Friday, August 31, 2007

The Greatest BMW Convertible Commercial

An oldie but a goodie, this add for the past model (E46) BMW commercial is very well done and deserves to be highlighted on a BMW convertible blog. I'm sure many of you have seen it already, but if not enjoy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fantastic as an Automatic? You bet!

335i Coupe review from Car and Driver magazine: "Yes, the 335i’s ZF-sourced six-speed automatic is among the world’s very best transmissions, and we can’t heap enough praise on it. Responsive and quick to act, it is the perfect autobox for this kind of car.

"In the 335i, two small IHI turbochargers serve three cylinders apiece with a max boost of 9.0 psi. With low inertia, the turbos spool up right away, and the direct injection allows a high (for a charged engine) compression ratio of 10.5:1. All of this serves to quicken throttle response. Thus, the 335i’s power doesn’t come in the form of a delayed rush. Rather, the bonus power feels as natural as, well, the naturally aspirated 3.0-liter engine itself. So good is this engine that it won the 2007 International Engine of the Year award for its size class. For our part, we’ve submitted it for canonization by the pope." more.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Coming 2008 M3 Convertible

I recently ran across some amazing new pictures of a lightly disguised M3 convertible. Enough from me, here they are. You can see the full set along with several exotic cars here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Riding around in Liberace's dressing room

From The Guardian UK: "In fact, within about three miles, I had even grown to find the creaminess winningly appropriate - bright and accommodating, like the car itself. It wasn't, after all, that cheap shiny leather that causes you eventually to slide under the accelerator, but some quality hide with a nap that seems to hold you like a friend during a time of trouble.

You could always spot a 3 Series convertible. The canvas roof was the giveaway. Now the convertible travels incognito, its hard top - and the boot it electronically stows away into - cunningly styled to give no indication of their true articulated selves, which is entirely in keeping with the car's overall message: calm, unshowy, with just a quiet touch of the Batmobiles about it." more.

A Techy Review of the 335i Convertible

From CNET Reviews: "With its twin-turbocharger inline six-cylinder engine, the 2007 BMW 335i Convertible offers a sublime driving experience. Its retractable hardtop feels solid when up, and offers open-air driving when down. The Bluetooth system accesses cell phone books."

The review is a video review featuring a gorgeous Sparkling Graphite 335i convertible with coral red leather interior. more.