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      Published on 05-19-2012 04:21 AM
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      Vishnu Tuning finally managed to eek out a 10 second pass in their single turbo E92 335i that they were once touting would be in the 9's. After multiple unsuccessful attempts (with driver errors) from Vishnu owner Shiv Pathak he was able to get a high 10 second slip by raising the boost according to his data log and shifting cleanly. Details are scarce as Vishnu did not provide information on the youtube video upload and there also is no exterior view to show the slip actually correlates to the run shown in the video. ...
      Published on 05-19-2012 03:01 AM
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      Conrgratulations to driver Use Alzen for BMW Team Schubert who set the fastest lap at the Nurburgring taking the pole position for the 40th running of the 24 hour race in his Z4 GT3. He was able to outpace stiff competition coming from Audi in their R8 LMS as well as the Porsche GT3's, Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 race cars, Corvette Z06 GT3's, and the Aston Martins. This is going to be a tightly contested race and we will bring you updates as it unfolds. ...
      Published on 05-18-2012 04:08 AM
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      This rendering comes from German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport. The F32 4 Series is obviously going to be based on the new F30 3 Series chassis. We expect drivetrain choices to mirror each other although the coupe will likely be a bit more expensive. We still think a 4 Series is not necessary but it is coming one way or another. Auto Motor Und Sport believes their rendering to be close to the finished product although they just seemed to take the F30 headlights and just chop aggressive angles. We do not know if this is accurate but if it does look like this we will not be complaining. ...
      Published on 05-17-2012 08:52 AM
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      Here we go, this is more like it. The new BMW 135is models based on the previous generation (but still in production) E82 and E88 1 Series. The 135is gets a sport tuned suspension, exclusive 18 inch wheels, and a 20 horsepower bump in horsepower for the N55 turbo inline 6 to 320 horsepower. It also gets trick new differential that although is not an LSD (limited slip) it will electronically brake to maintain power distribution to both wheels. This is exactly what an "is" mode should be and with a manual or dual clutch option we actually prefer this vehicle over the new M135i. ...
      Published on 05-16-2012 09:36 PM
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      The C6 Z06 is a very fast car in stock form. It is lightweight with a big motor that also revs for a strong top end. A Stage 2+ Gintani supercharged M3 with meth injection will put out close to the 600 wheel horsepower range depending on the transmission making for a very strong top end car. The Z06 has a fast intake, tune, and longtube headers along with no cats. The M3 is making more power and has the quicker shifting transmission although the Z06 is lighter with more torque down low. ...
      Published on 05-16-2012 07:42 AM
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      We do not see the need for this vehicle to have an "M" anywhere in its name. It is not a true M car, it really does not offer anything over the 1M (more of a step backward), and just seems to be a cash grab by BMW. Frankly this is one BMW car with the letter M in the name that we are not at all upset over not being sold in the United States. For all intents and purpose, the BMW 1M is a superior vehicle to this and that model caused more than enough of a stir with M purists. ...
      Published on 05-14-2012 09:34 PM
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      It was already announced there will not be an M version of the BMW i8. That certainly has not stopped anyone from dreaming about what it could potentially be and look like. German magazine AutoZeitung did exactly that rendering a new M1 based on the i8. If it was up to us, we would build it. The fact BMW is going to produce a hybrid sports car before an M1 successor is mind boggling in of itself. ...
      Published on 05-14-2012 04:50 AM
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      Another podium finish for BMW this season and a solid result although it is not a win. The win went to Corvette Racing who simply ran a spectacular race. In the closing hour, seven cars were within two seconds of each other in the GT class. Bill Auberlin in the number 55 M3 seemed set to challenge the lead Corvette for the win only for Jan Magnusson in the Corvette sister car to make a spectacular pass with 15 minutes remaining. Auberlin would finish 3rd and the sister M3 would finish 4th. A hard fought race and congratulations to the Corvette team. ...
      Published on 05-12-2012 09:54 PM
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      This car should never have been taken out of the US lineup. The 5 Series GT was simply not the answer for people who wanted a wagon, the sales figures supported that. Unfortunately, it will be a year long wait before we have this car as it will go on sale in Spring of 2013. Expect the wagon to mirror F30 drivetrain choices so expect 328i and 335i models. The chances for a deal do not look good. Check out the pictures below. ...
      Published on 05-10-2012 10:37 PM
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      The vehicle pictured here belongs to BimmerBoost user Omni who was kind enough to share the results of his ESS supercharged E39 M5 with us. Raising the boost to 9 psi with an 88mm pulley he was able to hit 516 wheel horsepower up from the 473 wheel horsepower he put down at lower boost with water-methanol injection. He is very happy with his kit and this is solid power. The only question we have to raise is how did ESS hit 501 wheel horsepower at 6 psi when actual customer dynos are showing it takes far more boost and are not able to replicate the claims? ...
      Published on 05-08-2012 06:27 AM
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      Many of us know that some of the most sought after headers for the S54B32 is the Supersprint Stepped Header. Supersprint's genius plan of starting with a narrow primary, then stepping up prior to the collectors in the headers were designed to optimize low-end torque and high-end power. Over the years, Supersprint designed two different variants. One that is compatible with the OEM Flanged Section 1 along with RHD E46 M3s, another that uses it's own 2.5" Slip On Section 1. ...
      Published on 05-07-2012 11:51 PM
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      The BMW DTM victory this past weekend is a big deal and BMW is not letting us forget it nor should they. It is incredibly difficult to return to a motorsport after a prolonged absence, namely one almost two decades long, and be competitive let alone achieve a victory. This BMW video covers everything from the drivers qualifying, to the race action, to the celebration afterwards. You have every right to celebrate BMW, you earned it. ...
      Published on 05-07-2012 09:13 PM
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      We do not understand why the Europeans keep comparing the GT-R to the M5 as if it is relevant. We posted this magazine comparison on BenzBoost last week where the French Magazine Motorsport compared the Performance Package C218 CLS63 AMG to the F10 M5 and the Nissan GT-R. We have a video of the drag race between the M5 and the GT-R now and to put it mildly the GT-R destroys it by over a second. For the M5 to even remotely be a match from a stop versus an all wheel drive dual clutch car with launch control it needs proper drag racing rubber (drag radials) and a burnout to heat them up. The French drag race about as well as they fight. ...
      Published on 05-06-2012 10:42 PM
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      BMW taking the first and second spots in qualifying played a huge role in this race. Spengler took the pole and Augusto Farfus qualified in second allowing a dominating start for BMW. Spengler and Farfus were able to finish 1st and 3rd respectively as a result of their starting positions on the tight Lausitzring not allowing the competition to overtake them. Only Gary Paffett from Mercedes managed to pass Farfus securing a second place finish. ...
      Published on 05-06-2012 12:00 AM
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      Congratulations to Bruno Spengler for capturing the pole for Sunday's DTM race at the Lausitzring. This is the first pole for BMW in 20 years. Brazilian Augusto Farfas, also racing for BMW, was only 38 thousand of a second off of Spengler's pace qualifying second and giving BMW a 1-2 start for the race. Spengler also took the pole for this race last year. Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (who won the season opener and is the points leader) will be starting in third place. Can BMW get their first win of the season and in 20 years? We will see. ...