BMW Performace Brake System

Nothing is more challenging than delivering breathtaking performance. It required strength, innovative thinking and the  courage to rewrite rules.

Something that is only possible when driven by true dedication. Dedication that never cases more forward, direct,  focused uncompromising.

If you are looking for all the above in cars, there are the BMW M Series models for you.

BMW M3 competition model BMW M3 GTS Competition Model from BMW Welt Munich Germany.

Just tap the accelerator in any BMW M Series car and you will flying on the road or on the racetrack, it depends on, where at you drive… However with thrilling acceleration, you need to have amazing braking power too.

The greater the the power under your right leg, the greater the importance of control. It is not just how fast your BMW can go from 0 to 100 km/hour  that matters, but also how fast it can go from 100 km or from higher to  speed to 0.

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The BMW performance breaking system is designed to handle the rigorous demands imposed upon by it sports style driving.

At the heart is the system are the aluminum six piston fixed calipers and ventilated, cross drilled brake discs at the front axle. The designs of these brake parts, brake components reflects their sporting origin. The light weight of these brake system reduces the unsprung mass of the car,  this improves the driving dynamics.

The BMW Performance Brake System performs very well in wet driving condition too. The grooves and the well placed holes on the brake discs prevent a film of water from forming between brake disc and brake pads.

The system makes an equally dramatic visual impact too. The front brake calipers future BMW Performance lettering painted in BMW Performance Yellow.

 

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The New 2013 BMW 7 Series Family Sedan

BMW’s 7 Series  family sedan will come to North America with five newly designed   models in 2013.

2013 BMW 72013 BMW 7 Series Family Sedan

The luxury BMW’s 7 Series  family sedans  (the 740 Li xDrive variant is new for 2013) all receive revised exterior, new gen­eration of the onboard user-control interface, iDrive.  iDrive still run through of the knob in the center console — but it much more user friendly then the previous.

Mainstay models 750i and 750 Li (both with xDrive all-wheel drive system) will bring an updated, enhanced power train with BMW’s latest  4.4-litre eight cylinder engine. The same engine installed the BMW latest,  6 Series Gran Coupe.

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The TwinPower turbo V8 produce the same numbers in the 7 Ser­ies, with 445 hp and 480 Ib.-ft. of torque.

However I believe the top of the line engine  6.0L twin turbo V12. It is already in the 760 Li and it will keep this engine.

The New Hybrid

The hybrid model, the  BMW ActiveHybrid 7, claims improved fuel economy over the previous  gen­eration. The hybrid’s V8 engine replaced with an in-line six cylinder turbo with a 55-hp electric motor attached to it. The electric motor powered  with lithium ion batteries.

This hybrid produce much lowered emissions, while keeps up the performance. According to BMW’s published driving test, the hybrid’s acceleration time of 4.8 seconds from 0-100 km/h. I think it is very impressive from a full size hybrid family sedan.

All new BMW 7 Series comes with a new start stop technology built in. It shuts the engine off at idle, further reducing fuel consumption, and lowering senseless emis­sions when the car is sitting still. How it will work on the long term…. I guess time will tell.

All new BMW 7 Series will also use BMW”s eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

For music lovers and for car owners who want to spend some extra money on their new car, 16 speaker sur­round sound stereo system upgrade available  from Bang & Olufsen. This surround sound system was designed specifically for the new BMW 7 Series’ passenger cabin.

BMW Z4 dieselBMW Z4 with Diesel Engine

A lot of BMW lovers and owners asked the question, will be this BMW 7 Series available with diesel engine?

The answer is yes… According to a report in Car and Driver, the refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series will be offered with diesel power here in North America from 2013.  It will  powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel in-line six  engine, that BMW use in other models.

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BMW build for speed. Driving on the German Autobahn.

It is well know world wide,  the autobahns in Germany are not subject to speed limit, however they use suggested top speed signs at some places. They are blue signs (looks like the red bordered speed speed limit signs, just blue)  and usually showing 130. That number is not the speed limit, it is only the suggested maximum speed.

Also there are many stretches of autobahn are covered by signed speed limits, which are closely observed, monitored by the German Police. As you getting close to cities, there is speed limit at many places. For example on the next photo 100 km. Hard to see, but, do you realize the no passing with truck? Trucks speed are limited to maximum 80km, so a no passing sign is not a brainer…

driving on the autobahn

When you left the city area, the sign show speed limit is over. You can push it hard. The Germans build cars for the Autobahn for speed. You can drive fast, you can get anywhere in a short time.

The A81 Autobahn, one of the longest unrestricted highway in Germany. It is close to the Swiss border in SW Germany. A 60 year old gentlemen drove his  2012 BMW M5 around 290 – 300 km / hour.  He lost control as he braked to avoid a car that was joining the highway at the front of him. The driver did not realize the fact, the M5 coming flat out behind him.

BMW M5

The M5 struck the road divider, bounced off and flew across the highway, then flipped several times, then stopped in a ditch about 100 meters from the highway.

The fact is, neither the 60 year old driver and his  20 year old passenger died. The young man’s pet dog was sitting in the back seat (was wearing doggy seat belt) was not killed either.

They injured badly, but survived because the M5’s safety technology. All three was hurt, but they are alive and they will recover 100%. Take a look at to next photo and the photo at above and you will realize, German technology,  save life…

BMW-M5-wreckHave you ever been in car accident? Did you have any difficulty to get your car back to the road? We repair import cars from accident too, (not like the above M5). If you need our help, call us for more. Telephone: 905.795.0419

The new BMW M6-Series Coupé

BMW did not hesitated to enhance the range of the new 6-Series Coupé with an M sport package.

The new package include diesel engine, which is the first time in the 6-Series model. Also it available with company xDrive, all-wheel-drive system.

New BMW M6

There are some more features, which included an M aerodynamics package,  with uniquely designed front fascia, side skirts and rear fascia.

The M Sport package comes with exhaust tips in black chrome, black-painted brake calipers, LED fog lamps.

Of course it comes with a  sports exhaust system (for the BMW 650i Gran Coupe) and the choice of wheels in two sizes. 19-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design or 20-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design.

Future car owners, who are  ordering the M Sport package may also choice paint finish too. Their options are: the M paint finishes Carbon Black metallic and Imola Red non-metallic.

BMW M6

Lets talk about lighting. LED fog lamps is one thing that you can find only on few cars, the other is the HID lights.

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The first HID lights were born in 1991, by BMW engineers at BMW.  At first we saw HID light on the road in 1991 on 7 Series  BMW.

HID lights have been a big hit ever since. Today very easy to find after market HID lights kits that are a match for just about  for any kind of automobile, doesn’t matter, it is an import or domestic car.

If you are interested in your vehicle being both safer, and much more attractive looking, HID lights are the way to go. HID lights make sure you can see in any weather condition, what ever, it is night storm or snow storm of fog.  HID light help you at anytime, anywhere   to get your and your passenger safely to  home or to  work or anywhere else.

At Techmax, we have a wide  variety of BMW HID lights kits  available to you. We carry original and after-market kits too. The choice is yours and it depends on your car too. There are different kits for older models, and different kits  for newer models.

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Quality MANN, BOSCH or MAHLE OIL Filter for Your BMW

Quality filters bring a piece of mind. Resist the temptation of offering low priced low price filters. It not worth. At the end you will pay more.

At first the air filter. Todays air filters are integral part of the vehicle air induction system. With computer on-board, the mass airflow measurements are used to optimize fuel usage and exhaus emission.

In other words, if the air filter cause the air intake changed  greatly,  (due to dirty air-filter) then fuel usage and exhaust emission will compromised too. The car will burn more gas and will create more carbon monoxide (CO), which will over use the catalytic converter, and it lifespan will be shorter.

We recommend to change, inspect air filter following the owners manual, according to mileage and driving conditions.

Oil Filters

MANN, Bosch oil filters

You can save few bucks or pennis by take your car to a cheap oil change place. Be carefully,   those places use no name oil filters. Those few bucks that you might save, might also lead to a lot more down the line.

There are more then one reason, why you should not do it. No name filters usually do not have the  consistency in quality and delivery method over time. It seems, by purchasing a less expensive filer, savings are generated right a way. You should not try to save money on oil and oil filters.

By original or other big well know, name brand filter, like MANN, BOSCH or MAHLE OIL FILTER.

Name brand filters are familiar with OAM requirements and their filters meet those needs. In the event of issue, occurs with named brand filter, they will assist in resolving the issue.

Use a no name filter, from questionable sources, can cause  problems down the line. Those problems can vary from premature engine wear to complete engine failure. You can end up in a big engine repair bill, just because, you tried to save few bucks on oil change.

Placing the proper spec filter is very important with long interval synthetic motor oils in many cars. It is crucial to install a high quality, OEM spec or higher oil filter at every oil changes. These filters most survive intervals of 15,000 miles, as some car manufacturers specify.

It is a good practice to install quality parts to your high quality European import car. There is no substitute for quality motor oils and quality oil filters.

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Quality BMW Brake Repair

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Brembo BrakeOriginal BMW Brakes are high precision parts, that are subject to extreme stress, therefore their quality plays a major and very important role  in the active safety of your BMW.

Every BMW model has its own geometric brake disc dimensions. Each disc is tailriolled to the aerodynamic properties of the model in question and ensure optimum heat dissipation and ventilation.

Original BMW Brakes are extremely heat and distortion resistant, have long operating lives and ensure smooth braking.

Between design and producing, all BMW brake parts goes true, rigorous material test, high precision engineering. Plus lab and driving test to ensure top quality and  reliability at every times.

The brake something that we can call sure thing.  BMW brake in working condition is a sure thing. It makes sure, you can stop, when you need to stop. However you as a  driver or as the owner of your car  – you have to make sure, your BMW’s brake is a in a good working condition. If something not 100% right, you need to get repaired.

Top quality and reliability  are essential for the perfect BMW repair, and not just when it comes to original BMW parts.

You need to know, you can rely on us with consultation and with the service what we offer.

We can service and repair your car with original BMW parts and or with “top of the line” after-market BMW parts. The choice is yours.

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Quality Brake Parts

Techmax offers a broad line of original import, or import and domestic brake parts in the after-market.

Products include quality brake pads, brake shoes, master cylinders, disc brake calipers, drums & rotors, cross drilled performance rotors, power brake boosters, wheel cylinders, brake hoses and hardware, brake cables and brake fluids. We have brake parts for any import car. Continue Reading…

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Brake Fluid Flush

Brake fluids are by nature hygroscopic which means they absorb water from the air (humidity, like magnet attracts the metal shavings). Due to this property the brake fluid became corrosive.  There is an increasing awareness of the dangers of water induced corrosion in the modern brake/traction/dynamic stability control systems.

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TRW Brake Pads

TRW – Lucasone of the largest original equipment parts manufacturer for most European automobiles. The other are Lemforder, Fichtel and Sachs, Boge -Sachs, TMD Friction.

Their product range is very extensive research – development and production of ride and safety products for today’s high performance European automobiles.

Their products are, brake parts, Linkage & Suspension parts & steering parts. I will talk about brake parts at this time. Continue Reading…

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Akebono Brake Sytem

To respond to diverse performance requirements of the current automobile market, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd in Japan, North America, Europe and China, develops and evaluates friction materials and brake components that meet the needs of the today’s car manufacturers and today’s drivers.

With manufacturing locations in every continent, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd   provide products as OEM suppliers to global automobile manufacturers.

They supply a wide range of global manufacturers, such as Porsche,  Mercedes Benz, GM, Ford, and others. Also currently they have approximately 40% share in the Japanese original equipment automotive disc brake pad market.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd  (In North America – Akebono Brake Corporation, North American subsidiary) provide sensor products, which take advantage of their brake technology and the experience the company have accumulated over the years.

Akebono Group considers safety to be the highest priority theme in their development. As brake experts, their mission is to provide safety and braking that has the right feel, no matter the circumstances.

For example Akebono’s highly advanced ceramic brake pad technology allows Akebono’s “EURO” brake pad line to provide excellent stopping power while extending rotor life and virtually eliminating brake dust. Continue Reading…

 

BMW Thermostat Replacement

BMW  Replacement ThermostatThe thermostats at left is the old defective thermostat. It comes with the car and made by Wahler.

At right is a new replacement, after market BMW thermostat from us, imported from Germany and, it is  made by Wahler also.

The two thermostat are the same. The only different is; The replacement thermostat does not have the BMW brand mark on, and it  makes significant different in price.

We can’t possibly get everything imported from Germany but most common BMW replacement parts, yes we have our own source.

We will try to source, the best quality parts, on the best available price for your fine automobile.

So now you just have to decide what you’re going to do with the money you saved by paying less for the same parts?

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BMW 328-I Cooling System Failure

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One of our client complained about the lock of heat in a freshly purchased, used with low millages BMW 328-I.

Pristine looking car by the way. He took it back to the place of purchase. By that time was too late.

This  “cappuccino” liquid was oozing out everywhere.

Unfortunately there is no cure for this poor engine. Recommended replacement of the entire engine assembly.

We found a good use engine with thirty five thousands kilometers in, documented with the donor car’s VIN number.

Of course the engine exchange brought back this beauty to perfect condition.

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