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      Published on 01-27-2011 05:50 PM
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      Arkym has released their carbon addon pieces for BMW E92 Msport equipped cars. These pieces are full carbon fiber consisting of a front lip, rear diffuser, and a rear trunk spoiler. Check out the studio photoshoot of the pieces! ...
      Published on 01-27-2011 08:24 AM

      This is an example of how to not drive your E92 M3 on the ring unless 10 minute laps and almost wrecking the car at every opportunity are the goal. I don't know if terrible even cuts it, this is just bad. If camera shaking doesn't get to you go ahead and marvel that this car survived. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 12:06 PM
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      Two young Turkish designers 3d modeled their vision for a BMW supercar. We are impressed, the design is pretty nice. In many ways we like it more than the Vision Efficient Dynamics design. What we do not like is that it will never come to reality. This is what a proper mid-engine BMW supercar should look like, with a large V8 just like what they put under the hood. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 04:41 AM
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      The guys are Precision Sport recently did an install of Supersprint downpipes on the BMW X6 M. The pictures of the install show some great details of the motor and turbos. No word on the gains as there was no dyno, the downpipes retail for about $2500. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 03:31 AM

      This is an absolutely awesome video from Top Gear. It has the Atom V8 take on the Lexus LF-A and Gallardo LP560 Superleggera in a 0-100-0 contest. The cars are no match for the Atom V8 so the BMW S1100RR is used. Enjoy! ...
      Published on 01-24-2011 09:21 PM
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      The guys at Axis of Oversteer weighed a 1M Coupe with a full tank of gas. The result? 3,351 pounds. This is pretty impressive and lighter than an E92 M3 by about 200 pounds. BMW USA lists the curb weight for the 2011 135i at 3373 so the 1M undercuts it slightly. It is nice to see the parts off the M3 did not come with considerable weight gain. ...
      Published on 01-24-2011 06:08 PM

      Here we have a roll on race video between a 2007 Yamaha R1 and a HPF Stage 3 turbo E46 M3. The runs are not honked off so there is not really a definitive start point but both just sort of roll into it for an extended pull on what appears to be an empty road. The two machines are quite evenly matched with what appears to be the M3 inching ahead up top. ...
      Published on 01-23-2011 05:41 AM

      Here are the results from a recent Gintani Supercharger install on a BMW E92 M3. The vehicle already had a Gintani race exhaust installed a few months earlier. It is important to note this setup is running 7 psi on 91 octane only. This is a result that is putting down numbers similar to what early meth setups at around the same boost did on the Gintani Dyno Dynamics. This displays an excellent grasp of S65 tuning as we have not seen 7 psi on the stock motor from anyone else on 91 octane alone. The dynograph below depicts in red the baseline run before the supercharger install vs. the green run displaying Horsepower and Torque with the Gintani supercharger kit installed. Gains of +195.7wHp@8250 rpm and +117.7wTq@7150rpm with just the supercharger + exhaust on 91 pump. ...
      Published on 01-21-2011 09:30 PM

      Here we have a direct comparison between a 335 with the Cobb Tuning Accessport Stage 1 vs. a 335 with a JB3 2.0, Stett CAI, and Stett charge pipe. The JB3 car pulls but it is important to note it is RWD vs. an AWD car so not exactly apples to apples. Also, we assume this was pump fuel. Still, great to see a comparison like this. ...
      Published on 01-21-2011 05:51 AM
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      Many of us were attracted to German performance by BMW. There was a time when they made cars unlike anyone else. Cars that took no short cuts, with motors that represented the best their engineers had to offer. Now what do we have? Anti-tuning ecu's, the same motor in every car, M SUV's, FWD city cars coming, smaller and smaller motors paired with extreme brand dilution. ...
      Published on 01-20-2011 10:35 PM
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      Carmagazine is reporting that a Z2 Roadster with a soft top is confirmed for 2012. The downscaling of the BMW brand continues to sell as many cars to as many people as possible. The motor will be a new 1.6 liter turbo with around 200 horsepower. This likely will be a fun car to drive with a targeted 2200 pound curb weight and the rendering is interesting. They are also considering an electric version. Will get an M version of this as well? If we do, just expect it to be the same thing with more boost. More details as they come. ...
      Published on 01-20-2011 02:53 AM
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      We have received from an anonymous source the complete details about the class action suit against BMW North America containing product defect allegations on the N54 motor. Stuart Talley of Kershaw, Cutter, and Ratinoff is the lead attorney representing the lead plaintiffs/class representatives and the proposed class. This Complaint filed in the Northern District of California lists the complete and latest details of the suit against BMW having been completed on January 14, 2011. The main points of contention are defective waste gates, defective fuel pumps, turbo-lag, manipulative ECU updates, and the HPFP recall. The Plaintiffs are alleging violations of the Magnuson-Moss Act, false advertising, misrepresentation, breach of warranty, and other Statutory California Consumer Law allegations. Counsel for the Plaintiffs and proposed class is working diligently to obtain an acceptable remedy to all owners and lessees. We will keep you updated on the developments as the suit progresses and you can view the entire document here: ...
      Published on 01-19-2011 04:39 AM
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      Kelleners has recently gotten into producing body kits and wheels with their F10 entry. The rims are actually reasonably priced (for a European BMW tuner) at 397 and nice designs. No pictures of these mounted on any BMW yet. ...
      Published on 01-18-2011 07:41 PM
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      We still do not know what the internal designation for this motor is but we now know it is official and it is coming. The specs are 245 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This motor will first appear in the Xdrive28i when it comes on sale in the United States. The motor will be rated around 30 mph on the highway which improves considerable on the N52 it will be replacing. Compression is 10.0:1. More details to come shortly such as the designation, boost, redline, etc. ...
      Published on 01-18-2011 06:49 AM
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      This rendering of the F30 was done for Bimmer Magazine by Schulte Design. The E9X platform still has a couple good years left in it but it is on the downward swing. The F30 is coming and if it looks like this rendering that certainly is a good thing. 5 series headlight cues can be seen but we doubt the front bumper of the standard model will be anywhere near as aggressive. The N55 and the new 4 cylinder turbo motor should be the powerplants that launch with it mated to an 8 speed automatic. This is a good interpretation of the future model but we remind, it is just a rendering. ...

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