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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 PM
    Nobody is saying AMG's can't handle well. The SLS Black Series obviously handles very well but it's also a different kind of car. You can't add 250 pounds to a car and increase its understeer and tell me it handles better. How many tests have the M5 beating the E63 before the facelift around the track? You're basing everything around a single lap of VIR? Seriously? Not even taking the specs of the cars into account? Yes the M5 is the E63 rival but the M6 doesn't have a direct rival from Mercedes. The SL is a two seat roadster. Sure the AMG's handle better than they did but the M5/M6 are still the lighter cars that are RWD. You are going to have more control of their chassis on the roadcourse with less understeer. There is no way around this.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 PM
    Funny because Audi actually won the manufacturers championship. Wonder if they will make a special addition as well?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    BMW has done well in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Masters) racing since its return. They won their first season back with an improbable come from behind victory in 2012. BMW also won in 2013 for back to back victories although Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the driver's championship. This year Audi wins the manufacturer/constructor title while BMW's Marco Witmann takes the driver's win in his M4 DTM car. Now, the M4 DTM car has absolutely nothing in common with the M4 street car other than the general design silhouette. Its chassis, transmission, engine, aerodynamics, and just complete overall design are completely different. So to celebrate the championship BMW is doing exactly what they did in 2013 by creating a lame special edition M car that has nothing to do with the race car and is not special at all. BMW took 23 Alpine White 2015 F82 M4 cars, gave them a matte black hood with colorful stripes, orange outlined kidney grilles, and black wheels. Boom, done, 'special edition' M4. BimmerBoost does not consider this car special. If you can go to anyone who does vinyl wraps and replicate this M4 it really isn't all that special. It's just an overpriced standard F82 M4 with some cosmetic changes. The E46 M3 CSL? That's a special edition M car. The E92 M3 GTS? That's a special edition M car. The M4 DTM Champion Edition? It's M marketing garbage. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Marco Wittmann's title win. 19.10.2014 Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. ### BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – Marco Wittmann commits long-term future to BMW and receives Formula One test. Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann's (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. "Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM." Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM's very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number – a very special memento of a very special season." "I am overwhelmed," said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience." In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature "DTM Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
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  • BlackRican's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    oops I was half sleep on that post when i was looking at another post on the m3forums
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    Gentlemen, thanks! It was actually done with around 98 Octane (110/93 mix) on top of that I was running 50/50 meth and 14 PSI, No E85, was planning to do so in the near future. WHP took me by surprise. Vargas, can you PM me an email so I can send you the file. I really don't know how to mess with the DJ winpep. maybe you can help me out with your request. The Dyno operator stated that the spike was due to wheel spin? He has seen that before. I really dont know, perhaps you can assist in reading the data. Thanks! Rechecked my plugs, GTG, checked my valve clearances, GTG, S/C oil, GTG, all preventive maintenance checks GTG! compression test GTG, so far no issues, I am running like I stole it! just a little OCD to ensure the reliability is there. Thanks to all for the props!
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  • mpower33's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    numbers aren't everything in tracks ! what i mean is that the amg might be faster but m cars will give you better feedback and experience . the sl63 is a great car but lets not forget the m6 is a gran tourer with 4 seats and cheaper
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    Those look fantastic. Any time frame on new models under your FlowForm lineup?
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  • mpower33's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    they all are good but some are better than others and ppp might have great world records but tbh i wouldn't feel that safe leaving my car for them , after all each customer chooses who he feels most safe with
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Daimler is messing around with all its naming schemes and the latest genius idea someone in their office had was to bring back the Maybach moniker. You probably know that Maybach was officially killed off in 2013 and Mercedes announced it would do so back in 2011. So what is going on here? Mercedes is splitting the car division three ways. Mercedes-Benz will denote the standard cars. Mercedes-AMG will be used with the performance cars. Mercedes-Maybach will now denote their premium luxury segment. This certainly brings up a lot of questions such as what will the first Mercedes-Maybach car be? Is Mercedes still doing the Pullman long wheelbase S-Class or will that now be a Maybach model after Mercedes specifically stated they were getting away from the Maybach name? Who knows what they intend to do but Maybach, at least for now, appears to be back. Source
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Great results here on a built motor supercharged E46 M3 which belongs to BimmerBoost member BMtroubleYOU. He got his S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports who dropped the compression to 11.0:1 (the OEM S54 is 11.5:1). He also added the VAC Motorsports Stage 1 ported cylinder head. Next up was a VF-Engineering VF570 kit which includes a Vortech V3si blower. As the motor is built he upped the boost to 14 psi along with 50/50 water methanol injection. The result is an impressive 633 wheel horsepower pull although there is a bit of a spike at the end. Regardless, there are multiple pulls over 600 wheel horsepower and this is one of the strongest supercharged E46 M3's in the world. Full details in the owner's own words below along with the dynographs. Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR Stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") Headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle bodies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    There are major changes in store for the Porsche 911, that much is certain. However, a recent report from CAR stated that when the 991 generation receives its mid-cycle refresh all models will be turbocharged. CAR is taking some major liberties with the details and that is what they typically do. To begin with, CAR does not have an official source on this. They do not have a quote from anyone, a picture of a turbo engine, or anything to go along with this report other than a test mule they are guessing off. We do know that Porsche has tested a new turbocharged powerplant in the 991 Carrera / Carrera S body but the motor was a turbo four-cylinder and not the new turbo flat-6 being reported. Now, the new turbo boxer four-cylinder engine is expected to be a fully modular platform and essentially the 911 flat-six with two cylinders removed and boost added. CAR says Porsche will downsize the flat-6 engine to 2.9 liters from 3.4. That certainly is possible as the four-cylinder will not hit that displacement. Where things get very speculative is that CAR states the 911 Carrera will go up to 400 horsepower. Ok, fine, that is possible. They then state the Carrera S will get a turbo 3.8 liter and go to 530 horsepower. Well, um, is that not basically what the 911 Turbo is? The Carrera S has never swelled by over 100 horsepower with a refresh and this redundancy in the lineup with the Turbo does not make sense. A rear wheel drive turbo 911 is a GT2 isn't it? Porsche stated the level of power they are making creates traction issues for a turbo rear wheel drive 911 plus the Carrera S also is available as a 4S. CAR is just guessing wildly. The GT3 will remain naturally aspirated so all 911's will not be turbo. At least not yet but signs sure point toward this. We will have to wait and get concrete details from a source that can actually tell us what the source for information actually is. Source
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  • Jacob502's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    lol. Ok. Just FYI. Three M157's were tuned by Renntech in the UAE and were re-tuned by Jimmy P from PP-P and gained more HP
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  • M177's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 AM
    My dear (renntech,weistec,ams,ect) aren't simple company they are full of R&D,s & they held world records. I don't think some one would be good than the other (renntech) still holds world record for the M157, & also the guys in p.p aren't bad they work hard and they work now on breaking renntech record
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 AM
    Oh sure AMG knows nothing handling. If it was just about awd and power why wasnt the rs7 faster? It also has AWD and just as fast if not faster then the e63 in a straightline. AMG obviously has the chassis and handling setup right. The E63 shouldnt be directly compared to the m6 its a four dour m5 rival. The m6's closest competitor is the RWD SL63 which ran even faster then the awd e63 and beat the m6 competition package time by 7 seconds. Its also lighter than the m6 coupe even though its a hardtop vert. A bolt on SL63 is no doubt faster than a bolt on m6. There is no doubt the m6 is strong but saying AMG is only good for stump pulling and the m5/6 are better track cars isnt the whole truth.
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