Odd comparison huh? Well, this race is part of a segment by Auto Express in which hero cars of generations past are stacked against some of the more mundane offerings of today, to see whether the hero car’s performance has stood the test of time.
We’ve taken a look at the new X5 (F15) versus the outgoing X5 (E70), so we now pit the new X5 against one of its direct competitors – the Mercedes ML (ML350 and ML550).
Below are tables comparing the physical specs, powerplants and performance between the new X5 and the ML, as well as the comparison photos.
The all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) has been revealed [official release], styled in the latest BMW design language. Take a look below at how it compares visually to the outgoing E70 X5, which was first introduced in 2006 and facelifted in 2010.
BMW has revealed that the xDrive35i is lighter by 170 lbs and the xDrive50i lighter by 230 lbs compared to the E70 X5.
As for physical specs, this is how the two models compare [see inside].
Street vs. Air, Racecar vs. Aircraft, Drift Ace vs. Action Pilot: Drift pro Dominic Tiroch with his Dotz BMW E92 (M3) DD1 drifting versus former Red Bull Air Race world champion Hannes Arch in his Zivko Edge 540. A nail-biting battle that couldn’t be any more thrilling and comes with a surprising, action game showdown.
Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the Alpina B6 and the Nissan GT-R for a track (Brands Hatch) and open roads comparison.
Yes, a comparison of the M235i against a 435i M Sport or potential M435i would be a more appropriate comparison, but there are no revealed photos of the 435i M Sport (and no photos of a potential M435i). This is just to provide our members with a comparison of the 2 Series vs 4 Series’ general shapes and looks.
The angles on the spy photos also don’t match up exactly, but we will post another visual comparison once we have official photos for both models.
The M135i hatchback will soon receive a sibling in the BMW lineup by way of the M235i coupe. They will share the same heart – the N55 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine making approximately 315-320hp, as well as the same transmission and other mechanicals. On paper, the two should achieve similar performance numbers, with a slight edge potentially going to the M235i coupe.
As for exterior differences, it’s clear from these comparison photos. Besides the clear form factor difference (coupe versus hatchback), the M235i gets an overall … CONTINUED
Now that we’ve spied an uncovered 2 Series, let’s take a look at how it stacks up visually against what will be one of main competitors – the Mercedes CLA sedan (with Sport package). One may be a coupe and the other a sedan with coupe-like styling, but this is the closest match we have, until the rumored 2 Series Gran Coupe is revealed.
Once the 2 Series official specs and photos are released, we’ll put together another comparo comparing official photos, as well as physical … CONTINUED
Edmunds.com Editors pit the 2013 BMW 328i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Premium vs. 2014 Lexus IS250 F Sport in a comparison of $45,000 sport sedans.
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago is back and driving all four generations of his favorite German sports car, the BMW M3! Through 28 years of evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to E90, has the M3 lost its edge?
BIMMERPOST sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack taking place on 4/6-4/7, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.
These races feature an ESS VT2-625 supercharged M3 vs a GT-R, Z06 and a CTS-V (all modified).
The BMW M235i coupe continues testing on the Nurburgring, this time in Valencia Orange. While this prototype remains in the same level of camouflage as previously sighted prototypes, it does give us a glimpse at the M235i’s front end design.
What the M235i reveals through the heavy front end camo are large air intake vents with fins like those featured on the M6 and spied on the upcoming M3/M4. You can also see the bottom of the bumper’s splitters poking out below the camouflage. These seem … CONTINUED
The F20 / F21 M135i hatchback recently edged out the Porsche Boxster to garner Top Gear Magazine’s Sports Car of the Year award.
See how the M135i accomplishes that inside.
Autocar pits a superbike against a rallycross car against a super track toy in a quarter mile drag race which sees the BMW HP4 take on the Citroen DS3 and the Ariel Atom V8.
Just days ahead of the start of the new DTM season, BMW Team Schnitzer driver Bruno Spengler (CA) already has his first race at the Hockenheimring (DE) under his belt – although it did come at the wheel of a somewhat alien car to the Canadian. BMW Motorsport invited the reigning DTM champion and 1989 winner Roberto Ravaglia (IT) to a very special “Generation Game”.
Both drivers brought with them the cars with which they won their DTM titles. Spengler triumphed last season with the current … CONTINUED
Watch the E92 M3 vs the M135i hatchback on the Nurburgring, from both perspectives – each as a chase and lead car.
M135i exhaust comparo put together by 1ADDICTS members, comparing the factory exhaust, BMW M Performance exhaust, and Bastuck exhaust.
XCARFilms takes a look at two M3 models, from two different decades – the E30 M3 and the E92 M3 GTS.