Buttonwillow Track Day - December, 2014

There is something special about Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Something that has me hooked, I want more, more seat time, more experience, more opportunities for a hot lap. This track, more than any other, creates a desire within me to go fast. I need to beat myself, every time I go. I need to find a way to make time.… » 5/19/15 11:10am 5/19/15 11:10am

My Thoughts on the BMS Oil Thermostat Bypass

Oil temperature is the Achilles’ Heel of the N54 engine in the road racing arena. Despite the 135i showcasing BMW’s attempt at addressing high oil temps in the original batch of N54 engines as seen in the 2007 and early 2008 335i, the factory oil cooling solution is lacking. As equipped from the factory, the 135i has… » 5/19/15 9:19am 5/19/15 9:19am

Even WI(L)DER: BMW 135i Track Wheel Fitment Test, Round 2

Previously, with some dumb luck, and a bit of (okay, entirely too much time wasted doing) research, I was able to select a track wheel and tire setup for the 135i. It was good. Lap times dropped, and I began to throw down times at autocross that could be considered vaguely competitive, much in the same way that former » 5/19/15 2:26am 5/19/15 2:26am

Who Wants to be a Successful Car Salesman?

Does anyone here work in the car business as a salesman, sales manager or finance manager? If so, how do you like your job? I’m a finance manager. The most hated person in the dealer. However, I think it’s a lot of fun and you get to meet interesting people. Who on OPPO wants to work in a dealer’s sales department? » 5/13/15 7:25am 5/13/15 7:25am

Mercedes Is Making A Jalop-Edition C-Class!

Hey, remember that Jalopnik-Edition BMW 320i? A model conceived for people who thought new BMW's cost a lot more than they used to (they didn't), and wanted a more affordable entry into the BMW brand (but didn't want a 2-series for some reason). The result was a de-tuned 2.0 320i that you could get with almost no… » 4/04/15 10:43am 4/04/15 10:43am

Jalopnik Announces 1 Simple Fix to Dramatically Increase Fuel Economy

[Manhattan, New York] Just outside the media hospitality room at the New York International Auto Show, an eager automotive press corp scribbled with hushed tones as Matthew Hardigree, Editor-In-Chief of automotive listicle platform Jalopnik, announced their first foray into consumer electronics. » 4/01/15 1:09pm 4/01/15 1:09pm