For the 25th anniversary of the M3, BMW invited the automotive press to test all 4 M3 generations back to back, on the track. Here is Car and Driver’s impression from flogging all 4 M3 generations.
Many members have already posted great photo journals from their European Delivery experiences, so how about some motion video? M3Post member greycrx87 shares this compilation of moments from his ED experience in a video, including time spent at the Welt and the Stelvio Pass.
Turner Motorsports is one of the lucky owners of 1 of only 30 Frozen Gray M3 limited edition models. Never ones to leave stock alone however, they have already begun their conversion of the car into an even more trackable car.
For now, exclusive sized 18×10″ Volk Racing G2 Forged wheels have been fitted all around on this M3. A big benefit to running identically sized and offset wheels all around is the ease with which the tires will be rotated at the track. The wheels are … CONTINUED
Road & Track’s November issue will contain a feature comparing the factory street version of 5 top performance cars against their GT versions from the ALMS racing series. One of the feature teases released so far is BMW Rahal Letterman Racing driver Tommy Milner, who relates the factory M3 to the experience in the M3 GT2 race car.
Looking forward to seeing the full feature. Here’s a taste for now.
See inside for the the entire list of changes that will take place to most BMW models beginning in September 2010 when the 2011 model year begins for most models. This is a must read primer on ALL changes coming.
Tuning of the current generation M3 continues to advance impressively, such as Manhart’s latest M3 creation – the Manhart Racing V8RS Biturbo M3 with 733hp. This beast features a twin turbo v8 transplant, 205mph top speed, 8 speed DCT, CF seats, hood, spoilers, diffuser and lightweight doors. Titanium dual tip exhaust system, BBS challenge wheels, 8 piston front / 4 piston rear pistons!
The M3 Tiger Edition was officially unveiled to the Chinese market last week in a Beijing reveal show. The Tiger Edition also marks BMW M3′s 25 anniversary in Beijing and an ancestral gallery is on display in China stretching from the legendary BMW M1 to the 24h Nordschleife winner, the BMW M3 GT2, presented by BMW works driver, Jörg Müller. Even chairman of the BMW M GmbH managing board, Dr. Kay Segler, wore a BMW M leather jacket in a classic racing design, to demonstrate his … CONTINUED
Australia now gets its own limited edition M3 called the M3 Pure Edition. The Pure Edition features visual enhancements such as gloss black 19″ wheels, high gloss black hood inlets, and dark chrome front grille, side gills, and exhaust tips. No performance extras, but the car will be cheaper than the standard M3 available in Australia.
CAR Magazine takes its first drive of the E92 M3 Competition Package and comes away with a glowing reaction, calling it one of the best cars on sale today. No surprises there!
Onyx Concept is best known for their work in the SUV market, most notably as a Range Rover tuner. But they have now expanded their portfolio to include a E92 M3 featuring their performance and cosmetic package. This includes Onyx Concept bumpers, sideskirts, and carbon fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser, spoiler lid, and hood. Buffalo hide leather and carbon fiber trim adorns the interior.
As for performance upgrades, this includes a tuning package producing 630 PS (621 hp). No details on this have yet been released, but … CONTINUED
The M3 Tiger Edition official website is now online. The feature is a short film which builds a ton of suspense, but is a bit anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it’s fun seeing BMW models being built up in this way.
Sure, the Top Gear hosts are entertaining as hell, but nobody drives like Tiff Needell of the rival show Fifth Gear. Watch him flog the M3 around the Thruxton Motorsport Centre track while commenting as if it required little effort from him to handle the car at up to 140mph!