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Turner Motorsports provides an update on their new Rolex GT M3 build for next season’s Grand-Am series, which will replace their M6. Here, they discuss the widebody full carbon fiber bodywork and dealing with the heat generated from the engine compartment.

Last season was Turner Motorsports’ first in the Rolex Sports Car Series, after competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge since 2004.

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M3post member mikewads’ supercharged (and nitrous) M3 continues to blaze new times, this time recording a 60-130mph run in 6.87 seconds! For some prospective, this is faster than the Ferrari Enzo, SLR McLaren, Carrera GT. The S65 engine and DCT are certainly proving to be incredibly robust and able to deal with tons of increased power.

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Famous Nurburgring Taxi pilot Sabine Schmitz gives her initial feedback after testing the Frozen Black M3 edition on the Zwartkops racetrack in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, which will feature 12 hot cars. Of the M3, Sabine calls it “bloody fast,” “unbelievable,” and “my favorite.”

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Video describing the roots of the BMW M3, from the E30 M3′s motorsport beginnings to the E92 M3 and its return of BMW to DTM racing.

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Here is a video covering the GS Bildeler Supercharged E92 M3 2010-year-in-review. The GS Bilderer E92 M3 is primarily a competition drift car powered by a ESS VT2 supercharger putting down 650hp and 500 lb-ft torque.

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We’ve seen many great videos of some great runs on the M3, showing proper lines, shifting, and overall driving, but this one takes the cake on how NOT to drive on the Nurburgring. The driver is clearly unfamiliar with the proper way to run on the Nordschleife and to handle his M3. His driving follies would be entertaining, if not for the fact that it poses danger to others on the open-to-public track.

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The Forum Wars producers have laid down the challenge for our M3 owners to take on a C63 AMG from BenzWorld for Season 2. The race will take place in Houston, Texas on the weekend of Jan. 8, 2011 and will be aired on SPEED and the internet sometime in the spring. Nominate yourself or another M3POST member inside!

Racers and fans of the inaugural season of The Forum Wars will experience better competition as the new season will include:
- ¼ mile NHRA drag strip
- Improved … CONTINUED

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BMW community’s favorite driver Sabine Schmitz will be starting in CAR’s 2011 Performance Shootout, featuring 12 hot cars, an airstrip and the twisty Zwartkops raceway. Here’s a preview of her making a passenger shriek in an M3 Frozen Gray Edition, as usual.

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Motor Trend has now had their 2009 BMW M3 long term test car for a year now and after logging over 20,000 miles, it’s time to say goodbye. What is MT’s final verdict? How’s this for some praise: “The World’s Greatest All-Around Car? Unquestionably.”

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The 2010 Essen Motor Show is underway in Essen, Germany. It’s the equivalent of America’s SEMA show, but is dominated by German makes, featuring some of the wildest BMWs, Mercedes, Audis, and Porsches. M3post member has shared this huge set of photos.

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The M3 GT2 racecar had some time in the spotlight on David Letterman’s show (who co-owns the Rahal-Letterman Racing Team) following BMW’s ALMS manufacturer championship. Letterman humorously asks BMW to send him one for commuting.

ARKYM AeroRace ONE Takes to the Track

11/27/2010 at 10:00 AM
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See and read the account of the ARKYM AeroRace ONE making its track debut at the Spring Mountain Track against Porsche GT2, GT3RS, among others.

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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.

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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!

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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 M3 GTS Review In the Alps

11/15/2010 at 12:15 PM
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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.

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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.

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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.