motiv online-magazines photo tour of the BMW M3s on display at the Essen Motorshow 2007
Theres nothing that unexpected here, M3 face and body, combined with the E93s folding hardtop. Although some people have asked for a soft-top for the performance advantage, I dont think the new V8 engine will have any problem at all with the little extra weight of the hardtop. Whats more interesting to see is what kind of extra body reinforments are made to the car to handle the extra power and performance demands. We want a rigid car!
The controversially styled Hamann M3 bows at the Essen motorshow, the traditional stomping grounds for German tuners. Take a peek and judge for yourself.
Famed BMW Tuner AC Schnitzer finally takes on probably the most important task for the company in recent memory. Namely, applying their tuning skills to the new E92 M3. So far the optical results seem to be top notch, hopefully the drive and performance follow suit.
This is the BMW M3 test drive review we’ve all been waiting for. Trust me, you want to see this!
As many of you know, I am going through MIL sales. I do not want to quote the MIL sales price estimate exactly. Many of you will be able to figure it out anyway. But, based on the updated estimate and official MIL sales literature I received a few moments ago I can clear up a few things perhaps. Please understand it is MY belief these numbers/must be close to ground truth due to the source. I am not trying to be an e-hero here so Epacy dont flame me
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THE NEW BMW M3 COUPE AND SEDAN TO MAKE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
A fellow member has been kind enough to share this info with us.
- M3 coupe will start production in 2007
- M3 sedan production date will be released at a later date
- retail launch of both coupe and sedan is planned for Spring 2008
- iDrive not standard
- moonroof not standard
- Order entry function and vehicle spec sheets will be available on DCSnet this week
Japanese tuner ARQRay is already hard at work on the E90/E92 M3 developing a new exhaust system and aerodynamic components
The spellbinding steering precision right from the factory can be improved a few shades more by the 25-millimetre lower suspension setting at the front axle and 15-millimetre lower suspension at the rear. The H&R development team has also taken care to ensure that the spring kit harmonises perfectly with the adjustable dampers, an optional extra, so you can be sure of a comfortable ride, even with the sporty setup. Better traction also facilitates higher cornering speeds – even on hairpin bends and when changing direction quickly.
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