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According to a report out of Autoblog, the US may finally see some specialized M models soon. The latest desirable special M hardware, such as the M3 CSL, M3 GTS, M3 CRT have not been available in the US due to homologation issues, but BMW recently said at the Detroit auto show to expect “an interesting year” and that buyers can expect one or two products aimed specifically the C63 AMG Black Series. We have our fingers crossed!

Project Fire M3: Version Two by PSI

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Project and writeup by PSI.

Project Fire: Version Two. In the heart of every M3 enthusiast is the desire to own a “special” M3, one that illustrates their love for everything BMW but also with their own unique flair and individualization. On Project Fire: Version Two, we made the car into a close GTS replica, with an edge.

Once we acquired the OEM M3 GTS wing, we knew the direction of the project’s new version. The AE Performance Bar in Fire Orange and RECARO SPG XLs … CONTINUED

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Via G-Power: Sometimes less is even more. For example in regards of a car’s weight. Because less weight improves the performance of the BMW M3 and so provides more driving pleasure. With the G-POWER aerodynamic program “RS”, which is completely fabricated from Carbon fibre, one can make the BMW M3 lighter and therefore faster. At the same time the G-POWER “RS” Carbon parts increases the aerodynamic downforce and thus provides for even faster cornering speeds.

G-POWER’s roots have their origin in motorsports. Already in the … CONTINUED

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Very nice action photoshoot featuring a F30 3 Series M Sport and Mineral White E92 M3 Coupe.

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We revisit some archived exploded view photos of the marvelous S65 V8 engine from the E90/E92/E93 M3.

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Check out this most unique looking BMW E92 M3 Individual in Speed Yellow. In the owner’s words:

Previously I had a Jerez Black E92 M3 ZCP with pretty much every option except rear window shade. I loved that car! I drove the tires off of her! (Almost literally — when I put the OEM Contis back onto the wheels, I realized my AD08s were horribly corded, and I mean get-out-your-oils-and-paint-on-the-canvas corded.)

Then I decided to trade her for a new M3. (Why? Why. Okay, moving on….)

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Active Autowerke teases its Gen 2 L3 Supercharger kit.

The expected power figures should top 700hp from the new supercharger unit, meth injection system, and performance exhaust system.

Would you buy a $199,000 V10 M3 E92?

01/09/2013 at 11:00 AM
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How much would you pay for a custom E92 M3 transplanted with a S85 V10 engine from the E60 M5, with the transplant, tuning, and custom bodywork all by Brabham Racing? Would you pay $199,000? Some owner is hoping there is a taker at this price.

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A M3POST member is maintaining a journal documenting the strip down and build up of his dedicated M3 track car.

The base car is a Space Gray 2007 E92 M3 Coupe with 6 speed manual. The plans include:

KW Competition 3 axes
Full light weight reduction
Full Akrapovic exhaust system
Sparco carbone seat Evo and Prodrive
VAC seat fixations system
BBS RC301 10×18 ET25 wheels all around
265/35 and 285/30 x18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires
4.10 Differential
Super B lithium batterie B15… CONTINUED

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We’d like to wish the entire BIMMERPOST community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here’s to a happy, safe, and prosperous 2013 for everyone. And of course… happy driving!

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Words and Photos by Matt Petrie:

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an expression we’ve all been warned of at some point in our lives, however it may have applied. While most of us were told this at a young age, it still holds true no matter how much time passes. Those of you familiar with the E9X platform know of its naturally aspirated, high revving V8 engine making over 400 horsepower. At first glance you can tell this thing is serious. It’s … CONTINUED

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BimmerWorld has started a build journal documenting the preparation of their V8 project M3 race car. They have gathered a lot of information and continue to do so.

Via JamesClay, BimmerWorld Team owner:

Red Line Oil has partnered with us on this project because they love the BMW marque almost as much as we do, and because they are also car guys who enjoy building something and running it around a track as more than something to slap a decal on. We have learned a lot … CONTINUED

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Enjoy this mega gallery from the 2012 Essen Motorshow featuring plenty of tuned and aftermarket equipped cars of all brands and makes.

BMW trotted out its latest BMW M Performance Parts wares and models.

Autoshows

M Owners Hit Up the Isle of Man

12/09/2012 at 3:00 PM
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Great set of photos featuring several of our M owners with their cars in the stunning landscape of the Isle of Man, to which the group traveled and vacationed together.

Six 1M Coupes were joined by a M3.

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The ///M Owners Club of Indonesia held their annual BMW fest event recently and have shared these photos of a great assortment of M cars spanning many generations, models, colors, and customizations.

Check out the full gallery inside.

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BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.

BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps … CONTINUED

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MotorSport Magazine was in attendance with us at the 40 Years of M Event at the Nurburgring, where BMW revealed the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.

Available for us to drive was an assortment of modern and classic BMW M models and MotorSport Magazine took the opportunity to put together a series of back to back video/sound clips of the E92 M3 GTS, E90 M3 CRT, E46 M3 CSL, and the 1M Coupe.

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Out of EVO’s Car of the Year 2012 comparison tests comes this little clip featuring the C63 AMG Black Series versus the Alpina B3 GT3 on the track in some drifting action, with Tiff Needell in the B3.