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BMW drivers Tomczyk and Spengler on the podium at the Norisring – Weather adds to the excitement in the fifth round of the DTM.

A dramatic race at the Norisring (DE) saw Martin Tomczyk (DE) and Bruno Spengler (CA) celebrate another two podium finishes for BMW in the 2012 DTM season. In front of the very enthusiastic fans who numbered 135,000 over the weekend, Tomczyk crossed the finish line after 78 laps and the maximum race time of 75 minutes as runner-up his BMW M Performance … CONTINUED

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Check out this custom modified and supercharged Frozen Black E92 M3 coupe by Active Autowerkes and Strasse Forged.

The owner is based in Saudi Arabia and decided upon an Active Autowerke Stage 2 Supercharger kit, good for 625 horsepowers. Here are the full specs:

Wheel and tires specs:
-Strasse Forged Deep Concave SM7
-20×9 / 20×11
-Matte Black Centers
-Titanium Brushed Lips
-Gloss Black Inner Barrels
-Race Prep Weight Reduction Package
- Pirelli P Zero Nero tires
-245/30/20
-305/25/20

Mod list:
-Factory Frozen Black paint
-Active Autowerke Stage … CONTINUED

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This is likely the very first E30 M3 Touring that you’ve ever seen, and for good reason – BMW never made such a model. But where BMW stops, the BMW enthusiast (or shop) sometimes picks up.

This custom built E30 M3 touring started its life as a E30 318i touring. The builder, a New Jersey custom fabrication shop, used a totaled E30 M3 coupe as the donor for many body parts, while a E36 M3 provided the heart for the custom M3 touring – BMW’s 282HP … CONTINUED

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Good news for iPhone users. iOS6 is finally supporting iDrive Office integration via Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile). Bluetooth MAP is the protocol used to retrieve email messages through iDrive, which currently only works with Blackberry and a few other devices.

Here are a few photos showing a iPhone 4S connecting via Bluetooth MAP (wireless non-USB connection) using iOS6 Beta 1.

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With seven races of the 13 race 2102 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series complete, BMW Power is back on top of the Daytona Prototype class. It is familiar territory for 2010 and 2011 class champion Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, but this season has been very different than the domination shown in previous years where the duo won 14 of 24 races.

A myriad of rules changes combined with new designs introduced by the competition had held the No. … CONTINUED

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We took a recent trip to the BMW Museum and Welt where there’s currently a new exhibit on display – BMW Motorsports cars. The exhibit opened June 5th and will continue throughout the summer.

For those of our members not able to see it in person, we bring you plenty of photos, as well as photos of the M room and generation displays.

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For the past few weeks, BMW has been offering a $300 discount on the 2012 3 Series for scheduling a test drive through the app, but they’ve now expanded the promotion to include all BMW models.

The discounts are as follows:

$300 Off 3 Series, 1 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 (all trims, including M models)
$500 Off 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo and X5 (all trims, including M models)
$700 Off 7 Series, 6 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe and X6 (all trims, including M models)

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An M3POST member previously brought us a great european delivery journal from taking delivery of his BMW Individual Fire Orange M3 coupe in Germany. His M3 has now made its way across the Atlantic, where he recently picked it up via Performance Center Delivery at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC. Check out his wonderful journal inside.

bmw performance center delivery, bmw performance centery delivery journal, bmw pcd, bmw pcd journal, pcd, bmw m3 pcd, bmw m3 performance center delivery, bmw pcd report, bmw … CONTINUED

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Someone at BMW M HQ in Garching has been gabbing and has let on to Bimmerfile that the next generation 2014 F80 M3 may be getting electric power steering instead of the hydraulic power steering that M cars have always been equipped with (even with the latest M5 and M5).

Porsche’s new 911 991 is equipped with EPS which has been praised, which likely gives manufacturers such as BMW hope that a sporty EPS system can be developed for their most sporty cars – the … CONTINUED

Green Hell BMW M3 Project Car Update

06/18/2012 at 6:30 PM
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iND provides an updated journal on their “Green Hell” E92 M3 coupe.

iND provides an updated journal on their “Green Hell” E92 M3 coupe.

It has been said that with distance comes clarity and focus. Without leaving the planet, our client has traveled one of the greatest distances from our shop that a person can manage: Australia. A total of 9,000 miles and up to two years’ time lie between him and his car, the infamous Green Hell project. IND has been tasked with the responsibility … CONTINUED

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The M3 CRT sounds off with its amazing sounding factory exhaust system with titanium mufflers, in this rare listen at the M3 CRT. Afterall, there were only 67 M3 CRTs made total, worldwide.

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Earlier this month, BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) of Seattle held the annual Triple XXX Rootbeer BMW Event. Hundreds of BMWs were in attendance, of all models, years, and varieties.

We bring you some event photos inside.

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The 2012 BMW M Power Experience is coming October 7th and this year’s event will take place in Abu Dhabi, where the program will be principally held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 race track! Last year’s M Power Experience in Spain (report 1, report 2) focused on the F10 M5, and this year’s Abu Dhabi event will feature the new M6 coupe and M6 convertible. Here is the intinerary and some event information:

Programme.

Day 1.

After your arrival at Abu Dhabi airport, you will be brought directly … CONTINUED

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The Turner Motorsport Girls get a hot lap of Mid-Ohio in one of the BMW Performance Driving School E92 M3 coupes. Their on-track chauffeur is Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor of BMW Performance Driving School in Greenville, South Carolina.

Nice visual and aural delights. Yeah, we’re talking about the M3 of course!

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Four award-winners spanning a displacement range of 1.6 to 4.0 litres – BMW Group again emerges as the most successful auto manufacturer in the internationally renowned engine contest.

Unbeaten titleholders and triumphant newcomers have secured the BMW Group’s renewed pre-eminence at the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards. Powerplants guaranteeing efficient power delivery in current BMW and MINI models topped no fewer than four out of eight displacement categories. The quartet of trophy-winners comprised two four-cylinder engines, a straight-six and an eight-cylinder. Scooping up best-in-class wins … CONTINUED

Usain Bolt Crashes Another E92 M3

06/11/2012 at 1:00 PM
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Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt can run fast, but can’t seem to drive fast very well? He and his E92 M3 were again involved in an accident in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew over the weekend.

Information on what led to the crash is unknown however several photographs show that the front end of a BMW motorcar driven by Bolt suffered damage. Nevertheless, Bolt escaped serious injury when he crashed his motorcar.

This is the second accident in recent years that Bolt has been involved in. … CONTINUED

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Some beautiful photos of some serious M hardware, an E30 M3 with S38 M5 engine swap and an ESS Supercharged E92 M3 coupe. Here are some details on the cars.

Updated with more info on E30: Job started late Nov 2010 started on the engine swap we have dropped in 1992 BMW ///M5 (E28) S38 3.6l engine. *not e36 m3 * We striped this motor all the way down the block and converted to 3.8l stroker, ported the block for stroker build high compression all … CONTINUED

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This is a project that many M3POST members have been following for quite some while now. It’s the build process and results for a low compression option for the M3 S65 engine which allows it to run a 10:1 compression ratio (compared to factory 12:1 ratio). And why is that a good thing? The lower compression ratio allows the use of higher boost (via supercharger) safely on pump fuel.