Hold the Phone: Subaru WRX Hatchback Spied

The news every Rex-fan needed to hear. ...

The news every Rex-fan needed to hear.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Revealed, Priced at $38,290

Land Rover’s new family-oriented SUV. ...

Land Rover’s new family-oriented SUV.

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BMW M4 vs Jaguar F-Type – Review

AutoWeek.nl test drives and compares the new BMW M4 and the Jaguar F-Type. After four years in development, the new M3 and M4 graduated with BMW’s latest turbocharged engine, a 3.0 liter six-cylinder unit that has replaced the fans’ darling, V8 n...

AutoWeek.nl test drives and compares the new BMW M4 and the Jaguar F-Type. After four years in development, the new M3 and M4 graduated with BMW’s latest turbocharged engine, a 3.0 liter six-cylinder unit that has replaced the fans’ darling, V8 naturally aspirated powerplant. Even though it offers less cylinders and a smaller displacement, 4.0L V8 vs 3.0L straight-six, the new engine and its two turbochargers give it even more oomph than before, while reducing emissions and increasing fuel economy. The torque also sees a significant hike, 110lb ft to 405lb ft between 1850rpm and 5500rpm. Use of lightweight materials slashes the kerb weight by 83kg to 1497k (3300 lbs) for the manual transmission. The M-DCT gearbox adds 40 kg over the six-speed manual.

BMW M4 vs Jaguar F Type   Review

Jaguar has priced the F-type Coupe below the roadster. The cheapest F-type Coupe is the V6, which costs £51,250, while the V6 S is the more expensive option. Both V6 models use the familiar 2995cc V6, breathed on by a supercharger to produce a choice of 335bhp or 374bhp. Torque remains around 330lb ft on both models, and that pulling power is available all the way from 3500-5000rpm. The Jaguar F-Type V-6 S Coupe starts at 1594kg but it can weight up to 1700 kilos. Let’s have a look at the video review: The article BMW M4 vs Jaguar F-Type – Review appeared first on BMW BLOG

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New F80 BMW M3 Featured In Mission Impossible 5

The Mission Impossible franchise continues along with their BMW partnership. While MI4 featured the BMW i8 concept car, now the fifth installment will not only bring Tom Cruise back to front but also the new F80 BMW M3. The filming takes place in Mor...

The Mission Impossible franchise continues along with their BMW partnership. While MI4 featured the BMW i8 concept car, now the fifth installment will not only bring Tom Cruise back to front but also the new F80 BMW M3. The filming takes place in Morocco and the M3 shown here sports the Silverstone Metallic color. In an amateur video posted on YouTube cars spinning in the narrow streets of the old Medina of Casablanca at full speed and the sound of screeching tires made a roaring noise. A few BMW S1000RR superbikes are featured as well. Filming started in August and the release date of the movie is set for December 25, 2015.

New F80 BMW M3 Featured In Mission Impossible 5

No details on the plot are available at this point.   The article New F80 BMW M3 Featured In Mission Impossible 5 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW 1600GT. A rare exotic car of the 60′s

The BMW Coupé 1600 of 1967 is a rare exotic. The origin of the car is the former Glass Company in Dingolfing, which was taken over by BMW in 1966 and is now one of the most important locations for BMW. The 1600 GT was equipped with a new transmissio...

The BMW Coupé 1600 of 1967 is a rare exotic. The origin of the car is the former Glass Company in Dingolfing, which was taken over by BMW in 1966 and is now one of the most important locations for BMW. The 1600 GT was equipped with a new transmission, a faster engine and embodies Italian design. It stands for the foresight of expansion from BMW of the 60′s. The car was first presented as the Glas 1300 GT in September 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with volume production starting in March 1964. The much rarer cabriolet version appeared in May 1965 and a larger engined 1700 GT in May 1965. With the BMW acquisition of the Glas business, the GT was refitted to accommodate the 1,573 cc BMW engine already fitted in the BMW 1600. The BMW “new class” models introduced in 1962 had attracted press comment concerning the fact that the engine was canted over at an angle of 30 degrees from the vertical plane, permitting a lower bonnet/hood line, and this feature was retained when the engine was fitted in the Glas GT body to create what was now branded as the BMW 1600GT.

BMW 1600GT. A rare exotic car of the 60s

By using the BMW engine the car also acquired a further increase in power output, now up to 77 kW (105 PS). Handling was improved by applying the BMW’s relatively sophisticated semi-trailing arm rear axle with coil springs in place of the more old fashioned rigid rear axel and leaf spring configuration previously employed by the Glas GT. BMW also took the opportunity to fit “new” round rear lights – being those that from 1966 also featured on the BMW 1602, and to reconfigure the front grill to incorporate the BMW “twin kidney” grille. The article BMW 1600GT. A rare exotic car of the 60′s appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Drifting the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5”

BMW takes the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” special edition for some drifting sessions. Tina Schmidt, BMW M Product Manager, goes behind the wheel to show us what the car is made of. The BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” came to celebrate 30 years since the first ...

BMW takes the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” special edition for some drifting sessions. Tina Schmidt, BMW M Product Manager, goes behind the wheel to show us what the car is made of. The BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” came to celebrate 30 years since the first BMW M5 model came to market. BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” (30 years of the M5) was produced in a limited run of 300 examples vehicles and sold globally, with 30 of them in the United States. Starting at $138,275, including destination and handling, the first 29 copies of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 were sold out in minutes in the US. The 30th copy of the Edition was retained by BMW of North America, and may be sold at a later date.

Drifting the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5”

The power output of the limited edition M5 with Competition Package was raised to 600 horsepower and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). The super powerful sedan now sprints to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The driver and front passenger will be greeted by “30 Jahre M5” lettering on the front door sill finishers, while a plaque bearing “30 Jahre M5” and “1/300” inscriptions. The “30 Jahre M5” logo is also embroidered into the backrests of all four of the high-performance sedan’s seats. BMW M5 special edition is painted in the Individual color shade Frozen Dark Silver metallic. The article Drifting the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Drifting the Strongest BMW M Car Ever – BMW M5 30th Anniversary Edition

600hp and a peak torque of 700 Nm. BMW took the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5″ (30 Year Anniversary M5) out for a ride. This car is not only the most powerful BMW M5 ever to emerge from series production under the auspices of BMW M GmbH, but also ...

600hp and a peak torque of 700 Nm. BMW took the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5″ (30 Year Anniversary M5) out for a ride. This car is not only the most powerful BMW M5 ever to emerge from series production under the auspices of BMW M GmbH, but also the most powerful car in the history of the brand.

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT – Our Nation’s Capital

A 1000-mile road trip with the top down. ...

A 1000-mile road trip with the top down.

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2015 Toyota Camry Powertrains Unchanged, Prices Rise $100-$1355

Engines are completely carryover despite significant design refresh. ...

Engines are completely carryover despite significant design refresh.

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2015 Dodge Dart Priced at $17,490

Minor changes to the base, SXT models. ...

Minor changes to the base, SXT models.

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