Collectible Classic: 1976-1979 Cadillac Seville

An oasis from the “Superfly” ’70s. ...

An oasis from the “Superfly” ’70s.

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Report: Ford Fiesta RS in Development Stages

The lovable ST could soon feel middle-child syndrome. ...

The lovable ST could soon feel middle-child syndrome.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD Estate Teases Us from Across the Pond

Debuts in Geneva before European on-sale date in April. ...

Debuts in Geneva before European on-sale date in April.

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Undisguised Lamborghini Aventador SV Spied on the Road

Hardcore variant could pack as much as 800 hp. ...

Hardcore variant could pack as much as 800 hp.

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AWD Kia Soul Concept Teased Before Chicago Auto Show Debut

Rugged concept uses an electric all-wheel-drive system. ...

Rugged concept uses an electric all-wheel-drive system.

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Barn Find: 1 of 223 1968 Shelby GT350 Hertz Rental Cars

Found chained to a house in California. ...

Found chained to a house in California.

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BMW M3 makes Chris Harris’ Favorite Cars of 2014 Christmas Special

Chris Harris has released a Christmas Special in which he picks the best car of 2014 out of an impressive array of cars – F80 M3, 918, GT3, F12, 458 Speciale, Trophy R, and V12 Vantage S. ...

Chris Harris has released a Christmas Special in which he picks the best car of 2014 out of an impressive array of cars – F80 M3, 918, GT3, F12, 458 Speciale, Trophy R, and V12 Vantage S.

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Watch A BMW M5 5.8L V10 Dinan Tear It Up On The Track

Making a BMW E60 M5 go even faster is always a lot of fun. But how can you change the characteristics of the popular V10 to make it significantly more powerful than the stock one? You change its displacement and add a few more parts to it. This BMW E...

Making a BMW E60 M5 go even faster is always a lot of fun. But how can you change the characteristics of the popular V10 to make it significantly more powerful than the stock one? You change its displacement and add a few more parts to it. This BMW E60 M5 is dubbed the “Black Beast” and some they say it’s the loudest of its kind in the world today. The car comes with a tuned 5.8L V10 Dinan Stroker engine and equipped with a KKS exhaust system. The combination delivers a staggering 630hp and has a top speed of 340km/h! The exact performance figures have not been released, but we are guessing it doesn’t shy away from stacking up against the best performance cars out there. In the video below, the E60 M5 takes on an Audi RS6, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Porsche 997 Turbo and some other sports cars. The article Watch A BMW M5 5.8L V10 Dinan Tear It Up On The Track appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW X3 with M Performance Parts – Phtoos

One of the last vehicles you’d expect to see M Performance Parts on it is the midsize BMW X3 SUV. The folks over at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership are once again back with an exciting model. This BMW X3 xDrive35i gets a royal treatment with BMW M Per...

One of the last vehicles you’d expect to see M Performance Parts on it is the midsize BMW X3 SUV. The folks over at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership are once again back with an exciting model. This BMW X3 xDrive35i gets a royal treatment with BMW M Performance Parts. The X3 SUV was equipped with a new black kidney grille with M stripes, a carbon fiber roof spoiler and M Performance wheels. A wrap was also applied on the roof to give the car a “carbon fiber look.” But the dealership has not stopped here. They borrowed an ALPINA front splitter and installed it on the X3 for a more aggressive look. Furthermore, the Abu Dhabi folks worked with Kelleners Sport to install a new exhaust system with four tailpipes, which makes the SUV look like an M car.

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Under the hood, the X3 gets the M Performance Power Kit for N55 engine which adds more horsepower and torque, for a total of 326 hp and 332 lb-ft (450Nm) of torque. Inside the cabin, the tuned up X3 stands out with the beautiful brown leather and white custom stitching on the seats.

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Does BMW need a 1 Series Sedan?

We all know more front-wheel drive BMWs are coming so everyone, stop complaining. BMW has made its bones by making cars that drive the rear wheels. However, like a musician trying a different genre, BMW needs to expand its horizons a bit. So the folk...

We all know more front-wheel drive BMWs are coming so everyone, stop complaining. BMW has made its bones by making cars that drive the rear wheels. However, like a musician trying a different genre, BMW needs to expand its horizons a bit. So the folks over in Munich are readying a FWD 1 Series Sedan. The upcoming X1 is already slated to be FWD as is the 2 Series Active Tourer. So it should be no surprise that the 1 Series Sedan will drive its front wheels. BMW must also worry about its competition; the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA Class.

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Those two aforementioned competitors sell like Blue and Green body paint at Seahawk’s stadium. The entry-level, luxury car market is on fire right now and BMW needs to jump in and snatch some sales away from its German brethren. The 2 Series somewhat fills that gap, but only comes in coupe form and is RWD. This will turn some people off, as the coupe doesn’t really fit the lifestyle of a lot of the buyers in that segment. So a 1 Series Sedan could entice people to leave Mercedes and Audi in favor of BMW, if priced and optioned correctly. Now, many might want the 1 Series but want it RWD. The thing is, FWD is much cheaper and would allow BMW to undercut the A3 and CLA buy making it start under $30,000. It will already share many components with the 1 Series hatch and 2 Series, so it will already be cheap to make. But making it FWD would only lessen the cost, which gets transferred to the customers. A younger, middle income family would love a 1 Series Sedan, and making it FWD would make it even more affordable. It’s also worth noting that BMW has learned quite a lot from MINI, when it comes to FWD. And cars like the CLA, A3, and VW Golf/GTI show that FWD can still be fun. If that doesn’t satisfy you, then the fact that it will come with xDrive might. Would a turbocharged, four-cylinder, all-wheel drive, BMW sport sedan, available with a manual tickle your fancy? It should, because that basically sounds like a BMW STI. As a young man who could be starting a family soon, and who could also be entering that market soon, a 1 Series Sedan is exciting regardless of its driven wheels. Does a FWD BMW seem odd to me? Yes, but so did an M car with flappy-paddles or a mid-engined, BMW hybrid, but those turned out great. The article Does BMW need a 1 Series Sedan? appeared first on BMW BLOG

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