bmw vs tesla

If to compare at the moment of writing this what has bmw to offer to beat tesla model s p100d?

Let’s take main differences:

According to Tesla model S offers a range of: 370 miles (EPA est.)

Tesla offers 4 years guarantee for basic vehicle and 8 years for battery and powetrain

So if you want to go electric and save the planet looks like you have no other choice than Tesla. I am not talking about small range vehicles here.

Tesla is on the market for some time already and Bmw has nothing similar besides i3 which is not in this class.

What were Germans doing all these years? Or they have a secret plan? 🙂 Let Tesla promote e-vehicles and we will come later ready to sell…

What do you think?

The BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT undergo cold testing in the Arctic Circle

After Mercedes and AUDI presented its electric SUV BMW fans are waiting for an answer from BMW.

Even some says BMW is late at the electric SUV party we hope that when they present their new products they will be much better (in range) in comparison with others.

We always expect the best from BMW right? 🙂

So here are some official news.

BMW is testing their new upcoming models: BMW iX3, i4 and iNEXT in the Article Circle.

We know that electric vehicles are afraid of cold temperature (as our phones are) so this is a real problem for those who live in such countries. So testing is very important before bringing products to the market.

The testing area situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle provides the ideal requirements for this purpose. On the icy surfaces of frozen lakes, on snow and in the bitter cold, the electric motors, the high-voltage batteries and the power electronics of BMW eDrive technology as well as the suspension control systems are demonstrating their high level of performance and reliability.

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We wish them good luck and eagerly wait to see new cars on sale.

Below are some pictures from testing.

What e-car from BMW are you expecting the most?

The BMW Lifestyle Collections 2019-2021

If you like BMW’s Lifestyle Collections here is a new one.

I will post here the things I like.

BMW Collection Active Sports Bag (04/2019)

BMW Golfsport Collection Golfsport Jacket Men (04/2019).

BMW M Collection Polo Shirt Men (04/2019)

BMW Bikes Urban Hybrid E Bike (04/2019).

What is official name of the BMW T-shirt from the last picture I have no idea, it was just listed in their gallery as the first picture.

If you want to see full collection click here.

New BMW i3s – faster, sportier version of i3

BMW updated their i3 model. New one is i3s. Here is what it is new in bmw i3s.

More power – they upgraded it from 170bhp to 184 bhp.

More fun driving – improved drive-ability, added new DTC mode which will allow ‘mild controllable drifts’

Design – new bumpers design, 20mm-wider 20-inch wheels and wheel-arch extensions, new LED lower indicators at the front.

Check out this video of BMW i3s

 

BMW 745e Gear Shift battery button

What does that battery button do in new bmw g11 lci 745e?

Well, its simple when you press it the car will keep your electric battery charged so you can use all the electric power later when you want.

Did you knew that with this new BMW 745e model you can program the car so that it starts in electric mode every time you get behind the wheel.

What are your thoughts about new BMW 745e G11?

World Premiere: 2019 BMW 745e and 745Le

I was waiting for this! Imagine you go to your parking spot open new BMW 745e push start button and car quietly starts moving…and this lasts for about 50 km…well at leasts BMW says so.

According to specs of new bmw g11 lci 745e will be able to drive on pure electric mode around 50km. Yeah that’s not Tesla with more than 400km but let’s not forget that at current time in most countries the electric infrastructure is not so good developed so we still need cars with both petrol engine in case battery is discharged, right?

Here is a picture of a new BMW 7 hybrid in M-Pack and I like it. Actually I want it. Anybody there need a $100.000 website? 🙂 Please order from my company 🙂 here is the link: www.nahabagroup.com Thank you 🙂

Here is a picture with white hybrid bmw 7 with m-pack and short description. Looks good isn’t it?

The most amazing thing for me is that this hybrid models now includes a 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine. Man that is amazing, looks like BMW read my mind. LOL

I always thought that a 4-cylinder for such a huge and in hybrid version heavy car is not enough on highways or high speed highways (still not sure correct name). Having a 6-cylinder petrol engine seems like perfect solution for now. I like this approach 🙂

The maximum speed for all three models is electronically cut off at 250 km/h.

The new high-voltage battery for the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series is now 12.0 kWh.

In ELECTRIC mode, the power of the electric motor alone is even sufficient to reach a speed of 140 km/h. The electrically powered range of the new BMW 745e is between 54 and 58 kilometres*, while the new BMW 745Le reaches 52 to 55 kilometres*. The new BMW 745Le xDrive achieves an electrically powered range of 50 to 54 kilometres.

When selecting a public charging station, the navigation system also provides the driver with a list of recommended nearby hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourist attractions and cultural institutions.

Ok finally some official data for each model:

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

BMW 745e: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,1 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,6 – 15,1 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 52 – 48g/km

BMW 745Le: Fuel consumption combined: 2,3 – 2,2 l/100km; power consumption combined: 15,7 – 15,6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 53 – 50g/km

BMW 745Le xDrive: Fuel consumption combined: 2,6 – 2,3 l/100km; power consumption combined: 16,3 – 15,8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 59 – 52g/km

These details have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes.

BMW may need to rethink how its Reversing Assistant Works

BMW's Reversing Assistant function

This year BMW presented its new feature BMW Reversing Assistant and we saw it on new BMW 3 seres X5, 7 series LCI and I guess step by step it will appear on rest of its models.

What is BMW Reversing Assistant? – it is a function which helps you drive back exactly the same way you drove car forward.

Car remembers its last 50 meters and can drive in reverse exactly the same way you drove it straight for last 50 meters unless the speed of driving forward did not exceed 36 km/h (22 mph).

Here is more official explanation: automated reversing in confined spaces or situations where the driver does not have a clear view, such as multi-story car parks or entrances to courtyards.

Here is what I think BMW must re-think regarding this function: auto-stop in case an obstacle appears.

According to a video I watched yesterday where a guy tested this on new BMW X5 (G05) the car won’t stop if a person suddenly appears out of nowhere.

Now we know that the driver is the one who keeps his foot on pedals but what if a person appears suddenly?

Watch the video and let me know what you think?

If for some reason video starts from beginning then scroll it to minute 25:23.