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  1. Sure, I'm subscribed to that magazine. I can scan...

    Sure, I'm subscribed to that magazine. I can scan it and send it to you. Just give me an e-mail address where I can send it. Beware, it's in German though :)
  2. Interesting article. You could do something...

    Interesting article.

    You could do something similar for the sportscars segment where the V8 biturbo becomes more common too. McLaren use it in every car of theirs, now Ferrari too in the...
  3. It seems to become more and more common to send...

    It seems to become more and more common to send manipulated press cars to magazines. It's seductive as it is so easy to change a map in the turbo era.

    Just remember the M5 Competition that was...
  4. I'd still take the F12 any day. That V12 howl!...

    I'd still take the F12 any day. That V12 howl! Just amazing.
  5. These torque gains are just insane. I just wonder...

    These torque gains are just insane. I just wonder how that much torque can be handled in anything but perfect grip conditions.
  6. G11: Interior looks great indeed. Don't like the front...

    Interior looks great indeed. Don't like the front - these giant "kidney" grilles (nothing "kidney" like left though) look rather ridiculous.

    And although the rear's better, to me it looks as if...
  7. 839 Nm of torque is quite insane.

    839 Nm of torque is quite insane.
  8. I wouldn't really say it's BMW's fault. The N20...

    I wouldn't really say it's BMW's fault. The N20 engine is not designed for these loads, and neither has it been conceived with a race track in mind. Why over-engineer an engine when almost no one...
  9. 991: I slightly disagree with this sentence. I...

    I slightly disagree with this sentence. I certainly would not want to drive that car every day. Can you? Sure. Would anyone want to ? Not really. It's loud, the suspension is very harsh, it only...
  10. I mostly find that the front doesn't work. It's...

    I mostly find that the front doesn't work. It's too busy, too many different styling elements hashed together.

    The rear looks better, with the integrated braking lights a bit similar to the...
  11. F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: In an article in a German car magazine they said...

    In an article in a German car magazine they said that the price point of the GTS would be between 140.000 EUR and 150.000 EUR. I can't really imagine anyone paying that kind of money for a 3 series...
  12. Sure. But building one gullwing car in the 1960s...

    Sure. But building one gullwing car in the 1960s does not mean they have a monopoly on this forever. There are lots of ther car makers that have made scissor doors in the last few decades, whereas...
  13. I meant in the same class. The C63 is a...

    I meant in the same class. The C63 is a competitor in the 3 series class, not the 5 series. I think BMW should also offer two variants of the M3/M4, and not just bring out one limited production car...
  14. I agree. But again, that's much more costly...

    I agree.

    But again, that's much more costly than just adding more power. Lighter materials (Aluminium, carbon fiber) are expensive, much more so than steel and also make repairs more expensive....
  15. Lots of other factors play into the decision that...

    Lots of other factors play into the decision that were not mentioned here.

    First of all it's much easier to increase the power output than to lose weight. The latter can only be achieved with...
  16. BMW does not really have anything comparable to...

    BMW does not really have anything comparable to the C63 S - at least not so far. Sure you can tune the M3 but there's no factory option to increase the power like AMG offers.

    Yesterday I read...
  17. Well, gullwing and scissor doors is not really...

    Well, gullwing and scissor doors is not really the same...
  18. German car magazines have written (more than one)...

    German car magazines have written (more than one) that the steering of the AMG GT is too sensitive, i.e. hyper reactive which at high speeds makes the car more difficult to drive than the Porsche.
    ...
  19. I don't quite understand the Nordschleife times....

    I don't quite understand the Nordschleife times. Was that the VLN variant which is a few kilometers longer? Otherwise these times would be really, really slow - the Turbo S was driven by the German...
  20. You should add the info about the F10 M5 that was...

    You should add the info about the F10 M5 that was dynoed at 649hp instead of 575 by German sport auto magazine that I posted the other day. It is clear that BMW uses press remaps that don't have...
  21. As they can't win F1 races any more, maybe they...

    As they can't win F1 races any more, maybe they want to be sure at least not to lose races with street cars? :rolleyes:
  22. With tune and exhaust the R8 V10 is easily an...

    With tune and exhaust the R8 V10 is easily an 11-second car. Barely 119 mph trap speed is really slow too, even accounting for the fact that the R8 is not a dragstrip monster.

    I also wonder where...
  23. The hp difference is much larger though. Whereas...

    The hp difference is much larger though. Whereas it was only 25hp in the current R8, it will be 70hp in the new one. Which does not make it seem unlikely that there are (slight) differences in the...
  24. Prices: V10 starts at 165.000 EUR, the V10+ at...

    Prices: V10 starts at 165.000 EUR, the V10+ at 187.400 EUR.

    Rather moderate increases compared to the first generation model.
  25. I think it's not clear yet whether the...

    I think it's not clear yet whether the entry-level V10 and the V10+ indeed have exactly the same engine. Someone mentioned in a German forum that there may be hardware differences between the two.
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