5th Gear - BMW M3 E92 VS Mercedes C63 AMG
Jason Plato (con el BMW) y Tiff Needell (con el Mercedes) conducen al limite estas dos maquinas alemanas.
Jason Plato (with the BMW) and Tiff Needell (with the Mercedes) leads to the limit these two German machines.
The BMW 320d full review
So there's a new 3 Series and we sent Bob out to see if it's any better than an A4. Find out which one he'd choose between the two
BSW - Dynavin - BMW E46 3 Series Installation - Part 1/2
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Part 1/2: This video walks you through the entire process of installing a Dynavin Head Unit / Navigation / Multimedia Device in your E46 3 Series BMW ('99-05). The process is fairly straightforward and should take even a novice approximately an hour or two from start to finish!
Sorry we didn't film the relocation into the AC Controls slot. It's a direct fit on other cars and almost a direct fit on E46, but if you want it to be 100% factory you'll need a climate control trim piece available from the dealer. In this install we did not use the factory piece and it worked quit well. e46 is the only model that uses the OEM part and it's 51-16-7-001-408.
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2008 BMW 320d Touring M-OPTIK Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
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Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
This BMW 320d EfficientDynamics is the cleanest, greenest, most fuel-efficient 3-series ever. It's designed to appeal to fleet buyers and the environmentally conscious alike, and thanks to some further tuning and tweaking of the company's biggest selling Three, the 320d EfficientDynamics will, on paper at least, achieve 68.9mpg and emit a remarkable 109g/km. It'll be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show next month, but CAR has already driven it...
So this is a BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics? But I thought Efficient Dynamics was standard?
It is -- since BMW first revealed its eco-friendly Efficient Dynamics technology in 2007, every manual 320d that's emerged from Munich's factories has been fitted with active aero, low-rolling resistance tyres, a gearshift indicator, an intelligent alternator and a stop/start system. In fact, every four-cylinder Three with a manual 'box has come so equipped.
But there's now a new version. So far the Efficient Dynamics tech has all been standard and relatively under-the-radar (whereas Mercedes badges all its latest models BlueEfficiency) but BMW has now come up with an even cleaner 3-series. It's the company's special eco model, with extra tweaks to make it even greener and save you money with its startling CO2 output.
So what are the important changes?
The four-cylinder diesel is the familiar single-turbo 2.0-litre unit that powers that 316d, 318d and 320d, but some engine tweaks lower the power (and thus the CO2 output), but the torque output is actually up. The usual complement of Efficient Dynamics tech is standard, but this 320d has a longer final drive ratio, new 16-inch 'Aero' alloys and lower suspension.
Beyond that there's a new two-mass flywheel with a centrifugal-force pendulum -- it sounds complicated but effectively weights inside the flywheel counteract the vibrations from the engine. In itself this doesn't improve emissions but the system is claimed to make the driving experience smoother at lower rpm, which should in turn encourage drivers to use fewer revs and higher gears. And that's means more miles per gallon.
But the end result isn't an efficient-but-achingly-slow BMW. After all the tweaking this 320d puts out 161bhp and 265lb ft, respectively down and up on the regular 177bhp/258lb ft 320d. Plus the on-paper performance differences are marginal -- the new car is three-tenths slower to 62mph (at 8.2sec) and three digits slower flat out (as if it matters).
The emissions and economy figures are even more impressive -- the 320d ED manages 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and only emits 109g/km, compared to 58.9mpg and 128g/km for the normal car. Buy a 316d and you'll still only managed 62.8mpg and 118g/km. That means the 320d Efficient Dynamics driver will only pay £35 a year in tax, and face a meagre 13% benefit-in-kind. So the UK is expected to take around 60% of production, and it should account for 30-50% of 320d sales in Blighty.
2007 BMW 320d Touring Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
Do not underestimate the importance of this car. Possibly the most crucial model to be launched in 2005, the new BMW 3-Series is now entering its fifth generation. Not a bad way to celebrate your 30th birthday!
It has plenty to boast about, too. Besides the new look - admittedly toned down from the more extravagant appearance of the German company's 5 and 7-Series - the 3-Series has a fresh platform and engines, modified suspension and is bigger, better equipped and safer. It is also faster and more economical than before - despite being about 70kg heavier on average.
All being well, the car should maintain BMW's firm sales grip on the compact executive class. So we grabbed the keys to the first cars on the international launch and put both petrol and diesel versions to the test.
Initial impressions are good thanks to the tidy styling. But the cabin is more controversial. While the switchgear is logically sited, the dash is an acquired taste and the iDrive controller still is not user-friendly. It is not included if you do not specify sat-nav, and instead you get a handy cubby. Build and material quality is faultless, though, as is driver comfort.
Further back, the stretched width and wheelbase give class-leading legroom, making this a true five-seater, provided the centre passenger can cope with the transmission tunnel. There are six airbags as standard - and BMW is hopeful of a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating - while features such as two-stage brake lights further Boost safety. Two engines were available on the launch: the 330i and 320d. The oil-burner will be the volume seller. Last year, it accounted for 46 per cent of UK saloon sales - more than all the petrol models put together. Now, the 2.0-litre turbodiesel has been uprated, and boasts another 13bhp and 10Nm of torque.
With 163bhp and 340Nm, it cuts half a second off the old car's 0-62mph time, to 8.3 seconds. Yet fuel economy is identical, at 49.6mpg, and the unit is Euro IV compliant, with 153g/km emissions. It is a superb engine, delivering great punch out of corners and impressive mid-range performance - it feels as quick as the identically powered 120d. From outside, it is clearly a diesel, but on the move, only the fact the rev counter is red-lined at 5,000rpm (rather than the 330i's 7,000rpm) gives the game away.
Best of all, the 320d is as fun to drive as its bigger brother. The softened suspension means it is not as planted at high speeds and leans more through bends, but as it is not designed to be a sporting car, it is the more impressive of the two.
The 320d is undoubtedly helped by its conventional steering, which delivers better feel than the 330i's active set-up. But with rear-wheel drive and good chassis balance, driving enjoyment is a given. The area BMW really had to work on was ride and refinement - and it is made real advances. So even with its run-flat tyres, the 3 is better on long trips and more insulated from bumps.
Prices for the 320d start at £22,890. This sounds a lot, but it is a rise of only £140, and buyers get a CD player, trip computer and all-round electric windows. Again, there will be an ES model (£470 extra), plus a £1,030 SE pack including parking sensors, a multi-function steering wheel, cruise and climate control.
BMW hopes to sell 16,000 saloons in the UK this year. Three petrol models are available at launch (320i, 325i and 330i), along with the 320d, while entry-level 318i and 318d cars arrive in the autumn, together with the 330d.