The new BMW M3 (F80) sedan will arrive in 2014, but what should it be like? Steve Sutcliffe puts three of its predecessors through their paces at Brands Hatch to find the perfect ingredients.
The IND F10 M5 engine bay gets a carbon fiber makeover with the GruppeM Ram Air Intake System. Not only does it look the part, but in previous tests by Studie Japan, this carbon fiber air intake system recorded peak gains of +15 HP and +30 lb-ft torque over stock.
On the GruppeM intake for the BMW F10 M5, the factory ductwork and airboxes are replaced with heat-shielding carbon fiber with enhanced inlets to capture the maximum amount of air. Lower intake air temperatures carry higher concentrations of oxygen, allowing for more energetic explosions and producing more horsepower and torque. Of course, reliability is never sacrificed. High-efficiency, high-flow K&N air filter materials prevent contaminants from interfering with proper engine function.
Hamann reveals its complete aero kit for the M Sport 6 Series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) models, consisting of:
HAMANN COMPETITION FRONT SPOILER
HAMANN SIDE SILLS
HAMANN REAR SPOILER
HAMANN REAR CENTER MOLDING 4-TAILPIPES (with cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipes rear muffler)
This kit joins Hamann’s already released standard 6 Series Coupe/Convertible kit.
Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear reviews the BMW M135i in a recent Sunday Times UK issue.
See what amusing and insightful things Mr. Clarkson has to say about the M135i inside.
Watch this excellent Grand Theft Auto style live action short film featuring the BMW M3 (E93 convertible), titled “RISE”.
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman stages a rematch between the all-new Cadillac ATS and the BMW 3-Series (335i). But this time, he trades the smaller engines and manual gear boxes for more power and automatic transmissions. And just to throw a wrench in things, he brought along the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350.
Does the bigger engine and auto gear box of the ATS have what it takes to redeem itself against the titans of the segment?
In the “Auto Trophy 2012″, the new BMW 3 Series was chosen as the most popular mid-range automobile, while the BMW 1 Series Convertible came out top in the “Convertibles up to 30,000 euros” category. The “Best Advertising” award also went to BMW - here readers of the automobile magazine “Auto Zeitung” showed a clear preference for the BMW 5 Series Touring campaign. The outstanding BMW result was rounded off with numerous other top 3 placements for the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW 7 Series and the BMW X1.
The award ceremony for the “Auto Trophy 2012″ was held yesterday at the Meilenwerk in Düsseldorf. Representing the Munich-based premium automobile manufacturer and there to receive the trophies presented by TV … CONTINUED
The 2013 Lime Rock Edition M3 Coupes have started delivery and although they come stacked from the factory, some owners are wasting no time in personalizing the limited edition E92 M3 to their own tastes and modifications.
One of these just arrived at EAS and has already undergone the following modifications:
Macht Schnell Track Pipes
Dinan High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan UnderDrive Pulley
Dinan Performance Software
AngeliBright 4.5 LED Angel Eye Upgrade
Have a look and listen inside.
The BMW M135i and Porsche 911 battle on the track at the hands of Tiff Needell and Steve Sutcliffe for EVO’s car of the year comparisons.