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      Published on 04-08-2011 03:42 AM
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      By now you know about the BMW " i " sub-brand. Our fears have been that it is going to be all boring front wheel drive "city cars" but the latest i3 model news leaves us some hope. It has been confirmed the model will be an electric mid-engine and rear wheel drive, two very good things for driving dynamics. The batteries are also said to be placed as low as possible for a low center of gravity and the chassis will be lightweight aluminum. The car likely won't show up until 2013 at the earliest, but here is hope that they make some fun to drive electrics. ...
      Published on 04-07-2011 09:27 PM
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      As promised in the previous update on the DCT build, we are bringing you details on the cooling system. What you see here is the SSP billet pan and this has been the major hold-up in the completion of the cooling system having undergone multiple designs. What this pan offers is an additional 2 liters of fluid capacity, cooling fins to dissipate heat, additional cooling through an external source, and better access for fluid changes. ...
      Published on 04-07-2011 01:52 PM
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      An LS2 corvette is a very, very capable car. Quick in stock form and this example is modified with headers, intake, full exhaust, and putting down 390 whp on a Mustang dyno. The E46 M3 is running a Gintani Stage II SC at 10 psi with meth, it puts down 485 whp. It is making almost 100 whp more than the Vette, but we are a bit surprised is pulls so easily right away. This really wasn't much of a race and shows how strong the E46 M3 can be when boosted. ...
      Published on 04-06-2011 06:00 AM
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      Horsepowerfreaks (HPF) has released pricing and details on their S54 shortblocks. There are 4 options whose full specs are listed below. The first one offers a slight overbore, second is an OEM bock, third is a Darton sleeved underbored used block, and the fourth is a Darton sleeved underbored new OEM block with 1200+ rwhp capacity. Great to see these options from HPF. ...
      Published on 04-06-2011 04:00 AM
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      You all saw the race between MSIZZLE's M6 and the twin turbo 370Z. Well, BimmerBoost user blkclk550 edited all the footage into what is a great vid. The intro is awesome and overall it is very well done, check out the video below.



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      Published on 04-05-2011 08:30 PM
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      Rumors are floating around about a BMW X0 SUV that is to bridge the gap between the Mini Countryman and the X1 which really isn't much of a gap at all and a rather necessary buffer. Rumors are that it will be front wheel drive as well as AWD with 3 cylinder turbo motors as well as possibly the new N20. We don't know what to think other than XO belongs on cognac. ...
      Published on 04-05-2011 03:58 PM
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      Prior Design released their 5 series body kit renderings and this time did not use any BimmerBoost inspiration. We would like to see more real photos of the actual kit but the renderings show how they intend to proceed with the design. The front bumper is E92 M3 inspired and the rear is fairly basic. The fenders look a bit tacky but overall a nice package if the real thing looks this way. ...
      Published on 04-05-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is a great race to see, BimmerBoost and BenzBoost members DD GT3 RD and DLSJ5 racing their C63 P31 and M3 DCT respectively. The C63 P31 is stock and the DCT M3 has a catless X-pipe and Borla mufflers. The C63 with the P31 package is the decisively faster and for the M3 to win it would definitely take a tune. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 04-05-2011 01:24 AM
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      BMW released more detailed hi-res photos of the new N20 4 cylinder turbo. These give a good look into the size of the turbo, design of the manifold, as well as the cams. They also released a video about their new "Efficient Dynamics" engine family. We are looking forward to seeing how this motor will be tuned and wondering if VALVETRONIC will cause any complications in tuning. ...
      Published on 04-04-2011 02:41 PM
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      With the first round of pics already circulating the web BMW has now released their official video for the M5 concept. As expected, a well edited short teaser piece. We just can't help but feel a bit underwhelmed in the design of the car. It is so restrained and predictable it hinges on boring. Check out the video and let us know what you think. ...
      Published on 04-03-2011 08:04 PM
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      A race that we had been waiting to see for some time has finally taken place. MSIZZLE in his full bolt on M6 raced a GTM Stage I twin turbo 370Z. The M6 has dyno'd 510 whp uncorrected and the 370Z has put down 490 whp uncorrected. The cars are pretty close with the 370Z ultimately pulling a couple car-lengths. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 04-02-2011 09:51 PM
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      We were not expecting photos the M5 concept for at least a little while longer. Seems a Russian site jumped the gun slightly and was able to post the photos for the M5 concept before anyone else. As usual, BMW reveals their production aspirations for the M car in concept form and we like what we see. No real surprises, the car is actually fairly mild and restrained. ...
      Published on 04-02-2011 05:43 PM
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      Everyone keeps talking about the importance of the Chinese market. BMW is taking China very seriously offering multiple special editions for China and realizing the potential of the market. What is the problem? The Chinese allow their own automakers to steal designs and sell them as cheaper knock-offs. China does not have the same trademark or copyright enforcement as the rest of the world and it is clear something is going to have to change. Check out these "Chinese" versions of BMW designs. ...
      Published on 04-01-2011 09:32 AM
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      BMW officially unveiled the M3 pickup truck today. It has the same 420 horsepower S65 V8 we have all known to come in love in the standard M3. It has a cover for the bed which is removable as well as a targa top. Losing the rear half of the car has not really lightened it, putting it at 110 pounds less weight than the E93 cab. Hey, still, this is the hottest performance sport truck on the planet. ...
      Published on 03-31-2011 08:53 PM
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      Well, just as we predicted, HPF is starting to offer S54 turbo components with more options as well as the ability to tune it yourself using the new Pro-EFI setup. The "tuner" kits start at $4495 with the Precision T67 for a Stage I setup and go up to the Precision T76 Stage 4 turbo setup for $5995. Just add your tuning option and supplemental parts (BOV, intercooler, etc.), full specs below. ...

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