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
The Nurburgring 24 Hour Race has just recently concluded and the BMW No.1 M3 has managed to make the podium with a second place finish! Porsche managed to take the top spot. The No.1 M3 GT managed to consistently move up positions throughout the race. At the 12-13 hour mark, the No.1 M3 was still running 5th, but by the 14th hour, the M3 had moved up to the number 2 position.
Congrats to BMW Motorsports!
A 1addicts member was lucky enough to prepare for his 1M delivery later this year by attending the BMW M Drive Tour on the Fontage Track in the south of France near BMW’s Miramas test track, courtesy of his gracious dealer. Many varieties of M were available for the tour including multiple 1M coupes, M3, X6M, etc. Check out his on track experience via videos and photos.
Our coverage from M Festival continues. BMW had an awesome lineup of cars at display during M Night, but besides the new M3 CRT and the new M5, there were also the M3 GT2 race car, an E46 M3 GTR and the E90 M3 Ring Taxi on display.
We’ll have our fingers crossed for BMW at the 24h race this upcoming weekend. In the meantime enjoy these photos! Thanks to Dackelone!!
BMW M Festival has officially kicked off tonight with M Night, where we participated in the first public viewing of the 2012 BMW M5 and the just revealed BMW M3 CRT [Official Info Thread].
The event took place in BMW’s building at the Nurburgring track. The building itself had stadium seating on the side of the building facing the track to observe cars and races running on the famed ‘ring’. The event took place on the ground level in the event hall.
Brian Watts, BMW M GmbH’s General … CONTINUED
BMW M3 CRT Update – we’ve posted our M3 CRT info thread with the first video and additional photos sets of the M3 CRT in development and film shoot. Click through to check them out.
Just announced: the BMW M3 CRT lightweight sedan with enhanced power! Weighing in at only 3,483 pounds and powered by an upgraded 450hp V8, this lightweight E90 M3 sedan features BMW’s latest CFRP production process. The M3 CRT is 100 pounds lighter than the standard E90 M3 sedan and 154 pounds lighter when the equipment on board is taken into account.
Check out our full set of M3 CRT info inside!
Beautiful set of photos by member TOMiRRi or a black BMW 1M coupe and matte frozen silver E92 M3 coupe.
As of 11:52am ET this morning (just 22 minutes after lines opened for ordering), the BMW Frozen Black M3 Coupe special edition was completely sold out – all 19 units.
Motortrend takes on a direct comparison of the BMW 1M coupe and 2011 BMW M3 on the backroads. What’s their conclusion? Here are some of their more notable reactions.