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2011 BMW M3 Road Test & Car Review - RoadflyTV with Ross Rapoport

The BMW M3 is one of the finest driver's cars ever made, and I was finally lucky enough to spend a week with one. The heart of the M3 is an exquisite 4.0L V8, making 414hp at a wild 8300rpm. Peak torque is 295 lb-ft, but that entire figure is available at just 3900rpm, a stunning mark of tractability in such a high-revving screamer. Our test car was equipped with a 7-speed DCT (BMW's name for the fancy dual-clutch gearbox), and the transmission—like other vehicle characteristics like throttle response and suspension—can be adjusted from 'nice and easy' to 'neckbreaking.' 2011 M3s equipped with this transmission have gone as low as 3.9 sec to 60mph, and 12.5 sec in the 1/4-mile. Yet due to the engine's powerband, it's remarkably civilized around town. Gearing is perfect; even in 7th gear, the car is never caught flat-footed. In fact, at 2000rpm in 7th the car will be going just 50mph! That is great for acceleration, bad for fuel economy: the M3 manages just 14 mpg city and 20 highway and gets slapped with the gaz-guzzler tax. That's really the only chink in the car's armor, and the M3 instantly became the car by which I measure all sports cars by. —Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host Download the window sticker and see additional photos of the M3 at http://roadflytv.com Vehicle: 2011 M3 Coupe Base Price: $58,400 Price as tested: $69,925 Engine: 4.0L 32V V8 Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual (DCT) horsepower: 414 @ 8300 rpm Torque: 295 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm 0-60 MPH: 3.9-4.5 sec. Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles w/free maintenance Fuel Economy: 14 city / 20 highway MPG Roadfly.com - http://www.roadfly.com Car Forum - http://www.roadfly.com/forums RoadflyTV - http://www.youtube.com/roadflytv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roadfly Twitter - http://twitter.com/roadfly IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790415/


 


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Roadfly.com - 2011 BMW M3 GTS Debuts on the Racetrack
BMWs celebrating the 25th anniversary of the M3 with the production of the 2011 BMW M3 GTS. The M3 GTS is a lightweight high performance version of BMWs road going sport coupe. Jessi Lang highlights some of the features, specifications and performance characteristics of this Club Sport M3. Rolf Scheibner, Product Manager, M3 also makes a few comments regarding this very special car. For more M3 information visit the worlds largest BMW M3 discussion forum and community at http://www.roadfly.com





Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2013 Review & Test Drive with Ross Rapoport by RoadflyTV
Vehicle: 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Editiion Host: Ross Rapoport Specs: Engine: 3.8 Liter, DOHC, twin turbo, V6 horsepower: 545 hp Torque: 463 lb-ft torque Drive: all-wheel-drive, dual clutch, 6-speed Trim: Black Edition Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): 16 city / 23 highway MPG To see additional pictures and the window sticker for the 2011 TSX Sport Wagon Tech Package, visit: http://roadflytv.com Roadfly.com - http://www.roadfly.com RoadflyTV.com - http://www.roadflytv.com Car Forum - http://www.roadfly.com/forums RoadflyTV - http://www.youtube.com/roadflytv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roadfly Twitter - http://twitter.com/roadfly IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790415/ Google+ - https://plus.google.com/117787360033180487526





Roadfly.com - 2012 Porsche Cayman R Test Drive & Car Review
The 2012 Porsche Cayman R was one of the most-anticipated cars to ever come through the Roadfly office. The car's stats are simply stunning: 0-60mph in 4.7 sec. 330hp @ 7500rpm, 2855 lb. Even the door handles have been replaced with nylon tabs to reduce weight. The results are predictable. The Cayman R is virtually telepathic, to the point that it nearly bores you. It's so free of vice that you start to feel that it's just like a normal, civilized car, with a tad more immediacy...and you wonder what the big deal is. Only when you go back to your daily driver do you realize how responsive the Cayman actually is. It's a nearly perfect machine. It makes few compromises that interfere with spirited driving, but still manages to be completely docile, tractable, and even practical with its two trunks and stellar reliability. It also gets great fuel mileage, at 19 city and 27 highway when equipped with the 6-speed manual. Ever gone to a movie that didn't blow you away at first, but weeks later you're still thinking about it and can't get it out of your head? That's what my days with the Cayman R left me with. This car is definitely on my 'short list' of cars I want to own before I die. It's slightly expensive with a starting MSRP of $66,300, but given how well-built Porsches are in general and how good their resale values are, the price is fair in my opinion. Visit http://www.roadflytv.com for a downloadable window sticker. Host: Ross Rapoport Vehicle: 2012 Porsche Cayman R Base Price: $66,300 Price as tested: $73,280 Engine: 3.4L Horizontally opposed 6 cylinder Transmission: 6-speed manual horsepower: 330 @ 7,400 rpm Torque: 273 lb-ft. @ 4,750 rpm 0-60 MPH: 4.7 sec. Curb Weight: 2,855 lb. Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles (vehicle) Fuel Economy: 19 city / 27 highway MPG Roadfly.com - http://www.roadfly.com Car Forum - http://www.roadfly.com/forums RoadflyTV - http://www.youtube.com/roadflytv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roadfly Twitter - http://twitter.com/roadfly IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790415/





2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Review with Ross Rapoport by RoadflyTV
Vehicle: 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Host: Ross Rapoport To see additional pictures and the window sticker for the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, visit: http://roadflytv.com Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): city / highway MPG Roadfly.com - http://www.roadfly.com RoadflyTV.com - http://www.roadflytv.com Car Forum - http://www.roadfly.com/forums RoadflyTV - http://www.youtube.com/roadflytv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roadfly Twitter - http://twitter.com/roadfly IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790415/ Google+ - https://plus.google.com/117787360033180487526





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