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Video: Crafted at BMW M.

05/31/2011 at 11:58 PM
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Must see for M Fans. Here’s a great video into why BMW called M the most powerful letter. Insight into how M cars are crafted – design, clay modeling, wind tunnel testing, engine development and testing, dyne testing, and finally the real world testing at the Nurburgring.

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Several 1ADDICTS and M3POST members participated in the M School at the Nurburgring earlier this month and several have posted their journals from the unforgettable event. Here is meg180′s journal from her incredible experience.

Candy Cane E92 M3 by Vorsteiner

05/28/2011 at 11:43 AM
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Vorsteiner has debuted its latest creation, their “Candy Cane” M3. While its color scheme is likely a bit much for most people’s daily driver tastes, the car’s purpose is to draw attention to its wares, which include: Vorsteiner GTRS3 Carbon Fiber Wide body Conversion
Vorsteiner Vented Carbon Fiber Race Hood
Vorsteiner VRS Carbon Fiber Boot Lid
Vorsteiner Lightweight Titanium Exhaust System
Vorsteiner V-309 Forged 5 Spoke … CONTINUED

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According to a new report from Autobild, BMW is considering reordering the nomenclature of their model lineup for consistency. If this happens, all sedan, wagons, and GT’s will get odd numbers. All coupes, convertibles and Gran Coupe’s get even numbers.

In other words, the successors of the E92 3-series coupe would become the 4-series coupe (F32), the E93 3-series convertible a 4-series convertible (F33). BMW had similar plans for the current generation E92 and E93 3-series but got cold feet for several reasons. Now the successful introduction … CONTINUED

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M3POST member and Dutch race car driver Junior Strous drives a BMW E92 M3 coupe on the Zandvoort race track in The Netherlands. Here is the on board footage of the M3 being driven to the absolute limit with a best laptime of 2.02.943 with a passenger on board.

Technical Lap Info: ’09 E92 M3 DCT, Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (Street tyres) 245/265 OEM 19″, Fully Loaded Zip Tuning Chip Mod, Performance Steering Wheel, DSI-Stinger/Front + Rear Laser Shield, F+R Stoptech BBK, Custom Brake Duct Cooling … CONTINUED

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Info on the next generation M3 lineup comes courtesy of insider SCOTT26. Expected in the M3 lineup will again be the M3 coupe and cabrio, but the M3 sedan will supposedly be replaced by the M3 Gran coupe (a 4 door version of the F32 M3 coupe). Also for the first time there will be an M3 touring wagon. Finally, the X3M and an X4M (based on a future X4 SAV model) are speculated. Full details inside.

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The recently unveiled G-Power M3 GTS shows off a bit in these videos from its testing runs at Hockenheim. This super-GTS would go on to set a laptime at the Hockenheim track of 1.11,8 min. The G-Power M3 GTS features:

635 hp / 467 kW @ 7,800 r/min (+ 185 hp / 136 kW)
630 Nm 3,900 r/min (+ 190 Nm)
Top speed: 323 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4.2s
0-200 km/h: 11.9s
G-POWER SK II “Sporty Drive” supercharger system

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We bring you the latest spyshots of the BMW E90 M3 Lightweight model allegedly called M3 EVO. BMW is performing last tests on the Nürburgring prior to the offical unveiling at the M Night on June 23rd. BMW allowed us an early glimpse at the car back in April. The M3 EVO is said to be slotted between a regular E9x M3 and the extreme M3 GTS. Powered by the already famous S65 V8 engine, we expect an output in the neighborhood of 440hp. BMW … CONTINUED

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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.

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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 … CONTINUED