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04/17/2012    2:35 PM

An M3POST member shares with us his european delivery journal, recounting the experience of picking up his stripped down basic configuration E93 M3 coupe in Individual Fire Orange exterior.

04/17/2012    9:41 AM

Matt Russell, BMW M Brand Manager, and a BMW Body & Paint Specialist explains the paint guidelines behind BMW’s “frozen” matte paint finishes. The care required is actually much less than most expect.

Only regular shampoo and insect remover (BMW recommends theirs of course) is needed. No other chemicals (sealants, waxes, polishes, etc.) are needed.

* They warn that you can even damage the frozen matte paint by using a microfiber cloth, wax, sealant, or quick detailer.

04/12/2012    3:45 PM

Congratulations to M5POST member and happy new M5 owner, HHSAM, on the delivery of his F10 M5 in Moonstone Individual, the first such color M5 on the site.

The exterior color is Moonstone Metallic (one of BMW’s recommended Individual colors for the new M5). The interior is Platinum Merino full extended leather and the trim is Auburn Sycamore. The Moonstone Metallic color with its depth and ever changing look in different lights is stunning and even more impressive in person.

This is a Gulf spec M5, so it came standard with all options included.

We’ve updated our Owner Registry to include this Moonstone M5 and HHSAM will surely chime in with his own words.

Bonus pics inside of the first F10 M5 Moonstone shown, during the F10 M5′s debut at … CONTINUED

04/11/2012    9:30 PM

We’ve previously featured an Atacama Yellow M3 sedan and now here’s the first E93 M3 convertible in Atacama Yellow.

Atacama yellow is currently only available on the Z4 and must be ordered as a BMW Individual color for any other models, including the M3. The yellow looks great against the contrasting carbon fiber and black aero piece and wheels. Check out the full set of photos inside.

04/09/2012    2:45 PM

There are several BMW Individual colors BMW recommends for the M5 F10 (full list below). Among others, these include Amazonite Silver, Champagne Quartz, Azurite Black, and Frozen Grey. Below is the first sight of an Amazonite Silver M5, along with the rare Champagne Quartz, Azurite Black, and Frozen Grey. Bonus photos of a black on black wheel M5.

US pricing for the 2013 M5 sedan has been announced starting at $90,695 (destination and handling included) and the preliminary options/standard equipment information for the U.S. 2013 M5 has also been posted (info here).

The 2013 M5 will begin production in July and begin deliveries in September. Full ordering guides will be available in less than two weeks and ordering begins the week of April 23. European delivery is available … CONTINUED

04/04/2012    9:00 PM

On display at the 2012 NYIAS is a gorgeous frozen blue metallic M3 coupe. Frozen blue metallic paint is available as a BMW Individual color, which (if you remember) can be ordered through any US BMW dealer.

One thing we’ve reconfirmed at the show is that the E92 M3 coupe will see production into mid-2013 and the E93 M3 convertible will end a few months after that. So, there WILL be a 2013 model year M3 coupe and convertible, despite recent faulty information from some dealers.

As for its successor, there will be no F8X M3/M4 (whatever it’ll be called) until after E92 and E93 M3 production ends, so the successor model will come as 2014 model. Our full interview with BMW M is forthcoming.

02/17/2012    1:00 PM

Stunning photoshoot of a stunning color – Java Green Metallic E92 M3 Competition coupe with a color matched BMW S1000 RR superbike. This color first appeared on an M3 at the BMW Niederlassung München dealership in Munich, Germany.

Besides the unique eye catching exterior paint, it also features beautiful interior contrast stitching in matching green. The Individual exterior paint costs approximately EUR 4,700 and the contrast stitching EUR 4,950.

01/20/2012    3:00 PM

At the 2012 Detroit NAIAS, we sat down and chatted with Oliver Ganser, the 3 Series Product Manager at BMW North America. As the F30 3 Series may now be ordered and will have its official worldwide market launch in just a few weeks – on February 11, we naturally had many questions for him (many directly from you, our members). Here are the F30 related topics we covered.

Are the aerodynamics of the F30 improved by the M-sport package, or is it only a cosmetic difference?

M Sport Package has same drag coefficient (Cd) value as the base models – 0.29 Cd for 328i and 0.30 Cd for 335i. Each F30 model has been optimized for minimum drag and turbulence and to create directional airflow. A … CONTINUED

01/05/2012    10:45 AM

Check out our first delivered Frozen Silver BMW M3 Competition Edition coupe. The lucky new owner is M3POST’s PNWM3.

The 2012 M3 Competition Edition featuring Frozen Silver exterior paint and other enhancements was produced to honor the 40 years since the founding of BMW M in 1972. Production for the US was limited to just 40 identically-equipped cars. They were sold out in minutes. Each features BMW Individual Frozen Silver Metallic exterior paint with a deep metallic luster to accentuate the athletic lines of the legendary M3. The unique exterior treatment also includes black hood intakes and dark chrome exterior trim, including the kidney grills, the M side gills and the exhaust tips. Black M3 GTS wheels complete the striking exterior. The interior … CONTINUED