BMW Land│Issue #37
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New spy photos of the 2023 BMW 7 Series allows us to take a closer look at BMW’s upcoming flagship luxury car. Also at the front, we can see that the new 7 Series might actually have some sort of unique headlight setup.
New spy photos with the flagship X5 M show the performance SUV will indeed receive some tweaks to its front fascia, though the kidney grilles will most likely retain their size and shape almost unchanged.
BMW has already commenced work on the facelifted X7 ahead of its debut that could take place by the end of the year or in early 2022. Up-front is where the majority of the changes to the BMW X7 facelift will lie, and this is clearly visible from the split headlamp setup that the test-mule is running with.
After having seen the leaked bumper and front end design, and witnessed a bunch of artist renderings, it is clear that the forthcoming BMW M2 G87 generation will sport a new type of trapezoidal kidney grille with double, horizontal louvres.
We’re making the M5 CS sound like it’s the ultimate BMW M car, and it may very well be. Even with the power boost over the Competition, the M5 CS still only makes 626 hp. The real differentiator here is going to be the all-wheel-drive system and launch control of the BMW compared to the Redeye’s RWD setup and notorious launching problems.
BMW and Audi fight for the same class of customers who want performance and luxury offered in a tightly engineered package. Last year, Carwow discovered that the BMW M5 is quicker than the Audi RS6 Avant in a drag race, so it decided to see how the BMW M550i would stack up against the Audi super wagon.
British YouTube channel Carwow organized a drag race between the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Black Series and the BMW M30 F80 – both of them were tuned. First, the coupe and sedan fought in mile races at speeds of 50 and 70 mph, then bloggers evaluated the effectiveness of the brakes at the speed of 70 mph, and the last series of competitions were the races from a standstill to a quarter-mile, half a mile, and a mile.
Being the most powerful BMW ever made does bring a lot of pressure. The usual 0-100 km/h sprint wouldn’t be enough in this case, as it would only make for a video that’s about three seconds long. They put together a run up to 270 km/h, just to show how fast the BMW M5 CS is, even above the usual benchmark speed.
It’s quite a special thing to drive and compare two manual cars in the same video. One of them is the base BMW M4, which can be had only with a stick shift and rear-wheel drive. Another is the Ford Mustang Mach 1 and, to some end, they could be considered rivals.
Most BMW enthusiasts are aware of Misha Charoudin’s channel by now. He’s pretty much the go-to enthusiast when it comes it the Nürburgring, so when he says this car could be the fastest BMW M2 around the ‘Ring, it’s probably time to take notice.
In this case, it’s the love for classic BMWs, as this video spotlights several classic BMW enthusiasts from around the globe. BMW is a brand that sticks; its cars come with a unique driving flavor that becomes addictive and, sometimes, necessary for fans.
According to Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the plug-in hybrid BMW X5 xDrive45e makes up for 47.5 percent of X5 customers. Even more telling is the fact that the X5 xDrive45e is also one of the more expensive variants of the X5 on sale.
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