The 2006 BMW M6: BMW Performance Parts, Aftermarket Parts now available at Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane


The all-new M6 features weight-saving technologies such as a carbon-fiber roof and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels that are almost four pounds lighter than regular cast wheels. With almost 500 horsepower available, BMW claimsrepparttar M6 will hit 60 mph in under 4.6 seconds, and it will run to 20 5mph withoutrepparttar 143949 traditional 155-mph speed limiter. The suspension, though similar to that ofrepparttar 143950 M5, is specially tuned to take advantage ofrepparttar 143951 M6's shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity. Massive cross-drilled brakes enablerepparttar 143952 M6 to pull up from 60 mph in less than 118 feet.

It isrepparttar 143953 most powerful 6 Series yet to be produced as it shares its power unit withrepparttar 143954 recently released M5. Acceleration is from 0-100 km/h comes in 4.6 seconds andrepparttar 143955 M6 reaches 200 km/h about 14 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h. It has a 5-litre V10 engine with a power output of 373 kW at 7 750 r/min, while torque is 520 Nm at 6 100 r/min. In city driving where not much power is needed,repparttar 143956 BMW M6 automatically sets off in its comfort-oriented P400 performance program with 296 kW (400 bhp) engine output. The V10 power unit requires roughly twice as much cooling air asrepparttar 143957 V8 inrepparttar 143958 BMW 645Ci. The V10 is indeedrepparttar 143959 most demanding engine in technical terms. BMWs high-speed engine concept allows an optimum gearbox and final drive transmission ratio. The two five-cylinder banks inrepparttar 143960 V10 are arranged at an angle of 90 in order to optimizerepparttar 143961 standard of vibration control and motoring comfort offered by full mass compensation onrepparttar 143962 crank drive. Takingrepparttar 143963 substantial forces ofrepparttar 143964 combustion process, high engine speeds and vibrations into account,repparttar 143965 crankcase comes in bedplate design. The extremely stiff crankshaft, in turn, runs in six bearings.

The engine control unit is ionic current technology serving to detect any tendency ofrepparttar 143966 engine to knock, misfire and suffer mis-combustion. BMWs seven-speed SMG transmission is preciselyrepparttar 143967 right manual gearbox for conveyingrepparttar 143968 power ofrepparttar 143969 V10 viarepparttar 143970 drivetrain torepparttar 143971 rear wheels. This gearbox from BMW M is indeedrepparttar 143972 worlds only sequential transmission with seven gears and Drivelogic. With qualities even greater than on a six-speed SMG gearbox, this transmission allows manual selection of gears with extremely short gearshift times as well as comfortable cruising qualities thanks torepparttar 143973 automatic gear selection function.

Toyota has Newly Developed Airbags: Safer and Better, Toyota Performance Parts at Its Best at Parts train

Written by Jenny McLane


An air bag that inflates as two bags was developed by Toyota and is safer than standard air bags in crashes. Available on Lexus IS luxury sedansrepparttar twin-chamber air bag decreases damage torepparttar 143948 neck by distributingrepparttar 143949 impact of a collision more evenly not only torepparttar 143950 head but also torepparttar 143951 shoulders.

Inrepparttar 143952 intense global competition among auto manufacturers, Toyota offers more than simple reliability and reasonable pricing to gain an edge over rivals been focusing on services such as a mobile-phone operator link that kicks in when an air bag inflates as well as sophisticated safety features to boost brand image.

Other features Toyota showed were VGRS (Variable Gear Ratio Steering). It controls steering and braking to reduce spinning and skidding when braking and turning on slippery surfaces. It includes anti lock brakes and power steering.

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