Has BMW M lost its direction? Seem so according to Kay Segler, chief of BMW’s M brand. He has recently let on that the M brand needs to shift directions – to make M young again. Segler’s goal “is to go towards affordability and freshness.” More inside.
Some new M3 GTS production details have come to light. In total, 125 M3 GTS units will be built. 45 will be destined for Europe, 80 for the rest of the world. The GTS will be produced in two series: first at the end of this year and second one early 2011. More info inside.
The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team will field two BMW M3s at the 58th annual 12 Hours of Sebring ALMS race on March 20th. The drivers of the M3s are ecstatic for the team’s second year of racing, as seen in this video interview with the 4 drivers – Joey Hand, Dirk M
The latest installment of BMW’s JOY marketing campaign features their motorsport division – specifically the BMW GT at Sebring ALMS. The Rahal Letterman race team is featured.
Steve Dinan introduces their latest creation, the Dinan S3-R M3, a stroker 4.6L V8 527hp/407lb-ft E92 M3. The larger displacement engine is complimented by an underdrive pulley, high flow intake, high flow throttle body, middle racing exhaust, and high flow exhaust. Handling upgrades include a CF strut brace, Dinan wheels, F/R spring perch, short progressive bump stops, larger, front anti-sway bar, racing rear toe links, Brembo 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers, with slotted rotors.
The a-workx M3 won its saloon class at the 2009 Tuner Grand Prix over competitors such as C63 AMGs, proving that the M3 with some modest handling upgrades can beat out even HP monsters on the track.
For the first time ever in the US, you can purchase authentic BMW Motorsport parts at select BMW centers, including parts from the E92 M3 GT4, E46 M3, E36 M3, 2008 Z4, and E90 320si. Parts include Akra exhaust, AP brakes, Sachs (F)/Ohlins (R) dampers, BBS wheels, and many more!
In Jan. we reported on Pencilgeek’s (of M3post) quest to hit 200mph in his supercharged E92 M3 at the Mojave Mile. The run was made this past weekend and while he did not hit 200mph, he was able to achieve 181.8 mph on stock wheels/tires! See inside for videos and a review of the entire experience.
Still photos are great, but nothing gives a better impression than walking around a car and seeing it in person. We’ve brought this to your desktop with a video walk-around of the M3 ZCP Competition package model now at the Geneva Motor Show. Enjoy.
The M3 ZCP Competition model has been spotted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show! This Monte Carlo M3 ZCP looks stunning in the dark room with dramatic overhead lighting, room soundtrack, and wall graphics.
Members from the Shanghai M Club gathered for a meet and track day earlier this month. Check out the groupshots of M3′s spanning the entire width of the highways and the video of their track experience!
Today, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team began the 2010 American Le Mans season with a new livery on both BMW M3 racing cars, helping to tell BMW’s worldwide Story of Joy. The 2010 BMW M3 GT debuted at the traditional pre-season ALMS Winter Test in Sebring, Florida. The new livery features words and phrases emblematic of the spirit of the campaign, which was launched in North America on February 12th during coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games.
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
With the upcoming BMW M1 becoming available in Frozen Gray Metallic exterior, the interest in this special color has surged. However, most of the photos we have seen have only been indoor or studio photos, so here’s a glimpse into how this stunning color looks outside in daylight.
This is a dream gathering for most BMW enthusiasts — an M3 from each M3 generation (the E30, E36, E46, and E92). The extra treat is to see them lined up in generational order, giving us a great look into the M3′s evolution during the past 14 years (first M3 was introduced in 1986). So, what’s your favorite(s)?
Here are the first official photos of the 2011 BMW M3 Competition ZCP Model! Inside is also info from BMW regarding the BMW M product range for this upcoming Spring. Enjoy!
Jon Sadlier, an editor at Edmunds, has written this little piece on why he considers the BMW M3 a bargain even at $60k. His reasons seem to have struck a chord with actual M3 owners on M3post. Indeed, it appears that Mr. Sadlier “gets” why M3 owners are so passionate of their cars.
We’ve updated with another photo and some larger and higher resolution photos of the M3 Frozen Black. What we know so far is that BMW plans to keep this finish very exclusive by offering only 27 units of this car worldwide. More details to come…