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05/21/2011    3:30 PM
COMMENTS: 182

M3POST member ssabripo shares wish us his european delivery journal in which he took delivery of an interlagos blue E90 M3 with Individual interior. Check out the beautiful pics of his gorgeous car (especially that two-toned interior), as well as the rest of their trip.

05/20/2011    3:45 PM
COMMENTS: 56

G-POWER has released its M3 GTS with SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system, billed as the world’s most powerful BMW M3 GTS to date. A version of the G-POWER M3 “Sporty Drive” supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS raises the standard output from 450 hp to 635 hp and 630 Nm of torque. The high-revving V8 power unit from M GmbH, with a 10% greater displacement of 4.4 l, has proven itself as the ideal starting point for the forced induction technology practiced by G-POWER with ASA superchargers. These are used not only in the ALPINA B5S, B6S and B7S models, but also in the ALPINA B6 GT3. In ALPINA’s works race car, the ASA supercharger has already provided impressive proof of … CONTINUED

05/20/2011    9:55 AM
COMMENTS: 289

The next generation M3 is still at least 3 years from its debut, but it’s never too early for speculation, particularly about its powerplant. While the current E9x M3 is powered by the marvelous high-revving V8 engine (S65), it’s been widely speculated that that the next generation M3 will return to using a 6-cylinder engine. Emissions regulations have forced the move, much like the new upcoming F10 M5 getting the more efficient S63 V8 Twin-turbo engine instead of continuing to use the iconic V10.

So far so good. However, according to our source with close ties to BMW M, BMW has not settled on exactly which engine layout the company will use for the F30/F32 M3. Rather, the guys at BMW M are currently testing no less … CONTINUED

05/20/2011    9:45 AM
COMMENTS: 103

The M3POST vs. MBWORLD Royal Purple Forum Wars episode has just aired. The race pitted M3POST member Drake Kemper in his E92 M3 versus his opponent in a C63 AMG and included a quarter mile run, an autocross run, and a slalom. We won’t spoil the results for you, so see inside.

05/19/2011    7:00 PM
COMMENTS: 75

What can you say, both the M3 GTS and Frozen Black M3 are unique, rare and destined classic spinoffs of the BMW M3. Its a rare thing to have them together at the same time, and moreso when behind the lens of a professional photographer. Tomirriphotography brings us his breathtaking photos, enjoy!

05/19/2011    11:45 AM
COMMENTS: 35

The inspiration for the BMW 1M coupe is said to be drawn from the E30 M3. BMW likes to say that the 1M is the spiritual successor to the original M3. In fact, all of the engineers who worked on the 1M coupe were required to drive and become familiar with the E30 M3 during development. That’s how much BMW wanted the 1M coupe to emulate the E30 M3′s original spirit, while of course also accommodating for current safety required designs, customer wants, and reasonable build price. The two designs also share some common styling elements, such as aggressively flared fenders, a boxy design, upright seating position, and an overall pugnacious look.

Following our recent press test drive of the 1M coupe at Willow Springs (more on … CONTINUED

05/17/2011    7:52 PM
COMMENTS: 75

Here is the first set of comparison photos of the 1M coupe versus the E46 M3. Many feel that the 1M’s squat stance with aggressively flared fenders harks back to the similarly aggressive stance and shape of the E46 M3. We tend to agree. Judge for yourself in these photos.

05/13/2011    3:15 PM
COMMENTS: 49

Several M3POST members participated in the fabulous 3-day M-School @ Nurburgring experience this week. Here is a journal from two members detailing their 3 day experience. Thanks to them, the entire community can enjoy the experience a bit vicariously. Check out the great journal inside.

05/12/2011    5:50 PM
COMMENTS: 65

BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle recently took questions from United BMW gathered from Bimmerpost members. On video, he addresses BMW Performance plans for limited slip differential, lease residualization program, new electronic performance steering wheel, M3 performance parts, and N54/N55 performance power kits. Check out the interview inside.