Filed under: Toys/Games Microsoft has just unveiled the third generation of its Xbox gaming console, called Xbox One, and the first game demoed on stage was the fifth installment of the Forza Motorsport franchise. The teaser trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 shown during the keynote pitted the two supercars of McLaren against each other: the original F1 and the upcoming P1. Developed by longtime steward of the franchise, Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport 5 will return to the more traditional simulation-style format of its forebears, as opposed to the open sandbox party world of the more recent Forza Horizon. The new game will be a launch title for Xbox One, so expect a release date in Q4 2013 in time for the holiday shopping season. With a built-in Blu-ray drive, 500 GB hard drive, 8 GB of RAM and 64-bit system architecture, the Xbox One should have the bits underhood to make the best-looking console racing game ever (assuming Sony doesn't move Gran Turismo 6 to its upcoming next-gen Playstation 4 console). We're also pretty excited about the system's built-in Kinect, with a 250k pixel depth sensor. In addition to facilitating gesture- and voice-based commands for Xbox One, the sensor is said to be sensitive enough to measure human body temperature - that's as cool as it is freaky and could have interesting ramifications for hardcore racing simulations. The Xbox One keynote presentation has just finished up, but you can view the whole thing on Xbox.com. Expect a lot more news about the system, Forza 5 and other racing titles as we get close to E3 in June.Forza Motorsport 5 announced for new Xbox One originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 May 2013 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Sedan, Performance, BMW, Luxury The leaked facelift images and the Competition Package rumors were accurate: These are the 2014 BMW M5 and M6 models, with exactly three nips and four tucks distinguishing them from their outgoing counterparts, as well as an expected track-day overhaul package. The standard M5 boasts 560 horsepower from its 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8, and the new Competition Package ups that to a preliminary 575 hp, with shifting options remaining the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or the six-speed manual. Unsurprisingly, the M6 family - including the two-door coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe - get this optional treatment as well. The go-fast packs make a lot more changes around the cars, though. It lowers them by ten millimeters, recalibrates the steering, differential, front bushings, coil springs, dampers and M chassis control system while adding stiffer anti-sway bars and black chrome exhaust tips. All models sit on 20-inch M light alloy wheels and can be specced with carbon ceramic brakes. For the dragsters among you, the result is a 0-62 mph time that drops by 0.1 second in all models but the M6 convertible. Inside, on all 2014 M5 and M6 models, there's a new look to the steering wheel, a touchpad for the iDrive controller, more storage and more chrome trim. Two more paint colors and two more leather hues have been announced, with more Frozen paint finishes on the way as well. We're told prices will be announced closer to the models' August on-sale date. For now you read what BMW has to say about them in the press release below.Continue reading 2014 BMW M5 and M6 add Competition Package bundles, stay close to home otherwise2014 BMW M5 and M6 add Competition Package bundles, stay close to home otherwise originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 May 2013 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
We are in full swing at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards right now, but TONS of awards have already been handed out. A bunch of winners got announced during the show's pre-telecast since with that many live performances, there isn't enough time for that many live winner announcements. But anyway, check out the list of winners as they come in below. We'll be updating this list all night! Oh, and we'll give you a hint: Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are killing it.
Photos: Best Dressed at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Top New Artist: One Direction
Top Male Artist:
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Maroon 5
Top Digital Songs Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Touring Artist: Madonna
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Pop Artist: One Direction
Top R&B Artist: Rihanna
Top Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: fun.
Top Latin Artist: Jenni Rivera
Top Dance Artist: Madonna
Top EDM Artist: ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Top Pop Album: Adele "21"
Top R&B Album: Rihanna "Unapologetic"
Top Rap Album: Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift "Red"
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Son "Babel"
Top Latin Album: Jenni Rivera "Las Misma Gran Senora"
Top Dance Album: Madonna "MDNA"
Top EDM Album: Skrillex "Bangarang" SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Top Digital Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
Top Radio Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Gotye Featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Top Streaming Song (Video): PSY "Gangnam Style"
Top Pop Song: Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
Top R&B Song: Rihanna "Diamonds"
Top Rap Song: Macklamore and Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Top Country Song: Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
Top Rock Song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Top Latin Song: Michel Telo "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
Top Dance Song: Baauer "Harlem Shake"
Top EDM Song: Baauer "Harlem Shake" Photos: Red Carpet Pics from the Billboard Music Awards 2013 Which of these wins made you the happiest? Are you happy Taylor, Nicki, Rihanna and One Direction won so many Billboards? Tweet us @OKMagazine! Photo credit: Getty Images
Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Performance, Wagon, BMW, Diesel, Luxury BMW itself says it is making "Precise modifications to the design" of the facelifted, sixth-generation 5 Series, and this is the result. The 2014 5 Series will come in four flavors - sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo and ActiveHybrid 5 - the biggest news probably the addition of a diesel engine for the US market. When they go on sale in August, the 528i sedan will start at $50,425, a $1,700 increase over the 2013 model, and if you want xDrive that adds $2,300 to the price across the model range. The 535d employs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder diesel with 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque and starts at $56,025. BMW portends "substantial fuel efficiency gains over its gasoline-fueled counterpart," but the exact numbers won't come until closer to the on-sale date. The $64,825, top-dog 550i holds pat with 4.4-liter, twin turbo V8, with output upped to 445 hp and 480 lb-ft - an increase of 45 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque. The outputs haven't changed on the twin-turbo four-cylinder in the 528 nor the 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine in the 535, and *all prices include the $925 destination charge. The engines are also fitted with a coasting mode that uncouples the powertrain when rolling downhill. Outside there are new "contour lines" for the grille and air intakes, slimmer taillights and elements that accentuate the car's width - as if that were necessary. Xenon adaptive headlights will be standard along with side indicator lights on the rearview mirrors, the options list adds LED headlights, the Luxury Line and Modern Line packages. The former package adds chrome trim to certain exterior elements, the latter adds matte chrome trim. Inside will be more storage and more cup holders, additional luggage capacity in the 5 Series GT, an optional rear seat entertainment system that puts tablets on the front seatbacks, and a touchpad iDrive controller. There's a lot more besides which you can read about in the press release and video below, and you can pair words with images in the four high-res galleries above and below.Continue reading 2014 BMW 5 Series starts at $50,425* and gets a new diesel, 5 Series GT starts at $60,925* [w/video]2014 BMW 5 Series starts at $50,425* and gets a new diesel, 5 Series GT starts at $60,925* [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 May 2013 17:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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