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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:06 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 10:53 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
    48 replies | 723 view(s)
  • islandroad83's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
    Hey guys a little new to this logging and wondering if i could get some help going over my log. I am in 3rd gear FBO running 93 OCT and wedge 9.5 deg flash. You can see what I have logged here, I just followed Terry's xml file for the Bav Tech, rather clumsy logging software. I also would of liked to log my LPFP but not sure have to do that via this cable. Also do i need to convert the boost with datazap or any more i should be logging? Thanks for the help. http://www.datazap.me/u/island-road/wedge-95-deg-fbo?log=0&data=1-2-3-4-5-6-8
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  • rader1's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
    Here is an in car video of the MOTIV Motorsport/OVERREV Fabrication shop car on track at UTCC at VIR. Running on a low boost 93 octane map Ryan Eversley piloted the car to a best time of 1:53 around the track making it the fastest privateer at the event and even beating teams like the Lamborghini super Trofeo team.
    28 replies | 913 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:15 PM
    Hey guys, We've got the Vargas Stage2 N55 turbo running on our 2011 135i DCT car and was finally able to hit up the dyno for a little tuning today. The vehicle is FBO but equipped with a CPE replacement catted DP. We've recently modified both the E series N55 ISO JB4 firmware for large turbo support and developed an entirely new back end flash. To enable the JB4 large turbo maps you just enable the 3.5 bar TMAP sensor using version 5.5 or later. This changes map 1 to 16psi, map 2 to 19psi, and methanol mapping as high as your turbo will take you. All with reduced taper to redline to let the larger turbo shine. Dyno testing was done on simulated 93 octane (91 + 1 can of NOS octane booster), and the methanol testing was done with a single CM10 nozzle. Overall very pleased with the results especially for an odor free vehicle. The pump map is a touch aggressive but really showcases what the turbo can do. On pump gas I think the car would come very close if not take our F80 M3 if the M3 is running the stock tuning. And on meth would come very close to the M3 on the E30 map.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:14 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
    Would you guys be interested in a group by deal? I will make this offer on BMW and Mercedes Mounts so we hopefully get more people in. I will keep this deal open from Today the 18th until next Friday the 25th. Please start a list of how is in. I will put the following offers on the table. Min-10 Unit Buy In-$39.95 15 Unit Buy In-$34.95 20 Unit Buy In-$29.95 Shipping is FREE is the US. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:23 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
    MDORPHN started a thread MDORPHN in N54
    Hit 50,000 miles on drive home from VIR where my 1M (aka "MDORPHN') successfully defended its title as fastest street production car in the 2014 Ultimate Track Car Challenge Now that I no longer need be concerned about warranty coverage, I can come out of the closet with a full list of my current modifications. BTW, the current set-up -- using Rob Beck's well-proven "hybrid" turbos -- will very shortly be replaced by a very elegant single turbo set up using a HTA GT3082R turbo w/ .82 A/R TiAL V-Band turbine housing. MDORPHN – 2011 1 Series M Coupe Fastest Street Production 2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Fastest Street Car and Fastest Privateer BMW 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge 1st in Class 2012 One Lap of America RB “hybrid” turbos AR downpipes proTUNING Freaks Cobb tune Helix intercooler and air intake RRT Racing-fabricated baffled oil pan and 32-row Setrab oil cooler Evolution Racewerks charge pipe AWE Tuning blow-off valves JRZ RS Pro (front)/RS1 (rear) coilovers/Swift springs E93 M3 front sway bar Bimmerworld precision lower control arm bearings and rear camber arm bearing kit Vorshlag camber plates BMS oil catch can RB-modified PCV valve Clutch delay valve delete BPM-coded Control Braking Control disable AeroMotions R2 rear wing RRT-customized Revozport splitter Cantrell Motorsports front brake rotor backing plates w/cooling ducts PFC DirectDrive rotors (front) Stoptech stainless steel brake lines Bimmerworld wheel studs 18 X 10” F/18 X 10.5” R Apex ARC-8 wheels w/BFG R1 tires (265/35 F & 285/30 R) P3 Vent Gauge v2 Schroth 5-pt. harness LUX 5000k angel eyes
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  • TurboSid's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:25 AM
    TurboSid started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: Picked up my Mineral White M4 yesterday in 4 Series and M4
    Going to try to do some official shots this week in between driving trying to reach 1200 miles asap. :) Will probably do BMW performance parts in the beginning and then see where the aftermarket community takes the S55.
    17 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Xearom3's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:13 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Great runs here courtesy of BenzBoost member Vasily1. We have seen his E63 AMG in action before. As a reminder, he has a prototype Renntech E63 AMG 4Matic M157 turbocharger upgrade on his car which is putting out something in the 850 horsepower range. We have seen some impressive performance from this car including runs with a Lamborghini Aventador as well as a supercharged C63 AMG and another tuned GTR. In this run video @Vasily1 takes on a PP-Performance Stage 2 tuned F13 M6 said to making 740 horsepower. In addition, a Nissan GTR with a quoted 700 horsepower is also in the mix. Thanks to multiple angles and good video quality we get a new view of the action. The M6 and GTR both put up a good fight. The E63 AMG S is the fastest of the trio though consistently managing to open up a gap between it and the other two cars up top. The only run the E63 loses is the very first one where the GTR gets the better start on it but the E63 starts reeling it in. As the other two cars are on stock turbochargers the power and torque advantage here clearly lies with the E63 AMG and it shows. That stated, the GTR and M6 do well against stout competition.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:47 PM
    It is nice to see before and after dragstrip comparisons like this. Before and after dyno results for various forced induction kits are plentiful but actual real world before and after 1/4 mile runs are far more rare. What we have here is a stock W204 C63 AMG coupe running at the PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) dragstrip in Florida. The baseline 1/4 mile run is a 12.502 second pass at 112.38 miles per hour. In Florida humidity that is about what a C63 AMG should run. The subsequent run is when the C63 AMG gets the Weistec 3.0 liter M156 supercharger package and also drag radials to help put the increased power and torque down on the strip. The result? A 10.585 second pass at 127.79 miles per hour. That is a huge real world difference. An extra 15+ miles per hour of trap speed and 2 seconds cut off the elapsed time. The 3.0 liter blower is providing a massive boost, pun intended.
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  • bobS's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 09:19 PM
    bobS started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: Vid: M3 GTS screaming on the nurburgring in 3 Series and M3
    This vid is awesome.... Makes me want to go drive the shit out of my m3
    13 replies | 134 view(s)
  • richpike's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:27 PM
    richpike started a thread E60 M5 vs E60 535i in N54
    I really like Jalopnik and this is a well written and accurate article on the N54 powered 535. The only thing they might have missed is the Alpina flash for the auto (although can you get that on an E60?). http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/10-reasons-the-e60-535i-is-better-than-the-m5-1608323644 -Rich
    8 replies | 238 view(s)
  • lfelunden's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 07:28 PM
    Car is an Alpina B3S Biturbo VTT Stage 2 turbos AMS fmic AR catless dp Forge DVs(leaking??) ER Chargepipe JB4 G5 ISO + BMS Meth kit - although running map 0 with a flash I was thinking if it could be boost solenoids/DVs or something totally different. At partial throttle car runs great, also at WOT when it's fairly cold (oil at 90 degrees celcius) When it get warm (105-120C) Then sometimes the boost fluctuates at WOT. Look at this log: http://datazap.me/u/lfelunden/map-0?log=0&data=1-4
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Vertigo's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 10:21 AM
    In an attempt to try and contribute as much as I do on N54tech, I wanted to give anyone installing a LPFP a word of caution. Specifically, you 535 guys who have to remove the plastic hose the cuts across the tank over to the drivers side from the LPFP outlet and gets replace with rubber fuel hose. MAKE SURE you use GATES submersible Fuel hose GATES part number is 27093 for 1ft of 5/16 inner diameter. You will need about 18" - 22". If you use any other fuel hose the outside layer will split exposing the braided core and the fuel will escape from the hose. This specific hose must be used.
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  • CaliforniaBred's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:03 PM
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 335I. The mileage currently sits at 62XXX. The reason I post it as that is due to the fact that I may drive it every now and then. It is a 2009 Alpine White Coupe with an Automatic Transmission. It has the premium and sport packages with the extended beige interior. This vehicle has been modified and all stock parts will also be included. The vehicle was in a fender bender in 2011. I have paperwork documenting what was replaced by a certified Geico auto body. In short it was the headlight/foglight/fender/lower control arm. No structural damage. Modifications: JB4 G5 ISO Board Cobb V2 Handheld Evolution Racewerks Competition Intercooler with Carbon Fiber Shroud Evolution Racewerks Charepipe with Tial 40mm BOV VRSF Downpipes Muffler Delete Coolingmist 2.2gallon Methanol Kit with JB4 FSB for Safety--Dual Nozzle Setup Burger Motorsports DCI Apex Race Wheels ARC-8 17x9.5 square with 255/40/17 Front and 275/40/17 rear Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers Currently Have the rear seat pulled out and in storage as I never have anyone ride in the back. Stock Suspension/wheels/intake box/charge pipe/intercooler will be included with sale. Open to offers and trades. No low ballers please. I have not checked on the status of the title however as I stated previously minor cosmetic damage only.
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  • Oxide's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 04:22 PM
    Oxide started a thread M50/52 + S50/52: Alternator Relocation in M50/S50/S52/M52 + M20/M30, S14, S38
    Alright so i'm installing an Eaton M90 SuperCharger on my 94 325i. I just bought a 140amp Alternator and will be removing the a/c compressor and replacing it with my alternator. My Supercharger will go where the Alt was, does anyone have any tips for relocating the alt or known if the visionracing alt plate for the m42 will work for my m50??
    12 replies | 111 view(s)
  • N54GASM's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 12:45 AM
    Lets start off with, I love my JB4:dance: I get so much more out of driving now and I cant see myself ever going back to stock. But, my clutch doesnt seem to like it so much and I have been demoted to Map 4. I'm looking to get a SPEC stage 2 and found one for an amazing deal on craigslist; however its for a 330i. Will this work? I would think that it might not be as rigid as the 335 stage 2 but I would assume its better than stock. Like I said, a great deal. I would like to exhaust this avenue before I shell out for one I know will work. Please ellaborate on whether it will fit or not. Thank you guys and I'm happy to be part of this forum. Its a great jump from driving my jetta 1.8t and looking to vwkotex for answers to my vw's electrical nightmares.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 03:33 AM
    The G63 6x6 AMG is an absolutely insane monster of a vehicle that is basically a twin turbo all wheel drive German tank with power sent to six wheels. Brabus is importing these G63's as MBUSA does not at $850k+ a pop. What you may not know is that Weistec is also importing these 6x6 G63 AMG's. Not only are they importing them but they are also upgrading them with the bevy of tuning parts available in the Weistec M157 AMG engine catalog. Take a moment to let this sink in. You can in theory have a 6x6 G63 AMG with upgraded Weistec M157 turbochargers sending somewhere in the region of 700 horsepower to all six wheels. That much power moving 9000 pounds of six wheeled German metal? Yes, please! The pockets necessary to get a 6x6 G63 AMG and then modify it on top obviously need to be deep. Very, very, very, very, deep to make a point of emphasis. If you have the money these photos below certainly make a strong argument for acquiring this vehicle and upgrading the turbochargers. The exclusivity is worth every penny. WEISTEC | G63 6X6 Our ECU tune has surpassed the 600 wheel horsepower mark on a completely stock vehicle. Up to 608 WHP | 660 WTQ Downpipe and Exhaust Replacing factory downpipes delivers significant gains in power, throttle response, and exhaust tone. Up to 645 WHP | 724 WTQ Turbocharger Upgrade More power to an already potent platform, our turbocharger upgrades are available for your V8 Biturbo AMG. Up to 730 WHP | 730 WTQ
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:32 PM
    Diesel sales are on the rise. Audi USA diesel sales are on a dramatic rise with sales increasing four times in 2014 over 2013. That is a huge jump and it should show to German executives that Americans not only like the idea of diesels, they buy them. For some reason the Germans continue to think Americans do not want diesels and they reserve their best diesel models for Europe. This is not just Volkswagen but Audi and BMW as well. BMW of course has the incredible M50d tri-turbo diesel models they do not bring over. Audi has an absolutely badass 493 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque twin turbo V12 diesel they do not bring to the USA and a diesel version of the SQ5 they also omit the US market with. Volkswagen is considering an 'R' range of diesel cars including a GTD R Golf model they no doubt intend to omit the US with. What gives? Diesel sales are through the roof. When will the Germans realize the US market will buy diesels? The problem is not us buying them, it's them not delivering the cars. U.S. Clean Diesel Car Sales Increase 25% in 2014; Overall U.S. Car Market is Up 4% WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. clean diesel car sales have increased 25 percent during the first six months of 2014 while the overall U.S. car market has increased by 4.2 percent, according to data compiled by Hybrid Cars.com and Baum and Associates. The 2014 clean diesel sales total includes six months of consecutive sales increases, including double digit increases in March (+ 39.5%), April (+ 60.4%) and May (+26.8%). June 2014 was the 43rd monthly increase in clean diesel sales in the past 47 months, with 31 of those months registering double-digit increases. 2014 Clean Diesel & Hybrid Car Sales Vs. 2013 Monthly Sales Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 *Clean Diesels + 6.8% + 4.5% +39.5% +60.4% +26.8% + 8.8% Hybrids (-20.4%) (-23.9%) (- 5.5%) (- 7.9%) + 6.6% (-12.7%) Overall Market (- 3.0%) (- 0.1%) + 5.6% + 8.0% +11.2% + 1.1% *(Diesel car and SUV markets only - does not include light duty pickup trucks or vans.) (Source: Hybrid Cars.com and Baum and Associates) "Sustained and mostly double-digit increases in sales each month over a four year period prove that U.S. consumers are embracing the benefits of clean diesel technology and its proven, high fuel efficiency, great driving performance, and long-term value," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. "The consistently positive sales trends for clean diesel are particularly noteworthy since they have occurred over a recessionary economic period when diesel fuel prices have trended upward, and consumers have many more fuel efficient vehicle choices than ever before. Today, the clean diesel choices include 27 cars and SUVs, nine vans and 10 pickup trucks. We expect that number to nearly double in the next 18 months, and we expect that more models in more brands will only generate higher sales in the future. "While diesel cars and pickup trucks make up only three percent of the overall U.S. vehicle market, most analysts predict continued growth in the U.S., with many believing the diesel market will double by 2018." The Hybrid Cars.com/Baum and Associates sales information follows data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum released last month that showed clean diesel vehicle registrations (cars, SUVS, vans and pickups) had increased by 30 percent from 2010 through 2013. Link to press release: http://www.dieselforum.org/news/california-texas-and-florida-lead-u-s-in-high-mileage-diesel-and-hybrid-passenger-vehicles Diesels Have 30% Better Fuel Efficiency Than Gasoline Vehicles Schaeffer said Americans are seeking more fuel efficient cars and are learning that clean diesel vehicles are about 30 percent more fuel efficient that gasoline equivalents. In addition, he said the new federal fuel efficiency standards that will require a 54.5 mpg average by 2025 will also boost clean diesel auto sales, as auto manufacturers introduce more diesels in the U.S. to help meet these standards.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:51 PM
    Not everyone has the luxury of picking up their brand new BMW M car in Europe courtesy of BMW's European Delivery program. This gentleman by the name of Michael Hsu was able to do exactly that with his brand new Yas Marina Blue F82 M4 and snap some great pictures of the experience. How about breaking in your brand new M4 in the Swiss Alps as well? Driving experiences do not get much better than this. Enjoy the photos from the owner and story courtesy of Nick Gregson of Modbargains: We’re not really jealous people, but every once and a while, someone has the opportunity to do something so incredible that you can’t help but be envious. Our Friend Michael Hsu is overseas right now, driving the absolutely incredible Gotthard Pass in Switzerland, taking European Delivery of his brand new 2015 F82 BMW M4, in Yas Marina Blue, my personal favorite color for the car. It’s truly one of those “Bucket List” experiences. BMW’s European Delivery program, by all accounts I’ve heard, has been fantastic. Seeing just a few photos from this incredible experience, I have to believe that. The Yas Marina Blue is a perfect match for the positively incredible mountain passes of Switzerland. If I found myself in this situation, it’d take quite a bit to convince me that it wasn’t actually some amazing dream. Looking at the pass, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect car for the occasion than the F82 BMW M4. The snow gives a sharp contrast to all the greenery surrounding it. It reminds me of my own experiences in the beautiful ranges of Utah around Park City, only better. The grass really IS greener on the other side of the pond. Huge thanks to Michael Hsu for letting us share these breathtaking photos with you – I can’t imagine a better way to start your love affair with your new BMW than enjoying it on incredible roads like this and the outright speed of the Autobahn. Once he comes back stateside, yes he’ll have that M4 for a while, but Micheal will always have a fantastic story to tell about the experience. Should you be taking delivery stateside, there’s still lots of great roads to enjoy right here at home, like the famous Snake of Mulholland, Mulholland Raceway – or my personal favorite, Glendora Mountain Rd – and there’s always Tail of The Dragon if you’re on the other side of the states. The M4 is a darn fine car right out of the box, but should you want to change it up with new wheels for F82 M4 or pull even more power out of it, you can get your BMW M4 upgrades right here at ModBargains; our Modification Experts already have fitment specs to recommend the perfect set of Forgestar or HRE Flow Form wheels for your M4; Call the Mod Experts today at 714-582-3330. Story by Nick Gregson Photos courtesy Micheal Hsu
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  • Vert-igo's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:23 AM
    All the work was done by myself in my garage with the car up on jack stands to install the Saad Racing Stage 3. The kit came from J.R at Redline Speed Worx and all tech/install support was given by James @ Saad Racing. Both of these gentlemen are excellent to deal with. I have to give extra props to James who always answers my emails and calls with regards to this install - there have been a lot! The block is not built yet and as such I will not be bothering with any dyno time. The purpose of the DIY was to understand how everything goes together in the kit and so that I am not reliant on any Shop to do work for me aside from building the motor. I expect the car to head to Saad later in the year to upgrade the internals and allow me to turn the boost up. PARTS: http://www.redlinespeedworx.com/saad-racing-stage-3-turbo-system-bmw-e46-m3 SAAD Stage 3 w/ Precision Turbo 6766 Dual Ball Bearing SAAD Stage 2 Fuel System with Flex Fuel (FIC 1100cc) SAAD / ProEFI HO Ignition System SAAD Billet Mounts SAAD Catch Can ProEFI - Pro128 w/ CAN Screen Magnus Launch Control SAAD / Redline Speed Worx 4" Cat Back Exhaust Nitrous Express System - Saad Direct Port Wet And a little Status race seat porn.
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