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Original BMW parts. Avoid counterfeits!!!

Original BMW parts. Avoid counterfeits!!!

The following video explains how counterfits are difficult to distinguish from the original products. Counterfeits can cause annoyance and even hazard to the vehicle occupants. An oil filter, disc brake and wheel rim are tested against original parts. // //   [Read More]

Inside Koenigsegg – Inside the Brain of a Swedish Bombshell

Inside Koenigsegg – Inside the Brain of a Swedish Bombshell

// // “Inside Koenigsegg provides for the first time, a look behind the scenes at Koenigsegg and examine how innovation within the highest echelon of sports car manufacturers will affect the broader automotive world. Company founder and principal, Christian Von [Read More]

All wheel drive systems to the test!

All wheel drive systems to the test!

Watch to see which one came out on top. // // The following all wheel drive systems where put to the test in some rollers: Infinity Intelligent AWD Acura SH-AWD BMW xDrive Audi Quattro Mercedes Benz 4Matic     [Read More]

Inside Koenigsegg – The Ultimate Test Drive

Inside Koenigsegg – The Ultimate Test Drive

// // “Inside Koenigsegg provides for the first time, a look behind the scenes at Koenigsegg and examine how innovation within the highest echelon of sports car manufacturers will affect the broader automotive world. Company founder and principal, Christian Von [Read More]

Standardized braking test – Vehicle and Brake System Data

Standardized braking test – Vehicle and Brake System Data

Vehicle Data Wheelbase 2754 mm Effective radius of tires 307 mm Centre of Gravity Height 565 mm Maximum speed 214 kph or 133 mph Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight 18394 N or Weight 1875 Kg Front axle Kerb Weight 820 N Rear axle Kerb Weight 565 N Brake Sytem Data Front disc brake [Read More]

Standardized braking test – Discussion and Conclusions

Standardized braking test – Discussion and Conclusions

Difficulties During Testing Because there were different braking areas along the track, the conditions for each braking test were slightly different. Therefore, the adhesion coefficient and consequently the rate of braking changed over each braking event. If more time had [Read More]

Standardized braking test – Brake Distribution

Standardized braking test – Brake Distribution

The following figure shows the Brake Distribution during the Test 1 and 2 at MIRA in the range 1.5 to 8MPa of Brake Line Pressure. The calculated Brake Distribution calculated is also shown in order to compare the results. It can be seen that both Brake Distributions behave [Read More]

Standardized braking test – Tests

Standardized braking test – Tests

A vehicle which ABS and EBS could be disconnected and selective front/rear/all axles braking was used. The vehicle has a front axle weight of 9352.9N and the rear axle weight of 7506.5N Four braking points were selected in the MIRA test track to perform the braking [Read More]

BMW Plug-in Hybrid Technology

BMW Plug-in Hybrid Technology

The best of both Worlds: BMW presents the new plug-in-hybrid-technology, built into the BMW Concept Active Tourer. For the first time, BMW combined two different drive concepts in one car: A BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine and an electric engine. The concept vehicle [Read More]

Boost ratio

Boost ratio

A static test was conducted with and without the booster function to determine the increase of brake line pressure with the assistance of a booster. Normal Booster function Test is conducted with the engine idling and at normal running temperature. Driver’s seat was [Read More]

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