BMW Recalls 156,000 Vehicles With 6-Cylinder Engines

BMW is recalling around 156,000 vehicles furnished with 6-chamber motors in light of the fact that a deformity could bring about slowing down or engine harm, the automaker said in a news discharge Thursday. The activity comes very nearly two years after the automaker started settling similar models in China, as indicated by a report the automaker recorded with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

BMW said, “in exceptionally uncommon cases the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) unit lodging may turn out to be free or, in extraordinary cases, break.” In such situations, the driver would be cautioned by a registration cautioning light. Energy to the motor could be decreased and “if disregarded, the issue can turn out to be continuously more terrible, in the long run prompting to no-begin conditions, slowing down and motor harm.” Vanos is BMW’s variable valve timing innovation.

The models influenced by the recall are the BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, X3, X5, X6 and Z4 from the 2010-12 show years, and also the 2012 6 Series.

The automaker doesn’t know about any mishaps identified with the issue, David Buchko, a representative for BMW, said in an email.

In its answer to N.H.T.S.A., BMW stated that in 2011 it had around twelve guarantee claims “for different breakdowns including the Vanos framework.” BMW got some extra protestations in 2012 – once in a while the vehicles slowed down, here and there they didn’t.

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In June 2012, as grumblings overall mounted, BMW started supplanting the jolts in Vanos units in China. In any case, the automaker chose not to do likewise in the United States “because of the low rate of the event.” However, as more instances of slowing down were accounted for in China, powers there demanded for the current month on a security recall.

BMW says it then chose to lead a recall in the United States too. For that recall, it will supplant the four jolts associated with creating the issue on every unit.

The automaker said it was likewise offering a service contract on around 170,000 other 2010-12 BMW vehicles outfitted with 6-chamber motors. Those “experience much lower rates of Vano’s jolt disappointment, will get a service contract to address this condition.”

A BMW representative couldn’t promptly become to recognize those models and detail the length of the guarantee.

BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars Over Defective Takata Air Bag Part

BMW recalls around 1.6 million 3 Series autos from the 2000-6 demonstrate years, incorporating around 574,000 in the United States, over a worry that the front-situate traveler could be harmed by metal shards from a sending air sack in a crash, the organization said Wednesday.

The part — the air pack inflator — was made by the vexed Takata Corporation, which has been in charge of more than 10 million vehicles being recalled worldwide in the course of the most recent couple of years by significant automakers, including Toyota, Honda, and Subaru.

BMW said that the touchy charge inside the inflator case was not arranged appropriately and could deliver an excess of force when air sacks send. The abundance compels can break the inflator’s metal case, sending parts into the traveler compartment. On the passenger side, the pieces are probably going first to go up toward the windshield or down toward the front-seat traveler’s feet.

All the BMWs are being recalled for an issue with the traveler side air sack, despite the fact that the automaker said it didn’t know about any inflators cracking on its vehicles.

Takata has additionally experienced difficulty with the driver-side air pack. Honda recognized that two drivers were executed in the United States when they were hit by inflator-packaging shards.

It was a piece of an overall recall of around 3.3 million vehicles by Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda, and included around 1.7 million vehicles in the United States.

BMW said in an announcement that its latest recall was “an intentional prudent step.” However, once an automaker knows about a security issue, it should be inside five business days illuminate the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its arrangement for a recall or face a common punishment.

Bringing Greatness to the Next Level: the Porsche Slant Nose History

Word on the street is this: the uniquely designed Slant-Nose Porsche 997 is quite possible be SEMA and humanity’s saving grace. From a world-class automotive company comes a new look that gets cars and truck fans salivating.

SEMA is most popularly known for its macho men trucks and automaker cash-ins. During times of brilliance and luck, however, the show draws in unique pieces that stun automotive fans in Las Vegas. Take this Porsche 997 that is redesigned to look like an old school slant-nose that traditionally graces the 911.

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Here’s a quick crash course on this feature. The slant nose goes back to Porches’ glory days – the 1970s when the company realized that there is nothing that is stopping them from doing away with the headlights in order to give their international sports car a more superior aerodynamic asset. Technically, this kind of modification is not allowed. However, trust the guys from Porsche to find a loophole and make everything work out. These risky and never before seen chop-front GT cars won just about everything for the risk takers!

This move quickly caught on and made its way to the street at a trailblazing pace. Before everyone new it, Porsche was building its own slant-nose model and other automobile companies started putting out their own versions of this trendsetter. This redesign was very much in line with the spirit of that time, thus making it a worthy investment despite its big price tag.

If you are looking for ways to replicate this swanky design, you would be pleased to know that you can get your hands on a kit that you can use to upgrade your car to a slant-nose look-a-like. Kei Miura, who is most commonly known for his antics over at Rocket Bunny, personally designed this kit for Old & New Japan. Your investment, which will includes a wide body, the full kit, and other necessary incidentals, will set you back by
¥1,550,000. That converts to roughly $14,800 USD.

Now the question arises: Is this price worth? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. It all matters on the price tag that you are willing to put on your ultimate fantasy. If you have the money to blow and if it is your utmost dream to have your car looking as if it came from a time when Space Cigs are all the rage, then go ahead and make that investment.

Now, let’s go back to the SEMA’s official Slant-Nose Porsche 997. It’s features include: a Sea Blue full body repaint, carbon fiber roof, cup quarter glasses and cup mirrors to boot. On the inside, it boasts of an AIMSPORT GT350 steering wheel, Techno Craft carbon filter bucket seats, a CAE shifter, and a GMG-constructed cage. An Air Lift Performance Suspension and 19” Rotiform LSR wheels complete the pretty package.

When it comes to the era od the 70’s widebody look, the slant-nose Porshe is truly an era-defining design; and thanks to Miura’s superb skills and attention to detail, SEMA is now able to show off this superior design to the world.