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Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi. The Hatfields vs. McCoys. M3 vs. RS4. These are the classic rivalries, and in the case of the BMW vs. Audi, I don’t think it will ever go away.
For good reason, as we know its not just a matter of brand pride but these cars seem to more evenly matched up then ever.
Luckily the folks over at CarThrottle have gotten their hands on both cars and done a thorough comparison. *Spoiler alert* : The M3 wins yet … CONTINUED
GM has just revealed the 2016 CTS-V, a clear competitor to the BMW M5. Here’s how the two compare on paper and in the styling department.
M5 Engine: 4.4L Twin Turbo V8
CTS-V Engine: 6.2L Supercharged V8 direct-injection
M5 Horsepower/Torque: 560-575 / 500
CTS-V Horsepower/Torque: 640 / 630
M5 0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
CTS-V 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
M5 Transmission: Manual or DCT
CTS-V: 8 Speed auto with paddle shifters
M5 Weight: 4354 pounds
CTS-V Weight: 4145 pounds
Hamann has launched its new tuning program for the BMW X6 by donning the SAV with its range of wheels. What they are showing off right now are their now ubiquitous Hamann Anniversary Evo wheels in a massive 23″ (11″ front and rear), available in black, silver and hypersilver. For the more conservative of you out there, they will offer a more subdued 22″ version as well
As per usual with Hamann, they are sure to add styling and performance tuning at a later … CONTINUED
The BMW Welt has been a major attraction for the citizens of Munich, tourists and fans of BMW Group brands since it opened in 2007. The experience centre has established itself not only as a desirable event venue and gourmet destination, but also as a popular delivery point for new BMW vehicles. Every year a growing number of customers from all over the world opt to collect their new BMW in Munich. In 2014, the BMW Welt set a new record of around 22,500 … CONTINUED
The new 3D Design program was just released by 3D Japan! The 3D Design F8X M3/M4 program will take a different manufacturing approach than previous chassis. All pieces will be 2×2 twill weave and more importantly pre-preg construction. This manufacturing process will allow 3D Design to offer an even higher quality material finish. The program will consist of a front lip, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, side skirt set, suspension, and of course their billet aluminum pedal set.
I am happy to say todays meet was a complete success. I was blown away by the amount of people there.
This morning (Sunday, Dec. 21) we met in Oyster Bay in LI. The turnout, originally expected to be about 10-15 cars ended up being about 40-50 cars. We had 15 F8Xs show up. Such a great turnout. We had F83, F82, and F80s. We also had a couple GTRs and 507 C63 crash the party.
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More stunning news out of Munich tonight, Albert Biermann, BMW M VP of Engineering will be leaving the brand for Hyundai. It seems none of the current executives at BMW are sure bets anymore. While this does seem to be a shock, maybee it should not be.
We have already reported on BMW’s hiring of Roberto Fedelli from Ferrari “for a yet unspecified role/position”, but with this departure, maybee it was for this newly vacated position at BMW M. We hope to hear more … CONTINUED
This is the stuff of pure fantasy, but who can blame us for loving this! We present to you, the ultimate enthusiast M4 …
Photo session with Schullz51′s Austin Yellow F80 M3 and DoctaM3′s brand new i8 in Pittsburgh.
BR-Performance claims to have cracked the Fxx generation of BMW ECU, resulting in some very impressive tuning numbers. Their latest results are from the F10 M5, which net a 200hp gain from the factory 560hp.
The online configurator / builder for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M is now availble at BMWUSA.COM.
More of the G30 5 Series prototypes.
The G30 sedan spied here is the 530eDrive hybrid plug-in model, which reflects BMW’s plans to offer a hybrid version of each of its core models. We can expect the hybrid powerplant to be similar to the 3 Series hybrid plug-in discussed by BMW last week. That means a battery between the trunk and passenger cabin which propels an electric motor contained within the CVT transmission casing. It will cover up to 20 miles on solely electric power.
As … CONTINUED
Today, BMW announced plans to allow customers in the U.S. to use an all-new ConnectedDrive Store while inside their BMW vehicle to purchase select ConnectedDrive services, intelligent services and apps that provide drivers with information and entertainment during a drive. BMW is the first auto manufacturer to offer this convenience through the car in addition to sales channels at a dealership or via its BMW Assist™ call center.
At launch, services in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store available for purchase include Concierge, which provides practical information … CONTINUED
How much faster is a race car than a street car? To find out, Matt drove BMW’s newest version of the Z4, the Z4 sdrive35i, and then jumped into a championship winning Z4 that was built by Turner Motorsport.
Fall Line Motorsports, via IND, introduces their F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance parts program. The items now being built by Fall Line Motorsports will be a part of an ever-expanding parts catalog, which will continue to grow as Fall Line gears up to race the F8x M cars at the professional and club levels.
Here are the products revealed so far:
JRZ RS line of dampers
Fall Line front mono ball kit
Fall Line race toe link kit
Fall Line Rear Upper control … CONTINUED
Pricing and order guide for the 2015 BMW X5 M (F15) and X6 M (F16).
Congratulations to our first US F16 X6 owner – Barbja. This is a 2015 F16 X6 35i M Sport with 20″ wheels, in Sparkling White and
Ivory/Black interior design. Fineline pure trim. Ceramic controls.
The Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay marked the third round of the trend-setting race series for Formula vehicles with electric drive. BMW is the “Official Vehicle Partner” of the innovative championship and was in action once again in Uruguay, ensuring safety on the track with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car. Also, BMW DTM driver António Félix da Costa made another appearance for Team Amlin Aguri. However, a technical problem forced him to retire before the end of … CONTINUED