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    Test drive BMW 330d xDrive Gran Turismo: marathon runner

    First Encounter with BMW's Revamped Gran Turismo Trio If you're one of those who love to travel, you can't help but appreciate the exceptional enjoyment that these vehicles provide on the road - be it short, medium, long or even ultra-long trips. Despite the fact that many do not like it for its wayward design, the "five" Gran Turismo is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable cars on the planet and in this respect is very close to the Bavarians' Series 7. On the other hand, its younger cousin in the face of the Gran Turismo trio has been favored by most fans of the brand since its introduction, as the body line is much closer to what we are used to, which can…

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    Test drive Maserati GT against BMW 650i: fire and ice

    Hot Italian passion for classy German perfectionism - when it comes to comparing the Maserati Gran Turismo and the BMW 650i Coupe, such an expression means much more than just a cliché. Which of the two cars is better than the sporty-elegant coupe in the GT category? And are these two models comparable at all? The presence of the slightly shorter platform of the Quattroporte sports sedan and the difference in the meaning of the Gran Sport and Gran Turismo names speak volumes enough that the new Maserati model is not the successor to the smaller and much more extreme sports car in the Italian lineup, but a full-size and luxurious one. sixties-style GT coupe. In fact, this is exactly the territory of the BMW sixth series, which, in fact, is a derivative of the fifth series more ...

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    Test drive BMW 535i vs Mercedes E 350 CGI: big duel

    The new generation of the BMW Fifth Series was released very soon and immediately applied for leadership in its market segment. Will the five be able to beat the Mercedes E-Class? Let's try to answer this age-old question by comparing the powerful six-cylinder models 535i and E 350 CGI. The market segment of the two opponents in this test is part of the highest level of the automotive industry. It's true that the XNUMX Series and S-Class rank even higher in the BMW and Mercedes hierarchies, respectively, but the XNUMX Series and the E-Class are undeniably an integral part of today's four-wheeled elite as well. These products, especially in their most powerful six-cylinder versions, are timeless classics for top management and are a recognized symbol of seriousness, success and prestige. Although in…

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    Test drive Audi TT RS, BMW M2, Porsche 718 Cayman: small races

    Three great athletes, one goal - maximum fun on the track and on the road. In the GTS version, the Porsche 718 Cayman's four-cylinder boxer engine is so powerful that the Audi TT PC and BMW M2 now have to worry about their compact car reputation. Is it really? An amateur attempt at philosophizing makes one wonder if mediocrity does not see through consciousness that nothing better can appear. Or does it continue its amorphous presence in a thick fog of imperfection? And what the hell are they looking for such nonsense in a serious test? Loyal. So we attach the GPS receiver to the roof, glue the display to the windshield, and turn the ignition key of the new Porsche 718 Cayman GTS with our left hand. Round switch beside...

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    It was time for a test drive - BMW 2002

    A few years ago, everything was better - cars became lighter and more pleasant to drive. And, of course, these faded memory models were more economical. Whether all this is true and where the progress actually is, a comparison between representatives of different generations of the three brands will clarify. In the first part of the series, ams.bg will present you with a comparison between the BMW 2002 tii and 118i. When you get behind the wheel of a 2002 BMW, your eyes begin a slightly bewildered dance around the entire car. Instead of empty space, the view through the front or rear window meets fender fins or a trunk lid. Frameless side windows, thin roof columns, light, rigid figure. Compared to it, the 118i model, with…

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    Bridgestone at EICMA 2017

    Five new premium Battlax tires and innovation for all riders Bridgestone, the world's largest tire and rubber manufacturer, returns to the 75th EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan from 7 to 12 November with an impressive presentation of its latest innovations. The Bridgestone booth is sure to attract all types of motorcyclists, with no fewer than five new Battlax tire models on display in the Touring, Adventure, Scooter and Racing segments. These new products are created directly as part of Bridgestone's ongoing development program, which aims to ensure that motorcyclists always have the latest technology. In order to fully understand the needs and expectations of motorcyclists, this development program is enriched by being completely end-user focused – through retail channels, dedicated online platforms, social media…

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    Test drive BMW X5 2019

    What is the most iconic crossover in history? Of course, this is the BMW X5. Its phenomenal success in the European and US markets largely determined the fate of the entire premium SUV segment. In terms of ride comfort, the new X is simply stunning. Acceleration occurs as if you are playing the good old NeedForSpeed ​​- silently and instantly, and the speed is rebuilt as if it were done by an invisible hand from above. The price tag for the X5 is fully consistent with the premium segment, but is the car really worth this money and what new "chips" have the creators implemented? You will find answers to all questions in this review. 📌 What does it look like? By the time the previous generation BMW X5 (F15, 2013-2018) was released, many fans of the car had questions.…

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    How much does a sports car weigh?

    Fifteen of the lightest and heaviest sports cars ever tested by Sport Auto Magazine Weight is the enemy of a sports car. The table always pushes it outward due to the turn, making it less manoeuvrable. We searched a database of data from a sports car magazine and extracted the lightest and heaviest sports models from it. We do not like this direction of development at all. Sports cars are getting wider. And, unfortunately, more and more severely. Take, for example, the VW Golf GTI, the benchmark for a compact sports car. In the first 1976 GTI, the 116-horsepower 1,6-liter four-cylinder engine had to carry just over 800 kg. After 44 years and seven generations, the GTI is half a ton heavier. Some will argue that instead...

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    Test drive three-liter diesel engines BMW

    BMW's inline six-cylinder, three-litre diesel engine is available from 258 to 381 hp. Alpina adds its own interpretation of 350 hp to this combination. Should I invest in powerful creatures or be pragmatic about choosing a more profitable base version? Three-liter turbodiesel with four different power levels - at first glance, everything seems very clear. This is probably a purely electronic installation, and the differences are only in the field of microprocessor control. Not really! This is not so, if only because we are talking about various technological solutions in the field of turbocharging systems. And of course, not only in them. In this case, a number of questions naturally arise: isn't the 530d the best choice? Or 535d is not the best combination ...

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    Test drive BMW X5 xDrive 25d against Mercedes ML 250 Bluetec: Duel of diesel princes

    The larger BMW X5 and Mercedes ML SUV models are also available with four-cylinder diesels under the hood. How do small bikes handle heavy machinery? How economical are they? There is only one way to understand this. Looking forward to the comparison test! If there are two least likely reasons people buy large SUVs with fuel-efficient engines, it's the desire for daring cross-country hiking and the desire for especially fuel-efficient travel. In fact, the problem of reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs in the category over two tons and in the price range above 50 euros stems from the spirit of the times, and not from an attempt to solve the problem. In fact, some restraint wouldn't hurt, but does it make sense? AT…

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    BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Porsche Cayenne: great sport

    Comparison of three popular high-end SUV models With the new Cayenne, the SUV model that moves like a sports car is back on the scene. And not just as a sports car, but as a Porsche!! Is this quality enough for him to prevail over recognized SUVs? BMW and Mercedes? Let's see! Naturally, we wondered if it was fair to pit the new SUV model from Zuffenhausen's X5 against the GLE, whose successors will hit showrooms in just a few months. But, as we know, when a lease expires and something new has to come into the garage, current offerings are explored, not what the future will bring. This gave rise to the idea for this comparison, dictated by Porsche's decision to initially only offer the Cayenne with petrol engines. As you know, to the great ...

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    Test drive BMW 330i vs Mercedes-Benz C300

    Fans complain that the new BMW trio is far from traditional, and Mercedes C-Class buyers have about the same thoughts. No one argues only with the fact that both models are becoming more and more perfect In disputes about the latest "three" BMW with the G20 index, many copies have been broken. They say that it has become too big, heavy and already digital, as opposed to the classic "three-ruble note" of yesteryear, created for a real drive. There were claims of a different kind to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class: they say that with each generation the car is moving further and further away from real comfortable sedans. Maybe that's why the fourth-generation model with the W205 index initially offered almost half a dozen chassis options for every taste, including air struts? The car debuted in 2014, and now on the market ...

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    8 BMW 2020 Series Test Drive Gran Coupe

    The Bavarian automaker continues to delight its fans by releasing restyled versions of each model. And the eighth series coupe is no exception. Stylish car with a representative appearance and sporty characteristics. This is a key idea that the brand continues to “cultivate” in its cars. What's new in the base and deluxe trim levels? We present a fresh test drive of the new generation of the G2020, which is loved by many motorists. Auto design Visually, the 5082 model has increased due to the abandonment of the two-door body style. The coupe with four frameless doors is more practical than its predecessor. The dimensions of the car have also changed. Length, mm. 2137 Width, mm. 1407 Height, mm. 3023 Wheelbase, mm. 1925 Weight, kg. 635 Load capacity, kg. 1627 Track width, mm. Front 1671, rear 440 Trunk volume, l. XNUMX Clearance, mm.…

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    Test drive BMW X7 vs Range Rover

    Between them - six production years, that is, a whole era by the standards of the modern automotive industry. But this does not prevent Range Rover from competing almost on equal terms with the new BMW X7 Admit it, you, too, when you first saw the BMW X7, were surprised at the striking resemblance to the Mercedes GLS? Our US correspondent Alexei Dmitriev was the first to test the largest crossover in the history of BMW and found out from the designers how it happened that the Bavarians began to imitate their eternal competitors. The answer to the question that concerns everyone can be found here. I got acquainted with the BMW X7 already in Moscow reality, immediately plunging it into a burgundy traffic jam at Leningradka, and then thoroughly dipping it into the mud in the Domodedovo area. Not to say that that "X-seventh" was from ...

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    Test drive BMW and hydrogen: part one

    The roar of the oncoming storm still echoed in the sky as the huge plane approached its landing site near New Jersey. On May 6, 1937, the airship Hindenburg made its first flight of the season, carrying 97 passengers. In a few days, a huge balloon filled with hydrogen should fly back to Frankfurt am Main. All seats on the flight have long been reserved by American citizens eager to witness the coronation of the British King George VI, but fate decreed that these passengers would never board the aircraft giant. Shortly after the preparations for the landing of the airship were completed, its commander Rosendahl noticed the flames on its hull, and after a few seconds the huge ball turned into an ominous flying log, leaving only pitiful metal ones on the ground ...

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    Test drive the most beautiful BMW in history

    What is the most beautiful BMW ever? It is not easy to answer, because in the 92 years that have passed since the production of cars, the Bavarians have had many masterpieces. If you ask us, we will point to the elegant 507 of the 50s, Elvis Presley's favorite car. But there are also many connoisseurs who point to the most beautiful BMW in history, something much more modern - the Z8 roadster, created at the dawn of the new millennium. There is no reason for aesthetic disputes, because the Z8 (code E52) was created as a tribute to the legendary BMW 507. The project was developed under the direction of the then chief designer of the company Chris Bengel, and the interior turned out to be the best work by Scott Lampert, and the spectacular exterior was created by Dane Henrik Fisker , creator of the Aston Martin DB9…