We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.
Talk about unique. Those of you familiar with BMW’s aluminum cube interior trim will instantly recognize the pattern on this M3. The pattern is basically a traditional carbon fibre weave pattern but in a lighter silver color which BMW has used on interior trims. While many of us are not fans of putting vinyl wraps on your BMW, for those of you that like the vinyl wrap trend, this pattern is certainly a unique one that flows with OEM styling.
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The factory spec M3 feels right at home on the street or the track, but there’s always room for owners to customize it to become an even sharper track tool, such as this dedicated track-spec M3 owned by M3POST member wwjd15.
The melbourne red M3 features an array of track enhancement parts — front lip with functioning support rods, high rear wing spoiler for added downforce, lightweight Volk racing wheels, rollcage, Recaro racing seats, coilovers, and exhaust system.
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This past weekend saw the first US 1M coupe meet take place when a few Bay Area 1ADDICTS and M3POST members met up for a drive. Three 1Ms and two M3s were in attendance, making for an intimate group. They cruised while M3post member RadiantM3 snapped photos. We can expect to soon see larger and larger 1M meets as more US customers finally take delivery.
Press Release: The intriguing character of BMW M cars is further emphasized by the BMW M Performance range of accessories. These complement those available for the BMW M3 and include new products for the power train, the suspension, aerodynamics and the cockpit and have now been extended to include other models. Wing mirror covers and a rear spoiler are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. These accessories are manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), handmade by BMW. In addition, an eye-catching BMW M … CONTINUED
German tuning company, CLP Automotive, has unveiled its BMW M3 GT Interceptor, based off the M3 GTS. The CLP M3 GT features upgrades all around – aerodynamics, power, and handling.
The M3 GT Interceptor features a widebody kit with carbon fiber front bumper, hood, fenders with brake cooling vents, sideskirts, widened quarter panels/fenders, rear bumper, and high spoiler. The CLP Interceptor widebody kit alone is priced at 8,880 EUR.
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Some say the BMW M3 is beginning to show its age, especially considering the all-new F30 3-series has already been spotted in testing. As far as performance is concerned however, the E92 M3 coupe continues to impress and dispose of even recently introduced competition, such as the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe. Many pegged the C63 AMG coupe to give the M3 a run for its money, if not overtake it. Remarkably however, both AMS and Autobild recently ran comparisons between the two super coupes and came … CONTINUED
Earlier this month, M-Power.com invited six lucky customers from all-over the world to the Ring and let them experience and drive the new BMW M5 (see the video and our thread HERE). One of them was Benjamin Goh from Singapore. Judging from his enthusiastic comments in said video, there was little doubt that Benjamin was a true car enthusiast. M-Power.com visited him in Singapore and chronicled the event, which leaves no doubt he’s a car fanatic.
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The summer may be coming to an end soon, but the BMW meets and activities have not. Last weekend featured yet another large BMW gathering in the Northwest. Pacific BMW CCA held a special M-Car Day to gather some of the wonderful BMW M Cars in Washington area. The event was held at Griot’s garage in their new facilities in Tacoma, WA. Check out the extensive set of photos inside.
The summer months always bring a slew of european deliveries, and we all benefit by having the opportunity to live vicariously through all our member’s posted journals. This one features thorny’s E92 M3 coupe delivery and trip through Europe which took them from BMW Welt through the German, Swiss, and Italian mountains, all the way down to Venice, Florence, and finally the Cote d’Azur (French riviera region). Beautiful set of photos inside.
Seattle Bimmerpost members entered the the Remix car show at PGP Motorsports Park in WA on August 13th. The XDC Super Show featured a Top 32 National Drift Competition, REMIX Award Tour Car Show, Featured Industry Models and Model Search, Auto Aftermarket Exhibitors, RC Drift Zone, BBoy and Dance Exhibitions, DJ’s, Music, and Live acts on the Cooper Stage, Merchandise Stands, Concessions, plus tons of festival attractions.
The Seattle team brought home “Hottest Club-Most Entered” 3rd place trophy.
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.