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Autocar comparison pitting the BMW 520d against the Audi A6 TDI, Jaguar XF, Mercedes Benz E300, and Lexus GS450h.

Check out the verdicts inside.

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Check out the results of Sport Auto’s Supertest of the Alpina B3 GT3 in which they call it “the legitimate successor of the BMW M3 CSL.”

The Alpina B3 GT3 is a limited edition model where only 99 were made. It’s based on the Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo, but 8 more HP (by re-design of sections of the exhaust and new enhanced Akrapovic rear silencer. Its N54 engine outputs 408hp / 540Nm of torque.

Full performance test results inside.

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The latest episode of Fifth Gear saw BTCC veteran Jason Plato enlist the help of ex-F1 pilot Mika Salo to compare the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series with BMW’s M3 GTS.

View the episode inside.

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Some impressive performance results recorded by Autobild for the M6 coupe:

0-100km/h – 3.9s
0-200km/h – 11.3s
Only 0.40 seconds behind the M3 GTS around the test track.

The dyno results were pretty awesome as well: 632 hp, 800Nm (590 lb-ft) torque.

Check out the performance comparison chart inside.

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Three great videos of two generations of special M3 models – the E46 M3 CSL, E90 M3 CRT and E92 M3 GTS, each running on the Mortefontaine Track in France.

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Chris Harris drives and compares the BMW M135i F20/F21 hatchback against Audi’s hot hatch, the RS3. He takes it on the road, track, and finally to the dragstrip for a showdown.

In the end, he declares one of them a clear driver’s car, so find out inside which one it is.

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EVO reviews the F30 335i against the Audi A4 and Mercedes C350. They call the BMW 3 Series the most bonkers in the group, but does that mean it takes the win? Read on…

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You’ve seen plenty of images of the 2013 3 Series Touring (F31), now have a gander at how it looks compared to its predecessor – the E91 3 Series Touring, in some side-by-side comparison photos.

Both look great in our opinion and they both look like fresh designs to our eyes. To a person who has never seen either car, it may indeed be difficult to guess as to which is the newer/older design.

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Here’s a fun matchup. Watch as the BMW F10 M5 drags against the Tesla Model S to 100MPH. Here are their specs on paper:

Tesla Model S – 443 lb-ft torque @ 0-5100rpm, RWD, 0-60mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,647 lbs
F10 M5 – 502 lb-ft torque @ 1500-6560rpm, RWD, 0-62mph 4.4s (factory quoted), 4,288 lbs

The race is a close one and many variables shift the advantage to the Tesla S in such a race. For one, the race is only to 100MPH. Although … CONTINUED

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A BIMMERPOST member gives us a nicely written review of the F13 M6 Coupe against its predecessor – the E64 M6. And he’s speaking from experience as he is an owner of the previous M6.

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Insideline dyno tests the Cadillac ATS 2.0 liter turbo which is rated by GM at 272 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque from 1,500-5,500 rpm, and running at 20 PSI.

See how this engine dynos against the 2013 BMW 328i with its 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder engine rated from the factory at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.

Despite these factory numbers, are German horses larger than American horses in real world testing? See inside.

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The 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T tries to dethrone the 2013 BMW 328i from the front of the entry-level luxury segment on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.

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One of the first head-to-head comparisons between the 2013 BMW F30 328i versus the Cadillac ATS (2.0T).

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the all-new Cadillac ATS against the car it was built to compete with, the dominating BMW 328i. Jonny uses test data to illustrate how similar these two cars are and then takes them out for a true drivers test on one of his favorite California back roads.

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The Porsche Cayman R is the final hurrah for the current generation of Cayman’s, so it should be the best, right? The Smoking Tire pits it against their other favorite midsized sports car, the BMW 1 Series M to find out how they stack up.

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On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California’s Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.

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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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Autoexpress puts two potent German convertibles to the test – the 2013 M6 Convertible (F12) against the 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG.

On paper, the F12 M6 features a 4.4L V8 pushing 560hp/680 Nm torque, while the SL63 is powered by a 5.4L V8 with 556hp/800 Nm torque.

The 2013 M6 convertible carries an MSRP of $113,995 in the US, compared to the SL63′s sticker price of $146,695. Watch Autexpress’ impressions inside.

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Autocar India conducts its annual Autocar Trackday 2012, pitting India’s 11 best driver’s cars against each other at the hands of Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan.

Three BMWs were included in the competition, including the 2013 F10 M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe. See the results inside.

The segment for each car starts at:

F30 328i – 5:57min
640d Coupe – 7:36min
F10 M5 – 9:54min

Track times:

F30 328i – 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe – 2:1.9
F10 M5 – 1:57.1

Here’s how the 328i, 640d, and M5 … CONTINUED