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435i M Performance Exhaust Sound Clip

10/15/2013 at 10:45 AM
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Here’s the first sound clip for the 4 Series M Performance Parts exhaust system.

E36 Chumpcar by PSI

10/12/2013 at 10:30 AM
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PSI recently built a BMW E36 Chumpcar build. Here is the story, as told by one of their technicians, JT:

After hearing the name “Chumpcar” for a few years now, I was determined to figure out what exactly this was. At first, I believed it was a goofy racing series where people decorated some $500 car and and then raced it around various tracks hoping to last through an endurance event. There is another series that is similar called “The 24 hours of Lemons”. A few … CONTINUED

BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo Feature Video

10/11/2013 at 10:30 AM
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Video from Alpina featuring their new BMW D3 Bi-turbo. The newest 3 Series by Alpina features 350 bhp (257 kW) at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 700 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

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Have a look at Indy race car driver Tony Kanaan’s F10 M5, by Velos Designwerks.

Modifications:

Velos Solo V Wheels 21×11 & 21×9.5
H&R Springs
Eisenmann Rear Exhaust (Full Gloss Black)
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Front Spoiler
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser

BMW 435i Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

10/03/2013 at 2:51 PM
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Akrapovic has released its Evolution Exhaust system for the BMW 435i coupe, with these quoted figures:

HP Increase: ~7 @ 5850 rpm
TQ Increase: ~7.9 @ 3500 rpm
Weight savings: 1.8 lbs

See inside for the system’s specs, graphs, photos and some sample clips.

AC Schnitzer 4 Series Coupe

09/30/2013 at 1:45 PM
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AC Schnitzer has released initial info on its tuning program for the 4 Series Coupe.

Starting with the engine, the AC Schnitzer tune for the 435i bumps its power up to 360 HP (265 kW), the 428i up to 294 HP (216 kW) and the 420d up to 218 HP (160 kW). To add to the visceral experience, a sports exhaust system is available.

For handling, they offer a height adjustable ‘racing suspension,’ as well as a lowering sprint kit which will lower the F32 by approximately … CONTINUED

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As we have all witnessed with the release of the F10 M5, FXX M6, and now the F80/F82 M3/M4, BMW is continuing to push for more extroverted styling with the production M cars. For a BMW tuner this means that designing a piece, whether it is an exhaust system or front lip, requires a more sophisticated approach. This is evident in the new installment to the 3D Design aero program, the 3D Design F06/F12/F13 M6.

At first glance it is apparent that the 3D aero kit … CONTINUED

Frankfurt IAA 2013: Alpina Models

09/20/2013 at 2:00 PM
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Alpina has a larger than usual display at the ongoing 2013 Frankfurt IAA show where they brought out many of their many models, including the just announced Alpina D3, the XD3, B3 and B6.

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The M Performance Parts available for the F32 4 Series include:

The BMW M Performance Power Kit ( PPK ):
BMW 420d (+12Kw, +40Nm) / (+16hp, +30 lb-ft)
BMW 430d (+20kW, +40Nm) / (+27hp, +30 lb-ft)
BMW 435i (+25kW, +50Nm) / (+34hp, +37 lb-ft)

• M Performance Exhaust system (available 428i and 435i) with chrome tailpipes or carbon fiber tips (for 435i)
• M Performance Limited-slip differential
• M Performance Suspension
• M Performance brakes (red, yellow or orange calipers)
• M Performance light alloy wheels
• 18-inch winter complete wheel sets in double-spoke design
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Blue Detonation M3 by PSI

09/17/2013 at 10:00 PM
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PSI presents the BLUE DETONATION:

The baking heat of a Florida summer can warp reality. One minute, life is plodding along at a snail’s pace, and the next, a ghostly spectre rises from the shimmering landscape, threatening to redefine all that you know. Suddenly, a streak of blue passes you by with blinding speed, accompanied by a gargantuan exhaust roar. You have just been strafed by magnificence.

Fellow Floridian Matt has what might possibly be the most glorious Le Mans Blue E92 M3 we’ve ever seen, to … CONTINUED

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Have a first look at some of the M Performance Parts for the F10 M5 and M6. These includes (but are not limited to), the Performance Grilles, Carbon Fiber Exhaust Tips, Trunk Carbon Fiber Spoiler, OLED M Performance Steering Wheel, Carbon Gear Stick, Carbon Central Console Trim, LED Black Line Tail Lights, and Akrapovic M Performance Exhaust.

We’ll bring you more details and the full official catalog soon.

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Alpina has just pulled off the wraps on its F30 D3 at the 2013 Frankfurt show after showcasing its F30 B3 at the Geneva show earlier this year. The next model up for the company will be the B4 Coupe Bi-Turbo.

Should the B4 Coupe Bi-Turbo come with the same powerplant as the B3, we will see it put down 410 HP / 443 LB-FT from a twin turbo inline 6 motor.

Thankfully, per usual, Alpina takes the understated and subtle approach for its cosmetic upgrades to … CONTINUED

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