The M3 has been out for 3 years, providing a benchmark for Audi and GM to meet and exceed with their newer RS5 and CTS-V Coupe. But, so far that has not been the case, as shown by the results of Car and Driver’s latest comparison, pitting the M3 against the RS5 and CTS-V. Check out the number results inside.
Dutch tuning company Mosselman has announced their M3 MSL which is claimed to achieve a most impressive 500hp / 354lb-ft tq at just 4200rpm. This power is achieved with a redesigned carbon intake system, Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, Camshafts, cylinderheads, and custom software. To help handle that power is a custom suspension and 4-piston brake system.
Look good bits include an adjustable CF front splitter, a CF rear diffuser, CF trunk lid spoiler, and 20″ Mosselman wheels.
A lucky CAR Magazine journalist recently had chance to drive all the M3 generations back-to-back (provided to journalists who attended BMW’s M3 GTS / 1M event in Spain. Think you know how they compare from reading online or some real life experience? See if this journalist agrees.
The first customer M3 GTS was delivered to its owner, Marcus, at the performance days at Nürburgring this weekend. Marcus has already started testing and adjusting the setup to meet his track specs but says the car is great and is destined to become better!
According to the September 2010 BMW Model Changes Bulletin recently posted here, the M3 as of September 2010 production will receive some changes – most notably start-stop engine technology and manual seats.
Here is a great new video of the M3 GTS running on the track at Ascari, Spain. Turn up those speakers for some pure aural delight! Also reviews and insight from Rolf Schneibner, product manager of the M3 GTS about whats so special about this hopped up M3.
BMW has announced some product changes starting with September 2010 production. The changes apply to all BMW Models, including the 1, 3, M3, 5, 5GT, 7, X5, X6, and Z4 models. FULL list of changes INSIDE.
The first Frozen Gray M3 has now been delivered to the US – to a lucky owner in California. The story is that he was granted the very first one in the US “due to his ridiculously large collection” of BMWs. He supposedly has almost every M car bmw has ever made in his collection.
Congrats to the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team as they have now moved into the top of the GT Manufacturer point standings after four rounds of competition in the 2010 ALMS! They were able to do this with a second- and fourth-place GT class finishes in this weekeend’s Utah Grand Prix.
There is just something about an european delivery which inspires our members to journal the entire experience. The latest comes from PicassoM’s delivery of his 2011 Melbourne Red M3. Best part is that he happened to pick up his car at the same time as other Bimmerpost members. Check out his entire delivery journal and pics inside.
It seems that not only did US folks have to act fast in getting onto the exclusive 30-spot reservation list for the Frozen Gray M3, but they are now being required to sign a paint disclosure. Whether this is due to the sensitive nature of the matte finish paint or to avoid potential litigation from Frozen Gray M3 owners is not known.
The following recommendations are on the paint disclosure:
Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it … CONTINUED
The M3 GTS is probably the most highly coveted M3 out there right now. Never mind that every example of the car has been sold out, or that its only available to select customers in Europe, we still think about this car on a daily basis. That of course only feeds the desire to get behind the wheel of this rare beast. A few journalists from around the globe were given rare seat time in the car, and the first of these writeups … CONTINUED
The story of an exception: the BMW M3 is 25.
The anticipation began in August 1985. That summer Germany’s automobile magazines built up their readers’ expectations for the fastest 3 Series BMW of all times. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class: 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 km/h, sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h inside 6.7 seconds. However, the story was that “the most dynamic BMW 3 Series … CONTINUED
We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing – no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.
InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.
We manage a furtive glance at the speedo as the entrance to the old N
Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.
We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.