CAUGHT (BMW X6 Twin Turbo)

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Hey guys, finally caught a couple of TT V8s out on the PC track.Sometimes its better to be lucky than good!!!I rigged up a little wind noise baffle today for my camera.I said what the hay,Ill go stand at the place I shoot from at the PC.The wind was still blowing 35-40 MPH,a real world test.I had planned on shooting test vids,having no idea cars would be on the track on a Sunday afternoon.Well,I top the berm that I stand on and there are two X6s tearing up the track.They … CONTINUED

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What is this car exactly? Looks like an X6 with a hood scoop. You might be fooled into thinking that this is some sort of ///M variant. In fact this is a planned hybrid drive version of the X6 and the hood scoop is used to mount the monitoring equipment needed for testing.

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Quote: Of all the things that have hampered performance over the last two decades, vehicle weight is at the top of the list. Automakers have responded by putting more power under the hood to make up for the extra pounds, and BMW is as guilty as the rest – particularly with its M cars. The first (E30) M3 came packing a 2.3-liter four-pot and was able to put out an astonishing (at the … CONTINUED

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Southlights translation:

First post community-manager:
We wanted to allow you getting an idea of the experience the new M-DCT with Drivelogic provides as early as possible, hence the mods of the MPW in advance had the opportunity of a co-drive on the test track.

Let me add a comment to the mentioned "torque oversteer".

Simplified this means: When performing an upshift, the engines still revving too high for the next ratio.
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Here are the first photos of the heavily covered interior of the F10 5-series. Getting a glimpse of an upcoming models interior always provides good insight into the future design language of other upcoming BMW models.

Notice the new side-by-side placement of the gear selector and i-drive knob in the middle console. It appears to resemble the new X5s console. We also get a peak at the new steering wheel.

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Ok, this is part of the new viral marketing campaign that BMW wants to do for the new 1-series.

They have actually built a giant ramp and will supposedly "launch" a new 1-series off it. Considering the 1-series is now officially out and can be seen at the dealership and ordered, I dont know when this "launch" will happen, but check out the website here: http://www.rampenfest.com/. And here is the blog for the ramp "filmmaker": http://jeffschultz.wordpress.com/… CONTINUED

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EUROPEAN BMW 118d ADVANCED DIESEL NAMED 2008 WORLD GREEN CAR AT THE 2008 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Jury of Nearly 50 Distinguished Automotive Journalists Recognize Emissions, Fuel Consumption and Power Plant Technology of BMWs 118d as Best in the World
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 20, 2008… The selection committee for the 2008 World Car Awards announced today that the European BMW 118d Advanced Diesel was named the 2008 World Green Car. Tom Purves, President and CEO of BMWNA, accepted the honor on behalf of … CONTINUED

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An upcoming crossover variant based off of the 3-series has been caught testing again. Its current form is that of a E91 touring body on a raised suspension platform (probably just for testing drivetrain/suspension/etc..), which will no doubt be replaced eventually by the crossovers actual body shell.

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@7:00am sharp, e90post HK very first group of 9 E9Xs entering the official opening of Hong Kongs highway Route #8 costed 50 billions HK$ to built.
( cruise straightly compliance with 2 seconds safety rule )
Even won "turnheads" from traffic policemen!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo…ostcount=11917

(more info about Route #8
http://www.news.gov.hk/en/category/i…222en06007.htm

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This was originally being updated in another thread but I wanted to get some additional opinions so I am posting this here. Sorry if its the wrong section.

I’ve been looking to get an E90 M3 sedan, and was cruising ebay when I came upon this auction. Its for a Jerez Black sedan with FR interior, loaded with everything except extended leather.
The car advertises its title in CAPS “LOWEST PRICE ON EBAY”. The auction started at 60,000 and had a BUY IT NOW for … CONTINUED

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Here are the first photos of a facelifted M-tech/M-sport E90 Sedan in Space Gray.

Looks like the rear tailights are LED.

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The mystery car has been spotted under cover and will be revealed today at the NYIAS. Stay tuned to BimmerPost for photos and details of the unveiling!

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AND THE MYSTERY CAR IS……. the CS Concept (again)

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