C&D recently conducted its 2009 Lightning Lap Test where the BMW M3 once again proved itself as one of the best performing cars available today, besting out most of the other mainstream performance cars participating in the test. Here is a list of the results:
1. Corvette ZR1, (2:51.8)
2. KTM X – Bow, (2:52.3)
3. Lamborghine LP670, (2:53.9)
4. Ariel Atom 3 (2:57.6)
5. Corvette Grand Sport (2:58.8)
6. Audi R8, 5.2 (2:59.5)… CONTINUED
Car and Driver’s 2008 BMW M3 has won them over so much during its 40k of service that they contemplate whether it’s indeed today’s perfect sports car. Details inside.
Some great detailed photos of the M3 GT4, which runs in an amateur racing series with emphasis on carryover of production parts, reduced running costs, and high reliability. Notable changes to the stock M3 include carbon fiber fuel tank, front brake cooling channels, strut suspension, AP racing brakes, Akrapovic full exhaust.
This isn’t Santa’s custom M3 project, but an M3post member’s goal to build the world’s first matte melbourne red M3. Follow the build from its early stages.
The BMW M3 “Edition Model” comes only in 4 colors, with none as attention grabbing as this M3 Dakar Yellow Edition Model. Check out the standout exterior and interior details.
Follow this most impressive M3 GT3 build. The final car will weigh under 2600lb and will race in the CSL Cup, British GT, and 24hr Silverstone.
M3post members have compiled this excellent M3 exhaust compilation video featuring 9 exhausts under light and heavy acceleration and fly-by.
Check out the first M3 Edition model delivered to an M3post member, a white M3 Edition with all the “Edition” trimmings.
Michael Cooper (the///Mthree) who nearly won Bob Lutz’s CTS-V challenge in his E90 M3 was invited to BMWNA in NJ to be presented with a special experience and gift.
The 2011 model year switchover schedule has been distributed to BMW Military Sales personnel. Details inside.
We bet you’ve never seen a Gran Turismo gaming rig as cool as this one involving an E30 M3, by Studie AG, a Japanese tuner.
The best part — the games controls are actually operated utilizing the E30s steering wheel and pedals! From carscoop
The 1-series and X5 have won Best Resale Value awards from Kelley Blue Book and a Residual Value Award from ALG, and the M3 is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book