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05/08/2012    5:00 PM
COMMENTS: 72

Here’s a look at Challenge’s F30 335i lowered with H&R Super Sport springs and BBS CH wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RE-11 tires. The car also features black painted kidney grilles and Sport Line whiskers, as well as painted relectors.

05/01/2012    9:00 PM
COMMENTS: 70

The 2012 Eurofest took place this past weekend at the The New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey (where the Jets and Giants call home). Cars of all European makes and models were in attendance, but the scene appeared to be dominated by BMWs.

Check out the photo coverage inside, featuring hundreds of photos from the event.

04/29/2012    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 67

Here are some great photos from last weekend’s 2012 Bimmers N Boardwalk event and meet. The event saw over 70 BMWs in attendance which were lined up and sorted by color, allowing for some great photos.

Check out the photos and an event video inside.

04/22/2012    7:00 PM
COMMENTS: 139

All over the world enthusiasts collect 1:18 and 1:43 scale models of vehicles that define their own personal love for automobiles. Their collections shed light on the dream cars that they aspire to own someday. An M3POST member decided to take the model/racecar he loved and make it for real, based on the Kurt Thiim 1988 Race Car.

Here’s his full mod list:

S52 Swap w/ OBD 1 Conversion
Full Custom Precision Sport Exhaust and RD Sport RHD Headers
Euro 3.5 HFM w/ 24 lb injectors
Custom Active Autowerke tuning
3M Matte Black Complete Wrap
3M Matte DTM Livery w/ Custom Cut Matte Decals and Lambo Pearl Yellow Striping
17 inch Hartge 3 piece Wheels
TC Kline Racing SA Coliover Suspension
RECARO Pole Position Seat

04/18/2012    5:15 PM
COMMENTS: 45

Here is some footage of Alpina’s B3 GT3 limited edition (of 99), which is based on the Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo, but with 8 more HP. Re-designing sections of the exhaust system and installing a new enhanced Akrapovic rear silencer increased output in the B3 GT3 by this 8 HP. The direct petrol injected N54 engine delivers a total power output of 408hp at 6000rpm and 540Nm of torque at 4500rpm.

The Alpina B3 GT3 sprints from 0-62mph (0-100kmh) 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 192mph (309kmh), which the driver, Sport Auto’s test drive editor Christian Gebhardt, hits in this video.

See also inside for our coverage of the B3 GT3 from the 2012 Geneva auto show.

04/12/2012    10:50 AM
COMMENTS: 49

How’s this for kicking off the racing history for the F30 3 series sedan. South African based ADF Motorsport team successfully took a brand new F30 3 Series racing car [more info/photos] to its first-ever race victory, in its very first race! The victory came at the Killarney race circuit in Cape Town, South Africa, in a WesBank Super Series race which features Bridgestone Production Cars Class A race cars. Congrats to the ADF team!

Ian McLaren of carmagblog provided us this account of the race, along with his experience from being a part of the pit crew.

03/26/2012    12:45 PM
COMMENTS: 74

The official specs and photos of the first F30 3 series race cars have now been released. The twin F30 race cars by ADF Motorsport will debut on March 31st in the WesBank Super series and will go on to race in the upcoming 2012 24 Hour Nurburgring race. These F30 cars feature the new line of BMW M Performance Parts and these specs:

2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
MoTeC ECU
Turbos boost lowered to maximum 0.7 bar and 40mm turbo inlet restrictor
M Performance front brakes (370mm)
18″ BBS wheels
Akrapovic exhaust
GPS data logging system
6 weeks to complete, at cost of 196,300 Euro

03/21/2012    12:15 PM
COMMENTS: 29

Check out some photos from the Revscene Annual Spring Meet 2012, taking place in Vancouver, BC, this past weekend. 1/3 of the cars in attendance wore the BMW roundel.

03/20/2012    10:50 AM
COMMENTS: 49

Challenge undertakes their F30 development on powertrain and cosmetic parts to see what improvements they can make to the car’s powertrain and other mechanical systems (i.e. exhaust system, intercooler, intake system, oil cooling, etc.).