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BMW’s departure from the familiar nomenclature of the past has been received with mixed reviews from the dedicated German sports car community. It seems that the Bavarian automotive giant has decided to affix odd numbers to sedans and even numbers to coupes and convertibles. Of particular concern, to the performance motoring crowd, is that the lofty standard of the beloved M3 will be lowered with its replacement M4 coupe. BMW aficionados have been less than impressed with the redesigned M5. Claims that the M5 lacks guts, that the suspension is soft and mushy, and that the sports car temperament has been eliminated have fueled the fires of doubt about the new M4. The BMW faithful fear that a similar fate awaits the new M4, after all, the engineers who designed the M5 are still around.

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In the quest for more horsepower, brakes are often the last items to be addressed - they’re dirty, hidden behind the wheels and don’t add any power; however, to safely increase a car’s performance, you must be able to harness all those extra ponies consistently and reliably.

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No matter what you drive, your vehicle's development engineers were faced with considerations that ultimately affected its performance – bumper heights, snow chain clearance and the number of people the vehicle was designed to carry. To accommodate all of those variables, your car's suspension had to be tuned for average conditions, acceleration, braking and cornering. But if you're not average, you may want to tune your vehicle to better match your driving style.

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Cobb Tuning discusses the top 5 datalogging parameters to monitor using its AccessPORT.

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Selecting the right tires for your vehicle is an important decision. Your safety, as well as driving enjoyment over the next years and thousands of miles will be determined by this decision. The information provided here and the advice/recommendations from the experts at the Tire Rack will ensure you select tires that match your vehicle...and the way you drive it!