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Can Nissan Beat BMW? 370Z vs. 135i

SEE THE FULL COMPARISON: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/ What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996 and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future. The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception in 1970. With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous, luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth. This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the 2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag to match.


 


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Mustang v 370Z SMACKDOWN: Ford Mustang GT vs. Nissan 370Z
FULL Mustang V 370Z COMPARO @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=143666 When we last left the 2009 Nissan 370Z, it had just laid a drubbing on BMW's little 135i. We then proclaimed, "The 2009 Nissan 370Z raises the standard for the sport coupe segment to a new level of affordable excellence." Time to get more serious. It's V8 time. Who's in? Let's see, no Camaro, and a Challenger is not available (don't ask), so that leaves the freshly updated 2010 Ford Mustang GT, a car whose very existence is predicated upon wallet-friendly performance. Perhaps a reinvigorated veteran can take down the newly crowned king. The particulars might differ — four seats versus two, V8 versus V6 — but the mission is the same. And the 2009 Nissan 370Z and 2010 Ford Mustang GT are priced closer than you might think.





Badass 370Z: 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z @ Willow Springs
FULL NISSAN 370Z @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=149329?ti d=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* It's called "The Fastest Road in the West" for a reason. Willow Springs International Raceway is known for its staggeringly high lap speeds, and it defines itself with one of the gnarliest, high-speed corner combinations anywhere in the world: a long decreasing-radius bend from Turn 8 to Turn 9. And so in an effort to preserve the world's population of auto scribes like us, Nissan has created a makeshift chicane to successfully emasculate these corners during our test of the 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z. Smart move. Fortunately there are ample opportunities elsewhere on this track to explore the car's increased performance over the standard 2009 Nissan 370Z. Namely Turn 6, which apexes at a blind crest and is followed on the downhill side by a huge midcorner bump that makes the standard Z-car wallow like a Buick LeSabre over a Wyoming frost heave. It's here that the Nismo Z sells itself. In the Sport Z-car we're afraid. Afraid of physics. Afraid that the track will toss us — like a Buick — into the unforgiving desert. But after a few laps in the Nismo Z, we're confident. And we're faster. We keep our right foot planted all the way over the Turn 6 crest and across the bump, gaining enough speed that a few hundred yards down the track we ingloriously annihilate most of the orange cones that Nissan deployed to keep us alive. Nice.





2010 Ford Mustang Burnouts & More - Exclusive First Drive
SEE THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST DRIVE: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=137506?ti d=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* You barely even notice the styling changes to the 2010 Ford Mustang GT until you see it side by side with last year's car. It's only then that the revised Mustang's shorter grille, smoother fenders and tucked in rear end become obvious. Look inside and the cabin is the same story. The overall design is familiar, but the details have changed. The materials are richer, the panel fits are tighter and the switchgear feels sturdier. See it all firsthand and you might be convinced that this is an all-new Mustang, not a mere midcycle face-lift. Well, that is, until you actually drive it.





Fast & Furious 4: BMW M5
MORE FAST & FURIOUS @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=144147 Every Fast & Furious film has to have at least one over-the-top street race with multiple cars careening along wildly, putting the lives of the drivers (and anyone else who happens to be on the street at the time) in mortal danger. And when it comes to mortal danger, what better car to face it in than a BMW M5? Fortunately for Fast & Furious, the 400-horsepower, V8-powered E39 generation (1998-2003) M5 is still a 5 Series sedan and acquiring and redecorating much cheaper 528i and 540i models was easy. So the production bought three old 540i sedans and four 528i models and redecorated them with orange and black paint and 19-inch wheels. Of these seven BMWs, six were destroyed. That includes three dropped off a bridge onto a road down below. The M5 was another car that just seemed to emerge naturally during the casting process — there wasn't anyone who didn't want the big, powerful BMW in the show. And some design inspiration obviously came from German tuning house Lumma Design's CLR 500 R-S version of the current E60 M5 that was shown during 2007. Of all the cars in the film, this one may be the least believable because of all its body roll during the action scenes. It looks like an M5 with the swaybars disconnected. Or a 528i with M5 front fenders.





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





The STILLEN 500 HP Supercharged Nissan 370Z - /TUNED
TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything? Fortunately, it doesn't suck.





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Roadfly.com - 2009 Nissan 370Z
Video car review of the new 2009 Nissan 370Z, filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada. For car reviews, videos, and one of the oldest and largest car communities on the Internet visit Roadfly.com http://www.roadfly.com Follow us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/roadfly





NISSAN 370Z VS GT-R TIME ATTACK BATTLE 1 OF 2 - JOURNALIST AGAINST IRL RACER
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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





Nissan Skyline vs BMW M3 must see hood flies off
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Fifth Gear- BMW 1series Coupe VS.Porsche Cayman DOG FIGHT!!!
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Drag Race - Genesis Coupe, 370Z, Mustang GT
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2008 BMW 135i 6 cyl 3.0 ltr turbo: 11.012 @ 129.300
Larry , Engine: 6 cyl 3.0 ltr twin turbo, Turbos: 2 Tires: 255/50/16


2008 BMW 135i Automatic: 11.100 @ 123.910
Larry (OldBooster), Engine: 3.0, Turbos: RB Turbos Tires: 255-40-16


2008 BMW 135i : 11.149 @ 127.460
Tony Baker - Trickcruiser, Engine: N54, Supercharger: na Turbos: RB Tires: Hoosier DR


2008 BMW 135i Stock TT: 11.154 @ 124.000
Larry Owen (OldBooster), Engine: stock 6cyl. 3.0 ltr, Turbos: stock twin turbos Tires: Mickey Thompson


2008 BMW 135i : 11.230 @ 125.490
Tony Baker, Engine: N54, Turbos: RB Tires: Hoosier DR


2008 BMW 135i JB4 (N54 Stock Turbo No Nitrous World Record): 11.259 @ 122.860
Burger Motorsports, Turbos: OEM turbos


2008 BMW 135i Automatic LSD: 11.260 @ 127.890
OldBooster (Larry O), Engine: 3.0 (stock), Turbos: stock Tires: Hoosiers 275/45/17


2012 BMW 135i M sport 6 DCT: 11.280 @ 126.120
DbessetteM3, Engine: N55, Turbos: stock


2009 BMW 135i JB3 Nitrous: 11.350 @ 125.171
Brian135i, Engine: N54, Turbos: Stock Tires: MT ET STREET


2008 BMW 135i Automatic: 11.360 @ 124.170
Larry Owen, Engine: 3.0, Turbos: 2 Tires: Hoosiers 275/45/17


2008 BMW 135i JB4 (N54 Stock Turbo No Nitrous World Record): 11.389 @ 125.240
Burger Motorsports, Engine: OEM, Turbos: OEM Tires: Nitto NT05's


2008 BMW 135i Auto: 11.390 @ 124.270
OldBooster, Engine: stock 3.0, Turbos: 2 tiny ones Tires: Toyo T1-R


2008 BMW 135i : 11.448 @ 119.360
Tony, Engine: n54, Turbos: RB Tires: Conti DW 265-30-19


2009 BMW 135i Sport Package Auto: 11.501 @ 122.410
Ricky, Engine: N54 Stock I, Supercharger: - Turbos: Twin stock Tires: MT ET Street


2011 Nissan 370Z Nismo Greedy TT: 11.520 @ 123.000
Edwin Colon, Engine: 3.7vhr, Turbos: greedy


2010 BMW 135i Coupe: 11.528 @ 118.600
XXXMina, Engine: Twin Turbo 3.0,


2009 BMW 135i JB3 2.0 Steptronic: 11.557 @ 123.080
Irishace, Tires: MT DRs


2008 BMW 135i : 11.567 @ 126.290
Tony, Engine: N54, Turbos: RB


2009 BMW 135i JB3: 11.625 @ 120.834
Brian135i, Engine: N54, Turbos: Stock Tires: MT ET STREET


2008 BMW 135i Automatic: 11.630 @ 119.760
OldBooster (Larry O), Engine: 3.0, Turbos: 2 Tires: Hoosier


 


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