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BMW power for all seasons

Published by on Sep 20th, 2007, 1 Comment

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For BMW buyers who wish to soak in as much sun as possible this summer without losing the marque’s hallmark performance and handling, the company has an offering to fit the bill to a tee. The German auto maker is no stranger to engineering convertible cars of the highest quality, and after such icons as the 330Ci Cabriolet and the Z4, one might have wondered how such winning packages could be improved upon. However, in BMW AG’s typical perfectionist tradition, they have once again raised the bar with an extremely well engineered and desirable addition; the 335Ci Cabriolet. (more…)

Carlsson, CK65, Mercedes-Benz!!

Published by on Sep 18th, 2007, 1 Comment

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Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces with international leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge model. Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupe based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp (522 kw) and 1,100 Nm after being reworked by Carlsson.

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Carlsson/ Mercedes Press Release

Technical masterpiece

The engine conversion by Carlsson includes a special electronic control unit with special maps for injection and ignition. On the intake side, sports air filters ensure optimum aspiration. On the outlet side, a stainless-steel sports exhaust system with high-performance metal catalytic converters and sports silencers cut back-pressure to a minimum. Another measure to boost engine performance is improved intercooling, which reduces charge-air temperature. Thus, the V12 is always raring to go and the driver can rely on having more than adequate power on hand regardless of the situation. (more…)

Online garage of the week

Published by on Sep 11th, 2007, No Comments

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This week’s featured Zoopedup online garage is Raven’s Opel Corsa

Modifications list

GT- Stripes
Sport steering wheel and hub
Sport Mirriors with built in Indicators
40mm Koenic drop front and back
15″ Lenso mag wheels, Sprayed Black
In dash DVD & playstation 2
Powerflow Freeflow system
Black Crystal tail lights
Angel eye headlights

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One of Raven’s video

Car of the week – AC Schnitzer 3-series

Published by on Sep 9th, 2007, 6 Comments

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In our first installment of Car Blog’s Car of the week we feature one heck of a supped up BMW 3-Series Coupe. The GP3.10 is equipped with a modified version of the BMW M5/M6’s 5.0-liter V10 engine that can on LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) or regular gasoline producing 552 HP (+45 than the M5/M6) and up to 540 Nm of maximum torque. The modded 3-series sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.5 sec and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 13.9 sec.

Specs:

Performances kW / HP: 406 kW / 552 HP

at rpm: 8000 rpm

maximum torque: 540 Nm

at rpm: 6200 rpm

Performances: 0 – 100 km/h = 4,5 sec. 0 – 200 km/h = 13,9 sec.

Maximum speed: 320 km/h

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