It’s long been accepted that the next generation F30 M3 will no longer be powered by a V8, but instead will be propelled by a turbo inline 6 engine. The question was which I6 engine – the N54, N55, or a new motor? The answer is that it will be based on the single turbo, twin scroll N55.
Truth be told, the matte paint look has begun to lose its luster with us (pun intended). Maybe it’s the rarely seen stripe on a BMW or maybe it’s just the great photography, but whatever it is, this unique matte black M3 has managed catch out attention.
This past weekend over 170 BMWs attended one of Washington state’s largest BMW events – the BMW CCA M-Car Day. TONS of photos inside by Johnny Lin. Plenty of eye candy for fans of all BMW M generations.
This Mototrend matchup shows just how far the Mustang GT has come and how impressive the 2011 5.0 model is. This comparison would have been a joke just a few years ago, and you may be be surprised by the results. M3 still wins, but not by as much as BMW fans would naturally guess (or like).
Mineral White Metallic is now available for the 2011 3-series coupe and M3 coupe and these are the first photos we’ve seen. Belonging to an M3POST member, this mineral white M3 shows off the new paint finish nicely. See inside for full set of images.
The full Arkym aero kit for the E92 M3 has been released, and featured on M3POST member Johnny Lin’s M3. Parts include the Arkym hood, front lip, rear diffuser, and trunk lid. Full set of photos inside.
The Sept. issue of Sport Auto has hit the stands today and contains several tests of the M3 GTS, including laps on the Nurburgring and Hockenheim tracks. The best time they were able to achieve with the M3 GTS was 7:48 on the Nurburgring and 1:12.5 at Hockenheim. See inside for how these times fared to the competition.
CAR Magazine undertakes an examination of which BMW M3, all editions considered, is the greatest ever. The shortlist considered includes the E92 M3 GTS, E46 M3 CSL, or E30 M3 Sport Evo, each representing the highest performing and most focused editions of their generation. See verdict inside.
The ever growing M Club of China celebrated its 1 year anniversary with a cruise and meet. The full day event started with a group cruise, then came the meet at a Shanghai park, followed by paintballing in the afternoon, and some partying at night. Lunch and dinner was sponsored by local BMW dealers.