Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.
The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS VT2-600 supercharged E92 M3 with 562hp / 364lb-ft torque. They even had the F12/F13 M6 on the dyno.
There are not many things people complain about when it comes to the 1 Series M Coupé (1M). But, one of the main complaints was its limited color choices. BMW offered only three colors for the 1M: Alpine White, Sapphire Black and Valencia Orange.
With very few exceptions, BMW turned down requests to produce 1Ms in other (read: Individual) colors. For this reason, many a 1M owner decided to address this “shortcoming” in the aftermarket. One of these included this Frozen Valencia Orange 1M Coupe – the only one we know of in existence.
Inspired by the “frozen” matte paints offered by BMW, the car’s owner brought his Valencia Orange 1M to a friend’s paint shop to have the paint converted to a frozen color. That’s right, this … CONTINUED
Schmiedmann shows off its 591HP 1M coupe replica with a supercharged E39 M5 V8 (S62) engine and other monster BMW builds.
The 1M coupe was offered in only 3 factory colors, which left many wanting more color choices. This explains the trend of so many 1M coupes getting color makeovers in the aftermarket, usually by way of vinyl wraps.
This is one of my favorites so far – an 1M in Candy Grey Metallic. It looks terrific – flashy without being overly so and looks particularly good matched to its ActiveE hood (with hood bump/bulge).
The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.
Check out the massive set of photos inside.
On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).
The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.
The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They even let us take turns driving their project 1M! How cool was that! And… we even let them drive some of our highly mod’d 1er’s for their expert opinion.
One thing that I was not aware of is that Manhart also … CONTINUED
Our 1M owners from Australia gathered for a meet and greet last weekend in what is the largest 1M gathering so far down under. Back in January, only five owners gathered at their inaugural 1M Cars & Coffee, but this time around the numbers more than doubled – eleven 1M coupes in total (7 Valencia Orange, 3 Alpine White, and 1 Black Saphire Metallic).
Check out a video and photos from the event.
Sunday, August 19th was the BMW Car Club of BC’s Concours, held at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Overcast sky made for an unspectacular backdrop but the neutral lighting also granted the ability to take pictures from almost any angles.
July 29th, 2012 was the 32nd Annual BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance & Heritage Picnic at Cedar River Park. The show, along with music, arts & crafts and many other family activities were all be part of the IKEA Renton River Days festival annual event. BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance presents part of the history and beauty that make up the heritage of BMW. It is a special day for BMW enthusiasts of all levels to come together and enjoy each other