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12/13/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 84

CAR magazine’s next issue is the January “Shootout” issue, and one of the most anticipated shootout comparisons is the F10 M5 versus the CLS63 AMG.

CAR magazine’s next issue is the January “Shootout” issue, and one of the most anticipated shootout comparisons is the F10 M5 versus the CLS63 AMG.

This video clip from CAR features the two turbocharged V8 monsters battling it out on the road and on the track. At the helm is multiple South African racing champion and CAR magazine track tester, Deon Joubert.

Check out the results of 560hp/501lb-ft (M5) versus 536hp/590lb-ft (CLS63) inside.

12/12/2011    9:15 AM
COMMENTS: 95

BMW Car Magazine undertakes a fraternal twins rivalry comparison in pitting HP Autowerks’ BMW 1M coupe against its tuned 135i coupe.

The tuned 135i coupe is equipped with DCT transmission and tuned to be 400+ HP / 420 lb-ft torque with piggyback tune, intake tubing, M3 suspension arms/bushings, coilovers, and exhaust system.

So do all these upgrades to the tuned 135i make it ‘better’ than the factory 1M coupe? Read on inside to see how they compare.

12/11/2011    1:00 PM
COMMENTS: 136

The just announced 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe will directly take on the likes of the Audi A7 and Mercedes CLS. So how does it stack up against the A7 styling wise (exterior and interior)? Let’s take a look….

12/09/2011    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 113

Car and Driver pits the BMW E93 M3 coupe against what it calls the M3′s ultimate foe, the Mercedes C63 AMG coupe. Comparing the M3 to the pasty software engineer, Ken Jennings, who kept winning on Jeopardy, and whose success annoys some people by administering beat-downs on some of the world’s best cars, C/D drove from their editorial HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) to find out if  the C63 AMG coupe is the M3’s real-estate agent from Ventura.

See the results inside.

12/07/2011    5:20 PM
COMMENTS: 68

Here it is, the first of many F30 3-series vs. competitor shootouts we’re sure to see in the coming months. As the reigning king of sports sedans, the 3-series has a reputation to uphold and automotive publications will be most interested in seeing if the new 3 series sedan can fend off its competitors.

If this first comparison review is any indication, the answer will be an emphatic YES. The F30 trounces the Mercedes Benz C Class in this first shootout comparison. Autocar was not shy in its effusive praise of the F30, saying that it is the remarkable, standout car in its field, and by several lengths over the C-class.

Read on inside….

12/06/2011    4:00 PM
COMMENTS: 84

EVO has gathered the brutes of the executive sedan category – the F10 M5, Porsche Panamera S, E63 AMG, and Jaguar XFR, and gathered them for a group test.

To whet our appetite for their full review, they’ve released a drag race clip featuring all four cars. For reference, the cars feature:

M5 – 560hp / 501 lb-ft tq (4.4L turbo V8)
Panamera S – 400hp / 369 ft-lbs tq (4.8L V8)
E63 AMG – 518hp / 516ft-lb tq (5.5L V8)
XFR – 510hp / 461 ft-lbs tq (5.0L V8)

Drag results in the video!

12/05/2011    3:53 PM
COMMENTS: 21

The 2012 3 series sedan (F30) is slightly larger than the outgoing E90 3 series (3.66 in longer, 1.45-1.85 in wider), while at the same time being lighter. But just a few physical dimensions don’t tell the whole story or show exactly how the bodywork has changed.

This excellent F30 vs E90 animation shows precisely and visually how the exterior evolves in all aspects, as well as the interior layout.

11/29/2011    12:43 PM
COMMENTS: 38

TOPCAR stacks the BMW 1M coupe against the Cayman R and Audi RS3. Read on to see how the 1M compares to some of Germany’s finest small sporty competitors in its segment.

11/28/2011    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 36

Reactions to the F32 coupe spy photos and videos we’ve posted so far have included some complaints that the F32 looks too long or has lost its sporty proportions. We beg to differ.

We revisited the earliest E92 coupe test prototype photos from back at the end of 2005 and we’ve posted below a comparison of the F32 coupe at this early stage camouflage compared to the E92 coupe during its early stages of testing.

Scrutinizing the photos, it’s easy to see how a camouflaged coupe appears overly lengthy and bulky, especially with respect to the front and rear fascias, which still have heavy and cumbersome camouflage.

Keeping in mind how attractive the E92 coupe turned out in production form, we wouldn’t bet against BMW with respect to the … CONTINUED