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      Published on 03-10-2011 05:01 AM
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      OE Tuning recently tuned three N52 based E90 3 series. The first car was a 2006 E90 325i on 91 octane that was completely stock. The second car was an E90 328i also on 91 octane and completely stock. The E90 330i had an aftermarket filter and BMW performance exhaust, also on 91 pump gas. These cars all share the same basic motor but with different intake plenum designs and tunes. They were all flashed with an off the shelf tune available from OE Tuning for $395. The results are quite interesting, check out the graphs below. ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 07:53 PM
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      The S50B32 is a thing of beauty. This was the E36 M3 motor we did not get in the States but should have if BMW respected us. Well, too late for that, but not too late for Active Autowerke to release a supercharger for the popular motor. Unlike the US S50's, the S50B32 has indpendent throttle bodies and you can see how the Active manifold feeds into them. The blower used is an HKS unit likely the GTS8550. Pricing has not been revealed yet but a teaser dyno shows gains of 124 whp, very nice. ...
      Published on 03-08-2011 04:52 AM
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      What the Swedes do with turbo BMW's is absolutely incredible. Some of your are familiar with PPF out of Sweden, a company that has done some ridiculous turbo BMW's. This is an S50B32 Euro motor out of the E36 M3 with a precision 8285R billet turbo at 30 psi running E85. Keep in mind, the 1220 horsepower is seen on an engine dyno, not at the wheels, but when you are talking about over 1000 horsepower it is ridiculously impressive no matter what. Check out the vid and pictures below and expect some record setting 1/4 mile times soon. ...
      Published on 03-08-2011 03:00 AM
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      Now this is what we call some serious bimmer boost, a project more than worthy of recognition and admiration. This E36 M3 belongs to davidtm5 who has a built S52 motor running a GTX 42 with Bavarian Solutions cams which has put down 953 whp at around 37 psi of boost. Yes, whoa. The setup sure looks to be 1000 whp capable and the owner does drag race so the power for an 8 second pass is there. We bow our heads in respect, check out the graphs and video below. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 11:45 PM
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      This video is from BimmerBoost member 3Fest who recently had his E46 330i tuned by OE Tuning. He tells us that some doubted his gains so he set up a run with a stock E36 M3 to prove the tune in the real world. The E36 M3 stock for stock is the faster car. Both cars are manual, E36 has a passenger. The video speaks for itself. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 09:51 PM
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      Duke Dynamics has released a more aggressive version of their diffuser for the Mtech E92 models. The new version has longer and sharper fins. This fits directly onto the factory rear Mtech bumper, no modification required, simply screws in. The finish is 1x1 carbon fiber look. Pricing is set at $250. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 07:43 PM
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      Here is an "interesting" video where Chris Bangle talks about supercar design. We definitely agree with what he says about innovation and how a supercar is more than just something that is incredibly fast. He makes some good points but then sort of loses us when he starts ranting about how Ferrari vs. Lamborghini design is like giving a car to your wife or mistress. It's interesting stuff nonetheless. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 04:01 AM
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      This latest F01 7 series package comes from the Swiss subsidiary of Mansory. As is customary these days, the modified front bumper incorporates LED's. You will also notice the carbon kidney grilles. A custom rear bumper is included to fit the unique Mansory take on the exhaust. Roof and trunk spoilers complete the appearance package. There also seems to be a camera in the drivers side kidney grille. No details on any engine tuning or horsepower gains from the exhaust have been released. ...
      Published on 03-05-2011 11:06 PM
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      Here is the second teaser video from BMW for the new M5 (that was fast, huh?). This video shows a few clips of the new M5 in the snow and Dr. Kay Segler tells us that he knows we are all waiting for it, he must be a prophet of some kind. No details are given and really the purpose of the video is to drive traffic to BMW's M-power.com website, but hey, enjoy the second of what will no doubt be a long string of teasers. ...
      Published on 03-03-2011 03:52 PM
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      Here is another rendering of the M6 Cab. We did these a while back but hey, nice to have a new rendering. This one is done by JonSibal for LeftLanenews and as Sibals (pricey) work typically is, the design is well executed. Would have liked to see the rear as well but we will take what we can get. ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 05:00 PM
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      AC Schnitzer premiered their new 5 series at Geneva. The ACS 5 Sport S as they call it is based on the F10 550i. To reach 540 horsepower the car gets a tune along with a full exhaust. Body modifications include a front spoiler, chrome grille, modified fenders, sideskirts, and rear spoiler and diffuser to fit the exhaust. AC Schnitzer adds 8 piston front and rear brakes as well. The fenders seem pretty tacky honestly and the entire package just doesn't seem to flow all that well. Enjoy the pics: ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 12:34 PM
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      BMW showed the Vision ConnectedDrive (which was already revealed earlier on the web) in the flesh at Geneva 2011. The lead designer stated the futuristic lines were played down for this concept (really?) and instead the focus is on technology. So what technology is in it? There is a dashboard LCD for the passenger side. There is also a heads up display that projects in 3D. There is a built in browser that can do things like automatically download playlists. So, great, BMW built and Ipad with wheels. No one seems to be focusing on what is under the hood or what the actual specs are supposed to be and BMW completely ignored that part and for the most part we will ignore this due to that. Check out the video of it at the Geneva show below. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 02:24 PM
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      This is barely news worthy as it really shows nothing but we have to cover it. BMW released their first video teaser for the new M5 which shows it quickly speed by. We are sure BMW is going to hype it with teasers like this until the official reveal just like they did with the 1M coupe. We would trade all these teasers in for a heartbeat to know what the specs are, which is what BMW should be using to build interest not little fly-by videos. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 12:58 PM
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      This compiles all of the known Upgraded Turbo Customers, specifically their dyno's if they have been posted on public forums. I am including known turbo customers even if they have not yet had the chance or inclination to dyno as of yet so that the company may still be represented as having a turbo upgrade option.

      I have done as much as I could to compile all the known modifications to the cars at hand. If you know more specifics or performance characteristics about a particular setup I will gladly update it. ...
      Published on 02-28-2011 11:01 PM
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      Most of you have seen the Hamann widebody X6 before. Hamann has released some new options for X6 owners with updated extras for the Tycoon Evo M program. New tailight styling is likely most noticeable. Various carbon options are now available including mirrors, roof spoiler, and the roof rails. A carbon diffuser is also included, yes, a lot of carbon in this update. New LED options are added as well to help one stand out as if the kit needs it. The interior also gets attention with custom leather and stitching options. A set of carbon ceramic brakes is also available that likely retail for a kidney or two. Enjoy the pics: ...