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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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Mercedes tops BMW in monthly luxury sales

Oct 1 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Mercedes-Benz's record September in the United States was enough to top the BMW brand in the luxury sales race, but BMW held a small lead for the fi ...
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Akrpaovic Introduces New Hexagonal Exhaust Design

Oct 1 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Akrapovic Introduces Something New in the World of Motorcycle Exhaust Akrapovic exhaust is found everywhere, from Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP prototype to a commuter’s BMW R nineT. The Slovenian company has continued to evolve, and now announces a milestone in exhaust technology development with its new (r)evolutionary shape of muffler. Akrapovic unveiled the new design the public for the first time Wednesday at the Internationa ...
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2014 Magny-Cours Superbike Preview | Skyes Leads by 31

Oct 1 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

  31 Points Separate Sykes from Guintoli ahead of Magny-Cours Superbike   Only 31 points separate the top two riders in the 2014 World Superbike Championship as the FIM series heads to Magny-Cours in France this weekend.   Leading is Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes. The reigning SBK Champion has won eight races in 10 rounds this season, including sweeps at Aragon, Donington and Misano.   The 29-year-old Brit struggled at the last round in Jerez ...
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2014 Paris Auto Show

Oct 1 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: KBB

Even though the European market continues to struggle, the Paris Motor Show promises a heaping helping of high end exotics, sports cars and upscale sedans leavened by a handful of mainstream models and futuristic show cars.  Among the high performance debuts, Paris will see the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the successor to the SLS Gullwing, Lamborghini will show a 2+2 concept called the Asterion, Aston Martin has its Vanquish Carbon Editio ...
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20 Questions About the BMW i8 Sports Coupe: You Asked, We Answer

Oct 1 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We have a BMW i8 hybrid sports car at our office right now and we wanted to share—so we asked you to tell us what you wanted to know about the Bavarians’ Future Sled. For answers to any and all performance and numbers-related questions you might have, check out our test of the car; for answers to almost everything else, read on! Icculus, Backfires: “Does it shock you when you touch it?” Only your sou ...
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9 cars you can’t miss at this year’s Paris Motor Show

Oct 1 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

With a little less than two months until 2014 comes to a close, our favourite time of the year is about to kick off yet again — autoshow season. Click here for full coverage of the 2014 Paris Motor Show You might notice there is no Frankfurt Motor Show for 2014. That’s because every other year, Frankfurt and Paris switch as the host cities for the unofficial kick-off to autoshow season and this year, it’s Paris’ turn to play host to a ...
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept

Oct 1 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Sedan, Technology, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti, Design/Style, Luxury, Infotainment Well, this certainly looks like a concept, doesn't it? From the wide, portal-esque door opeings to the boattail rear window design, there's just so much about the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration that looks like it would never actually reach production that we're impressed the automaker had the gumption to put the machine together and s ...
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Paris Motor Show: Land Rover returns to its roots with 2015 Discovery Sport

Oct 1 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

It’s called a Discovery — evoking images of Land Rover’s most bruising off-roader that we know here in North America as LR4 — but it’s really a replacement for the current LR2 that we used to know as the Freelander. Confused? Me too. Well, a little. Click here for full coverage of the 2014 Paris Motor Show But there’s absolutely nothing confusing about the new Discovery Sport’s main attributes, which, depending on who you are listening to, are either its good looks (my opinion) or its newfo ...
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The BMW 327 Was More Than The First Streamlined Bavarian

Oct 1 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Not only was the 327 the first BMW designed in Munich, but also a car that later got a red/white badge instead of the blue/white. It even ended up as the Bristol 400 on the other side of th ...
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