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KERZO
05-07-2008, 08:03 AM
I saw this Beemer in a magazine recently and I gotta say it looks fucking superb -


Hamann BMW M3

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop-460x305/BMW_Hamann_5_2w.jpg

HAMANN BMW M3 Coupe E 92 review:

If we don´t have it, it doesn´t exist – this is the HAMANN motto for its extensive part programme for the current M3 Coupé. Since 1986, the Laupheim-based company has developed and manufactured products for the individualisation of BMW automobiles, using their experience gained in the heated battle of motorsport. The result: powerful performance enhancements, lift-reducing aerodynamics components and a stable sport braking system. Striking 19- and 20- inch light alloy rims and precious interior modifications made of aluminium and carbon complement these upgrades.

Enhanced performance for a better elasticity and more joy in driving
The first tuning level increases the standard figures of the V8 (309 kw/420 hp) by 15 kw/20 hp and delivers an additional 25 Nm (series: 400 Nm) on the crank shaft. This is achieved by an optimised engine map. The V/max limitation is annulled and the top speed increases to 300 km/h.

Another performance kit is called Sportkit HM/M +35. And the name says it all: after the modification, the engine has up to 35 hp/26 kw more power. The torque rises by 48 Nm and the speedometer doesn´t stop until it reaches 320 km/h. Another component of this enduring performance kit is a sportive exhaust system. It is made of stainless steel and is therefore non-corroding and includes a metal catalyser as well as a middle section- and rear section muffler. The comprehensively optimised motor management matches this feature. An earthy sound and a significantly perceptible performance improvement will delight the BMW-pilot from now on.

Car body programme in approved quality
In the design stage, HAMANN perfectly harmonises the individual components of the aerodynamic package. The result is a breath-taking styling with an optimised airflow. The sportive-dynamic front spoiler, which goes hand in hand with the rear skirt and the rear spoiler, reduces the lifting forces and forms a whole new look. The optical link between front and rear is accomplished with the HAMANN side skirts and the shapely roof spoiler. The precisely fitted Body-Kit is attached on the standard attachment points. Prices start at 2,400 euros.

Sportive or elegant
The HAMANN rim programme takes the individual wishes of the M3-clientele into account. No matter if the customer is looking for a sportive distinctive or elegant and noble appearance - HAMANN offers varying tyre designs and sizes. Named ANNIVERSARY I and ANNIVERSARY I BLACK LINE, a one-piece tyre in a several-part look with 19 inches is offered. Both rims have a high-gloss INOX stainless steel lip, but differ as they either have a silver- or black-lacquered rim-star.

The recommended tyre-wheel combination measures 8.5Jx19 inches with tyres sized 245/35ZR19. The rear is equipped with rims measuring 10.0Jx19 inches and wheels sized 265/35ZR19. ANNIVERSARY rim designs with 20 inches are also available. Here, HAMANN recommends the 9.0Jx20 inches with 245/30ZR20 tyres on the front axle and 10.5Jx20 with 295/25ZR20 tyres on the rear axle.

One of the technical highlights in the offered tuning programme is the three-part HAMANN-aluminium wheel called EDITION RACE. The black-lacquered rim-star and the titan fittings of the glossy finished flange emphasise the racing character. Due to its forge technology manufacturing, it is especially light and improves both the handling and also acceleration and braking response by its reduced unsprung mass.

The tyre-wheel combination measures 8.5Jx20 inches plus tyres on rims sized 245/30ZR20 front and 10.5Jx20 with a set of tyres measuring 295/25ZR20 rear; they are offered for 7,600 euros by HAMANN.

HAMANN recommends high-performance tyres of the type S1 EVO which are manufactured by its technology partner HANKOOK.

Stop and Go
Sportive emphasis is achieved by the chassis clips which lower the main part of the sport coupé by 25 millimetres at the front and 15 millimetres at the rear axle.

The ideal solution for varying requirements on the race track and in everyday use is offered by the height adjustable chassis with coil-over by HAMANN. The chassis which can be delivered in two versions (for cars with/without limited slip differential) each include four traction- and pressure adjustable shock absorbers and four progressively wound sportiing springs. This enables to lower the chassis by 40 mm and offers numerous possibilities for an individual adjustment.

A sport brake system leads to excellent deceleration measures. Perforated and internally ventilated brake discs measuring 405 x 34 mm (front) and 380 x 28 mm (rear) are sandwiched by the front six- and back four-piston system.

Perfected interior technology
In addition to the present factory-made interior equipment, HAMANN offers accessories made of precious aluminium. Hand brake levers, gear sticks and pedals bring a motor sports flair and perfectly match the with the HAMANN interior set made of super-light carbon. HAMANN has everything that makes your heart miss a beat – from personalised floor mats up to complete leather equipments everything is made in handcrafted quality.



So basically it moves like the clappers....It's not the spec i like most but the overall design of the car...It looks mean as hell -

http://www.auto-power-girl.com/photo-gallery/hamann-e92-m3-coupe/hamann-bmw-m3-coupe-e-92-2008-7.jpg

http://www.auto-power-girl.com/photo-gallery/hamann-e92-m3-coupe/hamann-bmw-m3-coupe-e-92-2008-9.jpg

http://www.auto-power-girl.com/photo-gallery/hamann-e92-m3-coupe/hamann-bmw-m3-coupe-e-92-2008-6.jpg



Any impressions from my fellow wu-corpers?

HANZO
05-07-2008, 05:21 PM
i love this car. Hamann are the best at tuning BMW's. no one can do it better.

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 07:32 PM
I love bimmers, but the price tag on that is not worth it ($105K i think from a $70k). Would get a bare 997 GT3 instead...

Too bad BM's are so common nowadays...

HANZO
05-07-2008, 07:37 PM
I love bimmers, but the price tag on that is not worth it ($105K i think from a $70k).

Too bad BM's are so common nowadays...


man like i refuse to buy a BMW unless its a M3, M5 or M6. why cause over here now, all the Albanians and Romanians drive BMW's. they jus not cool anymore. My bro has a 2002 M5. its such a sik car.

about the price tag, Hamann usually raise it by 30k, and really theres isnt 30k's worth of modifications on the cars. ppl buy them for the reason i stated, cause Hamann BM's are rare and so they special.

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 07:44 PM
man like i refuse to buy a BMW unless its a M3, M5 or M6. why cause over here now, all the Albanians and Romanians drive BMW's. they jus not cool anymore. My bro has a 2002 M5. its such a sik car.

about the price tag, Hamann usually raise it by 30k, and really theres isnt 30k's worth of modifications on the cars. ppl buy them for the reason i stated, cause Hamann BM's are rare and so they special.


Here in southern california, bmws are LITERALLY like 20% of what you see in the streets. They make magnificent cars, but the whole point of having a luxury car is to stand out (in a classy manner). Audi's and AMG's are becoming more popular because of this and really only leaves sports cars like porsche...

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
05-07-2008, 07:50 PM
Damn this shit is awesome..My friend have tha Audi S3..Its fuckin power too!!!!!

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/2007audis3front.jpg

The same car..In red..heheeeeeeeeeeeee

HANZO
05-07-2008, 07:50 PM
BMW, Audi and Merc are all the same now. One of my lecturers worked at BMW designing their cars. he goes that cause Toyota bigger than all of them now. these companies jus want to be like Toyota so they aint luxury anymore. Reason why you have Porsche making the Cayenne and Cayman cars that rival X5's and M3's. cause ppl who buy an M3 buy it cause its a luxury sports coupe, but cause the BMW badge is degrading they gonna go for a Porsche instead, jus cause of the name.

im gonna save up and get myself an old M3, 2005 model maybe. they cheaper now thanks to the new M3 coming out. but with the petrol prices now. if i buy an oil field it will be cheaper.

rich gannon
05-07-2008, 07:52 PM
thats gotta be the rawest car to come out in years

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:03 PM
thats gotta be the rawest car to come out in years

http://www.gtrclub.org/images/GTR-main.jpg

This will put pretty much everything in it's price range to shame.

0-62mph in 3.5s (casual)


and Nissan might come out with a GT-R Spec V w/ 550hp and 130kg lighter...

Too bad, even if you had the money, you would be hard pressed to buy this because of the limited amount they are making...unlike the BMW E90's M3.

FatherSl!me
05-07-2008, 08:03 PM
http://www.arpem.com/coches/coches/audi/audi-r-8/flash/2007/audi-r-8-f.jpg

http://www.audi-cars-lotto.com/photogallery/img/audi-03.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/cars/1/7/V/5/1/ag_08r8_frtleft1.jpg


http://z.about.com/d/cars/1/7/Y/5/1/ag_08r8_frtright.jpg

http://autoreview.belproject.com/media/1/20070131-2007-audi-r8-interior.jpg

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:04 PM
BMW, Audi and Merc are all the same now. One of my lecturers worked at BMW designing their cars. he goes that cause Toyota bigger than all of them now. these companies jus want to be like Toyota so they aint luxury anymore. Reason why you have Porsche making the Cayenne and Cayman cars that rival X5's and M3's. cause ppl who buy an M3 buy it cause its a luxury sports coupe, but cause the BMW badge is degrading they gonna go for a Porsche instead, jus cause of the name.

im gonna save up and get myself an old M3, 2005 model maybe. they cheaper now thanks to the new M3 coming out. but with the petrol prices now. if i buy an oil field it will be cheaper.

The E46 M3 is sick, but I would rather go with the 335i if prices are equal.

To Fathertime:
The R8 is overrated. It is nice looking and handles really well (Supposedly), but it more of a show car than anything.

Suga Duga
05-07-2008, 08:08 PM
ya don't know whats up...like the CT beast already posted: audi

the S8 is the shit:
http://www.audi.de/etc/medialib/cms4imp/audi2/emotion/entertainment/gallery.Par.0304.Image.jpg


http://fp.images.autos.msn.com/merismus/as/autoshow2006/photos%5Cp_Audi_S8_01.jpg


http://wallpapers.diq.ru/wallpapers/17/Audi_S8,_Full-Size_Luxury_Car.jpg

rich gannon
05-07-2008, 08:11 PM
that audi looks real familiar, the silver one with black by the door...i think it was ironmans car. or somebody from tv.

i dont know which one i like better, the audi or bmw.

HANZO
05-07-2008, 08:13 PM
for audi, their best car is the RS6. yes its an estate car, yes it looks like the ideal family wagon. but it has that V10 Lamborghini Gallardo enginer with 2 Turbo's. And it handles really well. Fukin amazing.

in England we getting a healthy batch of the new GT-R. cause we drive on the same side as Japan. A friend on mine ordered it. his waiting time is jus above a year.

Queen Of Poetry
05-07-2008, 08:14 PM
My Range is better..................






















Just kidding................that is a hot car................

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:15 PM
ya don't know whats up...like the CT beast already posted: audi

the S8 is the shit:



Not a drivers car. way too big.

FatherSl!me
05-07-2008, 08:15 PM
that audi looks real familiar, the silver one with black by the door...i think it was ironmans car. or somebody from tv.

i dont know which one i like better, the audi or bmw.
havnt seen that flick yet but i heard it was the a5 that he had
http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/new_cars/Audi_A5.html

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:18 PM
Ironman was one big Audi commercial. It was Blatant.

FatherSl!me
05-07-2008, 08:19 PM
so basically its like transporter 2 then^^

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:23 PM
so basically its like transporter 2 then^^

Yeah

HANZO
05-07-2008, 08:25 PM
to me Audi has passed Merc, and now are level with BMW. and will pass them soon. its all innovation Audi bring out a new car every 6 months. they always updating their models.

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:29 PM
to me Audi has passed Merc, and now are level with BMW. and will pass them soon. its all innovation Audi bring out a new car every 6 months. they always updating their models.

Porsche is close to owning a majority share in VW which owns Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi, and Bentley among others. Imagine the cars that would come of that marriage.

FatherSl!me
05-07-2008, 08:29 PM
http://jj.am/gallery/d/44442-2/Bjork_stalker_suicide.gif

i almost pissed my fukin pants when i read a reaction to this vid on another site.
he said

"i wonder if he intended on having his brains blown out all over the wall behind him... if so, that's just one more things he stinks at! XD "

GENERAL WISE
05-07-2008, 08:32 PM
http://jj.am/gallery/d/44442-2/Bjork_stalker_suicide.gif

i almost pissed my fukin pants when i read a reaction to this vid on another site.
he said

"i wonder if he intended on having his brains blown out all over the wall behind him... if so, that's just one more things he stinks at! XD "

JJ animated gifs aren't that great to post, they somehow become stills. You have to save them and re-upload them...they will be smaller because of the file size limitations.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/Akburst510/BabyEatsLemon.gifhttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/Akburst510/FrogBros.gif

HANZO
05-07-2008, 08:34 PM
Porsche is close to owning a majority share in VW which owns Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi, and Bentley among others. Imagine the cars that would come of that marriage.

yea i kno, the family that owns Porsche owns the majority share in VW-Audi group. ferdinand porsche did create all 3 companies. porsche and vw worked together already, the cayenne is the same as a VW touareg.

VW or BMW wanna buy Ferrari to. we will see what happens.

FatherSl!me
05-07-2008, 08:34 PM
@ WISE
i havnt cam across that problem yet with them. the ones i posted play just fine. unless it depends on the PC. idk

Suga Duga
05-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Audi A5:
http://images.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705_a+2008_audi_a5+06.jpg

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/audis5.jpg

Suga Duga
05-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Porsche is close to owning a majority share in VW which owns Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi, and Bentley among others. Imagine the cars that would come of that marriage.

yes, the porsche family has no worries at all

Sgt Holly Wood
05-07-2008, 11:27 PM
Audi A5:
http://images.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705_a+2008_audi_a5+06.jpg


that shit right there is bangin!

RzaRectum
05-08-2008, 01:54 AM
I still like my Beamer. SL500, Porsche, or Lotus next.

GENERAL WISE
05-08-2008, 03:10 AM
I still like my Beamer. SL500, Porsche, or Lotus next.

^Baller.

KERZO
05-08-2008, 04:45 AM
Good quality posts...cheers for the input...


http://www.gtrclub.org/images/GTR-main.jpg



This car does'nt look that great. It's futuristic but in a corny way.

http://www.arpem.com/coches/coches/audi/audi-r-8/flash/2007/audi-r-8-f.jpg

http://www.audi-cars-lotto.com/photogallery/img/audi-03.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/cars/1/7/V/5/1/ag_08r8_frtleft1.jpg


http://z.about.com/d/cars/1/7/Y/5/1/ag_08r8_frtright.jpg



Now thats a car...Good design and performance.



Maybe we could turn this thread into a 'Car Thread'?

NIGHT MAYOR
05-08-2008, 04:57 AM
shape reminds me of our Holden - Monarohttp://www.dieselstation.com/wallpapers/Holden-Monaro/Holden-Monaro-002.jpg

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 05:08 AM
Audi A5:
http://images.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705_a+2008_audi_a5+06.jpg

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/audis5.jpg

finally somebody mentions the A5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think the A5 is the bollocks, looks amazing on the road and hey, just wait when the S5 comes out, the sport version.

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 05:14 AM
and what do you guys think of the new 2009 porsche panamera????

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/panamera-2.jpg

the ass

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/68.jpg

the front.

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 05:17 AM
and props to maserati for bringing this beauty out this year..

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/1-1.jpg

front

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/800px-Maserati_GranTurismo_rear_200.jpg

back...

KERZO
05-08-2008, 05:43 AM
Audi A5 are the dogs bollocks.

Yeah the monaro does resemble a holden....I like this particular Holden -

Holden Commodore VE SS

http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/08/02/ss22M_m.jpg

http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/08/02/ss24M_m.jpg

http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2006/08/02/ss25M_m.jpg

Nuts & bolts
Price: $44,990 (manual), $46,990 (auto)
Engines: 6.0-litre V8
Transmissions: six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Power: 270kW at 5700rpm
Torque: 530Nm at 4400rpm
Fuel consumption: 14.4L/100km (manual) 14.3L/100 (auto)
Exterior highlights: (Above SV6) Rear door badge, body-colour decklid spoiler with black accents, quad chrome exhausts, limited slip differential, sports suspension, sports body kit, fog lamps.
Interior: High-mounted auxiliary display, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, flattened base on steering wheel, alloy pedals, leather trim, colour-coded dash, 6-disc in-dash CD player MP3 compatible leather wrap steering wheel.
Optional: 6-speed automatic, metallic paint, side curtain airbags.
Safety: ESP, side impact airbags for driver and front passenger. Front lap/sash seatbelts with load limiters and pyrotechnic pretensioners, rear-seat child restraint anchor points, dual front airbags.


sweet car eh??:thumbup:



I'm not really feeling the 2009 porsche panamera but the masarati is a beast...

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 07:32 AM
im usually a huge porsche fan, but the panarema is shite compared to the recent targa 4s.

the holden looks decent... 6 litre V8... damn

KERZO
05-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Yeah, Holden make superb cars...

100pr00f
05-08-2008, 10:17 AM
i just wish i had the money peeps be paying for their toys

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 10:26 AM
i just wish i had the money peeps be paying for their toys

pr00f, have u watched "gone in 60 seconds"?

Hint, hint!!! :P :hippy:

Suga Duga
05-08-2008, 10:30 AM
and what do you guys think of the new 2009 porsche panamera????

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/panamera-2.jpg

the ass

looks like some cheap japense product.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/68.jpg

the front.
but the front is def ill, love the shape


.-...

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 10:33 AM
yea the front looks better, but the back is disappointing. perhaps they might give it some revamping.

the back looks dead.

100pr00f
05-08-2008, 10:39 AM
agree..hhate the back
but how would u make a 4 door look

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 04:08 PM
agree..hhate the back
but how would u make a 4 door look

porsche should have stuck to keeping it 2 door with the same front and the back somewhat like...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/porsche_911-targa-4s_2.jpg

then id be *; the car.

HANZO
05-08-2008, 04:19 PM
that porsche panamera is soo fukin sexy from the front. but right at this moment im writing a letter to Porsche so they can change the back. i mean did they get 2 different guys to design it. da fuk. the front is a highjack of the carrera Gt, which is in my top 5 most beautiful cars. and the back jus looks like some sort of mitsubishi.

GENERAL WISE
05-08-2008, 04:40 PM
i like the back, and the front reminds me of the CGT. Will probably be realy expensive...like 100+ grand.

Porsche has done the 911 design for a while now, i think they really perfected it with the 996 and 997. It is reliable (even compared to ordinary cars), efficient in power, and good mpg/eco-friendlier than rivals. The only problem, 80grand for an optioned 997 is a lot.

Sgt Holly Wood
05-08-2008, 05:25 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/68.jpg

the front.
whoooo!! that shit is fuckin fire man!

HANZO
05-08-2008, 05:37 PM
Why is Porsche making a 4 door saloon. they are totally destroying their brand name with these new cars. its not the right direction.

When i work with Honda F1 on my university final year project. im gonna see if i can get some inside info on if they will release a new NSX. i gonna use their tools to build a new NSX. Honda are gay for cutting that car out.

Prince Rai
05-08-2008, 05:55 PM
Han, u soo should have come to Brunel!!! :P

HANZO
05-08-2008, 06:00 PM
Han, u soo should have come to Brunel!!! :P

Im happy with Imperial man. the only problem is that there is an overload of posh kids who drive range rovers, and arab kids who drive bentleys. while i got an oyster card.

GENERAL WISE
05-08-2008, 11:07 PM
http://static.blogo.it/autoblog/corvette-zr1-2009/CorvetteZR1my2009_0.jpg

This fucker is gonna be the next american dream.
ZR-1
6.2 liter @ 640hp, that 100+ hp/liter is a rarity in american cars...

and it's gonna cost $100k which is nothing in the super car bracket.

they say it can do a 7:20 Nuringburgring time which blows a lot of competition away.

GENERAL WISE
05-09-2008, 03:56 AM
Awards for 2008's best engines...
From e90post.com

"Sub 1-Liter: Toyota 1.0L three-cylinder
1.0L - 1.4L: VW 1.4L TSI Twincharger
1.4L - 1.8L: BMW-PSA 1.6L Turbo
1.8L - 2.0L: VW/Audi 2.0L Turbo FSI
2.0L - 2.5L: Subaru 2.5L Turbo
2.5L - 3.0L: BMW 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six
3.0L - 4.0L: BMW 4.0L V8
Above 4.0L : BMW 5.0L V10

Link to the complete results and point tally: http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear/categories.html

Best New Engine of 2008 went to BMW’s 2.0L twin-turbo diesel (123d). Green Engine of the Year 2008 was awarded to Toyota 1.5L Hybrid Synergy Drive (Prius). But perhaps the most surprising was Nissan’s absence from the ceremony, with rival Porsche stamping its authority on the awards. The new GT-R’s motor was overlooked, in favour of the Porsche 3.6L Turbo (911 Turbo, 911 GT2), which picked up Best Performance Engine 2008.

For ten years now, the BMW Group has led the world’s most prestigious engine competition. The result in 2008: Awards for four BMW engines and a MINI power unit.

Munich / Stuttgart. With six awards for five engines gained at this year’s “International Engine of the Year Awards”, BMW has successfully defended its position as the world’s leading manufacturer of efficient high-performance power units. For the second time in succession, the 3-liter inline six engine with Twin Turbo and High Precision Injection has won the overall ranking in this most significant international engine competition. In addition, the 300 hp engine employed in the BMW 3 Series and 5 Series, the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible, as well as the new BMW X6, repeated last year’s victory in the 2.5 to 3-liter engine category.

Only one engine had previously ever succeeded in repeating overall victory at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: the 5-litre V10 high-revving engine employed in the BMW M5 Sedan, M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible received top honors in 2005 and 2006. This year the 500 hp high-end power unit won the “Above 4-liter” category. BMW M GmbH was successful in posting another winner: the 414 hp V8 engine in the new BMW M3 won the category for engines in the 3 to 4 liter category. Furthermore, the 2-liter four-cylinder diesel with Variable Twin Turbo technology employed in the BMW 123d received the award for “Best New Engine” of the 2008. And the 1.6-liter four cylinder with Twin Scroll Turbocharger and direct gas injection employed in the MINI Cooper S managed to repeat last year’s win in the 1.4 to 1.8 liter class.

For the first time in the history of the competition, the title “Best New Engine of the Year” has been awarded to a diesel engine. The 204 hp four-cylinder diesel with Variable Twin Turbo has earned this award due to a unique combination of performance and efficiency. As the world’s first full-aluminum diesel engine, it delivers specific output of more than 100 hp per liter of displacement. At the same time, in the BMW 123d, it delivers average fuel consumption of 5.2 liters/100 km in an EU test cycle, equivalent to 45 miles/US gallon, and a CO2 emission level of 138 grams per km. This renders it a fine example of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy in action.

With its current win of six trophies, the BMW Group continues to dominate the engine competition which has been held now for ten years. The repeated success of the Twin Turbo inline six engine is the sixth overall victory for the company since the foundation of the “International Engine of the Year Awards” in 1999. The bandwidth of the BMW Group’s currently successful engines is also remarkable. They range from the 172 hp four cylinder of the MINI Cooper S to the two high-revving power units produced by the BMW M GmbH."

^BMW really deserves its huge market share among luxury cars and performance cars.

LORD ZERO
05-09-2008, 04:17 AM
Dat Bmw, Porche.....err, nvm da 4 door porche....big fuck up, And Vette Is Fuckin Sickness!!
*goes To Supercars.net To See What I Been Missing Out On*

KERZO
05-09-2008, 11:34 AM
cheers for the input guys...:thumbup:

HANZO
05-09-2008, 02:29 PM
http://static.blogo.it/autoblog/corvette-zr1-2009/CorvetteZR1my2009_0.jpg

This fucker is gonna be the next american dream.
ZR-1
6.2 liter @ 640hp, that 100+ hp/liter is a rarity in american cars...

and it's gonna cost $100k which is nothing in the super car bracket.

they say it can do a 7:20 Nuringburgring time which blows a lot of competition away.

id be impressed with the engine if it didnt have a turbo charger or a supercharger.

only a few car companies can make 100+ hp/litre without using a turbo charger. variable valve timing technology is really hard and expensive. BMW, Ferrari, Toyota and Honda are the only companies who can do it. BMW engines own all though. I mean ppl forget the Mclaren F1 engine is BMW. that car was designed to do 180 mph. no other company could make an engine that met that specification. then BMW come up with a gold plated 627bhp monster. they can easily make a 1000 bhp engine. but BMW are becoming too conservative.

Prince Rai
05-09-2008, 02:45 PM
BMW are becoming too conservative.

thats true.

if we look at the market, there has been less veyronesque type bhp motors and cars because the market is trapped in this environment and "fuel is too expensive" mode. its a shame.

KidSha
05-09-2008, 08:43 PM
ahh that BM is dope.. you all seen the new 1 series on the road yet?