2014 Roush Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Around the Block

What a fantastically bad idea. ...

What a fantastically bad idea.

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Nine Lessons You Learn in a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

Get good with these before spending a weekend in a Huracan. ...

Get good with these before spending a weekend in a Huracan.

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Photo Comparison: F86 BMW X6 M vs E71 BMW X6 M

We bring you a photo comparison of the new F86 BMW X6 M and the E71 BMW X6 M. In 2009, BMW surprised the premium SUVs market with the launch of the E71 BMW X6 M, an all-wheel drive SUV on steroids delivering a peak 555 horsepower from a new V8 TwinTu...

We bring you a photo comparison of the new F86 BMW X6 M and the E71 BMW X6 M. In 2009, BMW surprised the premium SUVs market with the launch of the E71 BMW X6 M, an all-wheel drive SUV on steroids delivering a peak 555 horsepower from a new V8 TwinTurbo engine. The second generation F86 X6 M picks up where the predecessor has left off and builds atop a successful recipe. Judging by the photos below, the new X6 M is more confident, more athletic and stands out even more with its lower center of gravity than its predecessor.

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Compared with the E71 X6 M, the F86 BMW X6 M delivers a more refined chassis tested over 8,000 kilometers at the Nurburgring. BMW confidently announced a Nürburgring lap time at the level of BMW M3 E92. The size of the new F86 BMW X6 M has been increased. Compared to the E71, the F86 X5 M measures 193.3 in versus 191.97 in. The width of the two generations is nearly identical, 78.3 in vs 78.07 in, the F86 being the wider one. The F86 X6 M is also slightly higher, 66.5 in vs 66.3 in while the wheelbase is almost perfectly matching in size: 115.5 in vs 115.47 in.

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BMW has not only improved the looks of the second generation X6 M but also its power output delivering now 575 hp and 750 Newton meters to all four wheels. The engine is matted to an eight-speed automatic, modified by M. The all-wheel drive xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control DPC will adjust force distribution based on the driving situation. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is only 4.2 seconds, he predecessor still took half a second longer. Despite the improved performance, fuel consumption was reduced by about 20 percent to 11.1 liters per 100 km.

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As always, take a look at the photo gallery below and tell us which model you like best.

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New assembly line for BMW modular engine production open in Steyr

The production of the new BMW modular engines is now open at the BMW Steyr plant. Almost every model in the BMW lineup will make use of the new B family of engines, whether for the front wheel drive longitudinal layout or horizontally across like in ...

The production of the new BMW modular engines is now open at the BMW Steyr plant. Almost every model in the BMW lineup will make use of the new B family of engines, whether for the front wheel drive longitudinal layout or horizontally across like in the i8. The biggest advantage of the new engines is the fact that the four-cylinder engines – BMW B47 (diesel) and B48 (petrol) – can be built on the same line just like the even more economical three-cylinder engines BMW B37 (diesel) and B38 (petrol). Many common parts provide great savings potential and offer significant advantages in component purchasing and flexible responses to demand fluctuations of individual motors.

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In the BMW plant in Steyr, daily there will be built 5,500 engines for vehicles of the BMW Group. The location in Austria is the largest engine plant of BMW Group. Only in Steyr, BMW has invested 90 million Euro in 2013 in order to prepare the work on the production of modular engines. In a single assembly line four basic engines can now be made, one of which can be produced with more power derivatives. With certain demand for the engine, the production of individual motors can be flexible and expand to meet demand or reduce to allow others variants to be produced. Between the three and four-cylinder engines with the same combustion process, there are about 60 percent identical parts, between gasoline and diesel engines there are at least 40 percent. Both petrol and diesel engines of BMW modular family use an identical aluminum crankcase, the interfaces for cables and wires, as well as the position of components such as the turbocharger is always identical. You can learn more about the new B family of engines here. The article New assembly line for BMW modular engine production open in Steyr appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW X5 with HRE P101 in Brushed Clear by Wheels Boutique

In a segment where BMW is constantly improving their car, there are companies like Wheels Boutique and HRE Performance Wheels, which are always looking to enhance the looks of the BMW SUVs – in both performance and design as well. The BMW F15 ...

In a segment where BMW is constantly improving their car, there are companies like Wheels Boutique and HRE Performance Wheels, which are always looking to enhance the looks of the BMW SUVs – in both performance and design as well. The BMW F15 X5 has set a benchmark for many automakers out there. It’s a vehicle that pushes companies to build more efficient, safer, faster and better looking SUVs. But some X5 owners want a little bit more than that.

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Wheels Boutique is a well known Miami-based company that caters to tuning customers and their every needs. To redefine a car like an X5, adding a set of custom wheels is always a great option. Thanks to HRE Performance Wheels, this BMW X5 now rocks a set of aftermarket goodies that perfectly accentuate the beefed up SAV’s exterior.

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These HRE P101 wheels, coming in sizes of 21×10 and 21×12.5, fit the Alpine White BMW X5 rather well. With a Brushed Aluminum Finish, this package provides a well thought custom solution in order to accentuate looks, but not add too much weight, all thanks to HRE’s Series P1 which is designed specifically for supercars, sports GTs, performance sedans and now available for Sports Activity Vehicles like the X5 we have here now.

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VIDEO GALLERY: BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M

We bring you the largest video gallery of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two super sporty M SUVs made their debut two days ago and will be officially unveiled to the public next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at...

We bring you the largest video gallery of the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The two super sporty M SUVs made their debut two days ago and will be officially unveiled to the public next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The 2015 BMW X5 M will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $99,650 and the 2015 BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 Destination and Handling. In Germany, the X5 M starts at 114,300 Euros while the X6 M will sell for 117,700.

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BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M are using the most powerful unit ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Boasting innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology with a pair of TwinScroll turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, VALVETRONIC and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, the 4.4-litre V8 produces maximum output of 423 kW/575 hp between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm. That represents a four per cent increase over the predecessor models. 0 to 62 mph times are 4.2 seconds.

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The two M-brothers provide the well-known dynamic capabilities, distinctive and aggressive design and for the first time, outstanding efficiency wrapped up in a high-performance outstanding package. The article VIDEO GALLERY: BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M appeared first on BMW BLOG

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The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M Sport

The 228i is the enthusiasts darling. It’s well equipped well under $40k and yet posses all the classic BMW traits that we’ve loved for… The post The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

The 228i is the enthusiasts darling. It’s well equipped well under $40k and yet posses all the classic BMW traits that we’ve loved for… The post The Smoking Tire Track Tests the 228i M… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video

Not much to say other than wow. Yes they’re both big massive beasts but wow have they been massively improved. The post The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu...

Not much to say other than wow. Yes they’re both big massive beasts but wow have they been massively improved. The post The New BMW X5M & X6M in Video appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M

Today BMW takes the wraps off of the ultimate expression of utility and performance. The new X5M and X6M not only look better resolved… The post World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M appeared… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...

Today BMW takes the wraps off of the ultimate expression of utility and performance. The new X5M and X6M not only look better resolved… The post World Premier: 2015 BMW X5M & X6M appeared… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Vorsteiner Project Vehicle Builds at SEMA 2014

Simply put, Vorsteiner is one of those tuning companies that excite you. Their current lineup of aftermarket carbon-fiber body parts and wheels aim for one goal: to enhance an already dynamic vehicle. For example, their BMW F8X aero tuning program ...

Simply put, Vorsteiner is one of those tuning companies that excite you. Their current lineup of aftermarket carbon-fiber body parts and wheels aim for one goal: to enhance an already dynamic vehicle. For example, their BMW F8X aero tuning program has raised quite a few eyebrows when it was unveiled. Gearing up for the 2014 SEMA Show, they are working hard on presenting their range of products, where most are BMW oriented. Currently developing their Vorsteiner GTRS4 Widebody Aero Program for a BMW F82 M4, the California-based company has perfectly combined the wide-looking body kits with utmost quality and perfect fitment.

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Accompanied by high-quality wheels, made with BMW applications at hand, the selection for a BMW owner gets better. Currently, their GTRS4 program is in development, and earlier we showed you a small insight into their design process at their California facility. Spread around the event space, their showcase includes several examples of BMW M cars, all adorned with various instances of their products, combined with some other high-performance aftermarket parts from other companies. The tuning list includes several BMW F80 M3s, M4s and a BMW F12 M6 as well – everything from carbon fiber aero parts, all the way to wheels, suspension, exhaust system upgrades, engine performance upgrades and high-performance tires. See the gallery below for some of those exciting cars to be displayed next week in Las Vegas:

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