In a celebration of the 400hp, 500hp, and 600hp milestones, Car and Driver editors picked their favorite cars from each group. Their pick for the 400hp club was none other than our beloved M3, getting the nod over some heavy hitting competition such as Aston Martins, Ferrari California, Maserati, Nissan GT-R, and various Porsches.
Tonight I had the privilege of seeing a 2011 Frozen Gray M3 in person. The color looks spectacular in person, and the Competition wheels look amazing! Sorry about the poor picture quality…my battery was dying, and there was a huge crowd around the car.
Here’s a comparison many of you have been eagerly anticipating – the M3 ZCP competition versus the Audi RS5! We will say no more and let you see the results for yourself inside
BMWNA has just announced today the production of just 30 limited edition 2011 Frozen Gray M3 coupes for the U.S. At the heart of this special edition M3 is the matte-gray paint with metallic properties and the two-tone fox red / black leather interior. The equipment list is as extensive as it gets with the competition, premium, and technology packages all included included MSRP is $77,600.
M3post member noxredna has on a prior occasion shared with us his great account of his first place finish at the Redline Time Attack NJMP. He has now moved cross-country with his M3 and has again shared with us a report of his time at the Redline Time Attack Autoclub Speedway. Check out the upgrades to his car, as well as some great photos and details of the event.
The lucky guys at Car and Driver recently had a chance to do something that we can only do in our dreams — test drive the ALMS M3 GT race car. What they share with us is some great insight from a non-professional driver as well as some stunning photography of the ALMS M3.
Check out this cool 3 part video celebrating the M3′s storied history. E30, E36, E46 and E90/E92 versions are all covered, including factory models, special editions, and motorsports models, as well as other special M3 related events and technologies.
APP Europe has unveiled its Stoptech BMW M3 Trackday Edition, featuring both performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power is bumped up 30hp and 40Nm torque and achieved by Collaction AG. The 6-piston/4-piston STR Stoptech brakes increase stopping power while lightening the M3 by over 8kg. Lightweight wheels further lighten the car by 6kg, and the handling is further improved with KW clubsport suspension. The Akrapovic titanium evolution exhaust system gives provides a meaner soundtrack while saving 23kg over the stock exhaust system.
As for cosmetics, the change is subtle with a titanium silver foil with metallic effect.
No pricing yet.
APP Press Release:
Bimmerfile has just reported that BMWNA will be releasing a limited edition M3 specifically for the U.S. They have secured some preview photos of this U.S. limited edition M3.
Here are its preliminary details
The car will be available with (exclusively or as an option) Frozen Gray finish
The interior will feature exclusive seats with red inserts front, back and on the armrest
We expect the Competition package to be a part of the limited edition
Thanks to Bimmerfile for scooping this bit of exciting news for! More details expected later … CONTINUED