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      Published on 05-05-2012 11:03 PM
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      We are not sure why Road and Track is just getting to uploading the videos from this comparison which was done back in September of last year. Well, if a publication like Road and Track can rehash content we certainly can report it. This is the same sort of comparison as was done with the Porsche GT3 and its race car counterpart. Road and Track compared the specs between the two cars as well as laptimes. ...
      Published on 05-03-2012 04:05 AM
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      Now this is a comparison we have been dying to see. The problem? It's done by Chris Harris and we can not figure out why he keeps getting these cars to test. His videos are essentially a string of his subjective opinions making for a glorified narrator with little data although we do at least get laptimes. It's great he tells us what he thinks but it would be nice to have more data (slalom, specs, skidpad, dyno, braking, 1/4 mile, etc.). Not to mention he often gives conflicting opinions as well as those that do not make sense like what we saw in his GT-R to F10 M5 comparison. At least this time he compared the proper cars. ...
      Published on 05-01-2012 06:48 AM
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      We are still having trouble adjusting to the idea of an M4 instead of an M3 coupe. It just does not feel natural with an M3 coupe being the first M3 ever and existing before an M3 sedan ever did. Regardless, the F82 is coming and until we get some concrete styling details there are going to be renderings and speculation. These renderings come courtesy of iacoski and although these give us somewhat of an idea we are not big fans of these renderings for several reasons. ...
      Published on 05-01-2012 04:01 AM
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      Introducing the 3D Design body pieces for the new F10 M5. These are all made out of carbon fiber and include a front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, and a roof spoiler is available as well. The pieces definitely look good and compliment the F10 M5 well without being ostentatious. Photos are courtesy of our vendor IND Distribution who is accepting pre-orders for these pieces which will be shipping mid to late May. We hope to get pricing information shortly but do not expect these parts to be cheap especially considering they are 100% carbon fiber. ...
      Published on 04-30-2012 09:45 PM
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      Our service team had just a couple short weeks to produce the HPF Drag M3. There was a tremendous amount of customization, new product development and engineering that went into this build in a very short period of time. They started with a completely base shell of an E46 M3 to make sure that there would be nothing added back to the car that wasn't needed. As a result the final weight of the car complete is only 2640 lbs! ...
      Published on 04-28-2012 02:36 AM
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      Now, this video is not the best quality as it is from an Iphone. That is OK though, it is still easy to see what happens as the 135i takes the C63 by about a car length. Definitely impressive considering this is a 6 speed manual 135i and that it also had a passenger. Remove that passenger and it will buy another car length. The C63 is stock and the 135i has a BMS JB4 (order one from our vendor Burger Tuning if you like to win races), downpipes, and a meth kit. Definitely a quick 135i on the street although a tune on that C63 will be put the advantage right back in its favor. ...
      Published on 04-26-2012 07:33 PM
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      Obviously the newer car is going to be faster but the question is by just how much? The 1/4 mile times we have seen from testing thus far put the new M5 about 6-7 miles per hour ahead in trap speed translating to roughly 70 more horsepower at the wheels for the F10. The new M5 is much heavier but it also has a dual clutch transmission to help make up for it. The video here shows a roll on race where the new F10 M5 simply demolishes the E60 M5. The difference looks absurdly large in these videos, would be nice to have some timing equipment numbers to go with them to shed some more light. ...
      Published on 04-26-2012 05:11 AM
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      This is the kind of thing that reminds us how cool BMW can be at times with their attitude and advertising. The Lane Departure Warning System is designed to alert drivers that may start drifting out of their lane for whatever reason. The commercial features a male, of course, who loses his head so to speak in a nudist beach fantasy. Watch the video below to see the commercial which will never make it to television in the USA as some insane religious or feminist activist group would probably start a riot saying the world was coming an end. Europeans on the other hand are going to love it. ...
      Published on 04-25-2012 10:41 PM
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      BMW has found a formula that works with the coupe style SUV's. The X6 sent competitors scrambling to come up with an answer and BMW's head start is paying dividends. Hence the idea of the X4 which will simply repeat the same formula. BMW will simply take the F25 X3 platform and modify it creating the F26 X4. This means you can expect the same automatic transmission and engines, an N20 and an N55, as well as a low curb weight in the 4000 pound range. It should also open the door for M versions of these two SUV's who would likely share the powerplant of the upcoming F80 M3. ...
      Published on 04-25-2012 04:41 AM
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      Precision Sport Industries is ready to give back to those who support us as fans on our Facebook page and Twitter, so we are running a giveaway for a set of FREE BC Racing BR-Type coilovers for ANY make or model car that they're available for! Second place will be a $250.00 gift card to PSI, and third place will be a $100.00 to PSI, good toward anything here!This is an absolutely FREE contest to participate in, here is how it works: ...
      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. ...