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      Published on 12-15-2011 12:46 AM
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      Here is the first dyno sheet for the F10 M5 courtesy of PP-P performance. They have a MAHA dyno and since this type of dyno is not prevalent in the USA we are just getting familiar with reading these graphs. The green line shows the drivetrain loss which is calculated by this dyno at 19%. Red is power and blue is torque, fairly simple. The dyno automatically corrects out the BHP using the SAE J 1349 standard and it calculated the F10 M5 as underrated putting out 573.7 horsepower. ...
      Published on 12-14-2011 03:12 AM
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      The BMW S1000RR is a ridiculously fast bike. BMW raised the bar with their offering and it is routinely praised as one of the best the world has to offer. Now a bike like that usually has nothing to fear from a car, even one offering tremendous power like the F10 M5. The thing is, AutoExpress is located in the UK. Why does that matter? Because like almost every British comparison video it is done in the wet. The S1000RR is even given a 10 second head start due to the conditions. Watch the video to see what happens. ...
      Published on 12-13-2011 08:21 AM
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      We would like to welcome our newest vendor, VAC Motorsports. Many of you are already familiar with VAC but for those that are not here is some info on who they are. VAC has been family owned since 1984 and is basically your one stop shop for BMW tuning, performance, maintenance, and upgrades. From race prep, to forced induction, to engine builds, to cylinder heads, VAC Motorsports has you covered. They also have 2WD / 4WD in house dyno. ...
      Published on 12-12-2011 09:32 PM
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      Here it is ladies and gentlemen, 10 seconds boost only. And not just barely breaking into the 10's but getting close to mid 10's. What changed since the last time out for this car which set the boost only record? Launch control used with Mickey Thompson ET Streets. The 60 foot record was obliterated with the first 1.6x at 1.63. A major improvement over the previous 1.776. For those wondering if launch control is the way to go at the strip, this should be definitive proof. ...
      Published on 12-12-2011 07:26 AM
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      Good news scooter fans, BMW will be bringing two scooters to the USA in 2012. The first one is the sporty oriented C600. The second is a touring model, the C650 GT. The Vice President of BMW Motorrad USA when asked on how the scooters will do in the American market stated the US is, "a step in the dark." Both scooters have 647-cc engines putting out 60 horsepower. Pricing is expected in the $10,000 range when the scooters go on sale as 2013 models next fall. ...
      Published on 12-11-2011 08:23 PM
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      The BMW 6 series Gran Coupe 650i will have 450 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This is 50 more horses than the standard 650i coupe. The N63 V8 was revised for duty in the heavier Gran Coupe but we do not know what changes were made. It will be interesting to see if it is software only or if there are hardware changes which no doubt many 650i, 550i, X5 xDrive50i, and X6 xDrive50i owners will be interested in retrofitting. ...
      Published on 12-11-2011 08:21 AM
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      Well here it is, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The final product is... stunning. The car will come in two flavors initially with the 640i and 650i. All wheel drive is likely to be an option but it is unknown if it will be available for both motors. The interior of the car is especially striking with BMW simply doing a great job on the interior. There is far more leg room offered by the Gran Coupe by virtue of it using the F10 wheelbase. It will go on sale in late 2012, pricing yet to be announced. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 10:49 PM
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      PP-P Performance put up a dyno vide of the new F10 M5 on their dyno dynamics. The car put down 444 horsepower to the wheels (we are trying to get the graph) and PP-P based on their baseline corrected this out to 573 horsepower. Is the M5 putting out more than the 560 horsepower BMW rated it at? We would think it pretty much has to as the X5M with all wheel drive, less boost, and lower compression is rated at 555 horsepower. The F10 M5 routing its power to the rear wheels through a more efficient dual clutch drivetrain with more boost is likely much stronger. This dyno run is just the first solid evidence we have to prove it. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 07:52 AM
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      The new N20 4 cylinder has not even made it into the 3 series yet it is already winning awards. Offered in the F10 528 and Z4 sDrive 28i the motor is getting tons of praise from just about everyone. The BMW N55 also made the list for the second year in a row. This brings BMW's total number of times to receive this award at 33, more than any other manufacturer. The real test though will be to see if the N20 is recognized by the International Engine of the Year awards. Definitely a good start for this motor. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 03:14 AM
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      We like what IND does. We really like what IND does. They simply have a way with modifying BMW's (and other cars) to a high level inside and out. Their paint work, parts, and the quality of their application just flat out sets the standard. Take a look at the 1M below if you need proof. The Orange color scheme is carried over to the interior and under hood tying everything together beautifully. The exhaust, diffuser, and aero pieces all compliment the 1M very well. A great job, as usual. ...
      Published on 12-08-2011 10:33 PM
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      We have completed our rapid prototype testing and are happy to report that we will be sending our HPF N54 intake manifold off to production next week with an expected genearl release date of May 2012. This new manifold allows everyone to run a secondary fuel system in conjunction with the N54 direct injection or turn the direct injection off and just run a standard fuel system. We will be selling the fuel rails and injectors that fit with our rail but anyone can source their own if they so desire. ...
      Published on 12-08-2011 07:12 AM
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      Vorsteiner has released their aero kit for the E70 X5M. Just like with the X6M, the pieces compliment the car well and are not overdone. The complete kit includes a vented hood, diffuser and add-on front lip. The parts are made out of autoclaved pre-preg carbon fiber and they simply look great. Pricing is yet to be announced, check out the official Vorsteiner X5M site here: http://www.vorsteiner.com/x5m/ ...
      Published on 12-08-2011 12:01 AM
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      Vorsteiner released their titanium exhaust for the F10 550i with the twin turbo N63 V8. The exhaust offers weight savings although Vorsteiner did not specify what the exact weight saved with the exhaust over the OEM piece is. The exhaust has dual canisters dual walled adjustable exhaust tips. Pricing was not announced although it is available for order and for additional information please contact Vorsteiner directly: www.vorsteiner.com ...
      Published on 12-07-2011 03:48 AM
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      News on the HPF single turbo 335 N54 kit had died down for a while but HPF renewed interest by posting photos of their currently development. Rest assured, it is coming. What struck us is that Chris (owner of HPF) stated they intend to get this motor over 800 wheel horsepower. A lofty goal indeed as fueling and tuning solutions still need to take place. If anyone is going to make it happen it looks like a good bet is HPF. ...
      Published on 12-06-2011 03:41 AM
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      These are some very impressive results. The M3 used is a DCT as which has slightly higher drivetrain losses than the manual making cracking 400 whp in naturally aspirated form on 91 octane quite the achievement. The baseline for the M3 was 351 whp, spot on. With an air filter and under drive pulley it hit 367 wheel horsepower. With the addition of a GIAC tune and exhaust including X-pipe the car hit 400 whp for a gain of 49 horsepower at the wheels, very nice. The car will be tested next with an Evolve tune and we will report how it compares to the GIAC. ...

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