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BMW to abandon high-revving engines in M cars; X6 first M to get turbo

Tough emissions standards worldwide and soaring manufacturing costs in Germany are behind BMWs decision to switch from high-revving, naturally aspirated engines in its M high-performance vehicles to turbocharged direct-injection powerplants, beginning as early as next year.

The move, which could alter the character of BMW M models, places question marks over the immediate future of the M3s 4.0-liter V8 and the M5s 5.0-liter V10. Both engines will make way for forced-induction engines in coming years, according … CONTINUED

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The BMW M3 is widely acknowledged as one of the best sports cars in the world, but the interior is only so-so. To correct this German turner Zwickenpflug created a special version called the M3 Leather Edition.

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M3Post member picks up the very first Laguna Seca Blue E92 M3. Yes, although this color is not offered in BMWs official offerings, it was a very unique and popular color for the E46 M3. So much so, that there is obviously demand for this color on the newest M3.

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Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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No matter how much people complain about each M3 getting heavier and more “fail”, its good to see it still a favorite! And for the 335i it’s very impressive considering a lot of people think the 1 series does the same for less money in a tighter package

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Well here is Hartge’s kit. I can’t say I’m a fan of this at all! But you be the judge on this one. Hartge usually does an excellent job with BMWs…..

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Project PencilGeek E92

10/16/2008 at 9:44 PM
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M3Post member PencilGeek is certainly a technical maiven and provides us with some Dyno numbers and background technical details on the E90/E92 M3

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Picked up our 2009 M3 sedan last Saturday in Munich. I very happy to see that the space gray and red fox novillo leather combination worked well together, as we had not been able to see a good example of it in person (a couple of shots attached). Delivery at BMW Welt went well, the building is really impressive and since ours were the first delivery that morning, I had the place almost to myself for about an hour. As some others have noted, the technical briefings and the like … CONTINUED

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Spent the long weekend down at the Ring. On Sunday the track was supposed to open at 0800 but due to heavy fog, it didnt open until around 1300. I was only able to get one lap in due to the large number of people who turned up. I found out real quick that the PS2s are no good on a partially wet track and had to turn down my aggressiveness in some of the corners (basically where ever the track was shaded, it was wet and slippery). Monday was … CONTINUED

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EDIT: Added more pics. One of the giant press machine and the press molds, another one that shows the robots, an assembly line shot, and a final “marriage” shot.

Gents,

Just got back from a trip to the Regensburg BMW Plant. I wanted to do a review with some pictures and facts. Overall, the tour was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area or who ever visits Bavaria. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours, and it is relatively easy to schedule a time with BMW … CONTINUED

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Hi guys – I am not an owner…. yet. I have a Z4M Coupe at this time. I did BMWs Fascination I & II Courses in the M3. BMW Driver Training is a great learning experience. I have done a number of their courses and I have become a much better driver. I specially recommend their Winter Driving Course for everyone!!

My take (& this is just my opinion) on the M3. By the way – this forum is first rate and my opinions are quite similar to what has already … CONTINUED

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Enjoy

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Here are some pics of the M3 E90 facelift.

Note: European version shown!

E92 M3:

Best regards, south

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Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release

466bhp Chipped E92 M3

07/22/2008 at 8:47 PM
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OK guys, after some time, I finally got a copy of the dyno for my chipped E92 M3, 466 bhp DIN and 338 lbs/ft of torque. Here is the dyno and pics (by the way, it does pull much harder and the difference is real):

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AutoZeitung reports that BMW plans to unveil the M3 CSL at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

This is cut and pasted from Motor Authority:

“Since the new E90 series BMW M3 was revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, true BMW enthusiasts have been intrigued, but waiting for the CSL to come along. Standing for Coupe, Sport, Lightweight, those three letters name the most track-focused and pure driver’s cars BMW has to offer. News of the new model is beginning to leak out, with reports claiming it will be on sale … CONTINUED

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Here is the new BMW M3 GTR race car caught on a YouTube hosted video. This is the new 2009 ALMS GT Champion! :)

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Initial Impressions: My wife and I arrived in Spartanburg/Greenville Airport via Delta Airways that evening. Called the Marriott for pickup and 15 mins later we were picked up in a Green 2008 BMW X5 4.8i that whisked us to checkin. Very sweet ride! I wanted to drive the X5 and was impressed by the build and quality of the X5. I had considered trading up my 2003 X5 4.4i for one when they 1st debuted but held off. Its V8 sounds sweet better than my 4.4i (but you are on … CONTINUED

No M3 CSL to be produced

07/09/2008 at 8:53 PM
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In a sad set of news, in an interview the director of BMW M has announced there will be no E92 M3 CSL due to the fact that BMW doesn’t think the car will sell in enough numbers to justify the development of such a car. A sad day, but in these economic times I can’t blame them.

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Hamann has taken a piece of the current LED foglamp trend from Porsche and Mercedes and placed a set of high power lamps on its newest E92/E93 M3 bodykit. You be the judge…

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