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08/02/2012    11:05 AM
COMMENTS: 56

Akrapovic has released a feature video showcasing their evolution exhaust system for the F10 M5.

The exhaust manufacturer claims a +10hp, +17Nm (12.5 lb-ft) torque gain, and 12kg (26 pounds) weight saving over the factory exhaust.

The system is claimed to lower the back pressure and gives the M5 more power and torque through the whole range of RPMs while increasing responsiveness. Gains are achieved without removing the catalytic converters.

The new Evolution exhaust system consists of newly developed dual-outlet mufflers with exhaust valves, flow-optimized pipes, and a cast titanium X-shaped part with resonators. The X-pipe, valves, and flange assembly are produced in the company’s foundry. The system is available with either titanium or the carbon fiber exhaust tips seen in the video.

08/01/2012    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 41

Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris has announced its tuning program for the F10 M5.

Featuring a ECU software tune and sports exhaust system, it pushes the M5 to 657 PS (648 hp) and 790 Nm (583 lb-ft) torque. That’s +97 PS (96 hp) and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) increase over the factory M5 power figures.

The sports exhaust system alone (featured in the video below) is claimed to provide a +21 hp and +30 Nm of torque gain.

07/31/2012    3:30 PM
COMMENTS: 112

The 2014 M3 (F80) prototype which was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend has made its way into the California Mojave Desert’s Death Valley for high temperature testing.

With high temperature testing always comes the removal of some front end camouflage, necessary to increase the prototypes’ air intake and cooling; which makes us the indirect beneficiaries of ever better looks at an exposed front end.

Yesterday’s F80 M3 spy pics (some copied below) gave us the best idea yet of the lines and shape of the front end styling, and today’s sighting adds to that by showing us some even more details – particular the lines of the front bumper air vents which could not be seen through the cloth covered front apron from yesterday’s photos.

What it … CONTINUED

07/31/2012    12:51 PM
COMMENTS: 149

Our only 5 Series to F10 M5 look conversion so far gets an updated look with a new matte grey color and new wheels. The Beautiful photos are by John Battle Photography.

Current Mods:

- 21″ MORR MultiForged MS5.2 Concave Wheels – brushed lips and brushed centers with tinted matte clear
- Falken FK452 tires
- OEM European M5 front bumper
- OEM M5 front fenders
- OEM gloss black performance grilles
- 3D Design M5 carbon fiber front lip
- 3D Design M5 carbon fiber rear diffuser
- Stoptech front big brake kit painted Estoril Blue
- Rear calipers painted Estoril Blue
- Slotted rear rotors by R1 Concepts
- OEM M sport rear bumper with shaved reflectors
- 3M Matte Grey Aluminum wrap by Elevated Auto … CONTINUED

07/31/2012    7:30 AM
COMMENTS: 64

On July 21, 2012 the M Owners Club of Indonesia (MOCI) had their monthly event in Bandung, attended by 20+ M cars – ranging from 1Ms, M3s, E60 & F10 M5s, and M6. Seen at the event were many updates to members’ cars like a CRT front lip on the frozen gray M3, a couple done up 1Ms, and a 12″ ADV.1 on E90 M3. Looking forward for the next event! Video by Aryo and photos by Leonard of LEONARD ADAM Photography.

07/30/2012    10:05 AM
COMMENTS: 57

Although it’s a powerful beast, it’s clear that a stock F10 M5 is no match for the Ferrari 458 on the track. But, how about a tuned M5 with 640hp? The M5 is tuned by PP-Performance to 640HP and 780 NM torque. Goes from 0-100kmh in 3.9 seconds and 310kmh top speed.

Check out the results from this comparison video of the M5 vs Ferrari at the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi.

07/26/2012    8:30 AM
COMMENTS: 60

BMW tuner Alpha-N has released photos and some specs for their Alpha-N BMW M3 Coupe.

On the power front, a combination of a software ECU tune, a Dinan carbon fiber air intake, carbon fiber airbox cover and air intake snorkels, and an Akrapovic exhaust system manages to add 30hp the M3′s power figure.

The Alpha-N aero kit makes ample use of carbon fiber, with a CF front spoiler lip with brake cooling vents (by RKP), CF rear diffuser (by Varis), and CF rear spoiler wing (by RKP). The M3 coupe sits lowered on KW coilover suspension. The wheels shown are 19″ OZ Superfogiata wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Recaro Pro Racer Hans one racing seats replace the factory M3 seats.

A gorgeous carbon fiber engine cover … CONTINUED

07/25/2012    10:15 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Great feature video covering the VS Motorsports GTS-4 E92 M3 coupe racer competing in the Autobahn Country Club NASA GTS-4 race.

Watch as VS Motorsports owner (and driver of the M3) pilots the VS GTS-4 M3 with one hand bound in a cast.

07/25/2012    4:55 PM
COMMENTS: 51

Manhart Racing released its first 1M Coupe program last year – the 415 horsepower MH1 Biturbo, but the German tuner is back with an even more potent version – the 465 horsepower MH1 S-Biturbo.

The MH1 S-Bitrubo 1M features what Manhart calls its Stage 3 tuning program. The Stage 3 program bumps the 1M’s power up to 465 hp and 442 ft-lb torque via their ECU software tune, upgraded intercooler, oil cooler, carbon fiber air intake with carbon fiber piping, sports exhaust system, and downpipes.

The suspension is upgraded via coilover suspension and the MH1 S-Biturbo sits on 20-inch AC Schnitzer Type 5 forged wheels with Continental Sport Contact 5 tires.

As for cosmetics, the aero kit includes carbon fiber front spoiler lip, carbon fiber hood with vents, carbon … CONTINUED