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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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Toyota sells off Tesla shares, too

Oct 24 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: BMW, Toyota, Tesla The incredible rise of Tesla's stock price has done little to now stop two major shareholders from ditching their stake in the American EV manufacturer. First, Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, ditched its four-percent stake, and less than a week later, Toyota is doing the same thing, selling off an undisclosed bit of its Tesla investment. The move comes as Toyota winds down sales of the RAV4 EV, which gets it ...
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Student-Designed Visio.M EV Concept: How BMW’s i3 Should Have Looked

Oct 24 2014 12:59pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

BMW’s i3 electric hatchback is a lot of things—efficient, futuristic, packed with technology—but it isn’t exactly what you’d call handsome, at least not in the traditional sense. Students at the Technical University Munich (TUM), with backing from both BMW and Daimler, have come up with a solution—well, more of an alternative—in the form of an electric car that looks remarkably similar to the i3, albeit better-looking. The students’ i3 lookalike is called the Project Vis ...
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Speedboat with a BMW 507 engine

Oct 24 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It was an experiment in the late 50s to make a speedboat with a BMW 507 engine and design. But then the boat disappeared for decades, until a young guy heard of the boa ...
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BMW X5 M & X6 M Teaser, Lotus Exige S, High-Performance Kia K900: Today’s Car News

Oct 24 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The second-generation of BMW’s X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs is just around corner, with a debut likely to take place at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Right on cue, a teaser video for the new vehicles was released today. Lotus’ striking Exige S gets an automatic transmissio ...
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Porsche rules out Macan, 911 hybrids

Oct 24 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Performance, Porsche Believe it or not, between the 918 Spyder, the Cayenne and the Panamera, Porsche offers more plug-in hybrid models than any other brand. Yes, Porsche. But don't expect that trend to continue. At least, not in the immediate future. According to Top Gear, the E-Hybrid powertrain in the Cayenne and Panamera is too big to fit into the smaller Macan. A future hybrid system could be small enough to fit, but with the current technology ...
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Volvo XC90

Oct 24 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The XC90 is Volvo's largest crossover offering. It was introduced for 2003 and features three rows of seating, all-wheel drive, and the sorts of luxuries and safety systems that Volvo is known for. Competitors include the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and Land Rover's LR4. For a more ...
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BMW M6

Oct 24 2014 8:03am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The BMW M6 has its roots in the 1980s, just like its M5 kin. Unlike the sport-sedan icon, the M6 has been a more sporadic offering in the German automaker's lineup, appearing for three distinct generations: from 1983-1989, from 2005-2010, and from 2012 to date. MORE: Read our 2015 BMW 6-Series review for more details on the M6 lineup ...
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Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year

Oct 24 2014 6:18am CDT | Source: Caryoo

Refreshed CR-V chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, long list of new safety features and overall refinement Noted for its new Touring trim with Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive safety technologies America’s best-selling SUV over the past decade The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015. The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, ...
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