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In this video, race car driver Scott Pruett and BMW Product & Technology Communications Manager Matt Russell explain the BMW M Electronic Damper Control (EDC) system and how the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ suspension settings make a difference in the F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6.

Although the M5 and M6 use an M tuned version of the BMW EDC, here is a general summary of EDC technology from BMW:

Electronic Damper Control (EDC) automatically or manually adjusts each damper to suit the driving conditions meaning you enjoy … CONTINUED

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Unfortunately the BMW thefts in the UK continue. Using the security flaw on the OBD Port which allows key cloning on the spot, a group of thieves managed to steal away an M3POST member’s E92 M3 coupe.

BMW UK has started flashing cars with a software update to prevent theft using this method. A link to the details can be found inside.

Here is surveillance footage of the theft from our unfortunate member’s CCTV which shows just how quickly they managed to pull off … CONTINUED

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Here is the first BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White M3 delivered to an M3POST member. Lucky owner PrimoM3 recently took delivery of it in Munich (via European Delivery).

It’s already on its way over the Atlantic towards its final home in California and upon arriving will be treated to some modifications immediately, in the form of edition black kidney, side grilles and BMW M Performance exhaust. Check out the photos inside.

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The M3 Lime Rock Park Edition limited edition (to 200 units) cars have begun arriving at US dealers across the country.

We bring you photos of some of these first cars to arrive.

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Several BIMMERPOST members attended a 3-day HPDE together at the Mazda Laguna Seca raceway two weekends ago. The driving event was hosted by the Porsche Club and all members had a great time while seeing the good representation of BMW cars in attendance.

M3POST member radiantm3 shares his photos and videos from the event.

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Valencia (ES), 30th September 2012. Brazilian debut in Valencia (ES): BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus has won his first DTM race at the “Circuit de la Comunitat”. The 29-year-old, at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, crossed the finish line 8.406 seconds ahead of Adrien Tambay (FR, Audi) to become the first Brazilian in the history of the DTM to celebrate on the top step of the podium. He had previously claimed his first pole position in the series on Saturday.

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A hell of a ride: Liri Farfus gets a taste of the Nordschleife. As the wife of a BMW works driver you follow countless races closely, always hoping your husband puts in a great result, coming home without a scratch. However, Liri Farfus wanted to experience a lap of the Nordschleife by herself – and joined Augusto as a co-driver in the “Green Hell”.

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M3POST member 03BeastCharmer takes us along with him on a 7 day european delivery trip for his 2013 BMW E92 M3 coupe. Check out the full journal inside. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

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As the 2012 DTM season enters the finishing straight, BMW Motorsport is already on course for next year: As of 2013, four BMW teams will do battle for points and victories in the popular touring car series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs.

By increasing its contingent to eight cars, BMW Motorsport is intensifying its commitment to the DTM and will now compete on a par with the other two manufacturers … CONTINUED

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Here is an account of a couple of BIMMERPOST member’s visit to the official BMW Paint and Body Center and the M Studio located in the BMW M headquarters at Garching, Germany.

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The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season in the eighth race of the year. After 51 laps of racing, the BMW Team Schnitzer driver, who started from pole, came home 0.629 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (GB).

Dirk Werner (DE) finished fourth in the E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM to record his … CONTINUED

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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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The photoshoot for site member Powerbeast’s rare BMW Individual Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan has been completed. Enjoy the product inside.

Here are the car’s full specs and modification list:

2011 Dakar Yellow E90 M3
Akrapovic Evolution
ESS VT2-600
CF Roof (Full roof replacement)
Challenge CF front lip
3D Design Diffuser
KW Club Sport Suspension
Brembo Brakes (DY Paint)
BBS FI wheels
PSS Tires
BMW Performance Seats
BMW Performance CF caps
Stack Gauges w/ custom pod
Alcantara Headliner
IND Cosmetic Pack
European Front Bumper

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The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.

Check out the massive set of photos inside.

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New video from BMW featuring Bill Auberlen and Skip Barber discussing the BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition and the heritage and significance of the Lime Rock Park racing circuit in Connecticut.

The M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition is limited in production to 200 units with production beginning earlier this month (at rate of 25 units per week). Pricing starts at $70,100 (excludes delivery and handling). Deliveries begin in September. European delivery and performance center deliveries are not available for this limited edition M3.

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BMW gives new meaning to the term ‘going airborn’ by setting up the Jeff Koons designed BMW M3 GT2 Art Car for its latest photo shoot.

Last week, the company put the BMW M3 Art Car on top of Pulpit Rock in Norway – 604 metres above the ground for its latest cameo. The crew waited two days for good weather to finally drop the M3 GT2 atop the famous rock.

Check out the video and resulting photo inside.

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The summer season always brings BMW enthusiasts together and this past weekend saw yet another meet and greet gathering BMW fans and owners in the hotbed of BMW and M enthusiasm – Southern California.

Steve Thomas BMW hosted its BMW and MINI meet at its location in Camarillo, California. Check out some of the great rides in attendance, which at one point reached nearly 200 cars and over 300 people.

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BIMMERPOST member Powerbeast has a penchant for Dakar Yellow apparently, as he is now the owner of the only Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan (BMW Individual order) in the country (U.S.). This follows after his Dakar Yellow 1M coupe, which was also quite a hit among BMW enthusiasts.