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In the second half of the business year 2008, BMW M GmbH continues to hold a stable growth course. The significant increase in sales as compared to last year have resulted in 22,340 vehicles being sold worldwide as of November 2008. This means that BMW M GmbH has exceeded the previous year’s equivalent figures (14,092 units) by over 50 per cent. A major contribution to this was the success of the new BMW M3, which has shown continuously increasing sales figures since its market launch and which is now offered … CONTINUED

Hamann X6 Photos Set

12/10/2008 at 11:36 PM
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German tuner Hamann has been known to bring a very agressive styling scheme to otherwise mild mannered BMWs. This is especially true when they do their work on the BMW SAVs. This road going tank is based on the BMW X6

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The competition is certainly heating up between the tuners as they are now releasing images of the latest BMW cars with wheels only to bide their time before they finalize their complete packages. Hartge has jumped into the mix with these photos of the BMW 7 Series riding on some Classic wheels.

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Here are the photos that are most important to alot of people out there. A direct comparison between the current X3 and the newly redesigned model. Although the car is heavily camoflaged, we can make out the general dimensions and it seems the new car has grown very little compared to the current model, althought it has grown.

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2008 Essen Motor Show E92 Photos

12/07/2008 at 11:31 PM
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In case you didnt see the other threads, I was at the Essen Motor Show yesterday. It is mainly an aftermarket & tuner show, so there are some amazing cars that people have spent tons of time and money on. It was a bit disappointing that Audi was the only mainstream German auto maker there (no Merc, Porsche, or BMW), but there were several M3s throughout the exhibits. Anyway, this thread is dedicated to those. Inside youll find AC Schnitzer, Brembo, Brabham, Rieger, Akrapovic, & Inn.Vent (never heard of that … CONTINUED

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Ward’s Auto has released its annual list of Ten Best Engines for the new year, and our first assessment is that it’s just as interesting for what isn’t present as for what is. First of all, let’s get the official list out of the way:

* Audi AG: 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (A4 Avant) * BMW AG: 3.0L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (135i Coupe) * BMW AG: 3.0L DOHC I-6 Turbodiesel (335d) * Chrysler LLC: 5.7L Hemi OHV V-8 (Dodge Ram/Challenger R/T) * Ford Motor Co.: 2.5L DOHC I-4 HEV (Escape … CONTINUED

Road safety with BMW: Lighting

12/04/2008 at 11:19 PM
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The bi-xenon headlamps in the F01 7-series are just as advanced as the rest of the car and are fully adaptive to weather conditions and the road contour. AKA Adaptive Headlight Control

The new headlamp system apparently is able to take into account not only the load on the car (lurching from hard acceleration or braking) but also varies the leveling based on whether you are going up or down a hill/embankment. It adds to this your current speed and comes up with a mathematical answer to what the ideal leveling … CONTINUED

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Here is a first look at the Mini brand’s new marketing material for the upcoming cabrio Mini. The theme is based around keeping the top down regardless of what the weather conditions outside are :)

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E90 M3 vs. IS-F!!!!!!

11/30/2008 at 10:41 AM
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The Lexus does a lot of things brilliantly. But the BMW… that does everything brilliantly. In the past youd have to be a cock to buy one; now though, youre a cock if you dont.

Lap time:
M3: 1:25.3 (faster than Gallardo Spyder, 997.1 C2S, Cayman S, M5, DB9)
IS-F: 1:26.9

Bravo… BMW

Torrant:

http://www.mininova.org/tor/2053185

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I didnt think theyd make a real car out of the concept so fast

 

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Usain Bolt tests the BMW M3

11/27/2008 at 10:57 AM
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Olympic Champion Usain Bolt tests the BMW M3 / “Love at first sight”. The world record in the men’s 100 meters stands at 9.69 seconds, whilst a BMW M3 Coupe is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Starting today, three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt knows what it feels like to travel at both speeds

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BMW 7-Series Security spied

11/27/2008 at 10:31 AM
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This here is the 2009 7 series in the safest and heaviest edition. It looks almost the same as the regular new 7 series. What gives it away are the wide fail-safe tires and flag holders on the fenders.

BMW 5 Series and X5 are rated VR4 level, new 7 Series Security is very likely rated as VR6/VR7. Windows are at least 22 mm thick, body panels are made of ballistic-resistant armored fiber.

The car can resist most firearms from .44 and 357 Magnums to 9 mm Luger. There are also different … CONTINUED

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