EDIT: Added more pics. One of the giant press machine and the press molds, another one that shows the robots, an assembly line shot, and a final “marriage” shot.
Just got back from a trip to the Regensburg BMW Plant. I wanted to do a review with some pictures and facts. Overall, the tour was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area or who ever visits Bavaria. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours, and it is relatively easy to schedule a time with BMW via email. It was awesome to see exactly how BMW makes our cars, and I am definitely more appreciative of my car now after seeing how it was brought to life. The amount of robots and people that are employed, … CONTINUED
Hi guys – I am not an owner…. yet. I have a Z4M Coupe at this time. I did BMWs Fascination I & II Courses in the M3. BMW Driver Training is a great learning experience. I have done a number of their courses and I have become a much better driver. I specially recommend their Winter Driving Course for everyone!!
My take (& this is just my opinion) on the M3. By the way – this forum is first rate and my opinions are quite similar to what has already been expressed by many.
The noise is FANTASTIC! The S65 engine…. I am in love!
The M-DCT is a great piece of kit. I have a Z4M Coupe 6MT at this time. I will not hesitate and I will get the M-DCT. … CONTINUED
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Here are some pics of the M3 E90 facelift.
Note: European version shown!
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OK guys, after some time, I finally got a copy of the dyno for my chipped E92 M3, 466 bhp DIN and 338 lbs/ft of torque. Here is the dyno and pics (by the way, it does pull much harder and the difference is real):
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AutoZeitung reports that BMW plans to unveil the M3 CSL at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
This is cut and pasted from Motor Authority:
“Since the new E90 series BMW M3 was revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, true BMW enthusiasts have been intrigued, but waiting for the CSL to come along. Standing for Coupe, Sport, Lightweight, those three letters name the most track-focused and pure driver’s cars BMW has to offer. News of the new model is beginning to leak out, with reports claiming it will be on sale by the beginning of 2010.
As the name suggests, saving weight is the focus of the M3 CSL’s performance regime. Carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic are used extensively to achieve the goal of shaving 100kg from the base car. … CONTINUED
Here is the new BMW M3 GTR race car caught on a YouTube hosted video. This is the new 2009 ALMS GT Champion!
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Initial Impressions: My wife and I arrived in Spartanburg/Greenville Airport via Delta Airways that evening. Called the Marriott for pickup and 15 mins later we were picked up in a Green 2008 BMW X5 4.8i that whisked us to checkin. Very sweet ride! I wanted to drive the X5 and was impressed by the build and quality of the X5. I had considered trading up my 2003 X5 4.4i for one when they 1st debuted but held off. Its V8 sounds sweet better than my 4.4i (but you are on here to hear about the X5 now are you) LOL. Very nice service from the drive and hotel staff as my wife forgot to bring closed toe shoes (required for the driving courses and factory tour) so the BMW/Marriot driver … CONTINUED