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BMW has issue a service bulletin (SIB / TSB) which will allow dealers across the country to reprogram / code all BMW models with the Auto Start-Stop feature so that the system defaults to the “Last User mode” (last used setting) the next time that the car is turned on. Check out auto start stop SIB 12 15 12 inside.

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VS Motorsports shows us the full installation process of an ESS VT Supercharger on the E92 M3. You won’t have to wait hours to see the process from beginning to end however, as the visuals have been truncated through a nice time lapse video. The ESS VT2-625 supercharger system features a Vortech V3 supercharger unit. It boosts the E90/E92 M3 up to 625 HP / 410 ft-kb torque @ 7.0 PSI. Actual install time is an estimated 8-14 hours.

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The very first M3 M Performance Edition produced has been sighted. Seen in the UK recently was this Frozen Japan Red M3. Just 30 of these M3 M Performance Edition models were ever made and this was the very first of the 30 to be produced. This special edition M3 was offered exclusively for the UK market at a price of £74,080.

The M3 M Performance Edition was announced in May, together with the M5 M Performance Edition.

Showcasing BMW Individual, these M Performance Editions brought three new … CONTINUED

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Although the M3 handles well in the wet for a high performance car, it cannot defy the laws of physics and is susceptible to the whims of mother nature.

This video is proof. It shows an M3 careening out of control over multiple lanes on the rain soaked highways of Taiwan.

Luckily no one was seriously hurt after the M3 crashes and rolls, but it’s a serious reminder to use caution when driving in the wet.

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July 29th, 2012 was the 32nd Annual BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance & Heritage Picnic at Cedar River Park. The show, along with music, arts & crafts and many other family activities were all be part of the IKEA Renton River Days festival annual event. BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance presents part of the history and beauty that make up the heritage of BMW. It is a special day for BMW enthusiasts of all levels to come together and enjoy each other

Widebody E90 M3 Project Journal

08/04/2012 at 5:30 PM
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Follow this widebody E90 M3 build, being built by Martino Auto Concepts for M3POST member Kiemyster. Here is a breakdown of the phases planned for this M3.

Phase 1: (completed)
Front/rear camera + media module
Digital HD blackbox
Quad Laser Jammers
V1 w/Colored Concealed Display
RDSport Corsa Front Bumper
Arkym AeroRace One CF Rear Bumper
AngeliBrights
Interior Lighting
Gloss Black hood vent surround
M-tech Spoiler

Phase 2: (in progress)
Full steel construction rear widebody
Rims
Custom Headlight

Phase 3: (future modifications)
Big Brake Kit
Sound System

Phase 4: (future … CONTINUED

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The BMW M3 versus the Focus ST? Not your usual comparo, but Ford uses the M3 as a prop to make a point in its latest Focus ST commercial. Well, at least they concede on the performance comparison.

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BMW Group remains on successful course in second quarter

01.08.2012

- New record figures for sales volume and revenues
- Second-best quarterly earnings in the company’s history
- Profit before financial result amounts to € 2.27 billion
- Automotive Segment second-quarter EBIT margin of 11.6%
- BMW Group reaffirms targets for financial year 2012

Munich. The BMW Group continued its success during the second quarter as well as in the six-month period to June 2012, achieving new record figures for sales volume and revenues and the second-best Group operating profit in the company’s … CONTINUED

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The 2014 M3 (F80) prototype which was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend has made its way into the California Mojave Desert’s Death Valley for high temperature testing.

With high temperature testing always comes the removal of some front end camouflage, necessary to increase the prototypes’ air intake and cooling; which makes us the indirect beneficiaries of ever better looks at an exposed front end.

Yesterday’s F80 M3 spy pics (some copied below) gave us the best idea yet of the lines and shape of the front … CONTINUED

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On July 21, 2012 the M Owners Club of Indonesia (MOCI) had their monthly event in Bandung, attended by 20+ M cars – ranging from 1Ms, M3s, E60 & F10 M5s, and M6. Seen at the event were many updates to members’ cars like a CRT front lip on the frozen gray M3, a couple done up 1Ms, and a 12″ ADV.1 on E90 M3. Looking forward for the next event! Video by Aryo and photos by Leonard of LEONARD ADAM Photography.

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A European 1M and M cars mega meet recently took place at the Magny-Cours Circuit on July 18, 2012.

In all, a total of 18 1M coupes and 50 BMW M cars were in attendance. Check out some photos and video from the event inside.

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Check out the new M and M Performance displays at the BMW Welt in this epic photo thread.

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BMW tuner Alpha-N has released photos and some specs for their Alpha-N BMW M3 Coupe.

On the power front, a combination of a software ECU tune, a Dinan carbon fiber air intake, carbon fiber airbox cover and air intake snorkels, and an Akrapovic exhaust system manages to add 30hp the M3′s power figure.

The Alpha-N aero kit makes ample use of carbon fiber, with a CF front spoiler lip with brake cooling vents (by RKP), CF rear diffuser (by Varis), and CF rear spoiler wing (by RKP). The … CONTINUED

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Great feature video covering the VS Motorsports GTS-4 E92 M3 coupe racer competing in the Autobahn Country Club NASA GTS-4 race.

Watch as VS Motorsports owner (and driver of the M3) pilots the VS GTS-4 M3 with one hand bound in a cast.

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See how the new BMW M color San Marino Blue (on the M6 convertible) compares to the Interlagos Blue of the M3 coupe. San Marino Blue is currently an M-only color for the F13 M6 coupe and F12 M6 convertible. Interlagos Blue has been an M-only color for the E90/E92 M3.

The two colors are close, both being a mix of blue and purple, but it’s clear that the San Marion Blue is the brighter of the two colors. Thanks to John for the photos.

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EVO takes the Lotus Exige and stacks it up against some very formidable opposition – the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG coupe, and the M3 GTS coupe.

Outcome? See inside.

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The ///M Flight members from BIMMERPOST cruised together this past weekend to to visit Manhart Racing Zentrale in Wuppertal, Germany during the tuning company’s open house.

They rolled out of Kaiserslautern seven cars deep at around 0730 and spent about 3.5hrs due to traffic and the weather traveling only 190miles (mind you this is Germany and with their autobahns it should be no more than 2 hrs). They were met at the location by another 8 ///M Flight members from other parts of Germany. The weather as … CONTINUED

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See last week’s ALMS Lime Rock race from right within BMW Team RLL’s race paddock and pit. M3POST member Ivan shares with us this experience through his set of photos from the event.