The Sept. issue of Sport Auto has hit the stands today and contains several tests of the M3 GTS, including laps on the Nurburgring and Hockenheim tracks. The best time they were able to achieve with the M3 GTS was 7:48 on the Nurburgring and 1:12.5 at Hockenheim. See inside for how these times fared to the competition.
The ever growing M Club of China celebrated its 1 year anniversary with a cruise and meet. The full day event started with a group cruise, then came the meet at a Shanghai park, followed by paintballing in the afternoon, and some partying at night. Lunch and dinner was sponsored by local BMW dealers.
We have added over 30 new wallpapers of the M3 GTS to the Official M3 GTS Info Thread. Click on the thumbnails for full hi-res versions of each image.
This is certainly becoming a predictable pattern and result. AMS Magazine stacks the deck against the M3 ZCP by pitting it against the RS5, C63 Performance Package, and the ALpina B3 S. The M3 ZCP is touted for its performance as well as its driving comfort. Full performance results inside.
Can you think of any better combination for a BMW delivery? We can’t! DMD takes us through 5 day / 700 mile european delivery trip with his new M3 Competition ZCP.
One of the hottest comparisons between two of the hottest sports coupes available is on again, as Autoweek pits the E92 M3 versus the Audi RS5. Result? Let’s just say the boys at Autoweek call the M3′s spirit “unbeatable” English subtitled video review inside.
The M3 Tiger Edition is apparently already out, as spotted in these photos from a recent Beijing BMW event. Looking like a M3 GTS in Fire Orange Metallic, but without extra aero parts, this limited edition M3 stands out even in the rainy weather. Difficult to see the tiger head emblem on the headrests, which is probably a good thing.
Here is the first visual of the upcoming M3 Tiger Edition which is expected to be introduced to the Chinese market. As previously reported, the headrest will feature this tiger head emblem in fire orange to match the M3′s exterior color, as well as the orange stitching which will be used throughout the black leather interior.
Autobild has pitted the M3 GTS against the 911 GT3-RS, arguably one of the best handling street cars currently available. According to the test’s scoring system, the M3 GTS took second, but by a mere 5 points (out of 300 total). The GT3-RS was stronger in off the line acceleration, but the M3 proved faster for in-gear acceleration. Full results inside.
Speaking of special edition M3′s, the US version was the Frozen Gray M3. Most of these 30 limited edition M3′s have now been delivered or accounted for and many owners are M3POST members. Being as fanatical as they are, M3POST members have compiled this list showing where/whom each Frozen Gray M3 was delivered to.
There’s word that BMW has plans to release a Limited M3 Tiger Edition to the Chinese market, to commemorate the current Year of the Tiger. Appropriately, the M3 Tiger Edition will feature the M3 GTS’ fire orange metallic paint with black accented elements. Blacked out parts will include its style 359M 19″ wheels, hood air inlets, kidney grills, and black chrome exhaust tips.
The interior will feature black leather Novilla with contrasting orange stitching. The front seat headrests will be embroidered with a unique tiger head emblem. … CONTINUED
Insideline undertakes this fascinating direct head-to-head comparison of the iconic 1986 E30 M3 against a 2010 E92 M3. What has gone forwards (or perhaps backwards) for the M3 in the 25 years spanning these two cars? See for yourself inside.
We’ve only previously seen the Power Green individual color on a 1-series, but a Power Green Metallic M3 has now been spotted. And you thought Dakar Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue were flashy individual colors for the E92 M3!
Starting in the autumn of 2010, the BMW M GmbH product range will increase for the M3, F10 5-series, new X3, X5M and X6M, and the 7-series. Full details inside.
To celebrate 25 years of the BMW M3, BMW South Africa is releasing 25 special edition M3′s boasting a 30hp and 20nm increase over stock, in frozen black or frozen gray matte finish. It also features red brakes, 19″ gloss black wheels and black leather interior with red stitching.
Motorsport24 has released two track versions of the E92 M3 – the M3 E92 Club Sport and M3 E92 Widebody. The former is a clubsport version fit for dual street / track use, while the E92 Widebody is intended for professional racing use. Full details and photos inside.
There’s been many exterior M3 GTS videos, but no in-car driver’s perspective videos, until now. Here is a video of Dirk Adorf, a German race car driver, behind the wheel of a M3 GTS at Ascari. Great video for appreciating for the sound and fury of the GTS.
If anyone thinks that the recent C&D M3 win was a fluke, they now have quite a pattern to dispute, as Motortrend has also declared the M3 as the benchmark which the RS5 and CTS-V still falls short of. When it comes to things that matter – performance, passion, pure driver appeal, the M3 still trumps all in its segment!