BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon Debuts At The Frankfurt Motor Show While BMW Performance Enhancers In Stock At Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

To be introduced atrepparttar Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005,repparttar 139722 all-new BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon will be available inrepparttar 139723 US beginning in October 2005. The BMW Sports Wagon will continuerepparttar 139724 highly successful tradition of combining more versatile cargo space withrepparttar 139725 performance and handling of a sports sedan.

The Sports Wagon will be powered by BMW's new, advanced N52 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine. This includes magnesium/aluminum composite engine construction, and BMW's patented Valvetronic variable valve lift system, which replacesrepparttar 139726 conventional throttle for more efficient engine breathing and improved responsiveness. The 325i Sports Wagon is equipped with a new, standard six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission is optional.

It is equally impressive in its space and roominess. Length (+1.65"), width (+3.07"), height (+0.35"), and wheelbase (+1.38") are all increased compared torepparttar 139727 previous generation Sports Wagon, providing front and rear occupants with additional space and comfort onrepparttar 139728 road.

Near 50-50 weight distribution, all-wheel drive, a long wheelbase, and short body overhangs front and rear are simply ideal for outstanding agility and driving safety under any circumstances.

The double-pivot front suspension, newly developed forrepparttar 139729 3 Series Sedan, offers an optimum balance of driving dynamics and ride comfort inrepparttar 139730 Sports Wagon as well. Utilizing extensive aluminum component, this innovative suspension design offers superior tracking stability and low unsprung weight. The five-link rear axle in lightweight steel, ensures precise wheel guidance as well as excellent roll comfort, ensures class-leading agility and dynamic handling.

Safety features includerepparttar 139731 first front-to-rear Head Protection System to be offered inrepparttar 139732 3 Series employs a curtain-type system, which takes up less space inrepparttar 139733 headliner and can remain inflated for several seconds after deployment, especially important in case of rollover. The 3 Series is BMW's first to employ seat-mounted side-impact airbags, as opposed torepparttar 139734 door-mounted type ofrepparttar 139735 predecessor and other current Series. In their function of protecting occupants' pelvis and thorax regions in side impacts,repparttar 139736 seat-mounted airbags are equal torepparttar 139737 door-mounted type, but offer greater freedom forrepparttar 139738 interior designers to achieve their functional and esthetic goals. It has a sophisticated electronic control strategy for managingrepparttar 139739 deployment of airbags and safety belt tensioners.

The New BMW 1 Series: Sheer Driving Pleasure Now Found In The Compact Class With BMW Aftermarket Parts at Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane

The typical BMW drive concept, powerful engines, high-grade equipment andrepparttar experience of sheer driving fun offer a new and unique alternative inrepparttar 139721 new BMW 1 Series.

The 1 series is available in several configurations; a four-door hatch, two-door hatch, two-door coupe and a convertible (the latter two to be namedrepparttar 139722 2 series).

It has a long wheelbase with a short front overhang,repparttar 139723 lower roofline withrepparttar 139724 typical C-pillar kink andrepparttar 139725 characteristic front end withrepparttar 139726 "kidney" grille and double headlamps.

It has rear-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive is a significant part of BMWs DNA. With rear-wheel, driverepparttar 139727 back wheels dorepparttar 139728 power delivery, leaving those atrepparttar 139729 front to get on with steering. Its a much more expensive option butrepparttar 139730 result is balance. The BMW Series 1 agility and steering precision is unique inrepparttar 139731 compact class. It ensures not only sporty and smooth handling of winding country roads, but also facilitates effortless urban driving pleasure. This is because - like all other BMW automobiles -repparttar 139732 1 Series has a front-mounted engine and rear wheel drive. Even inrepparttar 139733 tightest of bends there is no torque steers to be felt,repparttar 139734 rear wheels having optimal traction when transferringrepparttar 139735 engine's power ontorepparttar 139736 tarmac.

Customers will have an immediate choice of four four-cylinder engines. The models 116i (85 kW / 115 bhp) und 120i (110 kW / 150 bhp) feature further developed and refined BMW petrol engines. The two diesel versions,repparttar 139737 118d (90 kW / 122 bhp) and the120d (120 kW / 163 bhp) are equipped with high-torque diesel engines.

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