The 2010 Essen Motor Show, Germany’s equivalent of SEMA, kicks off this weekend but the Manhart V8RS M3 E92 Biturbo has already been spotted. The heart of this M3 has been replaced with the X6M’s S63 motor and bumped up to 734PS (724hp) / 870Nm torque! No exact details yet on the modifications made to achieve these numbers, but we will post them when released.
The 2011 BMW 3-series and 2011 M3 have been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars, making it 20th consecutive wins, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market!
The Vorsteiner GTRS3 M3 coupe made its debut at the recently concluded 2010 SEMA and its official release studio photos have now been posted. Check out its impressive specs and photos inside.
Top Gear online reviews the BMW M3 GTS in the Austrian Alps on the infamous Grossglockner Pass. They come away calling the engine, gearbox, and chassis combination a religious experience. Final verdict: Ridiculous. Pointless. Perfect.
Mineral White Metallic is a new 3-series coupe and M3 coupe color for 2011 model years. The difference from Alpine White has been difficult to see in previous photos, but these are the best comparison photos yet. Its metallic finish give more depth and luster than the non-metallic Alpine White color.
Member Checkcaptain is now the lucky owner of one of less than twenty M3 GT4 built, this one by the Black Falcon Racing and Schubert Motorsport. The M3 GT4 is offered as part of BMW Motorsport’s customer racing program. It runs in amateur racing series with emphasis on carryover of production parts, reduced running costs, and high reliability.
Many of us are guilty of stockpiling parts, some even before owning the car. But it’s rare to see this many parts being installed on a single M3 at one time. Follow this coming M3 build inside.
The M3 ZCP Competition ranks #5 on UK publication AutoExpresss just announced 2010 Performance Car of the Year list, which includes cars ranging from the VW Golf R to the 911 GT3 to the Ferrari 458. The 3 day tests were conducted the Anglesey Circuit in England and included cars/editions launched in 2010.
The cars range from the Skoda Fabia VRS, the Seat Ibiza Cupra, Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Golf R to the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Ferrari 458 … CONTINUED
M3POST member mikewads is the first M3 to run the quarter mile in the 10′s to our knowledge. With some power adders (supercharger and 100 shot of nitrous on 96 octane) he has been able to hit 10.87 @ 131mph!
Prior Design, based in Germany, has released its E92 PDM Widebody Kit, the highlight of which are the flared fenders, but also includes replacement front bumper, rear bumper, sideskirts, hood, spoiler and rear trunk spoiler. More info/pics to come.
Ever wonder how a street car like the M3 Competition matches up against a pure race car such as the M3 GT? R&T has put it to a track test, along with getting M3 GT driver Tommy Milner’s feedback on the two cars. Results inside.
ARKYM has released its AeroRace ONE, a full aerodynamic kit for the E90 M3 sedan. This unique and aggressive full aero solution features the AeroRace CF vented hood, CF trunk, CF full front bumper, CF full rear bumper, CF sideskirts. Oh, and an ESS supercharger tops off this particular M3!
The M Owners Club of Indonesia participated in an Indonesia-wide Performance Day European Sports Car II event last weekend, where BMW M cars gathered and ran with other M cars, Porsches, and Ferraris at the Sentul International Race Track. Check out the huge photo set inside.
The day started with BMWs, Porsches, Ferraris, and other exotics gathering at downtown Jakarta, in the parking lot of the formerly Hilton Hotel. The group then convoyed to the race track (Sentul International Track), having two X5 M cars as safety … CONTINUED
An M3post member had his M3 rammed by a drunk driver this weekend and actually has the surveillance footage on video posted. Even wilder is the scene that followed. Difficult video and story to witness, but lesson is to never drink and drive!
Speed Channel recently aired an episode of its Battle of the Supercars which pit the E92 M3 against the Lexus IS-F. The cars competed in 4 different competitions, a 0-100-0 contest, 60-100 race, half-mile acceleration, road course, driven by Paul Tracy and Tanner Foust. Results inside.
M3POST member Biglare has teamed up with IND, who consistently puts out some beautiful BMW builds. The challenge this time was to improve upon an already unique and widely recognizable Brilliant White BMW Individual M3. Mission accomplished? Ogle for yourself inside.
Active Autowerke is building their 2010 SEMA showcar, a E92 M3 focused around a Vorsteiner GTRS3 widebody transformation powered by the Active Autowerke Stage 2 E9X M3 supercharger system. It will be finished in a matte metallic film. Follow this fun M3 build inside.
The M3 Competition takes down the Alpina B3 bi-turbo, C63 AMG Performance Pack, CTS-V, and IS-F in this latest performance sedan showdown. Full results inside.