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Valencia (ES), 30th September 2012. Brazilian debut in Valencia (ES): BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus has won his first DTM race at the “Circuit de la Comunitat”. The 29-year-old, at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, crossed the finish line 8.406 seconds ahead of Adrien Tambay (FR, Audi) to become the first Brazilian in the history of the DTM to celebrate on the top step of the podium. He had previously claimed his first pole position in the series on Saturday.

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We have been reporting and referring to the upcoming F32 and F82 models as the 4 Series Coupe and M4 Coupe for months now, and Automobile now comes in with their ruminations on what the M4 and 4 series lineup will bring. Although much of this is not new information, it provides a good review of what to expect for the upcoming 4 Series and M4:

4 Series Coupe (F32), 4 Series Convertible (F33), and Gran Coupe (F36)

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A hell of a ride: Liri Farfus gets a taste of the Nordschleife. As the wife of a BMW works driver you follow countless races closely, always hoping your husband puts in a great result, coming home without a scratch. However, Liri Farfus wanted to experience a lap of the Nordschleife by herself – and joined Augusto as a co-driver in the “Green Hell”.

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M3POST member 03BeastCharmer takes us along with him on a 7 day european delivery trip for his 2013 BMW E92 M3 coupe. Check out the full journal inside. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

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As the 2012 DTM season enters the finishing straight, BMW Motorsport is already on course for next year: As of 2013, four BMW teams will do battle for points and victories in the popular touring car series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs.

By increasing its contingent to eight cars, BMW Motorsport is intensifying its commitment to the DTM and will now compete on a par with the other two manufacturers … CONTINUED

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Here is an account of a couple of BIMMERPOST member’s visit to the official BMW Paint and Body Center and the M Studio located in the BMW M headquarters at Garching, Germany.

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The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season in the eighth race of the year. After 51 laps of racing, the BMW Team Schnitzer driver, who started from pole, came home 0.629 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (GB).

Dirk Werner (DE) finished fourth in the E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM to record his … CONTINUED

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Back in May we first confirmed that the F80 M3 and F82 M4 would be powered by an inline 6 cylinder turbo engine and indeed we’ve just received these first photos of the next gen M3/M4 engine, with visual proof of the inline cylinder setup.

The F80 M3 / F82 M4 will have some good cooling of the the heated air pumping from its turbos, via components such as the air-to-water/liquid intercooler unit (to the right of the engine cover) feeding the cylinders with cooled air. If … CONTINUED

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The 2014 F80 M3 continues prototype testing on the road and track on and around the Nurburgring. We’ve compiled this 3 minute video featuring plenty of new sights and sounds of the F80 M3 in various settings performing different maneuvers and driving action.

With its planted ride and suspension, together with plenty of power from its turbo inline 6 cylinder, the new M3 flies around the track with little body roll and suspension travel.

To reiterate our oft repeated details on the upcoming F80 M3 / F82 M4:

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Check out the dyno results from the EAS Dyno Day this past weekend. 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showed up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on a Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80′s, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90′s! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

The highest dyno’d car was a Matte Black ESS … CONTINUED

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The photoshoot for site member Powerbeast’s rare BMW Individual Dakar Yellow E90 M3 sedan has been completed. Enjoy the product inside.

Here are the car’s full specs and modification list:

2011 Dakar Yellow E90 M3
Akrapovic Evolution
ESS VT2-600
CF Roof (Full roof replacement)
Challenge CF front lip
3D Design Diffuser
KW Club Sport Suspension
Brembo Brakes (DY Paint)
BBS FI wheels
PSS Tires
BMW Performance Seats
BMW Performance CF caps
Stack Gauges w/ custom pod
Alcantara Headliner
IND Cosmetic Pack
European Front Bumper

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Watch and listen as the 2014 BMW M3 (F80) slings around the famous Karussell at the Nurburgring track, sounding thunderous as it accelerates out of the hairpin turn.

Here is a summary of the most up to date facts regarding the F80 M3 / F82 M4:

Lighter than current M3
Faster than current M3
More powerful than current M3
More efficient than current M3
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Watch the M1, 3.0CSL, M3s and Other Iconic M Racecars In Action at the BMW Oldtimer GP 2012 @ Nurburgring.

Updated BMW M4 Coupe (F82) Renders

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Some updated F82 M4 coupe renders from Jerry Alvarez. The white M4 coupe render now incorporates the M6/1M styled front bumper with air curtain vents recently spied on the F80 M3 sedan. Not reflected in the renders however, is an expected sleeker front fascia and headlights (compared to the F30 3 series). The F82 M4 coupe is also expected to feature a carbon fiber roof.

The F80 M3 / F82 M4 will not be constructed extensively from carbon fiber (CFRP) as some earlier reports had speculated. … CONTINUED

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The annual UK National BMW Festival was recently held at the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. This year’s event celebrated the 40 years of BMW Motorsport and the 60th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of GB.

Check out the massive set of photos inside.

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New video from BMW featuring Bill Auberlen and Skip Barber discussing the BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition and the heritage and significance of the Lime Rock Park racing circuit in Connecticut.

The M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park edition is limited in production to 200 units with production beginning earlier this month (at rate of 25 units per week). Pricing starts at $70,100 (excludes delivery and handling). Deliveries begin in September. European delivery and performance center deliveries are not available for this limited edition M3.

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BMW gives new meaning to the term ‘going airborn’ by setting up the Jeff Koons designed BMW M3 GT2 Art Car for its latest photo shoot.

Last week, the company put the BMW M3 Art Car on top of Pulpit Rock in Norway – 604 metres above the ground for its latest cameo. The crew waited two days for good weather to finally drop the M3 GT2 atop the famous rock.

Check out the video and resulting photo inside.

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Ever seen a E46 M3 that’s not even an E46 M3, with K&N supercharger running 400 pounds of boost and a disconnected intercooler? We know the answer is no, but you’re about to :)