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01/31/2013    9:30 AM
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Have a look at a triple blue BMW photoshoot from last Fall, featuring the following models:

-2013 328iX Luxury Line – Imperial Blue Metallic w/ Saddle Leather
-2009 335i M-Sport – LeMans Blue Metallic w/ Black Leather
-2013 328i M-Sport Line – Estoril Blue II Metallic w/ Black Leather [my baby]

Photos taken in the Columbus area … Gahanna/Creekside and at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Enjoy!

01/29/2013    10:40 AM
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Top Gear HK (Hong Kong) pits the 320hp M135i versus the 340hp 1M Coupe in a drag race. The M135i puts in an impressive performance over the 150 meter race.

01/28/2013    7:00 PM
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Motor Trend stacks the BMW 650i Gran Coupe against the Audi S7 and Mercedes CLS550. We won’t spoil the outcome for you, so read on inside for their conclusion.

01/28/2013    11:00 AM
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Wonder how the 3 series coupe has evolved now to the F32 4 Series Coupe? Here’s a visual comparison.

01/23/2013    1:55 PM
COMMENTS: 169

Lexus IS Chief Engineer admits that BMW is the one to beat.

Motor Trend magazine interviewed Junichi Furuyama, the new Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS about the new IS.

“My mission is to overtake the BMW 3-Series as number one in the compact sedan category,” says Furuyama. “That is the way I see it. That is the task we are assigned.”

Furuyama admits that the previous IS fell short in the performance department.

“As soon as I was assigned to be IS chief engineers of the IS, I drove all the rival cars and studies all the differences,” he says. “Unfortunately, while I thought the IS was one of the sportier and more enjoyable cars in this segment, I found out that the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class … CONTINUED

01/23/2013    11:50 AM
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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.

01/20/2013    11:40 AM
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An F30POST member decided to have fun with some Youtube videos and have an unscientific look to see how the BMW Activehybrid 3 stacks up against other hybrids – the Activehybrid 5, the GS-450h, M35h.

The Activehybrid 3 appeared to corroborate BMW’s factory quoted performance numbers and beat out the AH5, GS-450h and M35h.

01/18/2013    2:03 PM
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The Infiniti Q50 sedan (formerly known as the G37) made its debut at the 2013 NAIAS this week. As in previous generations, the Q50 sedan is Infiniti’s answer the latest 3 Series (F30).

Like the G37 that it replaces, the Q50 will be powered by a 3.7L V6 outputting 328hp / 269lb-ft (compared to the 328i at 240hp/255tq and 335i at 302hp / 295tq), powering the rear wheels (AWD optional) and paired with a 7 speed automatic transmission (paddle shifters optional). There is also a hybrid model coming.

The Infiniti Q50′s four-wheel independent multilink suspension is made from aluminum components, with a single pivot double wishbone design in front and multi-link design with coil springs and Dual Flow Path shock absorbers in rear.

The Q50 will debut Direct … CONTINUED

01/11/2013    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 37

Check out the dyno results of an F10 M5 versus a C63 AMG Black Series and E63 AMG with Performance Package.