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The Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013 will soon be the world’s first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon fiber. The weight savings will allow an offset of the extra 250 to 350 kg of weight typically found in electrically powered vehicles

G-Power BMW M3 GT2 S First Drive

07/06/2010 at 12:05 PM
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InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.

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We manage a furtive glance at the speedo as the entrance to the old N

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Forum member Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness brings us up to date with photos from the Goodwood Festival of Speed which he has dubbed “probably the best car show in the world”. Included are pictures of BMWs at the event, including a large ALPINA display, but his full flickr gallery actually has some extensive coverage.

Autoshows
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Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.

F10 ambient lighting

07/05/2010 at 8:00 AM
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BMW cockpits have always looked great in the dark with its amber lighting, and that continues with the F10 5-series. Seen here is the ambient lighting option (standard in U.S. spec F10) in action. Looks like the F10 provides a great looking environment for both driver and passengers.

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Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast

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The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.

German Red Cross F10 5-series

07/03/2010 at 8:00 AM
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The German Red Cross recently introduced its F10 525d for “Emergency Doctors.” We are not sure if this car is a one-off for promotional purposes only, or if the F10 5-series will actually be put into widespread duty for the German Red Cross. If the latter, we are jealous of German Red Cross doctors!

JOY IS RACING – Part 3

07/02/2010 at 8:00 PM
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Inside is the 3rd installment of BMW’s Joy Is Racing video series. This is an inspirational look at the actual drivers/crews running BMWs in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. Watch the video and you’ll discover that their passion for racing BMWs is definitely infectious.

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MWDesign has unveiled their project E89 Z4, dubbed the “Slingshot”. This beautifully customized Z4 not only features power upgrades good for 400hp/400tq, but also a full compliment of handling and cosmetic upgrades – full list inside. Make sure to check out the major eye candy!

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From Homepage: We bring you the first official photos of the F10 5-series sedan M-sport aero kit! Shown in these photos is the F10 5-series with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options – the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. The M-sport package may be ordered with seven exterior colors (in Europe), so we expect that there will be additional colors not currently … CONTINUED

Official BMW New Vehicle Release
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BMW Design has created a limited edition Z4 "Design Pure Impulse" for the UK market. No announcement about possible availability for the NA market.

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With its classic roadster proportions, the BMW Z4 is in equal measure the embodiment of sporty driving pleasure and premium elegance. The Design Pure Impulse equipment package available as from September 2010 offers the perfect opportunity to emphasise the two-seaters sporting aesthetics in a particularly intensive way.

It comprises an … CONTINUED