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01/31/2011    7:10 PM
COMMENTS: 50

An Active Autowerke supercharged E90 M3 sedan run by Schaut Motorsports will participate in this year’s 2011 One Lap of America. Read about the background to this race and a preview of the race route inside.

01/29/2011    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 25

Dackelone shares pics from his little homage to the BMW Museum in Munich to see the BMW Art Cars exhibit. These cars were to be only on display for a few months (originally to end in Jan, 2011) – but now BMW has extended their stay until April 30th, 2011. Check out the super photo gallery inside.

A side note: Jeff Koon’s art M3 LeMan’s car is back on display now.

01/22/2011    5:30 PM
COMMENTS: 95

The Netherlands will be receiving an exclusive limited edition M3 – the “Frozen Gray M3 Coupe Track Edition” which will premiere at the AutoRAI from April 13 to 23.

This limited edition M3 features:
-frozen gray (matte) paint over black novillo leather w/ red stitching
-equipped w/ (zcp) competition package
-black 359m wheels
-black front grill
-bmw performance exhaust
-bmw performance splitters (carbon fiber)
-bmw performance spoiler (carbon fiber)
-bmw performance mirror caps (carbon fiber)
-brake calipers painted red

01/21/2011    11:58 AM
COMMENTS: 61

G-Power, builder of some monster BMWs, has announced its plans to spec up the already lethal M3 GTS over 600hp through the use of its G-POWER’s SK II CS supercharger system. They will be working with a total of three M3 GTS, quite impressive considering only 220 M3 GTS are available.

01/19/2011    4:05 PM
COMMENTS: 63

On the heels of the big BMW turbo 4-cylinder news yesterday, SCOTT26 has provided some dates for the switchover of certain BMW models from the current inline 6-cylinder to the new twinpower turbo I4 motor, as well as the end of production of the current 3-series, M3 and 1-series.

Here is the I4 switchover and end of production schedule (inside).

01/18/2011    2:06 PM
COMMENTS: 429

M3POST member Martin_D is the proud new owner of a custom IND built supercharged M3 coupe. This unique M3 was built with the track in mind and it shows now only visually, but in its performance upgrades as well. Browse the entire build’s specs and photos inside.

01/17/2011    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 27

Forced induction is everywhere it seems. From BMWs standpoint, those turbos go a long way to reducing fuel consumption while keeping the power right where we want it, so its a no brainer for them. But as we all know, the aftermarket gives a damn about efficiency and the use of turbos is meant for one thing only. POWER.

Manhart’s BITURBO monster setup is the same as we’ve seen published previously here and here and here and here. The difference here is that its now been driven and tested by professional journalists.

Just to recap the basic idea is this: Take the FI engine from the X5M/X6M, transplant it into the E92 M3, do some ECU work and then throw on a new exhaust. This is a … CONTINUED

01/08/2011    1:49 PM
COMMENTS: 48

The folks at Autogespot were lucky enough to have some exclusive time recently with the M3 GTS at BMW facilities in the Netherlands and they have shared these great photos of the highest performing factory M3 currently.

The road legal M3 GTS features a larger and more powerful 4.36L V8 with 331 kW/450 bhp engine, mated to a 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and modified suspension technology. These figures launch the M3 GTS from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds. Part of this is due to the improved power-to-weight ratio of 3.4 kg per hp. Aerodynamic/safety improvements include large rear spoiler deck, carbon fiber splitter, roll cage, matte black exterior styling components such as the BMW kidney grille, roof trims as well as the side gill elements … CONTINUED

01/07/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 111

Here are some great updated photos of the special M3 Frozen Edition for the South African market, which features a power increase over the standard M3, matte black paintwork matched to red brake callipers, black leather with red stitching, and gloss black 19″ alloy wheels.