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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 08:08 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, BimmerBoost.com was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 04:47 PM
    Happy Holidays everyone! It's time for the next VTT giveaway and this one is a solid one that I think everyone will like. The Prizes: First place is a set of our GC's. Fully cast high flowing manifold for low back pressure, quick spool, low lag, and we've made 770+ whp with them. What's not to like? There is nothing in their class on the market. Second place is an inlet/charge pipe bundle. Let your turbos breath easy and save yourself a few hundred bucks while you're at it. Third place is $100 in store credit. Get a discount on a turbo system, help out with inlets, buy a bunch of T-shirts... knock yourself out, it's $100! The Details: Enter by posting here; enter only once. We're pushing this across multiple forums; enter only once on ONE forum or we reserve to throw your name out if we draw it. Yes, we'll find out, no it's not worth trying to cheat the system. Same goes for multiple accounts, you guys know the drill. Guys who just registered as new users on the forum are ineligible. Guys who simultaneously wear both a belt and suspenders are ineligible. (this means we reserve the right to d-q anyone for whatever reason we deem... well, reasonable) Winners have to post a product review on all the forums they're active on. Previous winners are ineligible (Sered!!!! you won enough!). We'll do the drawing for the winners on Monday, December 26 and post the results sometime during that day.
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  • rileyg's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 12:23 AM
    Just saw motiv is working on an n54 intake manifold. Says early 2017 release. Competition is good
    25 replies | 2040 view(s)
  • 135idct's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 07:49 PM
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
    11 replies | 1788 view(s)
  • all4bspinnin's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 09:15 AM
    Good morning all, Im tuning my first upgraded turbo car and im running into a small issue. Around 6000 RPM boost goes flat and the throttle progressively closes to keep it at 15.1 PSI. As you can see, I've pulled a ton of wastegate base and airflow out thinking it was just an over boost. Problem is, if I lower wgdc base/airflow the problem just follows it. I could set wgdc to 0% and it would still do the same thing. This leads me to believe I've hit some sort of limiter. Datalog below: http://datazap.me/u/all4bspinnin/log-1481078540?log=0&data=3-24 Last night I raised the bottom rows of load to torque 1 through 3 and i'll post another log from that in a few hours. Car is 09 335i with MMP Stage 1 turbos, Stg 2 fuel pump, Hotside inlets, and FBO, 93 oct Thanks for your help
    17 replies | 1163 view(s)
  • kurt danger's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 05:50 PM
    OK so I'm trying to do an mhd jb4 backend flash however my car doesn't want to connect to my jb4 app. I have no issues connecting to mhd but without getting onto the jb4 app, I cannot update or see what version IJEOS or I8AOS. I did try to use my friends k+DCAN Cable and otg adapter and I still have the same issue. what could be causing this problem?
    13 replies | 1511 view(s)
  • mfish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I'm one of those guys that can't stand Alpina D mode so I tried literally all the alternative trans flashes suggested on the forums. Looks like we'll have some custom flashing options in early 2017 but until then..... I had been running 7601494 for probably over a year and I thought I found the best compromise of them all. But it seems that was all the placebo affect. Personally I'm back on the 7601492 OEM flash. But I just wanted to let everyone know that on my 2009 E90 AT xdrive the 7601494 flash would slip in certain circumstances and was probably sending back funky values to the DME making it very hard to tune. I thought it had to do with the load to torque tables all along but it was really because I was running this flash on my trans. It also exacerbated my 5th gear torque limiter. I just figured I'd share so no one else makes the same mistake I did. Log of what I'm talking about is below: http://www.datazap.me/u/mfish123/wonky-trans-slipping-going-through-gears?log=0&data=3-7-15-23-28
    15 replies | 721 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 12:08 AM
    Back in October Pure Turbos announced a Stage 1 Turbocharger upgrade for the B58 3.0 liter I6 engine. The problem with the B58 engine is that it has a fuel cap limit around the 400 wheel horsepower mark. That is where Fuel-It! comes into the picture. This cap is software based so in the future it will likely be solved. How long that takes is anyone's guess but for now you can get around it in other ways. The results speak for themselves: We might see the B58 crack 500 whp pretty soon: The B58 may be the new N54.
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  • threetirtyfive's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:58 PM
    threetirtyfive started a thread Use OEM or Chinese? in N54
    Hi guys Just a heads up not to use non OEM sensors, my money saving plans didn't work out when my car's oxygen sensors failed; shortly after identifying the part numbers I hopped onto ali express and found what looked like identical wide band 02 sensors for 1/4 the price. First purchase looked good - sensor was identical to OEM, same looking male connector too. So I worked out how to remove the 02 sensor from above on the n54 engine, a right fiddle, but doable in about 45minutes with a flexible wrench and flexible extension bar. I cleared the codes, fired the car up, check light was off - great, went for a long drive, then the damn light was back on. Same error code on the sensor. Checking the heater circuit resistance showed it was open circuit. A quick email to the Chinese manufacturer and they posted me a replacement. After the eternal wait for post from China the second sensor came- I checked the heater wasn't open circuit first, then I spent another 45 minutes fiddling to get the duff sensor out, put this one in, reset the car then drove. The damn light was back on but the readings in MHD showed it wasn't dead, but the fault code showed it was out of range on deceleration. So I thought- ok now it must be the sensor is ok but I have a leaky injector on that bank. I started browsing injectors, planning to buy a couple. Then I found an OEM 02 sensor again which I thought i should try before splashing out on the £200 injectors, I went through the same procedure (an expert now in changing o2 sensors without raising the car :-/), reset the codes, went for a few drives- the deceleration lambda reading was now showing (correctly) over 200 on both banks. So I saved myself wasting more money after thinking the injectors were faulty by going through THREE o2 sensors before finding a working one... In future I'll be sticking to OEM, the Chinese sensors are either dead or partially functional so I wasted loads of time and not so much money to find that out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    If you are going to claim to build a limited edition car and this is a major selling point, keep it limited. An additional 103 M4 GTS models being produced is not some huge amount but it certainly means you can not believe BMW's marketing material. BMW stated there would not be more than 700 M4 GTS vehicles produced. Whoops. A big whoops if you happened to be one of the people dealers took advantage of by putting a huge markup on the car under the guise of it being limited to only 700 models. It certainly will be interesting to see if anyone who paid over sticker makes a big deal about this. There are now over 800 cars according to the VIN numbers with some extra 27 for promotional purposes such as magazine comparisons and car shows. The bottom line? Don't trust BMW's marketing. Source
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Just need to vent. Yesterday my wife was at the board meeting for the non-profit she sits on. While her car was parked out front some douche canoe side swiped it in the parking lot. Somehow they hit literally every body panel on the driver's side, plus both wheels/tires. I don't think I could do that if I tried. And the icing on the cake? They drove off without leaving a note. Fortunately, they left a bunch of their own car parts behind, including a side marker that I was able to track back to a 2003-2010 Audi A8, plus a headlight cleaner cover that shows it is silver (there was a fair amount of paint transfer that also confirmed that). I'm bound and determined to track them down. I hate fuckers that ding doors and don't leave a note, let alone this bullshit. Wish there was some way for a commoner like me to pull registrations for a specific make/model. I need more friends that are police officers. :lol: Anywho. It can always be worse and I know there are much greater problems in the world. But as a car enthusiast community I figured you all would feel my pain. And there has to be a joke in here somewhere about Audi owners being shitty drivers :rolleyes: -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 06:19 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
    12 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Remember Forgeline announcing their Carbon+Forged wheels last week? Well, they are going to cost you $4k per wheel. Ok, to be accurate a 20 inch wheel starts at $3850 but you might as well round up. A set of these after taxes, tires, and mounting is going to run almost $20k. Who is going to buy these? Is there a market, sure. However, it's not going to be your average enthusiast when a set with tires might cost more than what their whole car is worth. Forgeline also did not provide any weights. If someone is going to pony up this kind of coin for a carbon barrel wheel they want to know what it weighs or else what are they paying for? If interested, start saving now. Cutting-Edge Directional Split-Five Spoke Center Machined From 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum Thickly-Scuplted Angular Spokes "Wrapped" Lug Holes Thick Chamfered Spoke Bases That Alternate Along the Rim Register Revolutionary Proprietary Carbon Fiber Barrel Lightweight Low Rotational Inertia Minimal Deflection Excellent Fatigue Strength Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Exceeds All Existing SAE and TUV Test Specifications Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Surpasses the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test Standard Intended for Street Use. Not Recommended for Track Applications. Available in 20 and 21-inch Fitments Customizable Finish Options (Aluminum Center Only) Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Finished in High-Gloss Natural Carbon Weave Legendary Forgeline Quality and Customer Service
    10 replies | 97 view(s)
  • d21spike's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 02:51 PM
    d21spike started a thread My N54 Top-end Rebuild in N54
    I tend to mostly acquire information rather than post a whole lot but I figured I'd share my little adventure. My car is a 2007 BMW 335i with roughly 116k on the clock, purchased with 85k on it. Maintenance records were provided and pretty detailed at that. I try to be pretty thorough with my maintenance so in my ownership I've done the following: 6x Index 12 injectors around 90k 335is clutch around 90k Rear main seal (preventative) around 90k Walnut blasting around 90k OE plugs around 90k Waterpump/Thermostat around 90k Both primary O2 sensors around 90k Valve cover gasket around 100k Oil Filter Housing gasket around 100k Oil Cooler Housing gasket around 100k Oil Pan gasket around 100k Waterpump/Thermostat around 110k (Cracked housing) Performance parts: JB4 G5 BMS/MHD Pump BEF BMS DCI N54Tuning Downpipes Synapse BOV With that out of the way, about 2 month's ago at 4300rpm my main timing bolt decided to let loose on me. I was able to just pull it out after I was towed a few blocks home. I've never touched it prior to this happening. So I proceeded to dismantle the engine so I could see how bad things really were. Discovered the exhaust side rockers either knocked off completely or partially. Looking through the intake ports, it was evident valves were bent. One rocker bearing also got snapped in this ordeal. Pulling the camshafts, revealed some pretty extensive scarring to the exhaust cam lobes. After removing timing components, the end of the crank hub showed some damage. Finally, removing the cylinder head revealed the true extent of my damage. Visibly, I could confirm at least 20 of the 24 valves to be bent. With valves around $50 a piece and potential guide damage, I ended up sourcing a replacement head. First look at the block looked promising, gave a quick scrub to cylinder 1. Yanked the turbos out, boy they really are tiny in person. Anyways, the wastegates were really worn so those were replaced. The residue on the wheels is from my hands. More block cleaning, crosshatch visible, overall looked pretty good. The replacement head came back from the machine shop. Overall I wasn't entirely satisfied as looked like they barely cleaned anything and the decking wasn't very good. I ended up doing some cleaning on my own, still might do some more. New seals were installed and the head was pressure tested a-ok. Also pulled the non-return valves further showing evidence that they weren't very thorough. On a side note, these little guys probably should be checked periodically. Supposedly, this head had only 67k on it but it looks like it never had an oil change. Got a whole collection of parts going, I'll have a list below. Mainly the goal was to stick with OEM with vital and/or difficult to replace parts. Aftermarket was used for things that would be easy to service. Overall I think if I were to do this again, I would buy a replacement engine for less than what this is costing me. Then I would proceed to rebuild mine on a more relaxed schedule (winters here can be pretty brutal.) My hope is to have this car running better than before, definitely surprised me when this happened. Initally I was looking to refresh just the turbos this winter, intead a whole lot more happened. Anyways, the parts list.... 1 x OEM BMW Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Set - 11127572758 - $162.99 1 x Victor Reinz BMW Water Pipe Gasket - 11537545302 - $9.99 2 x Elring BMW Catalytic Converter Gasket - 18307553601 - $9.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line Gasket - 11422246091 - $0.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line O-Ring - 11427563453 - $5.39 12 x Elring BMW Turbo Line O-Ring - 11427558936 - $0.79 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585745 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585746 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Bolt Set - 11127574303 - $54.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Gasket - 11127557265 - $118.99 4 x OEM BMW Camshaft Rectaring - 11317587757 - $5.59 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540759 - $1.39 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540763 - $2.69 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540758 - $3.19 1 x OEM BMW Head-Thermostat Coolant Hose - 11537541992 - $42.29 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain - 11318618317 - $74.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Guide - 11317542837 - $63.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Slide Rail - 11317516093 - $35.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Sprocket - 11317502180 - $19.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Tensioner - 11317584723 - $70.99 2 x OEM BMW VANOS Collar Screw - 11367524954 - $4.39 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub - 11237570107 - $82.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Bolt - 11211439395 - $11.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Washer - 11237557561 - $17.99 1 x OEM BMW Oil/Vac Sprocket - 11417589309 - $26.99 1 x OEM BMW Crankshaft Seal - 11117547842 - $30.99 1 x INA BMW Rocker Arm - 11337559797 - $15.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Tensioner Aseembly - 11287563927 - $55.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287557851 - $23.37 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287556251 - $23.26 1 x Contitech BMW Serpentine Belt - 7PK1855 - $23.16 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791469 - $9.39 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791470 - $8.49 2 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe O-Ring - 13717568030 - $5.56 I was posting much of this in my support thread (tuning help) on N54Tech, but I figured I'd share here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Criticism, well just try to be constructive but I always have an open ear. Aside from that, the car is nearing reassembly just waiting on the crank seal removal tool.
    6 replies | 584 view(s)
  • ericsmc83's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:24 PM
    18 month old JB4 G5 module (N54 version) with the anti-lag chip/wire already installed and data cable. Only thing to note is the data cable no longer has its shroud and the two locking screws are missing (see pic). Otherwise in good condition. No longer have a need for it and looking to pass it on. $350 shipped and insured contig US Eric
    4 replies | 775 view(s)
  • sahyoun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    sahyoun started a thread P3 Gauge with Flash in N54
    Hi guys, I had a P3 gauge on my K-Line 335i and it stopped working when I installed the JB4. P3 let me know that it is not compatible with the JB4. I'm on the MHD flash now without any piggeyback and I'm wondering if it will work with the MHD flash. I need to order some more parts for the gauge but I wanted to know if it works with the MHD before I spend any cash on it.
    6 replies | 301 view(s)
  • DavidV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    Car: Mercedes-AMG GT R; Driver: sport auto's Test Driver Christian Gebhardt; Track: Nordschleife; Laptime: 7.10,92 min (rounded up: 7.11 min); Tyre: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2; World's exclusive first test Mercedes-AMG GT R:
    3 replies | 701 view(s)
  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 06:32 PM
    For sale is my JB4 G5 and BMS 2.2 GAL meth kit with dual CM5 nozzles. Prices are shipped. JB4 $350 Meth kit $450 Will do $750 shipped for both if bough together.
    2 replies | 700 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 01:36 AM
    We all know the 918 Spyder is quick and fast. A PorscheBoost member has run 10 flat in his at 144+ miles per hour. We all also know Nissan GTR's can be upgraded to put out absurd horsepower. That hardly makes the car the 918's equal though. You can make anything fast in a straight line. Still, it certainly is impressive how quickly this GTR moves. Well, once it catches up. In the first run the 918 Spyder jumps and it takes the GTR a while to catch and pass it. The second run has a better start or the GTR and it pulls much more quickly. Now how about running them on a roadcourse and seeing what happens? Frankly, who cares. Is there really anyone on the planet that would rather have a Nissan GTR than the engineering masterpiece that is the 918 Spyder?
    3 replies | 270 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 01:50 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 02:36 PM
    Via WYFF news 4: “A train carrying close to 100 BMW vehicles from the Greer plant derailed in Fairfield County on Sunday, according to officials. In a release Monday from Norfolk Southern, officials said the wreck happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday near the Newberry/Fairfield county line at the town of Blair. The train was on its way to Charleston when it derailed near Highway 213 and Alston Road, according to officials. The area is adjacent to the Broad River and also near the town of Peak. Two locomotives, 10 of 96 train cars and 97 BMW cars were damaged, officials said. WYFF News 4 BMWs inside of wrecked train car Officials said there were no injuries and the derailment did not cause any traffic issues. Barkley Ramsey with the Lebanon Fire Department said the incident happened because of a malfunction. He said there was no hazardous material found so there is no harm to the community. Crews were on scene early Monday morning. WYFF News 4's Aubrey Jackson said she could see people in hard hats at the scene. Norfolk Southern officials aid crews were able to re-rail both of the locomotives and four of the rail cars. They said crews will work through the day to move the damaged cars away from the tracks and make track repairs so service on the line can resume. The cause of the derailment is under investigation, officials said. The Newberry County Sheriff's Office said traffic delays are expected as crews move in heavy equipment. The sheriff's office said a road closure is expected at some part of the operation.”
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    The B58 engine is starting to make a name for itself in the BMW aftermarket. Just the other day BimmerBoost posted an F30 340i with the Pure Turbos Stage 1 turbocharger upgrade and methanol injection courtesy of Fuel-It! that made 481 horsepower to the wheels. This is that exact same 340i racing a stock C7 Z06. A stock C7 Z06 LT4 motor makes over 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels and horsepower in the upper 500's. The car is slightly lighter and makes much more power and torque than this 340i. It is no surprise the BMW loses here but it is realistic for a modded 340i to take on a Z06 especially as tuning and fueling are fleshed out on the B58 motor. BMW 340i - JB4, Pure Stage 1 turbo, BMS intake, BMS meth kit (480 wheel hp) C7 Z06- Stock
    3 replies | 174 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 11:45 PM
    Auto Bild in Germany decided to do a drag race (poorly) the BMW F22 M240i and the Porsche 718 Cayman. This is the standard Cayman with a 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0 liter flat-four. It is giving up a liter and two cylinders to the F22 M240i B58 I6. Yet the lighter Cayman still wins. The PDK transmission no doubt helps. We do not get an in car view for whatever reason and you would think Auto Bild could do a bit better. There also isn't a video of the launch as they pan when the cars are already moving, strange. They also just provide the elapsed times and no trap speeds. Why do they suck so badly at this? Still, if you have an M240i and want to beat a Cayman or Cayman S, get a tune (and a downpipe).
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 AM
    A long time ago Hamann was a respected BMW tuner. Now? They are a joke. Why? Because their 'tuning' consists of body kits and wheels. Hamann is the ultimate sellout. They realized long ago why should they bother doing any actual tuning work when spoilers and wheels require far less effort and generate far more profit? If you are someone out there who wants teal wheels on your M2 by all means call up Hamann. What is the tuning here? A front lip, side skirts, a spoiler, and wheels that will actually slow the car down? Hamann claims to bump the car up to 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque which should offset the performance lost by the increased drag and heavier wheels but of course does not provide a dyno to support any of their claims. That is what a company posing a tuner does. Hamann is nothing more than someone who rebrands springs and offers cosmetic upgrades. If you want serious tuning for your M2, look elsewhere.
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  • Surquhar's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 07:18 PM
    I was able to get out to Daytona this weekend for the Ferrari World Finals event at Daytona. It was absolutely incredible. They had around 10 F1 cars there - 2013 and earlier - V8, V10, and V12's. First time ever around Daytona and they sounded incredible - ear splitting loud at 18,000 rpms. They also had all the FXX customer cars there as well as a huge car show with just about every Ferrari you can imangine including a bunch of Laferraris and the 55,000,000 Daytona. $30 bucks with infield parking and pit/garage passes. Pretty good deal.
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