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Video: BMW M Power App Records and Compares Lap Times

BMW owners wanting to compare lap times – with themselves or others – will want to get the M Power App available this summer. The M Power App records lap times and other vehicle data for playback and comparison, Bimmerpost reports. Check out features of the app in the video ...
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2015 BMW M235i Spotted Sans Camo

The 2015 BMW M235i was revealed ahead of schedule, thanks to our spy shooter. The all-new two-door was spotted during a photo shoot and was wearing no camouflage whatsoever. The M235i will be the replacement for the current 135i and 135is in BMW’s lineup. Based off of the rear-wheel-drive, F20-generation 1 ...
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2014 BMW M235i Spied at Nurburgring

The last time our spy photographer shot the forthcoming BMW M235i, it was standing still at a gas station in Germany. This time, however, we have some action shots of it being put through its paces on – what else? – the Nurburgring. Although BMW’s traditional swirled camouflage wrap does a ...
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2012 BMW 335i Sedan Power Kit Adds 20 HP, Up To 32 LB-FT

BMW has released a new performance upgrade kit for the 2012 335i and 335i xDrive sedans. The dealer-installed package adds a big dollop of performance to the sports sedans, yet comes with the peace-of-mind of a factory warranty. The M Performance Power Kit includes a new air intake, a new engine ...
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Ford EcoBoost Voted International Engine Of The Year

Ford won the International Engine of the Year Award for the second year running. The tiny Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors this year and in 2012. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and has direct fuel injection. Its footprint ...
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BMW M5 Sets Longest Drift Record

In case you weren’t sure, the BMW M5 is a drift machine. Now, we have record-setting proof: the BMW Performance Driving School team has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever drift. The drift in question was a grand total of 51.278 mi and was completed by doing 322.5 laps ...
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Watch A Scion FR-S, VW GTI Play on Track with E30 M3

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI and the Scion FR-S are both relatively cheap, fun four-cylinder options, but each provides a different experience behind the wheel. To find out which car is “better,” Motor Trend associate editor joined European Car editor-in-chief Greg Emmerson to settle the score on track. But wait, there’s more. ...
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Report: BMW Considering 1 Series Sedan

Now that Audi has launched the A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz has the CLA-Class, German rival BMW is considering building a 1 Series sedan. According to Auto Express, a traditional three-box version of the newest 1 Series would help BMW make inroads in the Chinese market. The Chinese market is, much like ...
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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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Report: BMW/Toyota Sports Car Moves Closer to Production

So Toyota’s GT 86 (sold here as the award-winning Scion FR-S) is a success–what’s next for the automaker and its stable of sporty cars? We hear that the Toyota/BMW sports car project briefly mentioned late last year is still taking shape. Motor Trend reports that the project, which would result in ...
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