Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prototype Spied in Germany

Next E-Class expected to debut in 2016 as a 2017 model. ...

Next E-Class expected to debut in 2016 as a 2017 model.

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Next-Generation Buick LaCrosse Spied

Upgraded styling for next FWD LaCrosse; RWD flagship still possible. ...

Upgraded styling for next FWD LaCrosse; RWD flagship still possible.

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Rumors: Next M5/M6 Returning to V10? G31 M5 Touring and X1 M Coming?

The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring? ...

The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring?

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Collectible Classic: 1971-1975 Citroen SM

Citroën-issimo. ...

Citroën-issimo.

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Engineers Create Nissan Leaf Pickup Truck Named Sparky

Why create a Nissan Leaf shop truck? Nissan employees say, “why not?” ...

Why create a Nissan Leaf shop truck? Nissan employees say, “why not?”

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Named Top Safety Pick + by IIHS

Jetta improves on the small overlap test. ...

Jetta improves on the small overlap test.

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Join The BMW i3 Owners Map!

A few posts ago BMW i3 owner Scott Lawrence Lawson was featured in our Born Electric series and gave up some insight into his reasons for going electric and how he’s doing with his i3 after a few months of ownership. At the end of the post I me...

A few posts ago BMW i3 owner Scott Lawrence Lawson was featured in our Born Electric series and gave up some insight into his reasons for going electric and how he’s doing with his i3 after a few months of ownership. At the end of the post I mentioned that he created a BMW i3 owners map where i3 owners can register their location and see where other i3’s reside. It’s not a commercial site that is trying to collect your data or sell you anything, Scott only created it because he though it would be fun to see where other i3’s live. This is how he explains it on the site where you sign up:

 Join The BMW i3 Owners Map!

I thought I’d give back to the growing i3 community by making a map of BMW i3 owners and owners to be. This is an opt-in map so if you want to be on it, fill out this form below. The more specific you are, the better the data will represent our community. Maybe you’ll meet someone new who made the same great choice in mobility as you did! If you are an i3 owner, fill in the this form and I’d be happy to add you!  There are currently 378 i3 owners listed from twenty five different countries and the list is growing every day. If you have an i3, please use the link below to go over to the site and add your car to the map. BMW i3 Owners Map [Source: bmwi3blogspot] The article Join The BMW i3 Owners Map! appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review

This bad boy goes to reform school. ...

This bad boy goes to reform school.

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F80 M3 1200 Mile Service Pics and Notes

A member shares some notes and photos from the 1200 mile service of his F80 M3 (same process as for the F82 M4). ...

A member shares some notes and photos from the 1200 mile service of his F80 M3 (same process as for the F82 M4).

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Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours?

BMW paired up with four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier and his speedway bike to show us how a BMW M235i can drift for five straight hours. On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Lan...

BMW paired up with four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier and his speedway bike to show us how a BMW M235i can drift for five straight hours. On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against Maier.

Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours?

The respective starting points for the driver and rider could not have been more different. The BMW M235i M Performance is powered by a 3.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine developing 326 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), has a DIN vehicle weight of 1,470 kilograms and measures almost four-and-a-half metres in length. The speedway motorcycle, meanwhile, has an air-cooled 500 cc single-cylinder engine, weighs 80 kg (as per speedway regulations), makes do with just a single gear and has no brakes. The specially designed methanol-fuelled machine produces up to 80 hp and has been built exclusively for speedway track use.

Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours?

Equipped with original M Performance Parts, the BMW M235i provided the perfect recipe for consistent drifts through the approximately 12-metre-wide corners of the Landshut track, just as it does on the road. The driving dynamics for which BMW is renowned are the result of 50:50 weight distribution, a low centre of gravity, BMW M Performance sports suspension (lowered by 20 mm compared to standard specification), a mechanical limited-slip differential at the rear axle and forged 19-inch light-alloy wheels. In June 2014 the car’s BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine was crowned “Engine of the Year”. With peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) on tap from 1,300 – 4,500 rpm, it offers consistent power delivery across the entire rev range to complement the car’s finely balanced chassis.

Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours?

Despite the vastly different profiles of their machines, both driver and rider succeeded in fulfilling a common goal: five hours of “sheer drifting pleasure” on the tightest of tracks. Its first ever meeting with the speedway bike gave the BMW M235i M Performance the chance to demonstrate its dynamic performance capability for the first time on dirt rather than asphalt.

Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours?

Five hours of uninterrupted sideways action had failed to sate Karl Maier’s appetite, so the former world champion rounded off the day with a few laps of the track on a specially modified BMW S1000 RR with studded tyres. The RR weighs a shade over 200 kg with a full tank of fuel on board and develops output of 193 hp. But the directional stability, outstanding handling and communicative responses of the super-sports machine allowed Maier to drift his way smoothly over the speedway track, setting the seal on what was dynamically a quite extraordinary day. The article Can A BMW M235i Drifti For 5 Hours? appeared first on BMW BLOG

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