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03/30/2012    11:09 AM
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Hamann has revealed its cosmetic package for the F13 6 series coupe, looking less wild and tacked on than most of its styling packages for other models (which is a good thing).

The kit consists of a full exterior aero kit, comprised of:

Hamann Front Bumper (incl. 2 LED daytime running lights)
Hamann Rear Bumper (incl. diffuser with cutout for 4 tailpipes)
Hamann Skideskirts
Hamann Rear Spoiler

Available wheels are:

21″ and 20″ Forged Split-Rim Cross-Spoke Design in Black with Titanium Screws and Polished Lip – 21x9F 21x11R and 20×8.5F 20x10R
21″ and 20″ One-Piece Light Alloy Wheel in Silver – 21x9F 21x11R and 20×8.5F 20x10R

The car is lowered on Hamann progressive sport springs, lowering the F13 by 30mm front and 25mm rear

The exhaust system is a full catback … CONTINUED

03/07/2012    11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 20

THE BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO – CABRIO INDULGENCE AND COUPE CULTURE

DRIVE – FIRST CLASS PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY

For ALPINA, a technology driven company, standstill is a foreign word. Since the introduction of the B7 Bi-Turbo, the engineers from Buchloe, Germany, have been continuously working on the details of the turbo charging and intercooler system.

Consequently, the all-aluminium V8 power plant now produces 540hp (397kW) at a moderate 5200 to 6250rpm, with a maximum torque of 730Nm from 2800 to 5000rpm. Two turbo-chargers configured in parallel, each feeding one of the two cylinder banks, with specially developed large diameter exhaust-turbines allow this engine configura- tion to provide both exceptional power output and an abundance of torque over an especially broad rpm range while maintaining excellent throttle response at low … CONTINUED

03/06/2012    11:40 AM
COMMENTS: 59

The M Performance Parts party continues. Just minutes after our Live Gallery of the F20 125i equipped with M Performance Parts, BMW has published the full M Performance parts catalog to coincide with its official release/announcement at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow.

M Performance Parts carry the M name because they have been developed together with M engineers for both performance and aesthetics enhancement. This collaboration with M engineers began just last year. This is what sets M Performance Parts apart from what used to be called simply “BMW Performance Parts” (which will be no more going forward).

As of now, M Performance Parts are or will be available for these models:

F10 5-series
F20 1-series
F30 3-serie… CONTINUED

11/23/2011    2:40 PM
COMMENTS: 36

AC Schnitzer will be debuting its new 6 series coupe (650i) tuning program at the Essen Motor Show (think German equivalent of SEMA) next week and here are its first photos and video.

The ACS 6 program offers an aero kit with front bumper lip spoiler, chrome bumper grille, rear diffuser, rear trunk spoiler, and chrome exhaust tailpipes.

For performance, the ACS 650i has been tuned to produce 540 PS (533 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft torque). This is an increase of 131 hp and 111 lb-ft of torque over the factory specs. These power figures accelerate the 650i from 0-100kmh in 4.3 seconds and the top speed is 202mph.

10/11/2011    5:00 PM
COMMENTS: 42

Akrapovic has been gaining quite a reputation in BMW circles by becoming BMW’s exhaust partner for the BMW 1M coupe safety car and the BMW F10 M5 safety car. And now Alpina, the legendary BMW tuning outfit, has also turned to Akrapovic for its latest creation – the Alpina B6. It looks like a relationship which should continue for future Alpina models.

The Alpina B6 Akrapovic titanium exhaust system is 23kg lighter than the factory steel exhaust. This represents a 45% weight reduction.

09/15/2011    9:00 AM
COMMENTS: 42

When it comes to BMWs, the 2012 6 series has been the aftermarket tuners’ choice at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. Two of these debuting at the show are the Alpina B6 Biturbo and the Hamann 6 series. Info and galleries inside.

09/12/2011    5:10 PM
COMMENTS: 48

Hamann will be debuting its newest builds at the Frankfurt IAA beginning tomorrow, but here’s a first look at the Hamann 650i.

Front and center in the Hamann 650i tuning package is the complete replacement bumper with LED daytime running lights and complete rear bumper replacement. It also gets aggressive sideskirts and rear trunk spoiler.

As for performance, the power is pushed to 510hp with a ECU tune and stainless exhaust system.

The 650i is lowered by 30mm on Hamann springs.

09/09/2011    10:45 AM
COMMENTS: 31

AC Schnitzer will be debuting their latest models at next week’s Frankfurt IAA, and one of them will be their 6 series convertible.

It’s based on the 650i, but the power has been tuned up significantly to 540hp (from standard 407hp). These gains come from an ECU tune and a new exhaust system.

Cosmetic enhancements include a new front spoiler lip, radiator grille, and rear apron.

Brakes have been upgraded with new 8 piston calipers in front. The car has been lowered with Schnitzer springs and sit on 21″ Schnitzer wheels.

We will bring you more info and coverage next week from the Frankfurt IAA.

06/03/2011    8:30 AM
COMMENTS: 13

Hartge has begun its tuning program for the new 6-series. Thus far, the Hartge 6-series is equipped with a stainless steel sport exhaust system, 19″ or 20″ Hartge wheels, and lower springs which lower the car by 30mm front and 25mm rear.

No info on yet what cosmetic aero parts will be forthcoming.

The interiors of Hartge car can be equipped with Hartge mats, steering wheel, and aluminum pedal set.