Author Archives: Karen Woodard

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Video: 2013 BMW M5 Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Drift

A 2013 BMW M5 has just set the Guinness world record for the longest sustained drift. The stock M5 completed an epic 51.278-mile drift at BMW’s Performance Center in South Carolina, raising a sizeable chunk of change for charity — much to the delight of the crowds gathered for the ...
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Caught: Three-Row BMW 1 Series Active Tourer Protoype

While we’ve seen the BMW 1 Series Active Tourer prototype before, this week we get a sneak peek of the extended-length version parked outside a BMW testing center. The extended prototype is a three-row version of the Active Tourer concept from the 2012 Paris auto show. While the camouflaged prototype appears ...
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Petrolicious: BMW M5 Is Power & Speed in an Unassuming Frame

The folks at Petrolicious release a new video covering the BMW brand. According to the video production company, in 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that ...
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EAS Project Z4M Update

Our project Z4M got its latest round of mods just in time for Bimmerfest this year. Following its recent 525hp ESS supercharger installation, we installed a black StopTech big brake kit in the front and rear, satin black 19' Rays 57 Motorsport wheels and APR Performance's newest carbon fiber front ...
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BMW 3-cylinder prototype engine sits pretty in 1 Series, will be better in i8 plug-in hybrid

The fact that the brand-new prototype three-cylinder, 1.5-liter gasoline engine from BMW finds itself in a 1 Series is almost accidental. Heidelinde Holzer, who works on powertrain predevelopment, powertrain functions and powertrain integration, told AutoblogGreen her team simply took the cars that were available. After all, when you're working on ...
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