byPublished on 04-29-2010 06:09 AM
We know the F10 M5 is coming and will be revealed this year most likely at the Paris Autoshow. There has been no word on the M6 and rumors have been floating around that BMW will not do an M6 in favor of a mid-engine car based on the Vision Efficient Dynamics concept.
The new 6 series is obviously coming and it makes little sense to us that an M6 would not be soon to follow. The previous generation M6 shared the M5's drivetrain just as the new M6 would be likely to. Too much development cost has been poured into the M5 to not take advantage of it in an M6. With M SUV's now and M branding ever expanding, an M6 will likely be coming soon sharing many similarities with the soon to be launched M5.
What would the new M6 be?
- Same Dual Clutch Transmission as M5
- Same S63B44 Twin Turbo V8 putting out 578 horsepower and 530 pound-feed of torque.
The differences would be similar to the previous M5 and M6 with the M6 being slightly lighter at around 100 pounds with a lower center of gravity for better handling and a carbon roof.
The ...byPublished on 04-28-2010 04:53 AMbyPublished on 04-27-2010 01:35 PM
Motor is very solid, these are great numbers early on. Everyone keep in mind, this dyno was posted on a brand new car that had not even been broken in yet. Motor is just slightly stronger than the N54 stock by the looks of it.
Car is a brand new 135i with DCT.
...byPublished on 04-27-2010 01:00 AM
We don't see many S62 builds for forced induction, why is that? Well, for one, the cylinder walls are pretty thin as the motor is at max displacement. On stock internals it won't take too much. Properly building the motor is freaking expensive.
The best S62 builds have been by Discovery Automotive. Their stuff does not come cheap. However, they do the job correctly.
Check out this M5 build:
Dyno of the car at only 6,000 rpm (it will spin to 8,000):
Specs of the build:
...byPublished on 04-25-2010 08:12 PM
How to Install Downpipes on a 135/335:
Ok guys sorry for the long wait I have been a little bit busy as of late. I will start the first section off with the diy. This DIY is for a 135i but will work for a 335i as well.
Car Jack and Jack Stands
Ramp, Wood, or Sand bags
5/8 or 1/4 swivle
8mm wrench and socket
12mm wrench and socket
13mm wrench and socket
7/8” wrench or Crescent Wrench
E10 Torx socket
E12 Torx socket
T25 Torx driver
Large flathead screwdriver or small pry bar
*Note I would go to home depot and pick up 4-3/8 by 1 1/2 SS bolts with 4 SS nuts and 8 SS washers, the bolt heads and nuts are a little to big that come with the kit.*
Time Should only take 2-3 hours if you are skilled. But leave yourself 5 hours ...byPublished on 04-23-2010 08:48 AM
All these of these cars have the same bolt on mods. I was told all were running 15.5 psi. Camera car in each run is the CP-E car.
CP-E manual car vs. JB3 2.0 Automatic
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 05:35 PM
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We can offer you the Vorsteiner GTRS3 conversion as follows:
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...byPublished on 04-21-2010 07:54 AM
Gintani takes pleasure in announcing our supercharger system for the S85 V10. Meticulous testing over the past year has resulted in a supercharger system that will deliver the incredible performance gains that M5 and M6 drivers demand in a safe, reliable package.
- Vortech Supercharger
- Water-Air Intercooler
- Tuned on the factory DME
- Various Manifold Finishes Available - Black, Red, White, Custom, etc.
- Available for 91 octane pump
- Water-Meth tune available as an option
- 5.5 psi on stock internals, more with water-meth
- Will be available in Stages I, II, and III.
- Will be capable of well over 700 horsepower in various stages.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 06:35 AM
Here we are, another step closer to having the final production version revealed. These pictures have basically with all the major camo off the car. Full reveal will most likely coincide with the Paris Autoshow in October. We will probably see one or two more testers revealing even more before then.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 03:15 AM
The HPF Crew and their Customer Service
First off, I want to thank each and every single member of the HPF crew. From the moment I made contact with them they were the most polite, enthusiastic individuals that ACTUALLY cared about me and my car. Every single person answered my calls and emails in an extremely timely manner. They answered any and every question I had, and followed through on every single thing they said they would.
For the first time in my life, I didn't have to hound down a person for answers and/or updates, and I'm not just talking about my experiences in the car industry, I mean with ANY vendor I've ever had to deal with in ANY industry. For the first time, I didn't have a single worry about what was going on and what I was getting and when I was getting it; everything just flowed with ease.
...byPublished on 04-20-2010 11:06 PM
Did a few Google searches tonight concerning the G-Power SKIII. Technik kept telling everyone stock compression and 9.5psi, but the below description tells a different story.
...byPublished on 04-19-2010 08:43 PM
We would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest supporting vendor, IND-Distribution!
For those not familiar with IND, they are one of the top tier aftermarket vendors in the BMW community.
IND is the source for Eisenmann exhausts here in the United States. For those interested, here is the retail pricelist for the entire Eisenmann line: http://ind-distribution.com/pdf/2009...price_list.pdf
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 07:47 AM
Many people love the S65 in naturally aspirated form and rightfully so. This is an absolutely amazing motor with great response in NA form. For those that want the maximum possible naturally aspirated gain, the best results will come with a built motor that has increased bore and stroke. Most people are familiar with the two main options in this area which are Dinan and RDsport. Those that truly want to stay NA and desire much more power should definitely consider either of the aforementioned but also consider a custom built option.
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 12:55 AM
It was a hard fought battle. The M3's did lead at one point running 1st and 2nd into the final laps of the race. However, the BMW's opted not to change tires which is what propelled them to the front gambling that they would be able to hold off the competition on fresh tires on the tight course.