?Teeth and six-cylinder - BMW M440i Coupé - what is more impressive?
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In this video we look at the together BMW M440i xDrive
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Of course we will talk briefly about the design of the vehicle and of course we will also drive the vehicle together, you and me.
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Of course I wouldn't be a good journalist ...
My prosthesis is hanging a little.
I wouldn't be a good journalist if I didn't briefly discuss the controversial design of the BMW M440, its little brothers from the 4-series and also the new M3.
Briefly go into this only because, of course, when it comes to design, it is always in the eye of the beholder.
We don't want to rate the other friends and say:
“My God, you were really lucky with your wife.
She is not beautiful, but intelligent and rich, maybe, no. "
With the BMW it is like this:
There are two things I would like to say about this. For one thing, I read a comment. It embodies a lot of what the classic BMW fans, the “classic BMW fans” said at the beginning when this car came onto the market.
"It's a shame that BMW forgets its heritage, its history so much."
And "It's a shame that there has to be such a huge radiator grille."
We already had the X 7 and the BMW 7 series that the radiator grille was wide. In the 4 Series and the M3 it has now become high and many say:
“For God's sake, that doesn't work at all.
How can BMW do that? "
In addition, maybe, Flo, show two vehicles.
Two pictures of two vehicles.
Now the following is noticeable:
These vehicles already had a vertically oriented grille.
They already had vertical kidneys.
That's where the name with the kidneys comes from.
When you see a person, you have two kidneys on your side.
So BMW had already had exactly this design feature in its vehicles.
And there are quite a few who say: A Baroque angel or a 2000cs - these two vehicles - are the most beautiful thing BMW has ever put on the road.
So how can it be that you say: "It was nice then, but if you repeat it today, it is no longer pretty"?
Why is it a disgrace today?
My theory is this:
Personally, for example, I'm built in '75.
Vehicles that were educational for me, in my time horizon as a car lover, are cars from the mid-80s to the mid-90s.
These vehicles have shaped me and I grew up with them.
Personally, I can't say a 2 000cs nor a baroque angel
that I would have seen it on the street.
I didn't grow up with them.
So from my personal point of view, this design is
that I did not experience
never been part of BMW history.
If I didn't have to dig deeper into BMW,
or would, or would do.
For me personally everything would be
what BMW does, compare with an E30, an E36, an E46 etc.
An E46, for example, we're back to my history
For me personally, the E46 is just a touring
the most beautiful BMW ever built.
Perhaps from such an 8-series BMW, apart from the classic 8-series,
the old 8 series.
But I think a classic E46, a classic E 36
is one of the most beautiful cars ever built.
But now I am human too
and have a very limited time horizon.
Namely only what I've experienced.
And vertically oriented kidneys were never part of BMW.
Although we can clearly see from the pictures:
There was already that, that was the history of BMW.
So much for that.
We don't want to discuss whether you like the car or not,
because we don't want to talk about your friends either.
You have one that's really hot.
I hope she's not watching now, but your friend is ...
... get married, buddy.
Get married as soon as possible.
…To back up.
Something completely different about the new BMW bothers me personally.
And something that I have already criticized with other brands,
namely the caesarean kidney.
So if you have a wife
who gave birth to your offspring by caesarean section,
then you know this cut on her stomach - the caesarean section.
And I don't know why BMW is doing this now
like other brands started it.
I guess that there are production-related reasons
because now basically the whole mask is on the front,
this is a component.
This component here in front of the radiator grille,
what used to be just a bumper,
today the entire mask is on the front.
That is a component
and that's probably just for production reasons,
that they are separated here.
There in front where the front structure ends.
And then you can put this mask in front of it.
Unfortunately, the result is a caesarean section scar,
that doesn't make a car prettier in my eyes.
With the woman
above all with the background
that your offspring came out of there
that's a completely different topic.
But there is no offspring here.
Under the hood here, from our M440
is that splendid
3-liter six-cylinder twin turbo engine.
Is that now called twin turbo, right?
De facto it can be said about this:
This six-cylinder, 3 liter, turbo-charged,
Buy while the cars are around.
It's one of the best engines out there.
And the funny thing is yes
the bridge here in the vehicle is yes,
that I recently - sorry! -
my love for the 840 - watch out! - Gran Coupé ...
Lately someone wrote “Graaan Coupé”.
No, Gran Coupé, not “Graaan Coupé”.
I have shown my love and have said
that even in the big 8 series this engine, the small entry-level engine,
in principle, is cool.
I don't need more at all.
Now we have this engine in a vehicle, which should be only half as large in terms of numerics.
Which also makes us take a look at the car
of the page. The M440, the coupé, that is a classic coupé.
Two large doors, no car - even if there are seats in the back - that I would take on vacation with four men. Just a car whose shape says:
"I just want to be a nice coupe."
Always sounds very good.
Back to the engine, again.
So what you see or don't see here is basically the one turbocharger.
But that still meant every now and then
"Twin Power" or "Twin Turbo Technology" at BMW.
With the B58 engine, i.e. this famous in-line six-cylinder,
Turbo charged, however, it is a turbocharger which, however, runs in this so-called twin-scroll technology.
This means that the exhaust ducts of the combustion chambers that are not adjacent to each other meet a split, split compressor wheel.
You just do it so that the air flow on this compressor wheel runs evenly. You really don't see much down there now.
An exciting topic, perhaps, - we will also make the M3 soon:
It has this engine as its basis, but it actually has two turbochargers.
However, mono-scroll, i.e. twin-turbo Mono-S croll, while the single-turbo has twin-scroll.
And by the way, they now also have a 48-volt electrical system and a 48-volt alternator, i.e. a belt starter generator here.
Do you want it again
And what they have now is a dent in the bonnet.
One sees badly.
The alternator is up here.
The engine, the B 58 here now has a 48-volt alternator with the revision, which ensures that it can boost and recuperate.
But on the whole you really don't want to work in the workshop at BMW, right? So when you then say: "Change the plug and the plug."
What you have to dismantle everywhere in order to get at something.
Look, if you just count the plugs here now ...
It has as many plugs as PS, I would say.
“Plug per PS” is what they say nowadays.
Incidentally, the purple cable here should be the 48-volt electrical system cable,
what then ...
Do you see purple wires coming out of there somewhere?
Where do the purple cables go?
Because the purple cable leads up here ...
Yes, the purple cable is a 48-volt electrical system.
People always say that purple is the color of unsatisfied housewives.
Where is that going, the purple cable?
That leads in there.
Meanwhile I have the top and bottom lottery in here
Won in the hood and traced the purple wire.
And the purple wire ends here on the lithium-ion batteries,
on the 48-volt lithium-ion batteries that are in the front.
On the subject of 48-volt electrical systems.
Where it says: 44 volts.
10 ampere hours, 440 watt hours, 44 volts.
This in turn supplies a voltage converter
and the voltage converter,
that should supply a 12 volt battery in the trunk
and it then supplies the classic, normal 12-volt electrical system in the car.
Because switches and so on,
everything works, as I said, as before with the 12-volt electrical system.
But the 48-volt belt starter generator
ensures more recuperation in a short time and the possibility of
to be able to boost.
Whereby boosting ability ...
I think that's the last thing the 3-liter straight six needed.
We'll drive a little country road
and i leave it to manual,
so that we can just flip through the aisles a bit ourselves.
That's possible with the eight-speed machine,
as soon as you add the Sporttronic, I think it's called.
Then you get the paddle shifters.
And what this engine can do is
to drive you permanently into an area
by handing in your rag.
Since we personally never drive faster than 100 on the country road,
I have to concentrate for a moment.
That's why I have the large head-up display up here.
And shut up for a moment.
Now let's switch up to eighth.
The basic problem today is ...
"Basic problem" ...
Of course, the car has two petrol particulate filters
and two catalytic converters downstream,
on the subject of exhaust gas purification, - to meet modern emissions standards.
That leads, of course, to the noise issue
goes down a bit.
So this creamy speed
this turbine-like from the row six
disappears a bit.
With turbo engines, of course, that is away from the turbocharger.
And now switched on with two catalytic converters and two gasoline particulate filters
of course it's gone anyway.
BMW tried the whole subject
to support with a bit of driving noise in the interior.
If I switch to "Sport" now, for example
and I have the BMW sound generator, I will call it, set this way,
that depending on what my driving experience switch ...
That's so cool anyway
"Driving experience switch".
What the driving experience switch- Depending on which mode I'm in ...
Depending on the situation, the interior noise is a bit stronger
and a little less strong.
I'm going to do sports.
You can of course also configure that
and then it is also determined here ...
No, the sound is not included here, for example.
So, now let's switch the gears through.
I'll flip down.
As always, we are sitting on German federal highways
behind a truck right now
with speed 57.
And we listen to the melody a little.
Third gear, just before 3.000.
He's got a nice noise
I now purposely drive out of here to the right
let people all drive by a bit.
Brief double-declutching into second gear.
A brief double-declutching broke into first gear.
And then we'll wait a few seconds
so that I have a little space to the front,
and accelerate manually, from a standstill,
or rolling stand ...
Seven km / h.
R out onto the country road.
So, and you have to stop here, it's already 100 km / h.
We never drive faster than 100 km / h on the country road.
I want to ask you to do the same.
I don't know if it comes across on camera but the way
the way he stumbles out of there, out of such a parking bay,
how seamlessly this eight-speed automatic throws the gears in,
how well the engine pulls you there,
With what force the whole thing happens.
And despite everything, the sound is now in sport mode ...
It wasn't overly artificial.
It's not that you feel like
"The whole sound only comes out of the speakers."
It is already a composition of the intake noise from the front,
Combustion noise, exhaust.
You are guaranteed not to hear the exhaust sound in here at all.
And yet the feeling is, so to speak, ...
It sounds realistic.
I really like that about BMWs,
that this tuning behavior of the vehicle
nor is it exaggerated.
It's not like saying:
"We now have to emotionalise something exaggeratedly sporty" or something.
The whole engine itself is able to do enough convincing.
You don't need to
to work with some kind of artificial sound generator.
What is the belt starter generator actually doing up there?
The belt starter generator can add up to 11 hp,
to the 3 74 hp, I mean, that's what the engine has.
I'm slowly getting confused.
In any case, it was 500 Newton meters
and 500 Newton meters distributed like Table Mountain.
So at 1 high, to 900 and then it drops off again slightly.
So more like Table Mountain - a whole torque plateau
And 374 hp then at 6.500 or so.
The belt starter generator, as I said,
he can add another 11 hp.
So the last thing the engine has needed so far in my opinion,
is exactly that.
But he can.
The result is,
that the everyday consumption of the vehicle decreases.
With this belt starter generator in the mild hybrid
Are you doing exactly what I always tell you to do
You can switch off the engine directly in overrun mode - engine off -,
but still leave the drive engaged
and then it's like a kind of engine brake.
The brake is due to your belt starter generator
acts directly on the crank drive of the motor via the belt ...
And so it also provides resistance there.
And this resistance, this electric motor boom,
I would like to call you
it draws battery power into this 48 volt lithium-ion battery at the front.
So we recuperate a little power,
particularly successful and really efficient on the motorway,
on the long haul.
Whenever you arrive at a higher speed
take off the gas early:
and depending on whether you delay a little now,
or even the radar in front recognizes that I have to slow down,
then he makes it a little stronger.
Or he lets it roll freely, lets it sail.
The whole efficiency has increased significantly by
that you can just bring back strength.
And this power
the belt starter generator can boost again,
to the engine a bit
to help out of the lower speed range.
Where, to be honest ...
I'll go into sport mode, lower speed range.
We're driving out of a town right now
and see if this speed range ...
So at 4 he certainly doesn't need any support.
The ease with which the engine goes to work,
the way of that cornucopia of torque
pours out over the occupants,
that's so awesome.
If you do that permanently and now, of course
just like here, truck overtaken ...
Whereby you actually get the opportunity
Overtaking trucks in places where you normally would
would not look so whether you can overtake that one now.
The whole way this car walks to work, yeah
that tempts you to drive exactly this way,
which then nails that grin on the face.
Yes, I've said it before:
300 horsepower should be a human right.
300 hp for each vehicle.
Instead of a speed limit, we demand 300 hp for everyone.
Okay, maybe not very timely now.
Let's enjoy it, let's enjoy it
as long as it is there, as long as it is possible.
It's a lot of fun.
The car is a lot of fun.
And in case you say
“Oh, you know, I already have my mother-in-law now
have to punch in there so that she can get in the back, at all,
I don't want to get on her nerves now with the G-forces "
and you just take a normal Sunday drive
and you do it by chance on the Habby XXL standard round,
then you come into a consumption
in comfort mode, from round-a-bout 8,4, 8,7, 8,3?
What did I just say, Flo?
Yes, we'll show it below.
Definitely a consumption where you say:
"Actually unusual with the car."
Because don't forget:
Habby-XXL-Normrunde, belongs there on the highway
the comfortable cruising speed of 160 km / h permanently added.
So where it is allowed.
And accelerate out to 200 twice.
So the second part that needs to be said about the car
is the subject of driving fun in curves.
So not just acceleration in this direction,
but also lateral acceleration.
A few years ago we had the BMW M4 in the house.
We've had it before and it rained slightly
and then i said ...
Well, it rained heavily.
And then I said:
"No, you know, drive the engine here with us in the Spessart,
with the Michelin Sport Pilot Plus on the rear axle,
you don't really want to challenge the car like that. "
Now we have a very similar setup here,
a similarly powerful engine, the same tires on it,
but the whole thing combined with xDrive.
And then you know why all-wheel drive!
All-wheel drive, driven well, is just fun.
All-wheel drive in senseless children's hands, in bad weather
in the end also makes sure that you fly off.
But you leave a lot later because you have so much more traction.
This multiple action, of course, you don't have it
in stable lateral acceleration,
but you only have it when it comes to
to bring the strength to the ground.
And that's just a great thing
if you have 500 Newton meters available,
to get those 500 Newton meters to the ground with a smile
and without sweat.
Well, I still remember that the M4 ...
It has already given me a lot of awe in the wet.
Because by having the performance complete only
was distributed on the rear axle, in the damp,
the limit was reached very quickly.
This is a car with what feels like a limitless range of traction
and what feels like limitless traction.
And what feels like a very, very high balance.
And now he's also from the engine setup, compared to the Gran Coupé,
what we had not so long ago, a similar motor setting.
But now also with xDrive.
The Gran Coupe that we had
only had rear-wheel drive.
The car is a little smaller and a little lighter.
You can't make a mistake
if you look at the purely technical data.
Compare the technical data:
Wheelbase, total length and curb weight,
between the 8 Series Gran Coupé and the 4 Series Coupé.
These are not that big of a difference.
Still, the car drives like a different class, actually.
Of course it's not a feat.
That's a different class of vehicle.
But you just feel it.
It's much, much crisper, on the steering wheel.
It's much, much more alive on the steering wheel.
The whole car is in its vertical axis -
So this is when you run such an axis in the middle of the car,
that where he could turn it - even more alive.
Sure: shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length.
Not as much, not as much as you might think.
And you have to feel that and you feel that.
The car is just livelier, crisper.
Let's get to the bottom line, Flo, right?
And as you can see the 6 series here ...
You don't have to go back that far
to get a BMW with a vertically oriented kidney.
Albeit in fact ...
Now I'm not sure if it comes off really well on camera.
The size differences, yes?
There is a difference in size between the two kidneys.
It is also the question:
Was the 6 already as big as a 4 back then?
Or why was the 6 Series back then ...
Back to the conclusion, the M440i.
It's a driver's car.
Not just because it doesn't leave much more space
than for a driver and a passenger.
Let's be honest, between us:
You don't even want your children
Force back through the entrance.
No, you can throw your jacket down there.
Although I wouldn't do that either.
Then I wouldn't be able to get to the jacket afterwards.
I don't even know why the car has two seats in the back.
In return, it does what a classic coupé should do:
It's fun to drive.
And it is actually the case with the M4 40i with xDrive
that you can give this engine to almost any idiot.
Simply because there is so much traction.
There is little you can go wrong with the car.
But BMW did a lot right.
Does that include the kidney up there?
I've now deliberately left out my buck teeth,
you don't have to do the gag twice.
Does that include the kidney?
It'll take me half a decade to say:
"Now I can look back on history long enough
to say was right or wrong. "
I look forward to your comments.
Maybe there is one or the other of you
who has already said in the meantime:
“Well, once you've seen them
and if you've looked at other vehicles, from BMW, from the past,
then maybe it's not that bad anymore. "
If you're one of them, write a comment or two below the video.
I am looking forward to your feedback,
as well as the rest of the feedback on how awesome the video was.
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