Interesting op-ed piece and discussions on the end to the horsepower wars and the anticipated upcoming weight wars. As we transition from the age of horsepower to the age of light weight material, will a new number begin to dominate the discussion – Pounds per horsepower?
With BMW investing in lightweight carbon fiber production/construction techniques, BMW may be taking a critical leap forward in future performance. See the full discussions inside.
Feature video for the Active Autowerke and M.A.C. E92 M3 coupe builds that we previously featured. Check out the live footage of the unique Reventon and Ithaca Green colored M3s inside.
M3POST member NFAM3 shares his european delivery experience during which he picked up and toured through Germany and Austria in his new E92 M3 coupe. Check out his full writeup and photo journal inside.
The 2011 Big Socal Euro event was held this past Saturday and several cars by LTBMW were in attendance. Check out some professional photos by jzhang and some live event photos from jg525i.
Videos and pics from Houston M Club’s Track Day at MSR Houston. This is the kind of meet/event we’re truly envious of – a group track day. Check out the videos and pics from the Houston M Club’s recent track day at the MSR Houston race track.
Video of the BMW 1M coupe making runs against the E92 M3, E36 M3 and the Z4 M coupe. See video inside for results.
If you want to fast forward, the comparisons are at the following times:
1M vs Manual E92 M3 – 1:06 mins
1M vs E36 M3 – 1:55 mins
1M vs Z4 M Coupe – 3:52 mins
Beautiful and mint conditioned BMWs new and old were on display at the PNW 2011 BMW Concours d’Elegance over the weekend in Washington state. Run by BMWCCA Pugent Sound Region, this autoshow featured multiple judged classes, as well as display classes, motorcycles, new car classes, and race car displays.
This year’s feature model was the E90/E92/E92 M3.
The 2012 M3 coupe and convertible begins production in September. Details have now been released on the changes for the 2012 Model Year. We share it with you below:
New Standard Equipment:
- Standard anti-theft alarm (302)
- Floor Mats (423)
- New 7H8 including iPod/USB Adaptor, Bluetooth, and BMW Assist
* Base prices adjusted to reflect new standard equipment
Optional Equipment Changes:
Stand Alone Options for 2012 M3 coupe and convertible have been adjusted to reflect the new standard equipment and new Navigation Package (7KB), which is … CONTINUED
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