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      Published on 05-12-2011 03:35 PM
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      Congratulations to BimmerBoost member LostMarine! This is breaking news from the private track rental today at the ATCO drag strip in New Jersey. This run was done at 19 psi on the upgraded Rob Beck turbos. Car was launched in second gear on drag radials. Car also has meth and upgraded axles which it clearly needs now with all this power. Check out the timeslip below, more details are coming. ...
      Published on 05-12-2011 07:00 AM
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      Since we posted renderings of the F11 M5 we thought we might as well post the new Hamann program for the F11 5 series as well. It certainly doesn't hurt to look at even though the F11 is not available in the USA for whatever reason (likely that wagons do not sell well). Hamann basically carries over their F10 M-sport offering onto the F11 and the result is surprisingly well executed. Wagons are starting to grow on us. Bring it over BMW, it makes more sense than the 550 GT ever did. ...
      Published on 05-12-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is a good piece of marketing for the BMW performance parts division. BMW took stock cars as well as the same cars equipped with their performance parts to a track in Las Vegas for people to try back to back. The video mostly goes on and on about people saying the difference between the stock cars and the cars with the performance parts is incredible. For people experienced with the BMW aftermarket this video is amusing considering how mild the factory parts offering is. If a guy is impressed by an extra 20 horsepower he needs to try a supercharged M3 or a JB4 335. ...
      Published on 05-11-2011 06:30 PM
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      Obviously we are not referring to the 328 as most of you know it as a 3 series model that has been offered over the past few generations. We are referring to the original 328 BMW, a sports car produced in 1936. This car was famous for winning the Mille Miglia endurance race in 1940 as well as its class in the 1939 24 hours of Le Mans. It was an advanced car for its time featuring a tubular space frame and a 1.9 liter 6 cylinder putting out a beastly 80 horsepower. This was one of the first cars that really showed how sporty and capable a BMW could be. ...
      Published on 05-11-2011 04:00 AM
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      The E93 M3 in question here is a manual. It is completely stock and on 91 octane pump gas. The reason the year is emphasized as being a 2010 on is due to the tuner lockout software BMW implemented to try to stop tuning with cars featuring 2010 and up build dates. These locked ECU's have stopped some tuners but the as the graph and video here shows OE Tuning is able to circumvent the lockout and custom dyno tune the car. Gains are shown throughout the curve with a healthy 21 wheel horsepower at peak, tune only. ...
      Published on 05-10-2011 09:00 AM
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      BimmerBoost graphic design artist Wild-Speed has done it again. This time, he rendered the F11 M5 touring. Will there be a touring? Considering BMW did an E61 M5 wagon we feel an F11 is almost sure to come. The question mark will be if it makes it to the United States which the recent reveal of Mercedes bringing the E63 AMG wagon over might convince BMW to do the same with the F11 M5. Imagine a CTS-V vs. E63 vs. M5 all wagon shootout? Yes, awesome. ...
      Published on 05-10-2011 04:00 AM
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      We wish more installers did these types of videos showing the work that goes into the installation of a kit. The VF420 supercharger kit is a 4 psi, non-intercooled kit yet you can see it still takes a lot of time and effort to install even without the intercooler. No dyno numbers for this particular car have been released and we are interested in seeing what the basic VF kit puts down. The VF420 retails for $5,900 and is easily upgradeable to the higher horsepower level kits. ...
      Published on 05-09-2011 08:09 PM
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      There is a reason many of us likely would not hand a senior the keys to our performance BMW's, but that reason rarely is that they will take it on a drifting spree roasting the tires. Most of you guys are probably thinking an older person got behind the wheel and something bad happened. Well, in this case, a silver haired fox got in an E46 M3 and did her best Tanner Foust drifting impression. Check it out, pretty funny, but the video clearly is an advertising promotion. Even so, props to the Golden Girl. ...
      Published on 05-09-2011 04:25 PM
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      Below you will find BMW's new video showing the F10 M5 being run at the test track. What is interesting is we get a nice shot of the tachometer showing the redline is indeed over 7000 rpm. What does this mean? Well, the S63 in the X5 and X6 M redlines at 6800 rpm so BMW has likely made some changes to shift the powerband more to the right. It looks like it gets up to about 7150 rpm from the video. The launch control function is also shown in action and seems to launch at about 4000 rpm, check it out below. ...
      Published on 05-08-2011 04:42 PM
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      There have not been too many aftermarket options for E92 headlights. Most offerings consisted of just changing the bulbs to alter the color of the angel eyes. OSS was really the only option to change the housing and look of the angel eyes themselves, until now. MAC offers several packages to choose from including just changing to the Orb style LED rings, Euro projector lenses, carbon bezels, or to LCI style turn signals. These do not come cheap however as the full package will run $3000, ouch. Options and pricing below. ...
      Published on 05-07-2011 06:02 PM
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      As it stands, there is only 1 real supercharger option for the S85 V10 based BMW vehicles and that is G-power. There are two options on the horizon, ESS and Gintani. Both have been taking a VERY long time to come to market and both were already supposed to be available. Completely understandable they are delayed with a motor with the high compression and complexity of the S85. We know both are still works in progress but these two will likely be the best value forced induction options with the basic ESS kit rumored to have an MSRP of under $10k. Sit tight, no word yet on when either will hit the market. ...
      Published on 05-06-2011 02:52 PM
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      With the most revealing spy photos yet of the F30 having hit the web recently, it was only natural for rendering of the design to follow. AutoBild has done some great rendering work and we think they are on to something. You can clearly see that the design borrows a lot from the F10 5 series. The rear lights are almost too similar but BMW is returning to conservative styling keeping the models similar to one another. If the real thing looks like this, job well done. ...
      Published on 05-06-2011 02:12 PM
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      If you are not familiar with this vehicle do not worry about it as few are. The BMW Nazca C2 is a concept car created in the early 90's with only 3 having been constructed. It was designed by famous design house ItalDesign. The car features a 5.0 liter V12 based on the motor out of the E31 850. It was designed as a mid-engine supercar which would be an answer to the other early 90's supercars (XJ220). It was never produced, but you can buy one of the three original concept cars for a cool 720,000 Euros if you desire. ...
      Published on 05-05-2011 03:23 PM
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      We are a little surprised with these results. The car here belongs to BimmerBoost members akh23456 and he was kind of enough to send us the dyno graphs. We have been following his Active Autowerke Stage 2 build which was completed by Maximum PSI and now have the independent dyno results. In SAE correction the car hit 499 whp, not cracking 500 on any run. Runs were done in 4th and 5th gears and the car is a DCT. The higher number you see on the graph here is the best 5th gear run vs. the best 4th gear run, take a look. ...
      Published on 05-05-2011 04:00 AM
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      The future of BMW tuning is going to be based around turbo motors. The decision was made, so time to get comfortable with it. Two motors that will be at the heart of BMW tuning for some time to come will be the N63 4.4 liter V8 and the S63 which is the M version based on it. These motors will be powering the vast majority of M cars as well as the higher end BMW's for some time to come. With the F10 M5 set to hit interest in tuning this powerplant will only grow. ...

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