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HAMANN BMW 5-Series Touring F11

May
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Hamann F11 thumb HAMANN BMW 5 Series Touring F11After the limousine, HAMANN-Motorsport now also vamps up the estate car version of the new BMW 5 Series. In Laupheim the Touring is upgraded to become a fitness studio for up to five persons. All done with the aid of an aerodynamics package with a variety of designs, a sports exhaust system, light-alloy wheels and improvements to the vehicle interior.

The refined HAMANN sporty makeover is even available in several versions for the 5 Series Touring. The selection starts at the front with a front spoiler lip for the normal Touring, an additional one for vehicles with the M-technology package and a front skirt specially developed by HAMANN with four integrated LED daytime running lights and larger air inlets. (more…)

2012 BMW F10 M5 (video)

May
10
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2012 BMW M5 F10 thumb 2012 BMW F10 M5 (video)F10 M5 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560HP (412 kW) at 5750RPM and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) at just 1500RPM.

It boasts M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 13 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically limited and 305 km/h (190 mph) with M Driver’s Package. However, the fuel consumption is also amazing – 9.9 l / 100 km on combined cycle (28.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 232 g/km. (more…)

BMW 1-Series M is faster than E92 M3 at Hockenheimring

May
09
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2011 bmw 1 series m thumb2 BMW 1 Series M is faster than E92 M3 at HockenheimringAccording to tests by German sports car magazine Sport Auto, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe is faster than the M3 in lapping the Hockenheim.  Sport Auto got a lap time of 1:14.1 for the 1-Series M, while the quickest time around the track for the M3 (E92 M3 ZCP DCT) came in 0.1 second slower – 1:14.2. On the Hockenheim, the 1-Series M has achieved 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Auto Sport also reported that the 1-Series M Coupe had a frisky tendency to spin its rear end out without the stability control engaged, but they see that as a good sign since most cars in its category would under-steer by design.

Here’s the list of Sport Auto‘s track times for each model tested. (more…)

BMW E92 M3 vs BMW S 1000 RR Superbike (video)

May
09
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BMW E92 M3 vs BMW S 1000 RR Superbike thumb BMW E92 M3 vs BMW S 1000 RR Superbike (video)“THE CHASE” – BMW M3 vs. BMW S 1000 RR featuring Akrapovic

The question of who would triumph in a special race between a BMW M3 and the BMW S 1000 RR Superbike is not new. But with a bold new movie, BMW has finally settled the score. The Chase is the story of what happens when S 1000 RR rider Rico Penzkofer and M3 driver Nico Bastian go head-to-head on the racetrack.

The action quickly moves to the Akrapovic factory in Slovenia, where the BMW M3 and S 1000 RR are given expert fine-tuning before they take to the track. Slick camera work brings the power and quality of the motorcycle and car to life – we see and hear those famous Akrapovic exhausts and a team of engineers’ checks, tunes and tests every detail to make sure The Chase will be completely fair. (more…)

2011 BMW Z4 GT3 – racing toy

May
08
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2011 bmw z4 gt3 thumb 2011 BMW Z4 GT3   racing toy2011 BMW Z4 GT3 is designed specially for private racing teams. This is the new version of the racing car and includes aerodynamic modifications, advanced engine management system, a steel safety cell, and a variety of CFRP components.

The aerodynamics package includes front and rear wings, bonnet, roof, fenders and many other components are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP).

The new Z4 GT3 is powered by a new 4.4 liter V8 mated to a a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The power is in excess of 480HP (353 kW).

The goal of the latest modifications was primarily to improve aerodynamic efficiency in order to grant the car’s competitiveness in the many, hard-fought GT3 classes.

2011 BMW Z4 GT3 is priced at €315 000 ($454 550). (more…)

BMW E92 M3 GTS vs Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series and Porsche GT3 RS 4.0

May
08
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bmw m3 gts thumb2 BMW E92 M3 GTS vs Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series and Porsche GT3 RS 4.0The original E92 M3 boasts 420hp from its powerful naturally aspirated 4.0 liter V8 engine. The GTS version is boosted to 450 hp, which makes 112.5hp per liter displacement. The power-to-weight ratio is also improved, by lowering the gross weight of M3, now the figure is 3.4 kg per hp. Almost perfect for a racing car, but lets not forget that M3 GTS is street legal.

Furthermore, the 7-speed M Dual Clutch Gearbox is re-tuned for maximum performance. The suspension is also revised. With these upgrades – GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and the top speed is 305 km/h. (more…)

BMW X1 ///M Package

May
07
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bmw x1 m package thumb BMW X1 ///M PackageBMW will offer M package accessories for the little crossover X1.

The ///M sport package features front and rear bumpers and a pair of side skirts. The wheel arches are modified and the interior is changed – a sport steering wheel, M-badging door sills and M-gear shifter. The crossover will also come with a sports suspension and big brake system. (more…)

Chevrolet Malibu – Ecklers Chevelle

May
07
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bmw thumb2 Chevrolet Malibu   Ecklers ChevelleChevrolet Malibu began as a top-of-range trim level of Chevelle, but became its own model line beginning back in 1978. There are four generations starting from 1964 to 1983 of the classic Malibu rear-wheel-drive car. In 1997, GM revived the model as a front-wheel-drive car.

The first generation Chevrolet Malibu was available in a full-range of bodystyles including a four-door sedan, two-door Sport Coupe hardtop, convertible and two-seat station wagon.

The Malibu Super Sport was available only as a two-door Sport Coupe hardtop or convertible. It comes with bucket seats, center console, engine gauges and special wheelcovers. It is powered by a six-cylinder or V8 engine. The big 6.5 liter V8 produces 325HP sent to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission.

The second generation was completely restyled with semi-fastback rooflines on two-door hardtops and larger wheelbases. The engine range is revised as well as the interior. New grilles and rear decks with revised taillights highlighted the 1969 Malibus and other Chevelles.

Slowly, but surely the model loses its originally appeal, when the third generation came out. From top-of-range model, the Malibu became an entry level version of Chevelle.

The last fourth generation was introduced in 1978, when the Malibu, which been the bestselling badge in the lineup, replaced the Chevelle. Again, the car was restyled dramatically, which includes a foot shorter length and around 1000 lbs less weight. Only two trim levels were offered – Malibu and Malibu Classic.

Still, there are a lot of Malibu cars on the streets even nowadays and if you have one, you can check Ecklers Chevelle, where you can find all parts needed for restoring and upgrading the first four generations of Malibu.Chevrolet Malibu – Ecklers Chevelle

BMW Introduces ///M Performance Parts for the 3 and 5 Series Sedans

May
07
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BMW 5 Series with M Performance Parts thumb BMW Introduces ///M Performance Parts for the 3 and 5 Series SedansBMW today announced new BMW M Performance Parts specially designed for the new 2012 BWW 3 Series Sedan and 2011-2012 5 Series Sedan. Like the BMW M Performance Parts already available for the high-performance M3, 1 Series M Coupe, X5 M and X6 M, the components developed for 3 Series and 5 Series models ensure an authentic transfer of BMW M-specific motor racing technology to everyday driving.This new line of accessories provides a distinctive, sporty character to further enhance driving dynamics. BMW M Performance Parts are the result of years of racing expertise and have been developed in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH. Each component goes through an intensive development and manufacturing process which results in uncompromised performance. Exclusive chassis, aerodynamic, cockpit and powertrain components are now available for the 3 Series and 5 Series Sedans. (more…)

BMW M3 GTS Sedan Concept

May
04
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bmw m3 gts sedan concept thumb BMW M3 GTS Sedan ConceptBMW has introduced M3 E90 GTS Concept (Sedan) follows the M3 E92 GTS (Coupe).

The Sedan will be powered by the same 4.4 liter V8 with 450HP (331 kW) as the Coupe version. This is a revised version of the well-know 4.0 liter V8 in a regular M3, which delivers 420HP (309 kW).

M3 GTS Sedan Concept includes 19” alloys, huge brake system, rear boot lid spoiler and the black kidney grills. The car also gets front splitter, lighter sport exhaust system and revised suspension. (more…)

Vorsteiner BMW E93 M3 Convertible

May
04
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vorsteiner bmw e93 m3 cabrio thumb Vorsteiner BMW E93 M3 ConvertibleThe all-new VRS Cabrio Boot Lid guarantees astonishing stiffness, strength and durability yet is fully compatible with the sophisticated convertible technology on the E93 M3 Convertible.

The new Vorsteiner Cabrio Boot Lid is demonstrated on a specially prepared show vehicle – Vorsteiner BMW E93 M3 Cabrio, which besides the stunning Boot Lid addition also includes: monoblock forged alloys, V-104 Aero 2-piece splitters, Type II Rear Diffuser, Vorsteiner Titanium exhaust unit and KW coil-over suspension module, as well as Brembo GT brakes. (more…)

BMW E92 M3 Royal Edition

May
03
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BMW M3 Royal Edition thumb BMW E92 M3 Royal EditionThe Royal Edition of the M3 is based on the standard coupe, and will be available in a choice of three princely colours: Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue. Inside, the M3 Royal Edition is trimmed in Windsor White Dakota leather and the car is adorned with a commemorative ‘Will’ emblem.

Joe Kerre, BMW junior operations Kindle executive at BMW’s Forschungs und Narren division in Munich, spoke passionately about the latest M car: (more…)