The 2002 Turbo. The original E30 M3. The 1M Coupe. Clearly BMW has a long and distinguished history of producing some of the best performance cars on the planet. But the brand has also been guilty of producing some very… shall we say, lackluster people-carriers over the last few years. Maybe lackluster’s too strong a word. But the company that puts out the 5 Series Gran Turismo and the X6 is clearly a very different one that stuffed racing-built engines into family sedans in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Even the latest 3 Series needed a bit of work. Here to address your grievances is the long-awaited 2016 BMW M2, the M-ified version of the stellar 2 Series coupe. And it will do so with mighty turbocharged power and nasty track-ready sideways action. (Full disclosure: BMW needed me to drive the new M2 so much that they flew me to Los Angeles to drive the new Mini Cooper Convertible. Then flew me to Monterey to drive the BMW X4 M40i. Finally they let me drive the M2, and … [Read more...] about The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW’s Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft
EXCLUSIVE If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there's only one way he can get the job done. "I would kick somebody's ass!" Rampage told TMZ Sports. "You fight -- you go down swingin' -- they ain't gonna kill you, most likely." The MMA star says the world's getting waaay too soft when it comes to bullying ... and throwing hands accomplishes something words never could. "You get your respect and people won't mess with you no more. Most people are cowards, anyway. Most bullies are cowards." And if Keaton needs to see how it's done, Rampage is scrappin' with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 192 in January. … [Read more...] about Rampage Jackson to Keaton Jones: World’s Gone Soft, Kick Your Bullies’ Asses!
Such is Lewis Hamilton's pace around the Shanghai International circuit that even Ferrari and Red Bull's switch to the ultras was not enough to depose him from the top of the timesheet. Although rain was forecast for Friday's opening practice, it was instead the wind that caused havoc for the drivers at the Shanghai International circuit. Ferrari: Very wind and dusty out there. And with that he lost the back end through that Turn 6. Turns 1, 6, 11 and the final corner proved problematic in the blustering wind with several drivers – including Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Stoffel Vandoorne (twice), Bottas, Charles Leclerc – caught out despite numerous warnings from their respective pit walls. It was, however, Max Verstappen who had the biggest off when he lost it at the final corner as he built up to a hot lap on the ultrasoft tyres. Driving through the kitty litter, he kept it off the wall but flat-spotted his tyres in the process. That meant Verstappen wasn't able to put … [Read more...] about FP1: Hamilton’s soft tyres beat rivals’ ultras
Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas in a nail-biting finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix, a race that saw Lewis Hamilton recover to third and a double DNF for Red Bull. After the bore-fest that was Australia, Bahrain delivered in both picturesque setting and drama from start to finish. Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel set himself up for a second win of this season with a clinical start, unchallenged off the line by either Kimi Raikkonen or Valtteri Bottas. Instead the two Finns were left to battle amongst themselves for second place in the early running with Bottas coming out on top. Lap 1 tussles saw Lewis Hamilton, who started P9, versus Max Verstappen, who made a flying start from 15th place. The duo didn’t have much space because Fernando Alonso’s McLaren was on the inside, with Verstappen running over the Mercedes’ front wing. He was left with a rear left puncture and limped back to the pits for new tyres before retiring the car due to damage from the early incident. … [Read more...] about Race: Vettel wins with Ferrari one-stop soft strategy
Starting at $131,400 MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet can be yours. The video here shows just how elegant the car is. Matched with the classical Serenade No. 13 in G major playing in the background, it is truly relaxing to watch the convertible as its soft top folds and unfolds while we are given a closer look at its key features at the same time. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is on its way to becoming one of its maker’s timeless classics. It is the first convertible in the S-Class nomenclature and it embodies the best that Mercedes has to offer. Every design elements that you can find in the S-Class Coupe can be found in the car. However, it makes itself stand out even more because of its open-air motoring feature. On top of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is a soft fabric made out of three layers. It is offered in four different colors for buyers to select from. It can be activated simply by a touch of a button, and it takes around 20 seconds for it to … [Read more...] about Watch the Soft Top of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet in Action