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      Published on 12-11-2011 07:23 PM
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      The BMW 6 series Gran Coupe 650i will have 450 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This is 50 more horses than the standard 650i coupe. The N63 V8 was revised for duty in the heavier Gran Coupe but we do not know what changes were made. It will be interesting to see if it is software only or if there are hardware changes which no doubt many 650i, 550i, X5 xDrive50i, and X6 xDrive50i owners will be interested in retrofitting. ...
      Published on 12-11-2011 07:21 AM
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      Well here it is, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The final product is... stunning. The car will come in two flavors initially with the 640i and 650i. All wheel drive is likely to be an option but it is unknown if it will be available for both motors. The interior of the car is especially striking with BMW simply doing a great job on the interior. There is far more leg room offered by the Gran Coupe by virtue of it using the F10 wheelbase. It will go on sale in late 2012, pricing yet to be announced. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 09:49 PM
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      PP-P Performance put up a dyno vide of the new F10 M5 on their dyno dynamics. The car put down 444 horsepower to the wheels (we are trying to get the graph) and PP-P based on their baseline corrected this out to 573 horsepower. Is the M5 putting out more than the 560 horsepower BMW rated it at? We would think it pretty much has to as the X5M with all wheel drive, less boost, and lower compression is rated at 555 horsepower. The F10 M5 routing its power to the rear wheels through a more efficient dual clutch drivetrain with more boost is likely much stronger. This dyno run is just the first solid evidence we have to prove it. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 06:52 AM
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      The new N20 4 cylinder has not even made it into the 3 series yet it is already winning awards. Offered in the F10 528 and Z4 sDrive 28i the motor is getting tons of praise from just about everyone. The BMW N55 also made the list for the second year in a row. This brings BMW's total number of times to receive this award at 33, more than any other manufacturer. The real test though will be to see if the N20 is recognized by the International Engine of the Year awards. Definitely a good start for this motor. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 02:14 AM
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      We like what IND does. We really like what IND does. They simply have a way with modifying BMW's (and other cars) to a high level inside and out. Their paint work, parts, and the quality of their application just flat out sets the standard. Take a look at the 1M below if you need proof. The Orange color scheme is carried over to the interior and under hood tying everything together beautifully. The exhaust, diffuser, and aero pieces all compliment the 1M very well. A great job, as usual. ...
      Published on 12-08-2011 09:33 PM
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      We have completed our rapid prototype testing and are happy to report that we will be sending our HPF N54 intake manifold off to production next week with an expected genearl release date of May 2012. This new manifold allows everyone to run a secondary fuel system in conjunction with the N54 direct injection or turn the direct injection off and just run a standard fuel system. We will be selling the fuel rails and injectors that fit with our rail but anyone can source their own if they so desire. ...
      Published on 12-08-2011 06:12 AM
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      Vorsteiner has released their aero kit for the E70 X5M. Just like with the X6M, the pieces compliment the car well and are not overdone. The complete kit includes a vented hood, diffuser and add-on front lip. The parts are made out of autoclaved pre-preg carbon fiber and they simply look great. Pricing is yet to be announced, check out the official Vorsteiner X5M site here: http://www.vorsteiner.com/x5m/ ...
      Published on 12-07-2011 11:01 PM
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      Vorsteiner released their titanium exhaust for the F10 550i with the twin turbo N63 V8. The exhaust offers weight savings although Vorsteiner did not specify what the exact weight saved with the exhaust over the OEM piece is. The exhaust has dual canisters dual walled adjustable exhaust tips. Pricing was not announced although it is available for order and for additional information please contact Vorsteiner directly: www.vorsteiner.com ...
      Published on 12-07-2011 02:48 AM
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      News on the HPF single turbo 335 N54 kit had died down for a while but HPF renewed interest by posting photos of their currently development. Rest assured, it is coming. What struck us is that Chris (owner of HPF) stated they intend to get this motor over 800 wheel horsepower. A lofty goal indeed as fueling and tuning solutions still need to take place. If anyone is going to make it happen it looks like a good bet is HPF. ...
      Published on 12-06-2011 02:41 AM
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      These are some very impressive results. The M3 used is a DCT as which has slightly higher drivetrain losses than the manual making cracking 400 whp in naturally aspirated form on 91 octane quite the achievement. The baseline for the M3 was 351 whp, spot on. With an air filter and under drive pulley it hit 367 wheel horsepower. With the addition of a GIAC tune and exhaust including X-pipe the car hit 400 whp for a gain of 49 horsepower at the wheels, very nice. The car will be tested next with an Evolve tune and we will report how it compares to the GIAC. ...
      Published on 12-03-2011 07:37 AM
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      Here are some pictures of our "NEW" single 3.5" exhaust "with Resonator" for the BMW 335i. Our previous versions did not include the resonator and many people that have our Gen 1 versions wanted it to be a little quieter. People also wanted a better price. Not only did we accomplish both of these goals, we also kept the extremely high quality as you can see from the pictures below. We offer both flame style and polished titanium tips. ...
      Published on 12-02-2011 07:26 PM
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      This comes hot on the heels of the leaked out M550d horsepower figures. BMW released a teaser video showing an X6 "M" version with all the good details specifically blocked out. It sure looks to us like this is the X6 M550d or X6 M50d whatever the name will end up being. Just like the 5 series with the triple turbo diesel expect 381 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This actually makes a heck of a lot more sense if going for "efficient dynamics" than the X6M ever did and is a very exciting development. We just hope it comes to the USA, fingers crossed. ...
      Published on 12-01-2011 04:21 PM
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      G-power tends to make a lot of announcements with big, bold claims. Their recently revealed X6M Typhoon does not break this mold. G-power states their V3 performance kit ups the horsepower in the twin turbo S63 V8 to 725 and torque to 656 pound-feet. There is no dyno to substantiate this power claim they say they get with a tune, manifolds, and exhaust. From the dyno's we have seen claiming 175 horsepower gained with those modifications alone is not happening but no mainstream sites bother to question G-power's unsubstantiated claims. ...
      Published on 12-01-2011 01:08 AM
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      Well, this has been a rather lengthy road to completion but the transmission is basically complete. The car was dropped off by SSP last month to Gintani who should have the motor in by the end of this week. The problem is SSP mounted their trans cooler in the location the heat exchanger for the supercharger needs to go so SSP will need to come to Gintani's facility to re-run their lines as the cooler will need to go in a different location. What took so long for this update? Well, we have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for SSP to send us details on the Viton seals that required 3 redesigns but never received the information on why these seals are superior to the stock units. ...
      Published on 11-29-2011 07:01 AM
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      Well, we are glad something is being done about the Pacific BMW Employees who took a brand new 1M for a joyride through the streets of Glendale. Yahoo reports that Vacheh Margoussian (21) was the driver and Artin Yazidjian (22) filmed. Margoussian will face a reckless driving charge along with another misdemeanor charge. No word yet on if Pacific BMW has returned the money they took from the owner in the form of a $10k markup. ...

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