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The mysterious BMW M3 with a massive wing spied testing on the Nurburgring a couple of weeks ago has now been identified. It was this brand new M3 GTS, the most extreme 3 series-based factory car of the current E92 generation. (video)

Installed into the engine bay is a 4.4-litre V8 based on the 4.0-litre engine found in the standard M3. Maximum power is 450bhp (an increase of 36bhp) and the transmission is the 7-speed M dual clutch transmission (M-DCT) with adapted shift characteristics. The exclusive 19-inch aluminium wheels come wrapped inside 255/35 front and 285/30 rear tyres. (read more...)

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

MUNICH, Germany — Trust us. Nothing quite like the stunning — and awkwardly named — BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept has ever been seen at the normally staid 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.

For this year's German show, the Bavarians have conjured up a vision of future transportation that is not only visually arresting, but boasts the performance of an M3 with the environmental impact of a Prius. In other words, a truly "sustainable sports car," as so characterized by one BMW executive (and numerous bloggers). ... (read more)


Thanks to an avid Carscoop reader, we now have the first official photographs of the all-new BMW X6M that is set to make its world premiere along with the more spacious X5M at the New York Auto Show on April 9. BMW M Division's first ever attempt on an SUV / Crossover as well as, on an all-wheel drive model, is powered by a new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that churns a swaggering 550HP. The same engine will also equip the X5M and from what we've been told by our inside sources, the next-generation M5 Sedan / Touring and M6 Cabriolet / Coupe cars.

We don't have all the details yet, but the 550HP V8 should allow both the X5M and X6M to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h or 62mph well under the 5.0 second mark. Comparatively, the current X6 xDrive50i which is powered by a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 with 408HP sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds...(read more)

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