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      Published on 02-14-2011 02:13 AM
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      OE Tuning recently completed a custom dyno tune on a 2002 E46 330i. These gains are seen on 91 octane pump gas. In addition, the car is completely stock other than the tune. Torque gains are seen throughout the curve as well as considerable gains down low in the rev range. The car gains almost 20 pound-feet at the wheels at peak. Pricing information to be available shortly. ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 05:22 PM
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      The German publication Auto Motor Und Sport is reporting that BMW is working on a van. This would likely compete with the Mercedes R-Class. Rumor is BMW intends to call it the "Advanced Family Sports Activity Tourer" which is BMW speak for van. The name boils down to AFAST for short, as in, a fast way way to alienate your dedicated fans. We don't know what to think, guess we will have to wait for the M version... just kidding, maybe. ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 04:16 PM
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      We have a video from Bahrain showing an X6 M with eisenmann race exhaust on MS109 vs. an N54 135i with an AR Design downpipe. The X6 M traps 1 mph higher and also gets a better ET. A bit of a surprising result considering the X6 M is not even running an aftermarket tune. ...
      Published on 02-11-2011 04:53 AM
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      We just received these videos of an HPF turbo M3 which lost control at the Irwindale 1/8 mile strip and ended up going into the wall. The car looks like it is running bias-ply slicks with radial street tires up front. This may have contributed to the driver losing control as the general rule is not to mix due to instability up top. Additionally, once the car starts to sway it looks like the owner stays in it and then tried to brake too late which causes him to lose it. Hopefully we will have more details on the car and the setup soon. ...
      Published on 02-10-2011 10:23 PM
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      BMW is set on releasing an all electric car. You may remember BMW released a test program featuring an electric Mini (Mini E) and this is now the next step. This is the test bed for the electric system which will serve as the underpinnings of the Megacity Vehicle. The ActiveE has 170 horsepower and a range of approximately 100 miles on special low resistance tires. The range may improve in the lighter Megacity Vehicle. The battery is fully charged in 4 to 5 hours and BMW plans on leasing 1,000 of these ActiveE's beginning in the fall. Good for you BMW, can we have our Z4 M now? ...
      Published on 02-10-2011 07:08 AM
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      PAW Motorsport has officially released their N55 flash tune. This tune is for all 2011 on BMW 135i's, 335's, F10/F07 535's, and xDrive 35i's with the N55 single turbo 6 cylinder motor. Special pricing is in effect for BimmerBoost members for February only at $645. Regular pricing is $835. Power gains are about 50 whp. This is the "mild" mail order tune available to anyone. This does require sending your ECU in unless you are located in Florida. The free trial tune is available to one member only who will report on their experience with the tune. ...
      Published on 02-09-2011 10:13 AM
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      As of March 2011, this option will be available for all X6 models except the hybrid. The extra seat naturally replaces rear center storage compartment. There are also new wheel options being rolled out as well but the 5 seat option is something that should have been available to begin with. About time BMW, and we figure this is going to be a popular retrofit for X6 owners. ...
      Published on 02-09-2011 05:00 AM
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      Hartge released their lowering springs for the 535d yesterday. These springs lower the car approximately 30 millimeters. Hartge now has a complete set of lowering springs available for all F10 5 series models. This means the 520d, 523i, 528i, 530d, 535i, and the 550i. Pricing was not available but one may want to check with Eibach (located in Southern California) directly, as they make these springs for Hartge. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 08:00 PM
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      First of, congratulations. Closing in on 1k hp at the wheels with an HPF Stage 4 setup is no small feat. Horsepowerfreaks has been advertising this as 970 whp which is what the car did put down uncorrected. The SAE corrected numbers are 925 whp and what we will go with. This car belongs to someone named Jason and it is a very, very impressive car. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 04:41 AM
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      The vast majority of BMW blogs and sites on the net posted pictures of the N20 sitting in an engine bay with a plastic cover. That did not do much for us to be able to see the actual motor. Well, a shot of the motor has surfaced that also reveals the size of the intercooler. This is all we have so far but we are hoping more photos and details of the motor will surface soon. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 03:18 AM
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      Ok, so this is BMW modding in a slightly different direction. Even wonder what to do with your old BMW? Have some spare parts laying around? Maybe your car met its end in some unfortunate circumstances? Well, classic auto furniture can help you do something with those spare parts. Their 1994 BMW 740il ultimate power desk would be a great place to browse BimmerBoost.com from, but it does not come cheap at $3825. Check out their various models available and they can build you a custom setup as well. ...
      Published on 02-07-2011 08:21 PM
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      So the day has arrived. We've finished inventorying the kit, the countless billet machined pieces, custom cast pieces and the water cut stainless steel pieces. Everything's here so it's go time. We like to keep the shop as clean as humanly possible, but with understanding that our work can get dirty from time to time.

      During G-Power installations, it requires our utmost in focus and cleanliness, so we're extra-OCD on keeping the install area for this clean. If you've watched our last install's time lapse video, you know we aren't kidding. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 09:48 PM
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      UK manufacturer Samcosport has released their silicon hose kit for the E46 M3. They have two setups available, one with 5 pieces and one with 3. The 5 piece kit costs 66.83 and the 3 piece coolant line kit is 54.12. Both are available in various colors (15 to be exact) to spice up an engine bay. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 11:52 AM
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      The ultimate sellout machine continues to roll. BMW announced this week they will be partnering with Peugot-Citroen on a hybrid front wheel drive drivetrain for a BMW vehicle positioned beneath the 1 series. The 0 series? Who knows, but we thought this is what the Mini brand was for? It would seem that the next generation Mini will be sharing this platform so BMW is simply re-badging that for increased sales. Someone make this nonsense stop. ...
      Published on 02-03-2011 08:52 PM
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      Kelleners Sport has released their upgrade package for F10 M-Sport equipped BMW 5 series cars. It consists of the usual which is body add on pieces and wheels. They change the mesh in the front bumper and add a lip to it. The sideskirts are also changed for Kelleners pieces. Kelleners exhaust tips and a trunk spoiler round out of the body additions. The car is also situated on Kelleners new BMW wheels. ...

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