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The 1 series M coupe is said to complete the Nurbrugring lap in 8:12. For comparison, this is 10 seconds faster than E46 M3, same time as Z4 M-coupe, 7 seconds slower than the E90/E92 M3, and 22 seconds slower than the E46 M3 CSL.

1M Coupe Versus Cayman S and TT-RS

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BMW has posted a useful comparison chart of the 1M coupe versus the Audi TT-RS and Cayman S which shows that the 1M stacks up favorably against two cars which are significantly more expensive in price (both nearly $20k higher in price). The 1-series M coupe ties the TT-RS for highest horsepower, and leads in the torque and power-to-weight ratio categories. Check out the full comparison inside.

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One of the F10 5-series’ arch rival – the new Audi A6 was just recently revealed last week. Although the test drive reviews will trickle in over time as the car gets into the press’ hands, here is a preliminary comparison of the two sedan’s ascetics and styling.

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According to Autocar, the Mercedes Benz Biome concept previewed for the LA Autoshow, is a preview of the company’s answer to the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics in the mid-engined eco supercar category.

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Site member Palbay shares a great photo set of an assortment of 2011 X3 colors (mineral silver metallic, deep sea blue metallic, alpine white, space gray metallic) and against its direct competitors – the Q5, GLK, and RX300.

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The typical X6M review features comparisons to the regular X6 or Cayenne Turbo, but this review by a site member compares the X6M against an E46 M3 at the M Power Tour. Two very different segment of cars sure, but an interesting perspective nevertheless.

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The F10 5-series has often by called a baby 7-series, especially since its size has grown over the outgoing E60 5-series. Just what is the size difference between the current 5 and 7 series? Lets have a look.

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The M3 ZCP Competition ranks #5 on UK publication AutoExpresss just announced 2010 Performance Car of the Year list, which includes cars ranging from the VW Golf R to the 911 GT3 to the Ferrari 458. The 3 day tests were conducted the Anglesey Circuit in England and included cars/editions launched in 2010.

The cars range from the Skoda Fabia VRS, the Seat Ibiza Cupra, Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Golf R to the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Ferrari 458 … CONTINUED

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The BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman are similar in several physical dimensions, as well as its intended owner demographic. Here is a size and photo comparison between the two BMW made SAVs. The X1 is longer and has a longer wheelbase while also having a larger cargo capacity.

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Ever wonder how a street car like the M3 Competition matches up against a pure race car such as the M3 GT? R&T has put it to a track test, along with getting M3 GT driver Tommy Milner’s feedback on the two cars. Results inside.

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Speed Channel recently aired an episode of its Battle of the Supercars which pit the E92 M3 against the Lexus IS-F. The cars competed in 4 different competitions, a 0-100-0 contest, 60-100 race, half-mile acceleration, road course, driven by Paul Tracy and Tanner Foust. Results inside.

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Im sure you’ve seen all the data, poured over all the numbers and facts, but pictures are always worth a thousand words right? This short video clip really says it all when it comes to the Q5 vs. X3 debate.

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The M3 Competition takes down the Alpina B3 bi-turbo, C63 AMG Performance Pack, CTS-V, and IS-F in this latest performance sedan showdown. Full results inside.

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Tiff Needell and Jason Plato of Fifth Gear pits the E92 M3 Competition against the C63 AMG Performance Package. We won’t spoil the review for you, but they do declare a clear winner at review’s end.

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Comparing a sportbike against a car is mostly just a fun exercise, but this is as fun as it gets. Insideline took the BMW S 1000 RR out against the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, exotics of the motorbike and automotive world.

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Optimedia CEO Antony Young makes an interesting analysis of BMW’s media strategies against Audi’s. Young compares the two companies’ video strategies, online and social media presence, mobile applications, magazine advertisements, film sponsorship and product placement. Results inside.

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For the 25th anniversary of the M3, BMW invited the automotive press to test all 4 M3 generations back to back, on the track. Here is Car and Driver’s impression from flogging all 4 M3 generations.

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Road & Track’s November issue will contain a feature comparing the factory street version of 5 top performance cars against their GT versions from the ALMS racing series. One of the feature teases released so far is BMW Rahal Letterman Racing driver Tommy Milner, who relates the factory M3 to the experience in the M3 GT2 race car.

Looking forward to seeing the full feature. Here’s a taste for now.