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!
Want to hear what 8,750 rpm (redline) in a M3 GT2 ALMS car sounds like? Strap on your headphones and enjoy! Nothing else need be said. But, we warn you – your BMW may sound a bit “understated” after this clip.
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.