Interesting op-ed piece and discussions on the end to the horsepower wars and the anticipated upcoming weight wars. As we transition from the age of horsepower to the age of light weight material, will a new number begin to dominate the discussion - Pounds per horsepower?
With BMW investing in lightweight carbon fiber production/construction techniques, BMW may be taking a critical leap forward in future performance. See the full discussions inside.
Feature video for the Active Autowerke and M.A.C. E92 M3 coupe builds that we previously featured. Check out the live footage of the unique Reventon and Ithaca Green colored M3s inside.
M3POST member NFAM3 shares his european delivery experience during which he picked up and toured through Germany and Austria in his new E92 M3 coupe. Check out his full writeup and photo journal inside.
The 2011 Big Socal Euro event was held this past Saturday and several cars by LTBMW were in attendance. Check out some professional photos by jzhang and some live event photos from jg525i.
Videos and pics from Houston M Club’s Track Day at MSR Houston. This is the kind of meet/event we’re truly envious of - a group track day. Check out the videos and pics from the Houston M Club’s recent track day at the MSR Houston race track.
Video of the BMW 1M coupe making runs against the E92 M3, E36 M3 and the Z4 M coupe. See video inside for results.
If you want to fast forward, the comparisons are at the following times:
1M vs Manual E92 M3 - 1:06 mins
1M vs E36 M3 - 1:55 mins
1M vs Z4 M Coupe - 3:52 mins
Beautiful and mint conditioned BMWs new and old were on display at the PNW 2011 BMW Concours d’Elegance over the weekend in Washington state. Run by BMWCCA Pugent Sound Region, this autoshow featured multiple judged classes, as well as display classes, motorcycles, new car classes, and race car displays.
This year’s feature model was the E90/E92/E92 M3.
The 2012 M3 coupe and convertible begins production in September. Details have now been released on the changes for the 2012 Model Year. We share it with you below:
New Standard Equipment:
- Standard anti-theft alarm (302)
- Floor Mats (423)
- New 7H8 including iPod/USB Adaptor, Bluetooth, and BMW Assist
* Base prices adjusted to reflect new standard equipment
Optional Equipment Changes:
Stand Alone Options for 2012 M3 coupe and convertible have been adjusted to reflect the new standard equipment and new Navigation Package (7KB), which is priced at $1350 to adjust for standard BMW Assist, Bluetooth, and iPod/USB Adaptor
Former Convenience Package and Premium Package 2 now combined into single Premium Package (ZPP).
* Power rear sunshade added to a package on the M3 coupe … CONTINUED
Sunglass giant Oakley held an Mfest meet at its headquarters this past Saturday. Mfesters showed up in good numbers and there were lots of M machinery (and plenty of non M cars) for everyone to ogle. Check out some event photos inside.