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      Published on 12-16-2010 09:38 AM

      This video shows the Dorr Motorsport Z4 GT3 in race action on the Nurburgring. The car passes just about everything it runs into. The commentary by the driver is in German and he sure does talk a lot, but just enjoy the racing if you can't speak German. ...
      Published on 12-16-2010 08:48 AM
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      BMW's hybrid, green "sports car" will reportedly cost around the $200k mark. That is a lot of dough for what is being touted as a supercar. With a hybrid drivetrain and a focus on efficiency, we just don't see this offering the performance a car in the $200k supercar segment should be. Remember, this is a hybrid diesel powertrain with horsepower in the low to mid 300 range. We will not judge it yet and wait for the final product but BMW's sales and marketing director is stating the car will, "redefine how we look at high-performance sports cars." If it doesn't perform like the other $200k offering, chances are we will be looking at other sports cars. ...
      Published on 12-15-2010 09:06 PM
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      We all know that BMW changed their stance on the 1M coupe being a very limited model. BMW is determined to up production to meet demand and sell a good number of the cars. Taking this into account, we decided to show a 1M Convertible which is not so far removed from reality. There is a good chance for BMW to produce this model and if they are going to milk the M brand they might as well go all the way. Check out the pics! ...
      Published on 12-14-2010 10:04 PM
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      If you are a BMW enthusiast, even in the slightest, you will appreciate a quality build like this. DCR's E30 M3 is simply one of the cleanest and best built custom turbo examples we have ever seen. The compression of the 2.5 liter motor was dropped to 8.1:1 and at just 9 psi it put down 265 whp. Impressive? Oh yes, and just take a look at that engine bay. Click read more to see the mod list and make sure you scroll down for the entire build history! ...
      Published on 12-14-2010 11:35 AM
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      We do not have many details on this car other than it is from Abu Dhabi. The car is a bit... overdone. It certainly takes our breath away just not in the good way, more in the choking kind of way. We do not have any more details to share other than the pictures. ...
      Published on 12-14-2010 04:41 AM

      This video shows off the 1M Coupe from all angles on the inside and outside. Worth viewing for those that want to take a virtual look at the car. ...
      Published on 12-12-2010 09:32 PM
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      Several sites are reporting an unofficial lap time for the 1M coupe of 8 minutes and 12 seconds. This time is not confirmed and we do not yet know the driver and details but it does sound correct. This puts the 1M coupe at exactly the same pace as an E85 Z4 M coupe which was tested by EVO magazine at 8:12 around the ring. It is important to note when looking at ring times who the driver was and who tested it. Many BMW times are done by Sport Auto with Horst von Saurma driving for consistency and we will list some of those now to show how the 1M Coupe stacks up: ...
      Published on 12-12-2010 06:29 AM
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      Dinan is the first US tuner to release a tune specifically for the Alpina B7. This is great to see as the B7 uses larger turbos than the standard 750's. Dinan raises boost 4 psi, to 18psi total. The torque gain is about 100 lb-ft raising the total to 644. The price for this tune is $3,499. That is a bit steep for what we see as doing the exact same as their standard N63 tune, raising boost on the N63, which already retails for a steep $2,999. The $500 premium is likely due to it being an Alpina. Still, great to see a tune option for the B7 owners! ...
      Published on 12-11-2010 06:47 AM
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      After several months of extensive testing and reviews, I'm pleased to announce the official release of "SSP Pro-Gold". SSP Pro Gold is a high-tech transmission fluid developed from the latest base oil and additive technology. Created expecially for the newer DCT transmissions, Pro Gold exceeds clutch friction and wear protection requirements for all DCT transmissions. Pro Gold fluid is a extreme performance synthetic fluid suitable for use in all DCT set ups, and is specially formulated to protect your transmission in daily driving to full Race applications. ...
      Published on 12-11-2010 02:12 AM
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      We recently came across another meth kit being installed on an ESS supercharged M3. It is great to see more M3 owners embracing meth due to the added cooling and safety on the motor. Here you will see an install of an aquamist meth kit done by RS WORX. Supercharged M3 owners outside of Gintani have been some of the last in the BMW community to embrace meth due to being scared off by comments such as this by Roman@ESS: "Once you add a system like water / meth to the kit you increase not only the complexity and maintenance but you also increase your risk of having issues." We look forward to seeing more ESS customers adding meth to their high compression, supercharged applications. ...
      Published on 12-09-2010 06:29 PM
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      Here we finally have it. No more teaser videos, no more showing a fender here or there, no more hype, this is the real deal. BMW gives us the final product and by no accident chose to show it with the E30 M3. Putting the 1M Coupe which has accomplished nothing up on the lofty pedestal of comparisons with the E30 M3, arguably the greatest BMW M ever made, is not showing the E30 M3 the proper respect. It is not a spiritual successor to the E30 M3. However, that is a debate for another time and let's focus on the specs and photos. ...
      Published on 12-09-2010 02:59 PM
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      Dinan has released their new oil cooler which will fit all N55 equipped 335's which do not run the M-Tech bumper. This is also only for the E92. The cooler has twice the capacity of the stock unit while still mounting the factory location. You can check it out here on the Dinan Website. ...
      Published on 12-09-2010 01:58 AM
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      G-power has released their supercharger for M54 motors in the E46 330i and the E85 Z4 3.0i. It takes the cars up to 306 hp which at this point in the life cycle of the motor is rather underwhelming. Active Autowerke and ESS have this significantly beat no doubt for far less money. Technique Tuning can be thrown into the mix as well although that is a turbo. Then again, this is typically the case with anything G-power releases, better alternatives especially in the United States. Still, nice to see another option materialize. ...
      Published on 12-08-2010 02:42 PM

      Well BMW's game of showing a fender every month seems to be coming to a close. Here is what is likely the last teaser vid (thankfully) and hopefully now we can get an official set of specifications. ...
      Published on 12-08-2010 04:54 AM
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      This is the 17th year for the Ward's 10 best engines awards. The competition annually awards the 10 best engines available in the U.S. market. The engine must be available in a vehicle for sale in the U.S.A no later than the first quarter of the year. The engine must also be available in a car costing less than $54,000 which cuts out all the good stuff and makes this competition far less prestigious or competitive as the International Engine of the Year Awards. It is great to see the N55 take over for the N54 which made the list in in 2009, 2008, and 2007. ...

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