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  1. According to LTA, the number of new Teslas in Singapore increased from 8 to 487 from July to Q3, 2021. Regardless, the number of Teslas in Singapore remains small and unreported in user-submitted video platforms...until TODAY! Warning: The video contains wheel spins, turbo spooling, engine revving, and exhaust burbling Excited? Watch the video here: The Cars Involved What Happened? The "race" took place at Orchard Road, where the BMW 535i (cam car) attempted to chase down a Tesla Model 3 Performance. Upon the traffic light turning green, you could hear the wheel spin of the BMW 535i as all 300 BHP was sent to the car's rear wheels. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 Performance was almost silent, apart from the noise coming from its tyres. Tesla's instantaneous torque coupled with its All-Wheel Drive and 473 BHP allowed it to gap the BMW 535i within seconds. I would say that the Tesla smoked the BMW 535i, but...there isn't any exhaust system on a Tesla. How to smoke when there isn't any smoke? You could hear the BMW driver laughing to himself in defeat and telling his passenger that his BMW was no match for the Tesla. BMW driver Could Not Swallow His Pride Moments later, both cars met at another traffic light, where they raced again. Sad to say, it was just a copy-paste of the previous race. At this point in time, you just feel so bad for the BMW 535i driver. Netizens' Comments Probably the only thing the BMW can win the Tesla in. That's some audacity right there. Funny sia. ======== Receive a $10 PayNow transfer for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️ https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
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  3. Amidst the confident strides BMW has taken with its SUVs, the 3 Series and 7 Series demonstrate why the German marque produces arguably the best luxury sedans. BMW’s current era is marked by diversification. Its Series cars now fill out every number from 1 to 8, while its Sports Activity Vehicles and Sports Activity Coupes do the same from X1 to X7 (and we’re not even at its electric BMW i range yet). Still, look a bit further back and it becomes clear that no Bavarian hallmark has persisted as resiliently and convincingly as the luxury sedan. The 3 Series and 7 Series have defined and bookended this segment for decades – definitive examples of what a compact executive and full-sized luxury sedan should be respectively. While standing confidently on their own as class-leaders, they are also unified in embodying BMW’s unimpeachable quality and dynamism, regardless of the number or size. Styling you can recognise – anywhere, anytime Presence is of immense gravity in any luxury sedan. In an automotive world keen to push out the most eye-catching designs, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of fresh and exciting faces. Not everyone can claim to bring something new to the table while still paying homage to their machines of yesteryear. Pick a 3 Series or 7 Series from any generation, and even if you cover their hallowed blue and white badges, chances are you’d still be able to recognise them instantly. In current form, the siblings are as handsome as ever. The details you’d expect are all there – those double-kidney grilles, flanked on both sides by twin headlights. The C-pillars on both cars also incorporate BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink. Nonetheless, these are inherited jewels, constantly reworked and transformed to reflect the times. The 3 Series now sports LED headlights with extended contents as standard, while the 7 Series receives BMW’s cutting-edge Laserlight technology across its entire range in Singapore. This pioneering system doesn’t simply boast ten times the brightness and double the range of traditional LED headlamps, but also interacts with a number of on-board technologies to automatically adapt to what’s ahead, providing unprecedented levels of visibility and safety. As such, the car can detect obstacles and pedestrians up ahead and then illuminate them, while also knowing to dim its headlights in the face of oncoming traffic. Deliciously striking too are the familiar L-shaped taillights, first introduced in the late-eighties, which persist in full, updated glory. Featuring a three-dimensional, pop-up style, these add a further touch of elegance on both cars. For the first time ever on a BMW, a full-width light strip that remains lit throughout the day (à la daytime running lights) even crowns the rear of the 7 Series, accentuating its grandeur. A car fit for the 21st century Having the latest tech on board is de rigueur on any luxury sedan. This is an assignment BMW has always understood. Back in the nineties, the E38 7 Series was one of the first cars ever to offer satellite navigation. Three generations later, BMW’s flagship saloon continues to innovate and deliver groundbreaking functionality by offering an intelligent Remote Control Parking feature. With its ability to move in or out of forwards-facing lots without a driver at the wheel, the occasional yet inevitable parking headache is easily eliminated. As part of BMW’s current generation, both the 3 Series and 7 Series come with the Operating System 7.0, which includes the immensely useful Intelligent Personal Assistant, a voice-activated personal butler for the car. It won’t take long before you start wondering how life was previously like without it. Need to find a petrol station quickly? “Hey BMW”. Calling your kids on the way home? “Hey BMW”. In the 7 Series, you can even channel your inner music conductor with gesture controls; twirl your finger to adjust the volume or swipe your hand to dismiss notifications (other gestures can also be configured). The 3 Series and 7 Series also excel in embracing the digital era in elegant and measured portions. Fit for the 21st century, both cars come with BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional. In addition to a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a responsive 10.25-inch touchscreen supporting wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity takes centre stage. All the information you need, from your location, weather and phone notifications to news updates, is displayed in rich and crisp colour; in a tile layout that can be customised depending on what you want to see. Still, there is value in familiarity. Tactility is refreshingly present. Air-conditioning is adjusted via dedicated controls, and the iDrive rotary knob is as delightfully intuitive as always, especially when on the move. Above all, the tech is enjoyable because the very basics of a luxury cabin are first pinned down. Climbing into these cars, it is immediately apparent how well put together everything is with soft-touch materials everywhere to be found. These are all the more present in the 7 Series, with its Nappa-leather quilted seats. Despite being BMW’s compact executive sedan, the 3 Series offers more than sufficient rear legroom and headroom, making it is as much a car for passengers as it is for drivers. On the other hand, the 7 Series stays true to its form by fully embracing its limo credentials and proportions, with a cavernous and cossetting rear cabin fitted with extra creature comforts such as electrically reclinable rear seats and window blinds which can be raised at the touch of a button. BMW’s core: Sheer driving pleasure True to the marque’s decades-spanning slogan, dynamism and athleticism are sacred qualities that BMW’s luxury sedans have always embodied faithfully. More than ever, the 3 Series is eager and spirited, regardless of which engine you go for. The steering is properly weighted, accurate and sharp. At the same time, the car feels balanced and planted, thanks to its carefully calibrated 50:50 weight distribution. Now into its seventh generation, the 3 Series remains the compact executive sedan to beat when it comes to driving dynamics. Step into the 7 Series after driving the 3 Series and the same driver-centric cockpit greets you. Don’t be fooled by the lux-limo’s size though. This thing takes off when you put your foot down, but does so in such an unruffled manner that it takes you a good few seconds to realise your speedometer has started displaying three digits. As a full-sized luxury sedan, the 7 Series also comes with its own party trick: Adaptive two-axle, automatically self-levelling air suspension is standard across the range. In “Adaptive” mode, the car wafts along calmly by default, with the individually controlled air supply to each wheel deftly balancing the ride out over undulations. Upon sensing that you’re pushing it for performance, however, the car will adjust its suspension without extra prompting to cling more tightly to the road. This consistent sense of stability doesn’t simply enable the 7 Series to handle like a much smaller car, but also glide between comfort-oriented and sportier driving modes quickly and effortlessly. Speaking of driving modes, “Comfort” and “Sport” aren’t fancy, superfluous settings on the 3 Series and 7 Series. In Comfort mode, these are dependable and welcoming companions, offering a cushy respite in heavy traffic or after a long day at work. While the 3 Series is already a refined being, the 7 Series, with its laminated glass windows and acoustic insulation, is especially masterful in drowning out road and tire noise. But select “Sport” and the steering instantly becomes heavier; the growls from the engines a bit throatier as both cars signal that they’re more ready than before to take on the bends and corners with aplomb. Served by a buttery 8-Speed Steptronic transmission, power delivery is also urgent while smooth, ensuring that you’re never left waiting for them to find the right gear. The luxury sedan: Guardian of BMW’s galaxy For more than four decades, the 3 Series and 7 Series have been tireless in bookending the luxury sedan segment, competently covering the bases they’re supposed to and then some. The former, as a benchmark-setting compact executive sedan, offers best in class driving dynamics, but doesn’t skimp on comfort, refinement, or space for its passengers. The latter more than aces the luxury limo test yet doesn’t forget its irrevocable identity as an ultimate driving machine with its impressive litheness. To top it all off, leading tech and an inimitable design language continue to deliver a look and feel that is unmistakeably BMW. First as pioneers, and now as cornerstones, the 3 Series and 7 Series continue to spearhead and guard BMW’s ever-growing galaxy.
  4. hi all. I'm looking to buy a COE car. my budget is $40 to $45. I don't mind getting a car with a few years COE left and then renew it for another 5 or 10 years depending on the durability of the car etc. I was hoping to get advice as to which car I should purchase and what should I be wary of. If you were me, which of these 5 cars would you consider buying. If you have a preference out of these 5 cars I've listed below, please also state what changes I need to do to the car and the rough pricing for them at the workshop. If you feel that there is another COE car either Audi, BMW or Lexus on sgcarmart that I should look at instead, please provide the link. I am open to suggestions. Thank you all. 1) Audi A4 2.0A TFSI (COE till 10/2024) https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=914799 2) Audi A3 Sedan 1.4A TFSI Ambiente https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=933358 3) Lexus IS250 https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=940232&DL=1000 4) BMW 3 Series 320i (COE till 12/2023) https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=936256&DL=2349 5) BMW 5 Series 523i XL (COE till 10/2022) @$29,999 https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=942128&DL=3804 @RogerNg_185295 @Victor68 @MarkHotchner @Qaz20 @bearbearbear @No_worries @Hamburger @Blueray @Samlimlp @Rickster @CloudWan @Passion @M3ngl4ng @inlinesix @Bjory @Fatfatpanda @littlecar @kobayashiGT
  5. inlinesix

    2020 BMW iX3 (G08)

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2018/04/24/world-premiere-bmw-ix3-the-beginning-of-a-new-era/ WORLD PREMIERE: BMW iX3 — The Beginning of a New Era
  6. Lo and behold! sgCarMart kickstarted its very own SGCARMART REVIEWS on the 3rd of November with the new Mercedes-Benz CLA with Julian from the Editorial Department (some of you may find him familiar from MCF events) and cool kid James from Marketing. We're now on episode 2 with the Skoda Octavia RS 245! We're still new at this so don't forget to show some love! Like, subscribe and leave your comments on our Youtube channel! Let them know what cars you want them to review next. 💟
  7. There is finally video footage of the recent accident outside the Parliament House. For those who are unfamiliar with the accident, a Honda Vezel ran the red light and ended up getting T-boned by a BMW. This resulted in the Honda flipping on its side and getting wedged onto the road bollards, which shocked the female passenger in the camcar who witnessed the accident. More than a dozen individuals, including the camcar driver, got out of their vehicles to help. They were seen attempting to lift the Honda to an upright position in an attempt to rescue the victims. The severity of the accident led to the deployment of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). It was reported that 5 individuals were transported to the Singapore General Hospital. According to the Straits Times, the 5 individuals comprised of 2 male drivers aged 51 and 59, and 3 passengers aged between 28 and 61. They were all conscious during the transport to the hospital. Netizens' reactions We wish all of the victims a speedy recovery! ------- Witnessed an accident? See something interesting on the roads? Submit your image/video/news via MyCarForum's WhatsApp. We'll pay you $10 per post!
  8. I've been wanting to get these out for a while but had to hold back due to international embargos which were lifted this morning. A Violaceous Gem: Driving the BMW G42 M240i xDrive Coupe https://garage36.wordpress.com/2021/11/17/a-violaceous-gem-driving-the-bmw-g42-m240i-xdrive-coupe/
  9. Quality workmanship and Original BMW Parts and Accessories should be the bare minimum to ensure a safe and hassle-free driving experience. A car is as much a convenient mode of transport as it is an extension of one’s personality. Being the proud owner of a BMW, you likely want to personalise it to suit your preferences and lifestyle. While this is perfectly normal, you should always ensure the quality of the parts and the work that is done to your car, so you can enjoy peace of mind and a safe and hassle-free driving experience. Safety and quality of parts and accessories While there’s a plethora of choices when it comes to third-party aftermarket parts to sweeten up your ride, there are equally many pitfalls that you want to avoid. Mechanical components such as the wheels and brakes directly affect the safety and performance of a car. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that such upgraded components are of high quality and tested, so that you can ensure the safety of everyone in your car. For example, if you want to upgrade the braking components in your BMW, it would wise to opt for the Original BMW M Performance brake upgrades. A good braking system can reduce braking distance and improve your control over the car and the safety of your passengers. And while safety should be the most important factor when deciding how to personalise your car, it is a bonus that the Original BMW M Performance parts and accessories are also strikingly stylish. Original BMW Parts With Original BMW parts you get to enjoy the proven quality and standards that you are familiar with from your BMW ownership. The parts offered by BMW are also precisely tailored to the respective requirements of your specific BMW model and its engine. There is absolutely no risk of compatibility issues or any complications that might arise from third-party components. Opt for Original BMW parts and you won’t have to worry about quality or durability as well. All Original BMW Parts and Accessories that are purchased from the Authorised BMW Service Centres come with a two-year warranty as standard. In addition, you’ll get to enjoy the assurance provided by the expertise of the Authorised BMW Service Centres to ensure a worry-free drive. Proper installation Opting for quality parts is only half the job, as it is equally important to ensure the installation of these parts meets the highest standards. When it comes to the installation of cosmetic parts, these likely won’t put your safety at risk. However, it is still important for the work to be done correctly to ensure they are properly fitted, without causing any damage to the car. For the installation of mechanical and electronic parts, it’s essential this work is done accurately! An incorrect, subpar job can have a serious impact on your driving experience and safety, putting your life and the lives of your passengers at risk. BMW Service Whenever you need work to be done on your BMW, there’s no better place than the Authorised BMW Service Centres. At BMW Service Centres, innovative workshop equipment and state-of-the-art special tools are used by intensively trained mechanics who ensure any repair or servicing work will be completed with utmost precision. With the support of BMW, the Authorised BMW Service Centre technicians have the technical knowledge to work on specific BMW models. This allows diagnostic, repair and installation jobs to be completed optimally to achieve the best results. BMW Advanced Car Eye 2.0 Now, before you head out, there’s one accessory that you should have in your car - a trusted in-car camera. A high-quality in-car camera serves as a reliable eyewitness should there be any incidents on the road. The BMW Advanced Car Eye 2.0 is a high-quality full HD wide-angle camera that can not only document your entire drive, but also for up to 24 hours in parking mode - always watching out for any theft or damage. Equipped with reliable G sensors, the Advanced Car Eye 2.0 is able to detect impacts and ensure the video has been recorded. It is fixed to the windscreen with adhesive tape via a sliding mount – removing the camera at sensitive locations is a simple task. Additionally, the sleek in-car camera will complement your stylish BMW’s design as well. Start your personalised BMW journey at one of the Authorised BMW Service Centres and drive with peace of mind! CTA: Ready to sweeten up your BMW? Make an appointment with your preferred Authorised BMW Service Centre now!
  10. enzoalec92

    No touchscreens for some BMWs

    https://jalopnik.com/your-new-bmw-might-not-have-a-touchscreen-1848005622 <Your New BMW Might Not Have A Touchscreen Infotainment isn't going away, but using 'the screen' as a touchscreen in some new BMWs is. BMW is shipping new cars with its infotainment system, like normal, except several models won’t have touchscreen functionality, according to reports. Instead, you’ll have to use BMW’s iDrive control in the center console. The horror! I joke, but Autoblog got confirmation from BMW on the following: Autoblog also says that customers will get a $500 credit instead of the functionality, which really may be a blessing in disguise for everyone involved, given that touchscreens in cars are generally bad and useless, or at least I have never encountered one that wasn’t, if it can be controlled any other way. And I do mean the touchscreen functionality, specifically, given that the screens in modern cars are often sort of far away and small and the touchscreen experience isn’t how you might imagine it. Which is to say that it isn’t at all like using an iPad. It is like using an iPad but 100 times clunkier, even if it looks cool momentarily while the salesperson fiddles around with it at the dealer. Also, it puts smudges on the screen of your fancy new BMW, and BMW’s iDrive controller is what you will use while driving, anyway. What has actually happened here is that the chip shortage has forced BMW to marginally improve its cars, even if BMW would not agree. You also know that it’s good because it is the opposite direction in which Mercedes is headed. Long live iDrive, I say.>
  11. Saw this.... Front wheel drive.... oh man... but at least it does look like one of the sportiest MPVs around... http://paultan.org/2013/12/16/bmw-2-series-active-tourer-completely-undisguised/ Will you buy?
  12. Another odd design luxurious sedan in the making? At a quick glance, it shout Peugeot, to me. The next-generation BMW 7 Series has been caught once more, hinting at a completely redesigned exterior concealed under many layers of camouflage. Those simple headlights are likely provisional as they seem to have a basic look, but the original 8 Series-esque placement and shape is likely the final one. Tiny rivets on many parts of the body indicate the 7 Series prototype has more than just one layer of disguise, so it's best not to jump to any conclusions about the car's exterior appearance. As for the interior, the first thing you will notice are those side-by-side screens akin to the setup you'll find in the iX SUV and i4 Gran Coupe. In those two fully electric vehicles, the instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches and is accompanied by a larger 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment running on iDrive 8. Much like in the EVs, the screens are housed within a massive piece of curved glass slightly tilted towards the driver. It’s going to be a long wait before the next 7 Series will hit the streets as production reportedly won't start until July next year.
  13. Compared to the current X1, the grill seems to be wider by not as tall?
  14. With its ample functionality, inimitable dynamic capability, and undeniable heritage, the BMW M3 Competition proves that it’s more than just a fast car. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers. With 503bhp, 650Nm of torque, and a sub-4 second 0-100km/h timing, the BMW M3 Competition is a bombastically fast car. However, it isn’t all about speed. Plenty of cars now pack 500+bhp, and 0-100km/h times continue to tumble across the industry, accelerated by the increasing number of electric cars. Owning and living with a fast car isn’t simply just about how quickly you can go in a straight line. Indeed, with something like the BMW M3 Competition, there’s more than meets the eye. 1. Duality and function Going fast is easy. Lump in any big engine, tune it up for maximum power, and you have a simple recipe for going quickly. Making that performance usable, accessible, and available is a much trickier business. The BMW M3 Competition has always been about finding that balance between performance and usability. With this newest generation model, there’s a greater level of day-to-day comfort, even as performance levels have gone up a notch. You can still ferry the family, whether it’s taking kids to school, doing the weekly grocery run, or even going furniture shopping at IKEA. And, a four-door saloon also means that there’s plenty of practicality. You don’t have to worry about squeezing into the rear seats. 2. Precision and joy Of course, with any M car, there is the eternal promise of driving joy, whether it’s simply out having fun on the weekend, or even the occasional foray to the track Going fast? That’s easy. Just stamp hard on the throttle and you’re away. You don’t even need Sport mode. However, M cars are also known for their precise driving dynamics. With this new M3 Competition, the sedan’s dynamic capabilities have been sharpened even further. With adjustments to the car’s suspension, steering setup as well as the on-board electronics, the M3 Competition has been endowed with even more precise handling. This gives you the confidence and knowledge that you have a precise tool of power, with the ability to use all of its 503bhp when the opportunity presents itself. 3. Fraternity and heritage A big part of the M badge is also its extensive heritage. The new M3 Competition builds on five previous generations of performance sedans, stretching back all the way to the original E30 M3 that was first propelled into the world in 1986. With a car like the M3 Competition, you’re buying into the heritage of performance. Naturally, that also comes with a fraternity of fellow drivers. This means the occasional meetup with fellow M enthusiasts for a chit chat over coffee, or else poring over the keen details on each other’s cars. Or perhaps, even some group drives, whether locally or overseas (whenever that happens again). With the new BMW M3 Competition, it’s more than just a fast car. It’s an extremely quick and competent daily driver - whether it’s simply to run life’s errands, chase the joy of dynamic prowess, or simply revel in the fraternity of performance and like-minded friends.
  15. Is it just me, but I am seeing a B-Class body with a face from BMW... This is the new B-Class I am referring to: Stay tuned for more info...
  16. Quick Fact / Details - Production begins November 2018 - Uses B47 and B58 engines - 330e come with 48V electrical system - Model availabe for new launch (other models possible, but unlikely by end 2019): • 318d, B47, 148hp, manual and automatic, RWD • 320d, B47, 188hp, manual RWD, automatic RWD and xDrive • 330d, B57, 262hp, automatic RWD and xDrive • 320i, B48 168hp 1.6L or 181hp 2.0L depending on the market, automatic RWD and xDrive • 330i, B48, 255hp, automatic RWD and xDrive • M340i, B58, 385hp, automatic RWD (US only) and xDrive • 330e, B48 + electic motor, 248hp, automatic RWD and xDrive (xDrive US only)
  17. Where the 5 Series excels in luxurious comfort and quality, the M5 bleeds performance and excitement. The BMW 5 Series is certainly one of the go-to choices when it comes to the luxury sedan segment, thanks to its ample practicality, elevated luxury and keen driveability. The M5 Competition, at almost twice the price and more than three times the power, is clearly a different proposition altogether. With ballistic pace and intense dynamic capability, the M5 is capable of delivering a level of performance that sets the heart racing. At the same time, because it shares a visual similarity to a standard 5 Series, there’s also a unassuming nature to the car – a sleeper car, in some eyes. And yet, considering these cars share the same fundamental underpinnings (the 5 Series body type), there’s perhaps more overlap in the way they are used than you’d expect. Our two drivers find out just how distinct the driving experiences and expectations with the two cars are. Smooth Sailing vs High Tailing For Jeremy, the 5 Series is all about comfort and smooth driving. And when you have kids and family to think about, you really just want a refined and serene driving experience. It’s bad enough to have to deal with the noise from the kids. The car’s 2.0-litre powertrain delivers ample juice, but importantly the mild-hybrid system means that engine start-stop is seamless, which makes for an even more refined and comfortable driving experience. Desmond understands that there are few opportunities to fully deploy all of the M5’s power. However, the M5 demonstrates a significant improvement in refinement levels compared to its predecessor, especially with the new 8-speed auto transmission and adaptive suspension. As a result, driving it daily is surprisingly easy. And of course, with a V8 under the bonnet, the M5 makes for impeccably quick journeys to get your places faster, even without having to drive like a maniac. Long alrighty vs Lord almighty For Jeremy, it is the long-legged nature of the 5 Series that makes long drives a delightful experience. Whether it’s the 40 minute commute to the in-laws’ place or the four hour commute to KL, the 5 Series will ensure that both driver and passengers get there as fresh as when they left. For Desmond, the M5 is a ballistic dynamic weapon for when the opportunity calls. With 625bhp and 750Nm of torque, all-wheel drive, and complex chassis systems, the M5 ensures a razor-sharp driving experience that is both exciting and involving. It’s a car that’s immediately ready for the racetrack, and always raring to give you a heart-pumping experience. Practical vs practicality A family car must first and foremost be practical. The 5 Series boasts a large 530-litre boot that will regularly be filled with things, whether it’s the kid’s belongings or just personal items. Isofix points also allow the securing of child seats, which is important to Jeremy when taking the family out for a nice dinner on weekends. Even though performance is front and centre, the M5 doesn’t skimp on practicality. Boot space is unchanged from the 5 Seires, which means that Desmond can still use this car for grocery runs, or even to take his wheelchair bound grandmother out. The generous space in the rear of the cabin also means outings with friends is easy to organise. With the M5, it’s really a sports car, minus the stereotypical sports car inconveniences. Made it vs crave it Beyond just being a highly luxurious, practical, comfortable and thoroughly high-tech family car, owning a 5 Series is also about the feel-good factor. For Jeremy, driving it imparts a sense of accomplishment. Is it a status symbol? Sure, it is. But more importantly, it is an indication of personal and professional success. It’s a big step upwards, and forwards. The M5 is a lot of car. Some may argue too much car. But when you desire something that offers both intoxicating performance and surefooted sensibility like Desmond does, the M5’s ability to do both in abundance is a key part of its appeal. And of course, it also occupies a rarefied place, not just among the M model lineup, but among performance cars in general. That is its own allure. Conclusion With the 5 Series and the M5, though the cars may be related and share common underpinnings, they cater to fundamentally different expectations for different types of drivers. Where the 5 Series is focused on delivering a sense of everyday quality, comfort and serenity, the M5 is tuned for excitement, engagement and enjoyment.
  18. BMW’s X range offers a wide variety to choose from. But if you are looking for a compact SUV, you can’t go wrong with the X1 or X2. Ranging from the compact X1 all the way to the X7 behemoth, there’s bound to be the perfect SUV for you. However, if you are in the market for a compact SUV, you would’ve likely narrowed your choices down to either the X1 or X2. Admittedly, the two smallest SUVs in BMW’s lineup do share a fair bit of similarities. But that’s only at first glance. Put them side by side, take a step back, have a good, long look and you’ll notice the core differences that set these two cars apart. No worries if you are still confused or bedazzled by their good looks – we'll point out those differences for you, so you can make the best choice. The strong muscular one and its lean sibling The dimensions of the X1 and X2 are similar. Both are compact SUVs that are manoeuvrable and easy to drive. However, the two are differentiated by their design elements and silhouette. The X1 features strong lines and a more traditional SUV body shape with a tall roofline. It is the perfect choice for drivers who love the bold, rugged design elements of SUVs. In comparison, the X2 has a sleeker silhouette with a tapered rear end, resulting in a coupe-like shape. This is the one to go for if you are all about style and a sporty, athletic look. In fact, the new X2 M Mesh Edition takes it a step further with exclusive colour combinations and an updated front end with the M mesh kidney grille. Let’s take a seat in these compact SUVs As expected of the SUV body style, both the X1 and X2 offer a spacious cabin. The X1, with its tall body shape, offers plenty of headroom, along with generous legroom. Make no mistake, despite being a smaller SUV, the X1 allows three passengers to sit in luxurious comfort at the rear. Surprisingly, the tapered rear end of the X2 that gives it the sleek coupe-like silhouette doesn’t compromise much on the interior space. Indeed, when compared with the X1, there’s lesser headroom, but it will still fit all but the tallest of passengers. Both the X1 and X2 also offer large cargo-hauling capabilities. The X1 has a boot space of 505 litres that can be expanded to 1,550 litres when you fold the rear seats down. While the tapered shape of the X2 encroaches on cargo space, it stills come close at 470 litres that expands to 1,355 litres. If you are looking for maximum space and versatility, the X1 will be the unbeatable choice, but if you are the flamboyant seeker of style, the X2 is the clear winner. Two luxurious rides It isn’t just space that this pair of compact SUVs offer. Their well-crafted interior, in line with all BMW cars, are simply a joy to be in. There are plenty of soft touch and premium materials that deliver a quality and luxurious feel. You’ll get velour floor mats, Sensatec upholstery and ambient lightings, to create an enjoyable atmosphere. Opt for the X2 M Mesh Edition and you’ll get a pair of supportive M Sport seats with integral head restraints along with exclusive stitching, stainless steel pedals, M leather steering wheel, and much more to further accentuate the athletic allure of the X2. Both cars also come equipped with the BMW Navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8.8-inch Control Display with touchscreen functionality that runs on the sixth generation iDrive system and BMW ConnectedDrive Services. Similar, but different drive The X1 and X2 are built upon a shared platform and currently offered with identical engine options locally. However, this doesn’t mean that they drive the same. The X2 is equipped with M Sport suspension, and this places an emphasis on sporty driving, in line with its looks. The X1, on the other hand, is available with or without M Sport suspension. Yet, even with the M Sport suspension, the X1 offers a plusher ride. The X2 is a slightly sportier proposition, so if a dynamic drive is what you are searching for, the X2 might be just the compact SUV for you. Pick your poison There you have it, both excellent compact SUVs, each with its own distinct personality. Would you go for the more traditional X1, or the contemporary coupe-SUV, the X2? Or better yet, go all out and get the exciting new X2 M Mesh Edition? You don’t have to make a decision now. Head on down to the showroom for a closer look, experience both cars, and take your pick then.
  19. unicornfloof

    BMW Z4 as decoration?

    I think it is pretty cool to use an old car for decoration. 😍 Thoughts on this?
  20. This is probably one of the most luxuriously decorated bus stops in Singapore. The video showcases a bus stop decorated with potted plants, statues of white elephants and, get this, a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster. Yep, you read that right – a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster just sitting there as part of the decor. I don’t even know where to begin. Whose car does this belong to? Why is it just sitting there? Does LTA know about this? How did the owner come about with this idea? Where exactly is this BMW located? Sitting at 3 Chin Bee Avenue, the yellow car decoration is thought to belong to the company P’art 1 Design. According to the company’s social media pages, it is responsible for providing display lights for different festivals and events throughout Singapore. This includes the Hari Raya light display at Geylang Serai, the Deepavali light display at Little India and Christmas displays for malls. While this Google Street view screengrab did not feature the BMW (as it is taken in July 2020), the white elephant statues indicate that this is the exact location that is featured on the viral video. Netizens’ reactions Honestly, as long as it’s legally okay for the owner to place his vehicle there, I don’t see the harm in using this car as décor. It's obvious that it's not in use anymore and it certainly brings more vibrance and life to the area by being a cool statement piece. -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
  21. Look very sleek and just like a mini 7 series, minus the controversial monster size grille.. The car's shark-like front nose appears to be sitting lower compared to the current model to lend the 5 Series an angrier look without the odd split headlights of the next 7 Series, X7 facelift, and X8 / XM. A subtle spoiler integrated into the trunk lid can be seen as well, while the dashboard appears to be fully camouflaged. It's likely a sign the cabin will be completely revamped, possibly by adopting the dual-screen setup with a 12.3-inch driver's display and a 14.9-inch infotainment as seen in the iX and i4 electric models running on iDrive 8.
  22. Hey guys, i'm contemplating whether to renew one of my company's BMW 523i F10 Highline. Below are some of the mods/upgrade i'm intending to do if i eventually get the car. Assuming the car is in 100% stock condition, i'd like some advice on the dos & don't from fellow tiong chia hia dis. 19" M sports Rims (What is the best tyre profile?) Shock Absorbers/Suspensions LCI Headlights ( The squarish headlights instead of the stock round ones.) Keyless Entry + Electronic Push Button (Not sure whether it comes with it?) M Sports Steering Wheel Chip tuning (Increase Torque/Bhp. Understand from some friends need to change Air Intake or something like that.) Quad Exhaust (LTA Friendly?) Interior change to Maroon (Any Idea where can find for this 10 Year Old Bimmer) Brembo Brake Kit (No idea what is 4 pot or 6 pot and which is sufficient) Key FOB (Any idea if can use the latest gen G Series Keys to Sync on an F10 Key?) Upgrade on display I'm also intending to do my own servicing + changing of filters. Need some advice on the type of EO and Filters for better performance.
  23. Kinda agree..... https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/opinion/355731/people-have-decided-mercedes-bmw-and-audi-are-no-longer-top-10-car-brands