Bad times for lovers BMW Motorsport? In conversations with Autocar, the current director of the sports division BMW has offered several strokes about his future in the short and medium term. And I fear that Frank van Meel has good and bad news for us. The good news – depending on how you look – is that BMW Motorsport enzarzará no more wars of power with Mercedes or Audi . The current limit on the power of the BMW Motorsport is 600 hp and it seems that will be for a while.
Ideally Motorsport paper focuses on reducing weight and dynamics of their vehicles.
The current limit is given in power BMW M5 and M6 with the Competition Package. The X5 M and X6 M are available with up to 575 hp. By Mercedes-AMG, the top of its range power is 630 hp in the Mercedes G 65 AMG and S 65 AMG . But really we are talking about very powerful machines not overly athletic. The Mercedes-AMG E 63 or GLE 63 remain at 585 hp maximum. By quattro GmbH comes to 560 hp in the Audi RS6 and RS7 , not counting the 610 hp Audi R8 V10 Plus, playing in another league .
Clearly through BMW is not interested in further increasing the power of their benefits and services models . If this continues for a few years would more powerful than Hellcat Dodge, very expensive to produce machines – and high purchase price – with a tough performance to seize the day. And although the German trio usually offers abundant trackdays and events on the circuit, a possibility that not all owners often make the most of, either for lack of time or for other reasons.
The manual gearboxes are numbered in Motorsport. Demand is currently very low.
Another touch on the future of BMW Motorsport is focused on their gearboxes. It seems that manual gear boxes could soon disappear from BMW Motorsport . In these times and in Spain, they can only acquire in the M3 and M4 range. The M5 / M6 / X5 M / X6 M even have them optionally, although US if any manual changes option in the M5 and M6. The reason BMW will banish manual gearboxes in its sports range is enlightening: there is not enough demand
Most buyers buy it with an M automatic transmission . A trend that is the daily bread in the world of supercars, gradually extending benefits and services vehicles in a lower category. At a time when BMW live traditional automatic transmissions – torque converter – with gearboxes dual clutch seven relations, a duality that will occur and in the words of Frank van Meel is beneficial to the development of the brand.
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