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BMW E92 M3 GT 500 by Leib Engineering

03/29/2013 at 11:30 AM
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Leib Engineering releases its BMW M3 GT 500 featuring performance and cosmetic upgrades.

Power on the S65 V8 has been increased to 470 HP via software tune, stainless steel exhaust system, X pipe, 100-cell HJS cat, and muffler with vaccum controlled Pierburg valves.

To stop the M3 from all this extra power, Brembo brakes replace the factory brakes (4 piston 380x32mm discs front / 2 piston 320x28mm discs rear).

As for the looks to match the performance, the M3 GT 500 features M Performance carbon fiber front splitters, … CONTINUED

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Watch and listen to some super sedans blasting around the ring, in a great back-to-back listen of some of BMW’s most exciting current and future M models – the F80 M3, E90 M3 CRT, F10 M5.

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In the M display at the 2013 NYIAS is this Individual Frozen Red E92 M3 Coupe, with:

Competition Package
Matte black 19″ wheels
M-DCT transmission
EDC
Back extended novillo leather with contrast stitching in matching color
Carbon leather trim with contrast stitching
High-gloss black kidney grilles
High-gloss black side gills
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The M3 battles its super sedan rivals – the C63 AMG and the IS-F on the track.

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2012 video highlights featuring the 2014 F80 M3, from the amazing Nurburgring Nordschleife touristenfahrten, testing and track days.

F80 M3 news @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f80m3/

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Video featuring matte white E90 M3 wearing Vossen wheels and ripping down the mountain roads in Southern California.

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We have spied the F82 M4 coupe again and here is the most revealing look yet. With the great look that we have here, here’s a list of notable elements that we see.

• Double slatted kidney grilles
• M4 badge on kidney grilles (a la M6) (currently covered)
• LED headlights
• LED tail lights
• Carbon ceramic brakes (optional) being tested in signature gold color (just as on F80 M3 prototype)
• Hood power dome/bulge
• Sculpted double-bubble carbon fiber roof (like M6 Coupe)
• Production side mirrors (still under … CONTINUED

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There’s been no indication from BMW nor any F81 M3 Touring prototypes spied, but we can always dream and imagine.

We’ll likely never see this car in real life, but here’s a glimpse at what such a unique machine might look like, taking cues from the spied F80 M3 Sedan prototypes.

For the latest F80 M3 and F82 M4 news and updates, follow along @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f30m3/

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This past weekend, BIMMERPOST members from many of our communities braved the cold Chicago winter weather to meet with other enthusiasts at Burnham Harbor by Soldier Field.

Check out their event photos inside.

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M3POST member koop shares with us his journal from his BMW Individual M3 re-delivery at the PCD. From koop:

As some of you may remember, I was fortunate enough to take European Delivery of my Individual Azurite/Rust Brown E92 M3 in Munich last December. It was an awesome experience! (The original thread is here).

After a forever-taking 10-week wait, my M3 and I were finally reunited at the Performance Center in South Carolina last week. The experience was just as fantastic as Munich, but in an … CONTINUED

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It’s been a while since the last spotting of the F82 M4 Coupe, but it’s been worth the wait this sighting as the prototype has now lost some camouflage, revealing much more!

So, what revealing things do we see in this new sighting?

• Double slatted kidney grilles.
• LED headlights
• LED tail lights
• Sculpted double-bubble carbon fiber roof (a la M6 Coupe)
• Production side mirrors (but still under camouflage)
• Integrated trunk spoiler
• Deliciously wide rear stance

What about the F82 M4 mechanicals? If you recall, we recently reported … CONTINUED

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A recent unfortunate crash of an E92 M3 coupe on the Nurburgring Nordschleife was caught in on-board video.

The modified M3 (eibach springs, akrapovic exhaust and brembo brakes) lost traction and went off track when negotiating. the Whipperman turn on the wet track.

The M3 was eventually fixed and sold, and the former M3 owner now carves the Ring in a BMW HP4.

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Have a look at a Frozen Monte Carlo Blue E92 M3 and the world’s first Frozen Sakhir Orange E92 M3 coupe, both BMW Individual ordered colors.

Spotted by M3POST member M3 Piotr:

These two were special ordered by Pentagon Car Sales (US Military Sales in Germany). They come with Individual Frozen Paint, as well as the extended leather with body color stitching, all OEM shadowline trim (front grills, hood scoops, side gills, exhaust tips,) and OEM black GTS wheels. Additionally, the owner of Pentagon Car Sales David … CONTINUED

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Here’s a look at a Frozen Monte Carlo E92 M3 and first ever Frozen Sakhir Orange M3. Info from M3POST member M3 Piotr:

These two were special ordered by Pentagon Car Sales (US Military Sales in Germany). They come with Individual Frozen Paint, as well as the extended leather with body color stitching, all OEM shadowline trim (front grills, hood scoops, side gills, exhaust tips,) and OEM black GTS wheels. Additionally, the owner of Pentagon Car Sales David Baker went step further and “modded” these … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST sponsor Alekshop has started an interesting E92 M3 build, building a US spec M3 GTS based on the BMW M3 Lime Rock Edition, which shares the same Fire Orange color with the M3 GTS. Per Alekshop:

The day BMW announced a release of the special model M3 GTS, we knew that this is the car we have to have!

After reading multiple press releases, looking at million pictures, translating technical info from German to English we gathered enough information to come up with a plan … CONTINUED

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EVO Track Day at Autodrom Grobnik in Croatia, featuring some sweet rides, including the 1M coupe and M3 coupe.

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Watch as M3POST member Lukester gets sideways while drifting his E92 M3 coupe around the Nordschleife (AKA Green Hell AKA Nurburgring).

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BMW M CEO Friedrich Nitschke gave some insight into certain aspects of future M models when speaking recently to Autocar.

AWD vs RWD

While current non-SUV M models all remain RWD, as horsepower numbers climb for each successive generation of models, the question has arisen whether future models would benefit from AWD xDrive offerings, to help with traction and getting all that power down to the ground effectively; especially considering the AWD offerings from competitors – such as the E63/CLS63 AMG 4Matic and upcoming RS6/RS7 Quattro models.

To … CONTINUED