SPIED: 2018 BMW X7 caught testing at the ‘Ring

The Nurburgring is the unofficial second home of almost every automaker. It’s where they all test out the hottest variants of their performance cars. More so BMW than anyone else, thanks to its longtime relationship with the famous track. BMW tests almost every single one of its cars at the ‘Ring, even if they aren’t …

BMW X5 Eco Remap

This BMW X5 came in for a fuel economy remap. Today we’ve updated our map and during our test drive are getting over 10 to 15MPG more than we were with standard software. This is a massive saving in fuel plus when the need arises over 20% more torque. Don’t gorget though, if you use all …

JPS 635 CSi hits the track again at Siliverstone

BMW has a long history of motorsport success. Bavarian cars have been competing in, and winning, touring car races for decades now. There’s been so many, it’s hard to keep track of them all. But one of the absolute best of them is also one that’s not as well known around these parts and it’s …

Bridgend Mini Specialists

Dragon Auto Works don’t just do BMW, The Mini Brand is also a part of BMW and there isn’t much we haven’t fixed. From Race Prep to Servicing a family run about. In the last couple of weeks we’ve done servicing to major mini repairs.     We have 3 BMW ISTA/ICOM Machines with the …

E90 Angle Eye PWM/Brightness Settings

Changing the Angle Eye brightness on E90 based vehicles is simple enough when using NCSExpert. If you need assistance with coding your BMW visit https://dragonauto.works for assistance with all aspects of your BMW or MINI in South Wales.   Should you wish to try yourself here are some instructions   Start NCSExpert & Load FSW …

BMW Technical Abbreviations

BMW like most automotive manufacturer like acronyms. Here is a list of Technical acronyms, abbreviations and terminology as used in BMW manuals and BMW service documents. A AAR – Automatic Air Recirculation. AB – Airbag (airbag system). ABL – Brake system warning Lamp. ABS – Anti-lock Braking System. AC – Air Conditioning. ACC – Active Cruise Control. ACS – Active Comfort Seats. …

The Latest BMW Petrol and Diesel Engines Explained

Not long ago, BMW announced that in the future, its engine line-up will be made up of more efficient and more powerful modular engines. What … Not long ago, BMW announced that in the future, its engine line-up will be made up of more efficient and more powerful modular engines. What that meant was that …

Estoril Blue – The Best BMW Colour?

Today we have been having a small workshop debate on the best BMW colour. Estoril Blue was the unanimous favourite, demonstrated here on a rather spectacular E46 BMW M3 having its oil service and a gorgeous F30 BMW 330D having DPF works & a performance remap. The E46  BMW M3 has a 3.2L naturally aspirated …

X5 4.8 Fuel Pump Repair

BMW X5 recovered in non-running with fuelling problems. Considering this particular powerful V8 has done just shy of 200000 miles, it’s not surprising that the fuel pump has worn out. Accessing the pump involves taking the back seats out, in this instance we found a surprisingly large number of nut shells but with a family car …