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      Published on 03-30-2011 07:33 AM
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      Vorsteiner has released its new E93 carbon fiber bootlid. They claim it is the lightest trunk available for the E93 although no weight specs have been posted. It uses all the OEM mounting points and there is no interruption in the operation of the hard top. It looks great from the side profile but the integration of the brake light seems to be a bit awkward. No word on pricing. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 03:22 PM
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      Car and Driver did a short take road test of the active hybrid 750. This is a car with a 4800 pound curb weight (about 250 pounds over the regular 750) due to the electric motor and battery yet it still manages to run an impressive 12.8@112 which is just about on par with an E92 M3. So, if you really feel the need to save the world and be green, you don't have to do it in a Prius and can still have fun. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 07:16 AM
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      Wald has released photos of their body kit for the F10 5 series. It is a bit different from everything else out there which is nice to see. The exhaust setup will likely be hate it or love it for most people with the overlapping tips that mimic 996 X50 style Porsche exhaust tips. The side skirts add an aggressive look as well. We prefer the rear more to the front but nice to see a kit different from what is out there. ...
      Published on 03-28-2011 07:08 AM
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      We have our first direct comparison of the TT-RS vs. the 1M Coupe. Car and Driver picked the 1M as their car of choice over the TT-RS and the Infiniti. Frankly, the Infiniti didn't belong in the comparison being much heavier and slower than the other two. What is shocking is they time the TT-RS at 12.1@113 through the 1/4 mile which is quicker than the R8 V8 and hitting 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Car and Driver may have picked the 1M, but the TT-RS is what impressed us. ...
      Published on 03-28-2011 05:45 AM
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      This is a quite an impressive build. Dinan built the S62 V8 with the One Lap of American in mind. Dusty Renteria of Dinan was the engine builder and he used Mahle pistons, billet crank, race spec cams, and Carillo rods. BB supporting vendor Vasavada of Apex Speed Technology did the tuning on the Pectel SQ6 ECU. Claimed power is 600 horses, but only a crank dyno has been supplied. ...
      Published on 03-26-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is a rather interesting development. With the confirmation of a Dual Clutch Transmission many were wondering if a manual would be available. We poked fun earlier of the idea of BMW charging more for a manual transmission but it seems that may be true. The German publication Focus reports that only the American market will get the manual transmission likely due to the CTS-V offering it. BMW has yet to confirm the report. ...
      Published on 03-26-2011 12:10 AM
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      For whatever reason, Powerchip continues to attack their former employee Jeremy of OE Tuning. Everyone is sick of it at this point but recently Mike Benvo went to OE Tuning and attempted to use their own dyno to discredit OE Tuning. The reason for this is graphs that showed large gains made by OE Tuning over a Powerchip tune. ...
      Published on 03-25-2011 10:52 PM
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      The new cast S54 turbo manifold HPF (Horsepower Freaks) has released is causing quite a stir. There have been some shots taken from all sides and BimmerBoost decided to contact Steed Speed directly to get their response to the issues that have been mentioned. You can read the answers to our questions below. ...
      Published on 03-25-2011 07:54 AM
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      MotorTrend seems to have a thing for for BMW diesels namely the 535d they recently drove. And why not? Great car, good power, nice mileage, the all around package. Calling it BMW's best 6 though? We do not agree. They are basing this on the N55 6 cylinder not being smooth to drive vs. the diesel which maybe the problem is them. It isn't BMW's best 6, it isn't better than the N54 or N55, but it certainly is a nice motor worthy of respect. ...
      Published on 03-24-2011 01:08 PM
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      Chris, the owner of this near-perfect E90 M3 had a very specific plan. To create his ideal vision of an M3, Chris knew that he did not want to deviate too far from BMW M’s original plan. Chris’ appreciation of BMW’s work is exactly what allowed him to create such a balanced M3.

      Chris used a combination of factory optional parts and key modifications to create his vision. We supplied Chris with a Challenge front lip and BMW ZCP rear spoiler and painted both pieces to match the car for a subtle appearance. Chris also added a Brembo 380mm GT kit to give his M3 the stopping power it needs for track use, and an Eisenmann Sport exhaust for a perfect “factory-plus” tone. ...
      Published on 03-24-2011 06:54 AM
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      Recently, Prior Design released a "teaser" of their upcoming 6 series bodykit. Now, Prior Design has no real photos of their body kit so they released a rendering. A rendering they have stolen from BimmerBoost and our designer Wild-Speed. Pictures below prove that Prior Design has taken our photos without permission and edited them. Please look at the front and rear of the car as well as the reflection in the windows and the sides to substantiate this. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 10:49 PM
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      With all the discussion on the CPS offsetting lately, I have been delving deeper into this topic and contacting various tuners to get to the bottom of it. Now, we all know the Procede has had and still has misfire problems and the JB has not had this problem. As I have learned more about the impact of this system I have spoken to a couple tuners who pointed me in the right direction. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 05:23 AM
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      Akrapovic has released their titanium X6 M system. This is a full cat back exhaust that is also full titanium which saves 51 pounds vs. the stock exhaust. Two exhaust tip options are available, carbon and titanium, both measuring 100 mm. Power gains are 11 horsepower. See specs and dyno below. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 04:15 AM
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      Chevrolet released this video touting how they have to turn down the power in their car to go racing in ALMS against Porsche, BMW, and Ferrari. Yes, the ZR-1 is a powerful car but what is with the cheap shot Chevy? Your ALMS motor is based on the Z06, not the ZR-1. Secondly, didn't BMW beat you last year with less displacement and start off this year winning Sebring in 1st and 2nd? Maybe you need the extra power. ...
      Published on 03-22-2011 04:11 PM
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      Prodigymb took his friends ESS supercharged M3 to the drag strip and ran the first 11 second pass for a manual M3 that we know of turning an 11.9@118 mph. Congratulations for running 11's but the car seems to be down on power and has been from the beginning. This is a VT-2 600 with full exhaust and a higher boost pulley so we don't know why the dyno numbers are not over 500 whp. Regardless, congrats to the parties involved for being the first manual to run 11's. ...

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