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      Published on 04-22-2011 03:29 PM
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      If reading the UK-based Max Power magazine is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoyed a decade ago, reading the Greek version of Max Power is an absolute cardinal sin. The Greek Max Power has everything every teenaged car nut could want- more girls, more absurd cars, and more street racing.

      When Max Power Greece asked us to shoot a Martinís M3 for a full feature, we naturally agreed with a grin. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 06:32 PM
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      What is CNC machining? CNC stands for computer numerical control and you see this term used often in the aftermarket automotive industry. Basically, a computer is used to design the product and this design is fed to a computer that tells the machine what to do. In this case, create a DCT oil pan out of a solid block of billet aluminum. Check out the video of the process below. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 07:53 AM
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      A Chinese autoblog has posted pictures of the interior of the M5 concept. Nothing ground breaking here, looks pretty much like a standard F10. Differences being the M style tach, M stitching on the steering wheel, and alcantara on the door with some exposed stitching. The cloth doors don't look all that luxurious. Compare this to the recently revealed 2012 E63 AMG and see what you like better. ...
      Published on 04-20-2011 09:43 PM
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      In the previous weeks we brought you the details on the DCT oil pan upgrade and the pictures of the machining process. We are happy to say the final design has been completed and here are the pictures of the finished product. Once again, this will allow 2 additional liters of fluid as well as the capability to connect to an external cooling source as you can see from the openings. Pricing details for the complete DCT cooling kit as well as components will be coming next, stay tuned. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 11:41 PM
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      Everyone knows the new Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five is coming. Based on a scene in the movie, Autotopias organized a competition based around having a getaway vehicle that would do well in a heist similar to what the actors in the movie needed to pull off. OE Tuning and Gintani participated (and did very well) using their C63 AMG and X5 M respectively. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 08:09 PM
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      Former_Boosted_IS has done another great review and DIY which he has encouraged us to share, here it is in his words:

      When I got my N54 and decided to tune it, one of the first things I needed was a boost gauge. Since the N54 meters pre throttle body, it becomes that much more important to know real boost values. I wanted an integrated setup that didn't look like a pod sitting on my dash at the time and the P3 (originally RiX vent gauge) was a perfect fit. It was sleek, OEM, and very stealthy. When I heard P3 was coming out with a version 2 of the gauge, I was immediately interested. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 03:44 AM
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      HPF has been marketing their new setups aimed at getting better launches at the strip pretty heavily as of late. Chris, the owner, took the HPF M3 to the drag strip to test out the "anti-lag" setup which allows boost to be built at the line. The car allegedly hit 1.55 and we use that term because no slips were posted. We are not doubting it, but HPF (and others) need to get in the habit of posting timeslips when making such claims. Check out the video below and if the car did not have issues shifting it likely would have been a 10 second pass. ...
      Published on 04-18-2011 08:50 PM
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      There have been a lot of accusations flying around from various tuners as of late. A lot of it has concerned Powerchip and OE Tuning which is no secret to anyone. Well, there were accusations on another board that OE Tuning had been called out to a dyno comparison and it just kind of turned into a mess. We do not need to remind you that a previous shootout was scheduled in which these parties agreed to participate, so it seems neither is scared of the other. Well, BimmerBoost has organized an M3 specific tuner shootout that will be taking place on the 21st of May with a stock M3 on 91 octane for tuners to showcase their skills. ...
      Published on 04-18-2011 04:00 AM
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      What you see here is a Java Green E92 M3 with matching stitching ordered through BMW individual in Europe. The color is an extra 4700 Euros so not cheap but oh so worth it for the individuality. We have to ask, why is the E92 M3 standard color offering so boring? Why not more colors such as this without having to go through the convoluted BMW Individual program that certain US dealers are not even familiar with? Green may not be for everyone but this highlights that we need more color options as standard. ...
      Published on 04-17-2011 08:04 PM
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      BMW continues its strong start to the ALMS season. After a 1-2 finish in the first race BMW has again finished in first. The second car finished in 7th place however. The competition is very strong as the second place Corvette set the lap record for the class. BMW is currently in first with the Corvette team in second place in the overall standings. The next race is the Northeast Grand Prix which will take place on July 9th. ...
      Published on 04-16-2011 05:59 AM
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      BMW has qualified in the 1st and 3rd positions for the 2011 Long Beach Grand Prix. In addition to taking the pole, BMW set a new qualifying lap record. The M3's started the season strong with a 1-2 finish at Sebring and taking the pole bodes well for BMW's chances at Long Beach. The race will be on Sunday April 17, at 3:30 PM PST. Full qualifying results are below. ...
      Published on 04-15-2011 03:23 AM
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      Last week we brought you the initial pictures of the build process for the DCT oil pan. You saw one side of the pan and some users asked about seeing the other side. Well, here are the final machining photos revealing the completed pan. As you can see, there are fairly deep fins cut into it for cooling as well as a custom M logo specifically for the BimmerBoost M3. Hey, that's how we roll. ...
      Published on 04-14-2011 10:03 PM
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      The E39 M5 here belongs to BimmerBoost member 930chas. The 2JZ-GTE supra motor was rebuilt by E-Shift Performance and has been set up for 93 octane as well as E85. The motor was recently tuned by Justin Nenni of Tuning Concepts and has put down some very impressive numbers. On 93 octane the car dyno'd 613 wheel horsepower and on E85 it put down an eye opening 848 wheel horsepower. Impressive? Yes indeed. Check out the videos and pictures below. ...
      Published on 04-14-2011 05:04 AM
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      Arkym has released their body upgrades for the F10 5 series with the M-sport aero package. Their offering consists of a carbon lip spoiler ($1199), carbon rear diffuser ($999), and a trunk lip spoiler also in carbon ($799). The pieces look great and we think they add a nice level of aggression for the F10 M-sport 5 series at a competitive price. ...
      Published on 04-13-2011 04:00 AM
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      Mid 12's for a 5200 pound SUV is pretty darn impressive. It isn't all about acceleration either, pulling .91 g on the skidpad. MotorTrend likes the SUV overall calling it impressive while making sure to point out it sure is hefty. They also mention that the idea of an M SUV goes against many of the M principles which it is nice to see a mainstream publication say that. Impressive numbers for an SUV, definitely, just imagine how much more impressive it would be if it weighed 1000 pounds less (X3M, hint hint). ...

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