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Germany based Hartge has released the figures on its ECU software tune for the M5 and M6 good for 642hp and 810 Nm (597 lb-ft), representing an increase of +82 hp and +130 Nm (96 lb-ft) over the factory figures.

Hartge quotes a new 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 190mph (305kmh).

This is achieved with the ECU tune as well as a stainless steel exhaust system.

The Hartge F10 M5 below also showcases Hartge lowering springs which lowers the M5 by 25mm front … CONTINUED

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BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements aimed at long-term collaboration between the two companies for the joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a sports vehicle, and joint research and development of lightweight technologies. These agreements follow a memorandum of understanding signed in June 2012.

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Check out this video feature on not just one e24 Alpina but two of these incredibly rare machines. How rare you ask? The e24 Alpina B10 3.5 is the only one of its kind that exists in the Western Hemisphere and is one of 14 that are known to be left in the world. It is a rare sight to see one of these cruising down the street, but seeing one together with another e24 Alpina is a whole different ballgame.

Are You the BMW M4 Coupe Concept? ;)

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Are you the BMW M4 (F82) Coupe Concept? :)

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Lexus IS Chief Engineer admits that BMW is the one to beat.

Motor Trend magazine interviewed Junichi Furuyama, the new Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS about the new IS.

“My mission is to overtake the BMW 3-Series as number one in the compact sedan category,” says Furuyama. “That is the way I see it. That is the task we are assigned.”

Furuyama admits that the previous IS fell short in the performance department.

“As soon as I was assigned to be IS chief engineers of the IS, I … CONTINUED

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Here are results from the Sport Auto performance test comparing the 2013 Alpina B6 (F13) versus the 2013 M6 (F13) coupe.

The Alpina B6 Biturbo (full specs) is powered by BMW’s 4.4L V8 engine rated at 540hp and 730nm torque and top speed of 334 km/h.

The M6 features 560hp and 680Nm torque with a top speed of 305 km/h.

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Here are some recent photos from a Coffee & Octane car enthusiasts gathering in Atlanta.

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Toyota Motor Corp. is nearing a final agreement to license its fuel-cell vehicle technology to BMW AG, the Nikkei reported today.

Under the agreement, to be made official as early as Thursday, Toyota will provide the world’s largest premium carmaker with drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology, the business daily said.

BMW will use the technology to build a prototype vehicle by 2015, with plans for a market release around 2020, the Nikkei said.

The two automakers have been expanding their r&d ties over the last year. In December … CONTINUED

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The 2013 GRAND-AM Road Racing season will begin with the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday, January 26th, and will be preceded by the second-annual BMW Performance 200 on Friday, January 25th as the sports car racing world once again descends on Daytona International Speedway.

With more than 67 cars expected to take the green flag, the BMW Performance 200 officially starts the year’s professional sports car racing and serves as the opening act of the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series and … CONTINUED

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Follow this great project thread as a 1ADDICTS member details his conversion of a 135i to 1M coupe+

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CAR Magazine claims that these 2014 F80 M3 sedan images are the real deal, received from BMW. But, judging by their recent history with a false claim that a F10 M5 image they printed was also the real thing, we’re inclined to think that this may again be a case of crying wolf.

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BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone documents his visit to the Panini Motor Museum in Modena, Italy.

I first heard of this museum like ten years ago! It’s taken me that long to find the time to go for a visit! I shouldn’t have waited so long. This is one of those private car collector museum’s that you just do not see anymore. It is way off the beaten path. The Panini Museum is located on a farm called: Hombre. Even when I had the address I … CONTINUED

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Photos from one of the largest F30 3 Series owners meets yet, taking place in Singapore and featuring some nicely modified F30 sedans with lots of M Performance Parts goodies.

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Via G-Power: Sometimes less is even more. For example in regards of a car’s weight. Because less weight improves the performance of the BMW M3 and so provides more driving pleasure. With the G-POWER aerodynamic program “RS”, which is completely fabricated from Carbon fibre, one can make the BMW M3 lighter and therefore faster. At the same time the G-POWER “RS” Carbon parts increases the aerodynamic downforce and thus provides for even faster cornering speeds.

G-POWER’s roots have their origin in motorsports. Already in the … CONTINUED

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Car and Driver takes a more in-depth look at the F30 335i Sportline from the LL2 category of its 2013 Lightning Lap.

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BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced that the U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race the BMW two-man bobsled for the first time at the FIBT World Cup in Igls, Austria this Saturday, Jan. 19. Developed in collaboration with the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF), BMW applied its world-class design and engineering expertise to redesign the two-man sled in the hopes of helping Team USA chase its first Olympic gold medal in the event … CONTINUED

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An F30POST member decided to have fun with some Youtube videos and have an unscientific look to see how the BMW Activehybrid 3 stacks up against other hybrids – the Activehybrid 5, the GS-450h, M35h.

The Activehybrid 3 appeared to corroborate BMW’s factory quoted performance numbers and beat out the AH5, GS-450h and M35h.

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The Infiniti Q50 sedan (formerly known as the G37) made its debut at the 2013 NAIAS this week. As in previous generations, the Q50 sedan is Infiniti’s answer the latest 3 Series (F30).

Like the G37 that it replaces, the Q50 will be powered by a 3.7L V6 outputting 328hp / 269lb-ft (compared to the 328i at 240hp/255tq and 335i at 302hp / 295tq), powering the rear wheels (AWD optional) and paired with a 7 speed automatic transmission (paddle shifters optional). There is also a hybrid … CONTINUED