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      Published on 04-24-2012 09:49 PM
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      BMW was absent from DTM for a long time, over two decades. If one would like to see BMW's DTM racing statistics, that information is available here. The first race is this Sunday and BMW is not pulling any punches. They are letting everybody know they are back and playing for keeps. This is a fantastic BMW Motorsport teaser video and it has us pumped up for the start of the season. DTM is going to be better than ever. ...
      Published on 04-24-2012 07:09 PM
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      The F10 M5 is a pretty quick car trapping in the low 120's stock. The C6 Z06 is also no slouch and has run 10's stock as well as trapped in the high 120's. More realistically though it is low to mid 120 trap car in the 1/4 mile. With even a decent tune, a C6 Z06 is not going to lose or even run door to door with an F10 M5. This is the problem with M5board videos as the former owner likes to make BMW's look faster than they really are. ...
      Published on 04-24-2012 01:28 AM
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      Congratulations to Saad Racing and Pro-EFI for a record setting run at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dragstrip. This is a difficult track to have record settings runs at due to the desert climate but the car was able to run an impressive 10.56@142. At a different track in better conditions, this will likely improve considerable. The run was 2/100th's off the ET record which is also currently held by Saad and Pro-EFI for street BMW's. This car belongs to BimmerBoost member ZooyorQ and we know this won't be the last we will be seeing it at the strip. Congrats to all involved. ...
      Published on 04-20-2012 03:11 AM
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      Here is Hamann's F10 M5 kit and it is a bit disappointing considering their F12 6 Series effort was actually pretty good. As this is a widebody kit, new widened fenders are included along with the modified front and rear bumpers as well as sideskirts. The front on this is rather bland with LED's seemingly tacked on. The fenders just do not look clean and neither do the two spoilers, trunk and roof. The Hamann F12 6 Series was more innovative and cleaner, this is just too much stuff tacked on simply to be there. 21x9.5 front and 21x12 rear wheels with 265/30 and 325/25 tires respectively round this out. ...
      Published on 04-19-2012 04:50 PM
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      Uh oh, it seems to be true, the ladies do love BMW's! A survey by Illicit Encounters states that there is an intrinsic link between success and cheating. We will take the compliment that a BMW equals success. Additionally, married women are most likely to cheat with a BMW owner. The survey also claims BMW drivers are less likely to settle for an unsatisfying relationship. BMW owners polled who said they were unfaithful were more than double the next group which was Audi owners. This proves once and for all that Quattro simply is not as exciting. No word on just how irresistible the opposite sex finds modified BMW's such as supercharged M3's but based on the numbers here our boosted brethren are going to have vibrant social lives. ...
      Published on 04-18-2012 11:52 PM
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      We wish we could say this was new news but it isn't. We reported this just about 2 years ago yet other sites did not seem to believe us. Well, a recent Car and Driver interview with head of BMW M Friedrich Nitschke confirms our two year old story. Car and Driver asks him point blank, "Will you have an M Performance 7-series to compete with the Audi S8 and the Mercedes S-class AMG?" The response? "We are considering it." ...
      Published on 04-18-2012 03:31 AM
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      By now everyone knows all about the BMW i8. A quick refresher, this is BMW's hybrid sports car with horsepower in the 350-400 range and a price point estimated around the $150,000 mark. It will be fairly exclusive and offer excellent performance for the reported 78 mile per gallon capability. The styling of the concept was ostentatious to say the least and many of us have wondered how it will translate into production. These renderings tone the color schemes and body work down slightly but still keep the original design intact. If this is what the real thing looks like, then this is going to be one hot car. ...
      Published on 04-17-2012 10:47 PM
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      Companies are like people. As the years advance a business can grow, change, and evolve to respond to changing markets. Eisenmann’s approach has been rather different in this respect. Eisenmann has no side business, no secondary interests, and no distractions. For the past 27 years Eisenmann has maintained a singular focus based on hand crafting the finest possible exhaust systems and for the past 27 years Eisenmann has maintained their love for BMW automobiles. ...
      Published on 04-17-2012 02:50 AM
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      The start of the highly anticipated 2012 DTM season is less than 2 weeks away. BMW has a tough road ahead of them as Audi and Mercedes have the advantage of having raced in DTM the previous seasons not needing to re-invent the wheel so to speak. BMW is not pulling any punches and had all drivers present to do final testing with the car at Hockenheim to make sure the car is absolutely perfect. This testing took place over a four day period and BMW believes they met all goals they set for the car. Check out the videos of the process below and BMW definitely looks prepared for the start of the season. ...
      Published on 04-15-2012 08:32 PM
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      BMW got another podium in Long Beach, California finishing in 2nd and 11th. The M3 finishing in 11th was involved in an accident on the first lap which required lengthy repairs. The 11th place finish puts the second car out of the points so BMW is now tied for the overall manufacturer lead. Chevrolet took the victory and the C6 ZR1 race car had a strong showing with 1st and 4th place finishes. Corvette Racing appears to be the BMW's biggest challenge and rival in their quest for a third straight championship. ...
      Published on 04-12-2012 07:43 PM
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      The 997 Carrera GTS is no slouch. It essentially bridges the (narrow) gap between the Carrera S and the GT3. With the PDK transmisison, it is a very quick car with its 408 horsepower 3.8 liter flat-6. The 1M is the slower vehicle stock for stock but all of us on BimmerBoost know how the N54 twin turbo under the hood responds to modifications. Well, with just a tune this 1M is able to make fairly quick work of this stock GTS in a roll on race. We are not sure what tune the 1M is running but the result is impressive. ...
      Published on 04-12-2012 01:50 AM
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      The new BMW F30 328i continues to rack up wins in comparison tests. Just last month it beat German 4 cylinder sport sedan challengers and now Car and Driver added the Infiniti G25 and Volvo S60 to the mix. The Volvo is the most powerful and quickest car in the test by virtue of its turbo inline-6 with 300 horsepower seeming a bit out of place against the four cylinder competition (excluding the naturally aspirated V6 of the G25). The Volvo stacks up well pricing wise but clearly the motor is more akin to competing against the 335i and not the 328i. ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 09:00 AM
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      Took a few hours today to do some N20 dyno testing and tuning. For those that have been living under a rock for the past few months the N20 is a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo and motors replaces the N52 motor used in the 328i, among other cars. We only have around 200 miles on the car but so far first impressions are very positive. Compared to the previous 328i N52 motor the N20 is much more responsive and has excellent low end torque characteristics. In addition it has much more power to redline. It also delivers better fuel economy. In short, it really blows the N52 away in all categories. Below is an N52 vs. N20 dyno comparison. ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 06:54 AM
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      We have reached and passed our first major milestone, the 10,000 member mark. GermanBoost would like to thank all our vendors and users for their support in making this happen and making it happen so quickly as well. We have passed several forums on the way here and now have definitively established ourselves as a legitimate alternative to the corporate automotive forums. One that puts the German performance automobile enthusiast first. With a base of 10,000 members (and growing!) it is clear that we are not going anywhere anytime soon. ...
      Published on 04-09-2012 09:29 PM
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      The X5M is very quick for an SUV namely when going from a stop. The 2011 Corvette Gran Sport with the LS3 6.2 liter V8 is hardly a slouch either and obviously much, much lighter. The all wheel drive and automatic make the X5M fairly nasty out of the hole and it is much easier to launch than this 6 speed vette. The race goes exactly as it should with the X5 getting the better 60 foot and establishing a lead out of the hole with a 1.78 60 foot compared to the 2.12 of the C6 and it manages to hold off the vette with a 12.3@111 versus a 12.7@112. With a better launch the C6 would take this race although it is close which certainly shows how impressive the X5M is. ...

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