Car and Driver has compiled a guide for purchasing and comparing the four M3 generations, including market value, what to watch out for, and the pros and cons of each model.
Although we previously reported on SportAuto’s M3 GTS Supertest on the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, they have now posted their full impressions online, including photos and video feature from the test. Link inside.
With some encouragement from fellow M3post members, Green///Hell has finally put the supercharged Green Hell M3 on the dyno. Flat out power was never the sole focus of this car (it was put together to best maintain balance and trackability), but see inside for the results nonetheless.
For the 25th anniversary of the M3, BMW invited the automotive press to test all 4 M3 generations back to back, on the track. Here is Car and Driver’s impression from flogging all 4 M3 generations.
Many members have already posted great photo journals from their European Delivery experiences, so how about some motion video? M3Post member greycrx87 shares this compilation of moments from his ED experience in a video, including time spent at the Welt and the Stelvio Pass.
Turner Motorsports is one of the lucky owners of 1 of only 30 Frozen Gray M3 limited edition models. Never ones to leave stock alone however, they have already begun their conversion of the car into an even more trackable car.
For now, exclusive sized 18×10″ Volk Racing G2 Forged wheels have been fitted all around on this M3. A big benefit to running identically sized and offset wheels all around is the ease with which the tires will be rotated at the track. The wheels are in a Formula Silver finish and weigh only 19 lbs. They are each wrapped in 275/35 Continental Grand-Am spec race slicks.
We’re sure an aggressive suspension and big brakes are coming down the line and can’t wait to see the car … CONTINUED
Road & Track’s November issue will contain a feature comparing the factory street version of 5 top performance cars against their GT versions from the ALMS racing series. One of the feature teases released so far is BMW Rahal Letterman Racing driver Tommy Milner, who relates the factory M3 to the experience in the M3 GT2 race car.
Looking forward to seeing the full feature. Here’s a taste for now.
See inside for the the entire list of changes that will take place to most BMW models beginning in September 2010 when the 2011 model year begins for most models. This is a must read primer on ALL changes coming.
Tuning of the current generation M3 continues to advance impressively, such as Manhart’s latest M3 creation – the Manhart Racing V8RS Biturbo M3 with 733hp. This beast features a twin turbo v8 transplant, 205mph top speed, 8 speed DCT, CF seats, hood, spoilers, diffuser and lightweight doors. Titanium dual tip exhaust system, BBS challenge wheels, 8 piston front / 4 piston rear pistons!