GTO vs. BMW – Street Throwdown

May 18th, 2015

This clip comes to you fresh from the wild streets of Old Mexico. Two late model sports coupes have “squared off” in a primal contest of speed. This is a rolling drag race, initiated with three distinctive beeps of the horn at approximately 50 mph, between a retro Pontiac GTO and a BMW 335i. The “Goat” is well equipped with a 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, with a high-performance tune installed, open exhaust headers, and a high lift and long duration camshaft. The BMW is powered by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. It is twin-turbocharged with a dual-cone intake kit Read More

BMW M6 vs. Audi RS7 Drag Race

April 23rd, 2015

In this video, these two “Bahn-Burners” are holding nothing back in a close 1/4-mile run. For decades the BMW M-Sport moniker has been synonymous with outstanding performance but as of late, Audi has also carved out a niche of its own. The BMW is an M6 Grand Coupe and the Audi is an RS7 Sportback. Let’s take a closer look. The Grand Coupe is amply equipped with a 560-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1-seconds. The RS7 Sportback features a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that also makes 560-horsepower. It is Read More

BMW M5 Vs. Dodge Charger Hellcat

April 17th, 2015

What would happen if a luxury sedan like an E39 (1998-2003) BMW 5-Series went up against the almighty 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat in a rolling drag race? That depends upon whether or not the BMW is an M-Sport with a lighter turbocharged 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine from a M3 Coupe. I am not sure what kind of tuning was necessary to push the M5 past the Hellcat in terms of performance horsepower output. Whatever modifications have been performed on this opulent European four-door, they prove more than adequate to dispense of this Mopar, in short order. I would like to see this Read More

Drag Racing Tesla S P85D vs. BMW M4

April 10th, 2015

Far be it from us to condone street racing under any circumstances, but check out this rolling drag race between an all-American Tesla electric S P85D and the latest BMW M4. The heavier Tesla sedan may have met its match in a rolling race with the sporty M4 coupe, as the BMW gains a slight lead at the start. Nope, despite the M4 grabbing the early lead, the more powerful S P85D pulls to the forefront and stays there for the duration. The BMW turns out to be no match for the Tesla with 691-horsepower and totally-electric “insane-mode” that delivers Read More

Bugatti Veyron Plays With BMW M3

March 6th, 2015

Peel your eyelids back and take a look at this 1200-hp Bugatti Veyron as it gives this late model BMW the hole shot, then comes back to garner a decisive victory in the eighth-mile. This one-sided affair takes place at an airstrip and features Dutch race driver Ho-Pin Tung in a BMW M3. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, the French made Bugatti was more than capable of giving the lead and then taking it away. The BMW M3 (particularly this European version) can hold its own in most contests of speed, with a 415-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 and slick-shifting transmission (whether you Read More

Tesla Model S P85D vs BMW M4

January 5th, 2015

Here is a video of a new Tesla Model S P85D with dual motors, all wheel drive and 691HP taking on a 2015 BMW M4 powered by a Twin Turbo 3.0L Inline-6 with 425HP and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The BMW M4 used it’s Launch control system and got the jump from the start but the Tesla quickly took over leaving the M4 behind by a few cars.   On the top end the race evened out as the Tesla ran out of steam and and hit it’s top speed allowing the M4 to quickly catch up. This BMW M4 is no slouch running Read More

2015 BMW M4 Convertible 1/4 Mile, 0-60 MPH Testing

November 1st, 2014

The 2015 BMW M4 Convertibles are just starting to arrive at dealers across the US and we got hold of one to do some baseline testing.  The M4 is all new for 2015 and is powered by a 3.0L I6 Twin Turbo engine producing 425 horsepower (although dyno results show the engine is making much more power).   Our  car was painted in a striking Sakhir Orange with matching interior has the optional 7 speed dual clutch transmission along with the driving assistance package, executive package, full leather seating, M adaptive suspension, 19″ Black wheels and a Harman Kardon Surround Sound Read More

2015 BMW M3 F80 runs 11.6 @ 119 MPH in the 1/4 Mile all Stock

October 11th, 2014

Bimmerpost member MGWally took his brand new 2015 BMW M3 F80 to ATCO Raceway this week and ran a very impressive 11.66 @ 119 MPH completely stock with on 103 octane fuel, which is actually quicker than any stock M5 we’ve seen run so far. The new F80 M3 is powered by a 3.0L straight 6 cylinder engine with 425 horsepower through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. However, dyno results show the new M3 is making much more power, putting down 424 horsepower to the wheels as we reported a few months ago. Weather at ATCO was optimal as Read More

2015 BMW M3 F80 on the Dyno

June 23rd, 2014

EAS got their hands on a brand new 2015 BMW M3 F80 Sedan and gave it a few runs on their DynoJet Dyno.  BMW’s latest ///M has a 3.0L Inline 6 Twin Turbo engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 ft-lbs of torque through a dual clutch transmission.   On the dyno the M3 put down 424 horsepower and 425 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels.  Using an estimated 13% driveline loss for it’s DCT transmission,  that puts the new M3 at 487+ horsepower. While the dyno numbers are certainly impressive no matter how you calculate it, we’ll reserve judgement Read More

Video: 2013 BMW M5 Twin Turbo F10 vs 2009 Nissan GT-R

September 14th, 2012

Here is a great race between the all new 2013 BMW M5 powered by the 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 making 560HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission vs a stock 2009 Nissan GT-R powered by a 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo putting out 485HP through a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. The new M5 put up a good fight matching the GT-R from a slow roll to over 160MPH, luckily for the M5 they didn’t race from a dead stop where the GT-R’s all wheel drive system would have left the BMW way behind spinning the tires.