The German auto publication Auto Zeitung have begun to speculate on the next BMW M3 Coupe (F32). Whilst some of the details especially of the front end are very similar and not far from exact of the new 3er Sedan. The Coupe repeats the formula that begun with the current 3er Coupe (E92) and offers a car that is more sleeker and sportier than the relevant sedan. A Design formula that has made the E92 our most successful 3er Coupe yet.
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Lucky M3POST member technik1 is our first reported member who has reserved a special edition Frozen Gray M3. Lucky not only for being an eventual owner, but also one of the 30 owners-to-be who managed to put in their order in the 15 minutes which it took for all 30 units to sell out!
In a celebration of the 400hp, 500hp, and 600hp milestones, Car and Driver editors picked their favorite cars from each group. Their pick for the 400hp club was none other than our beloved M3, getting the nod over some heavy hitting competition such as Aston Martins, Ferrari California, Maserati, Nissan GT-R, and various Porsches.
Tonight I had the privilege of seeing a 2011 Frozen Gray M3 in person. The color looks spectacular in person, and the Competition wheels look amazing! Sorry about the poor picture quality…my battery was dying, and there was a huge crowd around the car.
Here’s a comparison many of you have been eagerly anticipating – the M3 ZCP competition versus the Audi RS5! We will say no more and let you see the results for yourself inside
BMWNA has just announced today the production of just 30 limited edition 2011 Frozen Gray M3 coupes for the U.S. At the heart of this special edition M3 is the matte-gray paint with metallic properties and the two-tone fox red / black leather interior. The equipment list is as extensive as it gets with the competition, premium, and technology packages all included included MSRP is $77,600.
M3post member noxredna has on a prior occasion shared with us his great account of his first place finish at the Redline Time Attack NJMP. He has now moved cross-country with his M3 and has again shared with us a report of his time at the Redline Time Attack Autoclub Speedway. Check out the upgrades to his car, as well as some great photos and details of the event.
The lucky guys at Car and Driver recently had a chance to do something that we can only do in our dreams — test drive the ALMS M3 GT race car. What they share with us is some great insight from a non-professional driver as well as some stunning photography of the ALMS M3.
Check out this cool 3 part video celebrating the M3′s storied history. E30, E36, E46 and E90/E92 versions are all covered, including factory models, special editions, and motorsports models, as well as other special M3 related events and technologies.
APP Europe has unveiled its Stoptech BMW M3 Trackday Edition, featuring both performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power is bumped up 30hp and 40Nm torque and achieved by Collaction AG. The 6-piston/4-piston STR Stoptech brakes increase stopping power while lightening the M3 by over 8kg. Lightweight wheels further lighten the car by 6kg, and the handling is further improved with KW clubsport suspension. The Akrapovic titanium evolution exhaust system gives provides a meaner soundtrack while saving 23kg over the stock exhaust system.
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Bimmerfile has just reported that BMWNA will be releasing a limited edition M3 specifically for the U.S. They have secured some preview photos of this U.S. limited edition M3.
Here are its preliminary details
The car will be available with (exclusively or as an option) Frozen Gray finish
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Want to make your road legal M3 look as if it came straight from a Le Mans race and instantly quash any street racer’s desire to race you? German tuner GTHaus’ new M3 widebody kit may achieve exactly that. The GTHaus M3 features a fully carbon fiber widebody kit with massive fenders, front bumper with splitters, sideskirts with winglets, and huge rear wing, , as well as 20″ wheels (11×20″/13×20″), and Brembo BBK. The bodykit is priced at around $12,500.
Jay Leno drives the E92 M3 in his latest episode of Jaylenosgarage. Although he gets some of his facts wrong (as our M3post members unrelentingly point out), he appears to enjoy the car greatly and grasps the essence of what makes the current M3 so great.
Based on the information leaked out about this street version of the successful BMW M3 GT2 racecar, Jon Sibal created a rendering of how the new BMW M3 GTS-R might possibly look like.
It wouldve been more interesting with staggered starts like in these vids ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGxjTfAghcU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0up-u7WhVd8 )
BMW M division has launched the M Power Drivers Cup and M Power Circuit Training for BMW M owners, each of which lasts two days. Unfortunately for North American M enthusiasts, these two driving events appear to take place only in Germany. Hopefully some of our European members will participate and allow us to enjoy the experience vicariously.
An M3post member shares his 13 day european delivery vacation adventure, which even included some time on the fabled Nurburgring. We can think of no better way to help break-in a brand new M3! Read on for the wonderful report.
Mr. Fast and Furious himself, Paul Walker will be behind the wheel of a built E93 M3 and joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team competing in the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Check out the stripped down M3′s specs and photos inside.