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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.

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A look at the ‘old’ versus ‘new’ – an E46 M3 in Steel Grey next to the F30 M Sport in Mineral Grey.

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Check out M3POST member radiantm3′s E92 M3 as it hits the Laguna Seca track with OEM M3 GTS aero parts (trunk spoiler wing and front lip splitter) and Akrapovic Evo exhaust system. Installations by Alekshop.

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EVO takes a look at four greats from a soon-to-be old school group of cars. They will be considered ‘old school’ not just because of their age, but because of new technology and the changing demands on performance cars.

Why has EVO gathered these cars up for a day of driving fun, but also lament? Because the M3 and the others cars in this group are “united under a dark cloud of recent or imminent death. Of course there will be another GT3, another M3 and … CONTINUED

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French automotive magazine Motorsport takes a Competition Package equipped BMW M3 to the track for some lap time testing on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France. Spoiler results below video.

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Here is an E92 M3 coupe looking ultra smooth in a custom Satin Pearl vinyl wrap.

Warm Bodies Z4 sDrive35is Ad Spot

02/05/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Here’s an ad spot cross-promoting the just released zombie movie Warm Bodies and the BMW Z4 sDrive35is.

Its tagline asks: “What makes you feel the most alive?” The answer of course is the Z4 sDrive35is, with its 335hp N54 inline 6 engine and performance suspension.

Sleeper Carbon Fiber BMW M3 :)

02/05/2013 at 8:00 AM
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We bet this M3, constructed from mostly carbon fiber, is the most comfortable one in the world, and something you’ve never seen before.

This M3 is one of a kind and when finished it will feature an auto reclining bed, sports seats, LED disc brakes, dry ice, and full ICE hooked up. Under the hood, it is a computer workshop.

And it’s mostly carbon fiber.

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According to a report out of Autoblog, the US may finally see some specialized M models soon. The latest desirable special M hardware, such as the M3 CSL, M3 GTS, M3 CRT have not been available in the US due to homologation issues, but BMW recently said at the Detroit auto show to expect “an interesting year” and that buyers can expect one or two products aimed specifically the C63 AMG Black Series. We have our fingers crossed!

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A resourceful F30POST member went BMW VIN diving and may have uncovered many details for the upcoming BMW M3 Sedan (F80) and M4 Coupe (F82)!

While obviously no production F80 M3 or F82 M4 have rolled off the line yet, manufacturers like BMW register VINs for their pre-production test cars, so finding the details behind such VINs can reveal much about the upcoming production models (although keep in mind that everything is subject to change by the time the model hits production).

So, what does the BMW … CONTINUED

Project Fire M3: Version Two by PSI

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Project and writeup by PSI.

Project Fire: Version Two. In the heart of every M3 enthusiast is the desire to own a “special” M3, one that illustrates their love for everything BMW but also with their own unique flair and individualization. On Project Fire: Version Two, we made the car into a close GTS replica, with an edge.

Once we acquired the OEM M3 GTS wing, we knew the direction of the project’s new version. The AE Performance Bar in Fire Orange and RECARO SPG XLs … CONTINUED