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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    Welcome RoscoeNer, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    Since the US is a bit of a 3rd world country when it comes to mobile tech I'll be understanding here. But I assume if you check user agent from EMEA users you see that mobile is the new default browsing platform ;)
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    Welcome PeterXSJI, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Now we're talking! The main problem BimmerBoost has with the i8 is that BMW went overboard in the efficiency department for a two-seat sports car (technically 2+2 but try to sit in the back) that costs over $130k. The i8 performs well and makes efficient use of its 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That is decent power but it just not cut it in the golden age of horsepower. Especially considering the ~3400 pound carbon tub i8 chassis is simply begging for more. Who is buying cars approaching $150k with options to save a few MPG anyway? The i8 potentially is capable of so much more. Its 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbo engine only produces 231 horsepower. Good for a 1.5 liter motor of course but imagine if BMW used their S55B30 inline-6 engine from the M3/M4 instead? Automobile reports that may be a possibility. The other possibility is a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder and considering that BMW does not have one of these sitting around the M division would have to develop one likely starting with the N20 engine as a base. Ok, fine, even a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder massaged by M is better than this 1.5 liter three-cylinder nonsense. The best bet and what BMW should do is the S55B30 3.0 liter inline-6 giving the car an underrated 554 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That is of course assuming no changes to the electric drivetrain. Really BMW should use a twin turbo S85 V10 for the gasoline motor but now we're dreaming and we'll be content with an i8 that finally has the performance to back up the looks. The four-cylinder although better than the three-cylinder just is not good enough for a proper M1 successor and a car to honor a hundred years of BMW. This is a one time one shot thing. Go big or go home. It's now or never. Ulrich Kranz who is the BMW i Senior Vice president is apparently pushing for this hotter i8 which will be called an i8S instead of an i8M. Keep in mind last year BMW stated i and M need to remain separate which is a steaming hot pile of you know what. Look, this M version of the i8 or higher performance i8 or whatever you want to call it has been reported off and on for years now. Automobile Magazine says it is coming but we have heard this before only for reports weeks later to state the opposite. Enough already. Someone at BMW confirm this thing and let BMW M go to town on the i8. In April of this year BimmerBoost made the case for a high performance i8. The conclusion is the same as before: It is time to build the Ultimate Driving Machine. It is now or never. Either you produce an enthusiast car or just admit you no longer build 'only one thing.' Build the i8 M or M1 as you have put your hardcore and loyal fans through enough and yet we are still here. If you do not, we won't be for much longer. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    What are you browsing from man? Iphone xbox_fan? Why do you guys browse from your phones anyway? It's a horrible experience for browsing anything.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    Hey LachlanJE: :text-welcomewave:
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 AM
    I have a hard time to see anything having higher prio than fixing this honestly...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    I know this David. I'm fixing a lot of bugs and getting a lot of things behind the scenes done. I promise it will be fixed just give me time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 AM
    Mercedes-AMG feels like the only kid in the room without a shiny new toy. BMW of course has Motorrad which is their motorcycle division. Audi who seems to have some kind of inferiority complex when it comes to BMW asked their parents at Volkswagen if they could have a motorcycle division too since BMW had one. Since Audi was behaving itself VW bought them Ducati. Well, now Mercedes apparently wants a motorcycle division too. AMG was reported as being in the running for Ducati but that may have been a ploy just to drive up the price for Audi. Daimler is prepared to acquire 25%+ of MV Agusta for Mercedes-AMG which is the most logical division for the motorcycle manufacturer to go to. Daimler is changing things up a bit and there will now be three Mercedes car divisions and since Mercedes-AMG will deal with performance high performance sport bikes will also be a part of their portfolio. That is of course if the deal goes through. Reports are that talks are at an advanced stage. So advanced that this deal may be finalized next week. Daimler and MV Agusta are not commenting on the speculation. Source
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    This is still not fixed. Warning: mysqli_query() function.mysqli-query]: (42S22/1054): Unknown column 'ln_other' in 'field list' in /includes/class_core.php on line 1391 Database error In General settings. when I uncheck the top 2 change Notification settings and click on SAVE this message still appears.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum hengsheng3Aj.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Well, this sure is a fun swap! Simply rip out the VR6 engine up front and stuff a 5.2 liter V10 in the back and give it a pair of a turbos to boost output to over 1500 horses. That is what Asgard Performance in Germany did with this Golf and that certainly is one way to increase the output of a MKIV R32. Now, you can clearly see the V10 in the back and that they actually did put the motor back there. They are claiming 1500+ horsepower and a curb weight of 1984 pounds. That curb weight is very hard to believe as is the 1.32 pounds per horse ratio. We all know the V10 can make over 1500 horsepower with a big pair of turbos so no reason to doubt the power potential aspect. This is definitely one of the coolest VW swaps we have seen and the video of a rev is nice and all but how about some substance? How about a video of the car running or a dyno? There are a lot of questions marks here but the concept is definitely cool. This is a new shop and they seem to be promoting this big time asking for people to contact them. VWBoost would like to see what this car can actually do and some concrete support for their very bold claims.
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