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    Today, 09:32 AM
    A couple months back Koenigsegg made major waves setting the 0-400-0 kph world record with their Regera. They provided data and a video but now you get to see what that run looked like from inside the cabin. It is surprisingly drama free. You never even hear a gearshift. It actually looks a bit effortless although obviously it is anything but. The powertrain as a reminder: How long will this record last and how much of a performance improvement will the next wave of hybrid supercars bring?
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    Today, 09:27 AM
    A couple months back Koenigsegg made major waves setting the 0-400-0 kph world record with their Regera. They provided data and a video but now you get to see what that run looked like from inside the cabin. It is surprisingly drama free. You never even hear a gearshift. It actually looks a bit effortless although obviously it is anything but. The powertrain as a reminder: How long will this record last and how much of a performance improvement will the next wave of hybrid supercars bring?
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    Today, 09:03 AM
    Interesting to see ShifTech is claiming to offer E85 flex-fuel tuning for the M177 V8 in the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. They apparently are doing this on the factory ECU based on their claims which certainly is impressive tuning ability. The results on ethanol are huge gains. ▪️ Annoncé par le constructeur : 510ch | 700Nm ▪️ Mesuré origine : 511ch | 650Nm ▪️ Reprogrammation ShifTech : 620ch | 930Nm ! Over 100 horsepower picked up and look at the torque gain from 3000-5000 rpm! Peak torque goes from 479 lb-ft stock to 686 lb-ft. An increase of 207 lb-ft of torque! Obviously the M177 responds well to E85 tuning and flex-fuel ability is nice to have for those with E85 stations.
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    Reasonably light and cheap at $179 per wheel:
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    Today, 08:36 AM
    The BMS JB4 is on everything these days, eh? The best way to show how well it works is with a simple before and after acceleration result. That is why you are buying it after all, isn't it? To improve power, torque, and acceleration. Well, it works and works well on the 2019 Mustang Ecoboost. You will not be able to beat this bang for the buck.
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    Today, 08:28 AM
    With my luck I'd put my money on you. Most brutal season I've ever had.
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    This is in German but you do not need to speak the language to see what happens. To be noted, the drag race is in the wet but as both cars are all wheel drive it is not quite as large of a factor as it would be if one was rear wheel drive. The Tesla Model S P100D gets the jump but the Taycan Turbo S wins the drag race decisively. Additionally, the Taycan S carries much more speed through their wet slalom. We will see what happens when they are tested head to head in the dry and outside German hands.
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    Today, 08:23 AM
    This is in German but you do not need to speak the language to see what happens. To be noted, the drag race is in the wet but as both cars are all wheel drive it is not quite as large of a factor as it would be if one was rear wheel drive. The Tesla Model S P100D gets the jump but the Taycan Turbo S wins the drag race decisively. Additionally, the Taycan S carries much more speed through their wet slalom. We will see what happens when they are tested head to head in the dry and outside German hands.
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    Today, 08:14 AM
    Hahahahahahahha:
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    Don't do this AMG. Displacement is why we love you. Yes, we understand hybrids are inevitable but that does not mean the V8 has to be deleted as a result. Frankly, the most exciting thing the AMG C-Class brings to its competitors is a big V8. The C63 is the only car in the luxury sport sedan class that offers a V8 today. That makes it special. Going to a hybrid assisted four-cylinder is something we expect from the entry level CLA-Class. Apparently the M139 from the CLA45 AMG will be borrowed and paired to an electric powerplant for a total of 500 horsepower. Maybe Autocar got this report wrong? Or perhaps this is the beginning of the end of the AMG V8 and what a sad development that would be. Source
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    Today, 07:51 AM
    Well, the 2-Series is not what it used to be. This is the new 2020 F44 2-Series Gran Coupe which is based on a MINI architecture. Therefore, it only gets four-cylinder powerplant options and it is obviously targeting the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. BimmerBoost is more concerned about a new M2 coupe but rumor has it there be a different platform underpinning that model. So what does the F44 Gran Coupe bring to the table? Not much. No manual transmission option. The top of the line M235i xDrive offers 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This is sent through an 8-speed automatic. The 228i xDrive gets a detuned version of the same motor with a smaller turbo, different pistons, different rods, and 228 horsepower. Torque drops to 258 lb-ft. No doubt buyers wanting the BMW badge for an entry level price will scoop this up but considering it will be nose heavy, all wheel drive, and automatic only it sure does not feel like it offers an entry level BMW driving experience. It is going to sell and that is all that matters, right? The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 – 4.2 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 110 g/km*) brings the four-door coupe concept that has already enjoyed success in higher vehicle classes into the premium compact segment for the first time. It injects a fresh dose of individuality, aesthetic appeal and emotional engagement, backed up by innovative control/operation and connectivity tech, excellent everyday usability and the dynamic capability for which BMW is renowned. The world premiere is taking place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019 and market launch will get underway in March 2020. Prices in Germany will start at €31,950 for the BMW 218i (fuel consumption combined: 5.7 – 5.0 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 131 – 114 g/km), €39,900 for the BMW 220d (fuel consumption combined: 4.5 – 4.2 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 119 – 110 g/km) and €51,900 for the range-topping BMW M235i xDrive (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 – 6.7 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 153 g/km). Standout features include the dynamically stretched silhouette, the four frameless side windows and the rear lights extending well into the centre of the rear end, merging into a High-gloss Black band that runs up to and encircles the centrally located BMW badge. The 2 Series Gran Coupe measures 4,526 millimetres in length and 1,800 millimetres in width, and stands 1,420 millimetres tall. Despite its low-slung, sporty appearance, passengers are well catered for space-wise, thanks to the 2,670‑millimetre wheelbase. Plus, the 430‑litre load compartment can be expanded in various ways. Dynamic front end with fresh interpretation of BMW icons: the slightly angled headlights (full-LED as standard) forming the prominent BMW four-eyed face draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which takes the form of a large and connected element. As its sporting looks imply, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sets out to establish the dynamic yardstick in its class. The underpinnings for this are provided by the advanced BMW front-wheel-drive architecture, which the Gran Coupe shares with the new BMW 1 Series along with an array of other technological developments. The near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB) tech familiar from the BMW i3s (electric power consumption combined: 14.6 – 14 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) allows wheel slip to be controlled much more sensitively and swiftly than before. ARB is assisted in its task by the standard yaw moment distribution system BMW Performance Control, which increases handling agility by intelligently applying the brakes at the wheels on the inside of the bend before the slip threshold has been reached and ensures neutral steering behaviour. Standard specification for the sporty BMW M235i xDrive range-topper includes BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, a mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential, M Sport steering and M Sport brakes. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission also features a Launch Control mode. The three-dimensional mesh replacing the bars in the kidney grille is inspired by racing cars and adds an alluring visual feature. As well as the BMW M235i xDrive model, customers can choose from five equipment lines: Basic, Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport. One diesel and two petrol engines are available at launch: a three-cylinder petrol with 103 kW (140 hp) in the BMW 218i, a 140 kW (190 hp) four-cylinder diesel unit in the BMW 220d and the BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder engine – developing 225 kW (306 hp) – in the BMW M235i xDrive. All engines comply with the strict Euro 6d‑TEMP emissions standard. The BMW 228i xDrive with two-litre four-cylinder engine producing output of 170 kW (231 hp) is only available in the USA. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe benefits from innovative driver assistance systems filtering down from higher models. The Lane Departure Warning system with active lane return and collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function are fitted as standard in Europe, while Active Cruise Control, the Driving Assistant including Lane Change Warning, rear collision warning and crossing traffic warning, plus the innovative reversing assistant are all available as options. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe can be locked and unlocked from a smartphone if the optional BMW Digital Key is specified. The engine can be started as soon as the smartphone is placed in its tray. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is part of the control/operating concept. As a fully-fledged BMW expert, this digital character can learn routines and habits and subsequently apply them in the appropriate context. He can also provide casual conversation, throwing in the occasional joke or relating interesting stories. Connected Navigation services allow internal and external information to be factored into route planning. BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe drivers will be able to send destinations from various apps straight to their car’s navigation system, store and sync them.
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    Today, 07:17 AM
    eddieevil, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 04:56 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum mjabrux.
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    Today, 02:44 AM
    SpeedyGonzales, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    this week has a battle of the luckiest (least points against = me) vs. unluckiest (most points against = Sticky) We have scored within 10 points of each other in the last 3 weeks (and 4 out of 6 overall) so there's a decent chance it'll be a close week despite you outscoring me by a bunch overall.
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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    looking forward for good upgrade info N55
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    gordotre, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Scorpion00.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    I would think that a hybrid turbo M3 would be faster in the 1/2 mile. RS3/TTRS with small hybrid on E runs in the 170 to 175 range.
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Stevens55, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Hey zeuskkk: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Welcome Jayn55, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum fida325is.
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    They look soooo good.
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    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum backchannel.
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