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.
File this under “What if?” What if you had 130,000 EUR to spend on and were looking for a car? Two cars to consider would be the M3 GTS and the just-unveiled C63 AMG Black Series Coupe. 4.4l vs 6.2l V8, 450hp vs 517hp, 1605kg vs (est) 1710kg. Unlike the M3 GTS, the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be available in the US starting Spring 2012.
We’ve included a photo comparison, a spec comparison and two videos showing both cars’ engine sounds below. So … CONTINUED
Video compilation of M Club China’s large meet in Shanghai. But a meet & greet was not the only activity. The club also joined the 2011 SIC Club Challenge at the Shanghai F1 circuit! Lots of automotive eye candy inside, including plenty of Ms and exotics.
WSTO assembled this customized track-inspired M3 for a customer to serve the dual purpose of road and track warrior. The customer had a shopping list of parts which included both cosmetic and performance related enhancements, and the result is certainly eye catching.
The final build included the following modifications:
- Eisenmann RACE with Challenge x pipe.
- Custom painted front grilles in matching alpine white
- Side grilles and the inside of the mirror caps painted in MAG Blue
- MAG Blue 18″ TE37 wrapped … CONTINUED
The Fire Orange color first debuted on the M3 GTS coupe as an exclusive color and is even now only available as a BMW Individual color order, which we’ve seen ordered on a E92 coupe and M3 coupe. This beautiful custom build by M3POST member lucky11308 is the first time we have seen a fire orange E90 M3 sedan, and we think it looks terrific!
Besides the custom fire orange color, this 2010 E90 M3 with DCT has the following modifications:
- Remus Sport Exhaust
- Vorsteiner … CONTINUED
The Houston M Club gathered over the weekend at Momentum BMW for a meet & greet, together with a chance to check out the Mini Coupe, X6M and X6 hybrid. And of course, also to check out each other’s M cars. Some photos from the gathering inside.
Cool video from Fastlanedaily’s Leo Parente, who traveled to the ALMS race at Lime Rock (which the BMW team won) to speak with the ALMS team, engineers, and driver about how the production M3 compares to the M3 GT race car.
Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson pit the E92 M3 GTS against the Porsche GT3 RS on the track. On paper, the GT3 RS should trump, but will the real world driving experience bear the same results? Video inside.
Attendees at the M Driving Experience at the Salzburg Ring were lucky enough to witness in person two of BMW M’s newest creations – the BMW F10 M5 and the limited edition lightweight M3 CRT. Both of these cars were revealed to the public for the first time at BMW M Night event at the M Festival during the 24 Hours Nurburgring race. Live event photos can be found here and here.
A Bimmertoday reader was able to snag these photos and some startup videos. The … CONTINUED
The M Power Driving Experience took place for M VIPs at the Goodwood Race Circuit recently. Everything from 1M Coupes to an X6M, with ex Le Mans / F1 driver and presenter of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell were present to make it a memorable experience. 1ADDICTS member Aussie_in_London was in attendance and shares his experience with us.
This was Aussie_in_London’s introduction to the most powerful letter in the world and all the more better for it than at one of the most historic race circuits … CONTINUED
Our member’s european delivery reports and journals seem to get better all the time and M3POST member masamune’s ED journal is no exception. Follow him on his trip from delivery at the Welt all the way to Venice. The trip took him to Linderhof Castle, Austria, through the Stelvio Pass, and finally to Venice. Full journal inside.
Here’s the very first look at the new BMW M3 DTM race car spied during its first trials on the German track Oschersleben. The M3 DTM car will see its first official action when BMW returns to the DTM in 2012.
The M3 DTM will be introduced next week and BMW motorsport enthusiasts will have the chance to see the car in person — during DTM weekend in Munich’s Olympic Stadium on the 16th and 17th of July. It will be presented to the media for the … CONTINUED
Beautiful photoshoot of the recently completed Active Autowerke & Martino Auto Concepts E92 M3 Reventon and Verde Ithaca builds.
Here is a video recap of the very first M Festival and BMW’s 2nd place finish in the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. M Festival festivities took place next to the race track and included three days of fun for M enthusiasts, including M Night, M Coros, M Fan Flight, and M Party. Check out some video highlights inside.
M3POST member RCGM3 shares his european delivery adventure from beginning to end. His goals were: 1. Drive as many alpine passes as possible, 2. Get to know at least 1 major city during the trip (Paris was the selected destination), 3. Get a taste for the Autobahn, 4. Drive the Nurburgring Nordschlihe, and 5. Cost of the M3 + travel expenses less than equally configured M3 US MSRP. Check out the journal inside.
Even more coverage from last week’s Nurburgring 24 Hour Race, with a huge batch of photos from all over the Nurburgring facilities and grounds – including some exclusive access to the race paddock areas, race cars, public visitor’s areas, etc.
Here’s another set of photos from M Festival. Seeing the new 2012 BMW M5 never gets old. No matter the lighting condition, it looks beautiful in Monte Carlo Blue (also see our coverage of the unveiling during M Night and the M5 Ring Taxi).
Also on display was the M3 Pickup, a one-off car BMW unveiled in Garching on April 1st. For real it’s the fastest UTE of the world. We’ve also added two more shots of the M3 GT2 Race car. BMW Motorsport just finished 2nd … CONTINUED
Color us unsurprised. At the M Night last Thursday, BMW pulled the wraps off the M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology). As we reported, it’s the most focused E90 M3 version yet, making use of innovative carbon fiber production technology. Powered by a 450hp 4.4L version of the award winning S65 V8 engine and exclusively painted in Frozen Polar Silver, production of the M3 CRT is limited to only 67 units.
Well, it now appears that 67 people were willing to spend at least EUR 130,000 for this … CONTINUED