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07/11/2010    10:30 PM
COMMENTS: 121

It seems that not only did US folks have to act fast in getting onto the exclusive 30-spot reservation list for the Frozen Gray M3, but they are now being required to sign a paint disclosure. Whether this is due to the sensitive nature of the matte finish paint or to avoid potential litigation from Frozen Gray M3 owners is not known.

The following recommendations are on the paint disclosure:

Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it could lead to a glossy surface.
If washing your frozen gray M3 in a automatic car wash choose a car wash that does not apply vehicle wax. Rinse the M3 with high pressure water to remove dirt … CONTINUED

07/10/2010    5:46 PM
COMMENTS: 54

The M3 GTS is probably the most highly coveted M3 out there right now. Never mind that every example of the car has been sold out, or that its only available to select customers in Europe, we still think about this car on a daily basis. That of course only feeds the desire to get behind the wheel of this rare beast. A few journalists from around the globe were given rare seat time in the car, and the first of these writeups is now trickling down the internet. Here is Autobild’s article…

07/08/2010    6:15 PM
COMMENTS: 26

The story of an exception: the BMW M3 is 25.

The anticipation began in August 1985. That summer Germany’s automobile magazines built up their readers’ expectations for the fastest 3 Series BMW of all times. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class: 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 km/h, sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h inside 6.7 seconds. However, the story was that “the most dynamic BMW 3 Series drivers” would have to wait until mid-1986. The pundits were right on that count. But one prediction missed the mark by a mile: anyone who “wants to be in the A Team needs to be turbocharged under the bonnet”. … CONTINUED

07/07/2010    6:45 PM
COMMENTS: 72

We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing – no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.

07/06/2010    12:05 PM
COMMENTS: 6

InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.

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We manage a furtive glance at the speedo as the entrance to the old N

07/05/2010    3:30 PM
COMMENTS: 33

Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.

07/03/2010    3:45 PM
COMMENTS: 42

The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.

07/01/2010    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 44

We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.

06/30/2010    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 59

The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.