The Potent 2006 BMW M6 complimented perfectly by top-notch BMW Replacement PartsWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
The BMW M6 is most sophisticated and powerful BMW 6 Series Coupé ever. Under lightweight body of this luxurious 2+2 lurks a thoroughbred super sports car boasting a V10, 507bhp power unit, providing 520Nm of torque. A seven-speed sequential manual gearbox and a superior chassis and suspension compliments its engine.
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 claims M6 will hit 60 mph in under 4.6 seconds, and it will run to 20 5mph without traditional 155-mph speed limiter.
The suspension, though similar to that of M5, is specially tuned to take advantage of M6's shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity. Massive cross-drilled brakes enable M6 to pull up from 60 mph in less than 118 feet. The new M6 also uses BMW's new third-generation seven speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with Drivelogic. Drivelogic offers choice of 11 different change patterns, depending on speed of change required.
The new SMG gearbox also offers safety benefits when downshifting on slippery surfaces. If it detects rear wheels locking up, clutch opens for a fraction of a second to ensure traction is maintained. In automatic mode, SMG gearbox recognizes that car is traveling on an incline and holds gears uphill to maintain acceleration and selects lower gears when progressing downhill to make most of available engine braking.
The Iconic 2006 BMW 330i and Partstrain's Commitment to Product ExcellenceWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
The 3-series each year sells about 450,000 worldwide-making it one of biggest single car lines from any carmaker, which is especially remarkable for a premium vehicle. All U.S. 3-series models come with front, front-seat side, and full-length curtain air bags, but not with rear-seat side-impact air bags, because BMW claims "advances in side-impact safety are such that it is no longer necessary to offer rear side bags." "We cannot afford to take a risk with this car, because it is too important," says BMW's R&D chief Burkhard Göschel. "If you look at Z4 as extreme, as avant-garde, this is in middle between safe and avant-garde."
The BMW 3 Series represents 40% of BMW's vehicle output. It is, as one BMW executive said, "the core product for brand." Not only is it important to BMW economically, but also its status as an iconic car is crucial to company's image. For many, it's car that says, "I've made it," or at least, "I'm on my way."
The BMW 330i has a three-stage variable induction system, an electric cooling pump and a volume-controlled oil pump that only pumps as much oil as needed, saving engine power. Its new engine weighs 22 pounds less than its predecessor does. It is also more powerful, more fuel-efficient and more compact. In addition to usual double VANOS magic, this engine features Valvetronic continuously variable valve lift.
BMW's double-pivot independent front suspension has been adapted for 3 Series, with a pair of lower arms that complement car's upgraded MacPherson struts. An all-new five-link rear suspension, featuring many lightweight aluminum pieces, is combined with an all-new, more rigid chassis. Oversized ventilated discs in all four corners and an aluminum steering rack ensure precise handling and braking.