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In order to keep up with the Jones’ BMW has had to think a bit outside the box. Our sources indicate that the transmission BMW will utilize takes up the same amount of space as the current 6 speeds and will not use additional components. This has been made possible by a completely new transmission concept. We have learned that it utilizes four planetary gear sets and five transmission clutches. Two transmission clutches are unlocked per gear, thus resulting in greater efficiency and a higher overall transmission ratio.

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BMW E92 M3 Coupe by HAMANN

04/13/2008 at 3:58 PM
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Not exactly my cup of tea, but regardless…

HAMANN has just released a tuning package for the V8-powered BMW M3 Coupe E92 that incorporates a series of mechanical and comsetic upgrades. While most of us would be easily satisfied with the standard M3s 420 Hp, HAMANN saw it fit to offer two different engine kits. The first tuning package increases the 4.0-liter V8s output to 435 Hp and delivers an additional 25 Nm of torque (series: 400 Nm) on the … CONTINUED

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – April 11, 2008…Navigation systems have become even easier, faster and more convenient to use with the introduction of “MyInfo”. This latest addition to the BMW Assist Safety Plan allows subscribers to send business locations and street addresses and their associated phone numbers found in Google Maps(TM), an innovative online mapping service, from the comfort of their home or office directly to their BMW.

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The facelifted BMW 6-Series Coupe was released almost a year ago, revealing a more dynamic coupe and convertible with for the first time a diesel engine. AC Schnitzer, the Aachen, Germany based tuning house, has set out to further refine the 6-Series facelift model.

Head designer Michele Viandante has worked on a new front fascia with a sharpened kidney grille, new rear-spoiler with built-in third brake light and side skirts which make the car look more flat than before. A sports rear silence with chromed tailpipe finishes … CONTINUED

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Answers posted below as of 9pm EDT, on 11 April.

Tonight was a great night, first I got to ride in awesomem3s E92 M3 to the dealership and back. It was about a 70 or 80 mile roundtrip and even though I was only a passenger, it was a great experience. Thanks for driving, awesomeM3.

One note of caution, following the GPS instructions to avoid traffic jams may take you though neighborhoods (in this case North Philly) that you … CONTINUED

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BMWs high-performance X5 mule has hit the Ring again, this time
showing some interesting changes compared to earlier prototypes.
While prior prototypes always had a more aggressive front bumper, the
headlight design remained pure X5. On this newest prototype, the
headlights appear to have been switched out with X6 headlights. If
there are any changes to the X5s deeper front bumper, we cant
discern them through the camouflage.

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M3Post member Gasman gives us his review of the M-DCT BMW M3

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Well for all the Dinan lovers and haters here is a link on youtube from M5board talking about a future stroker V8 for the M3 that is basically the M5/M6 stroker V10 with 2 cylinders knocked off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYY6GXkGps&feature=user

Dam impressive.

As another tidbit, check out the vids from M5board and the development of the CAI for the V10, an impressive amount of effort and true "design" work to make it breathe better. A lot of effort for … CONTINUED

First pics of F01 7-series interior

04/03/2008 at 10:07 PM
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and now some photos of the upcoming BMW 7 series (F01) interior!

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The BMW 7 Series unmasking continues!

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A very lucky member of 1Addicts has installed the full 135i Performance Package parts on his car and the difference is certainly striking

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Located somewhere in the center of Moscow City in Russia, this humongous billboard that advertises BMW’s sporty “M” models, covers an area of approximately 65,000 square feet or about 6,000 square meters. The billboard is so big that BMW has actually placed life-size versions of its “M” car range on it!