In Reply to: More 2001 E39 pictures from Germany posted by Ole on July 05, 2000 at 02:05:48:
BMW goes to the kidneys
Also equivalent fifteen aufgepeppten models starts BMW in model year 2001. The Bavarian autofarmer put special attention thereby, beside " brilliant optics " and a modified kidney, on stronger engines.
To the autumn BMW wants to build its new six cylinder engines also into the models more ér, more ër and Z3 of the series. Beyond that
the updated presents itself to ër series with December ducks an optical Facelift and an improved 3,0-Liter Diesel in the 530d.
The six cylinder engines are based on the 3,0-Liter-Motor, which debuetierte few weeks ago in 330 Ci and Z3. They carry out between 170 and 231 HP (125 to 170 KW) and bring with 3500 routes a torque of 210 to 300 Nm on the road - clear more than the old engines. BMW attributes the performance gain to an improved sucking in and exhaust system as well as to a larger capacity.
A higher consumptionconsumption consumption is nevertheless not connected with the stronger engines, insures the residents of Munich. Nevertheless the 530i is to swallow on the average stately 10.5 litres gasoline. In order to still bring the performance " more spontaneously " on the road, be used, so BMW, in the series an electronic of accelerotor pedal, " drive by
Wire " mentioned.
Beside the new engines BMW engineers put their special attention on optical corrections at the ër series: So the main headlights are to come along in the future in " brilliant optics ". A light guidance ring covers the headlights and takes over the function of the parking light.
Also BMW discovered the opticsoptics
optics: Behind a common cover glass
now turn signals the headlights flank
round. Suitably round fog headlight in
opticsoptics optics replaces the
With the rear lights, likewise in " brilliant
optics " held, a again developed light
conductor technique is used for the tail
light. Red light emitting diodes feed four
horizontal arranged lighting up staffs,
that are the light over the entire surface of the tail lamp evenly
outward delivered. BMW promises itself safety advantages, there the
failure of a diode - contrary to bulbs - not equal the entire taillight
to Erli brings.
And even before all all this, the BMW kidney, the designers made for
stop with their " Facelifting " not - even if the modifications probably
rather microscopic nature are: As is the case for the M5 the label
drawing carries broader chrome verges now also in the ër series.