BRED FOR THE RACETRACK.
THE BMW M4 GTS.
The BMW M4 GTS is a legendary development fine-tuned to achieve even higher levels of performance. Recording a ground-breaking lap time of 7 minutes and 28 seconds on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds with 368 kW of output. The top speed is 305 km/h with performance enhanced by the innovative water-injection system.
Dramatically igniting the engine’s abilities, the revolutionary water-injection technology sprays water into the air intake collector and lowers the temperature of the air by 25 C. This then drops combustion heat, boosts engine efficiency and assures of unprecedented performance and power in the BMW M4 GTS. Going to new extremes is the hallmark of the BMW M4 GTS.
The M-specific 3-way coilover suspension with modified stabilizers and the milled aluminium swivel bearings enable the suspension to be lowered continuously up to a maximum of 20 mm at the front and 17 mm at the rear, and the damping can also be adjusted to suit the current driving situation. The compression level can be adjusted separately to enable quicker or slower compression. These modifications can be done for the compression and rebound stages to adapt to varied race track characteristics and requirements. The carbon rear wing has three settings to minimise comparable drag, dependent on road surface, or for absolute control over speed gain and power shift.
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BMW IS SUCCESSFUL IN THE "AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT" READERS' VOTE.
Three awards go to BMW in the “auto motor und sport” readers’ vote "BEST CARS 2016": the new BMW 7 Series and the also in 2015 launched second generation of the BMW X1 were the readers’ first choice in their respective categories (“Luxury Performance Segment” and “Compact SUV”) just a short time after their market debuts. And for the sixth time in succession readers chose the BMW 5 Series for the BEST CARS award in the “Upper Mid- Range” category. These achievements once again emphasise the role of BMW as the world’s leading premium manufacturer.
BMW 7 Series swiftly asserts its superiority within its category.
Having seen its public debut in autumn 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new BMW 7 Series attracted 22 per cent of readers’ votes in the category “Luxury Performance Segment”. BMW has set a new benchmark with the sixth generation of this luxury sedan. Its numerous innovations include a body structure with Carbon Core, making the new BMW 7 Series up to 130 kilograms lighter than the previous generation.
BMW 5 Series once again wins the “Upper Mid-Range” category.
The BMW 5 Series has been at the top of the best-seller lists for premium business models for half a decade. Last year more than 347,000 of the model were purchased worldwide – and this popularity is reflected in the “auto motor und sport” “BEST CARS 2016” awards: here the BMW 5 Series made it to the top of the winner’s rostrum for the sixth time in succession, this year attracting 23.7 per cent of the votes in the “Upper Mid-Range” category.
The new BMW X1 impresses readers.
The second model generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X1 went on the market in 2015 with a body design that is characteristic of the new generation of the BMW X model family. It combines robust proportions with dynamic lines, giving the BMW X1 a supreme presence. Transversely installed engines and five centimetres of additional roof height provide a definite bonus in terms of interior space and load capacity as well as increased versatility, though according to “auto motor und sport” the BMW X1 still remains “as agile as ever”.
115,239 participants chose their favourites from among 364 vehicles.
The BEST CARS awards presented by the German automobile magazine “auto motor und sport” are highly coveted - readers have been given the opportunity to choose their favourite for 40 years. This year there were a total of 364 vehicles to choose from in eleven categories, and 115,239 participants cast their vote by post or online. The BEST CAR awards were presented on January 28th at a gala event held at the International Congress Center Stuttgart in Messe Stuttgart. In addition to its three class victories, the excellent overall showing by BMW also included five more top three placements for the models BMW i3, BMW 2 Series Coupé, BMW 3 Series, BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer/Gran Tourer.
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