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03/15/2012    7:10 PM
COMMENTS: 76

An entourage of F10 5 Series owners from 5POST gathered this past weekend for the LTBMW meet. Over 15 5 series were in attendance, with the group having lunch together and then caravaning to the meet together. Check out the photos inside.

03/14/2012    3:30 PM
COMMENTS: 39

German tuner Hartge has released its tuning program and cosmetic upgrades for the 1 series M coupe.

For more power, the Hartge ECU tune for the 1M’s N54 engine paired with its sports exhaust system pushes the 1M’s power from the factory 335hp/332lb-ft to 396hp and 391lb-ft torque.

The resulting real-world performance increase? According to Hartge, their 1M goes from 0-200kmh (124mph) in 11.34 seconds (a 2.18 second increase over the factory 1M’s 13.52 seconds). On top of that, there’s an increase in efficiency of 0.5L/km less consumption than the factory 1M.

Cosmetic aero parts include a trunk spoiler and roof spoiler.

03/12/2012    2:20 PM
COMMENTS: 278

LTBMW debuted their BMW F30 335i with full custom front bumper and 20″ HRE P43SC wheels at their past meet this weekend. Check out the photos inside, together with list of modifications made.

03/10/2012    11:10 AM
COMMENTS: 96

Follow VSmotorsport’s build of a E92 M3 coupe race car which they intend to race in the SCCA T2 class.

03/07/2012    2:00 PM
COMMENTS: 55

It’s still quite new on the market but already has many admirers: In February, the new BMW 3- series was launched officially. Now the smart, energetic Bavarian is winning even more hearts at the international Motor Show in Geneva – helped by the tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer.

The Aachen-based experts from AC Schnitzer help the 3-series make an even more impressive appearance with a performance upgrade for the BMW 328i. An extra control unit allows it to deliver 217 kW/ 295 HP and a maximum torque of 410 Nm onto the asphalt, and with its governed top speed of 250 km/h the 3-series by AC Schnitzer tightens the bonds to its driver. As appearances are also important, these inner values are reflected in the AC Schnitzer … CONTINUED

03/07/2012    11:00 AM
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THE BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO – CABRIO INDULGENCE AND COUPE CULTURE

DRIVE – FIRST CLASS PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY

For ALPINA, a technology driven company, standstill is a foreign word. Since the introduction of the B7 Bi-Turbo, the engineers from Buchloe, Germany, have been continuously working on the details of the turbo charging and intercooler system.

Consequently, the all-aluminium V8 power plant now produces 540hp (397kW) at a moderate 5200 to 6250rpm, with a maximum torque of 730Nm from 2800 to 5000rpm. Two turbo-chargers configured in parallel, each feeding one of the two cylinder banks, with specially developed large diameter exhaust-turbines allow this engine configura- tion to provide both exceptional power output and an abundance of torque over an especially broad rpm range while maintaining excellent throttle response at low … CONTINUED

03/06/2012    11:40 AM
COMMENTS: 59

The M Performance Parts party continues. Just minutes after our Live Gallery of the F20 125i equipped with M Performance Parts, BMW has published the full M Performance parts catalog to coincide with its official release/announcement at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow.

M Performance Parts carry the M name because they have been developed together with M engineers for both performance and aesthetics enhancement. This collaboration with M engineers began just last year. This is what sets M Performance Parts apart from what used to be called simply “BMW Performance Parts” (which will be no more going forward).

As of now, M Performance Parts are or will be available for these models:

F10 5-series
F20 1-series
F30 3-serie… CONTINUED

03/06/2012    10:50 AM
COMMENTS: 41

Our live coverage from Geneva 2012 continues. Another world premiere is the F20 125i equipped with the just-launched M Performance Parts. Unlike the old Performance Parts, M Performance parts have been developed with M engineers. Also unlike the old Performance Parts, M Performance exterior parts are designed to complement the M Sport package. The front splitter and lip simply attach to the M Sport front bumper while the rear diffuser simply replaces the rear diffuser of the M Sport package. No whole replacements of bumpers required any longer. This will be a feature of all exterior M Performance parts for all BMW models.

Also seen on this 125i are lovely 19″ M Performance wheels (available in 20″ for the F10 and the F30), and the M Performance … CONTINUED

03/05/2012    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 83

One of the BMWs Hamann has trotted out to showcase at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is their new M5 F10.

While we can’t say that it’s an improvement exterior-wise, there’s certainly no lack add of aero parts for the Hamman F10 M5 cosmetic program as one can see from the photos below. The suspension is lowered by 30mm on Hamann springs and this M5 sits on Unique Forged II wheels (21×9.5F 21x12R + 265/30 ZR and 325/25 ZR tires).

As for power upgrades, Hamann’s custom exhaust system and an ECU tune bumps the M5′s power to 720hp and an incredible 900Nm (664 lb/ft) of torque.

We’ll bring you live pics and more details tomorrow from the auto show.