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2014 BMW M235i vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 53]

Fast, small German cars are back with a vengeance on this episode of Head 2 Head!

Join host Jonny Lieberman as he compares and contrasts the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG with the brand new BMW M235i.

Mercedes and BMW have had small car rivalries like this in the past, most notably the Benz’s 190E 2.3-16 versus Bimmer’s E30 M3. Fast forward three decades, and times have changed. Forget natural aspiration, as turbocharging rules the day. The CLA45’s engine is even mounted sideways in a complete departure from Mercedes’ tradition. Regardless of the details, both cars are fast and fun.

So much so that Jonny feels the need to get racecar driver Randy Pobst involved in the decision-making process. In the end, this one proves to be the closest H2H comparison yet. Watch and enjoy!

2014 BMW M5 Competition vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model! [Head 2 Head Episode 44]

On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman is joined by Mike Shaffer and two extremely potent hyper sedans, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model.

Between the two of them, these two mighty Germans produce 1152horsepower and 1092 pound-feet of torque. On paper. After a day of horsing around/testing Shaffer and Lieberman grow suspicious of each twin-turbo V-8’s actual output. So, they take them to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to learn what’s what.

The results very well may shock and amaze you. However, the boys come to the conclusion that numbers are only exactly that: only numbers, and numbers only matter so much. One true test of a super sedan is how it handles a twisting stretch of tarmac. The other is how much you yearn for the car after you’ve walked away from it.

How much the keys itch in your pocket. While the results are definitive, this Head 2 Head is much closer than most. Have a watch!

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG vs BMW M135i on Road and Track [Chris Harris On Cars]

Stuttgart v Munich in the battle of the super hatches. Includes road, track, lap times, standing start acceleration. And sheep. And a little jump.

1989 BMW E30 M3 vs 2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Volkswagen GTI! [Head 2 Head Episode 31]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Mike Febbo & the 2013 Scion FR-S take on European Car’s Greg Emmerson & the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

Joining the mix is a beloved classic, as the 1989 BMW E30 M3 makes an appearnce. Compared to the Scion & VW, the E30 carried a heftier price tag for it’s time but represented the definition of a fun, affordable sports car. And so, it serves as the benchmark for this episode’s Asian & European contenders.

Join Mike & Greg as they hash it out in their quest to see which is the “better” car.

40 years of M-Power. BMW M history.

The story of the most powerful letter in the world started 40 years ago with the BMW 3.0 CSL Coupé and the BMW Motorsport GmbH.

Today, the BMW M GmbH is more than a car manufacturer, it’s a way of life. Let’s have a look at 40 years of passion for automobiles in a world, where donuts are something you won’t eat, but do.

More “M” at http://www.m-power.com

M POWER! - BMW M Z3 V12 Prototype

BMW’s fabled M GmbH division dropped some photos of an M Roadster prototype of the Z3 series powered by a V12 engine. The company doesn’t provide any information other than that the study was built “years ago”.
Given that the Z3 series was sold from 1996 to 2002, it’s very likely that the V12 shoehorned under the hood of the roadster is based on BMW’s M73 5.4-liter engine used on the E38 750i/iL sedans and E38 850Ci coupe of the mid-1990s to early 2000s and which was rated at 322hp (326PS) and 490Nm (361 lb·ft).
At the time, the fastest Z3 model was the production M Roadster fitted with the E46 M3’s 3.2-liter naturally aspirated inline-six delivering 321hp (325PS) and 353 Nm (261 lb·ft) in EU specification (315hp in North American trim). 


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M POWER! - BMW M Z3 V12 Prototype

BMW’s fabled M GmbH division dropped some photos of an M Roadster prototype of the Z3 series powered by a V12 engine. The company doesn’t provide any information other than that the study was built “years ago”.

Given that the Z3 series was sold from 1996 to 2002, it’s very likely that the V12 shoehorned under the hood of the roadster is based on BMW’s M73 5.4-liter engine used on the E38 750i/iL sedans and E38 850Ci coupe of the mid-1990s to early 2000s and which was rated at 322hp (326PS) and 490Nm (361 lb·ft).

At the time, the fastest Z3 model was the production M Roadster fitted with the E46 M3’s 3.2-liter naturally aspirated inline-six delivering 321hp (325PS) and 353 Nm (261 lb·ft) in EU specification (315hp in North American trim).

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AC Schnitzer 2013 BMW M Carbon Race

When AC Schnitzer says it wants to be a tuner of everything BMW it really means it; from cars to motorcycles and now even the Bavarian firm’s bicycles. And mind you, not any BMW bicycle but the ultra-light M Carbon Race developed by none other than the brand’s fabled M division. 
The Aachen-based tuner was able to shave 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) off the bicycle that now tips the scales at 6.9kg (15.2 lbs), a 12.7 per cent improvement over the regular M bike. 
AC Schnitzer says it achieved the weight savings by replacing select components with lighter parts including the new carbon wheels that were developed in collaboration with “Xentis”, the carbon saddle and carbon saddle support combined with a carbon crank. 
The final touch came via an AC Schnitzer paint job and special livery. 
The German tuner has not yet announced prices, but for the record, the regular M Carbon Race retails for $3,579 in the U.S.


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AC Schnitzer 2013 BMW M Carbon Race

When AC Schnitzer says it wants to be a tuner of everything BMW it really means it; from cars to motorcycles and now even the Bavarian firm’s bicycles. And mind you, not any BMW bicycle but the ultra-light M Carbon Race developed by none other than the brand’s fabled M division.

The Aachen-based tuner was able to shave 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) off the bicycle that now tips the scales at 6.9kg (15.2 lbs), a 12.7 per cent improvement over the regular M bike.

AC Schnitzer says it achieved the weight savings by replacing select components with lighter parts including the new carbon wheels that were developed in collaboration with “Xentis”, the carbon saddle and carbon saddle support combined with a carbon crank.

The final touch came via an AC Schnitzer paint job and special livery.

The German tuner has not yet announced prices, but for the record, the regular M Carbon Race retails for $3,579 in the U.S.

(vía Carscoop)

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