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BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

Feb 19 2013, 1:00pm CST | by

New car replaces the M3 GT

For a number of years BMW has used its M3 GT as its car for the American Le Mans Series of endurance races. The automaker recently announced that it would be retiring that M3 GT from ALMS...

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BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

Feb 19 2013, 1:00pm CST | by

New car replaces the M3 GT

For a number of years BMW has used its M3 GT as its car for the American Le Mans Series of endurance races. The automaker recently announced that it would be retiring that M3 GT from ALMS competition in favor of the new and smaller BMW Z4 GTE. BMW is withholding a lot of the performance specifications for this racecar, which is to be expected in a series where competitive advantages are protected at all costs.

BMW plans to field this car in races during 2013. Work on the car began in July 2012 with engineers in Munich working on the development of the GTE version of the BMW Z4 GT3 car. The GTE version of the vehicle was modified in all dimensions to comply with ACO regulations.

The GTE car also lacks the ABS and DSC that are allowed in the GT3 class. BMW says that its factory race teams were involved in the development of the vehicle through the whole process. Fans of BMW racecars will be able to see the car in action during the 2013 racing season at Sebring and Road Atlanta.

 
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2015 BMW F800R First Look | Updated Styling & More Power

Nov 4 2014 7:02pm CST | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW F800R First Look Preview BMW has updated its F800R for 2015, the roadster arriving with revamped styling and additional horsepower. The F800R – a brother of the F 800 GT tourer and F 800 GS adventure bike – has an updated liquid-cooled four-valve twin-cylinder 798cc engine. BMW has increased horsepower to 90 horsepower at 8000 rpm, up three from the previous model. BMW has also shortened the ratio from first and se ...
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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.4.14

Nov 4 2014 6:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, SEMA Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford, Motorcycle We'll obsessively cover the 2014 SEMA Show Today is the day that all the craziness that is the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas begins in earnest. We're live from the show floor, bringing the best, the worst and all the rest of can't-miss automotive content from inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center right onto your computer screen. You can thank us later ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404

Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, SEMA Show, Etc., BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Celebrities Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and finish up ...
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Kia Gives The K900 What It Has Always Needed: Rear-Mounted Turbos

Nov 4 2014 4:17pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Kia K900 has been a free ice cream cone on the coldest day of winter kind of car . What does this expensive robot not-BMW need to fix its lackluster sales? Not r ...
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2015 BMW 6-Series

Nov 4 2014 3:44pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The BMW 6-Series is larger and more luxurious than ever in its latest iteration, and is now available in coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe forms. With such a broad range of body styles, as well as a variety of engines to choose from, plus the sport-focused M6, the 6-Series meets the needs and preferences of ...
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This B.C. man brings million-dollar classic cars back to life

Nov 4 2014 3:02pm CST | Source: Driving Canada

Hidden away in a rural part of Vancouver Island, one of the world’s best automotive restorers brings million-dollar beauties back to life. VICTORIA, B.C. — “…and cheap too, at $1.3-million.” The relative insanity of this half-overheard statement doesn’t actually penetrate my brain. I am stunned, floored, gob-smacked by what I am seeing. Two, no, three Ferrari Daytonas. A pair of D-Type Jaguars, one wearing Ecurie Ecosse racing livery. Several (several!) ...
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Two Wheels: Five bikes from EICMA that you need to know about

Nov 4 2014 2:29pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, BMW, Honda, Misc. Auto Shows, Motorcycle Each and every year, the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturers gather together to show off the latest and greatest machinery that will soon be offered to dealerships the world over. It's called EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori, in Italian), and this year's crop of new motorcycles is just as exciting a ...
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Tyler, The Creator Wants You To Win This BMW E30

Nov 4 2014 1:25pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Odd Future crew has excellent taste in cars. Affordable classic aficionado Frank Ocean loves old Mustangs and NSXs, and Tyler, The Creator isn't far off from that. Now the latter wants you to win this cool E30 if you go to the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carn ...
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2015 BMW S 1000 XR First Look | ‘Adventure Sport’

Nov 4 2014 1:06pm CST | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW S 1000 XR There’s no doubting BMW’s overwhelming presence in the adventure-touring market. Since the release of the 1980 R80 G/S, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has practically owned the adventure class. The Gelände/Strasse influence continues to grow, also, considering the revamped semi-water cooled R1200GS has topped BMW Motorrad sales in recent quarters. Comfortable in this corner of the market, BMW has recentl ...
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Official: Forza Horizon 2's latest car pack includes Lamborghini Jalpa, Toyota 2000GT [w/video]

Nov 4 2014 1:01pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Videos, BMW, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Subaru, Toyota, Alfa Romeo, Toys/Games With over 200 vehicles to choose from, Forza Horizon 2 players are hardly starving for cars out of the box, but the developers at Turn 10 Studios are happy to give gamers even more choices with regularly released downloadable content. The latest Falken Tire Car Pack is now available with six more cars, with one of them being free for ever ...
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