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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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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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An F30POST member shares with us his owner’s review after 600 miles in the ActiveHybrid 3.

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A M5POST member and F10 M5 owner shares with us his experience from the 2 Day BMW M School which teaches performance driving in BMW’s newest M models.

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Autoblog shares their review and impressions from some time behind the wheel of a 1 Series powered by BMW’s new 1.5L 3 Cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine (the “B38″ engine).

This is the engine you will see in many of BMW’s forthcoming FWD models, including the recently revealed Concept Active Tourer, and MINI models.

In this particular application – in a prototype F20 1 Series, the B38 is quoted at 175hp @ 5000 rpm and 200 lb-ft torque @ 1500 rpm. The officially quoted 0-62mph (0-100kmh) time … CONTINUED

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Sport Auto takes the BMW 1M coupe and M135i to the Hockenheim track for a track and performance showdown.

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Auto Express UK track tests the new BMW M135i versus the Subaru WRX STI 340R. Here’s how they compare on paper.

BMW M135i:
3 liter inline 6 cylinder
316 hp / 450 Nm torque
0-62 mph (0-100kmh) in 5.1 seconds (manual), 4.9 seconds (automatic)
Weight: 3174 lbs

Subaru WRX STI 340R:
2.5 liter 4 cylinder
316 hp / 450 Nm torque
0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
Weight: 3249 lbs

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Car and Driver shares their comparison pitting the F10 M5 versus the F13 M6 at the Anglesey Circuit in the UK to see if the M6 is truly better at the track than the M5, as advertised.

The M5 and M6 share the same 560hp powertrain, but the M6 is billed as being even more suited for the track with its lighter weight (about 100 pounds), lower center of gravity (due to lighter carbon roof and lower roofline) and slighter faster acceleration (about a tenth of … CONTINUED

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The 2013 Car and Driver’s Annual Lightning Lap Competition (#7) at the Virginia International Raceway has concluded and the results are in.

The F10 M5, F13 M6 coupe and the F30 335i sedan were tested and turned in the following times:

Full List by Times
Ferrari 458 – 2.49.9
Lexus LFA – 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 – 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series – 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S – 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 – 3.00.6
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE – 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S – 3.02.1
Porsche … CONTINUED

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Out of EVO’s Car of the Year 2012 comparison tests comes this little clip featuring the C63 AMG Black Series versus the Alpina B3 GT3 on the track in some drifting action, with Tiff Needell in the B3.

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The Stig drives the BMW F10 M5 against Jeremy Clarkson and James May in their American luxury classic cars in an entertaining segment from the Top Gear’s The Worst Car In the History of the World special.

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Jeremy Clarkson and James May praise the E92 M3 coupe during a segment in the just released Top Gear special “Top Gear: The Worst Car In The History Of The World.”

While piloting a Santorini Blue M3 coupe around the track, Clarkson declares the E90/E92 M3 as pretty much perfect. Have a looksie inside – the segment starts at 18:15 of the video.