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      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 Ä397 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. ...
      Published on 01-17-2011 05:51 PM
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      People all around the world have fallen in love with the automobile since itís creation over 100 years ago. Entire lives have been dedicated and lost to our love for the automobile, and for the feeling that it can give. Anyone who wants to navigate the aftermarket performance industry must have a good understanding of the allure of the sports car and what itís meant to humans since its invention. Itís always easy to spot those in the business who do not have a genuine love for cars, as their misguided intentions will always reveal themselves in the way they create their own project cars. ...
      Published on 01-15-2011 03:12 PM
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      Score another victory for BMW Motorsport, the Z4 GT3 won by over 4 laps in the 24 hour race. The car was driven by ALMS driver Tommy Milner as well as Augusto Farfas, Claudia Hurtgen, and Edward Sandstrom. The Z4 controlled the race nearly from the beginning when the pole setting Reiter Gallardo was forced to retire due to engine trouble. The other Z4 GT3 which was the sister car run by Turner Motorsport finished in 5th despite several issues including an accident and a cracked header. Congratulations to the Schubert racing team and BMW!

      Results for top 20 spots:

      Race Results:

      1 76 Need for Speed Schubert 1 BMW Z4 GT3 A6 1 -- 594 laps --
2 4 AF Corse SRL 1 Ferrari F430 GT2 A6 2 -- 591 laps --
3 7 Black Falcon #7 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 A6 3 -- 590 laps --
      4 18 tolimit arabia Porsche 911 GT3 R (997) A6 4 -- 583 laps --
      5 77 Need for Speed Schubert 2 BMW Z4 GT3 A6 5 -- 579 laps --
6 26 Saudi Falcons by Lechner Racing Porsche 997 Cup A6 6 -- 576 laps --
      7 9 Heico Motorsport Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 A6 7 -- 576 laps -- ...
      Published on 01-14-2011 07:06 PM
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      The BMW X1 is already available for sale around the globe. It was supposed to be available in the largest market for the SUV, the United States, in the beginning of this year. Strong demand has the factory in Europe at full capacity. Unlike the X3, X5, and X6 built in the United States the X1 is built in Germany likely because it has far more in common with the chassis of the regular cars instead of the SUV's. If sales continue to be strong, it may even be delayed further than the fall. ...
      Published on 01-14-2011 05:03 PM
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      We are proud to announce that has been launched and our network now includes three sites/forums:, and Audiboost is your source for Audi tuning, modification, motorsport, and performance news/discussion. There is no need to create a new login, your BimmerBoost or BenzBoost account will work. Please check out and spread the word! ...
      Published on 01-14-2011 04:03 AM
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      Fabspeed has released their downpipes for the 135i and 335i N54 based vehicles. These downpipes eliminate the primary cats. The diameter of the pipes is 2.75 inches. Gains are about 25 whp with these pipes, 02 simulator included for no check engine lights. ...

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