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      Published on 03-22-2011 06:52 AM
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      Well you knew after AC Schnitzer it would not be long for Hamann to follow suit. The difference is Hamann dropped the car on their springs which gives it a much more aggressive stance. Three sets of wheels are available for the new 6 series which are pictured below. The quad tips look very nice as well. ...
      Published on 03-22-2011 06:48 AM
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      Hartge has released what they call a lightweight Ultima 23 inch wheel for the X5 and X6. How lightweight? Well, they weigh about 34 pounds which for a 23 inch is not too bad. Not really too great either so not sure why Hartge calls it lightweight. The front wheel is 11x23 fitting a 315/25/23 tire and the rear is a 12x23. It is available and three finishes and also in a 19 inch size for BMW cars and the 19 weighs 26 pounds. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 07:53 AM
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      After a long focus of power mods on my car, I have been playing some catch up on my cosmetic mods. Carbon fiber mods have always been a favorite of mine because of the combination of weight loss and slick looks of the parts. I added a Duke Dynamics carbon fiber hood recently and I knew a trunk would be following shortly after. I searched for along time to find what I felt was a good mix of price and quality because to be honest, I will not sacrifice quality for price. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 07:35 AM
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      Ok, so you you all know Tom Coronel finished 2nd in the second race of the season. What you may not know is the guy is pretty funny and he gives an inside look into what racing in the WTCC is like in this vid. The video is subtitled in English and worth checking out, if only to watch the grid girls in action. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 07:58 PM
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      Finishing second in the second race, Dutch BMW racing driver Tom Coronel ended up on the podium during the opening weekend of the 2011 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). In the first race in Brazil, Coronel finished fourth. In the second race, he had a great start leading much of the way, but finished second behind Alain Menu. The 38-year old Dutch driver, who had his first races with the BMW 320 TC with the new 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, stated, “These are the results that give ROAL Motorsport, BMW and myself the confidence that we need for the races to come. The next event will be at the circuit of Zolder in Belgium next month. These are my home races in this championship.” ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 10:41 PM
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      What a start to the ALMS season! BMW has finished 1st and 2nd in the GT class. It was a hard fought battle, with the the Ferrari 458 leading at the halfway point and BMW running in 2nd and 3rd. In the next 6 hours, the M3's put up a strong showing. The number 56 car driven by Joey Hand set the fastest lap in the GT class with a time of 2:01.56. Ex-BMW Driver (traitor jk) Tommy Milner finished in 3rd place in his new Corvette C6 ZR. Excellent start to the ALMS season and congratulations to the BMW teams and drivers! ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 07:00 AM
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      These pictures and video of this awesome 9 second E36 were sent to us by BimmerBoost member S50B32turbo. Yes, his username is the same as his motor. The car has dyno'd 865 wheel horsepower at 28.5 psi. Turbo is a Precision PT-76 on a built lower compression motor featuring 1680 cc injectors all of which is mated to a T56 transmission. Tuning is through an Autronic SM4, very nice. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 04:24 AM
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      An EAS customer was one of the first to get the BMW Performance exhaust for the E92 M3. EAS did the install and posted the photos which you can view below. The exhaust was also coated with a black ceramic coating to give it a stealthy and different look. You can listen to the exhaust in the video below, definitely a nice improvement over stock. ...
      Published on 03-18-2011 07:37 AM
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      As we all know, a terrible tragedy has struck Japan. The BMW group has stepped up to do the right thing (among record profits) to donate 1 million Euro to aid in disaster relief. Dr. Norbert Reithofer stated the following, "We are deeply moved by the horrific suffering in the affected regions. During this difficult time, our thoughts and sympathies are with the Japanese people.” BMW is supporting its Japanese workforce during this period. We commend BMW on stepping up to the plate. ...
      Published on 03-18-2011 04:38 AM
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      Stuart Appleby, the professional golfer, is quite the BMW fan. He has had several highly modified and higly publicized BMW's. He also goes by the name of apples on M5board. Well, the Australian shop Southern Rod tranformed one of his E39 M5's into a truck. Australians love this kind of stuff, seriously. The motor is the S62 V8 in modified form with a tune and full exhaust. Let's just hope it wasn't powerchip who did the tuning, as the last time Stuart Appleby dealt with Powerchip Wayne Besanko took him for a ride that cost him 100's of thousands. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 08:21 PM
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      It's great to see BMW put out a video like this which is really honest and hits close to home. The video was translated by BimmerBoost and our German is spot on as you would expect. We thank BMW for honestly evaluating the F10 M5 and giving us this glimpse inside the minds of the engineers responsible for its development. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 04:00 AM
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      The S85 motor really deserves more love. Projects like this remind us that if BMW wanted to, they could have shoved that V10 in the M3 and abused almost any of their competition. But BMW didn't, so we are thankful for enthusiasts who are willing to step up to the plate. This swap was done using a Pectecl SQ6M ECU and to have the dash fully compatible it was swapped out for a Cosworth Dash. Check out the build pics, details, and videos below. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 08:32 PM
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      That is likely the first reaction from most people when they see these photos. Relax, BMW has not gone that far off the deep end (yet). Although the idea of an M pick-up truck is kind of fun actually that is not what is happening here. Manufacturers do rigidity testing in a variety of ways and what you see here is a chassis flex text with the car being basically cut from the door pillar. Do you see a bed? Do you see a tailgate? Nope, because it isn't a BMW truck. Calm down internet. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 09:00 AM
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      AC Schnitzer has released their popular Type IV forged wheel for the new 6 convertible (F13). The rims look good and as much as we don't like saying it, the car seem to need 20's and up. The F13 pictured also desperately needs to be lowered. This is just the beginning of what is in store for the new 6 as tunes, exhaust systems, springs, and aerodynamics parts are all on the way. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 08:00 AM
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      This is the kind of project we really love to see. The S54 is a great motor but E30 swaps have not been as prevalent with it as with say the S50B32 from the Euro E36. The wiring and tuning makes it more complex to pull off so congratulations to BimmerWorld for what looks to be a very clean install. Randy Mueller at Epic Motorsports did the tuning and 326 at the wheels with an S54 is some very good tuning indeed. We believe the ECU is also the factory DME with an Alpha-N tune (mass air sensor delete) making this all the more impressive. ...

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