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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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Porsche 911 Carrera S 2012 Test Drive & Car Review with Ross Rapoport by RoadflyTV
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Roadfly.com - 2011 Lexus IS-F Road Test & Review
The 2011 Lexus IS-F may not look so different than IS-Fs of the past four years, but thorough re-tuning of its suspension has finally transformed it into a complete sports sedan. This isn't your mother's Lexus! The IS-F scorches the tarmac with 416 hp from its 5.0L Yamaha-tuned V8. The redline is 6800rpm, but you can tell the motor wants to pull to 8k and beyond. It produces 371 lb.-ft. of torque at 5200 rpm, and at around 4000 rpm you can hear a noticeable cam phase, like that of a Honda VTEC motor or any of Yamaha's other high-performance street-car motors found in Ford and Toyota products over the years. That somewhat peaky powerband gives the car a very racy feeling, and the 8-speed automatic does a commendable job of getting the power down. The IS-F rockets to 60mph in 4.2 seconds, yet the 8 speeds allow it to achieve decent fuel economy (16/23) and dodge the gas guzzler tax. The addition of a Torsen limited-slip differential, as well as the suspension upgrades, combined to knock off around 8 seconds from the car's lap time at VIR, putting it nearly equal with the vaunted BMW M3. It also equals or bests our tester M3's equipment levels while costing nearly $7000 less. Well done, Lexus. —Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host Visit http://roadflytv.com for more photos and a downloadable window sticker. Vehicle: 2011 Lexus IS-F Base Price: $59,010 Price as tested: $63,007 Engine: 5.0L V8 Transmission: 8-speed automatic horsepower: 416 @ 6600 rpm Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @5200 0-60 MPH: 4.2 sec. Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles Fuel Economy: 16 city / 23 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/





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/





Review: 2011 BMW M3 Coupe w/ Akrapovic Exhaust!
I reviewed this modified 2011 BMW M3. This car has a full titanium Akrapovic Exhaust, along with a Vorsteiner front and rear bumpers, spoiler and hood vents! Do you like the modifications this owner did? Many thanks to the owner for letting me drive it. Music from Pond5.com "Like" the Facebook page for more updates! http://facebook.com/subaruwrxfan





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2011 BMW M3 6-Speed Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
Help us grow so we can bring you more videos! Like us on Facebook @ http://www.Facebook.com/2Redline With the E92 M3, BMW proves you can have it all... a track car on the weekends and a commuter car to drive to work everyday in luxury, comfort, and style that will have you grinning the whole way to the office. If you are one of the few people that can swing the price of admission, make sure and put a BMW M3 on your list, especially if you want one of the highest revving V8's in the world.





BMW M3 Coupé (E92)
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Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5!
Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5! We compare the latest BMW M3 coupe with the new Audi RS5 coupe, and we bring in the Mercedes C63 AMG Break to deliver us some snacks... High-res via http://www.abhd.nl/video/audi-rs5-vs-bmw-m3-vs-mercedes-c63/ And welcome to our Autoblogger channel! Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/autoblog ENGLISH: We bring you the best reviews of the most interesting cars. Since september '10 we also had our own carshow on Dutch television. Subscribe to us for the latest models and reviews! Several cars which are shown and reviewed in our video's: Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Bugatti Veyron, BMW M3 E92, BMW M5 F10, Audi RS4, Audi RS6, Mercedes SLS, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Mercedes C63, Mercedes E63 AMG, Porsche 959, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche 911 (991 and 997), Porsche Cayenne GTS, Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin V8 vantage, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Corvette ZR1, Tesla Model S, Nissan GT-R, Spyker C8 Laviolette, Alfa Romeo 4C, Alfa Romeo 8C, Alfa Giuilietta QV, Ford Focus RS500 and many many more! For suggestions or ideas, please sent an email to tips@autoblog.nl





Super Coupes Track Attack! - 2011 Ford Mustang GT vs 2011 BMW M3 Coupe
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BMW M3: All 4 Generations (E30, E36, E46, E92) at The Track! - Ignition Episode 66
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago is back and driving all four generations of his favorite German sports car, the BMW M3! Through 28 years of evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to E90, has the M3 lost its edge? Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form. But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to find out. Read the Full Story: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1108_2011_bmw_1_series_m_vs_2011 _bmw_m3_comparison/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/MotorTrend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot By: Gordon Green and Corey Denomy Edited By: Gordon Green





E92 M3 Track Car Build by Turner Motorsport
This black 2008 M3 coupe was brought to us by it's owner with only 4,600 miles on the clock. He asked us to transform his M3 from a street car into a dedicated track beast, custom built to his needs. It received a TMS fabricated "standard" race/track cage setup, MOTON coilovers, full race Exhaust (with cat-delete), software, TMS Power Pulley, carbon fiber roof (car originally had a sunroof with steel panel), Forgeline 18x10" non-staggered race wheels with 275 width Hoosiers, custom built center console, retained iDrive (strictly monitoring engine oil level and other electronic features), BMW Performance Steering wheel, fire extinguishing system, racing harnesses, baseline suspension setup, and many many more features and products. The end result: This M3 is FAR lighter than a standard "street" E92 M3, and benefits from added horsepower and torque over stock. After some track time and dialing in of both the car and driver, this Turner-built E92 M3 will be the ultimate weapon for track days. For complete start-to-finish build up photos (over 110 photos!), please visit our gallery at the following URL: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/photo_gallery.shtml - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Music by Kevin MacLeod.





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Modified BMW E92 M3
BrianZuk records a very tastefully modded E92 M3, sounds and looks mean! BrianZuk's Facebook Here! http://www.facebook.com/pages/BrianZuk/150184461660159





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