The all clear has been given for the launch of the BMW M3 GTS to market. The E92 M3 GTS represents the most powerful and track dedicated version of the M3 coupe, featuring a 450bhp engine and fully revised suspension, chassis, aerodynamics, and interior, all towards the best track experience possible.
M3post member DLSJ5 took his Gintani supercharged M3 on a one day 700+ mile round trip to Sacramento Raceway to truly test its capabilities. Though the trip was long, the results made it worthwhile. He was able to achieve a very impressive 1/4 mile trap speed of 131.67mph!
A recently deceased Ford engineer will take his love for the M3 convertible to the afterlife. Knowing his love for the car, his kin contracted a mason to produce a life sized granite headstone of an E93 M3 convertible.
So large is the M3-shaped stone that it cost a whopping
| First Drive | Berkshire, England | BMW M3 with Competition Package |
BMW bundles up some equipment to create a Competition Package for its M3. It brings 10mm lower suspension, a re-programmed Dynamic Stability Control+ setting and new CSL-inspired 19-inch alloy wheels. The real big news is the addition of stop-start to the entire M3 line-up, this improving economy by six percent and reducing emissions from 285g- to 263g/km.
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Autoexpress test drives the M3 ZCP Competition Package model and comes away calling it the ultimate M3 experience. The reviewer also considers the M3 ZCP against the Audi RS5. See inside for his verdict.
Heres the link Insideline longterm test on M3 click<<<
The M3 E46 coupe proved to be a stunningly good car, yet the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package … CONTINUED
M3POST members love their M3s because of their overall dynamic handling and feel, but power is of course also near or at the top of the list. That’s why some have gone the forced induction and added superchargers. Mikewads has gone even madder and added a 100 shot nitrous to his M3 with ESS supercharger (at 5.5 PSI)!! The result is a phenomenal 560whp / 404 wt M3.
Upon M3post member’s KonigsTiger’s request, Racing Dynamics/RDSport developed a specialized program called “Servizio Clienti Sportivo” (Racing Client Service). The goal was to create as much of a track performer as possible from the stock M3 by reducing weight and increasing power with an NA engine yet retaining some of the daily amenities. Here is the finished product and owner reaction.
Check out this rare delivery of two M3 ZCP Competition models. The two lucky owners beat the closing of the European air space and took delivery together in Munich. They are currently stuck due to the ash cloud, but we can think of much worse things than being stuck with a pair of M3 competition models in Europe!
Heres the new Vorsteiner GTRS3 bodykit available for the e92 M3.
Heres the webiste:
New Vorsteiner Kit <—Click!
Start the web special and click on the video.
Very aggressive. Gotta love the rear fender flares.
Btw, the kit can also be seen at Mfest.
Congrats to M3post member noxredna for placing 1st in the Enthusiast Class at the Redline Time Attack Race held last weekend in New Jersey. He clocked a time of 1:17.638 with his 2008 M3 coupe and beat the 2nd place car by 3 secs! Check inside for his great writeup, videos, and photos.
M3post member Parke33 is the first lucky recipient on the forum of an M3 ZCP competition package, a space gray E90 M3 sedan! Congrats to him and to all our soon-to-be M3 ZCP owners.
Dallas-Ft.Worth M3POST members gathered this weekend to attend the DFW Cars and Coffee event in what seems to have been an extremely well attended event with the impressive array of exotics, muscle cars, and other automotive enthusiasts’ favorites that one comes to expect from the C&C events. Photos and videos inside.
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.