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BMW – Grounds the M5 M6 coupe & convertable over engine failure risk

BMW AG have just released an internal memo to all the dealer networks on a recall of all the current M models fitted with the v8 twin turbo.

The memo details the risk stems from an internal pump can cause a drop in oil pressure leading to a severe engine damage. BMW customer relations have been contacting all owners to immediately cease driving their cars.
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2014 BMW M4 – Spyshots Nürburgring

BMW M4 Coupe - Spyshots

Here are the latest spy shots of the new 4 series M Coupe hiding under the usual BMW camouflage.

Due out in 2014, the M powered variant of the 4 Series not surprisingly to be named the M4. The all new coupe will adopt design cues from the current new generation M cars with a wider track along with an aggressive looking front bumper with large intakes and the signature quad exhaust pipes and side grills.
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Carfest – Nick Mason’s McLaren F1

McLaren F1 GTR (96)

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason’s mighty road going McLaren F1 GTR was on show at the 2012 CarFest north at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.
This McLaren was the first GTR converted from a Race car to a road going car and holds the Chassis Serial No.10 and is insured for around 3 million pounds.

The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship.
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BMW 4 Series GranCoupe – Spied!

BMW 4 Series GranCoupe
What looks like a BMW 3 series GT in full cammo in these photos is in fact the latest model in the BMW 3/4 series lineup, the 4 series GranCoupe. After looking closely we first notice the lower front end that looks to be the same as on the 4 series coupe and convertible prototypes we have seen before. The roof line is also lower and the trunk looks different.

The 4GC features the lowest and sleekest roofline, followed by the slightly taller F30 sedan, and then the GT. The 4GC will also add some centimeters in its overall length compared to the F30 sedan.
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BMW M Celebrate at the GreenHell – 40th Birthday and 50th Victory (Video)

BMW 2012 Nurburgring DTM Victory
BMW M are celebrating a rather special weekend at the Nürburgring’s DTM they secure podium places of 1st and 3rd for drivers Bruno Spengler & Charly Lamm, marking the 50th victory for BMW.

Bruno Spengler:

“When I won at the Lausitzring, I found it difficult to take in what had happened. It was the 50th victory for BMW and the first of its comeback season. We made history there. The race at the Nürburgring was all about the 40th birthday of BMW M. In addition, the Green Hell is something of a home track for BMW, so this was another very special success. I am overjoyed and really proud.”

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BMW Zagato Roadster.

BMW Zagato Roadster
BMW and Zagato are in collaboration again at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the result of just six weeks worth of master craftsmanship from BMW and Zagato, the BMW Zagato Roadster is a natural progression from the BMW Zagato Coupé.

Most of the design cues have been carried across from the BMW Zagato Coupé, which leaves the rear undergoing most of the transformation.

The defined rear of the Zagato is made prominent from a seamless panel where all the light clusters are hiding underneath.
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2013 BMW M3 – Spied Nurburgring

BMW M3 Nurburgring
The BMW M3 is beginning its prototype training and has been seen in the Death Valley in the USA, and also most recently the Nordschleife in Germany.

These shots are showing us either a very early design stage of the front bumper or the are going for a less aggressive look and this surely cant be the case, so we expect these to change form throughout next year.
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2014 BMW M3 Concept to be Shown at Geneve 2013

2014 BMW M3 Prototype Spyshot
This week Autoweek have suggested that the 2014 BMW M3 Saloon is to be shown at Geneva’s 2013 Motor Show, but in Production Concept form.

Later on at the home show at Frankfurt BMW are likely to see the final production model on display in all its glory for the press.
We also expect to start seeing some of the prototype testing teasers of the model after the over whelming interest in the previous Series on the v8 Bi-Turbo M5.

Also with the introduction of the new F33 4 series which will be in coupe and convertible form the m3 will be exclusively in saloon and perhaps a M3 Touring?. (4 Series Spyshots)

All we do know is that the rumoured Tri-Turbo flat six is likely to unleash a mighty 444 bhp along with an impressive 474 Nm of torque, rumour has it could sport an overboost feature for additional power.
And it’s just occurred to me that the Audi RS series were always an historically forced induction power unit, and seems that Audi favour naturally aspirated engines.
All I have to say is I look forward to Audi returning to the pinnacle of turbocharged rockets 2014 RS6 anyone????