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  • Why are Audi RS and BMW M ditching DCTs in favour of torque converters?

    With the recent launch of the Audi RS6 and RS7, plus the BMW M3 and BMW M4 performance cars on our shores, it seems that there is a shift in direction towards the torque converter transmission (TCT) on core performance models. More importantly, manufacturers like Audi were - up until this point in time - massive proponents of the dual clutch transmission (DCT). Other performance-oriented brands have also followed suit.It wasnt that long ago when the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) was hailed as a

    Jason

    Jason

    Feb 16, 2021

  • DCT vs torque converter, which is your preferred transmission?

    Back in the early 90s, if you wanted to buy a performance car, you’d most probably choose the manual transmission option. The equivalent automatic option was probably heavier, slower-reacting, and had higher fuel consumption.My own uncle once told me back then, “In a sprint, my manual car would always be faster and more accelerative versus an automatic.” Those words stuck with me.Fast forward to today, and self-shifting transmissions have gotten so good, no human input could po

    Jason

    Jason

    Jul 24, 2020

  • New 2021 BMW M5 (F90) debuts, do you like the new looks?

    After numerous leaks and teases, BMW has just unveiled the updated 2021 F90 BMW M5. At the launch, BMW will be offering two variants of the new performance sedan – the regular M5 and the M5 Competition.Exterior – Sharper-looking than beforeKicking things off is the updated exterior. Like the rest of the G30 family, the M5 LCI (Life Cycle Impulse, facelift in BMW talk) gets the same slim LED headlights with L-shaped LED daytime running lights, flanking a new signature kidney grille. C

    Eric

    Eric

    Jun 17, 2020

  • Leaked: Here's the new 2021 BMW M5, 600 PS and 750 Nm super sedan coming soon

    The updated 2021 BMW M5 facelift has leaked onto the internet, hours before the model’s official debut.Codenamed F90, the 2021 M5 LCI (Life Cycle Impulse, facelift in BMW language) features a number of visual updates carried over from the recently-updated G30 5 Series. Furthermore, it appears that the F90 M5 LCI is finished in Imola Red – one of BMW M’s signature colours.Up front, the updated 2021 M5 LCI gets the same headlights and front grille like th

    Eric

    Eric

    Jun 16, 2020

  • F90 BMW M5 LCI Rendered: June 17 Unveiling

    The 2021 F90 BMW M5 facelift, or Lifecycle Impulse (LCI) in BMW-lingo, will be revealed on June 17. Kolesa.ru has previewed how the facelifted sports sedan will look like. As with preview renderings, this is by no means the final product.The design shouldn't stray too far from the recently-refreshed G30 5-Series lineup. This means the headlight unit are the same ones on the LCI G30. The LCI M5 also inherits the larger, boxier kidney grille. The grille itself will feature

    Jason

    Jason

    Jun 10, 2020

  • Spied: Is this the new 2021 BMW M5 (F90)?

    When BMW unveiled the updated 5 Series range yesterday, they did not reveal the top-of-the-line F90 M5.That said, a photo has been circulating on social media, which could very well be the 2021 F90 BMW M5 LCI (Life Cycle Impulse, facelift in BMW language).The current-generation F90 BMW M5 was introduced here in 2018As seen BMW M boss Markus Flasch's Instagram account, he took the covers off the upcoming F90 M5, giving us a quick glimpse at the new sports sedan.Note the lower air intakes

    Eric

    Eric

    May 28, 2020

  • MT vs DCT vs AT: Why manual transmissions are becoming unicorns

    As much as enthusiasts such as myself lament the inevitable demise of manual transmissions (MT), there is simply no business case for manufacturers to continue offering a manual option. Instead, dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) or traditional automatic transmissions (AT) are taking over their place.Admittedly, I have defended manual transmissions since the birth of YouTube comment section, not that I participate in them, it's only mental replies. But no longer am I oblivious to the preference

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Apr 21, 2020

  • There is nothing more personal than BMW ConnectedDrive

    While it’s cool you can tell a car to lower the air-conditioning temperature, but have you tried ordering chicken rice using your BMW?Yes, with the BMW Concierge Service, you can in fact order chicken rice (or in this case, navigate to a chicken rice shop) from the comfort of your car with just the press of a button.BMW Concierge Service is just one of many services that BMW offers under its ConnectedDrive umbrella.But that’s not all.With the BMW Connected app (available for Apple an

    Eric

    Eric

    Oct 25, 2019