Hot Wheels Rip Rod Comes to Life with Ford 1.0L EcoBoost

Another Hot Wheels toy comes to life. ...

Another Hot Wheels toy comes to life.

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High-Performance 2015 Kia K900 Teased Before SEMA

Custom K900 could add muscle to luxury. ...

Custom K900 could add muscle to luxury.

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Wrap-Up

So long, and thanks for all the fun. ...

So long, and thanks for all the fun.

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Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000 – October 2014

The million dollar question we had here at BMWBLOG was how much fun can we have in a $10,000 car? Specifically, a BMW. This price point is often considered a psychological border, a magic number some may call it, and endless lists of Best Cars To Buy...

The million dollar question we had here at BMWBLOG was how much fun can we have in a $10,000 car? Specifically, a BMW. This price point is often considered a psychological border, a magic number some may call it, and endless lists of Best Cars To Buy Under $10,000 pop-up everywhere. A $10,000 or less BMW gives you the right package where you don’t worry about every scratch, bump or sound coming from your weekend ride. Or even a daily driver. It allows you to have fun and not worry about anything. Most of these cars are bought to soothe the interest of a car guy yearning for something different. Whether you are in your mid-twenties and are looking for that illusive BMW E30 325i you always day dreamed about when you were a kid, or a young professional who’s sole fixation was the E39 M5 – it’s all the same. What is different however, it’s the level of preservation, quality and overall shape your vehicle can be in. Some people will disregard any bodywork damage. Some may require a pristine exterior. Others will simply want something that runs for a few days each month and not worry about it. Desired price range? We’d say $10,000 for sure! It’s just the right amount of money to have fun, not spend too much and it doesn’t let you that easy a crack pipe on eBay as well. So, what can be found for $10,000 when searching for a BMW in that price range on eBay? We’ve prepared a top 5 BMWs of what we’d buy for our fun time Ultimate Driving Machine! 5. 2000 BMW M5 4dr Sedan

Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000   October 2014

This BMW E39 M5 Sedan comes with some Dinan upgrades, has decent mileage and looks well kept from the outside. You get navigation inside, somewhat tacky looking wood trim and those gorgeous sports seats installed. Price for this? Only $9,900 so we’re under the desired price range limit! 4. 2004 Alpine White BMW M3 SMG

Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000   October 2014

This cabriolet is perfect for guys looking to get their hands dirty a bit! This 2004 Alpine White BMW M3 Convertible with SMG is a vehicle that requires some work. Front left wheels and the adjourning mechanical items need repair, but overall, this is a BMW M3 in working condition. Price is just $9,995 for this fine machine. 3. 2007 BMW 5-Series 525i xDrive

Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000   October 2014

Want to get an all-wheel drive BMW with six-cylinders, over 200 horsepower that comes with a ton of options? This is your chance, because this E60 5 Series is in great condition and comes with a few extra check marks on the ordering list too. Price is just $9,950! 2. 1965 BMW 1800Ti

Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000   October 2014

This 1965 BMW 1800Ti may be the weekend project you have been waiting for! This car is a survivor car that was found in a barn in Ohio in 2009 where it was purchased from the original owner by a restorer/collector in Georgia. The current owner obtained the car from the Georgia owner, which makes him the third driver to own this car. The seller says the car has to be sold because he has too many car projects and needs to make some room in his garage. From what we see, the BMW 1800Ti needs minor exterior body work. Price is $9,000, not bad for a classic BMW! 1. 1989 BMW 6 Series

Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000   October 2014

Now call me old fashioned, but this is what I would get! This 1989 BMW 6-Series needs no further explain’ at all! Grab your PayPal account, head over to eBay and get yourself one cool “shark”! The article Top 5 BMWs Under $10,000 – October 2014 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

This Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 was modded by European Auto Source straight from the dealership. Some simple cosmetic changes were planned for this car from the start. The owner decided to give his F80 M3 a better visual appearance and stance, and th...

This Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 was modded by European Auto Source straight from the dealership. Some simple cosmetic changes were planned for this car from the start. The owner decided to give his F80 M3 a better visual appearance and stance, and this was achieved by utilizing a set of Macht Schnell Competition Wheel Spacers. These spacers come in sizes of 18mm front and rear, and give the car a bit wider stance alltogether. Additionally, the owner decided to use other visual upgrades as well,  like the BMW gloss black kidney grille surrounds and iND painted front reflectors in the front, joined by the sides which are getting a set of iND painted side markers.

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

The small but important visual mod gives the car additional width, while allowing the wheels and tires combination to better fill the wheel wells. It also gives the M3 a beefier appearance.

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Take a look at this beauty in the photo gallery below:

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

Mineral Gray BMW F80 M3 With Spacers Installed

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The BMWs of Canibeat’s First Class Fitment 2014 Show

Presenting the BMWs from First Class Fitment auto show by Canibeat. Now in its 5th year First Class Fitment has become a Fall tradition known for its unique venue, laid back environment, and variety of quality cars. First Class Fitment is one of the...

Presenting the BMWs from First Class Fitment auto show by Canibeat. Now in its 5th year First Class Fitment has become a Fall tradition known for its unique venue, laid back environment, and variety of quality cars. First Class Fitment is one of the few events which brings together people from all walks of the automotive community.

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A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

Yesterday, the upcoming BMW M4 GTS was spotted during a testing session at Nurburgring. After the car retired near the M Testing Facility, our sister website Bimmertoday had a chance to get unclose with the M4 GTS. Camouflaged with the BMW M4 Safety ...

Yesterday, the upcoming BMW M4 GTS was spotted during a testing session at Nurburgring. After the car retired near the M Testing Facility, our sister website Bimmertoday had a chance to get unclose with the M4 GTS. Camouflaged with the BMW M4 Safety livery, the M4 GTS stands out with large rear wing and the unmistakable front splitter with camo tape on it as well. Although there are no official statements from Garching for their upcoming BMW M4 GTS, we already have a few initial clues on what to expect from the race-oriented M4.

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

In addition to the obvious aerodynamic components, customers can look forward to some new lightweight elements. The weight benefits will also be realized through the omission of the rear bench and the use of extremely lightweight bucket seats. To further improve the power-to-weight ratio, a performance upgrade for the twin-turbo inline six-cylinder S55 in on BMW’s list as well. We currently estimate that the expected BMW M4 GTS middle-class athlete will drive its rear wheels with about 470 hp.

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

Finally, the chassis is given a lower weight and higher performance. Here is a photo gallery:

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS

The article A closer look at the BMW M4 GTS appeared first on BMW BLOG

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How to access the tire valve on a BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe

Autoblog shows how to access the tricky tire valve on the BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe. Not an easy task as you might think. BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe comes with a 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels 21 spoke, one of the ALPINA design features. In order to unlo...

Autoblog shows how to access the tricky tire valve on the BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe. Not an easy task as you might think. BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe comes with a 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels 21 spoke, one of the ALPINA design features. In order to unlock the center hub, one has to rotated the Alpina roundel which will give you acess to the tire valve and bolts, which are hidden inside.

How to access the tire valve on a BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe

In the next step, you have to use an ALPINA-provided key to unlock the hub, a feature that protects your ALPINA’s wheels from thieves. Let’s see how it works. The article How to access the tire valve on a BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Preparing a race car is somewhat different than normal tuning. It requires particular racing-prepped parts and the expertise to combine it all together. European Auto Source, a company known for its exciting BMW projects, has recently finalized all ...

Preparing a race car is somewhat different than normal tuning. It requires particular racing-prepped parts and the expertise to combine it all together. European Auto Source, a company known for its exciting BMW projects, has recently finalized all the work on this Yoast Motorsport BMW M3 Race Car. Over the course of the next six weeks, this car is going to be tested and fine tuned in preparation for the N.A.S.A Pro Racing 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in Northern California. Endurance races like these test both the man and the machine. The driver is in a situation where he needs to be physically fit to sustain all the draining drive action he will find. On the other hand, the car itself needs to be prepared in such a way that it survives so strain put on it.

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

The complete list of modifications is vast for this racing car! Everything is a bit different than what everyone’s used to with tuning projects. And the complete parts list is every car fans’  wet dream. Here are the parts added to the race car: – Stock BMW S65 4.0L V8 engine – Macht Schnell Stage 2 intake system – VAC Motorsports baffled oil pan – ESS Tuning cat-less exhaust – OS Giken clutch & flywheel – OS Giken limited-slip rear differential – 3F Aluminum Radiator – 3F Oil Cooler – 3F Power Steering Cooler – 3F Transmission Cooler – 3F Differential Cooler – Pyrotech Fuel Cell – Aeromotive Fuel System – Pectel Stand-Alone ECU – Apex Speed Technology motorsports custom wiring harness – BC Racing Suspension ER Type Double Adjustable Coilovers – SPL Parts adjustable suspension arms & links – Macht Schnell solid rear differential bushings – Macht Schnell solid rear subframe mounts – AP Racing Competition brake kit from Essex Parts – Hawk Performance DTC brake pads – APR Performance GT-250 Swan Neck Rear Wing – Mode Carbon GT4 Front Lip – APR Performance Custom Carbon Honeycomb Front Splitter – APR Performance Front Fender Spats – Custom Justin Wray Designs vinyl wrap & graphics – Forgestar F14 Wheels – Toyo Tires – Grand-Am CTSCC spec roll cage by Precision Chassis Works – Recaro Pro Racer HANS Driver’s Seat – Recaro Pole Position Passenger Seat – Macht Schnell Seat Brackets – CAE Ultra Shifter – Fire Supression System – AP Racing Air Jacks

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

Yost Autosport BMW M3 Race Car

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Rumor: BMW i8S with 500+ hp coming in 2016

Georg Kacher, a journalist well connected with BMW sources, reports for Automobilemag that the Munich-based automaker is preparing a new green supercar for 2016, the centenary year for BMW. Built under the codename M100, the car will be sold under th...

Georg Kacher, a journalist well connected with BMW sources, reports for Automobilemag that the Munich-based automaker is preparing a new green supercar for 2016, the centenary year for BMW. Built under the codename M100, the car will be sold under the BMW i8S badge. Ulrich Kranz is once again in charge of the BMW i supercar and the new program director Roberto Fedeli, who recently moved from Ferrari, will work alongside. Even though the BMW i8S is based on the “regular i8″ model, the anniversary car will come with many bespoke parts that could almost be advertised as a new car.

Rumor: BMW i8S with 500+ hp coming in 2016

@Dragu Sebastian Rendering The carbon fiber life module and the drive module will be retained, but new materials, lightweight construction techniques and even the lack of rear seats will point to a whole new car. Also a reworked transmission and stronger brakes are on the list as well. The biggest change comes from under the hood where the car will get a combine power output over 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The current i8 pairs the turbo three-cylinder’s 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque with 129 hp and 184 lb-ft from its electric motor. The new mid-engine plug-in supercar is still being evaluated in two different configurations. One features a twin-turbo 2.0-liter four rated at approximately 320 hp; the other one boasts a 3.0-liter straight-six good for close to 480 hp – most likely the S55 engine from the BMW M3 and M4. While the gasoline engine drives the rear wheels just as in the BMW i8, the electric motor propels the front wheels. Its power output is 109 hp when mated to the six and 204 hp when supporting the four. Common to both versions is a rear-mounted integrated starter generator, which develops 27 hp. A dual-clutch transmission with 9-speeds is said to be used. The curb weight of the BMW i8S model is said to exceed 3,455 pounds, the extra 150-plus horsepower will help with performance. The top speed may again be limited to 155 mph, but the 0-62 mph acceleration is said to improve from 4.1 to 3.5 seconds. If the BMW i8 starts at $136,625, the i8S will be priced higher to reflect its status. BMW i8S will go on sale in late 2017. The article Rumor: BMW i8S with 500+ hp coming in 2016 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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