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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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Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
SEE THE FULL COMPARO: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=135206?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..4.* They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase, then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable machines. Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today, either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked. The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them, packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs. the Fit's exceptional utility. In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25 percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.





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.





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.





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.





Comparison Test: 2007 BMW 335i vs. 2008 Infiniti G37
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=121462 After driving the 2007 BMW 335i and 2008 Infiniti G37 Sport, we wonder if the people who built them thought about anything besides going fast. Between the twin turbochargers nesting on the 335i's inline six-cylinder and the large-displacement V6 that gives the G37 its name, we're waist-deep in a level of engine might that recalls an E46 BMW M3 — and we've scarcely passed the $40,000 price barrier.





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.





Nissan 370Z vs. BMW 135i, Mazda RX-8 R3, and Pontiac Solstice GXP - CAR and DRIVER
Name your game for $37,000 (or less). Nissan 370Z vs. BMW 135i, Mazda RX-8 R3, and Pontiac Solstice GXP - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/nissan-370z-vs-bmw-135i-mazda-rx-8- r3-and-pontiac-solstice-gxp-comparison-tests 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT vs. 2007 Mazda RX-8, 2007 Nissan 350Z, 2008 Audi TT 2.0T - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2007-ford-Mustang-shelby-gt-vs-2007-mazda-rx-8- 2007-nissan-350z-2008-audi-tt-20t-comparison-tests





Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
On this special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa pits the world's most exclusive super cars against each other in a no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador, LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car realm - the Bugatti Veyron? Now available in full HD 1080P resolution! Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://www.facebook.com/automobilemag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & http://twitter.com/automobilemag Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.automobilemag.com





Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car attracts the most attention. Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





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





2009 Nissan 370Z - First Test!
Senior Editor, Ron Kiino, gives us an overview of Nissan's revamped Z, the 370Z, and heads to the test track to get performance numbers.





Fifth Gear- BMW 1series Coupe VS.Porsche Cayman DOG FIGHT!!!
A Cool video in witch the beemer dog fights the porsche, do you know who's gona win? think again... Tiff VS Jason Plato





Drag Race - Genesis Coupe, 370Z, Mustang GT
We pit Hyundai's all-new Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 against its strongest competition, the Nissan 370Z and Ford's Mustang GT, in an impromptu quarter mile drag race.





NISSAN 370Z VS GT-R TIME ATTACK BATTLE 1 OF 2 - JOURNALIST AGAINST IRL RACER
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. See Road & Track International Editor Sam Mitani go up against IRL pro racing driver Roger Yasukawa in both the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R. http://gtchannel.com





MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Nissan 370Z
MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Nissan 370Z




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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
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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


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


2009 BMW 135i Steptronic JB3 V2.0 + Meth: 11.684 @ 121.800
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