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      Published on 02-24-2011 06:50 PM
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      Glad to see BMW finally make a decision that favors the enthusiast, about time. Autocar reports that BMW will not go with a diesel plug-in hybrid setup for the i8. Chief of R&D Klaus Draeger stated the following, "as we want to sell it all over the world. Diesel is only really relevant to Europe." It gets better, the intent for the i8 is to be a halo car not just a sporty prius. Further he states, "i8 will be a pinnacle car for the BMW brand as a whole, not just the i brand." N63 V8 twin turbo in the i8 anybody? Certainly a possibility now, finally some good news. ...
      Published on 02-24-2011 06:31 AM
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      This video shows the difference between a bone stock E92 DCT M3 and an E90 M3 with the full Active Autowerke exhaust including sport cats. So, the E90 is not catless, and the exhaust is stated as its only mod, yet it puts buslengths on the E92. Color us skeptical as the difference is so large. It could be the exhaust is the only difference but the E90 pulls like a car with an exhaust and tune would, likely running higher octane fuel. The video description states speeds above the limiter were hit leading us to believe a tune is on the car and this was left out to exaggerate the difference. Either way, enjoy the video. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 12:52 PM
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      The new 7 series is a beautiful car. We never thought a 6 cylinder would really do it justice but times have changed with the BMW turbo motors. The N54 twin-turbo 6 cylinder offers great performance in the 4300 pound 7 series. 0-60 in the mid 5 second range with 100 mph trap speeds? Not bad at all. Check out the edmunds review and the data panel below. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 01:19 AM
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      I have been reluctant to post about this earlier as I wanted to give Gintani ample time to look at the engine to try and determine what happened before I posted. We have an idea what caused it but currently the motor has not been broken down to do a full inspection. Given the current drama / speculation on the forums, I felt, along with Gintani, that we should post now and let everyone know that a failure did occur on my car, and then follow up later when we have more solid detailed information. As of now I know of no other Gintani car that has had a failure, but mine. ...
      Published on 02-22-2011 12:29 PM
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      Here are two flash tunes that were recently completed by PAW Motorsport for a couple customers. The first car is a completely stock 2011 335 other than the flash tune. The car is a 6 speed manual and is running 93 octane pump fuel. The second car is a 2011 automatic 335 also dyno'd on pump gas. As you can see, large gains throughout the entire curve on both cars. Remember, this is just the mild pump tune. Contact PAW Motorsport if interested. ...
      Published on 02-22-2011 04:27 AM
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      Here is the new BMW " i " sub-brand. BMW continues to bring the brand downscale with their new all electric front wheel drive cars. The first car is the i3 which is also known as the "megacity" vehicle. This car is a lightweight all electric. The second vehicle in the lineup will be a plug in hybrid which BMW touts as a sporty hybrid. What does this mean for the enthusiasts? It means BMW is shifting focus which may be at our expense. ...
      Published on 02-21-2011 03:44 AM
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      Here is the other side of the story that includes pieces from Bavarian Solutions perspective. This information was sent to BimmerBoost anonymously and we will present the information to you to come to your own conclusion. Thus far, Bavarian Solutions has been relatively quiet while many have taken the owners side some having jumped to conclusions. What we present here is inside information to balance out what was been written thus far and provide additional insight which members have requested. ...
      Published on 02-19-2011 01:41 PM
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      G-power makes some pretty lofty claims. This would be yet another although we give them the benefit of the doubt based on what we have seen from their Hurrican RS sedan. G-power is going to produce a run of 1,025 of these twin supercharged S85 V10 powered wagons. This is the SK III built motor package we have already seen on other cars which puts out in the neighborhood of of 750 hp. In addition to the impressive engine specs the interior is fully redone along with suspensions changes, wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes. ...
      Published on 02-18-2011 06:10 AM
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      We were contacted by a Dutch media firm who will be supplying us specifically with BMW WTCC content. Tom Coronel will be the driver competing with his Roal Motorsport BMW in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Many of you know this driver who switched to BMW from Seat for the 2011 season. We had a language barrier to get through and the videos will be subtitled in English for your enjoyment. This is the test video before the first race in Brazil which should serve as a nice foundation for the season. Enjoy the video and the WTCC coverage BimmerBoost will be bringing you. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 09:41 AM
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      Guys, I hate to toot my own horn here but Endras BMW is having a contest to see who is the ultimate BMW performance enthusiast/blogger. The winner will get a $65k salary along with a condo for one year. In addition, they will get a new BMW every 6 months and attend BMW events, trips, and promotions while covering it all for Endra's BMW Blog. I think when it comes to BMW performance blogging, well, I'm the man for the job. So please vote for me and let's dominate this contest: http://endrasbmw.com/ultimateblogger/Sticky# ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 08:17 AM
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      Sorry to give you pictures of the motor in bits and pieces like this, but they are hard to come by. Earlier this month we showed a low resolution picture of the motor. It was the best we had, until now. We have a high resolution side profile shot of the motor revealing some more details. Does not seem to be too large of a turbo sitting in there. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 07:53 AM
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      Yes, the video is in German. If you can get past that, it is pretty good and worth watching as they drag race the X5 M vs. the Cayenne turbo, (skip to 2:47). The X5 M gets a jump on the Cayenne Turbo yet the Cayenne still pulls past it up top. They are pretty evenly matched despite the X5 M having a power advantage on paper but the current Cayenne is much lighter. The X5 M's weight simply works against it. We must say, Porsche did the smart thing working to make the Cayenne lighter. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 01:24 AM
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      Mazdaspeed6 had his RB turbo upgrade on his 335 dyno'd and here on the results on 93 octane. Supporting mods are cp-e exhaust, raceland dp's, ams fmic, cp-e chargepipe, bms dci, and a JB4. In his words:

      Hey guys, I just got the drf files in.. Heres the story, I ran 100 percent meth a few months ago and killed my flow sensor so I am waiting for a new one. So we had a dyno session set up this morning and terry and i decided to just do a few pulls on 93 pump, so i did... here was my best of 5 or 6 pulls i did... THIS IS MAP 2 14.5 PSI, no special map, no special tuning at all... Im happy with the numbers for 3 week old 93 pump and off the shelf map 2.. Big Thanks to terry, encinitas, rob beck, and george at ics.. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 06:10 AM
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      Let's be honest, the S54 turbo scene has been dominated by Horsepower Freaks. That is not necesassrily a bad thing as they are a high quality option. However, there have not been any tuning options for those wanting to do their own turbo kit or perhaps go in a different direction. Well, ProEFI may be shaking things up considerably. ProEFI has released some initial details of their E46 M3 turbo setup using the Pro128 computer. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 11:11 PM
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      All this time we were under the impression the F10 M5 would be getting a DCT gearbox. BMW apparently tried to get the M DCT supplied by Getrag to work but stronger actuators were necessary which slowed down the response time. Motortrend is now stating the car will be auto only. Uh, BMW, this is an M car, not M SUV. We understand why the X5 M and X6 M have autos, but the M5? No manual option? What the hell is going on? ...

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