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Switzer Tunes BMW M5 to Nearly 700 HP for $6995

Attention F10 BMW M5 owners: feeling a bit inadequate now that an electric-powered new kid on the block can beat you from 0-60 mph? Then Switzer might have a remedy. With just a few tweaks, the Ohio-based tuner has boosted the M5’s power figures from the factory-rated 560 hp and ...
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Building a BMW V-8-Powered 1928 Ford Model A Pickup

Hot rodding in its early days was all about being innovative and resourceful with what was available at the time. Prior to 1955, the ubiquitous availability of the Ford flathead V-8 made it the engine of choice of hot rodders. But the Chevrolet small-block V-8 took the crown in 1955, ...
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Win a Custom Mustang, F-150, or 335i in Bilstein Contest

Shock absorber maker Bilstein has organized a contest in which one entrant will win a custom BMW 335i coupe, Ford Mustang GT, or a Ford F-150, as well as a trip to the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The sweepstakes allows gearheads to pick which car Bilstein builds, and ...
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BMW Launches M Performance Power Kit for New 3 Series

BMW announced this week that its M Performance Power kit will be returning for the F30-generation 3 Series. The upgrade, available for 335i and 335i xDrive sedans from 2012 and up, adds 20 hp and is covered under BMW’s standard new vehicle warranty. The kit was last offered on E90-generation 3 Series ...
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TOTD: Scion FR-S, VW GTI, or Used E30 M3 – Which Would You Buy?

For enthusiasts, the age-old dilemma of whether to buy new or used can make car shopping more challenging. In our most recent Head 2 Head video, a Scion FR-S took on a Volkswagen GTI, with a 20-year-old BMW E30 M3 acting as the performance benchmark. Though we ultimately gave the ...
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Cross-Cultural Custom: 1928 Ford Model A Pickup Powered By A BMW V-8

If you follow the hod-rodding scene with any regularity, you’re well aware of the basic formula for a street rod. A ’32-’34 Ford body with some variation of a Chevrolet small-block V-8 (usually around 350 cubic inches) between the front wheels. While the combination of a Ford body and Chevy ...
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MT Poll: Is the BMW M6′s Curb Appeal Improved or Destroyed by Lumma Design?

German-tuner Lumma Design has transformed the upcoming BMW M6 into the Lumma CLR 6 M with a new aerodynamic and interior package. The BMW M6 coupe is transformed inside and out in a way that, for better or for worse, will definitely stand out in any parking lot. The aerodynamics package ...
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2013 BMW Alpina B7 Gets Power Increase, Price Bump to $128,495

For 2013, the BMW Alpina B7 gets bumped to 540 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 38 hp and 22 lb-ft over last year’s model. The BMW Alpina B7 is available in standard- and long-wheelbase versions, and in rear- or all-wheel drive. Pricing for the standard-wheelbase, ...
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M For Milestone: Top 8 BMW M Division Cars from the Last 40 Years

May 1 marked 40 years since BMW Motorsports GmbH was formed and the company assumed the role of BMW’s in-house tuner. Since that day in 1972, BMW has produced incredible machines with the help of its motorsports-rooted M division – some branded with the M logo, and some not. Here ...
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Hamann Unleashes Custom 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

Well-Known German tuner Hamann has just unleashed its take on the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and from what we can see, the company’s rendition of the 6 Series Gran Coupe is significantly less offensive than some of the outfit’s other efforts. Hamann starts by adding what it claims are ...
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