**
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.5 gals (85 L) MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy
Length: 191.1 in. (485.4 cm) Wheelbase: 115.5 in. (293.4 cm)
Height: 69.9 in. (177.5 cm) Width: 76.1 in. (193.3 cm)
Unladen Weight: 4960 lbs (2250 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.7 in. (22.2 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 23.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 7
Engine: 3.0 Liter Inline 6 DOHC Twin-Turbo Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Horsepower: 300 HP Max RPM: 5800-6250 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 1300-5000 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 6.4 seconds Top Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)



Engineers at BMW have added new engine choices and for the X5, and will continued to be offered in rear wheel drive. The excellent performance of the vehicle continues with 3 model choices with a 3.0 Liter inline 6 turbo engine that produces 300 horsepower, a 3.0 liter inline 6 diesel that gives you 265 horsepower, and the top of the line 50i that has a 4.4 liter V8 engine that brings on 400 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard on all along with BMW’s 8 speed automatic transmission.

Efficient Dynamics Technology and Connect Drive are two upgrades that BMW has patented and is standard. Smart drive technology runs throughout the X5 to give drivers better performance, control and safety.
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The 2014 X5 has seen its exterior take on a new body style. With a boxier front and wider kidney grille, the vehicle takes on an even sportier feel. The wider body accentuates the vehicles strong lines that is BMW’s patented style and design.

The X5 still contains many of its staple design elements like circular headlamps and a sharply lined bumper. In addition, the chrome exterior accents highlight the X5’s luxury feel without stripping it of its sporty charm.


The new 2014 X5 has an interior not seen in many sports utility vehicles. The interior designers for BMW have used premium quality materials to accentuate the beauty of the X5. The LED lights, luxury interior trims available in fine wood grain and pearl gloss chrome are used throughout the vehicle for a high class look.

The control display is free standing and slightly over 10 inches. In addition, it comes complete with iDriver and new technology to control the temperature. You have a choice of two design packages: Pure Experience or Pure Excellence. These packages present a variety of color choices and the top of the line Nappa or Dakota leather gives the sporty X5 just the right amount of luxury drivers’ desire.

Built in the United States, the 2014 BMW X5 is set to launch in Germany on November 2013. A stateside release date has not been announced.
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July 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comment

2013 Audi R8 e-tron Concept

The new 2013 Audi R8 e-tron Concept car is powered by an electrical drive system, which marks a new chapter in electric vehicle driving.

At the moment, it is a concept car but could be here sooner that you think.

Audi continues to venture into unknown territory, they are not afraid to try just as they did with the e-tron Spyder concept some years back.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: Electric Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Length: 167.7.6 in. (426 cm) Wheelbase: NA
Height: 48.4 in. (123 cm) Width: 74.8. (190 cm)
Curb Weight: 3924 lbs (1780 kg)** Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2
Battery: 48 kWh Range: 134 miles (215 kms)
Horsepower: 380 HP Torque: 605 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds Top Speed: 124 mph (200 km/h)

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So much attention is paid to how Audi R8 e-tron is powered to make it energy-efficient. The four wheel drive of the car is propelled by 4 electric motors which allow it a range of 154 miles.

The battery has the potential to recharge both when moving and when stationary. In addition, it uses an electronic brake system that enables it to convert all its energy into electricity and recover them while braking.
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Audi claims that R8 e-tron as a super car, which can cross 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Its incredible looks with 3330 lb ft of torque and 308 horsepower makes the performance of the e-tron a super car in the electric car segment.

This car does not come fitted with an oil cooler, nor does it require air intake.

Exterior & Interior

For increased performance, the concept car uses lithium ion cell technology, thereby reducing the total weight too. It is a mid-engine car of 48.4″ tall, 167.7″ long and 74.8″ wide.

The cabin is shifted towards the front axle of the car thus leaving enough space for the inverter, battery, and other power electronics.

The Audi R8 e-tron interior features elegant soft leather, CFRP surfaces, and Alcantara covers. One innovative feature in this series is the digital mirror.


Another important feature essential for electric cars is its light weight construction. Audi engineers constructed the e-tron body based on ASF (Audi Space Frame) technology in its hybrid construction.

Reinforced plastic was used to make all add-on parts of the car such as roof, side walls, covers, and doors to enhance the performance from power system.
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July 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comment